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John Boccabella

John Dominic Boccabella

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 29, 1941 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Marin Catholic HS (San Anselmo, CA)
School: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1963 (Age 22.065)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Cubs/Giants 1963-1974

Final Game: September 19, 1974 (Age 33.082)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1963 22 CHC NL 24 81 74 7 14 4 1 1 5 0 1 6 21 .189 .247 .311 .558 56 23 2 0 0 1 0 3
1964 23 CHC NL 9 24 23 4 9 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 3 .391 .391 .565 .957 162 13 1 0 0 0 0 /37
1965 24 CHC NL 6 13 12 2 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 2 .333 .385 .833 1.218 230 10 0 0 0 0 0 /37
1966 25 CHC NL 75 229 206 22 47 9 0 6 25 0 1 14 39 .228 .274 .359 .633 74 74 7 0 6 3 1 73/2
1967 26 CHC NL 25 40 35 0 6 1 1 0 8 0 0 3 7 .171 .250 .257 .507 43 9 1 1 0 1 1 /9732
1968 27 CHC NL 7 17 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .071 .176 .071 .248 -25 1 0 0 0 1 0 /27
1969 28 MON NL 40 94 86 4 9 2 0 1 6 1 0 6 30 .105 .170 .163 .333 -6 14 2 1 0 1 1 2
1970 29 MON NL 61 156 145 18 39 3 1 5 17 0 1 11 24 .269 .321 .407 .727 95 59 3 0 0 0 2 32/5
1971 30 MON NL 74 195 177 15 39 11 0 3 15 0 1 14 26 .220 .278 .333 .612 74 59 6 1 1 2 2 32/5
1972 31 MON NL 83 223 207 14 47 8 1 1 10 1 2 9 29 .227 .259 .290 .549 56 60 4 1 2 3 3 2/35
1973 32 MON NL 118 442 403 25 94 13 0 7 46 1 1 26 57 .233 .279 .318 .597 64 128 15 1 7 3 8 *2/3
1974 33 SFG NL 29 85 80 6 11 3 0 0 5 0 0 4 6 .138 .176 .175 .351 -3 14 2 0 0 1 2 2
12 Yrs 551 1599 1462 117 320 56 5 26 148 3 7 96 246 .219 .267 .317 .584 62 464 43 5 16 16 20
162 Game Avg. 162 470 430 34 94 16 1 8 44 1 2 28 72 .219 .267 .317 .584 62 136 13 1 5 5 6
CHC (6 yrs) 146 404 364 35 81 16 3 9 49 0 2 26 74 .223 .272 .357 .629 74 130 11 1 6 6 2
MON (5 yrs) 376 1110 1018 76 228 37 2 17 94 3 5 66 166 .224 .272 .314 .586 62 320 30 4 10 9 16
SFG (1 yr) 29 85 80 6 11 3 0 0 5 0 0 4 6 .138 .176 .175 .351 -3 14 2 0 0 1 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1963 22 CHC NL 24 81 -4 -0 -0 2 -1 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .482 .497 -0.3 0.1 -2 3
1964 23 CHC NL 9 24 2 0 -0 -0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.2 -0.1 2 /37
1965 24 CHC NL 6 13 3 -0 0 0 -0 2 0.3 0 3 0.3 .545 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 /37
1966 25 CHC NL 75 229 -6 0 -0 1 -3 -8 -0.9 8 -0 -0.1 .488 .494 -0.2 -0.2 -1 73/2
1967 26 CHC NL 25 40 -2 -0 -0 2 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .493 .499 -0.2 0.2 -2 /9732
1968 27 CHC NL 7 17 -2 -0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.4 1 -3 -0.4 .438 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /27
1969 28 MON NL 40 94 -11 0 -0 0 1 -9 -1.0 3 -6 -0.7 .473 .493 -0.8 0.2 -6 2
1970 29 MON NL 61 156 1 -0 -0 8 -0 8 0.9 5 14 1.4 .515 .505 0.6 0.9 6 32/5
1971 30 MON NL 74 195 -5 -1 -0 -2 0 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.1 .489 .495 0.0 -0.1 1 32/5
1972 31 MON NL 83 223 -14 -1 0 7 3 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .493 .496 -0.7 1.2 -5 2/35
1973 32 MON NL 118 442 -19 -0 -1 0 7 -13 -1.5 14 1 -0.2 .488 .491 -0.1 0.7 1 *2/3
1974 33 SFG NL 29 85 -10 -0 -0 -1 1 -10 -1.2 3 -7 -0.9 .460 .493 -0.8 0.0 -6 2
12 Seasons 551 1599 -68 -2 -2 15 7 -50 -5.7 54 5 -0.3 .489 .496 -2.3 2.7 -11
CHC (6 yrs) 146 404 -10 -0 -1 3 -5 -13 -1.5 15 1 -0.0 .489 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -1
MON (5 yrs) 376 1110 -48 -2 -1 14 11 -26 -3.0 37 11 0.6 .492 .496 -1.0 2.8 -3
SFG (1 yr) 29 85 -10 -0 -0 -1 1 -10 -1.2 3 -7 -0.9 .460 .493 -0.8 0.0 -6

