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Warren Spahn

Warren Edward Spahn

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 172 lb.

Born: April 23, 1921 in Buffalo, NY
High School: South Park HS (Buffalo, NY)
Signed
by the Boston Bees as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1942 (Age 20.361)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Mets/Giants 1942-1965

Final Game: October 1, 1965 (Age 44.161)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1973 (316/380 ballots).
   View Warren Spahn Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: November 24, 2003 in Broken Arrow, OK
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Hartshorne, OK
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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
1942 BSN NL 21 P 4 2 1 15.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.72 0.75 .967 2.36 2.35 0 0 0
1946 BSN NL 25 P 24 16 8 125.2 20 2 16 2 0 .900 1.29 0.75 .960 2.24 2.22 1 3 75% 1
1947 BSN NL 26 P 40 35 22 289.2 54 5 48 1 1 .981 1.65 1.33 .966 2.10 2.07 7 4 36% 5 AS,MVP-15
1948 BSN NL 27 P 36 35 16 257.0 57 4 52 1 3 .982 1.96 1.56 .963 2.11 2.08 7 7 50% 5 MVP-14
1949 BSN NL 28 P 38 38 25 302.1 59 14 41 4 2 .932 1.64 1.45 .953 2.04 2.02 6 3 33% 43% 4 AS,MVP-7
1950 BSN NL 29 P 41 39 25 293.0 72 9 55 8 3 .889 1.97 1.56 .961 2.12 2.10 11 4 27% 43% 4 AS,MVP-18
1951 BSN NL 30 P 39 36 26 310.2 60 7 50 3 1 .950 1.65 1.46 .962 2.14 2.14 14 7 33% 43% 5 AS,MVP-11
1952 BSN NL 31 P 40 35 19 290.0 79 18 56 5 4 .937 2.30 1.85 .953 2.18 2.16 2 3 60% 44% 7 AS,MVP-23
1953 MLN NL 32 P 35 32 24 265.2 69 12 53 4 7 .942 2.20 1.86 .956 2.06 2.02 2 3 60% 4 AS,MVP-5
1954 MLN NL 33 P 39 34 23 283.1 73 12 57 4 4 .945 2.19 1.77 .960 2.07 2.06 5 1 17% 45% 5 AS,MVP-11
1955 MLN NL 34 P 39 32 16 245.2 60 13 44 3 4 .950 2.09 1.46 .950 2.04 2.02 2 5 71% 44% 4
1956 MLN NL 35 P 39 35 20 281.1 58 16 41 1 7 .983 1.82 1.46 .966 2.05 2.03 2 2 50% 41% 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-4
1957 MLN NL 36 P 39 35 18 271.0 65 18 47 0 4 1.000 2.16 1.67 .962 2.06 2.08 5 5 50% 39% 3 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1958 MLN NL 37 P 38 36 23 290.0 80 11 67 2 7 .975 2.42 2.05 .955 1.97 1.96 1 6 86% 39% 3 AS,CYA-2,MVP-5
1959 MLN NL 38 P 40 36 21 292.0 62 14 45 3 4 .952 1.82 1.48 .954 1.99 1.97 1 2 67% 38% 1 AS,MVP-19
1960 MLN NL 39 P 40 33 18 267.2 76 14 59 3 7 .961 2.45 1.83 .962 2.09 2.08 3 2 40% 40% 4 CYA-2,MVP-14
1961 MLN NL 40 P 38 34 21 262.2 81 16 63 2 7 .975 2.71 2.08 .959 2.18 2.15 2 4 67% 38% 3 AS,CYA-2,MVP-10
1962 MLN NL 41 P 34 34 22 269.1 69 13 55 1 5 .986 2.27 2.00 .948 2.07 2.05 4 3 43% 34% 5 AS
1963 MLN NL 42 P 33 33 22 259.2 85 11 71 3 8 .965 2.84 2.48 .951 2.06 2.06 4 2 33% 42% 2 AS,MVP-12
1964 MLN NL 43 P 38 25 4 173.2 46 4 36 6 2 .870 2.07 1.05 .953 2.14 2.13 1 7 88% 40% 2
1965 TOT NL 44 P 36 30 8 197.2 51 8 41 2 2 .961 2.23 1.36 .956 2.08 2.08 9 3 25% 36% 4
1965 NYM NL 44 P 20 19 5 126.0 30 4 25 1 1 .967 2.07 1.45 .956 2.08 2.08 6 2 25% 36% 2
1965 SFG NL 44 P 16 11 3 71.2 21 4 16 1 1 .952 2.51 1.25 .956 2.08 2.08 3 1 25% 36% 2
21 Seasons P 750 665 382 5243.2 1279 222 999 58 82 .955 2.10 1.63 .957 2.09 2.07 89 76 46% 32% 72
21 Seasons TOT 750 665 382 5243.2 1279 222 999 58 82 .955 2.10 1.63 .957 2.09 2.07 89 76 46% 32% 72
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
1942 BSN NL 21 P
1946 BSN NL 25 P
1947 BSN NL 26 P
1948 BSN NL 27 P
1949 BSN NL 28 P
1950 BSN NL 29 P
1951 BSN NL 30 P
1952 BSN NL 31 P
1953 MLN NL 32 P
1954 MLN NL 33 P
1955 MLN NL 34 P
1956 MLN NL 35 P
1957 MLN NL 36 P
1958 MLN NL 37 P
1959 MLN NL 38 P
1960 MLN NL 39 P
1961 MLN NL 40 P
1962 MLN NL 41 P
1963 MLN NL 42 P
1964 MLN NL 43 P
1965 NYM NL 44 P
1965 SFG NL 44 P
21 Seasons P
21 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
1942 BSN NL 21 4 2 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 BSN NL 25 24 16 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 BSN NL 26 41 35 41 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1948 BSN NL 27 37 35 37 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1949 BSN NL 28 40 38 40 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1950 BSN NL 29 41 39 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 BSN NL 30 42 36 42 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1952 BSN NL 31 52 35 52 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
