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John Felske

John Frederick Felske

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: May 30, 1942 in Chicago, IL
High School: Lane Tech (Chicago, IL)
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 26, 1968 (Age 26.057, 10,327th in MLB history)
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Cubs 1968-1973

Last Game: September 8, 1973 (Age 31.101)
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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
1968 26 CHC NL 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1972 30 MIL AL 37 89 80 6 11 3 0 1 5 0 0 8 23 .138 .216 .213 .428 30 17 2 0 1 0 0 2/3
1973 31 MIL AL 13 24 22 1 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 11 .136 .167 .227 .394 12 5 0 0 0 1 0 /23
3 Yrs 54 115 104 7 14 3 1 1 9 0 0 9 35 .135 .202 .212 .413 23 22 2 0 1 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 345 312 21 42 9 3 3 27 0 0 27 105 .135 .202 .212 .413 23 66 6 0 3 3 0
MIL (2 yrs) 50 113 102 7 14 3 1 1 9 0 0 9 34 .137 .205 .216 .421 26 22 2 0 1 1 0
CHC (1 yr) 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 50 113 102 7 14 3 1 1 9 0 0 9 34 .137 .205 .216 .421 26 22 2 0 1 1 0
NL (1 yr) 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 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
1968 26 CHC NL 4 2 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .456 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /2
1972 30 MIL AL 37 89 -4 -1 -0 -1 1 -5 -0.7 3 -2 -0.3 .482 .496 -0.2 -0.0 -1 2/3
1973 31 MIL AL 13 24 -3 -0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 /23
3 Seasons 54 115 -7 -1 -0 -1 1 -9 -1.1 4 -5 -0.7 .480 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -3
MIL (2 yrs) 50 113 -7 -1 -0 -0 1 -8 -0.9 4 -3 -0.5 .482 .497 -0.5 0.1 -3
CHC (1 yr) 4 2 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .456 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -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
1968 CHC NL 26 C 3 0 0 5.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -240 9.00 1.67 .990 6.84 6.90 0 1 0 0 0
1972 MIL AL 30 C 23 18 16 165.2 106 95 8 3 1 .972 -1 -7 5.60 4.48 .985 6.48 6.46 0 4 6 2 25% 39% 0
1972 MIL AL 30 1B 8 3 2 35.0 30 29 1 0 4 1.000 0 3 7.71 3.75 .991 9.75 9.71
1973 MIL AL 31 C 7 2 2 36.0 16 13 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.00 2.29 .985 6.05 6.01 0 2 2 1 33% 38% 0
1973 MIL AL 31 1B 6 2 1 26.0 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 1 28 10.04 4.83 .992 9.87 9.80
3 Seasons C 33 20 18 206.2 128 113 11 4 1 .969 -2 -12 5.40 3.76 .985 6.41 6.41 0 7 8 3 27% 39% 0
2 Seasons 1B 14 5 3 61.0 59 57 2 0 5 1.000 1 14 8.70 4.21 .992 9.80 9.75
3 Seasons TOT 47 25 21 267.2 187 170 13 4 6 .979 -1 -6 6.15 3.89 .987 7.19 7.40 0 7 8 3 27% 39% 0
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

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