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Lou Klimchock

Louis Stephen Klimchock

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 15, 1939 in Hostetter, PA
Signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1958 (Age 18.347, 9,212th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Athletics/Braves/Senators/Mets 1958-1970

Final Game: August 2, 1970 (Age 30.291)
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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
1958 KCA AL 18 2B 2 2 2 17.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 0 14 4.24 4.00 .978 5.24 5.20
1959 KCA AL 19 2B 16 16 16 139.2 79 34 41 4 11 .949 -3 -24 4.83 4.69 .976 5.29 5.25
1960 KCA AL 20 2B 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1961 KCA AL 21 1B 11 10 6 82.0 84 78 4 2 4 .976 1 15 9.00 7.45 .990 9.45 9.34
1961 KCA AL 21 OF 7 7 4 57.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 1.74 1.57 .977 2.24 2.21
1961 KCA AL 21 3B 6 5 3 42.0 13 3 6 4 0 .692 -3 -86 1.93 1.50 .950 3.17 3.15
1961 KCA AL 21 LF 4 4 2 31.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 8 2.32 2.00 .969 2.00 1.98
1961 KCA AL 21 RF 3 3 2 26.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 1.04 1.00 .977 2.08 2.03
1961 KCA AL 21 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -240 9.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.20
1963 WSA AL 23 2B 3 2 1 21.0 12 3 9 0 1 1.000 1 57 5.14 4.00 .980 5.10 5.10
1963 MLN NL 23 1B 12 7 4 69.2 83 76 6 1 11 .988 0 0 10.59 6.83 .989 9.82 9.78
1964 MLN NL 24 3B 4 3 2 26.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 -2 -92 1.73 1.25 .940 2.94 2.90
1964 MLN NL 24 2B 2 0 0 6.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 3.00 1.00 .975 5.25 5.20
1965 MLN NL 25 1B 4 2 1 21.0 26 20 4 2 0 .923 -1 -57 10.29 6.00 .990 10.03 10.02
1968 CLE AL 28 3B 4 3 1 21.1 4 0 2 2 0 .500 -3 -146 0.84 0.50 .950 3.04 3.05
1968 CLE AL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.50
1968 CLE AL 28 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 4.95 5.10
1969 CLE AL 29 3B 56 53 30 416.1 137 46 82 9 7 .934 -7 -21 2.77 2.29 .955 3.16 3.15
1969 CLE AL 29 2B 21 19 7 151.1 72 37 34 1 8 .986 0 2 4.22 3.38 .976 5.21 5.21
1969 CLE AL 29 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.60 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CLE AL 30 1B 5 4 3 33.1 36 35 1 0 4 1.000 1 25 9.72 7.20 .991 9.59 9.56
1970 CLE AL 30 2B 5 4 1 31.0 12 4 8 0 2 1.000 0 12 3.48 2.40 .979 5.34 5.32
4 Seasons 3B 70 64 36 505.2 159 51 93 15 7 .906 -15 -35 2.56 2.06 .954 3.14 3.13
9 Seasons 2B 52 44 27 370.0 186 81 100 5 23 .973 -1 -5 4.40 3.48 .977 5.25 5.23
5 Seasons 1B 33 23 14 207.0 230 210 15 5 19 .978 1 4 9.78 6.82 .990 9.66 9.62
1 Season OF 7 7 4 57.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 1.74 1.57 .977 2.24 2.21
1 Season LF 4 4 2 31.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 8 2.32 2.00 .969 2.00 1.98
1 Season RF 3 3 2 26.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 1.04 1.00 .977 2.08 2.03
1 Season C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.60 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT 163 138 81 1140.2 586 353 208 25 49 .957 -16 -17 4.43 3.44 .976 4.97 5.10 0 0 0 0 0
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
1958 KCA AL 18 2B 0 14 0 0 0 0
1959 KCA AL 19 2B -3 -24 -3 -1 -2 0
1960 KCA AL 20 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 KCA AL 21 1B 1 15 1 0 1 0
1961 KCA AL 21 3B -3 -86 -3 -3 -0 0
1961 KCA AL 21 LF 0 8 0 -0 0 0
1961 KCA AL 21 RF -1 -42 -1 -1 0 0
1961 KCA AL 21 2B -0 -240 -0 0 -0
1963 WSA AL 23 2B 1 57 1 1 0 0
1963 MLN NL 23 1B 0 0 0 -0 0 0
1964 MLN NL 24 3B -2 -92 -2 -2 -0 0
1964 MLN NL 24 2B -0 -20 -0 -0 0 0
1965 MLN NL 25 1B -1 -57 -1 -1 0 0
1968 CLE AL 28 3B -3 -146 -3 -1 -2 0
1968 CLE AL 28 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1968 CLE AL 28 2B -0 -60 -0 -0 0 0
1969 CLE AL 29 3B -7 -21 -7 -6 -2 0
1969 CLE AL 29 2B 0 2 -1 0 -1 1
1969 CLE AL 29 C 0 0 0
1970 CLE AL 30 1B 1 25 1 0 0 0
1970 CLE AL 30 2B 0 12 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 3B -15 -35 -15 -11 -4 0
9 Seasons 2B -1 -5 -2 1 -3 1
5 Seasons 1B 1 4 1 -1 1 0
1 Season LF 0 8 0 -0 0 0
1 Season RF -1 -42 -1 -1 0 0
1 Season C 0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT -16 -17 -17 -12 -5 1 0 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1958 KCA AL 18 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 KCA AL 19 17 16 17 16 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1960 KCA AL 20 10 1 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1961 KCA AL 21 57 22 57 24 0 0 11 1 6 0 4 0 3 7 0 35 0
