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Jim Piersall

James Anthony Piersall

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 14, 1929 in Waterbury, CT
High School: Leavenworth HS (Waterbury, CT)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1950 (Age 20.297)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Indians/Angels/Senators/Mets 1950-1967

Final Game: May 1, 1967 (Age 37.168)
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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
1950 BOS AL 20 CF 2 2 2 18.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 4.50 .981 2.95 2.90
1950 BOS AL 20 OF 2 2 2 18.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 4.50 .979 2.50 2.45
1952 BOS AL 22 SS 30 29 26 251.0 125 41 75 9 13 .928 4.16 3.87 .962 4.94 4.94
1952 BOS AL 22 OF 22 15 13 146.0 41 38 3 0 0 1.000 2.53 1.86 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 BOS AL 22 RF 21 15 13 144.0 37 34 3 0 0 1.000 2.31 1.76 .976 1.90 1.90
1952 BOS AL 22 CF 2 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 13.50 1.50 .983 2.70 2.90
1952 BOS AL 22 3B 1 0 0 3.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 3.00 1.00 .955 3.30 3.30
1953 BOS AL 23 OF 151 149 142 1332.0 372 352 15 5 7 .987 20 18 2.48 2.43 .981 2.43 2.41 MVP-9
1953 BOS AL 23 RF 150 148 141 1318.1 368 349 15 4 7 .989 29 26 2.48 2.43 .984 2.09 2.08 MVP-9
1953 BOS AL 23 CF 2 1 1 13.1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -90 1.35 1.00 .983 2.97 2.95 MVP-9
1953 BOS AL 23 LF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20 MVP-9
1954 BOS AL 24 OF 126 112 107 1026.0 263 249 10 4 2 .985 17 20 2.27 2.06 .979 2.39 2.37 AS
1954 BOS AL 24 RF 96 85 84 795.2 191 180 8 3 2 .984 13 20 2.13 1.96 .975 2.05 2.03 AS
1954 BOS AL 24 CF 30 27 23 230.1 69 67 1 1 0 .986 4 22 2.66 2.27 .983 2.85 2.83 AS
1955 BOS AL 25 CF 147 144 142 1295.1 432 424 5 3 3 .993 25 23 2.98 2.92 .985 2.87 2.85
1955 BOS AL 25 OF 147 144 142 1295.1 435 425 7 3 2 .993 25 23 3.00 2.94 .982 2.40 2.38
1956 BOS AL 26 OF 155 154 151 1373.0 469 455 10 4 1 .991 31 27 3.05 3.00 .979 2.34 2.32 AS,MVP-14
1956 BOS AL 26 CF 154 154 151 1373.0 471 457 10 4 1 .992 31 27 3.06 3.03 .984 2.79 2.77 AS,MVP-14
1957 BOS AL 27 OF 151 146 146 1320.2 413 397 12 4 0 .990 9 8 2.79 2.71 .980 2.24 2.25 MVP-22
1957 BOS AL 27 CF 150 146 146 1320.2 408 392 12 4 0 .990 9 8 2.75 2.69 .983 2.71 2.72 MVP-22
1958 BOS AL 28 CF 125 112 109 1017.1 323 310 8 5 2 .985 14 17 2.81 2.54 .985 2.68 2.65 GG
1958 BOS AL 28 OF 125 112 109 1017.1 327 314 8 5 2 .985 14 17 2.85 2.58 .982 2.27 2.25 GG
1959 CLE AL 29 CF 91 77 67 696.2 227 219 4 4 2 .982 17 29 2.88 2.45 .983 2.72 2.70
1959 CLE AL 29 OF 91 77 67 696.2 223 216 3 4 2 .982 17 29 2.83 2.41 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 CLE AL 29 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -180 4.50 1.00 .950 3.15 3.20
1960 CLE AL 30 OF 134 122 109 1058.2 363 355 5 3 0 .992 17 19 3.06 2.69 .982 2.25 2.25 MVP-28
1960 CLE AL 30 CF 126 119 106 1017.1 359 351 5 3 0 .992 16 19 3.15 2.83 .987 2.66 2.65 MVP-28
1960 CLE AL 30 LF 9 3 3 37.1 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 3.38 1.56 .984 2.15 2.13 MVP-28
1960 CLE AL 30 RF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 2.25 0.50 .970 2.02 1.95 MVP-28
1961 CLE AL 31 CF 120 119 108 1036.1 349 337 9 3 3 .991 17 19 3.00 2.88 .982 2.60 2.57 MVP-13,GG
1961 CLE AL 31 OF 120 119 108 1036.1 340 328 9 3 3 .991 17 19 2.93 2.81 .977 2.25 2.22 MVP-13,GG
1962 WSA AL 32 OF 132 122 110 1073.0 314 308 5 1 0 .997 1 1 2.63 2.37 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 WSA AL 32 CF 131 122 110 1073.0 320 314 5 1 0 .997 1 1 2.68 2.44 .986 2.58 2.57
1963 TOT MLB 33 OF 81 70 57 625.2 161 158 3 0 0 1.000 -7 -13 2.32 1.99 .979 2.09 2.09
1963 TOT MLB 33 CF 74 65 53 581.0 153 150 3 0 0 1.000 -7 -14 2.37 2.07 .984 2.48 2.47
1963 TOT AL 33 OF 43 36 29 336.0 93 93 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 2.49 2.16 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 TOT AL 33 CF 36 31 25 291.1 87 87 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -7 2.69 2.42 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 WSA AL 33 CF 25 22 18 199.1 68 68 0 0 0 1.000 1 4 3.07 2.72 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 WSA AL 33 OF 25 22 18 199.1 65 65 0 0 0 1.000 1 4 2.93 2.60 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 NYM NL 33 CF 38 34 28 289.2 66 63 3 0 0 1.000 -5 -22 2.05 1.74 .982 2.37 2.36
1963 NYM NL 33 OF 38 34 28 289.2 68 65 3 0 0 1.000 -5 -22 2.11 1.79 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 LAA AL 33 OF 18 14 11 136.2 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -18 1.84 1.56 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 LAA AL 33 CF 11 9 7 92.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -30 1.86 1.73 .986 2.58 2.58
1963 LAA AL 33 RF 6 5 4 44.1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.03 1.67 .980 2.01 2.02
1963 LAA AL 33 LF 1 0 0 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 27.00 1.00 .980 2.70 1.90
