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Tom Lawless

Thomas James Lawless

Positions: Second Baseman, Pinch Runner and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 19, 1956 in Erie, PA
Schools: Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA), Penn State Erie, the Behrend College of Pennsylvania State University (Erie, PA)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 17th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 15, 1982 (Age 25.208)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds/BlueJays/Expos 1982-1990

Final Game: July 4, 1990 (Age 33.197)
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1982 CIN NL 25 2B 47 42 31 369.0 228 87 136 5 35 .978 2 6 5.44 4.74 .978 5.42 5.43
1984 TOT NL 27 2B 32 20 11 177.0 90 43 47 0 7 1.000 -2 -13 4.58 2.81 .979 5.41 5.39
1984 CIN NL 27 2B 23 15 9 135.0 69 34 35 0 5 1.000 -2 -20 4.60 3.00 .979 5.41 5.39
1984 CIN NL 27 3B 6 2 1 28.0 13 7 5 1 1 .923 -0 -17 3.86 2.00 .943 2.80 2.78
1984 MON NL 27 2B 9 5 2 42.0 21 9 12 0 2 1.000 0 9 4.50 2.33 .979 5.40 5.39
1985 STL NL 28 3B 13 7 6 75.1 34 9 24 1 2 .971 2 29 3.94 2.54 .948 2.88 2.88
1985 STL NL 28 2B 11 4 4 60.0 30 10 20 0 2 1.000 0 10 4.50 2.73 .982 5.48 5.47
1986 STL NL 29 3B 12 3 0 46.1 16 5 9 2 1 .875 -2 -52 2.72 1.17 .946 2.72 2.72
1986 STL NL 29 2B 7 1 0 17.0 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 5.29 1.43 .980 5.19 5.21
1986 STL NL 29 LF 1 1 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 2.00 .975 1.95 2.00
1986 STL NL 29 OF 1 1 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 2.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1987 STL NL 30 2B 7 3 1 31.0 19 5 14 0 3 1.000 1 23 5.52 2.71 .982 5.20 5.16
1987 STL NL 30 3B 3 0 0 8.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -55 1.04 0.33 .950 2.80 2.80
1987 STL NL 30 OF 1 1 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.14 2.20
1987 STL NL 30 RF 1 1 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
1988 STL NL 31 3B 24 11 5 114.2 31 9 22 0 1 1.000 0 2 2.43 1.29 .947 2.77 2.78
1988 STL NL 31 OF 6 3 1 30.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2 60 2.70 1.50 .982 2.28 2.28
1988 STL NL 31 2B 5 1 0 12.1 10 3 7 0 2 1.000 0 49 7.30 2.00 .980 5.18 5.24
1988 STL NL 31 LF 4 3 1 25.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 34 2.16 1.50 .980 2.12 2.12
1988 STL NL 31 RF 2 0 0 5.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 192 5.40 1.50 .980 1.98 2.05
1988 STL NL 31 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 9.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1989 TOR AL 32 OF 16 6 5 72.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -43 2.12 1.06 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 TOR AL 32 3B 12 5 3 63.0 19 4 12 3 1 .842 -6 -107 2.29 1.33 .943 2.73 2.70
1989 TOR AL 32 DH 12 0
1989 TOR AL 32 RF 9 4 3 47.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 1.72 1.00 .979 2.34 2.30
1989 TOR AL 32 2B 7 5 4 45.0 30 17 13 0 5 1.000 -2 -56 6.00 4.29 .981 5.24 5.19
1989 TOR AL 32 LF 7 2 2 25.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -58 2.88 1.14 .978 2.16 2.14
1989 TOR AL 32 C 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 6.30 6.20 0 0 0 1 100% 31% 0
1990 TOR AL 33 DH 5 1
1990 TOR AL 33 3B 4 1 1 15.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 0 8 2.40 1.00 .944 2.76 2.72
1990 TOR AL 33 LF 2 1 1 13.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 46 4.15 3.00 .978 2.22 2.15
1990 TOR AL 33 OF 2 1 1 13.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 46 4.15 3.00 .982 2.42 2.35
1990 TOR AL 33 2B 1 0 0 3.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 0 40 15.00 5.00 .984 5.10 5.20
8 Seasons 2B 117 76 51 714.1 422 173 244 5 55 .988 -1 -1 5.25 3.56 .979 5.39 5.37
7 Seasons 3B 74 29 16 351.0 119 35 76 8 6 .933 -6 -22 2.85 1.50 .946 2.78 2.77
5 Seasons OF 26 12 8 129.0 34 34 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -7 2.37 1.31 .981 2.37 2.35
2 Seasons DH 17 1
4 Seasons LF 14 7 4 69.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.87 1.57 .978 2.14 2.13
3 Seasons RF 12 5 4 60.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 1.80 1.00 .979 2.26 2.23
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 9.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1 Season C 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 6.30 6.20 0 0 0 1 100% 31% 0
8 Seasons TOT 219 117 75 1197.1 579 245 321 13 61 .978 -7 -7 4.25 2.58 .972 4.31 4.16 0 0 0 1 100% 31% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
1982 CIN NL 25 2B 2 6 -0 0 -1 2
1984 CIN NL 27 2B -2 -20 -1 -1 -0 -1
1984 CIN NL 27 3B -0 -17 -0 -0 -0 0
1984 MON NL 27 2B 0 9 0 0 -0 0
1985 STL NL 28 3B 2 29 2 -1 3 0
1985 STL NL 28 2B 0 10 0 -0 1 0
1986 STL NL 29 3B -2 -52 -2 -1 -1 0
1986 STL NL 29 2B -0 -7 -0 -1 0 0
1986 STL NL 29 LF 0 40 0 0 0 0
1987 STL NL 30 2B 1 23 1 1 -0 0
1987 STL NL 30 3B -0 -55 -0 0 -0 0
1987 STL NL 30 RF -0 -60 -0 0 -0 0
1988 STL NL 31 3B 0 2 0 1 -0 0
1988 STL NL 31 2B 0 49 0 0 0 0
1988 STL NL 31 LF 1 34 1 -0 1 0
1988 STL NL 31 RF 1 192 1 1 0 0
1988 STL NL 31 1B 0 180 0 0 0 0
1989 TOR AL 32 3B -6 -107 -6 -3 -3 0
1989 TOR AL 32 RF -1 -36 -1 1 -2 0
1989 TOR AL 32 2B -2 -56 -2 -1 -1 0
1989 TOR AL 32 LF -1 -58 -1 -1 -1 0
1989 TOR AL 32 C 0 0 0
1990 TOR AL 33 3B 0 8 0 -0 0 0
1990 TOR AL 33 LF 0 46 0 0 0 0
1990 TOR AL 33 2B 0 40 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 2B -1 -1 -2 -1 -1 1
7 Seasons 3B -6 -22 -6 -5 -1 0
4 Seasons LF 0 3 0 -0 0 0
3 Seasons RF -1 -20 -1 1 -2 0
1 Season 1B 0 180 0 0 0 0
1 Season C 0 0 0
8 Seasons TOT -7 -7 -8 -5 -4 1 0 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
1982 CIN NL 25 49 42 49 47 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
1984 CIN NL 27 43 17 43 26 0 0 0 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 12
1984 MON NL 27 11 5 11 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1985 STL NL 28 47 11 47 23 0 0 0 11 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 18
1986 STL NL 29 46 5 46 20 0 0 0 7 12 0 1 0 0 1 0 17 15
1987 STL NL 30 19 3 19 11 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 2
1988 STL NL 31 54 15 54 35 0 0 1 5 24 0 4 0 2 6 0 14 14
1989 TOR AL 32 59 16 59 36 0 1 0 7 12 0 7 0 9 16 12 9 26
1990 TOR AL 33 15 3 15 7 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 8
8 Seasons 343 117 343 214 0 1 1 117 74 0 14 0 12 26 17 64 101
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
1982 CIN NL 25 1530 57% 81% 26% 154 96% 1 87 34 39 14 135 106 22 2 3 5 0 4 1 3 35 10 7 14 1 33 16 17 1 1 0
1984 CIN NL 27 585 58% 80% 20% 46 100% 0 34 10 14 10 36 32 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 2 1 5 3 2 0 0 0
1984 MON NL 27 175 54% 80% 25% 14 100% 0 8 2 6 0 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
1985 STL NL 28 262 64% 81% 27% 24 100% 0 10 4 6 0 21 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1986 STL NL 29 81 63% 83% 31% 8 88% 0 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 STL NL 30 139 65% 83% 42% 12 92% 0 5 0 4 1 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
1988 STL NL 31 61 59% 80% 34% 8 100% 0 3 1 1 1 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1989 TOR AL 32 205 72% 89% 34% 19 95% 0 17 8 7 2 13 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 1 0 5 1 3 0 0 0
1990 TOR AL 33 12 83% 92% 33% 3 100% 0 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 3050 59% 82% 27% 288 97% 1 173 62 82 29 243 199 35 3 5 5 0 4 1 3 54 17 8 20 4 51 25 25 1 1 0
MLB Averages 59% 81% 29% 94%

