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Dick Smith

Richard Harrison Smith

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: July 21, 1927 in Blandburg, PA
Schools: Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA), Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (Lock Haven, PA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1951 (Age 24.055)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1951-1955

Final Game: May 1, 1955 (Age 27.284)
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1951 23 PIT NL 12 54 46 2 8 0 0 0 4 0 2 8 8 .174 .296 .174 .470 29 8 0 0 0 5
1952 24 PIT NL 29 74 66 8 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 9 3 .106 .213 .121 .335 -6 8 1 0 0 5/46
1953 25 PIT NL 13 49 43 4 7 0 1 0 2 0 1 6 6 .163 .265 .209 .475 26 9 1 0 0 6
1954 26 PIT NL 12 37 31 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 5 .097 .243 .194 .437 17 6 1 0 0 0 /5
1955 27 PIT NL 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
5 Yrs 70 215 186 17 25 2 2 0 11 0 3 30 22 .134 .255 .167 .421 15 31 3 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 498 430 39 58 5 5 0 25 0 7 69 51 .134 .255 .167 .421 15 72 7 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1951 23 PIT NL 12 54 -4 -1 0 0 0 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .454 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3 5
1952 24 PIT NL 29 74 -9 -0 0 1 0 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .472 .495 -0.6 0.2 -5 5/46
1953 25 PIT NL 13 49 -4 -0 0 2 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.0 .490 .499 -0.1 0.2 -1 6
1954 26 PIT NL 12 37 -4 -0 -0 3 0 -1 -0.2 1 0 -0.0 .488 .499 -0.3 0.3 -3 /5
1955 27 PIT NL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .511 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /6
5 Seasons 70 215 -20 -1 0 6 1 -14 -1.6 8 -6 -0.8 .477 .497 -1.4 0.7 -12

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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 Awards
1951 PIT NL 23 3B 12 12 11 107.0 47 14 30 3 6 .936 3.70 3.67 .953 3.37 3.36
1952 PIT NL 24 3B 16 11 9 106.0 48 16 30 2 3 .958 3.91 2.88 .954 3.15 3.12
1952 PIT NL 24 2B 4 2 2 19.2 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 4.12 2.25 .976 5.49 5.42
1952 PIT NL 24 SS 4 2 2 26.0 20 5 14 1 4 .950 6.58 4.75 .960 5.05 5.00
1953 PIT NL 25 SS 13 13 11 109.0 77 18 56 3 10 .961 2 20 6.11 5.69 .958 5.04 4.94
1954 PIT NL 26 3B 9 7 6 67.0 30 7 21 2 3 .933 3 52 3.76 3.11 .952 3.17 3.16
1955 PIT NL 27 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.00
3 Seasons 3B 37 30 26 280.0 125 37 81 7 12 .944 3 12 3.79 3.19 .953 3.24 3.21
3 Seasons SS 18 15 13 136.0 97 23 70 4 14 .959 2 16 6.15 5.17 .958 5.04 4.96
1 Season 2B 4 2 2 19.2 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 4.12 2.25 .976 5.49 5.42
5 Seasons TOT 59 47 41 435.2 231 63 157 11 27 .952 5 13 4.54 3.73 .956 3.90 3.89
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1954 NL  3 (2nd)

                                         

Transactions

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