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Bob Gibson

Robert Gibson (Hoot or Gibby)
born Pack Robert Gibson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 189 lb.

Born: November 9, 1935 in Omaha, NE
High School: Tech HS (Omaha, NE)
School: Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1959 (Age 23.157, 9,228th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1959-1975

Last Game: September 3, 1975 (Age 39.298)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1981 (337/401 ballots).
   View Bob Gibson Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Fielding

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 STL NL 23 P 13 9 2 75.2 18 6 10 2 2 .889 1.90 1.23 .954 1.99 1.97 2 1 33% 38% 0
1960 STL NL 24 P 27 12 2 86.2 21 7 14 0 3 1.000 2.18 0.78 .962 2.09 2.08 2 5 71% 40% 0
1961 STL NL 25 P 35 27 10 211.1 51 14 35 2 4 .961 2.09 1.40 .959 2.18 2.15 9 6 40% 38% 0
1962 STL NL 26 P 32 30 15 233.2 56 18 35 3 6 .946 2.04 1.66 .948 2.07 2.05 9 2 18% 34% 0 AS
1963 STL NL 27 P 36 33 14 254.2 60 27 28 5 0 .917 1.94 1.53 .951 2.06 2.06 21 9 30% 42% 0
1964 STL NL 28 P 40 36 17 287.1 66 24 36 6 4 .909 1.88 1.50 .953 2.14 2.13 12 2 14% 40% 0 MVP-23
1965 STL NL 29 P 38 36 20 299.0 63 27 33 3 1 .952 1.81 1.58 .956 2.08 2.08 12 3 20% 36% 0 AS,GG
1966 STL NL 30 P 35 35 20 280.1 56 26 28 2 4 .964 1.73 1.54 .947 1.96 1.96 9 9 50% 40% 0 AS,GG
1967 STL NL 31 P 24 24 10 175.1 42 19 23 0 0 1.000 2.16 1.75 .960 2.00 2.00 3 6 67% 40% 0 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 STL NL 32 P 34 34 28 304.2 50 21 28 1 2 .980 1.45 1.44 .958 2.01 2.02 6 5 45% 40% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 STL NL 33 P 35 35 28 314.0 56 21 32 3 5 .946 1.52 1.51 .958 1.95 1.94 16 8 33% 40% 0 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 STL NL 34 P 34 34 23 294.0 58 22 32 4 3 .931 1.65 1.59 .951 1.85 1.84 17 5 23% 33% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 STL NL 35 P 31 31 20 245.2 52 10 39 3 1 .942 1.80 1.58 .954 1.90 1.90 10 3 23% 35% 0 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 STL NL 36 P 34 34 23 278.0 59 12 46 1 3 .983 1.88 1.71 .950 1.78 1.78 16 9 36% 37% 0 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 STL NL 37 P 25 25 13 195.0 37 11 24 2 2 .946 1.62 1.40 .950 1.88 1.88 9 6 40% 36% 0 GG
1974 STL NL 38 P 33 33 9 240.0 48 20 26 2 4 .958 1.72 1.39 .944 1.88 1.88 33 6 15% 33% 0
1975 STL NL 39 P 22 14 1 109.0 24 6 15 3 2 .875 1.73 0.95 .946 1.86 1.86 10 3 23% 32% 0
17 Seasons P 528 482 255 3884.1 817 291 484 42 46 .949 1.80 1.47 .953 1.98 1.98 196 88 31% 37% 0
17 Seasons TOT 528 482 255 3884.1 817 291 484 42 46 .949 1.80 1.47 .953 1.98 1.98 196 88 31% 37% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1959 STL NL 23 P
1960 STL NL 24 P
1961 STL NL 25 P
1962 STL NL 26 P
1963 STL NL 27 P
1964 STL NL 28 P
1965 STL NL 29 P
1966 STL NL 30 P
1967 STL NL 31 P
1968 STL NL 32 P
1969 STL NL 33 P
1970 STL NL 34 P
1971 STL NL 35 P
1972 STL NL 36 P
1973 STL NL 37 P
1974 STL NL 38 P
1975 STL NL 39 P
17 Seasons P
17 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1959 STL NL 23 21 9 21 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
1960 STL NL 24 40 12 40 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
1961 STL NL 25 40 27 40 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
1962 STL NL 26 43 30 43 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
1963 STL NL 27 41 33 41 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
1964 STL NL 28 40 36 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 STL NL 29 42 36 42 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1966 STL NL 30 46 35 46 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5
