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Steve Henderson

Steven Curtis Henderson

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 18, 1952 in Houston, TX
High School: Jack Yates HS (Houston, TX)
School: Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 16, 1977 (Age 24.210)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Mariners/Cubs/Athletics/Astros 1977-1988
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: September 28, 1988 (Age 35.315)
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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
1977 NYM NL 24 LF 97 92 84 813.2 196 188 4 4 1 .980 1 1 2.12 1.98 .972 1.93 1.93 RoY-2
1977 NYM NL 24 OF 97 92 84 815.2 197 189 4 4 1 .980 1 1 2.13 1.99 .978 2.26 2.26 RoY-2
1977 NYM NL 24 CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70 RoY-2
1978 NYM NL 25 LF 155 151 139 1332.1 341 310 20 11 3 .968 -2 -1 2.23 2.13 .978 1.99 1.97
1978 NYM NL 25 OF 155 151 139 1332.1 344 315 18 11 3 .968 -2 -1 2.25 2.15 .980 2.31 2.29
1979 NYM NL 26 LF 94 94 80 831.2 205 197 6 2 3 .990 -4 -5 2.20 2.16 .970 2.01 2.00
1979 NYM NL 26 OF 94 94 80 831.2 209 201 6 2 3 .990 -4 -5 2.24 2.20 .979 2.33 2.32
1980 NYM NL 27 LF 136 134 120 1188.0 312 299 7 6 1 .981 -7 -7 2.32 2.25 .976 2.06 2.06
1980 NYM NL 27 OF 136 134 120 1188.0 312 299 7 6 1 .981 -7 -7 2.32 2.25 .980 2.31 2.31
1981 CHC NL 28 LF 77 76 62 673.2 169 157 5 7 2 .959 -8 -15 2.16 2.10 .975 2.12 2.13
1981 CHC NL 28 OF 77 76 62 673.2 164 152 4 8 2 .951 -8 -15 2.08 2.03 .980 2.33 2.34
1982 CHC NL 29 LF 70 64 36 529.2 138 127 5 6 0 .957 0 0 2.24 1.89 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 CHC NL 29 OF 70 64 36 529.2 137 126 5 6 0 .956 0 0 2.23 1.87 .978 2.25 2.26
1983 SEA AL 30 LF 112 109 67 888.0 203 182 15 6 3 .970 -8 -11 2.00 1.76 .977 2.32 2.30
1983 SEA AL 30 OF 112 110 67 896.0 203 182 15 6 2 .970 -8 -11 1.98 1.76 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 SEA AL 30 DH 5 4
1983 SEA AL 30 RF 1 1 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 45 2.25 2.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1984 SEA AL 31 OF 53 49 19 390.2 94 84 4 6 0 .936 -2 -6 2.03 1.66 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 SEA AL 31 LF 52 49 19 390.2 97 86 5 6 0 .938 -2 -6 2.10 1.75 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 SEA AL 31 DH 51 40
1985 OAK AL 32 OF 58 45 27 367.2 86 79 3 4 0 .953 -9 -29 2.01 1.41 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 OAK AL 32 LF 47 39 22 310.2 74 69 3 2 0 .973 -6 -21 2.09 1.53 .977 2.25 2.23
1985 OAK AL 32 RF 11 6 5 57.0 13 11 0 2 0 .846 -3 -72 1.74 1.00 .980 2.16 2.15
1985 OAK AL 32 DH 1 1
1986 OAK AL 33 LF 7 7 2 49.0 10 8 0 2 0 .800 -1 -32 1.47 1.14 .977 2.24 2.21
1986 OAK AL 33 OF 7 7 2 49.0 10 8 0 2 0 .800 -1 -32 1.47 1.14 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 OAK AL 33 DH 1 0
1987 OAK AL 34 OF 31 25 14 207.0 35 33 0 2 0 .943 -5 -28 1.43 1.06 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 OAK AL 34 RF 28 24 13 181.1 31 29 0 2 0 .935 -6 -38 1.44 1.04 .979 2.12 2.10
1987 OAK AL 34 DH 8 4
1987 OAK AL 34 LF 5 1 1 25.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 47 1.40 0.80 .975 2.10 2.08
1988 HOU NL 35 OF 8 4 0 41.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 2 50 2.85 1.63 .982 2.28 2.29
1988 HOU NL 35 LF 4 2 0 17.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1 92 4.76 2.25 .980 2.12 2.12
1988 HOU NL 35 RF 4 2 0 24.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 1.50 1.00 .980 2.06 2.05
1988 HOU NL 35 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
12 Seasons OF 898 851 650 7322.1 1804 1680 67 57 12 .968 -43 -7 2.15 1.95 .980 2.35 2.34
12 Seasons LF 856 818 632 7050.0 1758 1635 71 52 13 .970 -34 -6 2.18 1.99 .975 2.09 2.08
5 Seasons DH 66 49
4 Seasons RF 44 33 18 270.1 50 46 0 4 0 .920 -9 -38 1.53 1.05 .979 2.13 2.11
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1 Season CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
12 Seasons TOT 899 851 650 7323.1 1806 1682 67 57 12 .968 -43 -7 2.15 1.95 .980 2.35 2.35
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
1977 NYM NL 24 LF 1 1 1 1 -0 0
1977 NYM NL 24 CF -0 -120 -0 -0 0 0
1978 NYM NL 25 LF -2 -1 -2 -6 4 1
1979 NYM NL 26 LF -4 -5 0 4 -3 -4
1980 NYM NL 27 LF -7 -7 -5 -4 -1 -2
1981 CHC NL 28 LF -8 -15 -3 -3 -0 -5
1982 CHC NL 29 LF 0 0 1 2 -1 -1
1983 SEA AL 30 LF -8 -11 -11 -6 -6 3
1983 SEA AL 30 RF 0 45 0 0 0 0
1984 SEA AL 31 LF -2 -6 -2 -3 1 0
