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Joe Garagiola    \GAR-uh-jee-O-luh\

Joseph Henry Garagiola

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 12, 1926 in St. Louis, MO
High School: St. Mary's HS (St. Louis, MO)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 26, 1946 (Age 20.103)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates/Cubs/Giants 1946-1954

Final Game: September 26, 1954 (Age 28.226)
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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
1946 STL NL 20 C 70 57 53 288 260 25 3 6 .990 4.07 .980 5.01 4 2 16 12 43% 43% 0
1947 STL NL 21 C 74 51 42 308 281 23 4 2 .987 4.11 .981 4.96 2 3 20 9 31% 44% 0
1948 STL NL 22 C 23 17 14 98 83 14 1 1 .990 4.22 .980 5.15 0 1 7 5 42% 40% 1
1949 STL NL 23 C 80 66 61 373 332 35 6 1 .984 4.59 .982 4.98 6 5 23 15 39% 43% 2
1950 STL NL 24 C 30 22 16 196.0 107 99 8 0 2 1.000 4.91 3.57 .982 5.38 5.33 0 1 3 3 50% 38% 0
1951 TOT NL 25 C 84 78 65 664.0 376 336 36 4 6 .989 5.04 4.43 .981 5.18 5.16 9 5 33 10 23% 41% 0
1951 STL NL 25 C 23 20 14 161.0 87 81 6 0 2 1.000 4.86 3.78 .981 5.18 5.16 2 3 5 2 29% 41% 0
1951 PIT NL 25 C 61 58 51 503.0 289 255 30 4 4 .986 5.10 4.67 .981 5.18 5.16 7 2 28 8 22% 41% 0
1952 PIT NL 26 C 105 94 81 816.2 492 418 63 11 9 .978 5.30 4.58 .984 5.52 5.47 2 11 43 35 45% 44% 2
1953 TOT NL 27 C 90 79 72 693.1 427 378 44 5 2 .988 -4 -7 5.48 4.69 .984 5.53 5.42 6 15 34 16 32% 40% 2
1953 PIT NL 27 C 22 19 18 163.0 93 82 10 1 0 .989 0 0 5.08 4.18 .984 5.53 5.42 0 3 8 2 20% 40% 2
1953 CHC NL 27 C 68 60 54 530.1 334 296 34 4 2 .988 -4 -9 5.60 4.85 .984 5.53 5.42 6 12 26 14 35% 40% 0
1954 TOT NL 28 C 58 50 42 432.0 235 208 23 4 0 .983 -2 -6 4.81 3.98 .986 5.36 5.33 6 5 21 8 28% 44% 0
1954 CHC NL 28 C 55 48 40 409.0 218 191 23 4 0 .982 -2 -6 4.71 3.89 .986 5.36 5.33 6 5 20 8 29% 44% 0
1954 NYG NL 28 C 3 2 2 23.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.65 5.67 .986 5.36 5.33 0 0 1 0 0% 44% 0
9 Seasons C 614 514 446 2802.0 2704 2395 271 38 29 .986 -6 -3 5.18 4.34 .982 5.41 5.21 35 48 200 113 36% 43% 7
9 Seasons TOT 614 514 446 2802.0 2704 2395 271 38 29 .986 -6 -3 5.18 4.34 .982 5.41 5.21 35 48 200 113 36% 43% 7
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
1946 STL NL 20 C
1947 STL NL 21 C
1948 STL NL 22 C
1949 STL NL 23 C
1950 STL NL 24 C
1951 STL NL 25 C
1951 PIT NL 25 C
1952 PIT NL 26 C
1953 PIT NL 27 C 0 0 0
1953 CHC NL 27 C -4 -9 -4
1954 CHC NL 28 C -2 -6 -2
1954 NYG NL 28 C 0 0 0
9 Seasons C -6 -3 -6
9 Seasons TOT -6 -3 -6

