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Ernie Lombardi

Ernesto Natali Lombardi (Schnozz or Bocci)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: April 6, 1908 in Oakland, CA
High School: McClymonds HS (Oakland, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1931 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Reds/Giants/Braves/Robins 1931-1947

Final Game: September 17, 1947 (Age 39)
Died: September 26, 1977 in Santa Cruz, CA
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1986.
   View Ernie Lombardi Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1931 BRO NL 23 C 50 43 36 245 218 23 4 5 .984 4.82 .980 4.64 3 19 12 39% 46%
1932 CIN NL 24 C 110 104 95 378 288 76 14 6 .963 3.31 .979 4.66 17 36 36 50% 44%
1933 CIN NL 25 C 95 89 82 283 223 52 8 3 .972 2.89 .982 4.35 9 31 24 44% 46%
1934 CIN NL 26 C 111 97 87 449 383 61 5 8 .989 4.00 .985 4.85 8 35 24 41% 44%
1935 CIN NL 27 C 82 76 64 353 298 49 6 4 .983 4.23 .976 4.78 10 16 22 58% 44% MVP-13
1936 CIN NL 28 C 105 89 82 399 330 54 15 10 .962 3.66 .979 4.96 7 28 22 44% 46% AS,MVP-20
1937 CIN NL 29 C 90 85 72 402 333 58 11 3 .973 4.34 .980 5.25 13 29 28 49% 46% AS
1938 CIN NL 30 C 123 122 102 594 512 73 9 8 .985 4.76 .979 4.85 9 21 31 60% 45% AS,MVP-1
1939 CIN NL 31 C 120 116 94 609 536 63 10 7 .984 4.99 .982 4.81 15 28 32 53% 46% AS
1940 CIN NL 32 C 101 97 77 448 397 46 5 5 .989 4.39 .978 5.00 7 4 18 17 49% 45% 1 AS,MVP-9
1941 CIN NL 33 C 116 112 83 576 496 70 10 9 .983 4.88 .983 5.04 16 4 41 34 45% 46% 1
1942 BSN NL 34 C 85 84 60 298 251 41 6 3 .980 3.44 .979 4.95 9 3 31 20 39% 46% 1 AS,MVP-13
1943 NYG NL 35 C 73 71 61 342 296 36 10 8 .971 4.55 .981 4.70 6 5 20 15 43% 44% 3 AS
1944 NYG NL 36 C 100 94 78 410 350 47 13 11 .968 3.97 .979 4.56 9 10 20 19 49% 42% 1
1945 NYG NL 37 C 96 94 81 482 425 49 8 8 .983 4.94 .978 4.57 9 10 23 25 52% 40% 1
1946 NYG NL 38 C 63 59 43 315 272 36 7 7 .978 4.89 .980 5.01 4 2 22 19 46% 43% 1
1947 NYG NL 39 C 24 21 19 99 86 11 2 2 .980 4.04 .981 4.96 1 3 5 5 50% 44% 0
17 Seasons C 1544 1453 1216 6682 5694 845 143 107 .979 4.24 .980 4.82 152 41 423 385 48% 45% 9
17 Seasons TOT 1544 1453 1216 6682 5694 845 143 107 .979 4.24 .980 4.82 152 41 423 385 48% 45% 9
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
1931 BRO NL 23 C
1932 CIN NL 24 C
1933 CIN NL 25 C
1934 CIN NL 26 C
1935 CIN NL 27 C
1936 CIN NL 28 C
1937 CIN NL 29 C
1938 CIN NL 30 C
1939 CIN NL 31 C
1940 CIN NL 32 C
1941 CIN NL 33 C
1942 BSN NL 34 C
1943 NYG NL 35 C
1944 NYG NL 36 C
1945 NYG NL 37 C
1946 NYG NL 38 C
1947 NYG NL 39 C
17 Seasons C
17 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
