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Elston Howard

Elston Gene Howard

Positions: Catcher, Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: February 23, 1929 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Vashon HS (St. Louis, MO)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1955 (Age 26.050)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox 1955-1968

Final Game: September 29, 1968 (Age 39.219)
Died: December 14, 1980 in New York, NY
Buried: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ
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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
1955 NYY AL 26 OF 75 64 30 521.1 137 124 10 3 3 .978 4 8 2.31 1.79 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 NYY AL 26 LF 60 50 23 418.1 95 88 5 2 1 .979 -1 -3 2.00 1.55 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 NYY AL 26 RF 16 14 7 103.0 37 32 5 0 2 1.000 4 51 3.23 2.31 .981 2.05 2.03
1955 NYY AL 26 C 9 4 2 48.0 26 23 3 0 2 1.000 0 0 4.88 2.89 .988 5.59 5.54 0 3 0 2 100% 47% 0
1956 NYY AL 27 OF 65 51 41 483.2 100 97 2 1 0 .990 -2 -5 1.84 1.52 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 NYY AL 27 LF 62 50 40 464.0 93 89 3 1 0 .989 -3 -8 1.78 1.48 .977 2.10 2.09
1956 NYY AL 27 C 26 19 18 184.0 122 108 14 0 5 1.000 2 13 5.97 4.69 .988 5.91 5.86 2 5 7 9 56% 44% 0
1956 NYY AL 27 RF 5 1 1 19.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 67 3.20 1.40 .973 2.11 2.08
1957 NYY AL 28 OF 71 66 49 575.1 76 68 5 3 0 .961 -1 -2 1.14 1.03 .980 2.24 2.25 AS
1957 NYY AL 28 LF 69 64 48 558.0 125 117 5 3 0 .976 -0 -1 1.97 1.77 .980 2.10 2.10 AS
1957 NYY AL 28 C 32 26 22 238.1 192 178 11 3 4 .984 0 0 7.14 5.91 .991 5.92 5.94 3 6 6 9 60% 47% 0 AS
1957 NYY AL 28 1B 2 1 1 16.0 23 20 3 0 1 1.000 0 23 12.94 11.50 .992 9.67 9.70 AS
1957 NYY AL 28 RF 2 2 1 17.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -35 1.04 1.00 .975 1.92 1.95 AS
1958 NYY AL 29 C 67 64 63 591.0 382 355 26 1 8 .997 2 4 5.80 5.69 .990 6.01 5.95 3 12 18 17 49% 47% 0 AS,MVP-17
1958 NYY AL 29 OF 24 23 17 197.0 56 54 1 1 0 .982 2 15 2.51 2.29 .982 2.27 2.25 AS,MVP-17
1958 NYY AL 29 LF 16 15 10 127.0 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 2 20 2.34 2.06 .979 2.09 2.07 AS,MVP-17
1958 NYY AL 29 RF 9 8 7 70.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 0 7 2.31 2.00 .980 1.99 1.97 AS,MVP-17
1958 NYY AL 29 1B 5 5 5 43.0 40 38 2 0 5 1.000 -0 -11 8.37 8.00 .991 9.61 9.50 AS,MVP-17
1959 NYY AL 30 1B 50 48 38 416.0 477 444 26 7 39 .985 -0 -1 10.17 9.40 .990 9.84 9.77 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 C 43 41 34 358.1 246 221 23 2 2 .992 4 13 6.13 5.67 .989 6.08 6.04 4 9 5 9 64% 40% 5 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 OF 28 23 20 213.1 48 47 0 1 0 .979 -0 -2 1.98 1.68 .980 2.22 2.21 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 LF 18 14 11 133.1 36 35 0 1 0 .972 1 7 2.36 1.94 .980 2.06 2.05 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 RF 10 9 9 80.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -18 1.24 1.10 .976 1.89 1.88 AS
1960 NYY AL 31 C 91 79 70 731.2 456 410 40 6 9 .987 3 5 5.54 4.95 .987 5.93 5.92 8 21 19 20 51% 40% 3 AS
1960 NYY AL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 AS
1960 NYY AL 31 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20 AS
1961 NYY AL 32 C 111 106 101 923.1 683 635 43 5 4 .993 4 5 6.61 6.11 .989 6.21 6.14 8 22 20 20 50% 36% 0 AS,MVP-10
1961 NYY AL 32 1B 9 9 7 86.0 95 90 4 1 12 .989 -1 -8 9.84 10.44 .990 9.45 9.34 AS,MVP-10
1962 NYY AL 33 C 129 124 116 1090.1 761 713 44 4 12 .995 9 10 6.25 5.87 .989 6.30 6.28 6 17 19 23 55% 36% 1 AS
1963 NYY AL 34 C 132 128 125 1144.1 842 786 51 5 8 .994 5 5 6.58 6.34 .989 6.64 6.64 8 25 22 15 41% 33% 2 AS,MVP-1,GG
1964 NYY AL 35 C 146 141 138 1299.0 1008 939 67 2 9 .998 10 9 6.97 6.89 .990 7.07 7.06 8 33 27 26 49% 37% 2 AS,MVP-3,GG
1965 NYY AL 36 C 95 93 81 814.0 663 614 43 6 6 .991 3 4 7.26 6.92 .988 6.96 6.94 10 25 39 22 36% 34% 3 AS
1965 NYY AL 36 1B 5 3 2 27.0 30 29 1 0 2 1.000 -0 -4 10.00 6.00 .991 9.57 9.52 AS
1965 NYY AL 36 LF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 1.00 .980 1.91 1.90 AS
1965 NYY AL 36 OF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00 AS
1966 NYY AL 37 C 100 98 92 851.2 606 553 44 9 6 .985 2 3 6.31 5.97 .988 6.86 6.85 6 23 30 19 39% 38% 1
1966 NYY AL 37 1B 13 13 5 105.0 120 112 8 0 11 1.000 -0 -3 10.29 9.23 .991 9.59 9.58
1967 TOT AL 38 C 89 80 71 725.2 581 535 40 6 9 .990 1 2 7.13 6.46 .989 7.22 7.23 6 17 32 18 36% 41% 2 MVP-17
1967 NYY AL 38 C 48 47 41 419.2 320 289 26 5 4 .984 0 0 6.76 6.56 .989 7.22 7.23 3 10 19 11 37% 41% 1
1967 NYY AL 38 1B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 1.00 .990 9.60 9.60 MVP-17
1967 BOS AL 38 C 41 33 30 306.0 261 246 14 1 5 .996 1 4 7.65 6.34 .989 7.22 7.23 3 7 13 7 35% 41% 1
1968 BOS AL 39 C 68 62 55 536.0 409 377 30 2 3 .995 -6 -13 6.83 5.99 .990 6.97 6.94 3 30 41 14 25% 37% 1
