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Chuck Knoblauch    \NOB-lock\

Edward Charles Knoblauch (Knobby or Skippy) (twitter: @chuckknoblauch)

Positions: Second Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: July 7, 1968 in Houston, TX
High Schools: Bellaire HS (Bellaire, TX), Bellaire HS (Houston, TX)
School: Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1989 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 1991 (Age 22.276)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Yankees/Royals 1991-2002
Agents: Louis Gregory, previously: Randy Hendricks, Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: September 27, 2002 (Age 34.082)
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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
1991 MIN AL 22 2B 148 141 127 1240.1 727 249 460 18 94 .975 -1 -1 5.14 4.79 .981 5.19 5.18 RoY-1
1991 MIN AL 22 SS 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.73 4.65 RoY-1
1992 MIN AL 23 2B 154 150 141 1339.2 727 306 415 6 104 .992 8 7 4.84 4.68 .983 5.25 5.23 AS
1992 MIN AL 23 DH 1 1 AS
1992 MIN AL 23 SS 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.70 AS
1993 MIN AL 24 2B 148 147 130 1273.0 732 298 425 9 98 .988 11 10 5.11 4.89 .981 5.15 5.11
1993 MIN AL 24 SS 6 1 1 15.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 -2 -120 4.80 1.33 .972 4.68 4.63
1993 MIN AL 24 CF 1 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -240 3.60 2.00 .985 2.70 2.70
1993 MIN AL 24 OF 1 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -240 3.60 2.00 .985 2.34 2.40
1994 MIN AL 25 2B 109 108 96 928.0 478 191 284 3 61 .994 4 6 4.61 4.36 .981 5.10 5.06 AS,MVP-20
1994 MIN AL 25 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 480 9.00 1.00 .970 4.50 4.60 AS,MVP-20
1995 MIN AL 26 2B 136 136 119 1160.2 663 253 400 10 88 .985 9 9 5.06 4.80 .981 5.11 5.06 MVP-17,SS
1995 MIN AL 26 SS 2 0 0 2.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.38 0.50 .970 4.72 4.65 MVP-17,SS
1996 MIN AL 27 2B 151 150 127 1267.2 669 271 390 8 93 .988 11 10 4.69 4.38 .980 5.05 5.02 AS,MVP-16
1996 MIN AL 27 DH 2 1 AS,MVP-16
1997 MIN AL 28 2B 154 153 141 1316.2 718 283 424 11 101 .985 17 15 4.83 4.59 .980 4.93 4.89 AS,GG,SS
1997 MIN AL 28 DH 1 1 AS,GG,SS
1997 MIN AL 28 SS 1 1 1 9.0 6 2 3 1 1 .833 -0 -53 5.00 5.00 .973 4.60 4.50 AS,GG,SS
1998 NYY AL 29 2B 149 149 131 1293.0 696 275 408 13 86 .981 -4 -4 4.75 4.58 .978 4.85 4.80
1998 NYY AL 29 DH 1 1
1999 NYY AL 30 2B 150 150 145 1316.2 705 254 425 26 67 .963 -15 -14 4.64 4.53 .981 5.13 5.05
2000 NYY AL 31 2B 82 82 58 666.0 354 149 190 15 42 .958 -10 -18 4.58 4.13 .980 5.03 4.97
2000 NYY AL 31 DH 20 19
2001 NYY AL 32 LF 108 104 86 890.0 181 171 8 2 4 .989 -2 -3 1.81 1.66 .981 2.14 2.12
2001 NYY AL 32 OF 108 104 86 890.0 181 171 8 2 4 .989 -2 -3 1.81 1.66 .984 2.30 2.28
2001 NYY AL 32 DH 24 22
2002 KCR AL 33 LF 74 73 57 618.1 155 147 5 3 0 .981 1 2 2.21 2.05 .983 2.15 2.13
2002 KCR AL 33 OF 74 73 57 618.1 153 145 5 3 0 .980 1 2 2.18 2.03 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 KCR AL 33 DH 2 2
10 Seasons 2B 1381 1366 1215 11801.2 6469 2529 3821 119 834 .982 30 3 4.84 4.60 .981 5.08 5.04
3 Seasons OF 183 177 143 1513.1 336 318 13 5 4 .985 -2 -2 1.97 1.81 .984 2.32 2.30
2 Seasons LF 182 177 143 1508.1 336 318 13 5 4 .985 -1 -1 1.98 1.82 .982 2.14 2.12
7 Seasons DH 51 47
6 Seasons SS 13 2 2 32.0 16 5 10 1 2 .938 -2 -56 4.22 1.15 .972 4.67 4.63
1 Season CF 1 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -240 3.60 2.00 .985 2.70 2.70
12 Seasons TOT 1577 1545 1360 13347.0 6821 2852 3844 125 840 .982 26 2 4.52 4.25 .981 4.77 4.72
