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Bob Bescher

Robert Henry Bescher

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: February 25, 1884 in London, OH
High School: Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, MA)
Schools: University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN), Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1908 (Age 24.193)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1909 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cardinals/Giants/Indians 1908-1918

Final Game: September 1, 1918 (Age 34.188)
Died: November 29, 1942 in London, OH
Buried: Kirkwood Cemetery, London, OH
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Standard Batting

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
1908 24 CIN NL 32 127 114 16 31 5 5 0 17 10 9 22 .272 .336 .404 .740 138 46 2 2 O
1909 25 CIN NL 124 513 446 73 107 17 6 1 34 54 56 76 .240 .335 .312 .647 102 139 8 3 *O
1910 26 CIN NL 150 682 589 95 147 20 10 4 48 70 81 75 .250 .344 .338 .682 102 199 4 8 *O
1911 27 CIN NL 153 716 599 106 165 32 10 1 45 81 102 78 .275 .385 .367 .753 114 220 5 10 *O MVP-17
1912 28 CIN NL 145 646 548 120 154 29 11 4 38 67 83 61 .281 .381 .396 .777 115 217 6 9 *O MVP-5
1913 29 CIN NL 141 615 511 86 132 22 11 1 37 38 23 94 68 .258 .377 .350 .727 108 179 3 7 *O
1914 30 NYG NL 135 571 512 82 138 23 4 6 35 36 45 48 .270 .336 .365 .701 111 187 6 8 *O87
1915 31 STL NL 130 560 486 71 128 15 7 4 34 27 19 52 53 .263 .342 .348 .690 108 169 6 15 *O7/9
1916 32 STL NL 151 636 561 78 132 24 8 6 43 39 12 60 50 .235 .316 .339 .654 103 190 6 9 *7O/89
1917 33 STL NL 42 134 110 10 17 1 1 1 8 3 20 13 .155 .290 .209 .499 56 23 1 3 O7/8
1918 34 CLE AL 25 77 60 12 20 2 1 0 6 3 17 5 .333 .487 .400 .887 157 24 1 0 O9/8
11 Yrs 1228 5277 4536 749 1171 190 74 28 345 428 54 619 549 .258 .353 .351 .704 108 1593 48 74
162 Game Avg. 162 696 598 99 154 25 10 4 46 56 82 72 .258 .353 .351 .704 108 210 6 10
CIN (6 yrs) 745 3299 2807 496 736 125 53 11 219 320 23 425 380 .262 .365 .356 .721 110 1000 28 39
STL (3 yrs) 323 1330 1157 159 277 40 16 11 85 69 31 132 116 .239 .324 .330 .654 100 382 13 27
NYG (1 yr) 135 571 512 82 138 23 4 6 35 36 45 48 .270 .336 .365 .701 111 187 6 8
CLE (1 yr) 25 77 60 12 20 2 1 0 6 3 17 5 .333 .487 .400 .887 157 24 1 0
NL (10 yrs) 1203 5200 4476 737 1151 188 73 28 339 425 54 602 544 .257 .351 .351 .702 108 1569 47 74
AL (1 yr) 25 77 60 12 20 2 1 0 6 3 17 5 .333 .487 .400 .887 157 24 1 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
1908 24 CIN NL 32 127 4 1 0 3 -2 6 0.8 4 10 1.2 .525 .505 0.9 0.2 7 O
1909 25 CIN NL 124 513 1 7 0 2 -6 4 0.5 17 20 2.2 .504 .503 1.9 -0.4 18 *O
1910 26 CIN NL 150 682 3 9 0 2 -8 6 0.7 19 25 2.6 .504 .504 2.3 -0.6 23 *O
1911 27 CIN NL 153 716 14 10 0 -6 -8 10 0.8 20 30 2.9 .507 .506 3.8 -1.6 36 *O MVP-17
1912 28 CIN NL 145 646 14 9 0 4 -8 19 1.8 19 38 3.8 .513 .512 3.5 -0.4 34 *O MVP-5
1913 29 CIN NL 141 615 8 1 0 0 -7 2 0.2 19 20 2.1 .502 .501 2.1 -0.8 20 *O
1914 30 NYG NL 135 571 7 2 0 2 -4 8 0.7 17 25 2.5 .506 .505 2.4 -0.3 23 *O87
1915 31 STL NL 130 560 5 0 0 2 -7 1 -0.0 17 18 1.8 .501 .501 1.7 -0.6 16 $4,500 *O7/9
1916 32 STL NL 151 636 3 5 0 -4 -8 -4 -0.5 19 15 1.5 .497 .497 2.0 -1.5 19 $4,500 *7O/89
1917 33 STL NL 42 134 -4 -0 0 0 -2 -6 -0.8 4 -2 -0.3 .482 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2 O7/8
1918 34 CLE AL 25 77 5 -0 0 0 -1 4 0.5 3 7 0.8 .519 .503 0.8 -0.1 7 O9/8
11 Seasons 1228 5277 60 44 0 5 -60 49 4.8 159 208 21.2 .504 .503 21.0 -6.4 203 $9,000
CIN (6 yrs) 745 3299 43 37 0 5 -39 47 4.9 98 145 14.9 .507 .505 14.4 -3.6 140
STL (3 yrs) 323 1330 4 5 0 -2 -16 -9 -1.3 40 31 3.0 .496 .498 3.4 -2.3 33 $9,000
NYG (1 yr) 135 571 7 2 0 2 -4 8 0.7 17 25 2.5 .506 .505 2.4 -0.3 23
CLE (1 yr) 25 77 5 -0 0 0 -1 4 0.5 3 7 0.8 .519 .503 0.8 -0.1 7

