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Bobby Veach

Robert Hayes Veach

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: June 29, 1888 in St. Charles, KY (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1912 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/RedSox/Yankees/Senators 1912-1925

Final Game: October 2, 1925 (Age 37)
Died: August 7, 1945 in Detroit, MI
Buried: White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Southfield, MI
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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 G Awards
1912 DET AL 24 OF 22 55 46 5 4 0 .927 2.32 .951 2.04 22-0-0
1913 DET AL 25 OF 135 290 250 16 24 3 .917 1.97 .953 2.01 135-0-0
1914 DET AL 26 LF 145 144 141 316 282 23 11 6 .965 2.10 .959 2.07
1914 DET AL 26 OF 145 144 141 315 282 22 11 6 .965 2.10 .956 2.00
1915 DET AL 27 LF 152 152 151 324 297 19 8 4 .975 2.08 .963 2.09
1915 DET AL 27 OF 152 152 151 324 297 19 8 4 .975 2.08 .958 2.05
1916 DET AL 28 LF 150 149 146 368 342 14 12 5 .967 2.37 .961 2.22
1916 DET AL 28 OF 150 149 146 368 342 14 12 4 .967 2.37 .963 2.12
1917 DET AL 29 LF 154 154 154 390 356 17 17 5 .956 2.42 .964 2.23
1917 DET AL 29 OF 154 154 154 390 356 17 17 5 .956 2.42 .967 2.22
1918 DET AL 30 OF 127 127 126 298 277 14 7 3 .977 2.29 .962 2.26
1918 DET AL 30 LF 125 125 124 304 283 14 7 3 .977 2.38 .961 2.20
1918 DET AL 30 RF 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .955 2.00
1918 DET AL 30 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1919 DET AL 31 LF 138 138 138 366 340 14 12 1 .967 2.57 .961 2.21
1919 DET AL 31 OF 138 138 138 364 338 14 12 1 .967 2.55 .958 2.26
1920 DET AL 32 LF 154 154 154 396 357 26 13 6 .967 2.49 .962 2.30
1920 DET AL 32 OF 154 154 154 396 357 26 13 6 .967 2.49 .962 2.25
1921 DET AL 33 LF 149 148 147 416 384 21 11 4 .974 2.72 .958 2.38
1921 DET AL 33 OF 149 148 147 416 384 21 11 4 .974 2.72 .960 2.33
1922 DET AL 34 LF 154 154 151 398 375 16 7 3 .982 2.54 .969 2.40
1922 DET AL 34 OF 154 154 151 398 375 16 7 3 .982 2.54 .964 2.31
1923 DET AL 35 OF 85 68 61 141 127 6 8 0 .943 1.56 .965 2.38
1923 DET AL 35 LF 51 38 33 75 67 3 5 0 .933 1.37 .966 2.35
1923 DET AL 35 RF 19 16 16 26 22 2 2 0 .923 1.26 .960 2.12
1923 DET AL 35 CF 18 14 12 40 38 1 1 0 .975 2.17 .968 2.69
1924 BOS AL 36 LF 130 130 130 294 270 11 13 2 .956 2.16 .964 2.34
1924 BOS AL 36 OF 130 130 130 294 270 11 13 2 .956 2.16 .970 2.39
1925 TOT AL 37 OF 45 33 20 62 53 6 3 1 .952 1.31 .965 2.43
1925 TOT AL 37 RF 27 20 13 37 32 4 1 1 .973 1.33 .966 2.08
1925 TOT AL 37 LF 19 13 7 30 26 2 2 0 .933 1.47 .958 2.33
1925 BOS AL 37 LF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .957 2.30
1925 BOS AL 37 OF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .967 2.40
1925 NYY AL 37 OF 33 22 18 46 38 6 2 1 .957 1.33 .965 2.43
1925 NYY AL 37 RF 20 14 12 32 27 4 1 1 .969 1.55 .966 2.08
1925 NYY AL 37 LF 14 8 6 19 16 2 1 0 .947 1.29 .958 2.33
1925 WSH AL 37 OF 11 10 1 13 12 0 1 0 .923 1.09 .965 2.43
1925 WSH AL 37 RF 7 6 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0.71 .966 2.09
1925 WSH AL 37 LF 4 4 0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.75 .958 2.33
14 Seasons OF 1740 1551 1519 4111 3754 207 150 42 .964 2.28 .961 2.21 1678-18-48
12 Seasons (incomplete) LF 1521 1499 1476 3677 3379 180 118 39 .968 2.34 .962 2.25
3 Seasons RF 48 38 31 67 58 6 3 1 .955 1.33 .963 2.09
1 Season CF 18 14 12 40 38 1 1 0 .975 2.17 .968 2.69
1 Season P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
14 Seasons TOT 1741 1551 1519 2.0 4111 3754 207 150 42 .964 0.00 2.28 .961 2.70 2.21 1678-18-48
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1912 DET AL 24 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 22 0
1913 DET AL 25 137 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 0 135 0
1914 DET AL 26 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 145 0 0 145 0
