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Syl Johnson

Sylvester W. Johnson
Born Sylvester Johnson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 31, 1900 in Portland, OR
High School: Portland HS (Portland, OR)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1922 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1922 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies/Tigers/Reds 1922-1940

Final Game: September 14, 1940 (Age 39)
Died: February 20, 1985 in Portland, OR
Buried: Portland Memorial Cemetery, Portland, OR
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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
1922 DET AL 21 P 29 8 3 97.0 22 3 17 2 0 .909 1.86 0.69 .963 2.60 2.59
1923 DET AL 22 P 37 18 7 176.1 23 5 17 1 0 .957 1.12 0.59 .959 2.72 2.70
1924 DET AL 23 P 29 9 2 104.0 19 2 17 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.66 .959 2.53 2.49
1925 DET AL 24 P 6 0 0 13.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 4.15 1.00 .960 2.63 2.63
1926 STL NL 25 P 19 6 1 49.0 10 0 10 0 1 1.000 1.84 0.53 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 STL NL 26 P 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .960 2.40 2.30
1928 STL NL 27 P 34 6 2 120.0 24 3 20 1 2 .958 1.72 0.68 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 STL NL 28 P 42 19 12 182.1 25 5 19 1 0 .960 1.18 0.57 .964 2.39 2.35
1930 STL NL 29 P 32 24 9 187.2 26 4 21 1 1 .962 1.20 0.78 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 STL NL 30 P 32 24 12 186.0 30 3 24 3 2 .900 1.31 0.84 .959 2.22 2.19
1932 STL NL 31 P 32 22 7 164.2 33 3 30 0 1 1.000 1.80 1.03 .957 2.29 2.29
1933 STL NL 32 P 35 1 0 84.0 13 1 12 0 0 1.000 1.39 0.37 .964 2.36 2.33
1934 TOT NL 33 P 44 10 4 140.1 16 5 10 1 1 .938 0.96 0.34 .960 2.27 2.24
1934 CIN NL 33 P 2 0 0 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.30 2.25
1934 PHI NL 33 P 42 10 4 133.2 16 5 10 1 1 .938 1.01 0.36 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 PHI NL 34 P 37 18 8 174.2 28 6 20 2 1 .929 1.34 0.70 .959 2.31 2.28
1936 PHI NL 35 P 39 8 1 111.0 17 4 13 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.44 .950 2.32 2.31
1937 PHI NL 36 P 32 15 4 138.0 34 8 25 1 2 .971 2.15 1.03 .958 2.39 2.36
1938 PHI NL 37 P 22 6 2 83.0 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 1.19 0.50 .964 2.21 2.19
1939 PHI NL 38 P 22 13 6 111.0 20 3 17 0 1 1.000 1.62 0.91 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 PHI NL 39 P 17 2 2 40.2 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 1.99 0.53 .962 2.21 2.22 0 0 0
19 Seasons P 542 209 82 2165.2 367 63 291 13 13 .965 1.47 0.65 .960 2.36 2.35 0 0 0
19 Seasons TOT 542 209 82 2165.2 367 63 291 13 13 .965 1.47 0.65 .960 2.36 2.35 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1922 DET AL 21 P
1923 DET AL 22 P
1924 DET AL 23 P
1925 DET AL 24 P
1926 STL NL 25 P
1927 STL NL 26 P
1928 STL NL 27 P
1929 STL NL 28 P
1930 STL NL 29 P
1931 STL NL 30 P
1932 STL NL 31 P
1933 STL NL 32 P
1934 CIN NL 33 P
1934 PHI NL 33 P
1935 PHI NL 34 P
1936 PHI NL 35 P
1937 PHI NL 36 P
1938 PHI NL 37 P
1939 PHI NL 38 P
1940 PHI NL 39 P
19 Seasons P
19 Seasons TOT
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
1922 DET AL 21 29 8 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1923 DET AL 22 37 18 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 DET AL 23 29 9 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 DET AL 24 6 0 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 STL NL 25 19 6 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 STL NL 26 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 STL NL 27 34 6 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 STL NL 28 42 19 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 STL NL 29 32 24 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 STL NL 30 32 24 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 STL NL 31 32 22 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 STL NL 32 35 1 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 PHI NL 33 42 10 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 CIN NL 33 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 PHI NL 34 37 18 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936 PHI NL 35 39 8 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 PHI NL 36 32 15 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 PHI NL 37 22 6 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 PHI NL 38 22 13 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 PHI NL 39 17 2 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Seasons 542 209 542 542 542 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1940 PHI NL 39 39 92% 31% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 39 92% 31% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 84% 27% 90% 89%



* - 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

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1932 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1938 NL  born 1900-12-31 (9th)
1939 NL  born 1900-12-31 (5th)
1940 NL  born 1900-12-31 (4th)

                           

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