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Phil Rizzuto

Philip Francis Rizzuto (Scooter)
born Fiero

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: September 25, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Richmond Hill HS (Queens, NY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1941 (Age 23.201)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1941-1956

Final Game: August 16, 1956 (Age 38.326)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1994.
   View Phil Rizzuto Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: August 13, 2007 in West Orange, NJ
Cremated
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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
1941 NYY AL 23 SS 128 124 124 680 252 399 29 109 .957 5.09 .948 4.96 MVP-20
1942 NYY AL 24 SS 144 144 143 799 324 445 30 114 .962 5.34 .949 5.01 AS,MVP-19
1946 NYY AL 28 SS 125 124 112 671 267 378 26 97 .961 5.16 .954 4.97
1947 NYY AL 29 SS 151 151 143 815 340 450 25 111 .969 5.23 .964 5.13
1948 NYY AL 30 SS 128 128 123 624 259 348 17 85 .973 4.74 .964 5.17 MVP-33
1949 NYY AL 31 SS 152 151 151 792 329 440 23 118 .971 5.06 .963 5.17 MVP-2
1950 NYY AL 32 SS 155 155 149 1351.2 767 301 452 14 123 .982 5.01 4.86 .961 5.05 4.96 AS,MVP-1
1951 NYY AL 33 SS 144 144 130 1236.1 748 317 407 24 113 .968 5.27 5.03 .961 5.20 5.17 AS,MVP-11
1952 NYY AL 34 SS 152 152 132 1312.1 785 308 458 19 116 .976 5.25 5.04 .962 4.94 4.94 AS,MVP-14
1953 NYY AL 35 SS 133 132 91 1074.2 647 214 409 24 100 .963 9 10 5.22 4.68 .966 5.11 5.08 AS,MVP-6
1954 NYY AL 36 SS 126 98 51 828.0 494 184 294 16 84 .968 3 4 5.20 3.79 .960 5.00 4.97
1954 NYY AL 36 2B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30
1955 NYY AL 37 SS 79 43 26 451.1 235 93 132 10 30 .957 -3 -9 4.49 2.85 .959 4.93 4.89
1955 NYY AL 37 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.30
1956 NYY AL 38 SS 30 15 9 154.1 91 31 54 6 17 .934 -1 -7 4.96 2.83 .960 4.98 4.94
13 Seasons SS 1647 1561 1384 6408.2 8148 3219 4666 263 1217 .968 7 1 5.13 4.79 .959 5.05 5.04
2 Seasons 2B 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.50 .980 5.40 5.30
13 Seasons TOT 1649 1561 1384 6412.2 8149 3220 4666 263 1217 .968 7 1 5.13 4.78 .959 5.05 5.04
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
1941 NYY AL 23 SS
1942 NYY AL 24 SS
1946 NYY AL 28 SS
1947 NYY AL 29 SS
1948 NYY AL 30 SS
1949 NYY AL 31 SS
1950 NYY AL 32 SS
1951 NYY AL 33 SS
1952 NYY AL 34 SS
1953 NYY AL 35 SS 9 10 6 2 5 3
1954 NYY AL 36 SS 3 4 -0 -3 2 3
1954 NYY AL 36 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYY AL 37 SS -3 -9 -3 -2 -2 0
1955 NYY AL 37 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 NYY AL 38 SS -1 -7 -1 0 -1 0
13 Seasons SS 7 1 1 -2 5 6
2 Seasons 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons TOT 7 1 1 -2 5 6

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1941 NYY AL 23 133 124 133 128 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
1942 NYY AL 24 144 144 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 NYY AL 28 126 124 126 125 0 0 0 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1947 NYY AL 29 153 151 153 151 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1948 NYY AL 30 128 128 128 128 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 NYY AL 31 153 152 153 152 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1950 NYY AL 32 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 NYY AL 33 144 144 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 NYY AL 34 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 NYY AL 35 134 132 134 133 0 0 0 1 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1954 NYY AL 36 127 97 127 127 0 0 0 1 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
1955 NYY AL 37 81 43 81 80 0 0 0 1 0 79 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
1956 NYY AL 38 31 15 31 30 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
13 Seasons 1661 1561 1661 1649 0 0 0 3 0 1647 0 0 0 0 0 8 19
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 -- 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
1941 NYY AL 23 4774 61% 82% 27% 478 93% 4 250 112 113 25 399 292 96 1 6 29 3 23 3 21 109 38 3 36 12 9 104 42 58 5 2 2
1942 NYY AL 24 2621 56% 84% 28% 290 91% 0 172 68 86 18 237 179 50 0 7 20 0 14 6 16 68 18 6 20 8 4 60 24 33 7 3 4
1946 NYY AL 28 979 45% 80% 29% 111 90% 0 58 24 30 4 90 70 19 0 0 8 0 4 4 7 25 8 0 9 3 3 24 8 15 1 0 1
1947 NYY AL 29 4516 55% 79% 24% 492 93% 4 276 146 108 22 370 285 69 0 5 19 0 17 2 15 101 30 7 41 3 7 89 37 51 9 6 2
1948 NYY AL 30 3783 56% 80% 22% 371 91% 3 191 100 71 20 273 188 71 1 3 14 0 11 3 12 68 27 6 10 6 4 62 34 25 3 2 0
1949 NYY AL 31 5021 59% 77% 24% 514 93% 6 295 156 105 34 380 267 96 0 8 19 0 14 5 12 105 40 8 24 7 9 92 49 42 9 3 6
1950 NYY AL 32 5353 64% 77% 23% 530 93% 3 281 143 112 25 411 299 95 1 7 13 0 11 2 11 114 39 11 35 6 5 100 51 47 12 4 8
1951 NYY AL 33 4857 58% 80% 25% 499 90% 2 299 132 133 34 376 298 66 0 8 22 0 17 5 14 105 25 15 38 8 5 93 40 52 7 3 4
1952 NYY AL 34 4941 59% 80% 28% 521 89% 6 273 111 130 31 420 304 93 0 10 19 0 14 5 13 107 38 12 32 7 6 100 50 48 7 2 3
1953 NYY AL 35 4268 67% 82% 28% 468 91% 8 199 82 94 24 393 286 95 2 5 24 1 16 7 21 94 39 6 28 9 4 87 45 42 4 2 2
1954 NYY AL 36 3475 68% 80% 26% 368 91% 3 189 83 90 16 291 211 72 0 6 16 0 10 6 11 84 33 5 25 7 6 79 38 40 4 1 3
1955 NYY AL 37 1938 66% 76% 24% 182 89% 1 91 49 36 6 128 92 32 0 3 10 0 8 2 7 30 11 1 6 4 3 27 12 14 2 0 2
1956 NYY AL 38 635 64% 79% 27% 67 82% 1 32 12 20 0 54 40 11 0 2 6 0 5 1 5 16 5 0 3 5 2 15 5 10 1 0 1
13 Seasons 47161 60% 80% 25% 4891 91% 41 2606 1218 1128 259 3822 2811 865 5 70 219 4 164 51 165 1026 351 80 307 85 67 932 435 477 71 28 38
MLB Averages 62% 82% 26% 91%

