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Norm Larker

Norman Howard John Larker

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 27, 1930 in Beaver Meadows, PA
High School: Hazleton HS (Hazleton, PA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1958 (Age 27.109)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Colt.45's/Braves/Giants 1958-1963

Final Game: September 28, 1963 (Age 32.275)
Died: March 12, 2007 in Long Beach, CA
Buried: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA
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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
1958 LAD NL 27 OF 43 43 22 327.0 65 61 3 1 0 .985 1 5 1.76 1.49 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 LAD NL 27 LF 41 41 20 311.0 62 58 3 1 0 .984 2 8 1.77 1.49 .975 2.01 2.00
1958 LAD NL 27 1B 35 22 16 186.1 196 178 14 4 18 .980 -1 -7 9.27 5.49 .990 9.54 9.49
1958 LAD NL 27 RF 2 2 2 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -45 1.69 1.50 .977 2.02 2.00
1959 LAD NL 28 1B 55 50 43 456.1 503 456 42 5 53 .990 -1 -2 9.82 9.05 .988 9.58 9.48
1959 LAD NL 28 OF 30 30 10 220.0 41 35 6 0 0 1.000 4 20 1.68 1.37 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 LAD NL 28 LF 23 23 10 179.0 39 34 5 0 0 1.000 3 17 1.96 1.70 .971 2.03 2.01
1959 LAD NL 28 RF 7 7 0 41.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1 29 1.32 0.86 .978 1.95 1.93
1960 LAD NL 29 1B 119 112 57 933.2 1001 914 80 7 81 .993 5 7 9.58 8.35 .990 9.57 9.55 AS,MVP-15
1960 LAD NL 29 LF 2 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 2.57 1.00 .975 1.93 2.00 AS,MVP-15
1960 LAD NL 29 OF 2 1 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 3.86 1.50 .977 2.19 2.20 AS,MVP-15
1961 LAD NL 30 1B 86 79 37 633.0 644 589 52 3 68 .995 1 3 9.11 7.45 .990 9.82 9.72
1961 LAD NL 30 OF 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.10
1961 LAD NL 30 RF 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 1.98 1.90
1962 HOU NL 31 1B 135 130 111 1144.1 1262 1148 103 11 103 .991 -6 -7 9.84 9.27 .990 9.79 9.70
1962 HOU NL 31 LF 6 5 1 36.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 1.25 0.83 .968 1.80 1.80
1962 HOU NL 31 OF 6 5 1 36.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 1.25 0.83 .974 2.08 2.05
1963 TOT NL 32 1B 53 36 21 334.2 384 344 35 5 26 .987 2 6 10.19 7.15 .989 9.81 9.78
1963 MLN NL 32 1B 42 35 21 310.2 356 320 33 3 23 .992 2 8 10.23 8.40 .989 9.81 9.78
1963 SFG NL 32 1B 11 1 0 24.0 28 24 2 2 3 .929 -1 -30 9.75 2.36 .989 9.82 9.78
6 Seasons 1B 483 429 285 3688.1 3990 3629 326 35 349 .991 0 0 9.65 8.19 .990 9.70 9.64
5 Seasons OF 82 79 33 595.0 114 104 9 1 0 .991 5 9 1.71 1.38 .979 2.23 2.21
4 Seasons LF 72 70 31 533.0 108 99 8 1 0 .991 5 10 1.81 1.49 .973 2.00 1.99
3 Seasons RF 10 9 2 62.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -0 1.31 0.90 .978 1.97 1.94
6 Seasons TOT 565 508 318 4283.1 4104 3733 335 36 349 .991 5 1 8.55 7.20 .989 8.66 8.56
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
1958 LAD NL 27 LF 2 8 1 1 0 1
1958 LAD NL 27 1B -1 -7 -1 -1 0 0
1958 LAD NL 27 RF -1 -45 -1 0 -1 0
1959 LAD NL 28 1B -1 -2 -1 1 -2 0
1959 LAD NL 28 LF 3 17 3 2 1 0
1959 LAD NL 28 RF 1 29 0 0 0 1
1960 LAD NL 29 1B 5 7 4 2 2 1
1960 LAD NL 29 LF 0 17 0 0 -0 0
1961 LAD NL 30 1B 1 3 1 -1 3 0
1961 LAD NL 30 RF -0 -96 -0 0 -0 0
1962 HOU NL 31 1B -6 -7 -6 -5 -1 0
1962 HOU NL 31 LF -0 -3 -1 -1 0 1
1963 MLN NL 32 1B 2 8 2 0 2 0
1963 SFG NL 32 1B -1 -30 -1 0 -1 0
6 Seasons 1B 0 0 -1 -3 2 1
4 Seasons LF 5 10 3 2 1 2
3 Seasons RF -0 -0 -1 0 -1 1
6 Seasons TOT 5 1 1 -2 2 1 3