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%
1984 CIN NL 27 132 71% 81% 19% 9 100% 1 3 2 0 1 7 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1985 STL NL 28 310 73% 81% 30% 32 97% 0 9 6 2 1 23 19 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 100%
1986 STL NL 29 186 61% 83% 24% 15 80% 0 6 6 0 0 7 4 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1987 STL NL 30 45 58% 67% 20% 2 50% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 STL NL 31 501 55% 79% 30% 34 91% 1 9 9 0 0 22 18 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 50%
1989 TOR AL 32 272 60% 85% 38% 20 70% 0 3 2 0 1 12 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1990 TOR AL 33 59 63% 73% 36% 6 67% 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
7 Seasons 1505 62% 80% 30% 118 86% 2 31 26 2 3 75 58 12 3 2 8 0 5 3 7 7 6 0 7 0 0 0 7 57%
MLB Averages 59% 81% 29% 90% 71%

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%
1986 STL NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 23 22% 74% 26% 5 40%
1988 STL NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 101 66% 81% 33% 12 50%
1989 TOR AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 110 58% 79% 45% 18 44%
1990 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 6 6 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 57 68% 82% 49% 15 40%
4 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 5 4 0 16 12 75.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 291 60% 80% 40% 50 44%
MLB Averages 60.4% 2.9% 59% 81% 32% 54%

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%
1987 STL NL 30 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 63% 69% 34% 2 0%
1988 STL NL 31 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 17 71% 76% 47% 3 100%
1989 TOR AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 40.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 204 58% 79% 36% 23 39%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 40.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 253 60% 77% 37% 28 43%
MLB Averages 42.4% 2.9% 59% 81% 32% 58%

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%
1988 STL NL 31 8 63% 88% 38% 1 100% 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 8 63% 88% 38% 1 100% 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 59% 81% 29% 95% 88%

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1989 TOR AL 32 3 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 3 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.88 4.34 95% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1989 TOR AL 32 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.94
1 Season 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.94
MLB Averages 32% 1.29 1.28



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