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Jack Wallaesa

John Wallaesa

Positions: Shortstop, Pinch Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 191 lb.

Born: August 31, 1919 in Easton, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1940 (Age 21.022)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Athletics 1940-1948

Final Game: August 3, 1948 (Age 28.338)
Died: December 27, 1986 in Easton, PA
Buried: St. Anthony Cemetery, Easton, PA
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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 Awards
1940 PHA AL 20 SS 6 6 6 31 9 19 3 3 .903 4.67 .949 4.85
1942 PHA AL 22 SS 36 33 31 150 62 76 12 16 .920 3.83 .949 5.01
1946 PHA AL 26 SS 59 54 48 263 111 130 22 31 .916 4.08 .954 4.97
1947 CHW AL 27 SS 27 25 25 154 55 94 5 22 .968 5.52 .964 5.13
1947 CHW AL 27 LF 22 22 21 74 73 1 0 0 1.000 3.36 .976 2.31
1947 CHW AL 27 OF 22 22 21 75 74 1 0 0 1.000 3.41 .979 2.47
1947 CHW AL 27 3B 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .960 3.00
1948 CHW AL 28 SS 5 5 5 28 11 17 0 5 1.000 5.60 .964 5.16
1948 CHW AL 28 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1948 CHW AL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.50
5 Seasons SS 133 123 115 626 248 336 42 77 .933 4.39 .955 5.02
2 Seasons OF 23 22 21 75 74 1 0 0 1.000 3.26 .979 2.47
2 Seasons LF 23 22 21 74 73 1 0 0 1.000 3.22 .976 2.31
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .960 3.00
5 Seasons TOT 157 146 137 703 323 338 42 77 .940 4.21 .958 4.63
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
1940 PHA AL 20 SS
1942 PHA AL 22 SS
1946 PHA AL 26 SS
1947 CHW AL 27 SS
1947 CHW AL 27 LF
1947 CHW AL 27 3B
1948 CHW AL 28 SS
1948 CHW AL 28 LF
5 Seasons SS
2 Seasons LF
1 Season 3B
5 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1940 PHA AL 20 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 PHA AL 22 36 33 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 PHA AL 26 63 54 63 59 0 0 0 0 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
1947 CHW AL 27 81 48 81 50 0 0 0 0 1 27 22 0 0 22 0 31 1
1948 CHW AL 28 33 5 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 27 0
5 Seasons 219 146 219 157 0 0 0 0 1 133 23 0 0 23 0 61 3
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 -- SS*

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 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1940 PHA AL 20 157 59% 87% 25% 13 92% 0 5 3 1 1 8 2 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1942 PHA AL 22 741 59% 84% 23% 76 87% 1 36 20 8 8 51 43 6 0 3 7 0 5 2 6 8 1 1 2 1 0 5 2 3 2 2 0
1946 PHA AL 26 425 50% 83% 24% 35 83% 1 21 8 11 2 24 20 2 0 0 3 0 2 1 3 7 1 1 1 1 1 6 2 3 0 0 0
1947 CHW AL 27 516 58% 85% 29% 63 87% 2 37 16 19 2 53 39 9 1 0 4 0 2 2 4 18 3 1 8 3 0 15 4 11 1 1 0
1948 CHW AL 28 93 48% 83% 29% 7 100% 0 4 2 2 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
5 Seasons 1932 56% 84% 25% 194 87% 4 103 49 41 13 143 109 25 1 3 15 0 10 5 14 37 7 3 13 5 1 30 10 19 3 3 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 91%

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%
1947 CHW AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 7 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 6 5 0 25 13 52.0% 12 0 0.0% 1 549 63% 79% 30% 83 65%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 7 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 6 5 0 25 13 52.0% 12 0 0.0% 1 549 63% 79% 30% 83 65%
MLB Averages 58.2% 2.7% 61% 83% 30% 58%



* - 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

Youngest s c a p y
1940 AL  born 1919-08-31 (7th)

                                         

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