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Joe Gordon

Joseph Lowell Gordon (Flash)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 18, 1915 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Jefferson HS (Portland, OR)
School: University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1938 (Age 23.059, 6,834th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Indians 1938-1950

Last Game: September 30, 1950 (Age 35.224)
Died: April 14, 1978 in Sacramento, CA
Cremated
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 2009.
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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
1938 NYY AL 23 2B 126 126 123 771 290 450 31 98 .960 5.87 .967 5.52 MVP-12
1939 NYY AL 24 2B 151 151 150 859 370 461 28 116 .967 5.50 .965 5.56 AS,MVP-9
1940 NYY AL 25 2B 155 155 155 902 374 505 23 116 .975 5.67 .969 5.39 AS,MVP-23
1941 NYY AL 26 2B 131 130 125 761 332 397 32 109 .958 5.56 .967 5.47 AS,MVP-7
1941 NYY AL 26 1B 30 26 25 245 224 17 4 35 .984 8.03 .990 9.92 AS,MVP-7
1942 NYY AL 27 2B 147 147 145 824 354 442 28 121 .966 5.41 .969 5.62 AS,MVP-1
1943 NYY AL 28 2B 152 152 151 926 407 490 29 114 .969 5.90 .969 5.57 AS,MVP-25
1946 NYY AL 31 2B 108 106 103 644 281 346 17 87 .974 5.81 .970 5.54 AS
1947 CLE AL 32 2B 155 154 146 825 341 466 18 110 .978 5.21 .978 5.46 AS,MVP-7
1948 CLE AL 33 2B 144 143 134 789 330 436 23 97 .971 5.32 .976 5.62 AS,MVP-6
1948 CLE AL 33 SS 2 0 0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 2.50 .964 5.15 AS,MVP-6
1949 CLE AL 34 2B 145 145 140 742 297 430 15 123 .980 5.01 .974 5.49 AS
1950 CLE AL 35 2B 105 102 92 884.2 523 224 283 16 69 .969 5.16 4.83 .976 5.86 5.76
11 Seasons 2B 1519 1511 1464 884.2 8566 3600 4706 260 1160 .970 5.16 5.47 .971 5.86 5.54
1 Season 1B 30 26 25 245 224 17 4 35 .984 8.03 .990 9.92
1 Season SS 2 0 0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 2.50 .964 5.15
11 Seasons TOT 1551 1537 1489 884.2 8816 3826 4726 264 1196 .970 5.16 5.51 .971 5.86 5.62
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
1938 NYY AL 23 2B
1939 NYY AL 24 2B
1940 NYY AL 25 2B
1941 NYY AL 26 2B
1941 NYY AL 26 1B
1942 NYY AL 27 2B
1943 NYY AL 28 2B
1946 NYY AL 31 2B
1947 CLE AL 32 2B
1948 CLE AL 33 2B
1948 CLE AL 33 SS
1949 CLE AL 34 2B
1950 CLE AL 35 2B
11 Seasons 2B
1 Season 1B
1 Season SS
11 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1938 NYY AL 23 127 126 127 126 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1939 NYY AL 24 151 151 151 151 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 NYY AL 25 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 NYY AL 26 156 156 156 156 0 0 30 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 NYY AL 27 147 147 147 147 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 NYY AL 28 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 NYY AL 31 112 107 112 108 0 0 0 107 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1947 CLE AL 32 155 154 155 155 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 CLE AL 33 144 143 144 144 0 0 0 144 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1949 CLE AL 34 148 145 148 145 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1950 CLE AL 35 119 102 119 105 0 0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
11 Seasons 1566 1538 1566 1544 0 0 30 1518 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
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 -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1940 NYY AL 25 1339 62% 84% 28% 130 94% 0 78 27 44 7 117 104 11 0 2 4 0 4 0 4 26 7 8 5 3 25 8 17 0 0 0
1941 NYY AL 26 4848 59% 82% 27% 481 94% 0 327 126 158 43 389 316 62 0 9 32 1 25 6 23 110 35 16 36 5 96 41 53 8 5 2
1942 NYY AL 27 2742 57% 84% 28% 276 95% 0 189 63 90 36 241 197 37 0 3 16 1 15 0 11 68 21 14 20 4 62 24 37 4 3 1
1943 NYY AL 28 3400 59% 82% 27% 351 95% 2 245 100 99 46 278 241 33 0 1 19 3 14 2 12 70 24 11 20 8 68 28 38 2 1 1
1946 NYY AL 31 390 54% 81% 28% 41 95% 0 31 8 16 7 39 28 8 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 14 4 2 5 0 11 5 6 2 1 1
1947 CLE AL 32 5733 54% 81% 27% 537 97% 3 344 134 138 72 457 378 64 4 4 18 0 18 0 17 112 40 16 38 5 103 43 57 8 4 3
1948 CLE AL 33 5377 57% 81% 28% 507 95% 3 328 127 151 50 432 350 62 3 6 23 1 21 1 20 98 33 15 26 3 86 31 52 11 8 2
1949 CLE AL 34 5476 53% 81% 28% 516 88% 2 303 108 129 66 432 347 72 2 2 15 0 15 0 14 123 45 20 34 3 107 38 67 13 7 6
1950 CLE AL 35 3833 58% 80% 26% 359 90% 1 220 88 100 32 279 222 48 0 2 16 1 15 0 13 69 21 11 26 1 62 27 34 4 2 2
9 Seasons 33138 57% 82% 27% 3198 93% 11 2065 781 925 359 2664 2183 397 9 30 144 7 127 10 114 690 230 113 210 32 620 245 361 52 31 18
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1941 NYY AL 26 1070 65% 79% 23% 61 95% 0 226 25 200 1 22 15 8 4 1 1 4 0 4 0 1 35 1 0 1 31 2 4 2 2 3 100%
1 Season 1070 65% 79% 23% 61 95% 0 226 25 200 1 22 15 8 4 1 1 4 0 4 0 1 35 1 0 1 31 2 4 2 2 3 100%
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1948 CLE AL 33 20 45% 80% 35% 3 100% 0 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1 Season 20 45% 80% 35% 3 100% 0 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 91%



