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Boog Powell

John Wesley Powell

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: August 17, 1941 in Lakeland, FL
High School: Key West HS (Key West, FL)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1961 (Age 20.040, 9,521st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Indians/Dodgers 1961-1977

Last Game: August 24, 1977 (Age 36.007)
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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
1961 BAL AL 19 LF 3 3 2 26.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -23 1.04 1.00 .970 2.01 1.97
1961 BAL AL 19 OF 3 3 2 26.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -23 1.04 1.00 .977 2.25 2.23
1962 BAL AL 20 LF 112 112 59 883.1 192 185 1 6 0 .969 1 1 1.90 1.66 .976 2.01 2.00
1962 BAL AL 20 OF 112 112 59 883.1 191 184 1 6 0 .969 1 1 1.88 1.65 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 BAL AL 20 1B 1 1 1 8.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -75 11.25 10.00 .990 9.45 9.40
1963 BAL AL 21 LF 121 121 72 984.1 199 187 6 6 1 .970 -3 -4 1.76 1.60 .976 1.90 1.90
1963 BAL AL 21 OF 121 121 72 984.2 193 181 6 6 1 .969 -3 -4 1.71 1.55 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 BAL AL 21 1B 23 14 11 137.2 150 135 12 3 10 .980 -0 -3 9.61 6.39 .990 9.48 9.49
1963 BAL AL 21 RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1964 BAL AL 22 OF 124 114 62 961.0 196 178 13 5 1 .974 1 1 1.79 1.54 .980 2.04 2.03 MVP-11
1964 BAL AL 22 LF 123 114 62 961.0 205 188 12 5 1 .976 1 1 1.87 1.63 .975 1.81 1.80 MVP-11
1964 BAL AL 22 1B 5 4 4 40.0 51 45 6 0 5 1.000 1 27 11.48 10.20 .991 9.43 9.40 MVP-11
1965 BAL AL 23 1B 78 58 56 561.0 595 538 52 5 50 .992 2 4 9.47 7.56 .991 9.56 9.53
1965 BAL AL 23 LF 71 70 38 574.2 122 121 1 0 0 1.000 2 4 1.91 1.72 .979 1.87 1.86
1965 BAL AL 23 OF 71 70 38 574.2 121 120 1 0 0 1.000 2 4 1.90 1.70 .978 2.04 2.03
1966 BAL AL 24 1B 136 132 118 1154.1 1175 1094 68 13 96 .989 -3 -3 9.06 8.54 .991 9.59 9.58 MVP-3
1967 BAL AL 25 1B 114 109 104 975.1 981 903 64 14 82 .986 -7 -9 8.92 8.48 .991 9.53 9.55
1968 BAL AL 26 1B 149 149 143 1319.0 1386 1293 79 14 102 .990 -4 -3 9.36 9.21 .989 9.59 9.54 AS,MVP-21
1969 BAL AL 27 1B 144 141 122 1233.1 1283 1192 84 7 105 .995 8 8 9.31 8.86 .992 9.63 9.62 AS,MVP-2
1970 BAL AL 28 1B 145 143 132 1269.2 1308 1209 89 10 107 .992 -2 -2 9.20 8.95 .991 9.59 9.56 AS,MVP-1
1971 BAL AL 29 1B 124 114 109 1027.1 1103 1031 67 5 97 .995 5 5 9.62 8.85 .992 9.59 9.53 AS
1972 BAL AL 30 1B 133 128 112 1112.2 1201 1116 70 15 111 .988 -4 -4 9.59 8.92 .991 9.75 9.71
1973 BAL AL 31 1B 111 104 86 916.2 1077 988 77 12 95 .989 -2 -2 10.46 9.59 .992 9.86 9.80
1974 BAL AL 32 1B 102 94 82 832.0 931 866 61 4 102 .996 0 0 10.03 9.09 .992 9.70 9.66
1974 BAL AL 32 DH 1 0
1975 CLE AL 33 1B 121 111 102 994.1 1069 997 69 3 92 .997 -0 -1 9.65 8.81 .990 9.84 9.81 MVP-20
1975 CLE AL 33 DH 5 4 MVP-20
1976 CLE AL 34 1B 89 83 73 736.0 769 698 61 10 76 .987 -3 -5 9.28 8.53 .992 9.85 9.89
1977 LAD NL 35 1B 4 1 1 15.0 16 15 0 1 1 .938 -1 -56 9.00 3.75 .991 9.90 9.90
16 Seasons 1B 1479 1386 1256 12332.1 13105 12130 859 116 1131 .991 -11 -1 9.48 8.78 .991 9.66 9.64
5 Seasons OF 431 420 233 3429.2 704 666 21 17 2 .976 -0 -0 1.80 1.59 .980 2.11 2.11
5 Seasons LF 430 420 233 3429.1 721 684 20 17 2 .976 -0 -0 1.85 1.64 .976 1.90 1.89
2 Seasons DH 6 4
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
17 Seasons TOT 1910 1806 1489 15762.0 13809 12796 880 133 1133 .990 -11 -1 7.81 7.16 .991 8.02 7.94
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
1961 BAL AL 19 LF -0 -23 -0 -1 0 0
1962 BAL AL 20 LF 1 1 2 3 -1 -1
1962 BAL AL 20 1B -0 -75 -0 0 -0
1963 BAL AL 21 LF -3 -4 -4 -3 -1 1
1963 BAL AL 21 1B -0 -3 -0 -1 0 0
1963 BAL AL 21 RF
1964 BAL AL 22 LF 1 1 -2 -4 1 3
1964 BAL AL 22 1B 1 27 1 -0 1 0
1965 BAL AL 23 1B 2 4 3 -2 4 -1
1965 BAL AL 23 LF 2 4 2 4 -2 0
1966 BAL AL 24 1B -3 -3 -3 3 -6 0
1967 BAL AL 25 1B -7 -9 -6 -5 -1 -1
1968 BAL AL 26 1B -4 -3 -4 -3 -1 0
