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Ken Boswell

Kenneth George Boswell

Positions: Second Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 23, 1946 in Austin, TX
High School: W. B. Travis HS (Austin, TX)
School: Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1967 (Age 21.207, 10,255th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Astros 1967-1977

Final Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 31.220)
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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
1967 NYM NL 21 2B 6 6 5 51.2 35 10 24 1 3 .971 3 65 5.92 5.67 .976 5.26 5.27
1967 NYM NL 21 3B 4 4 4 36.0 12 2 10 0 2 1.000 1 23 3.00 3.00 .950 2.95 2.95
1968 NYM NL 22 2B 69 67 65 623.2 370 154 203 13 37 .965 3 5 5.15 5.17 .977 5.21 5.22
1969 NYM NL 23 2B 96 91 73 793.0 437 190 229 18 51 .959 -4 -7 4.76 4.36 .974 5.19 5.15
1970 NYM NL 24 2B 101 93 80 842.2 450 204 244 2 49 .996 5 7 4.78 4.44 .979 5.32 5.30
1971 NYM NL 25 2B 109 101 88 895.0 437 191 234 12 56 .973 -4 -5 4.27 3.90 .978 5.47 5.46
1972 NYM NL 26 2B 94 89 78 804.0 395 208 183 4 53 .990 -4 -5 4.38 4.16 .978 5.36 5.38
1973 NYM NL 27 3B 17 14 11 127.0 37 7 29 1 3 .973 2 18 2.55 2.12 .946 2.88 2.88
1973 NYM NL 27 2B 3 0 0 9.0 13 8 4 1 0 .923 -0 -27 12.00 4.00 .980 5.50 5.53
1974 NYM NL 28 2B 28 25 15 222.0 132 69 63 0 11 1.000 2 11 5.35 4.71 .973 5.47 5.47
1974 NYM NL 28 3B 20 15 11 140.0 64 11 48 5 6 .922 -2 -18 3.79 2.95 .948 3.04 3.04
1974 NYM NL 28 OF 7 6 3 48.2 17 14 2 1 1 .941 1 27 2.96 2.29 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 NYM NL 28 RF 5 5 2 38.2 13 11 1 1 1 .923 1 28 2.79 2.40 .975 2.02 2.02
1974 NYM NL 28 LF 2 1 1 10.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 24 3.60 2.00 .975 1.98 2.00
1975 HOU NL 29 2B 31 18 9 184.1 106 40 65 1 11 .991 -2 -14 5.13 3.39 .975 5.54 5.54
1975 HOU NL 29 3B 23 20 18 188.0 57 14 38 5 2 .912 -2 -11 2.49 2.26 .945 2.98 2.97
1976 HOU NL 30 3B 16 15 9 120.0 30 7 21 2 4 .933 -2 -18 2.10 1.75 .952 2.93 2.92
1976 HOU NL 30 2B 3 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -96 1.80 0.33 .980 5.40 5.47
1976 HOU NL 30 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1976 HOU NL 30 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1977 HOU NL 31 2B 26 9 9 114.0 64 33 31 0 9 1.000 2 16 5.05 2.46 .977 5.24 5.24
1977 HOU NL 31 3B 2 1 1 11.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0 33 3.27 2.00 .955 2.95 3.00
11 Seasons 2B 566 499 422 4544.1 2440 1108 1280 52 280 .979 -1 -0 4.73 4.22 .977 5.33 5.33
6 Seasons 3B 82 69 54 622.0 204 41 150 13 17 .936 -3 -5 2.76 2.33 .948 2.96 2.96
2 Seasons OF 8 6 3 49.2 17 14 2 1 1 .941 1 24 2.90 2.00 .979 2.28 2.28
1 Season RF 5 5 2 38.2 13 11 1 1 1 .923 1 28 2.79 2.40 .975 2.02 2.02
2 Seasons LF 3 1 1 11.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 11 3.27 1.33 .975 1.96 2.00
11 Seasons TOT 656 574 479 5216.0 2661 1163 1432 66 298 .975 -3 -1 4.48 3.96 .975 5.02 5.00
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

