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Frank McCormick

Frank Andrew McCormick (Buck)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: June 9, 1911 in New York, NY(All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1934 (Age 23.094, 6,481st in MLB history)   vs. BRO 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Braves/Phillies 1934-1948

Last Game: October 3, 1948 (Age 37.116)   vs. NYG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 21, 1982 in Manhasset, NY
Buried: Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, NY
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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
1934 CIN NL 23 1B 2 1 1 14.0 17 16 0 1 1 .941 10.29 8.00 .991 10.16 10.00
1937 CIN NL 26 1B 20 19 17 167.0 210 194 16 0 20 1.000 11.32 10.50 .989 10.47 10.31
1937 CIN NL 26 2B 4 0 0 10.0 7 4 2 1 0 .857 5.40 1.50 .959 5.76 5.70
1937 CIN NL 26 OF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.00 .970 2.25 2.20
1937 CIN NL 26 RF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 1.90
1938 CIN NL 27 1B 151 151 151 1361.0 1543 1441 95 7 127 .995 10.16 10.17 .992 10.56 10.47 AS,MVP-5
1939 CIN NL 28 1B 156 156 154 1393.0 1625 1518 100 7 153 .996 10.45 10.37 .989 10.38 10.24 AS,MVP-4
1940 CIN NL 29 1B 155 155 153 1393.0 1693 1587 98 8 146 .995 10.89 10.87 .990 10.48 10.47 AS,MVP-1
1941 CIN NL 30 1B 154 154 150 1370.0 1564 1464 92 8 130 .995 10.22 10.10 .989 10.25 10.16 AS
1942 CIN NL 31 1B 144 144 144 1315.0 1514 1403 101 10 132 .993 10.29 10.44 .989 10.20 10.18 AS,MVP-27
1943 CIN NL 32 1B 120 120 109 1039.0 1247 1156 85 6 116 .995 10.75 10.34 .992 10.50 10.48 AS,MVP-9
1944 CIN NL 33 1B 153 153 150 1369.0 1656 1508 135 13 130 .992 10.80 10.74 .990 10.10 10.04 AS,MVP-13
1945 CIN NL 34 1B 151 151 149 1331.0 1596 1469 118 9 104 .994 10.73 10.51 .990 10.26 10.17 MVP-24
1946 PHI NL 35 1B 134 131 125 1140.0 1284 1185 98 1 92 .999 10.13 9.57 .991 10.06 9.98 AS,MVP-34
1947 TOT NL 36 1B 58 53 46 458.0 547 514 30 3 40 .995 10.69 9.38 .991 9.80 9.62
1947 PHI NL 36 1B 12 9 9 83.0 91 86 4 1 9 .989 9.76 7.50 .991 9.80 9.62
1947 BSN NL 36 1B 46 44 37 375.0 456 428 26 2 31 .996 10.90 9.87 .991 9.80 9.62
1948 BSN NL 37 1B 50 43 25 342.0 381 343 33 5 30 .987 9.89 7.52 .990 9.78 9.61
13 Seasons 1B 1448 1431 1374 12692.0 14877 13798 1001 78 1221 .995 10.49 10.22 .990 10.28 10.20
1 Season 2B 4 0 0 10.0 7 4 2 1 0 .857 5.40 1.50 .959 5.76 5.70
1 Season OF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.00 .970 2.25 2.20
1 Season RF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 1.90
13 Seasons TOT 1453 1432 1374 12708.0 14885 13803 1003 79 1221 .995 10.49 10.19 .990 10.27 10.18
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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
1934 CIN NL 23 1B
1937 CIN NL 26 1B
1937 CIN NL 26 2B
1937 CIN NL 26 RF
1938 CIN NL 27 1B
1939 CIN NL 28 1B
1940 CIN NL 29 1B
1941 CIN NL 30 1B
1942 CIN NL 31 1B
1943 CIN NL 32 1B
1944 CIN NL 33 1B
1945 CIN NL 34 1B
1946 PHI NL 35 1B
1947 PHI NL 36 1B
1947 BSN NL 36 1B
1948 BSN NL 37 1B
13 Seasons 1B
1 Season 2B
1 Season RF
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
1934 CIN NL 23 12 1 12 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1937 CIN NL 26 24 20 24 24 0 0 20 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0
1938 CIN NL 27 151 151 151 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 CIN NL 28 156 156 156 156 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 CIN NL 29 155 155 155 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 CIN NL 30 154 154 154 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 CIN NL 31 145 144 145 144 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1943 CIN NL 32 126 120 126 120 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1944 CIN NL 33 153 153 153 153 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 CIN NL 34 152 151 152 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1946 PHI NL 35 135 131 135 134 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1947 BSN NL 36 81 44 81 46 0 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0
1947 PHI NL 36 15 9 15 12 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1948 BSN NL 37 75 43 75 50 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
13 Seasons 1534 1432 1534 1452 0 0 1448 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 93 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

