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Richie Zisk

Richard Walter Zisk

Positions: Outfielder and Designated Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: February 6, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Parsippany HS (Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd round of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1971 (Age 22.214)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Rangers/Mariners/WhiteSox 1971-1983
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: September 21, 1983 (Age 34.227)
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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
1971 PIT NL 22 OF 6 4 3 35.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 17 1.80 1.17 .979 2.19 2.18
1971 PIT NL 22 LF 3 3 2 24.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 0.75 0.67 .970 1.88 1.87
1971 PIT NL 22 RF 2 1 1 11.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 98 4.09 2.50 .982 2.05 2.05
1972 PIT NL 23 LF 12 8 8 81.1 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -1 -21 1.66 1.25 .974 1.91 1.93
1972 PIT NL 23 OF 12 8 8 84.1 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -1 -17 1.60 1.25 .978 2.18 2.19
1972 PIT NL 23 RF 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 6.00 2.00 .980 2.10 2.00
1973 PIT NL 24 OF 84 78 71 708.2 153 139 12 2 4 .987 -2 -3 1.92 1.80 .977 2.23 2.23 RoY-9
1973 PIT NL 24 RF 64 62 56 552.0 110 102 6 2 3 .982 -5 -11 1.76 1.69 .973 2.01 2.01 RoY-9
1973 PIT NL 24 LF 23 16 15 156.2 45 39 6 0 1 1.000 3 22 2.59 1.96 .977 2.04 2.04 RoY-9
1974 PIT NL 25 OF 141 137 113 1197.0 326 312 9 5 3 .985 3 3 2.41 2.28 .979 2.27 2.27 MVP-9
1974 PIT NL 25 RF 131 128 104 1102.1 306 293 9 4 3 .987 5 6 2.47 2.31 .975 2.03 2.03 MVP-9
1974 PIT NL 25 LF 12 9 9 94.2 16 15 0 1 0 .938 -2 -24 1.43 1.25 .976 1.99 1.99 MVP-9
1975 PIT NL 26 LF 140 138 123 1210.1 281 267 7 7 1 .975 6 5 2.04 1.96 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 PIT NL 26 OF 140 138 123 1210.1 278 264 7 7 1 .975 6 5 2.02 1.94 .978 2.29 2.28
1976 PIT NL 27 LF 152 152 128 1322.1 317 302 11 4 2 .987 9 8 2.13 2.06 .976 2.02 2.01 MVP-25
1976 PIT NL 27 OF 152 152 128 1322.1 315 300 11 4 2 .987 9 8 2.12 2.05 .979 2.34 2.33 MVP-25
1977 CHW AL 28 OF 109 108 97 931.1 223 210 9 4 3 .982 -9 -11 2.12 2.01 .978 2.34 2.32 AS,MVP-14
1977 CHW AL 28 RF 101 101 91 869.1 202 190 9 3 3 .985 -9 -12 2.06 1.97 .974 2.08 2.07 AS,MVP-14
1977 CHW AL 28 DH 28 28 AS,MVP-14
1977 CHW AL 28 LF 8 7 6 62.0 22 21 0 1 0 .955 -0 -2 3.05 2.63 .976 2.10 2.09 AS,MVP-14
1978 TEX AL 29 OF 90 89 77 779.2 163 155 6 2 0 .988 -5 -8 1.86 1.79 .979 2.47 2.45 AS
1978 TEX AL 29 DH 49 49 AS
1978 TEX AL 29 LF 48 47 38 408.2 95 93 0 2 0 .979 -3 -9 2.05 1.94 .974 2.21 2.19 AS
1978 TEX AL 29 RF 42 42 39 371.0 67 61 6 0 1 1.000 -2 -7 1.63 1.60 .978 2.24 2.22 AS
1979 TEX AL 30 OF 134 132 111 1136.1 251 234 10 7 6 .972 -5 -5 1.93 1.82 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 TEX AL 30 RF 127 118 103 1020.1 228 213 10 5 6 .978 -3 -4 1.97 1.76 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 TEX AL 30 LF 15 14 8 116.0 23 20 1 2 0 .913 -2 -16 1.63 1.40 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 TEX AL 30 DH 3 2
1980 TEX AL 31 DH 87 77
1980 TEX AL 31 OF 37 34 19 281.1 49 45 3 1 1 .980 -5 -20 1.54 1.30 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 TEX AL 31 RF 35 32 17 262.0 44 40 3 1 1 .977 -4 -19 1.48 1.23 .975 2.13 2.12
1980 TEX AL 31 LF 2 2 2 19.1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -43 2.79 3.00 .980 2.33 2.35
1981 SEA AL 32 DH 93 93
1982 SEA AL 33 DH 130 130
1983 SEA AL 34 DH 84 77