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
1967 NYM NL 21 2B 3 65 3 1 2 0
1967 NYM NL 21 3B 1 23 1 1 0 0
1968 NYM NL 22 2B 3 5 3 -2 5 0
1969 NYM NL 23 2B -4 -7 -4 -3 -2 0
1970 NYM NL 24 2B 5 7 7 4 3 -2
1971 NYM NL 25 2B -4 -5 -3 0 -3 -1
1972 NYM NL 26 2B -4 -5 -5 -2 -3 1
1973 NYM NL 27 3B 2 18 2 1 1 0
1973 NYM NL 27 2B -0 -27 -0 0 -0 0
1974 NYM NL 28 2B 2 11 3 2 1 -1
1974 NYM NL 28 3B -2 -18 -2 -0 -2 0
1974 NYM NL 28 RF 1 28 1 0 1 0
1974 NYM NL 28 LF 0 24 0 -0 0 0
1975 HOU NL 29 2B -2 -14 -0 2 -2 -2
1975 HOU NL 29 3B -2 -11 -2 -1 -1 0
1976 HOU NL 30 3B -2 -18 -2 -1 -1 0
1976 HOU NL 30 2B -0 -96 -0 -0 -0 0
1976 HOU NL 30 LF -0 -120 -0 -0 0
1977 HOU NL 31 2B 2 16 2 -0 2 0
1977 HOU NL 31 3B 0 33 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 2B -1 -0 4 1 3 -5
6 Seasons 3B -3 -5 -3 0 -3 0
1 Season RF 1 28 1 0 1 0
2 Seasons LF 0 11 0 -0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT -3 -1 2 1 1 -5 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1967 NYM NL 21 11 10 11 10 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1968 NYM NL 22 75 67 75 69 0 0 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1969 NYM NL 23 102 91 102 96 0 0 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
1970 NYM NL 24 105 93 105 101 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1971 NYM NL 25 116 101 116 109 0 0 0 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
1972 NYM NL 26 100 89 100 94 0 0 0 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1973 NYM NL 27 76 14 76 20 0 0 0 3 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 0
1974 NYM NL 28 96 46 96 53 0 0 0 28 20 0 2 0 5 7 0 47 0
1975 HOU NL 29 86 38 86 54 0 0 0 32 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0
1976 HOU NL 30 91 15 91 20 0 0 0 3 16 0 1 0 0 1 0 76 0
1977 HOU NL 31 72 10 72 28 0 0 0 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0
11 Seasons 930 574 930 654 0 0 0 567 82 0 3 0 5 8 0 331 3
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
1967 NYM NL 21 213 65% 77% 33% 25 96% 0 11 4 5 2 24 20 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0
1968 NYM NL 22 2519 66% 79% 30% 248 96% 3 150 57 55 38 204 174 23 2 2 13 0 10 3 7 37 13 7 10 2 32 12 20 5 3 2
1969 NYM NL 23 3314 64% 78% 27% 292 95% 0 189 83 73 33 232 191 35 0 2 18 0 12 6 11 52 22 8 13 2 48 16 30 2 2 0
1970 NYM NL 24 3579 63% 76% 25% 304 98% 0 201 77 78 46 247 199 45 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 50 17 7 20 0 45 20 24 3 1 2
1971 NYM NL 25 3733 64% 74% 24% 294 96% 2 198 76 85 37 239 197 33 1 3 12 1 10 1 7 56 18 9 16 2 50 18 27 5 4 1
1972 NYM NL 26 3320 69% 77% 25% 237 96% 0 205 66 79 60 188 150 32 1 3 4 1 3 0 2 53 10 8 19 5 45 25 18 4 1 3
1973 NYM NL 27 40 75% 90% 33% 7 86% 0 3 2 1 0 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1974 NYM NL 28 918 66% 81% 30% 85 100% 0 68 26 30 12 64 51 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 2 4 0 10 4 6 1 1 0
1975 HOU NL 29 774 57% 83% 30% 80 94% 0 37 13 20 4 68 55 11 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 11 4 0 5 1 10 6 4 0 0 0
1976 HOU NL 30 28 75% 75% 7% 1 0% 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 HOU NL 31 457 54% 82% 30% 46 98% 0 33 11 14 8 36 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 0 3 1 8 4 4 1 1 0
11 Seasons 18895 64% 77% 26% 1619 96% 5 1096 415 440 241 1306 1072 199 4 14 52 2 40 10 32 283 92 43 91 13 251 106 135 22 14 8
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

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 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1967 NYM NL 21 154 58% 73% 32% 13 77% 0 2 1 0 1 9 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0%
1973 NYM NL 27 511 72% 79% 27% 37 97% 0 8 5 1 2 33 25 6 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 100%
1974 NYM NL 28 628 77% 85% 27% 64 84% 0 12 7 2 3 50 31 15 1 2 5 0 5 0 5 6 5 0 5 1 1 0 2 100%
1975 HOU NL 29 824 59% 77% 29% 53 85% 1 12 6 1 5 39 33 5 1 1 5 0 5 0 5 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
1976 HOU NL 30 513 58% 83% 27% 34 71% 0 7 3 1 3 21 16 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 2 50%
1977 HOU NL 31 47 53% 81% 32% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
6 Seasons 2677 65% 80% 28% 206 84% 1 41 22 5 14 156 113 35 3 7 13 0 13 0 13 17 11 0 13 4 3 1 8 63%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 89% 66%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1974 NYM NL 28 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 1 151 60% 81% 26% 17 65%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 1 151 60% 81% 26% 17 65%
MLB Averages 41.1% 3.2% 63% 80% 27% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1974 NYM NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 1 1 50.0% 0 45 42% 84% 22% 5 80%
1976 HOU NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75% 100% 0% 0
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 1 1 50.0% 0 49 45% 86% 20% 5 80%
MLB Averages 59.2% 2.9% 63% 80% 27% 47%



* - 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

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1969 NL  18 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1968 NL  3 (5th)
1970 NL  5 (2nd)

                           

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