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Gil Coan

Gilbert Fitzgerald Coan

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 18, 1922 in Monroe, NC
School: Brevard College (Brevard, NC)
Signed
by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1946 (Age 23.344, 7,866th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles/WhiteSox/Giants 1946-1956

Last Game: April 25, 1956 (Age 33.343)
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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
1946 WSH AL 24 OF 29 27 26 64 62 0 2 0 .969 2.14 .977 2.36
1946 WSH AL 24 LF 27 26 26 63 61 0 2 0 .968 2.26 .974 2.24
1946 WSH AL 24 RF 2 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .973 2.10
1947 WSH AL 25 OF 11 11 11 23 22 1 0 1 1.000 2.09 .979 2.47
1947 WSH AL 25 RF 11 11 11 24 23 1 0 1 1.000 2.18 .977 2.11
1948 WSH AL 26 LF 131 126 121 359 339 9 11 3 .969 2.66 .975 2.33
1948 WSH AL 26 OF 131 126 121 363 341 11 11 3 .970 2.69 .975 2.51
1949 WSH AL 27 OF 97 78 76 239 225 8 6 3 .975 2.40 .980 2.44
1949 WSH AL 27 LF 65 56 54 170 155 10 5 3 .971 2.54 .982 2.32
1949 WSH AL 27 CF 29 22 22 75 74 0 1 0 .987 2.55 .980 2.80
1950 WSH AL 28 OF 98 83 76 769.1 231 220 4 7 1 .970 2.62 2.29 .979 2.51 2.47
1950 WSH AL 28 LF 95 80 74 742.2 217 209 2 6 0 .972 2.56 2.22 .977 2.39 2.35
1950 WSH AL 28 CF 3 3 2 25.0 14 10 3 1 1 .929 4.68 4.33 .981 2.92 2.87
1950 WSH AL 28 RF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.10
1951 WSH AL 29 LF 132 127 125 1135.1 410 379 17 14 2 .966 3.14 3.00 .973 2.42 2.41 MVP-23
1951 WSH AL 29 OF 132 127 125 1135.1 405 374 17 14 2 .965 3.10 2.96 .977 2.45 2.44 MVP-23
1952 WSH AL 30 OF 86 77 76 720.2 192 185 4 3 1 .984 2.36 2.20 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 WSH AL 30 LF 85 76 75 711.2 185 178 4 3 1 .984 2.30 2.14 .979 2.27 2.27
1952 WSH AL 30 CF 1 1 1 9.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 6.00 .983 2.90 2.90
1953 WSH AL 31 OF 46 38 37 349.2 107 105 2 0 1 1.000 8 27 2.75 2.33 .981 2.43 2.41
1953 WSH AL 31 LF 45 38 37 349.2 107 105 2 0 1 1.000 7 24 2.75 2.38 .973 2.22 2.21
1954 BAL AL 32 OF 67 64 51 543.2 154 148 1 5 0 .968 -8 -18 2.47 2.22 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 BAL AL 32 LF 36 33 27 285.2 75 72 1 2 0 .973 0 2 2.30 2.03 .977 2.26 2.24
1954 BAL AL 32 CF 32 31 24 258.0 78 75 0 3 0 .962 -8 -40 2.62 2.34 .983 2.85 2.83
1955 TOT MLB 33 OF 52 31 23 303.2 65 59 5 1 0 .985 -9 -34 1.90 1.23 .982 2.39 2.37
1955 TOT MLB 33 LF 44 29 21 272.1 61 56 5 0 0 1.000 -9 -38 2.02 1.39 .980 2.25 2.24
1955 TOT MLB 33 RF 7 2 2 29.1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 0 0 1.23 0.57 .980 2.02 1.99
1955 TOT AL 33 OF 46 30 22 281.1 61 55 5 1 0 .984 -9 -37 1.92 1.30 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 TOT AL 33 LF 43 28 20 263.1 59 54 5 0 0 1.000 -9 -39 2.02 1.37 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 TOT AL 33 RF 3 2 2 18.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -0 -7 1.50 1.00 .980 2.05 2.03
1955 BAL AL 33 OF 43 29 21 266.1 59 53 5 1 0 .983 -9 -39 1.96 1.35 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 BAL AL 33 LF 42 28 20 258.1 59 54 5 0 0 1.000 -8 -38 2.06 1.40 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 BAL AL 33 RF 1 1 1 8.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -0 -60 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1955 CHW AL 33 OF 3 1 1 15.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.20 0.67 .980 2.40 2.37
1955 CHW AL 33 RF 2 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 36 1.80 1.00 .980 2.07 2.05
1955 CHW AL 33 LF 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 2.34 2.20
1955 NYG NL 33 OF 6 1 1 22.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.61 0.67 .978 2.30 2.28
1955 NYG NL 33 RF 4 0 0 11.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 11 0.79 0.25 .980 1.99 1.95
1955 NYG NL 33 CF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 0.50 .980 2.70 2.60
1955 NYG NL 33 LF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 2.00 .970 2.00 2.00
