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Jim Delsing

James Henry Delsing

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 13, 1925 in Rudolph, WI
High School: Rudolph HS (Rudolph, WI)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1948 (Age 22.160)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Browns/WhiteSox/Yankees/Athletics 1948-1960

Final Game: September 30, 1960 (Age 34.322)
Died: May 4, 2006 in Chesterfield, MO
Buried: Body Donated to Washington University Medical School,
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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
1948 CHW AL 22 CF 15 15 14 38 37 1 0 0 1.000 2.53 .978 3.01
1948 CHW AL 22 OF 15 15 14 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 2.47 .975 2.51
1949 NYY AL 23 CF 5 4 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.20 .980 2.80
1949 NYY AL 23 OF 5 4 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.20 .980 2.44
1950 SLB AL 24 CF 53 49 46 430.0 159 154 4 1 3 .994 3.31 2.98 .981 2.93 2.88
1950 SLB AL 24 OF 53 49 46 430.0 155 150 4 1 3 .994 3.22 2.91 .979 2.51 2.47
1951 SLB AL 25 OF 124 113 106 1035.0 361 340 15 6 5 .983 3.09 2.86 .977 2.45 2.44
1951 SLB AL 25 CF 118 106 102 978.0 342 322 14 6 4 .982 3.09 2.85 .981 2.84 2.82
1951 SLB AL 25 LF 5 5 2 36.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.80 .973 2.42 2.40
1951 SLB AL 25 RF 3 2 2 21.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.14 1.67 .978 2.06 2.03
1952 TOT AL 26 OF 117 101 89 943.0 284 273 5 6 2 .979 2.65 2.38 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 TOT AL 26 LF 69 60 57 560.0 154 149 1 4 0 .974 2.41 2.17 .979 2.27 2.27
1952 SLB AL 26 OF 85 70 59 679.0 213 206 4 3 2 .986 2.78 2.47 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 SLB AL 26 CF 40 35 28 322.0 102 98 2 2 1 .980 2.80 2.50 .983 2.91 2.91
1952 SLB AL 26 LF 37 29 27 296.0 86 85 0 1 0 .988 2.58 2.30 .979 2.27 2.27
1952 SLB AL 26 RF 11 6 4 61.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 2.66 1.64 .976 1.90 1.90
1952 DET AL 26 LF 32 31 30 264.0 68 64 1 3 0 .956 2.22 2.03 .979 2.27 2.27
1952 DET AL 26 OF 32 31 30 264.0 71 67 1 3 0 .958 2.32 2.13 .980 2.40 2.40
1953 DET AL 27 CF 133 130 118 1129.2 366 356 7 3 2 .992 -23 -24 2.89 2.73 .984 2.96 2.95
1953 DET AL 27 OF 133 130 118 1129.2 364 354 7 3 2 .992 -17 -18 2.88 2.71 .981 2.43 2.41
1954 DET AL 28 OF 108 97 79 845.0 227 221 5 1 0 .996 2 3 2.41 2.09 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 DET AL 28 LF 90 79 66 701.0 190 184 5 1 0 .995 4 8 2.43 2.10 .977 2.26 2.24
1954 DET AL 28 RF 16 14 11 109.0 26 26 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -21 2.15 1.63 .975 2.05 2.03
1954 DET AL 28 CF 5 4 2 35.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 3.09 2.40 .983 2.85 2.84
1955 DET AL 29 LF 101 91 74 805.2 182 178 3 1 1 .995 -9 -13 2.02 1.79 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 DET AL 29 OF 101 91 74 805.2 182 178 3 1 1 .995 -9 -13 2.02 1.79 .982 2.40 2.38
1956 TOT AL 30 OF 32 5 4 103.2 26 24 1 1 0 .962 0 0 2.17 0.78 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 TOT AL 30 LF 16 4 3 53.2 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -1 -18 1.68 0.63 .977 2.10 2.09
1956 DET AL 30 LF 3 2 2 19.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -38 1.42 1.00 .977 2.08 2.10
1956 DET AL 30 OF 3 2 2 19.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -38 1.42 1.00 .980 2.32 2.33
1956 CHW AL 30 OF 29 3 2 84.2 23 21 1 1 0 .957 1 9 2.34 0.76 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 CHW AL 30 LF 13 2 1 34.2 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -0 -7 1.82 0.54 .978 2.10 2.09
1956 CHW AL 30 RF 10 1 1 33.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.45 0.90 .973 2.10 2.07
1956 CHW AL 30 CF 7 0 0 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 2.12 0.57 .985 2.81 2.77
