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Leo Cardenas

Leonardo Lazaro (Alfonso) Cardenas (Chico or Mr. Automatic)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: December 17, 1938 in Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba(All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 1960 (Age 21.221)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Twins/Angels/Rangers/Indians 1960-1975

Final Game: September 26, 1975 (Age 36.283)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1960 CIN NL 21 SS 47 43 33 372.0 213 76 128 9 32 .958 -4 -13 4.94 4.34 .960 4.81 4.80
1961 CIN NL 22 SS 63 46 42 449.1 222 83 133 6 21 .973 -1 -2 4.33 3.43 .959 4.92 4.87
1962 CIN NL 23 SS 149 147 143 1332.1 737 273 443 21 84 .972 11 10 4.84 4.81 .963 5.05 5.01
1963 CIN NL 24 SS 157 152 147 1348.2 710 270 420 20 84 .972 9 8 4.60 4.39 .961 4.83 4.82
1964 CIN NL 25 SS 163 163 160 1456.0 804 336 436 32 87 .960 -3 -2 4.77 4.74 .963 5.03 5.00 AS
1965 CIN NL 26 SS 155 155 151 1384.1 751 292 440 19 92 .975 5 4 4.76 4.72 .964 4.92 4.93 AS,MVP-21,GG
1966 CIN NL 27 SS 160 160 154 1426.0 740 279 446 15 87 .980 -2 -1 4.58 4.53 .964 4.96 4.96 AS
1967 CIN NL 28 SS 108 108 107 989.0 521 190 316 15 57 .971 -2 -3 4.60 4.69 .963 4.99 4.99
1968 CIN NL 29 SS 136 129 119 1176.0 638 221 388 29 66 .955 -10 -10 4.66 4.48 .962 4.98 5.00 AS
1969 MIN AL 30 SS 160 159 155 1455.0 912 310 570 32 126 .965 17 14 5.44 5.50 .966 4.96 4.96 MVP-12
1970 MIN AL 31 SS 160 158 154 1400.1 784 280 487 17 91 .978 10 9 4.93 4.79 .967 4.93 4.91
1971 MIN AL 32 SS 153 152 149 1332.2 722 266 445 11 89 .985 -1 -1 4.80 4.65 .965 4.90 4.88 AS,MVP-21
1972 CAL AL 33 SS 150 149 145 1315.1 734 241 471 22 82 .970 4 4 4.87 4.75 .967 4.99 4.97
1973 CLE AL 34 SS 67 56 45 497.1 250 87 154 9 33 .964 -9 -21 4.36 3.60 .963 5.10 5.07
1973 CLE AL 34 3B 5 3 3 37.0 18 3 13 2 4 .889 1 19 3.89 3.20 .950 2.99 2.98
1974 TEX AL 35 3B 21 17 8 142.2 52 17 35 0 1 1.000 2 15 3.28 2.48 .954 3.12 3.10
1974 TEX AL 35 SS 10 4 3 51.0 30 9 19 2 2 .933 0 7 4.94 2.80 .965 4.98 4.96
1974 TEX AL 35 DH 4 3
1975 TEX AL 36 3B 43 28 16 256.2 113 32 76 5 9 .956 3 14 3.79 2.51 .954 3.16 3.15
1975 TEX AL 36 SS 5 2 1 20.0 12 5 7 0 3 1.000 0 0 5.40 2.40 .959 4.86 4.84
1975 TEX AL 36 2B 3 0 0 4.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 83 6.23 1.00 .973 5.40 5.37
16 Seasons SS 1843 1783 1708 16005.1 8780 3218 5303 259 1036 .971 25 2 4.79 4.62 .964 4.96 4.94
3 Seasons 3B 69 48 27 436.1 183 52 124 7 14 .962 5 15 3.63 2.55 .954 3.13 3.12
1 Season DH 4 3
1 Season 2B 3 0 0 4.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 83 6.23 1.00 .973 5.40 5.37
16 Seasons TOT 1915 1831 1735 16446.0 8966 3271 5429 266 1050 .970 31 2 4.76 4.54 .964 4.91 4.88
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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
1960 CIN NL 21 SS -4 -13 -5 -4 -1 1
1961 CIN NL 22 SS -1 -2 2 3 -1 -3
1962 CIN NL 23 SS 11 10 12 12 0 -1
1963 CIN NL 24 SS 9 8 9 6 3 0
1964 CIN NL 25 SS -3 -2 -2 0 -2 -1
1965 CIN NL 26 SS 5 4 5 6 -1 0
1966 CIN NL 27 SS -2 -1 -4 1 -5 2
1967 CIN NL 28 SS -2 -3 -3 -3 -0 1
1968 CIN NL 29 SS -10 -10 -11 -10 -1 1
1969 MIN AL 30 SS 17 14 14 11 2 3
1970 MIN AL 31 SS 10 9 11 7 4 -1
1971 MIN AL 32 SS -1 -1 -2 -2 -0 1
1972 CAL AL 33 SS 4 4 6 7 -1 -2
1973 CLE AL 34 SS -9 -21 -9 -6 -3 0
1973 CLE AL 34 3B 1 19 1 1 0 0
1974 TEX AL 35 3B 2 15 2 0 2 0
1974 TEX AL 35 SS 0 7 0 0 -0 0
1975 TEX AL 36 3B 3 14 3 3 -1 0
1975 TEX AL 36 SS 0 0 0 -0 0 0
1975 TEX AL 36 2B 0 83 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons SS 25 2 24 30 -6 1
3 Seasons 3B 5 15 5 4 1 0
1 Season 2B 0 83 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons TOT 31 2 30 34 -4 1
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
1960 CIN NL 21 48 43 48 47 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1961 CIN NL 22 74 46 74 63 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 12 4
1962 CIN NL 23 153 147 153 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1963 CIN NL 24 158 152 158 157 0 0 0 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
1964 CIN NL 25 163 163 163 163 0 0 0 0 0 163 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 CIN NL 26 156 155 156 155 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1966 CIN NL 27 160 160 160 160 0 0 0 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 CIN NL 28 108 108 108 108 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 CIN NL 29 137 129 137 136 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1969 MIN AL 30 160 159 160 160 0 0 0 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 MIN AL 31 160 158 160 160 0 0 0 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 MIN AL 32 153 152 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1972 CAL AL 33 150 149 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 CLE AL 34 72 59 72 72 0 0 0 0 5 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 TEX AL 35 34 24 34 30 0 0 0 0 21 10 0 0 0 0 4 2 0
1975 TEX AL 36 55 30 55 51 0 0 0 3 43 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
16 Seasons 1941 1834 1941 1914 0 0 0 3 69 1843 0 0 0 0 4 39 6
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 -- SS*

