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Johnny Gooch

John Beverley Gooch

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 9, 1897 in Smyrna, TN (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1921 (Age 23.304)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1922 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Reds/Robins/RedSox 1921-1933

Final Game: September 12, 1933 (Age 35.307)
Died: May 15, 1975 in Nashville, TN
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN
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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
1921 23 PIT NL 13 42 38 2 9 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 3 .237 .293 .237 .530 41 9 0 1 2
1922 24 PIT NL 105 401 353 45 116 15 3 1 42 1 1 39 15 .329 .403 .397 .800 106 140 5 4 *2
1923 25 PIT NL 66 220 202 16 56 10 2 1 20 2 1 17 13 .277 .336 .361 .698 83 73 1 0 2
1924 26 PIT NL 70 243 224 26 65 6 5 0 25 1 3 16 12 .290 .343 .362 .705 87 81 2 0 2
1925 27 PIT NL 79 237 215 24 64 8 4 0 30 1 0 20 16 .298 .357 .372 .730 82 80 0 2 2
1926 28 PIT NL 86 247 218 19 59 15 1 1 42 1 20 14 .271 .340 .362 .703 86 79 3 6 2
1927 29 PIT NL 101 318 291 22 75 17 2 2 48 0 19 21 .258 .305 .351 .656 70 102 1 8 2
1928 30 TOT NL 73 193 181 16 51 3 3 0 17 0 10 15 .282 .319 .331 .651 70 60 0 6 2
1928 30 PIT NL 31 84 80 7 19 2 1 0 5 0 3 6 .238 .265 .288 .553 42 23 0 5 2
1928 30 BRO NL 42 109 101 9 32 1 2 0 12 0 7 9 .317 .361 .366 .727 92 37 0 1 2
1929 31 TOT NL 93 314 288 22 86 13 5 0 34 4 24 10 .299 .355 .378 .733 85 109 1 1 2
1929 31 BRO NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1929 31 CIN NL 92 313 287 22 86 13 5 0 34 4 24 10 .300 .356 .380 .736 86 109 1 1 2
1930 32 CIN NL 82 307 276 29 67 10 3 2 30 0 27 15 .243 .315 .322 .637 58 89 2 1 2
1933 35 BOS AL 37 88 77 6 14 1 1 0 2 0 0 11 7 .182 .284 .221 .505 34 17 0 0 2
11 Yrs 805 2610 2363 227 662 98 29 7 293 11 5 206 141 .280 .342 .355 .697 80 839 15 29
162 Game Avg. 162 525 476 46 133 20 6 1 59 2 41 28 .280 .342 .355 .697 80 169 3 6
PIT (8 yrs) 551 1792 1621 161 463 73 18 5 215 7 5 137 100 .286 .346 .362 .708 84 587 12 26
BRO (2 yrs) 43 110 102 9 32 1 2 0 12 0 7 9 .314 .358 .363 .721 90 37 0 1
CIN (2 yrs) 174 620 563 51 153 23 8 2 64 4 51 25 .272 .335 .352 .687 72 198 3 2
BOS (1 yr) 37 88 77 6 14 1 1 0 2 0 0 11 7 .182 .284 .221 .505 34 17 0 0
NL (10 yrs) 768 2522 2286 221 648 97 28 7 291 11 5 195 134 .283 .344 .360 .703 81 822 15 29
AL (1 yr) 37 88 77 6 14 1 1 0 2 0 0 11 7 .182 .284 .221 .505 34 17 0 0

