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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 1952 [*]
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 Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1950 17 CHC NL 3 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 77 2 0 0 0 /2
1951 18 CHC NL 9 34 31 1 11 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 2 .355 .394 .419 .813 117 13 3 0 1 /2
1952 19 CHC NL 32 117 113 14 31 5 0 5 13 0 1 5 8 .274 .305 .451 .756 106 51 3 0 0 2
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 22 CHC NL 113 371 338 24 78 6 1 11 41 0 0 25 68 .231 .282 .352 .634 67 119 8 1 3 5 8 *2
1956 23 CHC NL 72 227 203 17 43 6 4 4 18 0 0 19 35 .212 .281 .340 .621 67 69 9 1 3 1 3 2
1958 25 KCA AL 103 327 295 32 79 11 3 9 44 3 2 18 48 .268 .311 .417 .728 97 123 7 3 5 6 4 2
1959 26 KCA AL 55 180 162 20 44 11 1 5 25 0 1 17 26 .272 .344 .444 .789 114 72 9 1 0 0 1 2
1960 27 TOT AL 95 329 294 25 59 7 0 7 33 1 3 27 45 .201 .269 .296 .565 52 87 14 1 6 1 1 2
1960 27 KCA AL 58 213 190 16 42 7 0 5 28 1 0 17 33 .221 .288 .337 .625 68 64 8 1 5 0 0 2
1960 27 DET AL 37 116 104 9 17 0 0 2 5 0 3 10 12 .163 .235 .221 .456 23 23 6 0 1 1 1 2
1961 28 DET AL 5 13 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .083 .154 .083 .237 -35 1 1 0 0 0 0 /2
1962 29 NYM NL 15 43 41 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .195 .233 .220 .452 22 9 2 1 0 0 0 2
10 Yrs 502 1647 1495 135 356 49 9 41 179 4 7 115 242 .238 .294 .365 .659 77 546 56 8 18 13 17
162 Game Avg. 162 532 482 44 115 16 3 13 58 1 37 78 .238 .294 .365 .659 77 176 18 3 6
CHC (5 yrs) 229 755 691 56 165 19 5 20 77 0 1 51 113 .239 .291 .368 .658 76 254 23 2 7 6 11
KCA (3 yrs) 216 720 647 68 165 29 4 19 97 4 3 52 107 .255 .313 .400 .713 93 259 24 5 10 6 5
DET (2 yrs) 42 129 116 9 18 0 0 2 5 0 3 11 14 .155 .227 .207 .433 17 24 7 0 1 1 1
NYM (1 yr) 15 43 41 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .195 .233 .220 .452 22 9 2 1 0 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 258 849 763 77 183 29 4 21 102 4 6 63 121 .240 .300 .371 .670 81 283 31 5 11 7 6
NL (6 yrs) 244 798 732 58 173 20 5 20 77 0 1 52 121 .236 .288 .359 .647 73 263 25 3 7 6 11

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1950 17 CHC NL 3 6 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1951 18 CHC NL 9 34 1 0 0 -1 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.3 -0.1 2 /2
1952 19 CHC NL 32 117 1 -1 -1 0 1 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .502 .500 0.5 0.1 5 2
1955 22 CHC NL 113 371 -17 -0 -1 -4 4 -17 -2.0 14 -3 -0.5 .484 .489 0.0 -0.1 1 *2
1956 23 CHC NL 72 227 -10 0 -1 3 3 -5 -0.7 9 4 0.2 .493 .497 0.0 0.5 1 2
1958 25 KCA AL 103 327 -1 -0 0 -4 4 -1 -0.2 10 9 0.9 .499 .499 1.3 0.0 13 2
1959 26 KCA AL 55 180 1 -0 -1 1 2 3 0.2 6 8 0.8 .505 .502 0.7 0.3 7 2
1960 27 KCA AL 58 213 -8 -1 -1 -4 3 -11 -1.2 7 -4 -0.6 .481 .493 -0.1 -0.2 -0 2
1960 27 DET AL 37 116 -12 -1 -1 -2 2 -14 -1.5 4 -10 -1.2 .459 .491 -0.9 -0.1 -8 2
1961 28 DET AL 5 13 -2 -0 -0 1 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .469 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 /2
1962 29 NYM NL 15 43 -4 -0 -0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .465 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -2 2
10 Seasons 502 1647 -51 -3 -6 -11 21 -50 -6.0 56 6 -0.3 .489 .496 1.4 0.7 17
CHC (5 yrs) 229 755 -25 -1 -2 -2 9 -21 -2.6 28 7 0.3 .490 .494 0.8 0.5 9
KCA (3 yrs) 216 720 -8 -2 -2 -7 10 -9 -1.2 22 14 1.1 .496 .498 1.9 0.2 20
DET (2 yrs) 42 129 -14 -1 -1 -1 2 -15 -1.7 4 -11 -1.3 .460 .492 -1.2 0.1 -10
NYM (1 yr) 15 43 -4 -0 -0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .465 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -2

Standard Fielding

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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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1958 AL  6 (8th)

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2591), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (529th), -0.3 career WAR/2.4 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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