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Jack Dittmer

John Douglas Dittmer

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 10, 1928 in Elkader, IA
High School: Elkader HS (Elkader, IA)
School: University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 17, 1952 (Age 24.159, 8,519th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Tigers 1952-1957

Last Game: June 23, 1957 (Age 29.164)
Died: May 31, 2014 in Strawberry Point, IA
Buried: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader, IA
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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 24 2B 90 89 87 814.0 504 228 267 9 60 .982 5.47 5.50 .975 5.48 5.43
1953 MLN NL 25 2B 138 137 127 1189.2 656 290 343 23 95 .965 -10 -10 4.79 4.59 .972 5.44 5.33
1954 MLN NL 26 2B 55 50 46 445.0 266 119 141 6 31 .977 1 2 5.26 4.73 .976 5.57 5.54
1955 MLN NL 27 2B 28 17 14 165.2 88 44 42 2 9 .977 -3 -22 4.67 3.07 .974 5.48 5.43
1956 MLN NL 28 2B 42 24 18 244.0 145 64 78 3 15 .979 1 4 5.24 3.38 .980 5.34 5.28
1957 DET AL 29 3B 3 2 2 16.1 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 0 22 3.31 2.00 .952 3.20 3.23
1957 DET AL 29 2B 1 1 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 2.00 .980 5.40 5.40
6 Seasons 2B 354 318 292 2863.1 1661 746 872 43 210 .974 -11 -5 5.09 4.57 .974 5.47 5.39
1 Season 3B 3 2 2 16.1 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 0 22 3.31 2.00 .952 3.20 3.23
6 Seasons TOT 357 320 294 2879.2 1667 749 875 43 210 .974 -11 -4 5.08 4.55 .974 5.45 5.37
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 24 2B
1953 MLN NL 25 2B -10 -10 -8 -5 -3 -1
1954 MLN NL 26 2B 1 2 3 2 1 -2
1955 MLN NL 27 2B -3 -22 -3 -1 -2 0
1956 MLN NL 28 2B 1 4 2 1 0 -1
1957 DET AL 29 3B 0 22 0 0 0 0
1957 DET AL 29 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 2B -11 -5 -7 -4 -3 -4
1 Season 3B 0 22 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons TOT -11 -4 -7 -4 -3 -4

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 24 93 89 93 90 0 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1953 MLN NL 25 138 137 138 138 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 MLN NL 26 66 50 66 54 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1955 MLN NL 27 38 17 38 28 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
1956 MLN NL 28 44 23 44 42 0 0 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1957 DET AL 29 16 3 16 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
6 Seasons 395 319 395 356 0 0 0 353 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 2
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 -- 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
1952 BSN NL 24 3283 59% 83% 27% 322 97% 2 226 95 80 51 248 213 29 0 6 8 0 3 5 5 57 13 11 18 2 50 22 25 6 2 3
1953 MLN NL 25 4096 65% 80% 26% 339 92% 1 237 92 109 36 269 217 41 1 8 18 2 12 4 13 78 21 17 16 4 65 21 40 10 5 5
1954 MLN NL 26 1744 64% 82% 25% 165 93% 0 112 42 52 19 127 96 24 0 2 6 1 3 2 3 28 8 4 11 1 26 12 13 2 1 1
1955 MLN NL 27 565 62% 82% 25% 39 92% 0 33 8 16 9 35 28 5 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 8 7 0 1 0 8 1 7 0 0 0
1956 MLN NL 28 891 67% 79% 26% 84 92% 1 58 19 22 17 67 56 9 0 2 3 1 2 0 2 14 5 1 4 0 11 5 6 3 0 3
1957 DET AL 29 19 47% 95% 26% 1 100% 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 10598 63% 81% 26% 950 94% 4 667 256 279 133 747 611 108 1 18 37 4 22 11 25 185 54 33 50 7 160 61 91 21 8 12
MLB Averages 63% 81% 26% 93%

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%
1957 DET AL 29 67 82% 82% 16% 6 100% 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 67 82% 82% 16% 6 100% 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 81% 26% 89% 64%



* - 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 2B s c a p y
1953 NL  138 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1953 NL  290 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1953 NL  343 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1953 NL  23 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1953 NL  95 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1952 NL  5.47 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1952 NL  5.50 (2nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1953 NL  .965 (4th)

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