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Lance Richbourg

Lance Clayton Richbourg

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 18, 1897 in DeFuniak Springs, FL
High School: DeFuniak Springs HS (DeFuniak Springs, FL)
Schools: Iowa State University (Ames, IA), University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 4, 1921 (Age 23.198, 5,019th in MLB history)   vs. BSN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Cubs/Senators/Phillies 1921-1932

Last Game: September 25, 1932 (Age 34.282)   vs. CIN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 10, 1975 in Crestview, FL
Buried: Live Oak Park Memorial, Crestview, FL
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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 Awards
1921 PHI NL 23 2B 4 0 0 8.0 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 7.88 1.75 .961 5.74 5.70
1924 WSH AL 26 OF 7 5 5 51.0 13 11 2 0 1 1.000 2.29 1.86 .970 2.42 2.39
1924 WSH AL 26 RF 7 5 5 13 11 2 0 1 1.000 1.86 .968 2.01
1927 BSN NL 29 OF 110 106 100 949.0 255 233 10 12 0 .953 2.30 2.21 .970 2.52 2.49
1927 BSN NL 29 RF 107 103 97 244 223 10 11 0 .955 2.18 .968 2.26
1927 BSN NL 29 CF 3 3 3 11 10 0 1 0 .909 3.33 .973 2.97
1928 BSN NL 30 OF 148 148 146 1312.0 386 367 8 11 1 .972 2.57 2.53 .972 2.48 2.47 MVP-15
1928 BSN NL 30 RF 148 148 146 386 367 8 11 1 .972 2.53 .968 2.26 MVP-15
1929 BSN NL 31 OF 134 132 129 1158.0 347 323 14 10 2 .971 2.62 2.51 .973 2.51 2.47
1929 BSN NL 31 RF 131 129 126 341 317 14 10 2 .971 2.53 .971 2.37
1929 BSN NL 31 LF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .971 2.10
1930 BSN NL 32 OF 128 122 116 1079.0 312 294 9 9 4 .971 2.53 2.37 .968 2.44 2.40
1930 BSN NL 32 RF 127 122 116 308 292 7 9 4 .971 2.35 .965 2.39
1931 BSN NL 33 OF 71 66 63 588.0 160 154 3 3 2 .981 2.40 2.21 .973 2.52 2.48
1931 BSN NL 33 RF 56 51 49 127 120 4 3 2 .976 2.21 .969 2.30
1931 BSN NL 33 LF 15 15 14 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 2.20 .975 2.19
1932 CHC NL 34 OF 33 31 31 286.0 73 70 2 1 1 .986 2.27 2.18 .976 2.53 2.52
1932 CHC NL 34 RF 29 27 27 64 61 2 1 1 .984 2.17 .969 2.31
1932 CHC NL 34 CF 3 3 3 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 3.33 .981 2.97
1932 CHC NL 34 LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
7 Seasons OF 631 610 590 5423.0 1546 1452 48 46 11 .970 2.49 2.38 .971 2.49 2.46
7 Seasons RF 605 585 566 1483 1391 47 45 11 .970 2.38 .968 2.31
3 Seasons LF 19 19 18 40 39 1 0 0 1.000 2.11 .974 2.17
2 Seasons CF 6 6 6 21 20 0 1 0 .952 3.33 .977 2.97
1 Season 2B 4 0 0 8.0 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 7.88 1.75 .961 5.74 5.70
8 Seasons TOT 635 610 590 5431.0 1553 1455 52 46 11 .970 2.50 2.37 .971 2.50 2.48
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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
1921 PHI NL 23 2B
1924 WSH AL 26 RF
1927 BSN NL 29 RF
1927 BSN NL 29 CF
1928 BSN NL 30 RF
1929 BSN NL 31 RF
1929 BSN NL 31 LF
1930 BSN NL 32 RF
1931 BSN NL 33 RF
1931 BSN NL 33 LF
1932 CHC NL 34 RF
1932 CHC NL 34 CF
1932 CHC NL 34 LF
7 Seasons RF
3 Seasons LF
2 Seasons CF
1 Season 2B
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
1921 PHI NL 23 10 0 10 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
1924 WSH AL 26 15 5 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 8 0
1927 BSN NL 29 115 106 115 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 107 110 0 4 1
1928 BSN NL 30 148 148 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 148 0 0 0
1929 BSN NL 31 139 132 139 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 131 134 0 3 2
1930 BSN NL 32 130 122 130 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 127 0 4 1
1931 BSN NL 33 97 66 97 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 56 71 0 26 2
1932 CHC NL 34 44 31 44 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 29 33 0 12 0
8 Seasons 698 610 698 633 0 0 0 3 0 0 19 6 605 630 0 59 11
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

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%
1930 BSN NL 32 6 0 6 0 1 6 0 1 1 1 50 17 0 20 2 1 9 6 0 15 1 0 20 10 0 114 36 31.6% 77 1 0.9% 5 3229 64% 87% 31% 400 50%
1931 BSN NL 33 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 16 5 0 8 1 0 7 6 0 6 2 1 4 3 1 41 17 41.5% 23 2 4.9% 1 1466 65% 88% 32% 163 56%
1932 CHC NL 34 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 12 3 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 1 4 2 0 24 8 33.3% 15 1 4.2% 1 994 62% 84% 26% 101 57%
3 Seasons 8 0 8 0 3 11 0 4 1 3 78 25 0 31 4 1 18 13 0 24 4 2 28 15 1 179 61 34.1% 115 4 2.2% 7 5689 64% 87% 30% 664 52%
MLB Averages 38.9% 3.2% 60% 86% 29% 50%

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%
1931 BSN NL 33 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 6 5 83.3% 1 0 0.0% 1 268 65% 90% 26% 26 58%
1932 CHC NL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 44 55% 77% 16% 3 0%
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 9 6 66.7% 3 0 0.0% 1 312 63% 88% 25% 29 52%
MLB Averages 54.9% 2.6% 60% 86% 29% 49%

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%
1932 CHC NL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 8 4 50.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 127 43% 92% 32% 19 53%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 8 4 50.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 127 43% 92% 32% 19 53%
MLB Averages 35.6% 2.3% 60% 86% 29% 55%



* - 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 1930 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))
1928 NL (15, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1101st)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  148 (1st)
1929 NL  131 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  367 (1st)
1929 NL  317 (3rd)
1930 NL  292 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  14 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  11 (2nd)
1928 NL  11 (3rd)
1929 NL  10 (2nd)
1930 NL  9 (5th)
Career  45 (76th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  2 (5th)
1930 NL  4 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  148 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1928 NL  367 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1930 NL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  2.53 (1st)
1929 NL  2.53 (1st)
1930 NL  2.35 (5th)
Career  2.38 (1st)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  .972 (3rd)
1929 NL  .971 (4th)
1930 NL  .971 (3rd)

             

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