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Babe Herman

Floyd Caves Herman

Positions: Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 26, 1903 in Buffalo, NY
High School: Glendale HS (Glendale, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1926 (Age 22.292, 5,617th in MLB history)   vs. NYG 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1926 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Reds/Cubs/Dodgers/Pirates/... 1926-1945

Last Game: September 16, 1945 (Age 42.082)   vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 27, 1987 in Glendale, CA
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA
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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 Awards
1926 BRO NL 23 1B 101 92 91 835.0 992 918 60 14 55 .986 10.54 9.68 .989 10.72 10.56 MVP-16
1926 BRO NL 23 OF 35 34 22 270.0 63 56 4 3 0 .952 2.00 1.71 .965 2.46 2.42 MVP-16
1926 BRO NL 23 RF 28 28 18 58 51 4 3 0 .948 1.96 .968 2.21 MVP-16
1926 BRO NL 23 LF 7 6 4 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0.71 .960 2.21 MVP-16
1927 BRO NL 24 1B 105 104 101 910.0 1057 968 68 21 64 .980 10.25 9.87 .989 10.61 10.51
1927 BRO NL 24 LF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
1927 BRO NL 24 OF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.00 .970 2.55 2.50
1928 BRO NL 25 OF 127 126 98 1041.0 253 225 12 16 2 .937 2.05 1.87 .972 2.48 2.47
1928 BRO NL 25 RF 127 126 98 253 225 12 16 2 .937 1.87 .968 2.26
1929 BRO NL 26 OF 141 140 136 1223.0 270 244 10 16 2 .941 1.87 1.80 .973 2.51 2.47 MVP-8
1929 BRO NL 26 RF 141 140 136 270 244 10 16 2 .941 1.80 .971 2.37 MVP-8
1929 BRO NL 26 1B 2 2 2 18.0 18 16 1 1 1 .944 8.50 8.50 .989 10.65 10.45 MVP-8
1930 BRO NL 27 OF 153 152 149 1350.0 276 260 10 6 1 .978 1.80 1.76 .968 2.44 2.40
1930 BRO NL 27 RF 153 152 149 273 257 10 6 1 .978 1.75 .965 2.39
1931 BRO NL 28 OF 150 150 149 1324.0 324 287 24 13 7 .960 2.11 2.07 .973 2.52 2.48
1931 BRO NL 28 RF 150 150 149 321 286 22 13 7 .960 2.05 .969 2.30
1932 CIN NL 29 OF 146 146 144 1298.0 423 392 18 13 6 .969 2.84 2.81 .976 2.53 2.52 MVP-12
1932 CIN NL 29 RF 146 146 144 420 390 17 13 6 .969 2.79 .969 2.31 MVP-12
1933 CHC NL 30 OF 131 129 127 1144.0 276 252 12 12 1 .957 2.08 2.02 .977 2.46 2.43
1933 CHC NL 30 RF 131 129 127 277 254 11 12 0 .957 2.02 .974 2.20
1934 CHC NL 31 RF 114 108 106 203 191 6 6 2 .970 1.73 .969 2.19 MVP-16
1934 CHC NL 31 OF 113 108 106 985.0 205 192 7 6 2 .971 1.82 1.76 .973 2.40 2.37 MVP-16
1934 CHC NL 31 1B 7 7 7 58.0 63 59 3 1 5 .984 9.62 8.86 .991 10.16 10.01 MVP-16
1935 TOT NL 32 LF 91 89 86 190 178 7 5 0 .974 2.03 .970 2.23
1935 TOT NL 32 OF 91 89 86 786.0 189 178 6 5 0 .974 2.11 2.02 .971 2.45 2.42
1935 TOT NL 32 1B 17 15 14 137.0 154 141 9 4 12 .974 9.85 8.82 .989 10.06 9.93
1935 PIT NL 32 LF 15 15 14 24 22 1 1 0 .958 1.53 .970 2.23
1935 PIT NL 32 OF 15 15 14 130.0 24 22 1 1 0 .958 1.59 1.53 .971 2.45 2.42
1935 PIT NL 32 1B 3 2 2 19.0 20 18 0 2 1 .900 8.53 6.00 .989 10.04 9.93
1935 CIN NL 32 LF 76 74 72 166 156 6 4 0 .976 2.13 .970 2.23
1935 CIN NL 32 OF 76 74 72 656.0 165 156 5 4 0 .976 2.21 2.12 .971 2.45 2.42
1935 CIN NL 32 1B 14 13 12 118.0 134 123 9 2 11 .985 10.07 9.43 .989 10.06 9.93
1936 CIN NL 33 OF 92 88 75 772.0 184 175 3 6 0 .967 2.08 1.93 .973 2.39 2.38
1936 CIN NL 33 LF 90 87 75 184 175 3 6 0 .967 1.98 .972 2.17
1936 CIN NL 33 1B 4 1 1 16.0 10 9 1 0 1 1.000 5.62 2.50 .990 10.24 10.15
1936 CIN NL 33 RF 1 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .965 2.10
1937 DET AL 34 LF 2 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .967 2.10
1937 DET AL 34 OF 2 2 0 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.08 1.50 .970 2.42 2.35
