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Walt Dropo    \DRO-po\

Walter Dropo (Moose)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: January 30, 1923 in Moosup, CT
High School: Plainfield HS (Plainfield, CT)
School: University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 26.079)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Tigers/RedSox/Orioles/Redlegs 1949-1961

Final Game: May 17, 1961 (Age 38.107)
Died: December 17, 2010 in Peabody, MA
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Moosup, CT
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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
1949 BOS AL 26 1B 11 11 10 107 103 4 0 13 1.000 9.73 .989 9.77
1950 BOS AL 27 1B 134 134 133 1180.1 1234 1142 77 15 147 .988 9.29 9.10 .989 9.54 9.37 AS,MVP-6,RoY-1
1951 BOS AL 28 1B 93 89 86 806.1 953 878 63 12 91 .987 10.50 10.12 .990 9.70 9.66
1952 TOT AL 29 1B 150 150 143 1319.1 1437 1324 99 14 135 .990 9.71 9.49 .988 9.63 9.62 MVP-26
1952 BOS AL 29 1B 35 35 30 305.2 342 319 21 2 31 .994 10.01 9.71 .988 9.63 9.62
1952 DET AL 29 1B 115 115 113 1013.2 1095 1005 78 12 104 .989 9.62 9.42 .988 9.63 9.62
1953 DET AL 30 1B 150 147 145 1321.0 1401 1260 127 14 121 .990 2 2 9.45 9.25 .989 9.72 9.66
1954 DET AL 31 1B 95 79 69 728.1 738 681 54 3 60 .996 2 3 9.08 7.74 .990 9.60 9.53
1955 CHW AL 32 1B 140 120 101 1078.2 1169 1101 62 6 104 .995 -1 -1 9.70 8.31 .991 9.63 9.54
1956 CHW AL 33 1B 117 91 82 869.0 911 855 50 6 95 .993 -5 -7 9.37 7.74 .990 9.43 9.35
1957 CHW AL 34 1B 69 50 41 466.1 529 483 39 7 49 .987 1 4 10.07 7.57 .992 9.67 9.70
1958 TOT MLB 35 1B 59 49 34 421.1 433 398 35 0 39 1.000 6 17 9.25 7.34 .990 9.55 9.49
1958 CHW AL 35 1B 16 12 7 99.1 106 98 8 0 8 1.000 2 29 9.60 6.63 .991 9.59 9.50
1958 CIN NL 35 1B 43 37 27 322.0 327 300 27 0 31 1.000 3 13 9.14 7.60 .990 9.54 9.49
1959 TOT MLB 36 1B 77 46 40 459.1 522 489 29 4 53 .992 2 6 10.15 6.73 .990 9.78 9.68
1959 CIN NL 36 1B 23 9 7 104.1 114 103 11 0 11 1.000 2 23 9.83 4.96 .988 9.58 9.48
1959 BAL AL 36 1B 54 37 33 355.0 408 386 18 4 42 .990 0 1 10.24 7.48 .990 9.84 9.77
1959 BAL AL 36 3B 2 0 0 4.0 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 0 60 4.50 1.00 .950 3.15 3.20
1960 BAL AL 37 1B 67 56 21 414.2 427 397 27 3 50 .993 0 1 9.20 6.33 .991 9.58 9.56
1960 BAL AL 37 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.10
1961 BAL AL 38 1B 12 9 4 69.2 68 62 6 0 11 1.000 0 5 8.78 5.67 .990 9.46 9.34
13 Seasons 1B 1174 1031 909 9134.1 9929 9173 672 84 968 .992 7 1 9.59 8.39 .990 9.62 9.55
2 Seasons 3B 3 0 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 3.00 0.67 .950 3.15 3.17
13 Seasons TOT 1177 1031 909 9140.1 9931 9173 674 84 969 .992 7 1 9.59 8.37 .990 9.61 9.54
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
1949 BOS AL 26 1B
1950 BOS AL 27 1B
1951 BOS AL 28 1B
1952 BOS AL 29 1B
1952 DET AL 29 1B
1953 DET AL 30 1B 2 2 2 6 -4 0
1954 DET AL 31 1B 2 3 3 2 1 -1
1955 CHW AL 32 1B -1 -1 -1 -3 1 0
1956 CHW AL 33 1B -5 -7 -5 -2 -3 0
1957 CHW AL 34 1B 1 4 2 0 2 -1
1958 CHW AL 35 1B 2 29 2 2 0 0
1958 CIN NL 35 1B 3 13 3 2 1 0
1959 CIN NL 36 1B 2 23 2 1 1 0
1959 BAL AL 36 1B 0 1 0 2 -1 0
1959 BAL AL 36 3B 0 60 0 0 0 0
1960 BAL AL 37 1B 0 1 0 -0 0 0
1960 BAL AL 37 3B -0 -120 -0 0 -0 0
1961 BAL AL 38 1B 0 5 0 -0 0 0
13 Seasons 1B 7 1 10 11 -2 -2
2 Seasons 3B 0 0 0 0 -0 0
13 Seasons TOT 7 1 10 11 -2 -2
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
1949 BOS AL 26 11 11 11 11 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 BOS AL 27 136 134 136 134 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1951 BOS AL 28 99 89 99 93 0 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1952 DET AL 29 115 115 115 115 0 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 BOS AL 29 37 35 37 35 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1953 DET AL 30 152 147 152 150 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1954 DET AL 31 107 79 107 95 0 0 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1955 CHW AL 32 141 120 141 140 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1956 CHW AL 33 125 91 125 117 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1957 CHW AL 34 93 50 93 69 0 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
1958 CIN NL 35 63 37 63 43 0 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1958 CHW AL 35 28 12 28 16 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1959 BAL AL 36 62 37 62 56 0 0 54 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1959 CIN NL 36 26 9 26 23 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1960 BAL AL 37 79 56 79 67 0 0 67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1961 BAL AL 38 14 9 14 12 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 Seasons 1288 1031 1288 1176 0 0 1174 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 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 -- 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%
1949 BOS AL 26 379 61% 77% 27% 15 100% 1 92 5 85 2 7 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 1 1 100%
1950 BOS AL 27 4567 64% 78% 24% 228 90% 3 972 55 895 22 97 60 44 9 1 1 15 0 14 1 9 130 1 1 2 123 4 7 3 4 24 83%
1951 BOS AL 28 3474 65% 81% 28% 228 95% 2 896 37 847 13 127 63 33 13 5 3 12 3 9 0 7 91 1 0 1 85 3 5 2 3 12 83%
1952 DET AL 29 3622 67% 81% 25% 195 93% 1 808 68 733 7 62 56 41 6 2 6 6 0 6 0 4 85 1 0 0 74 1 11 4 6 13 92%
1952 BOS AL 29 1283 61% 80% 27% 74 96% 0 324 23 293 7 28 20 18 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 31 0 0 0 24 0 7 1 6 5 100%
1953 DET AL 30 5902 64% 82% 24% 342 94% 3 1261 81 1164 14 122 131 95 21 3 9 13 0 13 0 9 121 5 0 2 114 7 7 3 4 30 90%
1954 DET AL 31 3087 64% 81% 25% 151 95% 1 683 47 629 7 47 54 44 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 60 0 0 1 52 1 7 0 7 7 100%
1955 CHW AL 32 4555 61% 81% 27% 213 94% 1 1098 55 1030 13 98 61 39 10 3 9 6 0 6 0 4 104 1 0 2 94 2 9 3 6 17 76%
1956 CHW AL 33 3658 68% 81% 25% 164 93% 2 860 56 800 4 54 53 26 17 2 2 6 2 4 0 3 96 3 0 1 87 5 8 2 6 13 85%
1957 CHW AL 34 1953 68% 83% 29% 110 96% 1 485 35 449 3 36 39 31 4 0 2 7 3 3 1 2 48 0 1 0 47 1 0 0 0 7 100%
1958 CIN NL 35 1333 61% 82% 26% 78 100% 2 303 16 284 3 35 28 15 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 3 0 0 25 3 6 1 5 8 100%
1958 CHW AL 35 407 63% 77% 26% 23 100% 0 98 5 93 0 10 8 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 6 1 2 0 2 0
1959 BAL AL 36 1480 59% 80% 30% 80 94% 1 387 27 358 3 34 17 8 7 1 0 4 2 2 0 2 42 2 1 1 38 4 4 1 3 3 67%
1959 CIN NL 36 450 63% 82% 26% 29 97% 0 103 10 93 0 9 10 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 10 0 1 1 0 2 50%
1960 BAL AL 37 1694 65% 79% 27% 68 96% 0 393 17 368 8 23 29 22 3 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 50 2 0 0 45 2 5 1 3 6 100%
1961 BAL AL 38 308 67% 75% 22% 12 92% 0 60 2 57 1 3 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 1 100%
13 Seasons 38152 64% 81% 26% 2010 94% 18 8823 539 8178 107 792 638 436 107 20 43 77 11 64 2 45 930 21 3 10 845 35 80 22 56 149 88%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 93% 86%

