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Paul Richards

Paul Rapier Richards

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 21, 1908 in Waxahachie, TX
High School: Waxahachie HS (Waxahachie, TX)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1932 (Age 23.148)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Giants/Athletics/Dodgers 1932-1946

Final Game: September 22, 1946 (Age 37.305)
Died: May 4, 1986 in Waxahachie, TX
Buried: Hillcrest Burial Park, Waxahachie, TX
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1932 BRO NL 23 C 3 3 1 24 21 3 0 1 1.000 8.00 .979 4.67 0 3 1 25% 44%
1933 NYG NL 24 C 36 17 13 92 74 17 1 2 .989 2.53 .982 4.35 0 13 9 41% 46%
1934 NYG NL 25 C 37 21 16 101 86 15 0 3 1.000 2.73 .985 4.85 1 7 7 50% 44%
1935 TOT MLB 26 C 83 71 65 350 300 42 8 5 .977 4.12 .984 4.75 6 41 18 31% 41%
1935 NYG NL 26 C 4 0 0 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 .976 4.78 0 0 1 100% 44%
1935 PHA AL 26 C 79 71 65 341 293 40 8 5 .977 4.22 .984 4.75 6 41 17 29% 41%
1943 DET AL 34 C 100 93 79 632 537 86 9 12 .986 6.23 .981 5.23 6 2 37 55 60% 42% 1
1944 DET AL 35 C 90 83 78 483 413 60 10 13 .979 5.26 .976 4.91 7 1 17 29 63% 39% 0 MVP-17
1945 DET AL 36 C 83 70 59 407 361 44 2 7 .995 4.88 .986 4.92 4 1 15 16 52% 45% 0 MVP-10
1946 DET AL 37 C 54 44 36 347 311 35 1 6 .997 6.41 .982 5.52 1 0 11 11 50% 46% 0
8 Seasons C 486 402 347 2436 2103 302 31 49 .987 4.95 .982 4.97 25 4 144 146 50% 42% 1
8 Seasons TOT 486 402 347 2436 2103 302 31 49 .987 4.95 .982 4.97 25 4 144 146 50% 42% 1
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
1932 BRO NL 23 C
1933 NYG NL 24 C
1934 NYG NL 25 C
1935 NYG NL 26 C
1935 PHA AL 26 C
1943 DET AL 34 C
1944 DET AL 35 C
1945 DET AL 36 C
1946 DET AL 37 C
8 Seasons C
8 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1932 BRO NL 23 3 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 NYG NL 24 51 17 51 36 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
1934 NYG NL 25 42 21 42 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
1935 PHA AL 26 85 71 85 79 0 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1935 NYG NL 26 7 0 7 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1943 DET AL 34 100 93 100 100 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 DET AL 35 95 83 95 90 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1945 DET AL 36 83 70 83 83 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1946 DET AL 37 57 44 57 56 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 Seasons 523 402 523 488 0 488 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 4
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%
1943 DET AL 34 358 2.75 2.95 14 100% 1 0 54 10 0 0 44 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1944 DET AL 35 374 2.53 2.93 5 100% 0 0 53 4 1 2 46 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
1945 DET AL 36 671 2.91 3.70 17 100% 0 1 90 11 3 4 72 17 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 100%
1946 DET AL 37 123 1.64 1.64 4 100% 0 0 26 3 0 0 23 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 1526 2.67 3.15 40 100% 1 1 223 28 4 6 185 34 9 0 0 5 3 0 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 6 100%
MLB Averages 3.68 4.28 96% 87%

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
1943 DET AL 34 1 2 148 2 4 4 67% 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 5 1.11 1.45
1944 DET AL 35 2 1 160 2 5 5 71% 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 5 0.57 1.36
1945 DET AL 36 1 1 266 2 6 6 75% 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0.38 1.65
1946 DET AL 37 0 0 29 0 1 1 100% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.62
4 Seasons 4 4 603 6 16 16 73% 5 15 1 1 0 0 1 0 20 18 0.69 1.51
MLB Averages 45% 1.17 1.18



* - 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))
1944 AL (17, 2%)
1945 AL (10, 10%)
0.12 Career Shares (883rd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1943 AL  100 (3rd)
1944 AL  90 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1943 AL  537 (1st)
1944 AL  413 (2nd)
1945 AL  361 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1943 AL  86 (2nd)
1944 AL  60 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1935 AL  8 (4th)
1943 AL  9 (3rd)
1944 AL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1943 AL  12 (1st)
1944 AL  13 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1935 AL  6 (5th)
1944 AL  7 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1935 AL  41 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1943 AL  55 (1st)
1944 AL  29 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1943 AL  59.8 (2nd)
1944 AL  63.0 (1st)
1945 AL  51.6 (5th)
Career  50.3 (11th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1943 AL  6.23 (1st)
1944 AL  5.26 (1st)
1945 AL  4.88 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1943 AL  .986 (1st)
1945 AL  .995 (1st)

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Name and misspellings: Paul Paul poison Rapier Richards

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