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Rollie Hemsley

Ralston Burdett Hemsley

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: June 24, 1907 in Syracuse, Ohio, United States
Died: July 31, 1972 in Washington, District of Columbia, 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
1925 18 -6.8 Frederick BLRI D 37 99 24 4 2 1 .242 .354 35
1926 19 -5.3 Frederick BLRI D 46 129 33 5 2 2 .256 .372 48
1927 20 -4.7 Frederick BLRI D 98 390 121 22 9 12 .310 .505 197
1928 21 -7.6 PIT NL MLB PIT 50 140 133 14 36 2 3 0 18 1 4 10 .271 .292 .331 .623 44 0 3
1929 22 -6.7 PIT NL MLB PIT 88 255 235 31 68 13 7 0 37 1 11 22 .289 .321 .404 .725 95 0 9
1930 23 -5.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 104 356 324 45 82 19 6 2 45 3 22 21 .253 .301 .367 .668 119 0 10
1931 24 -4.8 2 Teams NL MLB CHC-PIT 76 262 239 31 69 20 4 3 32 4 20 33 .289 .344 .444 .787 106 0 3
1931 24 -4.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 10 38 35 3 6 3 0 0 1 0 3 3 .171 .237 .257 .494 9 0 0
1931 24 -4.8 CHC NL MLB CHC 66 224 204 28 63 17 4 3 31 4 17 30 .309 .362 .475 .837 97 0 3
1932 25 -3.7 CHC NL MLB CHC 60 165 151 27 36 10 3 4 20 2 10 16 .238 .286 .424 .710 64 0 4
1933 26 -2.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CIN-SLB 81 229 211 16 45 10 1 1 22 0 0 17 20 .213 .272 .284 .556 60 6 0 1
1933 26 -3.0 CIN NL MLB CIN 49 122 116 9 22 8 0 0 7 0 6 8 .190 .230 .259 .488 30 6 0 0
1933 26 -2.3 SLB AL MLB SLB 32 107 95 7 23 2 1 1 15 0 0 11 12 .242 .321 .316 .637 30 0 1
1934 27 -1.3 SLB AL MLB SLB 123 473 431 47 133 31 7 2 52 6 2 29 37 .309 .355 .427 .782 184 2 11
1935 28 -0.3 SLB AL MLB SLB 144 560 504 57 146 32 7 0 48 3 2 44 41 .290 .349 .381 .730 192 2 10
1936 29 0.6 SLB AL MLB SLB 116 427 377 43 99 24 2 2 39 2 3 46 30 .263 .343 .353 .696 133 0 4
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
1937 30 1.5 SLB AL MLB SLB 100 364 334 30 74 12 3 3 28 0 0 25 29 .222 .276 .302 .578 101 0 5
1938 31 2.8 CLE AL MLB CLE 66 230 203 27 60 11 3 2 28 1 1 23 14 .296 .367 .409 .776 83 0 4
1939 32 4.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 107 432 395 58 104 17 4 2 36 2 4 26 26 .263 .309 .342 .651 135 7 0 11
1940 33 5.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 119 443 416 46 111 20 5 4 42 1 3 22 25 .267 .304 .368 .671 153 9 0 5
1941 34 6.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 98 309 288 29 69 10 5 2 24 2 0 18 19 .240 .284 .330 .614 95 8 0 3
1942 35 7.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CIN-NYY 67 211 200 19 38 4 3 0 22 1 0 9 20 .190 .225 .240 .465 48 3 0 2
1942 35 7.2 CIN NL MLB CIN 36 119 115 7 13 1 2 0 7 0 4 11 .113 .143 .157 .299 18 1 0 0
1942 35 7.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 31 92 85 12 25 3 1 0 15 1 0 5 9 .294 .333 .353 .686 30 2 0 2
1943 36 7.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 62 199 180 12 43 6 3 2 24 0 1 13 9 .239 .290 .339 .629 61 4 0 6
1944 37 7.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 81 299 284 23 76 12 5 2 26 0 2 9 13 .268 .290 .366 .656 104 15 0 6
1946 39 10.3 PHI NL MLB PHI 49 152 139 7 31 4 1 0 11 0 9 10 .223 .270 .266 .536 37 2 0 4
1947 40 10.1 Seattle PCL AAA 88 269 240 27 63 11 2 3 31 1 20 18 .263 .319 .363 .682 87 0 9
1947 40 11.3 PHI NL MLB PHI 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0
1948 41 10.8 Seattle PCL AAA DET 82 226 205 24 55 10 0 0 18 2 15 21 .268 .324 .317 .641 65 2 4
1949 42 15.0 Nashville SOUA AA CHC 56 126 40 8 1 0 .317 .397 50