1915 DET AL 27 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 152 0
1916 DET AL 28 150 149 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 150 0 0 0
1917 DET AL 29 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 154 0 0 0
1918 DET AL 30 127 127 127 127 1 0 0 0 0 0 125 0 2 127 0 0 0
1919 DET AL 31 139 138 139 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 138 0 1 0
1920 DET AL 32 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 154 0 0 0
1921 DET AL 33 150 148 150 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 149 0 1 0
1922 DET AL 34 155 154 155 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 154 0 1 0
1923 DET AL 35 114 68 114 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 18 19 86 0 28 0
1924 BOS AL 36 142 130 142 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 0 130 0 12 0
1925 NYY AL 37 57 22 57 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 20 34 0 23 0
1925 WSH AL 37 18 10 18 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 11 0 7 0
1925 BOS AL 37 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 Seasons 1822 1255 1822 1288 1 0 0 0 0 0 1678 18 48 1742 0 73 0
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  145 (1st)
1915 AL  152 (1st)
1916 AL  150 (3rd)
1917 AL  154 (1st)
1918 AL  125 (1st)
1919 AL  138 (2nd)
1920 AL  154 (1st)
1921 AL  149 (1st)
1922 AL  154 (1st)
1924 AL  130 (4th)
Career  1,521 (15th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  282 (2nd)
1915 AL  297 (1st)
1916 AL  342 (2nd)
1917 AL  356 (1st)
1918 AL  283 (1st)
1919 AL  340 (1st)
1920 AL  357 (1st)
1921 AL  384 (1st)
1922 AL  375 (1st)
1924 AL  270 (4th)
Career  3,379 (12th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  23 (2nd)
1915 AL  19 (1st)
1916 AL  14 (5th)
1917 AL  17 (3rd)
1918 AL  14 (3rd)
1919 AL  14 (2nd)
1920 AL  26 (1st)
1921 AL  21 (3rd)
1922 AL  16 (2nd)
1924 AL  11 (5th)
Career  180 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  11 (3rd)
1915 AL  8 (3rd)
1916 AL  12 (3rd)
1917 AL  17 (1st)
1918 AL  7 (3rd)
1919 AL  12 (2nd)
1920 AL  13 (2nd)
1921 AL  11 (5th)
1924 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  118 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  6 (1st)
1915 AL  4 (1st)
1916 AL  5 (1st)
1917 AL  5 (5th)
1918 AL  3 (4th)
1920 AL  6 (2nd)
1921 AL  4 (3rd)
1922 AL  3 (3rd)
Career  39 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1915 AL  152 (4th)
1917 AL  154 (2nd)
1918 AL  127 (1st)
1919 AL  138 (4th)
1920 AL  154 (1st)
1921 AL  149 (4th)
1922 AL  154 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1914 AL  282 (4th)
1915 AL  297 (5th)
1916 AL  342 (5th)
1917 AL  356 (4th)
1918 AL  277 (3rd)
1919 AL  338 (3rd)
1920 AL  357 (5th)
1921 AL  384 (1st)
1922 AL  375 (2nd)
Career  3,754 (93rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1920 AL  26 (1st)
Career  207 (46th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1913 AL  24 (2nd)
1917 AL  17 (1st)
1924 AL  13 (4th)
Career  150 (67th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1914 AL  6 (2nd)
1920 AL  6 (5th)
Career  42 (58th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  2.10 (3rd)
1915 AL  2.08 (4th)
1916 AL  2.37 (2nd)
1917 AL  2.42 (2nd)
1918 AL  2.38 (4th)
1919 AL  2.57 (1st)
1920 AL  2.49 (3rd)
1921 AL  2.72 (1st)
1922 AL  2.54 (3rd)
Career  2.34 (9th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  .965 (2nd)
1915 AL  .975 (1st)
1916 AL  .967 (4th)
1917 AL  .956 (5th)
1918 AL  .977 (2nd)
1919 AL  .967 (4th)
1920 AL  .967 (3rd)
1921 AL  .974 (1st)
1922 AL  .982 (1st)
1924 AL  .956 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1919 AL  2.55 (4th)
1921 AL  2.72 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1915 AL  .975 (5th)
1918 AL  .977 (3rd)
1921 AL  .974 (4th)
1922 AL  .982 (2nd)

             

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