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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, 6,488th in MLB history)   vs. CIN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Bees/Braves 1934-1949

Last Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 33.198)   vs. NYG 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
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 7.0 8 7 0 1 1 .875 9.00 7.00 .991 10.16 10.00
1935 BSN NL 19 1B 39 38 37 324.0 381 353 27 1 22 .997 10.56 9.74 .989 10.06 9.93
1937 BSN NL 21 1B 148 148 148 1322.0 1707 1587 108 12 117 .993 11.54 11.45 .989 10.47 10.31
1938 BSN NL 22 1B 146 139 133 1251.0 1565 1424 126 15 108 .990 11.15 10.62 .992 10.56 10.47
1939 TOT NL 23 1B 132 131 129 1159.0 1422 1345 64 13 131 .991 10.94 10.67 .989 10.38 10.24 MVP-25
1939 BSN NL 23 1B 31 30 28 266.0 348 335 8 5 34 .986 11.61 11.06 .989 10.38 10.24
1939 PIT NL 23 1B 101 101 101 893.0 1074 1010 56 8 97 .993 10.74 10.55 .989 10.38 10.24
1940 PIT NL 24 1B 147 147 143 1293.0 1627 1512 104 11 128 .993 11.25 10.99 .990 10.48 10.47 MVP-19
1941 PIT NL 25 1B 151 151 144 1311.0 1576 1444 118 14 113 .991 10.72 10.34 .989 10.25 10.16 MVP-14
1942 PIT NL 26 1B 144 144 143 1290.0 1509 1379 118 12 104 .992 10.44 10.40 .989 10.20 10.18
1943 PIT NL 27 1B 154 154 149 1359.0 1655 1541 108 6 141 .996 10.92 10.71 .992 10.50 10.48 AS,MVP-21
1946 PIT NL 30 1B 147 147 145 1298.0 1470 1356 106 8 97 .995 10.14 9.95 .991 10.06 9.98
1947 PIT NL 31 1B 50 36 35 341.0 354 324 25 5 28 .986 9.21 6.98 .991 9.80 9.62
1949 BSN NL 33 1B 121 114 111 1023.0 1045 965 71 9 96 .991 9.11 8.56 .991 9.71 9.62
12 Seasons 1B 1380 1350 1318 11978.0 14319 13237 975 107 1086 .993 10.68 10.30 .990 10.28 10.19
12 Seasons TOT 1380 1350 1318 11978.0 14319 13237 975 107 1086 .993 10.68 10.30 .990 10.28 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-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
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 2 0
12 Seasons 1415 1350 1415 1380 0 0 1380 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 11
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 -- 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%
1935 BSN NL 19 849 53% 92% 26% 53 91% 2 204 15 188 1 22 14 6 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 14 0 3 0 3 2 50%
1937 BSN NL 21 4382 50% 88% 31% 337 91% 5 1246 79 1159 11 160 80 47 21 5 6 11 3 5 3 6 103 6 0 2 98 11 5 1 4 22 77%
1938 BSN NL 22 3192 56% 86% 29% 225 98% 4 816 57 743 14 103 64 37 17 3 4 5 1 4 0 4 67 1 0 0 59 6 8 0 8 12 100%
1939 PIT NL 23 2259 63% 86% 27% 124 90% 0 533 28 498 7 52 34 18 10 1 2 3 0 3 0 3 52 2 1 0 45 3 7 3 4 9 89%
1939 BSN NL 23 964 63% 83% 31% 46 87% 1 286 16 267 3 20 5 1 3 0 2 5 0 5 0 4 33 3 0 0 31 3 2 1 1 1 0%
1940 PIT NL 24 3465 62% 87% 29% 198 94% 2 898 46 838 15 81 67 38 20 0 4 6 0 5 1 4 75 5 0 1 66 7 9 1 8 11 91%
1941 PIT NL 25 2285 62% 86% 27% 131 96% 2 518 22 491 6 66 43 29 9 1 3 4 1 2 1 2 35 1 1 0 33 2 2 0 2 4 100%
1942 PIT NL 26 2554 62% 86% 26% 160 94% 1 615 29 578 8 75 52 33 14 0 4 8 1 6 1 6 44 4 0 1 37 5 6 2 3 8 88%
1943 PIT NL 27 2810 61% 89% 29% 172 96% 2 721 34 684 3 80 60 34 12 3 2 4 0 2 2 2 74 4 0 0 70 5 4 2 2 16 94%
1946 PIT NL 30 4634 62% 85% 27% 264 94% 3 1087 43 1027 16 139 80 39 24 1 5 7 0 5 2 5 84 5 0 1 74 6 10 3 6 13 85%
1947 PIT NL 31 1209 64% 84% 25% 67 96% 1 252 14 235 3 32 18 11 4 2 0 3 0 3 0 3 27 0 0 0 25 0 1 0 1 3 100%
1949 BSN NL 33 4120 66% 83% 25% 206 90% 1 881 38 834 9 94 62 36 16 1 5 9 0 7 2 8 92 5 0 0 79 5 12 0 11 23 83%
11 Seasons 32723 60% 86% 28% 1983 93% 24 8057 421 7542 96 924 579 329 154 18 39 66 6 47 13 47 703 36 2 5 631 53 69 13 53 124 86%
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 93% 84%



* - 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))
1939 NL (25, 1%)
1940 NL (19, 5%)
1941 NL (14, 7%)
1943 NL (21, 2%)
0.15 Career Shares (844th)

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 (67th)

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 (74th)

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 (63rd)

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 (58th)

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 (74th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1937 NL  11.54 (1st)
1938 NL  11.15 (2nd)
1939 NL  10.94 (2nd)
1940 NL  11.25 (1st)
1941 NL  10.72 (1st)
1942 NL  10.44 (3rd)
1943 NL  10.92 (2nd)
1946 NL  10.14 (3rd)

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 (97th)

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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