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Lew McCarty

George Lewis McCarty

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 192 lb.

Born: November 17, 1888 in Milton, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: August 30, 1913 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1914 [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Robins/Superbas/Cardinals 1913-1921

Final Game: April 13, 1921 (Age 32)
Died: June 9, 1930 in Reading, PA
Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa, PA
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1913 24 BRO NL 9 28 26 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .231 .286 .231 .516 47 6 0 0 /2
1914 25 BRO NL 90 311 284 20 72 14 2 1 30 1 14 22 .254 .293 .327 .621 84 93 2 10 2 MVP-20
1915 26 BRO NL 84 294 276 19 66 9 4 0 19 7 4 7 23 .239 .261 .301 .561 67 83 1 10 2
1916 27 TOT NL 80 252 218 23 74 9 5 0 22 4 21 25 .339 .405 .427 .832 155 93 3 10 23
1916 27 BRO NL 55 175 150 17 47 6 1 0 13 4 14 16 .313 .383 .367 .750 128 55 3 8 23
1916 27 NYG NL 25 77 68 6 27 3 4 0 9 0 7 9 .397 .453 .559 1.012 218 38 0 2 2
1917 28 NYG NL 56 180 162 15 40 3 2 2 19 1 14 6 .247 .311 .327 .638 98 53 1 4 2
1918 29 NYG NL 86 285 257 16 69 7 3 0 24 3 17 13 .268 .321 .319 .640 96 82 3 9 2
1919 30 NYG NL 85 236 210 17 59 5 4 2 21 2 18 15 .281 .341 .371 .712 114 78 1 7 2
1920 31 TOT NL 41 54 45 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 2 .156 .296 .156 .452 32 7 0 0 /2
1920 31 NYG NL 36 42 38 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 .132 .214 .132 .346 1 5 0 0 /2
1920 31 STL NL 5 12 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 .286 .583 .286 .869 157 2 0 0 /2
1921 32 STL NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
9 Yrs 532 1641 1479 113 393 47 20 5 137 20 4 102 109 .266 .318 .335 .653 97 495 11 50
162 Game Avg. 162 500 450 34 120 14 6 2 42 6 31 33 .266 .318 .335 .653 97 151 3 15
NYG (5 yrs) 288 820 735 56 200 18 13 4 73 8 0 60 45 .272 .331 .348 .680 107 256 5 22
BRO (4 yrs) 238 808 736 57 191 29 7 1 64 12 4 37 63 .260 .300 .322 .622 85 237 6 28
STL (2 yrs) 6 13 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 .250 .538 .250 .788 131 2 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1913 24 BRO NL 9 28 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .487 .499 -0.0 0.1 -0 /2
1914 25 BRO NL 90 311 -5 0 0 0 5 0 -0.1 10 10 0.9 .500 .500 1.0 0.6 10 2 MVP-20
1915 26 BRO NL 84 294 -10 1 0 -1 5 -6 -0.8 9 3 0.2 .491 .496 0.4 0.4 4 2
1916 27 BRO NL 55 175 5 -0 0 1 1 7 0.9 5 12 1.4 .516 .505 1.3 0.3 11 23
1916 27 NYG NL 25 77 8 0 0 1 1 11 1.3 2 13 1.6 .552 .508 1.4 0.3 12 2
1917 28 NYG NL 56 180 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.4 6 9 0.9 .507 .502 0.9 0.3 9 2
1918 29 NYG NL 86 285 -1 -0 0 -1 4 2 0.2 9 11 1.1 .503 .502 1.3 0.3 12 2
1919 30 NYG NL 85 236 4 -0 0 -1 3 6 0.6 7 13 1.4 .508 .504 1.6 0.2 14 2
1920 31 NYG NL 36 42 -4 1 0 0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .488 .497 -0.3 0.0 -2 /2
1920 31 STL NL 5 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 0 2 0.2 .529 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /2
1921 32 STL NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .468 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
9 Seasons 532 1641 -4 1 0 -1 23 19 2.1 51 70 7.4 .504 .501 7.8 2.5 71
NYG (5 yrs) 288 820 8 0 0 -1 11 18 2.1 25 44 4.7 .508 .503 4.9 1.2 45
BRO (4 yrs) 238 808 -12 1 0 0 12 0 -0.1 25 25 2.5 .500 .500 2.7 1.3 25
STL (2 yrs) 6 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.2 .519 .501 0.2 0.0 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1917 28 NYG NL WS CHW L 3 5 5 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 5 5 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200 4 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1913 BRO NL 24 C 9 47 37 10 0 1 1.000 5.22 .970 6.29 1 10 6 38% 44%
1914 BRO NL 25 C 84 81 74 531 398 117 16 9 .970 6.13 .970 6.31 8 103 74 42% 44% MVP-20
1915 BRO NL 26 C 81 75 66 424 310 101 13 5 .969 5.07 .975 6.20 7 89 65 42% 46%
1916 TOT NL 27 C 51 46 38 271 209 59 3 4 .989 5.25 .974 6.30 0 39 31 44% 44%
1916 BRO NL 27 C 27 24 21 132 97 33 2 2 .985 4.81 .974 6.30 0 28 18 39% 44%
1916 BRO NL 27 1B 17 15 15 160 148 9 3 9 .981 9.24 .987 10.80
1916 NYG NL 27 C 24 22 17 139 112 26 1 2 .993 5.75 .974 6.30 0 11 13 54% 44%
1917 NYG NL 28 C 54 45 31 284 235 43 6 0 .979 5.15 .975 5.98 1 47 19 29% 44%
1918 NYG NL 29 C 75 72 64 364 288 67 9 3 .975 4.73 .974 5.25 7 72 37 34% 44%
1919 NYG NL 30 C 59 56 49 267 203 56 8 2 .970 4.39 .972 5.39 7 59 34 37% 44%
1920 TOT NL 31 C 8 6 3 31 21 10 0 1 1.000 3.88 .968 5.31 3 6 6 50% 46%
1920 NYG NL 31 C 5 3 2 22 16 6 0 0 1.000 4.40 .968 5.32 1 2 5 71% 46%
1920 STL NL 31 C 3 3 1 9 5 4 0 1 1.000 3.00 .968 5.30 2 4 1 20% 46%
8 Seasons C 421 381 325 2219 1701 463 55 25 .975 5.14 .973 5.91 34 425 272 39% 44%
1 Season 1B 17 15 15 160 148 9 3 9 .981 9.24 .987 10.80
9 Seasons TOT 438 396 340 2379 1849 472 58 34 .976 5.30 .974 6.10 34 425 272 39% 44%
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1914 NL (20, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1914 NL  16 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1918 NL  7 (2nd)
1919 NL  7 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1914 NL  103 (3rd)
1915 NL  89 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1914 NL  6.13 (4th)
1918 NL  4.73 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2788), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (213th), 7.4 career WAR/7.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: George Lew Lewis lou McCarty

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