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Lee Smith

Lee Arthur Smith

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: December 4, 1957 in Jamestown, LA
High Schools: Castor HS (Castor, LA), Castor HS (Jamestown, LA)
School: Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 1975. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1980 (Age 22.272)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1981 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/RedSox/Angels/Reds/... 1980-1997
Agents: Brian David, previously: Bob Gilhooley, Jim Bronner [*]
Final Game: July 2, 1997 (Age 39.210)
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1980 CHC NL 22 P 18 0 0 21.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.25 0.17 .953 1.91 1.91 3 2 40% 31% 0
1981 CHC NL 23 P 40 1 0 66.2 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 1.62 0.30 .959 1.97 1.98 5 9 64% 33% 0
1982 CHC NL 24 P 72 5 0 117.0 20 9 10 1 2 .950 1.46 0.26 .952 1.96 1.97 15 8 35% 32% 1
1983 CHC NL 25 P 66 0 0 103.1 17 8 9 0 0 1.000 1.48 0.26 .952 1.92 1.91 8 5 38% 33% 0 AS,CYA-9,MVP-18
1984 CHC NL 26 P 69 0 0 101.0 19 6 13 0 2 1.000 1.69 0.28 .954 1.88 1.87 16 2 11% 31% 0
1985 CHC NL 27 P 65 0 0 97.2 12 3 9 0 1 1.000 1.11 0.18 .953 1.92 1.92 6 4 40% 30% 0
1986 CHC NL 28 P 66 0 0 90.1 13 1 12 0 2 1.000 1.30 0.20 .955 1.94 1.94 15 6 29% 32% 0
1987 CHC NL 29 P 62 0 0 83.2 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 1.18 0.18 .955 1.91 1.90 13 3 19% 29% 0 AS
1988 BOS AL 30 P 64 0 0 83.2 10 5 4 1 0 .900 0.97 0.14 .961 1.79 1.77 6 2 25% 31% 0 MVP-21
1989 BOS AL 31 P 64 0 0 70.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 0.03 .960 1.87 1.85 9 3 25% 31% 0
1990 TOT MLB 32 P 64 0 0 83.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.54 0.08 .956 1.79 1.79 14 5 26% 31% 0
1990 BOS AL 32 P 11 0 0 14.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.26 0.18 .955 1.76 1.76 4 2 33% 34% 0
1990 STL NL 32 P 53 0 0 68.2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.39 0.06 .957 1.80 1.79 10 3 23% 29% 0
1991 STL NL 33 P 67 0 0 73.0 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 1.11 0.13 .956 1.86 1.85 10 2 17% 33% 0 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
1992 STL NL 34 P 70 0 0 75.0 9 1 7 1 1 .889 0.96 0.11 .954 1.94 1.94 12 1 8% 32% 0 AS,CYA-4
1993 TOT MLB 35 P 63 0 0 58.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.31 0.03 .950 1.83 1.82 12 2 14% 33% 0 AS
1993 STL NL 35 P 55 0 0 50.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.18 0.02 .950 1.84 1.83 8 2 20% 32% 0
1993 NYY AL 35 P 8 0 0 8.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.13 .950 1.80 1.78 4 0 0% 36% 0
1994 BAL AL 36 P 41 0 0 38.1 5 2 2 1 0 .800 0.94 0.10 .956 1.71 1.71 3 0 0% 31% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-14
1995 CAL AL 37 P 52 0 0 49.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.91 0.10 .960 1.79 1.77 4 5 56% 31% 0 AS
1996 TOT MLB 38 P 54 0 0 55.1 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 1.30 0.15 .955 1.84 1.82 11 3 21% 29% 0
1996 CAL AL 38 P 11 0 0 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.82 0.09 .960 1.80 1.76 2 0 0% 30% 0
1996 CIN NL 38 P 43 0 0 44.1 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 1.42 0.16 .954 1.85 1.83 9 3 25% 28% 0
1997 MON NL 39 P 25 0 0 21.2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.20 .952 1.87 1.84 8 1 11% 32% 0
18 Seasons P 1022 6 0 1289.1 167 52 111 4 9 .976 1.14 0.16 .955 1.88 1.87 170 63 27% 31% 1
18 Seasons TOT 1022 6 0 1289.1 167 52 111 4 9 .976 1.14 0.16 .955 1.88 1.87 170 63 27% 31% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
1980 CHC NL 22 P
1981 CHC NL 23 P
1982 CHC NL 24 P
1983 CHC NL 25 P
1984 CHC NL 26 P
1985 CHC NL 27 P
1986 CHC NL 28 P
1987 CHC NL 29 P
1988 BOS AL 30 P
1989 BOS AL 31 P
1990 BOS AL 32 P
1990 STL NL 32 P
1991 STL NL 33 P
1992 STL NL 34 P
1993 STL NL 35 P
1993 NYY AL 35 P
1994 BAL AL 36 P
1995 CAL AL 37 P
1996 CAL AL 38 P
1996 CIN NL 38 P
1997 MON NL 39 P
18 Seasons P
18 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