1945 BRO NL 42 OF 3 0 0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.50 2.47
1945 BRO NL 42 RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.03
13 Seasons OF 1185 1165 1092 10221.0 2467 2265 106 96 21 .961 2.09 2.00 .973 2.47 2.44
10 Seasons RF 994 980 927 2079 1902 92 85 20 .959 2.01 .969 2.29
6 Seasons 1B 236 221 216 1974.0 2294 2111 142 41 138 .982 10.27 9.55 .989 10.60 10.47
5 Seasons LF 191 185 165 383 362 10 11 0 .971 1.95 .971 2.20
13 Seasons TOT 1421 1386 1308 12195.0 4761 4376 248 137 159 .971 3.41 3.25 .981 3.79 3.78
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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.
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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.
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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
1926 BRO NL 23 1B
1926 BRO NL 23 RF
1926 BRO NL 23 LF
1927 BRO NL 24 1B
1927 BRO NL 24 LF
1928 BRO NL 25 RF
1929 BRO NL 26 RF
1929 BRO NL 26 1B
1930 BRO NL 27 RF
1931 BRO NL 28 RF
1932 CIN NL 29 RF
1933 CHC NL 30 RF
1934 CHC NL 31 RF
1934 CHC NL 31 1B
1935 PIT NL 32 LF
1935 PIT NL 32 1B
1935 CIN NL 32 LF
1935 CIN NL 32 1B
1936 CIN NL 33 LF
1936 CIN NL 33 1B
1936 CIN NL 33 RF
1937 DET AL 34 LF
1945 BRO NL 42 RF
10 Seasons RF
6 Seasons 1B
5 Seasons LF
13 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
1926 BRO NL 23 137 126 137 129 0 0 101 0 0 0 7 0 28 35 0 8 0
1927 BRO NL 24 130 105 130 106 0 0 105 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 24 0
1928 BRO NL 25 134 126 134 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 127 0 7 0
1929 BRO NL 26 146 142 146 143 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 141 141 0 3 0
1930 BRO NL 27 153 152 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 153 0 1 0
1931 BRO NL 28 151 150 151 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 150 0 1 0
1932 CIN NL 29 148 146 148 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 146 0 2 0
1933 CHC NL 30 137 129 137 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 131 131 0 7 0
1934 CHC NL 31 125 115 125 121 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 114 114 0 10 0
1935 CIN NL 32 92 87 92 88 0 0 14 0 0 0 76 0 0 76 0 5 0
1935 PIT NL 32 26 17 26 18 0 0 3 0 0 0 15 0 0 15 0 8 0
1936 CIN NL 33 120 90 120 93 0 0 4 0 0 0 91 0 1 92 0 30 0
1937 DET AL 34 17 2 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 15 0
1945 BRO NL 42 37 0 37 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 36 0
13 Seasons 1553 1387 1553 1410 0 0 236 0 0 0 192 0 994 1186 0 157 0
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 -- 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%
1930 BRO NL 27 6 0 4 2 0 9 0 6 0 1 72 30 0 37 7 1 30 14 0 14 2 0 13 9 1 166 62 37.3% 102 2 1.2% 7 5510 64% 87% 29% 563 45%
1931 BRO NL 28 12 0 11 1 5 21 1 5 1 4 87 30 6 43 8 3 25 20 1 15 6 0 25 17 1 195 81 41.5% 104 11 5.6% 10 5386 66% 87% 28% 583 49%
1932 CIN NL 29 12 0 11 1 4 16 0 3 3 7 72 23 3 35 5 0 23 12 2 28 8 2 36 19 1 194 67 34.5% 119 8 4.1% 8 4860 62% 92% 33% 639 56%
1933 CHC NL 30 12 0 11 1 3 10 0 7 0 3 80 26 0 30 5 1 10 8 1 10 2 0 20 15 0 150 56 37.3% 91 2 1.3% 8 4232 57% 86% 29% 455 49%
1934 CHC NL 31 6 0 5 1 4 5 0 1 2 1 38 9 1 13 2 1 12 6 0 2 1 0 10 8 1 75 26 34.7% 46 3 4.0% 2 3001 60% 84% 26% 287 52%
1936 CIN NL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 27 89% 74% 33% 5 80%
1945 BRO NL 42 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 27 67% 81% 41% 0
7 Seasons 48 0 42 6 16 61 1 22 6 16 349 118 10 158 27 6 101 60 4 70 19 2 105 68 4 783 292 37.3% 465 26 3.3% 35 23043 62% 87% 29% 2532 50%
MLB Averages 40.2% 3.3% 60% 85% 29% 53%

