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Ken Macha    \MAH-kuh\

Kenneth Edward Macha

Positions: Third Baseman, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: September 29, 1950 in Monroeville, PA
School: University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1974 (Age 23.350)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Pirates/BlueJays 1974-1981

Final Game: September 30, 1981 (Age 31.001)
Relatives: Cousin of Hal Newhouser
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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
1974 PIT NL 23 C 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .980 6.30 6.10 0 0 0 0 0
1977 PIT NL 26 3B 17 17 3 116.0 28 5 22 1 0 .964 -2 -16 2.09 1.59 .956 2.98 2.98
1977 PIT NL 26 1B 11 5 5 62.1 69 66 3 0 5 1.000 0 8 9.96 6.27 .991 9.89 9.89
1977 PIT NL 26 OF 4 1 1 30.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -48 0.30 0.25 .980 2.25 2.25
1977 PIT NL 26 LF 3 1 1 27.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -27 0.33 0.33 .970 1.93 1.93
1977 PIT NL 26 RF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -240 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
1978 PIT NL 27 3B 21 15 6 132.0 33 11 21 1 3 .970 -2 -22 2.18 1.52 .952 3.00 2.97
1979 MON NL 28 3B 13 5 5 75.0 30 12 18 0 1 1.000 2 29 3.60 2.31 .951 2.89 2.88
1979 MON NL 28 1B 2 0 0 8.0 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 0 45 13.50 6.00 .992 9.90 9.85
1979 MON NL 28 OF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1979 MON NL 28 RF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1979 MON NL 28 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.10 0 0 0 0 0
1980 MON NL 29 3B 33 24 22 237.0 67 18 43 6 3 .910 -4 -23 2.32 1.85 .948 2.87 2.88
1980 MON NL 29 1B 2 1 1 12.0 12 12 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -50 9.00 6.00 .992 10.12 10.15
1980 MON NL 29 C 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .980 6.30 6.10 0 0 1 0 0% 31% 0
1980 MON NL 29 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1980 MON NL 29 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1981 TOR AL 30 3B 19 14 5 118.1 37 5 28 4 2 .892 2 16 2.51 1.74 .950 2.95 2.94
1981 TOR AL 30 1B 16 9 6 91.1 103 94 8 1 8 .990 -2 -21 10.05 6.38 .993 10.06 10.03
1981 TOR AL 30 DH 2 2
1981 TOR AL 30 C 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 3B 103 75 41 678.1 195 51 132 12 9 .938 -5 -9 2.43 1.78 .951 2.93 2.93
4 Seasons 1B 31 15 12 173.2 196 184 11 1 16 .995 -1 -10 10.11 6.29 .992 10.00 9.98
3 Seasons OF 7 1 1 34.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -56 0.26 0.14 .980 2.25 2.27
4 Seasons C 4 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 0.50 .980 6.00 5.95 0 0 1 0 0% 31% 0
3 Seasons RF 4 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -171 0.00 0.00 2.19 2.15
1 Season LF 3 1 1 27.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -27 0.33 0.33 .970 1.93 1.93
1 Season DH 2 2
6 Seasons TOT 145 91 54 892.0 394 238 143 13 25 .967 -8 -11 3.84 2.63 .972 4.30 4.49 0 0 1 0 0% 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
1974 PIT NL 23 C 0 0 0
1977 PIT NL 26 3B -2 -16 -2 1 -2 0
1977 PIT NL 26 1B 0 8 0 0 0 0
1977 PIT NL 26 LF -1 -27 -1 -1 0 0
1977 PIT NL 26 RF -1 -240 -1 0 -1 0
1978 PIT NL 27 3B -2 -22 -2 -2 -0 0
1979 MON NL 28 3B 2 29 2 1 1 0
1979 MON NL 28 1B 0 45 0 -0 0 0
1979 MON NL 28 RF -0 -60 -0 0 0
1979 MON NL 28 C 0 0 0
1980 MON NL 29 3B -4 -23 -4 -4 -1 0
1980 MON NL 29 1B -0 -50 -0 -0 0 0
1980 MON NL 29 C 0 0 0
1980 MON NL 29 RF -0 -180 -0 0 -0 0
1981 TOR AL 30 3B 2 16 2 1 0 0
1981 TOR AL 30 1B -2 -21 -2 -1 -0 0
1981 TOR AL 30 C 0 0 0
5 Seasons 3B -5 -9 -5 -3 -2 0
4 Seasons 1B -1 -10 -1 -2 0 0
4 Seasons C 0 0 0
3 Seasons RF -1 -171 -1 0 -1 0
1 Season LF -1 -27 -1 -1 0 0
6 Seasons TOT -8 -11 -8 -5 -3 0 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
1974 PIT NL 23 5 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1977 PIT NL 26 35 22 35 29 0 0 11 0 17 0 3 0 1 4 0 7 1
1978 PIT NL 27 29 15 29 21 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
1979 MON NL 28 25 5 25 18 0 1 2 0 13 0 0 0 2 2 0 9 1
1980 MON NL 29 49 25 49 36 0 1 2 0 33 0 0 0 1 1 0 16 1
1981 TOR AL 30 37 25 37 34 0 1 16 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
6 Seasons 180 92 180 139 0 4 31 0 104 0 3 0 4 7 2 47 7
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%
1977 PIT NL 26 474 80% 81% 26% 33 73% 0 5 3 1 1 22 18 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1978 PIT NL 27 548 67% 83% 25% 29 90% 0 12 5 2 5 21 18 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 100%
1979 MON NL 28 316 64% 81% 22% 35 91% 2 12 10 1 1 21 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 100%
1980 MON NL 29 998 51% 82% 28% 61 89% 0 17 11 1 5 43 38 4 0 3 5 1 4 0 4 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 6 83%
1981 TOR AL 30 497 56% 84% 28% 40 85% 1 5 4 1 0 30 25 3 0 1 4 0 4 0 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 2833 61% 82% 27% 198 86% 3 51 33 6 12 137 116 13 2 6 11 1 10 0 9 9 5 0 6 3 1 1 9 78%
MLB Averages 61% 82% 28% 89% 68%

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%
1977 PIT NL 26 245 76% 82% 33% 10 100% 0 66 3 63 0 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1979 MON NL 28 34 59% 82% 32% 5 80% 0 12 0 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1980 MON NL 29 65 31% 75% 18% 3 100% 0 12 1 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1981 TOR AL 30 413 56% 83% 23% 18 94% 0 93 7 85 1 6 6 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 100%
4 Seasons 757 60% 82% 26% 36 94% 0 183 11 171 1 16 9 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 16 1 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 61% 82% 28% 94% 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%
1974 PIT NL 23 5 18.00 18.00 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 MON NL 28 4 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 MON NL 29 12 4.50 9.00 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 TOR AL 30 7 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 28 4.50 6.00 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.75 4.23 95% 91%

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
1974 PIT NL 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 MON NL 28 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 MON NL 29 0 0 5 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.54
1981 TOR AL 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 0 0 8 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.54
MLB Averages 35% 1.30 1.28

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%
1977 PIT NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 22 50% 91% 14% 2 0%
1979 MON NL 28 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 7 71% 86% 43% 0
1980 MON NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 13 38% 69% 8% 3 0%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 42 50% 83% 17% 5 0%
MLB Averages 41.8% 3.0% 61% 82% 27% 52%

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%
1977 PIT NL 26 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 0 107 77% 81% 36% 2 50%
1 Season 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 0 107 77% 81% 36% 2 50%
MLB Averages 59.3% 2.9% 61% 82% 27% 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.

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