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Hideki Irabu    \hi-deck-EE EE-rah-boo\

Hideki Irabu

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: May 5, 1969 in Hyogo, Japan
High School: Jinsei Gakuen HS (JP)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 10, 1997 (Age 28.066, 14,701st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1997 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Rangers/Expos 1997-2002
Agents: Don Nomura [*]
Last Game: July 12, 2002 (Age 33.068)
Died: July 27, 2011 in Rancho Palos Verdes, 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1997 NYY AL 28 P 13 9 0 53.1 8 1 5 2 1 .750 1.01 0.46 .955 1.70 1.69 9 2 18% 33% 2
1998 NYY AL 29 P 29 28 2 173.0 25 6 17 2 1 .920 1.20 0.79 .958 1.78 1.76 16 9 36% 31% 2
1999 NYY AL 30 P 32 27 2 169.1 15 2 13 0 0 1.000 0.80 0.47 .952 1.69 1.66 19 4 17% 33% 1
2000 MON NL 31 P 11 11 0 54.2 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.32 0.73 .962 1.75 1.72 12 1 8% 32% 0
2001 MON NL 32 P 3 3 0 16.2 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.70 1.67 .960 1.73 1.73 4 1 20% 33% 1
2002 TEX AL 33 P 38 2 0 47.0 11 2 9 0 1 1.000 2.11 0.29 .957 1.69 1.67 7 1 13% 32% 0
6 Seasons P 126 80 4 514.0 72 13 55 4 3 .944 1.19 0.54 .957 1.73 1.70 67 18 21% 32% 6
6 Seasons TOT 126 80 4 514.0 72 13 55 4 3 .944 1.19 0.54 .957 1.73 1.70 67 18 21% 32% 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
1997 NYY AL 28 P
1998 NYY AL 29 P
1999 NYY AL 30 P
2000 MON NL 31 P
2001 MON NL 32 P
2002 TEX AL 33 P
6 Seasons P
6 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1997 NYY AL 28 13 9 1 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 NYY AL 29 29 28 2 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 NYY AL 30 32 27 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 MON NL 31 11 11 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 MON NL 32 3 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 TEX AL 33 38 2 6 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 126 80 24 126 126 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%
1997 NYY AL 28 246 76% 26% 8 38% 0 1 0 1 5 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 33%
1998 NYY AL 29 732 76% 27% 19 84% 1 6 0 5 17 12 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 83%
1999 NYY AL 30 733 79% 26% 13 100% 0 2 0 1 13 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
2000 MON NL 31 247 85% 29% 6 100% 0 2 0 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2001 MON NL 32 74 78% 28% 4 100% 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 TEX AL 33 204 82% 37% 11 91% 1 0 0 0 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 67%
6 Seasons 2236 78% 28% 61 85% 2 11 0 9 56 42 2 4 0 1 3 1 3 1 3 0 17 76%
MLB Averages 77% 31% 92% 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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1998 May AL Pitcher of the Month
1999 July AL Pitcher of the Month

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1999 AL  1.000 (1st)

                           

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