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Elbie Fletcher

Elburt Preston Fletcher

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 18, 1916 in Milton, MA
High School: Milton HS (Milton, MA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1934. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1934 (Age 18.182)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Bees/Braves 1934-1949

Final Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 33.198)
Died: March 9, 1994 in Milton, MA
Buried: Milton Cemetery, Milton, MA
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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
1934 BSN NL 18 1B 1 1 1 8 7 0 1 1 .875 7.00 .991 10.00
1935 BSN NL 19 1B 39 38 37 381 353 27 1 22 .997 9.74 .989 9.93
1937 BSN NL 21 1B 148 148 148 1707 1587 108 12 117 .993 11.45 .989 10.31
1938 BSN NL 22 1B 146 139 133 1565 1424 126 15 108 .990 10.62 .992 10.47
1939 TOT NL 23 1B 132 131 129 1422 1345 64 13 131 .991 10.67 .989 10.24 MVP-25
1939 BSN NL 23 1B 31 30 28 348 335 8 5 34 .986 11.06 .989 10.24
1939 PIT NL 23 1B 101 101 101 1074 1010 56 8 97 .993 10.55 .989 10.24
1940 PIT NL 24 1B 147 147 143 1627 1512 104 11 128 .993 10.99 .990 10.47 MVP-19
1941 PIT NL 25 1B 151 151 144 1576 1444 118 14 113 .991 10.34 .989 10.16 MVP-14
1942 PIT NL 26 1B 144 144 143 1509 1379 118 12 104 .992 10.40 .989 10.18
1943 PIT NL 27 1B 154 154 149 1655 1541 108 6 141 .996 10.71 .992 10.48 AS,MVP-21
1946 PIT NL 30 1B 147 147 145 1470 1356 106 8 97 .995 9.95 .991 9.98
1947 PIT NL 31 1B 50 36 35 354 324 25 5 28 .986 6.98 .991 9.62
1949 BSN NL 33 1B 121 114 111 1045 965 71 9 96 .991 8.56 .991 9.62
12 Seasons 1B 1380 1350 1318 14319 13237 975 107 1086 .993 10.30 .990 10.19
12 Seasons TOT 1380 1350 1318 14319 13237 975 107 1086 .993 10.30 .990 10.19
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
1934 BSN NL 18 1B
1935 BSN NL 19 1B
1937 BSN NL 21 1B
1938 BSN NL 22 1B
1939 BSN NL 23 1B
1939 PIT NL 23 1B
1940 PIT NL 24 1B
1941 PIT NL 25 1B
1942 PIT NL 26 1B
1943 PIT NL 27 1B
1946 PIT NL 30 1B
1947 PIT NL 31 1B
1949 BSN NL 33 1B
12 Seasons 1B
12 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1934 BSN NL 18 8 1 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
1935 BSN NL 19 39 38 39 39 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 BSN NL 21 148 148 148 148 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 BSN NL 22 147 139 147 146 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1939 PIT NL 23 102 101 102 101 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1939 BSN NL 23 35 30 35 31 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1940 PIT NL 24 147 147 147 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 PIT NL 25 151 151 151 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 PIT NL 26 145 144 145 144 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1943 PIT NL 27 154 154 154 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 PIT NL 30 148 147 148 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1947 PIT NL 31 69 36 69 50 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 4
1949 BSN NL 33 122 114 122 121 0 0 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 Seasons 1415 1350 1415 1380 0 0 1380 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 11
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 -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1940 PIT NL 24 1556 63% 87% 28% 73 97% 0 392 18 370 5 35 21 10 8 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 35 4 0 0 29 5 6 1 5 2 100%
1941 PIT NL 25 1849 62% 86% 27% 105 98% 0 415 18 391 6 57 31 22 7 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 29 1 1 0 28 2 1 0 1 3 100%
1942 PIT NL 26 1909 56% 88% 27% 127 94% 0 469 21 444 5 57 44 28 13 0 2 7 1 5 1 5 33 4 0 0 28 4 4 2 1 6 83%
1943 PIT NL 27 2371 59% 88% 29% 147 95% 2 601 29 571 1 65 54 32 9 3 2 2 0 2 0 2 58 2 0 0 54 3 4 2 2 15 93%
1946 PIT NL 30 1968 63% 86% 26% 105 92% 1 421 27 388 5 41 38 19 8 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 28 2 0 0 24 2 4 1 2 6 83%
1947 PIT NL 31 938 65% 83% 25% 50 96% 1 194 6 186 2 28 14 9 3 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 21 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 1 2 100%
1949 BSN NL 33 3899 67% 83% 25% 197 91% 1 833 35 789 9 91 61 35 16 1 5 8 0 6 2 7 86 5 0 0 74 5 11 0 10 22 82%
7 Seasons 14490 62% 86% 27% 804 94% 5 3325 154 3139 33 374 263 155 64 7 15 25 1 21 3 20 290 18 1 0 256 21 31 6 22 56 88%
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93% 86%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 NL (25, 1%)
1940 NL (19, 5%)
1941 NL (14, 7%)
1943 NL (21, 2%)
0.15 Career Shares (827th)

