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Ben Chapman

William Benjamin Chapman

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 25, 1908 in Nashville, TN
High School: Phillips HS (Birmingham, AL)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1930 (Age 21.111, 6,031st in MLB history)   vs. PHA 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Indians/RedSox/Senators/WhiteSox/... 1930-1946

Last Game: May 12, 1946 (Age 37.138)   vs. BRO 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 7, 1993 in Hoover, AL
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL
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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
1930 NYY AL 21 3B 91 91 88 801.0 273 100 149 24 11 .912 2.80 2.74 .945 3.10 3.04
1930 NYY AL 21 2B 45 43 40 378.0 296 132 146 18 36 .939 6.62 6.18 .969 6.05 5.95
1931 NYY AL 22 OF 137 137 128 1225.0 326 300 14 12 1 .963 2.31 2.29 .969 2.41 2.38 MVP-15
1931 NYY AL 22 LF 88 87 80 230 208 12 10 1 .957 2.50 .966 2.19 MVP-15
1931 NYY AL 22 RF 52 50 48 96 92 2 2 0 .979 1.81 .964 2.09 MVP-15
1931 NYY AL 22 2B 11 11 11 104.0 60 25 33 2 4 .967 5.02 5.27 .965 5.90 5.84 MVP-15
1932 NYY AL 23 OF 150 149 126 1339.0 333 303 13 17 2 .949 2.12 2.11 .967 2.43 2.42
1932 NYY AL 23 RF 88 68 65 130 120 5 5 0 .962 1.42 .962 2.09
1932 NYY AL 23 LF 83 81 61 187 165 9 13 2 .930 2.10 .964 2.17
1933 NYY AL 24 OF 147 147 138 1299.0 320 288 24 8 4 .975 2.16 2.12 .970 2.38 2.37 AS,MVP-20
1933 NYY AL 24 RF 78 74 70 146 129 11 6 3 .959 1.79 .961 2.07 AS,MVP-20
1933 NYY AL 24 LF 75 73 68 156 140 14 2 1 .987 2.05 .971 2.24 AS,MVP-20
1934 NYY AL 25 OF 149 149 140 1319.0 393 368 12 13 2 .967 2.59 2.55 .968 2.33 2.29 AS
1934 NYY AL 25 CF 86 85 78 242 227 6 9 0 .963 2.71 .972 2.60 AS
1934 NYY AL 25 LF 41 41 41 99 94 3 2 1 .980 2.37 .967 2.14 AS
1934 NYY AL 25 RF 24 23 21 45 41 2 2 1 .956 1.79 .963 2.01 AS
1935 NYY AL 26 CF 138 138 134 410 371 24 15 7 .963 2.86 .973 2.80 AS
1935 NYY AL 26 OF 138 138 134 1223.0 412 372 25 15 7 .964 2.92 2.88 .970 2.41 2.39 AS
1936 TOT AL 27 CF 133 133 129 396 368 13 15 4 .962 2.86 .974 2.80 AS
1936 TOT AL 27 OF 133 133 129 1174.0 406 377 13 16 4 .961 2.99 2.93 .968 2.42 2.38 AS
1936 NYY AL 27 CF 36 36 33 111 104 3 4 0 .964 2.97 .974 2.80
1936 NYY AL 27 OF 36 36 33 320.0 113 106 3 4 0 .965 3.07 3.03 .968 2.42 2.38
1936 WSH AL 27 CF 97 97 96 285 264 10 11 4 .961 2.82 .974 2.80
1936 WSH AL 27 OF 97 97 96 854.0 293 271 10 12 4 .959 2.96 2.90 .968 2.42 2.38
1937 TOT AL 28 OF 144 144 138 1266.0 367 349 10 8 1 .978 2.55 2.49 .969 2.40 2.35
1937 TOT AL 28 CF 43 42 41 111 105 2 4 0 .964 2.49 .973 2.73
1937 WSH AL 28 CF 32 32 31 86 81 1 4 0 .953 2.56 .973 2.73
1937 WSH AL 28 OF 32 32 31 285.0 92 87 1 4 0 .957 2.78 2.75 .969 2.40 2.35
1937 BOS AL 28 OF 112 112 107 981.0 275 262 9 4 1 .985 2.49 2.42 .969 2.40 2.35
1937 BOS AL 28 RF 100 100 95 223 213 7 3 1 .987 2.20 .963 1.98
1937 BOS AL 28 CF 11 10 10 25 24 1 0 0 1.000 2.27 .973 2.73
1937 BOS AL 28 LF 2 2 2 4 3 0 1 0 .750 1.50 .965 2.10
1937 BOS AL 28 SS 1 1 1 8.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 3.38 3.00 .955 5.40 5.20
1938 BOS AL 29 OF 126 125 119 1079.0 292 267 15 10 5 .966 2.35 2.24 .972 2.42 2.35
1938 BOS AL 29 RF 125 125 119 280 253 17 10 5 .964 2.16 .971 2.03
1938 BOS AL 29 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 .940 3.30 3.10
1938 BOS AL 29 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1939 CLE AL 30 OF 146 145 137 1271.0 379 356 12 11 0 .971 2.61 2.52 .969 2.49 2.44
1939 CLE AL 30 CF 133 131 127 326 306 9 11 0 .966 2.37 .975 2.75
1939 CLE AL 30 RF 13 13 9 26 22 3 1 0 .962 1.92 .959 1.96
1939 CLE AL 30 LF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.25
1940 CLE AL 31 OF 140 139 132 1228.0 329 307 10 12 3 .964 2.32 2.26 .970 2.44 2.40
1940 CLE AL 31 LF 62 61 58 134 125 1 8 0 .940 2.03 .963 2.32
1940 CLE AL 31 RF 60 60 57 147 137 6 4 3 .973 2.38 .970 2.07
1940 CLE AL 31 CF 20 18 17 42 41 1 0 0 1.000 2.10 .976 2.77
1941 TOT AL 32 OF 75 73 69 662.0 185 176 7 2 2 .989 2.49 2.44 .973 2.44 2.41
1941 TOT AL 32 LF 47 47 44 105 98 6 1 1 .990 2.21 .975 2.28
1941 WSH AL 32 LF 26 26 26 56 51 5 0 1 1.000 2.15 .975 2.28
1941 WSH AL 32 OF 26 26 26 236.0 58 54 3 1 1 .983 2.17 2.19 .973 2.44 2.41
1941 CHW AL 32 OF 49 47 43 426.0 127 122 4 1 1 .992 2.66 2.57 .973 2.44 2.41
1941 CHW AL 32 CF 23 21 20 62 59 3 0 1 1.000 2.70 .976 2.78
1941 CHW AL 32 LF 21 21 18 49 47 1 1 0 .980 2.29 .975 2.28
1941 CHW AL 32 RF 6 5 5 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.83 .969 2.13
