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Jerry Zimmerman

Gerald Robert Zimmerman

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 21, 1934 in Omaha, NE
High School: Milwaukie HS (Milwaukie, OR)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1961 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1961 [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Reds 1961-1968

Final Game: September 22, 1968 (Age 34)
Died: September 9, 1998 in Neskowin, OR
Cremated
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1961 26 CIN NL 76 222 204 8 42 5 0 0 10 1 1 11 21 .206 .252 .230 .483 29 47 10 2 4 1 0 2
1962 27 MIN AL 34 69 62 8 17 4 0 0 7 0 0 3 5 .274 .318 .339 .657 75 21 1 1 3 0 0 2
1963 28 MIN AL 39 61 56 3 13 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 8 .232 .259 .250 .509 43 14 3 0 3 0 0 2
1964 29 MIN AL 63 138 120 6 24 3 0 0 12 0 0 10 15 .200 .278 .225 .503 42 27 6 3 5 0 0 2
1965 30 MIN AL 83 176 154 8 33 1 1 1 11 0 0 12 23 .214 .275 .253 .529 49 39 6 1 8 0 3 2
1966 31 MIN AL 60 136 119 11 30 4 1 1 15 0 0 15 23 .252 .338 .328 .666 88 39 4 1 0 1 4 2
1967 32 MIN AL 104 267 234 13 39 3 0 1 12 0 1 22 49 .167 .243 .192 .436 26 45 8 2 8 1 5 2
1968 33 MIN AL 24 50 45 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 10 .111 .180 .133 .313 -6 6 0 1 0 1 0 2
8 Yrs 483 1119 994 60 203 22 2 3 72 1 2 78 154 .204 .269 .239 .508 42 238 38 11 31 4 12
162 Game Avg. 162 375 333 20 68 7 1 1 24 0 1 26 52 .204 .269 .239 .508 42 80 13 4 10 1 4
MIN (7 yrs) 407 897 790 52 161 17 2 3 62 0 1 67 133 .204 .273 .242 .514 46 191 28 9 27 3 12
CIN (1 yr) 76 222 204 8 42 5 0 0 10 1 1 11 21 .206 .252 .230 .483 29 47 10 2 4 1 0
AL (7 yrs) 407 897 790 52 161 17 2 3 62 0 1 67 133 .204 .273 .242 .514 46 191 28 9 27 3 12
NL (1 yr) 76 222 204 8 42 5 0 0 10 1 1 11 21 .206 .252 .230 .483 29 47 10 2 4 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1961 26 CIN NL 76 222 -21 -2 -1 -2 4 -22 -2.4 9 -14 -1.5 .469 .486 -1.3 0.1 -12 2
1962 27 MIN AL 34 69 -3 0 -0 1 1 -1 -0.1 2 2 0.1 .498 .500 0.0 0.2 0 2
1963 28 MIN AL 39 61 -5 0 0 1 1 -2 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .493 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2 2
1964 29 MIN AL 63 138 -8 -1 -1 2 2 -5 -0.7 4 -1 -0.3 .490 .496 -0.4 0.4 -3 2
1965 30 MIN AL 83 176 -10 1 -1 2 3 -5 -0.6 5 1 -0.0 .494 .497 -0.2 0.5 -1 2
1966 31 MIN AL 60 136 -3 -0 -0 1 2 -0 -0.1 4 4 0.3 .499 .500 0.3 0.3 3 2
1967 32 MIN AL 104 267 -23 -1 -1 6 4 -14 -1.9 9 -6 -1.0 .483 .489 -1.6 1.1 -12 2
1968 33 MIN AL 24 50 -6 -0 0 2 1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.5 0.3 -3 2
8 Seasons 483 1119 -79 -3 -3 13 19 -53 -6.4 37 -16 -2.7 .488 .494 -3.9 3.2 -29
MIN (7 yrs) 407 897 -57 -1 -3 15 15 -31 -4.0 28 -2 -1.1 .491 .496 -2.6 3.1 -17
CIN (1 yr) 76 222 -21 -2 -1 -2 4 -22 -2.4 9 -14 -1.5 .469 .486 -1.3 0.1 -12

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1961 26 CIN NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 30 MIN AL WS LAD L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1961 CIN NL 26 C 76 64 46 546.2 406 374 22 10 8 .975 -2 -4 6.52 5.21 .985 6.39 6.32 8 18 24 12 33% 38% 0
1962 MIN AL 27 C 34 15 8 172.1 121 111 9 1 0 .992 1 7 6.27 3.53 .989 6.30 6.28 0 4 5 5 50% 36% 0
1963 MIN AL 28 C 39 15 9 165.2 124 116 8 0 0 1.000 1 7 6.74 3.18 .989 6.64 6.64 0 4 4 2 33% 33% 0
1964 MIN AL 29 C 63 31 23 335.1 288 264 22 2 1 .993 2 7 7.68 4.54 .990 7.07 7.06 4 11 12 12 50% 37% 0
1965 MIN AL 30 C 82 44 25 468.1 344 321 22 1 5 .997 2 5 6.59 4.18 .988 6.96 6.94 4 8 19 8 30% 34% 0
1966 MIN AL 31 C 59 30 27 327.2 281 264 16 1 5 .996 1 4 7.69 4.75 .988 6.86 6.85 2 18 11 10 48% 38% 1
1967 MIN AL 32 C 104 81 51 692.1 621 572 44 5 7 .992 6 10 8.01 5.92 .989 7.22 7.23 1 20 29 26 47% 41% 3
1968 MIN AL 33 C 24 18 6 145.0 117 109 7 1 0 .991 2 17 7.20 4.83 .990 6.97 6.94 0 1 6 5 45% 37% 0
8 Seasons C 481 298 195 2853.1 2302 2131 150 21 26 .991 13 5 7.19 4.74 .988 6.86 6.84 19 84 110 80 42% 38% 4
8 Seasons TOT 481 298 195 2853.1 2302 2131 150 21 26 .991 13 5 7.19 4.74 .988 6.86 6.84 19 84 110 80 42% 38% 4
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1961 NL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1961 NL  8 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1967 AL  26 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1963 AL  1 (5th)
1964 AL  2 (4th)
1967 AL  6 (1st)
Career  13 (89th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1961 NL  6.52 (3rd)
1964 AL  7.68 (4th)
1967 AL  8.01 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1961 NL  5.21 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1965 AL  .997 (1st)
1967 AL  .992 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1570), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Catcher (1731st), -2.7 career WAR/-1.1 7yr-peak WAR/-1.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Gerald gerry Jerry Robert Zimmerman

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