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Johnny Edwards

John Alban Edwards

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: June 10, 1938 in Columbus, OH
High School: West HS (Columbus, OH)
School: The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 27, 1961 (Age 23.017, 9,469th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Astros/Cardinals 1961-1974

Last Game: October 2, 1974 (Age 36.114)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1961 23 CIN NL 52 165 145 14 27 5 0 2 14 1 0 18 28 .186 .279 .262 .541 45 38 3 1 0 1 4 2
1962 24 CIN NL 133 502 452 47 115 28 5 8 50 1 1 45 70 .254 .322 .392 .714 88 177 5 1 2 2 9 *2
1963 ★ 25 CIN NL 148 551 495 46 128 19 4 11 67 1 5 45 93 .259 .322 .380 .702 99 188 8 4 2 5 5 *2 AS,GG
1964 ★ 26 CIN NL 126 468 423 47 119 23 1 7 55 1 2 34 65 .281 .331 .390 .721 100 165 5 1 3 7 9 *2 AS,GG
1965 ★ 27 CIN NL 114 427 371 47 99 22 2 17 51 0 0 50 45 .267 .353 .474 .827 125 176 5 1 2 3 16 *2 AS
1966 28 CIN NL 98 319 282 24 54 8 0 6 39 1 3 31 42 .191 .269 .284 .553 48 80 6 0 3 3 8 2
1967 29 CIN NL 80 231 209 10 43 6 0 2 20 1 4 16 28 .206 .261 .263 .524 44 55 3 0 5 1 8 2
1968 30 STL NL 85 252 230 14 55 9 1 3 29 1 1 16 20 .239 .287 .326 .613 85 75 6 1 1 4 0 2
1969 31 HOU NL 151 559 496 52 115 20 6 6 50 2 1 53 69 .232 .306 .333 .639 81 165 17 2 4 4 12 *2 MVP-36
1970 32 HOU NL 140 515 458 46 101 16 4 7 49 1 0 51 63 .221 .299 .319 .618 69 146 9 1 3 2 16 *2
1971 33 HOU NL 106 345 317 18 74 13 4 1 23 1 1 26 38 .233 .291 .309 .600 73 98 0 0 1 1 9 2
1972 34 HOU NL 108 392 332 33 89 16 2 5 40 2 4 50 39 .268 .358 .373 .732 111 124 5 1 1 8 12 *2
1973 35 HOU NL 79 276 250 24 61 10 2 5 27 1 0 19 23 .244 .301 .360 .661 84 90 4 2 4 1 7 2
1974 36 HOU NL 50 130 117 8 26 7 1 1 10 1 1 11 12 .222 .292 .325 .617 77 38 1 1 0 1 3 2
14 Yrs 1470 5132 4577 430 1106 202 32 81 524 15 23 465 635 .242 .311 .353 .664 85 1615 77 16 31 43 118
162 Game Avg. 162 566 504 47 122 22 4 9 58 2 3 51 70 .242 .311 .353 .664 85 178 8 2 3 5 13
CIN (7 yrs) 751 2663 2377 235 585 111 12 53 296 6 15 239 371 .246 .314 .370 .684 87 879 35 8 17 22 59
HOU (6 yrs) 634 2217 1970 181 466 82 19 25 199 8 7 210 244 .237 .310 .336 .645 82 661 36 7 13 17 59
STL (1 yr) 85 252 230 14 55 9 1 3 29 1 1 16 20 .239 .287 .326 .613 85 75 6 1 1 4 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1961 23 CIN NL 52 165 -13 0 0 -4 2 -14 -1.5 6 -8 -0.9 .471 .491 -0.5 -0.2 -4 2
1962 24 CIN NL 133 502 -11 -3 2 6 7 0 0.1 19 19 2.0 .500 .500 1.3 1.4 13 *2
1963 ★ 25 CIN NL 148 551 -2 -3 1 3 8 7 0.9 21 28 3.1 .505 .505 2.6 1.4 25 *2 AS,GG
1964 ★ 26 CIN NL 126 468 1 -1 -0 -1 7 5 0.6 18 22 2.5 .504 .503 2.5 0.7 23 *2 AS,GG
1965 ★ 27 CIN NL 114 427 11 -1 1 0 6 16 1.8 16 33 3.5 .516 .511 3.5 0.6 33 *2 AS
1966 28 CIN NL 98 319 -22 0 1 -2 5 -18 -2.0 11 -7 -0.9 .479 .487 -0.7 0.4 -5 2
1967 29 CIN NL 80 231 -18 -1 1 2 3 -12 -1.4 8 -4 -0.6 .481 .491 -0.9 0.7 -6 2
1968 30 STL NL 85 252 -5 -1 -0 5 3 1 0.3 9 10 1.2 .502 .501 0.4 1.1 5 2
1969 31 HOU NL 151 559 -16 1 -1 3 8 -4 -0.4 19 15 1.6 .497 .497 1.1 1.4 12 *2 MVP-36
1970 32 HOU NL 140 515 -22 -0 1 5 8 -8 -0.8 18 10 1.0 .494 .495 0.3 1.4 4 *2
1971 33 HOU NL 106 345 -12 -1 2 3 6 -3 -0.3 12 9 0.9 .497 .498 0.5 1.0 6 2
1972 34 HOU NL 108 392 3 -2 0 -6 6 1 0.2 13 14 1.5 .501 .501 2.1 0.1 20 *2
1973 35 HOU NL 79 276 -6 0 1 -4 4 -4 -0.5 9 5 0.3 .494 .497 0.8 0.0 9 2
1974 36 HOU NL 50 130 -5 0 1 -4 2 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .487 .496 0.1 -0.2 2 2
14 Seasons 1470 5132 -118 -13 9 6 76 -39 -3.7 182 143 14.8 .497 .499 13.2 9.9 137
CIN (7 yrs) 751 2663 -55 -10 5 4 38 -16 -1.6 99 83 8.6 .498 .500 7.8 5.1 79
HOU (6 yrs) 634 2217 -58 -2 4 -3 34 -24 -2.4 74 50 5.0 .496 .497 5.0 3.7 53
STL (1 yr) 85 252 -5 -1 -0 5 3 1 0.3 9 10 1.2 .502 .501 0.4 1.1 5

