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Satchel Paige

Leroy Robert Paige

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 7, 1906 in Mobile, AL
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 9, 1948 (Age 42.002)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Indians/Athletics 1948-1965

Final Game: September 25, 1965 (Age 59.080)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Negro League Committee as Player in 1971.
   View Satchel Paige Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: June 8, 1982 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
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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
1948 CLE AL 41 P 21 7 3 72.2 14 2 12 0 0 1.000 1.73 0.67 .963 2.02 1.99 1 1 50% 48% 1
1949 CLE AL 42 P 31 5 1 83.0 15 5 10 0 0 1.000 1.63 0.48 .962 2.13 2.09 3 1 25% 46% 0
1951 SLB AL 44 P 23 3 0 62.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.02 0.30 .953 2.08 2.06 5 1 17% 45% 0
1952 SLB AL 45 P 46 6 3 138.0 28 5 23 0 2 1.000 1.83 0.61 .966 2.10 2.10 8 4 33% 46% 1 AS,MVP-17
1953 SLB AL 46 P 57 4 0 117.1 15 3 12 0 1 1.000 1.15 0.26 .957 1.95 1.93 9 2 18% 51% 0 AS
1965 KCA AL 58 P 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 179 26 7 476.0 79 17 62 0 3 1.000 1.49 0.44 .962 2.05 2.03 26 9 26% 47% 2
6 Seasons TOT 179 26 7 476.0 79 17 62 0 3 1.000 1.49 0.44 .962 2.05 2.03 26 9 26% 47% 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
1948 CLE AL 41 P
1949 CLE AL 42 P
1951 SLB AL 44 P
1952 SLB AL 45 P
1953 SLB AL 46 P
1965 KCA AL 58 P
6 Seasons P
6 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1948 CLE AL 41 21 7 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 CLE AL 42 31 5 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 SLB AL 44 23 3 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 SLB AL 45 46 6 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 SLB AL 46 57 4 57 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 KCA AL 58 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 179 26 179 179 179 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%
1948 CLE AL 41 295 80% 15% 15 93% 0 2 1 1 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1949 CLE AL 42 349 77% 16% 10 100% 0 5 0 5 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1951 SLB AL 44 167 75% 22% 4 75% 0 3 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1952 SLB AL 45 478 77% 20% 20 85% 1 3 2 1 18 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 100%
1953 SLB AL 46 473 84% 25% 14 79% 0 3 0 3 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1965 KCA AL 58 10 100% 30% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 1772 79% 20% 63 87% 1 16 4 12 55 44 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 12 100%
MLB Averages 80% 27% 89% 82%



* - 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
1951 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1971 Negro League (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1971
by Negro League Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 AL (17, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1952 AL  46 (2nd)
1953 AL  57 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1948 AL  born 1906-07-07 (3rd)
1949 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)
1951 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)
1952 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)
1953 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)
1965 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)

                                         

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