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1963 CHC NL 22 1B 24 21 19 189.1 247 234 12 1 29 .996 2 11 11.69 10.25 .989 9.81 9.78
1964 CHC NL 23 1B 5 3 3 34.0 44 41 3 0 3 1.000 0 4 11.65 8.80 .990 10.03 9.96
1964 CHC NL 23 LF 2 2 0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -53 0.00 0.00 1.70 1.70
1964 CHC NL 23 OF 2 2 0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -53 0.00 0.00 2.00 2.00
1965 CHC NL 24 1B 2 1 1 12.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 30 9.00 6.00 .990 10.05 10.05
1965 CHC NL 24 LF 1 1 0 7.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -0 -34 1.29 1.00 .965 1.67 1.70
1965 CHC NL 24 OF 1 1 0 7.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -0 -34 1.29 1.00 .975 2.06 2.00
1966 CHC NL 25 LF 33 28 23 245.0 55 51 3 1 1 .982 -1 -3 1.98 1.64 .963 1.74 1.73
1966 CHC NL 25 OF 33 28 23 245.0 52 48 3 1 1 .981 -1 -3 1.87 1.55 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 CHC NL 25 1B 30 17 13 178.2 197 182 15 0 12 1.000 2 15 9.92 6.57 .989 9.90 9.89
1966 CHC NL 25 C 5 4 4 38.0 27 25 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -32 6.39 5.40 .987 6.84 6.84 2 5 1 2 67% 40% 0
1967 CHC NL 26 OF 9 3 2 41.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2 50 2.41 1.22 .976 2.02 2.03
1967 CHC NL 26 RF 5 2 1 26.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 42 2.77 1.60 .976 2.04 2.02
1967 CHC NL 26 LF 4 1 1 15.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 64 2.40 1.00 .970 1.74 1.75
1967 CHC NL 26 1B 3 2 1 16.0 23 22 1 0 3 1.000 0 8 12.94 7.67 .991 9.96 9.97
1967 CHC NL 26 C 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.00 2.00 .990 6.90 6.90 0 0 0 0 0
1968 CHC NL 27 C 4 4 2 28.0 27 27 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -43 8.68 6.75 .990 6.88 6.90 1 1 3 0 0% 39% 0
1968 CHC NL 27 LF 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -90 0.00 0.00 1.58 1.60
1968 CHC NL 27 OF 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -90 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
1969 MON NL 28 C 32 19 17 196.2 156 137 19 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.14 4.88 .989 7.06 7.01 5 12 12 11 48% 40% 0
1970 MON NL 29 1B 33 25 18 221.0 269 234 33 2 25 .993 7 37 10.87 8.09 .992 9.68 9.64
1970 MON NL 29 C 24 14 11 124.0 90 79 10 1 2 .989 1 10 6.46 3.71 .987 6.85 6.82 0 4 8 5 38% 33% 0
1970 MON NL 29 3B 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 18.00 2.00 .945 2.70 2.90
1971 MON NL 30 1B 37 28 12 217.1 230 207 22 1 26 .996 -0 -2 9.48 6.19 .992 9.88 9.87
1971 MON NL 30 C 37 21 19 231.1 141 127 11 3 2 .979 -1 -5 5.37 3.73 .988 6.34 6.33 4 8 11 6 35% 35% 0
1971 MON NL 30 3B 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 0.50 .950 2.70 2.80
1972 MON NL 31 C 73 44 42 451.2 355 316 33 6 6 .983 6 16 6.95 4.78 .987 6.61 6.63 0 11 26 24 48% 37% 1
1972 MON NL 31 1B 7 7 5 61.0 56 51 5 0 6 1.000 1 20 8.26 8.00 .992 9.72 9.76
1972 MON NL 31 3B 1 0 0 1.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 5.40 1.00 .940 2.70 2.90
1973 MON NL 32 C 117 106 98 956.0 689 610 65 14 10 .980 0 0 6.35 5.77 .987 6.34 6.34 11 34 53 35 40% 36% 0
1973 MON NL 32 1B 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.80
1974 SFG NL 33 C 26 21 15 183.2 117 110 6 1 1 .991 -1 -7 5.68 4.46 .985 6.12 6.11 1 4 12 3 20% 33% 0
9 Seasons C 319 234 209 2218.1 1604 1433 146 25 21 .984 3 2 6.41 4.95 .987 6.49 6.51 24 79 126 86 41% 36% 1
9 Seasons 1B 142 104 72 929.1 1078 982 92 4 104 .996 12 15 10.40 7.56 .991 9.82 9.81
5 Seasons OF 46 35 25 306.0 65 60 3 2 1 .969 0 1 1.85 1.37 .974 2.03 2.03
5 Seasons LF 41 33 24 280.0 61 56 3 2 1 .967 -1 -3 1.90 1.44 .963 1.74 1.73
1 Season RF 5 2 1 26.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 42 2.77 1.60 .976 2.04 2.02
3 Seasons 3B 4 0 0 4.2 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 51 7.71 1.00 .945 2.70 2.85
12 Seasons TOT 511 373 306 3458.1 2751 2477 243 31 126 .989 15 5 7.08 5.32 .988 6.98 6.99 24 79 126 86 41% 36% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP 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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ()

Assists as C s c a p y
1973 NL  65 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1973 NL  14 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1973 NL  10 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1973 NL  11 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1973 NL  35 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1972 NL  48.0 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 NL  1 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1972 NL  6 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1966 NL  2 (4th)
1970 NL  7 (4th)
Career  12 (66th)

                           

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