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Howie Shanks

Howard Samuel Shanks (Hawk)

Positions: Leftfielder, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 21, 1890 in Chicago, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: May 9, 1912 (Age 21.293)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1912 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/RedSox/Yankees 1912-1925

Final Game: October 3, 1925 (Age 35.074)
Died: July 30, 1941 in Monaca, PA
Buried: Old Monaca Cemetery, Monaca, PA
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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 G Awards
1912 WSH AL 21 OF 114 211 189 14 8 2 .962 1.78 .951 2.04 112-0-2
1913 WSH AL 22 OF 109 225 207 13 5 3 .978 2.02 .953 2.01 109-0-0
1914 WSH AL 23 OF 139 134 132 304 276 14 14 3 .954 2.09 .956 2.00
1914 WSH AL 23 LF 94 92 91 186 172 7 7 3 .962 1.90 .959 2.07
1914 WSH AL 23 CF 43 42 41 118 104 7 7 0 .941 2.58 .955 2.35
1914 WSH AL 23 RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 1.60
1915 WSH AL 24 OF 80 68 65 167 151 13 3 1 .982 2.05 .958 2.05
1915 WSH AL 24 LF 77 67 64 164 148 13 3 1 .982 2.09 .963 2.09
1915 WSH AL 24 3B 49 49 46 165 57 94 14 10 .915 3.08 .925 3.16
1915 WSH AL 24 2B 10 10 10 40 18 21 1 4 .975 3.90 .956 5.14
1915 WSH AL 24 RF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 1.60
1915 WSH AL 24 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1916 WSH AL 25 OF 88 76 72 225 203 19 3 4 .987 2.52 .963 2.12
1916 WSH AL 25 LF 71 64 61 180 165 12 3 3 .983 2.49 .961 2.22
1916 WSH AL 25 3B 31 32 32 98 45 49 4 3 .959 3.03 .939 3.40
1916 WSH AL 25 RF 12 10 9 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.69
1916 WSH AL 25 SS 8 9 9 39 11 22 6 4 .846 4.13 .938 5.18
1916 WSH AL 25 1B 7 7 6 60 54 2 4 4 .933 8.00 .988 10.99
1916 WSH AL 25 CF 3 2 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.67 .968 2.47
1917 WSH AL 26 SS 90 91 87 495 205 255 35 44 .929 5.11 .931 5.08
1917 WSH AL 26 OF 26 20 20 87 73 12 2 3 .977 3.27 .967 2.22
1917 WSH AL 26 LF 21 17 17 55 49 5 1 2 .982 2.57 .964 2.23
1917 WSH AL 26 CF 5 3 3 21 18 2 1 1 .952 4.00 .972 2.60
1917 WSH AL 26 1B 2 2 2 19 18 0 1 2 .947 9.00 .989 11.05
1918 WSH AL 27 OF 64 63 60 163 149 7 7 4 .957 2.44 .962 2.26
1918 WSH AL 27 LF 53 50 48 144 131 7 6 4 .958 2.60 .961 2.20
1918 WSH AL 27 2B 48 45 44 280 130 136 14 17 .950 5.54 .958 5.48
1918 WSH AL 27 RF 11 10 10 21 16 4 1 0 .952 1.82 .955 1.98
1918 WSH AL 27 3B 3 3 3 17 5 11 1 2 .941 5.33 .948 3.37
1918 WSH AL 27 CF 3 3 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .968 2.63
1919 WSH AL 28 SS 94 95 94 540 238 260 42 38 .922 5.30 .942 5.24
1919 WSH AL 28 2B 34 33 31 184 72 98 14 7 .924 5.00 .961 5.35
1919 WSH AL 28 LF 6 6 6 21 19 1 1 1 .952 3.33 .961 2.22
1919 WSH AL 28 OF 6 6 6 21 19 1 1 1 .952 3.33 .958 2.27
1920 WSH AL 29 3B 63 63 59 245 102 131 12 5 .951 3.70 .946 3.59
1920 WSH AL 29 LF 35 28 28 77 76 1 0 0 1.000 2.20 .962 2.30
1920 WSH AL 29 OF 35 32 31 76 74 2 0 0 1.000 2.17 .962 2.25
1920 WSH AL 29 1B 14 11 10 121 112 6 3 6 .975 8.43 .990 10.82
1920 WSH AL 29 RF 6 4 3 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .958 1.92
1920 WSH AL 29 2B 5 4 4 18 5 11 2 1 .889 3.20 .962 5.70
1920 WSH AL 29 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.60
1920 WSH AL 29 SS 1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.00 .944 5.20
1921 WSH AL 30 3B 154 154 152 571 218 330 23 35 .960 3.56 .952 3.41
1921 WSH AL 30 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.60
1922 WSH AL 31 3B 54 49 46 188 61 112 15 13 .920 3.20 .950 3.45
1922 WSH AL 31 OF 27 26 26 70 65 3 2 2 .971 2.52 .964 2.31
1922 WSH AL 31 LF 21 20 20 60 57 2 1 1 .983 2.81 .969 2.40
1922 WSH AL 31 RF 7 6 6 17 15 1 1 1 .941 2.29 .954 1.86
1923 BOS AL 32 3B 83 83 80 279 89 173 17 16 .939 3.16 .945 3.45
1923 BOS AL 32 2B 38 34 30 181 92 82 7 18 .961 4.58 .965 5.68
