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Larry Dierker

Lawrence Edward Dierker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: September 22, 1946 in Hollywood, CA
High School: Taft HS (Woodland Hills, CA)
School: University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
Signed
by the Houston Colt .45's as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1964 (Age 18.000, 9,918th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Cardinals/Colt.45's 1964-1977

Last Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 31.009)
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1964 HOU NL 17 P 3 1 0 9.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00 .950 2.10 2.13 0 0 0
1965 HOU NL 18 P 26 19 1 146.2 31 10 17 4 0 .871 1.66 1.04 .956 2.08 2.08 10 3 23% 36% 0
1966 HOU NL 19 P 29 28 8 187.0 41 13 26 2 1 .951 1.88 1.34 .947 1.96 1.96 13 2 13% 40% 0
1967 HOU NL 20 P 15 15 4 99.0 19 7 10 2 0 .895 1.55 1.13 .960 2.00 2.00 8 3 27% 41% 0
1968 HOU NL 21 P 32 32 10 233.2 42 13 28 1 2 .976 1.58 1.28 .958 2.01 2.02 18 3 14% 40% 0
1969 HOU NL 22 P 39 37 20 305.1 59 14 42 3 5 .949 1.65 1.44 .958 1.95 1.94 9 10 53% 40% 1 AS,MVP-23
1970 HOU NL 23 P 37 36 17 269.2 53 19 31 3 3 .943 1.67 1.35 .951 1.85 1.84 14 12 46% 33% 0
1971 HOU NL 24 P 24 23 6 159.0 40 16 23 1 0 .975 2.21 1.63 .954 1.90 1.90 5 1 17% 35% 0 AS
1972 HOU NL 25 P 31 31 12 214.2 35 16 19 0 1 1.000 1.47 1.13 .950 1.78 1.78 14 5 26% 37% 1
1973 HOU NL 26 P 14 3 0 27.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.00 0.21 .950 1.87 1.88 0 0 0
1974 HOU NL 27 P 33 33 7 223.2 45 10 34 1 1 .978 1.77 1.33 .944 1.88 1.88 21 12 36% 33% 0
1975 HOU NL 28 P 34 34 14 232.0 49 15 31 3 1 .939 1.78 1.35 .946 1.86 1.86 25 8 24% 32% 1
1976 HOU NL 29 P 28 28 7 187.2 37 17 18 2 2 .946 1.68 1.25 .950 1.88 1.87 23 7 23% 33% 1
1977 STL NL 30 P 11 9 0 39.1 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.60 0.64 .950 1.85 1.85 1 2 67% 35% 0
14 Seasons P 356 329 106 2333.2 462 152 287 23 16 .950 1.69 1.23 .952 1.91 1.91 161 68 30% 36% 4
14 Seasons TOT 356 329 106 2333.2 462 152 287 23 16 .950 1.69 1.23 .952 1.91 1.91 161 68 30% 36% 4
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
1964 HOU NL 17 P
1965 HOU NL 18 P
1966 HOU NL 19 P
1967 HOU NL 20 P
1968 HOU NL 21 P
1969 HOU NL 22 P
1970 HOU NL 23 P
1971 HOU NL 24 P
1972 HOU NL 25 P
1973 HOU NL 26 P
1974 HOU NL 27 P
1975 HOU NL 28 P
1976 HOU NL 29 P
1977 STL NL 30 P
14 Seasons P
14 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1964 HOU NL 17 3 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 HOU NL 18 26 19 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 HOU NL 19 29 28 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 HOU NL 20 15 15 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 HOU NL 21 33 32 33 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1969 HOU NL 22 39 37 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 HOU NL 23 37 36 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 HOU NL 24 24 23 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 HOU NL 25 31 31 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 HOU NL 26 14 3 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 HOU NL 27 33 33 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 HOU NL 28 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 HOU NL 29 28 28 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 STL NL 30 11 9 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 357 329 357 356 356 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1964 HOU NL 17 36 86% 25% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 HOU NL 18 611 80% 27% 19 79% 1 10 0 7 16 13 1 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0%
1966 HOU NL 19 775 83% 31% 33 94% 1 12 0 7 27 23 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1967 HOU NL 20 405 82% 29% 10 90% 0 8 0 8 9 9 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1968 HOU NL 21 874 80% 28% 31 90% 0 14 0 10 26 20 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 8 100%
1969 HOU NL 22 1087 74% 27% 45 93% 0 12 1 10 41 32 8 3 1 1 1 2 5 5 5 0 7 86%
1970 HOU NL 23 1068 77% 27% 32 97% 1 18 2 15 29 25 3 3 0 1 2 1 3 1 3 0 2 100%
1971 HOU NL 24 647 82% 32% 30 90% 1 13 1 10 24 21 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1972 HOU NL 25 887 83% 32% 24 88% 0 16 2 14 20 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
1973 HOU NL 26 117 74% 22% 5 60% 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 HOU NL 27 913 79% 25% 41 85% 3 11 1 9 33 27 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 7 86%
1975 HOU NL 28 982 82% 26% 38 92% 3 14 4 6 31 23 1 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 7 71%
1976 HOU NL 29 790 82% 26% 23 91% 1 16 4 10 18 12 1 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 100%
1977 STL NL 30 169 89% 34% 6 83% 0 2 0 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
14 Seasons 9361 80% 28% 337 90% 11 146 15 108 282 227 26 22 2 9 11 11 16 11 15 1 50 86%
MLB Averages 80% 28% 90% 86%



* - 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
1983 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 NL (23, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1965 NL  4 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1972 NL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1964 NL  born 1946-09-22 (1st)
1965 NL  born 1946-09-22 (2nd)
1966 NL  born 1946-09-22 (3rd)

             

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