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Earle Bryan Combs (The Kentucky Colonel)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 14, 1899 in Pebworth, KY
School: Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1924 (Age 24.338, 5,374th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1924-1935

Last Game: September 29, 1935 (Age 36.138)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1970.
   View Earle Combs Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 21, 1976 in Richmond, KY
Buried: Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, KY
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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
1924 NYY AL 25 OF 11 5 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.09 .970 2.39
1924 NYY AL 25 LF 5 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.80 .965 2.34
1924 NYY AL 25 CF 3 3 3 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .975 2.80
1924 NYY AL 25 RF 3 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .968 2.03
1925 NYY AL 26 OF 150 149 145 422 401 12 9 2 .979 2.75 .965 2.43 MVP-18
1925 NYY AL 26 CF 138 138 134 394 373 12 9 2 .977 2.79 .971 2.89 MVP-18
1925 NYY AL 26 LF 12 11 11 31 31 0 0 0 1.000 2.58 .958 2.33 MVP-18
1926 NYY AL 27 OF 145 140 138 395 375 8 12 2 .970 2.64 .966 2.34
1926 NYY AL 27 CF 144 139 137 394 374 8 12 2 .970 2.65 .969 2.72
1926 NYY AL 27 RF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .963 2.00
1927 NYY AL 28 OF 152 151 145 431 411 6 14 0 .968 2.74 .964 2.35
1927 NYY AL 28 CF 151 151 145 431 411 6 14 0 .968 2.76 .966 2.71
1928 NYY AL 29 CF 149 149 148 444 424 11 9 7 .980 2.92 .972 2.79 MVP-6
1928 NYY AL 29 OF 149 149 148 444 424 11 9 7 .980 2.92 .973 2.36 MVP-6
1929 NYY AL 30 CF 141 141 132 380 357 10 13 5 .966 2.60 .970 2.89
1929 NYY AL 30 OF 141 141 132 381 358 10 13 5 .966 2.61 .966 2.42
1930 NYY AL 31 OF 135 121 105 289 275 5 9 1 .969 2.07 .965 2.32
1930 NYY AL 31 LF 55 46 37 96 92 0 4 0 .958 1.67 .968 2.14
1930 NYY AL 31 CF 45 45 42 124 120 2 2 0 .984 2.71 .966 2.84
1930 NYY AL 31 RF 35 30 26 69 63 3 3 1 .957 1.89 .961 1.96
1931 NYY AL 32 CF 129 125 118 349 335 5 9 2 .974 2.64 .975 2.83
1931 NYY AL 32 OF 129 125 118 349 335 5 9 2 .974 2.64 .969 2.38
1932 NYY AL 33 OF 139 135 106 361 343 6 12 3 .967 2.51 .967 2.42
1932 NYY AL 33 CF 114 113 85 306 289 5 12 2 .961 2.58 .971 2.94
1932 NYY AL 33 LF 48 22 21 55 54 1 0 1 1.000 1.15 .964 2.21
1933 NYY AL 34 OF 104 92 90 236 227 3 6 1 .975 2.21 .970 2.37
1933 NYY AL 34 CF 80 77 77 195 187 3 5 1 .974 2.38 .976 2.75
1933 NYY AL 34 LF 24 15 13 42 41 0 1 0 .976 1.71 .971 2.27
1933 NYY AL 34 RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.10
1934 NYY AL 35 OF 62 59 54 147 145 1 1 0 .993 2.35 .968 2.29
1934 NYY AL 35 CF 50 47 45 119 117 1 1 0 .992 2.36 .972 2.64
1934 NYY AL 35 LF 13 12 9 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 2.15 .968 2.17
1935 NYY AL 36 OF 70 68 60 146 143 2 1 0 .993 2.07 .970 2.39
1935 NYY AL 36 LF 58 58 50 122 120 2 0 0 1.000 2.10 .968 2.24
1935 NYY AL 36 CF 13 10 10 24 23 0 1 0 .958 1.77 .974 2.84
12 Seasons OF 1387 1335 1245 3613 3449 69 95 23 .974 2.54 .967 2.37
12 Seasons CF 1157 1138 1076 3164 3014 63 87 21 .973 2.66 .971 2.81
7 Seasons LF 215 166 142 378 370 3 5 1 .987 1.73 .967 2.21
4 Seasons RF 41 31 27 77 71 3 3 1 .961 1.80 .961 1.97
12 Seasons TOT 1387 1335 1245 3613 3449 69 95 23 .974 2.54 .967 2.37
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1924 NYY AL 25 24 5 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 3 11 0 11 2
1925 NYY AL 26 150 149 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 138 0 150 0 0 0
1926 NYY AL 27 145 140 145 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 145 0 0 0
1927 NYY AL 28 152 151 152 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 151 0 1 0
1928 NYY AL 29 149 149 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 149 0 0 0
1929 NYY AL 30 142 141 142 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 141 0 1 0
1930 NYY AL 31 137 121 137 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 45 35 135 0 2 0
1931 NYY AL 32 138 125 138 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 129 0 129 0 9 0
1932 NYY AL 33 144 135 144 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 114 0 140 0 4 0
1933 NYY AL 34 123 92 123 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 80 2 105 0 18 3
1934 NYY AL 35 63 59 63 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 50 0 62 0 3 0
1935 NYY AL 36 89 68 89 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 13 0 70 0 17 3
12 Seasons 1456 1335 1456 1388 0 0 0 0 0 0 215 1157 41 1388 0 66 8
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1938 BBWAA ( 2.7%)
1939 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1948 BBWAA ( 5.0%)
1949 BBWAA ( 3.9%)
1950 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1953 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1955 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1956 BBWAA ( 7.3%)
1958 BBWAA (12.8%)
1960 BBWAA (16.0%)
1962 BBWAA ( 3.8%)
1970 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1970
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (18, 9%)
1928 AL (6, 20%)
0.29 Career Shares (636th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  138 (5th)
1926 AL  144 (4th)
1927 AL  151 (1st)
1928 AL  149 (1st)
1929 AL  141 (2nd)
1931 AL  129 (4th)
Career  1,157 (59th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  373 (4th)
1926 AL  374 (3rd)
1927 AL  411 (1st)
1928 AL  424 (1st)
1929 AL  357 (5th)
1931 AL  335 (5th)
Career  3,014 (60th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  12 (4th)
Career  63 (85th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  12 (2nd)
1927 AL  14 (2nd)
1928 AL  9 (5th)
1929 AL  13 (3rd)
1931 AL  9 (5th)
1932 AL  12 (2nd)
Career  87 (14th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 AL  7 (1st)
1929 AL  5 (3rd)
1932 AL  2 (5th)
Career  21 (50th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  150 (5th)
1927 AL  152 (1st)
1928 AL  149 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  401 (4th)
1926 AL  375 (3rd)
1927 AL  411 (1st)
1928 AL  424 (1st)
1931 AL  335 (5th)
1932 AL  343 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  14 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1928 AL  7 (2nd)
1929 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  2.79 (5th)
1926 AL  2.65 (4th)
1927 AL  2.76 (2nd)
1928 AL  2.92 (3rd)
1931 AL  2.64 (5th)
Career  2.66 (50th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  .977 (3rd)
1926 AL  .970 (4th)
1927 AL  .968 (3rd)
1928 AL  .980 (1st)
1929 AL  .966 (5th)
1931 AL  .974 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  2.75 (5th)
1926 AL  2.64 (5th)
1927 AL  2.74 (2nd)
1928 AL  2.92 (3rd)
Career  2.54 (63rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  .979 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1935 AL  born 1899-05-14 (10th)

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