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Bobby Shantz

Robert Clayton Shantz

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 139 lb.

Born: September 26, 1925 in Pottstown, PA
High School: Pottstown HS (Pottstown, PA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1949 (Age 23.217)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees/Cardinals/Pirates/Cubs/... 1949-1964

Final Game: September 29, 1964 (Age 39.003)
Relatives: Brother of Billy Shantz
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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
1949 PHA AL 23 P 33 7 4 127.0 48 12 36 0 5 1.000 3.40 1.45 .962 2.12 2.09 3 2 40% 46% 1
1950 PHA AL 24 P 36 23 6 214.2 67 13 52 2 6 .970 2.73 1.81 .950 2.03 1.99 5 3 38% 2
1951 PHA AL 25 P 32 25 13 205.1 66 20 44 2 7 .970 2.81 2.00 .953 2.07 2.06 8 3 27% 45% 1 AS,MVP-21
1952 PHA AL 26 P 33 33 27 279.2 78 29 49 0 3 1.000 2.51 2.36 .966 2.10 2.10 7 7 50% 46% 2 AS,MVP-1
1953 PHA AL 27 P 16 16 6 105.2 32 10 21 1 3 .969 2.64 1.94 .957 1.95 1.93 0 6 100% 50% 0
1954 PHA AL 28 P 2 1 0 8.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 3.38 1.50 .960 2.02 2.00 1 1 50% 48% 0
1955 KCA AL 29 P 23 17 4 125.0 37 9 26 2 2 .946 2.52 1.52 .956 1.99 1.97 1 2 67% 47% 2
1956 KCA AL 30 P 45 2 1 101.1 32 10 20 2 2 .938 2.66 0.67 .950 1.92 1.91 3 2 40% 44% 2
1957 NYY AL 31 P 30 21 9 173.0 72 14 57 1 8 .986 3.69 2.37 .963 1.99 2.00 3 2 40% 47% 3 AS,MVP-26,GG
1958 NYY AL 32 P 33 13 3 126.0 41 6 35 0 4 1.000 2.93 1.24 .963 1.95 1.93 2 4 67% 47% 0 GG
1958 NYY AL 32 CF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.60 GG
1958 NYY AL 32 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.20 GG
1959 NYY AL 33 P 33 4 2 94.2 30 8 20 2 1 .933 2.66 0.85 .955 2.05 2.03 1 1 50% 40% 1 GG
1960 NYY AL 34 P 42 0 0 67.2 17 4 13 0 1 1.000 2.26 0.40 .967 1.96 1.95 1 1 50% 40% 0 GG
1961 PIT NL 35 P 43 6 2 89.1 31 13 18 0 2 1.000 3.12 0.72 .959 2.18 2.15 2 0 0% 38% 0 GG
1962 TOT NL 36 P 31 3 1 78.1 36 10 25 1 2 .972 4.02 1.13 .948 2.08 2.05 2 2 50% 34% 1 GG
1962 HOU NL 36 P 3 3 1 20.2 14 1 13 0 1 1.000 6.10 4.67 .948 2.09 2.03 0 0 1
1962 STL NL 36 P 28 0 0 57.2 22 9 12 1 1 .955 3.28 0.75 .948 2.08 2.05 2 2 50% 34% 0
1963 STL NL 37 P 55 0 0 79.1 32 9 22 1 2 .969 3.52 0.56 .951 2.06 2.06 3 1 25% 42% 0 GG
1964 TOT NL 38 P 50 0 0 60.2 35 6 28 1 0 .971 5.04 0.68 .953 2.14 2.13 3 3 50% 40% 0 GG
1964 STL NL 38 P 16 0 0 17.1 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 4.67 0.56 .953 2.13 2.13 2 1 33% 40% 0
1964 CHC NL 38 P 20 0 0 11.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 3.18 0.20 .952 2.14 2.13 0 0 0
1964 PHI NL 38 P 14 0 0 32.0 22 5 16 1 0 .955 5.91 1.50 .953 2.14 2.13 1 2 67% 40% 0
16 Seasons P 537 171 78 1935.2 658 174 468 16 48 .976 2.99 1.20 .957 2.04 2.03 45 40 47% 40% 15
1 Season CF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.60
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.20
16 Seasons TOT 538 171 78 1936.2 659 175 468 16 48 .976 0 0 2.99 1.20 .957 2.04 2.03 45 40 47% 40% 15
Lg 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
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
1949 PHA AL 23 P
1950 PHA AL 24 P
1951 PHA AL 25 P
1952 PHA AL 26 P
1953 PHA AL 27 P
1954 PHA AL 28 P
1955 KCA AL 29 P
1956 KCA AL 30 P
1957 NYY AL 31 P
1958 NYY AL 32 P
1958 NYY AL 32 CF 0 240 0 0 0 0
1959 NYY AL 33 P
1960 NYY AL 34 P
1961 PIT NL 35 P
1962 HOU NL 36 P
1962 STL NL 36 P
1963 STL NL 37 P
1964 STL NL 38 P
1964 CHC NL 38 P
1964 PHI NL 38 P
16 Seasons P
1 Season CF 0 240 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons TOT 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
1949 PHA AL 23 33 7 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 PHA AL 24 37 23 37 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1951 PHA AL 25 36 25 36 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1952 PHA AL 26 34 33 34 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1953 PHA AL 27 21 16 21 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
1954 PHA AL 28 7 1 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
1955 KCA AL 29 26 17 26 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1956 KCA AL 30 51 2 51 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
1957 NYY AL 31 33 21 33 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1958 NYY AL 32 33 13 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1959 NYY AL 33 40 4 40 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
1960 NYY AL 34 43 0 43 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 PIT NL 35 44 6 44 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 STL NL 36 28 0 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 HOU NL 36 7 3 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1963 STL NL 37 55 0 55 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 CHC NL 38 20 0 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 STL NL 38 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 PHI NL 38 14 0 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons 578 171 578 537 537 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 42
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%
1949 PHA AL 23 373 79% 28% 20 95% 0 6 0 6 20 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
1950 PHA AL 24 717 82% 26% 37 95% 2 9 1 6 37 22 5 2 0 1 1 1 5 3 4 1 5 100%
1951 PHA AL 25 748 85% 29% 47 87% 1 13 2 9 41 28 5 2 0 2 0 1 5 1 3 2 5 80%
1952 PHA AL 26 948 81% 28% 43 93% 1 23 2 17 40 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 8 100%
1953 PHA AL 27 402 85% 28% 24 88% 0 10 0 5 20 14 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 3 3 0 4 100%
1954 PHA AL 28 38 89% 32% 2 50% 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1955 KCA AL 29 552 79% 24% 29 83% 0 10 2 7 23 15 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 3 100%
1956 KCA AL 30 423 77% 28% 21 90% 0 9 0 8 22 14 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 100%
1957 NYY AL 31 698 85% 35% 60 93% 1 13 3 7 57 41 11 1 0 0 1 0 8 5 7 1 6 100%
1958 NYY AL 32 531 80% 30% 38 97% 2 7 2 3 34 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 10 100%
1959 NYY AL 33 376 76% 32% 26 88% 1 8 1 5 22 19 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1960 NYY AL 34 281 73% 22% 15 80% 1 4 0 4 13 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 50%
1961 PIT NL 35 377 77% 31% 27 96% 2 15 6 6 19 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 6 83%
1962 STL NL 36 236 72% 26% 17 82% 1 8 4 3 11 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 60%
1962 HOU NL 36 78 78% 38% 12 100% 0 1 0 1 13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1963 STL NL 37 313 74% 31% 23 96% 0 9 1 7 21 18 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 100%
1964 CHC NL 38 55 67% 22% 5 80% 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1964 STL NL 38 72 79% 35% 10 80% 1 1 0 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1964 PHI NL 38 124 86% 33% 19 89% 0 5 1 4 16 13 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 80%
16 Seasons 7342 80% 29% 475 91% 13 153 25 99 421 307 55 15 0 8 7 7 41 24 34 6 80 88%
MLB Averages 80% 27% 89% 81%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%

