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Paul Splittorff

Paul William Splittorff

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 8, 1946 in Evansville, IN
School: Morningside College (Sioux City, IA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 25th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 1970 (Age 23.350)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Team: Royals 1970-1984

Final Game: June 26, 1984 (Age 37.262)
Died: May 25, 2011 in Blue Springs, MO
Buried: Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, MO
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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
1970 KCR AL 23 P 2 2 0 8.2 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.04 0.50 .950 1.87 1.85 1 2 67% 39% 0
1971 KCR AL 24 P 22 22 6 144.1 41 7 32 2 3 .951 2.43 1.77 .958 1.98 1.97 8 8 50% 39% 4 RoY-5
1972 KCR AL 25 P 35 33 13 216.0 57 6 51 0 5 1.000 2.38 1.63 .950 1.86 1.85 14 11 44% 39% 2
1973 KCR AL 26 P 38 38 12 262.0 56 9 46 1 7 .982 1.89 1.45 .951 1.86 1.85 11 5 31% 38% 4
1974 KCR AL 27 P 36 36 8 226.0 49 8 39 2 2 .959 1.87 1.31 .947 1.81 1.80 14 6 30% 38% 3
1975 KCR AL 28 P 35 23 6 159.0 44 10 33 1 4 .977 2.43 1.23 .940 1.87 1.86 16 8 33% 38% 1
1976 KCR AL 29 P 26 23 5 158.2 39 9 30 0 5 1.000 2.21 1.50 .950 1.87 1.88 17 9 35% 34% 3
1977 KCR AL 30 P 37 37 6 229.0 49 9 38 2 3 .959 1.85 1.27 .948 1.95 1.93 14 6 30% 39% 4
1978 KCR AL 31 P 39 38 13 262.0 65 18 45 2 4 .969 2.16 1.62 .954 1.90 1.88 13 7 35% 38% 6 CYA-7
1979 KCR AL 32 P 36 35 11 240.0 45 15 27 3 3 .933 1.58 1.17 .949 1.92 1.89 21 4 16% 36% 1
1980 KCR AL 33 P 34 33 4 204.0 44 14 30 0 4 1.000 1.94 1.29 .957 1.85 1.85 13 8 38% 35% 0
1981 KCR AL 34 P 21 15 1 99.0 24 2 22 0 2 1.000 2.18 1.14 .963 1.98 1.98 9 4 31% 38% 3
1982 KCR AL 35 P 29 28 0 162.0 32 7 24 1 4 .969 1.72 1.07 .958 1.80 1.80 12 9 43% 36% 2
1983 KCR AL 36 P 27 27 4 156.0 33 9 23 1 2 .970 1.85 1.19 .958 1.80 1.78 11 5 31% 33% 4
1984 KCR AL 37 P 12 3 0 28.0 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 3.54 0.92 .958 1.80 1.78 2 0 0% 36% 0
15 Seasons P 429 393 89 2554.2 590 125 450 15 49 .975 2.03 1.34 .952 1.88 1.86 176 92 34% 37% 37
15 Seasons TOT 429 393 89 2554.2 590 125 450 15 49 .975 2.03 1.34 .952 1.88 1.86 176 92 34% 37% 37
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
1970 KCR AL 23 P
1971 KCR AL 24 P
1972 KCR AL 25 P
1973 KCR AL 26 P
1974 KCR AL 27 P
1975 KCR AL 28 P
1976 KCR AL 29 P
1977 KCR AL 30 P
1978 KCR AL 31 P
1979 KCR AL 32 P
1980 KCR AL 33 P
1981 KCR AL 34 P
1982 KCR AL 35 P
1983 KCR AL 36 P
1984 KCR AL 37 P
15 Seasons P
15 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1970 KCR AL 23 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 KCR AL 24 22 22 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 KCR AL 25 35 33 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 KCR AL 26 38 38 2 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 KCR AL 27 37 36 1 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 KCR AL 28 35 23 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 KCR AL 29 26 23 1 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 KCR AL 30 37 37 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 KCR AL 31 39 38 0 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 KCR AL 32 36 35 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 KCR AL 33 34 33 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 KCR AL 34 21 15 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 KCR AL 35 29 28 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 KCR AL 36 27 27 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 KCR AL 37 12 3 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 430 392 64 429 429 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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%
1970 KCR AL 23 46 74% 26% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1971 KCR AL 24 583 83% 30% 33 91% 0 6 2 2 33 25 3 2 0 2 0 2 3 1 2 1 5 80%
1972 KCR AL 25 876 80% 31% 49 94% 2 8 2 3 51 32 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 5 0 9 100%
1973 KCR AL 26 1120 85% 32% 48 96% 0 9 1 6 48 32 8 1 0 0 1 0 7 7 7 0 1 100%
1974 KCR AL 27 985 86% 32% 42 90% 0 8 1 6 39 31 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 9 100%
1975 KCR AL 28 683 85% 29% 35 97% 1 9 2 6 34 23 5 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 3 1 5 100%
1976 KCR AL 29 686 87% 29% 31 97% 2 8 4 3 31 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 4 1 4 100%
1977 KCR AL 30 980 84% 26% 38 89% 1 9 2 4 38 29 3 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 7 71%
1978 KCR AL 31 1069 89% 30% 44 95% 0 17 3 13 45 30 5 2 0 1 1 1 4 3 3 1 7 100%
1979 KCR AL 32 1025 87% 28% 34 91% 1 14 6 7 27 20 4 3 0 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 4 50%
1980 KCR AL 33 860 91% 30% 35 100% 1 13 5 6 30 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 7 100%
1981 KCR AL 34 419 86% 24% 19 95% 1 2 1 1 21 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 7 100%
1982 KCR AL 35 692 84% 25% 24 96% 0 7 2 5 23 17 4 1 0 1 0 1 4 4 4 0 2 100%
1983 KCR AL 36 667 86% 27% 23 83% 0 9 0 8 23 15 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 100%
1984 KCR AL 37 138 92% 33% 10 100% 1 2 0 1 9 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 10829 86% 29% 466 94% 10 121 31 71 453 314 57 15 0 7 8 8 49 40 41 8 68 93%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 91% 88%



* - 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
1990 BBWAA ()

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1978 AL (7, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (303rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1972 AL  51 (5th)
1978 AL  45 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1972 AL  2.38 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1972 AL  1.000 (1st)
1973 AL  .982 (5th)
1980 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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