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Ron Karkovice

Ronald Joseph Karkovice (Officer)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: August 8, 1963 in Union, NJ
High School: William R. Boone HS (Orlando, FL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 1986 (Age 23.009)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1986-1997

Final Game: September 26, 1997 (Age 34.049)
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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
1986 CHW AL 22 C 37 35 30 300.0 247 227 19 1 4 .996 1 4 7.38 6.65 .989 6.62 6.56 5 12 25 15 38% 34% 1
1987 CHW AL 23 C 37 31 17 261.1 170 147 20 3 3 .982 4 18 5.75 4.51 .988 6.74 6.67 2 8 5 10 67% 31% 0
1987 CHW AL 23 DH 1 0
1988 CHW AL 24 C 46 37 31 336.2 215 190 24 1 4 .995 5 18 5.72 4.65 .989 6.22 6.16 1 10 15 14 48% 31% 1
1989 CHW AL 25 C 68 55 44 496.0 351 299 47 5 6 .986 4 10 6.28 5.09 .989 6.24 6.17 4 22 26 24 48% 31% 2
1989 CHW AL 25 DH 2 2
1990 CHW AL 26 C 64 50 45 478.1 329 296 31 2 4 .994 8 20 6.15 5.11 .991 6.42 6.35 2 9 18 18 50% 34% 2
1990 CHW AL 26 DH 1 0
1991 CHW AL 27 C 69 49 34 455.1 341 309 28 4 6 .988 6 16 6.66 4.88 .990 6.49 6.48 2 11 25 19 43% 34% 1
1991 CHW AL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1991 CHW AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1992 CHW AL 28 C 119 98 91 915.0 592 533 53 6 8 .990 4 5 5.76 4.92 .989 6.20 6.18 6 18 69 33 32% 34% 2
1992 CHW AL 28 OF 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 13.50 3.00 .983 2.25 2.50
1992 CHW AL 28 RF 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 13.50 3.00 .983 2.25 2.20
1993 CHW AL 29 C 127 118 99 1038.2 837 769 63 5 4 .994 14 16 7.21 6.55 .991 6.56 6.50 9 33 48 56 54% 36% 2
1994 CHW AL 30 C 76 61 48 554.2 439 417 19 3 2 .993 3 6 7.07 5.74 .991 6.79 6.74 6 12 31 14 31% 31% 0
1995 CHW AL 31 C 113 98 79 867.0 677 629 42 6 2 .991 4 6 6.97 5.94 .990 6.74 6.67 7 29 67 35 34% 31% 0
1996 CHW AL 32 C 111 99 83 890.1 730 680 45 5 5 .993 9 12 7.33 6.53 .990 6.91 6.87 4 30 48 33 41% 30% 1
1997 CHW AL 33 C 51 45 30 379.1 275 261 13 1 1 .996 0 0 6.50 5.37 .991 7.15 7.09 2 20 24 10 29% 33% 2
12 Seasons C 918 776 631 6972.2 5203 4757 404 42 49 .992 62 11 6.66 5.62 .990 6.59 6.53 50 214 401 281 41% 33% 14
3 Seasons DH 4 2
2 Seasons OF 2 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.50 .983 2.40 2.45
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1 Season RF 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 13.50 3.00 .983 2.25 2.20
12 Seasons TOT 920 776 631 6975.2 5206 4760 404 42 49 .992 62 11 6.66 5.61 .990 6.58 6.52 50 214 401 281 41% 33% 14
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
1986 CHW AL 22 C 1 4 1
1987 CHW AL 23 C 4 18 4
1988 CHW AL 24 C 5 18 5
1989 CHW AL 25 C 4 10 4
1990 CHW AL 26 C 8 20 8
1991 CHW AL 27 C 6 16 6
1991 CHW AL 27 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1992 CHW AL 28 C 4 5 4
1992 CHW AL 28 RF 0 180 0 0 0 0
1993 CHW AL 29 C 14 16 14
1994 CHW AL 30 C 3 6 3
1995 CHW AL 31 C 4 6 4
1996 CHW AL 32 C 9 12 9
1997 CHW AL 33 C 0 0 0
12 Seasons C 62 11 62
1 Season RF 0 180 0 0 0 0
1 Season LF 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT 62 11 0 0 0 0 62

