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Ed Fitz Gerald

Edward Raymond Fitz Gerald

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: May 21, 1924 in Santa Ynez, CA
School: St. Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1948 (Age 23.334)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Pirates/Indians 1948-1959

Final Game: September 15, 1959 (Age 35.117)
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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
1948 24 PIT NL 102 297 262 31 70 9 3 1 35 3 32 37 .267 .349 .336 .685 85 88 3 1 2 2
1949 25 PIT NL 75 172 160 16 42 7 0 2 18 1 8 27 .263 .302 .344 .646 71 55 5 1 2 2
1950 26 PIT NL 6 15 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .067 .067 .133 .200 -49 2 1 0 0 /2
1951 27 PIT NL 55 105 97 8 22 6 0 0 13 1 1 7 10 .227 .286 .289 .574 54 28 6 1 0 2
1952 28 PIT NL 51 80 73 4 17 1 0 1 7 0 2 7 15 .233 .300 .288 .588 62 21 4 0 0 2/5
1953 29 TOT MLB 94 329 305 25 74 14 0 3 40 2 1 19 36 .243 .289 .318 .607 65 97 10 1 3 2
1953 29 PIT NL 6 17 17 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .118 .118 .176 .294 -24 3 0 0 0 /2
1953 29 WSH AL 88 312 288 23 72 13 0 3 39 2 1 19 34 .250 .299 .326 .625 71 94 10 1 3 2
1954 30 WSH AL 115 401 360 33 104 13 5 4 40 0 1 33 22 .289 .349 .386 .735 106 139 12 2 3 3 *2
1955 31 WSH AL 74 270 236 28 56 3 1 4 19 0 1 25 23 .237 .317 .309 .626 72 73 8 3 5 1 0 2
1956 32 WSH AL 64 170 148 15 45 8 0 2 12 0 0 20 16 .304 .387 .399 .786 112 59 4 0 1 0 1 2
1957 33 WSH AL 45 139 125 14 34 8 0 1 13 2 0 10 9 .272 .331 .360 .691 91 45 9 1 3 0 1 2
1958 34 WSH AL 58 124 114 7 30 3 0 0 11 0 0 8 15 .263 .309 .289 .598 68 33 8 0 1 1 0 2/3
1959 35 TOT AL 68 211 191 17 47 9 1 1 9 0 0 16 22 .246 .311 .319 .630 76 61 6 2 2 0 1 2
1959 35 WSH AL 19 68 62 5 12 3 0 0 5 0 0 4 8 .194 .242 .242 .484 34 15 1 0 2 0 0 2
1959 35 CLE AL 49 143 129 12 35 6 1 1 4 0 0 12 14 .271 .343 .357 .699 95 46 5 2 0 0 1 2
12 Yrs 807 2313 2086 199 542 82 10 19 217 9 6 185 235 .260 .323 .336 .659 81 701 76 12 22 5 3
162 Game Avg. 162 464 419 40 109 16 2 4 44 2 37 47 .260 .323 .336 .659 81 141 15 2 4
WSH (7 yrs) 463 1484 1333 125 353 51 6 14 139 4 3 119 127 .265 .327 .344 .671 85 458 52 7 18 5 2
PIT (6 yrs) 295 686 624 62 154 25 3 4 74 5 3 54 94 .247 .310 .316 .626 68 197 19 3 4
CLE (1 yr) 49 143 129 12 35 6 1 1 4 0 0 12 14 .271 .343 .357 .699 95 46 5 2 0 0 1
AL (7 yrs) 512 1627 1462 137 388 57 7 15 143 4 3 131 141 .265 .329 .345 .673 86 504 57 9 18 5 3
NL (6 yrs) 295 686 624 62 154 25 3 4 74 5 3 54 94 .247 .310 .316 .626 68 197 19 3 4

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
1948 24 PIT NL 102 297 -5 -0 1 -4 3 -6 -0.7 12 5 0.5 .493 .496 0.9 -0.1 9 2
1949 25 PIT NL 75 172 -7 -1 0 -1 1 -7 -0.7 7 0 -0.0 .491 .496 0.1 0.0 1 2
1950 26 PIT NL 6 15 -3 -0 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -4 -0.4 .425 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 /2
1951 27 PIT NL 55 105 -6 -1 -1 0 1 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .487 .496 -0.3 0.1 -3 2
1952 28 PIT NL 51 80 -4 -1 -0 -1 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .489 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 2/5
1953 29 PIT NL 6 17 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .465 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /2
1953 29 WSH AL 88 312 -12 0 -1 1 3 -10 -1.0 10 0 -0.0 .488 .494 -0.2 0.4 -1 2
1954 30 WSH AL 115 401 2 -1 -1 -6 4 -2 -0.2 12 11 1.1 .498 .499 1.7 -0.2 17 *2
1955 31 WSH AL 74 270 -9 -0 1 1 3 -5 -0.5 8 3 0.3 .493 .497 0.2 0.4 2 2
1956 32 WSH AL 64 170 2 0 -0 -2 2 2 0.2 5 8 0.8 .504 .502 0.9 0.0 10 2
1957 33 WSH AL 45 139 -1 1 -2 -5 2 -6 -0.6 4 -1 -0.2 .487 .496 0.4 -0.4 4 2
1958 34 WSH AL 58 124 -2 0 -1 -5 1 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.4 .487 .495 0.1 -0.4 2 2/3
1959 35 WSH AL 19 68 -5 -0 0 2 1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .490 .499 -0.2 0.3 -2 2
1959 35 CLE AL 49 143 -1 -0 -1 5 2 5 0.5 4 10 0.9 .511 .503 0.4 0.7 4 2
12 Seasons 807 2313 -53 -3 -4 -16 23 -54 -5.9 77 23 1.9 .493 .497 3.6 0.6 39
WSH (7 yrs) 463 1484 -25 -0 -4 -14 15 -28 -3.0 46 18 1.6 .494 .497 3.0 0.1 32
PIT (6 yrs) 295 686 -27 -2 -0 -7 6 -31 -3.4 27 -4 -0.7 .489 .496 0.2 -0.2 2
CLE (1 yr) 49 143 -1 -0 -1 5 2 5 0.5 4 10 0.9 .511 .503 0.4 0.7 4

