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Alex Metzler

Alexander Metzler

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 167 lb.

Born: January 4, 1903 in Fresno, CA(All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1925 (Age 22.255, 5,583rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Browns/Athletics/Cubs 1925-1930

Final Game: September 28, 1930 (Age 27.267)
Died: November 30, 1973 in Fresno, CA
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, CA
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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
1925 CHC NL 22 CF 9 9 9 27 24 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .967 2.92
1925 CHC NL 22 OF 9 9 9 27 24 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .967 2.48
1926 PHA AL 23 OF 17 14 14 37 34 3 0 1 1.000 2.18 .966 2.34
1926 PHA AL 23 LF 15 12 12 36 33 3 0 1 1.000 2.40 .965 2.30
1926 PHA AL 23 CF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.70
1926 PHA AL 23 RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1927 CHW AL 24 OF 134 134 127 428 397 16 15 6 .965 3.08 .964 2.35 MVP-17
1927 CHW AL 24 CF 133 133 126 415 384 16 15 6 .964 3.01 .966 2.71 MVP-17
1927 CHW AL 24 RF 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25 .960 1.98 MVP-17
1928 CHW AL 25 OF 134 131 119 309 288 11 10 3 .968 2.23 .973 2.36 MVP-25
1928 CHW AL 25 LF 54 50 45 112 108 2 2 0 .982 2.04 .974 2.30 MVP-25
1928 CHW AL 25 RF 46 44 40 88 82 4 2 1 .977 1.87 .973 1.98 MVP-25
1928 CHW AL 25 CF 41 37 34 109 98 5 6 2 .945 2.51 .972 2.79 MVP-25
1929 CHW AL 26 OF 142 138 136 346 316 16 14 3 .960 2.34 .966 2.42
1929 CHW AL 26 LF 132 129 127 318 289 17 12 3 .962 2.32 .964 2.39
1929 CHW AL 26 CF 10 9 9 29 28 0 1 0 .966 2.80 .970 2.89
1930 TOT AL 27 OF 83 63 61 154 144 3 7 0 .955 1.77 .965 2.32
1930 TOT AL 27 RF 34 27 26 57 53 2 2 0 .965 1.62 .961 1.96
1930 TOT AL 27 CF 28 24 24 68 63 0 5 0 .926 2.25 .966 2.84
1930 CHW AL 27 OF 27 12 11 32 30 1 1 0 .969 1.15 .965 2.32
1930 CHW AL 27 LF 22 12 11 30 28 1 1 0 .967 1.32 .968 2.14
1930 CHW AL 27 RF 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 1.97
1930 CHW AL 27 CF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .970 2.80
1930 SLB AL 27 OF 56 51 50 122 114 2 6 0 .951 2.07 .965 2.32
1930 SLB AL 27 RF 28 27 26 55 51 2 2 0 .964 1.89 .961 1.96
1930 SLB AL 27 CF 27 24 24 67 63 0 4 0 .940 2.33 .966 2.84
6 Seasons OF 519 489 466 1301 1203 52 46 13 .965 2.42 .967 2.37
4 Seasons LF 223 203 195 496 458 23 15 4 .970 2.16 .967 2.34
6 Seasons CF 222 213 203 649 598 24 27 8 .958 2.80 .967 2.76
4 Seasons RF 85 73 68 146 136 6 4 1 .973 1.67 .968 1.97
6 Seasons TOT 519 489 466 1301 1203 52 46 13 .965 2.42 .967 2.37
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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1925 CHC NL 22 9 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9 0 0 0
1926 PHA AL 23 20 14 20 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 1 17 0 3 0
1927 CHW AL 24 134 134 134 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 133 4 134 0 0 0
1928 CHW AL 25 139 131 139 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 41 46 133 0 6 0
1929 CHW AL 26 146 138 146 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 10 0 142 0 4 0
1930 CHW AL 27 57 12 57 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1 6 28 0 29 0
1930 SLB AL 27 55 51 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 28 55 0 0 0
6 Seasons 560 489 560 518 0 0 0 0 0 0 223 222 85 518 0 42 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 AL (17, 6%)
1928 AL (25, 2%)
0.08 Career Shares (1006th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  132 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  289 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  17 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  12 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  3 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  133 (3rd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  384 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  16 (2nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  15 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  6 (1st)
1928 AL  2 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  397 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  16 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  15 (3rd)
1928 AL  10 (4th)
1929 AL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  2.32 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  .962 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  3.01 (1st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  .964 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  3.08 (1st)

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