* - 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
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1955 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1956 BBWAA ( 2.1%)
1958 BBWAA ( 4.1%)
1960 BBWAA ( 4.1%)
1962 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1964 BBWAA (14.9%)
1964 Run Off ( 0.5%)
1966 BBWAA (10.3%)
1967 BBWAA (22.6%)
1967 Run Off ( 4.2%)
1968 BBWAA (27.2%)
1969 BBWAA (28.5%)
1970 BBWAA (26.3%)
2009 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 2009
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1939 (2B)
1940 (2B)
1941 *
1942 (2B)
1943
1946 *
1947 (2B)
1948 (2B)
1949 *

Awards (yr lg award)
1942 AL MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1938 AL (12, 7%)
1939 AL (9, 13%)
1940 AL (23, 1%)
1941 AL (7, 18%)
1942 AL (1, 80%)
1943 AL (25, 1%)
1947 AL (7, 18%)
1948 AL (6, 19%)
1 MVP
1.57 Career Shares (144th)

Assistss c a p y
1938 AL  450 (4th)
1939 AL  461 (1st)
1940 AL  505 (1st)
1942 AL  442 (5th)
1943 AL  490 (2nd)
1947 AL  466 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1941 AL  36 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  126 (5th)
1939 AL  151 (1st)
1940 AL  155 (1st)
1941 AL  131 (5th)
1942 AL  147 (1st)
1943 AL  152 (3rd)
1946 AL  108 (4th)
1947 AL  155 (1st)
1948 AL  144 (4th)
1949 AL  145 (2nd)
Career  1,519 (32nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1939 AL  370 (1st)
1940 AL  374 (2nd)
1941 AL  332 (3rd)
1942 AL  354 (3rd)
1943 AL  407 (2nd)
1946 AL  281 (4th)
1947 AL  341 (3rd)
1949 AL  297 (5th)
Career  3,600 (28th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  450 (2nd)
1939 AL  461 (1st)
1940 AL  505 (1st)
1941 AL  397 (3rd)
1942 AL  442 (3rd)
1943 AL  490 (1st)
1946 AL  346 (4th)
1947 AL  466 (1st)
1948 AL  436 (4th)
1949 AL  430 (3rd)
Career  4,706 (28th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  31 (1st)
1939 AL  28 (2nd)
1940 AL  23 (3rd)
1941 AL  32 (1st)
1942 AL  28 (1st)
1943 AL  29 (1st)
1946 AL  17 (3rd)
1947 AL  18 (2nd)
1948 AL  23 (3rd)
1949 AL  15 (5th)
Career  260 (47th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  98 (4th)
1939 AL  116 (1st)
1940 AL  116 (2nd)
1941 AL  109 (1st)
1942 AL  121 (1st)
1943 AL  114 (3rd)
1946 AL  87 (4th)
1947 AL  110 (2nd)
1948 AL  97 (5th)
1949 AL  123 (3rd)
Career  1,160 (17th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  5.87 (1st)
1939 AL  5.50 (3rd)
1940 AL  5.67 (3rd)
1941 AL  5.56 (2nd)
1942 AL  5.42 (5th)
1943 AL  5.90 (1st)
1946 AL  5.81 (3rd)
1947 AL  5.21 (5th)
1948 AL  5.32 (5th)
Career  5.47 (56th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1939 AL  .967 (3rd)
1940 AL  .975 (3rd)
1942 AL  .966 (5th)
1943 AL  .969 (4th)
1946 AL  .974 (2nd)
1948 AL  .971 (4th)
1949 AL  .980 (3rd)

                                         

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