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Syd O'Brien

Sydney Lloyd O'Brien

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 18, 1944 in Compton, CA
High School: Millikan HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1969 (Age 25.056, 10,412th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/WhiteSox/RedSox/Brewers 1969-1972

Last Game: October 1, 1972 (Age 28.226)
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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
1969 BOS AL 25 3B 53 43 38 405.2 148 34 105 9 12 .939 2 6 3.08 2.62 .955 3.16 3.15
1969 BOS AL 25 SS 15 5 5 66.0 34 13 17 4 6 .882 -4 -80 4.09 2.00 .966 4.96 4.96
1969 BOS AL 25 2B 12 6 5 69.0 41 18 21 2 12 .951 -2 -42 5.09 3.25 .976 5.20 5.21
1970 CHW AL 26 3B 68 65 57 555.2 209 59 137 13 18 .938 -1 -1 3.17 2.88 .949 3.07 3.06
1970 CHW AL 26 2B 43 38 30 328.2 233 96 127 10 31 .957 -4 -16 6.11 5.19 .979 5.35 5.32
1970 CHW AL 26 SS 5 2 2 25.0 12 3 7 2 1 .833 -1 -53 3.60 2.00 .967 4.93 4.92
1971 CAL AL 27 SS 52 46 44 450.1 232 87 136 9 30 .961 -6 -15 4.46 4.29 .965 4.90 4.88
1971 CAL AL 27 2B 7 7 7 66.1 41 14 25 2 7 .951 -1 -13 5.29 5.57 .980 5.31 5.29
1971 CAL AL 27 3B 6 5 3 42.0 17 5 12 0 0 1.000 1 26 3.64 2.83 .956 3.04 3.03
1971 CAL AL 27 1B 1 1 1 9.0 8 8 0 0 1 1.000 0 27 8.00 8.00 .992 9.60 9.50
1971 CAL AL 27 OF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -330 1.12 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1971 CAL AL 27 RF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -330 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1972 TOT AL 28 3B 17 10 9 99.1 36 6 25 5 4 .861 -1 -17 2.81 1.82 .954 2.98 2.96
1972 TOT AL 28 2B 10 5 4 58.2 29 13 14 2 4 .931 -0 -10 4.14 2.70 .977 5.19 5.14
1972 CAL AL 28 3B 8 2 2 32.0 9 0 8 1 1 .889 1 52 2.25 1.00 .954 2.98 2.96
1972 CAL AL 28 SS 4 3 3 28.0 11 1 9 1 0 .909 -1 -30 3.21 2.50 .967 4.98 4.97
1972 CAL AL 28 2B 3 0 0 13.0 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -18 4.15 2.00 .977 5.19 5.13
1972 CAL AL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.70
1972 MIL AL 28 3B 9 8 7 67.1 27 6 17 4 3 .852 -3 -50 3.07 2.56 .954 2.98 2.96
1972 MIL AL 28 2B 7 5 4 45.2 23 10 11 2 3 .913 -0 -8 4.14 3.00 .977 5.18 5.14
4 Seasons 3B 144 123 107 1102.2 410 104 279 27 34 .934 1 1 3.13 2.66 .952 3.09 3.08
4 Seasons SS 76 56 54 569.1 289 104 169 16 37 .945 -12 -25 4.32 3.59 .965 4.91 4.90
4 Seasons 2B 72 56 46 522.2 344 141 187 16 54 .953 -8 -18 5.65 4.56 .979 5.31 5.27
2 Seasons 1B 2 1 1 10.0 9 9 0 0 1 1.000 0 24 8.10 4.50 .992 9.63 9.60
1 Season OF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -330 1.12 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1 Season RF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -330 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00
4 Seasons TOT 295 237 209 2212.2 1053 359 635 59 126 .944 -21 -11 4.04 3.37 .965 4.11 4.13
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
1969 BOS AL 25 3B 2 6 2 1 1 0
1969 BOS AL 25 SS -4 -80 -4 -2 -2 0
1969 BOS AL 25 2B -2 -42 -3 -3 -0 1
1970 CHW AL 26 3B -1 -1 -1 2 -2 0
1970 CHW AL 26 2B -4 -16 -5 -3 -2 1
1970 CHW AL 26 SS -1 -53 -1 -1 0 0
1971 CAL AL 27 SS -6 -15 -5 0 -5 -1
1971 CAL AL 27 2B -1 -13 -1 -1 0 0
1971 CAL AL 27 3B 1 26 1 -0 1 0
1971 CAL AL 27 1B 0 27 0 0 0 0
1971 CAL AL 27 RF -2 -330 -1 0 -1 -1
1972 CAL AL 28 3B 1 52 1 -0 2 0
1972 CAL AL 28 SS -1 -30 -1 0 -1 0
1972 CAL AL 28 2B -0 -18 -0 0 -0 0
1972 CAL AL 28 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1972 MIL AL 28 3B -3 -50 -3 -1 -2 0
1972 MIL AL 28 2B -0 -8 -0 -2 1 0
4 Seasons 3B 1 1 1 1 -0 0
