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Jim Hegan

James Edward Hegan (Shanty)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 3, 1920 in Lynn, MA
High School: Lynn English HS (Lynn, MA)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1941 (Age 21.037, 7,246th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Phillies/Tigers/Cubs/Giants 1941-1960

Last Game: July 4, 1960 (Age 39.336)
Died: June 17, 1984 in Lynn, MA
Buried: Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, MA
Relatives: Father of Mike Hegan
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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
1941 CLE AL 20 C 16 13 13 75 63 10 2 2 .973 4.56 .983 5.00 1 1 8 7 47% 41% 0
1942 CLE AL 21 C 66 53 33 265 227 32 6 7 .977 3.92 .979 4.93 4 6 17 12 41% 42% 2
1946 CLE AL 25 C 87 79 73 538 486 47 5 11 .991 6.13 .982 5.52 8 1 14 29 67% 46% 1
1947 CLE AL 26 C 133 120 89 627 566 54 7 14 .989 4.66 .985 5.02 7 22 22 34 61% 46% 1 AS
1948 CLE AL 27 C 142 137 116 720 637 76 7 17 .990 5.02 .986 4.74 6 13 25 27 52% 44% 4 MVP-19
1949 CLE AL 28 C 152 146 116 731 651 73 7 16 .990 4.76 .985 4.76 4 17 27 33 55% 45% 2 AS
1950 CLE AL 29 C 129 124 108 1060.1 725 656 64 5 14 .993 6.11 5.58 .985 4.94 4.85 3 22 15 33 69% 49% 5 AS
1951 CLE AL 30 C 129 116 109 1058.1 669 597 66 6 8 .991 5.64 5.14 .982 5.03 5.01 7 11 33 26 44% 46% 4 AS
1952 CLE AL 31 C 107 93 81 843.2 558 498 53 7 7 .987 5.88 5.15 .985 5.44 5.44 3 16 27 25 48% 46% 8 AS
1953 CLE AL 32 C 106 90 66 791.1 452 399 42 11 3 .976 0 0 5.02 4.16 .985 5.18 5.15 5 15 25 21 46% 51% 1
1954 CLE AL 33 C 137 121 108 1113.1 714 661 49 4 9 .994 3 3 5.74 5.18 .986 5.40 5.36 3 11 27 28 51% 48% 4 MVP-22
1955 CLE AL 34 C 111 92 70 825.1 619 583 34 2 12 .997 -2 -3 6.73 5.56 .988 5.58 5.54 8 14 19 13 41% 47% 0
1956 CLE AL 35 C 118 97 72 864.1 686 648 28 10 2 .985 -5 -7 7.04 5.73 .988 5.91 5.86 2 17 25 10 29% 44% 0
1957 CLE AL 36 C 58 48 36 421.0 301 287 14 0 4 1.000 -1 -3 6.43 5.19 .991 5.92 5.94 3 9 12 7 37% 47% 1
1958 TOT MLB 37 C 70 61 45 518.0 344 315 27 2 5 .994 0 0 5.94 4.89 .989 6.03 5.98 7 8 15 10 40% 44% 0
1958 DET AL 37 C 45 43 31 353.1 231 211 19 1 4 .996 0 0 5.86 5.11 .990 6.01 5.95 5 4 10 7 41% 47% 0
1958 PHI NL 37 C 25 18 14 164.2 113 104 8 1 1 .991 0 0 6.12 4.48 .988 6.06 6.02 2 4 5 3 38% 39% 0
1959 TOT NL 38 C 46 27 16 254.0 176 156 17 3 3 .983 2 9 6.13 3.76 .989 6.34 6.28 2 1 12 9 43% 38% 0
1959 PHI NL 38 C 25 18 11 155.1 96 84 11 1 2 .990 2 15 5.50 3.80 .989 6.34 6.28 1 1 8 7 47% 38% 0
1959 SFG NL 38 C 21 9 5 98.2 80 72 6 2 1 .975 0 0 7.11 3.71 .989 6.34 6.28 1 0 4 2 33% 38% 0
1960 CHC NL 39 C 22 12 4 118.2 87 76 9 2 2 .977 0 0 6.45 3.86 .986 6.58 6.57 2 4 10 6 38% 40% 1
17 Seasons C 1629 1429 1155 7868.1 8287 7506 695 86 136 .990 -3 -0 6.04 5.03 .985 5.46 5.27 75 188 333 330 50% 46% 34
17 Seasons TOT 1629 1429 1155 7868.1 8287 7506 695 86 136 .990 -3 -0 6.04 5.03 .985 5.46 5.27 75 188 333 330 50% 46% 34
Lg 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
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
