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Gus Zernial

Gus Edward Zernial (Ozark Ike)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: June 27, 1923 in Beaumont, TX
High School: Beaumont HS (Beaumont, TX) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox/Tigers 1949-1959

Final Game: September 25, 1959 (Age 36)
Died: January 20, 2011 in Fresno, CA
Buried: Clovis Cemetery, Clovis, CA
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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 Awards
1949 CHW AL 26 LF 46 43 34 71 68 3 0 0 1.000 1.54 .982 2.32
1949 CHW AL 26 OF 46 43 34 77 73 4 0 0 1.000 1.67 .980 2.44
1950 CHW AL 27 LF 137 136 128 1176.1 321 301 10 10 2 .969 2.38 2.27 .977 2.39 2.35
1950 CHW AL 27 OF 137 136 128 1176.1 325 306 9 10 2 .969 2.41 2.30 .979 2.51 2.47
1951 TOT AL 28 LF 142 142 142 1253.2 355 330 15 10 3 .972 2.48 2.43 .973 2.42 2.41 MVP-20
1951 TOT AL 28 OF 142 142 142 1253.2 362 334 18 10 3 .972 2.53 2.48 .977 2.45 2.44 MVP-20
1951 CHW AL 28 LF 4 4 4 36.0 14 12 1 1 0 .929 3.25 3.25 .973 2.42 2.40
1951 CHW AL 28 OF 4 4 4 36.0 15 13 1 1 0 .933 3.50 3.50 .977 2.45 2.45
1951 PHA AL 28 LF 138 138 138 1217.2 341 318 14 9 3 .974 2.45 2.41 .973 2.42 2.41
1951 PHA AL 28 OF 138 138 138 1217.2 347 321 17 9 3 .974 2.50 2.45 .977 2.45 2.44
1952 PHA AL 29 LF 141 141 137 1251.2 315 300 6 9 0 .971 2.20 2.17 .979 2.27 2.27
1952 PHA AL 29 OF 141 141 137 1251.2 317 302 6 9 0 .972 2.21 2.18 .980 2.40 2.40
1953 PHA AL 30 LF 141 141 136 1238.2 329 303 17 9 2 .973 -20 -19 2.33 2.27 .973 2.22 2.21 AS,MVP-18
1953 PHA AL 30 OF 141 141 136 1238.2 326 300 17 9 2 .972 -14 -14 2.30 2.25 .981 2.43 2.41 AS,MVP-18
1954 PHA AL 31 LF 90 87 79 753.1 192 179 4 9 1 .953 -10 -16 2.19 2.03 .977 2.26 2.24
1954 PHA AL 31 OF 90 87 79 753.1 193 180 4 9 1 .953 -10 -16 2.20 2.04 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 PHA AL 31 1B 2 0 0 7.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -86 6.43 2.50 .990 9.64 9.55
1955 KCA AL 32 LF 103 102 80 860.1 251 234 8 9 5 .964 -2 -3 2.53 2.35 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 KCA AL 32 OF 103 102 80 860.1 249 231 9 9 4 .964 -2 -3 2.51 2.33 .982 2.40 2.38
1956 KCA AL 33 OF 69 68 42 525.1 122 111 9 2 1 .984 -2 -5 2.06 1.74 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 KCA AL 33 LF 68 68 42 525.1 123 112 9 2 1 .984 -2 -5 2.07 1.78 .977 2.10 2.09
1957 KCA AL 34 LF 113 111 85 941.0 225 210 4 11 1 .951 -9 -11 2.05 1.89 .980 2.10 2.10
1957 KCA AL 34 OF 113 111 85 941.0 228 213 4 11 1 .952 -9 -11 2.08 1.92 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 KCA AL 34 1B 1 0 0 7.0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 -1 -103 6.43 5.00 .992 9.64 9.70
1958 DET AL 35 LF 24 24 8 163.0 35 32 1 2 0 .943 -6 -40 1.82 1.38 .979 2.09 2.07
1958 DET AL 35 OF 24 24 8 163.0 33 30 1 2 0 .939 -6 -40 1.71 1.29 .982 2.27 2.25
1959 DET AL 36 1B 32 31 12 215.0 213 197 10 6 20 .972 -1 -7 8.67 6.47 .990 9.84 9.77
1959 DET AL 36 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1959 DET AL 36 RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
11 Seasons OF 1007 995 871 8165.1 2233 2081 81 71 14 .968 -42 -6 2.30 2.15 .980 2.40 2.39
10 Seasons LF 1005 995 871 8163.1 2217 2069 77 71 15 .968 -48 -7 2.29 2.14 .977 2.27 2.25
3 Seasons 1B 35 31 12 229.0 224 206 11 7 20 .969 -2 -12 8.53 6.20 .990 9.83 9.75
1 Season RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
11 Seasons TOT 1042 1026 883 8394.1 2457 2287 92 78 34 .968 -44 -6 2.47 2.28 .981 2.60 2.63
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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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
1949 CHW AL 26 LF
1950 CHW AL 27 LF
1951 CHW AL 28 LF
1951 PHA AL 28 LF
1952 PHA AL 29 LF
1953 PHA AL 30 LF -20 -19 -14 -9 -5 -6
1954 PHA AL 31 LF -10 -16 -7 -7 -0 -3
1954 PHA AL 31 1B -0 -86 -0 0 -0 0
1955 KCA AL 32 LF -2 -3 2 1 1 -4
1956 KCA AL 33 LF -2 -5 -3 0 -3 1
1957 KCA AL 34 LF -9 -11 -2 2 -4 -7
1957 KCA AL 34 1B -1 -103 -1 0 -1 0
1958 DET AL 35 LF -6 -40 -4 -2 -1 -2
1959 DET AL 36 1B -1 -7 -1 -1 -0 0
1959 DET AL 36 RF 0 60 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons LF -48 -7 -27 -15 -12 -21
3 Seasons 1B -2 -12 -2 -1 -2 0
1 Season RF 0 60 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT -44 -6 -30 -16 -14 0 -15

