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Harry Chiti

Harry Chiti

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 221 lb.

Born: November 16, 1932 in Kincaid, IL
High School: Northwestern HS (Detroit, MI)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1950 (Age 17)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Athletics/Tigers/Mets 1950-1962

Final Game: June 10, 1962 (Age 29)
Died: January 31, 2002 in Haines City, FL
Buried: Rolling Hills Cemetery, Winter Haven, FL
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 CHC NL 17 C 1 1 0 8.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00 .980 5.40 5.30 0 0 0
1951 CHC NL 18 C 8 8 8 70.0 46 34 8 4 1 .913 5.40 5.25 .981 5.18 5.16 2 1 3 4 57% 41% 0
1952 CHC NL 19 C 32 30 28 263.2 186 170 13 3 6 .984 6.25 5.72 .984 5.52 5.47 5 7 13 4 24% 44% 0
1955 CHC NL 22 C 113 103 86 906.2 573 495 69 9 10 .984 -4 -5 5.60 4.99 .987 5.65 5.60 17 20 50 34 40% 46% 4
1956 CHC NL 23 C 67 63 51 540.0 369 327 35 7 2 .981 3 7 6.03 5.40 .985 5.83 5.77 6 7 20 19 49% 40% 0
1958 KCA AL 25 C 83 75 72 700.1 472 425 41 6 9 .987 -4 -7 5.99 5.61 .990 6.01 5.95 18 11 19 15 44% 47% 1
1959 KCA AL 26 C 47 44 41 383.1 256 228 25 3 5 .988 1 3 5.94 5.38 .989 6.08 6.04 5 9 12 11 48% 40% 1
1960 TOT AL 27 C 88 84 70 742.1 485 436 41 8 1 .984 -6 -10 5.78 5.42 .987 5.93 5.92 9 22 40 16 29% 40% 0
1960 KCA AL 27 C 52 51 49 458.2 292 263 24 5 1 .983 -4 -10 5.63 5.52 .987 5.93 5.92 6 12 25 9 26% 40% 0
1960 DET AL 27 C 36 33 21 283.2 193 173 17 3 0 .984 -2 -8 6.03 5.28 .987 5.93 5.92 3 10 15 7 32% 40% 0
1961 DET AL 28 C 5 4 1 37.0 22 19 3 0 0 1.000 1 32 5.35 4.40 .989 6.20 6.14 1 1 2 3 60% 36% 0
1962 NYM NL 29 C 14 11 5 92.0 68 62 4 2 1 .971 -1 -13 6.46 4.71 .987 6.72 6.66 1 1 8 2 20% 34% 0
10 Seasons C 458 423 362 3743.1 2479 2197 240 42 35 .983 -10 -3 5.86 5.32 .987 5.86 5.82 64 79 167 108 39% 43% 6
10 Seasons TOT 458 423 362 3743.1 2479 2197 240 42 35 .983 -10 -3 5.86 5.32 .987 5.86 5.82 64 79 167 108 39% 43% 6
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 CHC NL 17 C
1951 CHC NL 18 C
1952 CHC NL 19 C
1955 CHC NL 22 C -4 -5 -4
1956 CHC NL 23 C 3 7 3
1958 KCA AL 25 C -4 -7 -4
1959 KCA AL 26 C 1 3 1
1960 KCA AL 27 C -4 -10 -4
1960 DET AL 27 C -2 -8 -2
1961 DET AL 28 C 1 32 1
1962 NYM NL 29 C -1 -13 -1
10 Seasons C -10 -3 -10
10 Seasons TOT -10 -3 -10

