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Johnny Kling

John Kling (Noisy)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: November 13, 1875 in Kansas City, MO(All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1900 (Age 24.302)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1901 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Orphans/Braves/Reds/Rustlers 1900-1913

Final Game: September 21, 1913 (Age 37.312)
Died: January 31, 1947 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
Relatives: Brother of Bill Kling
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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 G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1900 CHC NL 24 C 15 71 49 15 7 2 .901 4.27 .949 4.98 4 22 14 39% 44%
1901 CHC NL 25 C 69 414 319 75 20 7 .952 5.71 .971 6.20 14 88 62 41% 44%
1901 CHC NL 25 1B 1 7 6 0 1 0 .857 6.00 .979 10.20
1901 CHC NL 25 OF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .943 2.10 0-0-1
1902 CHC NL 26 C 113 654 477 160 17 17 .974 5.64 .965 6.05 18 123 113 48% 45%
1902 CHC NL 26 SS 1 5 1 2 2 1 .600 3.00 .912 5.40
1903 CHC NL 27 C 132 778 565 189 24 13 .969 5.71 .967 6.10 9 148 150 50% 45%
1904 CHC NL 28 C 104 651 499 135 17 6 .974 6.10 .964 6.01 16 107 109 50% 46%
1904 CHC NL 28 OF 10 11 10 0 1 0 .909 1.00 .947 1.89 9-0-1
1904 CHC NL 28 1B 6 53 51 0 2 2 .962 8.50 .983 10.68
1905 CHC NL 29 C 106 698 538 136 24 12 .966 6.36 .963 6.20 16 115 103 47% 45%
1905 CHC NL 29 OF 4 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .955 1.98 0-0-4
1905 CHC NL 29 1B 1 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 8.00 .981 10.80
1906 CHC NL 30 C 96 658 520 126 12 7 .982 6.73 .970 6.25 7 65 88 58% 45%
1906 CHC NL 30 OF 3 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 1.90 0-0-3
1907 CHC NL 31 C 98 616 499 109 8 11 .987 6.20 .971 5.98 2 92 79 46% 45%
1907 CHC NL 31 1B 2 12 10 2 0 1 1.000 6.00 .984 10.60
1908 CHC NL 32 C 117 761 596 149 16 11 .979 6.37 .971 5.92 4 114 112 50% 46%
1908 CHC NL 32 OF 6 11 6 4 1 1 .909 1.67 .960 2.03 1-1-4
1908 CHC NL 32 1B 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .986 11.05
1910 CHC NL 34 C 86 536 407 118 11 10 .979 6.10 .973 6.30 10 80 76 49% 44%
1911 TOT NL 35 C 96 590 424 140 26 8 .956 5.88 .966 6.44 13 142 109 43% 44% MVP-27
1911 CHC NL 35 C 25 161 122 34 5 2 .969 6.24 .966 6.44 2 19 24 56% 44%
1911 BSN NL 35 C 71 429 302 106 21 6 .951 5.75 .966 6.44 11 123 85 41% 44%
1911 BSN NL 35 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10 MVP-27
1912 BSN NL 36 C 74 449 322 108 19 20 .958 5.81 .969 6.31 8 97 78 45% 44%
1913 CIN NL 37 C 63 362 259 94 9 3 .975 5.60 .970 6.29 6 65 61 48% 44%
13 Seasons C 1169 7238 5474 1554 210 127 .971 6.01 .968 6.14 127 1258 1154 48% 45%
5 Seasons OF 24 30 23 5 2 1 .933 1.17 .953 1.95 10-1-13
5 Seasons 1B 12 85 79 3 3 3 .965 6.83 .983 10.70
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
1 Season SS 1 5 1 2 2 1 .600 3.00 .912 5.40
13 Seasons TOT 1207 7358 5577 1564 217 132 .971 5.92 .968 6.10 10-1-13 127 1258 1154 48% 45%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1900 CHC NL 24 15 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901 CHC NL 25 74 74 0 69 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1902 CHC NL 26 115 115 0 113 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1903 CHC NL 27 132 132 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1904 CHC NL 28 123 123 0 104 6 0 0 0 9 0 1 10 0
