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Earl Torgeson

Clifford Earl Torgeson (The Earl Of Snohomish)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 1, 1924 in Snohomish, WA
High School: Snohomish HS (Snohomish, WA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 23.104)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/WhiteSox/Phillies/Tigers/Yankees 1947-1961

Final Game: August 23, 1961 (Age 37.234)
Died: November 8, 1990 in Everett, WA
Buried: Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Snohomish, WA
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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
1947 BSN NL 23 1B 117 110 108 1127 1033 76 18 83 .984 9.48 .991 9.62
1948 BSN NL 24 1B 129 112 104 1158 1069 81 8 85 .993 8.91 .990 9.61
1949 BSN NL 25 1B 25 25 24 253 242 8 3 21 .988 10.00 .991 9.62 MVP-27
1950 BSN NL 26 1B 156 155 154 1378.0 1496 1365 110 21 126 .986 9.63 9.46 .990 9.71 9.61 MVP-27
1951 BSN NL 27 1B 155 155 154 1380.2 1454 1330 107 17 137 .988 9.37 9.27 .989 9.76 9.72
1952 BSN NL 28 1B 105 100 100 909.2 1015 931 73 11 86 .989 9.93 9.56 .990 9.89 9.81
1952 BSN NL 28 OF 5 5 3 35.0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 1.29 1.00 .982 2.31 2.28
1952 BSN NL 28 RF 3 3 2 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.95 0.67 .980 2.08 2.03
1952 BSN NL 28 LF 2 2 1 16.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.69 1.50 .980 2.02 2.00
1953 PHI NL 29 1B 105 103 96 889.0 994 916 65 13 83 .987 3 4 9.93 9.34 .990 9.88 9.68
1954 PHI NL 30 1B 133 131 129 1164.1 1232 1146 74 12 103 .990 3 3 9.43 9.17 .991 9.81 9.75
1955 TOT MLB 31 1B 126 123 116 1092.1 1131 1044 79 8 106 .993 7 8 9.25 8.91 .991 9.69 9.59
1955 PHI NL 31 1B 43 43 40 374.2 377 349 26 2 27 .995 4 12 9.01 8.72 .991 9.79 9.70
1955 DET AL 31 1B 83 80 76 717.2 754 695 53 6 79 .992 3 6 9.38 9.01 .991 9.63 9.54
1956 DET AL 32 1B 83 75 72 680.1 660 623 32 5 62 .992 -3 -5 8.66 7.89 .990 9.43 9.35
1957 TOT AL 33 1B 87 71 62 665.0 747 710 36 1 83 .999 -1 -2 10.10 8.57 .992 9.67 9.70
1957 DET AL 33 1B 17 9 7 103.2 105 98 7 0 11 1.000 -2 -19 9.12 6.18 .992 9.67 9.70
1957 CHW AL 33 1B 70 62 55 561.1 642 612 29 1 72 .998 0 1 10.28 9.16 .992 9.67 9.70
1957 CHW AL 33 OF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1957 CHW AL 33 RF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.90
1958 CHW AL 34 1B 73 45 41 462.0 511 470 30 11 54 .978 -1 -2 9.74 6.85 .991 9.60 9.50
1959 CHW AL 35 1B 103 68 65 710.0 767 717 37 13 58 .983 -3 -5 9.56 7.32 .990 9.84 9.77
1960 CHW AL 36 1B 10 4 4 44.0 59 54 4 1 3 .983 1 25 11.86 5.80 .991 9.57 9.56
1961 TOT AL 37 1B 9 3 3 37.0 33 30 2 1 7 .970 -0 -10 7.78 3.56 .990 9.44 9.33
1961 CHW AL 37 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.30
1961 NYY AL 37 1B 8 3 3 36.0 32 29 2 1 7 .969 -0 -10 7.75 3.88 .990 9.45 9.34
15 Seasons 1B 1416 1280 1232 9412.1 12637 11680 814 143 1097 .989 6 1 9.55 8.82 .990 9.74 9.65
2 Seasons OF 6 5 3 39.0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 -0 -6 1.15 0.83 .982 2.31 2.27
2 Seasons RF 4 3 2 23.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 0.78 0.50 .980 2.07 2.00
1 Season LF 2 2 1 16.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.69 1.50 .980 2.02 2.00
15 Seasons TOT 1422 1285 1235 9451.1 12643 11684 815 144 1097 .989 5 1 9.51 8.79 .990 9.71 9.62
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
1947 BSN NL 23 1B
1948 BSN NL 24 1B
1949 BSN NL 25 1B
1950 BSN NL 26 1B
1951 BSN NL 27 1B
1952 BSN NL 28 1B
1952 BSN NL 28 RF
1952 BSN NL 28 LF
1953 PHI NL 29 1B 3 4 2 1 0 1
1954 PHI NL 30 1B 3 3 3 -2 4 0
1955 PHI NL 31 1B 4 12 4 2 2 0
1955 DET AL 31 1B 3 6 3 2 1 0
1956 DET AL 32 1B -3 -5 -3 -2 -1 0
1957 DET AL 33 1B -2 -19 -2 -1 -1 0
1957 CHW AL 33 1B 0 1 0 2 -2 0
1957 CHW AL 33 RF -0 -60 -0 0 -0 0
1958 CHW AL 34 1B -1 -2 0 -0 1 -1
1959 CHW AL 35 1B -3 -5 -2 1 -3 -1
1960 CHW AL 36 1B 1 25 1 1 0 0
1961 CHW AL 37 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1961 NYY AL 37 1B -0 -10 -0 -0 0 0
15 Seasons 1B 6 1 7 5 2 -1