14 Seasons C 1138 1065 988 9535.2 6977 6447 479 51 87 .993 39 5 6.54 6.09 .989 6.58 6.54 75 248 285 223 44% 38% 20
7 Seasons OF 265 228 157 1999.2 418 391 18 9 3 .978 3 2 1.84 1.54 .981 2.31 2.30
7 Seasons LF 227 194 132 1709.2 383 362 14 7 1 .982 -1 -1 1.98 1.66 .979 2.13 2.13
7 Seasons 1B 85 79 58 696.0 786 734 44 8 70 .990 -2 -3 10.06 9.15 .990 9.72 9.66
5 Seasons RF 42 34 25 290.0 76 70 5 1 2 .987 4 17 2.33 1.79 .979 1.99 1.98
14 Seasons TOT 1488 1372 1203 12231.1 8181 7572 541 68 160 .992 40 4 5.97 5.45 .989 6.06 5.97 75 248 285 223 44% 38% 20
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
  • 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
1955 NYY AL 26 LF -1 -3 -1 -1 -0 0
1955 NYY AL 26 RF 4 51 3 1 2 1
1955 NYY AL 26 C 0 0 0
1956 NYY AL 27 LF -3 -8 -2 -2 -0 -1
1956 NYY AL 27 C 2 13 2
1956 NYY AL 27 RF 1 67 1 0 1 0
1957 NYY AL 28 LF -0 -1 -0 1 -1 0
1957 NYY AL 28 C 0 0 0
1957 NYY AL 28 1B 0 23 0 0 0 0
1957 NYY AL 28 RF -0 -35 -0 0 -0 0
1958 NYY AL 29 C 2 4 2
1958 NYY AL 29 LF 2 20 2 -0 2 0
1958 NYY AL 29 RF 0 7 0 0 -0 0
1958 NYY AL 29 1B -0 -11 -0 -1 0 0
1959 NYY AL 30 1B -0 -1 -0 -2 1 0
1959 NYY AL 30 C 4 13 4
1959 NYY AL 30 LF 1 7 2 1 1 -1
1959 NYY AL 30 RF -1 -18 -0 -0 0 -1
1960 NYY AL 31 C 3 5 3
1960 NYY AL 31 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1961 NYY AL 32 C 4 5 4
1961 NYY AL 32 1B -1 -8 -1 -0 -0 0
1962 NYY AL 33 C 9 10 9
1963 NYY AL 34 C 5 5 5
1964 NYY AL 35 C 10 9 10
1965 NYY AL 36 C 3 4 3
1965 NYY AL 36 1B -0 -4 -0 -0 0 0
1965 NYY AL 36 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 NYY AL 37 C 2 3 2
1966 NYY AL 37 1B -0 -3 -0 -1 0 0
1967 NYY AL 38 C 0 0 0
1967 NYY AL 38 1B -0 -80 -0 0 -0
1967 BOS AL 38 C 1 4 1
1968 BOS AL 39 C -6 -13 -6
14 Seasons C 39 5 39
7 Seasons LF -1 -1 0 -1 1 -2
7 Seasons 1B -2 -3 -2 -3 2 0
5 Seasons RF 4 17 4 2 3 0
14 Seasons TOT 40 4 3 -3 6 0 -2 39
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
1955 NYY AL 26 97 69 97 81 0 9 0 0 0 0 61 0 16 75 0 22 1
1956 NYY AL 27 98 70 98 89 0 26 0 0 0 0 62 0 5 65 0 13 0
1957 NYY AL 28 110 93 110 101 0 32 2 0 0 0 69 0 2 71 0 10 1
1958 NYY AL 29 103 92 103 96 0 67 5 0 0 0 16 0 9 24 0 10 0
1959 NYY AL 30 125 112 125 115 0 44 50 0 0 0 18 0 10 28 0 13 0
1960 NYY AL 31 107 80 107 92 0 91 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 18 0
1961 NYY AL 32 129 115 129 120 0 111 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1962 NYY AL 33 136 124 136 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1963 NYY AL 34 135 128 135 132 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1964 NYY AL 35 150 141 150 146 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1965 NYY AL 36 110 97 110 99 0 95 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 13 0
1966 NYY AL 37 126 111 126 113 0 100 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1967 NYY AL 38 66 47 66 48 0 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
1967 BOS AL 38 42 33 42 41 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1968 BOS AL 39 71 62 71 68 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
14 Seasons 1605 1374 1605 1470 0 1139 85 0 0 0 228 0 42 265 0 175 2
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%
1955 NYY AL 26 220 5.06 6.38 5 100% 0 0 23 3 0 2 17 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1956 NYY AL 27 797 4.40 4.94 16 100% 0 0 111 12 1 7 90 14 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 2 3 100%
1957 NYY AL 28 993 3.13 3.70 14 86% 1 0 124 11 0 3 110 11 1 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 100%
1958 NYY AL 29 2436 2.85 3.47 42 100% 0 0 356 37 2 6 311 26 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 1 1 3 100%
1959 NYY AL 30 1528 4.02 4.68 34 91% 0 0 219 20 0 9 190 23 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 60%
1960 NYY AL 31 3082 3.55 4.19 72 97% 1 0 407 52 3 14 338 44 15 1 0 1 6 0 3 3 0 8 1 2 3 7 86%
1961 NYY AL 32 3839 3.41 3.76 77 99% 0 0 618 57 2 13 545 43 15 3 0 2 5 1 0 4 1 4 1 0 1 13 92%
1962 NYY AL 33 4574 3.63 4.07 85 99% 0 0 710 67 8 15 620 45 13 1 0 2 4 1 0 3 0 12 1 3 4 10 100%
1963 NYY AL 34 4678 3.05 3.37 63 95% 1 0 789 41 5 22 721 52 12 1 1 10 5 0 2 3 0 8 1 3 4 9 89%
1964 NYY AL 35 5343 3.12 3.44 107 97% 0 2 945 73 7 6 859 69 26 3 1 10 2 0 1 1 0 10 1 2 3 21 95%
1965 NYY AL 36 3418 3.24 3.76 48 98% 1 0 610 34 0 13 562 45 8 0 0 5 6 1 2 3 0 6 0 0 0 8 100%
1966 NYY AL 37 3536 3.42 3.96 57 93% 0 0 550 37 2 11 499 44 14 2 0 1 9 0 2 7 1 6 0 1 1 10 100%
1967 NYY AL 38 1712 2.85 3.26 34 100% 1 0 289 25 1 11 252 29 6 2 0 3 5 0 1 4 0 7 1 1 3 2 100%
1967 BOS AL 38 1261 3.06 3.44 11 100% 0 0 246 8 1 8 229 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 2 100%
1968 BOS AL 39 2255 3.21 3.80 28 93% 0 1 373 20 2 8 343 30 6 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 1 5 80%
14 Seasons 39672 3.31 3.78 693 97% 5 3 6370 497 34 148 5686 492 135 14 2 42 51 3 15 33 3 89 7 16 24 100 93%
MLB Averages 3.67 4.17 95% 89%

