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Earl Grace

Robert Earl Grace

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 24, 1907 in Barlow, KY
High School: Union HS (Phoenix, AZ) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1929 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1931 [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Phillies/Cubs 1929-1937

Final Game: October 3, 1937 (Age 30)
Died: December 22, 1980 in Phoenix, AZ
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix, AZ
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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
1929 22 CHC NL 27 94 80 7 20 1 0 2 17 0 9 7 .250 .333 .338 .671 67 27 1 4 2
1931 24 TOT NL 54 181 159 10 43 6 1 1 21 0 17 6 .270 .341 .340 .681 85 54 0 5 2
1931 24 CHC NL 7 14 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 .111 .385 .111 .496 38 1 0 1 /2
1931 24 PIT NL 47 167 150 8 42 6 1 1 20 0 13 5 .280 .337 .353 .691 87 53 0 4 2
1932 25 PIT NL 115 414 390 41 107 17 5 8 55 0 14 23 .274 .305 .405 .710 91 158 3 4 *2
1933 26 PIT NL 93 318 291 22 84 13 1 3 44 0 26 23 .289 .349 .371 .720 106 108 2 1 0 2
1934 27 PIT NL 95 309 289 27 78 17 1 4 24 0 20 19 .270 .317 .377 .694 83 109 6 0 0 2/3
1935 28 PIT NL 77 256 224 19 59 8 1 3 29 1 32 17 .263 .355 .348 .704 88 78 12 0 1 2
1936 29 PHI NL 86 257 221 24 55 11 0 4 32 0 34 20 .249 .352 .353 .705 83 78 4 1 1 2
1937 30 PHI NL 80 258 223 19 47 10 1 6 29 0 33 15 .211 .313 .345 .658 73 77 7 0 2 2
8 Yrs 627 2087 1877 169 493 83 10 31 251 1 185 130 .263 .331 .367 .698 87 689 31 6 17
162 Game Avg. 162 539 485 44 127 21 3 8 65 0 48 34 .263 .331 .367 .698 87 178 2 4
PIT (5 yrs) 427 1464 1344 117 370 61 9 19 172 1 105 87 .275 .330 .376 .706 91 506 20 4 9
PHI (2 yrs) 166 515 444 43 102 21 1 10 61 0 67 35 .230 .332 .349 .681 78 155 11 1 3
CHC (2 yrs) 34 108 89 9 21 1 0 2 18 0 13 8 .236 .340 .315 .654 65 28 1 5

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
1929 22 CHC NL 27 94 -4 0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 -0.0 0.2 -0 2
1931 24 CHC NL 7 14 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1931 24 PIT NL 47 167 -2 0 0 1 1 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .502 .500 0.5 0.2 5 2
1932 25 PIT NL 115 414 -4 0 0 3 4 3 0.2 13 16 1.6 .502 .502 1.3 0.6 12 *2
1933 26 PIT NL 93 318 3 0 0 1 3 7 0.7 10 16 1.8 .508 .505 1.7 0.4 15 2
1934 27 PIT NL 95 309 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .496 .498 0.6 0.3 6 2/3
1935 28 PIT NL 77 256 -3 0 0 3 2 3 0.3 8 10 1.1 .503 .502 0.8 0.6 8 2
1936 29 PHI NL 86 257 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.7 .498 .499 0.6 0.2 6 2
1937 30 PHI NL 80 258 -8 0 0 3 2 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 0.3 0.5 3 2
8 Seasons 627 2087 -30 2 0 12 17 2 0.1 65 67 6.9 .500 .500 5.7 3.0 55
PIT (5 yrs) 427 1464 -13 1 0 8 12 9 0.9 45 54 5.6 .502 .501 4.8 2.1 46
PHI (2 yrs) 166 515 -12 1 0 3 4 -4 -0.5 17 13 1.3 .497 .499 0.9 0.7 10
CHC (2 yrs) 34 108 -5 0 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 -0.0 0.2 -0

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
1929 CHC NL 22 C 27 22 22 124 106 18 0 1 1.000 4.59 .974 4.34 0 7 11 61% 42%
1931 TOT NL 24 C 47 42 39 165 137 24 4 5 .976 3.43 .980 4.64 1 19 11 37% 46%
1931 CHC NL 24 C 2 2 2 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 5.00 .980 4.65 0 0 0
1931 PIT NL 24 C 45 40 37 155 128 23 4 5 .974 3.36 .980 4.64 1 19 11 37% 46%
1932 PIT NL 25 C 114 109 93 413 364 48 1 10 .998 3.61 .979 4.66 5 39 20 34% 44%
1933 PIT NL 26 C 88 81 67 349 305 37 7 7 .980 3.89 .982 4.35 1 27 17 39% 46%
1934 PIT NL 27 C 83 74 65 336 304 26 6 4 .982 3.98 .985 4.85 2 36 10 22% 44%
1934 PIT NL 27 1B 1 0 0 9 8 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 .991 10.00
1935 PIT NL 28 C 69 62 58 307 269 35 3 9 .990 4.41 .976 4.78 1 21 17 45% 44%
1936 PHI NL 29 C 65 52 47 252 217 29 6 3 .976 3.78 .979 4.96 0 15 11 42% 46%
1937 PHI NL 30 C 64 55 50 308 275 30 3 10 .990 4.77 .980 5.25 2 14 13 48% 46%
8 Seasons C 557 497 441 2254 1977 247 30 49 .987 3.99 .980 4.74 12 178 110 38% 45%
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 9 8 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 .991 10.00
8 Seasons TOT 558 497 441 2263 1985 248 30 50 .987 4.00 .980 4.75 12 178 110 38% 45%
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
1932 NL  114 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1933 NL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1932 NL  10 (3rd)
1935 NL  9 (2nd)
1937 NL  10 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1932 NL  5 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1932 NL  39 (3rd)
1933 NL  27 (5th)
1934 NL  36 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1933 NL  3.89 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1932 NL  .998 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2413), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (232nd), 6.9 career WAR/6.9 7yr-peak WAR/6.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Robert Earl Grace

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