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Bobby Bragan

Robert Randall Bragan (Nig)

Positions: Shortstop, Catcher and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 30, 1917 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Phillips HS (Birmingham, AL)
School: Birmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1940 (Age 22.169, 7,068th in MLB history)   vs. NYG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Dodgers 1940-1948

Last Game: June 27, 1948 (Age 30.241)   vs. STL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 21, 2010 in Fort Worth, TX
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1940 PHI NL 22 SS 132 128 117 1113.0 760 268 443 49 83 .936 5.75 5.39 .950 5.51 5.50
1940 PHI NL 22 3B 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.00 3.00
1941 PHI NL 23 SS 154 152 137 1308.0 804 322 437 45 86 .944 5.22 4.93 .951 5.21 5.17
1941 PHI NL 23 2B 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.50 .960 5.85 5.60
1941 PHI NL 23 3B 1 1 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00 .950 3.34 3.30
1942 PHI NL 24 SS 78 73 67 641.0 425 161 238 26 49 .939 5.60 5.12 .955 5.23 5.22
1942 PHI NL 24 C 22 17 16 162.0 84 68 15 1 4 .988 4.61 3.77 .979 4.96 4.95 2 2 11 8 42% 46% 0
1942 PHI NL 24 2B 4 4 4 35.0 23 13 10 0 2 1.000 5.91 5.75 .968 5.63 5.60
1942 PHI NL 24 3B 3 0 0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.24 3.20
1943 BRO NL 25 C 57 50 41 453.0 295 253 34 8 6 .973 5.70 5.04 .981 4.71 4.70 1 6 19 14 42% 44% 3
1943 BRO NL 25 3B 12 9 5 74.0 26 9 16 1 0 .962 3.04 2.08 .948 3.17 3.17
1944 BRO NL 26 SS 51 39 25 333.0 195 77 109 9 16 .954 5.03 3.65 .954 5.44 5.41
1944 BRO NL 26 C 35 30 23 258.0 153 130 20 3 5 .980 5.23 4.29 .979 4.58 4.56 0 10 14 9 39% 42% 1
1944 BRO NL 26 3B 6 6 6 51.0 21 4 16 1 0 .952 3.53 3.33 .948 3.32 3.28
1944 BRO NL 26 2B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .960 5.85 5.60
1947 BRO NL 29 C 21 8 6 96.0 61 56 5 0 1 1.000 5.72 2.90 .981 5.05 4.96 0 2 4 2 33% 44% 0
1948 BRO NL 30 C 5 2 1 21.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 5.14 2.40 .980 5.23 5.16 0 0 0 1 100% 40% 0
4 Seasons SS 415 392 346 3395.0 2184 828 1227 129 234 .941 5.45 4.95 .952 5.33 5.31
5 Seasons C 140 107 87 990.0 605 518 75 12 16 .980 5.39 4.24 .980 4.76 4.76 3 20 48 34 41% 44% 4
5 Seasons 3B 24 16 11 145.0 49 14 33 2 0 .959 2.92 1.96 .948 3.23 3.19
3 Seasons 2B 7 4 4 39.0 25 14 11 0 2 1.000 5.77 3.57 .967 5.65 5.60
7 Seasons TOT 586 519 448 4569.0 2863 1374 1346 143 252 .950 5.36 4.64 .958 5.15 5.10 3 20 48 34 41% 44% 4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
1940 PHI NL 22 SS
1940 PHI NL 22 3B
1941 PHI NL 23 SS
1941 PHI NL 23 2B
1941 PHI NL 23 3B
1942 PHI NL 24 SS
1942 PHI NL 24 C
1942 PHI NL 24 2B
1942 PHI NL 24 3B
1943 BRO NL 25 C
1943 BRO NL 25 3B
1944 BRO NL 26 SS
1944 BRO NL 26 C
1944 BRO NL 26 3B
1944 BRO NL 26 2B
1947 BRO NL 29 C
1948 BRO NL 30 C
4 Seasons SS
5 Seasons C
5 Seasons 3B
3 Seasons 2B
7 Seasons TOT
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
1940 PHI NL 22 132 128 132 132 0 0 0 0 2 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 PHI NL 23 154 153 154 154 0 0 0 2 1 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 PHI NL 24 109 94 109 107 0 22 0 4 3 78 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1943 BRO NL 25 74 59 74 72 0 58 0 0 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1944 BRO NL 26 94 75 94 91 0 36 0 1 6 51 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1947 BRO NL 29 25 8 25 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1948 BRO NL 30 9 2 9 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
7 Seasons 597 519 597 582 0 142 0 7 23 420 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
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 -- 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
1940 PHI NL 22 2799 60% 87% 30% 331 87% 2 164 67 79 19 263 200 55 1 1 31 1 24 6 26 54 12 2 18 11 2 50 14 33 4 3 1
1941 PHI NL 23 2501 63% 84% 27% 253 90% 0 140 61 57 22 189 137 48 1 3 23 3 16 4 15 43 17 4 9 3 0 38 21 15 2 1 1
1942 PHI NL 24 1423 60% 83% 27% 146 84% 0 82 37 32 13 105 82 17 2 4 16 0 15 1 15 22 2 0 8 3 3 16 2 14 5 2 2
1943 BRO NL 25 72 43% 82% 15% 7 71% 0 2 1 1 0 5 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
1944 BRO NL 26 1451 59% 85% 22% 133 95% 0 74 34 32 8 103 84 18 0 2 8 0 7 1 6 17 4 3 5 1 2 16 7 8 0 0 0
5 Seasons 8246 61% 85% 27% 870 88% 2 462 200 201 62 665 504 142 4 10 79 4 63 12 63 139 36 9 40 18 7 122 45 70 12 7 4
MLB Averages 61% 83% 26% 90%

