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Johnny Mize

John Robert Mize (The Big Cat)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: January 7, 1913 in Demorest, GA
School: Piedmont College (Demorest, GA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1930. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1936 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants/Yankees 1936-1953

Final Game: September 26, 1953 (Age 40)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1981.
   View Johnny Mize Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: June 2, 1993 in Demorest, GA
Buried: Yonah View Memorial Gardens, Demorest, GA
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1936 STL NL 23 1B 97 97 93 969 897 66 6 63 .994 9.93 .990 10.15
1936 STL NL 23 OF 8 7 5 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1.63 .973 2.38
1936 STL NL 23 RF 8 7 5 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1.63 .966 2.12
1937 STL NL 24 1B 144 144 140 1392 1308 67 17 104 .988 9.55 .989 10.31 AS,MVP-10
1938 STL NL 25 1B 140 140 140 1405 1297 93 15 117 .989 9.93 .992 10.47 MVP-12
1939 STL NL 26 1B 152 152 146 1457 1348 90 19 123 .987 9.46 .989 10.24 AS,MVP-2
1940 STL NL 27 1B 153 153 145 1470 1376 80 14 105 .990 9.52 .990 10.47 AS,MVP-2
1941 STL NL 28 1B 122 121 115 1247 1157 82 8 104 .994 10.16 .989 10.16 AS,MVP-9
1942 NYG NL 29 1B 138 138 136 1475 1393 74 8 98 .995 10.63 .989 10.18 AS,MVP-5
1946 NYG NL 33 1B 101 101 99 1022 928 83 11 80 .989 10.01 .991 9.98 AS,MVP-16
1947 NYG NL 34 1B 154 154 153 1505 1381 118 6 120 .996 9.73 .991 9.62 AS,MVP-3
1948 NYG NL 35 1B 152 152 146 1483 1359 111 13 114 .991 9.67 .990 9.61 AS,MVP-17
1949 TOT MLB 36 1B 107 106 84 1028 953 68 7 82 .993 9.54 .991 9.63 AS
1949 NYG NL 36 1B 101 100 79 977 906 65 6 77 .994 9.61 .991 9.62
1949 NYY AL 36 1B 6 6 5 51 47 3 1 5 .980 8.33 .989 9.77
1950 NYY AL 37 1B 72 70 20 517.0 523 490 31 2 73 .996 9.07 7.24 .989 9.54 9.37 MVP-17
1951 NYY AL 38 1B 93 91 24 658.1 680 632 44 4 86 .994 9.24 7.27 .990 9.70 9.66 MVP-30
1952 NYY AL 39 1B 27 23 8 194.0 239 218 18 3 32 .987 10.95 8.74 .988 9.63 9.62
1953 NYY AL 40 1B 15 13 7 103.0 120 113 7 0 19 1.000 0 0 10.49 8.00 .989 9.72 9.66 AS
15 Seasons 1B 1667 1655 1456 1472.1 16015 14850 1032 133 1320 .992 0 0 9.49 9.53 .990 9.64 10.02
1 Season OF 8 7 5 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1.63 .973 2.38
1 Season RF 8 7 5 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1.63 .966 2.12
15 Seasons TOT 1675 1662 1461 1472.1 16028 14862 1033 133 1320 .992 0 0 9.49 9.49 .990 9.64 9.98
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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 STL NL 23 1B
1936 STL NL 23 RF
1937 STL NL 24 1B
1938 STL NL 25 1B
1939 STL NL 26 1B
1940 STL NL 27 1B
1941 STL NL 28 1B
1942 NYG NL 29 1B
1946 NYG NL 33 1B
1947 NYG NL 34 1B
1948 NYG NL 35 1B
1949 NYG NL 36 1B
1949 NYY AL 36 1B
1950 NYY AL 37 1B
1951 NYY AL 38 1B
1952 NYY AL 39 1B
1953 NYY AL 40 1B 0 0 0 1 -1 0
15 Seasons 1B 0 0 0 1 -1 0
1 Season RF
15 Seasons TOT 0 0 0 1 -1 0
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 STL NL 23 126 104 126 105 0 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 21 0
1937 STL NL 24 145 144 145 144 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1938 STL NL 25 149 140 149 140 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1939 STL NL 26 152 152 152 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 STL NL 27 155 153 155 153 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1941 STL NL 28 126 121 126 122 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1942 NYG NL 29 142 138 142 138 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1946 NYG NL 33 101 101 101 101 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 NYG NL 34 154 154 154 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 NYG NL 35 152 152 152 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 NYG NL 36 106 100 106 101 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1949 NYY AL 36 13 6 13 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1950 NYY AL 37 90 70 90 72 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
1951 NYY AL 38 113 91 113 94 0 0 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
1952 NYY AL 39 78 23 78 27 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 0
1953 NYY AL 40 81 13 81 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 0
15 Seasons 1883 1662 1883 1676 0 0 1668 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 213 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 STL NL 27 1401 57% 86% 24% 83 96% 0 306 20 284 3 39 22 16 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 22 0 1 0 20 1 2 1 1 5 40%
1941 STL NL 28 1253 64% 82% 28% 69 94% 0 313 19 291 3 27 21 12 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 33 1 0 0 28 1 5 2 3 7 86%
1942 NYG NL 29 1573 61% 84% 27% 92 99% 0 403 22 377 4 49 22 15 5 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 34 1 0 0 27 1 6 1 5 5 80%
1946 NYG NL 33 998 60% 81% 28% 56 95% 0 245 19 224 2 22 13 8 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 17 1 0 0 16 1 1 1 0 4 100%
1947 NYG NL 34 4488 65% 82% 28% 227 95% 1 1032 50 972 10 92 87 57 19 2 7 4 0 4 0 1 96 6 0 4 82 11 14 5 8 21 100%
1948 NYG NL 35 3321 66% 83% 27% 182 93% 1 751 47 696 8 72 59 42 9 2 4 7 0 7 0 5 75 2 0 0 65 3 10 3 7 21 81%
1949 NYG NL 36 2912 65% 84% 28% 163 93% 1 702 35 658 8 73 48 30 11 2 3 6 1 5 0 5 61 5 0 0 54 5 7 0 6 12 58%
1949 NYY AL 36 155 62% 77% 23% 8 100% 0 35 3 32 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1950 NYY AL 37 2068 68% 77% 24% 89 98% 0 431 20 408 3 42 27 17 9 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 68 3 0 1 59 4 9 1 8 6 100%
1951 NYY AL 38 2581 60% 81% 25% 132 95% 0 588 34 542 12 53 42 27 10 1 2 3 0 3 0 2 83 2 1 1 74 5 9 3 6 10 100%
1952 NYY AL 39 777 65% 78% 27% 47 94% 0 194 14 176 4 16 17 12 2 0 0 3 0 2 1 2 31 1 0 0 29 1 2 1 1 3 67%
1953 NYY AL 40 445 74% 84% 29% 19 95% 0 113 4 109 0 8 7 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 16 0 3 1 2 4 100%
11 Seasons 21972 64% 82% 27% 1167 95% 3 5113 287 4769 57 495 368 243 78 7 23 32 2 28 2 21 543 22 2 6 474 33 68 19 47 101 85%
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93% 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