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1949 CHW AL 26 73 43 73 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 0 46 0 29 0
1950 CHW AL 27 143 136 143 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 0 137 0 7 0
1951 PHA AL 28 139 138 139 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 138 0 1 0
1951 CHW AL 28 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0
1952 PHA AL 29 145 141 145 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 141 0 4 0
1953 PHA AL 30 147 141 147 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 141 0 6 0
1954 PHA AL 31 97 87 97 91 0 0 2 0 0 0 90 0 0 90 0 7 0
1955 KCA AL 32 120 102 120 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 103 0 0 103 0 18 0
1956 KCA AL 33 109 69 109 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 0 0 69 0 40 0
1957 KCA AL 34 131 111 131 114 0 0 1 0 0 0 113 0 0 113 0 19 0
1958 DET AL 35 66 24 66 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 24 0 42 0
1959 DET AL 36 60 31 60 33 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 28 0
11 Seasons 1234 1027 1234 1041 0 0 35 0 0 0 1006 0 1 1007 0 201 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.

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%
1949 CHW AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 5 5 0 8 1 0 5 1 1 2 1 0 5 4 0 25 12 48.0% 12 1 4.0% 2 977 59% 82% 27% 91 49%
1950 CHW AL 27 9 0 9 0 2 8 1 1 1 2 38 29 1 23 1 1 18 8 0 11 7 0 25 25 0 115 70 60.9% 43 2 1.7% 6 3775 64% 80% 29% 425 54%
1951 PHA AL 28 8 0 8 0 1 11 0 6 3 2 64 46 2 41 7 1 31 17 2 15 5 0 20 16 3 171 91 53.2% 71 8 4.7% 3 4721 60% 85% 30% 571 51%
1951 CHW AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 1 145 69% 80% 29% 24 54%
1952 PHA AL 29 9 0 9 0 4 5 0 1 3 1 77 60 2 35 4 1 32 21 0 17 4 0 32 32 0 193 121 62.7% 69 3 1.6% 2 4936 62% 83% 30% 613 47%
1953 PHA AL 30 9 0 9 0 4 17 0 6 3 4 88 62 2 52 5 2 48 19 3 20 3 0 33 29 1 241 118 49.0% 115 8 3.3% 9 5190 66% 83% 31% 681 44%
1954 PHA AL 31 9 0 7 2 2 4 0 2 1 1 51 36 0 37 4 1 20 13 0 16 6 0 22 19 1 146 78 53.4% 66 2 1.4% 2 3289 62% 83% 30% 402 45%
1955 KCA AL 32 9 0 9 0 0 8 0 3 2 1 60 42 0 28 3 1 28 16 0 20 7 0 30 24 3 166 92 55.4% 70 4 2.4% 4 3869 65% 79% 29% 473 49%
1956 KCA AL 33 2 0 2 0 2 9 0 5 2 2 36 23 2 24 8 0 15 6 2 8 1 0 11 10 1 94 48 51.1% 41 5 5.3% 4 2329 64% 80% 26% 258 47%
1957 KCA AL 34 11 0 11 0 2 4 0 2 0 2 55 40 0 41 1 1 21 10 1 15 1 1 20 14 0 152 66 43.4% 82 3 2.0% 1 3740 64% 82% 30% 453 45%
1958 DET AL 35 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 16 11 0 14 1 1 10 6 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 44 20 45.5% 23 1 2.3% 0 721 66% 78% 29% 102 33%
10 Seasons 69 0 67 2 18 71 1 29 15 17 492 355 9 305 35 9 228 117 9 126 35 1 200 175 9 1351 717 53.1% 595 37 2.7% 34 33692 63% 82% 30% 4093 47%
