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Bob Anderson

Robert Carl Anderson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: September 29, 1935 in East Chicago, IN
High School: Hammond HS (Hammond, IN)
Schools: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI), Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 31, 1957 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Tigers 1957-1963

Final Game: September 25, 1963 (Age 27)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1957 21 CHC NL 0 1 .000 7.71 8 0 2 0 0 0 16.1 20 16 14 2 8 1 7 1 1 0 76 51 1.714 11.0 1.1 4.4 3.9 0.88
1958 22 CHC NL 3 3 .500 3.97 17 8 4 2 0 0 65.2 61 29 29 3 29 1 51 1 0 1 275 100 1.371 8.4 0.4 4.0 7.0 1.76
1959 23 CHC NL 12 13 .480 4.13 37 36 1 7 1 0 235.1 245 117 108 21 77 3 113 5 3 4 1004 95 1.368 9.4 0.8 2.9 4.3 1.47
1960 24 CHC NL 9 11 .450 4.11 38 30 3 5 0 1 203.2 201 105 93 26 68 8 115 7 0 9 868 92 1.321 8.9 1.1 3.0 5.1 1.69
1961 25 CHC NL 7 10 .412 4.26 57 12 21 1 0 8 152.0 162 85 72 14 56 11 96 2 0 4 659 98 1.434 9.6 0.8 3.3 5.7 1.71
1962 26 CHC NL 2 7 .222 5.02 57 4 16 0 0 4 107.2 111 70 60 9 60 5 82 5 0 8 492 83 1.588 9.3 0.8 5.0 6.9 1.37
1963 27 DET AL 3 1 .750 3.30 32 3 15 0 0 0 60.0 58 28 22 5 21 2 38 6 0 4 260 114 1.317 8.7 0.8 3.2 5.7 1.81
7 Yrs 36 46 .439 4.26 246 93 62 15 1 13 840.2 858 450 398 80 319 31 502 27 4 30 3634 93 1.400 9.2 0.9 3.4 5.4 1.57
162 Game Avg. 7 9 .439 4.26 49 19 12 3 0 3 169 172 90 80 16 64 6 101 5 1 6 729 93 1.400 9.2 0.9 3.4 5.4 1.57
CHC (6 yrs) 33 45 .423 4.33 214 90 47 15 1 13 780.2 800 422 376 75 298 29 464 21 4 26 3374 91 1.406 9.2 0.9 3.4 5.3 1.56
DET (1 yr) 3 1 .750 3.30 32 3 15 0 0 0 60.0 58 28 22 5 21 2 38 6 0 4 260 114 1.317 8.7 0.8 3.2 5.7 1.81
NL (6 yrs) 33 45 .423 4.33 214 90 47 15 1 13 780.2 800 422 376 75 298 29 464 21 4 26 3374 91 1.406 9.2 0.9 3.4 5.3 1.56
AL (1 yr) 3 1 .750 3.30 32 3 15 0 0 0 60.0 58 28 22 5 21 2 38 6 0 4 260 114 1.317 8.7 0.8 3.2 5.7 1.81

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1957 21 CHC NL 16.1 8 0 16 8.82 4.50 -0.20 0.00 104.7 4.92 -7 -0.7 .9 0.0 -0.5 -5 .414 .496
1958 22 CHC NL 65.2 17 8 29 3.97 4.42 0.02 0.00 96.7 4.25 2 0.2 .4 -0.1 0.9 9 .515 .502
1959 23 CHC NL 234.1 37 36 117 4.49 4.42 0.25 0.00 101.3 4.22 -9 -0.9 3.2 -0.1 1.3 17 .475 .494
1960 24 CHC NL 203.2 38 30 105 4.64 4.22 0.00 0.05 100.5 4.28 -8 -0.9 1.2 -0.1 1.1 12 .477 .494
1961 25 CHC NL 152.0 57 12 85 5.03 4.59 -0.46 -0.07 104.9 5.22 2 0.2 1.9 -0.1 1.8 20 .504 .502
1962 26 CHC NL 107.2 57 4 70 5.85 4.68 -0.15 -0.13 105.2 4.95 -11 -1.2 1.5 -0.4 -0.4 0 .479 .493
1963 27 DET AL 60.0 32 3 28 4.20 4.04 0.23 -0.11 102.2 3.78 -2 -0.2 .4 -0.1 0.2 2 .493 .499
7 Seasons 839.2 246 93 450 4.82 4.41 -0.02 -0.03 102.0 4.49 -33 -3.4 1.3 -0.8 4.4 54 .486 .497
CHC (6 yrs) 779.2 214 90 422 4.87 4.44 -0.04 -0.02 102.0 4.55 -31 -3.2 1.5 -0.8 4.2 52 .485 .496
DET (1 yr) 60.0 32 3 28 4.20 4.04 0.23 -0.11 102.2 3.78 -2 -0.2 .4 -0.1 0.2 2 .493 .499