1964 LAA AL 34 OF 72 65 44 543.0 117 115 2 0 2 1.000 9 19 1.94 1.63 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 LAA AL 34 LF 48 39 26 333.1 70 68 2 0 2 1.000 7 25 1.89 1.46 .975 1.81 1.80
1964 LAA AL 34 CF 32 26 18 209.2 53 53 0 0 0 1.000 2 10 2.28 1.66 .981 2.45 2.44
1965 CAL AL 35 OF 41 25 15 234.0 63 62 0 1 0 .984 3 16 2.38 1.51 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 CAL AL 35 LF 29 19 11 165.0 42 42 0 0 0 1.000 2 16 2.29 1.45 .979 1.87 1.86
1965 CAL AL 35 CF 10 5 3 55.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 0 11 2.29 1.40 .979 2.41 2.40
1965 CAL AL 35 RF 4 1 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 43 2.57 1.00 .978 1.86 1.85
1966 CAL AL 36 OF 63 31 15 327.1 74 69 3 2 0 .973 -1 -4 1.98 1.14 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 CAL AL 36 RF 27 17 6 143.0 35 32 2 1 1 .971 0 3 2.14 1.26 .979 1.94 1.94
1966 CAL AL 36 LF 25 9 7 118.1 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.75 0.92 .980 1.83 1.82
1966 CAL AL 36 CF 14 5 2 66.0 17 15 1 1 0 .941 -1 -22 2.18 1.14 .986 2.52 2.52
1967 CAL AL 37 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
1967 CAL AL 37 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.10
17 Seasons OF 1614 1465 1337 13124.0 3985 3851 95 39 21 .990 172 16 2.71 2.44 .980 2.28 2.26
16 Seasons CF 1210 1124 1041 10005.0 3211 3117 63 31 11 .990 128 15 2.86 2.63 .984 2.69 2.67
7 Seasons RF 306 271 249 2463.1 646 610 28 8 10 .988 43 21 2.33 2.08 .980 2.05 2.03
7 Seasons LF 114 70 47 655.2 151 149 2 0 2 1.000 10 17 2.07 1.32 .978 1.85 1.85
1 Season SS 30 29 26 251.0 125 41 75 9 13 .928 4.16 3.87 .962 4.94 4.94
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 5.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 -0 -72 3.60 1.00 .953 3.24 3.25
17 Seasons TOT 1646 1494 1363 13380.0 4113 3892 172 49 34 .988 172 15 2.73 2.47 .980 2.33 2.31
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
1950 BOS AL 20 CF
1952 BOS AL 22 SS
1952 BOS AL 22 RF
1952 BOS AL 22 CF
1952 BOS AL 22 3B
1953 BOS AL 23 RF 29 26 21 13 8 8
1953 BOS AL 23 CF -1 -90 -1 0 -1 0
1953 BOS AL 23 LF
1954 BOS AL 24 RF 13 20 9 5 4 4
1954 BOS AL 24 CF 4 22 3 2 2 1
1955 BOS AL 25 CF 25 23 23 13 10 2
1956 BOS AL 26 CF 31 27 25 14 11 6
1957 BOS AL 27 CF 9 8 2 3 -1 7
1958 BOS AL 28 CF 14 17 10 5 5 4
1959 CLE AL 29 CF 17 29 16 8 8 1
1959 CLE AL 29 3B -0 -180 -0 0 -0 0
1960 CLE AL 30 CF 16 19 14 10 4 2
1960 CLE AL 30 LF 0 3 1 -0 2 -1
1960 CLE AL 30 RF 0 60 0 0 0 0
1961 CLE AL 31 CF 17 19 13 8 4 4
1962 WSA AL 32 CF 1 1 2 1 1 -1
1963 WSA AL 33 CF 1 4 2 4 -2 -1
1963 NYM NL 33 CF -5 -22 -4 -0 -4 -1
1963 LAA AL 33 CF -2 -30 -2 -2 -0 0
1963 LAA AL 33 RF 0 3 0 -0 0 0
1963 LAA AL 33 LF 0 360 0 0 0 0
1964 LAA AL 34 LF 7 25 4 2 2 3
1964 LAA AL 34 CF 2 10 3 3 -0 -1
1965 CAL AL 35 LF 2 16 2 2 0 0
1965 CAL AL 35 CF 0 11 0 -1 2 0
1965 CAL AL 35 RF 0 43 0 0 0 0
1966 CAL AL 36 RF 0 3 0 -1 2 0
1966 CAL AL 36 LF -0 -2 1 1 -0 -1
1966 CAL AL 36 CF -1 -22 -1 -1 -1 0
1967 CAL AL 37 LF 0 360 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons CF 128 15 105 67 37 23
7 Seasons RF 43 21 31 16 15 12
7 Seasons LF 10 17 9 5 4 1
1 Season SS
2 Seasons 3B -0 -72 -0 0 -0 0
17 Seasons TOT 172 15 144 88 56 0 28
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
1950 BOS AL 20 6 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 3
1952 BOS AL 22 56 44 56 52 0 0 0 0 1 30 0 2 21 22 0 3 2
1953 BOS AL 23 151 149 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 150 151 0 0 0
1954 BOS AL 24 133 112 133 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 96 126 0 7 6
1955 BOS AL 25 149 144 149 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 0 147 0 4 1
1956 BOS AL 26 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 155 0 0 0
1957 BOS AL 27 151 147 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 151 0 0 3
1958 BOS AL 28 130 112 130 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 125 0 125 0 6 3
1959 CLE AL 29 100 77 100 91 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 91 0 91 0 7 7
1960 CLE AL 30 138 122 138 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 126 2 134 0 9 0
1961 CLE AL 31 121 119 121 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 0 120 0 1 0
1962 WSA AL 32 135 123 135 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 0 132 0 5 0
1963 NYM NL 33 40 34 40 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 38 0 2 1
1963 WSA AL 33 29 22 29 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 25 0 4 0
1963 LAA AL 33 20 14 20 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 6 18 0 3 0
1964 LAA AL 34 87 65 87 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 32 0 72 0 18 1
1965 CAL AL 35 53 25 53 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 10 4 41 0 17 1
1966 CAL AL 36 75 31 75 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 14 27 63 0 20 1
1967 CAL AL 37 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0
17 Seasons 1734 1497 1734 1644 0 0 0 0 2 30 114 1213 306 1614 0 111 29
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 -- CF*