MLB Averages 57.8% 2.6% 63% 81% 30% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1954 PHA AL 31 34 68% 79% 21% 1 100% 0 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 KCA AL 34 35 46% 77% 23% 3 67% 0 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 DET AL 36 882 65% 80% 25% 47 89% 0 194 16 178 1 20 10 7 0 0 0 6 2 2 2 3 20 0 0 0 18 0 2 1 1 2 100%
3 Seasons 951 64% 80% 24% 51 88% 0 205 18 187 1 20 11 7 1 0 0 7 2 3 2 4 20 0 0 0 18 0 2 1 1 2 100%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 93% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

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%
1959 DET AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 60% 73% 20% 1 100%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 60% 73% 20% 1 100%
MLB Averages 42.9% 3.3% 63% 81% 30% 54%



* - 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))
1951 AL (20, 4%)
1953 AL (18, 5%)
0.09 Career Shares (960th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  137 (2nd)
1951 AL  142 (2nd)
1952 AL  141 (1st)
1953 AL  141 (2nd)
1954 AL  90 (5th)
1955 AL  103 (4th)
Career  1,005 (65th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  301 (2nd)
1951 AL  330 (2nd)
1952 AL  300 (1st)
1953 AL  303 (1st)
1955 AL  234 (3rd)
Career  2,069 (48th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  10 (3rd)
1951 AL  15 (2nd)
1952 AL  6 (3rd)
1953 AL  17 (1st)
1955 AL  8 (2nd)
1956 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  77 (49th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  10 (1st)
1951 AL  10 (2nd)
1952 AL  9 (1st)
1953 AL  9 (2nd)
1954 AL  9 (1st)
1955 AL  9 (1st)
1957 AL  11 (1st)
Career  71 (27th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  2 (3rd)
1951 AL  3 (2nd)
1953 AL  2 (2nd)
1954 AL  1 (2nd)
1955 AL  5 (1st)
1956 AL  1 (4th)
1957 AL  1 (3rd)
Career  15 (41st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  142 (3rd)
1952 AL  141 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  18 (1st)
1953 AL  17 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1950 AL  10 (2nd)
1951 AL  10 (3rd)
1952 AL  9 (2nd)
1953 AL  9 (3rd)
1954 AL  9 (2nd)
1955 AL  9 (2nd)
1957 AL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  3 (5th)
1955 AL  4 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1951 AL  2.48 (3rd)
1952 AL  2.20 (4th)
1953 AL  2.33 (1st)
1954 AL  2.19 (5th)
1955 AL  2.53 (1st)
1957 AL  2.05 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  2.27 (4th)
1951 AL  2.43 (2nd)
1952 AL  2.17 (1st)
1953 AL  2.27 (1st)
1954 AL  2.03 (5th)
1955 AL  2.35 (1st)
Career  2.14 (44th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  .969 (4th)
1951 AL  .972 (3rd)
1952 AL  .971 (3rd)
1953 AL  .973 (3rd)
1955 AL  .964 (4th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Gus Ozark Edward Gus Ike Zernial

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