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Al Simmons

Aloysius Harry Simmons (Bucketfoot Al)
born Aloys Szymanski

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: May 22, 1902 in Milwaukee, WI(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1924 (Age 21.329)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox/Senators/Tigers/Bees/... 1924-1944

Final Game: July 1, 1944 (Age 42.040)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1953 (199/264 ballots).
   View Al Simmons Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: May 26, 1956 in Milwaukee, WI
Buried: St. Adalbert Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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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 Awards
1924 PHA AL 22 OF 152 152 150 417 390 17 10 4 .976 2.68 .970 2.39 MVP-11
1924 PHA AL 22 CF 102 101 100 282 267 9 6 3 .979 2.71 .975 2.80 MVP-11
1924 PHA AL 22 LF 51 51 50 134 123 7 4 1 .970 2.55 .964 2.34 MVP-11
1924 PHA AL 22 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 MVP-11
1925 PHA AL 23 CF 153 153 153 468 444 8 16 2 .966 2.95 .971 2.89 MVP-2
1925 PHA AL 23 OF 153 153 153 471 447 8 16 2 .966 2.97 .965 2.43 MVP-2
1926 PHA AL 24 CF 147 147 145 353 333 11 9 5 .975 2.34 .969 2.72 MVP-5
1926 PHA AL 24 OF 147 147 145 353 333 11 9 5 .975 2.34 .966 2.34 MVP-5
1927 PHA AL 25 OF 105 103 98 261 247 10 4 2 .985 2.45 .964 2.35 MVP-4
1927 PHA AL 25 CF 94 94 90 245 231 10 4 2 .984 2.56 .966 2.71 MVP-4
1927 PHA AL 25 LF 10 9 8 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.30 .967 2.38 MVP-4
1927 PHA AL 25 RF 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .953 2.00 MVP-4
1928 PHA AL 26 LF 114 114 108 244 231 10 3 2 .988 2.11 .974 2.30
1928 PHA AL 26 OF 114 114 108 244 231 10 3 2 .988 2.11 .973 2.36
1929 PHA AL 27 LF 142 142 129 372 349 19 4 2 .989 2.59 .964 2.39
1929 PHA AL 27 OF 142 142 129 372 349 19 4 2 .989 2.59 .966 2.42
1930 PHA AL 28 OF 136 136 127 288 275 10 3 1 .990 2.10 .965 2.32
1930 PHA AL 28 LF 129 129 120 271 258 10 3 1 .989 2.08 .968 2.14
1930 PHA AL 28 CF 7 7 7 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 2.71 .966 2.84
1931 PHA AL 29 OF 128 128 119 301 287 10 4 0 .987 2.32 .969 2.38 MVP-3
1931 PHA AL 29 LF 124 124 116 295 281 10 4 1 .986 2.35 .966 2.20 MVP-3
1931 PHA AL 29 CF 4 4 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .975 2.82 MVP-3
1932 PHA AL 30 LF 154 154 146 305 290 9 6 4 .980 1.94 .964 2.21 MVP-9
1932 PHA AL 30 OF 154 154 146 305 290 9 6 4 .980 1.94 .967 2.42 MVP-9
1932 PHA AL 30 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90 MVP-9
1933 CHW AL 31 OF 145 145 137 391 372 15 4 1 .990 2.67 .970 2.37 AS,MVP-8
1933 CHW AL 31 LF 144 144 137 388 367 17 4 1 .990 2.67 .971 2.27 AS,MVP-8
1933 CHW AL 31 CF 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .977 2.80 AS,MVP-8
1934 CHW AL 32 OF 138 138 133 304 286 14 4 3 .987 2.17 .968 2.29 AS,MVP-11
1934 CHW AL 32 LF 134 134 129 291 273 14 4 3 .986 2.14 .968 2.17 AS,MVP-11
1934 CHW AL 32 CF 4 4 4 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 3.25 .972 2.65 AS,MVP-11
1935 CHW AL 33 OF 126 122 118 361 349 5 7 1 .981 2.81 .970 2.39 AS
1935 CHW AL 33 CF 116 113 109 344 332 5 7 1 .980 2.91 .974 2.84 AS
1935 CHW AL 33 LF 10 9 9 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 1.70 .968 2.24 AS
1936 DET AL 34 OF 138 138 121 365 352 8 5 1 .986 2.61 .968 2.38
1936 DET AL 34 CF 134 133 117 353 340 8 5 1 .986 2.60 .974 2.82
1936 DET AL 34 LF 7 5 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.71 .963 2.11
1936 DET AL 34 1B 1 1 1 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 12.00 .991 9.90
1937 WSH AL 35 OF 102 102 99 251 240 7 4 5 .984 2.42 .969 2.35
1937 WSH AL 35 LF 98 98 95 237 226 7 4 5 .983 2.38 .966 2.16
1937 WSH AL 35 CF 4 4 4 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 3.50 .974 2.85
1938 WSH AL 36 OF 117 106 101 240 232 4 4 1 .983 2.02 .972 2.35
1938 WSH AL 36 LF 111 101 96 229 221 4 4 1 .983 2.03 .972 2.17
1938 WSH AL 36 CF 8 5 5 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.38 .972 2.82
1938 WSH AL 36 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1939 TOT NL 37 LF 87 83 72 184 172 8 4 2 .978 2.07 .974 2.16
