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Dixie Howell

Homer Elliott Howell

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 24, 1920 in Louisville, KY
High School: Male HS (Louisville, KY)(All Transactions)
Debut: May 6, 1947 (Age 27)
Teams (by GP): Reds/Pirates/Dodgers 1947-1956

Final Game: September 8, 1956 (Age 36)
Died: October 5, 1990 in Binghamton, NY
Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
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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
1947 PIT NL 27 C 74 65 52 310 272 30 8 2 .974 4.08 .981 4.96 12 12 19 13 41% 44% 2
1949 CIN NL 29 C 56 46 39 229 191 35 3 2 .987 4.04 .982 4.98 5 13 18 15 45% 43% 1
1950 CIN NL 30 C 81 65 55 599.1 369 338 26 5 4 .986 5.47 4.49 .982 5.38 5.33 4 18 28 6 18% 38% 2
1951 CIN NL 31 C 73 57 53 532.0 307 275 28 4 5 .987 5.13 4.15 .981 5.18 5.16 4 10 31 7 18% 41% 1
1952 CIN NL 32 C 16 8 6 83.1 53 43 9 1 0 .981 5.62 3.25 .984 5.52 5.47 0 2 6 6 50% 44% 0
1955 BRO NL 35 C 13 9 8 88.0 54 49 4 1 0 .981 -1 -14 5.42 4.08 .987 5.65 5.60 1 2 2 0 0% 46% 0
1956 BRO NL 36 C 6 4 4 38.0 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.21 3.67 .985 5.83 5.77 0 2 0 1 100% 40% 0
7 Seasons C 319 254 217 1340.2 1344 1189 133 22 13 .984 -1 -1 5.33 4.14 .982 5.34 5.17 26 59 104 48 32% 42% 6
8 Seasons TOT 319 254 217 1340.2 1344 1189 133 22 13 .984 -1 -1 5.33 4.14 .982 5.34 5.17 26 59 104 48 32% 42% 6
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
1947 PIT NL 27 C
1949 CIN NL 29 C
1950 CIN NL 30 C
1951 CIN NL 31 C
1952 CIN NL 32 C
1955 BRO NL 35 C -1 -14 -1
1956 BRO NL 36 C 0 0 0
7 Seasons C -1 -1 -1
8 Seasons TOT -1 -1 -1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1947 PIT NL 27 76 65 76 74 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1949 CIN NL 29 64 46 64 56 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1950 CIN NL 30 82 65 82 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1951 CIN NL 31 77 57 77 73 0 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1952 CIN NL 32 17 8 17 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1953 BRO NL 33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1955 BRO NL 35 16 9 16 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1956 BRO NL 36 7 4 7 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 Seasons 340 254 340 315 0 315 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 1
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%
1947 PIT NL 27 2009 4.41 5.15 44 98% 1 0 224 21 2 24 177 22 6 0 0 0 7 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 67%
1949 CIN NL 29 1384 5.25 5.78 33 94% 0 0 153 20 4 12 117 26 4 0 2 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1950 CIN NL 30 2120 4.15 4.80 44 95% 0 0 285 32 2 6 245 19 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 1 4 0 0 0 3 67%
1951 CIN NL 31 1682 3.96 4.18 37 97% 1 0 203 26 2 11 164 21 5 0 0 4 4 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 2 1 100%
1952 CIN NL 32 347 6.60 6.72 3 100% 0 0 39 0 0 2 37 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1955 BRO NL 35 379 4.70 5.11 6 100% 0 1 50 4 0 1 45 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1956 BRO NL 36 142 2.13 2.13 4 100% 0 0 22 2 0 3 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
7 Seasons 8063 4.44 4.96 171 96% 2 1 976 105 10 59 802 100 23 0 2 8 20 2 8 10 2 9 0 1 2 13 85%
MLB Averages 4.08 4.60 95% 86%

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
1947 PIT NL 27 11 12 767 18 11 11 38% 16 7 1 2 1 2 2 0 60 14 0.98 1.18
1949 CIN NL 29 5 13 544 17 13 13 43% 11 10 4 2 2 1 1 1 42 16 1.08 0.69
1950 CIN NL 30 5 18 837 28 6 6 18% 25 4 1 2 2 0 2 0 72 13 1.70 1.28
1951 CIN NL 31 4 10 673 30 4 4 12% 24 3 5 1 1 0 1 0 56 11 1.27 0.82
1952 CIN NL 32 0 2 130 6 5 5 45% 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 7 1.39 1.55
1955 BRO NL 35 1 2 139 2 0 0 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0.63
1956 BRO NL 36 0 2 41 0 1 1 100% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.85
7 Seasons 26 59 3131 101 40 40 28% 83 29 12 8 6 3 6 1 252 62 1.30 1.04
MLB Averages 45% 1.19 1.15



* - 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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1947 NL  8 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1947 NL  12 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1950 NL  28 (5th)
1951 NL  31 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1950 NL  5.47 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1950 NL  .986 (2nd)

                                         

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