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Ray Mueller

Ray Coleman Mueller (Iron Man)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 8, 1912 in Pittsburg, KS
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1932. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 11, 1935 (Age 23.064, 6,553rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Bees/Pirates/Braves/Giants 1935-1951

Last Game: September 9, 1951 (Age 39.185)
Died: June 29, 1994 in Lower Paxton Township, PA
Buried: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA
Relatives: Cousin of Don Gutteridge
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1935 BSN NL 23 C 40 22 20 93 64 27 2 6 .978 2.28 .976 4.78 3 11 12 52% 44%
1936 BSN NL 24 C 23 20 17 74 66 7 1 2 .986 3.17 .979 4.96 2 1 3 75% 46%
1937 BSN NL 25 C 57 53 48 214 169 44 1 6 .995 3.74 .980 5.25 2 10 16 62% 46%
1938 BSN NL 26 C 75 73 65 288 239 47 2 4 .993 3.81 .979 4.85 3 14 17 55% 45%
1939 PIT NL 27 C 81 50 39 242 203 32 7 5 .971 2.90 .982 4.81 1 18 13 42% 46%
1940 PIT NL 28 C 4 1 0 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 .978 5.00 0 0 1 1 50% 44% 0
1943 CIN NL 31 C 140 137 106 687 579 100 8 17 .988 4.85 .981 4.70 5 5 32 42 57% 44% 3 MVP-17
1944 CIN NL 32 C 155 155 140 545 471 65 9 5 .983 3.46 .979 4.56 5 2 28 19 40% 42% 4 AS,MVP-7
1946 CIN NL 34 C 100 97 89 473 405 65 3 12 .994 4.70 .980 5.01 1 5 24 32 57% 43% 3 MVP-30
1947 CIN NL 35 C 55 48 45 253 221 28 4 2 .984 4.53 .981 4.96 2 6 14 13 48% 44% 2
1948 CIN NL 36 C 10 9 7 57 51 5 1 0 .982 5.60 .980 5.15 0 2 4 2 33% 40% 0
1949 TOT NL 37 C 87 84 66 347 307 36 4 2 .988 3.94 .982 4.98 4 6 14 16 53% 43% 3
1949 CIN NL 37 C 31 31 27 125 110 15 0 1 1.000 4.03 .982 4.98 2 3 4 7 64% 43% 2
1949 NYG NL 37 C 56 53 39 222 197 21 4 1 .982 3.89 .982 4.98 2 3 10 9 47% 43% 1
1950 TOT NL 38 C 67 52 30 451.0 259 228 30 1 3 .996 5.15 3.85 .982 5.38 5.33 4 8 9 10 53% 38% 1
1950 NYG NL 38 C 4 4 2 29.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 7.45 6.00 .982 5.37 5.32 1 0 0 0 0
1950 PIT NL 38 C 63 48 28 422.0 235 204 30 1 3 .996 4.99 3.71 .982 5.38 5.33 3 8 9 10 53% 38% 1
1951 BSN NL 39 C 23 18 15 172.1 100 85 15 0 2 1.000 5.22 4.35 .981 5.18 5.16 0 3 9 8 47% 41% 0
14 Seasons C 917 819 687 623.1 3641 3095 503 43 66 .988 5.17 3.92 .980 5.32 4.88 32 37 189 204 52% 44% 16
14 Seasons TOT 917 819 687 623.1 3641 3095 503 43 66 .988 5.17 3.92 .980 5.32 4.88 32 37 189 204 52% 44% 16
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
1935 BSN NL 23 C
1936 BSN NL 24 C
1937 BSN NL 25 C
1938 BSN NL 26 C
1939 PIT NL 27 C
1940 PIT NL 28 C
1943 CIN NL 31 C
1944 CIN NL 32 C
1946 CIN NL 34 C
1947 CIN NL 35 C
1948 CIN NL 36 C
1949 CIN NL 37 C
1949 NYG NL 37 C
1950 NYG NL 38 C
1950 PIT NL 38 C
1951 BSN NL 39 C
14 Seasons C
14 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1935 BSN NL 23 42 22 42 40 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1936 BSN NL 24 25 20 25 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1937 BSN NL 25 64 53 64 57 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1938 BSN NL 26 83 73 83 75 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1939 PIT NL 27 86 50 86 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1940 PIT NL 28 4 1 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 CIN NL 31 141 137 141 140 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1944 CIN NL 32 155 155 155 155 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 CIN NL 34 114 97 114 100 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1947 CIN NL 35 71 48 71 55 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1948 CIN NL 36 14 9 14 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1949 NYG NL 37 56 53 56 56 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 CIN NL 37 32 31 32 31 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1950 PIT NL 38 67 48 67 63 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1950 NYG NL 38 4 4 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 BSN NL 39 28 18 28 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
14 Seasons 986 819 986 920 0 920 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 1
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1940 PIT NL 28 21 4.50 6.75 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 CIN NL 31 1943 3.49 3.76 55 98% 0 0 201 27 0 35 138 37 4 0 0 3 3 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 3 100%
1944 CIN NL 32 2227 3.44 3.98 52 100% 0 0 192 31 1 28 131 21 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 100%
1946 CIN NL 34 1859 2.96 3.28 45 96% 0 0 238 18 3 25 192 31 10 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 8 100%
1947 CIN NL 35 1069 5.62 6.20 22 100% 0 0 119 10 2 12 95 20 5 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 100%
1948 CIN NL 36 174 7.71 7.97 5 80% 0 0 25 2 1 0 22 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 NYG NL 37 1342 3.42 4.28 29 97% 0 0 152 20 1 10 121 13 2 0 0 2 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 100%
1949 CIN NL 37 843 4.36 5.03 12 100% 0 0 84 8 0 2 73 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
1950 PIT NL 38 1426 5.10 5.84 32 100% 0 0 150 24 0 13 113 21 2 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 100%
1950 NYG NL 38 91 3.60 5.40 2 100% 0 0 18 2 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 BSN NL 39 718 2.40 2.77 24 100% 0 0 86 9 0 12 65 16 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 100%
9 Seasons 11713 3.80 4.33 278 98% 0 0 1267 151 8 137 968 171 35 1 1 17 14 5 7 2 1 22 0 3 7 24 100%
MLB Averages 3.99 4.54 96% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1940 PIT NL 28 0 0 13 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.36
1943 CIN NL 31 2 5 768 16 24 22 60% 15 20 0 1 1 3 3 0 31 30 1.11 1.34
1944 CIN NL 32 2 2 858 9 13 10 59% 7 11 2 2 0 0 4 0 15 20 1.10 1.42
1946 CIN NL 34 0 5 686 13 14 13 52% 13 14 0 0 0 0 3 1 21 16 1.29 1.30
1947 CIN NL 35 1 6 443 9 12 10 57% 7 9 2 3 0 0 2 0 21 13 0.76 0.56
1948 CIN NL 36 0 2 89 1 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0.45 0.86
1949 NYG NL 37 1 3 490 8 6 6 43% 7 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 18 8 0.85 1.35
1949 CIN NL 37 2 3 338 4 2 2 33% 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 5 0.63 0.62
1950 PIT NL 38 2 8 587 5 10 8 67% 4 8 1 1 0 1 1 0 25 12 1.47 1.10
1950 NYG NL 38 1 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1951 BSN NL 39 0 3 284 9 8 8 47% 7 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 11 1.67 1.31
9 Seasons 11 37 4594 75 90 80 55% 66 77 5 8 4 5 16 1 158 117 1.14 1.19
MLB Averages 45% 1.19 1.18