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%
1950 BOS AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 4 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 80 49% 84% 28% 13 69%
1952 BOS AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 43% 86% 71% 3 100%
1953 BOS AL 23 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 60 68% 72% 32% 10 20%
1954 BOS AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 12 8 0 9 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 5 0 29 15 51.7% 13 1 3.4% 0 982 71% 81% 25% 114 60%
1955 BOS AL 25 3 0 3 0 0 5 0 2 0 2 70 51 1 44 6 0 12 6 0 26 6 1 45 36 1 197 105 53.3% 89 3 1.5% 2 5582 66% 81% 29% 676 63%
1956 BOS AL 26 4 0 4 0 0 10 0 4 1 2 93 66 1 69 12 2 12 5 0 15 4 0 39 31 0 228 118 51.8% 107 3 1.3% 7 5930 62% 79% 27% 755 60%
1957 BOS AL 27 4 0 3 1 0 12 0 2 4 5 83 49 4 42 9 6 11 6 0 14 0 0 39 32 0 189 96 50.8% 83 10 5.3% 2 5473 63% 81% 25% 670 58%
1958 BOS AL 28 5 0 4 1 1 8 0 2 2 0 60 40 2 29 4 0 9 6 0 18 5 0 29 22 0 145 77 53.1% 66 2 1.4% 6 4302 67% 81% 26% 508 62%
1959 CLE AL 29 4 0 3 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 36 20 0 18 4 0 12 6 0 10 2 0 23 17 1 99 49 49.5% 49 1 1.0% 3 2922 61% 77% 29% 377 59%
1960 CLE AL 30 3 0 3 0 1 5 0 0 2 3 77 48 2 50 5 2 10 6 0 27 7 0 42 28 0 206 94 45.6% 108 4 1.9% 1 4432 66% 79% 29% 620 57%
1961 CLE AL 31 3 0 3 0 2 9 0 4 3 0 73 42 1 45 8 1 12 4 0 19 6 0 27 18 2 176 78 44.3% 94 4 2.3% 5 4443 61% 79% 30% 621 55%
1962 WSA AL 32 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 4 0 1 66 32 0 37 3 0 6 2 1 19 4 0 30 22 0 158 63 39.9% 94 1 0.6% 4 4627 64% 80% 28% 589 54%
1963 NYM NL 33 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 13 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 24 8 33.3% 16 0 0.0% 3 1270 56% 78% 27% 108 60%
1963 WSA AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 9 7 0 33 13 39.4% 20 0 0.0% 0 881 58% 80% 27% 106 64%
1963 LAA AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 7 5 0 19 8 42.1% 11 0 0.0% 0 392 55% 80% 27% 37 51%
1964 LAA AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 9 1 12 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 38 13 34.2% 24 1 2.6% -1 901 58% 73% 25% 103 52%
1965 CAL AL 35 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 229 72% 79% 28% 16 88%
1966 CAL AL 36 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 2 28.6% 5 0 0.0% 1 270 69% 83% 26% 30 53%
16 Seasons 31 0 28 3 6 63 1 23 12 15 624 380 12 374 56 12 88 42 1 162 35 1 307 231 4 1555 744 47.8% 781 30 1.9% 33 42783 64% 80% 28% 5356 59%
MLB Averages 42.9% 2.4% 63% 80% 29% 57%
Lg 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%

