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Ray Fosse    \FOSS-ee\

Raymond Earl Fosse (Marion Mule)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: April 4, 1947 in Marion, IL
High School: Marion HS (Marion, IL)
School: Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1967 (Age 20.157)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Athletics/Brewers/Mariners 1967-1979

Final Game: September 30, 1979 (Age 32.179)
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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
1967 CLE AL 20 C 7 5 4 47.1 53 46 7 0 0 1.000 1 25 10.08 7.57 .989 7.21 7.23 2 1 3 4 57% 41% 0
1968 CLE AL 21 C 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .990 6.75 6.90 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CLE AL 22 C 37 32 30 295.0 261 237 18 6 2 .977 -5 -20 7.78 6.89 .987 6.65 6.65 7 13 36 14 28% 36% 0
1970 CLE AL 23 C 120 120 118 1064.2 934 854 70 10 7 .989 6 7 7.81 7.70 .988 6.65 6.62 17 43 40 48 55% 39% 3 AS,MVP-23,GG
1971 CLE AL 24 C 126 119 112 1052.0 831 748 73 10 16 .988 -4 -5 7.02 6.52 .988 6.37 6.34 13 52 56 38 40% 39% 2 AS,GG
1971 CLE AL 24 1B 4 5 3 37.0 19 19 0 0 6 1.000 -1 -19 4.62 4.75 .992 9.58 9.52 AS,GG
1972 CLE AL 25 C 124 121 116 1086.0 795 713 70 12 9 .985 -2 -2 6.49 6.31 .985 6.48 6.46 12 39 53 31 37% 39% 9
1972 CLE AL 25 1B 3 2 1 21.0 28 27 1 0 3 1.000 -0 -23 12.00 9.33 .991 9.77 9.70
1973 OAK AL 26 C 141 137 117 1200.2 786 713 63 10 5 .987 10 10 5.82 5.50 .985 6.05 6.02 5 46 41 52 56% 38% 1
1973 OAK AL 26 DH 2 2
1974 OAK AL 27 C 68 64 45 529.2 336 299 28 9 6 .973 0 0 5.56 4.81 .983 5.89 5.87 3 4 35 19 35% 38% 0
1974 OAK AL 27 DH 1 0
1975 OAK AL 28 C 82 41 17 404.2 270 250 15 5 1 .981 -3 -9 5.89 3.23 .983 6.00 5.98 2 6 35 13 27% 38% 0
1975 OAK AL 28 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 13.50 3.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1975 OAK AL 28 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40
1976 CLE AL 29 C 85 78 63 685.2 532 483 42 7 9 .987 -2 -4 6.89 6.18 .981 5.75 5.77 4 19 67 30 31% 34% 0
1976 CLE AL 29 1B 3 1 1 13.0 11 10 1 0 1 1.000 0 18 7.62 3.67 .992 9.83 9.90
1976 CLE AL 29 DH 1 0
1977 TOT AL 30 C 85 74 63 660.1 513 455 49 9 5 .982 -5 -9 6.87 5.93 .986 6.01 5.97 5 27 69 35 34% 39% 0
1977 TOT AL 30 DH 3 3
1977 CLE AL 30 C 77 67 57 603.1 482 426 48 8 4 .983 -4 -8 7.07 6.16 .986 6.01 5.97 4 25 67 35 34% 39% 0
1977 CLE AL 30 1B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1977 CLE AL 30 DH 1 1
1977 SEA AL 30 C 8 7 6 57.0 31 29 1 1 1 .968 -1 -21 4.74 3.75 .986 6.02 5.98 1 2 2 0 0% 39% 0
1977 SEA AL 30 DH 2 2
1979 MIL AL 32 C 13 5 4 59.1 35 32 3 0 1 1.000 1 20 5.31 2.69 .982 5.46 5.39 0 0 2 2 50% 36% 0
1979 MIL AL 32 DH 5 5
1979 MIL AL 32 1B 1 1 1 8.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 45 10.12 9.00 .992 10.12 10.00
12 Seasons C 889 796 689 7087.1 5347 4831 438 78 61 .985 -3 -1 6.69 5.93 .986 6.23 6.19 70 250 437 286 40% 38% 15
6 Seasons 1B 13 9 6 83.0 71 69 2 0 10 1.000 -1 -12 7.70 5.46 .992 9.74 9.75
5 Seasons DH 12 10
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40
12 Seasons TOT 903 805 695 7170.1 5418 4900 440 78 71 .986 -4 -1 6.70 5.91 .986 6.27 6.24 70 250 437 286 40% 38% 15
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

