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Gene Freese

Eugene Lewis Freese (Augie)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 8, 1934 in Wheeling, WV
High School: Wheeling Central HS (Wheeling, WV)
School: West Liberty State College (West Liberty, WV)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1955 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Reds/WhiteSox/Phillies/Cardinals/... 1955-1966

Final Game: September 3, 1966 (Age 32)
Died: June 19, 2013 in New Orleans, LA
Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
Relatives: Brother of George Freese
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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 Awards
1955 PIT NL 21 3B 65 64 60 563.0 193 55 127 11 16 .943 -2 -5 2.91 2.80 .951 3.13 3.10
1955 PIT NL 21 2B 57 52 50 455.1 312 128 173 11 41 .965 2 6 5.95 5.28 .974 5.48 5.43
1956 PIT NL 22 3B 47 35 28 316.1 107 38 65 4 2 .963 2 8 2.93 2.19 .956 3.05 3.02
1956 PIT NL 22 2B 26 15 5 137.0 81 31 50 0 7 1.000 -0 -4 5.32 3.12 .980 5.34 5.28
1957 PIT NL 23 3B 74 69 64 606.1 210 62 132 16 16 .924 1 2 2.88 2.62 .952 2.96 2.98
1957 PIT NL 23 2B 10 4 3 52.0 29 13 16 0 4 1.000 0 2 5.02 2.90 .977 5.37 5.41
1957 PIT NL 23 LF 10 7 6 63.0 22 19 1 2 0 .909 2 48 2.86 2.00 .978 2.03 2.04
1957 PIT NL 23 OF 10 7 6 63.0 22 19 1 2 0 .909 2 48 2.86 2.00 .980 2.29 2.31
1958 TOT NL 24 3B 4 3 3 34.0 16 5 10 1 0 .938 0 4 3.97 3.75 .952 3.18 3.18
1958 PIT NL 24 3B 1 1 1 8.0 5 0 4 1 0 .800 0 30 4.50 4.00 .952 3.15 3.20
1958 STL NL 24 SS 28 27 12 212.2 105 45 52 8 10 .924 -9 -49 4.11 3.46 .964 5.11 5.08
1958 STL NL 24 2B 14 13 9 110.2 61 32 25 4 4 .934 -2 -17 4.64 4.07 .975 5.33 5.30
1958 STL NL 24 3B 3 2 2 26.0 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 3.81 3.67 .952 3.18 3.17
1959 PHI NL 25 3B 109 102 100 892.1 261 83 156 22 15 .916 -9 -12 2.41 2.19 .950 2.97 2.94
1959 PHI NL 25 2B 6 3 1 25.0 13 8 4 1 1 .923 -2 -101 4.32 2.00 .976 5.26 5.22
1960 CHW AL 26 3B 122 119 108 1043.1 371 88 263 20 29 .946 5 5 3.03 2.88 .952 3.14 3.14
1961 CIN NL 27 3B 151 151 139 1309.0 397 123 254 20 23 .950 -1 -1 2.59 2.50 .948 2.92 2.89
1961 CIN NL 27 2B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 9.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.40
1962 CIN NL 28 3B 10 10 7 86.0 21 11 10 0 1 1.000 -1 -20 2.20 2.10 .949 2.95 2.92
1963 CIN NL 29 3B 62 62 52 530.1 158 44 103 11 8 .930 -3 -7 2.49 2.37 .941 2.93 2.92
1963 CIN NL 29 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1963 CIN NL 29 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1964 PIT NL 30 3B 72 67 58 584.1 174 48 112 14 12 .920 -8 -17 2.46 2.22 .941 2.93 2.91
1965 TOT MLB 31 3B 27 25 12 196.0 58 16 37 5 2 .914 -6 -36 2.43 1.96 .954 2.92 2.91
1965 PIT NL 31 3B 19 17 6 132.0 41 12 27 2 1 .951 -3 -26 2.66 2.05 .951 2.82 2.82
1965 CHW AL 31 3B 8 8 6 64.0 17 4 10 3 1 .824 -3 -56 1.97 1.75 .960 3.14 3.12
1966 TOT MLB 32 3B 38 26 24 250.1 100 16 72 12 5 .880 -8 -36 3.16 2.32 .954 3.03 3.03
1966 CHW AL 32 3B 34 24 22 225.0 85 12 64 9 5 .894 -6 -34 3.04 2.24 .954 3.03 3.03
1966 HOU NL 32 3B 4 2 2 25.1 15 4 8 3 0 .800 -1 -52 4.26 3.00 .954 3.02 3.05
1966 HOU NL 32 2B 3 2 2 20.0 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 4.05 3.00 .978 5.31 5.33
1966 HOU NL 32 LF 1 1 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 2.00 .965 1.80 1.70
1966 HOU NL 32 OF 1 1 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 2.00 .975 1.98 2.00
12 Seasons 3B 781 733 655 6411.1 2066 589 1341 136 129 .934 -31 -6 2.71 2.47 .949 3.00 2.98
7 Seasons 2B 117 89 70 802.0 507 216 275 16 57 .968 -2 -3 5.51 4.20 .975 5.42 5.37
1 Season SS 28 27 12 212.2 105 45 52 8 10 .924 -9 -49 4.11 3.46 .964 5.11 5.08
3 Seasons OF 12 8 6 69.0 24 21 1 2 0 .917 2 42 2.87 1.83 .980 2.26 2.26
3 Seasons LF 12 8 6 69.0 24 21 1 2 0 .917 2 42 2.87 1.83 .977 2.01 1.99
12 Seasons TOT 938 857 743 7495.0 2702 871 1669 162 196 .940 -39 -6 3.05 2.71 .955 3.31 3.33
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1955 PIT NL 21 3B -2 -5 -2 -1 -1 0
1955 PIT NL 21 2B 2 6 2 0 2 0
1956 PIT NL 22 3B 2 8 2 1 1 0
1956 PIT NL 22 2B -0 -4 -0 -1 1 0
1957 PIT NL 23 3B 1 2 0 1 -1 1
