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Joe Nolan

Joseph William Nolan

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 12, 1951 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Southwest HS (St. Louis, MO)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 1972 (Age 21.132)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Orioles/Reds/Mets 1972-1985

Final Game: June 25, 1985 (Age 34.044)
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1972 NYM NL 21 C 3 2 2 22.0 16 12 3 1 0 .938 -1 -55 6.14 5.00 .987 6.63 6.63 2 1 1 1 50% 37% 0
1975 ATL NL 24 C 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.00 2.00 .985 6.00 6.00 0 0 0 0 0
1977 ATL NL 26 C 19 13 9 120.1 87 80 7 0 2 1.000 -4 -40 6.51 4.58 .985 6.48 6.49 4 7 20 4 17% 35% 0
1978 ATL NL 27 C 61 53 44 470.0 326 295 24 7 3 .979 -13 -33 6.11 5.23 .985 6.17 6.12 14 24 55 9 14% 32% 1
1979 ATL NL 28 C 74 58 51 533.0 361 328 27 6 2 .983 -10 -23 5.99 4.80 .985 6.13 6.11 6 15 75 17 18% 34% 0
1980 TOT NL 29 C 57 45 40 412.0 302 271 26 5 7 .983 -4 -12 6.49 5.21 .983 6.09 6.10 2 9 69 20 22% 31% 1
1980 ATL NL 29 C 6 3 3 30.0 23 20 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 6.90 3.83 .983 6.09 6.10 0 1 5 2 29% 31% 0
1980 CIN NL 29 C 51 42 37 382.0 279 251 23 5 6 .982 -4 -13 6.46 5.37 .983 6.09 6.10 2 8 64 18 22% 31% 1
1981 CIN NL 30 C 81 62 47 562.0 413 393 18 2 2 .995 -6 -13 6.58 5.07 .983 5.93 5.95 2 18 68 12 15% 33% 0
1982 BAL AL 31 C 72 62 38 515.1 321 292 22 7 2 .978 -2 -5 5.48 4.36 .988 5.69 5.66 2 13 51 24 32% 36% 0
1983 BAL AL 32 C 65 52 31 426.0 244 223 16 5 2 .980 -5 -14 5.05 3.68 .986 5.70 5.66 3 12 35 9 20% 33% 0
1984 BAL AL 33 DH 11 10
1984 BAL AL 33 C 6 5 4 43.0 26 22 3 1 0 .962 1 28 5.23 4.17 .987 5.97 5.92 1 1 3 5 63% 36% 0
1985 BAL AL 34 C 5 4 2 32.1 24 22 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -37 6.68 4.80 .987 6.04 6.00 0 2 4 0 0% 33% 0
1985 BAL AL 34 DH 4 1
11 Seasons C 444 356 268 3139.0 2122 1940 148 34 20 .984 -45 -17 5.99 4.70 .985 5.98 5.96 36 102 381 101 21% 33% 2
2 Seasons DH 15 11
11 Seasons TOT 444 356 268 3139.0 2122 1940 148 34 20 .984 -45 -17 5.99 4.70 .985 5.98 5.96 36 102 381 101 21% 33% 2
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
1972 NYM NL 21 C -1 -55 -1
1975 ATL NL 24 C 0 0 0
1977 ATL NL 26 C -4 -40 -4
1978 ATL NL 27 C -13 -33 -13
1979 ATL NL 28 C -10 -23 -10
1980 ATL NL 29 C 0 0 0
1980 CIN NL 29 C -4 -13 -4
1981 CIN NL 30 C -6 -13 -6
1982 BAL AL 31 C -2 -5 -2
1983 BAL AL 32 C -5 -14 -5
1984 BAL AL 33 C 1 28 1
1985 BAL AL 34 C -1 -37 -1
11 Seasons C -45 -17 -45
11 Seasons TOT -45 -17 -45

