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1937 Philadelphia Athletics

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1936 / 1938

54-97, Finished 7th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (39-80) and Earle Mack (15-17)
Scored 699 runs, Allowed 854 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-89

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 430,738 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 95


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1936 / 1938 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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1937 Top 12 by WAR

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Photo of Bob Johnson Photo of Wally Moses Photo of Eddie Smith Photo of Billy Werber Photo of Lynn Nelson Photo of George Caster Photo of Earle Brucker Photo of Herman Fink Photo of Bud Thomas Photo of Frankie Hayes Photo of Jesse Hill Photo of Gene Hasson

Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Earle Brucker 36 102 368 317 40 82 16 5 6 37 1 2 48 30 .259 .356 .397 .754 91 126 0 3
2 1B Chubby Dean* 21 104 358 309 36 81 14 4 2 31 2 1 42 10 .262 .350 .353 .703 79 109 0 7
3 2B Rusty Peters 22 116 385 339 39 88 17 6 3 43 4 4 41 59 .260 .339 .372 .711 81 126 0 5
4 SS Skeeter Newsome 26 122 489 438 53 111 22 1 1 30 11 5 37 22 .253 .312 .315 .627 60 138 0 14
5 3B Billy Werber 29 128 576 493 85 144 31 4 7 70 35 13 74 39 .292 .386 .414 .799 103 204 1 8
6 OF Jesse Hill 30 70 275 242 32 71 12 3 1 37 16 3 31 20 .293 .374 .380 .754 92 92 0 2
7 OF Wally Moses* 26 154 713 649 113 208 48 13 25 86 9 7 54 38 .320 .374 .550 .925 132 357 2 7
8 OF Bob Johnson 31 138 577 477 91 146 32 6 25 108 9 7 98 65 .306 .425 .556 .981 147 265 1 0
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 UT Lou Finney* 26 92 404 379 53 95 14 9 1 20 2 5 20 16 .251 .288 .343 .631 60 130 0 5
10 OF Jack Rothrock# 32 88 260 232 28 62 15 0 0 21 1 0 28 15 .267 .346 .332 .678 73 77 0 0
11 C Frankie Hayes 22 60 217 188 24 49 11 1 10 38 0 0 29 34 .261 .359 .489 .849 114 92 0 0
12 2B Wayne Ambler 21 56 175 162 3 35 5 0 0 11 1 0 13 8 .216 .274 .247 .521 33 40 0 0
13 2B Bill Cissell 33 34 135 117 15 31 7 0 1 14 0 0 17 10 .265 .358 .350 .709 81 41 0 1
14 1B Gene Hasson* 21 28 111 98 12 30 6 3 3 14 0 0 13 14 .306 .387 .520 .908 129 51 0 0
15 SS Ace Parker 25 38 100 94 8 11 0 1 2 13 0 0 4 17 .117 .153 .202 .355 -11 19 0 2
16 C Bill Conroy 22 26 67 60 4 12 1 1 0 3 1 0 7 9 .200 .284 .250 .534 37 15 0 0
17 IF Warren Huston 23 38 57 54 5 7 3 0 0 3 0 1 2 9 .130 .161 .185 .346 -12 10 0 1
18 UT Babe Barna* 22 14 38 36 10 14 2 0 2 9 1 0 2 6 .389 .421 .611 1.032 159 22 0 0
19 OF Doyt Morris 20 6 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .154 .154 .154 .308 -22 2 0 0
20 OF Eddie Yount 21 4 7 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 46 2 0 0
21 C Hal Wagner* 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 P Lynn Nelson* 32 74 120 113 18 40 6 2 4 29 1 0 6 13 .354 .387 .549 .935 135 62 0 1
23 P George Caster 29 37 93 90 6 19 4 0 0 11 0 0 2 24 .211 .228 .256 .484 23 23 0 1
24 P Eddie Smith# 23 40 77 73 4 17 6 0 0 3 1 0 2 11 .233 .253 .315 .568 44 23 0 2
25 P Harry Kelley 31 41 75 71 6 16 5 0 0 8 0 0 2 5 .225 .257 .296 .553 40 21 1 1
26 P Bud Thomas 26 35 58 47 3 6 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 25 .128 .196 .213 .409 4 10 0 7
27 P Buck Ross 22 28 54 49 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 24 .102 .185 .102 .287 -25 5 0 0
