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Tommy Helms

Tommy Vann Helms

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: May 5, 1941 in Charlotte, NC
Signed
by the Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 1964 (Age 23.141, 9,920th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Astros/Pirates/RedSox 1964-1977

Last Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 36.149)
Relatives: Uncle of Wes Helms
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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 Awards
1965 CIN NL 24 SS 8 7 7 70.0 37 15 21 1 5 .973 -1 -10 4.63 4.50 .964 4.92 4.92
1965 CIN NL 24 3B 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 0.50 .950 2.70 2.80
1965 CIN NL 24 2B 1 1 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 40 6.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.30
1966 CIN NL 25 3B 113 113 107 1001.1 331 110 208 13 16 .961 -3 -4 2.86 2.81 .954 3.04 3.04 RoY-1
1966 CIN NL 25 2B 20 20 20 168.1 95 45 50 0 9 1.000 -0 -3 5.08 4.75 .978 5.33 5.33 RoY-1
1967 CIN NL 26 2B 88 86 81 780.2 418 185 224 9 50 .978 -0 -0 4.72 4.65 .976 5.26 5.26 AS
1967 CIN NL 26 SS 46 44 43 394.2 214 79 123 12 25 .944 -2 -6 4.61 4.39 .963 4.99 4.99 AS
1968 CIN NL 27 2B 127 125 111 1124.1 707 322 370 15 82 .979 -0 -0 5.54 5.45 .977 5.21 5.22 AS,MVP-25
1968 CIN NL 27 SS 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -80 0.00 0.00 5.10 5.00 AS,MVP-25
1968 CIN NL 27 3B 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 600 18.00 2.00 .955 2.70 2.90 AS,MVP-25
1969 CIN NL 28 2B 125 125 111 1097.2 681 320 344 17 87 .975 -5 -6 5.44 5.31 .974 5.19 5.15
1969 CIN NL 28 SS 4 0 0 7.0 8 5 3 0 2 1.000 -0 -17 10.29 2.00 .962 4.89 4.90
1970 CIN NL 29 2B 148 147 118 1241.1 773 350 410 13 107 .983 4 4 5.51 5.14 .979 5.32 5.30 GG
1970 CIN NL 29 SS 12 0 0 21.1 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -129 2.11 0.42 .964 5.06 5.04 GG
1971 CIN NL 30 2B 149 146 139 1294.1 872 395 468 9 130 .990 16 15 6.00 5.79 .978 5.47 5.46 GG
1972 HOU NL 31 2B 139 139 131 1247.1 811 353 441 17 115 .979 -4 -4 5.73 5.71 .978 5.36 5.38
1973 HOU NL 32 2B 145 145 135 1293.0 772 325 438 9 104 .988 -2 -2 5.31 5.26 .980 5.52 5.52
1974 HOU NL 33 2B 133 130 73 1050.2 678 308 360 10 99 .985 6 6 5.72 5.02 .973 5.47 5.47
1975 HOU NL 34 2B 42 27 22 265.1 169 58 109 2 19 .988 5 22 5.66 3.98 .975 5.54 5.54
1975 HOU NL 34 3B 3 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.92 2.97
1975 HOU NL 34 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 0.00 0.00 4.95 5.00
1976 PIT NL 35 3B 22 10 7 106.2 38 8 27 3 4 .921 -3 -36 2.95 1.59 .952 2.93 2.92
1976 PIT NL 35 2B 11 7 6 69.0 41 22 19 0 4 1.000 -0 -9 5.35 3.73 .975 5.48 5.47
1976 PIT NL 35 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.00
1977 BOS AL 36 DH 13 13
1977 BOS AL 36 3B 2 2 2 18.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -67 0.50 0.50 .960 2.95 2.95
1977 BOS AL 36 2B 1 1 1 9.0 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.00 7.00 .979 5.40 5.40
13 Seasons 2B 1129 1099 948 9644.0 6026 2688 3237 101 807 .983 17 2 5.53 5.25 .977 5.36 5.36
6 Seasons 3B 143 126 116 1134.0 373 119 238 16 20 .957 -7 -7 2.83 2.50 .954 3.03 3.01
7 Seasons SS 74 51 50 499.0 264 102 149 13 32 .951 -5 -12 4.53 3.39 .963 4.98 4.99
1 Season DH 13 13
14 Seasons TOT 1346 1276 1114 11277.0 6663 2909 3624 130 859 .980 5 1 5.21 4.85 .975 5.11 5.09
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
  • 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
1965 CIN NL 24 SS -1 -10 -1 -0 -1 0
1965 CIN NL 24 3B -0 -80 -0 -0 0 0
1965 CIN NL 24 2B 0 40 0 0 0 0
1966 CIN NL 25 3B -3 -4 -3 -3 0 0
1966 CIN NL 25 2B -0 -3 -0 -0 0 0
1967 CIN NL 26 2B -0 -0 -1 4 -5 1
1967 CIN NL 26 SS -2 -6 -2 3 -4 0
1968 CIN NL 27 2B -0 -0 -1 -6 4 1
1968 CIN NL 27 SS -0 -80 -0 0 -0 0
1968 CIN NL 27 3B 0 600 0 0 0 0
1969 CIN NL 28 2B -5 -6 -7 -4 -3 2
1969 CIN NL 28 SS -0 -17 -0 -0 0 0
1970 CIN NL 29 2B 4 4 3 -4 7 1
1970 CIN NL 29 SS -2 -129 -2 -1 -1 0
1971 CIN NL 30 2B 16 15 14 8 5 2
1972 HOU NL 31 2B -4 -4 -5 -8 3 1
1973 HOU NL 32 2B -2 -2 -3 3 -6 1
1974 HOU NL 33 2B 6 6 4 5 -1 1
1975 HOU NL 34 2B 5 22 5 2 3 0
1975 HOU NL 34 3B -0 -30 -0 0 -0
1975 HOU NL 34 SS 0 120 0 0 0 0