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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
1941 CLE AL 20 C
1942 CLE AL 21 C
1946 CLE AL 25 C
1947 CLE AL 26 C
1948 CLE AL 27 C
1949 CLE AL 28 C
1950 CLE AL 29 C
1951 CLE AL 30 C
1952 CLE AL 31 C
1953 CLE AL 32 C 0 0 0
1954 CLE AL 33 C 3 3 3
1955 CLE AL 34 C -2 -3 -2
1956 CLE AL 35 C -5 -7 -5
1957 CLE AL 36 C -1 -3 -1
1958 DET AL 37 C 0 0 0
1958 PHI NL 37 C 0 0 0
1959 PHI NL 38 C 2 15 2
1959 SFG NL 38 C 0 0 0
1960 CHC NL 39 C 0 0 0
17 Seasons C -3 -0 -3
17 Seasons TOT -3 -0 -3
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
1941 CLE AL 20 16 13 16 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 CLE AL 21 68 53 68 66 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
1946 CLE AL 25 88 79 88 88 0 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 CLE AL 26 135 120 135 133 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
1948 CLE AL 27 144 137 144 142 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1949 CLE AL 28 152 146 152 152 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 CLE AL 29 131 124 131 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1951 CLE AL 30 133 116 133 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9
1952 CLE AL 31 112 93 112 107 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
1953 CLE AL 32 112 91 112 106 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
1954 CLE AL 33 139 121 139 137 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
1955 CLE AL 34 116 91 116 111 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11
1956 CLE AL 35 122 97 122 117 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10
1957 CLE AL 36 58 48 58 58 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1958 DET AL 37 45 43 45 45 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 PHI NL 37 25 18 25 25 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 PHI NL 38 25 18 25 25 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 SFG NL 38 21 9 21 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 CHC NL 39 24 12 24 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
17 Seasons 1666 1429 1666 1629 0 1629 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 61
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1941 CLE AL 20 149 5.82 5.82 5 100% 0 0 27 4 0 1 22 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1942 CLE AL 21 1626 4.50 5.10 50 88% 0 1 175 31 1 11 132 26 7 2 1 1 6 0 3 3 1 4 0 0 0 12 67%
1946 CLE AL 25 526 2.82 3.62 15 100% 0 0 86 10 0 6 70 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1947 CLE AL 26 4240 3.23 3.56 89 100% 0 1 564 61 6 33 464 53 11 0 0 2 7 0 3 4 0 14 0 2 4 5 100%
1948 CLE AL 27 5043 3.07 3.41 108 100% 0 1 634 76 10 28 519 69 20 2 1 4 7 0 3 4 0 17 0 4 5 3 100%
1949 CLE AL 28 5356 3.34 3.73 123 98% 0 0 659 86 10 36 525 75 19 2 0 9 7 0 6 1 1 17 1 5 8 6 100%
1950 CLE AL 29 4567 3.65 4.12 113 96% 0 2 653 79 8 28 538 64 11 2 3 3 5 0 4 1 1 14 0 3 6 5 100%
1951 CLE AL 30 4486 3.34 3.65 104 97% 0 0 597 72 2 26 497 68 25 0 1 5 6 1 2 3 2 8 0 2 2 12 92%
1952 CLE AL 31 3578 3.33 4.00 74 93% 0 0 492 56 3 11 421 55 9 1 1 2 7 1 5 1 3 7 0 0 0 9 67%
