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John Stephenson

John Herman Stephenson

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 13, 1941 in South Portsmouth, KY
High School: South HS (Portsmouth, KY)
School: William Carey College (Hattiesburg, MS)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1964 (Age 23.001, 9,806th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Mets/Giants/Cubs 1964-1973

Last Game: September 29, 1973 (Age 32.169)
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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
1964 23 NYM NL 37 62 57 2 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 18 .158 .226 .211 .436 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 5/78
1965 24 NYM NL 62 131 121 9 26 5 0 4 15 0 1 8 19 .215 .264 .355 .619 77 43 7 0 2 0 2 2/9
1966 25 NYM NL 63 153 143 17 28 1 1 1 11 0 0 8 28 .196 .248 .238 .486 38 34 7 2 0 0 0 2/7
1967 26 CHC NL 18 52 49 3 11 3 1 0 5 0 0 1 6 .224 .255 .327 .581 62 16 1 1 1 0 1 2
1968 27 CHC NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 28 SFG NL 22 29 27 2 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 .222 .214 .296 .511 43 8 2 0 1 1 0 /25
1970 29 SFG NL 23 46 43 3 3 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 7 .070 .109 .093 .202 -45 4 1 0 0 1 0 /27
1971 30 CAL AL 98 308 279 24 61 17 0 3 25 0 0 22 21 .219 .281 .312 .593 74 87 9 3 2 2 6 2
1972 31 CAL AL 66 161 146 14 40 3 1 2 17 0 0 11 8 .274 .342 .349 .691 112 51 7 4 0 0 5 2
1973 32 CAL AL 60 132 122 9 30 5 0 1 9 0 0 7 7 .246 .292 .311 .604 78 38 4 1 2 0 1 2
10 Yrs 451 1076 989 83 214 37 3 12 93 0 1 63 118 .216 .271 .296 .567 65 293 38 12 8 4 15
162 Game Avg. 162 387 355 30 77 13 1 4 33 0 0 23 42 .216 .271 .296 .567 65 105 14 4 3 1 5
NYM (3 yrs) 162 346 321 28 63 6 1 6 28 0 1 20 65 .196 .250 .277 .527 50 89 14 3 2 0 2
CAL (3 yrs) 224 601 547 47 131 25 1 6 51 0 0 40 36 .239 .300 .322 .622 85 176 20 8 4 2 12
SFG (2 yrs) 45 75 70 5 9 3 0 0 9 0 0 2 11 .129 .149 .171 .320 -12 12 3 0 1 2 0
CHC (2 yrs) 20 54 51 3 11 3 1 0 5 0 0 1 6 .216 .245 .314 .559 56 16 1 1 1 0 1
NL (7 yrs) 227 475 442 36 83 12 2 6 42 0 1 23 82 .188 .234 .265 .498 41 117 18 4 4 2 3
AL (3 yrs) 224 601 547 47 131 25 1 6 51 0 0 40 36 .239 .300 .322 .622 85 176 20 8 4 2 12

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
1964 23 NYM NL 37 62 -5 -1 0 -3 -0 -9 -1.0 2 -6 -0.7 .474 .494 -0.4 -0.3 -3 5/78
1965 24 NYM NL 62 131 -2 -0 -1 -2 2 -4 -0.5 5 1 0.0 .493 .497 0.3 -0.1 3 2/9
1966 25 NYM NL 63 153 -12 -0 -1 -4 2 -15 -1.7 5 -10 -1.1 .473 .489 -0.7 -0.2 -5 2/7
1967 26 CHC NL 18 52 -2 0 0 1 1 -0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.0 0.2 0 2
1968 27 CHC NL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .512 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1969 28 SFG NL 22 29 -2 -0 -0 -2 0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .478 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /25
1970 29 SFG NL 23 46 -7 0 0 0 0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.5 .473 .496 -0.5 0.1 -4 /27
1971 30 CAL AL 98 308 -7 -1 -0 -4 4 -8 -1.0 11 2 0.0 .490 .494 0.5 0.0 6 2
1972 31 CAL AL 66 161 1 -0 -0 -5 2 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .497 .499 1.0 -0.4 9 2
1973 32 CAL AL 60 132 -4 0 -0 -5 2 -7 -0.7 5 -2 -0.2 .488 .496 0.3 -0.2 3 2
10 Seasons 451 1076 -40 -3 -3 -24 14 -55 -6.1 38 -17 -2.2 .486 .495 0.5 -1.0 8
NYM (3 yrs) 162 346 -19 -1 -2 -10 4 -28 -3.1 13 -15 -1.8 .481 .493 -0.8 -0.6 -5
CAL (3 yrs) 224 601 -10 -1 -1 -14 9 -17 -1.9 21 4 0.2 .491 .496 1.9 -0.6 18
SFG (2 yrs) 45 75 -9 -0 0 -2 1 -10 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .476 .497 -0.7 -0.1 -6
CHC (2 yrs) 20 54 -2 0 0 1 1 -0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.1 0.2 1

