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Liz Funk

Elias Calvin Funk

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 28, 1904 in La Cygne, KS
School: University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1929 (Age 24.180, 5,961st in MLB history)   vs. PHA 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Yankees 1929-1933

Last Game: May 20, 1933 (Age 28.204)   vs. WSH 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 16, 1968 in Norman, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
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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
1930 DET AL 25 OF 129 125 124 1094.0 375 354 8 13 4 .965 2.98 2.81 .965 2.36 2.32
1930 DET AL 25 CF 127 124 123 371 350 8 13 4 .965 2.82 .966 2.83
1930 DET AL 25 RF 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.95
1932 CHW AL 27 OF 120 103 96 931.0 340 318 15 7 4 .979 3.22 2.78 .967 2.43 2.42
1932 CHW AL 27 CF 115 103 96 329 311 11 7 4 .979 2.80 .970 2.91
1932 CHW AL 27 LF 4 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .965 2.17
1932 CHW AL 27 RF 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.10
1933 CHW AL 28 OF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.35
1933 CHW AL 28 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
1933 CHW AL 28 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
3 Seasons OF 251 228 220 2028.0 715 672 23 20 8 .972 3.08 2.77 .966 2.39 2.37
3 Seasons CF 243 227 219 700 661 19 20 8 .971 2.80 .968 2.87
2 Seasons LF 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.40 .965 2.18
2 Seasons RF 3 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00
4 Seasons TOT 251 228 220 2028.0 715 672 23 20 8 .972 3.08 2.77 .966 2.39 2.37
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
1930 DET AL 25 CF
1930 DET AL 25 RF
1932 CHW AL 27 CF
1932 CHW AL 27 LF
1932 CHW AL 27 RF
1933 CHW AL 28 CF
1933 CHW AL 28 LF
3 Seasons CF
2 Seasons LF
2 Seasons RF
4 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1929 NYY AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1930 DET AL 25 140 125 140 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 2 129 0 11 1
1932 CHW AL 27 122 103 122 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 115 1 120 0 2 3
1933 CHW AL 28 10 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 8 0
4 Seasons 273 228 273 251 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 243 3 251 0 21 5
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 -- CF*

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%
1930 DET AL 25 7 0 5 2 0 5 0 1 3 0 54 23 1 26 3 0 8 5 0 10 0 0 22 15 2 120 46 38.3% 71 3 2.5% 2 2553 56% 83% 29% 353 58%
1932 CHW AL 27 5 0 4 1 1 10 1 3 2 1 50 18 1 33 4 0 6 3 0 19 3 0 17 13 0 125 41 32.8% 83 1 0.8% 9 3229 55% 87% 28% 405 59%
1933 CHW AL 28 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 8 50% 88% 38% 0
3 Seasons 12 0 9 3 1 15 1 4 5 1 104 41 2 59 7 0 14 8 0 29 3 0 39 28 2 245 87 35.5% 154 4 1.6% 11 5790 56% 85% 29% 758 58%
MLB Averages 36.1% 2.4% 60% 86% 29% 56%

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%
1932 CHW AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 1 19 47% 89% 21% 2 50%
1933 CHW AL 28 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 11 64% 73% 27% 0
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 1 30 53% 83% 23% 2 50%
MLB Averages 55.0% 2.7% 60% 86% 29% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

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%
1930 DET AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 38 45% 71% 18% 3 33%
1932 CHW AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 1 13 38% 85% 23% 2 50%
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.0% 4 0 0.0% 1 51 43% 75% 20% 5 40%
MLB Averages 38.9% 3.1% 60% 86% 29% 50%



* - 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

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  127 (4th)
1932 AL  115 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  350 (3rd)
1932 AL  311 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  8 (3rd)
1932 AL  11 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  13 (2nd)
1932 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  4 (3rd)
1932 AL  4 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  354 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  15 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  4 (3rd)
1932 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  2.82 (3rd)
1932 AL  2.80 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  .965 (4th)
1932 AL  .979 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1930 AL  2.98 (3rd)
1932 AL  3.22 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  2.81 (3rd)
1932 AL  2.78 (5th)

                                         

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