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1908 24 CIN NL 127 85 15 4.8 70 .337 .272 .245 .336 .306 .404 .315 .740 .621 138 .700 4.5 0.5 .807 .298 .132 .0
1909 25 CIN NL 513 342 45 3.6 76 .287 .240 .251 .335 .319 .312 .324 .647 .642 102 .542 3.0 0.4 .758 .318 .072 2.0
1910 26 CIN NL 682 450 68 4.0 85 .280 .250 .258 .344 .332 .338 .342 .682 .674 102 .546 3.6 0.4 .801 .345 .088 7.6
1911 27 CIN NL 716 444 84 5.1 93 .315 .275 .265 .385 .341 .367 .365 .753 .706 114 .608 16.3 1.7 .940 .397 .092 2.0
1912 28 CIN NL 646 403 82 5.4 97 .311 .281 .277 .381 .346 .396 .376 .777 .722 115 .610 15.1 1.5 .947 .389 .115 7.5
1913 29 CIN NL 615 409 67 4.4 92 .296 .258 .270 .377 .334 .350 .367 .727 .701 108 .574 10.5 1.1 .724 .305 .092 1.9
1914 30 NYG NL 571 382 61 4.3 82 .288 .270 .255 .336 .323 .365 .342 .701 .664 111 .590 7.2 0.8 .733 .254 .096 10.3
1915 31 STL NL 560 392 55 3.8 82 .289 .263 .257 .342 .320 .348 .344 .690 .664 108 .563 5.8 0.7 .623 .208 .084 7.0
1916 32 STL NL 636 450 61 3.7 77 .250 .235 .252 .316 .310 .339 .336 .654 .646 103 .547 3.2 0.4 .642 .258 .103 10.4
1917 33 STL NL 134 96 7 2.0 76 .167 .155 .253 .290 .310 .209 .334 .499 .644 56 .275 -4.7 -0.6 .505 .264 .055 1.5
1918 34 CLE AL 77 40 12 8.2 89 .364 .333 .272 .487 .344 .400 .346 .887 .691 157 .825 6.2 0.7 1.125 .400 .067 .0
11 Yrs 5277 3493 557 4.3 85 .289 .258 .260 .353 .328 .351 .349 .704 .677 108 .576 70.6 7.7 .770 .312 .093 52.6
162 Game Avg. 696 461 73 4.3 85 .289 .258 .260 .353 .328 .351 .349 .704 .677 108 .576 9 1 .770 .312 .093 7
CIN (6 yrs) 3299 2133 361 4.5 88 .300 .262 .264 .365 .334 .356 .354 .721 .688 110 .584 53.0 5.7 .836 .351 .094 21.3
STL (3 yrs) 1330 938 123 3.5 79 .258 .239 .254 .324 .314 .330 .339 .654 .654 100 .531 4.3 0.5 .620 .238 .091 19.0
NYG (1 yr) 571 382 61 4.3 82 .288 .270 .255 .336 .323 .365 .342 .701 .664 111 .590 7.2 0.8 .733 .254 .096 10.3
CLE (1 yr) 77 40 12 8.2 89 .364 .333 .272 .487 .344 .400 .346 .887 .691 157 .825 6.2 0.7 1.125 .400 .067 .0
NL (10 yrs) 5200 3453 545 4.2 85 .288 .257 .260 .351 .328 .351 .349 .702 .677 108 .571 64.5 7.0 .766 .311 .093 52.5
AL (1 yr) 77 40 12 8.2 89 .364 .333 .272 .487 .344 .400 .346 .887 .691 157 .825 6.2 0.7 1.125 .400 .067 .0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1908 24 CIN NL 127 0.0% 17.3% 7.1% 7.9% 32% 2.44 5.2 6.7 72%
1909 25 CIN NL 513 0.2% 14.8% 10.9% 4.7% 22% 1.36 5.9 446.0 13.1 72%
1910 26 CIN NL 682 0.6% 11.0% 11.9% 5.0% 23% 0.93 7.9 147.3 12.3 75%
1911 27 CIN NL 716 0.1% 10.9% 14.3% 6.0% 26% 0.76 7.7 599.0 13.3 73%
1912 28 CIN NL 646 0.6% 9.4% 12.9% 6.8% 29% 0.73 9.0 137.0 14.4 75%
1913 29 CIN NL 615 0.2% 11.1% 15.3% 5.5% 26% 0.72 7.5 511.0 13.8 72%
1914 30 NYG NL 571 1.1% 8.4% 7.9% 5.8% 24% 1.07 10.7 85.3 14.6 80%
1915 31 STL NL 560 0.7% 9.5% 9.3% 4.6% 20% 1.02 9.2 121.5 14.3 77%
1916 32 STL NL 636 0.9% 7.9% 9.4% 6.0% 29% 0.83 11.2 93.5 13.0 79%
1917 33 STL NL 134 0.8% 9.7% 14.9% 2.2% 18% 0.65 8.5 110.0 13.8 72%
1918 34 CLE AL 77 0.0% 6.5% 22.1% 3.9% 15% 0.29 12.0 10.0 71%
11 Yrs 5277 0.5% 10.4% 11.7% 5.5% 25% 0.89 8.3 162.0 13.1 75%
MLB Averages 0.4% 10.1% 7.8% 4.9% 22% 1.30 8.8 209.1 10.2 78%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1908 24 32 127 114 16 31 5 5 0 17 10 9 22 .272 .336 .404 .740 138 46 2 2
1909 25 156 640 560 89 138 22 11 1 51 64 65 98 .246 .335 .330 .666 109 185 10 5
1910 26 306 1322 1149 184 285 42 21 5 99 134 146 173 .248 .340 .334 .674 105 384 14 13
1911 27 459 2038 1748 290 450 74 31 6 144 215 248 251 .257 .356 .346 .701 108 604 19 23
1912 28 604 2684 2296 410 604 103 42 10 182 282 331 312 .263 .362 .358 .720 110 821 25 32
1913 29 745 3299 2807 496 736 125 53 11 219 320 23 425 380 .262 .365 .356 .721 110 1000 28 39
1914 30 880 3870 3319 578 874 148 57 17 254 356 23 470 428 .263 .360 .358 .718 110 1187 34 47
1915 31 1010 4430 3805 649 1002 163 64 21 288 383 42 522 481 .263 .358 .356 .715 110 1356 40 62
1916 32 1161 5066 4366 727 1134 187 72 27 331 422 54 582 531 .260 .353 .354 .707 109 1546 46 71
1917 33 1203 5200 4476 737 1151 188 73 28 339 425 54 602 544 .257 .351 .351 .702 108 1569 47 74
1918 34 1228 5277 4536 749 1171 190 74 28 345 428 54 619 549 .258 .353 .351 .704 108 1593 48 74