2 Seasons RF -0 -10 -0 0 -0 0
1 Season LF
15 Seasons TOT 5 1 6 5 2 -1 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1947 BSN NL 23 128 110 128 117 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
1948 BSN NL 24 134 112 134 129 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5
1949 BSN NL 25 25 25 25 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 BSN NL 26 156 155 156 156 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1951 BSN NL 27 155 155 155 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 BSN NL 28 122 105 122 109 0 0 105 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 0 13 0
1953 PHI NL 29 111 103 111 105 0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1954 PHI NL 30 135 131 135 133 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1955 DET AL 31 89 80 89 84 0 0 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
1955 PHI NL 31 47 43 47 43 0 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1956 DET AL 32 117 75 117 83 0 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 6
1957 CHW AL 33 86 62 86 71 0 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 20 2
1957 DET AL 33 30 9 30 17 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
1958 CHW AL 34 96 45 96 73 0 0 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 9
1959 CHW AL 35 127 68 127 103 0 0 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 9
1960 CHW AL 36 68 4 68 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 1
1961 NYY AL 37 22 3 22 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3
1961 CHW AL 37 20 0 20 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
15 Seasons 1668 1285 1668 1422 0 0 1417 0 0 0 2 0 4 6 0 275 41
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1947 BSN NL 23 2864 66% 85% 27% 164 89% 1 700 44 649 9 65 42 29 7 0 5 13 2 9 2 10 62 2 0 0 58 2 4 1 3 12 75%
1948 BSN NL 24 3418 64% 84% 28% 177 94% 1 830 48 772 9 70 57 39 11 0 4 7 1 6 0 4 66 1 0 1 60 3 6 2 2 14 86%
1949 BSN NL 25 932 65% 83% 27% 52 90% 0 244 17 227 1 21 9 7 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 22 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1950 BSN NL 26 4786 66% 82% 25% 283 89% 2 1088 71 1008 10 115 73 40 25 3 1 18 2 15 1 13 109 8 0 1 101 10 6 2 4 14 79%
1951 BSN NL 27 5967 66% 82% 25% 337 94% 4 1332 64 1247 23 166 107 66 17 2 9 17 4 10 3 6 137 4 0 1 116 7 21 5 15 22 82%
1952 BSN NL 28 3775 63% 82% 26% 210 94% 1 900 49 832 20 90 68 47 13 0 6 11 1 6 4 8 81 2 1 0 63 3 18 3 15 28 93%
1953 PHI NL 29 3186 59% 83% 27% 201 91% 1 789 57 718 14 78 49 34 12 1 4 13 0 11 2 11 83 4 1 0 69 6 12 3 9 16 69%
1954 PHI NL 30 4676 65% 84% 26% 255 94% 1 1067 59 990 16 117 69 45 17 1 7 10 2 7 1 6 95 5 0 0 84 6 11 3 7 26 77%
1955 DET AL 31 3101 61% 82% 26% 174 91% 1 699 37 658 3 75 53 30 17 1 2 6 0 5 1 3 79 1 2 2 69 5 10 3 7 9 56%
1955 PHI NL 31 1606 66% 79% 25% 83 96% 0 349 21 324 4 39 23 18 3 0 3 2 0 2 0 2 28 0 0 0 23 1 5 0 4 6 100%
1956 DET AL 32 3076 64% 77% 22% 136 95% 1 625 45 571 9 55 34 18 8 0 2 5 0 5 0 4 63 0 2 0 58 3 5 2 3 5 100%
1957 CHW AL 33 2358 73% 83% 29% 103 96% 0 611 36 571 3 37 28 14 13 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 74 3 0 1 68 4 6 0 6 6 83%
1957 DET AL 33 461 68% 79% 24% 16 94% 0 97 7 89 1 3 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 2 4 75%
1958 CHW AL 34 1969 65% 81% 28% 106 87% 5 473 21 442 9 45 31 15 8 2 3 11 0 11 0 10 53 2 0 0 43 2 10 1 9 5 60%
1959 CHW AL 35 2983 66% 80% 27% 136 88% 0 715 24 680 11 61 37 29 6 1 2 13 0 11 2 9 58 1 0 0 55 1 3 0 3 6 83%
1960 CHW AL 36 175 62% 87% 38% 10 100% 0 55 1 55 0 5 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1961 NYY AL 37 143 64% 77% 24% 6 83% 0 29 1 28 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 0 0
1961 CHW AL 37 4 25% 50% 25% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 45480 65% 82% 26% 2449 92% 18 10604 602 9862 142 1044 692 441 158 11 49 132 14 101 17 89 1031 33 6 6 907 53 120 26 89 177 80%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 93% 86%
Lg 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%

