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Hank Borowy

Henry Ludwig Borowy

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 12, 1916 in Bloomfield, NJ
High School: Bloomfield HS (Bloomfield, NJ)
School: Fordham University (New York, NY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1942 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Yankees/Tigers/Phillies/Pirates 1942-1951

Final Game: September 14, 1951 (Age 35)
Died: August 23, 2004 in Brick, NJ
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Bloomfield, NJ
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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
1942 NYY AL 26 P 25 21 13 178.1 51 12 38 1 3 .980 2.52 2.00 .957 2.31 2.30 7 2 22% 0 MVP-21
1943 NYY AL 27 P 29 27 14 217.1 59 12 46 1 4 .983 2.40 2.00 .963 2.27 2.30 5 3 38% 1
1944 NYY AL 28 P 35 30 19 252.2 61 13 47 1 5 .984 2.14 1.71 .960 2.09 2.10 3 2 40% 0 AS,MVP-31
1945 TOT MLB 29 P 33 32 18 254.2 61 10 51 0 3 1.000 2.16 1.85 .958 2.21 2.20 3 0 0% 0 MVP-6
1945 NYY AL 29 P 18 18 7 132.1 36 5 31 0 3 1.000 2.45 2.00 .955 2.24 2.23 2 0 0% 0
1945 CHC NL 29 P 15 14 11 122.1 25 5 20 0 0 1.000 1.84 1.67 .963 2.18 2.17 1 0 0% 0
1946 CHC NL 30 P 32 28 8 201.0 54 9 42 3 1 .944 2.28 1.59 .960 2.24 2.22 2 3 60% 0
1947 CHC NL 31 P 40 25 7 183.0 45 7 36 2 2 .956 2.11 1.08 .966 2.10 2.07 5 5 50% 1
1948 CHC NL 32 P 39 17 2 127.0 41 6 34 1 3 .976 2.83 1.03 .963 2.11 2.08 1 4 80% 3
1949 PHI NL 33 P 28 28 12 193.1 38 6 32 0 0 1.000 1.77 1.36 .953 2.04 2.02 6 5 45% 43% 1
1950 TOT MLB 34 P 27 5 1 64.1 19 8 10 1 0 .947 2.52 0.67 .956 2.08 2.05 3 1 25% 22% 1
1950 TOT NL 34 P 14 3 0 31.2 10 6 4 0 0 1.000 2.84 0.71 .961 2.13 2.10 2 0 0% 43% 0
1950 PHI NL 34 P 3 0 0 6.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.33 .960 2.13 2.10 0 0 0
1950 PIT NL 34 P 11 3 0 25.1 9 5 4 0 0 1.000 3.20 0.82 .961 2.13 2.10 2 0 0% 43% 0
1950 DET AL 34 P 13 2 1 32.2 9 2 6 1 0 .889 2.20 0.62 .950 2.04 1.99 1 1 50% 1
1951 DET AL 35 P 26 1 0 45.1 17 2 14 1 1 .941 3.18 0.62 .953 2.06 2.06 3 0 0% 45% 0
10 Seasons P 314 214 94 1717.0 446 85 350 11 22 .975 2.28 1.39 .960 2.17 2.14 38 25 40% 11% 7
10 Seasons TOT 314 214 94 1717.0 446 85 350 11 22 .975 2.28 1.39 .960 2.17 2.14 38 25 40% 11% 7
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
1942 NYY AL 26 P
1943 NYY AL 27 P
1944 NYY AL 28 P
1945 NYY AL 29 P
1945 CHC NL 29 P
1946 CHC NL 30 P
1947 CHC NL 31 P
1948 CHC NL 32 P
1949 PHI NL 33 P
1950 PHI NL 34 P
1950 PIT NL 34 P
1950 DET AL 34 P
1951 DET AL 35 P
10 Seasons P
10 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1942 NYY AL 26 25 21 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 NYY AL 27 29 27 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 NYY AL 28 35 30 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 NYY AL 29 18 18 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 CHC NL 29 15 14 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 CHC NL 30 33 28 33 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1947 CHC NL 31 41 25 41 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1948 CHC NL 32 39 17 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 PHI NL 33 28 28 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 DET AL 34 13 2 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 PIT NL 34 11 3 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 PHI NL 34 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 DET AL 35 26 1 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 316 214 316 314 314 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
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%
1942 NYY AL 26 331 82% 32% 15 100% 0 2 0 2 15 14 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 100%
1943 NYY AL 27 518 82% 25% 28 96% 1 9 3 5 25 19 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 6 83%
1944 NYY AL 28 109 88% 29% 8 88% 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1945 CHC NL 29 104 79% 30% 8 88% 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1945 NYY AL 29 73 88% 41% 5 100% 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 CHC NL 30 337 79% 24% 26 77% 1 3 1 2 19 16 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 60%
1947 CHC NL 31 600 84% 29% 34 88% 3 6 0 4 28 23 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 6 83%
1948 CHC NL 32 253 83% 28% 11 100% 0 5 0 3 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 100%
1949 PHI NL 33 666 91% 26% 28 96% 1 6 0 5 28 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1950 DET AL 34 77 82% 30% 3 100% 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1950 PIT NL 34 95 88% 32% 4 100% 0 5 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 PHI NL 34 17 71% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 DET AL 35 104 87% 26% 11 100% 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
10 Seasons 3284 84% 28% 181 92% 6 37 6 25 164 134 7 5 0 2 3 3 6 3 5 1 28 82%
MLB Averages 83% 27% 90% 86%



* - 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

All-Star Games
1944 (P)
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1942 AL (21, 2%)
1944 AL (31, 1%)
1945 NL (6, 25%)
0.28 Career Shares (643rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1946 NL  3 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1949 NL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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