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Mickey Witek

Nicholas Joseph Witek

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 19, 1915 in Luzerne, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1940 (Age 24.119)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Yankees 1940-1949

Final Game: May 1, 1949 (Age 33.133)
Died: August 24, 1990 in Kingston, PA
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Dallas, 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 NYG NL 24 SS 89 85 80 521 192 307 22 46 .958 5.61 .950 5.50
1940 NYG NL 24 2B 32 29 28 177 65 105 7 16 .960 5.31 .964 5.61
1941 NYG NL 25 2B 23 23 23 150 70 70 10 17 .933 6.09 .962 5.60
1942 NYG NL 26 2B 147 145 142 830 371 441 18 72 .978 5.52 .968 5.61
1943 NYG NL 27 2B 153 153 153 937 401 505 31 90 .967 5.92 .969 5.76 MVP-12
1946 NYG NL 30 2B 42 39 36 210 102 100 8 19 .962 4.81 .971 5.52
1946 NYG NL 30 3B 35 27 24 98 36 50 12 4 .878 2.46 .952 3.08
1947 NYG NL 31 2B 40 36 36 231 102 125 4 27 .983 5.68 .975 5.57
1947 NYG NL 31 3B 3 3 1 8 3 3 2 1 .750 2.00 .948 3.07
6 Seasons 2B 437 425 418 2535 1111 1346 78 241 .969 5.62 .969 5.65
1 Season SS 89 85 80 521 192 307 22 46 .958 5.61 .950 5.50
2 Seasons 3B 38 30 25 106 39 53 14 5 .868 2.42 .952 3.08
7 Seasons TOT 564 540 523 3162 1342 1706 114 292 .964 5.40 .965 5.45
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 NYG NL 24 SS
1940 NYG NL 24 2B
1941 NYG NL 25 2B
1942 NYG NL 26 2B
1943 NYG NL 27 2B
1946 NYG NL 30 2B
1946 NYG NL 30 3B
1947 NYG NL 31 2B
1947 NYG NL 31 3B
6 Seasons 2B
1 Season SS
2 Seasons 3B
7 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 NYG NL 24 119 114 119 118 0 0 0 32 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1941 NYG NL 25 26 23 26 23 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1942 NYG NL 26 148 145 148 147 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1943 NYG NL 27 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 NYG NL 30 82 66 82 73 0 0 0 44 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1947 NYG NL 31 51 39 51 43 0 0 0 40 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
1949 NYY AL 33 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
7 Seasons 581 540 581 557 0 0 0 439 37 89 0 0 0 0 0 20 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 -- 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 NYG NL 24 234 64% 82% 29% 33 91% 0 13 5 2 6 24 19 5 0 0 3 0 2 1 3 3 0 0 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
1941 NYG NL 25 34 88% 47% 6% 3 100% 0 4 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1942 NYG NL 26 1849 60% 84% 27% 203 96% 1 126 60 37 29 153 125 22 2 5 8 0 6 2 5 26 4 8 6 1 20 7 12 4 1 2
1943 NYG NL 27 1595 63% 82% 27% 167 93% 0 102 45 40 17 127 110 14 0 2 7 0 5 2 5 18 6 4 5 0 15 5 10 2 1 1
1946 NYG NL 30 681 58% 82% 28% 62 89% 0 43 15 17 11 43 30 13 0 0 5 0 4 1 3 6 2 0 4 0 6 4 2 0 0 0
1947 NYG NL 31 1127 65% 84% 28% 119 89% 0 73 18 44 11 103 87 15 0 2 4 1 3 0 3 22 8 5 5 1 19 6 13 1 0 0
6 Seasons 5520 62% 83% 27% 587 93% 1 361 145 141 75 452 373 69 2 9 27 1 20 6 19 76 20 17 22 2 64 25 38 7 2 3
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 93%

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 NYG NL 24 792 62% 83% 28% 86 93% 1 44 22 18 4 66 45 18 0 2 4 0 4 0 4 10 4 0 5 0 0 9 4 5 1 1 0
1 Season 792 62% 83% 28% 86 93% 1 44 22 18 4 66 45 18 0 2 4 0 4 0 4 10 4 0 5 0 0 9 4 5 1 1 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 91%

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%
1946 NYG NL 30 219 70% 81% 27% 22 82% 0 5 4 1 0 13 9 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 NYG NL 31 60 62% 85% 18% 5 80% 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 279 68% 82% 25% 27 81% 0 8 7 1 0 14 10 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 89% 69%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1943 NL (12, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Assistss c a p y
1942 NL  441 (4th)
1943 NL  505 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1943 NL  31 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  147 (2nd)
1943 NL  153 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  371 (2nd)
1943 NL  401 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  441 (1st)
1943 NL  505 (1st)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1943 NL  31 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  72 (4th)
1943 NL  90 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  5.52 (2nd)
1943 NL  5.92 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1942 NL  .978 (1st)
1943 NL  .967 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  5.61 (2nd)

             

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