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Freddy Leach

Frederick Leach

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 183 lb.

Born: November 23, 1897 in Springfield, MO(All Transactions)
Debut: May 24, 1923 (Age 25.182, 5,277th in MLB history)   vs. NYG 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Giants/Braves 1923-1932

Last Game: September 20, 1932 (Age 34.302)   vs. NYG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 10, 1981 in Hagerman, ID
Buried: Hagerman Cemetery, Hagerman, ID
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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
1923 PHI NL 25 OF 26 14 12 163.0 40 38 0 2 0 .950 2.10 1.46 .964 2.45 2.44
1923 PHI NL 25 LF 17 11 9 24 23 0 1 0 .958 1.35 .966 2.26
1923 PHI NL 25 CF 9 2 2 16 15 0 1 0 .938 1.67 .968 2.89
1923 PHI NL 25 RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1924 PHI NL 26 LF 7 7 5 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 .964 2.26
1924 PHI NL 26 OF 7 7 5 60.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1.35 1.29 .964 2.40 2.39
1925 PHI NL 27 CF 65 65 62 189 178 2 9 0 .952 2.77 .967 2.92
1925 PHI NL 27 OF 65 65 62 563.0 189 178 2 9 1 .952 2.88 2.77 .967 2.52 2.48
1926 PHI NL 28 OF 123 120 94 1034.0 335 313 15 7 2 .979 2.85 2.67 .965 2.46 2.42
1926 PHI NL 28 CF 81 70 59 203 189 9 5 2 .975 2.44 .965 2.85
1926 PHI NL 28 LF 51 45 31 120 112 6 2 0 .983 2.31 .961 2.21
1926 PHI NL 28 RF 9 5 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .968 2.21
1927 PHI NL 29 OF 140 137 123 1183.0 419 385 26 8 10 .981 3.13 2.94 .970 2.52 2.49
1927 PHI NL 29 CF 117 113 104 357 330 21 6 11 .983 3.00 .973 2.97
1927 PHI NL 29 LF 24 19 15 55 49 4 2 1 .964 2.21 .970 2.25
1927 PHI NL 29 RF 6 5 4 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.17 .969 2.27
1928 PHI NL 30 OF 120 120 113 1044.0 314 296 11 7 5 .978 2.65 2.56 .972 2.48 2.47
1928 PHI NL 30 LF 98 96 92 256 243 8 5 4 .980 2.56 .972 2.24
1928 PHI NL 30 1B 25 25 24 220.0 268 249 18 1 28 .996 10.92 10.68 .989 10.52 10.48
1928 PHI NL 30 CF 17 17 15 39 37 2 0 1 1.000 2.29 .976 2.91
1928 PHI NL 30 RF 7 7 6 19 16 1 2 0 .895 2.43 .968 2.26
1929 NYG NL 31 OF 95 88 83 806.0 155 149 2 4 0 .974 1.69 1.59 .973 2.51 2.47
1929 NYG NL 31 LF 93 86 81 151 145 2 4 0 .974 1.58 .971 2.10
1929 NYG NL 31 CF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.90
1929 NYG NL 31 RF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .970 2.40
1930 NYG NL 32 LF 124 120 114 224 208 11 5 4 .978 1.77 .968 2.00
1930 NYG NL 32 OF 124 120 114 1066.0 224 208 11 5 4 .978 1.85 1.77 .968 2.44 2.40
1931 NYG NL 33 LF 125 121 111 241 229 6 6 1 .975 1.88 .975 2.19
1931 NYG NL 33 OF 125 121 111 1065.0 251 239 6 6 1 .976 2.07 1.96 .973 2.52 2.48
1932 BSN NL 34 OF 50 48 42 433.0 131 126 2 3 0 .977 2.66 2.56 .976 2.53 2.52
1932 BSN NL 34 CF 22 21 20 59 58 1 0 0 1.000 2.68 .981 2.96
1932 BSN NL 34 RF 21 19 15 49 45 1 3 0 .939 2.19 .969 2.31
1932 BSN NL 34 LF 9 8 7 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 2.56 .975 2.24
10 Seasons OF 875 840 759 7417.0 2067 1940 76 51 23 .975 2.45 2.30 .970 2.49 2.46
9 Seasons LF 548 513 465 1103 1040 38 25 10 .977 1.97 .970 2.15
7 Seasons CF 312 289 263 864 808 35 21 14 .976 2.70 .970 2.92
6 Seasons RF 45 38 31 90 82 3 5 0 .944 1.89 .969 2.28
1 Season 1B 25 25 24 220.0 268 249 18 1 28 .996 10.92 10.68 .989 10.52 10.48
10 Seasons TOT 900 865 783 7637.0 2335 2189 94 52 51 .978 2.69 2.54 .972 2.72 2.68
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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
1923 PHI NL 25 LF
1923 PHI NL 25 CF
1923 PHI NL 25 RF
1924 PHI NL 26 LF
1925 PHI NL 27 CF
1926 PHI NL 28 CF
1926 PHI NL 28 LF
1926 PHI NL 28 RF
1927 PHI NL 29 CF
1927 PHI NL 29 LF
1927 PHI NL 29 RF
1928 PHI NL 30 LF
1928 PHI NL 30 1B
1928 PHI NL 30 CF
1928 PHI NL 30 RF
1929 NYG NL 31 LF
1929 NYG NL 31 CF
1929 NYG NL 31 RF
1930 NYG NL 32 LF
1931 NYG NL 33 LF
1932 BSN NL 34 CF
1932 BSN NL 34 RF
1932 BSN NL 34 LF
9 Seasons LF
7 Seasons CF
6 Seasons RF
1 Season 1B
10 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
1923 PHI NL 25 52 14 52 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 9 1 26 0 26 0
1924 PHI NL 26 8 7 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 1
1925 PHI NL 27 65 65 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 65 0 0 0
1926 PHI NL 28 129 120 129 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 81 9 123 0 6 0
1927 PHI NL 29 140 137 140 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 117 6 139 0 1 0
1928 PHI NL 30 145 145 145 145 0 0 25 0 0 0 98 17 7 120 0 0 0
1929 NYG NL 31 113 88 113 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 1 1 95 0 18 0
1930 NYG NL 32 126 120 126 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 124 0 0 124 0 4 1
1931 NYG NL 33 129 121 129 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 125 0 0 125 0 7 0
1932 BSN NL 34 84 48 84 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 22 21 50 0 34 0
10 Seasons 991 865 991 899 0 0 25 0 0 0 548 312 45 874 0 96 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