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1908 24 33 139 124 22 38 6 6 0 24 12 11 23 .306 .372 .452 .824 21 32
1909 25 130 558 480 93 126 20 7 1 43 64 66 79 .263 .362 .340 .702 57 124
1910 26 157 732 628 113 166 23 11 5 57 79 91 78 .264 .362 .360 .722 80 150
1911 27 159 748 625 113 174 34 11 1 48 85 108 81 .278 .389 .373 .762 89 153
1912 28 154 681 578 125 161 30 12 4 39 70 87 65 .279 .379 .393 .771 85 145
1913 29 147 651 539 95 143 24 12 1 41 41 102 71 .265 .385 .360 .745 74 141
1914 30 140 614 547 101 159 26 5 7 43 41 52 50 .291 .360 .395 .755 76 135
1915 31 135 605 521 89 149 17 8 5 42 31 61 55 .286 .368 .378 .747 71 130
1916 32 157 695 606 106 161 29 10 7 59 48 73 52 .266 .351 .381 .733 80 151
1917 33 44 145 117 13 20 1 1 1 10 4 24 14 .171 .317 .222 .539 8 42
1918 34 32 104 79 17 28 3 1 0 9 4 24 6 .354 .510 .418 .927 17 25
11 Yrs 1288 5672 4844 887 1325 213 84 32 415 479 699 574 .274 .371 .372 .743 658 1228
162 Game Avg. 162 713 609 112 167 27 11 4 52 60 88 72 .274 .371 .372 .743 83 1228

