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Cookie Lavagetto    \lav-uh-JET-oh\

Harry Arthur Lavagetto

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 1, 1912 in Oakland, CA
High School: Technical HS (Oakland, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1934 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Pirates 1934-1947

Final Game: September 28, 1947 (Age 34)
Died: August 10, 1990 in Orinda, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, St. Helena, CA
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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
1934 PIT NL 21 2B 83 79 76 466 214 234 18 39 .961 5.40 .965 5.88
1935 PIT NL 22 2B 42 41 38 223 92 120 11 10 .951 5.05 .963 5.76
1935 PIT NL 22 3B 15 14 14 35 8 23 4 0 .886 2.07 .941 2.86
1936 PIT NL 23 2B 37 33 33 205 85 110 10 24 .951 5.27 .963 5.94
1936 PIT NL 23 3B 13 11 11 40 15 21 4 0 .900 2.77 .947 2.67
1936 PIT NL 23 SS 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 .333 1.00 .947 5.40
1937 BRO NL 24 2B 100 95 93 551 229 294 28 56 .949 5.23 .959 5.70
1937 BRO NL 24 3B 45 44 38 132 52 74 6 8 .955 2.80 .954 2.87
1938 BRO NL 25 3B 132 130 121 393 136 229 28 26 .929 2.77 .945 3.03 AS
1938 BRO NL 25 2B 4 3 2 17 6 11 0 2 1.000 4.25 .969 5.75 AS
1939 BRO NL 26 3B 149 149 141 465 163 278 24 28 .948 2.96 .942 3.00 AS,MVP-29
1940 BRO NL 27 3B 116 116 115 352 137 191 24 12 .932 2.83 .948 3.01 AS
1941 BRO NL 28 3B 120 116 114 354 117 215 22 17 .938 2.77 .949 3.33 AS,MVP-35
1946 BRO NL 33 3B 67 63 57 192 70 108 14 11 .927 2.66 .952 3.08
1947 BRO NL 34 3B 18 11 9 51 20 29 2 3 .961 2.72 .947 3.06
1947 BRO NL 34 1B 3 2 2 22 20 2 0 0 1.000 7.33 .991 9.63
9 Seasons 3B 675 654 620 2014 718 1168 128 105 .936 2.79 .947 3.06
5 Seasons 2B 266 251 242 1462 626 769 67 131 .954 5.24 .962 5.80
1 Season 1B 3 2 2 22 20 2 0 0 1.000 7.33 .991 9.63
1 Season SS 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 .333 1.00 .947 5.40
10 Seasons TOT 945 907 864 3501 1364 1940 197 237 .944 3.50 .954 3.85
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
1934 PIT NL 21 2B
1935 PIT NL 22 2B
1935 PIT NL 22 3B
1936 PIT NL 23 2B
1936 PIT NL 23 3B
1936 PIT NL 23 SS
1937 BRO NL 24 2B
1937 BRO NL 24 3B
1938 BRO NL 25 3B
1938 BRO NL 25 2B
1939 BRO NL 26 3B
1940 BRO NL 27 3B
1941 BRO NL 28 3B
1946 BRO NL 33 3B
1947 BRO NL 34 3B
1947 BRO NL 34 1B
9 Seasons 3B
5 Seasons 2B
1 Season 1B
1 Season SS
10 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1934 PIT NL 21 87 79 87 83 0 0 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1935 PIT NL 22 78 55 78 57 0 0 0 42 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
1936 PIT NL 23 60 44 60 51 0 0 0 37 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1937 BRO NL 24 149 139 149 145 0 0 0 100 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1938 BRO NL 25 137 133 137 134 0 0 0 4 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1939 BRO NL 26 153 149 153 149 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1940 BRO NL 27 118 116 118 116 0 0 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1941 BRO NL 28 132 116 132 120 0 0 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1946 BRO NL 33 88 63 88 67 0 0 0 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 6
1947 BRO NL 34 41 13 41 21 0 0 3 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
10 Seasons 1043 907 1043 943 0 0 3 266 675 1 0 0 0 0 0 102 11
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 -- 3B*

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 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1940 BRO NL 27 4464 61% 85% 26% 327 94% 0 136 115 5 16 195 172 19 0 3 24 0 24 0 17 13 6 2 8 2 2 0 12 92%
1941 BRO NL 28 4330 61% 83% 28% 326 94% 0 115 97 2 16 217 169 39 0 6 22 0 22 0 20 17 13 2 15 2 2 0 11 91%
1946 BRO NL 33 2316 60% 81% 29% 180 84% 1 66 48 11 7 102 77 14 3 4 14 0 9 5 13 9 5 2 9 0 0 0 12 75%
1947 BRO NL 34 506 58% 77% 30% 50 90% 0 19 16 3 0 29 25 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 100%
4 Seasons 11616 61% 83% 27% 883 92% 1 336 276 21 39 543 443 76 3 13 62 0 57 5 52 41 25 7 34 4 4 0 37 86%
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 89% 70%

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 BRO NL 34 85 67% 86% 32% 4 100% 0 20 1 19 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 85 67% 86% 32% 4 100% 0 20 1 19 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
1958 BBWAA ( 1.5%)
1960 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 NL (29, 1%)
1941 NL (35, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1937 NL  34 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1934 NL  18 (3rd)
1937 NL  28 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  132 (4th)
1939 NL  149 (2nd)
1940 NL  116 (4th)
1941 NL  120 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  136 (3rd)
1939 NL  163 (3rd)
1940 NL  137 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  229 (5th)
1939 NL  278 (2nd)
1940 NL  191 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  28 (1st)
1939 NL  24 (2nd)
1940 NL  24 (1st)
1941 NL  22 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  26 (1st)
1939 NL  28 (2nd)
1946 NL  11 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  2.77 (5th)
1939 NL  2.96 (4th)
1940 NL  2.83 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1939 NL  .948 (3rd)
1940 NL  .932 (4th)

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