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Joe DiMaggio

Joseph Paul DiMaggio (Joltin' Joe or The Yankee Clipper)
born as Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: November 25, 1914 in Martinez, CA
High School: Galileo HS (San Francisco, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: May 3, 1936 (Age 21.160, 6,661st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1936-1951

Last Game: September 30, 1951 (Age 36.309)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1955 (223/251 ballots).
   View Joe DiMaggio Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: March 8, 1999 in Hollywood, FL
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Relatives: Brother of Dom DiMaggio and Brother of Vince DiMaggio
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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
1936 NYY AL 21 OF 138 138 137 369 339 22 8 2 .978 2.62 .968 2.38 AS,MVP-8
1936 NYY AL 21 LF 64 64 64 164 151 11 2 1 .988 2.53 .963 2.12 AS,MVP-8
1936 NYY AL 21 CF 55 54 54 143 134 6 3 1 .979 2.55 .974 2.82 AS,MVP-8
1936 NYY AL 21 RF 20 20 19 62 54 5 3 0 .952 2.95 .967 2.18 AS,MVP-8
1937 NYY AL 22 CF 150 150 150 451 413 21 17 4 .962 2.89 .974 2.84 AS,MVP-2
1937 NYY AL 22 OF 150 150 150 451 413 21 17 4 .962 2.89 .969 2.35 AS,MVP-2
1938 NYY AL 23 CF 145 145 144 401 366 20 15 4 .963 2.66 .972 2.82 AS,MVP-6
1938 NYY AL 23 OF 145 145 144 401 366 20 15 4 .963 2.66 .972 2.35 AS,MVP-6
1939 NYY AL 24 CF 117 117 113 345 327 13 5 2 .986 2.91 .977 2.87 AS,MVP-1
1939 NYY AL 24 OF 117 117 113 346 328 13 5 2 .986 2.91 .969 2.44 AS,MVP-1
1940 NYY AL 25 CF 130 129 127 376 363 5 8 2 .979 2.83 .976 2.78 AS,MVP-3
1940 NYY AL 25 OF 130 129 127 372 359 5 8 2 .978 2.80 .970 2.40 AS,MVP-3
1941 NYY AL 26 CF 139 139 138 401 376 16 9 5 .978 2.82 .976 2.78 AS,MVP-1
1941 NYY AL 26 OF 139 139 138 410 385 16 9 5 .978 2.88 .973 2.41 AS,MVP-1
1942 NYY AL 27 CF 154 154 154 423 405 10 8 3 .981 2.69 .981 2.80 AS,MVP-7
1942 NYY AL 27 OF 154 154 154 427 409 10 8 3 .981 2.72 .976 2.38 AS,MVP-7
1946 NYY AL 31 OF 131 130 126 335 314 15 6 3 .982 2.51 .977 2.36 AS,MVP-19
1946 NYY AL 31 CF 128 127 123 326 305 15 6 3 .982 2.50 .984 2.72 AS,MVP-19
1946 NYY AL 31 LF 3 3 3 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .975 2.23 AS,MVP-19
1947 NYY AL 32 CF 139 139 129 318 315 2 1 0 .997 2.28 .983 2.90 AS,MVP-1
1947 NYY AL 32 OF 139 139 129 319 316 2 1 0 .997 2.29 .979 2.47 AS,MVP-1
1948 NYY AL 33 CF 152 152 146 461 439 9 13 1 .972 2.95 .978 3.01 AS,MVP-2
1948 NYY AL 33 OF 152 152 146 462 441 8 13 1 .972 2.95 .975 2.51 AS,MVP-2
1949 NYY AL 34 CF 76 76 70 200 195 2 3 0 .985 2.59 .980 2.80 AS,MVP-12
1949 NYY AL 34 OF 76 76 70 199 195 1 3 0 .985 2.58 .980 2.44 AS,MVP-12
1950 NYY AL 35 CF 137 136 130 1182.2 373 355 9 9 1 .976 2.77 2.66 .981 2.93 2.88 AS,MVP-9
1950 NYY AL 35 OF 137 136 130 1182.2 381 363 9 9 1 .976 2.83 2.72 .979 2.51 2.47 AS,MVP-9
1950 NYY AL 35 1B 1 1 1 8.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 14.62 13.00 .989 9.56 9.40 AS,MVP-9
1951 NYY AL 36 CF 113 113 105 972.0 295 281 11 3 3 .990 2.70 2.58 .981 2.84 2.82 AS
1951 NYY AL 36 OF 113 113 105 972.0 302 288 11 3 3 .990 2.77 2.65 .977 2.45 2.44 AS
13 Seasons OF 1721 1718 1669 2154.2 4774 4516 153 105 30 .978 2.80 2.71 .974 2.48 2.41
13 Seasons CF 1635 1631 1583 2154.2 4513 4274 139 100 29 .978 2.74 2.70 .978 2.89 2.84
2 Seasons LF 67 67 67 168 155 11 2 1 .988 2.48 .963 2.13
1 Season RF 20 20 19 62 54 5 3 0 .952 2.95 .967 2.18
