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Rube Novotney

Ralph Joseph Novotney

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: August 5, 1924 in Streator, Illinois, United States
Died: July 16, 1987 in Redondo Beach, California, United States
High School: Streator Township HS (Streator, IL)
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)

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
1945 20 -0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B CHC 108 414 414 142 33 13 4 213
1945 20 -0.6 Lockport PONY D 108 414 142 33 13 4 .343 .514 213
1945 20 -3.2 Portsmouth PIED B CHC
1946 21 -3.9 Shelby TRIS B CHC 127 471 141 22 15 4 .299 .435 205
1947 22 -5.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CHC 80 213 213 1 41 6 4 1 3 0 .192 .272 58
1947 22 -5.0 Tulsa TL AA CHC 68 177 36 4 4 1 .203 .288 51
1947 22 -7.9 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC 12 36 1 5 2 0 0 3 0 .139 .194 7
1948 23 -7.2 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC 84 284 256 26 69 13 1 4 26 0 26 34 .270 .337 .375 .712 96 0 2
1949 24 -5.7 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC 47 159 138 13 29 2 1 1 7 0 18 17 .210 .301 .261 .562 36 0 3
1949 24 -4.1 CHC NL MLB CHC 22 70 67 4 18 2 1 0 6 0 3 11 .269 .300 .328 .628 22 3 0 0
1950 25 -5.4 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC 125 448 393 41 100 17 0 8 46 0 51 65 .254 .343 .359 .702 141 2 2
1951 26 0.0 Nashville SOUA AA CHC 27 93 22 4 2 1 .237 .355 33
1952 27 0.4 Nashville SOUA AA NYG 104 318 90 20 2 5 .283 .406 129
1953 28 2.2 Nashville SOUA AA NYG 125 445 371 40 100 14 0 4 61 0 71 59 .270 .388 .340 .728 126 1 2
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 827 2845 2667 121 734 131 38 32 143 0 166 175 1037 3 9
All Levels (9 Seasons) 849 2915 2734 125 752 133 39 32 149 0 169 186 1059 3 3 9
B (2 seasons) Minors 127 471 471 141 22 15 4 205
AA (4 seasons) Minors 324 1033 959 40 248 42 8 11 61 0 71 59 .259 .353 339 1 2
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 268 927 823 81 203 34 2 13 82 0 95 116 .247 .340 280 2 7
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
1947 22 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC C 12 56 50 5 1 0 .982 4.58 1
1948 23 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC C 84 440 392 36 12 9 .973 5.10 7
1949 24 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC C 46 250 218 26 6 8 .976 5.30 0
1949 24 CHC NL MLB CHC C 20 158.0 95 82 9 4 0 .958 5.18 4.55 3 4 4 50%
1950 25 Los Angeles PCL AAA CHC C 124 655 595 49 11 4 .983 5.19 6
1953 28 Nashville SOUA AA NYG C 124 676 624 44 8 8 .988 5.39 3
Minors (5 seasons) Minors C 390 2077 1879 160 38 29 .982 5.23 17
All Levels (5 Seasons) C 410 158.0 2172 1961 169 42 29 .981 5.18 5.20 20 4 4 50%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 72bbcf47

About the Minor League Data

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.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.