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Don Johnson

Donald Spore Johnson (Pep)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 7, 1911 in Chicago, IL
School: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1943 (Age 31.293)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Team: Cubs 1943-1948

Final Game: May 16, 1948 (Age 36.161)
Died: April 6, 2000 in Laguna Beach, CA
Relatives: Son of Ernie Johnson
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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 Awards
1943 CHC NL 31 2B 10 9 9 70 32 35 3 8 .957 6.70 .969 5.76
1944 CHC NL 32 2B 154 154 148 894 385 462 47 85 .947 5.50 .963 5.63 AS
1945 CHC NL 33 2B 138 138 132 768 309 440 19 74 .975 5.43 .967 5.58 MVP-21
1946 CHC NL 34 2B 83 80 73 428 192 228 8 34 .981 5.06 .971 5.52
1947 CHC NL 35 2B 108 99 91 563 255 291 17 65 .970 5.06 .975 5.57
1947 CHC NL 35 3B 6 5 5 16 5 11 0 4 1.000 2.67 .947 3.07
1948 CHC NL 36 2B 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 1.50 .970 5.40
1948 CHC NL 36 3B 2 2 2 5 1 2 2 1 .600 1.50 .940 3.10
6 Seasons 2B 495 480 453 2726 1175 1457 94 267 .966 5.32 .968 5.59
2 Seasons 3B 8 7 7 21 6 13 2 5 .905 2.38 .945 3.08
6 Seasons TOT 503 487 460 2747 1181 1470 96 272 .965 5.27 .968 5.55
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
1943 CHC NL 31 2B
1944 CHC NL 32 2B
1945 CHC NL 33 2B
1946 CHC NL 34 2B
1947 CHC NL 35 2B
1947 CHC NL 35 3B
1948 CHC NL 36 2B
1948 CHC NL 36 3B
6 Seasons 2B
2 Seasons 3B
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
1943 CHC NL 31 10 9 10 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 CHC NL 32 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 CHC NL 33 138 138 138 138 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 CHC NL 34 83 80 83 83 0 0 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 CHC NL 35 120 104 120 114 0 0 0 108 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
1948 CHC NL 36 6 2 6 4 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
6 Seasons 511 487 511 503 0 0 0 495 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 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 -- 2B*

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 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1943 CHC NL 31 3 67% 100% 67% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 CHC NL 32 1710 63% 86% 28% 179 90% 0 120 46 51 23 132 106 22 0 1 15 2 13 0 10 24 7 5 7 0 21 7 12 3 2 1
1945 CHC NL 33 1557 56% 85% 27% 169 90% 0 83 32 39 13 133 102 28 0 3 8 2 4 2 4 26 9 3 10 2 24 12 12 1 0 1
1946 CHC NL 34 1112 57% 82% 30% 111 93% 0 65 23 20 22 89 69 18 0 1 4 0 1 3 2 13 4 0 6 1 12 7 4 1 1 0
1947 CHC NL 35 2912 67% 81% 28% 252 92% 1 169 48 86 35 228 193 28 1 5 15 0 11 4 11 54 24 11 12 0 48 12 36 6 3 3
1948 CHC NL 36 20 65% 90% 35% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 7314 62% 83% 28% 713 91% 1 438 149 197 93 584 471 97 1 10 42 4 29 9 27 118 44 19 36 3 106 39 64 11 6 5
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93%

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%
1947 CHC NL 35 74 50% 80% 22% 5 100% 0 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1948 CHC NL 36 48 71% 73% 23% 3 67% 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 122 58% 77% 22% 8 88% 0 3 1 2 0 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 89% 70%



* - 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

All-Star Games
1944
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1945 NL (21, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Assistss c a p y
1944 NL  462 (4th)
1945 NL  440 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1944 NL  47 (1st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  154 (2nd)
1945 NL  138 (4th)
1947 NL  108 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  385 (1st)
1945 NL  309 (4th)
1947 NL  255 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  462 (2nd)
1945 NL  440 (3rd)
1947 NL  291 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  47 (1st)
1945 NL  19 (4th)
1947 NL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  85 (3rd)
1945 NL  74 (3rd)
1947 NL  65 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  5.50 (4th)
1945 NL  5.43 (3rd)
1947 NL  5.06 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1945 NL  .975 (3rd)
1947 NL  .970 (5th)

             

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