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Jack Harshman

John Elvin Harshman

Positions: Pitcher and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: July 12, 1927 in San Diego, CA
High School: Herbert Hoover HS (San Diego, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1948 (Age 21.066)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Orioles/Indians/Giants/RedSox 1948-1960

Final Game: October 1, 1960 (Age 33.081)
Died: August 17, 2013 in Georgetown, TX
Buried: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1948 NYG NL 20 1B 3 1 1 18 17 1 0 2 1.000 6.00 .990 9.60
1950 NYG NL 22 1B 9 9 8 76.2 91 83 7 1 7 .989 10.57 10.00 .990 9.72 9.61
1952 NYG NL 24 P 2 2 0 6.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.84 1.00 .955 2.13 2.15 1 0 0% 44% 0
1954 CHW AL 26 P 35 21 9 177.0 30 2 27 1 1 .967 1.47 0.83 .959 2.01 1.99 3 8 73% 48% 0
1954 CHW AL 26 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 13.50 3.00 .990 9.45 9.50
1955 CHW AL 27 P 32 23 9 179.1 33 3 29 1 1 .970 1.61 1.00 .956 1.99 1.97 4 6 60% 47% 0
1956 CHW AL 28 P 34 30 15 226.2 35 2 29 4 3 .886 1.23 0.91 .950 1.92 1.91 3 6 67% 44% 0
1957 CHW AL 29 P 30 26 6 151.1 19 3 15 1 1 .947 1.07 0.60 .963 1.99 2.00 2 3 60% 47% 1
1958 BAL AL 30 P 34 29 17 236.1 49 5 43 1 1 .980 1.83 1.41 .963 1.95 1.93 7 3 30% 47% 0 MVP-24
1958 BAL AL 30 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 MVP-24
1959 TOT AL 31 P 35 16 5 138.0 33 8 25 0 2 1.000 2.15 0.94 .955 2.05 2.03 1 4 80% 40% 2
1959 BAL AL 31 P 14 8 0 47.1 16 4 12 0 2 1.000 3.04 1.14 .955 2.05 2.03 1 2 67% 40% 1
1959 BOS AL 31 P 8 2 0 24.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.09 0.38 .953 2.04 2.02 0 1 100% 40% 0
1959 CLE AL 31 P 13 6 5 66.0 14 3 11 0 0 1.000 1.91 1.08 .955 2.05 2.03 0 1 100% 40% 1
1960 CLE AL 32 P 15 8 0 54.1 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 1.16 0.47 .967 1.95 1.95 0 0 0
8 Seasons P 217 155 61 1169.1 208 25 175 8 10 .962 1.54 0.92 .958 1.98 1.97 21 30 59% 46% 3
3 Seasons 1B 13 10 9 78.2 112 103 8 1 9 .991 0 0 10.64 8.54 .990 9.71 9.60
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
10 Seasons TOT 231 165 70 1248.0 320 128 183 9 19 .972 0 0 2.11 1.35 .969 2.46 2.40 21 30 59% 46% 3
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
1948 NYG NL 20 1B
1950 NYG NL 22 1B
1952 NYG NL 24 P
1954 CHW AL 26 P
1954 CHW AL 26 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CHW AL 27 P
1956 CHW AL 28 P
1957 CHW AL 29 P
1958 BAL AL 30 P
1959 BAL AL 31 P
1959 BOS AL 31 P
1959 CLE AL 31 P
1960 CLE AL 32 P
8 Seasons P
3 Seasons 1B 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons TOT 0 0 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
1948 NYG NL 20 5 1 5 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1950 NYG NL 22 9 9 9 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 NYG NL 24 3 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1954 CHW AL 26 36 21 36 36 35 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CHW AL 27 32 23 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CHW AL 28 36 30 36 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1957 CHW AL 29 30 26 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 BAL AL 30 47 30 47 35 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 0
1959 CLE AL 31 21 6 21 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1959 BAL AL 31 15 8 15 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1959 BOS AL 31 9 2 9 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1960 CLE AL 32 15 8 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 258 166 258 231 217 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 30 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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1952 NYG NL 24 36 69% 14% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1954 CHW AL 26 771 72% 20% 27 93% 1 2 0 2 27 22 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 83%
1955 CHW AL 27 762 73% 22% 35 94% 2 4 0 1 30 25 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 100%
1956 CHW AL 28 950 75% 19% 32 88% 1 2 1 1 28 22 3 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 2 1 8 75%
1957 CHW AL 29 668 77% 20% 17 88% 0 3 0 2 15 8 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0%
1958 BAL AL 30 976 77% 22% 45 96% 1 7 1 4 42 33 8 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 9 89%
1959 BAL AL 31 221 79% 23% 15 87% 1 4 2 0 13 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 100%
1959 CLE AL 31 255 82% 24% 10 100% 0 3 0 2 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1959 BOS AL 31 114 80% 22% 5 80% 0 1 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1960 CLE AL 32 239 79% 21% 7 71% 0 2 0 2 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
8 Seasons 4992 76% 21% 195 91% 6 28 4 15 177 136 23 8 2 5 1 4 10 7 7 3 44 86%
MLB Averages 81% 27% 89% 82%

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%
1950 NYG NL 22 293 68% 80% 30% 17 94% 0 72 5 65 1 7 7 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 0 1 1 5 2 1 1 0 1 100%
1954 CHW AL 26 8 25% 75% 38% 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 301 66% 79% 30% 17 94% 0 75 5 68 1 7 7 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 0 1 1 5 2 1 1 0 1 100%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 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 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1958 AL (24, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1958 AL  43 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1956 AL  4 (4th)

             

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Name and misspellings: John Elvin jach Jack jakie joe Harshman

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