1923 BOS AL 32 OF 6 4 3 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.83 .965 2.38
1923 BOS AL 32 LF 4 3 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 .966 2.35
1923 BOS AL 32 CF 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 .967 2.70
1923 BOS AL 32 SS 1 1 1 6 1 4 1 0 .833 5.00 .947 5.00
1924 BOS AL 33 SS 41 23 18 141 62 75 4 15 .972 3.34 .949 5.14
1924 BOS AL 33 3B 22 18 16 99 37 58 4 9 .960 4.32 .951 3.26
1924 BOS AL 33 OF 4 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .970 2.40
1924 BOS AL 33 RF 4 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .967 2.02
1924 BOS AL 33 1B 2 2 2 17 16 1 0 1 1.000 8.50 .989 10.50
1924 BOS AL 33 2B 2 1 1 6 4 1 1 0 .833 2.50 .967 5.75
1925 NYY AL 34 3B 26 21 20 65 32 29 4 2 .938 2.35 .947 3.21
1925 NYY AL 34 2B 21 15 14 92 32 58 2 11 .978 4.29 .962 5.76
1925 NYY AL 34 OF 4 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 2.42
1925 NYY AL 34 LF 3 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .958 2.33
1925 NYY AL 34 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
13 Seasons OF 702 434 420 1567 1423 99 45 23 .971 2.17 .958 2.10 606-58-47
9 Seasons 3B 485 472 454 1727 646 987 94 95 .946 3.37 .946 3.40
10 Seasons (incomplete) LF 385 349 340 900 830 48 22 15 .976 2.28 .962 2.17
6 Seasons SS 235 219 209 1226 518 620 88 101 .928 4.84 .938 5.16
8 Seasons 2B 159 142 134 801 353 407 41 58 .949 4.78 .961 5.53
7 Seasons CF 58 51 48 152 133 11 8 1 .947 2.48 .958 2.41
8 Seasons (incomplete) RF 45 34 32 61 52 7 2 1 .967 1.31 .957 1.85
4 Seasons 1B 25 22 20 217 200 9 8 13 .963 8.36 .989 10.86
14 Seasons TOT 1606 1289 1237 5538 3140 2122 276 290 .950 3.28 .952 3.41 606-58-47
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1912 WSH AL 21 116 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 2 114 0
1913 WSH AL 22 109 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 0 0 109 0
1914 WSH AL 23 143 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 43 2 139 0
1915 WSH AL 24 141 141 0 0 0 10 49 0 77 1 2 80 0
1916 WSH AL 25 139 124 139 133 0 0 8 0 33 9 71 3 12 84 0 7 0
1917 WSH AL 26 126 113 126 119 0 0 3 0 1 91 21 5 0 26 0 9 0
1918 WSH AL 27 120 111 120 114 0 0 0 46 3 0 53 3 11 66 0 6 0
1919 WSH AL 28 135 134 135 134 0 0 0 33 0 97 6 0 0 6 0 1 0
1920 WSH AL 29 128 110 128 119 0 0 15 5 63 0 35 1 6 42 0 7 2
1921 WSH AL 30 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 1 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922 WSH AL 31 84 75 84 81 0 0 0 0 53 0 21 0 7 28 0 3 0
1923 BOS AL 32 131 122 131 126 0 0 0 39 83 2 4 2 0 6 0 5 0
1924 BOS AL 33 72 47 72 67 0 0 2 2 22 40 0 0 4 4 0 6 0
1925 NYY AL 34 66 38 66 51 0 0 0 21 26 0 3 0 1 4 0 15 0
14 Seasons 1664 1028 1664 1098 0 0 28 157 487 239 606 58 47 708 0 59 2
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committeds c a p y
1919 AL  57 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  154 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  218 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  330 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  23 (3rd)
1923 AL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  35 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1919 AL  42 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  13 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 AL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  3 (5th)
1918 AL  4 (2nd)
Career  15 (41st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  3.56 (3rd)
1923 AL  3.16 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  .960 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1917 AL  5.11 (4th)
1919 AL  5.30 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  2.09 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1916 AL  2.52 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1913 AL  .978 (2nd)

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