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Mickey Grasso

Newton Michael Grasso

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: May 10, 1920 in Newark, NJ
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1946 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Giants/Indians 1946-1955

Final Game: May 8, 1955 (Age 34)
Died: October 15, 1975 in Miami, FL
Cremated
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1946 NYG NL 26 C 7 6 6 30 24 5 1 0 .967 4.14 .980 5.01 0 0 4 3 43% 43% 0
1950 WSH AL 30 C 69 60 50 511.0 293 238 38 17 6 .942 4.86 4.00 .985 4.94 4.85 3 10 18 15 45% 49% 5
1951 WSH AL 31 C 49 47 39 413.1 215 182 26 7 6 .967 4.53 4.24 .982 5.03 5.01 4 7 10 10 50% 46% 1
1952 WSH AL 32 C 114 103 88 935.2 566 485 64 17 4 .970 5.28 4.82 .985 5.44 5.44 8 15 21 22 51% 46% 12
1953 WSH AL 33 C 59 57 46 479.1 247 219 24 4 4 .984 2 5 4.56 4.12 .985 5.18 5.15 4 10 11 12 52% 51% 5
1954 CLE AL 34 C 4 2 2 21.0 12 9 1 2 0 .833 -1 -57 4.29 2.50 .986 5.40 5.35 1 2 2 1 33% 48% 0
1955 NYG NL 35 C 8 1 0 21.0 10 9 0 1 0 .900 -1 -57 3.86 1.13 .987 5.66 5.60 1 1 1 0 0% 46% 0
7 Seasons C 310 276 231 2381.1 1373 1166 158 49 20 .964 0 0 4.89 4.27 .984 5.21 5.18 21 45 67 63 48% 47% 23
7 Seasons TOT 310 276 231 2381.1 1373 1166 158 49 20 .964 0 0 4.89 4.27 .984 5.21 5.18 21 45 67 63 48% 47% 23
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
1946 NYG NL 26 C
1950 WSH AL 30 C
1951 WSH AL 31 C
1952 WSH AL 32 C
1953 WSH AL 33 C 2 5 2
1954 CLE AL 34 C -1 -57 -1
1955 NYG NL 35 C -1 -57 -1
7 Seasons C 0 0 0
7 Seasons TOT 0 0 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1946 NYG NL 26 7 6 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 WSH AL 30 75 60 75 69 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
1951 WSH AL 31 52 47 52 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1952 WSH AL 32 115 103 115 114 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1953 WSH AL 33 61 57 61 59 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1954 CLE AL 34 4 2 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYG NL 35 8 1 8 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 322 276 322 310 0 310 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1946 NYG NL 26 90 5.50 6.00 3 100% 0 0 8 2 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1950 WSH AL 30 2278 4.56 5.41 51 94% 0 0 235 34 2 8 190 38 10 2 0 6 17 4 5 8 0 6 1 0 3 8 100%
1951 WSH AL 31 1783 4.23 4.67 31 87% 0 0 177 17 1 9 150 24 9 1 0 1 7 0 2 5 1 6 0 1 1 6 83%
1952 WSH AL 32 3960 3.23 3.67 97 89% 0 0 482 67 3 21 391 61 14 2 0 6 17 1 8 8 3 4 0 0 0 10 50%
1953 WSH AL 33 2016 3.32 3.89 43 95% 0 0 218 33 1 13 171 25 4 0 0 3 4 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 100%
1954 CLE AL 34 100 3.86 5.14 1 100% 0 0 10 1 1 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYG NL 35 89 3.00 4.29 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 10316 3.73 4.29 226 91% 0 0 1139 154 8 53 923 151 38 5 0 16 49 5 19 25 4 20 1 1 4 26 77%
MLB Averages 4.06 4.58 95% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1946 NYG NL 26 0 0 45 0 1 1 100% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.84
1950 WSH AL 30 3 10 930 18 15 11 45% 17 13 0 0 1 2 5 0 58 18 1.32 1.14
1951 WSH AL 31 4 7 717 10 10 10 50% 9 7 1 3 0 0 1 0 34 15 1.23 1.11
1952 WSH AL 32 8 15 1546 21 22 20 51% 20 18 1 2 0 2 12 1 68 46 1.18 1.43
1953 WSH AL 33 4 10 777 11 12 12 52% 9 11 1 1 1 0 5 1 34 17 0.93 1.09
1954 CLE AL 34 1 2 40 2 1 1 33% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 1.47 0.79
1955 NYG NL 35 1 1 42 1 0 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.50
7 Seasons 21 45 4097 63 61 55 49% 57 51 4 6 2 4 23 2 208 98 1.20 1.22
MLB Averages 45% 1.18 1.16



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1952 AL  114 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1952 AL  485 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1952 AL  64 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1950 AL  17 (1st)
1951 AL  7 (5th)
1952 AL  17 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1952 AL  8 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1950 AL  45.5 (5th)
1952 AL  51.2 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1953 AL  2 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1950 AL  4.86 (5th)
1952 AL  5.28 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1952 AL  4.82 (5th)

                                         

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