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Frankie Gustine

Frank William Gustine

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 20, 1920 in Hoopeston, IL
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1939 (Age 19.205, 7,033rd in MLB history)   vs. NYG 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cubs/Browns 1939-1950

Last Game: May 17, 1950 (Age 30.086)   vs. NYY 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: April 1, 1991 in Davenport, IA
Buried: Resurrection Cemetery, Coraopolis, PA
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1939 PIT NL 19 3B 22 21 20 190.0 77 17 52 8 3 .896 3.27 3.14 .942 3.04 3.00
1940 PIT NL 20 2B 130 125 120 1132.0 733 288 402 43 92 .941 5.49 5.31 .964 5.62 5.61 MVP-34
1941 PIT NL 21 2B 104 102 99 889.0 614 269 317 28 45 .954 5.93 5.63 .962 5.65 5.60
1941 PIT NL 21 3B 15 13 12 121.0 68 24 36 8 2 .882 4.46 4.00 .949 3.36 3.33
1942 PIT NL 22 2B 108 103 93 906.0 565 227 312 26 53 .954 5.35 4.99 .968 5.62 5.61
1942 PIT NL 22 3B 2 0 0 7.0 5 2 2 1 1 .800 5.14 2.00 .940 3.21 3.20
1942 PIT NL 22 SS 2 2 1 16.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00 .955 5.23 5.20
1942 PIT NL 22 C 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 2.00 .980 4.95 5.00 0 0 0 0 0
1943 PIT NL 23 SS 68 68 61 582.0 389 135 230 24 41 .938 5.64 5.37 .954 5.32 5.30
1943 PIT NL 23 2B 40 32 30 314.0 196 75 115 6 23 .969 5.45 4.75 .969 5.77 5.76
1943 PIT NL 23 1B 1 0 0 4.0 6 3 0 3 1 .500 6.75 3.00 .992 10.58 10.50
1944 PIT NL 24 SS 116 99 86 908.0 547 183 330 34 52 .938 5.08 4.42 .954 5.44 5.41
1944 PIT NL 24 2B 11 8 5 74.0 46 23 21 2 3 .957 5.35 4.00 .963 5.67 5.63
1944 PIT NL 24 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.60 3.30
1945 PIT NL 25 SS 104 96 84 858.0 503 177 291 35 52 .930 4.91 4.50 .947 5.31 5.26
1945 PIT NL 25 2B 29 26 17 218.0 150 69 75 6 11 .960 5.94 4.97 .967 5.62 5.58
1945 PIT NL 25 C 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 2.00 .980 4.50 4.60 0 0 0
1946 PIT NL 26 2B 113 109 103 947.0 639 290 328 21 61 .967 5.87 5.47 .971 5.56 5.52 AS,MVP-28
1946 PIT NL 26 SS 13 12 10 114.0 62 20 40 2 8 .968 4.74 4.62 .957 5.20 5.15 AS,MVP-28
1946 PIT NL 26 3B 7 7 5 59.0 29 9 19 1 1 .966 4.27 4.00 .952 3.11 3.09 AS,MVP-28
1947 PIT NL 27 3B 156 156 150 1360.0 554 193 330 31 35 .944 3.46 3.35 .947 3.12 3.06 AS
1948 PIT NL 28 3B 118 112 105 989.0 396 119 256 21 21 .947 3.41 3.18 .941 3.15 3.10 AS
1949 CHC NL 29 3B 55 51 49 460.0 174 52 110 12 13 .931 3.17 2.95 .952 3.22 3.18
1949 CHC NL 29 2B 16 16 14 135.0 103 52 47 4 15 .961 6.60 6.19 .976 5.63 5.57
1950 SLB AL 30 3B 6 6 5 51.0 21 10 8 3 3 .857 3.18 3.00 .960 3.25 3.20
8 Seasons 2B 551 521 481 4615.0 3046 1293 1617 136 303 .955 5.67 5.28 .967 5.62 5.60
9 Seasons 3B 382 366 346 3238.0 1324 426 813 85 79 .936 3.44 3.24 .946 3.15 3.10
5 Seasons SS 303 277 242 2478.0 1505 517 893 95 153 .937 5.12 4.65 .952 5.35 5.32
2 Seasons C 2 0 0 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 2.00 .980 4.73 4.80 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 4.0 6 3 0 3 1 .500 6.75 3.00 .992 10.58 10.50
12 Seasons TOT 1239 1164 1069 10339.0 5885 2243 3323 319 536 .946 4.85 4.49 .958 4.79 4.76 0 0 0 0 0
Lg 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
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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
1939 PIT NL 19 3B
1940 PIT NL 20 2B
1941 PIT NL 21 2B
1941 PIT NL 21 3B
1942 PIT NL 22 2B
1942 PIT NL 22 3B
1942 PIT NL 22 SS
1942 PIT NL 22 C
1943 PIT NL 23 SS
1943 PIT NL 23 2B
1943 PIT NL 23 1B
1944 PIT NL 24 SS
1944 PIT NL 24 2B
1944 PIT NL 24 3B
1945 PIT NL 25 SS
1945 PIT NL 25 2B
1945 PIT NL 25 C
1946 PIT NL 26 2B
1946 PIT NL 26 SS
1946 PIT NL 26 3B
1947 PIT NL 27 3B
1948 PIT NL 28 3B
1949 CHC NL 29 3B
1949 CHC NL 29 2B
1950 SLB AL 30 3B
8 Seasons 2B
9 Seasons 3B
5 Seasons SS
2 Seasons C
1 Season 1B
12 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
1939 PIT NL 19 22 21 22 22 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 PIT NL 20 133 125 133 130 0 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1941 PIT NL 21 121 115 121 118 0 0 0 104 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1942 PIT NL 22 115 105 115 111 0 1 0 107 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1943 PIT NL 23 112 100 112 106 0 0 1 39 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1944 PIT NL 24 127 107 127 126 0 0 0 11 1 117 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1945 PIT NL 25 128 122 128 125 0 1 0 29 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1946 PIT NL 26 131 128 131 130 0 0 0 113 7 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1947 PIT NL 27 156 156 156 156 0 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 PIT NL 28 131 112 131 119 0 0 0 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1949 CHC NL 29 76 67 76 71 0 0 0 16 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1950 SLB AL 30 9 6 9 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
12 Seasons 1261 1164 1261 1220 0 2 1 549 384 305 0 0 0 0 0 45 6
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 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 PIT NL 20 3076 61% 87% 30% 290 89% 3 155 52 80 23 244 213 20 0 3 22 2 16 4 15 47 16 11 7 2 38 10 28 7 5 1
1941 PIT NL 21 1730 60% 86% 28% 181 91% 0 112 40 56 16 135 108 26 0 2 12 0 9 3 8 27 6 4 8 1 23 9 13 3 0 2
1942 PIT NL 22 1773 62% 87% 27% 172 92% 0 98 37 38 23 131 113 15 0 0 11 0 8 3 10 19 3 2 7 2 15 10 5 3 0 3
1943 PIT NL 23 591 62% 88% 26% 50 94% 1 31 11 13 7 46 39 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3 4 3 1 12 4 8 0 0 0
1944 PIT NL 24 120 60% 80% 23% 9 78% 0 7 2 4 1 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1945 PIT NL 25 612 70% 87% 27% 53 87% 0 42 12 20 10 43 35 7 0 1 5 1 2 2 1 10 3 4 2 0 10 2 7 0 0 0
1946 PIT NL 26 3397 63% 85% 28% 355 92% 2 220 92 86 42 275 211 51 1 5 19 2 15 2 13 54 18 8 17 1 46 18 26 7 4 3
1949 CHC NL 29 495 67% 84% 31% 45 89% 0 36 12 18 6 39 36 3 0 1 4 1 3 0 3 13 9 1 1 0 12 1 11 0 0 0
8 Seasons 11794 63% 86% 28% 1155 91% 6 701 258 315 128 919 761 128 1 12 73 6 53 14 50 183 58 35 45 7 157 54 99 20 9 9
MLB Averages 62% 83% 26% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

