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Eddie Miller

Edward Robert Miller (Eppie)

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 26, 1916 in Pittsburgh, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1936 (Age 19.288, 6,703rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Braves/Bees/Phillies/Cardinals 1936-1950

Last Game: September 24, 1950 (Age 33.302)
Died: July 31, 1997 in Lake Worth, FL
Buried: Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
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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
1936 CIN NL 19 SS 4 3 3 16 5 10 1 1 .938 3.75 .945 5.42
1936 CIN NL 19 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.90
1937 CIN NL 20 SS 30 16 15 122 45 68 9 16 .926 3.77 .951 5.29
1937 CIN NL 20 3B 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .955 2.88
1939 BSN NL 22 SS 77 77 76 472 183 275 14 76 .970 5.95 .953 5.50 MVP-31
1940 BSN NL 23 SS 151 151 148 920 405 487 28 122 .970 5.91 .950 5.50 AS,MVP-13
1941 BSN NL 24 SS 154 152 147 850 336 485 29 112 .966 5.33 .951 5.17 AS
1942 BSN NL 25 SS 142 141 133 748 285 450 13 78 .983 5.18 .955 5.22 AS,MVP-32
1943 CIN NL 26 SS 154 154 150 897 335 543 19 121 .979 5.70 .954 5.30 AS,MVP-10
1944 CIN NL 27 SS 155 155 151 928 357 544 27 100 .971 5.81 .954 5.41 AS,MVP-22
1945 CIN NL 28 SS 115 113 109 643 245 382 16 61 .975 5.45 .947 5.26 MVP-29
1946 CIN NL 29 SS 88 86 78 496 184 297 15 79 .970 5.47 .957 5.15 AS
1947 CIN NL 30 SS 151 150 144 761 295 445 21 88 .972 4.90 .963 5.11 AS,MVP-24
1948 PHI NL 31 SS 122 121 115 590 229 341 20 63 .966 4.67 .959 4.98 MVP-25
1949 PHI NL 32 2B 82 79 67 435 240 189 6 54 .986 5.23 .976 5.57
1949 PHI NL 32 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.00
1950 STL NL 33 SS 51 44 41 402.1 250 72 173 5 29 .980 5.48 4.80 .961 5.22 5.16
1950 STL NL 33 2B 1 0 0 6.0 6 3 3 0 2 1.000 9.00 6.00 .973 5.70 5.60
14 Seasons SS 1395 1363 1310 402.1 7693 2976 4500 217 946 .972 5.48 5.36 .954 5.22 5.26
3 Seasons 2B 84 79 67 6.0 441 243 192 6 56 .986 9.00 5.18 .976 5.70 5.57
1 Season 3B 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .955 2.88
14 Seasons TOT 1483 1443 1378 408.1 8136 3220 4693 223 1002 .973 5.53 5.34 .955 5.23 5.27
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
1936 CIN NL 19 SS
1936 CIN NL 19 2B
1937 CIN NL 20 SS
1937 CIN NL 20 3B
1939 BSN NL 22 SS
1940 BSN NL 23 SS
1941 BSN NL 24 SS
1942 BSN NL 25 SS
1943 CIN NL 26 SS
1944 CIN NL 27 SS
1945 CIN NL 28 SS
1946 CIN NL 29 SS
1947 CIN NL 30 SS
1948 PHI NL 31 SS
1949 PHI NL 32 2B
1949 PHI NL 32 SS
1950 STL NL 33 SS
1950 STL NL 33 2B
14 Seasons SS
3 Seasons 2B
1 Season 3B
14 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1936 CIN NL 19 5 3 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 CIN NL 20 36 17 36 34 0 0 0 0 4 30 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1939 BSN NL 22 77 77 77 77 0 0 0 0 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 BSN NL 23 151 151 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 BSN NL 24 154 152 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 BSN NL 25 142 141 142 142 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 CIN NL 26 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 CIN NL 27 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 CIN NL 28 115 113 115 115 0 0 0 0 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 CIN NL 29 91 86 91 88 0 0 0 0 0 88 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1947 CIN NL 30 151 150 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 PHI NL 31 130 121 130 122 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1949 PHI NL 32 85 79 85 82 0 0 0 82 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1950 STL NL 33 64 44 64 52 0 0 0 1 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
14 Seasons 1510 1443 1510 1482 0 0 0 84 4 1395 0 0 0 0 0 28 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 -- SS*