1962 MLN NL 22 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1963 MLN NL 23 24 7 24 12 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1963 WSA AL 23 9 2 9 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1964 MLN NL 24 10 3 10 5 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1965 MLN NL 25 34 2 34 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
1966 NYM NL 26 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1968 CLE AL 28 11 3 11 6 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1969 CLE AL 29 90 72 90 75 0 1 0 22 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1970 CLE AL 30 41 8 41 10 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
12 Seasons 318 138 318 158 0 1 33 53 69 0 4 0 3 7 0 173 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 -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1961 KCA AL 21 193 73% 81% 26% 12 75% 0 3 3 0 0 7 6 0 0 0 4 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 MLN NL 24 119 80% 75% 26% 5 60% 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 CLE AL 28 105 63% 81% 25% 5 40% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CLE AL 29 1790 63% 77% 24% 137 87% 1 43 37 2 4 84 69 11 0 3 9 0 9 0 9 6 5 1 6 0 0 0 9 67%
4 Seasons 2207 65% 77% 24% 159 84% 1 48 42 2 4 94 78 11 0 3 15 0 13 2 14 6 5 1 6 0 0 0 9 67%
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 89% 63%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1958 KCA AL 18 78 63% 79% 24% 6 83% 0 2 0 2 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1959 KCA AL 19 637 70% 80% 26% 50 92% 1 35 12 20 3 41 31 8 0 2 4 1 2 1 1 11 5 0 5 0 11 5 6 0 0 0
1960 KCA AL 20 3 33% 100% 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
1961 KCA AL 21 5 80% 80% 20% 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
1963 WSA AL 23 92 62% 89% 34% 9 100% 0 3 1 2 0 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1964 MLN NL 24 18 89% 61% 22% 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
1968 CLE AL 28 9 67% 78% 44% 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
1969 CLE AL 29 640 74% 76% 23% 49 92% 1 39 18 12 9 36 29 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 10 6 1 3 0 10 3 7 0 0 0
1970 CLE AL 30 132 71% 72% 27% 7 100% 0 5 1 4 0 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
9 Seasons 1614 71% 78% 25% 121 93% 2 84 32 40 12 99 80 14 0 3 5 1 3 1 2 25 12 2 9 0 25 10 15 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1961 KCA AL 21 346 72% 83% 27% 15 87% 0 70 4 66 0 5 5 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0%
1963 MLN NL 23 266 61% 77% 31% 17 94% 0 68 6 59 3 6 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 8 0 2 2 0 0
1965 MLN NL 25 94 69% 83% 22% 10 80% 0 19 1 17 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1968 CLE AL 28 6 83% 83% 17% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CLE AL 30 150 64% 70% 25% 9 89% 0 36 2 33 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 862 67% 79% 27% 51 88% 0 194 13 176 5 19 15 11 2 0 0 5 2 3 0 3 17 0 0 0 15 0 2 2 0 6 67%
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 94% 86%

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%
1961 KCA AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 9 5 55.6% 4 0 0.0% 0 151 64% 75% 27% 18 44%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 9 5 55.6% 4 0 0.0% 0 151 64% 75% 27% 18 44%
MLB Averages 58.4% 2.7% 63% 79% 27% 47%

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%
1961 KCA AL 21 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 0 119 70% 80% 18% 6 50%
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 0 119 70% 80% 18% 6 50%
MLB Averages 40.3% 3.2% 63% 79% 27% 53%

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%
1969 CLE AL 29 4 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 4 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.64 4.13 95% 89%

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
1969 CLE AL 29 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 38% 1.25 1.21



* - 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

Youngest s c a p y
1958 AL  born 1939-10-15 (1st)
1959 AL  born 1939-10-15 (3rd)
1960 AL  born 1939-10-15 (4th)

                                         

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