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Carl Sawatski

Carl Ernest Sawatski (Swats, Swisher or Swish)

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: November 4, 1927 in Shickshinny, PA
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 29, 1948 (Age 20.330)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies/Cubs/Braves/WhiteSox 1948-1963

Final Game: September 29, 1963 (Age 35.329)
Died: November 24, 1991 in Little Rock, AR
Buried: Pine Crest Memorial Park, Alexander, AR
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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
1950 CHC NL 22 C 32 27 24 235.2 121 100 19 2 6 .983 4.54 3.72 .982 5.38 5.33 3 2 13 5 28% 38% 1
1953 CHC NL 25 C 15 6 5 75.2 53 45 5 3 0 .943 1 16 5.95 3.33 .984 5.53 5.42 0 1 2 2 50% 40% 0
1954 CHW AL 26 C 33 27 22 243.2 149 133 14 2 4 .987 1 5 5.43 4.45 .986 5.40 5.36 0 7 7 10 59% 48% 1
1957 MLN NL 29 C 28 19 14 189.2 143 121 20 2 2 .986 1 6 6.69 5.04 .988 5.98 6.02 1 8 7 8 53% 40% 0
1958 TOT NL 30 C 56 48 42 447.0 303 279 20 4 2 .987 -2 -5 6.02 5.34 .988 6.06 6.02 6 14 20 10 33% 39% 1
1958 MLN NL 30 C 3 1 0 12.0 11 8 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.25 3.67 .988 6.07 6.03 1 1 1 1 50% 38% 0
1958 PHI NL 30 C 53 47 42 435.0 292 271 17 4 2 .986 -2 -6 5.96 5.43 .988 6.06 6.02 5 13 19 9 32% 39% 1
1959 PHI NL 31 C 69 61 41 498.2 336 306 23 7 4 .979 -5 -12 5.94 4.77 .989 6.34 6.28 4 17 31 10 24% 38% 1
1960 STL NL 32 C 67 42 27 388.1 306 279 25 2 5 .993 -1 -3 7.05 4.54 .986 6.58 6.57 5 15 14 11 44% 40% 1
1961 STL NL 33 C 60 39 21 356.2 238 218 19 1 3 .996 -3 -10 5.98 3.95 .985 6.39 6.32 6 9 28 8 22% 38% 1
1961 STL NL 33 CF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1961 STL NL 33 OF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
1962 STL NL 34 C 70 61 33 514.0 379 354 24 1 4 .997 -2 -5 6.62 5.40 .987 6.72 6.66 12 17 27 10 27% 34% 0
1963 STL NL 35 C 27 22 11 182.2 138 125 11 2 0 .986 -1 -7 6.70 5.04 .986 7.07 7.05 0 8 16 7 30% 42% 0
10 Seasons C 457 352 240 3132.0 2166 1960 180 26 30 .988 -11 -4 6.15 4.68 .987 6.25 6.22 37 98 165 81 33% 39% 6
1 Season CF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
11 Seasons TOT 458 352 240 3132.1 2166 1960 180 26 30 .988 -11 -4 6.15 4.67 .987 6.25 6.21 37 98 165 81 33% 39% 6
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
1950 CHC NL 22 C
1953 CHC NL 25 C 1 16 1
1954 CHW AL 26 C 1 5 1
1957 MLN NL 29 C 1 6 1
1958 MLN NL 30 C 0 0 0
1958 PHI NL 30 C -2 -6 -2
1959 PHI NL 31 C -5 -12 -5
1960 STL NL 32 C -1 -3 -1
1961 STL NL 33 C -3 -10 -3
1961 STL NL 33 CF
1962 STL NL 34 C -2 -5 -2
1963 STL NL 35 C -1 -7 -1
10 Seasons C -11 -4 -11
1 Season CF
11 Seasons TOT -11 -4 -11