1969 BAL AL 27 1B 8 8 7 7 -0 1
1970 BAL AL 28 1B -2 -2 -2 -2 -0 0
1971 BAL AL 29 1B 5 5 5 3 2 0
1972 BAL AL 30 1B -4 -4 -4 -6 2 0
1973 BAL AL 31 1B -2 -2 -2 -1 -0 0
1974 BAL AL 32 1B 0 0 0 1 -1 0
1975 CLE AL 33 1B -0 -1 0 1 -1 -1
1976 CLE AL 34 1B -3 -5 -3 0 -3 0
1977 LAD NL 35 1B -1 -56 -1 -1 -0 0
16 Seasons 1B -11 -1 -9 -5 -5 -2
5 Seasons LF -0 -0 -3 -1 -2 3
1 Season RF
17 Seasons TOT -11 -1 -13 -6 -7 -2 3
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
1961 BAL AL 19 4 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 0
1962 BAL AL 20 124 113 124 113 0 0 1 0 0 0 112 0 0 112 0 11 0
1963 BAL AL 21 140 135 140 137 0 0 23 0 0 0 121 0 1 121 0 3 0
1964 BAL AL 22 134 119 134 129 0 0 5 0 0 0 124 0 0 124 0 14 0
1965 BAL AL 23 144 128 144 135 0 0 78 0 0 0 71 0 0 71 0 13 1
1966 BAL AL 24 140 132 140 136 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1967 BAL AL 25 125 109 125 114 0 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1968 BAL AL 26 154 149 154 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1969 BAL AL 27 152 141 152 144 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1970 BAL AL 28 154 143 154 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1971 BAL AL 29 128 114 128 124 0 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1972 BAL AL 30 140 128 140 133 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1973 BAL AL 31 114 104 114 111 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1974 BAL AL 32 110 94 110 102 0 0 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 0
1975 CLE AL 33 134 115 134 122 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 0
1976 CLE AL 34 95 83 95 89 0 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1977 LAD NL 35 50 1 50 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 0
17 Seasons 2042 1811 2042 1890 0 0 1480 0 0 0 431 0 1 431 6 196 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 -- 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%
1962 BAL AL 20 45 44% 84% 24% 0 0 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 BAL AL 21 592 62% 77% 25% 36 97% 0 129 10 118 2 13 12 12 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 1 10 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 1 100%
1964 BAL AL 22 158 50% 84% 30% 15 100% 0 45 6 38 1 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
1965 BAL AL 23 2275 63% 79% 26% 132 96% 0 544 37 499 8 44 48 37 8 0 0 5 1 4 0 3 51 0 0 1 46 1 5 0 5 18 100%
1966 BAL AL 24 4802 65% 77% 27% 262 93% 2 1091 77 1000 14 105 66 44 17 0 1 13 2 11 0 8 98 2 0 3 92 4 6 2 4 19 95%
1967 BAL AL 25 4069 65% 77% 25% 194 94% 0 898 38 849 11 86 62 49 7 2 4 14 1 13 0 6 82 0 0 0 72 0 10 4 6 20 100%
1968 BAL AL 26 5335 59% 77% 26% 280 95% 0 1288 66 1195 29 132 85 52 17 1 6 14 6 8 0 7 103 3 0 2 93 6 8 2 6 16 88%
1969 BAL AL 27 4965 66% 79% 26% 292 96% 5 1182 107 1052 24 98 88 58 13 4 8 7 2 5 0 4 107 3 1 1 98 6 9 0 8 15 100%
1970 BAL AL 28 5226 68% 79% 25% 284 96% 2 1201 105 1087 10 96 88 63 11 1 6 10 3 7 0 5 109 2 2 0 99 4 10 3 7 32 94%
1971 BAL AL 29 4228 68% 82% 27% 214 96% 0 1036 72 956 8 80 66 43 11 1 6 5 1 4 0 1 100 0 1 0 90 2 9 2 7 10 90%
1972 BAL AL 30 4439 68% 81% 27% 225 94% 1 1118 59 1043 16 92 72 48 12 1 4 15 1 13 1 11 115 1 0 1 100 2 14 4 10 16 94%
1973 BAL AL 31 3767 66% 83% 29% 189 93% 0 987 49 926 13 62 77 53 13 1 3 12 2 10 0 8 97 2 1 3 86 4 11 2 9 17 100%
1974 BAL AL 32 3484 71% 84% 28% 160 94% 1 862 44 802 16 64 59 36 5 2 4 4 0 4 0 3 102 0 2 1 93 5 9 2 6 17 94%
1975 CLE AL 33 4277 64% 80% 26% 196 97% 0 995 38 955 2 98 66 44 10 0 7 3 1 2 0 1 91 1 1 0 80 1 11 2 9 13 100%
1976 CLE AL 34 3095 59% 81% 26% 166 93% 0 700 32 664 4 70 59 44 11 0 2 10 0 9 1 6 76 2 3 0 72 5 4 0 4 17 88%
1977 LAD NL 35 69 57% 83% 29% 3 67% 0 15 1 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons 50826 65% 80% 27% 2648 95% 11 12100 741 11207 158 1045 853 588 135 13 52 116 21 93 2 65 1147 16 11 12 1035 40 108 23 83 211 95%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 28% 94% 87%

