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Darrell Porter

Darrell Ray Porter

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: January 17, 1952 in Joplin, MO
High School: Southeast HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1970 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1971 (Age 19.228, 10,770th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Cardinals/Brewers/Rangers 1971-1987
Agents: Bill Katzbeck, previously: Frank Knisley [*]
Last Game: October 4, 1987 (Age 35.260)
Died: August 5, 2002 in Sugar Creek, MO
Buried: Longview Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
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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
1971 MIL AL 19 C 22 21 17 181.2 129 108 18 3 2 .977 3 20 6.24 5.73 .988 6.37 6.34 1 3 11 13 54% 39% 0
1972 MIL AL 20 C 18 17 15 162.0 124 113 8 3 3 .976 -1 -7 6.72 6.72 .985 6.48 6.46 2 8 5 4 44% 39% 1
1973 MIL AL 21 C 90 83 72 730.1 430 373 47 10 9 .977 3 5 5.18 4.67 .985 6.05 6.02 4 26 43 34 44% 38% 2 RoY-3
1973 MIL AL 21 DH 20 20 RoY-3
1974 MIL AL 22 C 117 114 101 1002.1 556 484 60 12 8 .978 2 2 4.88 4.65 .983 5.89 5.87 11 30 62 44 42% 38% 4 AS
1974 MIL AL 22 DH 10 6 AS
1975 MIL AL 23 C 124 121 115 1070.0 627 532 82 13 10 .979 -2 -2 5.16 4.95 .983 6.00 5.98 15 53 90 58 39% 38% 7
1975 MIL AL 23 DH 2 2
1976 MIL AL 24 C 111 105 100 942.1 557 491 52 14 7 .975 -11 -14 5.19 4.89 .981 5.75 5.77 12 35 90 35 28% 34% 1
1976 MIL AL 24 DH 2 2
1977 KCR AL 25 C 125 121 104 1053.2 737 663 61 13 4 .982 -4 -5 6.18 5.79 .986 6.01 5.97 9 45 57 42 42% 39% 3
1977 KCR AL 25 DH 1 1
1978 KCR AL 26 C 145 141 130 1229.2 678 608 62 8 10 .988 1 1 4.90 4.62 .983 5.53 5.48 9 33 74 44 37% 38% 3 AS,MVP-10
1978 KCR AL 26 DH 4 3 AS,MVP-10
1979 KCR AL 27 C 141 141 129 1230.0 709 628 68 13 15 .982 9 9 5.09 4.94 .982 5.46 5.39 15 38 64 57 47% 36% 3 AS,MVP-9
1979 KCR AL 27 DH 15 15 AS,MVP-9
1980 KCR AL 28 C 81 79 73 706.1 367 322 37 8 6 .978 4 7 4.57 4.43 .986 5.48 5.47 12 14 38 29 43% 35% 1 AS
1980 KCR AL 28 DH 34 33 AS
1981 STL NL 29 C 52 51 41 441.0 242 206 31 5 2 .979 3 8 4.84 4.56 .983 5.93 5.95 2 10 39 22 36% 33% 1
1982 STL NL 30 C 111 108 88 930.1 542 469 64 9 8 .983 1 1 5.16 4.80 .985 6.29 6.30 7 28 93 45 33% 32% 0
1983 STL NL 31 C 133 121 104 1064.0 655 578 70 7 8 .989 5 6 5.48 4.87 .984 6.57 6.54 14 43 63 48 43% 33% 0
1984 STL NL 32 C 122 115 105 1030.1 689 620 58 11 6 .984 -2 -2 5.92 5.56 .986 6.53 6.51 11 40 93 46 33% 31% 0
1985 STL NL 33 C 82 68 52 617.2 416 386 26 4 4 .990 3 6 6.00 5.02 .987 6.42 6.42 5 11 46 23 33% 30% 0
1986 TEX AL 34 C 25 23 14 200.1 175 165 9 1 2 .994 -5 -30 7.82 6.96 .989 6.62 6.56 3 17 32 8 20% 34% 0
1986 TEX AL 34 DH 19 19
1987 TEX AL 35 DH 34 29
1987 TEX AL 35 C 7 1 0 16.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.19 1.57 .988 6.75 6.67 0 3 2 1 33% 31% 0
1987 TEX AL 35 1B 5 0 0 10.0 12 11 1 0 2 1.000 0 12 10.80 2.40 .992 9.54 9.48
17 Seasons C 1506 1430 1260 12608.0 7644 6756 754 134 104 .982 9 1 5.36 4.99 .984 6.00 5.99 132 437 902 553 38% 35% 26
10 Seasons DH 141 130
1 Season 1B 5 0 0 10.0 12 11 1 0 2 1.000 0 12 10.80 2.40 .992 9.54 9.48
17 Seasons TOT 1511 1430 1260 12618.0 7656 6767 755 134 106 .982 9 1 5.37 4.98 .984 6.00 6.00 132 437 902 553 38% 35% 26
Lg 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
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
1971 MIL AL 19 C 3 20 3
1972 MIL AL 20 C -1 -7 -1
1973 MIL AL 21 C 3 5 3
1974 MIL AL 22 C 2 2 2
1975 MIL AL 23 C -2 -2 -2
1976 MIL AL 24 C -11 -14 -11
1977 KCR AL 25 C -4 -5 -4
1978 KCR AL 26 C 1 1 1
1979 KCR AL 27 C 9 9 9
1980 KCR AL 28 C 4 7 4
1981 STL NL 29 C 3 8 3
1982 STL NL 30 C 1 1 1
1983 STL NL 31 C 5 6 5
1984 STL NL 32 C -2 -2 -2
