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Bobby Adams

Robert Henry Adams

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 14, 1921 in Tuolumne, CA
High School: Stockton HS (Stockton, CA)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1946 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Reds/Redlegs/Cubs/Orioles/WhiteSox 1946-1959

Final Game: April 22, 1959 (Age 37)
Died: February 13, 1997 in Gig Harbor, WA
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Dick Adams and Father of Mike Adams
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1946 CIN NL 24 2B 74 76 70 456 190 251 15 67 .967 5.96 .971 5.52
1946 CIN NL 24 RF 3 3 2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .976 2.07
1946 CIN NL 24 OF 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .975 2.40
1946 CIN NL 24 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.10
1947 CIN NL 25 2B 69 56 53 361 172 177 12 46 .967 5.06 .975 5.57
1948 CIN NL 26 2B 64 59 55 314 160 143 11 33 .965 4.73 .971 5.40
1948 CIN NL 26 3B 7 7 6 19 7 12 0 1 1.000 2.71 .941 3.10
1949 CIN NL 27 2B 63 51 47 305 162 138 5 29 .984 4.76 .976 5.57
1949 CIN NL 27 3B 14 12 11 38 14 22 2 0 .947 2.57 .952 3.18
1950 CIN NL 28 2B 53 47 46 431.0 267 124 138 5 30 .981 5.47 4.94 .974 5.65 5.59
1950 CIN NL 28 3B 42 40 26 309.0 117 46 62 9 4 .923 3.15 2.57 .948 3.31 3.27
1951 CIN NL 29 3B 60 57 49 504.0 203 72 122 9 8 .956 3.46 3.23 .953 3.37 3.36
1951 CIN NL 29 2B 42 35 34 328.2 214 112 93 9 25 .958 5.61 4.88 .976 5.70 5.68
1951 CIN NL 29 OF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1951 CIN NL 29 RF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1952 CIN NL 30 3B 154 154 150 1350.1 524 176 328 20 28 .962 3.36 3.27 .954 3.15 3.12 MVP-22
1953 CIN NL 31 3B 150 150 148 1313.2 508 159 324 25 39 .951 7 6 3.31 3.22 .951 3.04 2.98
1954 CIN NL 32 3B 93 93 76 795.2 329 127 186 16 24 .951 -3 -5 3.54 3.37 .952 3.17 3.15
1954 CIN NL 32 2B 2 2 1 15.0 10 7 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -16 6.00 5.00 .976 5.58 5.55
1955 TOT MLB 33 3B 51 44 29 355.0 142 40 97 5 11 .965 8 27 3.47 2.69 .951 3.13 3.11
1955 TOT MLB 33 2B 6 1 1 15.2 15 7 8 0 2 1.000 1 61 8.62 2.50 .975 5.46 5.42
1955 CIN NL 33 3B 42 40 26 318.2 127 35 88 4 11 .969 8 28 3.47 2.93 .951 3.13 3.10
1955 CIN NL 33 2B 5 0 0 7.2 8 4 4 0 1 1.000 0 78 9.39 1.60 .974 5.52 5.44
1955 CHW AL 33 3B 9 4 3 36.1 15 5 9 1 0 .933 0 17 3.47 1.56 .950 3.17 3.14
1955 CHW AL 33 2B 1 1 1 8.0 7 3 4 0 1 1.000 0 45 7.88 7.00 .976 5.40 5.30
1956 BAL AL 34 3B 24 21 12 158.2 64 23 40 1 5 .984 0 2 3.57 2.63 .949 3.22 3.19
1956 BAL AL 34 2B 18 14 12 129.1 68 39 25 4 7 .941 -4 -40 4.45 3.56 .973 5.44 5.40
1957 CHC NL 35 3B 47 46 39 407.1 117 43 68 6 5 .949 -3 -8 2.45 2.36 .952 2.96 2.98
1957 CHC NL 35 2B 1 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
1958 CHC NL 36 1B 11 4 4 48.1 51 44 5 2 1 .961 -1 -22 9.12 4.45 .990 9.53 9.49
1958 CHC NL 36 3B 9 3 1 33.1 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 2.70 1.11 .952 3.19 3.16
1958 CHC NL 36 2B 7 5 2 43.0 29 15 13 1 5 .966 -0 -6 5.86 4.00 .975 5.34 5.30
1959 CHC NL 37 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -360 9.00 2.00 .987 9.45 9.50
12 Seasons 3B 652 627 547 5227.0 2072 711 1268 93 125 .955 8 2 3.31 3.04 .952 3.14 3.12
11 Seasons 2B 399 346 321 966.2 2040 989 989 62 245 .970 -4 -5 5.45 4.96 .974 5.62 5.53
2 Seasons 1B 12 4 4 50.1 54 46 5 3 1 .944 -2 -36 9.12 4.25 .990 9.53 9.49
2 Seasons RF 4 3 2 0.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0.00 1.75 .976 2.70 2.05
2 Seasons OF 3 3 2 0.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.00 0.67 .975 2.70 2.40
