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Bob Bruce

Robert James Bruce

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 16, 1933 in Detroit, MI
High School: Highland Park HS (Highland Park, MI)
School: Alma College (Alma, MI)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1959 (Age 26.121)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colt.45's/Astros/Tigers/Braves 1959-1967

Final Game: June 24, 1967 (Age 34.039)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 31, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #969. Brad Lidge… #970. George Haddock… #971. David Weathers… #972. BOB BRUCE… #973. Tyler Clippard… #974. Slim Harriss… #975. Vic Lombardi… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1959 26 DET AL 0 1 .000 9.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 5 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 12 54 12.54 2.500 9.0 4.5 13.5 4.5 0.33
1960 27 DET AL 4 7 .364 3.74 34 15 8 1 0 0 130.0 127 68 54 16 56 1 76 5 0 6 572 107 4.37 1.408 8.8 1.1 3.9 5.3 1.36
1961 28 DET AL 1 2 .333 4.43 14 6 2 0 0 0 44.2 57 28 22 6 24 2 25 2 0 0 210 93 4.95 1.813 11.5 1.2 4.8 5.0 1.04
1962 29 HOU NL 10 9 .526 4.06 32 27 0 6 0 0 175.0 164 92 79 16 82 3 135 12 1 7 765 92 3.87 1.406 8.4 0.8 4.2 6.9 1.65
1963 30 HOU NL 5 9 .357 3.59 30 25 2 1 1 0 170.1 162 73 68 7 60 3 123 8 3 9 726 88 2.77 1.303 8.6 0.4 3.2 6.5 2.05
1964 31 HOU NL 15 9 .625 2.76 35 29 2 9 4 0 202.1 191 70 62 8 33 4 135 3 1 4 830 125 2.32 1.107 8.5 0.4 1.5 6.0 4.09
1965 32 HOU NL 9 18 .333 3.72 35 34 0 7 1 0 229.2 241 107 95 22 38 4 145 9 0 8 956 90 3.11 1.215 9.4 0.9 1.5 5.7 3.82
1966 33 HOU NL 3 13 .188 5.34 25 23 0 1 0 0 129.2 160 83 77 16 29 4 71 8 1 1 574 64 3.92 1.458 11.1 1.1 2.0 4.9 2.45
1967 34 ATL NL 2 3 .400 4.89 12 7 2 1 0 1 38.2 42 25 21 3 15 4 22 1 1 1 173 69 3.65 1.474 9.8 0.7 3.5 5.1 1.47
9 Yrs 49 71 .408 3.85 219 167 17 26 6 1 1122.1 1146 551 480 95 340 25 733 48 7 37 4818 91 3.38 1.324 9.2 0.8 2.7 5.9 2.16
