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Sterling Hitchcock

Sterling Alex Hitchcock

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: April 29, 1971 in Fayetteville, NC
High School: Armwood HS (Seffner, FL)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 9th round of the 1989 amateur draft.
Signed June 14, 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1992 (Age 21.135)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1994 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Yankees/Mariners/Cardinals 1992-2004
Agents: Tommy Tanzer [*]
Final Game: August 22, 2004 (Age 33.115)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1992 NYY AL 21 P 3 3 0 13.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.67 .955 1.73 1.70 1 1 50% 34% 0
1993 NYY AL 22 P 6 6 0 31.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.16 0.67 .952 1.80 1.78 3 2 40% 36% 1
1994 NYY AL 23 P 23 5 1 49.1 10 1 7 2 0 .800 1.46 0.35 .956 1.71 1.71 2 5 71% 31% 3
1995 NYY AL 24 P 27 27 4 168.1 16 4 12 0 1 1.000 0.86 0.59 .960 1.79 1.77 23 4 15% 31% 4
1996 SEA AL 25 P 35 35 0 196.2 32 6 23 3 2 .906 1.33 0.83 .960 1.77 1.76 12 14 54% 30% 8
1997 SDP NL 26 P 32 28 1 161.0 27 4 21 2 1 .926 1.40 0.78 .953 1.85 1.84 26 9 26% 32% 5
1998 SDP NL 27 P 39 27 2 176.1 23 6 17 0 2 1.000 1.17 0.59 .961 1.85 1.84 16 2 11% 32% 1
1999 SDP NL 28 P 33 33 1 205.2 32 7 24 1 0 .969 1.36 0.94 .951 1.72 1.71 21 7 25% 29% 4
2000 SDP NL 29 P 11 11 0 65.2 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.82 .962 1.74 1.72 9 3 25% 32% 2
2001 TOT MLB 30 P 13 12 1 70.1 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 1.28 0.77 .956 1.75 1.74 10 0 0% 29% 0
2001 SDP NL 30 P 3 3 0 19.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.95 0.67 .960 1.75 1.73 0 0 0
2001 NYY AL 30 P 10 9 1 51.1 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.40 0.80 .955 1.75 1.74 10 0 0% 29% 0
2002 NYY AL 31 P 20 2 0 39.1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.37 0.30 .957 1.69 1.67 1 1 50% 32% 1
2003 TOT MLB 32 P 35 7 0 87.2 10 3 5 2 1 .800 -3 -6 0.82 0.23 .957 1.79 1.74 10 3 23% 30% 2
2003 NYY AL 32 P 27 1 0 49.2 7 2 4 1 1 .857 -2 -8 1.09 0.22 .957 1.74 1.71 9 3 25% 30% 2
2003 STL NL 32 P 8 6 0 38.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -1 -5 0.47 0.25 .957 1.85 1.82 1 0 0% 31% 0
2004 SDP NL 33 P 4 4 0 21.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.42 0.25 .960 1.86 1.82 1 0 0% 28% 0
13 Seasons P 281 200 10 1285.2 182 36 136 10 7 .945 -3 -5 1.20 0.61 .957 1.78 1.76 135 51 27% 31% 31
13 Seasons TOT 281 200 10 1285.2 182 36 136 10 7 .945 -3 -18 1.20 0.61 .957 1.78 1.76 135 51 27% 31% 31
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
  • 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
1992 NYY AL 21 P
1993 NYY AL 22 P
1994 NYY AL 23 P
1995 NYY AL 24 P
1996 SEA AL 25 P
1997 SDP NL 26 P
1998 SDP NL 27 P
1999 SDP NL 28 P
2000 SDP NL 29 P
2001 SDP NL 30 P
2001 NYY AL 30 P
2002 NYY AL 31 P
2003 NYY AL 32 P -2 -8 -2 0 0
2003 STL NL 32 P -1 -5 0 -1 0
2004 SDP NL 33 P 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons P -3 -5 -2 -1 0
13 Seasons TOT -3 -18 -2 -1 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1992 NYY AL 21 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 NYY AL 22 6 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 NYY AL 23 23 5 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 NYY AL 24 27 27 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 SEA AL 25 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 SDP NL 26 32 28 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 SDP NL 27 39 27 36 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 SDP NL 28 33 33 32 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 SDP NL 29 11 11 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 NYY AL 30 10 9 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 SDP NL 30 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYY AL 31 20 2 2 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 NYY AL 32 27 1 3 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 STL NL 32 8 6 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 SDP NL 33 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 281 200 131 281 281 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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%
1992 NYY AL 21 68 84% 26% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 NYY AL 22 135 76% 24% 4 75% 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 NYY AL 23 218 76% 29% 6 67% 1 1 0 0 7 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1995 NYY AL 24 719 78% 28% 14 64% 0 4 1 3 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 75%
1996 SEA AL 25 884 80% 31% 20 80% 0 5 0 5 24 12 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 5 40%
1997 SDP NL 26 693 82% 33% 20 90% 1 4 2 2 21 13 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 5 60%
1998 SDP NL 27 743 75% 31% 19 74% 1 6 1 5 17 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 6 50%
1999 SDP NL 28 892 74% 25% 23 91% 0 7 3 4 24 17 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 86%
2000 SDP NL 29 292 74% 27% 7 100% 0 0 0 0 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2001 NYY AL 30 238 85% 28% 6 83% 0 3 0 3 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2001 SDP NL 30 85 78% 29% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYY AL 31 193 77% 23% 4 75% 0 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2003 NYY AL 32 221 81% 29% 5 60% 0 2 1 1 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 50%
2003 STL NL 32 162 73% 26% 2 50% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2004 SDP NL 33 91 78% 34% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 5634 78% 29% 134 81% 3 35 9 24 136 85 8 10 1 8 1 7 7 4 6 1 36 61%
MLB Averages 77% 32% 90% 84%



* - 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

Awards (yr lg award)
1998 NL NLCS MVP

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1996 AL  3 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1995 AL  1.000 (1st)
1998 NL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1992 AL  born 1971-04-29 (2nd)

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Name and misspellings: Sterling Alex Sterling Hitchcock

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