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Larry Bowa

Lawrence Robert Bowa (Gnat)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: December 6, 1945 in Sacramento, CA
High School: McClatchy HS (Sacramento, CA)
School: Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1970 (Age 24.122, 10,561st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Mets 1970-1985

Last Game: October 6, 1985 (Age 39.304)
Relatives: Uncle of Nick Johnson
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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
1970 PHI NL 24 SS 143 141 124 1245.0 633 202 418 13 69 .979 -5 -4 4.48 4.34 .965 5.05 5.04 RoY-3
1970 PHI NL 24 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.30 RoY-3
1971 PHI NL 25 SS 157 156 152 1409.2 843 272 560 11 97 .987 16 13 5.31 5.30 .968 5.14 5.13
1972 PHI NL 26 SS 150 147 136 1308.1 715 212 494 9 88 .987 4 4 4.86 4.71 .967 5.04 5.06 GG
1973 PHI NL 27 SS 122 118 107 1034.0 564 191 361 12 87 .979 0 1 4.80 4.52 .961 4.93 4.93
1974 PHI NL 28 SS 162 161 155 1425.1 730 256 462 12 104 .984 -9 -8 4.53 4.43 .961 4.97 4.97 AS
1975 PHI NL 29 SS 135 135 130 1196.0 655 227 403 25 82 .962 -3 -3 4.74 4.67 .963 4.99 4.99 AS,MVP-22
1976 PHI NL 30 SS 156 155 143 1360.0 689 180 492 17 90 .975 6 6 4.45 4.31 .964 5.05 5.04 AS,MVP-29
1977 PHI NL 31 SS 154 154 140 1345.2 753 222 518 13 94 .983 15 13 4.95 4.81 .963 5.02 5.03 MVP-25
1978 PHI NL 32 SS 156 155 144 1350.2 736 224 502 10 87 .986 15 13 4.84 4.65 .966 4.88 4.84 AS,MVP-3,GG
1979 PHI NL 33 SS 146 146 133 1271.1 683 229 448 6 80 .991 4 4 4.79 4.64 .965 5.00 4.98 AS
1980 PHI NL 34 SS 147 147 129 1293.1 691 225 449 17 70 .975 -4 -4 4.69 4.59 .966 5.01 5.02
1981 PHI NL 35 SS 102 100 80 844.2 437 117 309 11 50 .975 -1 -1 4.54 4.18 .960 5.10 5.12
1982 CHC NL 36 SS 140 138 127 1199.2 623 210 396 17 64 .973 -16 -16 4.55 4.33 .967 5.01 5.02
1983 CHC NL 37 SS 145 141 122 1193.1 705 230 464 11 102 .984 6 6 5.23 4.79 .967 4.85 4.83
1984 CHC NL 38 SS 132 123 88 1032.1 611 217 378 16 64 .974 -2 -2 5.19 4.51 .965 4.87 4.86
1985 TOT NL 39 SS 75 63 45 550.0 314 100 203 11 37 .965 3 7 4.96 4.04 .963 4.88 4.88
1985 CHC NL 39 SS 66 60 42 516.0 297 91 197 9 34 .970 5 11 5.02 4.36 .963 4.88 4.88
1985 NYM NL 39 SS 9 3 3 34.0 17 9 6 2 3 .882 -1 -49 3.97 1.67 .963 4.87 4.88
1985 NYM NL 39 2B 4 3 1 24.0 16 9 7 0 2 1.000 0 15 6.00 4.00 .982 5.48 5.48
16 Seasons SS 2222 2180 1955 19059.1 10382 3314 6857 211 1265 .980 30 2 4.80 4.58 .965 4.99 4.99
2 Seasons 2B 5 3 1 26.0 16 9 7 0 2 1.000 0 14 5.54 3.20 .982 5.47 5.44
16 Seasons TOT 2227 2183 1956 19085.1 10398 3323 6864 211 1267 .980 30 2 4.80 4.57 .965 4.99 4.99
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
1970 PHI NL 24 SS -5 -4 -3 2 -5 -2
1970 PHI NL 24 2B 0 0 0 0 0
1971 PHI NL 25 SS 16 13 16 10 6 0
1972 PHI NL 26 SS 4 4 2 -1 3 2
1973 PHI NL 27 SS 0 1 -4 2 -5 4
1974 PHI NL 28 SS -9 -8 -12 -7 -6 3
1975 PHI NL 29 SS -3 -3 -2 0 -2 -1
1976 PHI NL 30 SS 6 6 2 5 -3 4
1977 PHI NL 31 SS 15 13 11 8 3 4
1978 PHI NL 32 SS 15 13 13 6 7 2
1979 PHI NL 33 SS 4 4 4 6 -2 0
1980 PHI NL 34 SS -4 -4 -2 -1 -1 -2
1981 PHI NL 35 SS -1 -1 -1 1 -2 0
1982 CHC NL 36 SS -16 -16 -12 -2 -10 -4
1983 CHC NL 37 SS 6 6 4 10 -6 2
1984 CHC NL 38 SS -2 -2 0 2 -2 -2
1985 CHC NL 39 SS 5 11 7 8 -1 -2
1985 NYM NL 39 SS -1 -49 -1 -1 -1 0
1985 NYM NL 39 2B 0 15 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons SS 30 2 22 47 -25 8
2 Seasons 2B 0 14 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons TOT 30 2 22 47 -25 8
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
1970 PHI NL 24 145 141 145 143 0 0 0 1 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1971 PHI NL 25 159 156 159 157 0 0 0 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1972 PHI NL 26 152 147 152 150 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1973 PHI NL 27 122 118 122 122 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1974 PHI NL 28 162 161 162 162 0 0 0 0 0 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 PHI NL 29 136 135 136 135 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1976 PHI NL 30 156 155 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 PHI NL 31 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 PHI NL 32 156 155 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 PHI NL 33 147 147 147 146 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 PHI NL 34 147 147 147 147 0 0 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 PHI NL 35 103 100 103 102 0 0 0 0 0 102 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1982 CHC NL 36 142 138 142 140 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1983 CHC NL 37 147 141 147 145 0 0 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1984 CHC NL 38 133 123 133 132 0 0 0 0 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
1985 CHC NL 39 72 60 72 66 0 0 0 0 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
1985 NYM NL 39 14 6 14 13 0 0 0 4 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
16 Seasons 2247 2184 2247 2226 0 0 0 5 0 2222 0 0 0 0 0 14 23
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- SS*

