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Joe Cronin

Joseph Edward Cronin

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 12, 1906 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (San Francisco, CA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1925. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1926 (Age 19.199, 5,643rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1928 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Senators/Pirates 1926-1945

Last Game: April 19, 1945 (Age 38.189)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1956 (152/193 ballots).
   View Joe Cronin Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: September 7, 1984 in Barnstable, MA
Buried: St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville, MA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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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
1926 PIT NL 19 2B 27 22 19 131 54 74 3 18 .977 4.74 .965 5.78
1926 PIT NL 19 SS 7 0 0 9 1 8 0 1 1.000 1.29 .948 5.84
1927 PIT NL 20 2B 7 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0.71 .966 5.93
1927 PIT NL 20 SS 4 3 1 13 2 7 4 0 .692 2.25 .944 5.50
1927 PIT NL 20 1B 1 1 1 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 8.00 .989 10.50
1928 WSH AL 21 SS 63 62 62 339 133 190 16 42 .953 5.13 .938 5.11
1929 WSH AL 22 SS 143 143 140 806 285 459 62 92 .923 5.20 .937 5.21
1929 WSH AL 22 2B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 5.90
1930 WSH AL 23 SS 154 154 147 880 336 509 35 95 .960 5.49 .940 5.12
1931 WSH AL 24 SS 155 155 152 854 323 488 43 94 .950 5.23 .936 5.18 MVP-7
1932 WSH AL 25 SS 141 141 135 786 306 448 32 95 .959 5.35 .941 5.15 MVP-6
1933 WSH AL 26 SS 152 152 143 859 297 528 34 95 .960 5.43 .942 5.34 AS,MVP-2
1934 WSH AL 27 SS 127 127 124 770 246 486 38 86 .951 5.76 .951 5.24 AS
1935 BOS AL 28 SS 139 139 137 732 264 431 37 86 .949 5.00 .957 5.35 AS
1935 BOS AL 28 1B 2 2 2 17 13 4 0 3 1.000 8.50 .992 10.15 AS
1936 BOS AL 29 SS 60 58 56 329 115 191 23 34 .930 5.10 .950 5.35
1936 BOS AL 29 3B 21 21 18 59 18 38 3 3 .949 2.67 .946 3.13
1937 BOS AL 30 SS 148 148 142 745 300 414 31 89 .958 4.82 .955 5.23 AS,MVP-7
1938 BOS AL 31 SS 142 142 133 789 304 449 36 110 .954 5.30 .953 5.17 AS,MVP-7
1939 BOS AL 32 SS 142 142 134 775 306 437 32 93 .959 5.23 .950 5.16 AS,MVP-16
1940 BOS AL 33 SS 146 146 134 733 252 443 38 89 .948 4.76 .949 4.85
1940 BOS AL 33 3B 2 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .937 3.20
1941 BOS AL 34 SS 119 118 84 573 225 324 24 64 .958 4.61 .948 4.96 AS,MVP-11
1941 BOS AL 34 3B 22 22 20 63 22 38 3 3 .952 2.73 .947 3.28 AS,MVP-11
1941 BOS AL 34 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30 AS,MVP-11
1941 BOS AL 34 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40 AS,MVP-11
1942 BOS AL 35 3B 11 11 3 37 9 23 5 4 .865 2.91 .939 3.16
1942 BOS AL 35 1B 5 4 3 41 37 3 1 3 .976 8.00 .989 10.08
1942 BOS AL 35 SS 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .950 5.00
1943 BOS AL 36 3B 10 9 8 31 12 18 1 1 .968 3.00 .951 3.17 MVP-27
1944 BOS AL 37 1B 49 49 45 464 428 27 9 39 .981 9.29 .990 10.07
1945 BOS AL 38 3B 3 3 2 10 2 8 0 2 1.000 3.33 .948 3.17
17 Seasons SS 1843 1831 1725 9995 3696 5814 485 1165 .951 5.16 .946 5.17
6 Seasons 3B 69 68 52 203 64 127 12 13 .941 2.77 .946 3.19
4 Seasons 1B 57 56 51 530 485 35 10 45 .981 9.12 .990 10.08
3 Seasons 2B 35 22 19 137 58 76 3 18 .978 3.83 .965 5.81
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