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%
1952 BOS AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 12 6 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 3 0 24 9 37.5% 13 2 8.3% 1 657 55% 81% 25% 69 54%
1953 BOS AL 23 4 0 3 1 0 15 0 0 2 5 65 34 3 44 18 3 14 10 0 23 9 1 36 31 0 182 102 56.0% 74 7 3.8% 8 5690 66% 81% 29% 561 63%
1954 BOS AL 24 3 0 1 2 0 8 0 3 2 2 28 15 1 24 8 1 11 7 0 14 6 1 19 17 0 96 53 55.2% 40 3 3.1% 5 3516 66% 80% 27% 305 60%
1960 CLE AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 67% 67% 20% 1 100%
1963 LAA AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 204 53% 82% 29% 22 45%
1965 CAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 58 74% 74% 36% 4 100%
1966 CAL AL 36 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 7 3 0 3 1 0 5 3 0 1 0 1 5 3 0 21 10 47.6% 10 1 4.8% 1 614 58% 84% 28% 74 45%
7 Seasons 8 0 5 3 0 28 0 3 6 9 117 61 5 76 27 4 32 21 1 42 16 3 65 55 0 332 180 54.2% 140 13 3.9% 15 10754 65% 81% 28% 1036 60%
MLB Averages 41.5% 3.2% 63% 80% 29% 54%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