1976 PIT NL 35 3B -3 -36 -3 -0 -3 0
1976 PIT NL 35 2B -0 -9 -0 1 -1 0
1976 PIT NL 35 SS -0 -120 -0 0 -0
1977 BOS AL 36 3B -1 -67 -1 -1 -0
1977 BOS AL 36 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 2B 17 2 7 -0 7 10
6 Seasons 3B -7 -7 -7 -4 -3 0
7 Seasons SS -5 -12 -5 1 -6 0
14 Seasons TOT 5 1 -5 -3 -2 10
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
1964 CIN NL 23 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1965 CIN NL 24 21 7 21 10 0 0 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
1966 CIN NL 25 138 133 138 133 0 0 0 20 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1967 CIN NL 26 137 130 137 134 0 0 0 88 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1968 CIN NL 27 127 125 127 127 0 0 0 127 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CIN NL 28 126 125 126 125 0 0 0 125 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1970 CIN NL 29 150 147 150 148 0 0 0 148 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1971 CIN NL 30 150 146 150 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1972 HOU NL 31 139 139 139 139 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 HOU NL 32 146 145 146 145 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 HOU NL 33 137 130 137 133 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1975 HOU NL 34 64 28 64 46 0 0 0 42 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
1976 PIT NL 35 62 16 62 34 0 0 0 11 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
1977 BOS AL 36 21 16 21 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 0
1977 PIT NL 36 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
14 Seasons 1435 1287 1435 1326 0 0 0 1129 143 74 0 0 0 0 13 116 4
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 -- 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
1965 CIN NL 24 11 82% 100% 36% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1966 CIN NL 25 708 58% 79% 26% 69 97% 0 47 24 15 8 50 42 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 3 4 0 10 4 6 0 0 0
1967 CIN NL 26 3293 63% 76% 24% 280 94% 0 182 70 76 36 228 192 31 0 2 9 1 5 3 6 51 18 9 14 3 47 19 28 3 1 2
1968 CIN NL 27 4760 66% 79% 28% 468 93% 2 314 119 150 46 374 322 41 1 4 15 3 12 0 9 81 30 19 17 10 77 27 49 4 3 1
1969 CIN NL 28 4803 66% 80% 27% 419 91% 1 320 100 170 51 346 297 36 1 2 17 2 14 1 13 88 29 26 19 6 82 26 56 5 4 1
1970 CIN NL 29 5225 62% 79% 29% 471 94% 0 344 99 190 56 410 345 53 1 7 13 1 11 1 10 108 35 22 29 4 97 36 59 7 4 3
1971 CIN NL 30 5306 65% 81% 29% 518 96% 2 387 128 177 82 460 396 45 2 7 9 0 8 1 4 130 42 20 30 9 114 40 67 12 8 3
1972 HOU NL 31 5271 62% 78% 27% 517 92% 3 343 106 177 61 443 375 56 2 6 17 1 13 3 11 114 45 20 28 9 108 39 66 3 3 0
1973 HOU NL 32 5513 64% 79% 26% 479 97% 1 321 111 150 61 426 375 44 0 3 9 1 8 0 5 104 46 21 20 6 99 27 69 4 3 1
1974 HOU NL 33 4497 65% 82% 28% 422 93% 0 302 88 152 62 361 304 50 1 3 10 1 8 1 7 98 33 17 22 11 88 34 52 7 2 5
1975 HOU NL 34 1138 60% 81% 29% 129 97% 0 59 26 21 12 111 91 15 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 19 5 2 7 1 15 8 7 3 2 1
1976 PIT NL 35 286 68% 82% 27% 25 92% 0 20 7 11 2 19 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 4 1 2 0 0 0
1977 BOS AL 36 42 64% 88% 40% 4 100% 0 4 1 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 40853 64% 80% 27% 3802 94% 9 2643 879 1290 479 3232 2758 381 8 37 101 10 81 10 67 808 287 160 192 59 742 262 461 48 30 17
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 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%
1965 CIN NL 24 14 43% 86% 36% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 CIN NL 25 4287 66% 77% 24% 312 91% 2 104 81 10 13 209 174 23 1 6 14 0 14 0 11 17 13 2 15 2 2 0 12 67%
1968 CIN NL 27 4 75% 100% 75% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 HOU NL 34 15 53% 93% 47% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 PIT NL 35 499 73% 81% 25% 38 87% 0 8 5 1 2 28 19 9 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 0
1977 BOS AL 36 76 62% 82% 28% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 4895 67% 78% 24% 353 90% 2 113 87 11 15 240 195 32 1 6 17 0 17 0 14 21 16 2 19 2 2 0 12 67%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 89% 67%