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 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1940 BSN NL 23 2050 61% 85% 27% 225 95% 1 144 68 54 22 177 128 43 1 4 8 0 7 1 6 54 21 2 13 6 5 50 23 25 2 1 1
1941 BSN NL 24 1162 59% 86% 28% 137 96% 0 76 39 26 11 107 81 21 1 3 4 0 4 0 4 25 9 1 7 2 2 22 10 11 2 1 1
1942 BSN NL 25 1640 58% 87% 28% 148 97% 0 84 42 37 5 120 93 21 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 25 7 1 7 4 2 23 8 14 2 2 0
1943 CIN NL 26 2233 58% 84% 28% 223 96% 2 134 56 66 12 193 148 33 0 1 7 1 6 0 4 47 12 4 18 7 2 44 16 27 3 2 1
1944 CIN NL 27 2356 63% 88% 30% 272 96% 6 122 62 54 6 227 159 52 1 3 10 1 7 2 7 47 22 2 10 4 3 42 24 18 5 2 2
1945 CIN NL 28 1387 53% 86% 26% 137 95% 2 78 33 40 5 118 86 25 2 4 4 1 3 0 3 25 7 1 12 2 1 24 8 16 1 0 1
1946 CIN NL 29 1565 57% 85% 31% 162 93% 2 96 33 52 11 134 92 34 0 4 7 1 6 0 5 36 14 2 5 5 3 34 16 14 1 0 1
1947 CIN NL 30 3390 65% 81% 27% 330 93% 7 170 81 72 17 259 173 72 1 4 12 0 10 2 9 57 28 4 15 4 2 53 32 21 3 3 0
1948 PHI NL 31 3004 63% 84% 25% 296 91% 5 136 70 52 14 213 154 52 0 2 10 0 9 1 7 40 19 3 11 3 1 37 22 15 2 1 1
1949 PHI NL 32 9 78% 100% 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
1950 STL NL 33 1359 74% 82% 28% 158 94% 2 58 24 26 8 135 98 33 0 3 5 0 4 1 5 23 11 1 3 1 3 22 12 7 1 1 0
11 Seasons 20155 62% 85% 27% 2088 94% 27 1098 508 479 111 1683 1212 386 6 29 68 4 57 7 51 379 150 21 101 38 24 351 171 168 22 13 8
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 91%

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
1949 PHI NL 32 2379 64% 86% 24% 201 97% 1 188 77 65 46 146 116 23 1 6 2 0 2 0 2 42 16 6 14 1 38 15 22 4 1 3
1950 STL NL 33 24 79% 88% 21% 4 100% 0 3 2 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
2 Seasons 2403 64% 86% 24% 205 97% 1 191 79 66 46 150 119 23 1 6 2 0 2 0 2 44 17 6 14 1 39 15 23 5 2 3
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 NL (31, 0%)
1940 NL (13, 8%)
1942 NL (32, 0%)
1943 NL (10, 7%)
1944 NL (22, 2%)
1945 NL (29, 1%)
1947 NL (24, 1%)
1948 NL (25, 1%)
0.20 Career Shares (760th)

Assistss c a p y
1940 NL  487 (3rd)
1941 NL  485 (2nd)
1942 NL  450 (2nd)
1943 NL  543 (2nd)
1944 NL  544 (1st)
1947 NL  445 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1949 NL  240 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  151 (2nd)
1941 NL  154 (2nd)
1942 NL  142 (4th)
1943 NL  154 (1st)
1944 NL  155 (1st)
1945 NL  115 (5th)
1947 NL  151 (1st)
Career  1,395 (71st)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  405 (1st)
1941 NL  336 (2nd)
1942 NL  285 (4th)
1943 NL  335 (1st)
1944 NL  357 (1st)
1945 NL  245 (3rd)
1947 NL  295 (2nd)
Career  2,976 (46th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  487 (2nd)
1941 NL  485 (2nd)
1942 NL  450 (2nd)
1943 NL  543 (2nd)
1944 NL  544 (1st)
1945 NL  382 (3rd)
1947 NL  445 (3rd)
Career  4,500 (64th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  28 (5th)
1944 NL  27 (3rd)
1947 NL  21 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1939 NL  76 (4th)
1940 NL  122 (1st)
1941 NL  112 (1st)
1942 NL  78 (5th)
1943 NL  121 (1st)
1944 NL  100 (1st)
1945 NL  61 (4th)
1946 NL  79 (3rd)
1947 NL  88 (3rd)
Career  946 (42nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1949 NL  5.23 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1939 NL  5.95 (1st)
1940 NL  5.91 (1st)
1941 NL  5.33 (2nd)
1942 NL  5.18 (3rd)
1943 NL  5.70 (2nd)
1944 NL  5.81 (1st)
1945 NL  5.45 (2nd)
1946 NL  5.47 (1st)
1947 NL  4.90 (5th)
Career  5.36 (32nd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  .970 (1st)
1941 NL  .966 (1st)
1942 NL  .983 (1st)
1943 NL  .979 (1st)
1944 NL  .971 (2nd)
1945 NL  .975 (1st)
1947 NL  .972 (3rd)
1948 NL  .966 (3rd)
Career  .972 (63rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1936 NL  born 1916-11-26 (2nd)
1937 NL  born 1916-11-26 (3rd)

                                         

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