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
1921 23 PIT NL 13 42 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 2
1922 24 PIT NL 105 401 6 1 0 -1 4 10 1.0 12 22 2.2 .509 .506 2.3 0.3 23 *2
1923 25 PIT NL 66 220 -5 0 0 1 2 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.5 .498 .499 0.4 0.3 4 2
1924 26 PIT NL 70 243 -3 -0 0 2 2 0 -0.0 7 8 0.8 .500 .500 0.6 0.4 6 2
1925 27 PIT NL 79 237 -5 1 0 1 2 -2 -0.2 7 6 0.6 .498 .499 0.5 0.3 5 2
1926 28 PIT NL 86 247 -4 0 0 2 2 0 -0.0 8 8 0.8 .500 .500 0.6 0.4 6 2
1927 29 PIT NL 101 318 -13 0 0 1 3 -9 -1.0 10 1 0.1 .491 .494 -0.0 0.4 -0 2
1928 30 PIT NL 31 84 -7 0 0 -1 1 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.5 .477 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -3 2
1928 30 BRO NL 42 109 -1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0 3 4 0.3 .500 .500 0.3 0.1 3 2
1929 31 BRO NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1929 31 CIN NL 92 313 -5 -0 0 1 3 -1 -0.1 10 8 0.8 .499 .499 0.8 0.3 7 2
1930 32 CIN NL 82 307 -17 1 0 -2 3 -16 -1.4 9 -6 -0.5 .483 .491 -0.3 0.0 -5 2
1933 35 BOS AL 37 88 -7 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .484 .496 -0.3 0.1 -3 2
11 Seasons 805 2610 -63 3 0 4 22 -35 -3.5 81 46 4.6 .496 .499 4.4 2.5 42
PIT (8 yrs) 551 1792 -34 2 0 5 15 -11 -1.3 55 44 4.3 .498 .500 3.9 2.0 39
BRO (2 yrs) 43 110 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .500 .500 0.3 0.1 3
CIN (2 yrs) 174 620 -22 0 0 -1 5 -17 -1.5 19 2 0.3 .491 .496 0.5 0.4 3
BOS (1 yr) 37 88 -7 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .484 .496 -0.3 0.1 -3

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
1925 ❍ 27 PIT NL WS WSH W 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1927 29 PIT NL WS NYY L 3 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0 0 1
2 WS 6 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1921 PIT NL 23 C 13 11 10 65 49 15 1 2 .985 4.92 .971 4.87 1 3 6 67% 49%
1922 PIT NL 24 C 103 102 87 499 382 102 15 10 .970 4.70 .974 4.63 8 59 48 45% 46%
1923 PIT NL 25 C 66 58 52 280 217 56 7 7 .975 4.14 .976 4.66 3 30 28 48% 44%
1924 PIT NL 26 C 69 60 56 248 198 47 3 12 .988 3.55 .981 4.78 4 23 20 47% 47%
1925 PIT NL 27 C 76 56 51 218 172 39 7 8 .968 2.78 .970 4.45 3 18 14 44% 44%
1926 PIT NL 28 C 80 59 53 245 202 38 5 6 .980 3.00 .971 4.39 2 23 16 41% 44%
1927 PIT NL 29 C 91 75 67 351 285 57 9 7 .974 3.76 .974 4.43 2 25 20 44% 39%
1928 TOT NL 30 C 69 50 37 248 204 35 9 6 .964 3.46 .979 4.42 5 35 19 35% 45%
1928 PIT NL 30 C 31 22 16 117 92 20 5 3 .957 3.61 .979 4.42 3 13 11 46% 45%
1928 BRO NL 30 C 38 28 21 131 112 15 4 3 .969 3.34 .979 4.42 2 22 8 27% 45%
1929 CIN NL 31 C 86 84 67 320 251 61 8 7 .975 3.63 .974 4.34 1 37 36 49% 42%
1930 CIN NL 32 C 79 78 67 288 233 42 13 4 .955 3.48 .976 4.57 6 35 23 40% 44%
1933 BOS AL 35 C 26 18 17 106 86 19 1 1 .991 4.04 .988 4.88 2 6 10 63% 46%
11 Seasons C 758 651 564 2868 2279 511 78 70 .973 3.68 .975 4.53 37 294 240 45% 44%
11 Seasons TOT 758 651 564 2868 2279 511 78 70 .973 3.68 .975 4.53 37 294 240 45% 44%
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

On-Base% s c a p y
1922 NL  .403 (7th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1922 NL  103 (4th)
1927 NL  91 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1922 NL  382 (4th)
1927 NL  285 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1922 NL  102 (3rd)
1927 NL  57 (5th)
1929 NL  61 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1922 NL  15 (2nd)
1928 NL  9 (4th)
1930 NL  13 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1922 NL  10 (4th)
1924 NL  12 (4th)
1929 NL  7 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1922 NL  8 (3rd)
1928 NL  5 (5th)
1930 NL  6 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1922 NL  59 (3rd)
1930 NL  35 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1922 NL  48 (4th)
1929 NL  36 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1929 NL  49.3 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1922 NL  4.70 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1926 NL  .980 (5th)
1927 NL  .974 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1367), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (294th), 4.6 career WAR/5.7 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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