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Ernie Whitt

Leo Ernest Whitt

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 13, 1952 in Detroit, MI
School: Macomb Community College (Warren, MI)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1976 (Age 24.091)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Braves/Orioles/RedSox 1976-1991
Agents: Himself,Richard Box [*]
Final Game: July 3, 1991 (Age 39.020)
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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
1976 BOS AL 24 C 8 6 4 53.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.08 3.00 .981 5.76 5.78 0 1 2 1 33% 34% 0
1977 TOR AL 25 C 14 10 9 89.0 66 62 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.67 4.71 .986 6.01 5.97 1 4 7 4 36% 39% 0
1978 TOR AL 26 C 1 1 1 8.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 150 9.00 8.00 .982 5.51 5.50 0 0 0 1 100% 38% 0
1980 TOR AL 28 C 105 92 72 825.2 499 436 56 7 11 .986 0 0 5.36 4.69 .986 5.48 5.47 4 27 70 33 32% 35% 2
1981 TOR AL 29 C 72 61 53 551.1 346 297 46 3 5 .991 0 0 5.60 4.76 .987 5.51 5.49 3 24 29 23 44% 38% 1
1982 TOR AL 30 C 98 75 61 686.1 444 406 30 8 0 .982 -3 -5 5.72 4.45 .988 5.69 5.66 5 22 44 21 32% 36% 1
1982 TOR AL 30 DH 1 0
1983 TOR AL 31 C 119 93 72 854.0 609 554 50 5 4 .992 9 13 6.37 5.08 .986 5.70 5.66 6 13 54 33 38% 33% 1
1984 TOR AL 32 C 118 97 65 840.1 627 583 40 4 8 .994 0 0 6.67 5.28 .987 5.96 5.92 6 27 46 25 35% 36% 1
1985 TOR AL 33 C 134 113 95 1031.1 695 649 38 8 6 .988 4 5 6.00 5.13 .987 6.05 5.99 2 24 60 28 32% 33% 0 AS
1986 TOR AL 34 C 129 109 80 988.1 757 709 41 7 7 .991 4 5 6.83 5.81 .989 6.62 6.56 5 29 63 33 34% 34% 0
1987 TOR AL 35 C 131 113 95 1032.2 863 803 55 5 10 .994 7 8 7.48 6.55 .988 6.74 6.67 8 35 83 46 36% 31% 1
1988 TOR AL 36 C 123 110 96 982.0 690 643 43 4 10 .994 -2 -2 6.29 5.58 .989 6.22 6.16 10 29 90 34 27% 31% 0
1989 TOR AL 37 C 115 104 72 897.1 598 550 43 5 5 .992 0 0 5.95 5.16 .989 6.24 6.17 12 26 62 28 31% 31% 1
1989 TOR AL 37 DH 7 6
1990 ATL NL 38 C 59 54 40 443.1 341 296 42 3 1 .991 -2 -5 6.86 5.73 .987 6.65 6.61 8 23 70 31 31% 29% 1
1991 BAL AL 39 C 20 12 9 118.0 80 72 8 0 0 1.000 1 10 6.10 4.00 .990 6.49 6.48 1 6 11 6 35% 34% 0
1991 BAL AL 39 DH 2 0
15 Seasons C 1246 1050 824 9400.2 6647 6091 497 59 67 .991 19 2 6.31 5.29 .988 6.11 6.05 71 290 691 347 33% 33% 9
15 Seasons TOT 1246 1050 824 9400.2 6647 6091 497 59 67 .991 19 2 6.31 5.29 .988 6.11 6.05 71 290 691 347 33% 33% 9
Lg 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
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
1976 BOS AL 24 C 0 0 0
1977 TOR AL 25 C 0 0 0
1978 TOR AL 26 C 1 150 1
1980 TOR AL 28 C 0 0 0
1981 TOR AL 29 C 0 0 0
1982 TOR AL 30 C -3 -5 -3
1983 TOR AL 31 C 9 13 9
1984 TOR AL 32 C 0 0 0
1985 TOR AL 33 C 4 5 4
1986 TOR AL 34 C 4 5 4
1987 TOR AL 35 C 7 8 7
1988 TOR AL 36 C -2 -2 -2
1989 TOR AL 37 C 0 0 0
1990 ATL NL 38 C -2 -5 -2
1991 BAL AL 39 C 1 10 1
15 Seasons C 19 2 19
15 Seasons TOT 19 2 19