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
1967 CLE AL 20 C 1 25 1
1968 CLE AL 21 C 0 0 0
1969 CLE AL 22 C -5 -20 -5
1970 CLE AL 23 C 6 7 6
1971 CLE AL 24 C -4 -5 -4
1971 CLE AL 24 1B -1 -19 -1 0 -1 0
1972 CLE AL 25 C -2 -2 -2
1972 CLE AL 25 1B -0 -23 -0 0 -1 0
1973 OAK AL 26 C 10 10 10
1974 OAK AL 27 C 0 0 0
1975 OAK AL 28 C -3 -9 -3
1975 OAK AL 28 1B -0 -120 -0 -0 0
1975 OAK AL 28 2B
1976 CLE AL 29 C -2 -4 -2
1976 CLE AL 29 1B 0 18 0 0 0 0
1977 CLE AL 30 C -4 -8 -4
1977 CLE AL 30 1B -0 -60 -0 -0 0
1977 SEA AL 30 C -1 -21 -1
1979 MIL AL 32 C 1 20 1
1979 MIL AL 32 1B 0 45 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons C -3 -1 -3
6 Seasons 1B -1 -12 -1 -0 -1 0
1 Season 2B
12 Seasons TOT -4 -1 -1 -0 -1 0 -3
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1967 CLE AL 20 7 5 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 CLE AL 21 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CLE AL 22 37 32 37 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1970 CLE AL 23 120 120 120 120 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CLE AL 24 133 124 133 129 0 125 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
1972 CLE AL 25 134 123 134 127 0 125 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1973 OAK AL 26 143 139 143 141 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
1974 OAK AL 27 69 64 69 68 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1975 OAK AL 28 82 41 82 82 0 82 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1976 CLE AL 29 90 79 90 87 0 85 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
1977 CLE AL 30 78 68 78 77 0 77 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1977 SEA AL 30 11 9 11 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
1979 MIL AL 32 19 11 19 14 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0
12 Seasons 924 815 924 898 0 889 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 32 1
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%
1967 CLE AL 20 203 3.23 4.37 5 100% 0 1 47 3 1 1 42 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1968 CLE AL 21 8 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CLE AL 22 1265 3.75 4.18 25 92% 0 0 235 21 0 3 211 18 2 0 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
1970 CLE AL 23 4617 3.99 4.28 67 96% 3 0 859 43 8 21 786 70 13 1 0 3 10 1 6 3 0 7 1 2 3 9 89%
1971 CLE AL 24 4620 4.32 4.70 70 97% 0 1 739 43 12 20 664 73 28 0 0 3 10 1 2 7 1 16 0 6 8 15 93%
1972 CLE AL 25 4516 2.94 3.30 57 93% 0 1 712 26 4 34 648 68 21 3 0 2 12 0 4 8 2 9 0 2 3 9 100%
1973 OAK AL 26 4962 3.37 3.81 54 94% 0 0 711 41 1 10 659 61 9 0 0 2 10 0 4 6 0 8 0 0 0 7 100%
1974 OAK AL 27 2151 2.51 2.96 19 84% 1 0 300 8 3 7 282 28 7 0 1 1 9 0 4 5 1 6 0 1 1 4 75%
1975 OAK AL 28 1680 2.96 3.29 17 94% 1 0 251 13 0 6 232 15 3 0 0 0 5 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0%
1976 CLE AL 29 2872 3.33 3.65 31 100% 0 0 482 21 4 13 443 42 9 1 0 1 7 1 2 4 0 9 0 2 2 4 100%
1977 CLE AL 30 2575 4.16 4.65 27 100% 0 0 422 16 1 10 395 49 10 1 0 2 8 0 1 7 0 4 0 0 1 4 100%
1977 SEA AL 30 255 4.89 5.05 6 83% 0 0 29 4 0 1 24 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1979 MIL AL 32 278 5.46 7.43 3 100% 0 0 32 3 1 1 27 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
12 Seasons 30002 3.56 3.96 381 95% 5 3 4820 242 35 127 4414 433 105 6 1 16 78 3 28 47 5 65 1 14 19 56 93%
MLB Averages 3.62 4.10 95% 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
1967 CLE AL 20 2 1 68 3 4 4 57% 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 0.86 0.72
1968 CLE AL 21 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CLE AL 22 7 13 486 36 14 11 28% 31 13 4 1 1 0 0 0 70 19 1.09 1.44
1970 CLE AL 23 17 43 1762 40 48 40 55% 37 38 3 5 0 5 3 0 141 63 1.27 1.27
1971 CLE AL 24 13 52 1780 56 38 33 40% 53 31 3 4 0 3 2 0 163 46 1.20 1.26
1972 CLE AL 25 12 39 1621 54 31 29 36% 50 26 3 1 1 4 9 0 130 46 1.41 1.12
1973 OAK AL 26 7 46 1725 41 52 45 56% 36 46 5 5 0 1 1 0 122 58 1.27 1.21
1974 OAK AL 27 3 4 792 35 19 17 35% 32 18 2 0 1 1 0 0 53 21 1.68 1.38
1975 OAK AL 28 2 6 617 35 12 10 26% 33 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 55 14 1.04 1.27
1976 CLE AL 29 3 19 1064 67 30 25 31% 65 28 2 1 0 1 0 0 103 35 1.34 1.21
1977 CLE AL 30 4 25 938 67 35 34 34% 65 27 2 4 0 4 0 0 129 39 1.36 1.36
1977 SEA AL 30 1 2 100 2 0 0 0% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1.77
1979 MIL AL 32 0 0 113 2 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.77 1.47
12 Seasons 71 250 11067 438 285 250 39% 407 244 28 21 3 20 15 0 983 348 1.30 1.26
MLB Averages 36% 1.29 1.25

