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Skeeter Webb

James Laverne Webb

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: November 4, 1909 in Meridian, MS
School: University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 20, 1932 (Age 22.259, 6,292nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Tigers/Indians/Athletics/Cardinals 1932-1948

Final Game: August 31, 1948 (Age 38.301)
Died: July 8, 1986 in Meridian, MS
Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, MS
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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
1932 STL NL 22 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.50
1938 CLE AL 28 SS 13 12 9 55 25 28 2 7 .964 4.08 .953 5.17
1938 CLE AL 28 3B 3 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.67 .940 3.13
1938 CLE AL 28 2B 2 1 1 5 2 1 2 0 .600 1.50 .968 5.50
1939 CLE AL 29 SS 81 79 60 395 165 203 27 40 .932 4.54 .950 5.16
1940 CHW AL 30 2B 74 73 67 384 143 229 12 44 .969 5.03 .969 5.39
1940 CHW AL 30 SS 7 5 5 28 9 18 1 2 .964 3.86 .949 4.84
1940 CHW AL 30 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1941 CHW AL 31 2B 18 12 12 100 45 49 6 12 .940 5.22 .967 5.47
1941 CHW AL 31 SS 5 2 2 19 5 11 3 1 .842 3.20 .948 4.96
1941 CHW AL 31 3B 3 2 2 10 5 4 1 0 .900 3.00 .947 3.27
1942 CHW AL 32 2B 29 26 26 155 62 87 6 14 .961 5.14 .969 5.62
1943 CHW AL 33 2B 54 52 51 301 118 169 14 35 .953 5.31 .969 5.57
1944 CHW AL 34 SS 135 134 127 702 202 461 39 81 .944 4.91 .947 5.29
1944 CHW AL 34 2B 5 5 4 38 19 19 0 7 1.000 7.60 .967 5.60
1945 DET AL 35 SS 104 99 86 583 215 343 25 71 .957 5.37 .951 5.28
1945 DET AL 35 2B 11 8 8 55 30 25 0 8 1.000 5.00 .970 5.62
1946 DET AL 36 2B 50 41 36 247 97 143 7 28 .972 4.80 .970 5.54
1946 DET AL 36 SS 8 0 0 20 8 12 0 2 1.000 2.50 .954 4.97
1947 DET AL 37 2B 30 21 16 127 52 74 1 9 .992 4.20 .978 5.46
1947 DET AL 37 SS 6 0 0 5 0 4 1 1 .800 0.67 .964 5.13
1948 PHA AL 38 2B 9 3 3 26 12 14 0 7 1.000 2.89 .976 5.62
1948 PHA AL 38 SS 8 8 8 42 12 28 2 5 .952 5.00 .964 5.18
10 Seasons SS 368 339 297 1849 641 1108 100 210 .946 4.75 .950 5.23
10 Seasons 2B 282 242 224 1438 580 810 48 164 .967 4.93 .970 5.51
3 Seasons 3B 7 3 3 15 7 7 1 0 .933 2.00 .945 3.20
12 Seasons TOT 657 584 524 3302 1228 1925 149 374 .955 4.80 .958 5.33
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
1932 STL NL 22 SS
1938 CLE AL 28 SS
1938 CLE AL 28 3B
1938 CLE AL 28 2B
1939 CLE AL 29 SS
1940 CHW AL 30 2B
1940 CHW AL 30 SS
1940 CHW AL 30 3B
1941 CHW AL 31 2B
1941 CHW AL 31 SS
1941 CHW AL 31 3B
1942 CHW AL 32 2B
1943 CHW AL 33 2B
1944 CHW AL 34 SS
1944 CHW AL 34 2B
1945 DET AL 35 SS
1945 DET AL 35 2B
1946 DET AL 36 2B
1946 DET AL 36 SS
1947 DET AL 37 2B
1947 DET AL 37 SS
1948 PHA AL 38 2B
1948 PHA AL 38 SS
10 Seasons SS
10 Seasons 2B
3 Seasons 3B
12 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
1932 STL NL 22 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 CLE AL 28 20 14 20 18 0 0 0 2 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1939 CLE AL 29 81 79 81 81 0 0 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 CHW AL 30 84 78 84 81 0 0 0 74 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1941 CHW AL 31 29 16 29 26 0 0 0 18 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
1942 CHW AL 32 32 26 32 29 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1943 CHW AL 33 58 52 58 54 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1944 CHW AL 34 139 139 139 139 0 0 0 5 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 DET AL 35 118 107 118 115 0 0 0 11 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1946 DET AL 36 65 41 65 59 0 0 0 51 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
1947 DET AL 37 50 21 50 36 0 0 0 30 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 13
1948 PHA AL 38 23 11 23 17 0 0 0 9 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
12 Seasons 700 584 700 656 0 0 0 283 7 368 0 0 0 0 0 14 37
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 CHW AL 30 95 69% 84% 32% 8 88% 0 2 0 2 0 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1941 CHW AL 31 54 50% 83% 22% 5 100% 0 3 2 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1944 CHW AL 34 500 75% 85% 28% 55 89% 1 16 7 7 2 46 36 9 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 9 3 0 4 0 0 7 3 4 1 0 1
1945 DET AL 35 946 64% 83% 28% 115 93% 0 58 24 29 5 99 77 18 1 2 3 0 2 1 3 25 11 1 8 2 2 24 12 12 0 0 0
1946 DET AL 36 37 59% 78% 24% 4 100% 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 DET AL 37 49 65% 71% 24% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1948 PHA AL 38 231 48% 89% 32% 34 88% 0 11 6 3 2 24 18 6 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 1912 65% 84% 28% 226 91% 1 91 40 42 9 189 149 35 1 2 10 0 9 1 9 41 19 1 14 2 2 38 20 18 1 0 1
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

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 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1940 CHW AL 30 749 67% 85% 26% 81 96% 0 44 21 16 7 63 47 15 1 0 3 0 2 1 2 15 4 2 7 0 13 7 6 1 0 1
1941 CHW AL 31 265 55% 82% 25% 19 79% 1 18 6 9 3 16 13 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 4 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 0
1942 CHW AL 32 131 56% 91% 28% 17 88% 1 7 1 4 2 15 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1943 CHW AL 33 187 52% 87% 35% 23 83% 0 9 2 6 1 18 16 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1945 DET AL 35 254 53% 85% 28% 33 100% 0 26 8 11 7 30 27 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 1 0 5 1 4 0 0 0
1946 DET AL 36 58 29% 81% 29% 2 100% 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 DET AL 37 465 56% 84% 29% 49 98% 0 23 13 8 2 39 37 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 3 1 1 0 5 1 4 0 0 0
1948 PHA AL 38 168 63% 86% 28% 13 100% 0 11 3 4 4 13 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 4 0 5 4 1 1 0 1
8 Seasons 2277 59% 85% 28% 237 94% 2 140 55 58 27 195 160 29 2 2 9 0 8 1 7 41 14 6 15 0 35 15 20 3 1 2
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

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 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1941 CHW AL 31 8 75% 75% 13% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1 Season 8 75% 75% 13% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 89% 70%



* - 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

Assistss c a p y
1944 AL  480 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1944 AL  39 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  135 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  461 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1939 AL  27 (4th)
1944 AL  39 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  81 (4th)
1945 AL  71 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1939 AL  4.54 (5th)
1945 AL  5.37 (3rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1944 AL  .944 (4th)
1945 AL  .957 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1948 AL  born 1909-11-04 (5th)

                                         

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