1905 CHC NL 29 111 111 0 106 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
1906 CHC NL 30 107 107 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
1907 CHC NL 31 104 104 0 98 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908 CHC NL 32 126 126 0 117 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 0
1910 CHC NL 34 91 91 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 BSN NL 35 75 75 0 71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 CHC NL 35 27 27 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 BSN NL 36 81 81 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 CIN NL 37 80 80 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 1261 1261 0 1169 12 0 1 1 10 1 13 24 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 3.5%)
1937 BBWAA (10.0%)
1938 BBWAA ( 9.9%)
1939 BBWAA ( 5.1%)
1942 BBWAA ( 6.4%)
1945 BBWAA ( 4.9%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 9.9%)
1948 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (27, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1902 NL  113 (1st)
1903 NL  132 (1st)
1904 NL  104 (1st)
1905 NL  106 (2nd)
1906 NL  96 (3rd)
1907 NL  98 (2nd)
1908 NL  117 (4th)
1911 NL  96 (5th)
Career  1,169 (79th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1902 NL  477 (1st)
1903 NL  565 (1st)
1904 NL  499 (1st)
1905 NL  538 (1st)
1906 NL  520 (1st)
1907 NL  499 (1st)
1908 NL  596 (3rd)
1910 NL  407 (5th)
1911 NL  424 (5th)
Career  5,474 (91st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1902 NL  160 (1st)
1903 NL  189 (2nd)
1904 NL  135 (4th)
1905 NL  136 (3rd)
1906 NL  126 (3rd)
1908 NL  149 (2nd)
1911 NL  140 (1st)
Career  1,554 (6th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1901 NL  20 (2nd)
1902 NL  17 (4th)
1903 NL  24 (2nd)
1905 NL  24 (2nd)
1908 NL  16 (4th)
1911 NL  26 (1st)
1912 NL  19 (3rd)
Career  210 (38th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1901 NL  7 (5th)
1902 NL  17 (1st)
1903 NL  13 (2nd)
1905 NL  12 (4th)
1908 NL  11 (4th)
1912 NL  20 (1st)
Career  127 (28th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1901 NL  14 (5th)
1902 NL  18 (1st)
1904 NL  16 (1st)
1905 NL  16 (4th)
1910 NL  10 (4th)
1911 NL  13 (1st)
1912 NL  8 (5th)
1913 NL  6 (5th)
Career  127 (93rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1902 NL  123 (2nd)
1903 NL  148 (2nd)
1904 NL  107 (5th)
1905 NL  115 (5th)
1908 NL  114 (3rd)
1911 NL  142 (1st)
Career  1,258 (12th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1902 NL  113 (1st)
1903 NL  150 (1st)
1904 NL  109 (3rd)
1905 NL  103 (3rd)
1906 NL  88 (3rd)
1907 NL  79 (3rd)
1908 NL  112 (2nd)
1911 NL  109 (1st)
Career  1,154 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1902 NL  47.9 (5th)
1903 NL  50.3 (3rd)
1904 NL  50.5 (5th)
1906 NL  57.5 (1st)
1908 NL  49.6 (5th)
1910 NL  48.7 (4th)
1913 NL  48.4 (3rd)
Career  47.8 (40th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1904 NL  6.10 (4th)
1905 NL  6.36 (4th)
1906 NL  6.73 (2nd)
1907 NL  6.20 (5th)
1908 NL  6.37 (1st)
1910 NL  6.10 (3rd)
1911 NL  5.88 (5th)
1912 NL  5.81 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1902 NL  .974 (3rd)
1903 NL  .969 (5th)
1904 NL  .974 (4th)
1905 NL  .966 (3rd)
1906 NL  .982 (1st)
1907 NL  .987 (1st)
1908 NL  .979 (3rd)
1910 NL  .979 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1912 NL  born 1875-11-13 (3rd)
1913 NL  born 1875-11-13 (6th)

                           

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