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
1991 MIN AL 22 2B -1 -1 -1 1 -2 0
1991 MIN AL 22 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 MIN AL 23 2B 8 7 5 3 2 3
1992 MIN AL 23 SS
1993 MIN AL 24 2B 11 10 10 6 3 1
1993 MIN AL 24 SS -2 -120 -2 -2 0 0
1993 MIN AL 24 CF -1 -240 -1 -1 0 0
1994 MIN AL 25 2B 4 6 5 3 2 -1
1994 MIN AL 25 SS 0 480 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 26 2B 9 9 7 4 3 2
1995 MIN AL 26 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 MIN AL 27 2B 11 10 10 4 6 1
1997 MIN AL 28 2B 17 15 14 12 1 3
1997 MIN AL 28 SS -0 -53 -0 0 -0 0
1998 NYY AL 29 2B -4 -4 -3 -4 1 -1
1999 NYY AL 30 2B -15 -14 -12 -12 1 -3
2000 NYY AL 31 2B -10 -18 -8 -5 -3 -2
2001 NYY AL 32 LF -2 -3 -3 -1 -2 1
2002 KCR AL 33 LF 1 2 2 3 -0 -1
10 Seasons 2B 30 3 27 12 14 3
2 Seasons LF -1 -1 -1 1 -2 0
6 Seasons SS -2 -56 -2 -2 0 0
1 Season CF -1 -240 -1 -1 0 0
12 Seasons TOT 26 2 23 11 12 3 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
1991 MIN AL 22 151 141 151 149 0 0 0 148 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
1992 MIN AL 23 155 151 155 154 0 0 0 154 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1993 MIN AL 24 153 148 153 150 0 0 0 148 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 4 1
1994 MIN AL 25 109 108 109 109 0 0 0 109 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 26 136 136 136 136 0 0 0 136 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 MIN AL 27 153 151 153 151 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
1997 MIN AL 28 156 156 156 154 0 0 0 153 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1998 NYY AL 29 150 150 150 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1999 NYY AL 30 150 150 150 150 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 NYY AL 31 102 101 102 82 0 0 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 1
2001 NYY AL 32 137 126 137 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 0 108 24 8 1
2002 KCR AL 33 80 75 80 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0 0 74 2 2 3
12 Seasons 1632 1593 1632 1566 0 0 0 1380 0 13 182 1 0 183 51 18 10
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 -- 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
1991 MIN AL 22 5219 57% 81% 33% 560 86% 0 246 88 131 29 458 392 54 0 3 18 3 8 7 9 93 24 29 30 2 86 33 53 4 3 1
1992 MIN AL 23 5623 63% 81% 32% 551 82% 0 307 103 163 41 416 352 55 1 3 6 1 3 2 2 104 39 16 35 2 94 37 57 7 5 1
1993 MIN AL 24 5558 54% 81% 33% 498 94% 2 290 114 137 40 424 367 48 0 4 9 1 6 2 6 96 43 17 27 3 91 30 61 5 3 2
1994 MIN AL 25 4150 61% 81% 31% 326 94% 2 191 69 91 31 281 235 35 0 3 3 0 1 2 3 61 19 12 18 5 56 23 32 3 2 1
1995 MIN AL 26 5226 48% 79% 32% 450 95% 0 254 89 138 27 398 341 50 0 6 10 0 5 5 8 88 29 24 25 2 81 27 54 5 3 1
1996 MIN AL 27 5605 56% 78% 28% 459 93% 2 270 103 128 38 390 328 47 0 14 8 0 5 3 8 93 31 16 28 2 78 30 47 11 1 6
1997 MIN AL 28 5743 60% 80% 32% 494 93% 0 283 103 138 42 427 366 52 1 8 11 1 4 6 7 101 36 20 33 4 96 37 58 5 4 1
1998 NYY AL 29 5427 58% 76% 32% 542 83% 5 271 98 134 40 410 358 44 1 9 13 1 7 5 7 86 25 25 23 4 79 27 50 7 2 4
1999 NYY AL 30 5710 54% 76% 31% 520 93% 0 254 100 118 37 425 370 52 0 6 26 1 25 0 19 67 17 18 25 2 63 27 36 4 0 3
2000 NYY AL 31 2977 58% 76% 26% 236 94% 2 151 57 71 24 189 158 28 2 1 15 0 5 10 12 43 10 11 14 1 39 15 23 3 1 2
10 Seasons 51238 57% 79% 31% 4636 90% 13 2517 924 1249 349 3818 3267 465 5 57 119 8 69 42 81 832 273 188 258 27 763 286 471 54 24 22
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 91%

