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Dave Nicholson

David Lawrence Nicholson

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: August 29, 1939 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Southwest HS (St. Louis, MO)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 24, 1960 (Age 20.269, 9,339th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Orioles/Astros/Braves 1960-1967

Last Game: October 1, 1967 (Age 28.033)
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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
1960 BAL AL 20 OF 44 34 13 277.0 55 51 3 1 1 .982 -3 -15 1.75 1.23 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 BAL AL 20 LF 34 28 10 218.2 48 45 2 1 1 .979 -1 -5 1.93 1.38 .984 2.14 2.13
1960 BAL AL 20 RF 11 6 3 58.1 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -51 1.08 0.64 .974 1.94 1.95
1962 BAL AL 22 OF 80 42 37 473.0 117 111 4 2 0 .983 -2 -5 2.19 1.44 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 BAL AL 22 LF 34 6 6 115.0 30 29 0 1 0 .967 0 5 2.27 0.85 .976 2.01 2.00
1962 BAL AL 22 RF 27 17 15 179.0 37 34 3 0 0 1.000 -2 -13 1.86 1.37 .979 2.00 1.99
1962 BAL AL 22 CF 20 19 16 179.0 47 45 1 1 0 .979 -1 -5 2.31 2.30 .986 2.58 2.57
1963 CHW AL 23 LF 123 121 106 1073.0 228 212 9 7 1 .969 1 1 1.85 1.80 .976 1.90 1.90
1963 CHW AL 23 OF 123 121 106 1073.0 230 213 10 7 1 .970 1 1 1.87 1.81 .981 2.16 2.16
1964 CHW AL 24 OF 92 84 60 728.0 144 136 4 4 0 .972 4 6 1.73 1.52 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 CHW AL 24 LF 90 83 60 720.0 141 134 3 4 0 .972 4 6 1.71 1.52 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 CHW AL 24 RF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.12 1.00 .980 1.91 1.90
1965 CHW AL 25 OF 36 22 11 204.0 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.32 0.83 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 CHW AL 25 LF 25 11 7 117.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.54 0.80 .979 1.87 1.86
1965 CHW AL 25 RF 12 11 4 83.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 1.41 1.08 .978 1.85 1.84
1965 CHW AL 25 CF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.40
1966 HOU NL 26 OF 90 71 68 671.2 155 139 11 5 0 .968 -7 -13 2.01 1.67 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 HOU NL 26 RF 70 54 53 514.2 117 106 8 3 1 .974 -4 -9 1.99 1.63 .978 1.95 1.95
1966 HOU NL 26 LF 15 12 10 113.0 25 23 1 1 0 .960 -1 -6 1.91 1.60 .963 1.74 1.73
1966 HOU NL 26 CF 6 5 5 44.0 11 9 1 1 0 .909 -3 -71 2.05 1.67 .980 2.37 2.37
1967 ATL NL 27 LF 7 7 6 61.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -30 1.33 1.29 .969 1.74 1.74
1967 ATL NL 27 OF 7 7 6 65.2 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 1.51 1.57 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 ATL NL 27 CF 1 0 0 4.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 51 3.86 2.00 .980 2.31 2.30
7 Seasons OF 472 381 301 3492.1 742 690 33 19 2 .974 -10 -3 1.86 1.53 .979 2.11 2.11
7 Seasons LF 328 268 205 2417.2 501 471 16 14 2 .972 2 1 1.81 1.48 .976 1.89 1.89
5 Seasons RF 121 89 75 843.0 175 160 12 3 1 .983 -9 -13 1.84 1.42 .978 1.95 1.95
4 Seasons CF 28 24 21 231.2 60 56 2 2 0 .967 -3 -18 2.25 2.07 .985 2.53 2.51
7 Seasons TOT 472 381 301 3492.1 742 690 33 19 2 .974 -10 -3 1.86 1.53 .979 2.11 2.11
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
1960 BAL AL 20 LF -1 -5 -1 -1 0 0
1960 BAL AL 20 RF -2 -51 -2 -0 -1 -1
1962 BAL AL 22 LF 0 5 2 2 -0 -1
1962 BAL AL 22 RF -2 -13 -1 -0 -1 -1
1962 BAL AL 22 CF -1 -5 -2 2 -4 1
1963 CHW AL 23 LF 1 1 1 1 -1 0
1964 CHW AL 24 LF 4 6 3 0 3 1
1964 CHW AL 24 RF -0 -15 -0 -0 0 0
1965 CHW AL 25 LF 0 4 0 1 -1 0
1965 CHW AL 25 RF -0 -4 -0 -0 0 0
1965 CHW AL 25 CF -0 -120 -0 0 -0 0
1966 HOU NL 26 RF -4 -9 -3 2 -4 -1
1966 HOU NL 26 LF -1 -6 -1 -2 1 0
1966 HOU NL 26 CF -3 -71 -3 -1 -2 0
1967 ATL NL 27 LF -2 -30 -2 0 -2 0
1967 ATL NL 27 CF 0 51 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons LF 2 1 2 2 1 0
5 Seasons RF -9 -13 -6 0 -6 -3
4 Seasons CF -3 -18 -4 1 -6 1