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 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1960 CIN NL 21 1577 62% 82% 28% 158 91% 0 75 34 35 6 127 81 37 0 3 9 1 3 5 6 32 15 0 9 2 3 31 15 14 1 1 0
1961 CIN NL 22 1917 60% 78% 26% 180 92% 0 84 40 36 8 135 106 28 0 1 6 0 4 2 5 22 7 4 7 1 0 20 11 9 1 1 0
1962 CIN NL 23 5639 63% 78% 26% 558 94% 1 279 126 121 31 445 342 84 1 8 21 2 13 6 12 87 23 7 22 10 8 75 32 41 9 3 6
1963 CIN NL 24 5568 63% 78% 26% 563 93% 2 266 136 100 30 435 341 77 1 5 20 0 16 4 16 86 26 11 28 6 1 77 38 35 2 1 1
1964 CIN NL 25 6001 64% 77% 27% 639 90% 2 328 172 126 30 441 348 80 1 5 32 1 28 3 28 87 26 14 17 8 4 75 42 29 8 4 3
1965 CIN NL 26 5908 61% 76% 25% 584 94% 3 290 141 121 28 447 353 82 3 2 19 1 14 4 14 92 26 14 27 3 5 83 42 37 7 3 4
1966 CIN NL 27 6073 65% 78% 24% 576 94% 6 289 146 115 28 441 350 74 1 5 15 0 14 1 12 86 21 14 28 8 2 75 35 38 8 5 2
1967 CIN NL 28 4146 62% 76% 25% 414 91% 3 185 92 74 19 314 237 65 2 5 15 0 14 1 14 57 23 5 21 1 2 56 29 24 1 1 0
1968 CIN NL 29 4996 65% 78% 27% 508 91% 4 225 99 98 28 393 301 76 2 5 29 2 27 0 18 69 31 7 17 2 3 62 38 23 5 3 2
1969 MIN AL 30 6120 67% 79% 27% 713 93% 4 313 136 146 32 573 435 113 2 11 32 0 30 2 24 128 53 14 24 8 6 114 70 40 10 4 4
1970 MIN AL 31 5870 63% 79% 26% 609 94% 5 282 131 120 31 483 379 92 1 5 17 2 13 2 11 92 35 9 26 6 7 86 44 39 3 0 3
1971 MIN AL 32 5708 65% 79% 25% 554 94% 7 268 122 116 30 448 338 89 4 7 11 1 9 1 10 89 36 6 27 7 5 86 42 42 2 1 1
1972 CAL AL 33 5488 65% 75% 26% 590 93% 9 247 119 94 33 470 356 91 5 5 22 3 18 1 14 82 31 9 22 5 2 73 42 30 6 3 2
1973 CLE AL 34 2174 58% 80% 26% 192 93% 5 90 35 38 18 159 108 41 5 5 9 1 8 0 8 33 15 1 7 1 3 30 17 11 3 1 2
1974 TEX AL 35 214 52% 84% 28% 24 92% 0 9 5 3 1 19 16 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1975 TEX AL 36 87 54% 86% 22% 9 89% 0 5 2 1 2 7 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1
16 Seasons 67486 64% 78% 26% 6871 93% 51 3235 1536 1344 355 5337 4096 1033 28 74 259 14 213 32 193 1047 370 115 284 68 51 947 499 414 67 31 31
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 91%