Hall of Fame
1960 BBWAA (16.7%)
1962 BBWAA ( 8.8%)
1964 BBWAA (26.9%)
1964 Run Off ( 6.0%)
1966 BBWAA (26.8%)
1967 BBWAA (30.5%)
1967 Run Off ( 4.6%)
1968 BBWAA (36.4%)
1969 BBWAA (34.1%)
1970 BBWAA (42.0%)
1971 BBWAA (43.6%)
1972 BBWAA (39.6%)
1973 BBWAA (41.3%)
1981 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1981
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1937 (1B)
1939 *
1940 (1B)
1941 (1B)
1942 (1B)
1946 (1B)
1947 (1B)
1948 (1B)
1949 (1B)
1953 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1937 NL (10, 23%)
1938 NL (12, 8%)
1939 NL (2, 53%)
1940 NL (2, 62%)
1941 NL (9, 14%)
1942 NL (5, 28%)
1946 NL (16, 4%)
1947 NL (3, 43%)
1948 NL (17, 7%)
1950 AL (17, 3%)
1951 AL (30, 1%)
2.47 Career Shares (58th)

Putoutss c a p y
1937 NL  1,308 (3rd)
1939 NL  1,348 (4th)
1940 NL  1,376 (5th)
1942 NL  1,393 (2nd)
1947 NL  1,381 (1st)
1948 NL  1,359 (1st)
1949 NL  906 (4th)
Career  14,862 (49th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  144 (3rd)
1938 NL  140 (5th)
1939 NL  152 (3rd)
1940 NL  153 (2nd)
1942 NL  138 (4th)
1947 NL  154 (1st)
1948 NL  152 (1st)
1949 NL  101 (4th)
Career  1,667 (45th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  1,308 (3rd)
1939 NL  1,348 (4th)
1940 NL  1,376 (5th)
1942 NL  1,393 (2nd)
1947 NL  1,381 (1st)
1948 NL  1,359 (1st)
1949 NL  906 (4th)
Career  14,850 (46th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1938 NL  93 (5th)
1939 NL  90 (4th)
1942 NL  74 (5th)
1946 NL  83 (4th)
1947 NL  118 (1st)
1948 NL  111 (1st)
1949 NL  65 (4th)
Career  1,032 (46th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  17 (2nd)
1938 NL  15 (1st)
1939 NL  19 (1st)
1940 NL  14 (2nd)
1946 NL  11 (2nd)
1948 NL  13 (3rd)
Career  133 (72nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  104 (3rd)
1938 NL  117 (5th)
1939 NL  123 (5th)
1940 NL  105 (5th)
1942 NL  98 (5th)
1946 NL  80 (5th)
1947 NL  120 (3rd)
1948 NL  114 (1st)
1949 NL  77 (5th)
Career  1,320 (40th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  9.93 (5th)
1941 NL  10.16 (3rd)
1942 NL  10.63 (1st)
1946 NL  10.01 (3rd)
1947 NL  9.73 (2nd)
1948 NL  9.67 (2nd)
1949 NL  9.61 (2nd)
Career  9.53 (96th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  .988 (5th)
1941 NL  .994 (2nd)
1942 NL  .995 (1st)
1947 NL  .996 (1st)
1948 NL  .991 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1950 AL  born 1913-01-07 (8th)
1951 AL  born 1913-01-07 (6th)
1952 AL  born 1913-01-07 (7th)
1953 AL  born 1913-01-07 (4th)

                                         

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