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Mel Stottlemyre

Melvin Leon Stottlemyre Sr.

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: November 13, 1941 in Hazleton, MO
High School: Mabton HS (Mabton, WA)
School: Yakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 12, 1964 (Age 22.273)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1964-1974

Final Game: August 16, 1974 (Age 32.276)
Relatives: Father of Mel Stottlemyre and Father of Todd Stottlemyre
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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
1964 NYY AL 22 P 13 12 5 96.0 29 7 20 2 3 .931 2.53 2.08 .957 1.90 1.89 4 3 43% 37% 0 MVP-25
1965 NYY AL 23 P 37 37 18 291.0 105 30 74 1 3 .990 3.22 2.81 .951 2.04 2.03 12 11 48% 34% 1 AS,MVP-14
1966 NYY AL 24 P 37 35 9 251.0 84 27 54 3 5 .964 2.90 2.19 .952 1.99 1.98 10 5 33% 38% 1 AS
1967 NYY AL 25 P 36 36 10 255.0 101 36 60 5 4 .950 3.39 2.67 .957 1.96 1.96 12 6 33% 41% 0
1968 NYY AL 26 P 36 36 19 278.2 74 20 54 0 0 1.000 2.39 2.06 .957 1.89 1.88 10 5 33% 37% 0 AS,MVP-10
1969 NYY AL 27 P 39 39 24 303.0 117 24 88 5 3 .957 3.33 2.87 .951 1.88 1.88 7 8 53% 36% 0 AS,MVP-18
1970 NYY AL 28 P 37 37 14 271.0 74 22 51 1 3 .986 2.42 1.97 .951 1.86 1.85 8 4 33% 40% 1 AS
1971 NYY AL 29 P 35 35 19 269.2 82 23 55 4 6 .951 2.60 2.23 .958 1.98 1.97 6 6 50% 39% 0
1972 NYY AL 30 P 36 36 9 260.0 71 19 52 0 7 1.000 2.46 1.97 .950 1.86 1.85 8 4 33% 39% 0
1973 NYY AL 31 P 38 38 19 273.0 80 27 48 5 4 .938 2.47 1.97 .951 1.86 1.85 12 10 45% 38% 1
1974 NYY AL 32 P 16 15 6 113.0 21 7 14 0 0 1.000 1.67 1.31 .947 1.81 1.80 5 3 38% 38% 0
11 Seasons P 360 356 152 2661.1 838 242 570 26 38 .969 2.75 2.26 .953 1.92 1.91 94 65 41% 38% 4
11 Seasons TOT 360 356 152 2661.1 838 242 570 26 38 .969 2.75 2.26 .953 1.92 1.91 94 65 41% 38% 4
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
1964 NYY AL 22 P
1965 NYY AL 23 P
1966 NYY AL 24 P
1967 NYY AL 25 P
1968 NYY AL 26 P
1969 NYY AL 27 P
1970 NYY AL 28 P
1971 NYY AL 29 P
1972 NYY AL 30 P
1973 NYY AL 31 P
1974 NYY AL 32 P
11 Seasons P
11 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1964 NYY AL 22 14 12 14 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1965 NYY AL 23 37 37 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 NYY AL 24 37 35 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 NYY AL 25 36 36 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 NYY AL 26 36 36 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 NYY AL 27 39 39 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 NYY AL 28 38 37 38 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1971 NYY AL 29 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 NYY AL 30 37 36 37 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1973 NYY AL 31 38 38 0 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 NYY AL 32 19 15 3 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
11 Seasons 366 356 312 360 360 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
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%
1964 NYY AL 22 390 80% 45% 28 89% 2 7 2 3 21 16 3 2 0 2 0 1 3 3 3 0 2 50%
1965 NYY AL 23 1189 81% 36% 81 96% 1 30 4 16 75 65 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 8 88%
1966 NYY AL 24 1042 81% 37% 68 91% 0 27 4 15 56 43 5 3 0 0 3 1 5 4 5 0 6 83%
1967 NYY AL 25 1063 80% 34% 77 94% 0 35 1 21 65 57 6 5 1 3 1 3 4 3 4 0 14 86%
1968 NYY AL 26 1123 83% 39% 64 91% 0 22 0 13 55 49 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 4 1 8 88%
1969 NYY AL 27 1244 85% 38% 96 95% 2 25 1 17 88 71 7 5 1 1 3 1 3 2 2 1 13 92%
1970 NYY AL 28 1136 84% 35% 60 90% 1 22 1 15 52 40 5 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 3 0 9 67%
1971 NYY AL 29 1091 83% 38% 67 91% 1 19 2 13 56 42 6 4 0 2 2 1 6 6 6 0 11 64%
1972 NYY AL 30 1088 84% 35% 62 94% 1 18 5 11 53 40 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 6 1 11 100%
1973 NYY AL 31 1122 87% 35% 53 94% 1 26 3 20 47 38 4 5 0 0 5 1 4 3 4 0 5 80%
1974 NYY AL 32 485 86% 35% 18 94% 0 7 0 5 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
11 Seasons 10973 83% 37% 674 93% 9 238 23 149 584 477 53 26 3 8 15 9 43 33 39 4 89 83%
MLB Averages 79% 28% 90% 86%



* - 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
1980 BBWAA ( 0.8%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 AL (25, 1%)
1965 AL (14, 6%)
1968 AL (10, 15%)
1969 AL (18, 2%)
0.24 Career Shares (698th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1965 AL  30 (1st)
1966 AL  27 (2nd)
1967 AL  36 (1st)
1968 AL  20 (4th)
1969 AL  24 (4th)
1970 AL  22 (2nd)
1971 AL  23 (5th)
1972 AL  19 (5th)
1973 AL  27 (1st)
Career  242 (47th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1965 AL  74 (2nd)
1966 AL  54 (3rd)
1967 AL  60 (1st)
1968 AL  54 (3rd)
1969 AL  88 (1st)
1970 AL  51 (3rd)
1971 AL  55 (3rd)
1972 AL  52 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1967 AL  5 (4th)
1969 AL  5 (4th)
1971 AL  4 (5th)
1973 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1965 AL  3.22 (2nd)
1966 AL  2.90 (2nd)
1967 AL  3.39 (2nd)
1968 AL  2.39 (5th)
1969 AL  3.33 (1st)
1970 AL  2.42 (3rd)
1971 AL  2.60 (5th)
1972 AL  2.46 (4th)
1973 AL  2.47 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1965 AL  2.81 (2nd)
1966 AL  2.19 (2nd)
1967 AL  2.67 (1st)
1968 AL  2.06 (2nd)
1969 AL  2.87 (1st)
1970 AL  1.97 (3rd)
1971 AL  2.23 (3rd)
1972 AL  1.97 (2nd)
1973 AL  1.97 (2nd)
Career  2.26 (95th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1965 AL  .990 (2nd)
1968 AL  1.000 (1st)
1970 AL  .986 (4th)
1972 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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