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (17, 6%)
1912 NL (5, 27%)
0.33 Career Shares (589th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1912 NL  3.8 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1911 NL  3.8 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1913 NL  .377 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1911 NL  153 (8th)
1916 NL  151 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1910 NL  589 (4th)
1911 NL  599 (2nd)
1916 NL  561 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1910 NL  682 (2nd)
1911 NL  716 (1st)
1912 NL  646 (6th)
1916 NL  636 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1910 NL  95 (5th)
1911 NL  106 (2nd)
1912 NL  120 (1st)
1913 NL  86 (6th)
1914 NL  82 (8th)
1916 NL  78 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1911 NL  165 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1911 NL  32 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1910 NL  81 (6th)
1911 NL  102 (3rd)
1912 NL  83 (4th)
1913 NL  94 (1st)
1916 NL  60 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1909 NL  76 (2nd)
1910 NL  75 (3rd)
1911 NL  78 (1st)
1913 NL  68 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1909 NL  54 (1st)
1910 NL  70 (1st)
1911 NL  81 (1st)
1912 NL  67 (1st)
1913 NL  38 (6th)
1914 NL  36 (5th)
1915 NL  27 (6th)
1916 NL  39 (3rd)
Career  428 (61st)

Singles s c a p y
1911 NL  122 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1910 NL  232 (7th)
1911 NL  272 (2nd)
1912 NL  243 (7th)
1913 NL  229 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1909 NL  8 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1913 NL  23 (7th)
1915 NL  19 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1910 NL  7.6 (10th)
1914 NL  10.3 (8th)
1916 NL  10.4 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1910 NL  450 (5th)
1911 NL  444 (3rd)
1916 NL  450 (7th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 13 (184), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 54 (474), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 17 (927), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1045), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (112th), 21.2 career WAR/18.0 7yr-peak WAR/19.6 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Henry robert Bescher

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