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John Kerr

John Francis Kerr

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 158 lb.

Born: November 26, 1898 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1923 (Age 24.156)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Senators/Tigers 1923-1934

Final Game: September 30, 1934 (Age 35.308)
Died: October 19, 1993 in Long Beach, CA
Buried: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA
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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
1923 DET AL 24 SS 15 14 9 73 19 45 9 5 .877 4.27 .946 5.02
1924 DET AL 25 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.27
1924 DET AL 25 OF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.40
1924 DET AL 25 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
1929 CHW AL 30 2B 122 123 104 789 307 459 23 84 .971 6.28 .968 5.91
1929 CHW AL 30 SS 1 0 0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 8.00 .938 5.20
1930 CHW AL 31 2B 52 48 44 302 130 166 6 33 .980 5.69 .969 5.95
1930 CHW AL 31 SS 20 17 15 97 42 52 3 7 .969 4.70 .940 5.12
1931 CHW AL 32 2B 117 110 105 685 297 366 22 78 .968 5.67 .965 5.84
1931 CHW AL 32 3B 7 6 5 25 9 13 3 1 .880 3.14 .944 3.09
1931 CHW AL 32 SS 1 1 0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.00 .936 5.20
1932 WSH AL 33 2B 17 15 15 108 46 57 5 9 .954 6.06 .968 5.92
1932 WSH AL 33 SS 14 13 13 66 25 37 4 7 .939 4.43 .941 5.15
1932 WSH AL 33 3B 8 0 0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 0.63 .950 2.96
1933 WSH AL 34 2B 16 6 4 58 25 31 2 4 .966 3.50 .971 5.99
1933 WSH AL 34 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1934 WSH AL 35 3B 17 16 14 70 21 47 2 4 .971 4.00 .943 3.09
1934 WSH AL 35 2B 13 13 11 73 42 29 2 6 .973 5.46 .969 5.87
6 Seasons 2B 337 315 283 2015 847 1108 60 214 .970 5.80 .967 5.89
5 Seasons SS 51 45 37 249 90 143 16 19 .936 4.57 .942 5.10
5 Seasons 3B 36 22 19 100 32 63 5 6 .950 2.64 .944 3.07
1 Season OF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.40
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
8 Seasons TOT 426 382 339 2365 970 1314 81 239 .966 5.36 .964 5.54
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1923 DET AL 24 19 14 19 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1924 DET AL 25 17 0 17 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 5
1929 CHW AL 30 127 123 127 123 0 0 0 123 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1930 CHW AL 31 70 65 70 70 0 0 0 52 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 CHW AL 32 128 117 128 123 0 0 0 117 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
1932 WSH AL 33 52 28 52 40 0 0 0 17 9 14 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1933 WSH AL 34 29 6 29 17 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5
1934 WSH AL 35 31 29 31 30 0 0 0 13 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 Seasons 473 382 473 422 0 0 0 338 37 51 0 0 1 1 0 35 16
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assistss c a p y
1929 AL  464 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  122 (5th)
1931 AL  117 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  307 (4th)
1931 AL  297 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  459 (4th)
1931 AL  366 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  23 (3rd)
1931 AL  22 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  84 (4th)
1931 AL  78 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  6.28 (1st)
1931 AL  5.67 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  .971 (3rd)
1931 AL  .968 (5th)

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