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John Romano

John Anthony Romano (Honey)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 23, 1934 in Hoboken, NJ
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1958 (Age 24.020)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox/Cardinals 1958-1967

Final Game: September 4, 1967 (Age 33.012)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 22, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #890. Andre Ethier… #891. Don Slaught… #892. Steve O'Neill… #893. JOHN ROMANO… #894. Tommy Corcoran… #895. Joe Ferguson… #896. Adam Kennedy… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1958 23 CHW AL 4 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .286 .375 .286 .661 86 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1959 24 CHW AL 53 153 126 20 37 5 1 5 25 0 1 23 18 .294 .407 .468 .875 141 59 3 1 3 0 0 2
1960 25 CLE AL 108 361 316 40 86 12 2 16 52 0 0 37 50 .272 .349 .475 .824 124 150 7 3 0 5 4 2
1961 ★ 26 CLE AL 142 580 509 76 152 29 1 21 80 0 0 61 60 .299 .377 .483 .860 132 246 10 5 1 4 3 *2 AS,MVP-24
1962 ★ 27 CLE AL 135 548 459 71 120 19 3 25 81 0 1 73 64 .261 .363 .479 .842 128 220 14 5 2 9 0 *2 AS
1963 28 CLE AL 89 300 255 28 55 5 2 10 34 4 3 38 49 .216 .317 .369 .685 93 94 3 2 0 5 4 2/7
1964 29 CLE AL 106 415 352 46 85 18 1 19 47 2 2 51 83 .241 .346 .460 .806 123 162 15 7 2 3 6 2/37
1965 30 CHW AL 122 425 356 39 86 11 0 18 48 0 2 59 74 .242 .355 .424 .779 128 151 13 5 2 3 3 *2/73
1966 31 CHW AL 122 395 329 33 76 12 0 15 47 0 0 58 72 .231 .344 .404 .749 122 133 3 1 3 4 7 2
1967 32 STL NL 24 71 58 1 7 1 0 0 2 1 0 13 15 .121 .282 .138 .420 25 8 1 0 0 0 0 2
10 Yrs 905 3256 2767 355 706 112 10 129 417 7 9 414 485 .255 .354 .443 .797 122 1225 69 29 13 33 27
162 Game Avg. 162 583 495 64 126 20 2 23 75 1 2 74 87 .255 .354 .443 .797 122 219 12 5 2 6 5
CLE (5 yrs) 580 2204 1891 261 498 83 9 91 294 6 6 260 306 .263 .355 .461 .816 123 872 49 22 5 26 17
CHW (4 yrs) 301 981 818 93 201 28 1 38 121 0 3 141 164 .246 .359 .422 .780 127 345 19 7 8 7 10
STL (1 yr) 24 71 58 1 7 1 0 0 2 1 0 13 15 .121 .282 .138 .420 25 8 1 0 0 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 881 3185 2709 354 699 111 10 129 415 6 9 401 470 .258 .356 .449 .805 124 1217 68 29 13 33 27
NL (1 yr) 24 71 58 1 7 1 0 0 2 1 0 13 15 .121 .282 .138 .420 25 8 1 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1958 23 CHW AL 4 8 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /2
1959 24 CHW AL 53 153 10 0 -0 -3 2 9 0.8 5 13 1.3 .517 .505 1.7 -0.2 16 2
1960 25 CLE AL 108 361 10 -1 -0 -1 5 13 1.2 11 24 2.3 .513 .509 2.6 0.3 25 2
1961 ★ 26 CLE AL 142 580 26 -1 -1 -1 8 30 2.8 18 48 4.6 .522 .519 4.9 0.6 49 *2 AS,MVP-24
1962 ★ 27 CLE AL 135 548 18 -1 -2 7 7 29 2.8 17 46 4.5 .522 .519 4.0 1.4 39 *2 AS
1963 28 CLE AL 89 300 -4 1 -1 2 4 2 0.1 9 11 1.0 .503 .501 0.9 0.5 10 2/7
1964 29 CLE AL 106 415 10 -2 -2 -2 5 10 0.8 13 22 2.1 .510 .506 2.5 0.2 24 $27,500 2/37
1965 30 CHW AL 122 425 12 -2 -1 -2 5 13 1.4 13 26 2.7 .512 .509 2.9 0.4 27 $32,000 *2/73
1966 31 CHW AL 122 395 9 0 0 -2 5 12 1.2 13 25 2.5 .511 .509 2.9 0.2 27 $30,000 2
1967 32 STL NL 24 71 -3 -0 -0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .476 .496 -0.1 -0.1 -0 2
10 Seasons 905 3256 88 -6 -7 -4 43 113 10.7 101 214 20.9 .513 .510 22.4 3.3 218 $89,500
CLE (5 yrs) 580 2204 60 -4 -5 4 29 84 7.9 68 152 14.6 .515 .512 14.9 3.0 147 $27,500
CHW (4 yrs) 301 981 31 -1 -1 -7 12 34 3.4 31 65 6.6 .512 .508 7.6 0.4 71 $62,000
STL (1 yr) 24 71 -3 -0 -0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .476 .496 -0.1 -0.1 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1959 24 CHW AL WS LAD L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1958 CHW AL 23 C 2 2 1 13.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 6.50 .990 6.02 5.95 0 0 0 0 0
1959 CHW AL 24 C 38 34 19 285.2 189 169 16 4 5 .979 -3 -13 5.83 4.87 .989 6.08 6.04 5 5 14 6 30% 40% 0
1960 CLE AL 25 C 99 88 77 777.2 506 470 30 6 6 .988 -1 -2 5.79 5.05 .987 5.93 5.92 7 21 36 20 36% 40% 2
1961 CLE AL 26 C 141 140 134 1232.2 819 752 58 9 8 .989 -1 -1 5.91 5.74 .989 6.21 6.14 10 41 48 31 39% 36% 2 AS,MVP-24
1962 CLE AL 27 C 130 128 123 1124.2 727 657 63 7 6 .990 7 7 5.76 5.54 .989 6.30 6.28 15 18 46 30 39% 36% 9 AS
1963 CLE AL 28 C 71 64 57 589.2 439 408 28 3 5 .993 3 6 6.65 6.14 .989 6.64 6.64 5 11 20 12 38% 33% 1
1963 CLE AL 28 LF 4 4 2 24.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -65 1.88 1.25 .977 1.91 1.90
1963 CLE AL 28 OF 4 4 2 24.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -65 1.88 1.25 .982 2.17 2.15
