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John Sullivan

John Paul Sullivan

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 2, 1920 in Chicago, IL
High School: Thornton HS (Harvey, IL)
School: University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)(All Transactions)
Debut: June 7, 1942 (Age 21.217)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Browns 1942-1949

Final Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 28.334)
Died: September 20, 2007 in Homewood, IL
Buried: Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, IL
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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 Awards
1942 WSH AL 21 SS 92 92 91 483 217 235 31 51 .936 4.91 .949 5.01
1943 WSH AL 22 SS 133 133 128 762 276 445 41 89 .946 5.42 .953 5.13
1944 WSH AL 23 SS 138 136 135 752 276 426 50 89 .934 5.09 .947 5.29
1947 WSH AL 26 SS 40 38 36 219 83 128 8 27 .963 5.28 .964 5.13
1947 WSH AL 26 2B 1 0 0 5 2 3 0 2 1.000 5.00 .978 5.50
1948 WSH AL 27 SS 57 46 39 244 94 138 12 33 .951 4.07 .964 5.17
1948 WSH AL 27 2B 4 3 3 25 6 17 2 1 .920 5.75 .976 5.62
1949 SLB AL 28 SS 71 58 39 277 117 144 16 35 .942 3.68 .963 5.17
1949 SLB AL 28 3B 23 16 11 58 22 32 4 5 .931 2.35 .960 3.15
1949 SLB AL 28 2B 6 4 4 23 12 11 0 2 1.000 3.83 .974 5.48
6 Seasons SS 531 503 468 2737 1063 1516 158 324 .942 4.86 .954 5.16
1 Season 3B 23 16 11 58 22 32 4 5 .931 2.35 .960 3.15
3 Seasons 2B 11 7 7 53 20 31 2 5 .962 4.64 .975 5.54
6 Seasons TOT 565 526 486 2848 1105 1579 164 334 .942 4.75 .954 5.09
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 WSH AL 21 SS
1943 WSH AL 22 SS
1944 WSH AL 23 SS
1947 WSH AL 26 SS
1947 WSH AL 26 2B
1948 WSH AL 27 SS
1948 WSH AL 27 2B
1949 SLB AL 28 SS
1949 SLB AL 28 3B
1949 SLB AL 28 2B
6 Seasons SS
1 Season 3B
3 Seasons 2B
6 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1942 WSH AL 21 94 92 94 92 0 0 0 0 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1943 WSH AL 22 134 133 134 133 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1944 WSH AL 23 138 136 138 138 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 WSH AL 26 49 38 49 41 0 0 0 1 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
1948 WSH AL 27 85 49 85 61 0 0 0 4 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 9 22
1949 SLB AL 28 105 78 105 98 0 0 0 6 23 72 0 0 0 0 0 3 7
6 Seasons 605 526 605 563 0 0 0 11 23 532 0 0 0 0 0 14 38
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 -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1942 WSH AL 21 583 52% 85% 26% 50 94% 0 41 16 15 10 42 29 8 0 1 3 0 2 1 3 11 2 0 4 0 1 8 2 6 2 2 0
1943 WSH AL 22 1163 60% 85% 30% 134 88% 1 60 23 31 6 103 72 30 1 0 12 0 12 0 10 17 7 0 9 1 0 17 7 10 0 0 0
1944 WSH AL 23 562 71% 88% 28% 68 90% 0 31 21 8 2 46 33 9 0 0 7 0 5 2 6 9 3 0 3 0 0 6 3 3 3 3 0
1947 WSH AL 26 1483 58% 84% 28% 175 90% 1 79 40 35 4 130 92 36 0 0 9 0 8 1 8 27 11 2 8 3 0 25 13 11 1 0 1
1948 WSH AL 27 1792 55% 82% 26% 177 85% 0 91 43 40 8 132 101 22 1 2 12 0 11 1 10 32 9 1 12 3 3 29 11 18 2 2 0
1949 SLB AL 28 1427 55% 84% 21% 109 85% 0 69 30 30 9 77 60 17 0 2 13 0 8 5 7 23 6 0 12 1 1 20 6 14 1 0 1
6 Seasons 7010 57% 84% 26% 713 88% 2 371 173 159 39 530 387 122 2 5 56 0 46 10 44 119 38 3 48 8 5 105 42 62 9 7 2
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1949 SLB AL 28 382 53% 86% 27% 31 84% 0 14 10 3 1 16 11 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 5 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 100%
1 Season 382 53% 86% 27% 31 84% 0 14 10 3 1 16 11 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 5 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 100%
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 89% 69%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1947 WSH AL 26 22 64% 91% 32% 2 100% 0 2 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1948 WSH AL 27 112 44% 89% 35% 20 80% 0 5 3 1 1 14 10 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1949 SLB AL 28 5 40% 100% 40% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 139 47% 90% 35% 23 83% 0 7 3 3 1 18 13 5 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 3 1 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93%



* - 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

Errors Committeds c a p y
1942 AL  31 (5th)
1943 AL  41 (1st)
1944 AL  50 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  133 (5th)
1944 AL  138 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  276 (5th)
1944 AL  276 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  445 (3rd)
1944 AL  426 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1942 AL  31 (4th)
1943 AL  41 (1st)
1944 AL  50 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  89 (4th)
1944 AL  89 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1942 AL  4.91 (3rd)
1943 AL  5.42 (2nd)
1944 AL  5.09 (4th)
Career  4.86 (91st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1943 AL  .946 (4th)

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