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El Tappe    \TAPP-ee\

Elvin Walter Tappe

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 21, 1927 in Quincy, IL
High School: Quincy HS (Quincy, IL)
School: Quincy University (Quincy, IL)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1954 (Age 26.338, 8,729th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Team: Cubs 1954-1962

Last Game: July 17, 1962 (Age 35.057)
Died: October 10, 1998 in Quincy, IL
Buried: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, IL
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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
1954 CHC NL 27 C 46 34 23 332.0 210 185 22 3 2 .986 -1 -4 5.61 4.50 .986 5.36 5.33 0 8 22 10 31% 44% 0
1955 CHC NL 28 C 2 0 0 4.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .988 5.62 5.60 0 1 0 0 0
1956 CHC NL 29 C 3 0 0 5.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.75 1.33 .985 5.74 5.77 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CHC NL 31 C 16 9 4 85.2 52 46 4 2 0 .962 0 0 5.25 3.13 .988 6.06 6.02 1 0 2 1 33% 39% 0
1960 CHC NL 33 C 49 38 21 323.0 244 215 27 2 4 .992 4 15 6.74 4.94 .986 6.58 6.57 3 8 24 22 48% 40% 0
1962 CHC NL 35 C 26 21 10 169.1 114 101 13 0 4 1.000 1 7 6.06 4.38 .987 6.72 6.66 1 5 10 5 33% 34% 0
6 Seasons C 142 102 58 919.1 628 554 67 7 10 .989 4 5 6.08 4.37 .986 6.11 6.09 5 22 58 38 40% 40% 0
6 Seasons TOT 142 102 58 919.1 628 554 67 7 10 .989 4 5 6.08 4.37 .986 6.11 6.09 5 22 58 38 40% 40% 0
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
1954 CHC NL 27 C -1 -4 -1
1955 CHC NL 28 C 0 0 0
1956 CHC NL 29 C 0 0 0
1958 CHC NL 31 C 0 0 0
1960 CHC NL 33 C 4 15 4
1962 CHC NL 35 C 1 7 1
6 Seasons C 4 5 4
6 Seasons TOT 4 5 4

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1954 CHC NL 27 46 34 46 46 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1955 CHC NL 28 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CHC NL 29 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CHC NL 31 17 9 17 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1960 CHC NL 33 51 38 51 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1962 CHC NL 35 26 21 26 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 145 102 145 142 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 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 -- 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%
1954 CHC NL 27 1187 4.70 5.27 24 100% 1 0 149 21 1 3 124 16 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 100%
1955 CHC NL 28 9 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CHC NL 29 29 15.19 15.19 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CHC NL 31 362 3.47 3.89 8 75% 0 0 47 4 0 2 41 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 CHC NL 33 1342 3.85 4.18 18 100% 0 0 215 11 1 7 196 27 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 1 1 1 100%
1962 CHC NL 35 708 4.92 5.31 10 100% 0 0 103 5 3 3 92 12 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 3 100%
6 Seasons 3637 4.34 4.77 60 97% 1 0 519 41 5 15 458 58 11 4 0 1 6 1 2 3 0 10 0 3 3 6 100%
MLB Averages 3.94 4.45 95% 87%

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
1954 CHC NL 27 0 8 471 18 9 9 33% 17 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 13 1.13 1.22
1955 CHC NL 28 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1956 CHC NL 29 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CHC NL 31 1 0 133 2 1 1 33% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1.63 2.44
1960 CHC NL 33 3 8 470 24 22 21 48% 22 19 2 2 0 1 0 0 43 23 1.02 1.28
1962 CHC NL 35 1 5 255 10 5 5 33% 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 7 1.09 1.67
6 Seasons 5 22 1345 54 37 36 41% 48 34 6 2 0 1 0 0 99 44 1.09 1.35
MLB Averages 41% 1.17 1.16



* - 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

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1954 NL  22 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1960 NL  22 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1960 NL  47.8 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1960 NL  4 (4th)

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Name and misspellings: Elvin El Walter Tappe

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