1964 CLE AL 29 C 96 93 87 841.2 759 714 38 7 3 .991 -2 -3 8.04 7.83 .990 7.07 7.06 11 30 37 17 31% 37% 4
1964 CLE AL 29 1B 1 1 1 9.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 9.00 9.00 .991 9.40 9.40
1964 CLE AL 29 LF 1 1 0 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.86 3.00 .973 1.80 1.80
1965 CHW AL 30 C 111 107 42 819.1 635 569 61 5 10 .992 -2 -3 6.92 5.68 .988 6.96 6.94 11 33 47 22 32% 34% 3
1965 CHW AL 30 LF 4 3 1 25.1 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 19 2.49 1.75 .979 1.88 1.85
1965 CHW AL 30 OF 4 3 1 25.1 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 19 2.49 1.75 .979 2.02 2.02
1965 CHW AL 30 1B 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.45 9.55
1966 CHW AL 31 C 102 96 59 791.0 602 552 46 4 7 .993 -2 -3 6.80 5.86 .988 6.86 6.85 10 26 43 18 30% 38% 2
1967 STL NL 32 C 20 19 14 154.0 116 111 3 2 1 .983 -2 -16 6.66 5.70 .990 6.89 6.89 3 5 5 1 17% 40% 0
10 Seasons C 810 771 613 6629.1 4805 4415 343 47 51 .990 -3 -1 6.46 5.87 .989 6.52 6.50 77 190 296 157 35% 37% 23
3 Seasons LF 9 8 3 56.1 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -1 -19 2.40 1.67 .977 1.89 1.87
2 Seasons OF 8 7 3 49.1 13 11 1 1 0 .923 -1 -22 2.19 1.50 .980 2.10 2.09
2 Seasons 1B 3 1 1 11.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -22 7.36 3.00 .991 9.41 9.50
10 Seasons TOT 821 779 617 6689.2 4827 4435 344 48 51 .990 -4 -1 6.43 5.82 .989 6.49 6.47 77 190 296 157 35% 37% 23
Lg 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
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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1961 AL (24, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1961 AL  4.6 (10th)
1962 AL  4.5 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1961 AL  4.9 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1962 AL  1.4 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1961 AL  .299 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1962 AL  .479 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1961 AL  .860 (10th)
1962 AL  .842 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1961 AL  29 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1961 AL  132 (9th)
1962 AL  128 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1964 AL  7 (4th)
1965 AL  5 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1962 AL  9 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1962 AL  18.4 (9th)
Career  21.4 (175th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1961 AL  30.17 (10th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1961 AL  3.0 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1961 AL  3.0 (10th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1960 AL  99 (4th)
1961 AL  141 (1st)
1962 AL  130 (4th)
1965 AL  111 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1960 AL  470 (5th)
1961 AL  752 (2nd)
1962 AL  657 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1961 AL  58 (2nd)
1962 AL  63 (3rd)
1965 AL  61 (1st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1961 AL  9 (2nd)
1962 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1960 AL  6 (4th)
1961 AL  8 (3rd)
1962 AL  6 (5th)
1965 AL  10 (1st)
1966 AL  7 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1962 AL  15 (1st)
1964 AL  11 (5th)
1966 AL  10 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1960 AL  36 (2nd)
1961 AL  48 (1st)
1962 AL  46 (1st)
1964 AL  37 (2nd)
1965 AL  47 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1960 AL  20 (3rd)
1961 AL  31 (1st)
1962 AL  30 (2nd)
1965 AL  22 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1962 AL  7 (2nd)
1963 AL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1964 AL  8.04 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1964 AL  7.83 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1960 AL  .988 (5th)
1964 AL  .991 (5th)
1965 AL  .992 (4th)
1966 AL  .993 (3rd)
Career  .990 (88th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1504), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1095), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1536), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (68th), 20.9 career WAR/20.1 7yr-peak WAR/20.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1964 29 Cleveland Indians $27,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1965 30 Chicago White Sox $32,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1966 31 Chicago White Sox $30,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$89,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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