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Buddy Black

Harry Ralston Black

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 30, 1957 in San Mateo, CA
High School: Mark Morris HS (Longview, WA)
Schools: Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA), San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 17th round of the 1979 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1981 (Age 24.067)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Indians/Giants/BlueJays/Mariners 1981-1995
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner [*]
Final Game: July 9, 1995 (Age 38.009)
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1981 SEA AL 24 P 2 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 0.50 .960 1.80 2.00 0 1 100% 38% 1
1982 KCR AL 25 P 22 14 0 88.1 19 6 12 1 1 .947 1.83 0.82 .958 1.80 1.80 7 1 13% 36% 0
1983 KCR AL 26 P 24 24 3 161.1 40 7 32 1 5 .975 2.18 1.63 .958 1.80 1.78 7 6 46% 33% 4
1984 KCR AL 27 P 35 35 8 257.0 66 13 51 2 2 .970 2.24 1.83 .958 1.79 1.78 11 14 56% 36% 8
1985 KCR AL 28 P 33 33 5 205.2 40 6 30 4 0 .900 1.58 1.09 .953 1.86 1.84 13 6 32% 33% 1
1986 KCR AL 29 P 56 4 0 121.0 24 3 21 0 1 1.000 1.79 0.43 .957 1.83 1.81 6 6 50% 34% 1
1987 KCR AL 30 P 29 18 0 122.1 23 4 19 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.79 .955 1.84 1.82 16 4 20% 31% 2
1988 TOT AL 31 P 33 7 0 81.0 17 5 12 0 0 1.000 1.89 0.52 .961 1.79 1.77 3 2 40% 31% 1
1988 KCR AL 31 P 17 0 0 22.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.41 0.06 .960 1.80 1.77 0 0 0
1988 CLE AL 31 P 16 7 0 59.0 16 5 11 0 0 1.000 2.44 1.00 .961 1.78 1.77 3 2 40% 31% 1
1989 CLE AL 32 P 33 32 6 222.1 48 13 33 2 3 .958 1.86 1.39 .960 1.87 1.85 15 8 35% 31% 5
1990 TOT AL 33 P 32 31 5 206.2 41 7 33 1 2 .976 1.74 1.25 .953 1.78 1.76 12 8 40% 34% 4
1990 CLE AL 33 P 29 29 5 191.0 35 7 27 1 2 .971 1.60 1.17 .953 1.78 1.76 11 7 39% 34% 3
1990 TOR AL 33 P 3 2 0 15.2 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 3.45 2.00 .953 1.78 1.77 1 1 50% 34% 1
1991 SFG NL 34 P 34 34 3 214.1 52 14 38 0 4 1.000 2.18 1.53 .955 1.86 1.85 14 11 44% 33% 1
1992 SFG NL 35 P 28 28 2 177.0 42 5 37 0 4 1.000 2.14 1.50 .954 1.94 1.94 7 14 67% 32% 2
1993 SFG NL 36 P 16 16 0 93.2 27 3 22 2 2 .926 2.40 1.56 .953 1.84 1.83 9 8 47% 31% 0
1994 SFG NL 37 P 10 10 0 54.1 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 1.66 1.00 .958 1.86 1.85 4 3 43% 32% 3
1995 CLE AL 38 P 11 10 0 47.1 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 1.52 0.73 .960 1.79 1.77 5 2 29% 31% 2
15 Seasons P 398 296 32 2053.1 458 89 356 13 25 .972 1.95 1.12 .956 1.84 1.82 129 94 42% 33% 35
15 Seasons TOT 398 296 32 2053.1 458 89 356 13 25 .972 1.95 1.12 .956 1.84 1.82 129 94 42% 33% 35
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1981 SEA AL 24 P
1982 KCR AL 25 P
1983 KCR AL 26 P
1984 KCR AL 27 P
1985 KCR AL 28 P
1986 KCR AL 29 P
1987 KCR AL 30 P
1988 KCR AL 31 P
1988 CLE AL 31 P
1989 CLE AL 32 P
1990 CLE AL 33 P
1990 TOR AL 33 P
1991 SFG NL 34 P
1992 SFG NL 35 P
1993 SFG NL 36 P
1994 SFG NL 37 P
1995 CLE AL 38 P
15 Seasons P
15 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1981 SEA AL 24 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 KCR AL 25 23 14 1 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 KCR AL 26 24 24 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 KCR AL 27 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 KCR AL 28 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 KCR AL 29 56 4 0 56 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 KCR AL 30 29 18 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 KCR AL 31 17 0 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 CLE AL 31 16 7 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 CLE AL 32 33 32 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 CLE AL 33 29 29 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 TOR AL 33 3 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 SFG NL 34 35 34 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1992 SFG NL 35 28 28 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 SFG NL 36 16 16 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 SFG NL 37 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 CLE AL 38 11 10 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 400 296 90 398 398 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1981 SEA AL 24 7 86% 14% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 KCR AL 25 386 85% 26% 15 93% 0 5 0 4 14 10 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1983 KCR AL 26 672 87% 28% 31 97% 2 7 2 3 32 18 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 3 1 3 100%
1984 KCR AL 27 1045 83% 30% 44 95% 0 13 1 9 49 35 3 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 67%
1985 KCR AL 28 885 81% 26% 29 97% 2 7 0 5 30 23 2 4 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 86%
1986 KCR AL 29 503 80% 29% 19 100% 1 3 0 2 21 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 100%
1987 KCR AL 30 520 86% 32% 17 94% 0 4 1 3 18 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1988 KCR AL 31 98 71% 29% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1988 CLE AL 31 260 79% 34% 10 100% 0 5 0 4 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1989 CLE AL 32 912 89% 37% 32 97% 0 12 4 8 34 23 3 2 0 0 2 1 3 3 3 0 3 100%
1990 CLE AL 33 796 82% 35% 28 93% 0 7 3 3 28 20 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 100%
1990 TOR AL 33 61 92% 34% 6 83% 1 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1991 SFG NL 34 893 84% 32% 37 100% 0 14 5 7 38 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 6 100%
1992 SFG NL 35 749 86% 32% 28 100% 0 5 0 5 37 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 7 100%
1993 SFG NL 36 393 84% 30% 19 95% 1 3 1 2 22 13 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 8 100%
1994 SFG NL 37 227 85% 27% 7 86% 0 3 0 1 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
1995 CLE AL 38 219 82% 34% 8 75% 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
15 Seasons 8626 84% 31% 332 96% 7 88 17 56 358 236 37 13 1 4 8 5 25 18 22 3 58 93%
MLB Averages 80% 31% 91% 87%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1984 Sep 23rd AL Player of the Week

Assists as P s c a p y
1984 AL  51 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1985 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1984 AL  1.83 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1991 NL  1.000 (1st)
1992 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1994 NL  born 1957-06-30 (9th)

             

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Name and misspellings: Harry Buddy Ralston Black

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