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Ted Kluszewski

Theodore Bernard Kluszewski (Big Klu)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: September 10, 1924 in Argo, IL
School: Indiana University-Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1947 (Age 22.220)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Redlegs/Pirates/WhiteSox/Angels 1947-1961

Final Game: October 1, 1961 (Age 37.021)
Died: March 29, 1988 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
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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 Awards
1947 CIN NL 22 1B 2 0 0 10 10 0 0 1 1.000 5.00 .991 9.60
1948 CIN NL 23 1B 98 94 85 907 833 65 9 60 .990 9.16 .990 9.61
1949 CIN NL 24 1B 134 131 116 1219 1140 65 14 109 .989 8.99 .991 9.62
1950 CIN NL 25 1B 131 130 127 1152.1 1199 1123 61 15 101 .987 9.25 9.04 .990 9.71 9.61 MVP-18
1951 CIN NL 26 1B 154 153 153 1374.2 1474 1381 88 5 115 .997 9.62 9.54 .989 9.76 9.72
1952 CIN NL 27 1B 133 131 123 1138.0 1195 1121 66 8 116 .993 9.39 8.92 .990 9.89 9.81 MVP-17
1953 CIN NL 28 1B 147 147 144 1278.2 1350 1285 58 7 149 .995 -2 -2 9.45 9.14 .990 9.88 9.68 AS,MVP-7
1954 CIN NL 29 1B 149 149 140 1306.2 1343 1237 101 5 166 .996 6 6 9.22 8.98 .991 9.81 9.75 AS,MVP-2
1955 CIN NL 30 1B 153 153 148 1343.2 1482 1388 86 8 153 .995 1 1 9.87 9.63 .991 9.79 9.70 AS,MVP-6
1956 CIN NL 31 1B 131 130 121 1142.1 1268 1166 89 13 110 .990 -4 -4 9.89 9.58 .989 9.82 9.72 AS,MVP-14
1957 CIN NL 32 1B 23 19 16 169.0 178 161 15 2 11 .989 -2 -11 9.37 7.65 .990 9.67 9.73
1958 PIT NL 33 1B 72 72 43 592.0 631 591 36 4 62 .994 -3 -6 9.53 8.71 .990 9.54 9.49
1959 TOT MLB 34 1B 49 49 23 371.0 393 371 22 0 27 1.000 1 4 9.53 8.02 .989 9.73 9.65
1959 PIT NL 34 1B 20 20 13 164.0 163 151 12 0 14 1.000 0 1 8.95 8.15 .988 9.58 9.48
1959 CHW AL 34 1B 29 29 10 207.0 230 220 10 0 13 1.000 1 6 10.00 7.93 .990 9.84 9.77
1960 CHW AL 35 1B 39 37 32 329.1 345 325 19 1 38 .997 0 1 9.40 8.82 .991 9.58 9.56
1961 LAA AL 36 1B 66 59 45 496.2 554 520 28 6 51 .989 1 3 9.93 8.30 .990 9.45 9.34
15 Seasons 1B 1481 1454 1316 10694.1 13548 12652 799 97 1269 .993 -1 -0 9.54 9.08 .990 9.76 9.66
15 Seasons TOT 1481 1454 1316 10694.1 13548 12652 799 97 1269 .993 -1 -0 9.54 9.08 .990 9.76 9.66
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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

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
1947 CIN NL 22 1B
1948 CIN NL 23 1B
1949 CIN NL 24 1B
1950 CIN NL 25 1B
1951 CIN NL 26 1B
1952 CIN NL 27 1B
1953 CIN NL 28 1B -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 0
1954 CIN NL 29 1B 6 6 5 4 1 1
1955 CIN NL 30 1B 1 1 -0 1 -2 1
1956 CIN NL 31 1B -4 -4 -5 -6 1 1
1957 CIN NL 32 1B -2 -11 -2 -2 0 0
1958 PIT NL 33 1B -3 -6 -3 -3 -0 0
1959 PIT NL 34 1B 0 1 0 0 0 0
1959 CHW AL 34 1B 1 6 1 -0 1 0
1960 CHW AL 35 1B 0 1 0 1 -1 0
1961 LAA AL 36 1B 1 3 1 2 -1 0
15 Seasons 1B -1 -0 -4 -4 -0 3
15 Seasons TOT -1 -0 -4 -4 0 3