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1986 CHW AL 22 37 35 37 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 CHW AL 23 39 31 39 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
1988 CHW AL 24 46 37 46 46 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1989 CHW AL 25 71 57 71 68 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
1990 CHW AL 26 68 50 68 64 0 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
1991 CHW AL 27 75 49 75 70 0 69 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 10
1992 CHW AL 28 123 98 123 120 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 15
1993 CHW AL 29 128 118 128 127 0 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
1994 CHW AL 30 77 61 77 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4
1995 CHW AL 31 113 98 113 113 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1996 CHW AL 32 111 99 111 111 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 CHW AL 33 51 45 51 51 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 939 778 939 920 0 918 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 26 42
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 -- 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%
1986 CHW AL 22 1245 3.21 3.66 14 100% 0 0 227 7 1 8 211 20 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 4 100%
1987 CHW AL 23 1150 5.10 5.37 14 100% 0 0 148 10 0 1 137 18 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 100%
1988 CHW AL 24 1476 4.30 4.81 12 83% 0 0 190 5 1 5 179 24 4 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 6 67%
1989 CHW AL 25 2191 4.77 5.21 26 92% 0 0 299 10 1 6 282 47 11 2 0 6 5 0 1 4 0 6 0 0 0 7 100%
1990 CHW AL 26 2002 3.42 3.71 26 92% 0 1 296 16 2 8 270 31 7 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 2 6 83%
1991 CHW AL 27 1912 3.66 3.97 31 94% 0 1 309 21 0 6 282 28 5 1 1 4 4 0 0 4 1 6 0 0 0 3 100%
1992 CHW AL 28 3888 3.75 4.12 35 97% 0 1 533 22 2 13 496 53 9 1 3 4 6 0 1 5 0 8 1 1 4 9 100%
1993 CHW AL 29 4378 3.53 3.87 31 100% 0 0 770 26 2 17 725 63 5 0 0 4 5 0 1 4 0 4 0 1 1 4 100%
1994 CHW AL 30 2360 3.95 4.42 16 88% 0 0 416 10 0 5 401 18 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 50%
1995 CHW AL 31 3863 4.84 5.38 32 94% 0 0 628 24 1 13 590 40 5 0 0 3 6 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 10 80%
1996 CHW AL 32 3917 4.56 5.04 34 91% 0 0 681 23 0 10 647 46 5 0 2 5 5 0 1 4 2 5 0 0 1 13 85%
1997 CHW AL 33 1668 5.08 5.62 16 100% 0 0 261 14 1 4 242 14 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
12 Seasons 30050 4.14 4.56 287 94% 0 3 4758 188 11 96 4462 402 65 6 6 38 42 1 5 36 3 49 2 5 11 69 87%
MLB Averages 4.10 4.55 94% 86%

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
1986 CHW AL 22 5 12 458 25 15 12 38% 22 10 2 3 1 2 1 0 52 18 1.04 1.31
1987 CHW AL 23 2 8 422 5 10 10 67% 5 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 22 11 0.74 0.99
1988 CHW AL 24 1 10 581 15 14 13 48% 14 11 1 3 0 0 1 0 29 15 1.69 1.32
1989 CHW AL 25 4 22 881 26 24 23 48% 22 20 3 3 1 1 2 0 71 28 1.39 1.23
1990 CHW AL 26 2 9 728 18 18 17 50% 16 16 2 1 0 1 2 0 34 23 1.24 1.42
1991 CHW AL 27 2 11 702 25 19 15 43% 23 16 2 2 0 1 1 0 56 23 1.33 1.83
1992 CHW AL 28 6 18 1426 69 33 28 32% 62 29 7 3 0 1 2 0 118 41 1.43 1.34
1993 CHW AL 29 9 33 1641 48 56 48 54% 41 46 6 8 1 2 2 0 135 67 1.39 1.38
1994 CHW AL 30 6 12 916 31 14 12 31% 26 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 56 17 1.25 1.01
1995 CHW AL 31 7 29 1499 67 35 28 34% 59 27 8 5 0 3 0 0 137 39 1.22 1.28
1996 CHW AL 32 4 30 1531 48 33 29 41% 39 24 7 8 2 1 1 0 110 40 1.27 1.50
1997 CHW AL 33 2 20 646 24 10 7 29% 20 8 3 2 1 0 2 0 65 13 1.13 1.47
12 Seasons 50 214 11431 401 281 242 41% 349 230 46 39 6 12 14 0 885 335 1.30 1.36
MLB Averages 32% 1.29 1.26

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%
1991 CHW AL 27 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 4 100% 25% 25% 0
1 Season 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 4 100% 25% 25% 0
MLB Averages 60.9% 2.7% 58% 79% 39% 50%

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%
1992 CHW AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 15 80% 80% 53% 4 75%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 15 80% 80% 53% 4 75%
MLB Averages 42.7% 2.6% 58% 79% 39% 53%



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1993 AL  127 (5th)
1995 AL  113 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1993 AL  769 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1995 AL  42 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1989 AL  6 (5th)
1992 AL  8 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1993 AL  9 (4th)
1994 AL  6 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1995 AL  67 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1993 AL  56 (2nd)
1995 AL  35 (4th)
1996 AL  33 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1989 AL  48.0 (1st)
1990 AL  50.0 (1st)
1991 AL  43.2 (5th)
1993 AL  53.8 (1st)
1996 AL  40.7 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1988 AL  5 (4th)
1990 AL  8 (2nd)
1991 AL  6 (1st)
1993 AL  14 (1st)
1996 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  62 (12th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1993 AL  7.21 (4th)
1996 AL  7.33 (4th)
Career  6.66 (94th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1993 AL  6.55 (3rd)
1996 AL  6.53 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1993 AL  .994 (4th)
1996 AL  .993 (5th)
Career  .992 (47th)

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Name and misspellings: Ronald Joseph Officer Ron ronnie Karkovice

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