1967 STL NL 31 27 24 27 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1968 STL NL 32 35 34 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1969 STL NL 33 37 35 37 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1970 STL NL 34 40 34 40 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1971 STL NL 35 31 31 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 STL NL 36 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 STL NL 37 25 25 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 STL NL 38 33 33 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 STL NL 39 22 14 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 597 482 597 528 528 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 55
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1959 STL NL 23 333 77% 26% 16 81% 0 6 2 2 10 7 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 1 4 100%
1960 STL NL 24 400 73% 27% 17 88% 0 7 0 4 14 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 4 100%
1961 STL NL 25 915 72% 28% 42 90% 0 14 3 7 35 27 6 2 0 0 2 1 4 3 4 0 4 100%
1962 STL NL 26 967 70% 28% 50 88% 1 18 5 10 39 29 5 3 0 3 0 2 6 4 6 0 5 60%
1963 STL NL 27 1087 75% 26% 43 84% 0 26 6 15 26 24 0 5 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 8 75%
1964 STL NL 28 1191 74% 26% 45 80% 1 25 1 20 36 30 2 6 0 2 4 2 4 2 3 1 6 83%
1965 STL NL 29 1232 71% 22% 50 86% 0 26 2 15 34 24 7 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 7 86%
1966 STL NL 30 1117 76% 25% 42 90% 0 26 2 14 32 25 3 2 0 1 1 1 4 2 4 0 9 89%
1967 STL NL 31 703 75% 24% 26 88% 1 19 0 14 23 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1968 STL NL 32 1161 73% 23% 38 92% 2 22 4 15 30 21 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 6 100%
1969 STL NL 33 1270 73% 22% 41 88% 3 21 1 17 35 27 5 3 0 1 2 0 5 5 5 0 10 80%
1970 STL NL 34 1211 73% 24% 38 89% 0 22 3 12 31 22 7 4 0 4 0 3 4 3 4 0 3 67%
1971 STL NL 35 1026 77% 27% 50 88% 2 10 2 3 40 37 0 3 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 7 71%
1972 STL NL 36 1117 77% 24% 62 82% 1 11 1 6 46 33 8 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 9 78%
1973 STL NL 37 790 78% 28% 28 86% 0 11 0 7 24 20 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 2 0 4 50%
1974 STL NL 38 1041 82% 24% 29 100% 0 20 3 11 28 21 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 1 2 2 6 100%
1975 STL NL 39 499 79% 19% 23 70% 2 6 1 4 15 10 1 3 0 3 0 1 2 1 2 0 7 86%
17 Seasons 16060 75% 25% 640 87% 13 290 36 176 498 382 59 42 2 25 15 21 47 30 42 5 101 83%
MLB Averages 80% 28% 90% 84%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1981 BBWAA (84.0%)
Selected to HOF in 1981 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 NL (23, 1%)
1967 NL (22, 2%)
1968 NL (1, 86%)
1969 NL (30, 1%)
1970 NL (4, 33%)
1971 NL (23, 1%)
1 MVP
1.24 Career Shares (192nd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 NL (1, 100%)
1970 NL (1, 98%)
1971 NL (5, 2%)
1972 NL (9, 2%)
2 Cy Youngs
2.02 Career Shares (15th)

Gold Gloves
1965 NL (P)
1966 NL (P)
1967 NL (P)
1968 NL (P)
1969 NL (P)
1970 NL (P)
1971 NL (P)
1972 NL (P)
1973 NL (P)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1964 September NL Player of the Month
1968 June NL Player of the Month
1968 July NL Player of the Month
1970 August NL Player of the Month

Putouts as P s c a p y
1963 NL  27 (2nd)
1964 NL  24 (2nd)
1965 NL  27 (3rd)
1966 NL  26 (1st)
1967 NL  19 (4th)
1969 NL  21 (3rd)
1970 NL  22 (5th)
1974 NL  20 (5th)
Career  291 (20th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1963 NL  5 (3rd)
1964 NL  6 (1st)
1970 NL  4 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1967 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1973 NL  born 1935-11-09 (7th)
1974 NL  born 1935-11-09 (4th)
1975 NL  born 1935-11-09 (1st)

             

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Name and misspellings: Bob bobby Gibby Hoot Hoot,Gibby Robert Gibson

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