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Kid Elberfeld

Norman Arthur Elberfeld (The Tabasco Kid)

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 158 lb.

Born: April 13, 1875 in Pomeroy, OH(All Transactions)
Debut: May 30, 1898 (Age 23.047)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Highlanders/Tigers/Senators/Reds/Robins/... 1898-1914

Final Game: September 24, 1914 (Age 39.164)
Died: January 13, 1944 in Chattanooga, TN
Buried: Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, TN
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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
1898 PHI NL 23 3B 14 39 13 18 8 1 .795 2.21 .902 3.48
1899 CIN NL 24 SS 24 131 48 67 16 6 .878 4.79 .910 5.65
1899 CIN NL 24 3B 18 76 26 41 9 3 .882 3.72 .902 3.59
1901 DET AL 26 SS 121 819 332 411 76 62 .907 6.14 .898 5.34
1902 DET AL 27 SS 130 852 326 459 67 63 .921 6.04 .928 5.74
1903 TOT AL 28 SS 124 767 295 410 62 51 .919 5.69 .913 5.28
1903 DET AL 28 SS 34 206 73 119 14 11 .932 5.65 .913 5.28
1903 DET AL 28 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 3.20
1903 NYY AL 28 SS 90 561 222 291 48 40 .914 5.70 .913 5.28
1904 NYY AL 29 SS 122 717 237 432 48 44 .933 5.48 .934 5.30
1905 NYY AL 30 SS 108 618 244 317 57 35 .908 5.19 .931 5.26
1906 NYY AL 31 SS 98 559 200 317 42 18 .925 5.28 .934 5.58
1907 NYY AL 32 SS 118 747 295 400 52 31 .930 5.89 .934 5.71
1908 NYY AL 33 SS 17 95 36 51 8 2 .916 5.12 .927 5.54
1909 NYY AL 34 SS 61 331 134 178 19 24 .943 5.11 .925 5.35
1909 NYY AL 34 3B 44 160 62 91 7 6 .956 3.48 .931 3.41
1910 WSH AL 35 3B 113 384 139 223 22 15 .943 3.20 .931 3.48
1910 WSH AL 35 2B 10 41 21 17 3 1 .927 3.80 .945 5.02
1910 WSH AL 35 SS 3 15 6 5 4 1 .733 3.67 .928 5.33
1911 WSH AL 36 2B 68 347 146 186 15 23 .957 4.88 .949 5.16
1911 WSH AL 36 3B 52 219 87 116 16 11 .927 3.90 .929 3.32
1914 BRO NL 39 SS 18 12 10 71 31 33 7 6 .901 3.56 .925 5.38
1914 BRO NL 39 2B 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .950 5.20
12 Seasons SS 944 12 10 5722 2184 3080 458 343 .920 5.58 .924 5.46
6 Seasons 3B 242 879 328 489 62 36 .929 3.38 .927 3.44
3 Seasons 2B 79 0 0 392 169 205 18 24 .954 4.73 .949 5.14
14 Seasons TOT 1265 12 10 6993 2681 3774 538 403 .923 5.10 .925 5.05
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
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Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1898 PHI NL 23 14 14 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
1899 CIN NL 24 41 41 0 0 0 0 18 24 0 0 0 0 0
1901 DET AL 26 121 121 0 0 0 0 0 121 0 0 0 0 0
1902 DET AL 27 130 130 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0
1903 NYY AL 28 90 90 0 0 0 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 0
1903 DET AL 28 35 35 0 0 0 0 1 34 0 0 0 0 0
1904 NYY AL 29 122 122 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0
1905 NYY AL 30 111 111 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 0 0 0 0
1906 NYY AL 31 99 99 0 0 0 0 0 98 0 0 0 0 0
1907 NYY AL 32 120 120 0 0 0 0 0 118 0 0 0 0 0
1908 NYY AL 33 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0
1909 NYY AL 34 106 106 0 0 0 0 44 61 0 0 0 0 0
1910 WSH AL 35 127 127 0 0 0 10 113 3 0 0 0 0 0
1911 WSH AL 36 127 127 0 0 0 68 52 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 BRO NL 39 30 30 0 0 0 1 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 1292 1292 0 0 0 79 242 944 0 0 0 0 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1938 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.8%)

Assistss c a p y
1902 AL  459 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1901 AL  76 (2nd)
1902 AL  67 (2nd)
1903 AL  62 (3rd)
1905 AL  57 (4th)
1907 AL  52 (4th)
Career  538 (65th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  139 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  223 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  15 (5th)
1911 AL  11 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  121 (3rd)
1902 AL  130 (4th)
1907 AL  118 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  332 (1st)
1902 AL  326 (3rd)
1903 AL  295 (3rd)
1907 AL  295 (3rd)
Career  2,184 (87th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  411 (3rd)
1902 AL  459 (4th)
1903 AL  410 (5th)
1904 AL  432 (5th)
1907 AL  400 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  76 (2nd)
1902 AL  67 (2nd)
1903 AL  62 (3rd)
1904 AL  48 (4th)
1905 AL  57 (4th)
1906 AL  42 (5th)
1907 AL  52 (2nd)
Career  458 (30th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  62 (1st)
1902 AL  63 (4th)
1903 AL  51 (3rd)
1904 AL  44 (3rd)
1907 AL  31 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  .943 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  6.14 (1st)
1902 AL  6.04 (2nd)
1903 AL  5.69 (1st)
1904 AL  5.48 (5th)
1905 AL  5.19 (5th)
1907 AL  5.89 (2nd)
Career  5.58 (14th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  .907 (4th)
1903 AL  .919 (5th)
1904 AL  .933 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1911 AL  born 1875-04-13 (9th)
1914 NL  born 1875-04-13 (3rd)

             

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Name and misspellings: The Norman Tabasco Arthur Kid Elberfeld

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