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Clint Hurdle

Clinton Merrick Hurdle

Positions: Rightfielder, First Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 30, 1957 in Big Rapids, MI
High School: Merritt Island HS (Merritt Island, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1977 (Age 20.050, 11,592nd in MLB history)   vs. SEA 3 AB, 1 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Cardinals/Mets/Reds 1977-1987
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Last Game: June 26, 1987 (Age 29.331)   vs. PHI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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
1977 KCR AL 19 OF 9 6 3 61.2 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 2 43 2.48 1.89 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 KCR AL 19 RF 9 6 3 61.2 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2 43 2.34 1.78 .974 2.09 2.07
1978 KCR AL 20 OF 78 68 42 584.1 143 132 5 6 1 .958 1 1 2.11 1.76 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 KCR AL 20 1B 52 49 27 396.1 443 412 25 6 47 .986 -3 -10 9.92 8.40 .992 10.05 9.95
1978 KCR AL 20 RF 42 33 27 303.1 82 75 3 4 0 .951 2 6 2.31 1.86 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 KCR AL 20 LF 41 35 15 281.0 63 59 2 2 1 .968 -1 -3 1.95 1.49 .974 2.21 2.19
1978 KCR AL 20 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1978 KCR AL 20 DH 1 1
1979 KCR AL 21 OF 50 47 27 371.0 93 88 2 3 0 .968 -1 -5 2.18 1.80 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 KCR AL 21 LF 30 28 12 202.0 44 40 3 1 0 .977 -2 -11 1.92 1.43 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 KCR AL 21 RF 20 19 15 169.0 49 47 0 2 0 .959 0 3 2.50 2.35 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 KCR AL 21 DH 4 4
1979 KCR AL 21 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 3.00
1980 KCR AL 22 OF 126 109 91 977.0 251 233 8 10 1 .960 0 0 2.22 1.91 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 KCR AL 22 RF 125 109 91 972.0 253 236 8 9 1 .964 0 0 2.26 1.95 .975 2.13 2.12
1980 KCR AL 22 LF 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -48 0.00 0.00 2.34 2.40
1981 KCR AL 23 OF 28 26 12 200.0 60 59 1 0 0 1.000 1 4 2.70 2.14 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 KCR AL 23 RF 28 26 12 200.0 60 59 1 0 0 1.000 1 4 2.70 2.14 .980 2.16 2.15
1982 CIN NL 24 LF 17 9 6 85.0 19 16 2 1 0 .947 -1 -13 1.91 1.06 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 CIN NL 24 OF 17 9 6 86.0 20 17 2 1 0 .950 -1 -13 1.99 1.12 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 CIN NL 24 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1983 NYM NL 25 3B 9 8 5 58.0 20 1 15 4 2 .800 -2 -35 2.48 1.78 .949 2.70 2.69
1983 NYM NL 25 OF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -67 0.00 0.00 2.30 2.30
1983 NYM NL 25 RF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -67 0.00 0.00 2.00 2.00
1985 NYM NL 27 C 17 12 8 114.2 85 79 6 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 6.67 5.00 .987 6.42 6.42 3 6 13 5 28% 30% 0
1985 NYM NL 27 OF 10 7 7 74.0 12 10 1 1 0 .917 -3 -55 1.34 1.10 .979 2.20 2.20
1985 NYM NL 27 RF 9 6 6 62.2 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -3 -52 1.44 1.11 .978 2.01 2.01
1985 NYM NL 27 LF 2 1 1 11.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -74 1.59 1.00 .975 1.91 1.90
1986 STL NL 28 1B 39 30 22 271.1 325 301 22 2 31 .994 1 3 10.71 8.28 .992 9.94 9.95
1986 STL NL 28 OF 10 6 1 52.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 2.08 1.20 .979 2.20 2.19
1986 STL NL 28 C 5 3 1 25.2 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -47 7.01 4.00 .985 6.94 6.94 2 1 3 0 0% 32% 0
1986 STL NL 28 LF 5 2 0 23.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 1.17 0.60 .973 1.96 1.98
1986 STL NL 28 RF 5 4 1 29.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.79 1.80 .977 1.99 2.00
1986 STL NL 28 3B 4 2 1 17.2 11 2 8 1 0 .909 0 34 5.09 2.50 .946 2.70 2.72