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%
1973 CLE AL 34 154 71% 77% 30% 17 82% 0 3 3 0 0 12 6 5 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 4 3 0 3 1 1 0 0
1974 TEX AL 35 606 56% 81% 28% 51 100% 0 17 16 1 0 34 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 100%
1975 TEX AL 36 1105 58% 83% 29% 113 90% 1 32 27 1 4 77 54 19 2 1 5 0 3 2 5 9 6 1 7 2 2 0 5 80%
3 Seasons 1865 59% 82% 29% 181 92% 1 52 46 2 4 123 86 31 2 1 7 0 5 2 7 14 10 1 11 3 3 0 8 88%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 89% 65%

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
1975 TEX AL 36 18 61% 89% 39% 2 100% 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 18 61% 89% 39% 2 100% 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1981 BBWAA ( 0.2%)
1982 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1965 NL (21, 3%)
1969 AL (12, 8%)
1971 AL (21, 1%)
0.12 Career Shares (883rd)

Gold Gloves
1965 NL (SS)

Assistss c a p y
1964 NL  436 (4th)
1969 AL  570 (1st)
1970 AL  487 (2nd)
1972 AL  471 (4th)
Career  5,429 (69th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1964 NL  32 (3rd)
1968 NL  29 (3rd)
1969 AL  32 (2nd)
1972 AL  22 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1969 AL  17 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1962 NL  149 (4th)
1963 NL  157 (2nd)
1964 NL  163 (1st)
1965 NL  155 (1st)
1966 NL  160 (1st)
1968 NL  136 (4th)
1969 AL  160 (1st)
1970 AL  160 (1st)
1971 AL  153 (2nd)
1972 AL  150 (3rd)
Career  1,843 (32nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1962 NL  273 (4th)
1963 NL  270 (2nd)
1964 NL  336 (1st)
1965 NL  292 (1st)
1966 NL  279 (1st)
1968 NL  221 (5th)
1969 AL  310 (1st)
1970 AL  280 (2nd)
1971 AL  266 (3rd)
1972 AL  241 (4th)
Career  3,218 (33rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1962 NL  443 (4th)
1963 NL  420 (3rd)
1964 NL  436 (2nd)
1965 NL  440 (4th)
1969 AL  570 (1st)
1970 AL  487 (2nd)
1971 AL  445 (4th)
1972 AL  471 (4th)
Career  5,303 (41st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1964 NL  32 (2nd)
1968 NL  29 (3rd)
1969 AL  32 (2nd)
1972 AL  22 (3rd)
Career  259 (93rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1962 NL  84 (5th)
1963 NL  84 (4th)
1964 NL  87 (2nd)
1965 NL  92 (1st)
1966 NL  87 (3rd)
1969 AL  126 (1st)
1970 AL  91 (5th)
1971 AL  89 (3rd)
1972 AL  82 (5th)
Career  1,036 (32nd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1962 NL  11 (1st)
1963 NL  9 (3rd)
1965 NL  5 (5th)
1969 AL  17 (2nd)
1970 AL  10 (3rd)
Career  25 (64th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1969 AL  5.44 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1962 NL  4.81 (5th)
1965 NL  4.72 (5th)
1967 NL  4.69 (5th)
1969 AL  5.50 (1st)
1970 AL  4.79 (5th)
1972 AL  4.75 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1962 NL  .972 (3rd)
1963 NL  .972 (1st)
1965 NL  .975 (2nd)
1966 NL  .980 (1st)
1970 AL  .978 (2nd)
1971 AL  .985 (1st)
Career  .971 (82nd)

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Name and misspellings: Leonardo Chico Lazaro Mr. Leo (Alfonso) Chico Automatic Mr. Cardenas

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