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%
1953 BOS AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 0% 0% 0
1960 CLE AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 5 0 12 7 58.3% 5 0 0.0% 0 162 56% 78% 36% 23 61%
1963 LAA AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 8 50% 63% 13% 2 50%
1964 LAA AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 17 14 1 10 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 33 23 69.7% 8 2 6.1% 0 1371 54% 79% 24% 133 52%
1965 CAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 7 2 0 5 4 0 3 1 0 2 2 0 23 13 56.5% 10 0 0.0% 0 710 62% 78% 23% 75 56%
1966 CAL AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 22.2% 7 0 0.0% 0 497 62% 83% 29% 50 46%
1967 CAL AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67% 67% 33% 1 100%
7 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 31 22 1 21 8 0 9 5 0 7 2 0 11 10 1 79 47 59.5% 30 2 2.5% 0 2752 58% 79% 25% 284 53%
MLB Averages 58.1% 2.6% 63% 80% 29% 49%

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
1952 BOS AL 22 1093 59% 79% 27% 104 88% 2 44 19 21 4 80 58 15 1 2 9 1 5 3 7 14 7 1 2 1 0 12 8 4 1 0 1
1 Season 1093 59% 79% 27% 104 88% 2 44 19 21 4 80 58 15 1 2 9 1 5 3 7 14 7 1 2 1 0 12 8 4 1 0 1
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 91%

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%
1952 BOS AL 22 12 50% 83% 33% 2 50% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 CLE AL 29 11 55% 91% 9% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2 Seasons 23 52% 87% 22% 3 33% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 89% 64%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1953 AL (9, 17%)
1956 AL (14, 8%)
1957 AL (22, 1%)
1960 AL (28, 1%)
1961 AL (13, 4%)
0.31 Career Shares (609th)