10 Seasons OF 749 662 622 3822.1 1843 1741 53 49 12 .973 -9 -3 2.65 2.40 .978 2.44 2.44
9 Seasons LF 660 591 560 3497.1 1647 1554 50 43 10 .974 -1 -0 2.65 2.43 .976 2.34 2.32
5 Seasons CF 67 57 49 294.0 174 166 3 5 1 .971 -8 -35 2.91 2.52 .981 2.86 2.81
4 Seasons RF 21 14 13 31.0 32 30 1 1 1 .969 0 0 1.16 1.48 .977 2.03 2.07
11 Seasons TOT 749 662 622 3822.1 1843 1741 53 49 12 .973 -9 -3 2.65 2.40 .978 2.44 2.44
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
1946 WSH AL 24 LF
1946 WSH AL 24 RF
1947 WSH AL 25 RF
1948 WSH AL 26 LF
1949 WSH AL 27 LF
1949 WSH AL 27 CF
1950 WSH AL 28 LF
1950 WSH AL 28 CF
1950 WSH AL 28 RF
1951 WSH AL 29 LF
1952 WSH AL 30 LF
1952 WSH AL 30 CF
1953 WSH AL 31 LF 7 24 8 4 3 -1
1954 BAL AL 32 LF 0 2 2 0 2 -2
1954 BAL AL 32 CF -8 -40 -2 2 -4 -7
1955 BAL AL 33 LF -8 -38 -6 -2 -4 -2
1955 BAL AL 33 RF -0 -60 -0 0 -0 0
1955 CHW AL 33 RF 0 36 0 0 0 0
1955 CHW AL 33 LF -0 -96 -0 0 -0 0
1955 NYG NL 33 RF 0 11 0 0 0 0
1955 NYG NL 33 CF 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYG NL 33 LF -0 -13 -0 -0 0 0
9 Seasons LF -1 -0 4 2 1 -5
5 Seasons CF -8 -35 -2 2 -4 -7
4 Seasons RF 0 0 0 0 -0 0
11 Seasons TOT -9 -3 2 4 -3 -11
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
1946 WSH AL 24 59 27 59 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 2 29 0 25 5
1947 WSH AL 25 11 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 0
1948 WSH AL 26 138 126 138 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 131 0 0 131 0 10 2
1949 WSH AL 27 111 79 111 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 29 0 95 0 14 7
1950 WSH AL 28 104 83 104 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 3 1 98 0 13 3
1951 WSH AL 29 135 127 135 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 0 0 132 0 6 1
1952 WSH AL 30 107 77 107 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 1 0 86 0 17 9
1953 WSH AL 31 68 38 68 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 0 45 0 24 3
1954 BAL AL 32 94 64 94 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 32 0 67 0 27 2
1955 BAL AL 33 61 29 61 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 1 43 0 18 10
1955 CHW AL 33 17 1 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 11 4
1955 NYG NL 33 9 1 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 0 3 0
1956 NYG NL 34 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
11 Seasons 918 663 918 746 0 0 0 0 0 0 661 67 21 746 0 169 49
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 -- 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%
1946 WSH AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 17 10 58.8% 7 0 0.0% 0 425 67% 85% 32% 60 37%
1948 WSH AL 26 11 0 11 0 1 9 0 3 1 3 83 63 3 51 12 0 29 17 0 19 2 2 25 23 0 207 117 56.5% 85 5 2.4% 4 4696 55% 83% 30% 646 51%
1949 WSH AL 27 4 0 4 0 0 10 0 5 1 3 34 24 2 31 5 1 7 3 0 19 3 1 12 11 1 103 46 44.7% 52 5 4.9% 5 2140 59% 84% 30% 301 52%
1950 WSH AL 28 6 0 6 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 49 39 0 32 8 0 27 12 0 12 6 0 17 17 0 137 82 59.9% 55 0 0.0% 2 3146 63% 83% 29% 441 46%
1951 WSH AL 29 14 0 14 0 5 17 0 7 3 5 87 64 2 53 4 3 26 13 0 24 5 2 30 27 0 220 113 51.4% 100 7 3.2% 10 4699 54% 84% 34% 699 53%
1952 WSH AL 30 3 0 3 0 1 4 0 1 0 2 43 39 0 28 4 2 20 13 0 7 1 0 15 12 0 113 69 61.1% 42 2 1.8% 2 3037 55% 82% 33% 359 50%
1953 WSH AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 24 21 1 5 0 0 7 1 0 2 0 0 10 9 0 48 31 64.6% 16 1 2.1% 1 1441 64% 86% 36% 195 54%
1954 BAL AL 32 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 21 12 0 11 1 0 9 7 0 3 1 0 8 7 0 52 28 53.8% 24 0 0.0% 1 1205 66% 79% 31% 140 51%
1955 BAL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 3 25 15 1 19 2 1 5 3 1 7 1 0 12 11 0 68 32 47.1% 33 3 4.4% 2 1152 64% 82% 28% 139 42%
1955 CHW AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 20 55% 100% 15% 1 0%
1955 NYG NL 33 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 40 65% 93% 18% 6 33%
9 Seasons 41 0 41 0 10 50 0 20 7 16 373 283 9 237 38 7 131 69 1 93 19 5 132 120 1 966 529 54.8% 414 23 2.4% 27 22001 58% 83% 31% 2987 50%
MLB Averages 57.9% 2.7% 63% 82% 31% 51%