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1976 BOS AL 24 8 6 8 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1977 TOR AL 25 23 10 23 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
1978 TOR AL 26 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1980 TOR AL 28 106 92 106 105 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1981 TOR AL 29 74 61 74 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
1982 TOR AL 30 105 75 105 98 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 23 0
1983 TOR AL 31 123 93 123 119 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
1984 TOR AL 32 124 97 124 118 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
1985 TOR AL 33 139 113 139 134 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1986 TOR AL 34 131 109 131 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1987 TOR AL 35 135 113 135 131 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1988 TOR AL 36 127 110 127 123 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1989 TOR AL 37 129 110 129 116 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 17 0
1990 ATL NL 38 67 54 67 59 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1991 BAL AL 39 35 12 35 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 0
15 Seasons 1328 1056 1328 1247 0 1247 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 186 5
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%
1976 BOS AL 24 215 3.57 3.91 2 100% 0 0 24 2 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 TOR AL 25 413 6.07 6.47 3 100% 0 0 62 3 1 1 57 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 TOR AL 26 42 12.38 12.38 1 100% 0 0 7 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 TOR AL 28 3633 4.56 5.03 34 94% 0 1 440 11 0 24 404 55 16 2 0 4 7 0 3 4 0 11 0 0 0 11 91%
1981 TOR AL 29 2354 3.53 4.11 36 94% 0 1 299 20 0 9 270 41 9 1 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 5 0 0 1 6 100%
1982 TOR AL 30 2934 4.05 4.43 28 100% 0 1 405 19 0 10 375 31 4 1 1 1 8 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1983 TOR AL 31 3678 4.50 4.75 34 94% 0 1 553 20 0 15 518 49 8 0 1 5 5 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 75%
1984 TOR AL 32 3615 4.03 4.35 30 100% 0 0 581 20 4 17 540 42 9 0 0 3 4 0 1 3 0 8 0 2 3 2 100%
1985 TOR AL 33 4256 3.12 3.53 38 92% 0 0 647 28 0 13 606 39 6 0 0 5 8 0 4 4 1 6 0 0 1 2 50%
1986 TOR AL 34 4186 4.02 4.36 32 88% 0 1 711 21 1 18 671 40 5 0 0 5 7 1 1 5 0 7 0 0 0 6 50%
1987 TOR AL 35 4297 3.70 4.00 53 96% 0 0 801 39 2 23 737 55 6 1 0 6 5 0 0 5 0 10 0 1 2 5 60%
1988 TOR AL 36 4173 3.68 4.05 33 94% 0 0 646 22 3 11 608 41 7 0 0 8 4 0 0 4 1 10 0 0 1 7 71%
1989 TOR AL 37 3770 3.68 4.09 34 88% 0 0 556 19 8 12 516 41 11 1 0 7 4 0 2 2 0 5 0 1 2 10 70%
1990 ATL NL 38 1979 5.08 5.52 13 92% 0 0 295 6 0 7 282 40 5 0 0 7 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 100%
1991 BAL AL 39 513 5.87 6.03 2 100% 0 0 72 0 0 1 71 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
15 Seasons 40058 3.98 4.36 373 94% 0 5 6099 231 19 161 5683 487 88 6 2 56 58 3 15 40 3 66 0 4 10 65 80%
MLB Averages 3.85 4.31 95% 90%

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
1976 BOS AL 24 0 1 80 2 1 0 33% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1.60 1.33
1977 TOR AL 25 1 4 168 7 4 4 36% 6 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 4 1.21 0.95
1978 TOR AL 26 0 0 19 0 1 0 100% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.33
1980 TOR AL 28 3 27 1430 70 33 30 32% 63 30 6 2 1 1 2 2 115 38 1.13 1.33
1981 TOR AL 29 3 24 877 29 23 22 44% 27 22 1 1 1 0 1 1 69 24 0.93 1.11
1982 TOR AL 30 5 22 1111 44 21 20 32% 40 16 4 4 0 1 1 0 83 25 1.37 1.31
1983 TOR AL 31 5 13 1376 54 33 31 38% 50 29 3 3 1 1 1 0 90 36 1.33 1.35
1984 TOR AL 32 8 27 1374 46 25 24 35% 43 23 3 1 0 1 1 0 100 29 1.41 1.32
1985 TOR AL 33 2 24 1515 60 28 21 32% 54 27 6 0 0 1 0 0 103 31 1.20 1.31
1986 TOR AL 34 5 29 1575 63 33 28 34% 55 29 8 2 0 2 0 0 118 41 1.23 1.25
1987 TOR AL 35 8 35 1491 83 46 38 36% 73 39 10 5 0 2 1 0 150 50 1.17 1.10
1988 TOR AL 36 10 29 1546 90 34 23 27% 74 27 14 5 2 2 0 0 157 35 1.23 1.28
1989 TOR AL 37 13 26 1368 62 28 14 31% 51 23 11 3 0 2 1 1 129 39 1.21 1.25
1990 ATL NL 38 8 23 758 70 31 25 31% 59 26 10 3 1 2 1 0 118 33 1.14 1.20
1991 BAL AL 39 1 6 182 11 6 5 35% 7 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 25 6 0.94 1.51
15 Seasons 72 290 14870 691 347 285 33% 604 303 80 29 7 15 9 4 1274 393 1.21 1.25
MLB Averages 33% 1.30 1.28



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1985 AL  134 (3rd)
1986 AL  129 (4th)
1987 AL  131 (2nd)
1988 AL  123 (2nd)
1989 AL  115 (4th)
Career  1,246 (64th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1985 AL  649 (5th)
1986 AL  709 (3rd)
1987 AL  803 (1st)
1988 AL  643 (2nd)
Career  6,091 (69th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1980 AL  56 (5th)
1981 AL  46 (2nd)
1983 AL  50 (5th)
1987 AL  55 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1982 AL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1980 AL  11 (2nd)
1987 AL  10 (4th)
1988 AL  10 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1988 AL  10 (2nd)
1989 AL  12 (2nd)
1990 NL  8 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1980 AL  70 (4th)
1986 AL  63 (5th)
1987 AL  83 (2nd)
1988 AL  90 (1st)
Career  691 (84th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1987 AL  46 (2nd)
1988 AL  34 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1983 AL  9 (2nd)
1985 AL  4 (5th)
1987 AL  7 (3rd)
Career  19 (67th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1983 AL  6.37 (3rd)
1984 AL  6.67 (3rd)
1987 AL  7.48 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1987 AL  6.55 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1983 AL  .992 (5th)
1984 AL  .994 (3rd)
1986 AL  .991 (4th)
1987 AL  .994 (2nd)
1988 AL  .994 (2nd)
1989 AL  .992 (5th)
Career  .991 (68th)

Oldest s c a p y
1990 NL  born 1952-06-13 (7th)

                           

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