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1948 CHC NL 20 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1950 CHC NL 22 38 27 38 32 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1953 CHC NL 25 43 6 43 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
1954 CHW AL 26 43 27 43 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1957 MLN NL 29 58 19 58 28 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
1958 PHI NL 30 60 47 60 53 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1958 MLN NL 30 10 1 10 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1959 PHI NL 31 74 61 74 69 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1960 STL NL 32 78 42 78 67 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
1961 STL NL 33 86 39 86 61 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 43 0
1962 STL NL 34 85 61 85 70 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1963 STL NL 35 56 22 56 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
11 Seasons 633 352 633 457 0 456 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 246 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%
1950 CHC NL 22 788 5.14 6.43 8 88% 0 0 80 7 1 2 70 11 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 0%
1953 CHC NL 25 314 5.85 6.54 9 100% 0 0 38 7 2 4 25 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 CHW AL 26 1051 4.03 4.21 19 95% 0 1 133 17 1 2 113 14 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0%
1957 MLN NL 29 833 4.56 5.17 18 94% 0 0 120 14 0 0 106 10 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 100%
1958 PHI NL 30 1872 4.41 4.82 30 100% 1 0 262 25 1 5 231 21 5 0 0 5 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 100%
1958 MLN NL 30 53 6.75 6.75 1 0% 0 0 9 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 PHI NL 31 2134 4.13 4.89 38 97% 0 1 306 32 0 10 264 23 2 1 0 6 7 1 2 4 0 4 0 0 1 2 100%
1960 STL NL 32 1673 4.10 4.50 23 96% 0 1 278 18 0 8 252 25 2 0 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 2 2 50%
1961 STL NL 33 1514 3.41 3.91 18 100% 0 0 217 13 1 5 198 19 4 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 2 100%
1962 STL NL 34 2213 4.17 4.75 22 100% 1 0 357 20 1 4 332 22 1 0 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 0
1963 STL NL 35 743 3.55 3.94 13 100% 0 0 122 12 1 0 109 10 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 13188 4.17 4.73 199 97% 2 3 1922 165 8 40 1709 161 18 2 2 35 25 4 8 13 0 26 0 2 6 17 82%
MLB Averages 3.96 4.48 95% 86%

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
1950 CHC NL 22 0 2 325 11 5 5 31% 9 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 19 9 1.70 1.62
1953 CHC NL 25 0 1 142 1 2 2 67% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0.84 0.38
1954 CHW AL 26 0 7 405 7 10 10 59% 7 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 12 1.46 1.36
1957 MLN NL 29 1 8 330 7 8 7 53% 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 9 1.48 1.49
1958 PHI NL 30 5 13 701 19 9 9 32% 16 8 3 1 0 0 1 0 39 11 1.52 0.91
1958 MLN NL 30 0 1 21 1 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2.26 1.44
1959 PHI NL 31 4 17 797 31 10 9 24% 27 8 2 1 2 1 1 0 70 16 1.13 1.07
1960 STL NL 32 6 15 624 14 11 11 44% 14 10 0 0 0 1 1 0 44 15 1.39 0.99
1961 STL NL 33 6 9 582 28 8 7 22% 27 7 0 1 1 0 1 0 50 11 1.05 0.83
1962 STL NL 34 12 17 842 27 10 9 27% 23 7 4 2 0 1 0 0 65 13 0.89 1.11
1963 STL NL 35 0 8 235 16 7 6 30% 12 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 28 7 1.70 1.53
10 Seasons 34 98 5004 162 81 76 33% 143 71 15 6 4 4 6 0 363 107 1.27 1.16
MLB Averages 42% 1.19 1.17

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1961 STL NL 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 0 0 0 1 0% 0% 0% 0
1 Season 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 0 0 1 0% 0% 0% 0
MLB Averages 44.0% 2.5% 63% 81% 30% 58%



* - 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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1959 NL  7 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1958 NL  6 (4th)
1962 NL  12 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1959 NL  31 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1960 NL  7.05 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1948 NL  born 1927-11-04 (9th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Carl Carl carlton Ernest Swats Swats,Swisher,Swish Swish Swisher Sawatski

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