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Buck Jordan

Baxter Byerly Jordan

Positions: First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 16, 1907 in Cooleemee, NC(All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1927 (Age 20.242, 5,788th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1932 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Bees/Reds/Phillies/Senators/... 1927-1938

Last Game: October 2, 1938 (Age 31.259)
Died: March 18, 1993 in Salisbury, NC
Buried: Chestnut Hills Cemetery, Salisbury, NC
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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
1929 NYG NL 22 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.00 .990 10.50
1931 WSH AL 24 1B 7 4 2 46 45 0 1 3 .978 6.43 .991 10.03
1932 BSN NL 25 1B 49 49 49 550 514 31 5 48 .991 11.12 .990 10.19
1933 BSN NL 26 1B 150 150 146 1615 1513 88 14 117 .991 10.67 .990 10.42
1934 BSN NL 27 1B 117 117 114 1245 1165 66 14 85 .989 10.52 .991 10.02
1935 BSN NL 28 1B 95 95 94 939 857 66 16 59 .983 9.72 .989 9.93
1935 BSN NL 28 3B 8 10 10 27 13 13 1 1 .963 3.25 .941 2.86
1935 BSN NL 28 OF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .972 2.40
1935 BSN NL 28 RF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .968 2.15
1936 BSN NL 29 1B 136 135 132 1413 1307 96 10 137 .993 10.32 .990 10.15
1937 CIN NL 30 1B 76 74 73 723 669 46 8 55 .989 9.41 .989 10.31
1938 PHI NL 31 3B 58 55 50 149 42 103 4 13 .973 2.50 .945 3.03
1938 PHI NL 31 1B 17 15 14 146 134 12 0 11 1.000 8.59 .992 10.47
9 Seasons 1B 648 639 624 6678 6205 405 68 516 .990 10.20 .990 10.19
2 Seasons 3B 66 65 60 176 55 116 5 14 .972 2.59 .944 3.01
1 Season OF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .972 2.40
1 Season RF 2 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .968 2.15
10 Seasons TOT 716 706 686 6860 6266 521 73 530 .989 9.48 .989 9.50
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
1929 NYG NL 22 1B
1931 WSH AL 24 1B
1932 BSN NL 25 1B
1933 BSN NL 26 1B
1934 BSN NL 27 1B
1935 BSN NL 28 1B
1935 BSN NL 28 3B
1935 BSN NL 28 RF
1936 BSN NL 29 1B
1937 CIN NL 30 1B
1938 PHI NL 31 3B
1938 PHI NL 31 1B
9 Seasons 1B
2 Seasons 3B
1 Season RF
10 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1927 NYG NL 20 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1929 NYG NL 22 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1931 WSH AL 24 9 4 9 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1932 BSN NL 25 49 49 49 49 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 BSN NL 26 152 150 152 150 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1934 BSN NL 27 124 117 124 117 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1935 BSN NL 28 130 107 130 107 0 0 95 0 10 0 0 0 2 2 0 22 1
1936 BSN NL 29 138 135 138 136 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1937 CIN NL 30 98 74 98 76 0 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1937 BSN NL 30 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1938 PHI NL 31 87 70 87 74 0 0 17 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1938 CIN NL 31 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
10 Seasons 811 706 811 717 0 0 648 0 68 0 0 0 2 2 0 93 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.



* - 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

Putoutss c a p y
1933 NL  1,513 (1st)
1936 NL  1,307 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  150 (2nd)
1936 NL  136 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  1,513 (1st)
1936 NL  1,307 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  88 (3rd)
1936 NL  96 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  14 (4th)
1934 NL  14 (3rd)
1935 NL  16 (4th)
1936 NL  10 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  117 (2nd)
1936 NL  137 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  10.67 (3rd)
1934 NL  10.52 (2nd)
1935 NL  9.72 (5th)
1936 NL  10.32 (3rd)
Career  10.20 (58th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1933 NL  .991 (4th)
1936 NL  .993 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1927 NL  born 1907-01-16 (5th)

                                         

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