1957 PIT NL 23 2B 0 2 0 0 -0 0
1957 PIT NL 23 LF 2 48 2 1 0 1
1958 PIT NL 24 3B 0 30 0 0 0 0
1958 STL NL 24 SS -9 -49 -8 -7 -1 -1
1958 STL NL 24 2B -2 -17 -1 -1 0 -1
1958 STL NL 24 3B -0 -5 -0 0 -0 0
1959 PHI NL 25 3B -9 -12 -9 -7 -2 0
1959 PHI NL 25 2B -2 -101 -2 -1 -1 0
1960 CHW AL 26 3B 5 5 4 -1 5 1
1961 CIN NL 27 3B -1 -1 0 1 -1 -1
1961 CIN NL 27 2B -0 -60 -0 0 -0 0
1962 CIN NL 28 3B -1 -20 -1 -0 -1 0
1963 CIN NL 29 3B -3 -7 -3 -4 1 0
1963 CIN NL 29 LF -0 -120 -0 -0 0
1964 PIT NL 30 3B -8 -17 -8 -4 -4 0
1965 PIT NL 31 3B -3 -26 -3 -2 -1 0
1965 CHW AL 31 3B -3 -56 -3 -2 -2 0
1966 CHW AL 32 3B -6 -34 -5 -1 -4 -1
1966 HOU NL 32 3B -1 -52 -1 1 -2 0
1966 HOU NL 32 2B -0 -18 -0 -0 0 0
1966 HOU NL 32 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 3B -31 -6 -31 -18 -12 0
7 Seasons 2B -2 -3 -1 -4 2 -1
1 Season SS -9 -49 -8 -7 -1 -1
3 Seasons LF 2 42 1 1 0 1
12 Seasons TOT -39 -6 -38 -28 -10 -2 1
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
1955 PIT NL 21 134 116 134 122 0 0 0 57 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
1956 PIT NL 22 65 50 65 60 0 0 0 25 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
1957 PIT NL 23 114 80 114 88 0 0 0 10 74 0 10 0 0 10 0 32 1
1958 STL NL 24 62 42 62 45 0 0 0 14 3 28 0 0 0 0 0 16 3
1958 PIT NL 24 17 1 17 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
1959 PHI NL 25 132 106 132 114 0 0 0 6 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
1960 CHW AL 26 127 120 127 122 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1961 CIN NL 27 152 151 152 151 0 0 0 1 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1962 CIN NL 28 18 10 18 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1963 CIN NL 29 66 62 66 62 0 0 0 0 62 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0
1964 PIT NL 30 99 67 99 72 0 0 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
1965 PIT NL 31 43 17 43 19 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
1965 CHW AL 31 17 8 17 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1966 CHW AL 32 48 24 48 34 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
1966 HOU NL 32 21 5 21 8 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 15 0
12 Seasons 1115 859 1115 916 0 0 0 116 783 28 12 0 0 12 0 229 12
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 -- 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%
1955 PIT NL 21 1505 60% 82% 26% 93 90% 2 29 17 1 11 72 49 16 2 5 5 0 3 2 3 13 8 1 9 2 2 0 3 100%
1956 PIT NL 22 1008 57% 79% 26% 82 88% 0 23 21 1 1 50 42 8 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 100%
1957 PIT NL 23 2410 60% 84% 29% 189 87% 1 57 43 5 9 125 94 22 2 12 16 1 13 2 14 15 9 1 13 2 2 0 8 75%
1958 STL NL 24 115 62% 83% 26% 11 100% 0 5 4 1 0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 PIT NL 24 33 64% 88% 36% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 PHI NL 25 3788 55% 81% 29% 260 86% 2 89 70 6 14 153 127 24 1 8 22 0 12 10 18 15 9 1 13 1 0 1 12 83%
1960 CHW AL 26 4417 69% 81% 28% 364 89% 2 87 61 7 19 263 198 60 0 8 20 0 16 4 18 29 22 2 26 3 2 1 18 50%
1961 CIN NL 27 5565 62% 80% 27% 393 90% 3 126 103 10 13 256 192 55 2 7 20 0 12 8 15 25 12 3 19 3 2 0 10 80%
1962 CIN NL 28 358 52% 75% 24% 24 83% 0 12 11 1 0 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 33%
1963 CIN NL 29 2215 64% 78% 26% 151 89% 2 44 35 5 4 102 83 15 2 4 11 0 7 4 9 9 4 0 5 4 2 2 3 67%
1964 PIT NL 30 2435 64% 78% 30% 157 87% 1 44 32 6 6 105 82 17 4 6 13 1 10 2 9 11 5 2 10 1 0 1 10 80%
1965 PIT NL 31 497 61% 83% 29% 35 83% 0 10 8 0 2 22 20 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
1965 CHW AL 31 278 57% 74% 28% 15 73% 0 4 2 0 2 10 7 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0%
1966 CHW AL 32 962 70% 82% 29% 83 81% 2 13 11 1 1 63 41 14 3 1 9 0 9 0 7 5 3 0 3 1 0 1 3 67%
1966 HOU NL 32 109 80% 84% 30% 14 79% 0 4 3 0 1 8 7 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 25695 62% 80% 28% 1876 88% 15 547 421 44 83 1249 959 236 16 54 127 2 91 34 103 128 77 10 103 18 11 6 76 71%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 89% 62%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

