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Andre Thornton

Andre Thornton

Positions: Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 13, 1949 in Tuskegee, AL
High School: Phoenixville HS (Phoenixville, PA)
Schools: Capital University (Bexley, OH), Cheyney University (Cheyney, PA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1967. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 28, 1973 (Age 23.349, 11,001st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Cubs/Expos 1973-1987
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Last Game: August 31, 1987 (Age 38.018)
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Pat Kelly
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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 Awards
1973 CHC NL 23 1B 9 8 7 72.0 92 81 10 1 3 .989 2 27 11.38 10.11 .992 9.82 9.83
1974 CHC NL 24 1B 90 76 73 706.0 837 760 70 7 61 .992 1 2 10.58 9.22 .991 9.94 9.93
1974 CHC NL 24 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1975 CHC NL 25 1B 113 107 102 955.2 1072 982 77 13 88 .988 -10 -12 9.97 9.37 .990 9.97 9.96
1975 CHC NL 25 3B 2 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 100 3.00 1.00 .945 3.00 2.95
1976 TOT NL 26 1B 68 60 47 532.0 578 528 45 5 60 .991 -2 -5 9.69 8.43 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 CHC NL 26 1B 25 22 21 203.0 224 202 19 3 17 .987 -2 -12 9.80 8.84 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 MON NL 26 1B 43 38 26 329.0 354 326 26 2 43 .994 -0 -0 9.63 8.19 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 MON NL 26 OF 11 9 6 82.1 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -3 -45 1.64 1.36 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 MON NL 26 RF 11 9 6 82.1 15 13 1 1 0 .933 -3 -45 1.53 1.27 .974 2.15 2.15
1977 CLE AL 27 1B 117 114 107 1021.2 1103 1026 71 6 97 .995 2 2 9.66 9.38 .990 10.02 9.95
1977 CLE AL 27 DH 9 6
1978 CLE AL 28 1B 145 144 136 1248.1 1440 1327 106 7 106 .995 4 4 10.33 9.88 .992 10.05 9.95 MVP-20
1979 CLE AL 29 1B 130 130 125 1147.1 1178 1089 82 7 100 .994 1 1 9.19 9.01 .992 10.08 9.96
1979 CLE AL 29 DH 13 13
1981 CLE AL 31 DH 52 51
1981 CLE AL 31 1B 11 8 7 84.0 73 67 5 1 7 .986 -2 -26 7.71 6.55 .993 10.06 10.03
1982 CLE AL 32 DH 152 152 AS,MVP-23
1982 CLE AL 32 1B 8 8 8 80.1 81 76 5 0 5 1.000 -1 -9 9.07 10.13 .992 9.85 9.81 AS,MVP-23
1983 CLE AL 33 DH 114 113
1983 CLE AL 33 1B 27 26 22 225.0 224 201 21 2 20 .991 -3 -14 8.88 8.22 .992 9.90 9.82
1984 CLE AL 34 DH 144 144 AS,MVP-19,SS
1984 CLE AL 34 1B 11 11 9 96.0 97 86 9 2 11 .979 -1 -17 8.91 8.64 .991 9.75 9.68 AS,MVP-19,SS
1985 CLE AL 35 DH 122 121
1986 CLE AL 36 DH 110 108
1987 CLE AL 37 DH 21 19
9 Seasons DH 737 727
11 Seasons 1B 729 692 643 6168.1 6775 6223 501 51 558 .992 -9 -2 9.81 9.22 .991 10.00 9.94
1 Season RF 11 9 6 82.1 15 13 1 1 0 .933 -3 -45 1.53 1.27 .974 2.15 2.15
1 Season OF 11 9 6 82.1 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -3 -45 1.64 1.36 .979 2.34 2.33
2 Seasons 3B 3 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 86 2.57 0.67 .945 2.96 2.97
14 Seasons TOT 743 701 649 6257.2 6793 6239 502 52 558 .992 -12 -2 9.70 9.07 .991 9.89 9.80
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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
1973 CHC NL 23 1B 2 27 2 1 1 0
1974 CHC NL 24 1B 1 2 1 -4 4 0
1974 CHC NL 24 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CHC NL 25 1B -10 -12 -10 -7 -3 0
1975 CHC NL 25 3B 0 100 0 0 0 0
1976 CHC NL 26 1B -2 -12 -2 -0 -2 0
1976 MON NL 26 1B -0 -0 -0 -2 1 0
1976 MON NL 26 RF -3 -45 -2 -0 -2 -1
1977 CLE AL 27 1B 2 2 2 3 -1 0
1978 CLE AL 28 1B 4 4 5 2 3 -1
1979 CLE AL 29 1B 1 1 2 5 -3 -1
1981 CLE AL 31 1B -2 -26 -2 1 -3 0
1982 CLE AL 32 1B -1 -9 -1 -0 -0 0
1983 CLE AL 33 1B -3 -14 -3 -1 -2 0
1984 CLE AL 34 1B -1 -17 -1 0 -2 0
11 Seasons 1B -9 -2 -7 -3 -5 -2
1 Season RF -3 -45 -2 -0 -2 -1
2 Seasons 3B 0 86 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons TOT -12 -2 -9 -2 -6 -2 -1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1973 CHC NL 23 17 8 17 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1974 CHC NL 24 107 76 107 89 0 0 89 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
1975 CHC NL 25 120 107 120 114 0 0 113 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1976 MON NL 26 69 47 69 52 0 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 19 0
1976 CHC NL 26 27 22 27 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1977 CLE AL 27 131 120 131 117 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 1
1978 CLE AL 28 145 144 145 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1979 CLE AL 29 143 143 143 130 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
