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Dave Ricketts

David William Ricketts

Positions: Pinch Hitter and Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 12, 1935 in Pottstown, PA
High School: Pottstown HS (Pottstown, PA)
School: Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1963 (Age 28.075)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates 1963-1970

Final Game: July 30, 1970 (Age 35.018)
Died: July 13, 2008 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: St. Charles Memorial Gardens, St. Charles, MO
Relatives: Brother of Dick Ricketts
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1963 STL NL 27 C 3 3 0 22.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.73 4.67 .986 7.08 7.07 0 0 1 0 0% 42% 0
1965 STL NL 29 C 11 8 6 72.2 44 41 2 1 0 .977 -2 -33 5.33 3.91 .988 6.96 6.97 1 3 7 0 0% 36% 0
1967 STL NL 31 C 21 16 16 166.0 121 111 10 0 0 1.000 2 14 6.56 5.76 .990 6.89 6.89 3 2 10 10 50% 40% 0
1968 STL NL 32 C 1 1 0 5.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -225 8.44 5.00 .990 6.75 6.90 1 1 1 0 0% 39% 0
1969 STL NL 33 C 8 7 6 62.0 59 57 1 1 0 .983 -1 -19 8.42 7.25 .989 7.05 7.01 0 1 8 2 20% 40% 0
1970 PIT NL 34 C 7 0 0 15.0 11 8 2 1 0 .909 0 0 6.00 1.43 .987 6.84 6.81 0 1 1 1 50% 33% 1
6 Seasons C 51 35 28 343.0 254 236 15 3 0 .988 -2 -7 6.59 4.92 .989 6.94 6.93 5 8 28 13 32% 39% 1
6 Seasons TOT 51 35 28 343.0 254 236 15 3 0 .988 -2 -7 6.59 4.92 .989 6.94 6.93 5 8 28 13 32% 39% 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
1963 STL NL 27 C 0 0 0
1965 STL NL 29 C -2 -33 -2
1967 STL NL 31 C 2 14 2
1968 STL NL 32 C -1 -225 -1
1969 STL NL 33 C -1 -19 -1
1970 PIT NL 34 C 0 0 0
6 Seasons C -2 -7 -2
6 Seasons TOT -2 -7 -2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1963 STL NL 27 3 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 STL NL 29 11 8 11 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1967 STL NL 31 52 16 52 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
1968 STL NL 32 20 1 20 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
1969 STL NL 33 30 7 30 9 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
1970 PIT NL 34 14 0 14 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
6 Seasons 130 35 130 52 0 51 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 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.

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%
1963 STL NL 27 94 1.64 1.64 2 100% 0 0 14 1 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 STL NL 29 304 4.83 4.95 2 100% 0 0 41 2 1 0 38 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 STL NL 31 695 3.14 3.74 10 90% 0 0 111 6 0 2 103 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1968 STL NL 32 28 6.75 6.75 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 STL NL 33 260 3.05 3.63 4 100% 0 0 57 4 0 1 52 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 PIT NL 34 59 1.20 3.00 1 100% 0 0 9 1 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 1440 3.36 3.86 19 95% 0 0 237 14 1 3 219 16 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 3.50 3.98 95% 90%

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
1963 STL NL 27 0 0 40 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.80
1965 STL NL 29 1 3 101 7 0 0 0% 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1.04
1967 STL NL 31 3 2 270 10 10 8 50% 8 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 17 10 1.57 1.40
1968 STL NL 32 1 1 13 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.31
1969 STL NL 33 0 1 92 8 2 1 20% 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 3 1.00 1.49
1970 PIT NL 34 0 1 16 1 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 2.30 0.35
6 Seasons 5 8 532 28 13 10 32% 24 11 4 1 0 1 1 1 48 15 1.26 1.34
MLB Averages 38% 1.28 1.23



* - 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.

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