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Al Nipper

Albert Samuel Nipper

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: April 2, 1959 in San Diego, CA
High School: Hazelwood West HS (Hazelwood, MO)
Schools: Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO), Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 8th round of the 1980 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1983 (Age 24.157)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Cubs/Indians 1983-1990
Agents: Steve Comte [*]
Final Game: July 16, 1990 (Age 31.105)
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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
1983 BOS AL 24 P 3 2 1 16.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.69 1.00 .957 1.80 1.77 3 3 50% 33% 0
1984 BOS AL 25 P 29 24 6 182.2 60 28 31 1 0 .983 2.91 2.03 .958 1.79 1.78 11 7 39% 36% 2 RoY-7
1985 BOS AL 26 P 25 25 5 162.0 57 24 28 5 4 .912 2.89 2.08 .953 1.86 1.84 6 5 45% 33% 2
1986 BOS AL 27 P 26 26 3 159.0 57 28 28 1 4 .982 3.17 2.15 .957 1.83 1.81 3 6 67% 34% 0
1987 BOS AL 28 P 30 30 6 174.0 49 20 27 2 2 .959 2.43 1.57 .955 1.84 1.82 22 5 19% 31% 0
1988 CHC NL 29 P 22 12 0 80.0 12 4 7 1 1 .917 1.24 0.50 .955 1.96 1.96 5 4 44% 29% 1
1990 CLE AL 31 P 9 5 0 24.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0.75 0.22 .955 1.76 1.76 3 1 25% 34% 0
7 Seasons P 144 124 21 797.2 240 106 124 10 12 .958 2.60 1.60 .956 1.84 1.83 53 31 37% 33% 5
7 Seasons TOT 144 124 21 797.2 240 106 124 10 12 .958 2.60 1.60 .956 1.84 1.83 53 31 37% 33% 5
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
1983 BOS AL 24 P
1984 BOS AL 25 P
1985 BOS AL 26 P
1986 BOS AL 27 P
1987 BOS AL 28 P
1988 CHC NL 29 P
1990 CLE AL 31 P
7 Seasons P
7 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1983 BOS AL 24 3 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 BOS AL 25 29 24 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 BOS AL 26 25 25 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 BOS AL 27 26 26 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 BOS AL 28 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 CHC NL 29 22 12 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 CLE AL 31 9 5 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 144 124 22 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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%
1983 BOS AL 24 67 90% 24% 2 100% 1 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 BOS AL 25 777 85% 29% 34 97% 3 26 0 20 33 20 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1985 BOS AL 26 713 78% 27% 32 97% 1 24 2 17 28 22 2 5 0 1 4 1 5 2 5 0 6 100%
1986 BOS AL 27 702 84% 29% 33 94% 0 28 5 20 28 22 1 1 0 1 0 1 4 1 2 2 6 100%
1987 BOS AL 28 777 84% 30% 34 91% 1 19 0 15 27 23 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 100%
1988 CHC NL 29 341 85% 34% 8 88% 1 4 1 2 7 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 50%
1990 CLE AL 31 125 82% 28% 2 50% 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0%
7 Seasons 3502 83% 29% 145 94% 7 104 8 77 126 93 9 10 0 4 6 5 12 5 9 3 24 92%
MLB Averages 81% 30% 91% 86%



* - 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)
1984 Sep 9th AL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
1984 AL  28 (4th)
1986 AL  28 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1985 AL  5 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1984 AL  2.91 (2nd)
1985 AL  2.89 (3rd)
1987 AL  2.43 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1984 AL  2.03 (3rd)
1985 AL  2.08 (5th)

                                         

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