14 Seasons TOT 1066 980 874 6244.2 4168 1748 2262 158 371 .962 3 1 3.69 3.76 .963 3.58 4.09
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1946 CIN NL 24 2B
1946 CIN NL 24 RF
1946 CIN NL 24 3B
1947 CIN NL 25 2B
1948 CIN NL 26 2B
1948 CIN NL 26 3B
1949 CIN NL 27 2B
1949 CIN NL 27 3B
1950 CIN NL 28 2B
1950 CIN NL 28 3B
1951 CIN NL 29 3B
1951 CIN NL 29 2B
1951 CIN NL 29 RF
1952 CIN NL 30 3B
1953 CIN NL 31 3B 7 6 7 8 -2 0
1954 CIN NL 32 3B -3 -5 -4 -6 2 1
1954 CIN NL 32 2B -0 -16 -0 0 -0 0
1955 CIN NL 33 3B 8 28 6 5 2 1
1955 CIN NL 33 2B 0 78 0 1 0 0
1955 CHW AL 33 3B 0 17 0 0 0 0
1955 CHW AL 33 2B 0 45 0 0 0 0
1956 BAL AL 34 3B 0 2 0 -0 1 0
1956 BAL AL 34 2B -4 -40 -4 -3 -1 0
1957 CHC NL 35 3B -3 -8 -3 -2 -1 0
1957 CHC NL 35 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CHC NL 36 1B -1 -22 -1 -1 -0 0
1958 CHC NL 36 3B -0 -14 -0 0 -0 0
1958 CHC NL 36 2B -0 -6 -0 -0 0 0
1959 CHC NL 37 1B -1 -360 -1 -1 0 0
12 Seasons 3B 8 2 6 4 2 2
11 Seasons 2B -4 -5 -4 -3 -1 0
2 Seasons 1B -2 -36 -2 -1 -0 0
2 Seasons RF
14 Seasons TOT 3 1 1 0 1 2
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1946 CIN NL 24 94 79 94 79 0 0 0 77 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 14 1
1947 CIN NL 25 81 56 81 69 0 0 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 15
1948 CIN NL 26 87 66 87 71 0 0 0 64 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1949 CIN NL 27 107 63 107 74 0 0 0 61 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 9
1950 CIN NL 28 115 87 115 95 0 0 0 54 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 9
1951 CIN NL 29 125 92 125 96 0 0 0 42 60 0 0 0 1 1 0 30 1
1952 CIN NL 30 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 CIN NL 31 150 150 150 150 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 CIN NL 32 110 95 110 95 0 0 0 2 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
1955 CIN NL 33 64 40 64 46 0 0 0 5 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
1955 CHW AL 33 28 5 28 10 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 16
1956 BAL AL 34 41 36 41 41 0 0 0 18 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 CHC NL 35 60 46 60 48 0 0 0 1 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4
1958 CHC NL 36 62 12 62 25 0 0 11 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 3
1959 CHC NL 37 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
14 Seasons 1281 981 1281 1054 0 0 12 401 652 0 0 0 4 4 0 197 62
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1948 CIN NL 26 117 69% 79% 27% 5 100% 0 1 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1949 CIN NL 27 315 70% 80% 24% 17 88% 0 7 4 1 2 10 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1950 CIN NL 28 1088 61% 79% 25% 95 86% 0 35 28 2 5 54 41 11 1 3 7 1 5 1 5 3 2 0 2 1 1 0 4 75%
1951 CIN NL 29 1373 65% 84% 27% 123 94% 1 42 35 2 5 80 68 10 1 3 6 1 4 1 5 4 3 0 3 1 0 1 7 100%
1952 CIN NL 30 4413 65% 83% 25% 395 93% 0 142 115 13 14 259 195 50 2 14 14 0 11 3 10 20 14 1 18 2 2 0 31 81%
1953 CIN NL 31 5681 67% 84% 26% 483 92% 1 158 126 5 27 322 228 86 1 13 24 0 21 3 18 41 33 0 35 5 2 3 9 89%
1954 CIN NL 32 3478 65% 84% 25% 297 93% 2 126 101 7 18 181 129 38 2 13 16 0 15 1 14 22 16 0 18 3 1 1 12 83%
1955 CIN NL 33 1334 67% 86% 30% 128 94% 1 34 29 3 2 92 70 17 2 2 4 0 4 0 2 11 10 0 10 1 0 1 2 100%
1955 CHW AL 33 146 64% 78% 30% 14 93% 0 5 5 0 0 8 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 BAL AL 34 683 65% 79% 24% 59 90% 1 24 16 2 6 39 28 5 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 3 1 2 1 100%
