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Frank Bolling

Frank Elmore Bolling

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 16, 1931 in Mobile, AL
School: Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1954 (Age 22.148)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Braves 1954-1966

Final Game: September 15, 1966 (Age 34.303)
Relatives: Brother of Milt Bolling
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Standard Fielding

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 Awards
1954 DET AL 22 2B 113 100 86 904.0 493 248 232 13 54 .974 -12 -15 4.78 4.25 .976 5.37 5.33
1956 DET AL 24 2B 102 99 99 891.2 494 223 260 11 72 .978 -3 -4 4.88 4.74 .973 5.44 5.40 MVP-27
1957 DET AL 25 2B 146 144 138 1325.1 811 394 401 16 112 .980 7 7 5.40 5.45 .980 5.39 5.41
1958 DET AL 26 2B 154 154 152 1350.1 799 342 445 12 109 .985 12 11 5.25 5.11 .978 5.26 5.21 MVP-16,GG
1959 DET AL 27 2B 126 126 126 1111.0 629 281 340 8 81 .987 12 13 5.03 4.93 .976 5.29 5.25
1960 DET AL 28 2B 138 137 128 1230.0 769 375 377 17 93 .978 -1 -1 5.50 5.45 .979 5.46 5.45
1961 MLN NL 29 2B 148 145 145 1307.1 825 326 489 10 112 .988 14 13 5.61 5.51 .976 5.51 5.45 AS
1962 MLN NL 30 2B 119 112 107 980.1 556 252 298 6 70 .989 -2 -3 5.05 4.62 .974 5.30 5.25 AS
1963 MLN NL 31 2B 141 137 133 1237.0 719 326 379 14 107 .981 2 2 5.13 5.00 .974 5.21 5.19
1964 MLN NL 32 2B 117 94 83 868.1 474 212 255 7 68 .985 -10 -14 4.84 3.99 .973 5.22 5.19
1965 MLN NL 33 2B 147 141 133 1266.2 720 310 393 17 90 .976 -2 -2 5.00 4.78 .974 5.28 5.28
1966 ATL NL 34 2B 67 57 48 511.1 289 134 150 5 35 .983 -5 -11 5.00 4.24 .978 5.33 5.33
12 Seasons 2B 1518 1446 1378 12983.1 7578 3423 4019 136 1003 .982 13 1 5.16 4.90 .976 5.34 5.31
12 Seasons TOT 1518 1446 1378 12983.1 7578 3423 4019 136 1003 .982 13 1 5.16 4.90 .976 5.34 5.31
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.
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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
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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
1954 DET AL 22 2B -12 -15 -10 -9 -1 -2
1956 DET AL 24 2B -3 -4 -2 2 -4 -1
1957 DET AL 25 2B 7 7 4 0 4 3
1958 DET AL 26 2B 12 11 13 5 8 -1
1959 DET AL 27 2B 12 13 13 4 9 -1
1960 DET AL 28 2B -1 -1 -2 5 -7 1
1961 MLN NL 29 2B 14 13 10 6 5 4
1962 MLN NL 30 2B -2 -3 -2 2 -4 0
1963 MLN NL 31 2B 2 2 -3 -6 3 5
1964 MLN NL 32 2B -10 -14 -11 -5 -6 1
1965 MLN NL 33 2B -2 -2 -1 -3 3 -1
1966 ATL NL 34 2B -5 -11 -4 -2 -2 -1
12 Seasons 2B 13 1 6 -0 7 7
12 Seasons TOT 13 1 6 -0 7 7

