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Gibby Brack

Gilbert Herman Brack

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 29, 1908 in Chicago, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1937 (Age 29.025, 6,739th in MLB history)   vs. PHI 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Dodgers 1937-1939

Last Game: September 28, 1939 (Age 31.183)   vs. NYG 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 20, 1960 in Greenville, TX
Buried: Memory Land Cemetery, Greenville, TX
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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
1937 BRO NL 29 OF 101 92 77 813.0 225 208 10 7 0 .969 2.41 2.16 .974 2.27 2.24
1937 BRO NL 29 CF 42 39 33 111 104 4 3 0 .973 2.57 .976 2.54
1937 BRO NL 29 LF 40 39 32 81 73 5 3 0 .963 1.95 .971 2.03
1937 BRO NL 29 RF 28 14 12 26 25 0 1 0 .962 0.89 .971 1.91
1938 TOT NL 30 OF 81 76 64 670.0 196 182 8 6 3 .969 2.55 2.35 .976 2.36 2.34
1938 TOT NL 30 RF 30 24 20 60 52 4 4 1 .933 1.87 .978 2.04
1938 TOT NL 30 LF 19 14 11 33 31 2 0 2 1.000 1.74 .971 2.20
1938 BRO NL 30 OF 13 8 4 76.0 29 26 3 0 1 1.000 3.43 2.23 .976 2.36 2.34
1938 BRO NL 30 LF 7 5 3 15 14 1 0 1 1.000 2.14 .971 2.20
1938 BRO NL 30 RF 6 3 1 13 11 2 0 0 1.000 2.17 .978 2.03
1938 PHI NL 30 OF 68 68 60 594.0 167 156 5 6 2 .964 2.44 2.37 .976 2.36 2.34
1938 PHI NL 30 CF 38 38 33 101 97 2 2 0 .980 2.61 .978 2.68
1938 PHI NL 30 RF 24 21 19 47 41 2 4 1 .915 1.79 .978 2.04
1938 PHI NL 30 LF 12 9 8 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 1.50 .971 2.20
1939 PHI NL 31 OF 48 44 41 387.0 97 89 4 4 1 .959 2.16 1.94 .975 2.35 2.32
1939 PHI NL 31 RF 40 38 35 64 59 3 2 0 .969 1.55 .972 2.02
1939 PHI NL 31 1B 19 19 19 164.0 169 158 7 4 11 .976 9.05 8.68 .989 10.38 10.24
1939 PHI NL 31 CF 6 6 6 22 19 1 2 1 .909 3.33 .976 2.57
1939 PHI NL 31 LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.05
3 Seasons OF 230 212 182 1870.0 518 479 22 17 4 .967 2.41 2.18 .975 2.32 2.29
3 Seasons RF 98 76 67 150 136 7 7 1 .953 1.46 .974 1.99
3 Seasons CF 86 83 72 234 220 7 7 1 .970 2.64 .977 2.60
3 Seasons LF 61 53 43 115 105 7 3 2 .974 1.84 .971 2.08
1 Season 1B 19 19 19 164.0 169 158 7 4 11 .976 9.05 8.68 .989 10.38 10.24
3 Seasons TOT 249 231 201 2034.0 687 637 29 21 15 .969 2.95 2.67 .978 2.97 2.90
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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
1937 BRO NL 29 CF
1937 BRO NL 29 LF
1937 BRO NL 29 RF
1938 BRO NL 30 LF
1938 BRO NL 30 RF
1938 PHI NL 30 CF
1938 PHI NL 30 RF
1938 PHI NL 30 LF
1939 PHI NL 31 RF
1939 PHI NL 31 1B
1939 PHI NL 31 CF
1939 PHI NL 31 LF
3 Seasons RF
3 Seasons CF
3 Seasons LF
1 Season 1B
3 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1937 BRO NL 29 112 91 112 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 42 28 101 0 9 5
1938 PHI NL 30 72 68 72 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 38 24 68 0 3 1
1938 BRO NL 30 40 8 40 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 6 13 0 26 5
1939 PHI NL 31 91 63 91 67 0 0 19 0 0 0 2 6 40 48 0 24 0
3 Seasons 315 230 315 249 0 0 19 0 0 0 61 86 98 230 0 62 11
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

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%
1937 BRO NL 29 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 10 3 30.0% 7 0 0.0% 0 450 61% 86% 30% 31 55%
1938 PHI NL 30 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 6 0 14 8 57.1% 6 0 0.0% 0 499 64% 90% 34% 45 58%
1938 BRO NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 2 134 46% 84% 30% 12 92%
1939 PHI NL 31 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 6 1 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 22 8 36.4% 14 0 0.0% 0 845 58% 85% 30% 64 48%
3 Seasons 4 0 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 17 4 0 8 1 0 5 4 0 7 0 0 10 10 0 47 19 40.4% 28 0 0.0% 2 1928 59% 86% 31% 152 56%
MLB Averages 41.8% 3.6% 60% 84% 28% 56%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

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%
1937 BRO NL 29 3 0 2 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 9 5 1 6 1 0 4 2 0 4 2 0 12 8 0 35 18 51.4% 16 1 2.9% 2 1393 54% 84% 26% 157 63%
1938 PHI NL 30 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 7 6 0 17 7 41.2% 10 0 0.0% 1 809 60% 86% 32% 93 65%
1939 PHI NL 31 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 122 75% 92% 34% 20 55%
3 Seasons 5 0 4 1 3 4 0 2 2 0 11 6 1 10 1 0 6 2 0 6 2 0 20 14 0 53 25 47.2% 27 1 1.9% 3 2324 57% 85% 28% 270 63%
MLB Averages 39.3% 2.5% 60% 84% 28% 60%

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%
1937 BRO NL 29 3 0 3 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 8 5 2 4 1 0 7 4 0 2 0 0 6 5 0 27 15 55.6% 10 2 7.4% 2 1107 57% 84% 28% 106 60%
1938 BRO NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 50.0% 0 1 50.0% 0 212 57% 88% 31% 14 100%
1938 PHI NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 80.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 251 62% 85% 38% 15 60%
1939 PHI NL 31 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% 75% 50% 0
3 Seasons 3 0 3 0 1 5 0 4 0 0 11 7 2 4 1 0 9 6 0 3 1 0 7 5 1 34 20 58.8% 11 3 8.8% 2 1574 58% 85% 30% 135 64%
MLB Averages 55.4% 2.3% 60% 84% 28% 56%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1939 PHI NL 31 430 62% 83% 24% 26 73% 1 88 2 85 2 14 3 1 2 0 1 4 1 3 0 2 7 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 2 50%
1 Season 430 62% 83% 24% 26 73% 1 88 2 85 2 14 3 1 2 0 1 4 1 3 0 2 7 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 2 50%
MLB Averages 60% 84% 27% 92% 81%



* - 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 1930 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

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  2 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 NL  1 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  1 (4th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Gilbert Gibby Herman Brack

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