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1957 21 CHC NL 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 22 CHC NL 17 17 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .118 .118 .118 .235 -37 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1959 23 CHC NL 37 90 80 6 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 34 .075 .119 .088 .207 -43 7 1 1 6 0 0 1
1960 24 CHC NL 39 82 71 4 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 26 .169 .221 .169 .390 10 12 0 1 5 1 0 1
1961 25 CHC NL 57 45 42 5 6 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 22 .143 .163 .286 .449 16 12 0 0 2 0 0 1
1962 26 CHC NL 57 27 23 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 10 .130 .200 .217 .417 11 5 1 0 2 0 0 1
1963 27 DET AL 32 9 9 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .444 .444 .556 1.000 176 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 247 274 246 18 33 2 1 2 12 0 0 10 107 .134 .174 .175 .349 -5 43 2 2 15 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 180 161 12 22 1 1 1 8 0 0 7 70 .134 .174 .175 .349 -5 28 1 1 10 1 0
CHC (6 yrs) 215 265 237 17 29 1 1 2 10 0 0 10 104 .122 .164 .160 .324 -12 38 2 2 15 1 0
DET (1 yr) 32 9 9 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .444 .444 .556 1.000 176 5 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 215 265 237 17 29 1 1 2 10 0 0 10 104 .122 .164 .160 .324 -12 38 2 2 15 1 0
AL (1 yr) 32 9 9 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .444 .444 .556 1.000 176 5 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1957 21 CHC NL 8 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /1
1958 22 CHC NL 17 17 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1959 23 CHC NL 37 90 -17 0 -0 0 10 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .483 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1
1960 24 CHC NL 39 82 -9 0 0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1961 25 CHC NL 57 45 -5 -0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1962 26 CHC NL 57 27 -3 0 -0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1963 27 DET AL 32 9 1 -0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
7 Seasons 247 274 -37 0 1 0 31 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .498 .500 -0.5 -0.0 -5
CHC (6 yrs) 215 265 -38 0 1 0 30 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .497 .499 -0.7 0.0 -7
DET (1 yr) 32 9 1 -0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1957 CHC NL 21 P 8 0 0 16.1 7 0 5 2 0 .714 2.76 0.63 .961 2.04 2.08 0 1 100% 39% 0
1958 CHC NL 22 P 17 8 2 65.2 14 3 11 0 0 1.000 1.92 0.82 .955 1.97 1.96 4 3 43% 39% 0
1959 CHC NL 23 P 37 36 7 235.1 60 13 43 4 4 .933 2.14 1.51 .954 1.99 1.97 24 6 20% 38% 0
1960 CHC NL 24 P 38 30 5 203.2 57 10 43 4 2 .930 2.34 1.39 .962 2.09 2.08 13 8 38% 40% 0
1961 CHC NL 25 P 57 12 1 152.0 52 14 38 0 7 1.000 3.08 0.91 .959 2.18 2.15 7 4 36% 38% 1
1962 CHC NL 26 P 57 4 0 107.2 21 4 16 1 1 .952 1.67 0.35 .948 2.07 2.05 13 6 32% 34% 0
1963 DET AL 27 P 32 3 0 60.0 13 2 9 2 0 .846 1.65 0.34 .955 2.00 2.00 5 1 17% 33% 0
7 Seasons P 246 93 15 840.2 224 46 165 13 14 .942 2.26 0.86 .957 2.06 2.05 66 29 31% 37% 1
7 Seasons TOT 246 93 15 840.2 224 46 165 13 14 .942 2.26 0.86 .957 2.06 2.05 66 29 31% 37% 1
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1961 NL  57 (5th)
1962 NL  57 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1961 NL  8 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1959 NL  235.3 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1959 NL  36 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1960 NL  26 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1959 NL  77 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1959 NL  245 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1959 NL  0.803 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1959 NL  13 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1959 NL  108 (3rd)
1960 NL  93 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1960 NL  9 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1960 NL  7 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1959 NL  1,004 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1961 NL  57 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1959 NL  4 (1st)
1960 NL  4 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 9 (1579), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1756), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (711th), 3.9 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Carl robert Anderson

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