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Carlos May

Carlos May

Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 17, 1948 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Parker HS (Birmingham, AL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1966 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1968 (Age 20.112)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Yankees/Angels 1968-1977

Final Game: October 2, 1977 (Age 29.138)
Relatives: Brother of Lee May
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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
1968 CHW AL 20 OF 17 17 11 142.0 25 24 0 1 0 .960 -2 -14 1.52 1.41 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 CHW AL 20 LF 15 15 11 126.0 23 22 0 1 0 .957 -1 -11 1.57 1.47 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 CHW AL 20 RF 2 2 0 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 1.69 1.50 .977 1.86 1.85
1969 CHW AL 21 OF 100 98 93 863.2 167 154 10 3 0 .982 -10 -15 1.71 1.64 .978 2.13 2.13 AS,RoY-3
1969 CHW AL 21 LF 80 77 75 689.1 135 123 9 3 0 .978 -5 -9 1.72 1.65 .978 1.99 1.99 AS,RoY-3
1969 CHW AL 21 RF 22 21 18 174.1 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 -5 -35 1.50 1.32 .974 1.91 1.91 AS,RoY-3
1970 CHW AL 22 LF 141 141 130 1209.0 213 199 12 2 2 .991 -7 -7 1.57 1.50 .978 1.81 1.80
1970 CHW AL 22 OF 141 141 130 1209.0 217 203 12 2 2 .991 -7 -7 1.60 1.52 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 CHW AL 22 1B 7 7 7 66.1 86 73 11 2 6 .977 -1 -18 11.40 12.00 .991 9.58 9.56
1971 CHW AL 23 1B 130 123 122 1117.0 1278 1189 71 18 90 .986 -13 -14 10.15 9.69 .992 9.59 9.53
1971 CHW AL 23 LF 9 9 6 71.2 18 16 1 1 1 .944 1 13 2.13 1.89 .981 1.93 1.92
1971 CHW AL 23 OF 9 9 6 71.2 19 17 1 1 0 .947 1 13 2.26 2.00 .982 2.24 2.22
1972 CHW AL 24 LF 145 144 126 1254.1 227 210 13 4 2 .982 -9 -9 1.60 1.54 .980 1.89 1.89 AS,MVP-21
1972 CHW AL 24 OF 145 144 126 1254.1 232 215 13 4 2 .983 -9 -9 1.64 1.57 .983 2.22 2.21 AS,MVP-21
1972 CHW AL 24 1B 5 2 2 25.0 35 32 2 1 0 .971 -0 -19 12.24 6.80 .991 9.76 9.72 AS,MVP-21
1973 CHW AL 25 DH 75 75 MVP-29
1973 CHW AL 25 LF 70 70 59 585.2 126 118 7 1 1 .992 -2 -4 1.92 1.79 .977 2.00 1.99 MVP-29
1973 CHW AL 25 OF 70 70 59 585.2 126 118 7 1 0 .992 -2 -4 1.92 1.79 .979 2.29 2.27 MVP-29
1973 CHW AL 25 1B 2 2 2 18.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 13 6.00 6.00 .992 9.85 9.80 MVP-29
1974 CHW AL 26 LF 129 126 116 1116.2 260 246 11 3 1 .988 1 1 2.07 1.99 .974 2.12 2.11
1974 CHW AL 26 OF 129 126 116 1116.2 259 245 11 3 1 .988 1 1 2.06 1.98 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 CHW AL 26 DH 13 11
1975 CHW AL 27 1B 63 62 50 527.0 560 508 46 6 54 .989 -2 -4 9.46 8.79 .990 9.84 9.81
1975 CHW AL 27 LF 46 45 35 384.0 79 71 6 2 1 .975 -7 -21 1.80 1.67 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 CHW AL 27 OF 46 45 35 384.0 80 72 6 2 1 .975 -7 -21 1.83 1.70 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 CHW AL 27 DH 19 18
1976 TOT AL 28 DH 81 74
1976 TOT AL 28 LF 16 15 10 127.2 32 31 0 1 0 .969 -1 -12 2.19 1.94 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 TOT AL 28 OF 16 15 10 127.2 33 32 0 1 0 .970 -1 -12 2.26 2.00 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 CHW AL 28 DH 10 9
1976 CHW AL 28 LF 9 8 4 59.2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 1.96 1.44 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 CHW AL 28 OF 9 8 4 59.2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 1.96 1.44 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 NYY AL 28 DH 71 65
1976 NYY AL 28 LF 7 7 6 68.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -0 -5 2.38 2.57 .978 2.22 2.24
1976 NYY AL 28 OF 7 7 6 68.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 -0 -5 2.51 2.71 .981 2.48 2.49
1976 NYY AL 28 1B 1 1 1 8.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 10.12 9.00 .992 9.90 9.90
1977 TOT AL 29 DH 54 51
1977 NYY AL 29 DH 53 50
1977 NYY AL 29 OF 4 2 1 22.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 5 1.23 0.75 .977 2.33 2.33
1977 NYY AL 29 LF 2 2 1 17.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 1.06 1.00 .975 2.12 2.10
1977 NYY AL 29 RF 2 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 48 3.60 1.00 .975 2.16 2.05
