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Al Ferrara

Alfred John Ferrara (The Bull)

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 22, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
School: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Brooklyn, NY)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1963 (Age 23.220, 9,742nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Dodgers/Reds 1963-1971

Last Game: September 1, 1971 (Age 31.253)
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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
1963 LAD NL 23 OF 11 9 8 92.1 20 18 1 1 0 .950 -1 -9 1.85 1.73 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 LAD NL 23 LF 6 5 4 53.0 13 11 1 1 0 .923 -1 -16 2.04 2.00 .971 1.80 1.78
1963 LAD NL 23 RF 5 4 4 39.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.60 1.40 .976 1.83 1.82
1965 LAD NL 25 OF 27 20 12 188.0 41 38 0 3 0 .927 1 5 1.82 1.41 .975 2.00 2.00
1965 LAD NL 25 RF 19 18 11 150.1 35 33 0 2 0 .943 2 12 1.98 1.74 .975 1.95 1.95
1965 LAD NL 25 LF 10 2 1 37.2 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -22 1.19 0.50 .967 1.72 1.71
1966 LAD NL 26 OF 32 20 17 202.2 45 43 0 2 0 .956 -3 -16 1.91 1.34 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 LAD NL 26 RF 29 18 15 183.2 44 42 0 2 0 .955 -2 -15 2.06 1.45 .978 1.95 1.95
1966 LAD NL 26 LF 3 2 2 19.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -25 0.47 0.33 .960 1.75 1.73
1967 LAD NL 27 OF 94 87 47 735.2 139 135 1 3 0 .978 -4 -7 1.66 1.45 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 LAD NL 27 RF 69 62 31 523.0 96 93 1 2 0 .979 -3 -7 1.62 1.36 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 LAD NL 27 LF 29 25 16 212.2 45 44 0 1 0 .978 -1 -8 1.86 1.52 .969 1.74 1.74
1968 LAD NL 28 LF 2 2 1 16.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -75 0.56 0.50 .965 1.63 1.65
1968 LAD NL 28 OF 2 2 1 16.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -75 0.56 0.50 .975 2.02 2.05
1969 SDP NL 29 LF 96 95 56 757.2 135 125 4 6 2 .956 -3 -5 1.53 1.34 .963 1.69 1.68
1969 SDP NL 29 OF 96 95 56 757.2 142 131 5 6 2 .958 -3 -5 1.62 1.42 .973 2.02 2.01
1970 SDP NL 30 LF 96 94 46 722.0 118 112 2 4 0 .966 -15 -25 1.42 1.19 .971 1.75 1.75
1970 SDP NL 30 OF 96 94 46 722.0 125 119 2 4 0 .968 -15 -25 1.51 1.26 .976 2.07 2.06
1971 TOT NL 31 LF 7 5 3 40.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.77 1.14 .970 1.86 1.87
1971 TOT NL 31 OF 7 5 3 40.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.77 1.14 .979 2.19 2.20
1971 SDP NL 31 LF 2 2 2 17.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -35 0.53 0.50 .970 1.85 1.85
1971 SDP NL 31 OF 2 2 2 17.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -35 0.53 0.50 .980 2.17 2.20
1971 CIN NL 31 LF 5 3 1 23.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 35 2.66 1.40 .970 1.86 1.88
1971 CIN NL 31 OF 5 3 1 23.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 35 2.66 1.40 .979 2.21 2.20
8 Seasons OF 365 332 190 2755.0 522 493 9 20 2 .962 -26 -11 1.64 1.38 .975 2.04 2.03
8 Seasons LF 249 230 129 1858.2 328 307 7 14 2 .957 -23 -15 1.52 1.26 .967 1.73 1.72
4 Seasons RF 122 102 61 896.1 182 175 1 6 0 .967 -4 -5 1.77 1.44 .976 1.99 1.99
8 Seasons TOT 365 332 190 2755.0 522 493 9 20 2 .962 -26 -11 1.64 1.38 .975 2.04 2.03
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
1963 LAD NL 23 LF -1 -16 -1 -1 1 0
1963 LAD NL 23 RF 0 0 -1 0 -1 1
1965 LAD NL 25 RF 2 12 2 0 1 0
1965 LAD NL 25 LF -1 -22 -1 0 -1 0
1966 LAD NL 26 RF -2 -15 1 -0 1 -3
1966 LAD NL 26 LF -0 -25 -0 -0 0 0
1967 LAD NL 27 RF -3 -7 -3 -1 -2 0
1967 LAD NL 27 LF -1 -8 -0 -1 0 -1
1968 LAD NL 28 LF -1 -75 -1 -1 0 0
1969 SDP NL 29 LF -3 -5 -3 -2 -1 0
1970 SDP NL 30 LF -15 -25 -7 -6 -1 -8
1971 SDP NL 31 LF -0 -35 -0 -0 -0 0
1971 CIN NL 31 LF 1 35 1 0 1 0
8 Seasons LF -23 -15 -14 -11 -2 -9
4 Seasons RF -4 -5 -2 -1 -1 -2
8 Seasons TOT -26 -11 -15 -12 -3 -11

