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Bob Uecker    \YOO-kur\

Robert George Uecker

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI
High School: Technical HS (Milwaukee, WI)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1962 (Age 27.077, 9,551st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Phillies/Cardinals 1962-1967

Last Game: September 29, 1967 (Age 32.246)
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1962 MLN NL 27 C 24 13 11 153.0 113 101 10 2 4 .982 1 8 6.53 4.63 .987 6.72 6.66 5 3 2 5 71% 34% 1
1963 MLN NL 28 C 6 2 0 25.0 24 21 2 1 1 .958 -1 -48 8.28 3.83 .986 7.06 7.05 0 3 1 1 50% 42% 0
1964 STL NL 29 C 40 36 25 307.0 224 201 20 3 2 .987 1 4 6.48 5.53 .988 6.81 6.76 3 10 13 8 38% 40% 4
1965 STL NL 30 C 49 45 39 394.1 273 240 29 4 1 .985 -2 -6 6.14 5.49 .988 6.96 6.97 4 17 32 12 27% 36% 3
1966 PHI NL 31 C 76 62 49 542.1 407 368 33 6 7 .985 2 4 6.65 5.28 .987 6.84 6.83 8 19 31 21 40% 40% 5
1967 TOT NL 32 C 76 59 38 536.2 395 348 36 11 3 .972 -16 -36 6.44 5.05 .990 6.89 6.89 27 40 37 11 23% 40% 1
1967 PHI NL 32 C 17 11 3 91.2 74 67 5 2 0 .973 -3 -39 7.07 4.24 .990 6.89 6.89 2 10 9 3 25% 40% 0
1967 ATL NL 32 C 59 48 35 445.0 321 281 31 9 3 .972 -13 -35 6.31 5.29 .990 6.89 6.89 25 30 28 8 22% 40% 1
6 Seasons C 271 217 162 1958.1 1436 1279 130 27 18 .981 -15 -9 6.48 5.20 .988 6.87 6.85 47 92 116 58 33% 39% 14
6 Seasons TOT 271 217 162 1958.1 1436 1279 130 27 18 .981 -15 -9 6.48 5.20 .988 6.87 6.85 47 92 116 58 33% 39% 14
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
1962 MLN NL 27 C 1 8 1
1963 MLN NL 28 C -1 -48 -1
1964 STL NL 29 C 1 4 1
1965 STL NL 30 C -2 -6 -2
1966 PHI NL 31 C 2 4 2
1967 PHI NL 32 C -3 -39 -3
1967 ATL NL 32 C -13 -35 -13
6 Seasons C -15 -9 -15
6 Seasons TOT -15 -9 -15

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1962 MLN NL 27 33 13 33 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4
1963 MLN NL 28 13 2 13 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1964 STL NL 29 40 36 40 40 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 STL NL 30 53 45 53 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1966 PHI NL 31 78 62 78 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1967 ATL NL 32 62 48 62 59 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
1967 PHI NL 32 18 11 18 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 Seasons 297 217 297 271 0 271 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 8
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1962 MLN NL 27 655 3.60 4.55 10 90% 1 0 99 7 1 2 89 10 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 4 0 1 1 1 100%
1963 MLN NL 28 109 2.52 5.40 2 50% 0 0 21 1 1 0 19 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
1964 STL NL 29 1303 3.78 4.40 20 100% 0 0 200 14 1 5 180 21 3 1 2 4 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 100%
1965 STL NL 30 1683 3.70 4.15 28 93% 0 0 250 21 1 7 221 29 6 0 0 8 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 100%
1966 PHI NL 31 2260 3.48 3.78 31 90% 0 0 368 21 2 6 338 34 6 0 1 4 6 0 1 5 0 6 0 0 0 9 89%
1967 ATL NL 32 1796 3.13 3.70 39 92% 0 0 269 24 1 8 236 32 8 1 1 11 7 0 4 3 2 3 0 1 1 3 67%
1967 PHI NL 32 406 4.91 5.50 7 100% 0 0 67 5 0 3 59 5 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 8212 3.56 4.10 137 93% 1 0 1274 93 7 31 1142 133 28 2 4 27 25 2 11 12 3 17 0 4 5 20 90%
MLB Averages 3.56 4.04 95% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1962 MLN NL 27 5 3 242 2 5 5 71% 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 8 0.76 1.52
1963 MLN NL 28 0 3 48 1 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 4.10 1.42
1964 STL NL 29 3 10 484 13 8 8 38% 10 4 3 4 0 0 4 1 32 13 1.12 1.02
1965 STL NL 30 4 17 651 32 12 12 27% 26 10 5 2 1 0 3 0 63 15 1.26 1.12
1966 PHI NL 31 8 19 819 31 21 18 40% 28 18 3 2 0 1 5 0 73 31 1.04 1.30
1967 ATL NL 32 23 30 657 27 8 6 23% 24 6 2 1 1 1 1 0 95 14 1.80 1.15
1967 PHI NL 32 2 10 151 9 3 3 25% 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 33 3 1.54 1.68
6 Seasons 45 92 3052 115 58 53 34% 99 45 14 11 2 2 14 1 316 85 1.35 1.25
MLB Averages 38% 1.25 1.23



* - 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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1967 NL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1966 NL  7 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1967 NL  27 (1st)

             

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