20 Seasons TOT 2005 1977 1847 10865 4303 6052 510 1241 .953 5.16 .948 5.25
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.
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
1926 PIT NL 19 2B
1926 PIT NL 19 SS
1927 PIT NL 20 2B
1927 PIT NL 20 SS
1927 PIT NL 20 1B
1928 WSH AL 21 SS
1929 WSH AL 22 SS
1929 WSH AL 22 2B
1930 WSH AL 23 SS
1931 WSH AL 24 SS
1932 WSH AL 25 SS
1933 WSH AL 26 SS
1934 WSH AL 27 SS
1935 BOS AL 28 SS
1935 BOS AL 28 1B
1936 BOS AL 29 SS
1936 BOS AL 29 3B
1937 BOS AL 30 SS
1938 BOS AL 31 SS
1939 BOS AL 32 SS
1940 BOS AL 33 SS
1940 BOS AL 33 3B
1941 BOS AL 34 SS
1941 BOS AL 34 3B
1941 BOS AL 34 LF
1942 BOS AL 35 3B
1942 BOS AL 35 1B
1942 BOS AL 35 SS
1943 BOS AL 36 3B
1944 BOS AL 37 1B
1945 BOS AL 38 3B
17 Seasons SS
6 Seasons 3B
4 Seasons 1B
3 Seasons 2B
1 Season LF
20 Seasons TOT
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
1926 PIT NL 19 38 22 38 34 0 0 0 27 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1927 PIT NL 20 12 4 12 10 0 0 1 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1928 WSH AL 21 63 62 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 WSH AL 22 145 143 145 144 0 0 0 1 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1930 WSH AL 23 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 WSH AL 24 156 155 156 155 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1932 WSH AL 25 143 141 143 141 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1933 WSH AL 26 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 WSH AL 27 127 127 127 127 0 0 0 0 0 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 BOS AL 28 144 141 144 141 0 0 2 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1936 BOS AL 29 81 79 81 79 0 0 0 0 21 60 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1937 BOS AL 30 148 148 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 BOS AL 31 143 142 143 142 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1939 BOS AL 32 143 142 143 142 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1940 BOS AL 33 149 148 149 148 0 0 0 0 2 146 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1941 BOS AL 34 143 140 143 141 0 0 0 0 22 119 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
1942 BOS AL 35 45 16 45 17 0 0 5 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
1943 BOS AL 36 59 9 59 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0
1944 BOS AL 37 76 49 76 49 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
1945 BOS AL 38 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Seasons 2124 1977 2124 2000 0 0 57 35 69 1843 1 0 0 1 0 120 5
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- 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
1940 BOS AL 33 1521 65% 81% 27% 133 91% 1 60 20 36 4 110 82 27 1 0 10 0 8 2 9 22 8 1 9 0 0 19 9 9 1 0 1
1941 BOS AL 34 2389 58% 81% 25% 204 92% 0 102 47 44 11 155 114 39 0 2 13 0 11 2 10 31 14 0 9 4 0 28 14 13 1 0 1
2 Seasons 3910 61% 81% 26% 337 91% 1 162 67 80 15 265 196 66 1 2 23 0 19 4 19 53 22 1 18 4 0 47 23 22 2 0 2
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1942 BOS AL 35 113 50% 87% 32% 13 85% 0 29 1 28 0 7 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1944 BOS AL 37 347 68% 83% 22% 23 87% 1 82 7 75 1 11 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 3 67%
2 Seasons 460 63% 84% 25% 36 86% 1 111 8 103 1 18 5 3 2 0 0 4 1 3 0 2 9 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 1 4 50%
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 93% 86%