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%
1958 NYY AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 6 83% 100% 50% 1 100%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 6 83% 100% 50% 1 100%
MLB Averages 43.6% 2.5% 63% 80% 30% 57%



* - 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
1970 BBWAA ( 2.3%)
1971 BBWAA ( 1.4%)
1972 BBWAA ( 2.3%)
1973 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1974 BBWAA ( 0.8%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1951 AL (21, 4%)
1952 AL (1, 83%)
1957 AL (26, 0%)
1 MVP
0.87 Career Shares (293rd)

Gold Gloves
1957 ML (P)
1958 AL (P)
1959 AL (P)
1960 AL (P)
1961 NL (P)
1962 NL (P)
1963 NL (P)
1964 NL (P)
All multiple winners

Putouts as P s c a p y
1951 AL  20 (3rd)
1952 AL  29 (2nd)
1957 AL  14 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1950 AL  52 (5th)
1952 AL  49 (4th)
1957 AL  57 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1950 AL  2.73 (5th)
1951 AL  2.81 (4th)
1957 AL  3.69 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1951 AL  2.00 (2nd)
1952 AL  2.36 (3rd)
1957 AL  2.37 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1952 AL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .976 (48th)

Oldest s c a p y
1962 NL  born 1925-09-26 (10th)
1963 NL  born 1925-09-26 (8th)
1964 NL  born 1925-09-26 (3rd)

             

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