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%
1935 CIN NL 32 4 0 3 1 1 6 0 2 1 1 38 27 0 22 2 0 21 11 1 9 3 0 15 14 0 105 57 54.3% 47 1 1.0% 5 2846 62% 87% 30% 339 47%
1935 PIT NL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 13 8 61.5% 5 0 0.0% 0 336 59% 82% 27% 37 35%
1936 CIN NL 33 6 0 5 1 3 3 0 1 2 0 35 26 2 30 6 0 20 12 0 7 0 0 19 17 0 111 61 55.0% 48 2 1.8% 1 3331 59% 88% 29% 375 47%
1937 DET AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 25 76% 96% 36% 4 75%
3 Seasons 10 0 8 2 4 9 0 3 3 1 76 56 2 56 8 0 44 25 1 16 3 0 38 35 0 230 127 55.2% 100 3 1.3% 6 6538 60% 87% 29% 755 47%
MLB Averages 55.9% 2.6% 60% 85% 29% 53%

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%
1934 CHC NL 31 158 51% 87% 22% 11 73% 0 31 3 28 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1935 CIN NL 32 510 54% 89% 30% 33 85% 1 123 8 115 1 13 9 7 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 12 0 0 1 12 1 0 0 0 5 20%
1935 PIT NL 32 87 45% 91% 25% 4 25% 0 18 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1936 CIN NL 33 56 57% 88% 23% 1 100% 0 9 0 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 811 53% 89% 28% 49 78% 1 181 12 169 1 16 12 10 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 3 16 0 0 1 16 1 0 0 0 6 17%
MLB Averages 60% 85% 27% 92% 83%



* - 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
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1948 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1949 BBWAA ( 3.3%)
1950 BBWAA ( 1.2%)
1951 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1952 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1954 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1955 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1956 BBWAA ( 5.7%)
1958 BBWAA ( 4.9%)
1960 BBWAA ( 2.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 NL (16, 10%)
1929 NL (8, 30%)
1932 NL (12, 10%)
1934 NL (16, 5%)
0.55 Career Shares (427th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1926 NL  14 (4th)
1927 NL  21 (1st)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 NL  91 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 NL  6 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 NL  6 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  127 (3rd)
1929 NL  141 (2nd)
1930 NL  153 (2nd)
1931 NL  150 (1st)
1932 NL  146 (3rd)
1933 NL  131 (5th)
1934 NL  114 (5th)
Career  994 (72nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  225 (4th)
1931 NL  287 (2nd)
1932 NL  392 (1st)
Career  1,902 (70th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  12 (5th)
1930 NL  10 (5th)
1931 NL  24 (2nd)
1932 NL  18 (2nd)
1933 NL  12 (3rd)
Career  92 (59th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  16 (1st)
1929 NL  16 (1st)
1931 NL  13 (1st)
1932 NL  13 (2nd)
1933 NL  12 (2nd)
Career  85 (21st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  2 (5th)
1929 NL  2 (5th)
1931 NL  7 (2nd)
1932 NL  6 (1st)
1934 NL  2 (5th)
Career  20 (65th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1930 NL  153 (5th)
1931 NL  150 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1932 NL  392 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  24 (2nd)
1932 NL  18 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  16 (1st)
1929 NL  16 (1st)
1931 NL  13 (3rd)
1932 NL  13 (4th)
1933 NL  12 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  7 (2nd)
1932 NL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1926 NL  10.54 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 NL  2.81 (1st)
Career  2.01 (59th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  .978 (2nd)
1931 NL  .960 (2nd)
1932 NL  .969 (3rd)
1934 NL  .971 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1930 NL  .978 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1945 NL  born 1903-06-26 (7th)

                                         

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