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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)
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 31, 1957 (Age 21.305, 9,071st in MLB history)   vs. BRO 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Tigers 1957-1963

Last Game: September 25, 1963 (Age 27.361)   vs. WSA 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 12, 2015 in Tulsa, OK
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Bob Anderson: 2 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs LHP1
vs RHP1
Medium Lev1
Low Lev1
2 Opps
2 Pitchers
Stan Williams1
Mike McCormick1
2 Parks
LA Coliseum1
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
1 on2
Any on2
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1961-08-09 CHC @ SFG Mike McCormick ahead 2-0 t 5 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.151 89% Home Run (Deep LF); Rodgers Scores
2 2 2 1 1961-09-19 CHC @ LAD Stan Williams ahead 2-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.192 78% Home Run (Fly Ball); Bouchee Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2015, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.