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%
1949 WSH AL 27 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 6 0 13 3 0 3 1 0 6 0 0 9 8 0 45 18 40.0% 27 0 0.0% 0 825 55% 80% 27% 126 53%
1950 WSH AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 3 2 0 10 3 30.0% 5 2 20.0% 1 116 59% 79% 26% 16 69%
1952 WSH AL 30 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 33 36% 91% 45% 8 75%
1954 BAL AL 32 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 8 0 15 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 52 8 15.4% 44 0 0.0% 0 1102 62% 79% 30% 150 50%
1955 NYG NL 33 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 4 75% 50% 0% 0
5 Seasons 5 0 5 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 46 15 0 29 3 0 6 1 1 13 0 1 13 10 0 107 29 27.1% 76 2 1.9% 1 2080 59% 80% 28% 300 53%
MLB Averages 45.4% 2.8% 63% 82% 31% 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%
1947 WSH AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 3 0 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 5 41.7% 6 1 8.3% 0 410 60% 83% 28% 45 51%
1950 WSH AL 28 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 10 50% 70% 30% 0
1955 NYG NL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 37 62% 84% 19% 2 50%
1955 CHW AL 33 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 41 49% 83% 32% 3 67%
1955 BAL AL 33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 39 64% 77% 28% 3 33%
3 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 3 0 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 14 5 35.7% 8 1 7.1% 0 537 59% 83% 28% 53 51%
MLB Averages 43.3% 3.3% 63% 82% 31% 55%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1951 AL (23, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  131 (4th)
1950 AL  95 (5th)
1951 AL  132 (3rd)
1952 AL  85 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  339 (1st)
1949 AL  155 (5th)
1951 AL  379 (1st)
1952 AL  178 (4th)
Career  1,554 (88th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  9 (3rd)
1949 AL  10 (2nd)
1951 AL  17 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  11 (2nd)
1949 AL  5 (3rd)
1950 AL  6 (5th)
1951 AL  14 (1st)
Career  43 (78th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (2nd)
1949 AL  3 (1st)
1951 AL  2 (3rd)
1952 AL  1 (4th)
1953 AL  1 (5th)
Career  10 (84th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  374 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  11 (5th)
1951 AL  17 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  11 (5th)
1951 AL  14 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.56 (2nd)
1951 AL  3.14 (1st)
1952 AL  2.30 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  2.66 (1st)
1951 AL  3.00 (1st)
1952 AL  2.14 (2nd)
Career  2.43 (1st)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  .969 (4th)
1951 AL  .966 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  8 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1951 AL  3.10 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  2.96 (2nd)

                                         

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