1953 MLN NL 32 38 32 38 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1954 MLN NL 33 41 34 41 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1955 MLN NL 34 40 32 40 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1956 MLN NL 35 39 35 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 MLN NL 36 39 35 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 MLN NL 37 41 36 41 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1959 MLN NL 38 40 36 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 MLN NL 39 40 33 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 MLN NL 40 39 34 39 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1962 MLN NL 41 36 34 36 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1963 MLN NL 42 33 33 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 MLN NL 43 39 25 39 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1965 NYM NL 44 21 19 21 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1965 SFG NL 44 16 11 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 783 665 783 750 750 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 15
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%
1942 BSN NL 21 17 76% 29% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 BSN NL 25 270 82% 26% 7 86% 0 1 0 1 8 5 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1947 BSN NL 26 760 84% 23% 28 86% 0 4 1 3 29 20 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 100%
1948 BSN NL 27 886 84% 24% 43 91% 2 4 1 3 43 25 7 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 4 100%
1949 BSN NL 28 1183 83% 24% 47 85% 1 12 2 6 39 26 5 4 0 3 1 3 3 3 3 0 6 83%
1950 BSN NL 29 1030 77% 24% 56 80% 1 6 2 3 47 36 5 7 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 0 10 60%
1951 BSN NL 30 1289 81% 23% 53 87% 0 7 1 4 48 37 4 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 8 88%
1952 BSN NL 31 1154 80% 24% 58 86% 2 18 3 13 54 36 7 5 0 1 4 3 4 3 3 1 12 67%
1953 MLN NL 32 987 81% 25% 52 90% 2 11 1 5 50 30 11 4 0 2 2 1 7 6 6 1 7 100%
1954 MLN NL 33 974 82% 22% 38 97% 0 10 5 4 39 27 5 4 0 0 4 0 3 1 1 2 6 100%
1955 MLN NL 34 808 82% 25% 34 97% 0 9 1 7 35 21 7 3 0 2 1 0 4 3 4 0 7 86%
1956 MLN NL 35 956 85% 27% 47 91% 1 14 5 8 39 28 7 1 0 0 1 1 7 6 6 1 5 80%
1957 MLN NL 36 1111 84% 29% 47 96% 2 18 5 10 45 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 4 50%
1958 MLN NL 37 1136 82% 32% 62 100% 0 11 0 11 64 50 7 2 0 1 1 1 6 4 6 0 4 100%
1959 MLN NL 38 1184 83% 31% 49 94% 0 11 2 7 46 37 6 3 0 2 1 2 4 2 3 1 4 50%
1960 MLN NL 39 1110 81% 28% 64 89% 1 13 1 9 58 32 15 3 0 2 1 2 7 7 7 0 7 100%
1961 MLN NL 40 1044 84% 28% 74 86% 4 14 5 7 63 45 8 2 0 1 1 1 7 6 7 0 19 68%
1962 MLN NL 41 1086 85% 30% 55 89% 2 14 3 9 52 37 6 1 0 1 0 1 6 4 5 1 8 63%
1963 MLN NL 42 1037 87% 33% 74 97% 1 13 5 8 71 51 8 3 0 1 2 1 8 6 8 0 6 100%
1964 MLN NL 43 747 86% 30% 39 90% 0 4 0 3 36 29 3 6 0 1 5 1 2 2 2 0 10 80%
1965 NYM NL 44 543 85% 29% 24 96% 1 3 2 0 23 15 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1965 SFG NL 44 303 84% 29% 14 86% 0 3 0 2 14 9 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 67%
21 Seasons 19615 83% 27% 965 91% 20 201 45 124 903 625 125 57 1 26 30 25 81 64 73 8 138 80%
MLB Averages 81% 27% 89% 83%
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
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1973 BBWAA (83.2%)
Selected to HOF in 1973 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1947 NL (15, 8%)
1948 NL (14, 9%)
1949 NL (7, 18%)
1950 NL (18, 4%)
1951 NL (11, 13%)
1952 NL (23, 2%)
1953 NL (5, 36%)
1954 NL (11, 11%)
1956 NL (4, 38%)
1957 NL (5, 39%)
1958 NL (5, 32%)
1959 NL (19, 1%)
1960 NL (14, 8%)
1961 NL (10, 14%)
1963 NL (12, 11%)
2.44 Career Shares (63rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 ML (3, 6%)
1957 ML (1, 94%)
1958 ML (2, 25%)
1960 ML (2, 25%)
1961 ML (2, 33%)
1 Cy Young
1.83 Career Shares (21st)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1960 August NL Player of the Month
1961 August NL Player of the Month

