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Charlie Buffinton

Charles G. Buffinton
born Charles G. Buffington

Positions: Pitcher, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 14, 1861 in Fall River, MA(All Transactions)
Debut: May 17, 1882 (Age 20.337, 556th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1883 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/Quakers/Reds/Athletics/RedStockings/... 1882-1892

Final Game: June 28, 1892 (Age 31.014)
Died: September 23, 1907 in Fall River, MA
Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, MA
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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 G Awards
1882 BSN NL 21 OF 7 13 6 2 5 0 .615 1.14 .855 1.93 0-0-7
1882 BSN NL 21 P 5 42.0 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.80 .906 2.19 2.16
1882 BSN NL 21 1B 4 26 24 0 2 0 .923 6.00 .958 10.38
1883 BSN NL 22 OF 51 82 52 10 20 3 .756 1.22 .849 1.96 0-13-40
1883 BSN NL 22 P 43 333.0 86 15 58 13 3 .849 1.97 1.70 .892 2.20 2.15
1883 BSN NL 22 1B 2 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 9.50 .961 10.60
1884 BSN NL 23 P 67 587.0 167 40 118 9 2 .946 2.42 2.36 .892 2.29 2.24
1884 BSN NL 23 OF 13 34 25 0 9 0 .735 1.92 .867 1.79 0-13-1
1884 BSN NL 23 1B 11 87 81 0 6 4 .931 7.36 .962 10.47
1885 BSN NL 24 P 51 434.1 147 16 118 13 5 .912 2.78 2.63 .899 2.43 2.37
1885 BSN NL 24 OF 18 30 21 1 8 0 .733 1.22 .881 1.85 1-11-6
1885 BSN NL 24 1B 15 167 159 2 6 6 .964 10.73 .970 10.85
1886 BSN NL 25 1B 19 186 176 4 6 7 .968 9.47 .968 10.35
1886 BSN NL 25 P 18 151.0 41 5 31 5 1 .878 2.15 2.00 .915 2.26 2.16
1886 BSN NL 25 OF 9 11 6 0 5 0 .545 0.67 .890 1.76 0-1-8
1887 PHI NL 26 P 40 332.1 116 18 90 8 3 .931 2.92 2.70 .902 2.02 1.96
1887 PHI NL 26 OF 22 43 29 2 12 1 .721 1.41 .883 1.97 7-7-8
1887 PHI NL 26 1B 10 81 77 1 3 4 .963 7.80 .974 10.53
1888 PHI NL 27 P 46 400.1 163 31 122 10 3 .939 3.44 3.33 .895 2.36 2.30
1888 PHI NL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
1889 PHI NL 28 P 47 380.0 107 18 80 9 4 .916 2.32 2.09 .905 2.22 2.16
1889 PHI NL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
1890 PHQ PL 29 P 36 283.1 103 12 77 14 5 .864 2.83 2.47 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 PHQ PL 29 OF 5 7 3 2 2 0 .714 1.00 .904 2.10 1-2-2
1890 PHQ PL 29 1B 3 37 35 2 0 1 1.000 12.33 .973 10.47
1891 BOS AA 30 P 48 363.2 136 10 117 9 3 .934 3.14 2.65 .908 2.55 2.46
1891 BOS AA 30 OF 10 7 5 1 1 0 .857 0.60 .909 1.87 5-0-6
1891 BOS AA 30 1B 4 32 28 1 3 2 .906 7.25 .976 10.28
1892 BLN NL 31 P 13 97.0 37 3 30 4 1 .892 3.06 2.54 .901 2.48 2.41
11 Seasons P 414 3404.0 1117 172 851 94 30 .916 2.70 2.47 .901 2.35 2.29
10 Seasons OF 137 227 147 18 62 4 .727 1.20 .868 1.91 16-47-78
8 Seasons 1B 68 635 598 11 26 24 .959 8.96 .969 10.52
11 Seasons TOT 619 3404.0 1979 917 880 182 58 .908 2.70 2.90 .919 2.35 3.11 16-47-78
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1882 BSN NL 21 15 15 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0
1883 BSN NL 22 86 86 43 0 2 0 0 0 0 13 40 51 0
1884 BSN NL 23 87 87 67 0 11 0 0 0 0 13 1 13 0
1885 BSN NL 24 82 82 51 0 15 0 0 0 1 11 6 18 0
1886 BSN NL 25 44 44 18 0 19 0 0 0 0 1 8 9 0
1887 PHI NL 26 66 66 40 0 10 0 0 0 7 7 8 22 0
1888 PHI NL 27 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1889 PHI NL 28 47 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1890 PHQ PL 29 42 42 36 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 0
1891 BOS AA 30 58 58 48 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 6 10 0
1892 BLN NL 31 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 586 586 414 0 68 0 0 0 16 47 78 137 0
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1884 NL  67 (3rd)
1885 NL  51 (3rd)
1889 NL  47 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1884 NL  40 (2nd)
1887 NL  18 (4th)
1888 NL  31 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1884 NL  118 (4th)
1885 NL  118 (3rd)
1887 NL  90 (5th)
1888 NL  122 (1st)
1889 NL  80 (4th)
1891 AA  117 (4th)
Career  851 (45th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1885 NL  13 (4th)
1890 PL  14 (4th)
Career  94 (21st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1885 NL  2.78 (5th)
1887 NL  2.92 (2nd)
1888 NL  3.44 (1st)
1891 AA  3.14 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1887 NL  2.70 (4th)
1888 NL  3.33 (1st)
Career  2.47 (83rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1884 NL  .946 (5th)
1888 NL  .939 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1882 NL  born 1861-06-14 (6th)

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