1980 CHC NL 22 18 0 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CHC NL 23 40 1 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CHC NL 24 72 5 72 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CHC NL 25 66 0 66 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHC NL 26 69 0 69 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CHC NL 27 65 0 65 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CHC NL 28 66 0 66 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 CHC NL 29 63 0 63 62 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 BOS AL 30 64 0 0 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 BOS AL 31 64 0 0 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 STL NL 32 53 0 53 53 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 BOS AL 32 11 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 STL NL 33 67 0 67 67 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 STL NL 34 70 0 70 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 STL NL 35 55 0 55 54 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 NYY AL 35 8 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 BAL AL 36 41 0 0 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 CAL AL 37 52 0 0 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 CIN NL 38 43 0 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 CAL AL 38 11 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 MON NL 39 25 0 23 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Seasons 1023 6 770 1021 1023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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%
1980 CHC NL 22 97 74% 27% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CHC NL 23 281 78% 33% 9 89% 0 3 1 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1982 CHC NL 24 481 78% 26% 10 100% 0 9 1 7 10 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 100%
1983 CHC NL 25 413 73% 23% 11 91% 0 7 0 6 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1984 CHC NL 26 428 77% 22% 13 100% 0 6 0 5 12 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 100%
1985 CHC NL 27 398 66% 20% 11 100% 0 3 0 2 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1986 CHC NL 28 372 71% 21% 12 92% 0 1 0 1 12 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 5 100%
1987 CHC NL 29 360 70% 26% 10 90% 0 3 0 3 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1988 BOS AL 30 363 64% 25% 6 67% 0 5 0 5 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1989 BOS AL 31 291 59% 18% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1990 STL NL 32 280 73% 22% 3 67% 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 BOS AL 32 64 69% 25% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 STL NL 33 300 78% 26% 7 100% 0 3 1 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1992 STL NL 34 310 77% 25% 7 100% 0 1 0 1 7 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1993 STL NL 35 206 77% 23% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 NYY AL 35 33 61% 24% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 BAL AL 36 160 69% 29% 3 67% 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1995 CAL AL 37 209 72% 26% 5 80% 0 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1996 CIN NL 38 201 79% 33% 6 100% 0 2 1 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1996 CAL AL 38 44 86% 20% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 MON NL 39 100 86% 38% 5 80% 0 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Seasons 5391 73% 25% 126 92% 0 51 4 42 110 88 8 4 0 1 3 1 8 5 6 2 27 100%
MLB Averages 80% 31% 90% 87%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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
2003 BBWAA (42.3%)
2004 BBWAA (36.6%)
2005 BBWAA (38.8%)
2006 BBWAA (45.0%)
2007 BBWAA (39.8%)
2008 BBWAA (43.3%)
2009 BBWAA (44.5%)
2010 BBWAA (47.3%)
2011 BBWAA (45.3%)
2012 BBWAA (50.6%)
2013 BBWAA (47.8%)
2014 BBWAA (29.9%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 NL (18, 2%)
1988 AL (21, 1%)
1991 NL (8, 26%)
1994 AL (14, 5%)
0.34 Career Shares (581st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 NL (9, 1%)
1991 NL (2, 50%)
1992 NL (4, 3%)
1994 AL (5, 1%)
0.55 Career Shares (97th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1991 April NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1991 Sep 29th NL Player of the Week
1992 Aug 30th NL Player of the Week
1993 Jun 27th NL Player of the Week

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1988 AL  64 (5th)
Career  1,022 (11th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
Career  .976 (48th)

Oldest s c a p y
1996 AL  born 1957-12-04 (9th)
1997 NL  born 1957-12-04 (9th)

                           

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