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Dain Clay

Dain Elmer Clay (Sniffy or Ding-A-Ling)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: July 10, 1919 in Hicksville, OH
High School: Cuyahoga Falls HS (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
School: Kent State University (Kent, OH)(All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1943 (Age 23.337)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Team: Reds 1943-1946

Final Game: September 29, 1946 (Age 27.081)
Died: August 28, 1994 in Chula Vista, CA
Buried: Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, CA
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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 Awards
1943 CIN NL 23 OF 33 21 20 47 42 2 3 0 .936 1.33 .977 2.41
1943 CIN NL 23 CF 28 17 17 35 31 2 2 0 .943 1.18 .978 2.74
1943 CIN NL 23 RF 4 4 3 11 10 0 1 0 .909 2.50 .976 2.20
1943 CIN NL 23 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1944 CIN NL 24 OF 98 86 83 278 272 4 2 0 .993 2.82 .980 2.47
1944 CIN NL 24 CF 92 84 82 270 264 4 2 0 .993 2.91 .985 2.95
1944 CIN NL 24 LF 5 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.80 .980 2.34
1944 CIN NL 24 RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.10
1945 CIN NL 25 CF 152 152 152 459 444 10 5 3 .989 2.99 .983 2.86
1945 CIN NL 25 OF 152 152 152 461 446 10 5 3 .989 3.00 .978 2.45
1946 CIN NL 26 OF 120 110 104 326 312 10 4 3 .988 2.68 .977 2.39
1946 CIN NL 26 CF 110 104 100 306 292 10 4 3 .987 2.75 .979 2.83
1946 CIN NL 26 LF 13 6 4 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 1.31 .975 2.25
4 Seasons OF 403 369 359 1112 1072 26 14 6 .987 2.72 .978 2.43
4 Seasons CF 382 357 351 1070 1031 26 13 6 .988 2.77 .982 2.86
3 Seasons LF 19 7 4 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 1.11 .976 2.27
2 Seasons RF 5 5 4 12 11 0 1 0 .917 2.20 .976 2.18
4 Seasons TOT 403 369 359 1112 1072 26 14 6 .987 2.72 .978 2.43
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
1943 CIN NL 23 CF
1943 CIN NL 23 RF
1943 CIN NL 23 LF
1944 CIN NL 24 CF
1944 CIN NL 24 LF
1944 CIN NL 24 RF
1945 CIN NL 25 CF
1946 CIN NL 26 CF
1946 CIN NL 26 LF
4 Seasons CF
3 Seasons LF
2 Seasons RF
4 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1943 CIN NL 23 49 21 49 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 28 4 33 0 11 7
1944 CIN NL 24 110 86 110 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 92 1 98 0 6 9
1945 CIN NL 25 153 152 153 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 152 0 0 1
1946 CIN NL 26 121 110 121 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 110 0 120 0 1 1
4 Seasons 433 369 433 403 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 382 5 403 0 18 18
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 -- 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%
1943 CIN NL 23 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 0 121 68% 78% 26% 6 100%
1944 CIN NL 24 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 8 6 0 7 2 1 3 3 0 5 0 0 10 9 0 33 20 60.6% 12 1 3.0% 1 1242 65% 88% 30% 122 74%
1945 CIN NL 25 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 1 1 1 17 14 1 13 2 0 2 1 0 13 1 0 23 20 0 68 38 55.9% 29 1 1.5% 3 2043 56% 86% 32% 239 67%
1946 CIN NL 26 2 0 2 0 1 5 0 1 1 3 20 6 1 11 0 0 1 0 0 11 2 1 12 9 1 55 17 30.9% 35 3 5.5% 2 1911 58% 84% 29% 203 70%
4 Seasons 4 0 4 0 2 11 0 2 3 5 45 26 2 31 4 1 6 4 0 29 3 1 45 38 1 156 75 48.1% 76 5 3.2% 6 5317 59% 86% 30% 570 70%
MLB Averages 45.1% 2.7% 61% 84% 30% 64%

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%
1943 CIN NL 23 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 3 33% 100% 0% 0
1944 CIN NL 24 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 5 40% 100% 0% 0
1946 CIN NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 81 37% 90% 27% 15 53%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 89 37% 91% 25% 15 53%
MLB Averages 58.6% 2.9% 61% 84% 30% 60%

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%
1943 CIN NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 80 59% 86% 30% 4 75%
1944 CIN NL 24 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 32 59% 78% 31% 1 100%
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 112 59% 84% 30% 5 80%
MLB Averages 42.2% 4.1% 61% 84% 30% 62%



* - 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 CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1945 NL  152 (1st)
1946 NL  110 (2nd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1945 NL  444 (2nd)
1946 NL  292 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1945 NL  10 (4th)
1946 NL  10 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1945 NL  3 (3rd)
1946 NL  3 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1945 NL  152 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1945 NL  446 (2nd)
1946 NL  312 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 NL  2.91 (2nd)
1945 NL  2.99 (2nd)
1946 NL  2.75 (3rd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1945 NL  .989 (4th)
1946 NL  .987 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1944 NL  2.82 (4th)
1945 NL  3.00 (2nd)
1946 NL  2.68 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  .988 (1st)

                           

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