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Gene Nelson

Wayland Eugene Nelson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 172 lb.

Born: December 3, 1960 in Tampa, FL
High School: Pasco HS (Dade City, FL)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 30th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1981 (Age 20.152)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox/Angels/Mariners/Yankees/... 1981-1993

Final Game: September 29, 1993 (Age 32.300)
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1981 NYY AL 20 P 8 7 0 39.1 10 3 6 1 0 .900 2.06 1.13 .963 1.97 1.98 12 1 8% 38% 0
1982 SEA AL 21 P 22 19 2 122.2 31 10 20 1 4 .968 2.20 1.36 .958 1.80 1.80 11 3 21% 36% 4
1983 SEA AL 22 P 10 5 1 32.0 12 5 6 1 0 .917 3.09 1.10 .958 1.80 1.78 4 0 0% 33% 0
1984 CHW AL 23 P 20 9 2 74.2 19 11 8 0 1 1.000 2.29 0.95 .958 1.80 1.78 2 2 50% 36% 0
1985 CHW AL 24 P 46 18 1 145.2 30 10 19 1 0 .967 1.79 0.63 .953 1.86 1.84 7 10 59% 33% 0
1986 CHW AL 25 P 54 1 0 114.2 25 8 17 0 3 1.000 1.96 0.46 .957 1.83 1.81 7 5 42% 34% 0
1987 OAK AL 26 P 54 6 0 123.2 23 8 13 2 0 .913 1.53 0.39 .955 1.84 1.82 5 3 38% 31% 0
1987 OAK AL 26 DH 1 0
1988 OAK AL 27 P 54 1 0 111.2 15 4 11 0 1 1.000 1.21 0.28 .961 1.78 1.77 8 1 11% 31% 0
1988 OAK AL 27 DH 2 0
1989 OAK AL 28 P 50 0 0 80.0 9 6 3 0 0 1.000 1.01 0.18 .960 1.87 1.85 4 0 0% 32% 0
1990 OAK AL 29 P 51 0 0 74.2 13 4 8 1 0 .923 1.45 0.24 .953 1.78 1.76 1 2 67% 34% 0
1991 OAK AL 30 P 44 0 0 48.2 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 1.48 0.18 .956 1.79 1.80 4 1 20% 34% 0
1992 OAK AL 31 P 28 2 0 51.2 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 1.22 0.25 .953 1.72 1.71 4 3 43% 34% 0
1993 TOT AL 32 P 52 0 0 60.2 12 4 8 0 1 1.000 1.78 0.23 .952 1.80 1.78 3 1 25% 36% 0
1993 CAL AL 32 P 46 0 0 52.2 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 1.88 0.24 .953 1.79 1.78 3 1 25% 36% 0
1993 TEX AL 32 P 6 0 0 8.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.17 .950 1.80 1.78 0 0 0
13 Seasons P 493 68 6 1080.0 214 80 127 7 10 .967 1.72 0.42 .957 1.82 1.80 72 32 31% 34% 4
2 Seasons DH 3 0
13 Seasons TOT 493 68 6 1080.0 214 80 127 7 10 .967 1.72 0.42 .957 1.82 1.80 72 32 31% 34% 4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1981 NYY AL 20 P
1982 SEA AL 21 P
1983 SEA AL 22 P
1984 CHW AL 23 P
1985 CHW AL 24 P
1986 CHW AL 25 P
1987 OAK AL 26 P
1988 OAK AL 27 P
1989 OAK AL 28 P
1990 OAK AL 29 P
1991 OAK AL 30 P
1992 OAK AL 31 P
1993 CAL AL 32 P
1993 TEX AL 32 P
13 Seasons P
13 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1981 NYY AL 20 8 7 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 SEA AL 21 22 19 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 SEA AL 22 10 5 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHW AL 23 20 9 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CHW AL 24 47 18 1 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1986 CHW AL 25 54 1 0 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 OAK AL 26 55 6 1 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1988 OAK AL 27 57 1 3 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
1989 OAK AL 28 51 0 3 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 OAK AL 29 51 0 1 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 OAK AL 30 44 0 0 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 OAK AL 31 29 2 2 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 CAL AL 32 46 0 0 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 TEX AL 32 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 500 68 11 493 493 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 6
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1981 NYY AL 20 179 86% 32% 7 86% 1 3 0 3 6 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 SEA AL 21 544 80% 28% 18 94% 2 10 0 7 20 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 2 4 0 1 100%
1983 SEA AL 22 153 82% 33% 7 100% 0 5 0 4 6 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHW AL 23 304 85% 30% 9 100% 0 11 0 10 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1985 CHW AL 24 643 77% 25% 19 95% 0 10 1 9 17 13 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 6 100%
1986 CHW AL 25 488 80% 24% 16 94% 0 8 0 8 17 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 8 100%
1987 OAK AL 26 530 78% 29% 13 100% 0 8 0 8 13 12 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1988 OAK AL 27 456 81% 30% 11 100% 1 4 0 3 11 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1989 OAK AL 28 335 72% 25% 4 100% 0 6 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1990 OAK AL 29 291 82% 37% 9 89% 0 4 0 4 8 6 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1991 OAK AL 30 229 81% 32% 4 100% 0 4 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1992 OAK AL 31 234 85% 29% 4 100% 0 3 0 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1993 CAL AL 32 231 78% 34% 7 100% 0 5 0 5 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1993 TEX AL 32 34 88% 24% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
13 Seasons 4651 80% 29% 129 96% 4 81 1 71 125 88 15 7 1 3 3 2 11 7 11 0 33 100%
MLB Averages 81% 30% 92% 88%



* - 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1982 Jun 13th AL Player of the Week

Youngest s c a p y
1981 AL  born 1960-12-03 (2nd)
1982 AL  born 1960-12-03 (6th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Wayland Eugene Gene nellie Nelson

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