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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
John Thomas Groth
Stat Years
1946-1960  [mlb] 1946-1960
Height/Weight
6-0 / 182
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
OF (1155)
Draft Position
 
Born Date/Place
1926-07-23 in Chicago, Illinois   [94.061]
High School
Colleges
Draft
MLB Debut
1946-09-05 - Boxscore  (Age: 20.044)
Service Time
Organizations
DET [11] CHA [2] KC1 [2] WS1 [1] SLA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 12215 ... retro id: grotj102 ... mlbam id: 115198
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet2419of---149100000000300000.000.000.000.000900.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet1020of---224110000002100002.250.500.250.750610.500.000.00033.3316.670.500.00.000.0
    1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet321of---3617383015001100000.471.500.8241.32418144.412.353.0005.565.561.0017.05.5650.0
    1949Detroit TigersALMLBdet322of---4103348601021951173376527230015.293.407.471.87841816435.353.178.00015.556.460.4231.62.6334.3
    1950Detroit TigersALMLBdet323of---5157566951733081285159527270021.306.407.451.85867025550.306.145.00014.184.030.2847.21.7928.9
    1951Detroit TigersALMLBdet324of---611842841128291349113132240016.299.349.393.74246516833.166.094.0006.676.881.03142.70.6525.8
    1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet325of---7141524561492224512105139050011.284.348.357.70558018728.155.073.0008.796.720.76131.00.6918.8
    1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla326of---814155765141274105756425329000.253.308.370.67861020641.190.117.0006.898.691.2655.71.6429.1
    1954Chicago White SoxALMLBcha527of---912542241116200760394237283019.275.341.372.71347715727.182.097.2868.817.760.8860.31.4723.3
    1955Chicago White SoxALMLBcha528of---1032771326702111061303212.338.376.506.88288399.260.168.3756.8214.772.1738.52.2734.6
    1955Washington Senators IALMLBws1428of---106318322404521720181802205.219.286.328.6142056011.219.109.2308.788.781.0091.50.9827.5
    1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc13929of---1195244226313353712303102429.258.335.398.7332809721.258.140.27410.7111.071.0348.81.7933.3
    1957Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc13930ofL-S-E-P12555910150002007602002.254.333.254.58768150.119.000.28310.298.820.860.00.000.0
    1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet330ofL-S-E-P12381031130100016006711101.291.333.388.7211124010.155.097.3095.366.251.170.00.0033.3
    1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet331ofL-S-E-P138814624415221101131902004.281.340.384.724161569.185.103.3128.0711.801.4673.01.2422.0
    1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet332ofL-S-E-P14551021224711100071403000.235.284.353.637112369.186.118.2646.2512.502.00102.00.8937.5
    1960Detroit TigersALMLBdet333ofL-S-E-P152519371002013101000.368.455.421.8762381.158.053.38913.044.350.330.00.0014.3
    MLB Totals (17 yrs)124838084801064197316048619424193291152123107.279.352.395.74743021503288.219.116.2939.747.650.7963.51.3927.1
    American League Totals (17 yrs)124838084801064197316048619424193291152123107.279.352.395.74743021503288.219.116.2939.747.650.7963.51.3927.1
    Detroit Tigers Totals (11 yrs)737226630766312619343027252741717261070.293.370.410.7802574929179.230.117.30510.646.640.6266.71.3227.0
    Chicago White Sox Totals (2 yrs)157499541422709714948502115121.285.347.393.74056519636.194.108.2998.508.851.0455.41.5925.4
    Kansas City Athletics Totals (2 yrs)1503033278133539123737044211.257.334.370.70434811221.231.113.27510.6310.631.0060.61.4426.9
    St. Louis Browns Totals (1 yrs)14155765141274105756425329000.253.308.370.67861020641.190.117.2656.898.691.2655.71.6429.1
    Washington Senators I Totals (1 yrs)6318322404521720181802205.219.286.328.6142056011.219.109.2308.788.781.0091.50.9827.5
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1946Detroit TigersALMLB19OF400.06000661.0001.500.002.6100.09
    1947Detroit TigersALMLB20OF100.05000551.0005.000.000.650.08
    1948Detroit TigersALMLB21OF400.08111109.9002.300.002.666.76
    1949Detroit TigersALMLB22OF9900.0247893264255.9662.600.0064.396.13
    1950Detroit TigersALMLB23OF15700.0374960389383.9852.400.00101.9100.01
    1951Detroit TigersALMLB24OF11200.02661223280278.9932.500.0072.794.92
    1952Detroit TigersALMLB25OF13900.03291453348343.9862.500.0090.398.61
    1953St. Louis BrownsALMLB26OF14100.04251845447443.9913.100.0091.6100.01
    1954Chicago White SoxALMLB27OF12501,060.0314743325321.9882.600.3081.2100.03
    1955Washington Senators IALMLB28OF480403.2122221126124.9842.600.3131.276.25
    1955Chicago White SoxALMLB28OF260187.06110062621.0002.400.3316.981.35
    1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLB29OF840598.11408031481481.0001.800.2554.588.42
    1957Kansas City AthleticsALMLB30OF500193.0370103837.9740.700.1932.790.95
    1957Detroit TigersALMLB30OF360237.27300073731.0002.000.3123.494.74
    1958Detroit TigersALMLB31OF800347.1952119897.9901.200.2851.990.94
    1959Detroit TigersALMLB32OF410223.1580105958.9831.400.2626.674.54
    1960Detroit TigersALMLB33OF8032.26000661.0000.800.195.232.06
    MLB Totals - (OF)115500256682362326842648.9872.300.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1946MLB---------4-
    1947MLB---------1-
    1948MLB---------4-
    1949MLB---------99-
    1950MLB---------157-
    1951MLB---------112-
    1952MLB---------139-
    1953MLB---------141-
    1954MLB---------125-
    1955MLB---------74-
    1956MLB---------84-
    1957MLB---------86-
    1958MLB---------80-
    1959MLB---------41-
    1960MLB---------8-
    Totals---------1155-