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Virgil Trucks

Virgil Oliver Trucks (Fire)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: April 26, 1917 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Tarrant City HS (Tarrant, AL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1941 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Athletics/Yankees/Browns 1941-1958

Final Game: September 26, 1958 (Age 41)
Died: March 23, 2013 in Calera, AL
Buried: Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, AL
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1941 DET AL 24 P 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .960 2.25 2.10
1942 DET AL 25 P 28 20 8 167.2 36 5 28 3 0 .917 1.77 1.18 .957 2.31 2.30 2 0 0% 0
1943 DET AL 26 P 33 25 10 202.2 40 16 24 0 0 1.000 1.78 1.21 .963 2.27 2.30 0 0 0
1945 DET AL 28 P 1 1 0 5.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.38 2.00 .955 2.19 2.20
1946 DET AL 29 P 32 29 15 236.2 47 11 33 3 1 .936 1.67 1.38 .951 2.01 1.99 0 1 100% 0
1947 DET AL 30 P 36 26 8 180.2 37 13 22 2 0 .946 1.74 0.97 .955 1.92 1.90 3 4 57% 50% 1
1948 DET AL 31 P 43 26 7 211.2 41 13 28 0 1 1.000 1.74 0.95 .963 2.02 1.99 4 3 43% 48% 0
1949 DET AL 32 P 41 32 17 275.0 48 13 33 2 2 .958 1.51 1.12 .962 2.12 2.09 13 9 41% 46% 0 AS,MVP-22
1950 DET AL 33 P 7 7 2 48.1 16 2 13 1 1 .938 2.79 2.14 .950 2.03 1.99 0 0 0
1951 DET AL 34 P 37 18 6 153.2 46 11 32 3 2 .935 2.52 1.16 .953 2.07 2.06 7 5 42% 45% 0 MVP-30
1952 DET AL 35 P 35 29 8 197.0 60 21 37 2 1 .967 2.65 1.66 .966 2.10 2.10 6 5 45% 46% 0
1953 TOT AL 36 P 40 33 17 264.1 62 14 42 6 3 .903 1.91 1.40 .957 1.95 1.93 6 9 60% 51% 2 MVP-5
1953 SLB AL 36 P 16 12 4 88.0 22 3 13 6 1 .727 1.64 1.00 .957 1.95 1.93 2 4 67% 50% 1
1953 CHW AL 36 P 24 21 13 176.1 40 11 29 0 2 1.000 2.04 1.67 .957 1.95 1.93 4 5 56% 51% 1
1954 CHW AL 37 P 40 33 16 264.2 58 10 48 0 1 1.000 1.97 1.45 .959 2.01 1.99 7 4 36% 48% 0 AS,MVP-12
1955 CHW AL 38 P 32 26 7 175.0 37 4 33 0 1 1.000 1.90 1.16 .956 1.99 1.97 3 3 50% 47% 0
1956 DET AL 39 P 22 16 3 120.0 27 6 18 3 1 .889 1.80 1.09 .950 1.92 1.91 5 1 17% 44% 1
1957 KCA AL 40 P 48 7 0 116.0 30 8 21 1 0 .967 2.25 0.60 .963 1.99 2.00 4 1 20% 47% 0
1958 TOT AL 41 P 41 0 0 61.2 15 7 7 1 0 .933 2.04 0.34 .963 1.96 1.93 6 1 14% 47% 0
1958 KCA AL 41 P 16 0 0 22.0 8 4 3 1 0 .875 2.86 0.44 .962 1.96 1.93 2 0 0% 46% 0
1958 NYY AL 41 P 25 0 0 39.2 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 1.59 0.28 .963 1.95 1.93 4 1 20% 47% 0
17 Seasons P 517 328 124 2682.1 603 156 420 27 14 .955 1.93 1.11 .958 2.05 2.03 66 46 41% 46% 4
17 Seasons TOT 517 328 124 2682.1 603 156 420 27 14 .955 1.93 1.11 .958 2.05 2.03 66 46 41% 46% 4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
1941 DET AL 24 P
1942 DET AL 25 P
1943 DET AL 26 P
1945 DET AL 28 P
1946 DET AL 29 P
1947 DET AL 30 P
1948 DET AL 31 P
1949 DET AL 32 P
1950 DET AL 33 P
1951 DET AL 34 P
1952 DET AL 35 P
1953 SLB AL 36 P
1953 CHW AL 36 P
1954 CHW AL 37 P
1955 CHW AL 38 P
1956 DET AL 39 P
1957 KCA AL 40 P
1958 KCA AL 41 P
1958 NYY AL 41 P
17 Seasons P
17 Seasons TOT
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