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1946 STL NL 20 74 57 74 70 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1947 STL NL 21 77 51 77 74 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1948 STL NL 22 24 17 24 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1949 STL NL 23 81 66 81 80 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1950 STL NL 24 34 22 34 30 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1951 PIT NL 25 72 58 72 61 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1951 STL NL 25 27 20 27 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1952 PIT NL 26 118 94 118 105 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1953 CHC NL 27 74 60 74 68 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1953 PIT NL 27 27 19 27 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1954 CHC NL 28 63 48 63 55 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1954 NYG NL 28 5 2 5 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
9 Seasons 676 514 676 614 0 614 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 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%
1946 STL NL 20 1686 2.23 2.69 40 95% 0 0 200 31 2 8 158 17 2 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 67%
1947 STL NL 21 1273 3.67 4.16 26 96% 0 0 171 17 0 8 146 14 1 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
1948 STL NL 22 191 6.17 6.17 5 100% 0 0 28 2 1 3 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1949 STL NL 23 1686 3.76 4.23 36 94% 0 0 221 20 2 8 190 20 9 0 0 0 5 0 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 5 100%
1950 STL NL 24 716 3.86 4.29 10 90% 0 0 86 7 3 1 75 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0%
1951 PIT NL 25 1727 5.36 5.97 44 93% 0 1 192 30 3 9 150 24 9 0 2 4 2 0 2 0 2 4 0 2 3 8 75%
1951 STL NL 25 579 4.96 5.72 12 100% 0 0 60 9 1 3 47 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 100%
1952 PIT NL 26 2454 4.57 5.33 65 92% 0 1 314 42 4 17 251 46 9 3 0 5 10 1 2 7 2 4 1 1 2 11 73%
1953 CHC NL 27 2053 5.33 6.18 36 89% 0 0 256 20 1 12 223 21 7 0 0 2 4 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 83%
1953 PIT NL 27 524 7.51 8.35 6 83% 0 0 57 2 0 1 54 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1954 CHC NL 28 1548 4.98 5.54 25 92% 0 1 168 12 5 8 143 20 6 0 0 4 4 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 71%
1954 NYG NL 28 89 0.78 1.17 3 100% 0 0 16 3 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 14526 4.41 5.02 308 93% 0 3 1769 195 22 78 1472 186 50 5 3 24 30 2 14 14 8 19 1 5 7 47 79%
MLB Averages 4.06 4.58 95% 85%

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
1946 STL NL 20 3 2 646 13 9 9 41% 12 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 24 13 1.23 1.36
1947 STL NL 21 2 3 502 9 6 6 40% 8 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 7 1.12 0.84
1948 STL NL 22 0 1 77 2 2 2 50% 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 3 0.59 1.12
1949 STL NL 23 2 5 645 20 7 6 26% 18 5 1 1 1 1 2 0 40 15 0.88 0.86
1950 STL NL 24 0 1 267 3 7 6 70% 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 9 0.53 1.24
1951 PIT NL 25 4 2 697 24 6 6 20% 21 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 31 15 1.02 0.90
1951 STL NL 25 2 3 241 4 1 1 20% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 0.74 0.91
1952 PIT NL 26 1 11 956 32 24 24 43% 27 20 4 2 1 2 2 0 56 32 1.28 1.07
1953 CHC NL 27 5 12 871 24 9 9 27% 20 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 55 14 1.03 1.17
1953 PIT NL 27 0 3 230 6 1 1 14% 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 10 4 0.20 0.84
1954 CHC NL 28 4 5 606 16 8 8 33% 10 7 3 1 3 0 0 0 32 11 1.04 0.63
1954 NYG NL 28 0 0 32 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.21
9 Seasons 23 48 5770 154 80 78 34% 130 66 17 9 7 5 7 0 291 125 1.03 1.03
MLB Averages 45% 1.20 1.16



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1952 NL  105 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1952 NL  63 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1952 NL  11 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1952 NL  9 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1951 NL  9 (1st)
1954 NL  6 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1949 NL  23 (4th)
1951 NL  33 (3rd)
1952 NL  43 (2nd)
1953 NL  34 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1952 NL  35 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1949 NL  4.59 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1951 NL  .989 (1st)
1953 NL  .988 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1946 NL  born 1926-02-12 (7th)

                           

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