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Steve Swisher

Steven Eugene Swisher

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 9, 1951 in Parkersburg, WV
High School: South HS (Parkerburg, WV)
School: Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1973 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 1973. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 14, 1974 (Age 22.309)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Padres 1974-1982

Final Game: September 26, 1982 (Age 31.048)
Relatives: Father of Nick Swisher
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Standard Fielding

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
1974 CHC NL 22 C 90 85 74 757.1 550 493 50 7 8 .987 2 3 6.45 6.03 .985 6.12 6.11 6 24 49 25 34% 33% 2
1975 CHC NL 23 C 93 86 58 701.1 472 426 36 10 5 .979 3 5 5.93 4.97 .985 6.03 6.02 7 9 47 21 31% 32% 1
1976 CHC NL 24 C 107 106 89 918.1 634 574 49 11 6 .983 3 4 6.11 5.82 .986 5.96 5.94 8 23 62 36 37% 33% 0 AS
1977 CHC NL 25 C 72 54 45 506.1 374 327 38 9 3 .976 0 0 6.49 5.07 .985 6.49 6.49 1 17 47 26 36% 35% 1
1978 STL NL 26 C 42 34 21 298.2 217 202 13 2 0 .991 -2 -8 6.48 5.12 .985 6.17 6.12 2 13 32 11 26% 32% 0
1979 STL NL 27 C 33 19 12 196.0 114 105 6 3 2 .974 0 0 5.10 3.36 .985 6.13 6.11 0 5 12 5 29% 34% 0
1980 STL NL 28 C 8 4 2 39.2 23 21 1 1 0 .957 0 0 4.99 2.75 .983 6.10 6.10 0 1 5 2 29% 31% 0
1981 SDP NL 29 C 10 6 6 56.2 35 33 1 1 0 .971 -1 -21 5.40 3.40 .983 5.94 5.95 1 2 5 1 17% 33% 0
1982 SDP NL 30 C 26 18 10 168.1 104 93 9 2 0 .981 -1 -7 5.45 3.92 .985 6.29 6.30 1 3 19 5 21% 32% 1
9 Seasons C 481 412 317 3642.2 2523 2274 203 46 24 .982 4 1 6.12 5.15 .985 6.12 6.12 26 97 278 132 32% 33% 5
9 Seasons TOT 481 412 317 3642.2 2523 2274 203 46 24 .982 4 1 6.12 5.15 .985 6.12 6.12 26 97 278 132 32% 33% 5
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
1974 CHC NL 22 C 2 3 2
1975 CHC NL 23 C 3 5 3
1976 CHC NL 24 C 3 4 3
1977 CHC NL 25 C 0 0 0
1978 STL NL 26 C -2 -8 -2
1979 STL NL 27 C 0 0 0
1980 STL NL 28 C 0 0 0
1981 SDP NL 29 C -1 -21 -1
1982 SDP NL 30 C -1 -7 -1
9 Seasons C 4 1 4
9 Seasons TOT 4 1 4

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1974 CHC NL 22 90 85 90 90 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CHC NL 23 93 86 93 93 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CHC NL 24 109 106 109 107 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1977 CHC NL 25 74 54 74 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1978 STL NL 26 45 34 45 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1979 STL NL 27 38 19 38 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1980 STL NL 28 18 4 18 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1981 SDP NL 29 16 6 16 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1982 SDP NL 30 26 18 26 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 509 412 509 481 0 481 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1974 CHC NL 22 3341 3.92 4.60 40 98% 0 0 491 22 4 14 451 48 13 2 0 8 7 0 3 4 0 8 1 0 1 8 100%
1975 CHC NL 23 3070 4.41 5.03 31 100% 1 0 425 21 4 14 385 35 8 0 0 3 10 1 1 8 0 5 0 2 3 7 100%
1976 CHC NL 24 3986 4.52 5.03 42 88% 2 0 580 31 3 18 527 42 4 0 1 3 11 1 4 6 1 6 0 0 1 9 67%
1977 CHC NL 25 2173 3.91 4.46 14 93% 0 0 327 6 6 10 304 38 5 0 0 6 9 1 2 6 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
1978 STL NL 26 1241 2.98 3.62 19 89% 1 0 201 14 0 5 182 11 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1979 STL NL 27 839 4.18 4.82 11 82% 0 0 108 8 1 4 95 7 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0%
1980 STL NL 28 164 3.18 4.08 2 100% 0 0 21 2 0 0 19 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 SDP NL 29 248 4.13 4.29 3 100% 0 0 33 3 0 1 29 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 SDP NL 30 749 4.22 4.92 10 100% 0 0 95 4 1 3 87 11 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
9 Seasons 15811 4.11 4.71 172 94% 4 0 2281 111 19 69 2079 194 39 3 1 21 46 3 12 31 1 24 1 3 6 31 87%
MLB Averages 3.76 4.24 96% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1974 CHC NL 22 6 24 1388 49 25 21 34% 43 23 5 1 1 1 2 1 105 32 1.35 1.49
1975 CHC NL 23 8 9 1185 47 21 20 31% 43 16 4 2 0 3 1 0 92 25 1.30 1.29
1976 CHC NL 24 8 23 1481 62 36 31 37% 55 32 5 3 2 1 0 0 116 43 1.29 1.33
1977 CHC NL 25 1 17 769 47 26 22 36% 41 23 6 2 0 1 1 1 86 35 1.13 1.16
1978 STL NL 26 2 13 449 32 11 7 26% 29 9 2 0 1 2 0 0 52 14 1.14 1.44
1979 STL NL 27 0 5 324 12 5 4 29% 11 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 27 4 1.86 2.42
1980 STL NL 28 0 1 59 5 2 1 29% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 1.17 1.52
1981 SDP NL 29 1 2 95 5 1 0 17% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0.93 0.43
1982 SDP NL 30 1 3 285 19 5 4 21% 18 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 28 6 1.32 1.43
9 Seasons 27 97 6035 278 132 110 32% 250 115 24 8 4 9 5 2 524 163 1.28 1.37
MLB Averages 35% 1.30 1.28



* - 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 May 16th NL Player of the Week

Putouts as C s c a p y
1976 NL  574 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1975 NL  10 (3rd)
1976 NL  11 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1976 NL  62 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1974 NL  6.03 (4th)
1976 NL  5.82 (2nd)

                           

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