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1947 CIN NL 22 9 0 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1948 CIN NL 23 113 94 113 98 0 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1949 CIN NL 24 136 131 136 134 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1950 CIN NL 25 134 130 134 131 0 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1951 CIN NL 26 154 153 154 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 CIN NL 27 135 131 135 133 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1953 CIN NL 28 149 147 149 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1954 CIN NL 29 149 149 149 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CIN NL 30 153 153 153 153 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CIN NL 31 138 130 138 130 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1957 CIN NL 32 69 19 69 23 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0
1958 PIT NL 33 100 72 100 72 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
1959 PIT NL 34 60 20 60 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
1959 CHW AL 34 31 29 31 29 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1960 CHW AL 35 81 37 81 38 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0
1961 LAA AL 36 107 59 107 66 0 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 0
15 Seasons 1718 1454 1718 1479 0 0 1479 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 255 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 -- 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%
1947 CIN NL 22 22 68% 86% 45% 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1948 CIN NL 23 2190 70% 81% 25% 124 98% 1 510 30 472 8 59 36 25 7 0 3 4 0 1 3 2 38 1 1 0 30 2 8 4 4 14 100%
1949 CIN NL 24 3882 69% 82% 25% 198 94% 1 865 60 798 8 84 44 33 10 0 0 11 1 9 1 9 94 3 0 1 89 4 5 0 5 25 88%
1950 CIN NL 25 4000 64% 81% 25% 208 92% 0 849 75 771 3 75 49 25 19 1 2 11 1 8 2 9 78 3 1 2 73 6 4 1 3 14 79%
1951 CIN NL 26 4364 64% 84% 28% 242 97% 0 1051 57 978 15 113 71 46 19 0 8 4 2 1 1 1 90 1 1 0 77 5 13 2 11 20 90%
1952 CIN NL 27 3625 65% 83% 25% 187 95% 0 821 47 761 14 83 48 35 11 0 4 7 1 5 1 5 82 3 2 0 73 5 8 0 8 21 95%
1953 CIN NL 28 5529 67% 84% 26% 233 94% 0 1285 67 1202 16 107 56 36 11 0 5 7 0 6 1 6 153 2 2 1 137 5 16 2 12 11 100%
1954 CIN NL 29 5715 64% 83% 25% 301 97% 3 1237 52 1171 12 155 96 60 23 1 3 4 1 2 1 2 166 7 2 1 151 9 15 8 7 18 94%
1955 CIN NL 30 5699 66% 84% 28% 297 96% 1 1402 103 1284 14 112 80 55 17 2 2 8 0 7 1 4 155 1 2 6 142 9 12 3 9 18 94%
1956 CIN NL 31 4857 64% 83% 27% 262 95% 0 1161 75 1078 11 94 90 64 19 0 6 13 6 7 0 7 115 3 3 2 102 8 12 1 11 16 81%
1957 CIN NL 32 745 63% 85% 26% 38 92% 1 161 7 150 3 14 15 11 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 11 0 0 1 10 1 1 0 1 5 100%
1958 PIT NL 33 2487 59% 81% 27% 114 96% 0 583 26 547 8 50 39 26 7 0 3 4 1 3 0 2 63 2 0 0 62 2 1 0 1 6 67%
1959 CHW AL 34 847 67% 82% 30% 40 95% 0 222 13 208 1 17 9 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 12 0 3 0 3 1 100%
1959 PIT NL 34 724 61% 81% 27% 30 100% 0 147 5 142 0 13 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 2 5 100%
1960 CHW AL 35 1430 68% 78% 28% 58 93% 2 327 14 309 4 22 18 12 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 39 0 0 0 34 0 4 0 4 7 71%
1961 LAA AL 36 2169 66% 75% 28% 97 91% 0 505 25 472 7 38 27 17 8 0 2 6 2 4 0 3 51 1 1 0 49 3 1 0 1 5 80%
15 Seasons 48285 65% 82% 27% 2429 95% 9 11130 656 10347 124 1036 690 462 160 5 40 82 15 55 12 53 1165 27 15 14 1054 59 105 21 82 186 90%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 93% 86%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1967 BBWAA ( 3.1%)
1968 BBWAA ( 4.9%)
1969 BBWAA ( 3.2%)
1970 BBWAA ( 2.7%)
1971 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1972 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1973 BBWAA ( 3.7%)
1974 BBWAA ( 7.7%)
1975 BBWAA ( 9.1%)
1976 BBWAA (12.9%)
1977 BBWAA (14.4%)
1978 BBWAA (13.5%)
1979 BBWAA (13.4%)
1980 BBWAA (13.0%)
1981 BBWAA (14.0%)

All-Star Games
1953 (1B)
1954 (1B)
1955 (1B)
1956 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1950 NL (18, 4%)
1952 NL (17, 5%)
1953 NL (7, 21%)
1954 NL (2, 65%)
1955 NL (6, 33%)
1956 NL (14, 5%)
1.33 Career Shares (175th)

Putoutss c a p y
1949 NL  1,140 (2nd)
1950 NL  1,123 (4th)
1951 NL  1,381 (1st)
1952 NL  1,121 (5th)
1953 NL  1,285 (3rd)
1954 NL  1,237 (3rd)
1955 NL  1,388 (1st)
1956 NL  1,166 (4th)
Career  12,652 (79th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1949 NL  134 (2nd)
1950 NL  131 (4th)
1951 NL  154 (3rd)
1952 NL  133 (5th)
1953 NL  147 (4th)
1954 NL  149 (2nd)
1955 NL  153 (1st)
1956 NL  131 (5th)
Career  1,481 (60th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1949 NL  1,140 (2nd)
1950 NL  1,123 (4th)
1951 NL  1,381 (1st)
1952 NL  1,121 (5th)
1953 NL  1,285 (3rd)
1954 NL  1,237 (3rd)
1955 NL  1,388 (1st)
1956 NL  1,166 (4th)
Career  12,652 (73rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1949 NL  65 (4th)
1951 NL  88 (5th)
1954 NL  101 (3rd)
1955 NL  86 (5th)
Career  799 (85th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  9 (5th)
1949 NL  14 (2nd)
1950 NL  15 (2nd)
1955 NL  8 (5th)
1956 NL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1949 NL  109 (2nd)
1950 NL  101 (4th)
1951 NL  115 (4th)
1952 NL  116 (4th)
1953 NL  149 (1st)
1954 NL  166 (1st)
1955 NL  153 (1st)
1956 NL  110 (1st)
Career  1,269 (43rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1954 NL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1950 NL  9.25 (4th)
1951 NL  9.62 (1st)
1955 NL  9.87 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1949 NL  8.99 (5th)
1950 NL  9.04 (3rd)
1951 NL  9.54 (1st)
1955 NL  9.63 (3rd)
1956 NL  9.58 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1949 NL  .989 (3rd)
1950 NL  .987 (4th)
1951 NL  .997 (1st)
1952 NL  .993 (1st)
1953 NL  .995 (1st)
1954 NL  .996 (1st)
1955 NL  .995 (1st)
1956 NL  .990 (5th)
Career  .993 (80th)

                                         

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