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
1953 NYY AL 35 1 0% 100% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 NYY AL 36 6 67% 100% 67% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYY AL 37 6 83% 100% 33% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 13 69% 100% 46% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 62% 82% 26% 93%



* - 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
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1962 BBWAA (27.5%)
1964 BBWAA (22.4%)
1964 Run Off ( 5.5%)
1966 BBWAA (17.9%)
1967 BBWAA (24.3%)
1967 Run Off ( 4.6%)
1968 BBWAA (26.1%)
1969 BBWAA (22.9%)
1970 BBWAA (26.3%)
1971 BBWAA (25.6%)
1972 BBWAA (26.0%)
1973 BBWAA (29.2%)
1974 BBWAA (30.4%)
1975 BBWAA (32.3%)
1976 BBWAA (38.4%)
1994 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1994
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 AL (20, 2%)
1942 AL (19, 3%)
1948 AL (33, 0%)
1949 AL (2, 52%)
1950 AL (1, 85%)
1951 AL (11, 14%)
1952 AL (14, 10%)
1953 AL (6, 23%)
1 MVP
1.89 Career Shares (107th)

Assistss c a p y
1942 AL  445 (4th)
1950 AL  452 (5th)
1952 AL  458 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1947 AL  25 (5th)
1951 AL  24 (5th)
1953 AL  24 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1942 AL  144 (3rd)
1946 AL  125 (5th)
1947 AL  151 (2nd)
1948 AL  128 (4th)
1949 AL  152 (3rd)
1950 AL  155 (1st)
1951 AL  144 (3rd)
1952 AL  152 (1st)
1953 AL  133 (4th)
1954 AL  126 (4th)
Career  1,647 (44th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1942 AL  324 (1st)
1946 AL  267 (3rd)
1947 AL  340 (2nd)
1948 AL  259 (4th)
1949 AL  329 (2nd)
1950 AL  301 (1st)
1951 AL  317 (2nd)
1952 AL  308 (2nd)
1953 AL  214 (5th)
Career  3,219 (32nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  399 (3rd)
1942 AL  445 (2nd)
1946 AL  378 (5th)
1947 AL  450 (4th)
1948 AL  348 (4th)
1949 AL  440 (5th)
1950 AL  452 (3rd)
1951 AL  407 (4th)
1952 AL  458 (1st)
1953 AL  409 (4th)
Career  4,666 (60th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  29 (4th)
1942 AL  30 (5th)
1946 AL  26 (4th)
1947 AL  25 (4th)
1949 AL  23 (5th)
1951 AL  24 (3rd)
1952 AL  19 (4th)
1953 AL  24 (2nd)
Career  263 (92nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  109 (1st)
1942 AL  114 (1st)
1946 AL  97 (2nd)
1947 AL  111 (3rd)
1948 AL  85 (4th)
1949 AL  118 (3rd)
1950 AL  123 (2nd)
1951 AL  113 (2nd)
1952 AL  116 (1st)
1953 AL  100 (2nd)
1954 AL  84 (4th)
Career  1,217 (16th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1953 AL  9 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1950 AL  5.01 (5th)
1951 AL  5.27 (4th)
1952 AL  5.25 (1st)
1953 AL  5.22 (4th)
1954 AL  5.20 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  5.09 (1st)
1942 AL  5.34 (1st)
1946 AL  5.16 (2nd)
1947 AL  5.23 (3rd)
1949 AL  5.06 (4th)
1950 AL  4.86 (4th)
1951 AL  5.03 (4th)
1952 AL  5.04 (1st)
1953 AL  4.68 (5th)
Career  4.79 (99th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  .957 (4th)
1942 AL  .962 (2nd)
1946 AL  .961 (3rd)
1947 AL  .969 (5th)
1948 AL  .973 (3rd)
1949 AL  .971 (1st)
1950 AL  .982 (1st)
1951 AL  .968 (3rd)
1952 AL  .976 (2nd)
1954 AL  .968 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1956 AL  born 1917-09-25 (6th)

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