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George Crowe

George Daniel Crowe (Big George)

Positions: First Baseman and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: March 22, 1921 in Whiteland, IN
High School: Franklin HS (Franklin, IN)
School: University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1952 (Age 31.025)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Redlegs/Braves/Cardinals 1952-1961

Final Game: April 30, 1961 (Age 40.039)
Died: January 18, 2011 in Rancho Cordova, CA
Cremated
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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
1952 BSN NL 31 1B 55 55 50 486.1 526 476 42 8 40 .985 9.59 9.42 .990 9.89 9.81
1953 MLN NL 32 1B 9 0 0 21.1 19 17 2 0 1 1.000 0 28 8.02 2.11 .990 9.87 9.68
1955 MLN NL 34 1B 79 77 75 690.2 746 677 61 8 62 .989 -3 -5 9.62 9.34 .991 9.79 9.70
1956 CIN NL 35 1B 32 25 24 242.0 253 225 25 3 15 .988 4 17 9.30 7.81 .989 9.82 9.72
1957 CIN NL 36 1B 120 117 111 1056.1 1029 932 86 11 86 .989 -4 -4 8.67 8.48 .990 9.67 9.73
1958 CIN NL 37 1B 93 87 66 745.1 772 713 53 6 65 .992 -3 -5 9.25 8.24 .990 9.54 9.49 AS
1958 CIN NL 37 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30 AS
1959 STL NL 38 1B 14 11 4 90.0 94 82 12 0 9 1.000 1 19 9.40 6.71 .988 9.58 9.48
1960 STL NL 39 1B 5 2 1 22.0 23 21 2 0 1 1.000 0 5 9.41 4.60 .990 9.57 9.56
8 Seasons 1B 407 374 331 3354.0 3462 3143 283 36 279 .990 -4 -2 9.19 8.42 .990 9.71 9.67
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30
9 Seasons TOT 408 374 331 3354.2 3463 3144 283 36 280 .990 -4 -2 9.19 8.40 .990 9.71 9.66
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
1952 BSN NL 31 1B
1953 MLN NL 32 1B 0 28 0 0 0 0
1955 MLN NL 34 1B -3 -5 -3 -3 0 0
1956 CIN NL 35 1B 4 17 2 1 1 1
1957 CIN NL 36 1B -4 -4 -5 -3 -2 1
1958 CIN NL 37 1B -3 -5 -3 -5 1 0
1958 CIN NL 37 2B 0 0 0 0 0
1959 STL NL 38 1B 1 19 1 -0 2 0
1960 STL NL 39 1B 0 5 0 0 -0 0
8 Seasons 1B -4 -2 -6 -9 3 2
1 Season 2B 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons TOT -4 -2 -6 -9 3 2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1952 BSN NL 31 73 55 73 55 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1953 MLN NL 32 47 0 47 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
1955 MLN NL 34 104 77 104 79 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
1956 CIN NL 35 77 25 77 32 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0
1957 CIN NL 36 133 117 133 120 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1958 CIN NL 37 111 87 111 93 0 0 93 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1959 STL NL 38 77 11 77 14 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 0
1960 STL NL 39 73 2 73 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 0
1961 STL NL 40 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
9 Seasons 702 374 702 407 0 0 407 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 312 1
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 -- 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%
1952 BSN NL 31 1974 58% 82% 26% 120 93% 1 453 20 424 11 51 41 32 8 0 3 8 2 5 1 4 37 1 1 0 29 2 7 2 5 11 82%
1953 MLN NL 32 67 60% 79% 21% 7 100% 0 14 3 11 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1955 MLN NL 34 2399 64% 80% 27% 114 90% 1 519 26 491 3 39 43 27 13 0 0 7 2 4 1 2 55 3 0 1 50 4 5 2 3 15 80%
1956 CIN NL 35 1024 63% 83% 26% 78 92% 0 224 29 196 0 18 25 19 5 1 0 3 1 1 1 1 16 3 1 0 16 4 0 0 0 2 100%
1957 CIN NL 36 4566 63% 82% 24% 227 94% 0 941 65 862 11 70 86 65 17 0 3 11 2 9 0 8 89 7 0 2 78 9 11 1 10 13 85%
1958 CIN NL 37 3171 65% 82% 26% 155 95% 0 700 36 659 3 69 50 36 9 0 3 6 0 5 1 2 68 0 1 1 62 3 5 0 4 16 100%
1959 STL NL 38 400 60% 77% 27% 25 92% 0 82 5 75 2 6 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 2 50%
1960 STL NL 39 96 81% 81% 31% 5 100% 0 21 2 19 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 13697 63% 81% 26% 731 93% 2 2954 186 2737 30 256 261 189 58 1 9 35 7 24 4 17 274 14 5 4 244 24 28 5 22 59 86%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 93% 86%

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
1958 CIN NL 37 1 100% 100% 0% 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1 Season 1 100% 100% 0% 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 93%



* - 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 1B s c a p y
1957 NL  120 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1957 NL  86 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  8 (5th)
1957 NL  11 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1956 NL  4 (3rd)
1959 NL  1 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  9.34 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1957 NL  .989 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1960 NL  born 1921-03-22 (7th)
1961 NL  born 1921-03-22 (4th)

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Name and misspellings: Big George Daniel gearge George goerge Crowe

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