1944 BRO NL 35 P 11 9 6 79.0 10 3 6 1 0 .900 1.03 0.82 .961 2.14 2.13 2 3 60% 0
1945 TOT NL 36 P 13 7 2 61.0 17 2 14 1 1 .941 2.36 1.23 .963 2.18 2.17 3 2 40% 37% 0
1945 BRO NL 36 P 10 7 2 54.0 16 2 13 1 1 .938 2.50 1.50 .963 2.18 2.17 3 2 40% 37% 0
1945 PHI NL 36 OF 10 4 4 55.0 15 13 1 1 0 .933 2.29 1.40 .978 2.47 2.45
1945 PHI NL 36 CF 6 4 4 11 10 0 1 0 .909 1.67 .982 2.73
1945 PHI NL 36 3B 4 2 2 30.0 10 2 6 2 1 .800 2.40 2.00 .941 3.24 3.20
1945 PHI NL 36 P 3 0 0 7.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.33 .960 2.19 2.17 0 0 0
1945 PHI NL 36 LF 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.25
1945 PHI NL 36 RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .980 2.05
1946 PHI NL 37 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20 0 0 0
12 Seasons OF 1495 1483 1394 13140.0 3757 3476 156 125 31 .967 2.49 2.43 .969 2.41 2.38
8 Seasons CF 582 572 550 1600 1487 58 55 12 .966 2.65 .974 2.75
10 Seasons RF 548 518 489 1105 1019 53 33 13 .970 1.96 .966 2.04
10 Seasons LF 403 393 355 917 834 46 37 6 .960 2.18 .967 2.22
3 Seasons 3B 96 93 90 834.0 284 102 156 26 12 .908 2.78 2.69 .945 3.11 3.05
2 Seasons 2B 56 54 51 482.0 356 157 179 20 40 .944 6.27 6.00 .968 6.02 5.93
3 Seasons P 25 16 8 141.0 27 5 20 2 1 .926 1.60 1.00 .962 2.16 2.15 5 5 50% 19% 0
1 Season SS 1 1 1 8.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 3.38 3.00 .955 5.40 5.20
15 Seasons TOT 1673 1647 1544 14605.0 4428 3742 512 174 84 .961 2.62 2.54 .968 2.57 2.53 5 5 50% 19% 0
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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
1930 NYY AL 21 3B
1930 NYY AL 21 2B
1931 NYY AL 22 LF
1931 NYY AL 22 RF
1931 NYY AL 22 2B
1932 NYY AL 23 RF
1932 NYY AL 23 LF
1933 NYY AL 24 RF
1933 NYY AL 24 LF
1934 NYY AL 25 CF
1934 NYY AL 25 LF
1934 NYY AL 25 RF
1935 NYY AL 26 CF
1936 NYY AL 27 CF
1936 WSH AL 27 CF
1937 WSH AL 28 CF
1937 BOS AL 28 RF
1937 BOS AL 28 CF
1937 BOS AL 28 LF
1937 BOS AL 28 SS
1938 BOS AL 29 RF
1938 BOS AL 29 3B
1938 BOS AL 29 LF
1939 CLE AL 30 CF
1939 CLE AL 30 RF
1939 CLE AL 30 LF
1940 CLE AL 31 LF
1940 CLE AL 31 RF
1940 CLE AL 31 CF
1941 WSH AL 32 LF
1941 CHW AL 32 CF
1941 CHW AL 32 LF
1941 CHW AL 32 RF
1944 BRO NL 35 P
1945 BRO NL 36 P
1945 PHI NL 36 CF
1945 PHI NL 36 3B
1945 PHI NL 36 P
1945 PHI NL 36 LF
1945 PHI NL 36 RF
1946 PHI NL 37 P
8 Seasons CF
10 Seasons RF
10 Seasons LF
3 Seasons 3B
2 Seasons 2B
3 Seasons P
1 Season SS
15 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
1930 NYY AL 21 138 134 138 136 0 0 0 45 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1931 NYY AL 22 149 148 149 148 0 0 0 11 0 0 88 0 52 137 0 1 0
1932 NYY AL 23 151 149 151 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 0 88 150 0 1 0
1933 NYY AL 24 147 147 147 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 0 78 147 0 0 0
1934 NYY AL 25 149 149 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 86 24 149 0 0 0
1935 NYY AL 26 140 138 140 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 138 0 2 0
1936 WSH AL 27 97 97 97 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 0 97 0 0 0
1936 NYY AL 27 36 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 36 0 0 0
1937 BOS AL 28 113 113 113 113 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 100 112 0 0 0
1937 WSH AL 28 35 32 35 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 32 0 3 0
1938 BOS AL 29 127 125 127 126 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 125 126 0 1 0
1939 CLE AL 30 149 145 149 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 133 13 146 0 2 1
1940 CLE AL 31 143 139 143 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 20 60 140 0 4 0
1941 CHW AL 32 57 47 57 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 23 6 49 0 9 0
1941 WSH AL 32 28 26 28 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 26 0 2 0
1944 BRO NL 35 20 9 20 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1945 PHI NL 36 24 6 24 17 3 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 2 10 0 10 0
1945 BRO NL 36 13 7 13 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1946 PHI NL 37 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 1717 1647 1717 1672 25 0 0 56 96 1 403 582 548 1495 0 49 1
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 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1934 NYY AL 25 8 2 4 2 0 4 0 2 1 1 28 15 1 11 1 1 1 0 0 13 2 0 17 9 0 70 27 38.6% 41 2 2.9% 2 2148 64% 81% 32% 267 63%