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%
1930 NYG NL 32 4 0 3 1 1 11 0 5 1 4 62 41 2 41 5 0 27 19 0 10 0 2 20 18 1 160 83 51.9% 72 5 3.1% 6 4200 68% 85% 26% 456 42%
1931 NYG NL 33 5 0 5 0 2 4 0 1 0 2 52 37 0 23 5 2 12 10 0 10 1 0 15 15 0 112 68 60.7% 42 2 1.8% 2 3897 65% 84% 29% 388 52%
1932 BSN NL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 84 32% 93% 43% 16 69%
3 Seasons 9 0 8 1 3 15 0 6 1 6 115 78 2 64 10 2 40 30 0 21 1 2 35 33 1 275 152 55.3% 116 7 2.5% 8 8181 66% 84% 28% 860 47%
MLB Averages 54.9% 2.6% 60% 86% 29% 49%

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%
1932 BSN NL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 0 10 1 0 4 2 0 3 0 0 9 6 0 38 13 34.2% 25 0 0.0% 0 539 61% 86% 30% 80 46%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 0 10 1 0 4 2 0 3 0 0 9 6 0 38 13 34.2% 25 0 0.0% 0 539 61% 86% 30% 80 46%
MLB Averages 35.6% 2.3% 60% 86% 29% 55%

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%
1932 BSN NL 34 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 4 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 15 4 26.7% 10 1 6.7% 0 413 73% 89% 27% 53 49%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 4 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 15 4 26.7% 10 1 6.7% 0 413 73% 89% 27% 53 49%
MLB Averages 38.9% 3.2% 60% 86% 29% 50%



* - 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 1930 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 ( 0.8%)
1960 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  98 (4th)
1930 NL  124 (4th)
1931 NL  125 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  243 (4th)
1930 NL  208 (4th)
1931 NL  239 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  8 (3rd)
1930 NL  11 (1st)
1931 NL  6 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  5 (5th)
1930 NL  5 (5th)
1931 NL  6 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  1 (5th)
1928 NL  4 (1st)
1930 NL  4 (1st)
1931 NL  1 (3rd)
Career  10 (87th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  330 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  9 (4th)
1927 NL  21 (1st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 NL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  11 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1927 NL  385 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1927 NL  26 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1927 NL  10 (1st)
1928 NL  5 (2nd)
1930 NL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  2.56 (1st)
1930 NL  1.77 (5th)
Career  1.97 (87th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  .978 (1st)
1931 NL  .976 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  3.00 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  .983 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1926 NL  2.85 (4th)
1927 NL  3.13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1926 NL  2.67 (5th)
1927 NL  2.94 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1926 NL  .979 (3rd)
1927 NL  .981 (3rd)

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