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Ray Katt    \KOTT\

Raymond Frederick Katt

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: May 9, 1927 in New Braunfels, TX
Schools: Texas State University (San Marcos, TX), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1952 (Age 25.130)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cardinals 1952-1959

Final Game: July 21, 1959 (Age 32.073)
Died: October 19, 1999 in New Braunfels, TX
Buried: Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park, New Braunfels, TX
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1952 25 NYG NL 9 28 27 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .222 .250 .222 .472 31 6 2 0 0 /2
1953 26 NYG NL 8 31 29 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .172 .200 .207 .407 5 6 0 0 1 /2
1954 27 NYG NL 86 227 200 26 51 7 1 9 33 1 0 19 29 .255 .314 .435 .749 93 87 4 0 4 4 2
1955 28 NYG NL 124 355 326 27 70 7 2 7 28 0 0 22 38 .215 .268 .313 .581 53 102 13 2 4 1 4 *2
1956 29 TOT NL 84 276 259 21 64 8 0 13 34 0 2 12 40 .247 .285 .429 .713 90 111 3 2 2 1 2 2
1956 29 NYG NL 37 109 101 10 23 4 0 7 14 0 1 6 16 .228 .278 .475 .753 99 48 1 1 1 0 1 2
1956 29 STL NL 47 167 158 11 41 4 0 6 20 0 1 6 24 .259 .289 .399 .688 84 63 2 1 1 1 1 2
1957 30 NYG NL 72 187 165 11 38 3 1 2 17 1 0 15 35 .230 .294 .297 .591 60 49 7 2 1 5 1 2
1958 31 STL NL 19 47 41 1 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 6 .171 .239 .268 .507 32 11 3 0 1 1 0 2
1959 32 STL NL 15 25 24 0 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 .292 .292 .375 .667 72 9 2 0 1 0 0 2
8 Yrs 417 1176 1071 92 248 29 4 32 120 2 2 74 164 .232 .282 .356 .638 68 381 34 6 14 12 7
162 Game Avg. 162 457 416 36 96 11 2 12 47 1 1 29 64 .232 .282 .356 .638 68 148 13 2 5
NYG (6 yrs) 336 937 848 80 193 22 4 25 94 2 1 64 126 .228 .283 .351 .634 67 298 27 5 11 10 6
STL (3 yrs) 81 239 223 12 55 7 0 7 26 0 1 10 38 .247 .280 .372 .652 72 83 7 1 3 2 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1952 25 NYG NL 9 28 -2 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .473 .498 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1953 26 NYG NL 8 31 -5 0 -0 0 0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.3 .443 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3 /2
1954 27 NYG NL 86 227 -3 1 -1 -1 2 -1 -0.2 9 7 0.7 .498 .499 0.8 0.1 8 2
1955 28 NYG NL 124 355 -24 -1 -1 3 4 -18 -2.1 13 -5 -0.7 .485 .488 -0.9 0.6 -8 *2
1956 29 NYG NL 37 109 0 -0 -0 5 1 6 0.6 4 10 1.1 .519 .504 0.6 0.6 6 2
1956 29 STL NL 47 167 -4 -0 0 -2 2 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.1 .491 .497 0.5 -0.1 4 2
1957 30 NYG NL 72 187 -11 0 -1 1 2 -8 -1.0 7 -1 -0.3 .487 .494 -0.3 0.3 -2 2
1958 31 STL NL 19 47 -3 0 -1 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.2 0.1 -1 2
1959 32 STL NL 15 25 -1 0 -0 1 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 2
8 Seasons 417 1176 -52 0 -4 7 14 -35 -4.2 44 9 0.3 .491 .495 0.0 1.8 2
NYG (6 yrs) 336 937 -44 0 -3 8 11 -28 -3.3 35 7 0.3 .491 .495 -0.3 1.7 -1
STL (3 yrs) 81 239 -8 0 -1 -1 3 -7 -0.9 9 2 0.0 .491 .498 0.3 0.1 3

Standard Fielding

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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
1952 NYG NL 25 C 8 6 6 62.0 43 39 4 0 0 1.000 6.24 5.38 .984 5.52 5.48 2 0 3 0 0% 44% 0
1953 NYG NL 26 C 8 8 7 68.0 40 33 6 1 0 .975 0 0 5.16 4.88 .984 5.53 5.42 1 0 0 3 100% 40% 0
1954 NYG NL 27 C 82 56 44 531.1 296 265 23 8 4 .973 -1 -2 4.88 3.51 .986 5.36 5.33 12 7 6 12 67% 44% 0
1955 NYG NL 28 C 122 95 72 849.0 534 482 45 7 7 .987 3 4 5.59 4.32 .987 5.65 5.60 17 7 20 29 59% 46% 1
1956 TOT NL 29 C 84 76 59 663.1 437 395 34 8 4 .982 3 5 5.82 5.11 .985 5.83 5.77 5 9 18 14 44% 40% 1
1956 NYG NL 29 C 37 30 20 259.1 186 164 18 4 1 .978 5 23 6.32 4.92 .985 5.83 5.77 3 1 4 10 71% 40% 0
1956 STL NL 29 C 47 46 39 404.0 251 231 16 4 3 .984 -2 -6 5.50 5.26 .985 5.83 5.77 2 8 14 4 22% 40% 1
1957 NYG NL 30 C 68 47 28 426.1 268 238 25 5 4 .981 1 3 5.55 3.87 .988 5.98 6.02 6 6 9 13 59% 40% 0
1958 STL NL 31 C 14 11 6 93.1 69 63 4 2 2 .971 0 0 6.46 4.79 .988 6.06 6.02 1 1 6 3 33% 39% 0
1959 STL NL 32 C 14 5 3 55.0 41 38 2 1 0 .976 1 22 6.55 2.86 .989 6.33 6.28 0 0 0 1 100% 38% 0
8 Seasons C 400 304 225 2748.1 1728 1553 143 32 21 .981 7 3 5.55 4.24 .986 5.71 5.68 44 30 62 75 55% 43% 2
8 Seasons TOT 400 304 225 2748.1 1728 1553 143 32 21 .981 7 3 5.55 4.24 .986 5.71 5.68 44 30 62 75 55% 43% 2
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1955 NL  122 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1955 NL  482 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1955 NL  45 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1954 NL  8 (2nd)
1955 NL  7 (3rd)
1956 NL  8 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1954 NL  12 (1st)
1955 NL  17 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1955 NL  29 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1955 NL  59.2 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1955 NL  3 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1955 NL  .987 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1449), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2605), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (583rd), 0.3 career WAR/1.0 7yr-peak WAR/0.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Raymond Frederick Ray Katt

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