1953 CLE AL 32 3317 3.34 3.74 59 95% 0 0 399 46 3 8 342 40 7 2 1 5 11 1 5 5 2 3 0 1 2 5 60%
1954 CLE AL 33 4573 2.77 3.19 102 100% 0 0 660 96 0 13 551 48 4 0 1 7 4 0 0 4 0 9 0 0 1 5 100%
1955 CLE AL 34 3528 3.36 3.87 85 99% 0 0 585 69 5 10 500 32 10 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 1 11 0 1 2 8 88%
1956 CLE AL 35 3683 3.29 3.69 88 98% 1 0 647 67 2 14 563 27 10 1 0 4 10 2 7 1 0 2 0 1 1 6 100%
1957 CLE AL 36 1832 3.87 4.36 48 98% 0 0 290 40 2 7 241 14 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 3 67%
1958 DET AL 37 1534 4.10 4.74 23 100% 0 0 208 15 0 12 181 17 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 5 100%
1958 PHI NL 37 700 3.83 4.04 20 95% 0 0 110 18 0 1 91 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1959 PHI NL 38 677 4.75 5.16 10 100% 0 0 84 9 0 3 72 11 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
1959 SFG NL 38 402 3.10 3.47 13 100% 1 0 72 9 0 2 61 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1960 CHC NL 39 535 5.01 5.76 6 100% 0 0 77 5 1 2 69 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 50352 3.40 3.83 1135 97% 2 5 7019 849 53 252 5859 632 151 14 9 51 79 6 41 32 11 122 2 21 34 87 86%
MLB Averages 3.95 4.48 95% 86%
Lg 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%

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
1941 CLE AL 20 1 1 45 3 2 2 40% 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3 0.71 1.12
1942 CLE AL 21 3 6 647 12 11 10 48% 10 9 1 2 1 0 2 0 32 15 1.18 1.22
1946 CLE AL 25 2 1 216 1 5 5 83% 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 7 1.61 1.64
1947 CLE AL 26 7 22 1605 22 36 35 62% 19 34 2 1 1 1 1 0 67 40 1.36 1.29
1948 CLE AL 27 6 13 1906 24 34 33 59% 19 27 4 5 1 2 4 0 63 47 1.16 1.29
1949 CLE AL 28 4 17 2059 28 36 35 56% 23 33 5 1 0 2 2 0 68 43 1.50 1.43
1950 CLE AL 29 3 22 1833 15 33 32 69% 14 29 1 3 0 1 5 0 61 46 1.60 1.29
1951 CLE AL 30 7 11 1761 33 26 26 44% 29 23 2 2 2 1 4 0 59 30 1.14 1.16
1952 CLE AL 31 3 16 1434 27 25 25 48% 25 22 1 2 1 1 8 0 62 41 1.32 1.37
1953 CLE AL 32 4 15 1314 25 21 19 46% 24 18 0 0 1 3 1 0 63 22 1.64 1.54
1954 CLE AL 33 3 11 1665 27 28 28 51% 24 26 3 1 0 1 4 0 49 35 1.39 1.29
1955 CLE AL 34 8 14 1412 19 12 12 39% 17 10 2 1 0 1 0 0 47 14 1.06 1.38
1956 CLE AL 35 2 17 1434 25 10 9 29% 21 9 4 0 0 1 0 0 57 13 1.56 1.05
1957 CLE AL 36 3 9 724 12 7 5 37% 11 3 1 1 0 3 1 0 35 9 1.29 1.52
1958 DET AL 37 5 4 633 10 7 7 41% 9 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 21 9 1.47 0.58
1958 PHI NL 37 2 4 233 5 3 3 38% 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4 1.48 1.62
1959 PHI NL 38 1 1 259 8 7 6 47% 7 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 12 7 1.02 1.23
1959 SFG NL 38 1 0 148 4 2 2 33% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0.94 1.58
1960 CHC NL 39 2 4 209 11 6 6 35% 9 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 25 7 0.90 1.22
17 Seasons 67 188 19537 311 311 300 50% 273 272 29 20 9 19 34 0 751 394 1.32 1.31
MLB Averages 44% 1.18 1.17
Lg PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev



