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Mel Ott

Melvin Thomas Ott (Master Melvin)

Positions: Rightfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 2, 1909 in Gretna, LA
High School: Gretna HS (Gretna, LA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the New York Giants in 1926. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1926 (Age 17.056)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Team: Giants 1926-1947

Final Game: July 11, 1947 (Age 38.131)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1951 (197/226 ballots).
   View Mel Ott Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: November 21, 1958 in New Orleans, LA
Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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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 Awards
1926 NYG NL 17 LF 10 9 7 23 18 3 2 0 .913 2.10 .961 2.21
1926 NYG NL 17 OF 10 9 7 23 18 3 2 0 .913 2.10 .965 2.42
1927 NYG NL 18 OF 32 27 16 55 52 2 1 1 .982 1.69 .970 2.49
1927 NYG NL 18 CF 21 16 9 36 33 2 1 1 .972 1.67 .973 2.97
1927 NYG NL 18 LF 13 11 7 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 1.46 .970 2.25
1928 NYG NL 19 OF 115 102 91 235 214 14 7 4 .970 1.98 .972 2.47
1928 NYG NL 19 RF 109 97 86 220 199 14 7 4 .968 1.95 .968 2.26
1928 NYG NL 19 2B 5 5 5 28 14 13 1 4 .964 5.40 .970 5.92
1928 NYG NL 19 LF 5 5 5 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .972 2.24
1928 NYG NL 19 3B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 3.10
1928 NYG NL 19 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1929 NYG NL 20 OF 149 148 146 371 335 26 10 12 .973 2.42 .973 2.47 MVP-11
1929 NYG NL 20 RF 148 147 145 372 337 25 10 12 .973 2.45 .971 2.37 MVP-11
1929 NYG NL 20 2B 1 1 1 6 4 1 1 0 .833 5.00 .968 5.80 MVP-11
1929 NYG NL 20 CF 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.90 MVP-11
1930 NYG NL 21 OF 146 146 140 354 320 23 11 6 .969 2.35 .968 2.40
1930 NYG NL 21 RF 146 146 140 354 320 23 11 6 .969 2.35 .966 2.41
1931 NYG NL 22 OF 137 137 134 359 332 20 7 4 .981 2.57 .973 2.48
1931 NYG NL 22 CF 71 71 70 188 173 9 6 1 .968 2.56 .974 2.88
1931 NYG NL 22 RF 67 66 64 171 159 11 1 3 .994 2.54 .969 2.33
1932 NYG NL 23 OF 154 154 153 364 347 11 6 5 .984 2.32 .976 2.52 MVP-10
1932 NYG NL 23 RF 154 154 153 364 347 11 6 5 .984 2.32 .969 2.32 MVP-10
1933 NYG NL 24 OF 152 152 135 300 283 12 5 3 .983 1.94 .977 2.43
1933 NYG NL 24 RF 136 124 120 242 228 10 4 3 .983 1.75 .975 2.23
1933 NYG NL 24 CF 29 28 15 58 55 2 1 0 .983 1.97 .979 2.78
1934 NYG NL 25 OF 153 153 152 306 286 12 8 1 .974 1.95 .973 2.37 AS,MVP-5
1934 NYG NL 25 RF 137 137 136 265 246 11 8 1 .970 1.88 .970 2.22 AS,MVP-5
1934 NYG NL 25 CF 17 16 16 41 40 1 0 0 1.000 2.41 .979 2.70 AS,MVP-5
1935 NYG NL 26 OF 137 137 136 305 285 17 3 7 .990 2.20 .971 2.42 AS,MVP-20