1 Season 1B 1 1 1 8.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 14.62 13.00 .989 9.56 9.40
13 Seasons TOT 1722 1719 1670 2162.2 4787 4529 153 105 30 .978 2.85 2.72 .974 2.51 2.42
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
1936 NYY AL 21 LF
1936 NYY AL 21 CF
1936 NYY AL 21 RF
1937 NYY AL 22 CF
1938 NYY AL 23 CF
1939 NYY AL 24 CF
1940 NYY AL 25 CF
1941 NYY AL 26 CF
1942 NYY AL 27 CF
1946 NYY AL 31 CF
1946 NYY AL 31 LF
1947 NYY AL 32 CF
1948 NYY AL 33 CF
1949 NYY AL 34 CF
1950 NYY AL 35 CF
1950 NYY AL 35 1B
1951 NYY AL 36 CF
13 Seasons CF
2 Seasons LF
1 Season RF
1 Season 1B
13 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
1936 NYY AL 21 138 138 138 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 55 20 138 0 0 0
1937 NYY AL 22 151 150 151 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 150 0 1 0
1938 NYY AL 23 145 145 145 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 145 0 145 0 0 0
1939 NYY AL 24 120 117 120 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 0 117 0 3 0
1940 NYY AL 25 132 129 132 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 130 0 2 0
1941 NYY AL 26 139 139 139 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 0 139 0 0 0
1942 NYY AL 27 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 154 0 0 0
1946 NYY AL 31 132 130 132 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 128 0 131 0 1 0
1947 NYY AL 32 141 139 141 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 0 139 0 2 0
1948 NYY AL 33 153 151 153 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 152 0 1 0
1949 NYY AL 34 76 76 76 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 0 76 0 0 0
1950 NYY AL 35 139 137 139 138 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 137 0 137 0 1 0
1951 NYY AL 36 116 113 116 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 113 0 113 0 3 0
13 Seasons 1736 1718 1736 1722 0 0 1 0 0 0 67 1635 20 1721 0 14 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 -- 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%
1940 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 7 6 0 32 15 46.9% 17 0 0.0% 0 1153 63% 84% 29% 154 60%
1941 NYY AL 26 9 0 5 4 1 16 0 4 7 4 82 53 5 47 2 1 10 3 1 18 7 1 40 32 3 197 97 49.2% 89 11 5.6% 5 5255 60% 81% 30% 654 59%
1942 NYY AL 27 4 0 4 0 0 5 0 3 1 1 33 24 0 14 0 0 1 1 0 10 4 0 18 15 1 76 44 57.9% 31 1 1.3% 4 2831 56% 84% 30% 317 67%
1946 NYY AL 31 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 11 9 0 4 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 9 6 0 27 17 63.0% 10 0 0.0% 2 1047 47% 79% 27% 120 61%
1947 NYY AL 32 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 36 23 0 23 3 0 3 2 0 12 3 0 28 23 0 102 54 52.9% 48 0 0.0% 1 4153 55% 79% 31% 402 63%
1948 NYY AL 33 10 0 10 0 2 7 0 3 2 1 63 39 1 41 3 1 8 5 0 19 5 0 25 22 0 156 74 47.4% 80 2 1.3% 5 4251 57% 80% 32% 551 64%
1949 NYY AL 34 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 37 27 1 24 2 0 9 3 1 8 2 0 18 15 0 96 49 51.0% 45 2 2.1% 0 2381 57% 77% 28% 301 55%
1950 NYY AL 35 8 0 8 0 4 7 0 1 3 1 63 39 3 36 4 0 5 4 0 27 6 0 30 27 0 161 80 49.7% 78 3 1.9% 4 4711 64% 77% 30% 570 60%
1951 NYY AL 36 3 0 3 0 0 11 0 6 1 2 50 27 1 17 0 0 8 3 1 13 5 1 17 12 0 105 47 44.8% 55 3 2.9% 8 3941 60% 80% 30% 448 61%
9 Seasons 40 0 35 5 8 51 0 18 15 12 389 249 11 214 14 2 46 23 3 111 33 2 192 158 4 952 477 50.1% 453 22 2.3% 29 29723 59% 80% 30% 3517 61%
MLB Averages 45.3% 2.8% 61% 83% 30% 62%