162 Game Avg. 9 13 .408 3.85 39 29 3 5 1 0 198 202 97 85 17 60 4 129 8 1 7 849 91 3.38 1.324 9.2 0.8 2.7 5.9 2.16
HOU (5 yrs) 42 58 .420 3.78 157 138 4 24 6 0 907.0 918 425 381 69 242 18 609 40 6 29 3851 90 3.13 1.279 9.1 0.7 2.4 6.0 2.52
DET (3 yrs) 5 10 .333 3.97 50 22 11 1 0 0 176.2 186 101 78 23 83 3 102 7 0 7 794 102 4.61 1.523 9.5 1.2 4.2 5.2 1.23
ATL (1 yr) 2 3 .400 4.89 12 7 2 1 0 1 38.2 42 25 21 3 15 4 22 1 1 1 173 69 3.65 1.474 9.8 0.7 3.5 5.1 1.47
NL (6 yrs) 44 61 .419 3.83 169 145 6 25 6 1 945.2 960 450 402 72 257 22 631 41 7 30 4024 89 3.15 1.287 9.1 0.7 2.4 6.0 2.46
AL (3 yrs) 5 10 .333 3.97 50 22 11 1 0 0 176.2 186 101 78 23 83 3 102 7 0 7 794 102 4.61 1.523 9.5 1.2 4.2 5.2 1.23
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
1959 26 DET AL 2.0 2 1 5 22.50 4.19 0.08 0.00 108.0 4.43 -4 -0.4 .0 0.1 -0.2 -4 .323 .498
1960 27 DET AL 130.0 34 15 68 4.71 4.44 0.05 0.00 103.7 4.55 -1 -0.1 .8 -0.1 0.9 8 .497 .499
1961 28 DET AL 44.2 14 6 28 5.64 4.37 0.40 -0.00 102.9 4.08 -8 -0.7 .4 0.0 -0.3 -4 .447 .495
1962 29 HOU NL 175.0 32 27 92 4.73 4.71 -0.51 0.06 94.2 4.98 4 0.4 .6 -0.1 2.1 23 .512 .502
1963 30 HOU NL 170.1 30 25 73 3.86 3.96 -0.42 0.05 96.9 4.29 7 0.8 .8 -0.1 2.4 23 .526 .505
1964 31 HOU NL 202.1 35 29 70 3.11 4.06 -0.38 0.05 96.7 4.34 26 3.1 1.5 -0.1 5.0 47 .587 .519
1965 32 HOU NL 229.2 35 34 107 4.19 4.04 -0.41 0.07 94.6 4.27 2 0.2 2.5 -0.1 2.4 23 .507 .501
1966 33 HOU NL 129.2 25 23 83 5.76 4.07 -0.50 0.07 94.2 4.37 -21 -2.2 .4 -0.1 -1.0 -8 .412 .486
1967 34 ATL NL 38.2 12 7 25 5.82 3.65 -0.13 0.03 98.8 3.76 -9 -1.0 1.2 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .416 .494
9 Seasons 1122.1 219 167 551 4.42 4.18 -0.34 0.05 96.8 4.42 -5 0.1 .9 -0.5 10.6 103 .500 .502
HOU (5 yrs) 907.0 157 138 425 4.22 4.16 -0.44 0.06 95.4 4.44 16 2.3 1.0 -0.5 11.0 108 .514 .504
DET (3 yrs) 176.2 50 22 101 5.15 4.42 0.14 0.00 103.6 4.43 -12 -1.2 .7 0.0 0.3 1 .476 .498
ATL (1 yr) 38.2 12 7 25 5.82 3.65 -0.13 0.03 98.8 3.76 -9 -1.0 1.2 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .416 .494