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 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1955 PIT NL 21 1511 59% 84% 29% 160 93% 4 91 36 33 22 130 98 24 3 1 7 1 6 0 4 33 9 2 14 2 30 16 14 2 1 1
1956 PIT NL 22 502 61% 84% 23% 44 91% 0 23 6 13 4 40 33 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 2 2 0 5 2 3 3 2 1
1957 PIT NL 23 216 64% 86% 28% 19 89% 0 11 4 6 1 14 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 0 4 3 1 0 0 0
1958 STL NL 24 456 64% 80% 29% 40 85% 0 35 12 13 10 26 24 2 0 1 4 0 4 0 4 5 0 3 1 0 5 1 4 0 0 0
1959 PHI NL 25 121 64% 82% 24% 5 100% 0 8 2 4 2 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1961 CIN NL 27 12 83% 58% 8% 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 HOU NL 32 88 64% 81% 30% 7 100% 0 2 0 1 1 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 2906 61% 83% 27% 275 91% 4 172 60 71 41 221 175 33 4 2 12 2 10 0 8 52 12 7 21 2 46 23 23 5 3 2
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

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 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1958 STL NL 24 952 64% 76% 25% 78 82% 0 41 18 17 6 52 36 13 0 0 8 1 4 3 5 10 2 1 5 0 0 8 3 5 1 1 0
1 Season 952 64% 76% 25% 78 82% 0 41 18 17 6 52 36 13 0 0 8 1 4 3 5 10 2 1 5 0 0 8 3 5 1 1 0
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1957 PIT NL 23 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 5 83.3% 1 0 0.0% 1 265 57% 84% 29% 32 63%
1963 CIN NL 29 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 0 0 7 71% 100% 0% 0
1966 HOU NL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 20 40% 100% 50% 2 100%
3 Seasons 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 7 5 71.4% 2 0 0.0% 1 292 56% 86% 29% 34 65%
MLB Averages 58.3% 2.6% 63% 80% 28% 48%



* - 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

Errors Committeds c a p y
1959 NL  23 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  122 (4th)
1961 NL  151 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1961 NL  123 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  263 (3rd)
1961 NL  254 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1957 NL  16 (1st)
1959 NL  22 (1st)
1960 AL  20 (3rd)
1961 NL  20 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1957 NL  16 (5th)
1960 AL  29 (3rd)
1961 NL  23 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  2.88 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1960 AL  .946 (4th)
1961 NL  .950 (5th)

                                         

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