1987 NYM NL 29 1B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .990 9.90 9.80
9 Seasons OF 329 279 190 2415.0 608 568 19 21 2 .965 -3 -1 2.19 1.78 .980 2.44 2.42
9 Seasons RF 240 204 156 1807.2 480 452 12 16 1 .967 3 2 2.31 1.93 .977 2.15 2.14
6 Seasons LF 96 75 34 607.1 131 119 8 4 1 .969 -5 -10 1.88 1.32 .976 2.18 2.16
3 Seasons 1B 92 79 49 669.2 769 714 47 8 78 .990 -3 -5 10.23 8.27 .992 10.00 9.95
2 Seasons C 22 15 9 140.1 105 98 7 0 0 1.000 -2 -17 6.73 4.77 .987 6.52 6.54 5 7 16 5 24% 31% 0
4 Seasons 3B 15 10 6 77.2 32 4 23 5 2 .844 -1 -19 3.13 1.80 .948 2.70 2.74
2 Seasons DH 5 5
10 Seasons TOT 458 383 254 3302.2 1514 1384 96 34 82 .978 -9 -3 4.03 3.23 .986 4.16 4.14 5 7 16 5 24% 31% 0
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
1977 KCR AL 19 RF 2 43 1 1 1 1
1978 KCR AL 20 1B -3 -10 -3 -3 -1 0
1978 KCR AL 20 RF 2 6 -0 1 -2 2
1978 KCR AL 20 LF -1 -3 -2 -0 -2 1
1978 KCR AL 20 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1979 KCR AL 21 LF -2 -11 -2 1 -3 0
1979 KCR AL 21 RF 0 3 1 -0 2 -1
1979 KCR AL 21 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 KCR AL 22 RF 0 0 3 0 3 -3
1980 KCR AL 22 LF -0 -48 -0 0 -0 0
1981 KCR AL 23 RF 1 4 2 0 1 -1
1982 CIN NL 24 LF -1 -13 -1 -1 -0 0
1982 CIN NL 24 RF 0 0 0 0 0
1983 NYM NL 25 3B -2 -35 -2 -1 -1 0
1983 NYM NL 25 RF -0 -67 -0 -0 0 0
1985 NYM NL 27 C -1 -10 -1
1985 NYM NL 27 RF -3 -52 -3 0 -3 0
1985 NYM NL 27 LF -1 -74 -1 -0 -0 0
1986 STL NL 28 1B 1 3 1 0 1 0
1986 STL NL 28 C -1 -47 -1
1986 STL NL 28 LF -1 -42 -1 -1 -0 0
1986 STL NL 28 RF 1 25 1 0 1 0
1986 STL NL 28 3B 0 34 0 0 0 0
1987 NYM NL 29 1B 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons RF 3 2 4 2 3 -2
6 Seasons LF -5 -10 -6 -1 -5 1
3 Seasons 1B -3 -5 -3 -3 0 0
2 Seasons C -2 -17 -2
4 Seasons 3B -1 -19 -1 -0 -1 0
10 Seasons TOT -9 -3 -6 -2 -3 0 -1 -2
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 KCR AL 19 9 6 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 1 0
1978 KCR AL 20 133 118 133 123 0 0 52 0 1 0 41 0 42 83 1 11 0
1979 KCR AL 21 59 51 59 51 0 0 0 0 1 0 30 0 20 50 4 7 0
1980 KCR AL 22 130 109 130 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 125 126 0 9 1
1981 KCR AL 23 28 26 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 28 0 2 0
1982 CIN NL 24 19 9 19 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 1 18 0 3 1
1983 NYM NL 25 13 9 13 10 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0
1985 NYM NL 27 43 19 43 27 0 17 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 11 0 18 0
1986 STL NL 28 78 40 78 56 0 5 39 0 4 0 5 0 5 10 0 26 1
1987 NYM NL 29 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Seasons 515 387 515 448 0 22 92 0 15 0 96 0 240 336 5 83 3
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 -- 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%
1977 KCR AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 251 62% 85% 31% 28 57%
1978 KCR AL 20 4 0 4 0 1 3 0 1 1 1 16 8 1 16 6 1 8 5 0 3 1 0 3 1 0 46 21 45.7% 23 2 4.3% 1 1288 63% 85% 34% 151 52%
1979 KCR AL 21 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 6 1 4 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 8 36.4% 13 1 4.5% -1 716 58% 85% 31% 94 51%
1980 KCR AL 22 9 0 9 0 4 8 0 3 2 3 62 20 2 33 3 2 20 12 0 11 2 1 24 17 0 150 54 36.0% 91 5 3.3% 3 4123 58% 86% 31% 485 50%
1981 KCR AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 9 4 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 4 0 0 5 2 0 24 8 33.3% 16 0 0.0% 1 834 69% 84% 32% 109 55%
1982 CIN 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 4 50% 75% 50% 0
1983 NYM NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 40 38% 85% 13% 2 0%
1985 NYM NL 27 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 286 65% 79% 17% 10 100%
1986 STL NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 122 66% 82% 36% 11 82%
9 Seasons 16 0 16 0 6 12 0 4 4 4 102 41 4 58 10 3 38 22 0 21 4 1 35 22 0 254 99 39.0% 147 8 3.1% 4 7664 61% 85% 31% 890 52%
MLB Averages 41.9% 3.1% 59% 82% 28% 56%

