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Horace Clarke

Horace Meredith Clarke (Hoss)

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: June 2, 1940 in Frederiksted, St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands
High School: Christiansted (St. Croix, VI)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 13, 1965 (Age 24.345)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Padres 1965-1974

Final Game: September 15, 1974 (Age 34.105)
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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
1965 NYY AL 25 3B 17 17 11 137.0 65 15 45 5 4 .923 2 16 3.94 3.53 .960 3.13 3.12
1965 NYY AL 25 2B 7 4 3 44.0 15 5 10 0 1 1.000 -0 -8 3.07 2.14 .978 5.07 5.06
1965 NYY AL 25 SS 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 6.00 2.00 .960 4.80 4.70
1966 NYY AL 26 SS 63 59 58 524.0 264 102 154 8 37 .970 -11 -26 4.40 4.06 .960 4.79 4.78
1966 NYY AL 26 2B 16 14 12 129.2 83 42 38 3 9 .964 1 9 5.55 5.00 .975 5.09 5.09
1966 NYY AL 26 3B 4 3 3 37.0 7 2 4 1 2 .857 -1 -36 1.46 1.50 .954 3.04 3.02
1967 NYY AL 27 2B 140 139 138 1262.1 766 348 410 8 79 .990 8 7 5.40 5.41 .979 4.95 4.96
1968 NYY AL 28 2B 139 137 135 1215.1 814 357 444 13 80 .984 12 12 5.93 5.76 .977 5.11 5.08
1969 NYY AL 29 2B 156 156 155 1385.1 817 373 429 15 112 .982 7 6 5.21 5.14 .976 5.21 5.21
1970 NYY AL 30 2B 157 157 157 1417.2 875 379 478 18 95 .979 1 1 5.44 5.46 .979 5.35 5.32
1971 NYY AL 31 2B 156 153 153 1381.0 857 386 455 16 97 .981 4 4 5.48 5.39 .980 5.31 5.28
1972 NYY AL 32 2B 143 134 133 1195.1 757 347 399 11 104 .985 6 6 5.62 5.22 .977 5.17 5.14
1973 NYY AL 33 2B 147 141 140 1253.0 838 378 442 18 107 .979 -5 -5 5.89 5.58 .980 5.44 5.41
1974 TOT MLB 34 2B 41 23 22 235.0 143 67 74 2 11 .986 -1 -6 5.40 3.44 .974 5.43 5.41
1974 NYY AL 34 2B 20 9 9 95.0 54 27 27 0 5 1.000 -0 -6 5.12 2.70 .975 5.37 5.35
1974 NYY AL 34 DH 2 0
1974 SDP NL 34 2B 21 14 13 140.0 89 40 47 2 6 .978 -1 -6 5.59 4.14 .973 5.47 5.47
10 Seasons 2B 1102 1058 1048 9518.2 5965 2682 3179 104 695 .983 32 4 5.54 5.32 .978 5.23 5.21
2 Seasons SS 64 59 58 527.0 266 103 155 8 37 .970 -12 -26 4.41 4.03 .960 4.79 4.78
2 Seasons 3B 21 20 14 174.0 72 17 49 6 6 .917 1 5 3.41 3.14 .959 3.11 3.10
10 Seasons TOT 1187 1137 1120 10219.2 6303 2802 3383 118 738 .981 22 3 5.45 5.21 .977 5.17 5.15
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
1965 NYY AL 25 3B 2 16 2 3 -1 0
1965 NYY AL 25 2B -0 -8 -0 0 -0 0
1965 NYY AL 25 SS -0 -80 -0 -0 0 0
1966 NYY AL 26 SS -11 -26 -11 -7 -4 0
1966 NYY AL 26 2B 1 9 2 2 0 -1
1966 NYY AL 26 3B -1 -36 -1 -0 -1 0
1967 NYY AL 27 2B 8 7 8 7 2 -1
1968 NYY AL 28 2B 12 12 14 6 8 -2
1969 NYY AL 29 2B 7 6 7 10 -3 0
1970 NYY AL 30 2B 1 1 3 -0 3 -2
1971 NYY AL 31 2B 4 4 6 4 1 -1
1972 NYY AL 32 2B 6 6 5 6 -2 1
1973 NYY AL 33 2B -5 -5 -4 2 -6 -1
1974 NYY AL 34 2B -0 -6 0 1 -0 -1
1974 SDP NL 34 2B -1 -6 -1 -0 -0 0
10 Seasons 2B 32 4 40 38 3 -8
2 Seasons SS -12 -26 -12 -7 -4 0
2 Seasons 3B 1 5 1 3 -2 0
10 Seasons TOT 22 3 30 33 -4 -8

