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Marv Foley

Marvis Edwin Foley

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 29, 1953 in Stanford, KY
School: University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 17th round of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1978 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Rangers 1978-1984

Final Game: September 30, 1984 (Age 31)
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1978 CHW AL 24 C 10 9 7 79.0 48 41 4 3 0 .938 -3 -46 5.13 4.50 .983 5.53 5.48 0 4 13 3 19% 38% 0
1979 CHW AL 25 C 33 29 23 252.0 140 128 11 1 1 .993 0 0 4.96 4.21 .982 5.46 5.39 2 6 25 10 29% 36% 1
1980 CHW AL 26 C 64 40 26 351.0 235 216 17 2 3 .991 -2 -7 5.97 3.64 .986 5.48 5.47 6 12 34 17 33% 35% 0
1980 CHW AL 26 1B 3 0 0 5.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.20 1.33 .992 10.08 10.00
1982 CHW AL 28 C 15 7 5 70.1 50 45 4 1 0 .980 1 17 6.27 3.27 .988 5.68 5.66 0 1 6 5 45% 36% 0
1982 CHW AL 28 3B 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.05
1982 CHW AL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1982 CHW AL 28 DH 1 0
1984 TEX AL 30 C 36 22 19 208.2 162 147 13 2 3 .988 -6 -35 6.90 4.44 .987 5.96 5.92 3 8 29 5 15% 36% 0
1984 TEX AL 30 DH 4 3
1984 TEX AL 30 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.70
1984 TEX AL 30 3B 1 1 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -34 2.57 2.00 .950 2.70 2.70
5 Seasons C 158 107 80 961.0 635 577 49 9 7 .986 -10 -12 5.86 3.96 .985 5.60 5.57 11 31 107 40 27% 36% 1
3 Seasons 1B 5 0 0 7.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.71 1.20 .992 10.03 9.90
2 Seasons 3B 3 1 0 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -80 2.00 0.67 .950 2.80 2.93
5 Seasons TOT 166 108 80 977.0 643 584 50 9 7 .986 -11 -13 5.84 3.82 .985 5.60 5.66 11 31 107 40 27% 36% 1
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
1978 CHW AL 24 C -3 -46 -3
1979 CHW AL 25 C 0 0 0
1980 CHW AL 26 C -2 -7 -2
1980 CHW AL 26 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CHW AL 28 C 1 17 1
1982 CHW AL 28 3B -0 -240 -0 0 -0
1982 CHW AL 28 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1984 TEX AL 30 C -6 -35 -6
1984 TEX AL 30 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1984 TEX AL 30 3B -0 -34 -0 0 -0 0
5 Seasons C -10 -12 -10
3 Seasons 1B 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 3B -1 -80 -1 0 -1 0
5 Seasons TOT -11 -13 -1 0 -1 0 -10

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1978 CHW AL 24 11 9 11 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1979 CHW AL 25 34 29 34 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1980 CHW AL 26 68 40 68 66 0 64 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1982 CHW AL 28 27 7 27 18 0 15 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0
1984 TEX AL 30 63 26 63 37 0 36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 31 0
5 Seasons 203 111 203 164 0 158 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 57 0
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1978 CHW AL 24 331 4.10 4.44 7 100% 1 0 41 5 0 2 34 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1979 CHW AL 25 1067 3.71 4.39 14 100% 0 0 129 9 3 4 113 10 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 4 100%
1980 CHW AL 26 1489 3.56 4.31 22 95% 0 0 215 13 1 9 191 17 5 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 100%
1982 CHW AL 28 306 4.48 5.50 4 100% 0 0 44 4 2 0 38 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1984 TEX AL 30 909 4.49 5.26 8 100% 0 0 152 5 0 3 144 11 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
5 Seasons 4102 3.91 4.64 55 98% 1 0 581 36 6 18 520 46 12 0 1 4 9 1 3 5 0 9 0 1 1 13 100%
MLB Averages 3.81 4.28 96% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1978 CHW AL 24 0 4 105 13 3 3 19% 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 20 4 1.52 1.04
1979 CHW AL 25 1 6 411 25 10 3 29% 22 8 3 1 0 1 1 0 37 9 1.05 1.12
1980 CHW AL 26 6 12 563 34 17 11 33% 30 10 4 5 0 2 0 0 66 17 1.49 1.18
1982 CHW AL 28 0 1 112 6 5 3 45% 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 0.62 1.89
1984 TEX AL 30 3 8 353 29 5 5 15% 27 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 45 7 1.09 1.58
5 Seasons 10 31 1544 107 40 25 27% 94 31 13 6 0 3 1 0 180 42 1.23 1.29
MLB Averages 34% 1.31 1.29

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%
1980 CHW AL 26 19 84% 74% 26% 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CHW AL 28 3 67% 100% 67% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 TEX AL 30 5 60% 60% 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
3 Seasons 27 78% 74% 26% 0 0 6 0 6 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% 82% 27% 94% 89%

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%
1982 CHW AL 28 11 91% 91% 36% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 TEX AL 30 38 45% 82% 24% 1 100% 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 49 55% 84% 27% 1 100% 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 82% 27% 89% 71%



* - 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

Passed Balls s c a p y
1980 AL  6 (5th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Marvis Edwin Marv merv Foley

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