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Bobo Newsom

Louis Norman Newsom (Buck)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 11, 1907 in Hartsville, SC
High School: Hartsville HS (Hartsville, SC)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1929 (Age 22.031, 6,006th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Browns/Tigers/Athletics/RedSox/... 1929-1953

Last Game: September 17, 1953 (Age 46.037)
Died: December 7, 1962 in Orlando, FL
Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Hartsville, SC
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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
1929 BRO NL 21 P 3 2 0 9.1 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 1.93 0.67 .965 2.41 2.33
1930 BRO NL 22 P 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.20
1932 CHC NL 24 P 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 1.00 .960 2.70 2.30
1934 SLB AL 26 P 47 32 15 262.1 64 13 49 2 1 .969 2.13 1.32 .956 2.14 2.11
1935 TOT AL 27 P 35 29 18 241.0 45 6 37 2 4 .956 1.61 1.23 .949 2.15 2.14
1935 SLB AL 27 P 7 6 1 42.2 10 0 10 0 0 1.000 2.11 1.43 .949 2.15 2.14
1935 WSH AL 27 P 28 23 17 198.1 35 6 27 2 4 .943 1.50 1.18 .949 2.15 2.14
1936 WSH AL 28 P 43 38 24 285.2 62 11 50 1 5 .984 1.92 1.42 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 TOT AL 29 P 41 37 17 275.1 55 11 41 3 1 .945 1.70 1.27 .954 2.05 2.01
1937 WSH AL 29 P 11 10 3 67.2 15 3 12 0 1 1.000 2.00 1.36 .954 2.05 2.01
1937 BOS AL 29 P 30 27 14 207.2 40 8 29 3 0 .925 1.60 1.23 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 SLB AL 30 P 44 40 31 329.2 51 11 38 2 1 .961 1.34 1.11 .952 2.11 2.06 AS,MVP-5
1939 TOT AL 31 P 41 37 24 291.2 54 12 39 3 1 .944 1.57 1.24 .951 1.92 1.89 AS,MVP-19
1939 SLB AL 31 P 6 6 3 45.2 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 1.97 1.67 .951 1.91 1.88
1939 DET AL 31 P 35 31 21 246.0 44 8 33 3 1 .932 1.50 1.17 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 DET AL 32 P 36 34 20 264.0 38 3 32 3 3 .921 1.19 0.97 .956 2.04 2.01 0 5 100% 1 AS,MVP-4
1941 DET AL 33 P 43 36 12 250.1 43 5 36 2 2 .953 1.47 0.95 .960 2.14 2.11 4 4 50% 0
1942 TOT MLB 34 P 36 34 17 245.2 45 6 34 5 3 .889 1.47 1.11 .958 2.32 2.31 2 7 78% 0
1942 WSH AL 34 P 30 29 15 213.2 41 5 31 5 3 .878 1.52 1.20 .957 2.31 2.30 2 6 75% 0
1942 BRO NL 34 P 6 5 2 32.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.67 .968 2.36 2.35 0 1 100% 0
1943 TOT MLB 35 P 38 27 8 217.1 39 5 34 0 4 1.000 1.62 1.03 .962 2.26 2.27 2 5 71% 0
1943 TOT AL 35 P 16 15 2 92.1 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.75 .963 2.27 2.30 1 0 0% 0
1943 BRO NL 35 P 22 12 6 125.0 27 2 25 0 4 1.000 1.94 1.23 .961 2.25 2.25 1 5 83% 0
1943 SLB AL 35 P 10 9 0 52.1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.03 0.60 .963 2.27 2.30 1 0 0% 0
1943 WSH AL 35 P 6 6 2 40.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1.35 1.00 .963 2.27 2.30 0 0 0
1944 PHA AL 36 P 37 33 18 265.0 48 3 45 0 0 1.000 1.63 1.30 .960 2.09 2.10 7 6 46% 1 AS
1945 PHA AL 37 P 36 34 16 257.1 42 12 28 2 1 .952 1.40 1.11 .955 2.24 2.23 7 2 22% 1
1946 TOT AL 38 P 34 31 17 236.2 29 4 25 0 1 1.000 1.10 0.85 .951 2.01 1.99 5 4 44% 0 MVP-19
1946 PHA AL 38 P 10 9 3 58.2 8 1 7 0 1 1.000 1.23 0.80 .951 2.01 1.99 2 1 33% 0
1946 WSH AL 38 P 24 22 14 178.0 21 3 18 0 0 1.000 1.06 0.88 .951 2.01 1.99 3 3 50% 0
1947 TOT AL 39 P 31 28 7 199.1 25 5 18 2 1 .920 1.04 0.74 .955 1.92 1.90 6 5 45% 50% 0
1947 WSH AL 39 P 14 13 1 83.2 10 2 6 2 0 .800 0.86 0.57 .955 1.93 1.90 4 3 43% 50% 0
1947 NYY AL 39 P 17 15 6 115.2 15 3 12 0 1 1.000 1.17 0.88 .955 1.92 1.90 2 2 50% 50% 0
1948 NYG NL 40 P 11 4 0 25.2 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.75 0.45 .963 2.10 2.08 1 1 50% 1
1952 TOT AL 44 P 24 5 1 60.1 17 3 14 0 1 1.000 2.54 0.71 .966 2.10 2.10 1 3 75% 46% 0
1952 WSH AL 44 P 10 0 0 12.2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 3.55 0.50 .966 2.13 2.10 0 0 0
1952 PHA AL 44 P 14 5 1 47.2 12 2 10 0 1 1.000 2.27 0.86 .966 2.10 2.10 1 3 75% 46% 0
1953 PHA AL 45 P 17 2 1 38.2 8 1 7 0 1 1.000 1.86 0.47 .958 1.96 1.93 2 1 33% 51% 0
20 Seasons P 600 483 246 3759.1 674 112 534 28 32 .958 1.55 1.08 .956 2.10 2.08 37 43 54% 11% 4
20 Seasons TOT 600 483 246 3759.1 674 112 534 28 32 .958 1.55 1.08 .956 2.10 2.08 37 43 54% 11% 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
1929 BRO NL 21 P
1930 BRO NL 22 P
1932 CHC NL 24 P
1934 SLB AL 26 P
1935 SLB AL 27 P
1935 WSH AL 27 P
1936 WSH AL 28 P
1937 WSH AL 29 P
1937 BOS AL 29 P
1938 SLB AL 30 P
1939 SLB AL 31 P
1939 DET AL 31 P
1940 DET AL 32 P
1941 DET AL 33 P
1942 WSH AL 34 P
1942 BRO NL 34 P
1943 BRO NL 35 P
1943 SLB AL 35 P
1943 WSH AL 35 P
1944 PHA AL 36 P
1945 PHA AL 37 P
1946 PHA AL 38 P
1946 WSH AL 38 P
1947 WSH AL 39 P
1947 NYY AL 39 P
1948 NYG NL 40 P
1952 WSH AL 44 P
1952 PHA AL 44 P
1953 PHA AL 45 P
20 Seasons P
20 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