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%
1941 BOS AL 34 363 62% 79% 28% 29 97% 0 10 8 1 1 21 18 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
1942 BOS AL 35 89 61% 87% 26% 4 50% 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0%
1943 BOS AL 36 82 71% 84% 26% 10 90% 0 2 1 1 0 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
3 Seasons 534 63% 81% 28% 43 91% 0 13 9 3 1 31 26 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 4 2 1 3 1 1 0 4 50%
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 89% 70%

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%
1941 BOS AL 34 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 11 36% 91% 36% 0
1 Season 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 11 36% 91% 36% 0
MLB Averages 58.1% 2.7% 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

Hall of Fame
1947 BBWAA ( 3.7%)
1948 BBWAA (20.7%)
1949 BBWAA (21.6%)
1949 Run Off ( 8.6%)
1950 BBWAA (19.6%)
1951 BBWAA (19.5%)
1952 BBWAA (20.5%)
1953 BBWAA (26.1%)
1954 BBWAA (33.7%)
1955 BBWAA (53.8%)
1956 BBWAA (78.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1956 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1933 (SS)
1934 (SS)
1935 (SS)
1937 (SS)
1938 (SS)
1939 (SS)
1941 (SS)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 AL (7, 22%)
1932 AL (6, 32%)
1933 AL (2, 78%)
1937 AL (7, 24%)
1938 AL (7, 27%)
1939 AL (16, 4%)
1941 AL (11, 8%)
1943 AL (27, 1%)
1.96 Career Shares (96th)

Assistss c a p y
1929 AL  459 (5th)
1930 AL  509 (3rd)
1931 AL  488 (3rd)
1932 AL  448 (4th)
1933 AL  528 (3rd)
1934 AL  486 (5th)
1938 AL  449 (5th)
1939 AL  437 (4th)
1940 AL  445 (4th)
Career  6,052 (44th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1929 AL  62 (1st)
1930 AL  35 (4th)
1931 AL  43 (3rd)
1934 AL  38 (5th)
1935 AL  37 (2nd)
1937 AL  31 (5th)
1939 AL  32 (5th)
1940 AL  38 (2nd)
Career  510 (78th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1944 AL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  143 (3rd)
1930 AL  154 (1st)
1931 AL  155 (1st)
1932 AL  141 (2nd)
1933 AL  152 (2nd)
1934 AL  127 (5th)
1935 AL  139 (3rd)
1937 AL  148 (3rd)
1938 AL  142 (4th)
1939 AL  142 (3rd)
1940 AL  146 (3rd)
Career  1,843 (32nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  285 (3rd)
1930 AL  336 (1st)
1931 AL  323 (1st)
1932 AL  306 (1st)
1933 AL  297 (4th)
1935 AL  264 (4th)
1937 AL  300 (4th)
1938 AL  304 (3rd)
1939 AL  306 (2nd)
1940 AL  252 (4th)
Career  3,696 (20th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  459 (1st)
1930 AL  509 (1st)
1931 AL  488 (2nd)
1932 AL  448 (1st)
1933 AL  528 (2nd)
1934 AL  486 (3rd)
1935 AL  431 (4th)
1937 AL  414 (5th)
1938 AL  449 (3rd)
1939 AL  437 (3rd)
1940 AL  443 (2nd)
Career  5,814 (28th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  62 (1st)
1930 AL  35 (2nd)
1931 AL  43 (3rd)
1932 AL  32 (5th)
1934 AL  38 (2nd)
1935 AL  37 (2nd)
1937 AL  31 (4th)
1938 AL  36 (3rd)
1939 AL  32 (2nd)
1940 AL  38 (1st)
Career  485 (25th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  92 (2nd)
1930 AL  95 (1st)
1931 AL  94 (1st)
1932 AL  95 (1st)
1933 AL  95 (3rd)
1934 AL  86 (4th)
1935 AL  86 (3rd)
1937 AL  89 (5th)
1938 AL  110 (3rd)
1939 AL  93 (2nd)
1940 AL  89 (2nd)
Career  1,165 (22nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  5.20 (3rd)
1930 AL  5.49 (1st)
1931 AL  5.23 (2nd)
1932 AL  5.35 (3rd)
1933 AL  5.43 (3rd)
1934 AL  5.76 (1st)
1935 AL  5.00 (5th)
1938 AL  5.30 (4th)
1939 AL  5.23 (1st)
1940 AL  4.76 (4th)
Career  5.16 (48th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  .923 (4th)
1930 AL  .960 (2nd)
1931 AL  .950 (2nd)
1932 AL  .959 (1st)
1933 AL  .960 (1st)
1937 AL  .958 (4th)
1938 AL  .954 (4th)
1939 AL  .959 (2nd)
1941 AL  .958 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1926 NL  born 1906-10-12 (8th)
1927 NL  born 1906-10-12 (9th)

                           

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