7 Seasons TOT -10 -3 -8 3 -11 -2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1960 BAL AL 20 54 34 54 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 11 44 0 13 3
1962 BAL AL 22 97 42 97 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 20 27 80 0 6 20
1963 CHW AL 23 126 121 126 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 0 0 123 0 3 1
1964 CHW AL 24 97 85 97 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 0 1 92 0 8 1
1965 CHW AL 25 55 21 55 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 1 12 36 0 17 8
1966 HOU NL 26 100 71 100 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 6 70 90 0 20 0
1967 ATL NL 27 10 7 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 7 0 2 1
7 Seasons 539 381 539 472 0 0 0 0 0 0 329 28 121 472 0 69 34
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 -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1960 BAL AL 20 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 14 11 0 7 1 0 6 5 0 3 1 0 5 5 0 35 23 65.7% 12 0 0.0% 2 914 65% 79% 31% 101 46%
1962 BAL AL 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 2 33.3% 4 0 0.0% 0 461 58% 84% 30% 53 55%
1963 CHW AL 23 7 0 7 0 3 9 0 7 0 1 47 36 0 20 4 0 15 10 1 6 2 0 16 14 0 104 66 63.5% 37 1 1.0% 8 4423 64% 80% 27% 408 53%
1964 CHW AL 24 4 0 2 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 48 37 0 20 6 0 11 7 0 5 1 0 8 7 0 92 58 63.0% 34 0 0.0% 3 2927 64% 79% 26% 316 43%
1965 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 9 6 66.7% 3 0 0.0% 0 482 67% 79% 24% 33 61%
1966 HOU NL 26 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 0 6 4 66.7% 2 0 0.0% 1 471 65% 83% 28% 34 68%
1967 ATL NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 8 4 50.0% 3 1 12.5% 0 259 65% 85% 24% 25 36%
7 Seasons 14 0 11 3 4 16 0 11 1 2 117 88 1 54 13 0 34 23 1 18 5 0 37 34 0 260 163 62.7% 95 2 0.8% 14 9937 64% 80% 27% 970 50%
MLB Averages 58.3% 2.6% 63% 79% 27% 48%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1960 BAL AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.0% 6 0 0.0% 1 262 59% 73% 24% 21 33%
1962 BAL AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 9 2 0 4 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 22 7 31.8% 15 0 0.0% 3 769 57% 78% 26% 73 49%
1964 CHW AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 33 67% 79% 21% 1 100%
1965 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 8 4 50.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 336 59% 83% 22% 23 57%
1966 HOU NL 26 3 0 3 0 2 8 0 1 3 3 19 3 1 5 0 1 3 2 0 7 2 0 9 7 0 43 14 32.6% 27 2 4.7% 6 2202 64% 80% 26% 175 63%
5 Seasons 3 0 3 0 2 12 0 4 4 3 34 6 1 12 0 1 7 4 0 9 2 0 18 13 0 80 25 31.3% 53 2 2.5% 10 3602 62% 79% 25% 293 57%
MLB Averages 40.2% 3.1% 63% 79% 27% 54%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1962 BAL AL 22 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 13 9 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 2 0 28 14 50.0% 14 0 0.0% 1 776 56% 80% 28% 84 54%
1965 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 20 50% 45% 10% 1 0%
1966 HOU NL 26 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 14 6 42.9% 8 0 0.0% 1 212 45% 83% 25% 30 30%
1967 ATL NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 48% 90% 29% 4 50%
4 Seasons 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 21 12 0 13 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 3 0 43 20 46.5% 23 0 0.0% 2 1029 54% 80% 27% 119 47%
MLB Averages 41.0% 2.2% 63% 79% 27% 56%



* - 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

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  123 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  9 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  7 (2nd)
1964 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  1 (3rd)
1963 AL  1 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1963 AL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  1.80 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1960 AL  born 1939-08-29 (5th)

             

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