Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Encyclopedia of Players > N Listing > Cal Neeman Statistics and History

 

Photo of Cal Neeman


Cal Neeman

Calvin Amandus Neeman

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 192 lb.

Born: February 18, 1929 in Valmeyer, IL
School: Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1957 (Age 28.057)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1957 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Phillies/Pirates/Senators/Indians 1957-1963

Final Game: September 29, 1963 (Age 34.223)
    About biographical information

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1957 28 CHC NL 122 445 415 37 107 17 1 10 39 0 0 22 87 .258 .298 .376 .674 81 156 8 3 2 3 5 *2
1958 29 CHC NL 76 226 201 30 52 7 0 12 29 0 0 21 41 .259 .336 .473 .809 113 95 5 3 0 1 2 2
1959 30 CHC NL 44 117 105 7 17 2 0 3 9 0 0 11 23 .162 .241 .267 .508 37 28 1 0 1 0 2 2
1960 31 TOT NL 68 193 173 13 31 7 2 4 13 0 0 16 47 .179 .257 .312 .569 56 54 5 2 2 0 2 2
1960 31 CHC NL 9 13 13 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .154 .154 .231 .385 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1960 31 PHI NL 59 180 160 13 29 6 2 4 13 0 0 16 42 .181 .264 .319 .583 60 51 5 2 2 0 2 2
1961 32 PHI NL 19 36 31 0 7 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 8 .226 .306 .258 .564 54 8 2 0 0 1 1 2
1962 33 PIT NL 24 53 50 5 9 1 1 1 5 0 0 3 10 .180 .226 .300 .526 40 15 2 0 0 0 0 2
1963 34 TOT AL 23 30 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .037 .103 .037 .140 -58 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
1963 34 CLE AL 9 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .100 .000 .100 -69 0 0 0 1 0 0 /2
1963 34 WSA AL 14 19 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .056 .105 .056 .161 -53 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
7 Yrs 376 1100 1002 93 224 35 4 30 97 1 0 79 221 .224 .284 .356 .641 72 357 23 8 6 5 12
162 Game Avg. 162 474 432 40 97 15 2 13 42 0 0 34 95 .224 .284 .356 .641 72 154 10 3 3 2 5
CHC (4 yrs) 251 801 734 74 178 27 1 25 77 0 0 54 156 .243 .298 .384 .682 82 282 14 6 3 4 9
PHI (2 yrs) 78 216 191 13 36 7 2 4 15 1 0 20 50 .188 .271 .309 .580 59 59 7 2 2 1 3
PIT (1 yr) 24 53 50 5 9 1 1 1 5 0 0 3 10 .180 .226 .300 .526 40 15 2 0 0 0 0
WSA (1 yr) 14 19 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .056 .105 .056 .161 -53 1 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 9 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .100 .000 .100 -69 0 0 0 1 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 353 1070 975 92 223 35 4 30 97 1 0 77 216 .229 .289 .365 .654 75 356 23 8 5 5 12
AL (1 yr) 23 30 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .037 .103 .037 .140 -58 1 0 0 1 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1957 28 CHC NL 122 445 -13 0 -0 4 6 -3 -0.5 17 14 1.2 .497 .498 0.9 0.9 10 *2
1958 29 CHC NL 76 226 5 -2 0 0 3 6 0.6 9 15 1.5 .508 .504 1.5 0.3 15 2
1959 30 CHC NL 44 117 -9 -0 1 -3 2 -10 -1.0 4 -5 -0.6 .477 .494 -0.2 -0.1 -2 2
1960 31 CHC NL 9 13 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .472 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /2
1960 31 PHI NL 59 180 -8 -1 -0 1 3 -6 -0.7 7 1 -0.0 .488 .496 -0.1 0.4 -0 2
1961 32 PHI NL 19 36 -2 0 -0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 0.0 -0.0 0 2
1962 33 PIT NL 24 53 -4 -0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .486 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 2