1931 BRO NL 23 73 43 73 50 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1932 CIN NL 24 118 104 118 110 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1933 CIN NL 25 107 89 107 95 0 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1934 CIN NL 26 132 97 132 111 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
1935 CIN NL 27 120 76 120 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
1936 CIN NL 28 121 89 121 104 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1937 CIN NL 29 120 85 120 91 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
1938 CIN NL 30 129 122 129 123 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1939 CIN NL 31 130 116 130 120 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1940 CIN NL 32 109 97 109 101 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1941 CIN NL 33 117 112 117 116 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1942 BSN NL 34 105 84 105 85 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
1943 NYG NL 35 104 71 104 73 0 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
1944 NYG NL 36 116 94 116 99 0 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1945 NYG NL 37 115 94 115 96 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
1946 NYG NL 38 88 59 88 63 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
1947 NYG NL 39 48 21 48 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
17 Seasons 1852 1453 1852 1543 0 1543 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 315 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- 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%
1940 CIN NL 32 1541 2.92 3.16 28 100% 0 0 191 13 1 19 158 18 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 100%
1941 CIN NL 33 1333 2.78 3.26 33 97% 0 0 177 12 2 19 144 21 7 1 0 2 3 1 1 1 0 6 0 1 2 2 100%
1942 BSN NL 34 881 3.62 4.37 24 96% 0 0 67 10 2 10 45 14 6 0 1 3 3 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 3 67%
1943 NYG NL 35 598 3.41 4.06 8 100% 0 0 70 6 0 1 63 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1944 NYG NL 36 1934 3.43 4.31 34 97% 0 1 181 26 3 15 137 21 5 1 0 1 6 0 5 1 1 9 0 2 3 4 75%
1945 NYG NL 37 3122 3.72 4.23 79 92% 0 1 383 50 2 20 311 44 11 0 0 7 8 1 4 3 0 6 0 2 2 10 80%
1946 NYG NL 38 589 3.83 4.36 16 100% 0 0 78 12 1 6 59 16 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0
1947 NYG NL 39 587 4.67 5.27 8 100% 0 0 67 5 2 5 55 9 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 100%
8 Seasons 10585 3.46 4.02 230 96% 0 2 1214 134 13 95 972 153 35 2 1 22 24 2 12 10 2 33 0 6 10 21 81%
MLB Averages 3.74 4.32 96% 88%

