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Lew Burdette

Selva Lewis Burdette

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 22, 1926 in Nitro, WV
High School: Nitro HS (Nitro, WV)
School: University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1950 (Age 23.308)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Angels/Cubs/Cardinals/Phillies/... 1950-1967

Final Game: July 16, 1967 (Age 40.236)
Died: February 6, 2007 in Winter Garden, FL
Cremated
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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
1950 NYY AL 23 P 2 0 0 1.1 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 6.75 0.50 .950 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
1951 BSN NL 24 P 3 0 0 4.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.33 .960 2.08 2.13 1 1 50% 42% 0
1952 BSN NL 25 P 45 9 5 137.0 39 9 29 1 3 .974 2.50 0.84 .953 2.18 2.16 3 3 50% 44% 0
1953 MLN NL 26 P 46 13 6 175.0 49 11 37 1 6 .980 2.47 1.04 .956 2.06 2.02 4 5 56% 0
1954 MLN NL 27 P 38 32 13 238.0 70 17 49 4 4 .943 2.50 1.74 .960 2.07 2.06 4 4 50% 45% 0
1955 MLN NL 28 P 42 33 11 230.0 67 18 47 2 6 .970 2.54 1.55 .950 2.04 2.02 2 3 60% 44% 1
1956 MLN NL 29 P 39 35 16 256.1 68 19 48 1 4 .985 2.35 1.72 .966 2.05 2.03 4 4 50% 41% 0 MVP-22
1957 MLN NL 30 P 37 33 14 256.2 79 22 53 4 3 .949 2.63 2.03 .962 2.06 2.08 6 7 54% 39% 0 AS,MVP-24
1958 MLN NL 31 P 40 36 19 275.1 81 27 53 1 4 .988 2.62 2.00 .955 1.97 1.96 6 6 50% 39% 0 CYA-3,MVP-11
1959 MLN NL 32 P 41 39 20 289.2 69 21 47 1 6 .986 2.11 1.66 .954 1.99 1.97 3 6 67% 38% 0 AS,MVP-12
1960 MLN NL 33 P 45 32 18 275.2 101 31 68 2 6 .980 3.23 2.20 .962 2.09 2.08 6 3 33% 40% 0
1961 MLN NL 34 P 40 36 14 272.1 88 27 60 1 2 .989 2.88 2.18 .959 2.18 2.15 9 7 44% 38% 0
1962 MLN NL 35 P 37 19 6 143.2 43 8 33 2 1 .953 2.57 1.11 .948 2.07 2.05 1 5 83% 34% 0
1963 TOT NL 36 P 36 27 7 182.0 43 11 27 5 3 .884 1.88 1.06 .951 2.06 2.06 8 4 33% 42% 0
1963 MLN NL 36 P 15 13 4 84.0 25 7 15 3 2 .880 2.36 1.47 .951 2.06 2.06 2 4 67% 42% 0
1963 STL NL 36 P 21 14 3 98.0 18 4 12 2 1 .889 1.47 0.76 .951 2.06 2.06 6 0 0% 42% 0
1964 TOT NL 37 P 36 17 8 141.0 46 10 36 0 3 1.000 2.94 1.28 .953 2.14 2.13 4 2 33% 40% 0
1964 STL NL 37 P 8 0 0 10.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.25 .955 2.16 2.12 0 0 0
1964 CHC NL 37 P 28 17 8 131.0 44 10 34 0 3 1.000 3.02 1.57 .953 2.14 2.13 4 2 33% 40% 0
1965 TOT NL 38 P 26 12 1 91.0 23 6 17 0 3 1.000 2.27 0.88 .956 2.08 2.08 3 0 0% 36% 0
1965 CHC NL 38 P 7 3 0 20.1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.21 0.71 .956 2.08 2.09 0 0 0
1965 PHI NL 38 P 19 9 1 70.2 18 4 14 0 3 1.000 2.29 0.95 .956 2.08 2.08 3 0 0% 36% 0
1966 CAL AL 39 P 54 0 0 79.2 21 8 11 2 0 .905 2.15 0.35 .952 1.99 1.98 3 1 25% 38% 0
1967 CAL AL 40 P 19 0 0 18.1 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.26 .956 1.96 1.96 0 1 100% 41% 0
18 Seasons P 626 373 158 3067.1 894 245 622 27 55 .970 2.54 1.38 .957 2.07 2.05 67 62 48% 37% 1
18 Seasons TOT 626 373 158 3067.1 894 245 622 27 55 .970 2.54 1.38 .957 2.07 2.05 67 62 48% 37% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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-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
1950 NYY AL 23 P
1951 BSN NL 24 P
1952 BSN NL 25 P
1953 MLN NL 26 P
1954 MLN NL 27 P
1955 MLN NL 28 P
1956 MLN NL 29 P
1957 MLN NL 30 P
1958 MLN NL 31 P
1959 MLN NL 32 P
1960 MLN NL 33 P
1961 MLN NL 34 P
1962 MLN NL 35 P
1963 MLN NL 36 P
1963 STL NL 36 P
1964 STL NL 37 P
1964 CHC NL 37 P
1965 CHC NL 38 P
1965 PHI NL 38 P
1966 CAL AL 39 P
1967 CAL AL 40 P
18 Seasons P
18 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
1950 NYY AL 23 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 BSN NL 24 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 BSN NL 25 45 9 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 MLN NL 26 46 13 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 MLN NL 27 39 32 39 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1955 MLN NL 28 45 33 45 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1956 MLN NL 29 45 35 45 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
1957 MLN NL 30 41 33 41 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1958 MLN NL 31 47 36 47 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
1959 MLN NL 32 52 39 52 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
1960 MLN NL 33 46 32 46 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 MLN NL 34 42 36 42 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1962 MLN NL 35 39 19 39 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1963 STL NL 36 21 14 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 MLN NL 36 17 13 17 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1964 CHC NL 37 28 17 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 STL NL 37 8 0 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 PHI NL 38 19 9 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 CHC NL 38 8 3 8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 CAL AL 39 54 0 54 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 CAL AL 40 19 0 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Seasons 666 373 666 626 626 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1950 NYY AL 23 6 100% 17% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1951 BSN NL 24 23 83% 13% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1952 BSN NL 25 529 85% 35% 34 88% 2 6 1 5 29 21 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 0 7 86%
1953 MLN NL 26 665 85% 34% 40 95% 0 8 2 2 34 24 7 1 0 1 0 0 6 4 6 0 9 89%
1954 MLN NL 27 911 86% 35% 54 91% 0 15 2 11 47 37 8 4 0 2 2 3 3 3 3 0 8 75%
1955 MLN NL 28 824 86% 32% 39 97% 2 16 4 10 37 24 8 2 1 1 0 0 5 3 3 2 7 86%
1956 MLN NL 29 911 85% 33% 49 88% 1 19 1 13 40 31 5 2 1 0 1 0 4 1 4 0 5 100%
1957 MLN NL 30 1064 88% 37% 63 87% 1 21 2 15 51 45 2 4 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 0 9 89%
1958 MLN NL 31 1112 86% 37% 56 98% 0 25 0 22 52 40 8 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 4 0 4 100%
1959 MLN NL 32 1191 89% 35% 55 89% 0 22 1 17 46 39 5 1 1 0 0 0 6 4 5 1 6 83%
1960 MLN NL 33 1118 90% 38% 86 91% 3 29 5 17 69 52 12 2 0 1 1 1 6 4 4 2 17 94%
1961 MLN NL 34 1125 90% 36% 73 92% 1 26 4 16 59 52 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 7 86%
1962 MLN NL 35 593 88% 29% 39 92% 1 10 1 7 34 28 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 6 100%
1963 STL NL 36 416 86% 27% 15 93% 0 5 0 4 13 9 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 75%
1963 MLN NL 36 342 86% 33% 20 85% 0 7 1 5 16 11 2 3 0 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 0%
1964 CHC NL 37 549 91% 34% 39 87% 0 10 1 8 33 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 1 100%
1964 STL NL 37 43 91% 33% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 PHI NL 38 319 87% 36% 13 100% 1 4 1 3 12 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 6 100%
1965 CHC NL 38 93 89% 44% 4 100% 0 2 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1966 CAL AL 39 316 90% 33% 17 71% 1 8 0 5 10 9 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 60%
1967 CAL AL 40 71 89% 39% 6 83% 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Seasons 12221 88% 35% 706 91% 13 233 27 161 594 467 75 28 4 13 11 11 53 36 47 6 104 88%
MLB Averages 80% 27% 89% 82%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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
1973 BBWAA ( 3.2%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1975 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1976 BBWAA ( 5.4%)
1977 BBWAA (22.2%)
1978 BBWAA (20.1%)
1979 BBWAA (12.3%)
1980 BBWAA (17.1%)
1981 BBWAA (12.0%)
1982 BBWAA (10.4%)
1983 BBWAA (11.5%)
1984 BBWAA (24.1%)
1985 BBWAA (20.8%)
1986 BBWAA (22.6%)
1987 BBWAA (23.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 NL (22, 2%)
1957 NL (24, 1%)
1958 NL (11, 14%)
1959 NL (12, 4%)
0.21 Career Shares (741st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1958 ML (3, 19%)
0.19 Career Shares (167th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1958 August NL Player of the Month