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%
1934 CIN NL 23 73 49% 89% 25% 2 50% 0 16 0 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1937 CIN NL 26 740 52% 85% 32% 41 88% 1 194 6 187 1 16 16 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 2 20 2 1 0 1 2 100%
1938 CIN NL 27 5808 58% 85% 29% 344 92% 9 1443 62 1358 23 177 93 55 17 5 6 7 0 7 0 7 129 2 0 3 116 6 12 5 6 31 84%
1939 CIN NL 28 5831 62% 83% 28% 342 95% 5 1509 84 1418 9 166 91 52 20 5 6 7 2 3 2 3 153 6 0 2 135 8 18 8 9 26 88%
1940 CIN NL 29 5718 58% 85% 29% 387 97% 2 1581 86 1487 11 201 96 61 24 3 3 8 4 4 0 3 145 4 0 1 127 6 18 6 12 23 100%
1941 CIN NL 30 5793 61% 83% 28% 296 95% 3 1457 68 1376 16 137 86 62 15 1 7 8 3 4 1 4 136 2 0 2 123 5 13 0 13 22 91%
1942 CIN NL 31 5524 62% 83% 28% 333 92% 3 1405 66 1321 19 155 97 60 22 3 8 10 1 7 2 6 130 2 1 0 115 3 14 3 11 28 86%
1943 CIN NL 32 4376 60% 84% 29% 269 96% 6 1167 56 1099 13 129 81 54 17 2 6 6 2 2 2 2 117 2 0 0 97 2 18 2 15 27 100%
1944 CIN NL 33 5651 61% 89% 31% 364 95% 6 1515 62 1440 16 160 135 86 30 1 9 14 3 9 2 8 139 7 1 0 127 10 12 3 9 34 97%
1945 CIN NL 34 5833 57% 87% 28% 384 91% 2 1465 72 1382 13 175 117 82 19 0 9 9 1 7 1 7 118 9 0 0 100 8 18 5 12 39 95%
1946 PHI NL 35 3800 62% 84% 24% 224 96% 2 847 51 788 8 94 78 57 9 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 76 3 0 0 60 3 16 4 12 24 96%
1947 BSN NL 36 1444 62% 85% 30% 74 93% 0 381 21 361 0 30 24 11 7 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 29 1 0 0 26 2 3 1 2 3 67%
1947 PHI NL 36 310 61% 82% 27% 13 92% 0 73 4 67 2 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 9 0 0 0 8 1 1 0 1 0
1948 BSN NL 37 1159 66% 85% 26% 73 92% 2 269 21 247 1 24 24 18 3 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 29 2 0 0 19 2 10 2 8 6 83%
13 Seasons 52060 60% 85% 28% 3146 94% 41 13322 659 12547 132 1471 940 608 189 25 62 76 18 47 11 43 1232 40 2 10 1073 58 155 39 112 265 92%
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 93% 84%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1937 CIN NL 26 30 60% 80% 23% 3 67% 0 4 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 30 60% 80% 23% 3 67% 0 4 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 92%

