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Tom Saffell    \SAFF-el\

Thomas Judson Saffell

Positions: Centerfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 26, 1921 in Etowah, TN
School: Maryville College (Maryville, TN) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 1, 1949 (Age 27.340, 8,203rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Athletics 1949-1955

Last Game: September 25, 1955 (Age 34.061)
Died: September 10, 2012 in Sarasota, FL
Buried: Green Hill Cemetery, Etowah, TN
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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
1949 27 PIT NL 73 234 205 36 66 7 1 2 25 5 21 27 .322 .385 .395 .780 108 81 3 0 7 O8/9
1950 28 PIT NL 67 202 182 18 37 7 0 2 6 1 14 34 .203 .264 .275 .539 40 50 1 1 5 O8/9
1951 29 PIT NL 49 71 65 11 13 0 0 1 5 1 1 5 18 .200 .257 .246 .503 35 16 1 0 1 O8/97
1955 33 TOT MLB 82 173 150 26 27 1 0 1 4 2 0 19 29 .180 .272 .207 .479 31 31 2 0 4 0 3 8/79
1955 33 PIT NL 73 132 113 21 19 1 0 1 3 1 0 15 22 .168 .266 .204 .469 28 23 1 0 4 0 3 8/79
1955 33 KCA AL 9 41 37 5 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 7 .216 .293 .216 .509 39 8 1 0 0 0 0 /8
4 Yrs 271 680 602 91 143 15 1 6 40 9 1 59 108 .238 .307 .296 .602 60 178 7 1 17 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 406 360 54 85 9 1 4 24 5 35 65 .238 .307 .296 .602 60 106 4 1 10
PIT (4 yrs) 262 639 565 86 135 15 1 6 39 8 1 55 101 .239 .308 .301 .608 62 170 6 1 17 0 3
KCA (1 yr) 9 41 37 5 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 7 .216 .293 .216 .509 39 8 1 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 262 639 565 86 135 15 1 6 39 8 1 55 101 .239 .308 .301 .608 62 170 6 1 17 0 3
AL (1 yr) 9 41 37 5 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 7 .216 .293 .216 .509 39 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
1949 27 PIT NL 73 234 3 -1 1 -4 -0 -1 -0.2 9 8 0.8 .498 .499 1.2 -0.4 12 O8/9
1950 28 PIT NL 67 202 -16 -1 1 2 -0 -14 -1.5 8 -7 -0.7 .478 .491 -0.9 0.1 -9 O8/9
1951 29 PIT NL 49 71 -6 -0 0 -2 -0 -8 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .482 .494 -0.4 -0.2 -4 O8/97
1955 33 PIT NL 73 132 -12 1 1 -4 -1 -14 -1.6 5 -10 -1.1 .479 .491 -0.5 -0.6 -5 8/79
1955 33 KCA AL 9 41 -3 -1 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .455 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /8
4 Seasons 271 680 -34 -1 4 -9 -2 -42 -4.5 26 -17 -1.9 .484 .494 -0.8 -1.2 -7
PIT (4 yrs) 262 639 -32 -0 3 -8 -1 -38 -4.1 24 -14 -1.6 .485 .494 -0.6 -1.2 -5
KCA (1 yr) 9 41 -3 -1 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .455 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2

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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 Awards
1949 PIT NL 27 OF 53 47 46 125 122 2 1 1 .992 2.34 .977 2.48
1949 PIT NL 27 CF 51 46 45 113 110 2 1 1 .991 2.20 .978 2.84
1949 PIT NL 27 RF 2 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .976 2.05
1950 PIT NL 28 OF 43 38 34 350.0 134 128 5 1 0 .993 3.42 3.09 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 PIT NL 28 CF 41 36 32 332.0 123 117 5 1 0 .992 3.31 2.98 .980 2.76 2.73
1950 PIT NL 28 RF 2 2 2 18.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 0.50 .980 1.85 1.85
1951 PIT NL 29 OF 17 9 7 90.0 28 25 1 2 0 .929 2.60 1.53 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 PIT NL 29 CF 13 9 7 84.0 23 21 0 2 0 .913 2.25 1.62 .983 2.88 2.87
1951 PIT NL 29 RF 3 0 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.60 0.67 .980 1.98 2.03
1951 PIT NL 29 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1955 TOT MLB 33 OF 56 31 29 324.0 109 103 2 4 0 .963 -5 -20 2.92 1.88 .978 2.33 2.30
1955 TOT MLB 33 CF 47 26 24 273.0 90 86 2 2 0 .978 -5 -21 2.90 1.87 .983 2.68 2.64
1955 PIT NL 33 OF 47 22 20 248.0 83 78 2 3 0 .964 -4 -22 2.90 1.70 .977 2.30 2.28
1955 PIT NL 33 CF 38 17 15 197.0 62 60 1 1 0 .984 -4 -24 2.79 1.61 .982 2.61 2.59
1955 PIT NL 33 LF 6 5 5 46.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -0 -10 2.35 2.00 .972 2.05 2.03
1955 PIT NL 33 RF 3 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -48 0.00 0.00 1.98 1.97
1955 KCA AL 33 CF 9 9 9 76.0 28 26 1 1 0 .964 -1 -13 3.20 3.00 .985 2.87 2.84
1955 KCA AL 33 OF 9 9 9 76.0 26 25 0 1 0 .962 -1 -13 2.96 2.78 .982 2.40 2.38
4 Seasons OF 169 125 116 764.0 396 378 10 8 1 .980 -5 -8 3.11 2.30 .978 2.34 2.37
4 Seasons CF 152 117 108 689.0 349 334 9 6 1 .983 -5 -8 3.02 2.26 .980 2.74 2.75
4 Seasons RF 10 3 3 28.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 0.96 0.80 .978 1.90 1.98
2 Seasons LF 7 5 5 47.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -0 -10 2.30 1.71 .972 2.07 2.07
4 Seasons TOT 169 125 116 764.0 396 378 10 8 1 .980 -5 -8 3.11 2.30 .978 2.34 2.37
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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.
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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

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Name and misspellings: Thomas Judson tim Tom tommy Saffell

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