1935 NYG NL 26 RF 137 137 136 305 285 17 3 7 .990 2.20 .968 2.17 AS,MVP-20
1935 NYG NL 26 3B 15 15 15 47 19 25 3 3 .936 2.93 .941 2.86 AS,MVP-20
1936 NYG NL 27 OF 148 147 145 274 250 20 4 3 .985 1.82 .973 2.38 AS,MVP-6
1936 NYG NL 27 RF 148 147 145 274 250 20 4 3 .985 1.82 .966 2.12 AS,MVP-6
1937 NYG NL 28 OF 91 91 89 169 156 13 0 1 1.000 1.86 .974 2.24 AS,MVP-7
1937 NYG NL 28 RF 91 91 89 169 156 13 0 1 1.000 1.86 .972 1.99 AS,MVP-7
1937 NYG NL 28 3B 60 58 57 165 42 113 10 5 .939 2.58 .954 2.87 AS,MVP-7
1938 NYG NL 29 3B 113 113 109 351 98 238 15 14 .957 2.97 .945 3.03 AS,MVP-4
1938 NYG NL 29 OF 37 36 36 68 65 3 0 0 1.000 1.84 .976 2.34 AS,MVP-4
1938 NYG NL 29 RF 37 36 36 68 65 3 0 0 1.000 1.84 .978 2.08 AS,MVP-4
1939 NYG NL 30 OF 96 96 91 186 175 6 5 2 .973 1.89 .975 2.32 AS,MVP-11
1939 NYG NL 30 RF 96 96 91 186 175 6 5 2 .973 1.89 .973 2.12 AS,MVP-11
1939 NYG NL 30 3B 20 19 19 60 15 39 6 4 .900 2.70 .942 3.00 AS,MVP-11
1940 NYG NL 31 OF 111 111 109 223 210 9 4 2 .982 1.97 .977 2.32 AS
1940 NYG NL 31 RF 111 111 109 222 209 9 4 2 .982 1.96 .973 2.02 AS
1940 NYG NL 31 3B 42 39 38 121 30 83 8 8 .934 2.69 .948 3.01 AS
1941 NYG NL 32 OF 145 145 142 284 256 19 9 3 .968 1.90 .975 2.31 AS,MVP-19
1941 NYG NL 32 RF 143 143 141 280 252 19 9 3 .968 1.90 .968 1.93 AS,MVP-19
1941 NYG NL 32 LF 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .977 2.30 AS,MVP-19
1942 NYG NL 33 OF 152 150 148 287 269 15 3 3 .990 1.87 .981 2.34 AS,MVP-3
1942 NYG NL 33 RF 152 150 148 287 270 14 3 3 .990 1.87 .981 2.07 AS,MVP-3
1943 NYG NL 34 OF 111 111 109 237 219 12 6 1 .975 2.08 .977 2.41 AS,MVP-20
1943 NYG NL 34 RF 111 111 109 232 215 11 6 1 .974 2.04 .976 2.21 AS,MVP-20
1943 NYG NL 34 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20 AS,MVP-20
1944 NYG NL 35 OF 103 101 98 208 199 6 3 0 .986 1.99 .980 2.47 AS,MVP-16
1944 NYG NL 35 RF 103 101 98 210 199 8 3 1 .986 2.01 .974 2.10 AS,MVP-16
1944 NYG NL 35 3B 4 4 2 18 1 13 4 0 .778 3.50 .948 3.30 AS,MVP-16
1945 NYG NL 36 RF 119 116 111 232 217 11 4 1 .983 1.92 .978 2.13 MVP-13
1945 NYG NL 36 OF 118 116 111 232 217 11 4 1 .983 1.93 .978 2.45 MVP-13
1946 NYG NL 37 OF 16 15 12 25 23 2 0 1 1.000 1.56 .977 2.39
1946 NYG NL 37 RF 16 15 12 25 23 2 0 1 1.000 1.56 .976 2.08
21 Seasons OF 2313 2284 2200 4865 4511 256 98 60 .980 2.06 .975 2.40
19 Seasons RF 2161 2125 2069 4478 4152 238 88 59 .980 2.03 .971 2.18
8 Seasons 3B 256 248 240 764 205 513 46 34 .940 2.80 .947 2.98
6 Seasons CF 140 132 111 324 301 15 8 2 .975 2.26 .975 2.85
4 Seasons LF 30 27 20 60 55 3 2 0 .967 1.93 .967 2.24
2 Seasons 2B 6 6 6 34 18 14 2 4 .941 5.33 .970 5.90
22 Seasons TOT 2575 2538 2446 5663 4734 783 146 98 .974 2.14 .971 2.47
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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.