Gold Gloves
1958 AL (CF)
1961 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1953 AL  20 (1st)
1954 AL  17 (3rd)
1955 AL  25 (1st)
1956 AL  31 (1st)
1958 AL  14 (3rd)
1959 AL  17 (4th)
1961 AL  17 (5th)
Career  172 (12th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  2 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  147 (2nd)
1956 AL  154 (1st)
1957 AL  150 (1st)
1958 AL  125 (5th)
1960 AL  126 (5th)
1962 AL  131 (5th)
Career  1,210 (53rd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  424 (2nd)
1956 AL  457 (1st)
1957 AL  392 (1st)
1958 AL  310 (5th)
1960 AL  351 (4th)
1961 AL  337 (4th)
1962 AL  314 (5th)
Career  3,117 (53rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  5 (5th)
1956 AL  10 (2nd)
1957 AL  12 (1st)
1958 AL  8 (4th)
1960 AL  5 (5th)
1961 AL  9 (2nd)
Career  63 (84th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  4 (4th)
1958 AL  5 (4th)
1959 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  3 (1st)
1958 AL  2 (1st)
1959 AL  2 (5th)
1961 AL  3 (1st)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  150 (1st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  349 (1st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  15 (2nd)
1954 AL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (1st)
1954 AL  2 (3rd)
1966 AL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  151 (3rd)
1955 AL  147 (4th)
1956 AL  155 (1st)
1957 AL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  425 (2nd)
1956 AL  455 (1st)
1957 AL  397 (1st)
1960 AL  355 (4th)
Career  3,851 (85th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  15 (4th)
1957 AL  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (1st)
1961 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  7 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  25 (1st)
1956 AL  31 (1st)
1957 AL  9 (1st)
1958 AL  14 (1st)
1959 AL  17 (2nd)
1960 AL  17 (1st)
1961 AL  17 (1st)
Career  128 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1955 AL  2.98 (2nd)
1956 AL  3.06 (1st)
1958 AL  2.81 (2nd)
1959 AL  2.88 (2nd)
1960 AL  3.15 (1st)
1961 AL  3.00 (1st)
1962 AL  2.68 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  2.92 (2nd)
1956 AL  3.03 (1st)
1957 AL  2.69 (2nd)
1958 AL  2.54 (2nd)
1960 AL  2.83 (1st)
1961 AL  2.88 (2nd)
1962 AL  2.44 (3rd)
Career  2.63 (61st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  .993 (3rd)
1956 AL  .992 (1st)
1957 AL  .990 (1st)
1958 AL  .985 (3rd)
1960 AL  .992 (1st)
1961 AL  .991 (1st)
1962 AL  .997 (1st)
Career  .990 (29th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  29 (1st)
1954 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  43 (26th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1953 AL  2.49 (1st)
1954 AL  2.13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  2.43 (1st)
1954 AL  1.96 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  .989 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  20 (1st)
1954 AL  17 (2nd)
1955 AL  25 (1st)
1956 AL  31 (1st)
1957 AL  9 (5th)
1958 AL  14 (2nd)
1959 AL  17 (3rd)
1960 AL  17 (2nd)
1961 AL  17 (3rd)
Career  173 (6th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1955 AL  3.00 (2nd)
1956 AL  3.05 (1st)
1957 AL  2.79 (5th)
1958 AL  2.85 (2nd)
1959 AL  2.83 (2nd)
1960 AL  3.06 (1st)
1961 AL  2.93 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  2.94 (2nd)
1956 AL  3.00 (1st)
1957 AL  2.71 (2nd)
1958 AL  2.58 (2nd)
1960 AL  2.69 (1st)
1961 AL  2.81 (2nd)
1962 AL  2.37 (3rd)
Career  2.44 (97th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  .993 (4th)
1956 AL  .991 (1st)
1957 AL  .990 (5th)
1960 AL  .992 (3rd)
1961 AL  .991 (1st)
1962 AL  .997 (1st)
Career  .990 (48th)

Youngest s c a p y
1950 AL  born 1929-11-14 (6th)

                                         

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