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Moe Thacker

Morris Benton Thacker

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: May 21, 1934 in Louisville, KY
High School: DuPont Manual HS (Louisville, KY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 3, 1958 (Age 24.074, 9,171st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals 1958-1963

Last Game: July 14, 1963 (Age 29.054)
Died: November 13, 1997 in Louisville, KY
Cremated
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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
1958 24 CHC NL 11 26 24 4 6 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 7 .250 .269 .542 .811 109 13 1 0 0 1 1 /2
1960 26 CHC NL 54 104 90 5 14 1 0 0 6 1 1 14 20 .156 .269 .167 .436 24 15 3 0 0 0 5 2
1961 27 CHC NL 25 47 35 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 11 11 .171 .383 .171 .554 55 6 1 1 0 0 1 2
1962 28 CHC NL 65 122 107 8 20 5 0 0 9 0 1 14 40 .187 .287 .234 .521 40 25 2 1 0 0 1 2
1963 29 STL NL 3 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
5 Yrs 158 304 260 20 46 7 0 2 20 1 2 40 81 .177 .290 .227 .517 42 59 7 2 0 1 8
162 Game Avg. 162 312 267 21 47 7 0 2 21 1 2 41 83 .177 .290 .227 .517 42 60 7 2 0 1 8
CHC (4 yrs) 155 299 256 20 46 7 0 2 20 1 2 40 78 .180 .294 .230 .525 44 59 7 2 0 1 8
STL (1 yr) 3 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1958 24 CHC NL 11 26 0 0 -0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.2 0.0 2 /2
1960 26 CHC NL 54 104 -11 -1 -1 3 2 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.4 .485 .495 -0.8 0.5 -6 2
1961 27 CHC NL 25 47 -1 -0 -0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 2
1962 28 CHC NL 65 122 -9 -1 -0 2 2 -6 -0.6 5 -2 -0.2 .490 .496 -0.4 0.5 -4 2
1963 29 STL NL 3 5 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .452 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
5 Seasons 158 304 -22 -2 -1 4 5 -16 -1.8 11 -5 -0.6 .489 .496 -1.1 1.0 -9
CHC (4 yrs) 155 299 -21 -2 -1 4 5 -15 -1.6 11 -4 -0.5 .490 .496 -0.9 1.0 -8
STL (1 yr) 3 5 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .452 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

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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
1958 CHC NL 24 C 9 7 5 67.0 42 34 6 2 1 .952 0 0 5.37 4.44 .988 6.06 6.02 0 2 6 3 33% 39% 0
1960 CHC NL 26 C 50 30 16 275.2 197 170 23 4 2 .980 3 13 6.30 3.86 .986 6.58 6.57 2 3 9 13 59% 40% 0
1961 CHC NL 27 C 25 11 7 117.1 74 67 5 2 0 .973 -1 -10 5.52 2.88 .985 6.39 6.32 3 4 3 2 40% 38% 0
1962 CHC NL 28 C 65 35 21 324.0 254 219 34 1 8 .996 2 7 7.03 3.89 .987 6.72 6.66 7 17 26 21 45% 34% 0
1963 STL NL 29 C 3 1 0 14.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.43 3.33 .986 7.07 7.07 0 0 1 1 50% 42% 0
5 Seasons C 152 84 49 798.0 577 499 69 9 11 .984 4 6 6.41 3.74 .986 6.57 6.54 12 26 45 40 47% 37% 0
5 Seasons TOT 152 84 49 798.0 577 499 69 9 11 .984 4 6 6.41 3.74 .986 6.57 6.54 12 26 45 40 47% 37% 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

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1962 NL  8 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1962 NL  44.7 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1960 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1962 NL  7.03 (4th)

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Morris Benton Moe Thacker

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