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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)
Team: Cubs 1954-1962

Final Game: July 17, 1962 (Age 35)
Died: October 10, 1998 in Quincy, IL
Buried: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, IL
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Standard Batting

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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
1954 27 CHC NL 46 132 119 5 22 3 0 0 4 0 0 10 9 .185 .246 .210 .456 20 25 2 0 2 1 2
1955 28 CHC NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1956 29 CHC NL 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1958 31 CHC NL 17 32 28 2 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 1 .214 .290 .214 .505 37 6 2 0 1 0 2 2
1960 33 CHC NL 51 121 103 11 24 7 0 0 3 0 1 11 12 .233 .313 .301 .614 71 31 2 1 6 0 1 2
1962 35 CHC NL 26 60 53 3 11 0 0 0 6 0 0 4 3 .208 .288 .208 .496 34 11 2 2 1 0 0 2
6 Yrs 145 347 304 21 63 10 0 0 17 0 1 29 25 .207 .282 .240 .522 41 73 8 3 10 1 3
162 Game Avg. 162 388 340 23 70 11 0 0 19 0 1 32 28 .207 .282 .240 .522 41 82 9 3 11 1

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
1954 27 CHC NL 46 132 -14 -1 1 -1 2 -14 -1.5 5 -9 -1.0 .469 .491 -0.8 0.0 -8 2
1955 28 CHC NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1956 29 CHC NL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .508 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1958 31 CHC NL 17 32 -3 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1 2
1960 33 CHC NL 51 121 -3 -1 0 4 2 3 0.3 5 8 0.8 .506 .502 0.3 0.6 4 2
1962 35 CHC NL 26 60 -4 0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 2 1 0.1 .494 .499 -0.0 0.2 -0 2
6 Seasons 145 347 -24 -1 2 4 5 -15 -1.6 13 -2 -0.2 .490 .498 -0.6 1.0 -5

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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

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)

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Elvin El Walter Tappe

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