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1965 NYY AL 25 51 21 51 24 0 0 0 7 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
1966 NYY AL 26 96 76 96 80 0 0 0 16 4 63 0 0 0 0 0 11 6
1967 NYY AL 27 143 139 143 140 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1968 NYY AL 28 148 137 148 139 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4
1969 NYY AL 29 156 156 156 156 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 NYY AL 30 158 157 158 157 0 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1971 NYY AL 31 159 153 159 156 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1972 NYY AL 32 147 134 147 143 0 0 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
1973 NYY AL 33 148 141 148 147 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
1974 SDP NL 34 42 14 42 21 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 1
1974 NYY AL 34 24 9 24 20 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 1
10 Seasons 1272 1137 1272 1183 0 0 0 1102 21 64 0 0 0 0 2 102 17
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 -- 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
1965 NYY AL 25 176 64% 74% 22% 12 75% 0 5 0 2 3 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1966 NYY AL 26 532 68% 77% 29% 48 98% 0 43 14 21 8 39 36 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 9 2 4 2 1 9 3 6 0 0 0
1967 NYY AL 27 5290 67% 80% 30% 514 94% 1 343 128 153 62 411 359 41 1 6 8 0 6 2 6 81 31 21 18 0 76 20 54 3 1 2
1968 NYY AL 28 5013 64% 81% 31% 578 92% 4 355 138 142 75 451 389 51 2 4 13 1 12 0 10 80 33 14 16 5 73 22 48 5 2 2
1969 NYY AL 29 5752 66% 80% 30% 528 91% 2 370 131 187 52 435 352 69 1 6 15 0 12 3 11 114 33 28 31 3 101 35 63 9 2 7
1970 NYY AL 30 5914 64% 82% 32% 589 93% 2 379 136 179 64 481 390 80 0 4 18 0 16 2 13 98 31 22 34 0 92 36 55 5 3 2
1971 NYY AL 31 5742 66% 83% 34% 550 93% 0 389 130 205 54 452 370 76 0 1 16 0 13 3 10 98 39 18 30 2 94 32 59 4 1 3
1972 NYY AL 32 4993 70% 84% 35% 499 92% 0 346 119 186 41 404 321 77 0 2 11 0 9 2 8 105 41 21 33 1 99 34 64 6 4 2
1973 NYY AL 33 5264 66% 84% 31% 542 90% 3 378 123 214 41 446 370 66 2 6 18 1 13 4 14 113 44 28 29 1 106 32 74 5 1 3
1974 SDP NL 34 641 61% 76% 27% 59 88% 0 39 12 15 12 47 42 2 0 3 2 0 2 0 2 6 4 1 0 0 5 0 5 1 0 1
1974 NYY AL 34 409 69% 83% 34% 34 97% 0 27 10 11 6 29 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0
10 Seasons 39726 66% 82% 32% 3953 92% 12 2674 941 1315 418 3205 2661 472 6 32 104 2 83 19 74 710 262 158 193 13 661 214 434 38 14 22
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 93%

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
1965 NYY AL 25 16 63% 81% 31% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 NYY AL 26 2220 65% 81% 28% 205 86% 1 101 44 51 6 155 117 34 0 1 8 0 8 0 7 37 14 2 13 2 2 35 16 17 2 2 0
2 Seasons 2236 65% 81% 28% 206 86% 1 102 44 52 6 156 118 34 0 1 8 0 8 0 7 37 14 2 13 2 2 35 16 17 2 2 0
MLB Averages 64% 79% 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%
1965 NYY AL 25 575 69% 80% 28% 69 84% 0 15 14 1 0 45 37 7 0 0 5 0 3 2 3 4 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0%
1966 NYY AL 26 142 70% 76% 38% 7 86% 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 717 69% 79% 30% 76 84% 0 17 16 1 0 49 39 9 0 0 6 0 3 3 4 6 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 0%
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 89% 67%



* - 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
1980 BBWAA ()

Assistss c a p y
1967 AL  410 (5th)
1968 AL  444 (4th)
1970 AL  478 (5th)
1971 AL  455 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1967 AL  140 (4th)
1968 AL  139 (3rd)
1969 AL  156 (1st)
1970 AL  157 (1st)
1971 AL  156 (1st)
1972 AL  143 (3rd)
1973 AL  147 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1967 AL  348 (2nd)
1968 AL  357 (1st)
1969 AL  373 (1st)
1970 AL  379 (1st)
1971 AL  386 (1st)
1972 AL  347 (3rd)
1973 AL  378 (4th)
Career  2,682 (80th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1967 AL  410 (1st)
1968 AL  444 (1st)
1969 AL  429 (1st)
1970 AL  478 (1st)
1971 AL  455 (1st)
1972 AL  399 (1st)
1973 AL  442 (3rd)
Career  3,179 (99th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1968 AL  13 (5th)
1969 AL  15 (4th)
1970 AL  18 (2nd)
1971 AL  16 (2nd)
1973 AL  18 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1967 AL  79 (2nd)
1968 AL  80 (3rd)
1969 AL  112 (1st)
1970 AL  95 (5th)
1971 AL  97 (4th)
1972 AL  104 (1st)
1973 AL  107 (4th)
Career  695 (86th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1967 AL  8 (2nd)
1968 AL  12 (2nd)
1969 AL  7 (3rd)
1971 AL  5 (5th)
1972 AL  6 (4th)
Career  32 (41st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1967 AL  5.40 (1st)
1968 AL  5.93 (1st)
1971 AL  5.48 (3rd)
1972 AL  5.62 (1st)
1973 AL  5.89 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1967 AL  5.41 (1st)
1968 AL  5.76 (1st)
1969 AL  5.14 (4th)
1970 AL  5.46 (1st)
1971 AL  5.39 (2nd)
1972 AL  5.22 (1st)
1973 AL  5.58 (2nd)
Career  5.32 (86th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1967 AL  .990 (1st)
1968 AL  .984 (3rd)
1969 AL  .982 (5th)
1970 AL  .979 (5th)
1972 AL  .985 (4th)
Career  .983 (70th)

             

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