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%
1961 BAL AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 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 99 65% 87% 36% 9 33%
1962 BAL AL 20 6 0 6 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 40 30 0 19 4 0 8 7 0 5 0 0 17 17 0 89 58 65.2% 31 0 0.0% 1 3719 60% 79% 29% 363 51%
1963 BAL AL 21 6 0 6 0 0 6 0 2 0 4 40 34 0 25 4 1 13 9 0 7 2 0 17 16 0 102 65 63.7% 36 1 1.0% 5 4139 64% 79% 27% 374 51%
1964 BAL AL 22 5 0 5 0 2 12 0 4 4 3 47 37 3 34 6 2 25 14 1 8 3 0 19 17 1 133 77 57.9% 51 7 5.3% 5 4006 63% 78% 27% 445 45%
1965 BAL AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 19 11 0 15 3 0 9 7 0 8 3 0 11 11 0 62 35 56.5% 27 0 0.0% 1 2384 63% 78% 27% 242 51%
5 Seasons 17 0 17 0 4 20 0 8 4 7 147 113 3 93 17 3 55 37 1 28 8 0 64 61 1 387 236 61.0% 145 8 2.1% 12 14347 63% 79% 28% 1433 49%
MLB Averages 59.0% 2.8% 63% 80% 27% 47%