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 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1970 PHI NL 24 5357 68% 78% 26% 528 94% 1 201 106 74 22 422 316 91 1 7 13 1 9 3 9 69 29 4 20 3 0 60 34 25 6 5 1
1971 PHI NL 25 5958 66% 81% 32% 665 93% 12 270 105 142 22 562 429 109 6 6 11 0 6 5 10 98 39 9 29 7 7 95 48 44 2 1 1
1972 PHI NL 26 5521 69% 79% 25% 561 93% 3 221 97 98 26 485 383 80 1 12 9 1 8 0 4 87 27 11 27 8 2 78 39 38 8 2 4
1973 PHI NL 27 4443 63% 78% 25% 434 91% 1 196 72 90 34 359 272 76 1 6 12 1 10 1 9 87 33 9 29 3 3 80 42 36 4 2 1
1974 PHI NL 28 6162 60% 79% 27% 548 91% 0 253 104 126 23 460 341 95 4 14 12 0 12 0 8 104 43 3 41 2 4 98 46 47 5 4 1
1975 PHI NL 29 5059 64% 80% 27% 525 88% 1 223 94 106 24 406 286 110 1 8 25 0 25 0 19 83 42 0 26 5 4 79 42 36 4 1 2
1976 PHI NL 30 5627 70% 81% 26% 598 92% 4 179 93 75 11 495 377 104 0 7 17 0 17 0 13 90 47 7 25 4 3 86 54 32 4 2 1
1977 PHI NL 31 5662 70% 82% 30% 582 94% 7 220 81 105 34 525 401 98 3 7 13 0 13 0 9 94 32 7 32 6 2 86 40 42 7 5 1
1978 PHI NL 32 5534 68% 83% 29% 616 92% 2 227 110 86 31 501 396 90 1 4 10 0 10 0 6 88 38 10 22 6 1 81 48 29 5 3 2
1979 PHI NL 33 5359 66% 83% 27% 552 93% 0 229 101 91 37 454 359 87 1 7 6 0 6 0 5 81 32 3 30 8 2 76 35 40 4 0 4
1980 PHI NL 34 5463 64% 82% 28% 570 90% 2 225 94 86 45 451 344 98 2 2 17 0 17 0 17 71 31 4 25 3 1 66 36 29 2 2 0
1981 PHI NL 35 3586 64% 82% 28% 362 91% 1 114 45 41 28 313 233 69 1 6 11 0 10 1 9 49 24 2 13 0 2 42 26 15 7 4 3
1982 CHC NL 36 5145 53% 85% 29% 512 92% 1 210 108 61 41 398 306 75 0 6 17 0 16 1 15 63 25 1 18 3 2 55 27 24 7 6 1
1983 CHC NL 37 5083 54% 84% 31% 538 93% 2 230 79 118 33 476 381 83 0 7 11 0 10 1 11 102 41 5 39 1 6 92 46 46 9 1 5
1984 CHC NL 38 4341 52% 82% 28% 446 95% 1 220 92 86 42 375 298 66 0 6 16 0 15 1 15 64 24 6 25 2 1 59 31 28 3 1 2
1985 CHC NL 39 2151 57% 82% 30% 227 96% 0 87 37 40 10 200 156 40 0 2 9 0 7 2 7 33 12 4 6 3 1 29 17 11 4 2 2
1985 NYM NL 39 135 59% 78% 24% 11 82% 0 8 3 4 1 7 4 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
16 Seasons 80586 63% 81% 28% 8275 92% 38 3313 1421 1429 464 6889 5282 1374 22 107 211 3 193 15 168 1265 519 85 408 64 41 1163 611 523 82 41 32
MLB Averages 61% 81% 28% 91%
Lg PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf