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%
1978 KCR AL 20 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 23 18 1 10 7 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 4 4 0 42 31 73.8% 10 1 2.4% 1 1167 57% 83% 30% 162 37%
1979 KCR AL 21 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 21 14 0 13 3 0 12 8 0 2 1 0 5 5 0 53 31 58.5% 22 0 0.0% 3 878 63% 85% 27% 122 34%
1980 KCR AL 22 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 18 33% 72% 6% 1 0%
1982 CIN NL 24 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 5 0 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 15 7 46.7% 6 2 13.3% 0 367 56% 79% 26% 42 43%
1985 NYM NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 52 81% 73% 27% 1 100%
1986 STL NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 98 61% 79% 31% 7 43%
6 Seasons 4 0 4 0 1 8 0 2 0 4 50 38 1 29 11 2 20 11 0 3 1 0 12 12 0 114 73 64.0% 38 3 2.6% 5 2580 59% 83% 28% 335 37%
MLB Averages 59.5% 2.9% 59% 82% 28% 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%
1978 KCR AL 20 1676 61% 85% 27% 70 93% 0 412 26 381 5 24 25 12 5 0 5 6 1 5 0 3 47 0 1 2 44 3 3 0 2 2 100%
1986 STL NL 28 1112 66% 84% 32% 71 97% 0 298 23 274 1 30 23 13 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 31 2 0 0 23 2 8 3 5 3 100%
1987 NYM NL 29 6 83% 67% 33% 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
3 Seasons 2794 63% 85% 29% 141 95% 0 712 49 657 6 54 48 25 8 1 6 8 1 6 1 4 78 2 1 2 67 5 11 3 7 5 100%
MLB Averages 59% 82% 28% 95% 89%

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%
1985 NYM NL 27 484 3.77 3.92 6 100% 0 0 79 5 0 2 72 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 STL NL 28 117 3.86 4.91 0 0 0 19 0 0 1 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 601 3.78 4.10 6 100% 0 0 98 5 0 3 90 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.89 4.36 96% 91%

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
1985 NYM NL 27 3 6 176 13 5 3 28% 11 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 28 7 1.13 0.88
1986 STL NL 28 2 1 52 3 0 0 0% 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1.45
2 Seasons 5 7 228 16 5 3 24% 13 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 35 7 1.19 0.88
MLB Averages 33% 1.29 1.27

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1978 KCR AL 20 3 67% 67% 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
1979 KCR AL 21 3 33% 100% 0% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 NYM NL 25 260 52% 85% 27% 19 79% 0 1 1 0 0 15 11 3 0 0 4 0 4 0 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
1986 STL NL 28 73 70% 86% 30% 12 83% 0 2 2 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
4 Seasons 339 56% 85% 27% 32 81% 0 4 4 0 0 23 19 3 0 0 5 0 5 0 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 59% 82% 28% 90% 72%



* - 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)
1978 Jul 23rd AL Player of the Week

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  9 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1980 AL  10 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1980 AL  2.26 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1977 AL  born 1957-07-30 (4th)

                           

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