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Jim Bucher

James Quinter Bucher

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 24, 1911 in Manassas, VA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1934 (Age 23.025)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/RedSox/Cardinals 1934-1945

Final Game: September 29, 1945 (Age 34.189)
Died: October 21, 2004 in Elizabethtown, PA
Buried: Gravel Hill Church Cemetery, Palmyra, PA
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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
1934 BRO NL 23 2B 20 13 12 87 37 43 7 10 .920 4.00 .965 5.88
1934 BRO NL 23 3B 6 1 0 8 1 5 2 0 .750 1.00 .945 2.97
1935 BRO NL 24 2B 41 34 33 222 90 121 11 24 .950 5.15 .963 5.76
1935 BRO NL 24 3B 39 38 30 109 43 64 2 4 .982 2.74 .941 2.86
1935 BRO NL 24 OF 37 36 29 69 61 3 5 1 .928 1.73 .971 2.42
1935 BRO NL 24 LF 20 19 18 32 27 1 4 0 .875 1.40 .970 2.25
1935 BRO NL 24 RF 18 17 11 37 34 2 1 1 .973 2.00 .968 2.17
1936 BRO NL 25 3B 39 38 38 111 32 69 10 4 .910 2.59 .947 2.67
1936 BRO NL 25 2B 32 22 19 124 49 68 7 11 .944 3.66 .963 5.94
1936 BRO NL 25 OF 30 28 22 67 64 1 2 0 .970 2.17 .973 2.38
1936 BRO NL 25 RF 24 22 18 55 52 1 2 0 .964 2.21 .966 2.12
1936 BRO NL 25 LF 7 6 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.71 .972 2.19
1937 BRO NL 26 2B 49 47 45 263 128 122 13 29 .951 5.10 .959 5.70
1937 BRO NL 26 3B 43 35 34 117 37 70 10 6 .915 2.49 .954 2.87
1937 BRO NL 26 OF 6 4 4 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .974 2.23
1937 BRO NL 26 LF 4 4 4 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .973 2.10
1937 BRO NL 26 CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.60
1937 BRO NL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1938 STL NL 27 2B 14 13 13 66 32 31 3 9 .955 4.50 .969 5.74
1938 STL NL 27 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.00
1944 BOS AL 33 3B 44 41 41 143 48 89 6 10 .958 3.11 .954 3.34
1944 BOS AL 33 2B 21 21 20 105 51 49 5 15 .952 4.76 .967 5.61
1945 BOS AL 34 3B 32 28 28 100 26 68 6 8 .940 2.94 .948 3.16
1945 BOS AL 34 2B 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 5.60
7 Seasons 3B 204 181 171 589 188 365 36 32 .939 2.71 .949 2.98
7 Seasons 2B 179 151 142 869 388 435 46 98 .947 4.60 .963 5.77
3 Seasons OF 73 68 55 144 133 4 7 1 .951 1.88 .972 2.39
3 Seasons RF 43 39 29 92 86 3 3 1 .967 2.07 .967 2.14
3 Seasons LF 31 29 26 51 46 1 4 0 .922 1.52 .971 2.22
1 Season CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.60
7 Seasons TOT 456 400 368 1602 709 804 89 131 .944 3.32 .959 3.98
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-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
1934 BRO NL 23 2B
1934 BRO NL 23 3B
1935 BRO NL 24 2B
1935 BRO NL 24 3B
1935 BRO NL 24 LF
1935 BRO NL 24 RF
1936 BRO NL 25 3B
1936 BRO NL 25 2B
1936 BRO NL 25 RF
1936 BRO NL 25 LF
1937 BRO NL 26 2B
1937 BRO NL 26 3B
1937 BRO NL 26 LF
1937 BRO NL 26 CF
1937 BRO NL 26 RF
1938 STL NL 27 2B
1938 STL NL 27 3B
1944 BOS AL 33 3B
1944 BOS AL 33 2B
1945 BOS AL 34 3B
1945 BOS AL 34 2B
7 Seasons 3B
7 Seasons 2B
3 Seasons RF
3 Seasons LF
1 Season CF
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
1934 BRO NL 23 47 14 47 26 0 0 0 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
1935 BRO NL 24 123 108 123 112 0 0 0 41 39 0 20 0 18 37 0 11 0
1936 BRO NL 25 110 88 110 98 0 0 0 32 39 0 7 0 24 30 0 11 3
1937 BRO NL 26 125 86 125 98 0 0 0 49 43 0 4 1 1 6 0 26 1
1938 STL NL 27 17 13 17 15 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1944 BOS AL 33 80 62 80 65 0 0 0 21 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1945 BOS AL 34 52 29 52 34 0 0 0 2 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
7 Seasons 554 400 554 448 0 0 0 179 204 0 31 1 43 73 0 104 4
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 -- 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%
1944 BOS AL 33 147 65% 86% 18% 16 94% 0 4 3 0 1 12 11 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
1945 BOS AL 34 474 64% 82% 26% 46 89% 1 10 7 3 0 35 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 5 0 0 0 2 50%
2 Seasons 621 64% 83% 24% 62 90% 1 14 10 3 1 47 39 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 4 1 6 0 0 0 4 75%
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 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
1944 BOS AL 33 345 67% 81% 27% 19 84% 0 21 3 14 4 21 17 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 9 4 2 1 0 7 1 6 2 1 1
1945 BOS AL 34 3 67% 100% 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
2 Seasons 348 67% 82% 27% 19 84% 0 21 3 14 4 21 17 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 9 4 2 1 0 7 1 6 2 1 1
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 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 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.

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