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
1955 NYY AL 26 0 3 88 0 2 2 100% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0.88
1956 NYY AL 27 2 5 300 7 9 9 56% 6 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 11 1.18 0.72
1957 NYY AL 28 3 6 367 6 9 9 60% 5 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 10 1.49 0.90
1958 NYY AL 29 3 12 871 18 17 16 49% 18 14 0 2 0 1 0 0 42 22 1.22 1.50
1959 NYY AL 30 4 9 568 5 9 9 64% 5 9 0 0 0 0 6 0 25 19 1.42 1.22
1960 NYY AL 31 8 21 1118 19 20 20 51% 17 19 1 0 1 1 3 1 69 24 1.79 0.89
1961 NYY AL 32 8 22 1421 20 20 19 50% 18 19 2 0 0 1 0 0 75 27 0.69 1.11
1962 NYY AL 33 6 17 1652 19 23 22 55% 19 20 0 2 0 1 1 0 58 30 1.31 1.29
1963 NYY AL 34 9 25 1608 22 15 15 41% 19 12 2 3 1 0 2 0 75 29 1.33 1.33
1964 NYY AL 35 8 33 1879 27 26 26 49% 25 23 2 3 0 0 2 0 91 33 1.39 1.50
1965 NYY AL 36 10 25 1288 39 22 22 36% 37 20 1 2 1 0 3 1 86 34 1.07 1.16
1966 NYY AL 37 6 23 1267 30 19 16 39% 28 17 2 1 0 1 1 0 84 29 1.15 1.04
1967 NYY AL 38 3 10 601 19 11 10 37% 19 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 39 18 1.06 1.91
1967 BOS AL 38 3 7 439 13 7 6 35% 12 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 29 13 1.09 1.10
1968 BOS AL 39 3 30 859 41 14 12 25% 37 14 4 0 0 0 1 0 90 19 1.58 0.98
14 Seasons 76 248 14326 285 223 213 44% 265 202 16 14 4 7 21 2 806 320 1.27 1.21
MLB Averages 39% 1.23 1.20