Def. Games as P s c a p y
Career  750 (64th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1949 NL  14 (4th)
1952 NL  18 (5th)
1957 NL  18 (5th)
Career  222 (73rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1948 NL  52 (5th)
1950 NL  55 (3rd)
1952 NL  56 (3rd)
1953 NL  53 (2nd)
1954 NL  57 (1st)
1955 NL  44 (5th)
1958 NL  67 (1st)
1959 NL  45 (4th)
1960 NL  59 (4th)
1961 NL  63 (2nd)
1962 NL  55 (4th)
1963 NL  71 (1st)
Career  999 (23rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1949 NL  4 (1st)
1950 NL  8 (1st)
1951 NL  3 (5th)
1952 NL  5 (1st)
1953 NL  4 (3rd)
1954 NL  4 (1st)
1959 NL  3 (4th)
1964 NL  6 (1st)
Career  58 (72nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1963 NL  2.84 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1953 NL  1.86 (3rd)
1954 NL  1.77 (3rd)
1958 NL  2.05 (1st)
1961 NL  2.08 (3rd)
1962 NL  2.00 (3rd)
1963 NL  2.48 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1957 NL  1.000 (1st)
1962 NL  .986 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1960 NL  born 1921-04-23 (8th)
1961 NL  born 1921-04-23 (5th)
1962 NL  born 1921-04-23 (3rd)
1963 NL  born 1921-04-23 (3rd)
1964 NL  born 1921-04-23 (1st)
1965 NL  born 1921-04-23 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1942 NL  born 1921-04-23 (10th)

             

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Name and misspellings: Warren Edward Warren spaan Spahn spann spawn sphan

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