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Jim Lefebvre    \luh-FEE-ver\

James Kenneth Lefebvre

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 7, 1942 in Inglewood, CA
High School: Morningside HS (Inglewood, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1962. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1965 (Age 23.095, 9,933rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 1965-1972

Last Game: September 19, 1972 (Age 30.256)
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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
1965 LAD NL 23 2B 156 154 144 1395.2 802 349 429 24 91 .970 9 8 5.02 4.99 .974 5.28 5.28 MVP-21,RoY-1
1966 LAD NL 24 2B 119 114 89 1000.1 590 246 332 12 59 .980 6 7 5.20 4.86 .978 5.33 5.33 AS,MVP-18
1966 LAD NL 24 3B 40 34 19 289.2 83 22 57 4 4 .952 -3 -14 2.45 1.98 .954 3.04 3.04 AS,MVP-18
1967 LAD NL 25 3B 92 89 89 818.0 266 49 205 12 12 .955 -4 -6 2.79 2.76 .950 2.96 2.96
1967 LAD NL 25 2B 34 33 27 291.0 188 70 112 6 23 .968 4 18 5.63 5.35 .976 5.26 5.26
1967 LAD NL 25 1B 5 5 4 45.0 58 54 4 0 4 1.000 -0 -3 11.60 11.60 .991 9.96 9.96
1968 LAD NL 26 2B 62 53 44 469.1 269 126 137 6 29 .978 -2 -4 5.04 4.24 .977 5.21 5.22
1968 LAD NL 26 3B 16 17 10 133.0 39 15 22 2 4 .949 -3 -30 2.50 2.31 .954 2.93 2.94
1968 LAD NL 26 LF 5 5 3 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.13 1.80 .963 1.63 1.64
1968 LAD NL 26 OF 5 5 3 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.13 1.80 .976 2.01 2.02
1968 LAD NL 26 1B 3 3 1 23.0 31 29 2 0 0 1.000 0 16 12.13 10.33 .992 10.10 10.13
1969 LAD NL 27 3B 44 42 34 364.0 134 34 98 2 7 .985 8 26 3.26 3.00 .946 2.92 2.90
1969 LAD NL 27 2B 37 32 24 283.1 149 62 83 4 16 .973 1 4 4.61 3.92 .974 5.19 5.15
1969 LAD NL 27 1B 6 6 4 51.0 62 58 4 0 3 1.000 0 2 10.94 10.33 .992 9.83 9.77
1970 LAD NL 28 2B 70 62 57 586.0 323 142 177 4 34 .988 -0 -1 4.90 4.56 .979 5.32 5.30
1970 LAD NL 28 3B 21 14 12 135.1 56 20 34 2 4 .964 2 17 3.59 2.57 .945 2.91 2.90
1970 LAD NL 28 1B 1 0 0 5.0 7 6 1 0 3 1.000 0 24 12.60 7.00 .991 9.72 9.60
1971 LAD NL 29 2B 102 98 90 874.0 510 244 260 6 69 .988 -3 -4 5.19 4.94 .978 5.47 5.46
1971 LAD NL 29 3B 7 4 3 40.1 20 3 14 3 2 .850 0 6 3.79 2.43 .949 2.79 2.80
1972 LAD NL 30 2B 33 27 23 257.0 150 66 82 2 21 .987 1 4 5.18 4.48 .978 5.36 5.38
1972 LAD NL 30 3B 11 8 7 73.2 23 4 17 2 3 .913 0 5 2.57 1.91 .945 2.87 2.88
8 Seasons 2B 613 573 498 5156.2 2981 1305 1612 64 342 .979 16 4 5.09 4.76 .977 5.32 5.31
7 Seasons 3B 231 208 174 1854.0 621 147 447 27 36 .957 -0 -0 2.88 2.57 .949 2.95 2.95
4 Seasons 1B 15 14 9 124.0 158 147 11 0 10 1.000 0 4 11.47 10.53 .992 9.92 9.89
1 Season OF 5 5 3 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.13 1.80 .976 2.01 2.02
1 Season LF 5 5 3 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.13 1.80 .963 1.63 1.64
8 Seasons TOT 864 800 684 7172.2 3769 1608 2070 91 388 .976 17 3 4.62 4.26 .973 4.77 4.74
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
1965 LAD NL 23 2B 9 8 11 9 2 -2
1966 LAD NL 24 2B 6 7 8 8 -1 -2
1966 LAD NL 24 3B -3 -14 -2 1 -3 -1
1967 LAD NL 25 3B -4 -6 -4 2 -5 0
1967 LAD NL 25 2B 4 18 3 4 -1 1
1967 LAD NL 25 1B -0 -3 -0 -0 0 0
1968 LAD NL 26 2B -2 -4 -1 -1 0 -1
1968 LAD NL 26 3B -3 -30 -3 -1 -2 0
1968 LAD NL 26 LF 0 3 0 -0 0 0
1968 LAD NL 26 1B 0 16 0 0 -0 0
1969 LAD NL 27 3B 8 26 8 3 5 0
1969 LAD NL 27 2B 1 4 -0 -2 2 1
1969 LAD NL 27 1B 0 2 0 0 0 0
1970 LAD NL 28 2B -0 -1 2 4 -2 -2
1970 LAD NL 28 3B 2 17 2 0 2 0
1970 LAD NL 28 1B 0 24 0 0 0 0
1971 LAD NL 29 2B -3 -4 -4 -3 -1 1
1971 LAD NL 29 3B 0 6 0 1 -1 0
1972 LAD NL 30 2B 1 4 2 -2 4 -1
1972 LAD NL 30 3B 0 5 0 -1 1 0
8 Seasons 2B 16 4 21 17 4 -5
7 Seasons 3B -0 -0 1 4 -3 -1
4 Seasons 1B 0 4 0 1 -0 0
1 Season LF 0 3 0 -0 0 0
8 Seasons TOT 17 3 23 22 1 -6 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
1965 LAD NL 23 157 154 157 156 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1966 LAD NL 24 152 148 152 149 0 0 0 118 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1967 LAD NL 25 136 127 136 130 0 0 5 34 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1968 LAD NL 26 84 78 84 80 0 0 3 61 17 0 5 0 0 5 0 5 0
1969 LAD NL 27 95 80 95 83 0 0 6 37 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1970 LAD NL 28 109 76 109 88 0 0 1 70 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
