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Jerry May

Jerry Lee May

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

Born: December 14, 1943 in Staunton, VA
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1964 (Age 20.280)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Royals/Mets 1964-1973

Final Game: June 3, 1973 (Age 29.171)
Died: June 30, 1996 in Swoope, VA
Buried: Union Cemetery, Parnassus, VA
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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
1964 PIT NL 20 C 11 10 8 89.2 86 80 5 1 0 .988 -3 -40 8.53 7.73 .988 6.82 6.76 3 6 7 1 13% 40% 0
1965 PIT NL 21 C 4 0 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.50 .990 6.98 6.98 0 0 0 0 0
1966 PIT NL 22 C 41 13 6 155.1 128 114 12 2 3 .984 0 0 7.30 3.07 .987 6.84 6.83 5 3 3 5 63% 40% 1
1967 PIT NL 23 C 110 103 81 868.1 606 550 52 4 9 .993 3 4 6.24 5.47 .990 6.89 6.89 8 21 35 28 44% 40% 0
1968 PIT NL 24 C 135 128 105 1121.0 832 752 70 10 10 .988 5 5 6.60 6.09 .990 6.87 6.90 7 31 42 37 47% 39% 5
1969 PIT NL 25 C 52 50 45 426.2 349 325 22 2 3 .994 3 8 7.32 6.67 .989 7.06 7.01 4 11 14 13 48% 40% 0
1970 PIT NL 26 C 45 40 32 357.2 314 280 32 2 2 .994 6 20 7.85 6.93 .987 6.85 6.82 6 9 20 20 50% 33% 0
1971 KCR AL 27 C 71 67 57 576.2 353 314 38 1 6 .997 4 8 5.49 4.96 .988 6.37 6.34 5 14 25 18 42% 39% 2
1972 KCR AL 28 C 41 32 29 294.0 192 175 13 4 1 .979 -2 -8 5.76 4.59 .985 6.48 6.46 2 8 19 9 32% 39% 0
1973 TOT MLB 29 C 15 12 7 102.0 64 57 4 3 2 .953 -4 -47 5.38 4.07 .985 6.11 6.11 1 4 12 1 8% 38% 0
1973 KCR AL 29 C 11 9 6 84.0 50 43 4 3 2 .940 -4 -57 5.04 4.27 .985 6.05 6.02 1 4 12 1 8% 38% 0
1973 NYM NL 29 C 4 3 1 18.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.00 3.50 .987 6.35 6.35 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons C 525 455 370 3999.1 2926 2649 248 29 36 .990 12 4 6.52 5.52 .989 6.77 6.76 41 107 177 132 43% 39% 8
10 Seasons TOT 525 455 370 3999.1 2926 2649 248 29 36 .990 12 4 6.52 5.52 .989 6.77 6.76 41 107 177 132 43% 39% 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
1964 PIT NL 20 C -3 -40 -3
1965 PIT NL 21 C 0 0 0
1966 PIT NL 22 C 0 0 0
1967 PIT NL 23 C 3 4 3
1968 PIT NL 24 C 5 5 5
1969 PIT NL 25 C 3 8 3
1970 PIT NL 26 C 6 20 6
1971 KCR AL 27 C 4 8 4
1972 KCR AL 28 C -2 -8 -2
1973 KCR AL 29 C -4 -57 -4
1973 NYM NL 29 C 0 0 0
10 Seasons C 12 4 12
10 Seasons TOT 12 4 12

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1964 PIT NL 20 11 10 11 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 PIT NL 21 4 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 PIT NL 22 42 13 42 41 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
1967 PIT NL 23 110 103 110 110 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1968 PIT NL 24 137 128 137 135 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1969 PIT NL 25 62 50 62 52 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1970 PIT NL 26 51 39 51 45 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1971 KCR AL 27 71 67 71 71 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1972 KCR AL 28 53 32 53 41 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1973 KCR AL 29 11 9 11 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 NYM NL 29 4 3 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 556 454 556 525 0 525 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 2
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%
1964 PIT NL 20 391 4.27 5.00 8 63% 0 0 80 2 0 2 76 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1965 PIT NL 21 30 1.17 2.35 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 PIT NL 22 663 4.63 5.17 12 92% 0 1 114 5 1 7 101 11 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 50%
1967 PIT NL 23 3436 3.59 3.85 48 100% 0 0 513 31 2 30 450 46 10 0 1 7 3 1 1 1 0 10 0 0 1 2 100%
1968 PIT NL 24 4356 2.58 3.00 61 97% 1 0 716 37 4 18 657 66 15 3 0 8 10 3 4 3 0 8 1 3 5 7 86%
1969 PIT NL 25 1726 4.07 4.43 13 92% 0 0 325 9 7 4 304 15 3 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 100%
1970 PIT NL 26 1500 3.15 3.52 21 90% 0 0 277 7 4 9 257 30 7 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 4 75%
1971 KCR AL 27 2436 3.40 3.82 36 97% 0 0 312 21 3 11 277 45 14 1 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 7 0 2 3 10 90%
1972 KCR AL 28 1212 3.21 3.49 17 94% 0 0 173 10 0 5 158 14 4 0 0 3 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
1973 KCR AL 29 355 2.79 3.21 3 100% 0 0 43 1 0 2 40 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
1973 NYM NL 29 69 2.50 3.00 1 100% 0 0 14 1 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 16174 3.29 3.67 220 95% 1 1 2569 124 21 90 2333 234 59 5 1 30 28 4 11 13 2 35 1 5 11 31 87%
MLB Averages 3.50 3.97 95% 90%

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
1964 PIT NL 20 3 6 162 7 1 1 13% 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 2.19 1.76
1965 PIT NL 21 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 PIT NL 22 5 3 264 3 4 3 57% 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 14 6 0.77 1.14
1967 PIT NL 23 8 21 1316 35 28 25 44% 30 27 4 1 1 0 0 0 79 30 1.63 1.28
1968 PIT NL 24 5 31 1575 40 35 31 47% 39 31 1 1 0 3 5 2 100 42 1.15 1.28
1969 PIT NL 25 4 11 632 14 11 7 44% 14 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 33 14 0.81 0.98
1970 PIT NL 26 6 9 548 20 20 16 50% 17 18 3 1 0 1 0 0 50 27 1.58 1.28
1971 KCR AL 27 5 14 939 25 18 16 42% 23 15 2 2 0 1 2 0 58 25 1.34 1.06
1972 KCR AL 28 2 8 429 19 9 7 32% 16 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 35 12 1.09 1.05
1973 KCR AL 29 1 4 131 12 1 1 8% 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 1 1.28 2.14
1973 NYM NL 29 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 39 107 6032 175 127 107 42% 158 114 16 5 1 8 8 2 413 158 1.33 1.21
MLB Averages 38% 1.28 1.23



* - 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
1979 BBWAA ()

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1968 NL  135 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1968 NL  752 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1968 NL  70 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1968 NL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1967 NL  9 (3rd)
1968 NL  10 (3rd)
1971 AL  6 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1968 NL  37 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1968 NL  46.8 (5th)
1970 NL  50.0 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1968 NL  5 (3rd)
1970 NL  6 (4th)
1971 AL  4 (4th)
Career  12 (96th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1967 NL  .993 (5th)
Career  .990 (92nd)

                           

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