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
1970 PHI NL 24 6 50% 33% 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
1985 NYM NL 39 92 75% 80% 22% 11 100% 0 8 6 0 2 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
2 Seasons 98 73% 78% 20% 11 100% 0 8 6 0 2 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
MLB Averages 61% 81% 28% 94%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1991 BBWAA ( 2.5%)

All-Star Games
1974 (SS)
1975 *
1976 *
1978 (SS)
1979 (SS)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 NL (22, 1%)
1976 NL (29, 0%)
1977 NL (25, 0%)
1978 NL (3, 56%)
0.57 Career Shares (414th)

Gold Gloves
1972 NL (SS)
1978 NL (SS)
All multiple winners

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 May 18th NL Player of the Week
1982 Jun 27th NL Player of the Week

Assistss c a p y
1971 NL  560 (1st)
1972 NL  494 (4th)
1976 NL  492 (4th)
1977 NL  518 (4th)
Career  6,864 (16th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1971 NL  16 (4th)
1978 NL  15 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1970 NL  143 (4th)
1971 NL  157 (1st)
1972 NL  150 (2nd)
1974 NL  162 (1st)
1975 NL  135 (4th)
1976 NL  156 (1st)
1977 NL  154 (3rd)
1978 NL  156 (4th)
1980 NL  147 (4th)
1981 NL  102 (5th)
Career  2,222 (6th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  272 (2nd)
1974 NL  256 (2nd)
1975 NL  227 (4th)
1980 NL  225 (5th)
1983 NL  230 (5th)
1984 NL  217 (5th)
Career  3,314 (30th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1970 NL  418 (4th)
1971 NL  560 (1st)
1972 NL  494 (4th)
1974 NL  462 (4th)
1976 NL  492 (2nd)
1977 NL  518 (4th)
1978 NL  502 (5th)
1980 NL  449 (5th)
1981 NL  309 (4th)
1983 NL  464 (5th)
Career  6,857 (9th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1975 NL  25 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  97 (1st)
1972 NL  88 (4th)
1973 NL  87 (4th)
1974 NL  104 (2nd)
1975 NL  82 (5th)
1976 NL  90 (4th)
1977 NL  94 (4th)
1983 NL  102 (4th)
Career  1,265 (11th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  16 (2nd)
1972 NL  4 (4th)
1976 NL  6 (3rd)
1977 NL  15 (3rd)
1978 NL  15 (1st)
1983 NL  6 (4th)
1985 NL  3 (4th)
Career  30 (55th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1971 NL  5.31 (2nd)
1983 NL  5.23 (2nd)
1984 NL  5.19 (3rd)
Career  4.78 (37th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  5.30 (1st)
1975 NL  4.67 (5th)
1983 NL  4.79 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1970 NL  .979 (2nd)
1971 NL  .987 (1st)
1972 NL  .987 (1st)
1973 NL  .979 (2nd)
1974 NL  .984 (1st)
1976 NL  .975 (3rd)
1977 NL  .983 (2nd)
1978 NL  .986 (1st)
1979 NL  .991 (1st)
1980 NL  .975 (3rd)
1981 NL  .975 (2nd)
1983 NL  .984 (1st)
1984 NL  .974 (2nd)
Career  .980 (9th)

Oldest s c a p y
1985 NL  born 1945-12-06 (10th)

                           

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