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%
1971 CLE AL 24 166 64% 79% 19% 6 100% 0 28 3 25 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 1 100%
1972 CLE AL 25 84 57% 89% 33% 9 89% 0 32 3 29 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
1975 OAK AL 28 9 67% 122% 33% 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CLE AL 29 56 34% 66% 21% 4 100% 0 10 2 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CLE AL 30 8 25% 75% 13% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 MIL AL 32 36 19% 81% 25% 3 100% 0 9 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 359 53% 81% 23% 22 95% 0 83 8 75 0 9 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 9 1 1 0 1 1 100%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 28% 94% 88%



* - 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))
1970 AL (23, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Gold Gloves
1970 AL (C)
1971 AL (C)
All multiple winners

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1970 AL  120 (2nd)
1971 AL  126 (2nd)
1972 AL  124 (3rd)
1973 AL  141 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1970 AL  854 (1st)
1971 AL  748 (2nd)
1972 AL  713 (2nd)
1973 AL  713 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1970 AL  70 (2nd)
1971 AL  73 (1st)
1972 AL  70 (3rd)
1973 AL  63 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1970 AL  10 (2nd)
1971 AL  10 (2nd)
1972 AL  12 (3rd)
1973 AL  10 (4th)
1974 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1971 AL  16 (1st)
1972 AL  9 (5th)
1976 AL  9 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1970 AL  17 (1st)
1971 AL  13 (4th)
1972 AL  12 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1971 AL  56 (2nd)
1972 AL  53 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1970 AL  48 (1st)
1971 AL  38 (2nd)
1972 AL  31 (4th)
1973 AL  52 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1970 AL  54.5 (2nd)
1973 AL  55.9 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1970 AL  6 (4th)
1973 AL  10 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1970 AL  7.81 (1st)
1971 AL  7.02 (4th)
1976 AL  6.89 (4th)
1977 AL  6.87 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1970 AL  7.70 (1st)
1971 AL  6.52 (3rd)
1972 AL  6.31 (5th)
1976 AL  6.18 (2nd)
1977 AL  5.93 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1970 AL  .989 (5th)
1976 AL  .987 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1967 AL  born 1947-04-04 (8th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Marion Raymond Earl Mule Ray Fosse

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