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%
1946 NYY AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 37 43% 92% 32% 7 29%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 37 43% 92% 32% 7 29%
MLB Averages 57.8% 2.7% 61% 83% 30% 55%

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%
1950 NYY AL 35 36 61% 92% 36% 2 100% 0 13 0 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 36 61% 92% 36% 2 100% 0 13 0 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93% 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
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1953 BBWAA (44.3%)
1954 BBWAA (69.4%)
1955 BBWAA (88.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1955 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1936 (RF)
1937 (RF)
1938 (RF)
1939 (CF)
1940 (CF)
1941 (CF)
1942 (CF)
1946
1947 (CF)
1948 *
1949 (CF)
1950 *
1951

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1936 AL (8, 32%)
1937 AL (2, 92%)
1938 AL (6, 32%)
1939 AL (1, 83%)
1940 AL (3, 45%)
1941 AL (1, 87%)
1942 AL (7, 26%)
1946 AL (19, 2%)
1947 AL (1, 60%)
1948 AL (2, 63%)
1949 AL (12, 5%)
1950 AL (9, 16%)
3 MVPs
5.43 Career Shares (9th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  11 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  150 (2nd)
1938 AL  145 (3rd)
1939 AL  117 (5th)
1940 AL  130 (5th)
1941 AL  139 (5th)
1942 AL  154 (1st)
1946 AL  128 (4th)
1947 AL  139 (2nd)
1948 AL  152 (2nd)
1950 AL  137 (5th)
Career  1,635 (24th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  413 (1st)
1938 AL  366 (4th)
1940 AL  363 (3rd)
1941 AL  376 (4th)
1942 AL  405 (2nd)
1946 AL  305 (4th)
1948 AL  439 (2nd)
Career  4,274 (21st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  21 (1st)
1938 AL  20 (1st)
1939 AL  13 (2nd)
1941 AL  16 (2nd)
1942 AL  10 (3rd)
1946 AL  15 (1st)
1948 AL  9 (3rd)
1950 AL  9 (5th)
Career  139 (14th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  17 (1st)
1938 AL  15 (1st)
1940 AL  8 (4th)
1941 AL  9 (3rd)
1942 AL  8 (2nd)
1946 AL  6 (3rd)
1948 AL  13 (1st)
1950 AL  9 (2nd)
Career  100 (11th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  4 (2nd)
1938 AL  4 (1st)
1939 AL  2 (3rd)
1940 AL  2 (5th)
1941 AL  5 (1st)
1942 AL  3 (4th)
1946 AL  3 (1st)
1951 AL  3 (4th)
Career  29 (20th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  150 (5th)
1942 AL  154 (1st)
1947 AL  139 (5th)
1948 AL  152 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  413 (1st)
1938 AL  366 (5th)
1940 AL  359 (4th)
1941 AL  385 (3rd)
1942 AL  409 (2nd)
1948 AL  441 (2nd)
Career  4,516 (43rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1936 AL  22 (1st)
1937 AL  21 (2nd)
1938 AL  20 (2nd)
1939 AL  13 (3rd)
1941 AL  16 (5th)
1946 AL  15 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  17 (1st)
1938 AL  15 (2nd)
1948 AL  13 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1938 AL  4 (2nd)
1941 AL  5 (1st)
1946 AL  3 (5th)
1951 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.77 (5th)
1951 AL  2.70 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  2.89 (4th)
1939 AL  2.91 (4th)
1940 AL  2.83 (3rd)
1941 AL  2.82 (3rd)
1946 AL  2.50 (5th)
1948 AL  2.95 (4th)
1950 AL  2.66 (4th)
Career  2.70 (41st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  .962 (5th)
1939 AL  .986 (2nd)
1940 AL  .979 (4th)
1941 AL  .978 (4th)
1946 AL  .982 (4th)
1947 AL  .997 (1st)
1948 AL  .972 (5th)
1951 AL  .990 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  2.89 (3rd)
1938 AL  2.66 (5th)
1939 AL  2.91 (4th)
1940 AL  2.80 (3rd)
1941 AL  2.88 (2nd)
1942 AL  2.72 (5th)
1948 AL  2.95 (4th)
Career  2.71 (18th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1936 AL  .978 (3rd)
1939 AL  .986 (3rd)
1940 AL  .978 (4th)
1947 AL  .997 (1st)
1951 AL  .990 (5th)

                                         

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