1960 KCA AL 34 OF 10 10 7 82.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 1 12 2.63 2.40 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 KCA AL 34 LF 9 9 7 75.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.88 2.67 .984 2.14 2.13
1960 KCA AL 34 RF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -51 0.00 0.00 1.93 2.00
10 Seasons OF 698 615 539 5374.0 1666 1606 41 19 13 .989 -23 -5 2.69 2.36 .979 2.42 2.40
8 Seasons CF 376 343 312 2911.2 1029 989 28 12 10 .988 -23 -10 3.01 2.70 .982 2.91 2.89
6 Seasons LF 290 248 209 2231.1 570 554 9 7 1 .988 -4 -2 2.27 1.94 .979 2.26 2.24
5 Seasons RF 41 24 18 231.0 58 56 2 0 1 1.000 -2 -8 2.26 1.41 .975 2.01 2.00
10 Seasons TOT 698 615 539 5374.0 1666 1606 41 19 13 .989 -23 -5 2.69 2.36 .979 2.42 2.40
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
1948 CHW AL 22 CF
1949 NYY AL 23 CF
1950 SLB AL 24 CF
1951 SLB AL 25 CF
1951 SLB AL 25 LF
1951 SLB AL 25 RF
1952 SLB AL 26 CF
1952 SLB AL 26 LF
1952 SLB AL 26 RF
1952 DET AL 26 LF
1953 DET AL 27 CF -23 -24 -17 -9 -8 -6
1954 DET AL 28 LF 4 8 4 1 2 1
1954 DET AL 28 RF -2 -21 0 1 -1 -2
1954 DET AL 28 CF -0 -10 -0 0 -0 0
1955 DET AL 29 LF -9 -13 -9 -6 -3 0
1956 DET AL 30 LF -1 -38 -1 -0 -0 0
1956 CHW AL 30 LF -0 -7 -0 -0 -0 0
1956 CHW AL 30 RF 1 25 1 -0 1 0
1956 CHW AL 30 CF 0 7 0 1 -0 0
1960 KCA AL 34 LF 1 18 1 1 -0 0
1960 KCA AL 34 RF -0 -51 -0 -0 0 0
8 Seasons CF -23 -10 -17 -8 -9 -6
6 Seasons LF -4 -2 -5 -4 -1 1
5 Seasons RF -2 -8 0 0 0 -2
10 Seasons TOT -23 -5 -22 -12 -10 -1
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
1948 CHW AL 22 20 15 20 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 15 0 5 0
1949 NYY AL 23 9 4 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 4 1
1950 SLB AL 24 69 49 69 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 53 0 16 2
1950 NYY AL 24 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1951 SLB AL 25 131 113 131 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 118 3 124 0 8 2
1952 SLB AL 26 93 71 93 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 40 11 85 0 12 0
1952 DET AL 26 33 31 33 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 32 0 2 0
1953 DET AL 27 138 130 138 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 133 0 6 0
1954 DET AL 28 122 97 122 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 5 16 108 0 18 1
1955 DET AL 29 114 91 114 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 101 0 19 0
1956 CHW AL 30 55 3 55 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7 10 30 0 23 14
1956 DET AL 30 10 2 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 7 0
1960 KCA AL 34 16 10 16 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 10 0 6 0
10 Seasons 822 616 822 699 0 0 0 0 0 0 291 376 41 699 0 138 20
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 -- 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%
1948 CHW AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 36.4% 7 0 0.0% 0 262 61% 81% 30% 37 46%
1949 NYY AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 144 63% 76% 33% 12 50%
1950 SLB AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 27 12 1 13 1 0 6 3 0 11 1 2 14 12 0 71 29 40.8% 39 3 4.2% 1 1281 62% 83% 31% 172 60%
1951 SLB AL 25 3 0 3 0 0 11 0 4 2 3 38 20 3 29 5 1 9 5 0 12 2 2 31 22 1 119 54 45.4% 58 7 5.9% 4 2957 56% 80% 29% 343 58%
1952 SLB AL 26 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 15 8 0 12 1 0 4 0 0 5 0 1 14 13 0 50 22 44.0% 27 1 2.0% 1 1147 65% 81% 29% 146 59%
1953 DET AL 27 3 0 0 3 0 7 0 3 2 1 99 56 0 72 4 0 9 3 0 13 1 0 34 23 1 227 87 38.3% 139 1 0.4% 6 5066 64% 82% 29% 685 53%
1954 DET AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 11 6 54.5% 5 0 0.0% 0 162 57% 83% 28% 25 48%
1956 CHW 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 64 77% 88% 48% 6 67%
8 Seasons 8 0 5 3 1 24 0 7 6 7 191 104 4 132 11 1 32 12 0 44 5 5 94 71 2 493 203 41.2% 278 12 2.4% 12 11083 62% 81% 29% 1426 55%
MLB Averages 44.8% 2.6% 63% 81% 30% 58%