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 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1939 PIT NL 19 395 74% 79% 24% 35 86% 1 7 6 0 1 24 21 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 80%
1941 PIT NL 21 187 66% 93% 31% 19 89% 0 12 7 1 4 10 9 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1942 PIT NL 22 30 83% 77% 17% 4 75% 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1946 PIT NL 26 213 73% 85% 25% 26 92% 1 7 6 0 1 19 16 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1947 PIT NL 27 5469 65% 84% 24% 463 89% 3 167 129 16 22 292 226 52 1 9 29 1 22 6 21 36 27 1 30 3 1 2 20 50%
1948 PIT NL 28 3549 62% 82% 27% 290 91% 2 97 69 14 14 198 161 27 2 4 18 0 15 3 14 18 9 3 14 3 2 0 9 67%
1949 CHC NL 29 1723 59% 84% 31% 128 91% 0 45 29 7 9 88 65 20 0 5 7 0 4 3 3 13 7 2 9 3 0 3 5 60%
1950 SLB AL 30 193 53% 83% 25% 15 67% 0 6 4 0 2 7 3 3 0 1 3 0 2 1 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 11759 63% 83% 26% 980 89% 7 343 251 38 54 640 502 108 3 22 61 1 47 13 44 73 49 6 59 9 3 5 41 59%
MLB Averages 62% 83% 26% 89% 70%