Putouts as P s c a p y
1954 NL  17 (2nd)
1956 NL  19 (4th)
1957 NL  22 (3rd)
1958 NL  27 (1st)
1959 NL  21 (4th)
1960 NL  31 (1st)
1961 NL  27 (2nd)
Career  245 (41st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1954 NL  49 (5th)
1955 NL  47 (3rd)
1957 NL  53 (2nd)
1958 NL  53 (3rd)
1959 NL  47 (2nd)
1960 NL  68 (1st)
1961 NL  60 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1954 NL  4 (1st)
1957 NL  4 (1st)
1963 NL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1954 NL  2.50 (5th)
1955 NL  2.54 (4th)
1957 NL  2.63 (5th)
1958 NL  2.62 (2nd)
1960 NL  3.23 (1st)
1961 NL  2.88 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1954 NL  1.74 (4th)
1956 NL  1.72 (2nd)
1957 NL  2.03 (2nd)
1958 NL  2.00 (2nd)
1959 NL  1.66 (5th)
1960 NL  2.20 (2nd)
1961 NL  2.17 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1958 NL  .988 (5th)
1959 NL  .986 (3rd)
1961 NL  .989 (4th)
Career  .970 (84th)

Oldest s c a p y
1964 NL  born 1926-11-22 (8th)
1965 NL  born 1926-11-22 (5th)
1966 AL  born 1926-11-22 (2nd)
1967 AL  born 1926-11-22 (2nd)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Selva Lew Lewis lou Burdette

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