1957 CHC NL 35 1709 59% 79% 25% 113 91% 1 43 38 0 5 66 53 10 1 2 6 0 6 0 5 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 50%
1958 CHC NL 36 143 55% 81% 30% 7 100% 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
11 Seasons 20480 65% 83% 26% 1736 92% 7 619 500 35 84 1120 836 230 12 55 81 3 68 10 61 112 84 1 93 16 7 8 71 83%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 89% 66%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1946 CIN NL 24 1187 58% 87% 29% 117 91% 1 75 21 34 20 102 81 17 1 5 6 0 5 1 3 23 11 3 4 0 21 5 15 2 1 1
1947 CIN NL 25 1386 64% 83% 29% 130 92% 0 93 32 42 19 109 89 16 0 2 10 1 8 1 5 29 13 2 6 2 24 8 15 5 2 3
1948 CIN NL 26 1350 68% 82% 25% 100 90% 0 94 28 41 25 79 68 7 1 4 7 0 3 4 3 20 8 5 4 0 18 4 14 2 1 0
1949 CIN NL 27 1802 69% 83% 25% 170 95% 1 134 60 49 25 122 102 14 1 5 4 0 4 0 4 26 9 7 8 1 25 9 16 1 1 0
1950 CIN NL 28 1288 63% 80% 25% 98 88% 0 83 27 36 20 75 61 11 0 3 5 0 5 0 5 21 8 5 4 0 18 4 14 3 1 2
1951 CIN NL 29 1022 65% 84% 26% 100 93% 0 83 37 31 15 75 59 12 0 2 4 0 4 0 4 20 6 6 4 0 18 4 13 2 2 0
1954 CIN NL 32 83 73% 73% 24% 7 100% 0 7 4 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1955 CIN NL 33 40 58% 70% 30% 5 100% 0 5 1 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1955 CHW AL 33 36 69% 86% 33% 3 100% 0 2 0 2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1956 BAL AL 34 569 68% 79% 23% 42 93% 0 39 19 16 4 25 22 3 0 0 4 0 2 2 2 7 4 1 2 0 7 2 5 0 0 0
1957 CHC NL 35 18 61% 72% 22% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CHC NL 36 169 57% 79% 28% 17 88% 1 14 6 6 2 13 13 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 5 3 1 0 0 4 0 4 1 0 1
11 Seasons 8950 65% 82% 26% 791 92% 3 630 236 261 133 613 507 81 3 22 41 1 32 8 27 154 64 30 33 3 138 37 98 16 8 7
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1958 CHC NL 36 221 68% 80% 29% 12 92% 0 44 1 44 0 5 5 4 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1959 CHC NL 37 11 64% 82% 9% 1 0% 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 232 68% 80% 28% 13 85% 0 46 1 46 0 5 5 4 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 93% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1946 CIN NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 68% 86% 32% 1 100%
1951 CIN NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67% 67% 0% 0
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 68% 85% 30% 1 100%
MLB Averages 42.7% 3.3% 63% 81% 30% 54%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1966 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 NL (22, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  15 (5th)
1947 NL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  67 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  154 (1st)
1953 NL  150 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  176 (2nd)
1953 NL  159 (2nd)
1954 NL  127 (2nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  328 (1st)
1953 NL  324 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  20 (1st)
1953 NL  25 (3rd)
1954 NL  16 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  28 (2nd)
1953 NL  39 (1st)
1954 NL  24 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1953 NL  7 (2nd)
1955 NL  8 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1952 NL  3.36 (2nd)
1953 NL  3.31 (3rd)
1954 NL  3.54 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  3.27 (2nd)
1953 NL  3.22 (2nd)
1954 NL  3.37 (1st)
Career  3.04 (79th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1952 NL  .962 (2nd)
1953 NL  .951 (3rd)

                                         

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