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1972 NYM NL 21 4 2 4 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1975 ATL NL 24 4 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1977 ATL NL 26 62 13 62 19 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0
1978 ATL NL 27 95 53 95 60 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
1979 ATL NL 28 89 58 89 73 0 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1980 CIN NL 29 53 42 53 51 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1980 ATL NL 29 17 3 17 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1981 CIN NL 30 81 62 81 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1982 BAL AL 31 77 62 77 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
1983 BAL AL 32 73 52 73 65 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1984 BAL AL 33 35 15 35 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 20 0
1985 BAL AL 34 31 5 31 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 26 0
11 Seasons 621 367 621 442 0 442 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 218 1
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1972 NYM NL 21 90 2.86 3.68 2 100% 0 0 12 1 0 0 11 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 ATL NL 24 16 0.00 3.00 1 0% 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1977 ATL NL 26 549 4.71 6.06 5 100% 0 0 81 3 1 3 74 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
1978 ATL NL 27 2058 4.41 4.92 29 100% 1 0 294 15 1 9 268 23 8 1 0 4 7 0 1 6 0 3 1 0 2 5 100%
1979 ATL NL 28 2366 4.36 5.04 34 100% 0 0 327 26 7 7 287 26 8 0 0 0 7 1 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 6 100%
1980 CIN NL 29 1629 4.12 4.26 21 95% 0 1 252 15 2 3 232 23 3 0 1 1 4 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 3 100%
1980 ATL NL 29 140 6.90 8.10 3 100% 0 0 20 3 0 1 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1981 CIN NL 30 2391 3.65 3.92 28 93% 0 0 392 21 4 7 360 18 4 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 67%
1982 BAL AL 31 2205 4.19 4.37 28 93% 1 1 293 17 1 5 270 22 6 0 0 1 7 0 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 80%
1983 BAL AL 32 1807 3.61 3.99 14 86% 0 0 224 9 1 4 210 15 3 0 0 1 5 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 2 2 50%
1984 BAL AL 33 194 4.19 5.65 3 67% 0 0 22 0 0 2 20 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985 BAL AL 34 138 3.34 3.62 2 100% 0 0 23 1 0 2 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 13583 4.09 4.53 170 95% 2 2 1942 111 17 43 1770 143 36 1 1 13 34 2 11 21 3 18 1 1 6 28 82%
MLB Averages 3.75 4.22 96% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1972 NYM NL 21 2 1 32 1 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1.17 1.17
1975 ATL NL 24 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 ATL NL 26 4 7 225 20 4 4 17% 17 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 37 5 1.28 1.59
1978 ATL NL 27 14 24 771 55 9 6 14% 51 8 3 1 1 0 1 0 115 13 1.27 1.36
1979 ATL NL 28 6 15 910 75 17 16 18% 72 13 3 3 0 1 0 0 111 17 1.24 1.29
1980 CIN NL 29 2 8 580 64 18 15 22% 57 15 7 3 0 0 1 0 78 20 1.40 2.02
1980 ATL NL 29 0 1 50 5 2 2 29% 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0.87 0.52
1981 CIN NL 30 2 18 878 68 12 11 15% 65 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 104 14 1.39 1.26
1982 BAL AL 31 1 13 816 51 24 14 32% 46 21 5 2 0 1 0 0 75 26 1.26 1.18
1983 BAL AL 32 3 12 691 35 9 8 20% 29 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 65 13 1.14 1.47
1984 BAL AL 33 1 1 71 3 5 1 63% 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 5 1.57 0.96
1985 BAL AL 34 0 2 57 4 0 0 0% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1.10
11 Seasons 35 102 5088 381 101 78 21% 348 88 31 11 2 2 2 0 612 115 1.29 1.39
MLB Averages 34% 1.30 1.27



* - 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

Passed Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  14 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1979 NL  75 (4th)
1981 NL  68 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1981 NL  6.58 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1981 NL  .995 (1st)

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