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Al Brazle

Alpha Eugene Brazle (Cotton)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 19, 1913 in Loyal, OK
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 1943 (Age 29.279, 7,487th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1943-1954

Last Game: September 24, 1954 (Age 40.340)
Died: October 24, 1973 in Grand Junction, CO
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Yellow Jacket, CO
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1943 STL NL 29 P 13 9 8 88.0 23 3 20 0 1 1.000 2.35 1.77 .961 2.25 2.25 0 2 100% 0
1946 STL NL 32 P 37 15 6 153.1 40 5 33 2 1 .950 2.23 1.03 .960 2.24 2.22 2 0 0% 0
1947 STL NL 33 P 44 19 7 168.0 52 4 47 1 1 .981 2.73 1.16 .966 2.10 2.07 3 1 25% 0
1948 STL NL 34 P 42 23 6 156.1 50 5 45 0 1 1.000 2.88 1.19 .963 2.11 2.08 2 2 50% 0
1949 STL NL 35 P 39 25 9 206.1 45 4 39 2 1 .956 1.88 1.10 .953 2.04 2.02 2 0 0% 42% 0
1950 STL NL 36 P 46 12 3 164.2 41 6 31 4 3 .902 2.02 0.80 .961 2.12 2.10 5 7 58% 43% 1
1951 STL NL 37 P 56 8 5 154.1 25 4 19 2 1 .920 1.34 0.41 .962 2.14 2.14 7 3 30% 43% 0
1952 STL NL 38 P 46 6 3 109.1 19 5 13 1 0 .947 1.48 0.39 .953 2.18 2.16 0 1 100% 44% 0 MVP-36
1953 STL NL 39 P 61 0 0 92.1 27 3 24 0 0 1.000 2.63 0.44 .956 2.06 2.02 2 0 0% 1
1954 STL NL 40 P 58 0 0 84.1 18 4 13 1 2 .944 1.81 0.29 .960 2.07 2.06 2 1 33% 45% 0
10 Seasons P 442 117 47 1377.0 340 43 284 13 11 .962 2.14 0.74 .960 2.13 2.10 25 17 40% 29% 2
10 Seasons TOT 442 117 47 1377.0 340 43 284 13 11 .962 2.14 0.74 .960 2.13 2.10 25 17 40% 29% 2
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
1943 STL NL 29 P
1946 STL NL 32 P
1947 STL NL 33 P
1948 STL NL 34 P
1949 STL NL 35 P
1950 STL NL 36 P
1951 STL NL 37 P
1952 STL NL 38 P
1953 STL NL 39 P
1954 STL NL 40 P
10 Seasons P
10 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1943 STL NL 29 13 9 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 STL NL 32 37 15 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 STL NL 33 44 19 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 STL NL 34 45 23 45 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1949 STL NL 35 39 25 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 STL NL 36 47 12 47 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1951 STL NL 37 56 8 56 56 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 STL NL 38 46 6 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 STL NL 39 61 0 61 61 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 STL NL 40 58 0 58 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 446 117 446 442 442 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1943 STL NL 29 88 86% 39% 4 100% 0 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 STL NL 32 405 86% 44% 34 74% 2 3 0 2 24 19 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 8 63%
1947 STL NL 33 415 81% 35% 29 93% 0 3 2 1 26 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 67%
1948 STL NL 34 378 86% 40% 25 88% 1 0 0 0 22 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 67%
1949 STL NL 35 524 84% 36% 27 85% 0 2 0 1 22 20 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1950 STL NL 36 613 84% 34% 34 82% 1 5 2 2 26 18 2 4 1 3 0 3 2 1 2 0 3 67%
1951 STL NL 37 410 78% 24% 18 89% 0 2 0 1 15 13 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1952 STL NL 38 281 78% 31% 14 93% 1 3 1 2 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1953 STL NL 39 334 76% 25% 15 93% 0 3 0 3 15 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1954 STL NL 40 325 84% 29% 13 92% 0 3 0 3 12 10 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
10 Seasons 3773 82% 34% 213 86% 5 25 5 16 178 147 16 9 2 6 1 6 9 6 8 1 37 76%
MLB Averages 82% 26% 89% 84%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 NL (36, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1950 NL  46 (5th)
1951 NL  56 (5th)
1953 NL  61 (2nd)
1954 NL  58 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1950 NL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1947 NL  2.73 (1st)
1948 NL  2.88 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1948 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1950 NL  born 1913-10-19 (8th)
1951 NL  born 1913-10-19 (4th)
1952 NL  born 1913-10-19 (2nd)
1953 NL  born 1913-10-19 (2nd)
1954 NL  born 1913-10-19 (1st)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Alpha Cotton alphonse Al allen allan alberto alan Eugene Brazle

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