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1961 23 CIN NL WS NYY L 3 11 11 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .545 .909 6 0 0 0 0 0
1968 30 STL NL WS DET L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 12 12 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 12 12 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 6 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1961 CIN NL 23 C 52 39 36 384.0 277 257 15 5 2 .982 -4 -12 6.38 5.23 .985 6.39 6.32 11 13 18 8 31% 38% 0
1962 CIN NL 24 C 130 124 117 1115.0 911 807 92 12 11 .987 6 6 7.26 6.92 .987 6.72 6.66 16 25 51 31 38% 34% 1
1963 CIN NL 25 C 148 141 134 1241.2 1101 1008 87 6 16 .995 3 3 7.94 7.40 .986 7.07 7.05 10 53 51 44 46% 42% 6 AS,GG
1964 CIN NL 26 C 120 116 109 1020.2 971 890 73 8 17 .992 -1 -1 8.49 8.03 .988 6.81 6.76 11 41 47 31 40% 40% 5 AS,GG
1965 CIN NL 27 C 110 98 92 900.2 830 761 61 8 9 .990 0 0 8.21 7.47 .988 6.96 6.97 5 55 46 34 43% 36% 6 AS
1966 CIN NL 28 C 98 84 70 737.1 662 617 40 5 3 .992 -2 -3 8.02 6.70 .987 6.84 6.83 7 30 50 25 33% 40% 3
1967 CIN NL 29 C 73 57 43 518.2 489 454 30 5 4 .990 2 5 8.40 6.63 .990 6.89 6.89 4 14 25 18 42% 40% 2
1968 STL NL 30 C 54 52 51 486.2 378 350 25 3 2 .992 5 12 6.93 6.94 .990 6.87 6.90 1 9 11 14 56% 39% 3
1969 HOU NL 31 C 151 140 127 1241.2 1221 1135 79 7 9 .994 3 3 8.80 8.04 .989 7.06 7.01 10 63 53 49 48% 40% 0 MVP-36
1970 HOU NL 32 C 139 134 114 1177.0 933 854 74 5 11 .995 5 5 7.10 6.68 .987 6.85 6.82 6 69 59 49 45% 33% 1
1971 HOU NL 33 C 104 91 79 816.1 606 555 48 3 7 .995 3 4 6.65 5.80 .988 6.34 6.33 9 31 34 27 44% 35% 3
1972 HOU NL 34 C 105 96 84 859.2 694 645 41 8 8 .988 -6 -8 7.18 6.53 .987 6.61 6.63 9 33 60 24 29% 37% 1
1973 HOU NL 35 C 76 69 54 611.2 462 435 22 5 3 .989 -4 -8 6.72 6.01 .987 6.34 6.34 2 19 48 16 25% 36% 0
1974 HOU NL 36 C 32 27 21 240.2 175 157 16 2 3 .989 -4 -20 6.47 5.41 .985 6.12 6.11 1 9 27 6 18% 33% 0
14 Seasons C 1392 1268 1131 11351.2 9710 8925 703 82 105 .992 6 1 7.63 6.92 .988 6.78 6.75 102 464 580 376 39% 37% 31
14 Seasons TOT 1392 1268 1131 11351.2 9710 8925 703 82 105 .992 6 1 7.63 6.92 .988 6.78 6.75 102 464 580 376 39% 37% 31
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 NL (36, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1766th)

