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Johnny Schmitz

John Albert Schmitz (Bear Tracks)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 27, 1920 in Wausau, WI
High School: Wausau HS (Wausau, WI)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1941 (Age 20.283, 7,235th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Senators/Dodgers/Orioles/Yankees/... 1941-1956

Last Game: September 7, 1956 (Age 35.285)
Died: October 1, 2011 in Wausau, WI
Buried: Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, WI
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1941 CHC NL 20 P 5 3 1 20.2 10 0 10 0 1 1.000 4.35 2.00 .965 2.22 2.20 0 0 0
1942 CHC NL 21 P 23 10 1 86.2 44 5 38 1 2 .977 4.47 1.87 .968 2.35 2.35 3 2 40% 0
1946 CHC NL 25 P 41 31 14 224.1 61 12 49 0 2 1.000 2.45 1.49 .960 2.24 2.22 3 3 50% 0 AS,MVP-30
1947 CHC NL 26 P 38 28 10 207.0 59 12 45 2 2 .966 2.48 1.50 .966 2.10 2.07 3 5 63% 0
1948 CHC NL 27 P 34 30 18 242.0 89 17 68 4 3 .955 3.16 2.50 .963 2.11 2.08 4 8 67% 0 AS,MVP-12
1949 CHC NL 28 P 36 31 9 207.0 76 13 59 4 8 .947 3.13 2.00 .953 2.04 2.02 6 10 63% 42% 0 MVP-23
1950 CHC NL 29 P 39 27 8 193.0 81 14 61 6 5 .926 3.50 1.92 .961 2.12 2.10 6 3 33% 43% 0
1951 TOT NL 30 P 24 10 0 73.2 31 8 23 0 2 1.000 3.79 1.29 .962 2.14 2.14 5 2 29% 43% 0
1951 CHC NL 30 P 8 3 0 18.0 13 4 9 0 0 1.000 6.50 1.63 .962 2.15 2.14 0 0 0
1951 BRO NL 30 P 16 7 0 55.2 18 4 14 0 2 1.000 2.91 1.13 .962 2.13 2.14 5 2 29% 43% 0
1952 TOT MLB 31 P 18 5 2 53.1 21 3 18 0 1 1.000 3.54 1.17 .956 2.16 2.14 1 1 50% 44% 0
1952 TOT NL 31 P 13 3 1 38.1 16 2 14 0 1 1.000 3.76 1.23 .953 2.18 2.16 1 1 50% 44% 0
1952 BRO NL 31 P 10 3 1 33.1 15 2 13 0 1 1.000 4.05 1.50 .953 2.19 2.16 1 1 50% 44% 0
1952 NYY AL 31 P 5 2 1 15.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 .966 2.10 2.10 0 0 0
1952 CIN NL 31 P 3 0 0 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.33 .950 2.16 2.17 0 0 0
1953 TOT AL 32 P 27 13 5 112.0 30 5 22 3 4 .900 2.17 1.00 .957 1.94 1.93 3 6 67% 51% 0
1953 NYY AL 32 P 3 0 0 4.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 4.15 0.67 .955 1.87 1.93 0 0 0
1953 WSH AL 32 P 24 13 5 107.2 28 4 21 3 4 .893 2.09 1.04 .957 1.95 1.93 3 6 67% 51% 0
1954 WSH AL 33 P 29 23 12 185.1 54 12 40 2 9 .963 2.53 1.79 .959 2.01 1.99 7 3 30% 48% 1
1955 WSH AL 34 P 32 21 6 165.0 48 8 40 0 3 1.000 2.62 1.50 .956 1.99 1.97 6 5 45% 47% 1
1956 TOT AL 35 P 20 3 0 42.2 15 4 10 1 1 .933 2.95 0.70 .950 1.92 1.91 0 2 100% 44% 2
1956 BOS AL 35 P 2 0 0 4.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 4.15 1.00 .950 1.87 1.90 0 0 0
1956 BAL AL 35 P 18 3 0 38.1 13 4 8 1 1 .923 2.82 0.67 .950 1.93 1.91 0 2 100% 44% 2
13 Seasons P 366 235 86 1812.2 619 113 483 23 43 .963 2.96 1.63 .960 2.10 2.08 47 50 52% 31% 4
13 Seasons TOT 366 235 86 1812.2 619 113 483 23 43 .963 2.96 1.63 .960 2.10 2.08 47 50 52% 31% 4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