28 P Al Williams 23 16 28 24 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 .083 .120 .083 .203 -47 2 0 3
29 P George Turbeville 22 31 26 26 3 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 .231 .231 .308 .538 36 8 0 0
30 P Herman Fink 25 28 24 24 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .208 .208 .208 .417 6 5 0 0
31 P Bill Kalfass 21 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
32 P Randy Gumpert 19 10 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 70 1 0 0
33 P Fred Archer* 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0
Team Totals 27.1 154 5888 5228 699 1398 278 60 94 649 95 48 583 557 .267 .341 .397 .739 87 2078 5 70
Rank in 8 AL teams 8 8 8 6 7 5 1 6 5 5 8 8 7 7 8 8
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.1 154 5325 4704 652 1281 256 57 89 589 93 48 560 425 .272 .350 .408 .758 92 1918 4 55
Pitcher Totals 27.2 154 563 524 47 117 22 3 5 60 2 0 23 132 .223 .257 .305 .563 42 160 1 15
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP George Caster 29 12 19 .387 4.43 34 33 1 19 3 0 231.2 227 141 114 23 107 100 2 0 2 1005 107 4.88 1.442 8.8 0.9 4.2 3.9 0.93
2 SP Harry Kelley 31 13 21 .382 5.36 41 29 8 14 0 0 205.0 267 154 122 16 79 68 3 0 6 964 88 4.59 1.688 11.7 0.7 3.5 3.0 0.86
3 SP Eddie Smith* 23 4 17 .190 3.94 38 23 11 14 1 5 196.2 178 100 86 18 90 79 4 0 2 847 120 4.86 1.363 8.1 0.8 4.1 3.6 0.88
4 SP Bud Thomas 26 8 15 .348 4.99 35 26 6 6 1 0 169.2 208 108 94 15 52 54 1 2 5 763 95 4.49 1.532 11.0 0.8 2.8 2.9 1.04
5 SP Buck Ross 22 5 10 .333 4.89 28 22 2 7 1 0 147.1 183 102 80 12 63 37 2 0 8 673 97 4.92 1.670 11.2 0.7 3.8 2.3 0.59
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 RP Lynn Nelson 32 4 9 .308 5.90 30 4 21 1 0 2 116.0 140 78 76 12 51 49 2 0 1 531 80 4.91 1.647 10.9 0.9 4.0 3.8 0.96
7 RP Herman Fink 25 2 1 .667 4.05 28 3 13 1 0 1 80.0 82 43 36 6 35 18 1 0 2 352 117 4.92 1.463 9.2 0.7 3.9 2.0 0.51
8 RP George Turbeville* 22 0 4 .000 4.77 31 3 14 0 0 0 77.1 80 50 41 2 56 17 0 1 9 360 99 5.11 1.759 9.3 0.2 6.5 2.0 0.30
9 RP Al Williams 23 4 1 .800 5.38 16 8 5 2 0 1 75.1 88 51 45 0 49 27 1 0 3 349 88 4.32 1.819 10.5 0.0 5.9 3.2 0.55
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
10 Randy Gumpert 19 0 0 12.00 10 1 5 0 0 0 12.0 16 17 16 1 15 5 1 0 2 65 40 7.29 2.583 12.0 0.8 11.3 3.8 0.33
11 Bill Kalfass* 21 1 0 1.000 3.00 3 1 2 1 0 0 12.0 10 4 4 0 10 9 0 0 0 54 161 4.04 1.667 7.5 0.0 7.5 6.8 0.90
12 Chubby Dean* 21 1 0 1.000 4.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.0 7 4 4 0 6 4 0 0 0 40 122 4.15 1.444 7.0 0.0 6.0 4.0 0.67
13 Fred Archer* 27 0 0 6.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 87 1.71 1.333 12.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
Team Totals 26.3 54 97 .358 4.85 154 154 89 65 6 9 1335.0 1490 854 720 105 613 469 17 3 40 6016 97 4.78 1.575 10.0 0.7 4.1 3.2 0.77
Rank in 8 AL teams 7 2 6 6 3 7 8 3 7 6 6 5 7
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Wayne Ambler 21 56 51 38 268 107 149 12 34 .955 4.57 2B
Fred Archer 27 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Babe Barna 22 10 10 7 21 17 2 2 3 .905 1.90 OF-1B
Earle Brucker 36 92 91 80 382 323 48 11 13 .971 4.03 4 44 28 39% 37% C
George Caster 29 34 33 19 56 8 44 4 2 .929 1.53 P
Bill Cissell 33 33 33 33 210 87 115 8 17 .962 6.12 2B
Bill Conroy 22 19 12 12 64 58 6 0 2 1.000 3.37 2 13 0 0% 37% C-1B
Chubby Dean 21 80 76 75 753 706 40 7 55 .991 9.33 1B-P
Herman Fink 25 28 3 1 16 0 16 0 1 1.000 0.57 P
