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Hersh Martin

Hershel Ray Martin

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 19, 1909 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Ponca City HS (Ponca City, OK)
School: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1937 (Age 27.216, 6,739th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Yankees 1937-1945

Last Game: September 23, 1945 (Age 36.004)
Died: November 17, 1980 in Cuba, MO
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, MO
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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
1937 PHI NL 27 OF 139 139 138 370 353 9 8 1 .978 2.60 .974 2.24
1937 PHI NL 27 CF 135 135 134 360 343 9 8 1 .978 2.61 .977 2.63
1937 PHI NL 27 LF 4 4 4 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .973 2.10
1938 PHI NL 28 OF 116 112 109 316 298 7 11 2 .965 2.63 .976 2.34 AS,MVP-30
1938 PHI NL 28 CF 115 110 108 309 291 7 11 2 .964 2.59 .978 2.73 AS,MVP-30
1938 PHI NL 28 RF 2 2 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 3.50 .979 2.10 AS,MVP-30
1939 PHI NL 29 OF 95 94 91 288 276 5 7 1 .976 2.96 .975 2.32
1939 PHI NL 29 CF 73 73 72 237 228 3 6 0 .975 3.16 .977 2.70
1939 PHI NL 29 RF 13 13 12 22 21 1 0 1 1.000 1.69 .973 2.12
1939 PHI NL 29 LF 9 8 7 29 27 1 1 0 .966 3.11 .974 2.16
1940 PHI NL 30 OF 23 18 16 47 42 4 1 0 .979 2.00 .977 2.32
1940 PHI NL 30 CF 18 17 15 41 37 3 1 0 .976 2.22 .981 2.66
1940 PHI NL 30 RF 5 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.80 .972 2.02
1944 NYY AL 34 OF 80 80 79 192 177 8 7 4 .964 2.31 .974 2.47
1944 NYY AL 34 LF 78 78 77 188 173 8 7 4 .963 2.32 .971 2.34
1944 NYY AL 34 CF 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .980 3.00
1945 NYY AL 35 OF 102 102 99 245 233 8 4 1 .984 2.36 .978 2.40
1945 NYY AL 35 LF 97 97 95 236 225 7 4 1 .983 2.39 .975 2.21
1945 NYY AL 35 CF 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .985 2.80
1945 NYY AL 35 RF 3 3 2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 2.33 .974 2.13
6 Seasons OF 555 545 532 1458 1379 41 38 9 .974 2.56 .975 2.34
6 Seasons CF 346 339 333 952 904 22 26 3 .973 2.68 .978 2.68
4 Seasons LF 188 187 183 463 435 16 12 5 .974 2.40 .973 2.26
4 Seasons RF 23 19 16 40 38 2 0 1 1.000 1.74 .974 2.10
6 Seasons TOT 555 545 532 1458 1379 41 38 9 .974 2.56 .975 2.34
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-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
1937 PHI NL 27 CF
1937 PHI NL 27 LF
1938 PHI NL 28 CF
1938 PHI NL 28 RF
1939 PHI NL 29 CF
1939 PHI NL 29 RF
1939 PHI NL 29 LF
1940 PHI NL 30 CF
1940 PHI NL 30 RF
1944 NYY AL 34 LF
1944 NYY AL 34 CF
1945 NYY AL 35 LF
1945 NYY AL 35 CF
1945 NYY AL 35 RF
6 Seasons CF
4 Seasons LF
4 Seasons RF
6 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1937 PHI NL 27 141 139 141 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 135 0 139 0 2 0
1938 PHI NL 28 120 112 120 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 115 2 116 0 4 0
1939 PHI NL 29 111 94 111 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 73 13 95 0 15 1
1940 PHI NL 30 33 18 33 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 23 0 11 0
1944 NYY AL 34 85 80 85 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 2 0 80 0 5 0
1945 NYY AL 35 117 102 117 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 3 3 103 0 15 0
6 Seasons 607 545 607 556 0 0 0 0 0 0 188 346 23 556 0 52 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 -- 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%
1940 PHI NL 30 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 1 25.0% 2 1 25.0% 1 302 58% 83% 27% 22 91%
1945 NYY AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 75 37% 93% 36% 4 50%
2 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 1 20.0% 3 1 20.0% 1 377 54% 85% 29% 26 85%
MLB Averages 45.5% 2.6% 61% 84% 30% 66%

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%
1944 NYY AL 34 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 10 6 0 4 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 21 10 47.6% 10 1 4.8% 2 755 64% 87% 34% 89 56%
1945 NYY AL 35 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 3 1 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 4 4 0 15 12 80.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 547 63% 86% 30% 52 56%
2 Seasons 3 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 14 10 0 7 1 0 5 3 1 3 1 0 7 7 0 36 22 61.1% 13 1 2.8% 2 1302 64% 87% 32% 141 56%
MLB Averages 58.1% 2.7% 61% 84% 30% 62%

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%
1940 PHI NL 30 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 23 78% 65% 17% 0
1945 NYY AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 33.3% 1 1 33.3% 0 36 72% 67% 25% 4 75%
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 33.3% 1 1 33.3% 0 59 75% 66% 22% 4 75%
MLB Averages 44.2% 3.5% 61% 84% 30% 63%



* - 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))
1938 NL (30, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1766th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  78 (4th)
1945 AL  97 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  173 (4th)
1945 AL  225 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  8 (2nd)
1945 AL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  4 (1st)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  135 (1st)
1938 NL  115 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  343 (2nd)
1938 NL  291 (4th)
1939 NL  228 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  9 (2nd)
1938 NL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  8 (1st)
1938 NL  11 (2nd)
1939 NL  6 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  1 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1937 NL  353 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1938 NL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1944 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 AL  2.32 (3rd)
1945 AL  2.39 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  2.61 (4th)
1938 NL  2.59 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  .978 (4th)
1938 NL  .964 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1937 NL  2.60 (4th)
1938 NL  2.63 (4th)
1939 NL  2.96 (1st)
Career  2.56 (57th)

             

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