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 CHC NL 20 P
1942 CHC NL 21 P
1946 CHC NL 25 P
1947 CHC NL 26 P
1948 CHC NL 27 P
1949 CHC NL 28 P
1950 CHC NL 29 P
1951 CHC NL 30 P
1951 BRO NL 30 P
1952 BRO NL 31 P
1952 NYY AL 31 P
1952 CIN NL 31 P
1953 NYY AL 32 P
1953 WSH AL 32 P
1954 WSH AL 33 P
1955 WSH AL 34 P
1956 BOS AL 35 P
1956 BAL AL 35 P
13 Seasons P
13 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1941 CHC NL 20 6 3 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1942 CHC NL 21 23 10 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 CHC NL 25 42 31 42 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1947 CHC NL 26 38 28 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 CHC NL 27 34 30 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 CHC NL 28 36 31 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 CHC NL 29 39 27 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 BRO NL 30 16 7 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 CHC NL 30 8 3 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 BRO NL 31 10 3 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 NYY AL 31 5 2 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 CIN NL 31 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 WSH AL 32 24 13 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 NYY AL 32 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 WSH AL 33 29 23 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 WSH AL 34 32 21 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 BAL AL 35 18 3 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 BOS AL 35 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 368 235 368 366 366 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1941 CHC NL 20 1 100% 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 CHC NL 21 116 75% 31% 13 100% 0 2 0 2 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1946 CHC NL 25 411 79% 32% 23 96% 0 7 1 5 20 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 100%
1947 CHC NL 26 688 80% 32% 46 83% 0 9 1 7 37 32 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 8 50%
1948 CHC NL 27 642 83% 37% 54 91% 1 10 1 7 48 38 5 3 0 3 0 3 3 2 2 1 8 88%
1949 CHC NL 28 742 83% 36% 52 94% 1 10 0 9 49 39 8 3 0 1 2 1 5 5 5 0 10 90%
1950 CHC NL 29 735 82% 33% 61 90% 3 12 3 8 52 40 6 6 0 4 2 4 6 4 5 1 8 75%
1951 BRO NL 30 245 84% 39% 15 100% 2 4 0 4 15 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 2 100%
1951 CHC NL 30 67 81% 30% 9 100% 0 4 1 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1952 BRO NL 31 143 82% 36% 14 100% 0 2 2 0 13 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 100%
1952 NYY AL 31 57 77% 28% 4 100% 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 CIN NL 31 11 55% 18% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 WSH AL 32 466 85% 28% 27 81% 2 3 1 2 21 16 3 3 0 1 2 2 4 3 4 0 5 80%
1953 NYY AL 32 6 100% 33% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 WSH AL 33 772 86% 31% 46 89% 4 12 3 9 39 25 10 2 0 0 2 0 9 9 9 0 5 60%
1955 WSH AL 34 723 87% 29% 39 97% 0 8 2 4 39 29 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 8 88%
1956 BAL AL 35 174 84% 25% 8 88% 0 4 0 3 9 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 50%
1956 BOS AL 35 22 91% 32% 2 50% 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 6021 83% 33% 413 91% 13 87 15 62 367 284 46 20 1 11 8 11 36 27 31 5 72 82%
MLB Averages 82% 26% 90% 84%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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))
1946 NL (30, 1%)
1948 NL (12, 11%)
1949 NL (23, 2%)
0.14 Career Shares (849th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1948 NL  17 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1948 NL  68 (1st)
1949 NL  59 (2nd)
1950 NL  61 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1948 NL  4 (3rd)
1949 NL  4 (1st)
1950 NL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1948 NL  3.16 (1st)
1949 NL  3.13 (2nd)
1950 NL  3.50 (1st)
1955 AL  2.62 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1948 NL  2.50 (2nd)
1949 NL  2.00 (2nd)
1950 NL  1.92 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1946 NL  1.000 (1st)
1955 AL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1941 NL  born 1920-11-27 (4th)

                                         

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