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%
1955 NYY AL 26 2 0 2 0 0 5 0 2 1 1 27 19 0 17 3 0 7 5 1 2 2 0 5 5 0 58 34 58.6% 23 1 1.7% 4 1772 64% 77% 28% 193 47%
1956 NYY AL 27 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 28 21 0 24 5 2 7 5 0 4 0 0 8 7 0 71 38 53.5% 31 2 2.8% 1 1966 63% 78% 28% 213 43%
1957 NYY AL 28 3 0 3 0 2 5 0 1 1 2 32 22 2 11 0 1 6 4 0 9 2 0 12 11 0 70 39 55.7% 28 3 4.3% 2 2344 64% 76% 25% 244 50%
1958 NYY AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 10 9 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 6 4 0 22 14 63.6% 8 0 0.0% 1 514 70% 80% 30% 67 51%
1959 NYY AL 30 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 10 5 50.0% 5 0 0.0% 0 561 64% 75% 29% 60 58%
1960 NYY AL 31 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 6 67% 50% 33% 0
1965 NYY AL 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 0 0 31 84% 65% 19% 5 20%
7 Seasons 7 0 7 0 2 14 0 5 2 5 100 72 2 56 9 3 23 15 1 19 5 0 33 29 0 231 130 56.3% 95 6 2.6% 8 7194 64% 77% 27% 782 48%
MLB Averages 58.3% 2.6% 63% 80% 28% 48%