10 Seasons OF 905 880 750 7686.1 1781 1680 68 33 20 .981 -9 -1 2.05 1.93 .979 2.34 2.33
8 Seasons RF 503 484 411 4191.0 964 906 43 15 17 .984 -17 -5 2.04 1.89 .976 2.12 2.11
7 Seasons DH 474 456
10 Seasons LF 415 396 339 3495.1 823 779 26 18 4 .978 8 3 2.07 1.94 .975 2.08 2.07
13 Seasons TOT 905 880 750 7686.1 1781 1680 68 33 20 .981 -9 -1 2.05 1.93 .979 2.34 2.33
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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
1971 PIT NL 22 LF -0 -20 -0 -0 -0 0
1971 PIT NL 22 RF 1 98 1 0 0 0
1972 PIT NL 23 LF -1 -21 -1 0 -2 0
1972 PIT NL 23 RF 0 80 0 0 0 0
1973 PIT NL 24 RF -5 -11 -5 -3 -2 0
1973 PIT NL 24 LF 3 22 1 1 0 2
1974 PIT NL 25 RF 5 6 9 4 5 -4
1974 PIT NL 25 LF -2 -24 -2 -2 -0 0
1975 PIT NL 26 LF 6 5 6 0 6 -1
1976 PIT NL 27 LF 9 8 7 6 1 2
1977 CHW AL 28 RF -9 -12 -11 -8 -3 2
1977 CHW AL 28 LF -0 -2 1 2 -1 -1
1978 TEX AL 29 LF -3 -9 -2 -2 0 -1
1978 TEX AL 29 RF -2 -7 -4 -2 -2 2
1979 TEX AL 30 RF -3 -4 -0 1 -1 -3
1979 TEX AL 30 LF -2 -16 -2 -0 -1 0
1980 TEX AL 31 RF -4 -19 -6 -5 -1 2
1980 TEX AL 31 LF -1 -43 0 1 -0 -1
8 Seasons RF -17 -5 -16 -13 -3 -1
10 Seasons LF 8 3 8 5 3 0
13 Seasons TOT -9 -1 -8 -7 -1 -1
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
1971 PIT NL 22 7 5 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 6 0 1 0
1972 PIT NL 23 17 8 17 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 12 0 5 0
1973 PIT NL 24 103 78 103 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 64 84 0 21 0
1974 PIT NL 25 149 137 149 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 131 143 0 11 0
1975 PIT NL 26 147 138 147 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 0 140 0 7 0
1976 PIT NL 27 155 152 155 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 152 0 3 0
1977 CHW AL 28 141 137 141 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 101 109 28 4 0
1978 TEX AL 29 140 138 140 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0 42 90 49 1 0
1979 TEX AL 30 144 134 144 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 127 142 3 10 0
1980 TEX AL 31 135 111 135 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 35 37 87 23 0
1981 SEA AL 32 94 93 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 1 0
1982 SEA AL 33 131 130 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 1 0
1983 SEA AL 34 90 77 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 13 0
13 Seasons 1453 1338 1453 905 0 0 0 0 0 0 415 0 504 915 474 101 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 -- 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%
1971 PIT NL 22 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 42 36% 83% 29% 5 100%
1972 PIT NL 23 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 14 43% 100% 43% 3 67%
1973 PIT NL 24 2 0 2 0 2 6 0 2 0 3 27 15 0 15 3 1 6 4 0 9 1 2 15 7 0 72 30 41.7% 39 3 4.2% 3 2345 56% 80% 27% 206 51%
1974 PIT NL 25 4 0 4 0 1 9 0 3 1 2 57 22 1 31 8 3 21 11 0 18 2 0 35 20 2 162 63 38.9% 93 6 3.7% 3 4714 70% 82% 30% 513 58%
1977 CHW AL 28 3 0 3 0 0 9 1 3 2 2 63 26 2 37 8 0 14 9 0 16 2 2 26 18 0 156 63 40.4% 89 4 2.6% 5 3826 58% 82% 28% 404 49%
1978 TEX AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 1 0 14 7 0 11 2 1 5 2 0 5 1 0 5 3 1 40 15 37.5% 23 2 5.0% 4 1504 53% 83% 27% 143 46%
1979 TEX AL 30 5 0 4 1 1 10 0 0 5 2 69 24 4 31 9 0 9 6 0 16 2 2 24 12 1 149 53 35.6% 89 7 4.7% 3 4343 55% 82% 25% 469 46%
1980 TEX AL 31 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 20 11 2 6 1 0 4 4 0 3 1 0 5 3 0 38 20 52.6% 16 2 5.3% 1 1141 50% 83% 25% 122 34%
8 Seasons 15 0 14 1 4 43 1 11 10 10 250 105 9 131 31 5 59 36 0 67 9 6 110 63 4 617 244 39.5% 349 24 3.9% 19 17929 59% 82% 27% 1865 50%
MLB Averages 41.8% 3.1% 61% 82% 27% 52%