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
1940 CIN NL 32 4 4 546 6 12 12 67% 6 9 0 3 0 0 1 0 21 14 1.13 1.58
1941 CIN NL 33 7 4 535 8 6 6 43% 7 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 23 8 0.99 1.21
1942 BSN NL 34 3 3 355 15 2 2 12% 12 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 27 4 1.75 0.62
1943 NYG NL 35 3 5 255 4 3 3 43% 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 13 7 0.70 1.72
1944 NYG NL 36 3 10 792 9 14 12 61% 8 9 1 4 0 1 1 0 36 15 0.62 1.03
1945 NYG NL 37 8 10 1262 24 21 20 47% 21 18 3 2 0 1 1 0 59 23 1.23 1.02
1946 NYG NL 38 3 2 226 12 8 8 40% 9 6 2 1 1 1 1 0 20 11 0.67 1.02
1947 NYG NL 39 1 3 229 5 4 4 44% 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 5 1.16 0.64
8 Seasons 32 41 4200 83 70 67 46% 72 55 10 12 1 3 9 0 210 87 1.12 1.13
MLB Averages 46% 1.18 1.16



* - 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
1950 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1951 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1956 BBWAA ( 4.1%)
1958 BBWAA ( 1.5%)
1960 BBWAA ( 2.2%)
1962 BBWAA ( 3.1%)
1964 BBWAA (16.4%)
1964 Run Off ( 4.5%)
1966 BBWAA (11.3%)
1967 BBWAA (14.7%)
1967 Run Off ( 8.2%)
1986 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1986
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1936
1937
1938 (C)
1939 (C)
1940 (C)
1942 *
1943 *
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1935 NL (13, 10%)
1936 NL (20, 1%)
1938 NL (1, 68%)
1940 NL (9, 11%)
1942 NL (13, 7%)
1 MVP
0.97 Career Shares (262nd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1934 NL  111 (4th)
1936 NL  105 (4th)
1937 NL  90 (5th)
1938 NL  123 (2nd)
1939 NL  120 (4th)
1940 NL  101 (5th)
1941 NL  116 (4th)
1944 NL  100 (4th)
1945 NL  96 (1st)
Career  1,544 (28th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1934 NL  383 (5th)
1938 NL  512 (2nd)
1939 NL  536 (2nd)
1940 NL  397 (4th)
1941 NL  496 (3rd)
1944 NL  350 (5th)
1945 NL  425 (1st)
Career  5,694 (79th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1932 NL  76 (2nd)
1934 NL  61 (4th)
1935 NL  49 (5th)
1938 NL  73 (2nd)
1939 NL  63 (3rd)
1941 NL  70 (3rd)
1944 NL  47 (5th)
1945 NL  49 (3rd)
Career  845 (70th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1932 NL  14 (1st)
1933 NL  8 (3rd)
1936 NL  15 (1st)
1937 NL  11 (3rd)
1938 NL  9 (5th)
1939 NL  10 (1st)
1941 NL  10 (2nd)
1943 NL  10 (2nd)
1944 NL  13 (1st)
1945 NL  8 (5th)
Career  143 (86th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1934 NL  8 (2nd)
1936 NL  10 (2nd)
1938 NL  8 (2nd)
1939 NL  7 (5th)
1941 NL  9 (4th)
1943 NL  8 (4th)
1944 NL  11 (1st)
1945 NL  8 (2nd)
1946 NL  7 (5th)
Career  107 (40th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1932 NL  17 (1st)
1933 NL  9 (3rd)
1934 NL  8 (4th)
1935 NL  10 (1st)
1936 NL  7 (1st)
1937 NL  13 (1st)
1938 NL  9 (1st)
1939 NL  15 (1st)
1940 NL  7 (1st)
1941 NL  16 (1st)
1942 NL  9 (2nd)
1943 NL  6 (4th)
1944 NL  9 (3rd)
1945 NL  9 (1st)
Career  152 (66th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1932 NL  36 (4th)
1933 NL  31 (3rd)
1934 NL  35 (2nd)
1936 NL  28 (4th)
1937 NL  29 (5th)
1939 NL  28 (3rd)
1941 NL  41 (2nd)
1942 NL  31 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1932 NL  36 (2nd)
1934 NL  24 (4th)
1935 NL  22 (5th)
1938 NL  31 (2nd)
1939 NL  32 (2nd)
1941 NL  34 (2nd)
1944 NL  19 (5th)
1945 NL  25 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1932 NL  50.0 (4th)
1935 NL  57.9 (2nd)
1938 NL  59.6 (1st)
1939 NL  53.3 (4th)
1944 NL  48.7 (4th)
1945 NL  52.1 (2nd)
1946 NL  46.3 (5th)
Career  47.6 (45th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1938 NL  4.76 (3rd)
1939 NL  4.99 (1st)
1940 NL  4.39 (4th)
1941 NL  4.88 (3rd)
1943 NL  4.55 (5th)
1945 NL  4.94 (1st)
1946 NL  4.89 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1934 NL  .989 (2nd)
1935 NL  .983 (3rd)
1938 NL  .985 (3rd)
1940 NL  .989 (2nd)
1941 NL  .983 (5th)
1942 NL  .980 (5th)
1945 NL  .983 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1947 NL  born 1908-04-06 (7th)

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Name and misspellings: Ernesto Bocci earnie Ernie Natali Schnozz Schnozz,Bocci Lombardi lombardo

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