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
1959 26 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1960 27 DET AL 34 45 39 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 .179 .256 .179 .435 18 7 0 0 2 0 0 1
1961 28 DET AL 14 12 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .111 .273 .222 .495 33 2 1 0 1 0 0 1
1962 29 HOU NL 32 68 55 8 11 1 0 0 7 0 0 12 14 .200 .343 .218 .561 60 12 2 0 1 0 0 1
1963 30 HOU NL 32 64 55 5 7 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 17 .127 .213 .200 .413 23 11 0 1 3 0 0 1
1964 31 HOU NL 37 72 63 1 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 14 .190 .239 .206 .445 30 13 0 2 5 0 0 1
1965 32 HOU NL 35 80 74 3 9 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 26 .122 .132 .149 .280 -18 11 0 0 4 1 0 1
1966 33 HOU NL 25 47 39 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 14 .077 .100 .077 .177 -48 3 0 0 7 0 0 1
1967 34 ATL NL 12 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 223 401 346 25 52 7 1 0 17 0 0 28 102 .150 .220 .176 .396 15 61 3 3 23 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 291 251 18 38 5 1 0 12 0 0 20 74 .150 .220 .176 .396 15 44 2 2 17 1 0
HOU (5 yrs) 161 331 286 19 42 6 1 0 16 0 0 21 85 .147 .212 .175 .387 13 50 2 3 20 1 0
DET (3 yrs) 50 57 48 5 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 13 .167 .259 .188 .447 21 9 1 0 3 0 0
ATL (1 yr) 12 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 16 2 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 173 344 298 20 44 6 1 0 16 0 0 22 89 .148 .213 .174 .387 13 52 2 3 20 1 0
AL (3 yrs) 50 57 48 5 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 13 .167 .259 .188 .447 21 9 1 0 3 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
1959 26 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1960 27 DET AL 34 45 -5 -0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1961 28 DET AL 14 12 -0 -0 -0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1962 29 HOU NL 32 68 -1 -1 0 0 8 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .520 .504 0.6 0.0 6 1
1963 30 HOU NL 32 64 -4 0 0 0 7 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .514 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1
1964 31 HOU NL 37 72 -5 0 0 0 8 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .513 .503 0.5 0.0 4 1
1965 32 HOU NL 35 80 -11 -0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1966 33 HOU NL 25 47 -9 -0 0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .485 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
1967 34 ATL NL 12 13 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
9 Seasons 223 401 -35 -1 1 0 46 11 1.2 0 11 1.2 .505 .501 1.1 0.1 11
HOU (5 yrs) 161 331 -29 -1 1 0 38 10 1.0 0 10 1.0 .506 .501 1.0 0.1 10
DET (3 yrs) 50 57 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
ATL (1 yr) 12 13 -1 -0 0 0 1 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
1959 DET AL 26 P 2 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.05 2 0 0% 40% 0
1960 DET AL 27 P 34 15 1 130.0 33 9 23 1 2 .970 2.22 0.94 .967 1.96 1.95 13 4 24% 40% 0
1961 DET AL 28 P 14 6 0 44.2 7 5 1 1 0 .857 1.21 0.43 .954 2.06 2.02 2 2 50% 36% 0
1962 HOU NL 29 P 32 27 6 175.0 41 14 26 1 2 .976 2.06 1.25 .948 2.07 2.05 19 4 17% 34% 0
1963 HOU NL 30 P 30 25 1 170.1 35 13 21 1 1 .971 1.80 1.13 .951 2.06 2.06 10 4 29% 42% 1
1964 HOU NL 31 P 35 29 9 202.1 47 11 35 1 0 .979 2.05 1.31 .953 2.14 2.13 11 3 21% 40% 0
1965 HOU NL 32 P 35 34 7 229.2 64 25 36 3 1 .953 2.39 1.74 .956 2.08 2.08 19 6 24% 36% 1
1966 HOU NL 33 P 25 23 1 129.2 33 15 18 0 1 1.000 2.29 1.32 .947 1.96 1.96 8 3 27% 40% 0
1967 ATL NL 34 P 12 7 1 38.2 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 1.63 0.58 .960 2.00 2.00 1 1 50% 40% 0
9 Seasons P 219 167 26 1122.1 267 95 164 8 7 .970 2.08 1.18 .954 2.05 2.04 85 27 24% 38% 2
9 Seasons TOT 219 167 26 1122.1 267 95 164 8 7 .970 2.08 1.18 .954 2.05 2.04 85 27 24% 38% 2
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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1964 NL  2.76 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1964 NL  .625 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1964 NL  1.107 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1964 NL  1.468 (2nd)
1965 NL  1.489 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1962 NL  6.943 (6th)
1963 NL  6.499 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1964 NL  4 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1965 NL  241 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1964 NL  4.091 (3rd)
1965 NL  3.816 (4th)
Career  2.156 (227th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1963 NL  0.370 (3rd)
1964 NL  0.356 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1965 NL  18 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1965 NL  95 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1963 NL  9 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1962 NL  12 (2nd)
1963 NL  8 (7th)
1965 NL  9 (6th)
1966 NL  8 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1964 NL  2.32 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1965 NL  25 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 12 (1386), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1633), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1298), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (743rd), 11.8 career WAR/13.8 7yr-peak WAR/12.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby James robert Bruce

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