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Ben McDonald

Larry Benard McDonald

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 212 lb.

Born: November 24, 1967 in Baton Rouge, LA
High School: Denham Springs HS (Denham Springs, LA)
School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1989 amateur draft.
Signed August 19, 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1989 (Age 21.286)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Brewers 1989-1997
Agents: Scott Boras, previously: Larry McDonald [*]
Final Game: July 16, 1997 (Age 29.234)
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1989 BAL AL 21 P 6 0 0 7.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.33 .960 1.84 1.85 1 0 0% 31% 0
1990 BAL AL 22 P 21 15 3 118.2 30 15 14 1 1 .967 2.20 1.38 .953 1.78 1.76 10 2 17% 34% 2 RoY-8
1991 BAL AL 23 P 21 21 1 126.1 20 12 8 0 1 1.000 1.42 0.95 .956 1.80 1.80 14 3 18% 34% 0
1992 BAL AL 24 P 35 35 4 227.0 51 22 29 0 2 1.000 2.02 1.46 .953 1.72 1.71 20 8 29% 34% 0
1993 BAL AL 25 P 34 34 7 220.1 59 15 42 2 2 .966 2.33 1.68 .953 1.79 1.78 19 11 37% 36% 2
1994 BAL AL 26 P 24 24 5 157.1 32 7 25 0 1 1.000 1.83 1.33 .956 1.72 1.71 14 8 36% 31% 1
1995 BAL AL 27 P 14 13 1 80.0 19 5 13 1 0 .947 2.02 1.29 .960 1.79 1.77 9 5 36% 31% 0
1996 MIL AL 28 P 35 35 2 221.1 49 13 30 6 3 .878 1.75 1.23 .960 1.77 1.76 18 7 28% 30% 2
1997 MIL AL 29 P 21 21 1 133.0 23 6 16 1 3 .957 1.49 1.05 .955 1.71 1.69 20 4 17% 33% 0
9 Seasons P 211 198 24 1291.1 285 95 179 11 13 .961 1.91 1.30 .955 1.76 1.75 125 48 28% 33% 7
9 Seasons TOT 211 198 24 1291.1 285 95 179 11 13 .961 1.91 1.30 .955 1.76 1.75 125 48 28% 33% 7
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
1989 BAL AL 21 P
1990 BAL AL 22 P
1991 BAL AL 23 P
1992 BAL AL 24 P
1993 BAL AL 25 P
1994 BAL AL 26 P
1995 BAL AL 27 P
1996 MIL AL 28 P
1997 MIL AL 29 P
9 Seasons P
9 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1989 BAL AL 21 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 BAL AL 22 21 15 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 BAL AL 23 21 21 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 BAL AL 24 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 BAL AL 25 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 BAL AL 26 24 24 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 BAL AL 27 14 13 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 MIL AL 28 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 MIL AL 29 21 21 1 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 211 198 1 211 211 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1989 BAL AL 21 33 88% 36% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 BAL AL 22 472 82% 33% 19 79% 0 15 1 11 14 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0%
1991 BAL AL 23 532 80% 31% 10 100% 0 12 2 8 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1992 BAL AL 24 958 78% 30% 33 100% 0 22 3 15 29 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 4 100%
1993 BAL AL 25 914 75% 37% 50 84% 2 15 0 12 44 35 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 7 86%
1994 BAL AL 26 655 81% 38% 29 90% 0 6 0 4 27 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1995 BAL AL 27 342 75% 32% 14 86% 1 4 0 4 13 9 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1996 MIL AL 28 951 80% 35% 38 76% 1 13 3 8 29 20 3 6 0 0 6 2 3 2 2 1 9 56%
1997 MIL AL 29 551 77% 35% 18 89% 2 6 1 5 16 11 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 1 1 0%
9 Seasons 5408 79% 34% 213 87% 6 93 10 67 183 140 12 11 0 2 9 5 13 11 11 2 27 74%
MLB Averages 79% 33% 89% 85%



* - 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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1994 April AL Pitcher of the Month

Putouts as P s c a p y
1992 AL  22 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1996 AL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1993 AL  1.68 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1992 AL  1.000 (1st)
1994 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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