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Ray Sanders

Raymond Floyd Sanders

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 4, 1916 in Bonne Terre, MO(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1942 (Age 25.131, 7,294th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Braves 1942-1949

Last Game: September 21, 1949 (Age 32.291)
Died: October 28, 1983 in Washington, MO
Buried: Mount Hope Mausoleum, St. Louis, MO
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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 Awards
1942 STL NL 25 1B 77 74 68 667 626 35 6 54 .991 8.58 .989 10.18
1943 STL NL 26 1B 141 139 130 1380 1302 71 7 142 .995 9.74 .992 10.48
1944 STL NL 27 1B 152 150 146 1442 1370 64 8 142 .994 9.43 .990 10.04 MVP-15
1945 STL NL 28 1B 142 141 138 1368 1259 90 19 113 .986 9.50 .990 10.17
1946 BSN NL 29 1B 77 74 71 729 659 61 9 57 .988 9.35 .991 9.98
1949 BSN NL 32 1B 7 7 3 62 52 9 1 2 .984 8.71 .991 9.61
6 Seasons 1B 596 585 556 5648 5268 330 50 510 .991 9.39 .991 10.18
7 Seasons TOT 596 585 556 5648 5268 330 50 510 .991 9.39 .991 10.18
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
1942 STL NL 25 1B
1943 STL NL 26 1B
1944 STL NL 27 1B
1945 STL NL 28 1B
1946 BSN NL 29 1B
1949 BSN NL 32 1B
6 Seasons 1B
7 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1942 STL NL 25 95 74 95 77 0 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1943 STL NL 26 144 139 144 141 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1944 STL NL 27 154 150 154 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1945 STL NL 28 143 141 143 142 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1946 BSN NL 29 80 74 80 77 0 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1948 BSN NL 31 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1949 BSN NL 32 9 7 9 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 Seasons 630 585 630 596 0 0 596 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 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 -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1942 STL NL 25 733 61% 83% 27% 48 96% 0 172 7 165 1 26 14 11 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 15 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 1 4 100%
1943 STL NL 26 1672 66% 85% 26% 94 96% 0 404 21 375 8 52 23 16 2 2 3 2 0 2 0 1 44 1 0 0 40 1 4 0 3 8 100%
1944 STL NL 27 2085 65% 83% 25% 106 95% 0 507 34 465 7 52 19 13 2 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 52 1 0 0 43 1 9 4 4 3 67%
1945 STL NL 28 1905 56% 85% 25% 146 95% 1 466 37 420 10 71 33 25 6 1 3 7 2 4 1 1 44 0 0 1 28 1 16 7 9 7 100%
1946 BSN NL 29 1396 58% 83% 26% 91 88% 0 312 27 282 4 28 29 24 3 0 2 4 1 2 1 3 27 0 0 1 20 1 7 3 4 11 91%
1949 BSN NL 32 249 67% 81% 25% 22 95% 0 52 4 47 1 9 8 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 100%
6 Seasons 8040 62% 84% 26% 507 94% 1 1913 130 1754 31 238 126 96 17 3 12 18 4 12 2 7 184 2 0 2 147 4 37 14 21 36 94%
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93% 86%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1944 NL (15, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (1049th)

Putoutss c a p y
1943 NL  1,302 (3rd)
1944 NL  1,370 (4th)
1945 NL  1,259 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1943 NL  141 (2nd)
1944 NL  152 (3rd)
1945 NL  142 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1943 NL  1,302 (2nd)
1944 NL  1,370 (4th)
1945 NL  1,259 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1943 NL  71 (3rd)
1945 NL  90 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1943 NL  7 (4th)
1945 NL  19 (1st)
1946 NL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1943 NL  142 (1st)
1944 NL  142 (1st)
1945 NL  113 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1945 NL  9.50 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1943 NL  .995 (3rd)
1944 NL  .994 (1st)
1945 NL  .986 (4th)

                                         

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