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Joe Kuhel

Joseph Anthony Kuhel

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 25, 1906 in Cleveland, OH
High School: Brooklyn Heights HS (Cleveland, OH)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 31, 1930 (Age 24.036)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/WhiteSox 1930-1947

Final Game: May 11, 1947 (Age 40.320)
Died: February 26, 1984 in Kansas City, KS
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
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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
1930 WSH AL 24 1B 16 15 14 160 149 8 3 10 .981 9.81 .989 10.00
1931 WSH AL 25 1B 139 137 135 1324 1255 57 12 119 .991 9.44 .991 10.03
1932 WSH AL 26 1B 85 76 76 811 761 45 5 64 .994 9.48 .989 10.12
1933 WSH AL 27 1B 153 153 147 1566 1498 61 7 126 .996 10.19 .989 10.27 MVP-15
1934 WSH AL 28 1B 63 63 61 645 618 23 4 62 .994 10.17 .991 10.00
1935 WSH AL 29 1B 151 150 149 1526 1425 87 14 150 .991 10.01 .992 10.16
1936 WSH AL 30 1B 149 149 148 1535 1452 73 10 138 .993 10.23 .991 9.93 MVP-6
1937 WSH AL 31 1B 136 136 135 1336 1242 85 9 141 .993 9.76 .991 9.84
1938 CHW AL 32 1B 111 110 109 1209 1136 59 14 97 .988 10.77 .990 9.77
1939 CHW AL 33 1B 136 136 135 1339 1256 72 11 113 .992 9.76 .990 9.64 MVP-21
1940 CHW AL 34 1B 155 155 155 1504 1395 91 18 112 .988 9.59 .989 9.80 MVP-13
1941 CHW AL 35 1B 151 151 149 1562 1444 108 10 113 .994 10.28 .990 9.92
1942 CHW AL 36 1B 112 111 110 1166 1085 70 11 94 .991 10.31 .989 10.08
1943 CHW AL 37 1B 153 150 150 1585 1471 106 8 143 .995 10.31 .991 10.05
1944 WSH AL 38 1B 138 137 132 1351 1251 83 17 119 .987 9.67 .990 10.07
1945 WSH AL 39 1B 141 141 136 1433 1323 94 16 101 .989 10.05 .989 10.10 MVP-12
1946 TOT AL 40 1B 68 64 59 670 625 41 4 67 .994 9.79 .989 9.58
1946 WSH AL 40 1B 5 4 3 32 29 3 0 2 1.000 6.40 .989 9.58
1946 CHW AL 40 1B 63 60 56 638 596 38 4 65 .994 10.06 .989 9.58
17 Seasons 1B 2057 2034 2000 20722 19386 1163 173 1769 .992 9.99 .990 9.97
18 Seasons TOT 2057 2034 2000 20722 19386 1163 173 1769 .992 9.99 .990 9.97
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

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
1930 WSH AL 24 1B
1931 WSH AL 25 1B
1932 WSH AL 26 1B
1933 WSH AL 27 1B
1934 WSH AL 28 1B
1935 WSH AL 29 1B
1936 WSH AL 30 1B
1937 WSH AL 31 1B
1938 CHW AL 32 1B
1939 CHW AL 33 1B
1940 CHW AL 34 1B
1941 CHW AL 35 1B
1942 CHW AL 36 1B
1943 CHW AL 37 1B
1944 WSH AL 38 1B
1945 WSH AL 39 1B
1946 WSH AL 40 1B
1946 CHW AL 40 1B
17 Seasons 1B
18 Seasons TOT
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
1930 WSH AL 24 18 15 18 16 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1931 WSH AL 25 139 137 139 139 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 WSH AL 26 101 76 101 85 0 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4
1933 WSH AL 27 153 153 153 153 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 WSH AL 28 63 63 63 63 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 WSH AL 29 151 150 151 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936 WSH AL 30 149 149 149 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 WSH AL 31 136 136 136 136 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 CHW AL 32 117 110 117 111 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1939 CHW AL 33 139 136 139 136 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1940 CHW AL 34 155 155 155 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 CHW AL 35 153 151 153 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1942 CHW AL 36 115 111 115 112 0 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1943 CHW AL 37 153 150 153 153 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 WSH AL 38 139 137 139 138 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1945 WSH AL 39 142 141 142 141 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1946 CHW AL 40 64 60 64 63 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1946 WSH AL 40 14 4 14 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1947 CHW AL 41 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
18 Seasons 2104 2034 2104 2057 0 0 2057 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 5
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1940 CHW AL 34 1203 66% 84% 27% 72 85% 1 281 13 266 2 35 14 4 7 1 1 7 0 6 1 5 23 2 0 0 20 2 3 1 2 3 67%
1941 CHW AL 35 2104 59% 84% 26% 137 97% 0 523 45 473 5 63 25 15 8 0 3 2 0 2 0 2 40 2 1 0 36 3 4 1 3 9 89%
1942 CHW AL 36 1044 54% 85% 27% 63 92% 1 251 18 231 2 26 16 12 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 23 0 0 0 21 0 2 0 2 2 50%
1943 CHW AL 37 645 62% 85% 29% 31 97% 0 166 6 156 4 15 12 6 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 0 1 18 2 2 0 1 1 100%
1944 WSH AL 38 644 71% 88% 28% 29 86% 0 158 7 149 2 13 6 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 14 0 0 0 12 1 2 0 2 1 100%
1945 WSH AL 39 5248 63% 85% 25% 350 92% 4 1325 142 1151 34 101 91 51 27 0 16 15 3 10 2 10 100 2 0 0 78 3 22 4 14 29 66%
1946 CHW AL 40 220 49% 88% 31% 19 79% 0 60 1 59 0 8 6 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 10 1 0 0 9 1 1 0 1 5 40%
1946 WSH AL 40 45 56% 82% 22% 3 100% 0 8 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 11153 62% 85% 26% 704 92% 6 2772 233 2492 49 263 170 94 53 1 24 27 3 21 3 20 230 8 1 1 194 12 36 6 25 50 68%
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 93% 85%