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1942 PHI NL 24 374 3.64 3.74 12 100% 0 0 37 10 1 2 24 10 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0
1943 BRO NL 25 2029 3.86 4.56 30 97% 0 0 257 22 5 12 218 36 5 1 0 4 8 2 4 2 0 6 0 1 3 1 100%
1944 BRO NL 26 1189 4.91 5.78 24 96% 0 0 129 17 0 7 105 18 2 0 1 3 3 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 1 3 100%
1947 BRO NL 29 448 5.95 6.43 17 94% 0 0 56 14 2 0 40 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1948 BRO NL 30 100 3.91 5.09 3 100% 0 0 11 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 4140 4.34 5.02 86 97% 0 0 490 65 8 23 394 69 9 2 2 7 13 3 5 5 0 14 0 2 6 5 100%
MLB Averages 3.86 4.45 96% 87%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1942 PHI NL 24 0 2 148 5 6 6 55% 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 0.58 1.05
1943 BRO NL 25 2 6 797 21 20 20 49% 20 17 0 3 1 0 3 0 40 26 1.12 1.09
1944 BRO NL 26 0 10 491 13 10 9 43% 11 9 1 0 1 1 1 0 40 11 0.78 1.18
1947 BRO NL 29 0 2 199 5 3 3 38% 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 4 2.94 1.21
1948 BRO NL 30 1 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
5 Seasons 3 20 1675 44 39 38 47% 39 35 2 3 3 1 4 0 101 48 1.16 1.11
MLB Averages 44% 1.19 1.17

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%
1940 PHI NL 22 8 50% 75% 13% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 PHI NL 24 18 72% 89% 22% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 BRO NL 25 310 57% 84% 28% 16 94% 1 6 3 2 1 13 11 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 BRO NL 26 253 61% 80% 24% 21 95% 0 4 4 0 0 16 13 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
4 Seasons 589 59% 82% 26% 41 93% 1 10 7 2 1 32 27 3 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 61% 83% 26% 89% 70%

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
1941 PHI NL 23 4 50% 75% 25% 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
1942 PHI NL 24 79 78% 87% 24% 4 100% 0 6 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1944 BRO NL 26 14 79% 93% 36% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 97 77% 88% 26% 5 100% 0 6 2 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
MLB Averages 61% 83% 26% 93%



* - 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

Assistss c a p y
1940 NL  443 (5th)
1941 NL  438 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1940 NL  49 (2nd)
1941 NL  45 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1943 NL  8 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  132 (3rd)
1941 NL  154 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  268 (3rd)
1941 NL  322 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  443 (3rd)
1941 NL  437 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  49 (2nd)
1941 NL  45 (2nd)
1942 NL  26 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  83 (3rd)
1941 NL  86 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1940 NL  5.75 (3rd)
1941 NL  5.22 (3rd)
1942 NL  5.60 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  5.39 (4th)
1942 NL  5.12 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  .936 (5th)

             

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