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Creepy Crespi

Frank Angelo Joseph Crespi

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 16, 1918 in St. Louis, MO
School: Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1938 (Age 20.210)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1938-1942

Final Game: September 27, 1942 (Age 24.223)
Died: March 1, 1990 in Florissant, MO
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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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
1938 STL NL 20 SS 7 7 4 32 14 12 6 4 .813 3.71 .943 5.34
1939 STL NL 21 2B 6 5 2 26 9 16 1 1 .962 4.17 .968 5.68
1939 STL NL 21 SS 4 2 1 10 0 9 1 0 .900 2.25 .953 5.50
1940 STL NL 22 3B 2 2 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50 .948 3.00
1940 STL NL 22 SS 1 1 0 6 2 3 1 1 .833 5.00 .950 5.50
1941 STL NL 23 2B 145 145 140 835 382 421 32 94 .962 5.54 .962 5.60 MVP-18
1942 STL NL 24 2B 83 76 69 423 219 190 14 42 .967 4.93 .968 5.61
1942 STL NL 24 SS 5 3 3 21 8 11 2 1 .905 3.80 .955 5.22
3 Seasons 2B 234 226 211 1284 610 627 47 137 .963 5.29 .964 5.61
4 Seasons SS 17 13 8 69 24 35 10 6 .855 3.47 .949 5.35
1 Season 3B 2 2 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50 .948 3.00
5 Seasons TOT 253 241 221 1358 638 663 57 143 .958 5.14 .963 5.57
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
1938 STL NL 20 SS
1939 STL NL 21 2B
1939 STL NL 21 SS
1940 STL NL 22 3B
1940 STL NL 22 SS
1941 STL NL 23 2B
1942 STL NL 24 2B
1942 STL NL 24 SS
3 Seasons 2B
4 Seasons SS
1 Season 3B
5 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1938 STL NL 20 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 STL NL 21 15 7 15 10 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
1940 STL NL 22 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 STL NL 23 146 145 146 145 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1942 STL NL 24 93 79 93 88 0 0 0 83 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
5 Seasons 264 241 264 253 0 0 0 234 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
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
1941 STL NL 23 1533 64% 82% 27% 156 95% 0 103 41 35 27 130 106 21 0 2 7 0 5 2 3 30 8 7 11 1 28 12 16 2 1 1
1942 STL NL 24 631 60% 84% 26% 63 90% 1 44 18 13 13 46 33 10 1 2 4 0 4 0 3 12 1 3 5 0 9 5 4 2 1 1
2 Seasons 2164 63% 82% 27% 219 94% 1 147 59 48 40 176 139 31 1 4 11 0 9 2 6 42 9 10 16 1 37 17 20 4 2 2
MLB Averages 60% 84% 27% 94%



* - 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))
1941 NL (18, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  145 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  382 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  421 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  32 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  94 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  5.54 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  .962 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1938 NL  born 1918-02-16 (2nd)
1939 NL  born 1918-02-16 (9th)

                                         

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