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1950 CHC NL 17 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1951 CHC NL 18 9 8 9 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1952 CHC NL 19 32 30 32 32 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1955 CHC NL 22 113 103 113 113 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1956 CHC NL 23 72 63 72 67 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1958 KCA AL 25 103 75 103 83 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2
1959 KCA AL 26 55 44 55 47 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1960 KCA AL 27 58 51 58 52 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1960 DET AL 27 37 33 37 36 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1961 DET AL 28 5 4 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 NYM NL 29 15 11 15 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Seasons 502 423 502 458 0 458 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 2
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1951 CHC NL 18 73 4.11 6.46 2 100% 0 0 15 2 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 CHC NL 19 787 2.93 3.22 15 93% 0 1 123 8 2 6 107 8 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 1 100%
1955 CHC NL 22 2872 3.76 4.32 57 98% 0 0 409 41 2 16 349 49 12 1 0 11 6 0 4 2 0 10 0 2 2 5 100%
1956 CHC NL 23 2021 3.82 4.43 38 92% 0 0 291 25 1 9 256 31 9 1 0 5 5 0 2 3 1 2 0 1 1 11 82%
1958 KCA AL 25 2864 3.58 3.99 54 93% 0 1 426 43 2 14 366 38 6 0 1 10 6 0 4 2 0 9 0 0 1 6 50%
1959 KCA AL 26 1617 4.30 4.88 27 93% 0 1 223 18 0 9 196 24 5 2 0 4 3 0 0 3 0 5 1 0 1 5 80%
1960 KCA AL 27 1956 3.85 4.37 45 96% 0 1 266 35 0 8 223 23 6 1 0 5 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 100%
1960 DET AL 27 1230 3.71 4.31 18 100% 0 0 174 14 0 3 157 17 3 0 1 6 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1961 DET AL 28 152 4.38 4.38 0 0 0 19 0 0 1 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 NYM NL 29 403 4.99 5.58 7 100% 0 0 61 6 0 1 54 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
9 Seasons 13975 3.80 4.32 263 95% 0 4 2007 192 7 68 1738 197 45 6 2 42 31 4 12 15 2 32 2 3 7 35 83%
MLB Averages 3.99 4.50 95% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1951 CHC NL 18 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1952 CHC NL 19 3 7 281 13 2 2 13% 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 28 3 1.27 1.29
1955 CHC NL 22 15 20 1058 44 21 21 32% 36 16 7 4 1 1 4 1 94 27 1.23 1.09
1956 CHC NL 23 4 7 735 16 17 16 52% 12 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 34 19 0.92 1.38
1958 KCA AL 25 18 11 988 19 14 13 42% 16 10 3 4 0 0 1 1 69 18 1.29 1.71
1959 KCA AL 26 5 9 637 12 11 11 48% 8 11 4 0 0 0 1 0 36 14 0.92 1.28
1960 KCA AL 27 6 12 763 25 9 8 26% 19 7 6 0 0 2 0 0 53 13 1.08 1.52
1960 DET AL 27 3 10 443 15 7 7 32% 14 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 40 7 1.42 1.20
1961 DET AL 28 1 1 41 2 3 3 60% 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 3 1.08 1.68
1962 NYM NL 29 1 1 152 8 2 2 20% 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 1.36 1.03
9 Seasons 56 79 5120 154 86 83 36% 125 73 27 10 2 3 6 2 375 109 1.18 1.35
MLB Averages 42% 1.18 1.17



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1955 NL  113 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1955 NL  495 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1955 NL  69 (1st)
1958 AL  41 (4th)
1960 AL  41 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1955 NL  9 (2nd)
1958 AL  6 (4th)
1960 AL  8 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1955 NL  10 (1st)
1958 AL  9 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1955 NL  17 (1st)
1958 AL  18 (1st)
1960 AL  9 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1955 NL  50 (1st)
1960 AL  40 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1955 NL  34 (1st)
1956 NL  19 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1956 NL  48.7 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1956 NL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1956 NL  6.03 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1956 NL  5.40 (5th)
1960 AL  5.42 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1950 NL  born 1932-11-16 (1st)
1951 NL  born 1932-11-16 (1st)
1952 NL  born 1932-11-16 (5th)

                                         

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