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
1948 PIT NL 24 C 96 66 58 389 338 36 15 4 .961 3.90 .980 5.15 15 12 28 18 39% 40% 1
1949 PIT NL 25 C 56 34 30 190 163 22 5 5 .974 3.30 .982 4.98 7 8 7 10 59% 43% 2
1950 PIT NL 26 C 5 5 3 35.0 20 16 3 1 0 .950 4.89 3.80 .982 5.37 5.32 2 0 2 0 0% 38% 0
1951 PIT NL 27 C 38 15 15 195.1 115 98 13 4 2 .965 5.11 2.92 .981 5.18 5.16 1 4 10 3 23% 41% 0
1952 PIT NL 28 C 18 7 6 90.0 53 49 4 0 0 1.000 5.30 2.94 .984 5.52 5.47 1 2 5 2 29% 44% 0
1952 PIT NL 28 3B 2 2 2 17.0 8 6 1 1 0 .875 3.71 3.50 .954 3.12 3.10
1953 TOT MLB 29 C 90 80 78 730.0 372 332 36 4 3 .989 1 2 4.54 4.09 .985 5.20 5.17 8 4 20 19 49% 50% 0
1953 PIT NL 29 C 5 4 4 37.0 16 13 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.89 3.20 .984 5.52 5.42 0 0 1 1 50% 40% 0
1953 WSH AL 29 C 85 76 74 693.0 356 319 33 4 3 .989 1 2 4.57 4.14 .985 5.18 5.15 8 4 19 18 49% 51% 0
1954 WSH AL 30 C 107 96 94 879.0 446 396 38 12 5 .973 -6 -8 4.44 4.06 .986 5.40 5.36 3 14 26 20 43% 48% 0
1955 WSH AL 31 C 72 66 56 572.1 340 304 30 6 5 .982 1 2 5.25 4.64 .988 5.58 5.54 8 5 16 17 52% 47% 0
1956 WSH AL 32 C 50 35 31 323.2 231 206 19 6 5 .974 -2 -7 6.26 4.50 .988 5.91 5.86 4 7 17 8 32% 44% 2
1957 WSH AL 33 C 37 32 24 276.1 164 142 16 6 3 .963 -5 -22 5.15 4.27 .991 5.92 5.94 2 6 19 4 17% 47% 0
1958 WSH AL 34 C 21 20 16 152.2 101 94 4 3 0 .970 -5 -39 5.78 4.67 .990 6.01 5.95 3 4 16 2 11% 47% 0
1958 WSH AL 34 1B 5 3 2 36.0 32 31 1 0 5 1.000 0 13 8.00 6.40 .991 9.60 9.50
1959 TOT AL 35 C 61 53 48 468.1 304 260 39 5 5 .984 7 18 5.75 4.90 .989 6.08 6.04 0 11 18 21 54% 40% 5
1959 WSH AL 35 C 16 15 15 134.0 81 68 13 0 2 1.000 2 18 5.44 5.06 .989 6.08 6.04 0 6 5 6 55% 40% 2
1959 CLE AL 35 C 45 38 33 334.1 223 192 26 5 3 .978 5 18 5.87 4.84 .989 6.08 6.04 0 5 13 15 54% 40% 3
12 Seasons C 651 509 459 3722.2 2725 2398 260 67 37 .975 -9 -3 5.07 4.08 .986 5.57 5.43 54 77 184 124 40% 45% 10
1 Season 1B 5 3 2 36.0 32 31 1 0 5 1.000 0 13 8.00 6.40 .991 9.60 9.50
1 Season 3B 2 2 2 17.0 8 6 1 1 0 .875 3.71 3.50 .954 3.12 3.10
12 Seasons TOT 658 514 463 3775.2 2765 2435 262 68 42 .975 -9 -3 5.10 4.10 .986 5.60 5.46 54 77 184 124 40% 45% 10
Lg 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
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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1948 NL  96 (5th)
1954 AL  107 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1948 NL  15 (2nd)
1954 AL  12 (2nd)
1955 AL  6 (4th)
1957 AL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1949 NL  5 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1948 NL  15 (1st)
1949 NL  7 (3rd)
1953 AL  8 (2nd)
1955 AL  8 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1948 NL  28 (4th)
1954 AL  26 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1948 NL  39.1 (5th)
1955 AL  51.5 (2nd)
1959 AL  53.8 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1953 AL  .989 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (412th), 1.9 career WAR/3.4 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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