1941 DET AL 24 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 DET AL 25 28 20 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 DET AL 26 33 25 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 DET AL 28 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 DET AL 29 32 29 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 DET AL 30 36 26 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 DET AL 31 43 26 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 DET AL 32 41 32 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 DET AL 33 7 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 DET AL 34 37 18 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 DET AL 35 35 29 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 CHW AL 36 24 21 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 SLB AL 36 16 12 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 CHW AL 37 40 33 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CHW AL 38 32 26 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 DET AL 39 22 16 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 KCA AL 40 48 7 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 NYY AL 41 25 0 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 KCA AL 41 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 517 328 517 517 517 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1942 DET AL 25 127 80% 18% 3 67% 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1943 DET AL 26 48 85% 23% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 DET AL 29 34 91% 18% 5 100% 0 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1947 DET AL 30 380 77% 20% 8 100% 1 6 0 5 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1948 DET AL 31 739 79% 23% 28 93% 2 7 1 4 24 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1949 DET AL 32 906 77% 25% 32 91% 0 11 0 9 28 24 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 7 86%
1950 DET AL 33 141 78% 23% 11 73% 0 0 0 0 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 DET AL 34 525 77% 21% 22 86% 1 10 1 7 17 14 1 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 6 83%
1952 DET AL 35 756 78% 23% 34 91% 1 20 1 14 28 22 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 7 100%
1953 CHW AL 36 730 79% 24% 34 85% 0 11 2 8 29 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 5 80%
1953 SLB AL 36 367 81% 24% 17 71% 1 3 0 1 13 10 1 6 0 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 3 33%
1954 CHW AL 37 1089 78% 26% 58 86% 0 10 1 8 48 42 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 15 73%
1955 CHW AL 38 748 81% 28% 37 89% 0 6 1 5 32 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1956 DET AL 39 515 81% 23% 21 86% 0 5 1 3 18 16 1 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 5 60%
1957 KCA AL 40 453 80% 28% 17 100% 0 7 0 6 17 16 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1958 NYY AL 41 185 76% 20% 5 60% 1 2 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1958 KCA AL 41 96 71% 22% 6 83% 0 4 0 3 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
15 Seasons 7839 79% 24% 339 87% 7 106 9 77 284 237 19 18 0 10 8 7 11 5 10 1 74 80%
MLB Averages 82% 27% 90% 84%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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
1964 BBWAA ( 2.0%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 AL (22, 1%)
1951 AL (30, 1%)
1953 AL (5, 24%)
1954 AL (12, 6%)
0.32 Career Shares (601st)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1957 AL  48 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1943 AL  16 (5th)
1953 AL  14 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1953 AL  42 (3rd)
1954 AL  48 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1951 AL  3 (4th)
1953 AL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1952 AL  2.65 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1943 AL  1.000 (1st)
1948 AL  1.000 (1st)
1954 AL  1.000 (1st)
1955 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1955 AL  born 1917-04-26 (8th)
1956 AL  born 1917-04-26 (4th)
1957 AL  born 1917-04-26 (4th)
1958 AL  born 1917-04-26 (3rd)

                           

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