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Alex Gaston

Alexander Nathaniel Gaston

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 12, 1893 in New York, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1920 (Age 27.198, 4,942nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1926 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Giants 1920-1929

Last Game: September 28, 1929 (Age 36.200)
Died: February 8, 1979 in Marina Del Rey, CA
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Milt Gaston
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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
1920 27 NYG NL 4 12 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282 -18 1 0 1 /2
1921 28 NYG NL 20 23 22 1 5 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 9 .227 .261 .364 .625 63 8 0 0 2
1922 29 NYG NL 16 26 26 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 .192 .192 .192 .385 -1 5 0 0 2
1923 30 NYG NL 22 40 39 3 8 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 6 .205 .225 .333 .558 46 13 1 0 2
1926 33 BOS AL 98 337 301 37 67 5 3 0 21 3 0 21 28 .223 .282 .259 .541 44 78 4 11 2
1929 36 BOS AL 55 127 116 14 26 5 2 2 9 1 0 6 8 .224 .262 .353 .616 59 41 0 5 2
6 Yrs 215 565 514 58 112 13 6 3 40 5 0 29 56 .218 .266 .284 .550 45 146 5 17
162 Game Avg. 162 426 387 44 84 10 5 2 30 4 0 22 42 .218 .266 .284 .550 45 110 4 13
NYG (4 yrs) 62 101 97 7 19 3 1 1 10 1 0 2 20 .196 .220 .278 .498 31 27 1 1
BOS (2 yrs) 153 464 417 51 93 10 5 2 30 4 0 27 36 .223 .277 .285 .562 49 119 4 16
NL (4 yrs) 62 101 97 7 19 3 1 1 10 1 0 2 20 .196 .220 .278 .498 31 27 1 1
AL (2 yrs) 153 464 417 51 93 10 5 2 30 4 0 27 36 .223 .277 .285 .562 49 119 4 16

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
1920 27 NYG NL 4 12 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .459 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1921 28 NYG NL 20 23 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0 2
1922 29 NYG NL 16 26 -4 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.2 .479 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 2
1923 30 NYG NL 22 40 -3 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 2
1926 33 BOS AL 98 337 -24 1 0 0 3 -20 -2.0 13 -7 -0.8 .479 .487 -0.8 0.3 -7 $5,000 2
1929 36 BOS AL 55 127 -8 0 0 2 1 -4 -0.4 5 1 0.1 .493 .498 -0.1 0.3 -1 $5,500 2
6 Seasons 215 565 -42 2 0 1 5 -34 -3.4 21 -13 -1.4 .484 .493 -1.5 0.6 -14 $10,500
NYG (4 yrs) 62 101 -10 0 0 -1 1 -10 -1.0 3 -7 -0.7 .484 .498 -0.6 -0.0 -6
BOS (2 yrs) 153 464 -32 2 0 2 4 -24 -2.4 17 -7 -0.7 .484 .491 -0.9 0.6 -9 $10,500

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1920 NYG NL 27 C 3 3 3 12 10 1 1 0 .917 3.67 .968 5.30 0 2 0 0% 46%
1921 NYG NL 28 C 11 1 1 20 19 0 1 0 .950 1.73 .971 4.87 1 3 0 0% 49%
1922 NYG NL 29 C 13 2 1 27 24 3 0 0 1.000 2.08 .974 4.63 0 4 2 33% 46%
1923 NYG NL 30 C 21 7 6 47 34 11 2 0 .957 2.14 .976 4.66 1 4 6 60% 44%
1926 BOS AL 33 C 98 92 77 360 284 69 7 5 .981 3.60 .979 4.66 7 77 33 30% 43%
1929 BOS AL 36 C 49 33 23 143 116 25 2 6 .986 2.88 .976 4.69 0 11 17 61% 44%
6 Seasons C 195 138 111 609 487 109 13 11 .979 3.06 .977 4.69 9 101 58 36% 43%
6 Seasons TOT 195 138 111 609 487 109 13 11 .979 3.06 .977 4.69 9 101 58 36% 43%
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
1926 AL  98 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1926 AL  284 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1926 AL  7 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1926 AL  77 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1926 AL  .981 (3rd)

                                         

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
1926 33 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 36 Boston Red Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,500
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.

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Name and misspellings: Alexander Alex alez Nathaniel Gaston

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