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Harry Brecheen    \bruh-KEEN\

Harry David Brecheen (Harry The Cat)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 14, 1914 in Broken Bow, OK
High School: Ada HS (Ada, OK)
School: East Central University (Ada, OK)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1940 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Browns 1940-1953

Final Game: September 13, 1953 (Age 38)
Died: January 17, 2004 in Bethany, OK
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, OK
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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
1940 STL NL 25 P 3 0 0 3.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 5.40 0.67 .960 2.16 2.23 2 0 0% 0
1943 STL NL 28 P 29 13 8 135.1 36 8 28 0 3 1.000 2.39 1.24 .961 2.25 2.25 1 1 50% 0
1944 STL NL 29 P 30 22 13 189.1 39 3 36 0 2 1.000 1.85 1.30 .961 2.14 2.13 0 0 0
1945 STL NL 30 P 24 18 13 157.1 33 6 26 1 2 .970 1.83 1.33 .963 2.18 2.17 0 3 100% 1 MVP-12
1946 STL NL 31 P 36 30 14 231.1 62 11 50 1 6 .984 2.37 1.69 .960 2.24 2.22 4 5 56% 2 MVP-16
1947 STL NL 32 P 29 28 18 223.1 59 11 47 1 0 .983 2.34 2.00 .966 2.10 2.07 1 3 75% 0 AS
1948 STL NL 33 P 33 30 21 233.1 50 5 45 0 2 1.000 1.93 1.52 .963 2.11 2.08 0 1 100% 0 AS,MVP-5
1949 STL NL 34 P 32 31 14 214.2 45 5 37 3 0 .933 1.76 1.31 .953 2.04 2.02 5 3 38% 42% 0
1950 STL NL 35 P 27 23 12 163.1 36 11 25 0 1 1.000 1.98 1.33 .961 2.12 2.10 2 2 50% 43% 0
1951 STL NL 36 P 24 16 5 138.2 32 5 25 2 1 .938 1.95 1.25 .962 2.14 2.14 1 1 50% 42% 0
1952 STL NL 37 P 25 13 4 100.1 34 8 26 0 3 1.000 3.05 1.36 .953 2.18 2.16 2 0 0% 44% 0
1953 SLB AL 38 P 26 16 3 117.1 34 5 29 0 2 1.000 2.61 1.31 .957 1.95 1.93 4 4 50% 50% 0
12 Seasons P 318 240 125 1907.2 462 78 376 8 22 .983 2.14 1.43 .960 2.13 2.12 22 23 51% 24% 3
12 Seasons TOT 318 240 125 1907.2 462 78 376 8 22 .983 2.14 1.43 .960 2.13 2.12 22 23 51% 24% 3
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
1940 STL NL 25 P
1943 STL NL 28 P
1944 STL NL 29 P
1945 STL NL 30 P
1946 STL NL 31 P
1947 STL NL 32 P
1948 STL NL 33 P
1949 STL NL 34 P
1950 STL NL 35 P
1951 STL NL 36 P
1952 STL NL 37 P
1953 SLB AL 38 P
12 Seasons P
12 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1940 STL NL 25 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 STL NL 28 29 13 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 STL NL 29 31 22 31 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1945 STL NL 30 24 18 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 STL NL 31 37 30 37 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1947 STL NL 32 29 28 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 STL NL 33 33 30 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 STL NL 34 32 31 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 STL NL 35 27 23 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 STL NL 36 24 16 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 STL NL 37 25 13 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 SLB AL 38 27 16 27 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 Seasons 321 240 321 318 318 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
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%
1940 STL NL 25 5 60% 20% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 STL NL 28 180 85% 22% 13 92% 0 2 0 2 12 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1944 STL NL 29 257 85% 27% 10 90% 0 1 0 0 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 100%
1945 STL NL 30 193 82% 28% 10 100% 0 2 0 2 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 100%
1946 STL NL 31 678 83% 28% 39 90% 0 7 3 2 35 23 6 1 0 1 0 0 6 4 4 2 5 80%
1947 STL NL 32 571 83% 29% 27 96% 0 5 1 3 25 20 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1948 STL NL 33 523 78% 27% 31 100% 0 2 1 1 31 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 100%
1949 STL NL 34 579 84% 32% 24 92% 0 4 0 3 23 21 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1950 STL NL 35 497 82% 27% 17 94% 0 8 1 7 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1951 STL NL 36 460 82% 28% 21 95% 1 6 0 3 18 15 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1952 STL NL 37 318 80% 30% 18 94% 0 5 0 3 17 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 3 100%
1953 SLB AL 38 381 86% 32% 19 89% 0 4 1 1 15 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 100%
12 Seasons 4642 82% 29% 230 94% 1 46 7 27 213 169 20 6 1 4 1 2 14 6 9 5 33 91%
MLB Averages 83% 27% 90% 85%



* - 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
1960 BBWAA ( 2.6%)
1968 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1969 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1970 BBWAA ( 1.0%)
1971 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1972 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1973 BBWAA ( 0.8%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1945 NL (12, 9%)
1946 NL (16, 4%)
1948 NL (5, 18%)
0.31 Career Shares (609th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1947 NL  2.00 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1944 NL  1.000 (1st)
1948 NL  1.000 (1st)
1950 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1950 NL  born 1914-10-14 (10th)
1951 NL  born 1914-10-14 (6th)
1952 NL  born 1914-10-14 (3rd)
1953 AL  born 1914-10-14 (6th)

             

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