1939 TOT NL 37 OF 87 83 72 184 172 8 4 2 .978 2.07 .975 2.32
1939 BSN NL 37 LF 82 78 68 168 158 7 3 2 .982 2.01 .974 2.16
1939 BSN NL 37 OF 82 78 68 168 158 7 3 2 .982 2.01 .975 2.32
1939 CIN NL 37 LF 5 5 4 16 14 1 1 0 .938 3.00 .974 2.16
1939 CIN NL 37 OF 5 5 4 16 14 1 1 0 .938 3.00 .975 2.32
1940 PHA AL 38 LF 18 15 13 55 52 1 2 0 .964 2.94 .963 2.32
1940 PHA AL 38 OF 18 15 13 54 51 1 2 0 .963 2.89 .970 2.40
1941 PHA AL 39 LF 5 5 5 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 3.20 .975 2.28
1941 PHA AL 39 OF 5 5 5 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 3.20 .973 2.40
1943 BOS AL 41 LF 33 31 21 70 66 3 1 1 .986 2.09 .979 2.38
1943 BOS AL 41 OF 33 31 21 70 66 3 1 1 .986 2.09 .977 2.47
1944 PHA AL 42 LF 2 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .970 2.35
1944 PHA AL 42 OF 2 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .973 2.45
20 Seasons OF 2142 2115 1996 5251 4988 169 94 37 .982 2.41 .968 2.37
18 Seasons LF 1373 1349 1259 3136 2970 119 47 24 .985 2.25 .968 2.23
13 Seasons CF 775 766 737 2111 2013 51 47 14 .978 2.66 .972 2.80
3 Seasons RF 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .953 2.03
1 Season 1B 1 1 1 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 12.00 .991 9.90
20 Seasons TOT 2143 2116 1997 5263 5000 169 94 38 .982 2.41 .968 2.37
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1924 PHA AL 22 CF
1924 PHA AL 22 LF
1924 PHA AL 22 RF
1925 PHA AL 23 CF
1926 PHA AL 24 CF
1927 PHA AL 25 CF
1927 PHA AL 25 LF
1927 PHA AL 25 RF
1928 PHA AL 26 LF
1929 PHA AL 27 LF
1930 PHA AL 28 LF
1930 PHA AL 28 CF
1931 PHA AL 29 LF
1931 PHA AL 29 CF
1932 PHA AL 30 LF
1932 PHA AL 30 CF
1933 CHW AL 31 LF
1933 CHW AL 31 CF
1934 CHW AL 32 LF
1934 CHW AL 32 CF
1935 CHW AL 33 CF
1935 CHW AL 33 LF
1936 DET AL 34 CF
1936 DET AL 34 LF
1936 DET AL 34 1B
1937 WSH AL 35 LF
1937 WSH AL 35 CF
1938 WSH AL 36 LF
1938 WSH AL 36 CF
1938 WSH AL 36 RF
1939 BSN NL 37 LF
1939 CIN NL 37 LF
1940 PHA AL 38 LF
1941 PHA AL 39 LF
1943 BOS AL 41 LF
1944 PHA AL 42 LF
18 Seasons LF
13 Seasons CF
3 Seasons RF
1 Season 1B
20 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
1924 PHA AL 22 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 102 1 152 0 0 0
1925 PHA AL 23 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 153 0 0 0
1926 PHA AL 24 147 147 147 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 0 147 0 0 0
1927 PHA AL 25 106 103 106 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 94 1 105 0 1 0
1928 PHA AL 26 119 114 119 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 0 0 114 0 5 0
1929 PHA AL 27 143 142 143 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 142 0 1 0
1930 PHA AL 28 138 136 138 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 129 7 0 136 0 2 0
1931 PHA AL 29 128 128 128 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 124 4 0 128 0 0 0
1932 PHA AL 30 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 1 0 154 0 0 0
1933 CHW AL 31 146 145 146 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 145 0 1 0
1934 CHW AL 32 138 138 138 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 134 4 0 138 0 0 0
1935 CHW AL 33 128 122 128 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 116 0 126 0 3 0
1936 DET AL 34 143 139 143 139 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 134 0 138 0 4 0
1937 WSH AL 35 103 102 103 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 4 0 102 0 1 0
1938 WSH AL 36 125 106 125 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 8 1 117 0 14 0
1939 BSN NL 37 93 78 93 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 0 0 82 0 11 0
1939 CIN NL 37 9 5 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 4 0
1940 PHA AL 38 37 15 37 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 18 0 19 0
1941 PHA AL 39 9 5 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 4 0
1943 BOS AL 41 40 31 40 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 33 0 7 1
1944 PHA AL 42 4 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0
20 Seasons 2215 2116 2215 2143 0 0 1 0 0 0 1373 775 3 2142 0 79 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 -- LF*