4 Seasons SS -12 -25 -11 -3 -8 -1
4 Seasons 2B -8 -18 -10 -8 -2 2
2 Seasons 1B 0 24 0 0 0 0
1 Season RF -2 -330 -1 0 -1 -1
4 Seasons TOT -21 -11 -21 -10 -10 1 -1
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
1969 BOS AL 25 100 54 100 79 0 0 0 12 53 15 0 0 0 0 0 20 13
1970 CHW AL 26 121 105 121 113 0 0 0 42 68 5 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
1971 CAL AL 27 90 60 90 66 0 0 1 7 6 52 0 0 1 1 0 23 3
1972 CAL AL 28 36 5 36 15 0 0 1 3 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 11
1972 MIL AL 28 31 13 31 16 0 0 0 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5
4 Seasons 378 237 378 289 0 0 2 71 144 76 0 0 1 1 0 77 33
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 -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1969 BOS AL 25 1783 59% 78% 29% 147 86% 2 35 20 8 7 108 87 17 1 2 9 1 5 3 7 13 7 2 13 0 0 0 8 13%
1970 CHW AL 26 2408 63% 83% 32% 194 91% 3 57 36 11 10 138 111 20 3 3 13 1 10 2 7 17 10 0 10 4 2 2 9 22%
1971 CAL AL 27 186 80% 78% 23% 19 84% 0 3 3 0 0 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1972 MIL AL 28 295 64% 84% 26% 26 77% 0 7 5 1 1 16 12 3 0 0 4 0 4 0 4 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 0
1972 CAL AL 28 130 51% 65% 28% 11 91% 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 4802 62% 80% 30% 397 88% 5 102 64 20 18 285 229 43 5 5 27 2 20 5 19 34 20 3 27 4 2 2 18 17%
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 89% 64%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1969 BOS AL 25 313 71% 76% 33% 16 88% 0 18 1 16 1 22 20 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 12 5 3 1 1 11 2 9 0 0 0
1970 CHW AL 26 1493 64% 83% 29% 136 91% 0 91 21 49 21 127 107 14 0 3 10 0 10 0 8 31 10 7 5 4 28 10 18 2 1 0
1971 CAL AL 27 306 66% 78% 31% 23 100% 0 15 3 10 2 24 21 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7 4 1 1 0 6 1 5 0 0 0
1972 MIL AL 28 180 43% 84% 19% 20 85% 0 11 7 2 2 10 7 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1
1972 CAL AL 28 55 62% 67% 18% 3 100% 0 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
4 Seasons 2347 63% 81% 29% 198 91% 0 139 33 79 27 186 158 22 0 4 16 0 13 3 12 54 21 11 8 5 48 14 34 3 1 1
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 94%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1969 BOS AL 25 310 67% 76% 28% 25 80% 0 13 4 9 0 19 13 4 1 1 4 0 2 2 2 6 1 4 0 0 1 6 5 1 0 0 0
1970 CHW AL 26 105 65% 87% 41% 9 78% 0 3 1 1 1 7 6 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1971 CAL AL 27 1886 63% 78% 25% 177 86% 0 88 36 39 13 133 102 28 0 2 9 0 9 0 6 30 10 1 9 2 2 26 11 13 1 0 1
1972 CAL AL 28 129 74% 75% 23% 10 80% 0 1 0 1 0 8 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 2430 64% 78% 26% 221 85% 0 105 41 50 14 167 128 33 1 4 16 0 14 2 10 37 11 5 10 2 3 33 16 15 1 0 1
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1971 CAL AL 27 33 73% 64% 24% 2 100% 0 8 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CAL AL 28 5 80% 80% 40% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 38 74% 66% 26% 2 100% 0 10 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 94% 88%

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%
1971 CAL AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 43 91% 81% 23% 4 25%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 43 91% 81% 23% 4 25%
MLB Averages 41.4% 3.2% 64% 79% 26% 52%



* - 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

Errors Committeds c a p y
1970 AL  25 (3rd)

                                         

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