Lou Finney 26 88 88 79 562 519 31 12 39 .979 6.11 1B-OF-2B
Randy Gumpert 19 10 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.40 P
Gene Hasson 21 28 28 28 298 290 8 0 31 1.000 10.64 1B
Frankie Hayes 22 56 51 49 238 208 23 7 4 .971 4.13 9 18 11 38% 37% C
Jesse Hill 30 67 63 63 175 163 4 8 0 .954 2.46 OF
Warren Huston 23 34 15 9 107 40 58 9 17 .916 2.97 2B-SS-3B
Bob Johnson 31 134 133 124 337 314 15 8 3 .976 2.44 OF-2B
Bill Kalfass 21 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 P
Harry Kelley 31 41 29 14 42 10 32 0 2 1.000 1.02 P
Doyt Morris 20 3 2 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 OF
Wally Moses 26 154 154 154 354 323 16 15 4 .958 2.20 OF
Lynn Nelson 32 36 9 5 34 19 15 0 0 1.000 0.94 P-OF
Skeeter Newsome 26 122 121 119 696 256 408 32 76 .954 5.44 SS
Ace Parker 25 32 27 20 124 54 60 10 12 .919 3.45 SS-OF-2B
Rusty Peters 22 108 95 79 486 191 266 29 39 .940 4.01 2B-3B-SS
Buck Ross 22 28 22 7 36 7 28 1 2 .972 1.25 P
Jack Rothrock 32 58 50 46 136 132 3 1 0 .993 2.29 OF-2B
Eddie Smith 23 40 24 15 37 9 28 0 1 1.000 0.93 P-OF
Bud Thomas 26 35 26 6 24 7 17 0 0 1.000 0.69 P
George Turbeville 22 31 3 0 21 2 14 5 0 .762 0.52 P
Hal Wagner 21 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.00 0 0 0 C
Billy Werber 29 126 126 122 418 141 260 17 25 .959 3.13 3B-OF
Al Williams 23 16 8 2 17 2 14 1 5 .941 1.00 P
Eddie Yount 21 2 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 OF
Team Totals 26.7 154 1386 1208 5929 4005 1725 199 150 .966 3.54 15 75 39 34% 37%
Rank in 8 AL teams 8 8
Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Wayne Ambler 21 56 175 -16 0 0 -1 2 -15 -1.4 6 -9 -0.8 .475 .491 -0.7 0.1 -8 $2,100 4
Fred Archer* 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .539 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500 /1
Babe Barna* 22 14 38 3 0 0 -2 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 $2,400 /7O3
Earle Brucker 36 102 368 -3 -0 0 1 3 0 0.0 13 14 1.3 .500 .500 1.2 0.4 12 $3,000 Rule 5 Draft 2
George Caster 29 37 93 -12 0 0 0 10 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,000 1
Bill Cissell 33 34 135 -3 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.3 .496 .499 0.3 0.1 4 $5,000 Rule 5 Draft 4
Bill Conroy 22 26 67 -6 0 0 0 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.2 .482 .497 -0.2 0.1 -3 $1,800 2/3
Chubby Dean* 21 104 358 -8 0 0 -2 -4 -13 -1.2 13 -0 -0.0 .488 .492 0.2 -0.5 2 $3,500 3/1
Herman Fink 25 28 24 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,500 1
Lou Finney* 26 92 404 -24 -2 0 -3 -3 -31 -2.9 14 -17 -1.5 .468 .482 -1.3 -0.5 -14 $7,000 3O8/74
Randy Gumpert 19 10 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent 1
Gene Hasson* 21 28 111 4 0 0 -2 -1 1 0.1 4 5 0.4 .503 .500 0.6 -0.3 7 3
Frankie Hayes 22 60 217 3 0 0 -2 2 3 0.3 8 11 1.0 .504 .502 1.2 -0.0 13 $4,000 Traded 2
Jesse Hill 30 70 275 -2 2 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 10 7 0.7 .497 .499 0.9 -0.3 9 Purchased O8/7
Warren Huston 23 38 57 -10 -0 0 -2 2 -11 -1.0 2 -9 -0.8 .474 .494 -0.6 -0.1 -7 46/5
Bob Johnson 31 138 577 37 -1 0 8 -6 38 3.4 21 59 5.4 .525 .521 4.7 0.2 51 $8,000 *O7/84
Bill Kalfass 21 3 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .473 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Harry Kelley 31 41 75 -7 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $6,000 Rule 5 Draft 1
Doyt Morris 20 6 13 -2 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .459 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /O78