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
1965 CIN NL 24 304 76% 71% 23% 29 100% 0 16 9 7 1 21 16 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 1 0 5 4 1 0 0 0
1967 CIN NL 26 1658 54% 80% 27% 169 90% 2 74 38 29 7 132 102 22 1 1 12 0 11 1 9 25 8 2 7 1 3 24 10 13 1 1 0
1968 CIN NL 27 14 64% 57% 36% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CIN NL 28 25 60% 84% 24% 2 100% 0 5 1 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
1970 CIN NL 29 106 70% 75% 25% 4 50% 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 HOU NL 34 8 50% 75% 25% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 PIT NL 35 5 100% 80% 20% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 2120 58% 78% 27% 205 91% 2 97 49 41 8 158 123 27 1 1 13 1 11 1 9 32 11 3 8 3 3 31 14 16 1 1 0
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 91%



* - 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
1983 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 NL (25, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1766th)

Gold Gloves
1970 NL (2B)
1971 NL (2B)
All multiple winners

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1971 NL  16 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1970 NL  148 (2nd)
1971 NL  149 (3rd)
1972 NL  139 (3rd)
1973 NL  145 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1968 NL  322 (4th)
1969 NL  320 (2nd)
1970 NL  350 (2nd)
1971 NL  395 (1st)
1972 NL  353 (3rd)
1973 NL  325 (5th)
Career  2,688 (79th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1970 NL  410 (5th)
1971 NL  468 (2nd)
1972 NL  441 (1st)
1973 NL  438 (5th)
1974 NL  360 (5th)
Career  3,237 (91st)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1968 NL  15 (5th)
1972 NL  17 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1968 NL  82 (5th)
1969 NL  87 (2nd)
1970 NL  107 (1st)
1971 NL  130 (1st)
1972 NL  115 (1st)
1973 NL  104 (3rd)
1974 NL  99 (4th)
Career  807 (64th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1966 NL  110 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1970 NL  4 (3rd)
1971 NL  16 (1st)
1974 NL  6 (5th)
1975 NL  5 (5th)
Career  17 (83rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1968 NL  5.54 (2nd)
1969 NL  5.44 (2nd)
1970 NL  5.51 (5th)
1971 NL  6.00 (2nd)
1972 NL  5.73 (3rd)
1974 NL  5.72 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1968 NL  5.45 (2nd)
1969 NL  5.31 (1st)
1971 NL  5.79 (1st)
1972 NL  5.71 (2nd)
Career  5.25 (97th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1968 NL  .979 (5th)
1969 NL  .975 (4th)
1970 NL  .983 (1st)
1971 NL  .990 (1st)
1972 NL  .979 (5th)
1973 NL  .988 (4th)
1974 NL  .985 (1st)
Career  .983 (62nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1966 NL  2.81 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1966 NL  .961 (2nd)

                           

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