Putoutss c a p y
1937 NL  1,587 (1st)
1938 NL  1,424 (3rd)
1939 NL  1,345 (5th)
1940 NL  1,512 (2nd)
1941 NL  1,444 (2nd)
1942 NL  1,379 (3rd)
1943 NL  1,541 (1st)
1946 NL  1,356 (1st)
1949 NL  965 (3rd)
Career  13,237 (66th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  148 (2nd)
1938 NL  146 (2nd)
1939 NL  132 (5th)
1940 NL  147 (3rd)
1941 NL  151 (2nd)
1942 NL  144 (2nd)
1943 NL  154 (1st)
1946 NL  147 (1st)
1949 NL  121 (3rd)
Career  1,380 (71st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  1,587 (1st)
1938 NL  1,424 (3rd)
1939 NL  1,345 (5th)
1940 NL  1,512 (2nd)
1941 NL  1,444 (2nd)
1942 NL  1,379 (3rd)
1943 NL  1,541 (1st)
1946 NL  1,356 (1st)
1949 NL  965 (3rd)
Career  13,237 (62nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  108 (2nd)
1938 NL  126 (1st)
1940 NL  104 (1st)
1941 NL  118 (1st)
1942 NL  118 (1st)
1943 NL  108 (1st)
1946 NL  106 (1st)
1949 NL  71 (3rd)
Career  975 (57th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  12 (4th)
1938 NL  15 (1st)
1939 NL  13 (5th)
1940 NL  11 (5th)
1941 NL  14 (4th)
1942 NL  12 (3rd)
1949 NL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  117 (1st)
1939 NL  131 (3rd)
1940 NL  128 (2nd)
1941 NL  113 (5th)
1942 NL  104 (3rd)
1943 NL  141 (2nd)
1946 NL  97 (3rd)
1949 NL  96 (3rd)
Career  1,086 (73rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  11.45 (1st)
1938 NL  10.62 (3rd)
1939 NL  10.67 (1st)
1940 NL  10.99 (1st)
1941 NL  10.34 (1st)
1942 NL  10.40 (3rd)
1943 NL  10.71 (2nd)
1946 NL  9.95 (4th)
Career  10.30 (52nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  .993 (2nd)
1939 NL  .991 (4th)
1940 NL  .993 (2nd)
1941 NL  .991 (4th)
1942 NL  .992 (3rd)
1943 NL  .996 (1st)
1946 NL  .995 (3rd)
1949 NL  .991 (2nd)
Career  .993 (92nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1934 NL  born 1916-03-18 (2nd)
1935 NL  born 1916-03-18 (2nd)
1937 NL  born 1916-03-18 (7th)

             

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