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Joe Sommer

Joseph John Sommer

Positions: Leftfielder, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: November 20, 1858 in Covington, KY(All Transactions)
Debut: July 8, 1880 (Age 21.231)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1882 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/RedStockings/Reds/Spiders 1880-1890

Final Game: October 15, 1890 (Age 31.329)
Died: January 16, 1938 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, KY
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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 G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1880 CIN NL 21 OF 22 46 38 4 4 1 .913 1.91 .855 1.85 14-8-0
1880 CIN NL 21 3B 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .857 3.50
1880 CIN NL 21 C 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .895 6.90 0 0 0
1880 CIN NL 21 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.40
1882 CIN AA 23 OF 80 213 188 9 16 2 .925 2.46 .848 1.83 80-0-0
1883 CIN AA 24 OF 94 213 171 11 31 1 .854 1.94 .851 1.80 82-0-12
1883 CIN AA 24 3B 3 12 4 6 2 0 .833 3.33 .840 3.33
1883 CIN AA 24 P 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.34 2.30
1884 BAL AA 25 3B 97 340 118 168 54 10 .841 2.95 .848 2.98
1884 BAL AA 25 OF 9 28 16 8 4 1 .857 2.67 .847 1.64 0-2-7
1884 BAL AA 25 2B 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .902 6.00
1885 BAL AA 26 OF 107 264 229 14 21 2 .920 2.27 .879 1.87 105-2-0
1885 BAL AA 26 3B 2 7 2 2 3 0 .571 2.00 .860 3.00
1885 BAL AA 26 P 2 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .880 1.80 1.90
1885 BAL AA 26 SS 2 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 3.00 .878 4.70
1885 BAL AA 26 1B 1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 12.00 .966 10.60
1886 BAL AA 27 OF 95 220 186 12 22 4 .900 2.08 .877 1.79 95-0-0
1886 BAL AA 27 2B 32 184 84 86 14 9 .924 5.31 .908 6.07
1886 BAL AA 27 3B 11 37 18 16 3 0 .919 3.09 .849 3.18
1886 BAL AA 27 SS 3 16 2 9 5 1 .688 3.67 .854 4.57
1886 BAL AA 27 P 1 4.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 2.25 1.00 .885 2.02 2.00
1887 BAL AA 28 OF 110 224 187 15 22 4 .902 1.84 .898 2.04 110-0-0
1887 BAL AA 28 2B 13 94 35 48 11 4 .883 6.38 .906 6.04
1887 BAL AA 28 3B 10 42 14 18 10 2 .762 3.20 .850 3.34
1887 BAL AA 28 SS 2 5 1 3 1 0 .800 2.00 .858 4.50
1887 BAL AA 28 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20
1888 BAL AA 29 OF 44 70 54 7 9 1 .871 1.39 .907 1.83 30-0-14
1888 BAL AA 29 SS 34 171 53 98 20 12 .883 4.44 .863 4.61
1888 BAL AA 29 2B 2 7 2 4 1 0 .857 3.00 .916 5.65
1888 BAL AA 29 1B 1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 .977 10.60
1889 BAL AA 30 OF 105 211 172 24 15 7 .929 1.87 .903 2.00 4-3-99
1889 BAL AA 30 SS 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .873 5.10
1890 TOT MLB 31 OF 47 102 84 5 13 3 .873 1.89 .916 1.84 47-0-0
1890 CLV NL 31 OF 9 19 15 0 4 0 .789 1.67 .914 1.91 9-0-0
1890 CLV NL 31 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1890 BAL AA 31 OF 38 83 69 5 9 3 .892 1.95 .916 1.82 38-0-0
10 Seasons OF 713 1591 1325 109 157 26 .901 2.01 .879 1.88 567-15-132
6 Seasons 3B 124 441 158 210 73 12 .834 2.97 .848 3.04
4 Seasons 2B 48 289 125 138 26 13 .910 5.48 .907 6.04
6 Seasons SS 43 201 59 116 26 13 .871 4.07 .863 4.61
5 Seasons P 6 14.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 1.29 0.33 .883 2.12 2.08
2 Seasons 1B 2 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 .969 10.60
1 Season C 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .895 6.90 0 0 0
10 Seasons TOT 937 14.0 2545 1687 575 283 64 .889 1.29 2.41 .876 2.12 2.40 567-15-132 0 0 0
Lg 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
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
1880 CIN NL 21 24 24 0 1 0 0 1 1 14 8 0 22 0
1882 CIN AA 23 80 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 0 0 80 0
1883 CIN AA 24 97 97 1 0 0 0 3 0 82 0 12 94 0
1884 BAL AA 25 107 107 0 0 0 1 97 0 0 2 7 9 0
1885 BAL AA 26 110 110 2 0 1 0 2 2 105 2 0 107 0
1886 BAL AA 27 139 139 1 0 0 32 11 3 95 0 0 95 0
1887 BAL AA 28 131 131 1 0 0 13 10 2 110 0 0 110 0
1888 BAL AA 29 79 79 0 0 1 2 0 34 30 0 14 44 0
1889 BAL AA 30 106 106 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 99 105 0
1890 BAL AA 31 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 38 0
1890 CLV NL 31 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 0
10 Seasons 920 920 6 1 2 48 124 43 567 15 132 713 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

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1884 AA  168 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1884 AA  54 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  80 (1st)
1883 AA  94 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  188 (1st)
1883 AA  171 (4th)
1885 AA  229 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
Career  157 (59th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  2 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  2.46 (1st)
1885 AA  2.27 (2nd)
1886 AA  2.08 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  .925 (1st)
1885 AA  .920 (3rd)
1886 AA  .900 (5th)
1889 AA  .929 (4th)

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