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Neal Finn

Cornelius Francis Finn (Mickey)

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: January 24, 1904 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: St. Ignatius Loyola HS (New York, NY)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1930 (Age 26.087, 6,055th in MLB history)   vs. BSN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Dodgers/Phillies 1930-1933

Last Game: June 17, 1933 (Age 29.144)   vs. BSN 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 7, 1933 in Allentown, PA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY
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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
1930 BRO NL 26 2B 81 73 69 661.0 440 182 235 23 63 .948 5.68 5.15 .963 6.04 5.94
1931 BRO NL 27 2B 112 109 105 955.0 606 260 331 15 65 .975 5.57 5.28 .964 5.69 5.60 MVP-19
1932 BRO NL 28 3B 50 41 40 390.0 135 34 92 9 7 .933 2.91 2.52 .945 2.88 2.88
1932 BRO NL 28 2B 2 0 0 7.0 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 7.71 3.00 .968 5.79 5.80
1932 BRO NL 28 SS 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50
1933 PHI NL 29 2B 51 50 42 418.0 281 107 164 10 34 .964 5.83 5.31 .968 5.88 5.80
4 Seasons 2B 246 232 216 2041.0 1333 551 734 48 163 .964 5.67 5.22 .965 5.84 5.75
1 Season 3B 50 41 40 390.0 135 34 92 9 7 .933 2.91 2.52 .945 2.88 2.88
1 Season SS 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50
4 Seasons TOT 297 273 256 2434.0 1468 585 826 57 170 .961 5.22 4.75 .963 5.37 5.27
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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
1930 BRO NL 26 2B
1931 BRO NL 27 2B
1932 BRO NL 28 3B
1932 BRO NL 28 2B
1932 BRO NL 28 SS
1933 PHI NL 29 2B
4 Seasons 2B
1 Season 3B
1 Season SS
4 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1930 BRO NL 26 88 73 88 81 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8
1931 BRO NL 27 118 109 118 112 0 0 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
1932 BRO NL 28 65 41 65 53 0 0 0 2 50 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 9
1933 PHI NL 29 51 50 51 51 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 322 273 322 297 0 0 0 246 50 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 19
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

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 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1930 BRO NL 26 2664 65% 87% 29% 275 87% 2 175 62 92 21 222 177 41 0 2 21 0 16 5 18 59 28 12 14 1 57 15 42 1 1 0
1931 BRO NL 27 3845 67% 87% 29% 368 94% 0 250 84 121 46 301 245 49 0 8 15 2 12 1 10 61 23 9 17 0 53 19 33 7 5 2
1932 BRO NL 28 35 66% 80% 29% 4 100% 0 2 1 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1933 PHI NL 29 1499 65% 89% 28% 133 92% 2 83 23 42 18 127 108 16 1 0 8 1 5 2 5 30 15 8 4 0 29 5 23 1 1 0
4 Seasons 8043 66% 87% 29% 780 91% 4 510 170 256 85 654 534 106 1 10 44 3 33 8 33 151 66 30 35 1 140 39 99 9 7 2
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 92%

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%
1932 BRO NL 28 1641 66% 85% 31% 125 85% 4 31 19 3 9 90 65 17 2 3 9 0 5 4 6 7 2 2 6 1 1 0 6 100%
1 Season 1641 66% 85% 31% 125 85% 4 31 19 3 9 90 65 17 2 3 9 0 5 4 6 7 2 2 6 1 1 0 6 100%
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 87% 72%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

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 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1932 BRO NL 28 3 67% 100% 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
1 Season 3 67% 100% 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
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 87%



* - 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 1930 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 NL (19, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1101st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1931 NL  112 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1931 NL  260 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1931 NL  331 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1931 NL  65 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1931 NL  5.57 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1931 NL  5.28 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1931 NL  .975 (2nd)

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Name and misspellings: Cornelius Francis Mickey Neal neil Finn

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