Wally Moses* 26 154 713 30 -1 0 3 -7 25 2.3 24 49 4.6 .515 .514 4.3 -0.4 46 $7,500 Purchased *O9
Lynn Nelson* 32 74 120 5 0 0 1 13 20 1.8 0 20 1.8 .524 .511 1.7 0.1 19 $4,000 Traded 1/7O
Skeeter Newsome 26 122 489 -26 0 0 3 8 -14 -1.4 18 3 0.3 .489 .492 0.0 1.0 0 $3,500 *6
Ace Parker 25 38 100 -17 0 0 -2 1 -18 -1.6 4 -14 -1.3 .457 .490 -1.1 -0.1 -12 $2,000 6/4O87
Rusty Peters 22 116 385 -11 -1 0 -3 4 -11 -1.0 14 3 0.3 .492 .494 0.6 0.1 6 $2,500 456
Buck Ross 22 28 54 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $2,500 1
Jack Rothrock# 32 88 260 -8 0 0 -2 -1 -11 -1.0 9 -1 -0.1 .489 .494 0.1 -0.3 1 $4,000 Purchased O8/74
Eddie Smith# 23 40 77 -7 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $2,000 1/O87
Bud Thomas 26 35 58 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 $3,000 1
George Turbeville 22 31 26 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,000 1
Hal Wagner* 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,200 /2
Billy Werber 29 128 576 6 2 0 5 2 14 1.3 20 35 3.2 .510 .508 2.8 0.6 30 $9,000 Traded *5/O87
Al Williams 23 16 28 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .479 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 $2,500 1
Eddie Yount 21 4 7 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .485 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /O87
Team Total 27.0 1763 5888 -106 2 0 -2 63 -43 -4.3 189 147 13.6 .498 .501 14.0 0.1 149 $96,500
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Fred Archer* 27 3.0 1 0 2 6.00 5.12 -0.01 0.00 102.0 5.23 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .477 .500 $1,500
George Caster 29 231.2 34 33 141 5.48 5.35 -0.01 0.00 100.9 5.41 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 2.0 25 .495 .499 $4,000
Chubby Dean* 21 9.0 2 1 4 4.00 5.22 -0.01 0.00 102.0 5.34 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .564 .501 $3,500
Herman Fink 25 80.0 28 3 43 4.84 5.30 -0.01 0.00 101.4 5.38 5 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.2 14 .516 .503 $2,500
Randy Gumpert 19 12.0 10 1 17 12.75 5.55 -0.01 0.00 101.4 5.64 -9 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -8 .418 .495 Amateur Free Agent
Bill Kalfass* 21 12.0 3 1 4 3.00 5.09 -0.01 0.00 102.0 5.21 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .596 .502
Harry Kelley 31 205.0 41 29 154 6.76 5.34 -0.01 0.00 101.3 5.42 -31 -2.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .435 .483 $6,000 Rule 5 Draft
Lynn Nelson 32 116.0 30 4 78 6.05 5.51 -0.01 0.00 101.0 5.58 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.5 7 .481 .497 $4,000 Traded
Buck Ross 22 147.1 28 22 102 6.23 5.54 -0.01 0.00 100.3 5.58 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.4 6 .465 .494 $2,500
Eddie Smith* 23 196.2 38 23 100 4.58 5.61 -0.01 0.00 99.4 5.59 22 2.1 1.0 -0.1 3.9 45 .555 .513 $2,000
Bud Thomas 26 169.2 35 26 108 5.73 5.50 -0.01 0.00 101.1 5.58 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.3 17 .492 .498 $3,000
George Turbeville* 22 77.1 31 3 50 5.82 5.38 -0.01 0.00 100.9 5.45 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.4 6 .490 .498 $2,000
Al Williams 23 75.1 16 8 51 6.09 5.23 -0.01 0.00 99.2 5.20 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .458 .496 $2,500
Team Total 26.3 1335.0 297 154 854 5.76 5.43 -0.01 0.00 100.7 5.48 -42 -3.5 1.0 -0.8 9.0 115 .488 .498 $33,500
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1936 / 1938 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics