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Joe Birmingham

Joseph Leo Birmingham (Dode)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 3, 1884 in Elmira, NY
Schools: University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1906 (Age 21.283, 2,872nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1907 season [*]
Team: Naps 1906-1914

Last Game: July 25, 1914 (Age 29.234)
Died: April 24, 1946 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1906 CLE AL 21 OF 9 20 18 2 0 0 1.000 2.22 .963 1.89 9-0-0
1906 CLE AL 21 3B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 3.20
1907 CLE AL 22 OF 133 312 268 28 16 8 .949 2.23 .959 1.85 17-101-16
1907 CLE AL 22 SS 3 17 9 7 1 3 .941 5.33 .934 5.70
1908 CLE AL 23 OF 121 282 250 20 12 6 .957 2.23 .954 1.84 1-119-1
1908 CLE AL 23 SS 1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .927 5.50
1909 CLE AL 24 OF 98 230 203 15 12 2 .948 2.22 .951 1.85 0-98-0
1910 CLE AL 25 OF 103 257 223 24 10 8 .961 2.40 .954 1.83 1-102-0
1910 CLE AL 25 3B 1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 6.00 .932 3.50
1911 CLE AL 26 OF 102 257 231 19 7 6 .973 2.45 .950 1.99 3-96-3
1911 CLE AL 26 3B 16 63 22 35 6 4 .905 3.56 .929 3.32
1912 CLE AL 27 OF 96 227 198 18 11 8 .952 2.25 .951 2.04 3-93-0 MVP-20
1912 CLE AL 27 1B 9 78 66 9 3 3 .962 8.33 .983 10.38 MVP-20
1913 CLE AL 28 OF 36 77 73 2 2 0 .974 2.08 .953 2.01 4-32-0
1914 CLE AL 29 OF 14 11 9 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 1.07 .956 2.00
1914 CLE AL 29 RF 8 7 6 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1.13 .960 1.58
1914 CLE AL 29 CF 6 4 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .955 2.35
9 Seasons OF 712 11 9 1677 1478 129 70 38 .958 2.26 .954 1.90 38-647-28
3 Seasons 3B 18 70 23 41 6 4 .914 3.56 .929 3.32
1 Season 1B 9 78 66 9 3 3 .962 8.33 .983 10.38
1 Season (incomplete) RF 8 7 6 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1.13 .960 1.58
1 Season (incomplete) CF 6 4 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .955 2.35
2 Seasons SS 4 20 9 10 1 3 .950 4.75 .933 5.65
9 Seasons TOT 743 11 9 1845 1576 189 80 48 .957 2.38 .954 2.06 38-647-28
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1906 CLE AL 21 10 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 9 0
1907 CLE AL 22 137 137 0 0 0 0 0 3 17 101 16 133 0
1908 CLE AL 23 122 122 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 119 1 121 0
1909 CLE AL 24 100 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 0 98 0
1910 CLE AL 25 104 104 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 102 0 103 0
1911 CLE AL 26 125 125 0 0 0 0 16 0 3 96 3 102 0
1912 CLE AL 27 107 107 0 0 9 0 0 0 3 93 0 96 0
1913 CLE AL 28 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 32 0 36 0
1914 CLE AL 29 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 14 0
9 Seasons 771 771 0 0 9 0 18 4 38 647 28 712 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1912 AL (20, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1907 AL  28 (2nd)
1908 AL  20 (2nd)
1910 AL  24 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1907 AL  16 (2nd)
1908 AL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1907 AL  8 (2nd)
1908 AL  6 (4th)
1910 AL  8 (3rd)
1911 AL  6 (5th)
1912 AL  8 (2nd)
Career  38 (86th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1907 AL  2.23 (4th)
1908 AL  2.23 (3rd)
1909 AL  2.22 (4th)
1910 AL  2.40 (2nd)
1911 AL  2.45 (4th)

                                         

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