Catfish Metkovich
George Michael Metkovich
 
 
Born: October 8, 1920 in Angels Camp, CA
Died: May 17, 1995 - 74 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'1" Wt: 185
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an Amateur Free Agent in 1939
- High School: Fremont (Los Angeles, CA)

All-Teammate Team
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com


Left Field
3
1951
1953
15.3
1
1946
1946
10.9
2
1944
1945
9.3
1
1947
1947
1.6

Center Field
10
1943
1954
4.7
1
1946
1946
4.4
4
1943
1946
3.4
3
1951
1953
2.3


Right Field
3
1943
1945
2.4
2
1951
1952
2.0
1
1953
1953
1.8
1
1947
1947
1.6
Shortstop
3
1943
1945
7.9
1
1947
1947
7.4
1
1946
1946
6.5
1
1949
1949
5.1
Second Base
3
1943
1946
16.6
1
1947
1947
6.9
1
1949
1949
5.3
2
1953
1954
5.0
Third Base
1
1954
1954
7.8
2
1943
1944
3.9
1
1949
1949
2.5
1
1947
1947
2.4
First Base
1
1954
1954
3.5
1
1946
1946
2.8
1
1953
1953
2.1
1
1947
1947
1.3
Manager
4
1943
1946
11.6
1
1954
1954
2.5
1
1947
1947
1.6
1
1953
1953
0.1
Catcher
3
1951
1953
4.3
2
1944
1946
3.8
3
1943
1946
3.3
1
1954
1954
2.3
Starting Pitcher
3
1943
1946
16.2
3
1951
1953
10.3
2
1945
1946
8.9
1
1954
1954
5.6
1
1947
1947
5.4
1
1954
1954
4.3
1
1954
1954
4.1
1
1953
1953
3.8
3
1951
1953
3.5
1
1949
1949
3.5
3
1945
1954
3.3
1
1953
1953
3.1
1
1953
1953
2.9
2
1943
1946
2.9
1
1949
1949
2.5
Swingman
4
1943
1946
5.5
1
1947
1947
2.4
1
1954
1954
2.0
1
1954
1954
1.7
Relief Pitcher
1
1954
1954
4.2
2
1951
1952
3.7
2
1943
1946
2.8
1
1953
1953
2.1
1
1946
1946
1.8
2
1947
1949
1.6
2
1944
1945
1.5
1
1953
1953
1.3
1
1954
1954
0.5
1
1949
1949
0.4
1
1953
1953
0.3
1
1943
1943
0.1
1
1954
1954
0.1
1
1952
1952
0.1
1
1953
1953
0.1
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James