1935 NYY AL 26 9 0 9 0 4 18 0 7 3 3 58 22 5 35 2 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 24 17 2 124 41 33.1% 74 9 7.3% 9 3744 63% 82% 30% 445 60%
1936 WSH AL 27 6 0 6 0 0 4 1 2 0 1 25 12 0 27 1 0 2 1 0 8 0 1 13 12 0 75 26 34.7% 48 1 1.3% 3 1994 62% 85% 28% 234 55%
1936 NYY AL 27 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 14 3 1 12 1 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 11 9 0 43 14 32.6% 27 2 4.7% 0 1020 62% 82% 31% 130 65%
1937 WSH AL 28 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 13 10 0 12 1 0 6 2 0 9 2 0 6 4 0 46 19 41.3% 27 0 0.0% 1 862 65% 82% 29% 118 50%
1937 BOS AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 7 3 42.9% 3 1 14.3% 0 211 67% 81% 25% 17 65%
1939 CLE AL 30 6 1 5 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 12 7 1 12 3 0 8 4 0 7 1 0 12 11 0 51 26 51.0% 24 1 2.0% 1 2079 62% 81% 30% 184 67%
1940 CLE AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 9 6 1 7 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 1 0 24 10 41.7% 13 1 4.2% 0 696 65% 81% 31% 81 53%
1941 CHW AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 10 4 40.0% 6 0 0.0% 2 409 58% 84% 30% 42 62%
1945 PHI NL 36 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 20.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 155 49% 85% 29% 21 43%
8 Seasons 36 3 31 2 9 35 1 14 8 6 166 76 10 122 11 4 24 10 0 49 6 1 94 68 2 455 171 37.6% 267 17 3.7% 18 13318 63% 82% 30% 1539 60%
MLB Averages 39.4% 2.4% 60% 85% 29% 58%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1931 NYY AL 22 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 6 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 6 6 0 26 13 50.0% 13 0 0.0% 1 1268 67% 83% 29% 116 54%
1932 NYY AL 23 4 0 3 1 1 5 0 1 1 3 33 9 2 17 1 2 8 5 0 7 1 0 6 3 0 71 19 26.8% 48 4 5.6% 1 2147 61% 80% 28% 203 49%
1933 NYY AL 24 4 0 4 0 0 10 0 3 3 4 48 15 1 19 2 0 10 5 0 15 4 3 11 9 0 103 35 34.0% 64 4 3.9% 6 2464 62% 81% 25% 232 47%
1934 NYY AL 25 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 14 3 21.4% 11 0 0.0% 0 681 71% 80% 28% 55 49%
1937 BOS AL 28 3 0 2 1 1 5 0 1 0 3 25 10 1 16 2 0 11 8 1 13 4 0 19 11 1 84 35 41.7% 46 3 3.6% 2 2754 68% 80% 28% 275 58%
1938 BOS AL 29 5 0 4 1 2 11 2 3 2 4 37 11 2 15 4 0 17 10 2 14 2 1 24 18 0 107 45 42.1% 57 5 4.7% 6 2522 58% 82% 28% 259 61%
1939 CLE AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 97 57% 69% 20% 4 50%
1940 CLE AL 31 4 0 4 0 0 6 0 3 0 1 26 10 1 17 2 0 15 9 0 8 0 0 20 14 1 86 35 40.7% 49 2 2.3% 4 2215 63% 80% 31% 257 54%
1941 CHW AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 118 51% 81% 27% 10 60%
1945 PHI NL 36 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 0 0 0 8 88% 100% 63% 0
10 Seasons 23 0 19 4 5 38 2 11 6 15 192 65 7 93 12 2 64 38 3 58 11 4 88 62 2 495 188 38.0% 289 18 3.6% 20 14274 63% 81% 28% 1411 54%
MLB Averages 40.1% 3.3% 60% 85% 29% 54%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1931 NYY AL 22 9 0 7 2 3 11 0 6 2 3 47 36 1 31 5 2 17 11 0 14 5 1 13 13 0 122 70 57.4% 48 4 3.3% 7 2868 60% 83% 29% 367 50%
1932 NYY AL 23 7 0 7 0 2 7 0 2 2 2 31 18 2 16 5 0 8 3 1 16 4 1 17 15 0 88 45 51.1% 39 4 4.5% 3 2454 54% 81% 30% 272 53%
1933 NYY AL 24 2 0 2 0 1 13 0 8 0 4 35 25 1 18 2 1 11 5 1 5 0 0 10 10 0 79 42 53.2% 34 3 3.8% 10 2122 60% 77% 29% 244 47%
1934 NYY AL 25 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 13 10 0 6 2 0 5 3 0 8 2 0 6 4 0 38 21 55.3% 17 0 0.0% 2 1256 63% 80% 31% 131 60%
1937 BOS AL 28 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 41 66% 78% 15% 3 0%
1938 BOS AL 29 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 0 0 0 20 50% 75% 35% 2 0%
1939 CLE AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 41 71% 80% 17% 1 100%
1940 CLE AL 31 8 0 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 33 21 0 22 5 0 6 3 0 5 0 0 11 10 0 77 39 50.6% 38 0 0.0% 1 2178 62% 82% 30% 279 43%
1941 WSH AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7 2 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 5 1 0 2 1 1 19 7 36.8% 11 1 5.3% 1 434 64% 84% 28% 56 52%
1941 CHW AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 3 60.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 181 55% 85% 34% 21 62%
1945 PHI NL 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 50.0% 3 1 12.5% 0 41 76% 76% 22% 5 20%
10 Seasons 29 0 25 4 6 37 0 19 5 9 174 118 5 99 21 3 50 27 2 55 12 2 61 54 1 439 232 52.8% 194 13 3.0% 24 11636 59% 81% 30% 1381 49%
MLB Averages 56.0% 2.6% 60% 85% 29% 53%

