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Bobby Richardson

Robert Clinton Richardson

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 19, 1935 in Sumter, SC
High School: Edmunds HS (Sumter, SC)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 5, 1955 (Age 19.351, 8,886th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1957 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1955-1966
Agents: John Boggs [*]
Final Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 31.044)
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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
1955 NYY AL 19 2B 6 6 6 54.0 22 12 7 3 1 .864 -3 -73 3.17 3.17 .976 5.37 5.32
1955 NYY AL 19 SS 4 0 0 7.0 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -34 5.14 1.00 .960 4.89 4.90
1956 NYY AL 20 2B 5 2 2 23.0 19 15 4 0 2 1.000 -1 -52 7.43 3.80 .973 5.44 5.40
1957 NYY AL 21 2B 93 83 67 733.2 438 206 223 9 60 .979 8 12 5.26 4.61 .980 5.39 5.41 AS
1958 NYY AL 22 2B 51 42 37 378.2 220 104 110 6 35 .973 1 2 5.09 4.20 .978 5.26 5.21
1958 NYY AL 22 3B 13 9 5 79.1 36 8 27 1 3 .972 3 45 3.97 2.69 .951 3.11 3.08
1958 NYY AL 22 SS 2 1 1 9.0 8 3 4 1 0 .875 -0 -27 7.00 3.50 .964 5.00 4.90
1959 NYY AL 23 2B 109 107 96 949.2 565 256 292 17 85 .970 0 1 5.19 5.03 .976 5.29 5.25 AS,MVP-18
1959 NYY AL 23 SS 14 13 9 109.0 57 11 41 5 9 .912 -0 -4 4.29 3.71 .959 4.87 4.84 AS,MVP-18
1959 NYY AL 23 3B 12 0 0 25.1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -52 1.78 0.42 .952 3.20 3.19 AS,MVP-18
1960 NYY AL 24 2B 141 133 100 1123.0 667 312 337 18 103 .973 2 2 5.20 4.60 .979 5.46 5.45
1960 NYY AL 24 3B 11 5 2 56.0 19 6 13 0 0 1.000 1 21 3.05 1.73 .952 3.13 3.14
1961 NYY AL 25 2B 161 160 152 1405.1 807 413 376 18 136 .978 -7 -6 5.05 4.90 .978 5.24 5.18 MVP-24,GG
1962 NYY AL 26 2B 161 161 155 1440.1 844 378 451 15 116 .982 3 2 5.18 5.15 .980 5.25 5.24 AS,MVP-2,GG
1963 NYY AL 27 2B 150 150 147 1337.0 771 335 424 12 105 .984 15 14 5.11 5.06 .980 5.08 5.09 AS,MVP-10,GG
1964 NYY AL 28 2B 157 156 153 1429.2 825 400 410 15 108 .982 0 0 5.10 5.16 .980 5.17 5.16 AS,MVP-17,GG
1964 NYY AL 28 SS 1 0 0 5.0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 0 48 9.00 5.00 .968 4.86 4.80 AS,MVP-17,GG
1965 NYY AL 29 2B 158 157 153 1403.2 790 372 403 15 121 .981 -9 -7 4.97 4.91 .978 5.07 5.06 AS,MVP-20,GG
1966 NYY AL 30 2B 147 144 142 1270.1 745 322 408 15 91 .980 3 3 5.17 4.97 .975 5.09 5.09 AS
1966 NYY AL 30 3B 2 1 0 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -45 2.25 1.00 .955 3.04 3.05 AS
12 Seasons 2B 1339 1301 1210 11548.1 6713 3125 3445 143 963 .979 12 1 5.12 4.91 .978 5.21 5.20
4 Seasons 3B 38 15 7 168.2 62 16 45 1 3 .984 3 18 3.25 1.61 .952 3.13 3.13
4 Seasons SS 21 14 10 130.0 74 18 50 6 11 .919 -1 -6 4.71 3.24 .960 4.88 4.86
12 Seasons TOT 1398 1330 1227 11847.0 6849 3159 3540 150 977 .978 14 1 5.09 4.79 .978 5.18 5.14
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
1955 NYY AL 19 2B -3 -73 -3 -2 -1 0
1955 NYY AL 19 SS -0 -34 -0 -0 0 0
1956 NYY AL 20 2B -1 -52 -1 -1 -0 0
1957 NYY AL 21 2B 8 12 8 7 1 -1
1958 NYY AL 22 2B 1 2 -1 -2 1 2
1958 NYY AL 22 3B 3 45 3 0 3 0
1958 NYY AL 22 SS -0 -27 -0 0 -1 0
1959 NYY AL 23 2B 0 1 -2 1 -2 2
1959 NYY AL 23 SS -0 -4 -1 -1 -1 1
1959 NYY AL 23 3B -1 -52 -1 -1 -0 0
1960 NYY AL 24 2B 2 2 2 4 -3 0
1960 NYY AL 24 3B 1 21 1 1 0 0
1961 NYY AL 25 2B -7 -6 -10 -0 -9 3
1962 NYY AL 26 2B 3 2 3 1 2 0
1963 NYY AL 27 2B 15 14 11 4 7 4
1964 NYY AL 28 2B 0 0 -2 0 -2 2
1964 NYY AL 28 SS 0 48 0 0 0 0
1965 NYY AL 29 2B -9 -7 -13 -11 -1 4
1966 NYY AL 30 2B 3 3 4 -1 5 -1
1966 NYY AL 30 3B -0 -45 -0 -1 0 0
12 Seasons 2B 12 1 -3 1 -4 15
4 Seasons 3B 3 18 3 -1 3 0
4 Seasons SS -1 -6 -2 -0 -1 1
12 Seasons TOT 14 1 -2 -0 -2 16
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
1955 NYY AL 19 11 6 11 10 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1956 NYY AL 20 5 2 5 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1957 NYY AL 21 97 83 97 93 0 0 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
1958 NYY AL 22 73 52 73 66 0 0 0 51 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
1959 NYY AL 23 134 120 134 132 0 0 0 109 12 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1960 NYY AL 24 150 138 150 149 0 0 0 140 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
1961 NYY AL 25 162 160 162 161 0 0 0 161 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1962 NYY AL 26 161 161 161 161 0 0 0 161 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 NYY AL 27 151 150 151 150 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1964 NYY AL 28 159 156 159 158 0 0 0 157 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1965 NYY AL 29 160 157 160 158 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1966 NYY AL 30 149 145 149 148 0 0 0 147 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
12 Seasons 1412 1330 1412 1391 0 0 0 1338 39 21 0 0 0 0 0 12 30
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 -- 2B*