1985 STL NL 33 C 3 6 3
1986 TEX AL 34 C -5 -30 -5
1987 TEX AL 35 C 0 0 0
1987 TEX AL 35 1B 0 12 0 0 -0 0
17 Seasons C 9 1 9
1 Season 1B 0 12 0 0 -0 0
17 Seasons TOT 9 1 0 0 -0 0 9
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
1971 MIL AL 19 22 21 22 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1972 MIL AL 20 18 17 18 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 MIL AL 21 117 103 117 90 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 10 0
1974 MIL AL 22 131 120 131 117 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0
1975 MIL AL 23 130 123 130 124 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
1976 MIL AL 24 119 107 119 111 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 0
1977 KCR AL 25 130 122 130 125 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
1978 KCR AL 26 150 144 150 145 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
1979 KCR AL 27 157 156 157 141 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0
1980 KCR AL 28 118 112 118 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 4 1
1981 STL NL 29 61 51 61 52 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1982 STL NL 30 120 108 120 111 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1983 STL NL 31 145 121 145 132 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1984 STL NL 32 127 115 127 122 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1985 STL NL 33 84 68 84 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1986 TEX AL 34 68 42 68 25 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 24 1
1987 TEX AL 35 85 30 85 13 0 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 50 0
17 Seasons 1782 1560 1782 1511 0 1506 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 189 2
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 -- 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%
1971 MIL AL 19 729 3.42 3.62 9 100% 0 0 108 4 1 3 100 17 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 100%
1972 MIL AL 20 685 2.56 3.06 9 78% 0 0 112 6 1 1 104 9 2 0 0 4 3 0 2 1 1 3 0 1 1 0
1973 MIL AL 21 3177 4.12 4.66 41 95% 0 0 375 28 2 15 330 45 8 2 1 1 10 0 4 6 0 11 0 1 2 6 100%
1974 MIL AL 22 4221 3.77 4.04 52 94% 0 0 485 34 4 25 422 60 7 3 0 2 12 2 1 9 0 8 1 1 2 6 83%
1975 MIL AL 23 4713 4.27 4.92 44 100% 0 0 535 30 10 22 473 82 11 1 0 4 13 1 0 12 0 10 0 3 3 6 100%
1976 MIL AL 24 4008 3.69 4.11 46 96% 0 1 493 28 4 16 445 50 11 0 0 2 14 0 2 12 1 7 0 1 1 7 86%
1977 KCR AL 25 4423 3.46 3.95 55 95% 1 0 663 41 2 17 602 61 10 1 0 7 13 1 3 9 1 5 0 1 1 4 100%
1978 KCR AL 26 5152 3.51 4.02 75 96% 0 0 603 55 2 14 532 67 14 2 0 8 8 0 3 5 1 10 0 0 1 7 71%
1979 KCR AL 27 5324 4.56 5.20 69 99% 0 0 629 53 3 21 551 66 9 1 1 1 13 2 5 6 0 14 0 0 1 6 100%
1980 KCR AL 28 2999 3.85 4.28 27 89% 0 0 323 20 1 15 287 37 4 1 0 3 8 0 2 6 2 7 0 1 2 3 33%
1981 STL NL 29 1824 4.00 4.33 13 100% 0 0 205 8 2 5 190 31 6 0 0 4 5 0 0 5 0 2 0 1 1 4 100%
1982 STL NL 30 3889 3.37 3.70 31 94% 0 0 469 14 6 11 437 62 16 1 0 9 9 0 1 8 0 8 1 2 3 8 100%
1983 STL NL 31 4535 3.89 4.47 47 100% 0 0 577 29 5 22 521 66 16 1 0 6 7 0 0 7 0 9 0 3 5 8 100%
1984 STL NL 32 4322 3.67 4.14 40 95% 0 0 615 25 5 23 561 58 9 0 1 6 11 0 4 7 1 6 0 2 2 6 83%
1985 STL NL 33 2550 3.03 3.44 25 96% 0 0 387 15 5 7 360 24 6 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 1 3 100%
1986 TEX AL 34 884 4.13 4.31 5 100% 0 0 165 3 0 7 155 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
1987 TEX AL 35 74 5.06 5.63 1 100% 0 0 12 1 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 53509 3.79 4.26 589 96% 1 1 6756 394 53 224 6081 744 133 13 3 58 134 6 29 99 7 108 2 19 27 75 91%
MLB Averages 3.78 4.25 96% 91%
Lg 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%