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%
1930 NYY AL 21 3070 58% 85% 27% 222 77% 5 88 59 8 21 117 91 16 4 4 21 0 11 10 18 8 4 0 5 2 2 0 9 78%
1945 PHI NL 36 99 62% 88% 31% 5 80% 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 3169 58% 85% 27% 227 77% 5 89 60 8 21 120 93 17 4 4 22 0 12 10 19 9 5 0 6 2 2 0 9 78%
MLB Averages 60% 85% 27% 87% 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
1930 NYY AL 21 1368 59% 84% 26% 147 92% 6 105 37 56 13 117 93 14 3 0 13 3 6 4 6 26 7 5 3 3 21 6 14 5 2 3
1931 NYY AL 22 434 65% 78% 24% 40 95% 0 23 8 11 4 32 26 6 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 4 1 0 2 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
2 Seasons 1802 60% 83% 25% 187 93% 6 128 45 67 17 149 119 20 3 0 15 3 8 4 8 30 8 5 5 3 25 8 16 5 2 3
MLB Averages 60% 85% 27% 92%

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%
1944 BRO NL 35 349 81% 21% 9 78% 0 3 0 2 7 6 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1945 BRO NL 36 253 81% 19% 13 92% 0 2 0 2 13 7 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 2 100%
1945 PHI NL 36 9 44% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 PHI NL 37 5 80% 20% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 616 80% 20% 22 86% 0 5 0 4 20 13 4 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 3 100%
MLB Averages 85% 27% 89% 85%

