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Babe Borton

William Baker Borton

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: August 14, 1888 in Marion, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1912 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Terriers/Browns/WhiteSox/Yankees 1912-1916

Final Game: September 30, 1916 (Age 28)
Died: July 29, 1954 in Berkeley, CA
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA
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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
1912 CHW AL 23 1B 30 329 312 16 1 14 .997 10.93 .983 10.38
1913 TOT AL 24 1B 59 687 632 44 11 35 .984 11.46 .986 10.85
1913 CHW AL 24 1B 26 316 301 12 3 19 .991 12.04 .986 10.85
1913 NYY AL 24 1B 33 371 331 32 8 16 .978 11.00 .986 10.85
1915 SLM FL 26 1B 159 159 150 1641 1571 58 12 91 .993 10.25 .987 10.79
1916 SLB AL 27 1B 22 19 17 215 205 8 2 7 .991 9.68 .988 10.99
4 Seasons 1B 270 178 167 2872 2720 126 26 147 .991 10.54 .986 10.77
4 Seasons TOT 270 178 167 2872 2720 126 26 147 .991 10.54 .986 10.77
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
1912 CHW AL 23 31 31 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 NYY AL 24 33 33 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 CHW AL 24 28 28 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 SLM FL 26 159 159 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1916 SLB AL 27 66 19 66 21 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 2
4 Seasons 317 19 317 21 0 0 269 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Putoutss c a p y
1915 FL  1,571 (1st)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1915 FL  159 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1915 FL  1,571 (1st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1915 FL  58 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1915 FL  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1915 FL  91 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1915 FL  10.25 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1915 FL  .993 (2nd)

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