1950 43 15.5 Columbus AA AAA STL 12 18 17 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 .118 .118 .118 .235 2 0 0 1
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
1951 44 17.4 Texas City GULF B 23 51 12 2 2 2 .235 .471 24
1952 45 17.6 Toledo/Charleston AA AAA CHW 52 153 145 7 31 6 1 0 11 0 8 6 .214 .255 .269 .524 39 10 0 0
1956 49 24.3 Charlotte SALL A WSH 3 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
MLB (19 seasons) MLB 1593 5509 5047 562 1321 257 72 31 555 29 18 357 395 .262 .311 .360 .671 1815 54 4 101
Minors (10 seasons) Minors 497 1467 1408 59 381 68 19 20 62 3 43 48 .271 .388 547 10 2 14
All Levels (28 Seasons) 2090 6976 6455 621 1702 325 91 51 617 32 18 400 443 .264 .366 2362 64 6 115
D (3 seasons) Minors 181 618 618 178 31 13 15 .288 .453 280
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 234 666 607 59 151 27 3 3 62 3 43 48 .249 .301 .318 .619 193 10 2 14
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
1925 18 Frederick BLRI D OF 37 35 32 2 1 .971 0.92
1926 19 Frederick BLRI D OF 32 34 32 2 0 1.000 1.06
1927 20 Frederick BLRI D C 92 487 360 102 25 .949 5.02
1928 21 PIT NL MLB PIT C 49 320.0 157 127 24 6 4 .962 4.25 3.08 3 24 14 37%
1929 22 PIT NL MLB PIT C 80 555.0 302 240 48 14 7 .954 4.67 3.60 5 39 30 43%
1930 23 PIT NL MLB PIT C 98 780.0 383 325 50 8 11 .979 4.33 3.83 5 25 26 51%
1931 24 2 Teams NL MLB CHC-PIT C 62 525.0 323 271 45 7 5 .978 5.42 5.10 9 31 21 40%
1931 24 PIT NL MLB PIT C 9 76.0 40 35 5 0 0 1.000 4.74 4.44 2 3 2 40%
1931 24 CHC NL MLB CHC C 53 449.0 283 236 40 7 5 .975 5.53 5.21 7 28 19 40%
1932 25 CHC NL MLB CHC C 47 347.0 195 173 17 5 3 .974 4.93 4.04 4 8 8 50%
1932 25 CHC NL MLB CHC CF 1
1932 25 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 1 6.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.00
1933 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CIN-SLB C 68 522.0 250 207 35 8 3 .968 4.17 3.56 3 25 14 36%
1933 26 CIN NL MLB CIN C 41 293.0 135 109 22 4 1 .970 4.02 3.20 2 15 10 40%
1933 26 SLB AL MLB SLB C 27 229.0 115 98 13 4 2 .965 4.36 4.11 1 10 4 29%
1934 27 SLB AL MLB SLB C 114 947.0 595 487 92 16 15 .973 5.50 5.08 8 36 40 53%
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
1934 27 SLB AL MLB SLB LF 7
1934 27 SLB AL MLB SLB OF 6 63.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.71 2.00
1934 27 SLB AL MLB SLB RF 1
1935 28 SLB AL MLB SLB C 141 1152.0 628 510 105 13 10 .979 4.80 4.36 3 47 30 39%
1936 29 SLB AL MLB SLB C 114 876.0 421 340 68 13 16 .969 4.19 3.58 7 46 14 23%
1937 30 SLB AL MLB SLB 1B 2 10.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 6.30 3.50
1937 30 SLB AL MLB SLB C 94 756.0 415 332 70 13 13 .969 4.79 4.28 1 45 30 40%
1938 31 CLE AL MLB CLE C 58 492.0 404 358 38 8 5 .980 7.24 6.83 6 37 19 34%
1939 32 CLE AL MLB CLE C 106 877.0 566 499 58 9 7 .984 5.72 5.25 4 36 29 45%
1940 33 CLE AL MLB CLE C 117 966.0 660 591 65 4 8 .994 6.11 5.61 4 20 30 60%
1941 34 CLE AL MLB CLE C 96 746.0 452 401 42 9 8 .980 5.34 4.61 3 23 15 39%
1942 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CIN-NYY C 63 486.0 333 302 26 5 6 .985 6.07 5.21 0 15 11 42%
1942 35 CIN NL MLB CIN C 34 285.0 218 199 15 4 3 .982 6.76 6.29 0 10 8 44%
1942 35 NYY AL MLB NYY C 29 201.0 115 103 11 1 3 .991 5.10 3.93 0 5 3 38%
1943 36 NYY AL MLB NYY C 52 412.0 270 234 31 5 3 .981 5.79 5.10 3 17 15 47%
1944 37 NYY AL MLB NYY C 76 646.0 345 298 41 6 7 .983 4.72 4.46 1 19 21 53%
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
