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Bob Clark

Robert H. Clark

Positions: Catcher, Rightfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 18, 1863 in Covington, KY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1886 (Age 22.334, 1,090th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1886 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Bridegrooms/Grays/Reds/Colonels 1886-1893

Final Game: August 3, 1893 (Age 30.077)
Died: August 21, 1919 in Covington, KY
Buried: St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, KY
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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
1886 23 BRO AA 71 286 269 37 58 8 2 0 26 14 17 .216 .262 .260 .522 64 70 0 2O6
1887 24 BRO AA 48 185 177 24 47 3 1 0 18 15 7 11 .266 .297 .294 .591 63 52 1 2/O
1888 25 BRO AA 45 161 150 23 36 5 3 1 20 11 9 8 .240 .292 .333 .625 100 50 2 2/O3
1889 26 BRO AA 53 209 182 32 50 5 2 0 22 18 26 7 .275 .368 .324 .693 103 59 1 2
1890 27 BRO NL 43 170 151 24 33 3 3 0 15 10 15 8 .219 .306 .278 .584 70 42 4 2/O
1891 28 CIN NL 16 61 54 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 6 9 .111 .213 .111 .324 -4 6 1 2
1893 30 LOU NL 12 33 28 3 3 1 0 0 3 0 5 5 .107 .242 .143 .385 7 4 0 2/O6
7 Yrs 288 1105 1011 145 233 25 11 1 107 71 85 48 .230 .296 .280 .576 71 283 9
162 Game Avg. 162 622 569 82 131 14 6 1 60 40 48 .230 .296 .280 .576 71 159 5
BRO (5 yrs) 260 1011 929 140 224 24 11 1 101 68 74 34 .241 .303 .294 .597 78 273 8
LOU (1 yr) 12 33 28 3 3 1 0 0 3 0 5 5 .107 .242 .143 .385 7 4 0
CIN (1 yr) 16 61 54 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 6 9 .111 .213 .111 .324 -4 6 1
AA (4 yrs) 217 841 778 116 191 21 8 1 86 58 59 26 .246 .302 .297 .599 80 231 4
NL (3 yrs) 71 264 233 29 42 4 3 0 21 13 26 22 .180 .277 .223 .500 45 52 5

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
1886 23 BRO AA 71 286 -12 0 0 -6 3 -15 -1.3 6 -9 -0.7 .481 .492 -0.2 -0.3 -3 2O6
1887 24 BRO AA 48 185 -10 0 0 1 3 -6 -0.4 4 -2 -0.0 .491 .497 -0.1 0.3 -3 2/O
1888 25 BRO AA 45 161 -0 0 0 -2 2 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .500 .500 0.5 0.0 5 2/O3
1889 26 BRO AA 53 209 5 1 0 0 3 8 0.7 4 13 1.2 .513 .504 1.1 0.3 13 2
1890 27 BRO NL 43 170 -5 0 0 -8 3 -10 -1.0 6 -5 -0.4 .479 .494 0.4 -0.5 3 2/O
1891 28 CIN NL 16 61 -7 0 0 -1 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .459 .496 -0.4 -0.0 -4 2
1893 30 LOU NL 12 33 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .478 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 2/O6
7 Seasons 288 1105 -34 1 0 -16 15 -34 -3.0 27 -7 -0.2 .490 .497 1.2 -0.1 9
BRO (5 yrs) 260 1011 -23 1 0 -15 13 -23 -2.1 24 0 0.4 .492 .497 1.7 -0.2 15
LOU (1 yr) 12 33 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .478 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2
CIN (1 yr) 16 61 -7 0 0 -1 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .459 .496 -0.4 -0.0 -4

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1889 26 BRO AA WS NYG L 0 14 12 3 5 2 0 0 3 0 2 2 .417 .500 .583 1.083 7 0
1890 27 BRO NL WS LOU T 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333 2.000 4 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 17 15 5 7 2 1 0 4 0 2 2 .467 .529 .733 1.263 11 0
2 WS 0 17 15 5 7 2 1 0 4 0 2 2 .467 .529 .733 1.263 11 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1886 BRO AA 23 C 44 331 219 67 45 7 .864 6.50 .910 7.19 52 0 0
1886 BRO AA 23 OF 17 26 20 1 5 1 .808 1.24 .877 1.79 6-1-11
1886 BRO AA 23 SS 12 58 7 38 13 3 .776 3.75 .854 4.56
1887 BRO AA 24 C 45 302 197 66 39 7 .871 5.84 .893 6.26 35 0 0
1887 BRO AA 24 OF 3 7 4 0 3 0 .571 1.33 .899 2.03 0-0-3
1888 BRO AA 25 C 36 292 197 61 34 6 .884 7.17 .914 7.13 32 0 0
1888 BRO AA 25 OF 8 13 11 1 1 0 .923 1.50 .907 1.82 1-1-6
1888 BRO AA 25 1B 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .977 10.60
1889 BRO AA 26 C 53 415 275 86 54 4 .870 6.81 .917 6.26 29 0 0
1890 BRO NL 27 C 42 244 164 40 40 5 .836 4.86 .926 6.10 28 97 37 28% 37%
1890 BRO NL 27 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 1.90 0-0-1
1891 CIN NL 28 C 16 76 50 16 10 1 .868 4.13 .926 5.79 6 29 14 33% 37%
1893 LOU NL 30 C 10 19 9 9 1 1 .947 1.80 .936 4.78 1 9 8 47% 37%
1893 LOU NL 30 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 2.20 0-0-1
1893 LOU NL 30 SS 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .895 5.50
7 Seasons C 246 1679 1111 345 223 31 .867 5.92 .913 6.44 183 135 59 30% 37%
5 Seasons OF 30 48 37 2 9 1 .813 1.30 .890 1.84 7-2-22
2 Seasons SS 13 60 7 40 13 3 .783 3.62 .855 4.63
1 Season 1B 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .977 10.60
7 Seasons TOT 290 1790 1158 387 245 35 .863 5.33 .910 5.89 7-2-22 183 135 59 30% 37%
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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1889 AA  54 (1st)
1890 NL  40 (2nd)
Career  223 (33rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
Career  183 (50th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1889 AA  6.81 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (1304th), -0.2 career WAR/-0.2 7yr-peak WAR/-0.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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