Gold Gloves
1963 NL (C)
1964 NL (C)
All multiple winners

Defensive WARs c a p y
1962 NL  1.4 (9th)
1970 NL  1.4 (9th)
Career  9.9 (222nd)

Doubles s c a p y
1962 NL  28 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1964 NL  7 (2nd)
1972 NL  8 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1962 NL  9 (9th)
1965 NL  16 (4th)
1970 NL  16 (3rd)
1972 NL  12 (10th)
Career  118 (85th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1969 NL  17 (6th)

Putoutss c a p y
1963 NL  1,008 (5th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1962 NL  130 (1st)
1963 NL  148 (1st)
1964 NL  120 (4th)
1969 NL  151 (1st)
1970 NL  139 (1st)
Career  1,392 (40th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1962 NL  807 (2nd)
1963 NL  1,008 (1st)
1964 NL  890 (1st)
1965 NL  761 (3rd)
1969 NL  1,135 (1st)
1970 NL  854 (2nd)
Career  8,925 (20th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1962 NL  92 (1st)
1963 NL  87 (2nd)
1964 NL  73 (1st)
1965 NL  61 (3rd)
1969 NL  79 (1st)
1970 NL  74 (1st)
Career  703 (98th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1962 NL  12 (2nd)
1965 NL  8 (4th)
1972 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1962 NL  11 (1st)
1963 NL  16 (1st)
1964 NL  17 (1st)
1965 NL  9 (3rd)
1970 NL  11 (5th)
1972 NL  8 (4th)
Career  105 (46th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1961 NL  11 (3rd)
1962 NL  16 (1st)
1964 NL  11 (3rd)
1972 NL  9 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1962 NL  51 (2nd)
1963 NL  51 (3rd)
1964 NL  47 (3rd)
1965 NL  46 (2nd)
1966 NL  50 (4th)
1969 NL  53 (4th)
1970 NL  59 (2nd)
1972 NL  60 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1962 NL  31 (1st)
1963 NL  44 (3rd)
1964 NL  31 (3rd)
1965 NL  34 (2nd)
1969 NL  49 (2nd)
1970 NL  49 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1969 NL  48.0 (5th)
1970 NL  45.4 (4th)
1971 NL  44.3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1962 NL  6 (2nd)
1963 NL  3 (4th)
1968 NL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1962 NL  7.26 (3rd)
1963 NL  7.94 (1st)
1964 NL  8.49 (1st)
1965 NL  8.21 (2nd)
1966 NL  8.02 (1st)
1967 NL  8.40 (1st)
1969 NL  8.80 (1st)
1970 NL  7.10 (3rd)
1971 NL  6.65 (3rd)
1972 NL  7.18 (5th)
1973 NL  6.72 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1962 NL  6.92 (2nd)
1963 NL  7.40 (1st)
1964 NL  8.03 (1st)
1965 NL  7.47 (1st)
1966 NL  6.70 (2nd)
1967 NL  6.63 (3rd)
1969 NL  8.04 (1st)
1970 NL  6.68 (3rd)
1971 NL  5.80 (5th)
1973 NL  6.01 (5th)
Career  6.92 (33rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1963 NL  .995 (1st)
1964 NL  .992 (4th)
1966 NL  .992 (4th)
1969 NL  .994 (1st)
1970 NL  .995 (1st)
1971 NL  .995 (1st)
Career  .992 (58th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 28 (652), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 23 (592), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (104th), 14.8 career WAR/15.2 7yr-peak WAR/15.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John Alban jonnie johny Johnny johnnie johney john johhny jonny Edwards

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