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Dick Selma

Richard Jay Selma (Mortimer Snerd)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: November 4, 1943 in Santa Ana, CA
High School: Fresno HS (Fresno, CA)
School: Fresno City College (Fresno, CA)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1965 (Age 21.302, 9,998th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Mets/Cubs/Angels/Padres/... 1965-1974

Last Game: August 9, 1974 (Age 30.278)
Died: August 29, 2001 in Clovis, CA
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1965 NYM NL 21 P 4 4 1 26.2 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 3.04 2.25 .956 2.09 2.08 1 3 75% 36% 1
1966 NYM NL 22 P 30 7 0 80.2 25 4 20 1 1 .960 2.68 0.80 .947 1.96 1.96 8 7 47% 40% 1
1967 NYM NL 23 P 38 4 0 81.1 24 7 16 1 1 .958 2.55 0.61 .960 2.00 2.00 5 6 55% 41% 0
1968 NYM NL 24 P 33 23 4 170.1 48 12 35 1 0 .979 2.48 1.42 .958 2.01 2.02 3 6 67% 40% 4
1969 TOT NL 25 P 40 28 5 190.2 35 8 25 2 2 .943 1.56 0.83 .958 1.95 1.94 6 6 50% 40% 3
1969 SDP NL 25 P 4 3 1 22.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.05 1.25 .958 1.96 1.95 2 1 33% 40% 1
1969 CHC NL 25 P 36 25 4 168.2 30 7 21 2 2 .933 1.49 0.78 .958 1.95 1.94 4 5 56% 40% 2
1970 PHI NL 26 P 73 0 0 134.1 33 8 24 1 3 .970 2.14 0.44 .951 1.85 1.84 8 8 50% 33% 2
1970 PHI NL 26 3B 2 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1970 PHI NL 26 1B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 8.10 9.60
1971 PHI NL 27 P 17 0 0 24.2 8 2 5 1 0 .875 2.55 0.41 .954 1.90 1.90 3 1 25% 36% 0
1972 PHI NL 28 P 46 10 1 98.2 21 3 18 0 1 1.000 1.92 0.46 .950 1.78 1.78 7 1 13% 37% 0
1973 PHI NL 29 P 6 0 0 8.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 5.62 0.83 .950 1.91 1.88 0 1 100% 36% 0
1974 TOT AL 30 P 20 0 0 25.1 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 2.84 0.40 .948 1.81 1.80 0 0 0
1974 CAL AL 30 P 18 0 0 23.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 3.13 0.44 .948 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
1974 MIL AL 30 P 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.80 0 0 0
10 Seasons P 307 76 11 840.2 216 52 157 7 9 .968 2.24 0.68 .954 1.93 1.90 41 39 49% 38% 11
1 Season 3B 2 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 8.10 9.60
10 Seasons TOT 310 76 11 841.2 216 52 157 7 9 .968 0 0 2.23 0.67 .954 1.93 1.93 41 39 49% 38% 11
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
1965 NYM NL 21 P
1966 NYM NL 22 P
1967 NYM NL 23 P
1968 NYM NL 24 P
1969 SDP NL 25 P
1969 CHC NL 25 P
1970 PHI NL 26 P
1970 PHI NL 26 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1970 PHI NL 26 1B
1971 PHI NL 27 P
1972 PHI NL 28 P
1973 PHI NL 29 P
1974 CAL AL 30 P
1974 MIL AL 30 P
10 Seasons P
1 Season 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 1B
10 Seasons TOT 0 0 0 0 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1965 NYM NL 21 7 4 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1966 NYM NL 22 31 7 31 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1967 NYM NL 23 43 4 43 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
1968 NYM NL 24 39 23 39 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
1969 CHC NL 25 36 25 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 SDP NL 25 4 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 PHI NL 26 73 0 73 73 73 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 PHI NL 27 18 0 18 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1972 PHI NL 28 47 10 47 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1973 PHI NL 29 6 0 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CAL AL 30 18 0 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 MIL AL 30 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 324 76 304 307 307 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
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%
1965 NYM NL 21 108 70% 23% 5 100% 0 4 1 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1966 NYM NL 22 356 77% 24% 18 100% 0 5 1 4 19 11 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 100%
1967 NYM NL 23 341 79% 31% 19 95% 0 8 2 5 15 14 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1968 NYM NL 24 703 77% 30% 34 94% 1 11 3 7 33 25 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1969 CHC NL 25 699 69% 25% 25 92% 0 9 1 6 23 19 1 2 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 4 50%
1969 SDP NL 25 92 74% 25% 4 75% 0 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 PHI NL 26 553 66% 26% 25 96% 0 9 2 7 25 19 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 2 1 8 88%
1971 PHI NL 27 102 81% 28% 7 86% 0 2 1 1 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1972 PHI NL 28 460 75% 28% 22 95% 0 3 0 2 21 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 83%
1973 PHI NL 29 32 75% 28% 3 100% 0 2 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1974 CAL AL 30 103 72% 27% 7 86% 0 2 0 1 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 50%
1974 MIL AL 30 13 77% 15% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 3562 74% 27% 169 94% 1 56 11 38 158 120 15 7 0 3 4 4 9 5 7 2 35 83%
MLB Averages 79% 28% 90% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1970 PHI NL 26 2 0% 100% 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 Season 2 0% 100% 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
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 89% 67%

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%
1970 PHI NL 26 1 100% 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 Season 1 100% 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
MLB Averages 64% 79% 28% 94% 89%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ()

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1970 NL  73 (2nd)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Mortimer Richard Dick Jay Snerd Selma

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