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Andy Sommers

John Andrew Sommers

Positions: Catcher, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 181 lb.

Born: October 26, 1865 in Cleveland, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1887 (Age 21.183, 1,177th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1889 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Metropolitans/Hoosiers/Giants/WhiteStockings/Spiders/... 1887-1890

Last Game: October 4, 1890 (Age 24.343)
Died: July 22, 1908 in Cleveland, OH
Buried: Monroe Street Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
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Standard Batting

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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
1887 21 NYP AA 33 124 116 9 21 3 0 1 12 6 7 19 .181 .234 .233 .467 32 27 1 2/3O
1888 22 BSN NL 4 13 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .231 .231 .308 .538 68 4 0 /2
1889 23 TOT NL 35 134 129 17 31 7 2 2 22 2 3 24 .240 .269 .372 .641 76 48 2 2/O
1889 23 CHC NL 12 48 45 5 10 5 0 0 8 0 2 8 .222 .271 .333 .604 65 15 1 2/O
1889 23 IND NL 23 86 84 12 21 2 2 2 14 2 1 16 .250 .267 .393 .660 82 33 1 2/O
1890 24 TOT NL 26 88 81 8 12 2 2 0 2 0 6 16 .148 .216 .222 .438 30 18 1 2/3O
1890 24 NYG NL 17 52 47 4 5 1 1 0 1 0 4 13 .106 .192 .170 .363 8 8 1 2/3O
1890 24 CLV NL 9 36 34 4 7 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 .206 .250 .294 .544 62 10 0 /2O
4 Yrs 98 359 339 35 67 13 4 3 36 8 16 62 .198 .242 .286 .528 50 97 4
162 Game Avg. 162 593 560 58 111 21 7 5 60 13 26 102 .198 .242 .286 .528 50 160 7
NYG (1 yr) 17 52 47 4 5 1 1 0 1 0 4 13 .106 .192 .170 .363 8 8 1
BSN (1 yr) 4 13 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .231 .231 .308 .538 68 4 0
NYP (1 yr) 33 124 116 9 21 3 0 1 12 6 7 19 .181 .234 .233 .467 32 27 1
CLV (1 yr) 9 36 34 4 7 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 .206 .250 .294 .544 62 10 0
CHC (1 yr) 12 48 45 5 10 5 0 0 8 0 2 8 .222 .271 .333 .604 65 15 1
IND (1 yr) 23 86 84 12 21 2 2 2 14 2 1 16 .250 .267 .393 .660 82 33 1
NL (3 yrs) 65 235 223 26 46 10 4 2 24 2 9 43 .206 .247 .314 .561 60 70 3
AA (1 yr) 33 124 116 9 21 3 0 1 12 6 7 19 .181 .234 .233 .467 32 27 1

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
1887 21 NYP AA 33 124 -12 -0 0 -1 2 -11 -0.8 3 -8 -0.5 .475 .495 -0.5 0.1 -7 2/3O
1888 22 BSN NL 4 13 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 0 0.0 .488 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1889 23 CHC NL 12 48 -3 0 0 -2 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .470 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -1 2/O
1889 23 IND NL 23 86 -4 -0 0 -2 1 -5 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .482 .497 0.1 -0.1 0 2/O
1890 24 NYG NL 17 52 -6 -0 0 -4 1 -10 -0.9 2 -8 -0.7 .448 .495 -0.3 -0.3 -4 2/3O
1890 24 CLV NL 9 36 -2 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .487 .499 0.0 0.0 -0 /2O
4 Seasons 98 359 -27 -0 0 -9 5 -31 -2.7 11 -21 -1.6 .473 .496 -0.8 -0.3 -11
NYG (1 yr) 17 52 -6 -0 0 -4 1 -10 -0.9 2 -8 -0.7 .448 .495 -0.3 -0.3 -4
BSN (1 yr) 4 13 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 0 0.0 .488 .500 0.0 0.0 0
NYP (1 yr) 33 124 -12 -0 0 -1 2 -11 -0.8 3 -8 -0.5 .475 .495 -0.5 0.1 -7
CLV (1 yr) 9 36 -2 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .487 .499 0.0 0.0 -0
CHC (1 yr) 12 48 -3 0 0 -2 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .470 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -1
IND (1 yr) 23 86 -4 -0 0 -2 1 -5 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .482 .497 0.1 -0.1 0

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
1887 NYP AA 21 C 31 188 112 44 32 3 .830 5.03 .893 6.26 17 0 0
1887 NYP AA 21 1B 1 10 10 0 0 2 1.000 10.00 .971 9.90
1887 NYP AA 21 OF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .900 2.00 0-0-1
1888 BSN NL 22 C 4 25 20 2 3 0 .880 5.50 .912 6.82 0 0 0
1889 TOT NL 23 C 32 204 148 32 24 3 .882 5.63 .910 6.00 31 0 0
1889 TOT NL 23 OF 3 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.67 .910 2.00 0-2-1
1889 CHC NL 23 C 11 67 45 11 11 1 .836 5.09 .910 6.00 10 0 0
1889 CHC NL 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-0-1
1889 IND NL 23 C 21 137 103 21 13 2 .905 5.90 .910 6.00 21 0 0
1889 IND NL 23 OF 2 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00 .910 2.00 0-2-0
1890 TOT NL 24 C 19 133 86 29 18 1 .865 6.05 .926 6.10 15 35 29 45% 37%
1890 TOT NL 24 OF 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .913 1.90 0-1-2
1890 NYG NL 24 C 11 80 51 16 13 1 .838 6.09 .926 6.10 12 19 16 46% 37%
1890 NYG NL 24 1B 5 40 38 1 1 2 .975 7.80 .976 10.36
1890 NYG NL 24 OF 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .915 1.90 0-0-2
1890 CLV NL 24 C 8 53 35 13 5 0 .906 6.00 .926 6.10 3 16 13 45% 37%
1890 CLV NL 24 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 1.90 0-1-0
4 Seasons C 86 550 366 107 77 7 .860 5.50 .908 6.15 63 35 29 45% 37%
3 Seasons OF 7 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.00 .909 1.96 0-3-4
2 Seasons 1B 6 50 48 1 1 4 .980 8.17 .975 10.28
4 Seasons TOT 99 608 421 108 79 11 .870 5.34 .914 6.11 0-3-4 63 35 29 45% 37%
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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1890 NL  45.3 (3rd)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: John Joseph Andrew Andrews Andy Sommers

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