1946 39 PHI NL MLB PHI C 45 356.0 217 170 42 5 10 .977 5.36 4.71 6 11 21 66%
1947 40 Seattle PCL AAA C 87 409 343 59 7 14 .983 4.62 7
1947 40 PHI NL MLB PHI C 2 7.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.86 1.50 0 1 0 0%
1948 41 Seattle PCL AAA DET C 79 310 259 46 5 4 .984 3.86 4
1952 45 Toledo/Charleston AA AAA CHW C 38 166 144 20 2 2 .988 4.32 2
MLB (19 seasons) MLB C 1482 11768.0 6919 5868 897 154 141 .978 5.17 4.56 75 505 388 43%
MLB (2 seasons) MLB OF 7 69.0 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 1.83 2.00
Minors (4 seasons) Minors C 296 1372 1106 227 39 20 .972 4.50 13
Minors (2 seasons) Minors OF 69 69 64 4 1 .986 0.99
All Levels (22 Seasons) C 1778 11768.0 8291 6974 1124 193 161 .977 5.17 4.55 88 505 388 43%
All Levels (4 Seasons) OF 76 69.0 83 77 5 1 0 .988 1.83 1.08
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1949 42 Nashville SOUA AA CHC 1 of 1
1950 43 Columbus AA AAA STL 1 of 1 153 84 69 .549
1951 44 Texas City GULF B 1 of 2 154 70 84 .455
1952 45 Toledo/Charleston AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 153 46 107 .301
1956 49 Charlotte SALL A WSH 1 of 1 140 79 61 .564
1963 56 Indianapolis IL AAA CHW 1 of 1 153 86 67 .562
1964 57 Cedar Rapids MIDW A CIN 1 of 1 120 51 69 .425
1969 62 Waterloo MIDW A KCR 1 of 1 124 52 72 .419
8 Seasons 997 468 529 .469
A (3 seasons) 384 182 202 .474
AAA (3 seasons) 459 216 243 .471
AA (1 season)
B (1 season) 154 70 84 .455

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1925 18 Frederick Hustlers Blue Ridge League D
1926 19 Frederick Hustlers Blue Ridge League D
1927 20 Frederick Hustlers Blue Ridge League D
1928 21 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1928-04-19 1928-09-27
1929 22 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1929-04-17 1929-10-05
1930 23 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1
1931 24 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 2
1931 24 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1
1932 25 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1
1933 26 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 2
1933 26 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1
1934 27 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1935 28 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1936 29 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1937 30 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1938 31 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1
1939 32 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1
1940 33 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1
1941 34 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1
1942 35 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1
1942 35 New York Yankees American League MLB 2
1943 36 New York Yankees American League MLB 1
1944 37 New York Yankees American League MLB 1
1946 39 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1
1947 40 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League AAA
1947 40 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1
1948 41 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League AAA
1949 42 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association AA
1950 43 Columbus Red Birds American Association AAA
1951 44 Texas City Texans Gulf Coast League B
1952 45 Toledo Mud Hens/Charleston Senators American Association AAA
1956 49 Charlotte Hornets South Atlantic League A

Sabr ID: a9ce3370

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