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%
1959 BAL AL 36 15 87% 87% 27% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1960 BAL AL 37 8 100% 75% 13% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2 Seasons 23 91% 83% 22% 3 67% 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 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

Hall of Fame
1967 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1950 AL (6, 22%)
1952 AL (26, 1%)
0.23 Career Shares (705th)

Putoutss c a p y
1950 AL  1,142 (3rd)
1952 AL  1,324 (2nd)
1953 AL  1,260 (3rd)
1954 AL  681 (5th)
1955 AL  1,101 (4th)
1956 AL  855 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1950 AL  134 (3rd)
1952 AL  150 (3rd)
1953 AL  150 (3rd)
1954 AL  95 (5th)
1955 AL  140 (3rd)
1956 AL  117 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1950 AL  1,142 (3rd)
1952 AL  1,324 (2nd)
1953 AL  1,260 (3rd)
1954 AL  681 (4th)
1955 AL  1,101 (4th)
1956 AL  855 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1952 AL  99 (3rd)
1953 AL  127 (1st)
1954 AL  54 (5th)
1955 AL  62 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1950 AL  15 (2nd)
1951 AL  12 (3rd)
1952 AL  14 (3rd)
1953 AL  14 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1950 AL  147 (2nd)
1952 AL  135 (3rd)
1953 AL  121 (5th)
1955 AL  104 (4th)
1956 AL  95 (4th)
Career  968 (87th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1954 AL  2 (3rd)
1958 AL  2 (5th)
1958 NL  3 (3rd)
1959 NL  2 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1951 AL  10.50 (1st)
1952 AL  9.71 (4th)
1955 AL  9.70 (5th)
1956 AL  9.37 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1950 AL  9.10 (5th)
1951 AL  10.12 (1st)
1952 AL  9.49 (3rd)
1953 AL  9.25 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1950 AL  .988 (5th)
1952 AL  .990 (3rd)
1953 AL  .990 (3rd)
1955 AL  .995 (2nd)
1956 AL  .993 (1st)

                           

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