1977 CAL AL 29 1B 3 3 1 24.0 17 15 2 0 1 1.000 -1 -40 6.38 5.67 .990 10.01 9.93
1977 CAL AL 29 DH 1 1
10 Seasons OF 677 667 587 5776.2 1161 1083 60 18 6 .984 -37 -8 1.78 1.69 .980 2.25 2.24
10 Seasons LF 653 644 569 5581.1 1115 1038 59 18 8 .984 -31 -7 1.77 1.68 .977 1.97 1.97
7 Seasons 1B 211 200 185 1785.1 1997 1837 133 27 151 .986 -17 -11 9.93 9.34 .991 9.68 9.63
3 Seasons RF 26 23 18 195.1 34 33 1 0 0 1.000 -5 -33 1.57 1.31 .974 1.91 1.92
10 Seasons TOT 888 867 772 7562.0 3158 2920 193 45 157 .986 -54 -9 3.70 3.51 .987 4.00 3.99
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
1968 CHW AL 20 LF -1 -11 -0 1 -1 -1
1968 CHW AL 20 RF -0 -30 -0 -0 0 0
1969 CHW AL 21 LF -5 -9 -4 -2 -3 -1
1969 CHW AL 21 RF -5 -35 -5 -3 -2 0
1970 CHW AL 22 LF -7 -7 -11 -6 -6 4
1970 CHW AL 22 1B -1 -18 -1 -2 1 0
1971 CHW AL 23 1B -13 -14 -13 -7 -6 0
1971 CHW AL 23 LF 1 13 1 -0 1 0
1972 CHW AL 24 LF -9 -9 -11 -5 -6 2
1972 CHW AL 24 1B -0 -19 -0 -0 -0 0
1973 CHW AL 25 LF -2 -4 -2 -3 1 0
1973 CHW AL 25 1B 0 13 0 0 0 0
1974 CHW AL 26 LF 1 1 -1 0 -1 2
1975 CHW AL 27 1B -2 -4 -2 -1 -1 0
1975 CHW AL 27 LF -7 -21 -5 -4 -1 -2
1976 CHW AL 28 LF -1 -20 0 0 0 -1
1976 NYY AL 28 LF -0 -5 -0 -1 1 0
1976 NYY AL 28 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1977 NYY AL 29 LF -0 -7 -0 0 -0 0
1977 NYY AL 29 RF 0 48 0 0 0 0
1977 CAL AL 29 1B -1 -40 -1 -1 0 0
10 Seasons LF -31 -7 -34 -18 -16 3
7 Seasons 1B -17 -11 -17 -11 -6 0
3 Seasons RF -5 -33 -5 -3 -2 0
10 Seasons TOT -54 -9 -57 -32 -24 0 3
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
1968 CHW AL 20 17 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 2 17 0 0 0
1969 CHW AL 21 100 98 100 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 0 22 100 0 2 0
1970 CHW AL 22 150 148 150 148 0 0 7 0 0 0 141 0 0 141 0 2 0
1971 CHW AL 23 141 132 141 136 0 0 130 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 0 7 1
1972 CHW AL 24 148 146 148 147 0 0 5 0 0 0 145 0 0 145 0 2 0
1973 CHW AL 25 149 147 149 72 0 0 2 0 0 0 70 0 0 70 75 2 0
1974 CHW AL 26 149 137 149 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 129 0 0 129 13 12 0
1975 CHW AL 27 128 125 128 107 0 0 63 0 0 0 46 0 0 46 19 3 0
1976 NYY AL 28 87 73 87 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 71 14 0
1976 CHW AL 28 20 17 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 10 3 0
1977 NYY AL 29 65 52 65 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 53 11 0
1977 CAL AL 29 11 4 11 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
10 Seasons 1165 1096 1165 880 0 0 211 0 0 0 653 0 26 677 242 65 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 -- 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 CHW AL 20 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 7 0 4 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 22 13 59.1% 9 0 0.0% 0 524 67% 80% 24% 49 45%
1969 CHW AL 21 3 0 3 0 0 9 0 4 1 3 43 34 0 20 1 2 14 5 1 5 2 0 14 12 0 96 54 56.3% 39 3 3.1% 6 2950 67% 81% 23% 291 45%
1970 CHW AL 22 2 0 2 0 0 12 0 3 3 5 65 54 3 41 9 1 33 18 2 8 1 1 23 21 0 170 103 60.6% 60 7 4.1% 5 5267 64% 82% 23% 532 39%
1971 CHW AL 23 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 4 50.0% 3 1 12.5% 0 301 65% 83% 29% 34 47%
1972 CHW AL 24 4 0 4 0 2 13 0 8 0 4 59 44 1 35 6 3 27 18 1 6 1 0 16 15 1 143 84 58.7% 53 6 4.2% 7 5188 69% 79% 25% 535 42%
1973 CHW AL 25 1 0 1 0 0 7 0 2 2 2 34 25 0 21 3 1 17 10 0 7 2 1 13 12 0 92 52 56.5% 38 2 2.2% 5 2523 69% 81% 26% 296 42%
1974 CHW AL 26 3 0 2 1 0 11 0 3 3 5 80 67 2 50 6 2 35 19 2 14 2 0 21 20 1 200 114 57.0% 79 7 3.5% 4 4810 71% 82% 28% 593 43%
1975 CHW AL 27 2 0 2 0 1 6 0 4 1 1 30 22 2 15 0 1 6 2 0 5 1 0 6 4 0 62 29 46.8% 30 3 4.8% 3 1650 70% 82% 27% 188 41%
1976 CHW AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 13 6 46.2% 7 0 0.0% 0 257 66% 80% 23% 37 35%
1976 NYY AL 28 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 10 8 80.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 284 55% 88% 28% 34 53%
1977 NYY AL 29 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 66 67% 94% 23% 4 50%
10 Seasons 18 0 17 1 5 59 0 25 10 20 336 264 8 196 27 10 137 76 6 47 9 2 101 91 3 817 467 57.2% 321 29 3.5% 30 23820 68% 81% 25% 2593 42%
MLB Averages 59.3% 2.9% 63% 80% 27% 47%