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%
1940 PHA AL 38 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 4 0 5 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 5 5 0 21 13 61.9% 8 0 0.0% 1 380 64% 86% 29% 60 58%
1941 PHA AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 84 44% 89% 32% 11 36%
1943 BOS AL 41 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 10 6 60.0% 3 0 0.0% 1 402 55% 83% 26% 51 55%
1944 PHA AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 47 64% 96% 32% 7 43%
4 Seasons 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 12 6 0 10 3 0 3 1 0 3 2 0 9 9 0 37 21 56.8% 15 0 0.0% 2 913 58% 85% 28% 129 54%
MLB Averages 58.3% 2.8% 61% 84% 30% 63%



* - 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
1936 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 0.5%)
1947 BBWAA ( 3.7%)
1948 BBWAA (49.6%)
1949 BBWAA (58.2%)
1949 Run Off (40.6%)
1950 BBWAA (53.6%)
1951 BBWAA (51.3%)
1952 BBWAA (60.3%)
1953 BBWAA (75.4%)
Selected to HOF in 1953 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1933 (CF)
1934 (CF)
1935 (CF)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 AL (11, 11%)
1925 AL (2, 64%)
1926 AL (5, 25%)
1927 AL (4, 28%)
1931 AL (3, 64%)
1932 AL (9, 16%)
1933 AL (8, 24%)
1934 AL (11, 11%)
2.43 Career Shares (64th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 AL  114 (4th)
1929 AL  142 (1st)
1930 AL  129 (3rd)
1931 AL  124 (5th)
1932 AL  154 (1st)
1933 AL  144 (2nd)
1934 AL  134 (4th)
1938 AL  111 (3rd)
Career  1,373 (27th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 AL  231 (5th)
1929 AL  349 (1st)
1930 AL  258 (2nd)
1931 AL  281 (4th)
1932 AL  290 (4th)
1933 AL  367 (1st)
1934 AL  273 (4th)
1937 AL  226 (5th)
1938 AL  221 (5th)
Career  2,970 (18th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 AL  10 (4th)
1929 AL  19 (1st)
1930 AL  10 (2nd)
1931 AL  10 (4th)
1932 AL  9 (4th)
1933 AL  17 (1st)
1934 AL  14 (2nd)
1939 NL  8 (4th)
Career  119 (17th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
Career  47 (67th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 AL  2 (2nd)
1929 AL  2 (4th)
1930 AL  1 (3rd)
1931 AL  1 (3rd)
1932 AL  4 (2nd)
1934 AL  3 (2nd)
1937 AL  5 (1st)
1939 NL  2 (1st)
1943 AL  1 (2nd)
Career  24 (13th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  153 (1st)
1926 AL  147 (2nd)
1936 AL  134 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  444 (2nd)
1926 AL  333 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  9 (4th)
1926 AL  11 (5th)
1927 AL  10 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  16 (1st)
1926 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  47 (72nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  3 (2nd)
1926 AL  5 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1924 AL  152 (4th)
1925 AL  153 (1st)
1932 AL  154 (1st)
Career  2,142 (33rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1924 AL  390 (3rd)
1925 AL  447 (1st)
1933 AL  372 (4th)
Career  4,988 (21st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1929 AL  19 (4th)
1933 AL  15 (5th)
1934 AL  14 (4th)
Career  169 (89th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  16 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1926 AL  5 (4th)
1932 AL  4 (3rd)
1934 AL  3 (3rd)
1937 AL  5 (3rd)
Career  37 (96th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  2.59 (1st)
1930 AL  2.08 (4th)
1931 AL  2.35 (2nd)
1933 AL  2.67 (1st)
1934 AL  2.14 (4th)
1937 AL  2.38 (3rd)
1939 NL  2.07 (5th)
Career  2.25 (18th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 AL  .988 (2nd)
1929 AL  .989 (1st)
1930 AL  .989 (1st)
1931 AL  .986 (1st)
1932 AL  .980 (3rd)
1933 AL  .990 (1st)
1934 AL  .986 (1st)
1938 AL  .983 (1st)
Career  .985 (42nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  2.71 (4th)
1925 AL  2.95 (4th)
1927 AL  2.56 (4th)
1935 AL  2.91 (3rd)
Career  2.66 (48th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  .975 (3rd)
1935 AL  .980 (3rd)
1936 AL  .986 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1924 AL  2.68 (5th)
1925 AL  2.97 (4th)
1933 AL  2.67 (4th)
1935 AL  2.81 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  .985 (2nd)
1928 AL  .988 (3rd)
1929 AL  .989 (2nd)
1930 AL  .990 (1st)
1931 AL  .987 (4th)
1933 AL  .990 (2nd)
1934 AL  .987 (2nd)
1936 AL  .986 (1st)
1938 AL  .983 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1939 NL  born 1902-05-22 (10th)
1940 AL  born 1902-05-22 (6th)
1941 AL  born 1902-05-22 (4th)
1943 AL  born 1902-05-22 (3rd)
1944 AL  born 1902-05-22 (3rd)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Aloysius Bucketfoot Harry alphonse Al allen allan alberto alan Simmons

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