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Earl Smith

Earl Sutton Smith (Oil)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 14, 1897 in Sheridan, AR(All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1919 (Age 22.069)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Giants/Braves/Cardinals 1919-1930

Final Game: September 28, 1930 (Age 33.226)
Died: June 8, 1963 in Little Rock, AR
Buried: Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1919 NYG NL 22 C 14 7 7 37 26 10 1 1 .973 2.57 .972 5.39 0 3 6 67% 44%
1919 NYG NL 22 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40
1920 NYG NL 23 C 82 75 60 333 252 73 8 12 .976 3.96 .968 5.31 10 56 33 37% 46%
1921 NYG NL 24 C 78 71 43 260 195 56 9 4 .965 3.22 .971 4.87 4 44 35 44% 49%
1922 NYG NL 25 C 75 71 53 276 214 56 6 3 .978 3.60 .974 4.63 11 29 23 44% 46%
1923 TOT NL 26 C 66 53 39 237 173 58 6 9 .975 3.50 .976 4.66 8 57 28 33% 44%
1923 NYG NL 26 C 12 6 2 40 32 7 1 2 .975 3.25 .976 4.66 1 2 3 60% 44%
1923 BSN NL 26 C 54 47 37 197 141 51 5 7 .975 3.56 .976 4.66 7 55 25 31% 44%
1924 TOT NL 27 C 48 46 36 210 167 36 7 4 .967 4.23 .981 4.78 7 18 17 49% 47%
1924 BSN NL 27 C 13 11 7 56 40 13 3 1 .946 4.08 .981 4.78 3 7 4 36% 47%
1924 PIT NL 27 C 35 35 29 154 127 23 4 3 .974 4.29 .981 4.78 4 11 13 54% 47%
1925 PIT NL 28 C 96 93 69 407 317 77 13 15 .968 4.10 .970 4.45 9 31 38 55% 44%
1926 PIT NL 29 C 98 93 64 384 307 63 14 10 .964 3.78 .971 4.39 7 36 27 43% 44%
1927 PIT NL 30 C 61 59 43 222 187 32 3 2 .986 3.59 .974 4.43 7 28 11 28% 39%
1928 TOT NL 31 C 46 41 26 150 130 17 3 4 .980 3.20 .979 4.42 4 17 9 35% 45%
1928 PIT NL 31 C 28 28 18 92 78 11 3 2 .967 3.18 .979 4.42 2 13 6 32% 45%
1928 STL NL 31 C 18 13 8 58 52 6 0 2 1.000 3.22 .979 4.42 2 4 3 43% 45%
1929 STL NL 32 C 50 45 23 158 131 21 6 1 .962 3.04 .974 4.34 4 25 12 32% 42%
1930 STL NL 33 C 6 3 3 23 18 3 2 0 .913 3.50 .976 4.57 1 2 2 50% 44%
12 Seasons C 720 657 466 2697 2117 502 78 65 .971 3.64 .973 4.65 72 346 241 41% 45%
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40
12 Seasons TOT 721 657 466 2697 2117 502 78 65 .971 3.63 .973 4.65 72 346 241 41% 45%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1919 NYG NL 22 21 7 21 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1920 NYG NL 23 91 75 91 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1921 NYG NL 24 89 71 89 79 0 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1922 NYG NL 25 90 71 90 75 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1923 BSN NL 26 72 47 72 54 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1923 NYG NL 26 24 6 24 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1924 PIT NL 27 39 35 39 35 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1924 BSN NL 27 33 11 33 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
1925 PIT NL 28 110 93 110 96 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1926 PIT NL 29 105 93 105 97 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1927 PIT NL 30 67 59 67 61 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1928 PIT NL 31 33 28 33 29 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1928 STL NL 31 24 13 24 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1929 STL NL 32 57 45 57 50 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1930 STL NL 33 8 3 8 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 Seasons 863 657 863 720 0 720 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0
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

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1925 NL  96 (2nd)
1926 NL  98 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1925 NL  317 (4th)
1926 NL  307 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1925 NL  77 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1924 NL  7 (4th)
1925 NL  13 (3rd)
1926 NL  14 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1920 NL  12 (2nd)
1925 NL  15 (1st)
1926 NL  10 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1920 NL  10 (3rd)
1922 NL  11 (1st)
1923 NL  8 (3rd)
1924 NL  7 (3rd)
1925 NL  9 (1st)
1926 NL  7 (5th)
1927 NL  7 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1923 NL  57 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1925 NL  38 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1925 NL  55.1 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1925 NL  4.10 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1920 NL  .976 (4th)
1925 NL  .968 (5th)

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Name and misspellings: Earl Earl Oil Sutton Smith

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