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Alex Kellner

Alexander Raymond Kellner

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 26, 1924 in Tucson, AZ
High School: Amphitheater HS (Tucson, AZ)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1948 (Age 23.247)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Redlegs/Cardinals 1948-1959

Final Game: June 23, 1959 (Age 34.301)
Died: May 3, 1996 in Tucson, AZ
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Walt Kellner
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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
1948 PHA AL 23 P 13 1 0 23.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.78 0.15 .965 2.03 1.99 0 1 100% 48% 0
1949 PHA AL 24 P 38 28 20 245.0 58 9 46 3 4 .948 2.02 1.45 .962 2.12 2.09 6 3 33% 46% 7 AS,MVP-18,RoY-2
1950 PHA AL 25 P 36 29 15 225.1 43 13 27 3 2 .930 1.60 1.11 .950 2.03 1.99 5 2 29% 1
1951 PHA AL 26 P 33 29 11 209.2 48 15 31 2 3 .958 1.97 1.39 .953 2.07 2.06 5 7 58% 45% 5
1952 PHA AL 27 P 34 33 14 231.1 45 17 28 0 4 1.000 1.75 1.32 .966 2.10 2.10 5 4 44% 46% 0
1953 PHA AL 28 P 25 25 14 201.2 35 5 28 2 2 .943 1.47 1.32 .957 1.95 1.93 6 6 50% 50% 1
1954 PHA AL 29 P 27 27 8 173.2 38 6 32 0 2 1.000 1.97 1.41 .959 2.01 1.99 3 8 73% 48% 3
1955 KCA AL 30 P 30 24 6 162.2 37 4 30 3 2 .919 1.88 1.13 .956 1.99 1.97 2 0 0% 47% 4
1956 KCA AL 31 P 20 17 5 91.2 19 1 17 1 2 .947 1.77 0.90 .950 1.92 1.91 1 3 75% 44% 5
1957 KCA AL 32 P 28 21 3 132.2 31 5 24 2 4 .935 1.97 1.04 .963 1.99 2.00 1 3 75% 47% 5
1958 TOT MLB 33 P 25 13 4 115.2 16 5 11 0 2 1.000 1.24 0.64 .959 1.96 1.95 0 2 100% 38% 2
1958 KCA AL 33 P 7 6 0 33.2 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 1.87 1.00 .963 1.95 1.93 0 0 1
1958 CIN NL 33 P 18 7 4 82.0 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 0.99 0.50 .956 1.96 1.96 0 2 100% 38% 1
1959 STL NL 34 P 12 4 0 37.0 8 3 4 1 0 .875 1.70 0.58 .954 1.99 1.97 0 0 0
12 Seasons P 321 251 100 1849.1 380 83 280 17 27 .955 1.77 1.13 .958 2.03 2.01 34 39 53% 42% 33
12 Seasons TOT 321 251 100 1849.1 380 83 280 17 27 .955 1.77 1.13 .958 2.03 2.01 34 39 53% 42% 33
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
1948 PHA AL 23 P
1949 PHA AL 24 P
1950 PHA AL 25 P
1951 PHA AL 26 P
1952 PHA AL 27 P
1953 PHA AL 28 P
1954 PHA AL 29 P
1955 KCA AL 30 P
1956 KCA AL 31 P
1957 KCA AL 32 P
1958 KCA AL 33 P
1958 CIN NL 33 P
1959 STL NL 34 P
12 Seasons P
12 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1948 PHA AL 23 13 1 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 PHA AL 24 38 27 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 PHA AL 25 36 29 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 PHA AL 26 33 29 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 PHA AL 27 34 33 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 PHA AL 28 25 25 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 PHA AL 29 27 27 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 KCA AL 30 30 24 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 KCA AL 31 21 17 21 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1957 KCA AL 32 28 21 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CIN NL 33 18 7 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 KCA AL 33 8 6 8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1959 STL NL 34 12 4 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 323 250 323 321 321 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
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%
1948 PHA AL 23 104 73% 17% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1949 PHA AL 24 832 81% 24% 30 87% 0 6 1 5 32 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 4 75%
1950 PHA AL 25 832 83% 23% 18 94% 0 11 1 10 17 11 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 100%
1951 PHA AL 26 773 82% 25% 26 88% 0 13 1 11 26 15 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 1 100%
1952 PHA AL 27 936 82% 25% 31 97% 0 16 0 14 29 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 4 0 6 100%
1953 PHA AL 28 849 87% 25% 36 83% 1 5 2 2 28 19 8 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 9 78%
1954 PHA AL 29 778 82% 24% 32 91% 0 6 2 3 30 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 83%
1955 KCA AL 30 676 81% 24% 29 90% 0 7 1 3 27 20 3 3 0 3 0 3 2 2 2 0 8 75%
1956 KCA AL 31 399 83% 25% 14 93% 0 1 1 0 17 9 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1957 KCA AL 32 560 83% 26% 22 86% 0 5 0 3 24 15 3 2 0 1 1 1 4 2 4 0 6 67%
1958 CIN NL 33 332 82% 27% 8 100% 0 3 1 1 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1958 KCA AL 33 147 80% 24% 4 100% 0 3 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1959 STL NL 34 153 82% 23% 6 83% 0 3 1 2 4 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 7371 82% 24% 259 90% 1 79 11 56 248 169 33 12 0 9 3 9 26 21 26 0 46 83%
MLB Averages 81% 27% 89% 82%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 AL (18, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1955 AL  3 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1952 AL  1.000 (1st)
1954 AL  1.000 (1st)

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Name and misspellings: Alexander Alex alez Raymond Kellner

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