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1964 NYM NL 23 3B 14 6 6 64.1 30 6 18 6 1 .800 -3 -63 3.36 1.71 .941 2.92 2.91
1964 NYM NL 23 OF 8 2 2 27.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.30 0.50 .972 1.98 1.98
1964 NYM NL 23 LF 5 2 2 20.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 29 1.74 0.80 .965 1.70 1.68
1964 NYM NL 23 CF 3 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -69 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.33
1965 NYM NL 24 C 47 23 15 244.1 162 146 13 3 1 .981 -2 -10 5.86 3.38 .988 6.96 6.97 5 13 17 7 29% 36% 2
1965 NYM NL 24 OF 2 1 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 0.50 .980 1.98 2.00
1965 NYM NL 24 RF 2 1 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 0.50 .980 1.98 1.95
1966 NYM NL 25 C 52 31 20 302.1 223 187 30 6 4 .973 -4 -16 6.46 4.17 .987 6.84 6.83 6 17 21 12 36% 40% 0
1966 NYM NL 25 LF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -69 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70
1966 NYM NL 25 OF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -69 0.00 0.00 2.06 2.00
1967 CHC NL 26 C 13 12 7 109.0 75 67 8 0 2 1.000 1 11 6.19 5.77 .990 6.89 6.89 0 1 9 6 40% 40% 0
1969 SFG NL 28 C 9 1 0 30.0 17 15 1 1 0 .941 -1 -40 4.80 1.78 .989 7.05 7.01 0 2 4 0 0% 40% 0
1969 SFG NL 28 3B 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 2 0 .000 -0 -600 0.00 0.00 .945 2.70 2.90
1970 SFG NL 29 C 9 7 6 73.0 60 52 8 0 1 1.000 0 0 7.40 6.67 .987 6.85 6.82 0 3 6 2 25% 33% 0
1970 SFG NL 29 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1970 SFG NL 29 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1971 CAL AL 30 C 88 74 57 656.2 471 434 33 4 3 .992 -4 -7 6.40 5.31 .988 6.37 6.34 11 25 31 13 30% 39% 2
1972 CAL AL 31 C 56 37 28 346.0 287 273 12 2 2 .993 -5 -17 7.41 5.09 .985 6.48 6.46 6 14 27 9 25% 39% 0
1973 CAL AL 32 C 56 32 22 314.0 248 232 11 5 1 .980 -5 -19 6.96 4.34 .985 6.05 6.02 6 15 21 7 25% 38% 0
8 Seasons C 330 217 155 2075.1 1543 1406 116 21 14 .986 -20 -12 6.60 4.61 .987 6.53 6.53 34 90 136 56 29% 39% 4
2 Seasons 3B 15 6 6 65.1 32 6 18 8 1 .750 -4 -72 3.31 1.60 .941 2.92 2.91
4 Seasons OF 12 4 2 40.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 1.11 0.42 .974 1.99 1.99
3 Seasons LF 7 3 2 28.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.26 0.57 .965 1.73 1.70
1 Season CF 3 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -69 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.33
1 Season RF 2 1 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 0.50 .980 1.98 1.95
10 Seasons TOT 357 227 163 2181.1 1580 1417 134 29 15 .982 -24 -13 6.40 4.34 .986 6.34 6.22 34 90 136 56 29% 39% 4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Hall of Fame
1979 BBWAA ()

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1971 AL  .992 (5th)

                           

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