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Johnny Bucha

John George Bucha

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: January 22, 1925 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 28, 1996 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Major League Stats

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1943 18 -7.1 Allentown ISLG B STL 26 78 18 3 1 1 .231 .333 26
1944 19 -4.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AA STL 103 333 333 0 112 15 6 16 0 0 .336 .562 187
1944 19 -4.5 Allentown ISLG B STL 101 331 112 15 6 16 .338 .565 187
1944 19 -9.3 Columbus AA AA STL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
1945 20 -8.2 Columbus AA AA STL 119 447 396 54 130 17 5 3 47 4 40 38 .328 .391 .419 .810 166 7 1 10
1946 21 -5.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA STL 46 115 100 8 21 2 1 0 11 1 0 12 14 .210 .250 25 6 1 2
1946 21 -5.6 Rochester IL AAA STL 40 105 90 6 19 2 1 0 11 0 0 12 14 .211 .311 .256 .566 23 6 1 2
1946 21 -7.7 Columbus AA AAA STL 6 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 2
1947 22 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A STL 91 301 301 100 22 7 7 .332 .522 157
1947 22 -2.2 Omaha WL A STL 73 241 87 21 4 7 .361 .568 137
1947 22 -3.0 Columbus SALL A STL 18 60 13 1 3 0 .217 .333 20
1948 23 -3.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA STL 86 247 221 20 61 7 3 3 24 1 23 20 .276 .376 83 0 3
1948 23 -3.4 Houston TL AA STL 32 89 21 1 2 1 .236 .326 29
1948 23 -3.8 Rochester IL AAA STL 54 158 132 20 40 6 1 2 24 1 23 20 .303 .406 .409 .816 54 0 3
1948 23 -5.0 STL NL MLB STL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0
1949 24 -3.8 Rochester IL AAA STL 114 398 329 47 95 19 3 8 47 2 61 34 .289 .402 .438 .839 144 1 7
1950 25 -2.9 STL NL MLB STL 22 40 36 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 4 7 .139 .225 .167 .392 6 2 0 0
1951 26 -2.1 Rochester IL AAA STL 110 397 349 39 91 17 4 3 45 1 40 25 .261 .340 .358 .698 125 2 6
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1952 27 -1.2 Rochester IL AAA STL 144 571 500 75 142 25 8 6 72 4 63 47 .284 .369 .402 .771 201 4 4
1953 28 -0.7 DET AL MLB DET 60 180 158 17 35 9 0 1 14 1 1 20 14 .222 .309 .297 .606 47 3 0 2
1954 29 2.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA BRO-DET 104 388 347 63 115 18 4 16 58 3 35 32 .331 .395 .545 .939 189 4 2 3 1
1954 29 2.8 St. Paul AA AAA BRO 74 278 256 48 90 15 3 14 43 2 20 28 .352 .401 .598 .998 153 4 1 1 0
1954 29 0.4 Buffalo IL AAA DET 30 110 91 15 25 3 1 2 15 1 15 4 .275 .380 .396 .775 36 1 2 1
1955 30 1.7 Montreal IL AAA BRO 84 309 280 33 66 16 0 6 37 2 24 22 .236 .293 .357 .650 100 0 2 3
1956 31 4.0 St. Paul AA AAA BRO 109 382 338 50 96 17 1 13 57 1 35 32 .284 .346 .456 .802 154 11 1 1 7
1957 32 3.7 Miami IL AAA PHI 79 267 243 26 67 6 1 6 26 0 21 26 .276 .332 .383 .715 93 0 2 1
1958 33 4.7 Miami IL AAA PHI 95 283 251 18 70 13 1 7 34 0 25 22 .279 .345 .422 .768 106 2 2 3 3
1959 34 6.0 Miami IL AAA BAL 101 361 331 25 85 15 1 1 32 0 22 24 .257 .308 .317 .625 105 3 4 1 5
1960 35 7.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CHW-BAL 5 4 4 3 2 0 0 .750 5
1960 35 7.1 San Diego PCL AAA CHW 4 3 3 2 0 0 1.000 1.667 5
1960 35 7.4 Miami IL AAA BAL 1 1 0 .000
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 84 222 195 18 40 10 0 1 15 1 1 25 21 .205 .295 .272 .567 53 5 0 2
Minors (16 seasons) Minors 1416 4881 4401 458 1272 214 46 96 490 19 0 401 336 .289 1866 28 17 46 16 8
All Levels (18 Seasons) 1500 5103 4596 476 1312 224 46 97 505 20 1 426 357 .285 1919 33 17 48 16 8
B (2 seasons) Minors 127 409 409 130 18 7 17 .318 .521 213
A (1 season) Minors 91 301 301 100 22 7 7 .332 .522 157
AA (3 seasons) Minors 153 538 487 54 151 18 7 4 47 4 40 38 .310 .400 195 7 1 10
AAA (12 seasons) Minors 1045 3633 3204 404 891 156 25 68 443 15 0 361 298 .278 1301 21 16 36 16 8
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1943 18 Allentown ISLG B STL C 19 75 57 15 3 .960 3.79
1945 20 Columbus AA AA STL C 107 585 481 76 28 12 .952 5.21 12
1946 21 Rochester IL AAA STL C 34 108 83 18 7 2 .935 2.97 7 16 5 24%
1948 23 Rochester IL AAA STL C 50 217 201 15 1 4 .995 4.32 7
1948 23 STL NL MLB STL C 1 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 0 0 0
1949 24 Rochester IL AAA STL C 104 586 519 54 13 7 .978 5.51 9
1950 25 STL NL MLB STL C 17 87.0 49 42 5 2 0 .959 4.86 2.76 2 1 1 50%
1951 26 Rochester IL AAA STL C 100 487 436 44 7 4 .986 4.80 6
1952 27 Rochester IL AAA STL C 142 675 599 59 17 12 .975 4.63 15
1953 28 DET AL MLB DET C 56 418.0 244 218 22 4 4 .984 5.17 4.29 5 24 15 38%
1954 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA BRO-DET C 95 553 510 36 7 6 .987 5.75 4
1954 29 St. Paul AA AAA BRO C 68 402 370 27 5 6 .988 5.84 4
1954 29 Buffalo IL AAA DET C 27 151 140 9 2 0 .987 5.52 0
1955 30 Montreal IL AAA BRO C 81 422 379 37 6 7 .986 5.14 3
1956 31 St. Paul AA AAA BRO C 91 522 462 53 7 11 .987 5.66 16
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1957 32 Miami IL AAA PHI C 70 416 369 40 7 9 .983 5.84 7
1958 33 Miami IL AAA PHI C 72 396 350 34 12 8 .970 5.33 4
1959 34 Miami IL AAA BAL C 92 557 484 66 7 5 .987 5.98 18
MLB (3 seasons) MLB C 74 507.0 294 261 27 6 4 .980 5.11 3.89 7 25 16 39%
Minors (13 seasons) Minors C 1057 5599 4930 547 122 87 .978 5.18 108 16 5 24%
All Levels (15 Seasons) C 1131 507.0 5893 5191 574 128 91 .978 5.11 5.10 115 41 21 34%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 638b1d16

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Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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