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1954 DET AL 22 117 100 117 113 0 0 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
1956 DET AL 24 102 99 102 102 0 0 0 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 DET AL 25 146 144 146 146 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 DET AL 26 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 DET AL 27 127 126 127 126 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1960 DET AL 28 139 137 139 138 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1961 MLN NL 29 148 145 148 148 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 MLN NL 30 122 112 122 119 0 0 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1963 MLN NL 31 142 137 142 141 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1964 MLN NL 32 120 94 120 117 0 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
1965 MLN NL 33 148 141 148 147 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1966 ATL NL 34 75 57 75 67 0 0 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
12 Seasons 1540 1446 1540 1518 0 0 0 1518 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 8
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 -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1954 DET AL 22 3869 66% 83% 25% 308 94% 3 245 98 95 52 230 192 29 0 6 13 0 11 2 11 54 20 10 11 1 45 12 32 6 5 1
1956 DET AL 24 3957 62% 77% 22% 311 95% 0 224 85 109 30 262 225 28 0 4 11 0 11 0 10 72 28 17 12 3 65 17 47 5 3 2
1957 DET AL 25 5609 64% 80% 25% 507 94% 1 395 156 155 84 400 341 50 1 3 15 1 10 4 11 113 45 17 29 5 102 36 65 6 3 2
1958 DET AL 26 5682 60% 80% 27% 552 93% 5 350 139 154 57 445 371 62 0 6 12 1 9 2 9 110 36 17 36 2 96 38 56 8 3 4
1959 DET AL 27 4759 63% 79% 26% 456 95% 1 274 128 111 35 347 283 58 1 1 8 0 6 2 6 81 24 12 27 1 70 29 39 7 3 4
1960 DET AL 28 5262 67% 80% 26% 480 94% 2 377 144 158 75 380 318 48 1 7 17 1 16 0 15 93 35 16 24 4 87 28 57 6 2 2
1961 MLN NL 29 5523 60% 83% 29% 569 95% 1 330 134 151 46 484 416 61 0 4 10 1 9 0 9 112 41 24 36 0 107 38 67 5 0 5
1962 MLN NL 30 4117 66% 82% 29% 378 93% 1 241 101 114 26 296 247 40 0 6 6 0 5 1 5 72 21 17 22 4 64 26 38 5 1 4
1963 MLN NL 31 4995 66% 80% 30% 444 95% 0 329 127 148 54 370 325 36 0 2 14 0 14 0 13 104 40 22 22 8 95 30 64 8 4 3
1964 MLN NL 32 3621 65% 80% 29% 283 93% 0 202 59 109 34 247 206 33 0 2 7 0 6 1 6 68 27 11 19 4 64 23 40 4 3 1
1965 MLN NL 33 4955 62% 78% 27% 437 96% 0 288 113 126 50 365 309 43 2 4 16 4 9 3 5 81 36 10 20 1 71 23 48 8 5 3
1966 ATL NL 34 2115 64% 81% 26% 171 96% 1 128 39 60 30 145 125 18 1 0 5 0 4 1 3 32 16 5 8 0 30 8 22 1 1 0
12 Seasons 54464 64% 80% 27% 4896 94% 15 3383 1323 1490 573 3971 3358 506 6 45 134 8 110 16 103 992 369 178 266 33 896 308 575 69 33 31
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 93%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 AL (27, 1%)
1958 AL (16, 3%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Gold Gloves
1958 AL (2B)

Assistss c a p y
1958 AL  445 (3rd)
1961 NL  489 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1958 AL  12 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  113 (5th)
1956 AL  102 (5th)
1957 AL  146 (3rd)
1958 AL  154 (2nd)
1959 AL  126 (3rd)
1960 AL  138 (5th)
1961 NL  148 (2nd)
1964 NL  117 (5th)
Career  1,518 (33rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  248 (5th)
1956 AL  223 (5th)
1957 AL  394 (2nd)
1958 AL  342 (3rd)
1959 AL  281 (3rd)
1960 AL  375 (2nd)
1961 NL  326 (2nd)
1965 NL  310 (5th)
Career  3,423 (39th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1956 AL  260 (5th)
1957 AL  401 (3rd)
1958 AL  445 (1st)
1959 AL  340 (3rd)
1960 AL  377 (4th)
1961 NL  489 (2nd)
Career  4,019 (46th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  13 (5th)
1957 AL  16 (1st)
1958 AL  12 (5th)
1960 AL  17 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1956 AL  72 (5th)
1957 AL  112 (2nd)
1958 AL  109 (3rd)
1959 AL  81 (5th)
1961 NL  112 (2nd)
1963 NL  107 (2nd)
1964 NL  68 (5th)
1965 NL  90 (5th)
Career  1,003 (25th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  7 (4th)
1958 AL  12 (1st)
1959 AL  12 (3rd)
1961 NL  14 (1st)
1963 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1957 AL  5.40 (4th)
1958 AL  5.25 (4th)
1959 AL  5.03 (5th)
1960 AL  5.50 (5th)
1961 NL  5.61 (3rd)
1963 NL  5.13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1956 AL  4.74 (5th)
1957 AL  5.45 (3rd)
1958 AL  5.11 (4th)
1959 AL  4.93 (5th)
1960 AL  5.45 (2nd)
1961 NL  5.51 (2nd)
1963 NL  5.00 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1954 AL  .974 (5th)
1957 AL  .980 (4th)
1958 AL  .985 (1st)
1959 AL  .987 (2nd)
1960 AL  .978 (4th)
1961 NL  .988 (1st)
1962 NL  .989 (1st)
1963 NL  .981 (4th)
1964 NL  .985 (1st)
1965 NL  .976 (2nd)
Career  .982 (75th)

                           

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