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Bob Bowman

Robert James Bowman

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 3, 1910 in Keystone, WV (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1939 (Age 28.200)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants/Cubs 1939-1942

Final Game: May 25, 1942 (Age 31.234)
Died: September 4, 1972 in Bluefield, WV
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, WV
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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+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1939 28 STL NL 13 5 .722 2.60 51 15 19 4 2 8 169.1 141 54 49 8 60 78 1 1 3 692 158 3.75 1.187 7.5 0.4 3.2 4.1 1.30 MVP-30
1940 29 STL NL 7 5 .583 4.33 28 17 3 7 0 0 114.1 118 66 55 9 43 43 4 0 4 499 92 4.34 1.408 9.3 0.7 3.4 3.4 1.00
1941 30 NYG NL 6 7 .462 5.71 29 6 12 2 0 1 80.1 100 55 51 10 36 25 1 0 2 372 65 5.04 1.693 11.2 1.1 4.0 2.8 0.69
1942 31 CHC NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.42 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
4 Yrs 26 17 .605 3.82 109 38 35 13 2 9 365.0 360 175 155 27 139 146 6 1 9 1567 104 4.21 1.367 8.9 0.7 3.4 3.6 1.05
162 Game Avg. 12 8 .605 3.82 50 18 16 6 1 4 169 167 81 72 12 64 68 3 0 4 725 104 4.21 1.367 8.9 0.7 3.4 3.6 1.05
STL (2 yrs) 20 10 .667 3.30 79 32 22 11 2 8 283.2 259 120 104 17 103 121 5 1 7 1191 123 3.99 1.276 8.2 0.5 3.3 3.8 1.17
NYG (1 yr) 6 7 .462 5.71 29 6 12 2 0 1 80.1 100 55 51 10 36 25 1 0 2 372 65 5.04 1.693 11.2 1.1 4.0 2.8 0.69
CHC (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.42 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1939 28 STL NL 169.1 51 15 54 2.87 4.33 0.10 0.00 104.8 4.44 30 3.3 1.0 -0.1 4.8 44 .565 .520 MVP-30
1940 29 STL NL 114.1 28 17 66 5.20 4.13 -0.19 0.00 101.7 4.39 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.0 0 .464 .494
1941 30 NYG NL 80.1 29 6 55 6.16 4.18 -0.11 0.00 101.8 4.37 -16 -1.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .444 .490
1942 31 CHC NL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.54 -0.16 0.00 92.0 4.33 0 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .559 .500
4 Seasons 365.0 109 38 175 4.32 4.24 -0.04 0.00 103.1 4.41 5 0.8 1.0 -0.2 4.0 36 .507 .505
STL (2 yrs) 283.2 79 32 120 3.81 4.25 -0.02 0.00 103.6 4.42 21 2.3 1.0 -0.1 4.8 45 .529 .511
NYG (1 yr) 80.1 29 6 55 6.16 4.18 -0.11 0.00 101.8 4.37 -16 -1.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .444 .490
CHC (1 yr) 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.54 -0.16 0.00 92.0 4.33 0 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .559 .500

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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
1939 28 STL NL 51 56 47 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 29 .085 .157 .106 .263 -30 5 0 0 5 1 MVP-30
1940 29 STL NL 28 40 33 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 17 .061 .162 .061 .223 -38 2 0 0 2 1
1941 30 NYG NL 29 26 21 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 15 .048 .130 .190 .321 -11 4 1 0 3 1
1942 31 CHC NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 109 122 101 5 7 1 0 1 4 0 10 61 .069 .153 .109 .262 -29 11 1 0 10
162 Game Avg. 162 181 150 7 10 1 0 1 6 0 15 91 .069 .153 .109 .262 -29 16 1 0 15
STL (2 yrs) 79 96 80 4 6 1 0 0 3 0 8 46 .075 .159 .088 .247 -33 7 0 0 7
NYG (1 yr) 29 26 21 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 15 .048 .130 .190 .321 -11 4 1 0 3
CHC (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1939 28 STL NL 51 56 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .492 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1 MVP-30
1940 29 STL NL 28 40 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1941 30 NYG NL 29 26 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1942 31 CHC NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
4 Seasons 109 122 -21 0 0 0 13 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .493 .498 -0.8 -0.0 -8
STL (2 yrs) 79 96 -17 0 0 0 11 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .491 .498 -0.7 -0.0 -7
NYG (1 yr) 29 26 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CHC (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1939 STL NL 28 P 51 15 4 169.1 36 4 30 2 0 .944 1.81 0.67 .960 2.19 2.16 MVP-30
1940 STL NL 29 P 28 17 7 114.1 26 2 23 1 0 .962 1.97 0.89 .962 2.22 2.22 4 1 20% 0
1941 NYG NL 30 P 29 6 2 80.1 24 4 20 0 0 1.000 2.69 0.83 .965 2.23 2.21 0 0 1
1942 CHC NL 31 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
4 Seasons P 109 38 13 365.0 86 10 73 3 0 .965 2.05 0.76 .962 2.21 2.19 4 1 20% 1
4 Seasons TOT 109 38 13 365.0 86 10 73 3 0 .965 2.05 0.76 .962 2.21 2.19 4 1 20% 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 NL (30, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1939 NL  4.8 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1939 NL  2.60 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1939 NL  .722 (2nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1939 NL  1.187 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  7.494 (2nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  4.146 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1939 NL  51 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1939 NL  8 (2nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1939 NL  2 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  0.425 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1939 NL  19 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1939 NL  158 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1939 NL  3.75 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1939 NL  28 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1939 NL  2.9 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1939 NL  51 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 14 (1314), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1611), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (820th), 3.1 career WAR/3.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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