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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 Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1946 20 STL NL 74 235 211 21 50 4 1 3 22 0 23 25 .237 .312 .308 .620 73 65 4 0 1 2
1947 21 STL NL 77 228 183 20 47 10 2 5 25 0 40 14 .257 .398 .415 .814 113 76 5 3 2 2
1948 22 STL NL 24 69 56 9 6 1 0 2 7 0 12 9 .107 .275 .232 .508 35 13 0 1 0 2
1949 23 STL NL 81 276 241 25 63 14 0 3 26 0 31 19 .261 .348 .357 .705 86 86 6 1 2 2
1950 24 STL NL 34 98 88 8 28 6 1 2 20 0 10 7 .318 .388 .477 .865 122 42 5 0 0 2
1951 25 TOT NL 99 331 284 33 68 11 4 11 44 4 1 41 27 .239 .339 .423 .762 102 120 7 2 4 2
1951 25 STL NL 27 82 72 9 14 3 2 2 9 0 0 9 7 .194 .284 .375 .659 76 27 3 0 1 2
1951 25 PIT NL 72 249 212 24 54 8 2 9 35 4 1 32 20 .255 .358 .439 .796 111 93 4 2 3 2
1952 26 PIT NL 118 396 344 35 94 15 4 8 54 0 1 50 24 .273 .369 .410 .779 114 141 7 2 0 *2
1953 27 TOT NL 101 337 301 30 79 14 4 3 35 1 0 31 34 .262 .337 .365 .703 82 110 10 3 2 2
1953 27 PIT NL 27 86 73 9 17 5 0 2 14 1 0 10 11 .233 .341 .384 .725 89 28 2 2 1 2
1953 27 CHC NL 74 251 228 21 62 9 4 1 21 0 0 21 23 .272 .336 .360 .696 80 82 8 1 1 2
1954 28 TOT NL 68 200 164 17 46 7 0 5 22 0 0 29 14 .280 .397 .415 .812 112 68 4 4 1 2 2
1954 28 CHC NL 63 187 153 16 43 5 0 5 21 0 0 28 12 .281 .403 .412 .815 113 63 4 4 1 1 2
1954 28 NYG NL 5 13 11 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .273 .308 .455 .762 96 5 0 0 0 1 /2
9 Yrs 676 2170 1872 198 481 82 16 42 255 5 2 267 173 .257 .354 .385 .739 97 721 48 16 12 2
162 Game Avg. 162 520 449 47 115 20 4 10 61 1 64 41 .257 .354 .385 .739 97 173 12 4 3
STL (6 yrs) 317 988 851 92 208 38 6 17 109 0 0 125 81 .244 .345 .363 .708 89 309 23 5 6
PIT (3 yrs) 217 731 629 68 165 28 6 19 103 5 2 92 55 .262 .362 .417 .778 110 262 13 6 4
CHC (2 yrs) 137 438 381 37 105 14 4 6 42 0 0 49 35 .276 .365 .381 .745 94 145 12 5 2 1
NYG (1 yr) 5 13 11 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .273 .308 .455 .762 96 5 0 0 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1946 20 STL NL 74 235 -7 0 0 1 2 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .494 .497 0.3 0.3 4 2
1947 21 STL NL 77 228 5 0 0 1 2 8 0.9 9 17 1.8 .511 .505 1.6 0.3 16 2
1948 22 STL NL 24 69 -5 -0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .482 .497 -0.2 0.1 -1 2
1949 23 STL NL 81 276 -4 -1 -1 -1 2 -4 -0.5 11 7 0.6 .495 .497 0.8 0.1 8 2
1950 24 STL NL 34 98 3 0 -0 1 1 4 0.4 4 8 0.8 .513 .503 0.7 0.2 7 2
1951 25 STL NL 27 82 -3 0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.1 .494 .499 0.2 0.1 1 $14,000 2
1951 25 PIT NL 72 249 4 1 0 -1 2 7 0.6 9 16 1.6 .510 .504 1.8 0.1 17 2
1952 26 PIT NL 118 396 8 -1 -1 1 3 10 1.1 15 25 2.6 .509 .507 2.5 0.5 24 *2
1953 27 PIT NL 27 86 -1 1 -0 0 1 0 0.0 3 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.0 3 2
1953 27 CHC NL 74 251 -7 -1 -1 -4 2 -11 -1.1 9 -1 -0.2 .486 .493 0.3 -0.2 3 2
1954 28 CHC NL 63 187 4 2 0 -2 2 5 0.5 7 12 1.2 .508 .503 1.4 -0.0 14 2
1954 28 NYG NL 5 13 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .499 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
9 Seasons 676 2170 -3 0 -2 -4 19 10 0.8 83 93 9.1 .502 .501 9.9 1.4 97 $14,000
STL (6 yrs) 317 988 -10 -0 -1 2 8 -1 -0.3 38 37 3.6 .499 .500 3.5 1.1 35 $14,000
PIT (3 yrs) 217 731 11 0 -1 0 6 17 1.7 28 44 4.5 .508 .505 4.6 0.6 44
CHC (2 yrs) 137 438 -3 0 -1 -6 4 -6 -0.6 16 11 1.0 .496 .498 1.7 -0.3 17
NYG (1 yr) 5 13 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .499 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1946 ❍ 20 STL NL WS BOS W 5 19 19 2 6 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 .316 .316 .421 .737 8 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 19 19 2 6 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 .316 .316 .421 .737 8 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (179th), 9.1 career WAR/9.2 7yr-peak WAR/9.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1951 25 St. Louis Cardinals $14,000 ? III Voigt at 76
1953 27 St. Louis Cardinals $16,000 ? 11/27/65 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$30,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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