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Butch Nieman

Elmer Leroy Nieman

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 8, 1918 in Herkimer, KS
School: Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1943 (Age 25.083, 7,448th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Team: Braves 1943-1945

Last Game: September 30, 1945 (Age 27.234)
Died: November 2, 1993 in Topeka, KS
Buried: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, KS
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Standard Batting

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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
1943 25 BSN NL 101 375 335 39 84 15 8 7 46 4 39 39 .251 .331 .406 .737 114 136 3 1 0 O79/8
1944 26 BSN NL 134 517 468 65 124 16 6 16 65 5 47 47 .265 .332 .427 .759 109 200 4 0 2 *O79
1945 27 BSN NL 97 291 247 43 61 15 0 14 56 11 43 33 .247 .361 .478 .839 132 118 5 1 0 O79
3 Yrs 332 1183 1050 147 269 46 14 37 167 20 129 119 .256 .339 .432 .771 116 454 12 2 2
162 Game Avg. 162 577 512 72 131 22 7 18 81 10 63 58 .256 .339 .432 .771 116 222 6 1 1

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
1943 25 BSN NL 101 375 5 -0 0 1 -4 2 0.2 12 14 1.4 .502 .501 1.3 -0.4 13 O79/8
1944 26 BSN NL 134 517 5 -0 0 2 -6 0 -0.0 16 17 1.6 .500 .500 1.5 -0.5 15 *O79
1945 27 BSN NL 97 291 10 1 0 0 -3 9 0.9 9 18 1.8 .509 .506 1.8 -0.2 18 O79
3 Seasons 332 1183 20 0 0 3 -13 11 1.1 38 49 4.8 .503 .502 4.6 -1.1 46

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1943 BSN NL 25 OF 93 85 81 215 195 12 8 1 .963 2.23 .977 2.41
1943 BSN NL 25 LF 73 65 61 169 152 11 6 1 .964 2.23 .977 2.23
1943 BSN NL 25 RF 17 17 17 37 34 1 2 0 .946 2.06 .976 2.21
1943 BSN NL 25 CF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .979 2.73
1944 BSN NL 26 OF 126 116 107 281 261 13 7 2 .975 2.17 .980 2.47
1944 BSN NL 26 LF 87 72 68 184 173 8 3 1 .984 2.08 .981 2.34
1944 BSN NL 26 RF 45 44 39 91 82 5 4 1 .956 1.93 .974 2.10
1945 BSN NL 27 OF 57 55 50 146 132 4 10 1 .932 2.39 .978 2.45
1945 BSN NL 27 LF 43 42 37 117 105 2 10 0 .915 2.49 .970 2.33
1945 BSN NL 27 RF 14 13 13 31 29 2 0 1 1.000 2.21 .978 2.13
3 Seasons OF 276 256 238 642 588 29 25 4 .961 2.24 .979 2.45
3 Seasons LF 203 179 166 470 430 21 19 2 .960 2.22 .977 2.30
3 Seasons RF 76 74 69 159 145 8 6 2 .962 2.01 .975 2.13
1 Season CF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .979 2.73
3 Seasons TOT 276 256 238 642 588 29 25 4 .961 2.24 .979 2.45
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

Triples s c a p y
1943 NL  8 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1944 NL  16 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1945 NL  12.3 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1944 NL  29.3 (7th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  11 (3rd)
1944 NL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  6 (3rd)
1945 NL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  1 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1943 NL  8 (5th)
1945 NL  10 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1819), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1627), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (303rd), 4.8 career WAR/4.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Elmer Butch Leroy neimann Nieman niemann

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