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Lou Gehrig

Henry Louis Gehrig (The Iron Horse, Biscuit Pants or Buster)
also known as Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 19, 1903 in New York, NY
High School: HS of Commerce (New York, NY)
School: Columbia University (New York, NY)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees in 1923. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 15, 1923 (Age 19.361)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1923-1939

Final Game: April 30, 1939 (Age 35.315)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Special Election as Player in 1939.
   View Lou Gehrig Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: June 2, 1941 in Bronx, NY
Buried: Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY
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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
1923 NYY AL 20 1B 9 4 4 60 53 3 4 4 .933 6.22 .990 10.59
1924 NYY AL 21 1B 2 0 0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 5.00 .989 10.50
1924 NYY AL 21 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1924 NYY AL 21 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
1925 NYY AL 22 1B 114 112 104 1192 1126 53 13 72 .989 10.34 .988 10.46 MVP-24
1925 NYY AL 22 OF 6 5 4 11 9 0 2 0 .818 1.50 .965 2.43 MVP-24
1925 NYY AL 22 RF 4 3 3 8 6 0 2 0 .750 1.50 .966 2.08 MVP-24
1925 NYY AL 22 LF 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .957 2.35 MVP-24
1926 NYY AL 23 1B 155 155 152 1654 1566 73 15 87 .991 10.57 .990 10.77 MVP-10
1927 NYY AL 24 1B 155 155 153 1765 1662 88 15 108 .992 11.29 .988 10.71 MVP-1
1928 NYY AL 25 1B 154 154 149 1585 1488 79 18 112 .989 10.18 .990 10.42
1929 NYY AL 26 1B 154 154 153 1549 1458 82 9 135 .994 10.00 .993 10.22
1930 NYY AL 27 1B 153 153 147 1402 1298 89 15 109 .989 9.07 .989 10.00
1930 NYY AL 27 LF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.10
1930 NYY AL 27 OF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.30
1931 NYY AL 28 1B 154 154 154 1423 1352 58 13 120 .991 9.16 .991 10.03 MVP-2
1931 NYY AL 28 OF 1 1 1 4 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00 .970 2.40 MVP-2
1931 NYY AL 28 RF 1 1 1 4 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00 .965 2.10 MVP-2
1932 NYY AL 29 1B 156 156 148 1386 1293 75 18 101 .987 8.77 .989 10.12 MVP-2
1933 NYY AL 30 1B 152 152 148 1363 1290 64 9 102 .993 8.91 .989 10.27 AS,MVP-4
1934 NYY AL 31 1B 153 153 149 1372 1284 80 8 126 .994 8.92 .991 10.00 AS,MVP-5
1934 NYY AL 31 SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20 AS,MVP-5
1935 NYY AL 32 1B 149 149 143 1434 1337 82 15 96 .990 9.52 .992 10.16 AS,MVP-5
1936 NYY AL 33 1B 155 155 151 1468 1377 82 9 128 .994 9.41 .991 9.93 AS,MVP-1
1937 NYY AL 34 1B 157 157 153 1460 1370 74 16 113 .989 9.20 .991 9.84 AS,MVP-4
1938 NYY AL 35 1B 157 157 151 1597 1483 100 14 157 .991 10.08 .990 9.77 AS,MVP-19
1939 NYY AL 36 1B 8 8 8 70 64 4 2 5 .971 8.50 .990 9.64 AS
17 Seasons 1B 2137 2128 2067 20790 19510 1087 193 1575 .991 9.64 .990 10.19
4 Seasons OF 9 7 6 18 15 0 3 0 .833 1.67 .967 2.41
3 Seasons RF 6 4 4 13 10 0 3 0 .769 1.67 .966 2.07
2 Seasons LF 3 3 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .962 2.27
1 Season SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20
17 Seasons TOT 2147 2136 2073 20808 19525 1087 196 1575 .991 9.60 .990 10.15
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
1923 NYY AL 20 1B
1924 NYY AL 21 1B
1924 NYY AL 21 RF
1925 NYY AL 22 1B
1925 NYY AL 22 RF
1925 NYY AL 22 LF
1926 NYY AL 23 1B
1927 NYY AL 24 1B
1928 NYY AL 25 1B
1929 NYY AL 26 1B
1930 NYY AL 27 1B
1930 NYY AL 27 LF
1931 NYY AL 28 1B
1931 NYY AL 28 RF
1932 NYY AL 29 1B
1933 NYY AL 30 1B
1934 NYY AL 31 1B
1934 NYY AL 31 SS
1935 NYY AL 32 1B
1936 NYY AL 33 1B
1937 NYY AL 34 1B
1938 NYY AL 35 1B
1939 NYY AL 36 1B
17 Seasons 1B
3 Seasons RF
2 Seasons LF
1 Season SS
17 Seasons TOT
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
1923 NYY AL 20 13 4 13 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1924 NYY AL 21 10 0 10 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0
1925 NYY AL 22 126 117 126 120 0 0 114 0 0 0 2 0 4 6 0 6 0
1926 NYY AL 23 155 155 155 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 NYY AL 24 155 155 155 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 NYY AL 25 154 154 154 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 NYY AL 26 154 154 154 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 NYY AL 27 154 154 154 154 0 0 153 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
1931 NYY AL 28 155 155 155 155 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
1932 NYY AL 29 156 156 156 156 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 NYY AL 30 152 152 152 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 NYY AL 31 154 154 154 154 0 0 153 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 NYY AL 32 149 149 149 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936 NYY AL 33 155 155 155 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 NYY AL 34 157 157 157 157 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 NYY AL 35 157 157 157 157 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 NYY AL 36 8 8 8 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 2164 2136 2164 2147 0 0 2137 0 0 1 3 0 6 9 0 17 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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.



