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Sheriff Blake

John Frederick Blake

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 17, 1899 in Ansted, WV
School: West Virginia Wesleyan College (Buckhannon, WV)(All Transactions)
Debut: June 29, 1920 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Browns/Phillies/Cardinals/Pirates 1920-1937

Final Game: September 26, 1937 (Age 38)
Died: October 31, 1982 in Beckley, WV
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, WV
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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 Awards
1920 PIT NL 20 P 6 0 0 13.1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 2.02 0.50 .957 2.77 2.83
1924 CHC NL 24 P 29 11 4 106.1 32 2 30 0 0 1.000 2.71 1.10 .965 2.52 2.51
1925 CHC NL 25 P 36 31 14 231.1 61 7 52 2 6 .967 2.30 1.64 .957 2.44 2.41
1926 CHC NL 26 P 39 27 11 197.2 64 9 54 1 1 .984 2.87 1.62 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 CHC NL 27 P 32 27 13 224.1 78 10 64 4 5 .949 2.97 2.31 .958 2.33 2.31
1928 CHC NL 28 P 34 29 16 240.2 55 4 48 3 3 .945 1.94 1.53 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 CHC NL 29 P 35 29 13 218.1 51 6 43 2 1 .961 2.02 1.40 .964 2.39 2.35
1930 CHC NL 30 P 34 24 7 186.2 58 7 50 1 4 .983 2.75 1.68 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 TOT NL 31 P 30 14 1 121.0 44 6 38 0 3 1.000 3.27 1.47 .959 2.22 2.19
1931 CHC NL 31 P 16 5 0 50.0 17 1 16 0 1 1.000 3.06 1.06 .959 2.21 2.19
1931 PHI NL 31 P 14 9 1 71.0 27 5 22 0 2 1.000 3.42 1.93 .959 2.22 2.19
1937 TOT MLB 37 P 29 3 2 80.1 23 3 20 0 0 1.000 2.58 0.79 .956 2.24 2.18
1937 SLB AL 37 P 15 1 0 36.2 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.67 .954 2.06 2.01
1937 STL NL 37 P 14 2 2 43.2 13 1 12 0 0 1.000 2.68 0.93 .958 2.39 2.36
10 Seasons P 304 195 81 1620.0 469 55 401 13 24 .972 2.53 1.50 .961 2.39 2.36
10 Seasons TOT 304 195 81 1620.0 469 55 401 13 24 .972 2.53 1.50 .961 2.39 2.36
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
1920 PIT NL 20 6 0 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 CHC NL 24 29 11 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 CHC NL 25 36 31 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 CHC NL 26 39 27 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 CHC NL 27 32 27 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 CHC NL 28 35 29 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1929 CHC NL 29 38 29 38 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1930 CHC NL 30 36 24 36 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1931 CHC NL 31 16 5 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 PHI NL 31 14 9 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 SLB AL 37 15 1 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 STL NL 37 14 2 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 310 195 310 304 304 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
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

Assists as P s c a p y
1927 NL  64 (4th)
1930 NL  50 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1927 NL  2.97 (4th)
1930 NL  2.75 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1927 NL  2.31 (2nd)
1930 NL  1.68 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1937 AL  born 1899-09-17 (7th)
1937 NL  born 1899-09-17 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1920 NL  born 1899-09-17 (6th)

                                         

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