1985 OAK AL 32 LF -6 -21 -6 -1 -5 0
1985 OAK AL 32 RF -3 -72 -2 -2 -1 -1
1986 OAK AL 33 LF -1 -32 -1 -1 -1 0
1987 OAK AL 34 RF -6 -38 -5 -2 -3 -1
1987 OAK AL 34 LF 1 47 0 0 0 1
1988 HOU NL 35 LF 1 92 0 0 0 1
1988 HOU NL 35 RF 0 20 0 0 0 0
1988 HOU NL 35 1B 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons LF -34 -6 -28 -16 -12 -6
4 Seasons RF -9 -38 -7 -4 -3 -2
1 Season 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season CF -0 -120 -0 -0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT -43 -7 -35 -20 -15 -8
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
1977 NYM NL 24 99 92 99 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 1 0 98 0 2 2
1978 NYM NL 25 157 151 157 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 155 0 4 0
1979 NYM NL 26 98 94 98 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 0 0 94 0 3 1
1980 NYM NL 27 143 134 143 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 136 0 8 0
1981 CHC NL 28 82 76 82 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 0 0 77 0 5 0
1982 CHC NL 29 92 64 92 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 0 0 70 0 27 0
1983 SEA AL 30 121 114 121 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 1 113 5 6 0
1984 SEA AL 31 109 89 109 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 0 0 52 51 19 0
1985 OAK AL 32 85 46 85 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 11 58 1 31 5
1986 OAK AL 33 11 7 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 1 2 2
1987 OAK AL 34 46 29 46 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 28 33 8 15 1
1988 HOU NL 35 42 4 42 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 8 0 35 0
12 Seasons 1085 900 1085 899 0 0 1 0 0 0 856 1 44 901 66 157 11
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 -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1977 NYM NL 24 4 0 4 0 1 4 0 3 0 1 44 34 0 28 7 1 23 15 0 10 1 0 21 20 1 126 77 61.1% 47 2 1.6% 2 3482 64% 81% 29% 426 45%
1978 NYM NL 25 11 0 11 0 5 20 0 4 2 8 69 52 4 52 15 7 29 12 2 13 3 0 27 25 0 190 107 56.3% 72 13 6.8% 7 5642 60% 82% 29% 674 49%
1979 NYM NL 26 2 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 52 37 1 43 7 1 16 8 0 13 3 0 25 25 0 149 80 53.7% 67 2 1.3% 4 3553 61% 81% 28% 445 45%
1980 NYM NL 27 6 0 6 0 0 7 0 2 1 2 78 54 3 44 10 2 25 16 0 19 3 0 28 27 0 194 110 56.7% 79 5 2.6% 2 5099 56% 82% 26% 632 48%
1981 CHC NL 28 7 0 7 0 1 5 0 3 0 0 43 27 0 33 9 0 18 11 0 9 2 0 21 18 1 124 67 54.0% 56 1 0.8% 4 2922 58% 83% 32% 363 44%
1982 CHC NL 29 6 0 6 0 2 5 0 3 1 1 20 14 1 23 3 0 9 6 1 8 3 0 12 12 0 72 38 52.8% 32 2 2.8% 3 2253 52% 84% 25% 248 53%
1983 SEA AL 30 6 0 6 0 4 15 0 6 2 4 64 47 4 42 18 1 26 14 2 9 1 0 21 18 1 162 98 60.5% 57 8 4.9% 7 3845 60% 81% 24% 454 43%
1984 SEA AL 31 6 0 6 0 2 5 0 3 0 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 11 11 0 19 14 73.7% 4 1 5.3% 4 1688 62% 79% 25% 103 85%
1985 OAK AL 32 2 0 2 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1 0 11 9 0 20 11 55.0% 8 1 5.0% 2 1382 64% 82% 28% 78 91%
1986 OAK AL 33 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 209 51% 78% 35% 17 47%
1987 OAK AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 115 58% 76% 32% 11 36%
1988 HOU NL 35 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 60.0% 2 0 0.0% 1 71 38% 85% 49% 13 69%
12 Seasons 52 0 52 0 18 71 0 27 7 19 380 272 13 267 69 12 151 85 7 92 19 0 178 166 3 1068 611 57.2% 425 35 3.3% 36 30261 59% 82% 28% 3464 49%
MLB Averages 59.7% 2.9% 59% 82% 29% 52%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1983 SEA AL 30 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 0 0 29 76% 76% 17% 3 67%
1985 OAK AL 32 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 270 50% 79% 30% 18 61%
1987 OAK AL 34 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 0 5 1 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 3 1 0 24 8 33.3% 16 0 0.0% 0 804 58% 78% 31% 64 45%
1988 HOU NL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 91 58% 77% 33% 7 57%
4 Seasons 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 3 0 6 1 0 4 4 0 4 1 0 3 1 0 29 10 34.5% 19 0 0.0% 0 1194 57% 78% 31% 92 50%
MLB Averages 41.9% 3.0% 59% 82% 29% 56%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1977 NYM NL 24 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 0 0 8 88% 75% 25% 2 0%
1 Season 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 0 0 8 88% 75% 25% 2 0%
MLB Averages 43.6% 2.3% 59% 82% 29% 61%