1963 34 CLE AL 9 11 -2 -0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 /2
1963 34 WSA AL 14 19 -4 -0 0 0 0 -3 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .474 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 2
7 Seasons 376 1100 -39 -3 1 1 16 -25 -2.9 41 17 1.3 .493 .498 1.4 1.6 16
CHC (4 yrs) 251 801 -20 -1 1 0 11 -9 -1.1 30 21 1.9 .496 .499 2.1 1.0 21
PHI (2 yrs) 78 216 -10 -1 -1 0 3 -8 -0.9 8 -0 -0.1 .488 .496 -0.1 0.3 -0
PIT (1 yr) 24 53 -4 -0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .486 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1
WSA (1 yr) 14 19 -4 -0 0 0 0 -3 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .474 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3
CLE (1 yr) 9 11 -2 -0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1957 CHC NL 28 C 118 111 104 996.0 767 703 56 8 13 .990 4 5 6.86 6.43 .988 5.98 6.02 11 22 46 36 44% 40% 4
1958 CHC NL 29 C 71 57 48 506.0 368 340 25 3 6 .992 0 0 6.49 5.14 .988 6.06 6.02 8 13 26 14 35% 39% 1
1959 CHC NL 30 C 38 34 21 264.2 168 158 9 1 1 .994 -3 -14 5.68 4.39 .989 6.34 6.28 3 6 20 2 9% 38% 2
1960 TOT NL 31 C 61 53 37 459.1 327 286 35 6 3 .982 0 0 6.29 5.26 .986 6.58 6.57 4 13 32 21 40% 40% 1
1960 CHC NL 31 C 9 4 0 38.1 38 34 4 0 1 1.000 -1 -31 8.92 4.22 .986 6.57 6.57 0 4 5 2 29% 40% 0
1960 PHI NL 31 C 52 49 37 421.0 289 252 31 6 2 .979 1 3 6.05 5.44 .986 6.58 6.57 4 9 27 19 41% 40% 1
1961 PHI NL 32 C 19 10 7 97.2 69 63 5 1 0 .986 -1 -12 6.27 3.58 .985 6.40 6.32 1 4 8 3 27% 38% 0
1962 PIT NL 33 C 24 16 11 148.0 120 103 15 2 1 .983 0 0 7.18 4.92 .987 6.72 6.66 2 5 7 4 36% 34% 0
1963 TOT AL 34 C 21 7 5 83.1 67 61 5 1 4 .985 1 14 7.13 3.14 .989 6.64 6.64 0 3 2 3 60% 33% 0
1963 CLE AL 34 C 9 3 2 38.1 34 32 2 0 1 1.000 1 31 7.98 3.78 .989 6.64 6.64 0 2 1 2 67% 33% 0
1963 WSA AL 34 C 12 4 3 45.0 33 29 3 1 3 .970 0 0 6.40 2.67 .989 6.64 6.64 0 1 1 1 50% 32% 0
7 Seasons C 352 288 233 2555.0 1886 1714 150 22 28 .988 1 0 6.57 5.30 .988 6.22 6.24 29 66 141 83 37% 39% 8
7 Seasons TOT 352 288 233 2555.0 1886 1714 150 22 28 .988 1 0 6.57 5.30 .988 6.22 6.24 29 66 141 83 37% 39% 8
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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
1957 NL  87 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1957 NL  118 (1st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1957 NL  703 (1st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1957 NL  56 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1957 NL  8 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1957 NL  13 (1st)
1958 NL  6 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1957 NL  11 (2nd)
1958 NL  8 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1957 NL  46 (2nd)
1958 NL  26 (4th)
1960 NL  32 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1957 NL  36 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1957 NL  43.9 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1957 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1957 NL  6.86 (2nd)
1958 NL  6.49 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1957 NL  6.43 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1957 NL  .990 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2598), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (514th), 1.2 career WAR/1.2 7yr-peak WAR/1.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Cal Neeman    

Name and misspellings: Calvin Amandus Cal carl Neeman

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.