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1963 LAD NL 23 21 9 21 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 5 11 0 10 2
1965 LAD NL 25 41 20 41 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 19 27 0 14 2
1966 LAD NL 26 63 20 63 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 29 32 0 37 1
1967 LAD NL 27 122 87 122 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 69 94 0 32 0
1968 LAD NL 28 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
1969 SDP NL 29 138 95 138 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 0 0 96 0 43 0
1970 SDP NL 30 138 94 138 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 0 0 96 0 44 0
1971 CIN NL 31 32 3 32 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 29 0
1971 SDP NL 31 17 2 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 15 0
8 Seasons 574 332 574 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 249 0 122 365 0 224 5
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 -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1963 LAD NL 23 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 7 63.6% 3 1 9.1% 0 233 66% 83% 44% 37 32%
1965 LAD NL 25 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 148 70% 77% 26% 10 50%
1966 LAD NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 71 94% 69% 20% 5 20%
1967 LAD NL 27 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 13 0 6 2 0 4 1 0 5 1 0 5 3 0 35 20 57.1% 15 0 0.0% 0 907 64% 78% 24% 106 42%
1968 LAD NL 28 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 62 65% 85% 18% 7 14%
1969 SDP NL 29 6 0 6 0 3 4 0 1 0 2 33 28 0 20 4 1 12 5 0 6 1 1 5 4 1 76 42 55.3% 31 3 3.9% 1 3124 64% 80% 24% 279 45%
1970 SDP NL 30 4 0 4 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 44 32 1 26 1 0 19 6 0 11 1 0 14 12 0 114 52 45.6% 61 1 0.9% 1 3119 62% 78% 23% 282 40%
1971 CIN NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 94 70% 85% 34% 11 64%
1971 SDP NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 60% 84% 13% 4 25%
8 Seasons 14 0 14 0 8 7 0 2 1 3 101 79 1 53 7 1 41 16 1 23 4 1 25 20 1 243 126 51.9% 112 5 2.1% 2 7840 64% 79% 24% 741 42%
MLB Averages 58.6% 2.8% 64% 79% 26% 47%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1963 LAD NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 6 54.5% 5 0 0.0% 0 174 68% 77% 36% 25 28%
1965 LAD NL 25 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 3 2 0 15 8 53.3% 7 0 0.0% 0 604 73% 79% 27% 55 60%
1966 LAD NL 26 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 3 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 1 0 26 5 19.2% 21 0 0.0% 0 758 73% 79% 25% 80 53%
1967 LAD NL 27 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 26 10 0 14 5 0 7 3 0 3 1 0 7 6 0 57 25 43.9% 32 0 0.0% 1 2122 66% 80% 24% 192 48%
4 Seasons 6 0 6 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 49 17 0 27 8 0 10 6 0 9 3 0 14 10 0 109 44 40.4% 65 0 0.0% 1 3658 69% 80% 25% 352 50%
MLB Averages 40.5% 3.2% 64% 79% 26% 54%



* - 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

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  2 (1st)

                           

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Name and misspellings: The Alfred John Bull alphonse allen allan alberto alan Al Ferrara

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