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 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1955 NYY AL 19 243 74% 80% 23% 15 73% 0 11 5 4 2 7 7 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1956 NYY AL 20 107 74% 70% 18% 10 90% 1 15 6 4 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
1957 NYY AL 21 3029 68% 80% 30% 275 94% 1 207 75 94 38 223 188 31 0 1 9 3 4 2 6 60 28 7 16 1 57 17 36 2 1 0
1958 NYY AL 22 1617 68% 77% 27% 130 91% 0 103 32 48 23 110 92 16 1 3 6 1 4 1 5 36 12 7 10 1 32 11 20 2 1 1
1959 NYY AL 23 4042 62% 78% 29% 359 90% 0 254 90 122 42 294 239 46 0 3 17 1 11 5 9 85 28 17 27 2 79 29 48 4 2 1
1960 NYY AL 24 4738 67% 80% 30% 394 94% 2 311 103 149 59 335 268 55 1 13 18 1 11 6 10 103 33 21 30 0 88 30 57 9 3 6
1961 NYY AL 25 5863 69% 78% 27% 441 94% 1 413 145 212 57 379 315 53 1 7 18 2 11 5 10 136 54 37 28 0 130 28 98 5 4 0
1962 NYY AL 26 6059 62% 80% 30% 516 95% 0 386 137 195 56 441 369 59 0 6 15 2 10 3 10 116 31 32 28 1 102 30 70 8 4 4
1963 NYY AL 27 5469 63% 78% 30% 493 95% 3 338 121 163 55 424 344 66 1 8 12 1 9 2 10 106 38 19 26 3 95 29 62 7 2 5
1964 NYY AL 28 5920 65% 78% 32% 479 95% 1 400 125 204 71 413 322 75 2 4 15 2 8 5 6 109 34 25 30 4 101 35 64 5 4 1
1965 NYY AL 29 5872 67% 78% 28% 460 92% 2 367 111 176 82 406 314 74 1 10 15 3 9 3 10 124 32 32 34 1 111 35 70 10 6 4
1966 NYY AL 30 5303 67% 81% 29% 475 95% 0 324 103 139 84 419 336 68 0 9 15 4 11 0 9 93 26 20 27 4 82 31 50 7 3 4
12 Seasons 48262 66% 79% 29% 4047 94% 11 3129 1053 1510 574 3455 2798 543 7 65 143 20 91 32 88 971 317 218 256 17 880 275 578 59 30 26
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 93%