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%
1937 CIN NL 26 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 28 50% 82% 46% 1 100%
1 Season 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 28 50% 82% 46% 1 100%
MLB Averages 40.9% 3.4% 61% 84% 29% 55%



* - 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 1930 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
1956 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1964 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1968 BBWAA ( 1.1%)

All-Star Games
1938 (1B)
1939 (1B)
1940 *
1941 *
1942 *
1943
1944
1945--not played
1946 *

Awards (yr lg award)
1940 NL MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1938 NL (5, 39%)
1939 NL (4, 47%)
1940 NL (1, 82%)
1942 NL (27, 1%)
1943 NL (9, 8%)
1944 NL (13, 10%)
1945 NL (24, 2%)
1946 NL (34, 1%)
1 MVP
1.90 Career Shares (110th)

Putoutss c a p y
1938 NL  1,441 (2nd)
1939 NL  1,518 (1st)
1940 NL  1,587 (1st)
1941 NL  1,464 (1st)
1942 NL  1,403 (1st)
1943 NL  1,156 (4th)
1944 NL  1,508 (1st)
1945 NL  1,469 (1st)
1946 NL  1,185 (3rd)
Career  13,803 (60th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1938 NL  151 (1st)
1939 NL  156 (2nd)
1940 NL  155 (1st)
1941 NL  154 (1st)
1942 NL  144 (2nd)
1943 NL  120 (4th)
1944 NL  153 (2nd)
1945 NL  151 (1st)
1946 NL  134 (3rd)
Career  1,448 (70th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1938 NL  1,441 (2nd)
1939 NL  1,518 (1st)
1940 NL  1,587 (1st)
1941 NL  1,464 (1st)
1942 NL  1,403 (1st)
1943 NL  1,156 (4th)
1944 NL  1,508 (1st)
1945 NL  1,469 (1st)
1946 NL  1,185 (3rd)
Career  13,798 (58th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1938 NL  95 (3rd)
1939 NL  100 (3rd)
1940 NL  98 (3rd)
1941 NL  92 (3rd)
1942 NL  101 (2nd)
1943 NL  85 (2nd)
1944 NL  135 (1st)
1945 NL  118 (1st)
1946 NL  98 (2nd)
Career  1,001 (54th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1942 NL  10 (5th)
1944 NL  13 (4th)
1945 NL  9 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1938 NL  127 (3rd)
1939 NL  153 (1st)
1940 NL  146 (1st)
1941 NL  130 (1st)
1942 NL  132 (1st)
1943 NL  116 (3rd)
1944 NL  130 (2nd)
1945 NL  104 (3rd)
1946 NL  92 (4th)
Career  1,221 (53rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1939 NL  10.45 (4th)
1940 NL  10.89 (3rd)
1941 NL  10.22 (4th)
1942 NL  10.29 (4th)
1943 NL  10.75 (3rd)
1944 NL  10.80 (1st)
1945 NL  10.73 (2nd)
1946 NL  10.13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1938 NL  10.17 (5th)
1939 NL  10.37 (4th)
1940 NL  10.87 (2nd)
1941 NL  10.10 (4th)
1942 NL  10.44 (2nd)
1943 NL  10.34 (3rd)
1944 NL  10.74 (1st)
1945 NL  10.51 (2nd)
Career  10.22 (56th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1938 NL  .995 (2nd)
1939 NL  .996 (1st)
1940 NL  .995 (1st)
1941 NL  .995 (1st)
1942 NL  .993 (2nd)
1943 NL  .995 (2nd)
1944 NL  .992 (3rd)
1945 NL  .994 (2nd)
1946 NL  .999 (1st)
Career  .995 (28th)

                                         

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