1981 CLE AL 31 69 59 69 11 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 8 0
1982 CLE AL 32 161 160 161 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 1 0
1983 CLE AL 33 141 139 141 27 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 2 0
1984 CLE AL 34 155 155 155 11 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0
1985 CLE AL 35 124 121 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122 3 0
1986 CLE AL 36 120 108 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 12 0
1987 CLE AL 37 36 19 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 17 0
14 Seasons 1565 1428 1565 738 0 0 728 0 3 0 0 0 11 11 737 116 2
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 -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1973 CHC NL 23 305 49% 79% 39% 23 96% 0 79 1 78 0 11 10 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 83%
1974 CHC NL 24 3078 58% 81% 33% 197 95% 2 764 55 696 13 72 67 47 10 2 6 7 1 6 0 5 61 2 0 1 54 3 7 2 4 18 94%
1975 CHC NL 25 4254 54% 80% 30% 220 92% 0 977 48 924 5 86 77 53 16 0 3 13 2 11 0 10 88 0 2 0 86 3 2 0 2 18 89%
1976 MON NL 26 1456 58% 80% 28% 72 96% 0 332 13 317 2 35 24 14 6 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 43 1 1 1 42 4 1 0 1 2 100%
1976 CHC NL 26 911 58% 83% 32% 54 93% 0 205 16 190 0 19 17 13 3 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 17 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1977 CLE AL 27 4357 55% 82% 26% 247 96% 3 1028 51 967 8 125 70 48 8 2 6 6 1 5 0 2 98 3 1 0 87 3 11 2 9 15 87%
1978 CLE AL 28 5369 62% 83% 28% 311 97% 1 1337 89 1234 14 123 103 70 21 0 6 7 0 7 0 6 106 2 1 2 92 4 14 4 10 26 100%
1979 CLE AL 29 5037 59% 82% 25% 271 96% 0 1088 61 1015 12 127 82 63 9 0 4 7 2 5 0 5 101 0 1 1 96 2 5 2 3 18 89%
1981 CLE AL 31 378 53% 80% 21% 16 94% 1 67 4 62 1 7 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 7 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 1 100%
1982 CLE AL 32 335 51% 84% 28% 15 93% 0 76 4 72 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1983 CLE AL 33 981 57% 83% 25% 52 90% 0 203 10 193 0 18 21 18 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 21 0 0 0 19 1 2 0 2 2 50%
1984 CLE AL 34 419 54% 76% 24% 19 89% 0 85 3 80 2 6 8 6 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 11 1 0 0 9 1 2 0 2 1 100%
11 Seasons 26880 58% 81% 28% 1497 95% 7 6241 355 5828 57 634 489 347 78 4 29 51 7 43 1 36 561 10 6 5 517 23 44 10 33 110 92%
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 94% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1976 MON NL 26 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 4 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 17 5 29.4% 12 0 0.0% 1 374 62% 80% 26% 33 39%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 4 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 17 5 29.4% 12 0 0.0% 1 374 62% 80% 26% 33 39%
MLB Averages 41.8% 3.1% 60% 82% 28% 56%

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%
1974 CHC NL 24 3 67% 67% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CHC NL 25 24 46% 79% 38% 3 100% 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 27 48% 78% 33% 3 100% 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 90% 71%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1993 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1978 AL (20, 3%)
1982 AL (23, 2%)
1984 AL (19, 1%)
0.06 Career Shares (1092nd)

Silver Sluggers
1984 AL (DH)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1975 September NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 Jul 24th AL Player of the Week
1978 Jun 4th AL Player of the Week
1982 Apr 18th AL Player of the Week
1982 Aug 1st AL Player of the Week
1983 Apr 10th AL Player of the Week

Putoutss c a p y
1978 AL  1,327 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1978 AL  145 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1978 AL  1,327 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  77 (3rd)
1978 AL  106 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  13 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1978 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1974 NL  10.58 (2nd)
Career  9.79 (40th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  9.22 (4th)
1978 AL  9.88 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1977 AL  .995 (3rd)
1978 AL  .995 (3rd)
1979 AL  .994 (5th)
Career  .992 (99th)

Salary s c a p y
1985 AL  $1,100,000 (8th)

                                         

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