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
1937 BOS AL 28 38 55% 87% 24% 4 75% 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 38 55% 87% 24% 4 75% 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 85% 27% 89%



* - 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 1930 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
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 AL (15, 9%)
1933 AL (20, 5%)
0.14 Career Shares (861st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1930 AL  42 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1930 AL  24 (1st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  12 (2nd)
1932 AL  9 (4th)
1933 AL  14 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  10 (3rd)
1932 AL  13 (3rd)
1940 AL  8 (5th)
Career  37 (97th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  1 (3rd)
1941 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  138 (3rd)
1939 AL  133 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  227 (5th)
1935 AL  371 (3rd)
1936 AL  368 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  6 (5th)
1935 AL  24 (1st)
1936 AL  13 (2nd)
1939 AL  9 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  9 (3rd)
1935 AL  15 (1st)
1936 AL  15 (1st)
1939 AL  11 (3rd)
Career  55 (54th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  7 (1st)
1936 AL  4 (2nd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 AL  125 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  213 (3rd)
1938 AL  253 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 AL  11 (3rd)
1938 AL  17 (1st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 AL  5 (5th)
1938 AL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 AL  3 (3rd)
1937 AL  1 (5th)
1938 AL  5 (1st)
1940 AL  3 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  150 (4th)
1933 AL  147 (4th)
1934 AL  149 (3rd)
1939 AL  146 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1934 AL  368 (3rd)
1935 AL  372 (4th)
1936 AL  377 (4th)
1937 AL  349 (5th)
1939 AL  356 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1931 AL  14 (4th)
1932 AL  13 (5th)
1933 AL  24 (1st)
1935 AL  25 (1st)
1938 AL  15 (3rd)
1939 AL  12 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  17 (4th)
1934 AL  13 (5th)
1935 AL  15 (3rd)
1936 AL  16 (2nd)
1940 AL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1933 AL  4 (3rd)
1935 AL  7 (1st)
1938 AL  5 (1st)
1940 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  2.50 (1st)
1932 AL  2.10 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  2.71 (1st)
1935 AL  2.86 (4th)
1936 AL  2.86 (4th)
Career  2.65 (44th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  .966 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  2.20 (2nd)
1938 AL  2.16 (2nd)
Career  1.96 (80th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1935 AL  2.92 (3rd)
1936 AL  2.99 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1934 AL  2.55 (5th)
1935 AL  2.88 (3rd)
1936 AL  2.93 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  .978 (5th)

                           

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