* - 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))
1943 NL (17, 4%)
1944 NL (7, 25%)
1946 NL (30, 1%)
0.30 Career Shares (624th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1943 NL  140 (1st)
1944 NL  155 (1st)
1946 NL  100 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1943 NL  579 (1st)
1944 NL  471 (2nd)
1946 NL  405 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1943 NL  100 (1st)
1944 NL  65 (1st)
1946 NL  65 (1st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1939 NL  7 (5th)
1943 NL  8 (4th)
1944 NL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1943 NL  17 (1st)
1946 NL  12 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1944 NL  5 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1943 NL  32 (1st)
1944 NL  28 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1938 NL  17 (5th)
1943 NL  42 (1st)
1944 NL  19 (5th)
1946 NL  32 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1938 NL  54.8 (2nd)
1943 NL  56.8 (2nd)
1946 NL  57.1 (2nd)
Career  51.9 (7th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1943 NL  4.85 (3rd)
1946 NL  4.70 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1943 NL  .988 (3rd)
1944 NL  .983 (2nd)
1946 NL  .994 (1st)
1949 NL  .988 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1949 NL  born 1912-03-08 (8th)
1950 NL  born 1912-03-08 (4th)
1951 NL  born 1912-03-08 (2nd)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Iron Ray Coleman Man Ray meuller muellar Mueller

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