1971 LAD NL 29 119 101 119 107 0 0 0 102 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1972 LAD NL 30 70 35 70 44 0 0 0 33 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 1
8 Seasons 922 799 922 837 0 0 15 611 235 0 5 0 0 5 0 101 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 -- 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
1965 LAD NL 23 5664 73% 77% 29% 560 91% 1 352 142 153 57 428 364 54 0 1 24 0 23 1 22 93 26 20 29 4 84 33 47 6 3 3
1966 LAD NL 24 4074 72% 78% 29% 426 91% 0 242 100 90 52 330 274 48 1 4 12 0 12 0 10 59 23 8 22 1 56 24 31 2 1 0
1967 LAD NL 25 1195 68% 81% 30% 127 88% 0 67 20 34 13 110 99 5 0 1 6 1 3 2 3 23 11 3 4 1 21 5 14 2 1 1
1968 LAD NL 26 1913 70% 79% 28% 175 91% 1 125 40 56 29 133 109 21 1 1 6 0 6 0 4 30 8 2 12 1 25 15 10 4 1 3
1969 LAD NL 27 1173 68% 80% 28% 100 93% 0 65 23 25 17 82 73 8 0 3 4 0 4 0 3 17 2 8 3 1 15 5 10 0 0 0
1970 LAD NL 28 2488 69% 80% 27% 213 94% 0 142 44 65 33 178 159 18 0 5 4 0 4 0 4 33 11 10 10 0 31 10 21 2 0 2
1971 LAD NL 29 3625 69% 82% 29% 302 92% 0 239 68 118 54 266 230 29 0 5 6 2 3 1 3 71 36 12 13 3 64 16 48 5 1 4
1972 LAD NL 30 1057 71% 81% 31% 92 96% 0 66 20 32 14 82 73 9 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 21 7 5 5 0 20 5 14 0 0 0
8 Seasons 21189 71% 79% 29% 1995 92% 2 1298 457 573 269 1609 1381 192 2 20 64 3 57 4 50 347 124 68 98 11 316 113 195 21 7 13
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 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%
1966 LAD NL 24 1185 69% 79% 27% 90 87% 0 21 17 4 0 61 44 14 0 1 4 0 3 1 3 4 3 0 3 1 0 1 3 67%
1967 LAD NL 25 3439 66% 80% 28% 286 84% 3 48 38 5 5 203 166 29 2 1 12 0 11 1 9 13 11 0 13 0 0 0 8 75%
1968 LAD NL 26 565 73% 79% 25% 40 85% 0 15 9 2 4 24 18 5 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
1969 LAD NL 27 1493 71% 79% 31% 134 93% 1 34 23 9 2 97 81 14 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 3 33%
1970 LAD NL 28 577 68% 83% 25% 63 86% 1 20 18 1 1 35 27 7 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 50%
1971 LAD NL 29 168 69% 81% 31% 20 80% 0 3 2 0 1 14 8 6 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
1972 LAD NL 30 306 67% 79% 30% 24 83% 0 4 3 0 1 18 14 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 7733 68% 80% 28% 657 86% 5 145 110 21 14 452 358 78 3 4 27 0 25 2 20 37 30 0 34 1 0 1 17 65%
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 89% 67%

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%
1967 LAD NL 25 192 64% 80% 29% 10 90% 1 55 2 53 0 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 3 67%
1968 LAD NL 26 98 71% 84% 34% 4 100% 0 29 0 29 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1969 LAD NL 27 202 62% 86% 33% 10 90% 0 58 3 54 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1970 LAD NL 28 18 61% 89% 39% 1 100% 0 6 0 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 510 65% 83% 32% 25 92% 1 148 5 142 1 8 11 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 4 75%
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 94% 88%

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%
1968 LAD NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 163 71% 80% 26% 23 39%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 163 71% 80% 26% 23 39%
MLB Averages 58.7% 2.9% 64% 79% 26% 47%



* - 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))
1965 NL (21, 2%)
1966 NL (18, 3%)
0.05 Career Shares (1151st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  156 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  349 (2nd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  429 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  24 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  91 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  9 (2nd)
1966 NL  6 (4th)
1967 NL  4 (4th)
Career  16 (85th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1966 NL  5.20 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  4.99 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1966 NL  .980 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1969 NL  8 (2nd)

                                         

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