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%
1970 CHW AL 22 302 53% 83% 30% 25 88% 0 73 5 67 1 9 10 7 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 6 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 4 100%
1971 CHW AL 23 4700 68% 80% 29% 221 95% 2 1197 59 1126 19 95 65 47 7 2 2 18 8 9 1 8 90 4 0 0 83 4 7 0 7 19 95%
1972 CHW AL 24 112 72% 82% 28% 9 89% 0 30 1 28 1 5 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1973 CHW AL 25 75 85% 75% 15% 4 100% 0 11 3 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CHW AL 27 2348 68% 80% 25% 109 95% 1 509 34 465 10 33 47 23 11 0 1 6 0 4 2 3 54 4 0 0 52 4 2 1 1 2 100%
1976 NYY AL 28 35 100% 91% 26% 0 0 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CAL AL 29 113 66% 85% 19% 2 100% 0 13 1 12 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 7685 68% 80% 28% 370 95% 3 1842 103 1715 31 142 128 80 19 3 4 27 8 15 4 13 151 8 1 0 142 9 9 1 8 26 96%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 94% 89%

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%
1968 CHW AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 60 58% 78% 22% 8 38%
1969 CHW AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 12 4 0 7 3 0 6 2 1 3 1 0 4 4 0 32 14 43.8% 17 1 3.1% 0 792 70% 82% 21% 73 40%
1977 NYY AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 26 62% 92% 23% 5 40%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 14 6 0 8 3 0 7 2 1 5 2 0 6 5 0 40 18 45.0% 21 1 2.5% 0 878 69% 82% 21% 86 40%
MLB Averages 41.4% 3.2% 63% 80% 27% 53%



* - 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
1983 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (21, 2%)
1973 AL (29, 1%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Putoutss c a p y
1971 AL  1,206 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  130 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  1,189 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  71 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  18 (1st)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  141 (3rd)
1972 AL  145 (4th)
1974 AL  129 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  199 (5th)
1972 AL  210 (4th)
1974 AL  246 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  9 (4th)
1970 AL  12 (1st)
1972 AL  13 (1st)
1973 AL  7 (5th)
1974 AL  11 (2nd)
Career  59 (82nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 AL  4 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  2 (3rd)
1971 AL  1 (3rd)
1972 AL  2 (2nd)
1973 AL  1 (5th)
1974 AL  1 (5th)
1975 AL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1972 AL  145 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1970 AL  12 (5th)
1972 AL  13 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1971 AL  10.15 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1971 AL  9.69 (1st)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  .991 (3rd)
1972 AL  .982 (5th)
1974 AL  .988 (1st)
Career  .984 (51st)

Youngest s c a p y
1968 AL  born 1948-05-17 (2nd)

             

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