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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, 6,483rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Braves/Phillies 1934-1948

Last Game: October 3, 1948 (Age 37.116)
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 17 16 0 1 1 .941 8.00 .991 10.00
1937 CIN NL 26 1B 20 19 17 210 194 16 0 20 1.000 10.50 .989 10.31
1937 CIN NL 26 2B 4 0 0 7 4 2 1 0 .857 1.50 .959 5.70
1937 CIN NL 26 OF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
1937 CIN NL 26 RF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
1938 CIN NL 27 1B 151 151 151 1543 1441 95 7 127 .995 10.17 .992 10.47 AS,MVP-5
1939 CIN NL 28 1B 156 156 154 1625 1518 100 7 153 .996 10.37 .989 10.24 AS,MVP-4
1940 CIN NL 29 1B 155 155 153 1693 1587 98 8 146 .995 10.87 .990 10.47 AS,MVP-1
1941 CIN NL 30 1B 154 154 150 1564 1464 92 8 130 .995 10.10 .989 10.16 AS
1942 CIN NL 31 1B 144 144 144 1514 1403 101 10 132 .993 10.44 .989 10.18 AS,MVP-27
1943 CIN NL 32 1B 120 120 109 1247 1156 85 6 116 .995 10.34 .992 10.48 AS,MVP-9
1944 CIN NL 33 1B 153 153 150 1656 1508 135 13 130 .992 10.74 .990 10.04 AS,MVP-13
1945 CIN NL 34 1B 151 151 149 1596 1469 118 9 104 .994 10.51 .990 10.17 MVP-24
1946 PHI NL 35 1B 134 131 125 1284 1185 98 1 92 .999 9.57 .991 9.98 AS,MVP-34
1947 TOT NL 36 1B 58 53 46 547 514 30 3 40 .995 9.38 .991 9.62
1947 PHI NL 36 1B 12 9 9 91 86 4 1 9 .989 7.50 .991 9.62
1947 BSN NL 36 1B 46 44 37 456 428 26 2 31 .996 9.87 .991 9.62
1948 BSN NL 37 1B 50 42 25 381 343 33 5 30 .987 7.52 .990 9.61
13 Seasons 1B 1448 1430 1374 14877 13798 1001 78 1221 .995 10.22 .990 10.20
1 Season 2B 4 0 0 7 4 2 1 0 .857 1.50 .959 5.70
1 Season RF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
1 Season OF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
13 Seasons TOT 1453 1431 1374 14885 13803 1003 79 1221 .995 10.19 .990 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-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
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 0 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 35 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 42 75 50 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
13 Seasons 1534 1431 1534 1452 0 0 1448 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 90 0
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 -- 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%
1940 CIN NL 29 2667 59% 84% 28% 172 98% 0 719 34 680 6 96 42 27 10 3 1 6 2 4 0 3 68 1 0 1 61 3 7 3 4 9 100%
1941 CIN NL 30 1753 59% 83% 28% 96 98% 0 445 18 424 3 48 29 25 3 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 42 0 0 1 34 2 8 0 8 8 88%
1942 CIN NL 31 1683 62% 85% 30% 96 93% 0 465 20 442 3 49 23 15 4 0 2 7 0 6 1 5 39 0 0 0 33 0 6 2 4 8 100%
1943 CIN NL 32 1841 57% 83% 29% 110 97% 0 498 20 472 6 58 32 25 3 0 4 3 1 2 0 2 57 1 0 0 45 1 11 1 10 13 100%
1944 CIN NL 33 2263 63% 89% 30% 142 98% 0 577 19 548 10 70 57 36 11 0 3 3 0 3 0 3 56 2 1 0 52 4 4 0 4 12 100%
1945 CIN NL 34 2043 56% 86% 26% 122 94% 0 501 24 476 2 62 33 24 4 0 3 4 1 3 0 3 45 2 0 0 40 1 5 2 3 9 100%
1946 PHI NL 35 2354 61% 87% 26% 146 95% 2 553 35 512 6 60 49 34 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 50 3 0 0 43 3 7 3 4 16 94%
1947 BSN NL 36 1197 63% 86% 32% 62 95% 0 326 18 309 0 25 21 11 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 20 1 1 0 1 1 100%
1947 PHI NL 36 243 60% 79% 28% 10 90% 0 55 4 49 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 0
1948 BSN NL 37 1066 68% 85% 27% 61 95% 2 244 15 228 1 23 22 17 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 27 1 0 0 18 1 9 1 8 6 83%
9 Seasons 17110 60% 85% 28% 1017 96% 4 4383 207 4140 39 495 309 214 47 8 18 29 5 22 2 20 411 11 1 2 351 17 59 12 47 82 96%
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93% 86%



* - 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
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 (108th)

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 (58th)

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 (67th)

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 (56th)

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 (53rd)

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 (51st)

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 (25th)

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