* - 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
1966 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1967 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 AL (19, 3%)
1954 AL (22, 1%)
0.04 Career Shares (1218th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1946 AL  87 (5th)
1947 AL  133 (1st)
1948 AL  142 (1st)
1949 AL  152 (1st)
1950 AL  129 (2nd)
1951 AL  129 (2nd)
1953 AL  106 (4th)
1954 AL  137 (2nd)
1955 AL  111 (5th)
1956 AL  118 (3rd)
Career  1,629 (22nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1946 AL  486 (4th)
1947 AL  566 (1st)
1948 AL  637 (1st)
1949 AL  651 (1st)
1950 AL  656 (2nd)
1951 AL  597 (2nd)
1952 AL  498 (3rd)
1954 AL  661 (3rd)
1955 AL  583 (4th)
1956 AL  648 (3rd)
Career  7,506 (35th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1947 AL  54 (3rd)
1948 AL  76 (1st)
1949 AL  73 (1st)
1950 AL  64 (1st)
1951 AL  66 (2nd)
1952 AL  53 (5th)
1954 AL  49 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1947 AL  7 (5th)
1948 AL  7 (2nd)
1949 AL  7 (3rd)
1950 AL  5 (5th)
1952 AL  7 (4th)
1953 AL  11 (1st)
1956 AL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1942 AL  7 (4th)
1946 AL  11 (2nd)
1947 AL  14 (1st)
1948 AL  17 (1st)
1949 AL  16 (2nd)
1950 AL  14 (2nd)
1951 AL  8 (3rd)
1952 AL  7 (3rd)
1954 AL  9 (3rd)
1955 AL  12 (1st)
Career  136 (22nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1947 AL  7 (2nd)
1948 AL  6 (5th)
1949 AL  4 (3rd)
1951 AL  7 (2nd)
1955 AL  8 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1949 AL  27 (5th)
1951 AL  33 (3rd)
1952 AL  27 (4th)
1953 AL  25 (4th)
1954 AL  27 (4th)
1956 AL  25 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1946 AL  29 (2nd)
1947 AL  34 (2nd)
1948 AL  27 (2nd)
1949 AL  33 (1st)
1950 AL  33 (2nd)
1951 AL  26 (3rd)
1952 AL  25 (4th)
1954 AL  28 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1946 AL  67.4 (1st)
1947 AL  60.7 (2nd)
1948 AL  51.9 (5th)
1949 AL  55.0 (1st)
1950 AL  68.8 (1st)
1951 AL  44.1 (5th)
1952 AL  48.1 (4th)
1954 AL  50.9 (4th)
Career  49.8 (17th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1954 AL  3 (3rd)
1959 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1950 AL  6.11 (1st)
1951 AL  5.64 (2nd)
1952 AL  5.88 (2nd)
1954 AL  5.74 (3rd)
1955 AL  6.73 (1st)
1956 AL  7.04 (1st)
1957 AL  6.43 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1946 AL  6.13 (2nd)
1947 AL  4.66 (3rd)
1948 AL  5.02 (1st)
1949 AL  4.76 (2nd)
1950 AL  5.58 (2nd)
1951 AL  5.14 (2nd)
1952 AL  5.15 (3rd)
1954 AL  5.18 (5th)
1955 AL  5.56 (1st)
1956 AL  5.73 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1946 AL  .991 (3rd)
1947 AL  .989 (3rd)
1948 AL  .990 (5th)
1949 AL  .990 (2nd)
1950 AL  .993 (2nd)
1951 AL  .991 (2nd)
1952 AL  .987 (5th)
1954 AL  .994 (1st)
1955 AL  .997 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1958 AL  born 1920-08-03 (10th)
1958 NL  born 1920-08-03 (8th)
1959 NL  born 1920-08-03 (8th)
1960 NL  born 1920-08-03 (4th)

                                         

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