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%
1952 BSN NL 28 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 0 0 0 0 0 51 69% 75% 33% 1 100%
1957 CHW AL 33 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 0 0 0 0 0 14 64% 93% 29% 1 0%
2 Seasons 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 0 0 0 0 0 65 68% 78% 32% 2 50%
MLB Averages 42.5% 3.2% 63% 81% 30% 54%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

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%
1952 BSN NL 28 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 3 60.0% 2 0 0.0% 1 70 56% 73% 27% 6 33%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 3 60.0% 2 0 0.0% 1 70 56% 73% 27% 6 33%
MLB Averages 57.9% 2.6% 63% 81% 30% 50%



* - 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
1967 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (27, 1%)
1950 NL (27, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Putoutss c a p y
1947 NL  1,033 (5th)
1948 NL  1,069 (4th)
1950 NL  1,365 (2nd)
1951 NL  1,330 (3rd)
Career  11,684 (96th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  129 (2nd)
1950 NL  156 (1st)
1951 NL  155 (2nd)
1954 NL  133 (5th)
1956 AL  83 (5th)
1959 AL  103 (3rd)
Career  1,416 (69th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1947 NL  1,033 (5th)
1948 NL  1,069 (3rd)
1950 NL  1,365 (2nd)
1951 NL  1,330 (3rd)
1959 AL  717 (5th)
Career  11,680 (86th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  81 (4th)
1950 NL  110 (1st)
1951 NL  107 (2nd)
Career  814 (82nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1947 NL  18 (1st)
1950 NL  21 (1st)
1951 NL  17 (1st)
1952 NL  11 (5th)
1953 NL  13 (3rd)
1954 NL  12 (3rd)
1958 AL  11 (2nd)
1959 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  143 (60th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  85 (5th)
1950 NL  126 (3rd)
1951 NL  137 (2nd)
Career  1,097 (71st)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1953 NL  3 (4th)
1954 NL  3 (5th)
1955 NL  4 (3rd)
1955 AL  3 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1950 NL  9.63 (2nd)
1951 NL  9.37 (4th)
1952 NL  9.93 (4th)
1953 NL  9.93 (4th)
1957 AL  10.10 (2nd)
1959 AL  9.56 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1947 NL  9.48 (4th)
1950 NL  9.46 (2nd)
1951 NL  9.27 (4th)
1952 NL  9.56 (3rd)
1953 NL  9.34 (5th)
1955 AL  9.01 (4th)
1956 AL  7.89 (4th)
1957 AL  8.57 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1948 NL  .993 (2nd)
1950 NL  .986 (5th)
1951 NL  .988 (4th)
1954 NL  .990 (5th)
1959 AL  .983 (3rd)

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Name and misspellings: The Earl Clifford Of Earl Snohomish Torgeson

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