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%
1988 HOU NL 35 4 75% 100% 50% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 4 75% 100% 50% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 59% 82% 28% 94% 88%



* - 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 Jul 31st NL Player of the Week
1980 Jun 8th NL Player of the Week

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  155 (2nd)
1980 NL  136 (5th)
Career  856 (84th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  310 (2nd)
1980 NL  299 (5th)
Career  1,635 (76th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  20 (2nd)
1980 NL  7 (5th)
1983 AL  15 (3rd)
Career  71 (56th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  11 (1st)
1980 NL  6 (4th)
1981 NL  7 (1st)
1983 AL  6 (5th)
1984 AL  6 (5th)
Career  52 (54th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  1 (4th)
1978 NL  3 (2nd)
1979 NL  3 (3rd)
1980 NL  1 (3rd)
1981 NL  2 (1st)
1983 AL  3 (3rd)
Career  13 (58th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1978 NL  155 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1978 NL  18 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1978 NL  11 (3rd)
1981 NL  8 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1978 NL  3 (4th)
1981 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1977 NL  2.12 (3rd)
1978 NL  2.23 (2nd)
1979 NL  2.20 (3rd)
1980 NL  2.32 (2nd)
1981 NL  2.16 (5th)
Career  2.18 (28th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  1.98 (3rd)
1978 NL  2.13 (2nd)
1979 NL  2.16 (2nd)
1980 NL  2.25 (1st)
Career  1.99 (79th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  .981 (4th)

                                         

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