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Johnny GrothTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1946-1960 MLB Years: 1946-1960
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PositionsOF-1155Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Thomas Groth
Height6-0Weight182BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 23,1926 [93.141]PlaceChicago,Illinois
High SchoolLatin School of Chicago (Chicago,IL)
MLB DebutSeptember 5,1946 [20.044]
OrganizationsDET [11] KC1 [2] CHA [2] SLA [1] WS1 [1] Awards0Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID12215Retrosheet IDgrotj102MLBAM ID115198
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed53Power58Contact74XBH58RBIs61Runs49Hitting74Durability54Team.483Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet24of1949100000000300000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet10of2024110000002100002.250.500.250.750106.333.000.500.40033.3316.670.500.000.000.00
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of21617383015001100000.471.500.8241.32414418.467.353.412.5905.565.561.005.5617.0050.00
1949Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of22103348601021951173376527230015.293.407.471.87816435418.294.178.353.40915.556.460.422.6331.6434.31
1950Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of23157566951733081285159527270021.306.407.451.85825550670.306.145.306.39714.184.030.281.7947.1728.90
1951Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of2411842841128291349113132240016.299.349.393.74216833465.318.094.166.3446.676.881.030.65142.6725.78
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of25141524561492224512105139050011.284.348.357.70518728580.301.073.155.3328.796.720.760.69131.0018.79
1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla3of2614155765141274105756425329000.253.308.370.67820641610.265.117.190.3106.898.691.261.6455.7029.08
1954Chicago White SoxALMLBcha5of2712542241116200760394237283019.275.341.372.71315727477.286.097.182.3318.817.760.881.4760.2923.28
1955Chicago White SoxALMLBcha5of2832771326702111061303212.338.376.506.88239988.375.168.260.3856.8214.772.172.2738.5034.62
1955Washington Senators IALMLBws14of286318322404521720181802205.219.286.328.6146011205.230.109.219.2808.788.781.000.9891.5027.50
1955Totals for AL-AL         95260356611542830243105417.254.313.381.6949920293.271.127.231.3118.1910.581.291.3765.0030.30
1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc139of2995244226313353712303102429.258.335.398.7339721280.274.140.258.32610.7111.071.031.7948.8033.33
1957Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc139of30555910150002007602002.254.333.254.58715068.283.000.119.28010.298.820.860.000.000.00
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of30381031130100016006711101.291.333.388.7214010112.309.097.155.3235.366.251.170.000.0033.33
1957Totals for AL-AL         93162214510001800131313103.278.333.340.6735510180.300.062.142.3077.227.221.000.000.0022.22
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of318814624415221101131902004.281.340.384.724569161.312.103.185.3268.0711.801.461.2473.0021.95
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of32551021224711100071403000.235.284.353.637369112.264.118.186.2866.2512.502.000.89102.0037.50
1960Detroit TigersALMLBdet3of332519371002013101000.368.455.421.8768123.389.053.158.40213.044.350.330.000.0014.29
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter124838084801064197316048619424193291152123107.279.352.395.74715032884302.293.116.219.0009.747.650.791.3963.4727.07
Detroit Tigers Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter737226630766312619343027252741717261070.293.370.410.7809291792574.305.117.230.00010.646.640.621.3266.6527.00
St. Louis Browns Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter14155765141274105756425329000.253.308.370.67820641610.265.117.190.0006.898.691.261.6455.7029.08
Chicago White Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter157499541422709714948502115121.285.347.393.74019636565.299.108.194.0008.508.851.041.5955.4425.35
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1503033278133539123737044211.257.334.370.70411221348.275.113.231.00010.6310.631.001.4460.6026.92
Washington Senators I Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6318322404521720181802205.219.286.328.6146011205.230.109.219.0008.788.781.000.9891.5027.50
Average MLB - Per 162 games16249462138264863255443172014.279.352.395.74719537558.293.116.219.0009.747.650.791.3963.4727.07

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet19OF4--6---661.0001.50------4100.02.6
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet20OF1--5---551.0005.00------250.00.6
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet21OF4--8111109.9002.25------666.72.6
1949Detroit TigersALMLBdet22OF99--247893264255.9662.58------10396.164.3
1950Detroit TigersALMLBdet23OF157--37496-389383.9852.44------157100.0101.9
1951Detroit TigersALMLBdet24OF112--2661223280278.9932.48------11894.972.7
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet25OF139--3291453348343.9862.47------14198.690.3
1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla26OF141--4251845447443.9913.14------141100.091.6
1954Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27OF125--314743325321.9882.57------125100.081.2
1955Washington Senators IALMLBws128OF48--122221126124.9842.58------6376.231.2
1955Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28OF26--611--62621.0002.38------3281.316.9
1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc129OF84--1408-31481481.0001.76------9588.454.5
1957Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc130OF50--37-1-3837.9740.74------5590.932.7
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet30OF36--73---73731.0002.03------3894.723.4
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet31OF80--952119897.9901.21------8890.951.9
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet32OF41--58-1-5958.9831.41------5574.526.6
1960Detroit TigersALMLBdet33OF8--6---661.0000.75------2532.05.2
MLB Totals for OF - 15 season(s)-   OF1155--256682362326842648.9872.29------11550.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet19---------4-
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet20---------1-
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet21---------4-
1949Detroit TigersALMLBdet22---------99-
1950Detroit TigersALMLBdet23---------157-
1951Detroit TigersALMLBdet24---------112-
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet25---------139-
1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla26---------141-
1954Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---------125-
1955Washington Senators IALMLBws128---------48-
1955Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28---------26-
1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc129---------84-
1957Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc130---------50-
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet30---------36-
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet31---------80-
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet32---------41-
1960Detroit TigersALMLBdet33---------8-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1957-08-01Purchased by Tigers from Athletics. 
1956-04-16Purchased by Athletics from Senators. 
1955-06-07TradeTraded by White Sox with Bob Chakales and Clint Courtney to Senators for Jim Busby. 
1954-02-05TradeTraded by Orioles with Johnny Lipon to White Sox for Sam Mele and Neil Berry. 
1952-12-04TradeTraded by Tigers with Hal White and Virgil Trucks to Browns for J.W. Porter, Bob Nieman and Owen Friend. 
1946-08-06ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.