Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Syd Smith Statistics and History

 

Photo of Syd Smith


Syd Smith

Sydney A. Smith

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 31, 1883 in Smithville, SC
School: University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1908 (Age 24.227)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1908 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Naps/Athletics/Browns/Pirates 1908-1915

Final Game: April 18, 1915 (Age 31.230)
Died: June 5, 1961 in Orangeburg, SC
Buried: Old Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
    About biographical information

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1908 24 TOT AL 73 217 204 14 40 12 0 1 15 2 8 17 .196 .230 .270 .500 60 55 1 4 2/3O
1908 24 PHA AL 46 137 128 8 26 8 0 1 10 0 4 10 .203 .233 .289 .522 65 37 1 4 2/3O
1908 24 SLB AL 27 80 76 6 14 4 0 0 5 2 4 7 .184 .225 .237 .462 50 18 0 0 2
1910 26 CLE AL 9 30 27 1 9 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 .333 .400 .370 .770 140 10 0 0 /2
1911 27 CLE AL 58 172 154 8 46 8 1 1 21 0 11 10 .299 .353 .383 .736 104 59 2 5 2/35
1914 30 PIT NL 5 11 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .273 .273 .545 66 3 0 0 /2
1915 31 PIT NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
5 Yrs 146 431 397 24 98 21 1 2 40 2 0 22 29 .247 .291 .320 .611 84 127 3 9
162 Game Avg. 162 478 441 27 109 23 1 2 44 2 24 32 .247 .291 .320 .611 84 141 3 10
PIT (2 yrs) 6 12 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 53 3 0 0
CLE (2 yrs) 67 202 181 9 55 9 1 1 24 0 14 11 .304 .360 .381 .742 109 69 2 5
PHA (1 yr) 46 137 128 8 26 8 0 1 10 0 4 10 .203 .233 .289 .522 65 37 1 4
SLB (1 yr) 27 80 76 6 14 4 0 0 5 2 4 7 .184 .225 .237 .462 50 18 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 140 419 385 23 95 21 1 2 39 2 22 28 .247 .293 .322 .615 85 124 3 9
NL (2 yrs) 6 12 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 53 3 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
1908 24 PHA AL 46 137 -4 0 0 2 2 -0 -0.1 5 4 0.5 .499 .500 0.2 0.5 3 2/3O
1908 24 SLB AL 27 80 -4 -0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .485 .497 0.0 0.0 1 2
1910 26 CLE AL 9 30 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.3 1 4 0.5 .538 .502 0.3 0.2 3 /2
1911 27 CLE AL 58 172 2 0 0 2 3 7 0.7 6 13 1.4 .512 .504 1.1 0.5 11 2/35
1914 30 PIT NL 5 11 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1915 31 PIT NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .475 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
5 Seasons 146 431 -6 1 0 4 7 6 0.5 16 21 2.2 .504 .501 1.7 1.3 17
PIT (2 yrs) 6 12 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 0.0 .492 .500 0.0 0.0 -0
CLE (2 yrs) 67 202 3 0 0 3 3 10 1.1 8 17 1.8 .515 .504 1.5 0.7 14
PHA (1 yr) 46 137 -4 0 0 2 2 -0 -0.1 5 4 0.5 .499 .500 0.2 0.5 3
SLB (1 yr) 27 80 -4 -0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .485 .497 0.0 0.0 1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1908 TOT AL 24 C 55 375 295 71 9 7 .976 6.65 .969 6.28 6 64 47 42% 45%
1908 PHA AL 24 C 31 202 158 39 5 6 .975 6.35 .969 6.28 0 45 27 38% 45%
1908 PHA AL 24 1B 6 63 57 4 2 0 .968 10.17 .984 11.37
1908 PHA AL 24 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-1-0
1908 SLB AL 24 C 24 173 137 32 4 1 .977 7.04 .969 6.28 6 19 20 51% 45%
1910 CLE AL 26 C 9 48 33 13 2 3 .958 5.11 .968 6.88 0 12 9 43% 45%
1911 CLE AL 27 C 48 339 270 62 7 10 .979 6.92 .965 6.80 9 66 47 42% 45%
1911 CLE AL 27 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.30
1911 CLE AL 27 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.30
1914 PIT NL 30 C 3 3 3 15 12 3 0 0 1.000 5.00 .970 6.30 1 3 2 40% 44%
4 Seasons C 115 3 3 777 610 149 18 20 .977 6.60 .967 6.54 16 145 105 42% 45%
2 Seasons 1B 7 63 57 4 2 0 .968 8.71 .984 11.21
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.30
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-1-0
5 Seasons TOT 124 3 3 840 667 153 20 20 .976 6.61 .968 6.74 0-1-0 16 145 105 42% 45%
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

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Syd Smith    

Name and misspellings: Sydney A. Syd Smith

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.