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%
1958 NYY AL 22 319 65% 76% 32% 35 89% 0 8 7 0 1 24 19 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
1959 NYY AL 23 110 69% 83% 26% 5 100% 0 3 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 NYY AL 24 226 65% 77% 29% 22 95% 0 6 6 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1966 NYY AL 30 34 62% 79% 35% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
4 Seasons 689 66% 77% 30% 64 92% 0 17 15 1 1 44 38 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 4 75%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 89% 62%

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
1955 NYY AL 19 28 46% 64% 18% 2 100% 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1958 NYY AL 22 45 76% 76% 24% 6 83% 0 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 NYY AL 23 480 66% 77% 30% 51 86% 0 14 9 5 0 40 29 11 0 0 5 0 2 3 5 9 5 0 4 0 0 9 5 4 0 0 0
1964 NYY AL 28 21 48% 86% 38% 3 100% 0 2 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 Seasons 574 65% 76% 29% 62 87% 0 21 11 10 0 49 36 12 0 0 6 0 2 4 6 11 5 0 5 0 0 10 5 5 1 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 91%



* - 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
1972 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1973 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1959 AL (18, 3%)
1961 AL (24, 0%)
1962 AL (2, 54%)
1963 AL (10, 15%)
1964 AL (17, 3%)
1965 AL (20, 2%)
0.77 Career Shares (320th)

Gold Gloves
1961 AL (2B)
1962 AL (2B)
1963 AL (2B)
1964 AL (2B)
1965 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Assistss c a p y
1966 AL  410 (5th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1963 AL  15 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  93 (5th)
1959 AL  109 (4th)
1960 AL  141 (4th)
1961 AL  161 (2nd)
1962 AL  161 (1st)
1963 AL  150 (3rd)
1964 AL  157 (3rd)
1965 AL  158 (1st)
1966 AL  147 (2nd)
Career  1,339 (56th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  206 (5th)
1959 AL  256 (5th)
1961 AL  413 (1st)
1962 AL  378 (2nd)
1963 AL  335 (3rd)
1964 AL  400 (1st)
1965 AL  372 (2nd)
1966 AL  322 (2nd)
Career  3,125 (54th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  223 (5th)
1959 AL  292 (4th)
1961 AL  376 (5th)
1962 AL  451 (3rd)
1963 AL  424 (3rd)
1964 AL  410 (3rd)
1965 AL  403 (2nd)
1966 AL  408 (2nd)
Career  3,445 (80th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1959 AL  17 (2nd)
1960 AL  18 (2nd)
1961 AL  18 (2nd)
1962 AL  15 (3rd)
1963 AL  12 (4th)
1964 AL  15 (4th)
1965 AL  15 (3rd)
1966 AL  15 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  60 (5th)
1959 AL  85 (3rd)
1960 AL  103 (3rd)
1961 AL  136 (1st)
1962 AL  116 (1st)
1963 AL  105 (1st)
1964 AL  108 (2nd)
1965 AL  121 (1st)
1966 AL  91 (2nd)
Career  963 (32nd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  8 (3rd)
1963 AL  15 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1957 AL  5.26 (5th)
1959 AL  5.19 (4th)
1963 AL  5.11 (5th)
1966 AL  5.17 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1959 AL  5.03 (4th)
1962 AL  5.15 (5th)
1963 AL  5.06 (3rd)
1964 AL  5.16 (4th)
1965 AL  4.91 (5th)
1966 AL  4.97 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1959 AL  .970 (4th)
1961 AL  .978 (4th)
1963 AL  .984 (4th)
1964 AL  .982 (4th)
1965 AL  .981 (5th)
1966 AL  .980 (2nd)

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