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%
1951 SLB AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 8 5 62.5% 3 0 0.0% 0 157 57% 84% 29% 22 41%
1952 SLB AL 26 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 11 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 3 3 0 32 16 50.0% 16 0 0.0% 0 1050 62% 82% 28% 116 55%
1952 DET AL 26 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 29 24 0 12 0 0 7 4 0 3 0 0 7 6 0 58 34 58.6% 24 0 0.0% 1 1062 62% 80% 28% 145 43%
1954 DET AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 2 1 2 37 30 0 26 4 1 16 10 1 3 1 0 11 10 0 93 55 59.1% 36 2 2.2% 3 2974 65% 83% 30% 393 48%
1955 DET AL 29 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 49 41 0 35 10 0 18 7 0 13 6 1 12 11 0 127 75 59.1% 51 1 0.8% 2 3501 64% 82% 28% 423 43%
1956 CHW AL 30 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 33.3% 2 2 33.3% -2 158 73% 81% 25% 19 47%
1956 DET AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 81 69% 88% 27% 13 23%
1960 KCA AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 14 6 42.9% 8 0 0.0% 0 322 69% 86% 30% 40 60%
6 Seasons 6 0 6 0 1 9 0 5 1 3 141 114 0 90 16 1 47 22 3 26 9 1 37 34 0 341 195 57.2% 141 5 1.5% 4 9305 64% 82% 29% 1171 46%
MLB Averages 57.8% 2.7% 63% 81% 30% 50%

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%
1951 SLB AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 20.0% 3 1 20.0% 0 88 63% 80% 28% 6 83%
1952 SLB AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 11 6 54.5% 5 0 0.0% 1 259 58% 90% 37% 31 55%
1954 DET AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 5 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 21 6 28.6% 15 0 0.0% 0 488 68% 82% 29% 57 46%
1956 CHW AL 30 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% 0 137 65% 80% 27% 16 56%
1960 KCA 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 31 68% 77% 32% 1 0%
5 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 18 6 0 7 0 1 4 2 0 3 0 0 6 5 0 38 13 34.2% 24 1 2.6% 1 1003 65% 83% 31% 111 51%
MLB Averages 42.7% 3.3% 63% 81% 30% 54%



* - 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 LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  90 (5th)
1955 AL  101 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  184 (5th)
1955 AL  178 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  5 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  1 (3rd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  118 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  322 (4th)
1953 AL  356 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  14 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  3 (4th)
1951 AL  4 (1st)
1953 AL  2 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  340 (5th)
1953 AL  354 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  15 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1950 AL  3 (5th)
1951 AL  5 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1954 AL  2.43 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  2.10 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1951 AL  3.09 (2nd)
1953 AL  2.89 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  2.85 (2nd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  .982 (3rd)
1953 AL  .992 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1951 AL  3.09 (3rd)
1953 AL  2.88 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  2.86 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  .992 (4th)
1954 AL  .996 (1st)
Career  .989 (84th)

                                         

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