* - 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
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1933 AL (15, 6%)
1936 AL (6, 34%)
1939 AL (21, 2%)
1940 AL (13, 5%)
1945 AL (12, 9%)
0.56 Career Shares (416th)

Putoutss c a p y
1931 AL  1,255 (5th)
1933 AL  1,498 (1st)
1935 AL  1,425 (4th)
1936 AL  1,452 (2nd)
1937 AL  1,242 (5th)
1939 AL  1,256 (3rd)
1940 AL  1,395 (3rd)
1941 AL  1,444 (1st)
1943 AL  1,471 (2nd)
1945 AL  1,323 (4th)
Career  19,386 (10th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  139 (4th)
1933 AL  153 (1st)
1935 AL  151 (3rd)
1936 AL  149 (3rd)
1937 AL  136 (5th)
1939 AL  136 (3rd)
1940 AL  155 (1st)
1941 AL  151 (2nd)
1943 AL  153 (3rd)
1944 AL  138 (5th)
1945 AL  141 (4th)
Career  2,057 (16th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  1,255 (5th)
1933 AL  1,498 (1st)
1935 AL  1,425 (4th)
1936 AL  1,452 (2nd)
1937 AL  1,242 (5th)
1939 AL  1,256 (3rd)
1940 AL  1,395 (3rd)
1941 AL  1,444 (1st)
1943 AL  1,471 (2nd)
1945 AL  1,323 (4th)
Career  19,386 (10th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  87 (3rd)
1937 AL  85 (3rd)
1940 AL  91 (4th)
1941 AL  108 (4th)
1943 AL  106 (4th)
1944 AL  83 (4th)
1945 AL  94 (5th)
Career  1,163 (29th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  12 (5th)
1935 AL  14 (3rd)
1936 AL  10 (3rd)
1938 AL  14 (2nd)
1939 AL  11 (2nd)
1940 AL  18 (2nd)
1941 AL  10 (4th)
1944 AL  17 (1st)
1945 AL  16 (3rd)
Career  173 (41st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  119 (3rd)
1933 AL  126 (2nd)
1935 AL  150 (1st)
1936 AL  138 (2nd)
1937 AL  141 (1st)
1939 AL  113 (3rd)
1940 AL  112 (4th)
1941 AL  113 (3rd)
1943 AL  143 (3rd)
1944 AL  119 (5th)
1945 AL  101 (5th)
Career  1,769 (6th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  10.19 (4th)
1935 AL  10.01 (5th)
1936 AL  10.23 (3rd)
1937 AL  9.76 (4th)
1938 AL  10.77 (1st)
1939 AL  9.76 (1st)
1940 AL  9.59 (5th)
1941 AL  10.28 (1st)
1942 AL  10.31 (2nd)
1943 AL  10.31 (2nd)
1944 AL  9.67 (4th)
1945 AL  10.05 (5th)
Career  9.99 (67th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  .991 (4th)
1933 AL  .996 (1st)
1936 AL  .993 (4th)
1937 AL  .993 (3rd)
1939 AL  .992 (4th)
1940 AL  .988 (5th)
1941 AL  .994 (2nd)
1942 AL  .991 (5th)
1943 AL  .995 (2nd)
1945 AL  .989 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1946 AL  born 1906-06-25 (8th)
1947 AL  born 1906-06-25 (5th)

             

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