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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
1926 NYG NL 17 LF
1927 NYG NL 18 CF
1927 NYG NL 18 LF
1928 NYG NL 19 RF
1928 NYG NL 19 2B
1928 NYG NL 19 LF
1928 NYG NL 19 3B
1928 NYG NL 19 CF
1929 NYG NL 20 RF
1929 NYG NL 20 2B
1929 NYG NL 20 CF
1930 NYG NL 21 RF
1931 NYG NL 22 CF
1931 NYG NL 22 RF
1932 NYG NL 23 RF
1933 NYG NL 24 RF
1933 NYG NL 24 CF
1934 NYG NL 25 RF
1934 NYG NL 25 CF
1935 NYG NL 26 RF
1935 NYG NL 26 3B
1936 NYG NL 27 RF
1937 NYG NL 28 RF
1937 NYG NL 28 3B
1938 NYG NL 29 3B
1938 NYG NL 29 RF
1939 NYG NL 30 RF
1939 NYG NL 30 3B
1940 NYG NL 31 RF
1940 NYG NL 31 3B
1941 NYG NL 32 RF
1941 NYG NL 32 LF
1942 NYG NL 33 RF
1943 NYG NL 34 RF
1943 NYG NL 34 3B
1944 NYG NL 35 RF
1944 NYG NL 35 3B
1945 NYG NL 36 RF
1946 NYG NL 37 RF
19 Seasons RF
8 Seasons 3B
6 Seasons CF
4 Seasons LF
2 Seasons 2B
22 Seasons TOT
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
1926 NYG NL 17 35 9 35 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 24 1
1927 NYG NL 18 82 27 82 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 21 0 32 0 50 0
1928 NYG NL 19 124 107 124 120 0 0 0 5 1 0 5 1 109 115 0 4 0
1929 NYG NL 20 150 149 150 150 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 148 149 0 0 0
1930 NYG NL 21 148 146 148 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 146 0 2 0
1931 NYG NL 22 138 137 138 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 67 137 0 1 0
1932 NYG NL 23 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 154 0 0 0
1933 NYG NL 24 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 136 152 0 0 0
1934 NYG NL 25 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 137 153 0 0 0
1935 NYG NL 26 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 137 137 0 0 0
1936 NYG NL 27 150 147 150 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 148 0 2 0
1937 NYG NL 28 151 149 151 150 0 0 0 0 60 0 0 0 91 91 0 1 0
1938 NYG NL 29 150 149 150 149 0 0 0 0 113 0 0 0 37 37 0 1 0
1939 NYG NL 30 125 115 125 115 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 96 96 0 10 0
1940 NYG NL 31 151 150 151 151 0 0 0 0 42 0 0 0 111 111 0 0 0
1941 NYG NL 32 148 145 148 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 143 145 0 3 0
1942 NYG NL 33 152 150 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 152 0 0 0
1943 NYG NL 34 125 111 125 112 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 111 111 0 13 0
1944 NYG NL 35 120 105 120 106 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 103 103 0 14 0
1945 NYG NL 36 135 116 135 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 119 0 17 0
1946 NYG NL 37 31 15 31 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 16 0 15 0
1947 NYG NL 38 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
22 Seasons 2730 2538 2730 2569 0 0 0 6 256 0 30 140 2161 2314 0 161 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- 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%
1940 NYG NL 31 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 7 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 4 4 0 17 9 52.9% 7 1 5.9% 1 968 64% 85% 26% 53 77%
1941 NYG NL 32 3 0 3 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 4 3 75.0% 1 0 0.0% 4 954 62% 82% 28% 47 98%
1942 NYG NL 33 2 0 2 0 0 5 1 3 2 0 12 7 0 7 0 0 3 2 0 5 3 0 11 5 2 38 17 44.7% 19 2 5.3% 3 1897 61% 84% 31% 147 70%
1943 NYG NL 34 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 9 6 0 3 1 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 5 4 0 22 14 63.6% 8 0 0.0% 3 1099 61% 81% 27% 96 66%
1944 NYG NL 35 3 0 3 0 0 8 1 2 3 0 16 4 1 3 0 0 4 3 0 8 2 1 11 8 0 42 17 40.5% 23 2 4.8% 6 2819 62% 84% 30% 181 77%
1945 NYG NL 36 4 0 3 1 0 10 0 6 1 2 81 26 0 25 2 1 13 8 0 12 3 0 28 16 1 159 55 34.6% 102 2 1.3% 8 3869 59% 83% 28% 404 49%
1946 NYG NL 37 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 28.6% 5 0 0.0% 1 195 57% 79% 26% 19 58%
7 Seasons 15 0 14 1 1 33 2 13 11 2 129 45 2 43 4 1 25 17 0 30 11 1 62 40 3 289 117 40.5% 165 7 2.4% 26 11801 61% 83% 29% 947 63%
MLB Averages 42.7% 3.5% 61% 84% 30% 61%

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%
1940 NYG NL 31 411 56% 81% 28% 29 86% 0 11 6 1 4 19 12 6 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
