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Rick Mahler

Richard Keith Mahler

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 5, 1953 in Austin, TX
High School: Jay HS (San Antonio, TX)
School: Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1975. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1979 (Age 25.258, 11,777th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1981 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Reds/Expos 1979-1991
Agents: Steve Comte [*]
Final Game: August 6, 1991 (Age 38.001)
Died: March 2, 2005 in Jupiter, FL
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Mickey Mahler
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1979 ATL NL 25 P 15 0 0 22.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 1.64 0.27 .952 1.80 1.80 1 1 50% 34% 0
1980 ATL NL 26 P 2 0 0 3.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.50 .950 1.96 1.90 0 0 0
1981 ATL NL 27 P 34 14 1 112.1 35 14 19 2 0 .943 2.64 0.97 .959 1.97 1.98 14 7 33% 33% 0
1982 ATL NL 28 P 39 33 5 205.1 56 19 36 1 5 .982 2.41 1.41 .952 1.96 1.97 18 9 33% 32% 3
1983 ATL NL 29 P 10 0 0 14.1 3 1 1 1 1 .667 1.26 0.20 .953 1.95 1.91 3 0 0% 33% 0
1984 ATL NL 30 P 38 29 9 222.0 64 20 42 2 5 .969 2.51 1.63 .954 1.88 1.87 27 1 4% 31% 0
1985 ATL NL 31 P 39 39 6 266.2 70 21 45 4 9 .943 2.23 1.69 .953 1.92 1.92 9 12 57% 30% 2
1986 ATL NL 32 P 39 39 7 237.2 67 23 41 3 2 .955 2.42 1.64 .955 1.94 1.94 15 17 53% 32% 0
1987 ATL NL 33 P 39 28 3 197.0 56 13 42 1 2 .982 2.51 1.41 .955 1.91 1.90 9 15 63% 29% 2
1988 ATL NL 34 P 39 34 5 249.0 68 22 43 3 4 .956 2.35 1.67 .955 1.96 1.96 22 10 31% 29% 0
1989 CIN NL 35 P 40 31 5 220.2 44 8 35 1 2 .977 1.75 1.08 .947 1.87 1.87 21 17 45% 32% 0
1990 CIN NL 36 P 35 16 2 134.2 29 11 17 1 1 .966 1.87 0.80 .957 1.80 1.79 9 4 31% 29% 1
1991 TOT NL 37 P 23 8 0 66.0 21 7 13 1 0 .952 2.73 0.87 .955 1.85 1.85 9 6 40% 33% 0
1991 MON NL 37 P 10 6 0 37.1 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 2.89 1.20 .955 1.86 1.85 3 3 50% 33% 0
1991 ATL NL 37 P 13 2 0 28.2 9 4 4 1 0 .889 2.51 0.62 .956 1.85 1.85 6 3 33% 33% 0
13 Seasons P 392 271 43 1951.1 519 160 338 21 31 .960 2.30 1.27 .954 1.91 1.90 157 99 39% 31% 8
13 Seasons TOT 392 271 43 1951.1 519 160 338 21 31 .960 2.30 1.27 .954 1.91 1.90 157 99 39% 31% 8
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
1979 ATL NL 25 P
1980 ATL NL 26 P
1981 ATL NL 27 P
1982 ATL NL 28 P
1983 ATL NL 29 P
1984 ATL NL 30 P
1985 ATL NL 31 P
1986 ATL NL 32 P
1987 ATL NL 33 P
1988 ATL NL 34 P
1989 CIN NL 35 P
1990 CIN NL 36 P
1991 MON NL 37 P
1991 ATL NL 37 P
13 Seasons P
13 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1979 ATL NL 25 15 0 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 ATL NL 26 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 ATL NL 27 34 14 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 ATL NL 28 39 33 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 ATL NL 29 10 0 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 ATL NL 30 38 29 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 ATL NL 31 39 39 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 ATL NL 32 40 39 40 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1987 ATL NL 33 40 28 40 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1988 ATL NL 34 39 34 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 CIN NL 35 40 31 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 CIN NL 36 35 16 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 ATL NL 37 13 2 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 MON NL 37 10 6 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 394 271 394 392 392 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1979 ATL NL 25 101 82% 30% 3 100% 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 ATL NL 26 13 92% 38% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 ATL NL 27 478 85% 33% 26 81% 1 14 0 10 18 16 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1982 ATL NL 28 856 85% 33% 39 85% 1 21 2 16 34 24 5 1 0 1 0 1 5 3 4 1 5 100%
1983 ATL NL 29 66 82% 26% 2 50% 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
1984 ATL NL 30 917 85% 32% 44 98% 2 17 0 14 42 33 6 2 0 1 1 1 4 4 4 0 9 89%
1985 ATL NL 31 1110 86% 34% 49 96% 1 21 5 13 45 25 6 4 1 2 1 1 8 4 6 2 8 100%
1986 ATL NL 32 1056 81% 36% 44 95% 0 23 2 20 40 32 5 3 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 8 88%
1987 ATL NL 33 849 83% 38% 47 87% 2 11 2 9 43 34 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 6 100%
1988 ATL NL 34 1063 87% 40% 51 92% 2 24 3 19 44 37 3 3 0 1 2 1 3 2 3 0 18 83%
1989 CIN NL 35 940 87% 39% 42 93% 0 8 1 5 38 31 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 15 87%
1990 CIN NL 36 564 84% 37% 21 86% 1 11 1 10 18 13 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 3 100%
1991 ATL NL 37 133 89% 41% 5 80% 1 4 0 3 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1991 MON NL 37 158 84% 48% 9 100% 1 3 0 3 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
13 Seasons 8304 85% 36% 383 91% 12 158 16 123 340 257 32 21 1 12 8 8 29 16 25 4 80 91%
MLB Averages 81% 29% 92% 88%



* - 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1982 Apr 11th NL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
1981 NL  14 (2nd)
1984 NL  20 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1985 NL  45 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1985 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1981 NL  2.64 (5th)
1982 NL  2.41 (5th)
1984 NL  2.51 (5th)
1987 NL  2.51 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1991 NL  born 1953-08-05 (5th)

                           

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