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%
1963 BAL AL 21 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 2 50% 50% 50% 0
1 Season 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 2 50% 50% 50% 0
MLB Averages 41.0% 3.2% 63% 80% 27% 53%



* - 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
1983 BBWAA ( 1.3%)

Awards (yr lg award)
1970 AL MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 AL (11, 10%)
1966 AL (3, 44%)
1968 AL (21, 1%)
1969 AL (2, 68%)
1970 AL (1, 70%)
1975 AL (20, 2%)
1 MVP
1.95 Career Shares (98th)

Putoutss c a p y
1968 AL  1,293 (1st)
1969 AL  1,192 (2nd)
1970 AL  1,209 (2nd)
1971 AL  1,031 (4th)
1972 AL  1,116 (5th)
Career  12,796 (78th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  136 (3rd)
1968 AL  149 (1st)
1969 AL  144 (2nd)
1970 AL  145 (2nd)
1971 AL  124 (5th)
Career  1,479 (61st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  1,094 (5th)
1968 AL  1,293 (1st)
1969 AL  1,192 (2nd)
1970 AL  1,209 (2nd)
1971 AL  1,031 (4th)
1972 AL  1,116 (4th)
1974 AL  866 (5th)
Career  12,130 (78th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1968 AL  79 (3rd)
1970 AL  89 (3rd)
1972 AL  70 (5th)
1973 AL  77 (4th)
1974 AL  61 (4th)
Career  859 (74th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  13 (4th)
1967 AL  14 (2nd)
1968 AL  14 (3rd)
1970 AL  10 (2nd)
1972 AL  15 (1st)
1973 AL  12 (3rd)
1976 AL  10 (4th)
Career  116 (90th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1966 AL  96 (3rd)
1968 AL  102 (2nd)
1969 AL  105 (4th)
1970 AL  107 (2nd)
1971 AL  97 (5th)
1972 AL  111 (2nd)
1974 AL  102 (4th)
Career  1,131 (64th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  112 (5th)
1964 AL  123 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  185 (4th)
1964 AL  188 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  12 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  6 (4th)
1963 AL  6 (4th)
1964 AL  5 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 AL  1 (2nd)
1964 AL  1 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1964 AL  13 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1969 AL  8 (1st)
1971 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1971 AL  9.62 (4th)
1973 AL  10.46 (2nd)
1974 AL  10.03 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1968 AL  9.21 (4th)
1970 AL  8.95 (4th)
1971 AL  8.85 (5th)
1973 AL  9.59 (3rd)
1974 AL  9.09 (4th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1968 AL  .990 (5th)
1969 AL  .995 (3rd)
1971 AL  .995 (2nd)
1975 AL  .997 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1962 AL  1.90 (5th)
1964 AL  1.87 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  1.66 (5th)
1964 AL  1.63 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 AL  .969 (5th)
1963 AL  .970 (5th)
1964 AL  .976 (2nd)

             

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