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%
2001 NYY AL 32 2 0 2 0 1 8 0 5 1 1 46 38 1 40 15 0 19 16 0 9 1 1 13 9 2 127 79 62.2% 44 4 3.1% 4 3753 61% 74% 41% 403 43%
2002 KCR AL 33 3 0 3 0 1 5 0 1 0 2 33 25 1 22 8 0 15 11 3 8 0 0 13 9 0 91 53 58.2% 34 4 4.4% 1 2707 53% 79% 45% 303 50%
2 Seasons 5 0 5 0 2 13 0 6 1 3 79 63 2 62 23 0 34 27 3 17 1 1 26 18 2 218 132 60.6% 78 8 3.7% 5 6460 58% 76% 43% 706 46%
MLB Averages 62.1% 2.6% 58% 78% 41% 49%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

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 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1991 MIN AL 22 16 69% 63% 25% 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
1992 MIN AL 23 1 100% 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 0
1993 MIN AL 24 73 85% 81% 30% 6 100% 0 2 1 1 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1994 MIN AL 25 3 67% 100% 33% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 MIN AL 26 9 33% 78% 44% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 MIN AL 28 32 44% 81% 38% 4 75% 0 2 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6 Seasons 134 69% 79% 32% 12 92% 0 5 3 2 0 10 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

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%
1993 MIN AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 21 62% 67% 24% 5 40%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 21 62% 67% 24% 5 40%
MLB Averages 43.4% 2.1% 58% 78% 41% 56%



* - 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
2008 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1994 AL (20, 2%)
1995 AL (17, 1%)
1996 AL (16, 2%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Gold Gloves
1997 AL (2B)

Silver Sluggers
1995 AL (2B)
1997 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1995 Sep 3rd AL Player of the Week
1996 Jul 7th AL Player of the Week

Assistss c a p y
1991 AL  460 (3rd)
1997 AL  427 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1999 AL  26 (2nd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1991 AL  148 (5th)
1992 AL  154 (2nd)
1993 AL  148 (4th)
1994 AL  109 (1st)
1995 AL  136 (1st)
1996 AL  151 (1st)
1997 AL  154 (1st)
1998 AL  149 (4th)
1999 AL  150 (4th)
Career  1,381 (49th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1992 AL  306 (2nd)
1993 AL  298 (3rd)
1994 AL  191 (4th)
1995 AL  253 (3rd)
1996 AL  271 (5th)
1997 AL  283 (2nd)
1998 AL  275 (5th)
Career  2,529 (95th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1991 AL  460 (2nd)
1992 AL  415 (3rd)
1993 AL  425 (4th)
1994 AL  284 (3rd)
1995 AL  400 (4th)
1997 AL  424 (1st)
1999 AL  425 (5th)
Career  3,821 (58th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1991 AL  18 (2nd)
1997 AL  11 (4th)
1999 AL  26 (1st)
2000 AL  15 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1991 AL  94 (5th)
1992 AL  104 (3rd)
1993 AL  98 (3rd)
1994 AL  61 (5th)
1995 AL  88 (3rd)
1996 AL  93 (5th)
1997 AL  101 (1st)
1998 AL  86 (5th)
Career  834 (51st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2001 AL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2001 AL  4 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2001 AL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1992 AL  8 (1st)
1993 AL  11 (3rd)
1995 AL  9 (2nd)
1996 AL  11 (2nd)
1997 AL  17 (1st)
Career  30 (45th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
Career  4.84 (99th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1997 AL  4.59 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1992 AL  .992 (2nd)
1993 AL  .988 (2nd)
1994 AL  .994 (2nd)
1995 AL  .985 (2nd)
1996 AL  .988 (1st)
1997 AL  .985 (3rd)
1998 AL  .981 (4th)
Career  .982 (81st)

                                         

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