1944 NYG NL 35 102 79% 86% 31% 14 79% 0 1 1 0 0 10 9 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 513 61% 82% 29% 43 84% 0 12 7 1 4 29 21 7 0 1 6 0 6 0 6 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 89% 70%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1949 BBWAA (61.4%)
1949 Run Off (68.4%)
1950 BBWAA (68.5%)
1951 BBWAA (87.2%)
Selected to HOF in 1951 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1934 *
1935 (RF)
1936 *
1937 *
1938 (CF)
1939 (CF)
1940 *
1941 *
1942 (RF)
1943 *
1944 *
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1929 NL (11, 19%)
1932 NL (10, 19%)
1934 NL (5, 46%)
1935 NL (20, 4%)
1936 NL (6, 35%)
1937 NL (7, 30%)
1938 NL (4, 39%)
1939 NL (11, 6%)
1941 NL (19, 4%)
1942 NL (3, 56%)
1943 NL (20, 3%)
1944 NL (16, 6%)
1945 NL (13, 7%)
2.75 Career Shares (45th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  113 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  238 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  15 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  109 (5th)
1929 NL  148 (1st)
1930 NL  146 (3rd)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  136 (3rd)
1934 NL  137 (3rd)
1935 NL  137 (3rd)
1936 NL  148 (2nd)
1939 NL  96 (4th)
1940 NL  111 (4th)
1941 NL  143 (1st)
1942 NL  152 (1st)
1944 NL  103 (5th)
1945 NL  119 (4th)
Career  2,161 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  337 (1st)
1930 NL  320 (3rd)
1932 NL  347 (2nd)
1934 NL  246 (3rd)
1935 NL  285 (2nd)
1936 NL  250 (5th)
1939 NL  175 (4th)
1940 NL  209 (4th)
1941 NL  252 (3rd)
1942 NL  270 (3rd)
1944 NL  199 (5th)
1945 NL  217 (4th)
Career  4,152 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  14 (3rd)
1929 NL  25 (1st)
1930 NL  23 (2nd)
1932 NL  11 (5th)
1933 NL  10 (4th)
1934 NL  11 (4th)
1935 NL  17 (2nd)
1936 NL  20 (2nd)
1937 NL  13 (4th)
1940 NL  9 (2nd)
1941 NL  19 (1st)
1942 NL  14 (3rd)
1945 NL  11 (3rd)
Career  238 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  7 (5th)
1929 NL  10 (2nd)
1930 NL  11 (4th)
1934 NL  8 (2nd)
1939 NL  5 (4th)
1940 NL  4 (4th)
1941 NL  9 (2nd)
1943 NL  6 (4th)
1945 NL  4 (5th)
Career  88 (18th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  4 (1st)
1929 NL  12 (1st)
1930 NL  6 (3rd)
1932 NL  5 (2nd)
1933 NL  3 (2nd)
1935 NL  7 (1st)
1936 NL  3 (3rd)
1937 NL  1 (5th)
1939 NL  2 (5th)
1940 NL  2 (4th)
1941 NL  3 (2nd)
1942 NL  3 (2nd)
Career  59 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1929 NL  149 (5th)
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  152 (2nd)
1934 NL  153 (2nd)
1941 NL  145 (4th)
1942 NL  152 (1st)
Career  2,313 (20th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
Career  4,511 (45th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  14 (5th)
1929 NL  26 (1st)
1930 NL  23 (2nd)
1931 NL  20 (3rd)
1935 NL  17 (5th)
1936 NL  20 (3rd)
1937 NL  13 (5th)
1941 NL  19 (1st)
1942 NL  15 (4th)
Career  256 (21st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  4 (4th)
1929 NL  12 (1st)
1930 NL  6 (3rd)
1932 NL  5 (3rd)
1935 NL  7 (1st)
1936 NL  3 (5th)
1941 NL  3 (4th)
1942 NL  3 (5th)
Career  60 (17th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  2.97 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  .957 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  2.45 (2nd)
1932 NL  2.32 (5th)
1934 NL  1.88 (5th)
1935 NL  2.20 (3rd)
1939 NL  1.89 (4th)
1940 NL  1.96 (5th)
1941 NL  1.90 (3rd)
1942 NL  1.87 (5th)
1944 NL  2.01 (4th)
1945 NL  1.92 (5th)
Career  2.03 (53rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  .968 (4th)
1929 NL  .973 (2nd)
1930 NL  .969 (4th)
1932 NL  .984 (1st)
1933 NL  .983 (3rd)
1934 NL  .970 (5th)
1935 NL  .990 (1st)
1936 NL  .985 (1st)
1940 NL  .982 (2nd)
1941 NL  .968 (3rd)
1942 NL  .990 (1st)
1944 NL  .986 (1st)
1945 NL  .983 (3rd)
Career  .980 (90th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  .981 (3rd)
1932 NL  .984 (5th)
1935 NL  .990 (1st)
1936 NL  .985 (3rd)
1942 NL  .990 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1947 NL  born 1909-03-02 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1926 NL  born 1909-03-02 (1st)
1927 NL  born 1909-03-02 (1st)
1928 NL  born 1909-03-02 (1st)
1929 NL  born 1909-03-02 (2nd)
1930 NL  born 1909-03-02 (7th)

             

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