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
1942 PIT NL 22 70 53% 87% 23% 4 100% 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 PIT NL 23 1252 60% 88% 31% 142 89% 2 63 26 33 4 112 86 21 1 1 11 0 9 2 10 20 5 3 6 3 2 19 8 11 0 0 0
1944 PIT NL 24 1648 73% 90% 31% 184 92% 3 67 30 32 5 150 109 32 0 4 12 0 10 2 9 18 5 4 6 0 1 16 9 7 2 1 1
1945 PIT NL 25 2378 63% 84% 26% 241 85% 0 104 45 49 10 177 139 36 0 3 27 1 18 8 20 42 18 5 12 2 0 40 23 15 2 1 1
1946 PIT NL 26 367 64% 87% 25% 34 91% 0 13 4 8 1 28 18 10 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 5 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 2
5 Seasons 5715 65% 87% 28% 605 88% 5 249 107 122 20 469 354 99 1 9 52 1 39 12 41 85 29 12 26 5 3 78 41 35 6 2 4
MLB Averages 62% 83% 26% 90%

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%
1942 PIT NL 22 9 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 9 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 4.01 4.59 96% 86%

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
1942 PIT NL 22 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 44% 1.19 1.17

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%
1943 PIT NL 23 23 78% 87% 26% 2 0% 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 23 78% 87% 26% 2 0% 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 62% 83% 26% 93% 86%



* - 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 1930 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
1958 BBWAA ( 1.1%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1940 NL (34, 0%)
1946 NL (28, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1557th)

Assistss c a p y
1946 NL  387 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1940 NL  43 (3rd)
1943 NL  33 (3rd)
1944 NL  36 (3rd)
1945 NL  41 (1st)
1946 NL  24 (5th)
1947 NL  31 (1st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1940 NL  130 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1940 NL  288 (4th)
1946 NL  290 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1940 NL  402 (3rd)
1941 NL  317 (5th)
1946 NL  328 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1940 NL  43 (1st)
1941 NL  28 (4th)
1942 NL  26 (3rd)
1946 NL  21 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1940 NL  92 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  156 (1st)
1948 NL  118 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  193 (1st)
1948 NL  119 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  330 (1st)
1948 NL  256 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  31 (1st)
1948 NL  21 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  35 (1st)
1948 NL  21 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1944 NL  116 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1944 NL  183 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1944 NL  330 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  24 (3rd)
1944 NL  34 (2nd)
1945 NL  35 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1940 NL  5.49 (5th)
1941 NL  5.93 (2nd)
1946 NL  5.87 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1940 NL  5.31 (5th)
1941 NL  5.63 (3rd)
1946 NL  5.47 (1st)
Career  5.28 (92nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  .967 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1947 NL  3.46 (1st)
1948 NL  3.41 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  3.35 (1st)
1948 NL  3.18 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  .944 (4th)
1948 NL  .947 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1944 NL  5.08 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1944 NL  4.42 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1944 NL  .938 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1939 NL  born 1920-02-20 (2nd)
1940 NL  born 1920-02-20 (4th)

                                         

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