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
1971 MIL AL 19 1 3 235 11 13 12 54% 10 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 13 1.40 1.18
1972 MIL AL 20 2 8 262 5 4 2 44% 5 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 19 4 1.43 0.52
1973 MIL AL 21 5 26 1231 43 34 26 44% 38 29 4 1 1 4 2 1 97 39 1.22 1.29
1974 MIL AL 22 11 30 1623 62 44 37 42% 57 38 5 3 0 3 4 0 140 58 1.38 1.21
1975 MIL AL 23 16 53 1897 90 58 53 39% 78 48 10 5 2 5 7 0 215 70 1.20 1.25
1976 MIL AL 24 12 35 1500 90 35 34 28% 80 30 9 5 1 0 1 0 168 44 1.41 1.26
1977 KCR AL 25 9 45 1631 57 42 37 42% 53 35 4 5 0 2 3 0 154 53 1.14 1.21
1978 KCR AL 26 9 33 1862 74 44 36 37% 69 41 4 2 1 1 3 1 146 49 1.31 1.09
1979 KCR AL 27 13 38 1974 64 57 49 47% 58 53 6 2 0 2 3 1 138 67 1.23 1.17
1980 KCR AL 28 10 14 1139 38 29 25 43% 33 22 5 3 0 4 1 1 88 30 1.09 1.32
1981 STL NL 29 2 10 614 39 22 17 36% 36 18 3 4 0 0 1 0 65 28 1.25 1.13
1982 STL NL 30 7 28 1382 93 45 34 33% 86 43 7 1 0 1 0 0 165 53 1.40 1.33
1983 STL NL 31 14 43 1639 63 48 41 43% 61 43 2 3 0 2 0 0 150 55 1.22 1.23
1984 STL NL 32 10 40 1579 91 46 36 34% 83 41 7 2 1 3 0 0 173 55 1.47 1.25
1985 STL NL 33 5 11 861 46 23 17 33% 44 18 2 2 0 3 0 0 85 24 1.24 1.18
1986 TEX AL 34 3 17 348 32 8 6 20% 26 7 6 0 0 1 0 0 59 13 1.25 1.24
1987 TEX AL 35 0 3 32 2 1 1 33% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0.58 3.10
17 Seasons 129 437 19809 900 553 463 38% 819 484 75 38 6 31 26 4 1887 656 1.29 1.22
MLB Averages 34% 1.29 1.27
Lg PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev

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%
1987 TEX AL 35 42 52% 76% 31% 3 100% 0 12 1 10 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 42 52% 76% 31% 3 100% 0 12 1 10 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 81% 28% 94% 89%



* - 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
1993 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1978 AL (10, 12%)
1979 AL (9, 13%)
0.25 Career Shares (690th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1976 AL  111 (5th)
1978 AL  145 (3rd)
1979 AL  141 (4th)
Career  1,506 (30th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1977 AL  663 (4th)
1979 AL  628 (5th)
Career  6,756 (49th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1974 AL  60 (5th)
1975 AL  82 (4th)
1979 AL  68 (4th)
Career  754 (85th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1973 AL  10 (4th)
1974 AL  12 (4th)
1975 AL  13 (3rd)
1976 AL  14 (3rd)
1977 AL  13 (1st)
1979 AL  13 (2nd)
1980 AL  8 (4th)
Career  134 (96th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1973 AL  9 (3rd)
1974 AL  8 (3rd)
1975 AL  10 (3rd)
1979 AL  15 (1st)
1984 NL  6 (5th)
Career  104 (50th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1974 AL  11 (4th)
1975 AL  15 (1st)
1976 AL  12 (1st)
1977 AL  9 (4th)
1978 AL  9 (1st)
1979 AL  15 (2nd)
1980 AL  12 (4th)
1983 NL  14 (2nd)
1984 NL  11 (3rd)
Career  132 (84th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1975 AL  90 (1st)
1976 AL  90 (4th)
Career  902 (44th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1973 AL  34 (5th)
1974 AL  44 (4th)
1975 AL  58 (4th)
1979 AL  57 (2nd)
Career  553 (55th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1979 AL  47.1 (3rd)
1980 AL  43.3 (5th)
1983 NL  43.2 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1979 AL  9 (4th)
1981 NL  3 (5th)
1983 NL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1977 AL  5.79 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1974 AL  .978 (5th)
1978 AL  .988 (4th)
1983 NL  .989 (5th)
1985 NL  .990 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1971 AL  born 1952-01-17 (1st)
1972 AL  born 1952-01-17 (2nd)

                                         

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