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1958 LAD NL 27 99 65 99 67 0 0 25 0 0 0 41 0 2 43 0 33 1
1959 LAD NL 28 108 80 108 82 0 0 55 0 0 0 23 0 7 30 0 26 0
1960 LAD NL 29 133 113 133 120 0 0 119 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 20 0
1961 LAD NL 30 97 79 97 86 0 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 16 0
1962 HOU NL 31 147 135 147 138 0 0 135 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 12 0
1963 MLN NL 32 64 35 64 42 0 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
1963 SFG NL 32 19 1 19 11 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
6 Seasons 667 508 667 546 0 0 473 0 0 0 72 0 10 82 0 143 1
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%
1958 LAD NL 27 802 68% 80% 31% 43 93% 0 183 9 174 1 18 13 11 2 0 0 4 2 1 1 2 18 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1959 LAD NL 28 1991 65% 76% 30% 106 92% 2 453 20 431 2 38 43 31 8 1 2 5 0 3 2 2 53 4 0 0 51 5 2 0 2 13 100%
1960 LAD NL 29 3909 66% 73% 30% 200 93% 1 919 28 869 22 87 78 45 25 0 4 7 2 4 1 5 84 6 2 0 72 8 12 1 11 16 81%
1961 LAD NL 30 2673 67% 74% 30% 141 93% 1 589 36 547 7 54 50 26 16 0 2 3 1 0 2 0 70 2 2 0 63 4 7 1 5 20 90%
1962 HOU NL 31 4869 60% 79% 28% 278 95% 4 1135 81 1037 21 91 105 62 26 2 6 11 4 6 1 7 107 5 1 2 101 8 6 2 3 24 88%
1963 MLN NL 32 1301 66% 78% 29% 77 95% 0 319 19 296 4 26 30 19 8 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 23 1 0 0 22 1 1 0 1 5 100%
1963 SFG NL 32 96 67% 88% 33% 6 83% 0 25 0 26 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 15641 64% 76% 29% 851 94% 8 3623 193 3380 57 317 321 196 85 3 15 35 10 18 7 20 358 18 5 2 329 26 28 4 22 82 90%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 93% 85%

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%
1958 LAD NL 27 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 21 13 0 15 8 1 12 7 0 2 2 0 6 6 0 56 36 64.3% 19 1 1.8% 2 1379 68% 78% 40% 177 34%
1959 LAD NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 1 0 13 7 0 6 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 26 11 42.3% 15 0 0.0% 5 750 66% 73% 40% 80 49%
1960 LAD NL 29 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 32 72% 81% 28% 5 40%
1962 HOU NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6 5 83.3% 1 0 0.0% 0 158 55% 77% 28% 14 36%
4 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 5 1 2 36 22 0 22 8 1 16 9 0 4 3 0 10 10 0 88 52 59.1% 35 1 1.1% 7 2319 66% 76% 39% 276 38%
MLB Averages 58.4% 2.5% 63% 80% 29% 48%

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%
1958 LAD NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 78 91% 73% 40% 5 60%
1959 LAD NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 0 1 33.3% 0 166 68% 72% 36% 11 55%
1961 LAD NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 22 86% 86% 36% 2 0%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 8 4 50.0% 3 1 12.5% 0 266 76% 73% 37% 18 50%
MLB Averages 40.5% 3.1% 63% 80% 29% 53%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1960 NL (15, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Putoutss c a p y
1960 NL  917 (5th)
1962 NL  1,153 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1960 NL  119 (4th)
1962 NL  135 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1960 NL  914 (5th)
1962 NL  1,148 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1960 NL  80 (3rd)
1962 NL  103 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  11 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1960 NL  81 (5th)
1962 NL  103 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1960 NL  5 (2nd)
1961 NL  1 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1960 NL  9.58 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  9.27 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1960 NL  .993 (2nd)
1962 NL  .991 (4th)

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