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Branch Rickey

Wesley Branch Rickey (The Mahatma)

Positions: Catcher, Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 20, 1881 in Flat, OH
School: Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, OH)(All Transactions)
Debut: June 16, 1905 (Age 23.178)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1906 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Highlanders 1905-1914

Final Game: August 25, 1914 (Age 32.248)
Died: December 9, 1965 in Columbia, MO
Buried: Rushtown Cemetery, Rushtown, OH
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Pioneer/Executive in 1967.
   View Branch Rickey Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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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 G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1905 SLB AL 23 C 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .970 6.40 0 1 1 50% 44%
1906 SLB AL 24 C 55 305 233 58 14 2 .954 5.29 .961 5.98 5 75 48 39% 45%
1906 SLB AL 24 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.90 0-0-1
1907 NYY AL 25 OF 22 39 32 1 6 0 .846 1.50 .959 1.85 20-1-1
1907 NYY AL 25 C 11 76 56 11 9 2 .882 6.09 .968 6.11 1 13 7 35% 44%
1907 NYY AL 25 1B 9 77 71 4 2 3 .974 8.33 .982 11.16
3 Seasons C 67 384 291 70 23 4 .940 5.39 .962 6.01 6 89 56 39% 44%
2 Seasons OF 23 40 33 1 6 0 .850 1.48 .959 1.85 20-1-2
1 Season 1B 9 77 71 4 2 3 .974 8.33 .982 11.16
4 Seasons TOT 99 501 395 75 31 7 .938 4.75 .965 5.51 20-1-2 6 89 56 39% 44%
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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1905 SLB AL 23 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1906 SLB AL 24 65 65 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1907 NYY AL 25 52 52 0 11 9 0 0 0 20 1 1 22 0
1914 SLB AL 32 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 120 120 0 67 9 0 0 0 20 1 2 23 0
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1942 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1967 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1967
by Veteran's Committee

                                         

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