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%
1957 NYY AL 28 66 77% 77% 36% 4 100% 0 20 1 19 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 100%
1958 NYY AL 29 200 75% 82% 30% 6 100% 0 38 2 36 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
1959 NYY AL 30 1810 65% 78% 30% 90 93% 3 445 20 421 5 39 26 20 3 1 2 7 3 3 1 3 39 0 1 0 33 1 6 2 3 7 71%
1961 NYY AL 32 359 79% 79% 27% 14 93% 0 90 9 78 3 1 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 1 0
1965 NYY AL 36 102 72% 76% 27% 5 80% 0 29 0 28 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
1966 NYY AL 37 443 67% 79% 29% 25 92% 0 112 5 106 1 12 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1967 NYY AL 38 14 71% 86% 21% 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 2994 68% 78% 30% 144 93% 3 737 37 691 10 57 44 34 5 1 3 8 3 4 1 3 70 0 1 0 61 1 9 2 6 12 75%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 94% 86%

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%
1955 NYY AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 9 4 44.4% 3 2 22.2% 3 459 73% 81% 29% 55 64%
1956 NYY AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 85 48% 79% 40% 7 100%
1957 NYY AL 28 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 73 58% 86% 23% 3 67%
1958 NYY AL 29 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 12 7 58.3% 5 0 0.0% 0 315 73% 73% 26% 30 60%
1959 NYY AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 3 27.3% 8 0 0.0% 0 334 61% 79% 26% 23 48%
5 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 1 16 7 1 6 1 0 4 2 1 2 0 0 5 4 0 33 14 42.4% 17 2 6.1% 3 1266 67% 79% 28% 118 62%
MLB Averages 40.8% 3.2% 63% 80% 28% 54%



* - 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
1974 BBWAA ( 5.2%)
1975 BBWAA ( 6.4%)
1976 BBWAA (14.2%)
1977 BBWAA (11.2%)
1978 BBWAA (10.8%)
1979 BBWAA ( 6.9%)
1980 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1981 BBWAA (20.7%)
1982 BBWAA ( 9.6%)
1983 BBWAA ( 8.6%)
1984 BBWAA (11.2%)
1985 BBWAA (13.7%)
1986 BBWAA (12.0%)
1987 BBWAA (10.7%)
1988 BBWAA (12.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1958 AL (17, 3%)
1961 AL (10, 11%)
1963 AL (1, 89%)
1964 AL (3, 44%)
1967 AL (17, 3%)
1 MVP
1.50 Career Shares (151st)

Gold Gloves
1963 AL (C)
1964 AL (C)
All multiple winners

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1961 AL  111 (4th)
1962 AL  129 (5th)
1963 AL  132 (2nd)
1964 AL  146 (1st)
Career  1,138 (85th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1961 AL  635 (4th)
1962 AL  713 (4th)
1963 AL  786 (2nd)
1964 AL  939 (1st)
Career  6,447 (59th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1960 AL  40 (5th)
1961 AL  43 (5th)
1962 AL  44 (4th)
1963 AL  51 (2nd)
1964 AL  67 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1966 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1958 AL  8 (4th)
1960 AL  9 (3rd)
1962 AL  12 (2nd)
1963 AL  8 (4th)
1964 AL  9 (2nd)
1965 AL  6 (4th)
1967 AL  9 (5th)
Career  87 (76th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1960 AL  8 (5th)
1963 AL  8 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1968 AL  41 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1960 AL  20 (3rd)
1961 AL  20 (4th)
1962 AL  23 (4th)
1964 AL  26 (2nd)
1965 AL  22 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1958 AL  48.6 (4th)
1960 AL  51.3 (3rd)
1961 AL  50.0 (2nd)
1962 AL  54.8 (1st)
1963 AL  40.5 (4th)
1964 AL  49.1 (2nd)
1965 AL  36.1 (5th)
1966 AL  38.8 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1959 AL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 AL  3 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  1 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1956 AL  2 (5th)
1958 AL  2 (4th)
1959 AL  4 (3rd)
1960 AL  3 (4th)
1961 AL  4 (3rd)
1962 AL  9 (1st)
1963 AL  5 (2nd)
1964 AL  10 (1st)
1965 AL  3 (3rd)
Career  39 (28th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1961 AL  6.61 (5th)
1965 AL  7.26 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1961 AL  6.11 (4th)
1963 AL  6.34 (5th)
1965 AL  6.92 (3rd)
Career  6.09 (92nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1961 AL  .993 (3rd)
1962 AL  .995 (2nd)
1963 AL  .994 (2nd)
1964 AL  .998 (1st)
1965 AL  .991 (5th)
Career  .993 (34th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  4 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1966 AL  born 1929-02-23 (9th)
1967 AL  born 1929-02-23 (8th)
1968 AL  born 1929-02-23 (4th)

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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