1929 BRO NL 21 3 2 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 BRO NL 22 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 CHC NL 24 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 SLB AL 26 50 32 50 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1935 WSH AL 27 28 23 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 SLB AL 27 7 6 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936 WSH AL 28 44 38 44 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1937 BOS AL 29 31 27 31 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1937 WSH AL 29 13 10 13 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1938 SLB AL 30 46 40 46 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1939 DET AL 31 35 31 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 SLB AL 31 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 DET AL 32 36 34 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 DET AL 33 43 36 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 WSH AL 34 30 29 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 BRO NL 34 6 5 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 BRO NL 35 22 12 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 SLB AL 35 10 9 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 WSH AL 35 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 PHA AL 36 37 33 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 PHA AL 37 36 34 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 WSH AL 38 24 22 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 PHA AL 38 10 9 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 NYY AL 39 17 15 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 WSH AL 39 14 13 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 NYG NL 40 11 4 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 PHA AL 44 14 5 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 WSH AL 44 10 0 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 PHA AL 45 17 2 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Seasons 609 483 609 600 600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1940 DET AL 32 220 80% 19% 3 67% 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1941 DET AL 33 328 77% 20% 8 100% 0 1 0 1 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
1942 WSH AL 34 276 79% 20% 10 90% 0 2 0 2 10 6 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 50%
1942 BRO NL 34 135 75% 17% 2 100% 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 BRO NL 35 497 76% 20% 25 96% 0 0 0 0 25 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 2 100%
1943 WSH AL 35 112 82% 23% 4 75% 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 SLB AL 35 22 86% 18% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 PHA AL 36 627 83% 25% 25 92% 1 4 0 3 24 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 100%
1945 PHA AL 37 614 82% 23% 21 90% 2 3 0 3 20 13 4 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 7 71%
1946 WSH AL 38 378 86% 31% 13 92% 0 2 0 1 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 100%
1946 PHA AL 38 100 75% 18% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1947 NYY AL 39 391 86% 22% 17 88% 0 5 2 1 12 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1947 WSH AL 39 292 83% 20% 8 88% 0 2 0 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1948 NYG NL 40 48 96% 13% 3 67% 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
1952 PHA AL 44 193 80% 25% 10 100% 0 1 0 1 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1952 WSH AL 44 63 78% 19% 3 100% 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1953 PHA AL 45 188 78% 23% 6 100% 0 1 0 1 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
11 Seasons 4484 81% 22% 160 92% 4 24 2 18 153 110 19 4 0 3 1 2 12 8 12 0 34 88%
MLB Averages 83% 27% 90% 85%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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 ( 2.2%)
1962 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1964 BBWAA ( 8.5%)
1964 Run Off ( 0.5%)
1966 BBWAA ( 8.3%)
1967 BBWAA ( 6.5%)
1967 Run Off ( 2.0%)
1968 BBWAA ( 7.8%)
1969 BBWAA ( 9.4%)
1970 BBWAA ( 4.0%)
1971 BBWAA ( 4.7%)
1972 BBWAA ( 7.8%)
1973 BBWAA ( 8.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1938 AL (5, 33%)
1939 AL (19, 3%)
1940 AL (4, 36%)
1946 AL (19, 2%)
0.74 Career Shares (336th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1934 AL  47 (2nd)
1936 AL  43 (3rd)
1937 AL  41 (3rd)
1938 AL  44 (2nd)
1939 AL  41 (5th)
1941 AL  43 (2nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1934 AL  13 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1939 AL  39 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (5th)
1942 AL  5 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1944 AL  1.000 (1st)
1946 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1947 AL  born 1907-08-11 (8th)
1948 NL  born 1907-08-11 (4th)
1952 AL  born 1907-08-11 (2nd)
1953 AL  born 1907-08-11 (2nd)

                                         

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