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (22.6%)
1939 Special Election (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1939
by Special Election

All-Star Games
1933 (1B)
1934 (1B)
1935 (1B)
1936 (1B)
1937 (1B)
1938 *
1939

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (24, 3%)
1926 AL (10, 11%)
1927 AL (1, 88%)
1931 AL (2, 74%)
1932 AL (2, 69%)
1933 AL (4, 49%)
1934 AL (5, 68%)
1935 AL (5, 36%)
1936 AL (1, 91%)
1937 AL (4, 53%)
1938 AL (19, 3%)
2 MVPs
5.45 Career Shares (7th)

Putoutss c a p y
1926 AL  1,566 (2nd)
1927 AL  1,662 (1st)
1928 AL  1,488 (1st)
1929 AL  1,458 (4th)
1930 AL  1,300 (3rd)
1931 AL  1,355 (2nd)
1932 AL  1,293 (5th)
1933 AL  1,290 (4th)
1934 AL  1,284 (5th)
1936 AL  1,377 (3rd)
1937 AL  1,370 (3rd)
1938 AL  1,483 (2nd)
Career  19,525 (9th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1926 AL  155 (1st)
1927 AL  155 (1st)
1928 AL  154 (1st)
1929 AL  154 (2nd)
1930 AL  153 (2nd)
1931 AL  154 (2nd)
1932 AL  156 (1st)
1933 AL  152 (2nd)
1934 AL  153 (3rd)
1935 AL  149 (4th)
1936 AL  155 (1st)
1937 AL  157 (1st)
1938 AL  157 (1st)
Career  2,137 (9th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1926 AL  1,566 (2nd)
1927 AL  1,662 (1st)
1928 AL  1,488 (1st)
1929 AL  1,458 (4th)
1930 AL  1,298 (3rd)
1931 AL  1,352 (2nd)
1932 AL  1,293 (5th)
1933 AL  1,290 (4th)
1934 AL  1,284 (5th)
1936 AL  1,377 (3rd)
1937 AL  1,370 (3rd)
1938 AL  1,483 (2nd)
Career  19,510 (9th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1927 AL  88 (4th)
1928 AL  79 (5th)
1930 AL  89 (1st)
1931 AL  58 (5th)
1932 AL  75 (4th)
1933 AL  64 (4th)
1934 AL  80 (5th)
1935 AL  82 (5th)
1936 AL  82 (3rd)
1937 AL  74 (5th)
1938 AL  100 (4th)
Career  1,087 (38th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1926 AL  15 (5th)
1927 AL  15 (3rd)
1928 AL  18 (1st)
1929 AL  9 (4th)
1930 AL  15 (4th)
1931 AL  13 (4th)
1932 AL  18 (2nd)
1935 AL  15 (2nd)
1936 AL  9 (5th)
1937 AL  16 (1st)
1938 AL  14 (2nd)
Career  193 (35th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1927 AL  108 (4th)
1928 AL  112 (3rd)
1929 AL  135 (2nd)
1930 AL  109 (3rd)
1931 AL  120 (2nd)
1932 AL  101 (5th)
1933 AL  102 (4th)
1934 AL  126 (4th)
1936 AL  128 (4th)
1938 AL  157 (1st)
Career  1,575 (16th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1925 AL  10.34 (4th)
1926 AL  10.57 (4th)
1927 AL  11.29 (1st)
1928 AL  10.18 (3rd)
1929 AL  10.00 (4th)
1938 AL  10.08 (4th)
Career  9.64 (91st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1925 AL  .989 (4th)
1926 AL  .991 (3rd)
1927 AL  .992 (2nd)
1928 AL  .989 (5th)
1929 AL  .994 (4th)
1930 AL  .989 (4th)
1931 AL  .991 (5th)
1932 AL  .987 (5th)
1933 AL  .993 (3rd)
1934 AL  .994 (2nd)
1936 AL  .994 (3rd)
1938 AL  .991 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1923 AL  born 1903-06-19 (5th)
1924 AL  born 1903-06-19 (4th)

                                         

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