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%
1971 PIT NL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 89 49% 81% 35% 5 40%
1972 PIT NL 23 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 37.5% 4 1 12.5% 0 335 46% 79% 26% 29 52%
1973 PIT NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 1 1 5 3 1 4 1 1 5 3 0 2 0 0 5 4 1 21 11 52.4% 7 3 14.3% 3 700 60% 79% 24% 75 57%
1974 PIT NL 25 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 11 7 63.6% 4 0 0.0% 0 406 65% 81% 29% 33 45%
1975 PIT NL 26 7 0 7 0 2 7 0 1 2 3 58 44 3 54 13 3 28 17 0 11 2 0 25 23 1 176 99 56.3% 70 7 4.0% 0 5100 68% 82% 29% 620 44%
1976 PIT NL 27 4 0 4 0 0 11 0 3 6 1 67 57 4 50 14 1 30 15 1 11 0 0 33 28 2 191 114 59.7% 69 8 4.2% 3 5546 69% 83% 29% 653 48%
1977 CHW AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 11 5 45.5% 6 0 0.0% 0 273 62% 84% 31% 40 53%
1978 TEX AL 29 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 17 0 19 6 0 6 5 0 3 1 0 10 10 0 62 39 62.9% 23 0 0.0% 0 1708 51% 85% 28% 194 48%
1979 TEX AL 30 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 3 2 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 13 8 61.5% 5 0 0.0% 1 485 67% 80% 27% 46 46%
1980 TEX AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 86 41% 85% 34% 16 38%
10 Seasons 18 0 18 0 6 26 0 7 10 6 176 135 8 139 38 6 76 43 1 32 5 0 76 68 4 499 289 57.9% 191 19 3.8% 7 14728 65% 82% 29% 1711 47%
MLB Averages 59.6% 2.9% 61% 82% 27% 47%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1989 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1974 NL (9, 16%)
1976 NL (25, 1%)
1977 AL (14, 9%)
0.26 Career Shares (666th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Aug 18th NL Player of the Week
1977 Jul 3rd AL Player of the Week
1979 Jul 22nd AL Player of the Week

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  140 (3rd)
1976 NL  152 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  267 (3rd)
1976 NL  302 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  11 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  1 (1st)
1975 NL  1 (5th)
1976 NL  2 (1st)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 AL  127 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 NL  293 (1st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  9 (4th)
1979 AL  10 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 AL  5 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 NL  3 (4th)
1977 AL  3 (1st)
1979 AL  6 (1st)
Career  17 (81st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1976 NL  152 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1979 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1973 NL  4 (3rd)
1977 AL  3 (3rd)
1979 AL  6 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  6 (3rd)
1976 NL  9 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1976 NL  2.13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  2.06 (4th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1975 NL  .975 (2nd)
1976 NL  .987 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1974 NL  2.47 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 NL  2.31 (1st)
1977 AL  1.97 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1974 NL  .987 (2nd)
Career  .984 (43rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1976 NL  .987 (5th)

                           

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