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Bob Groom

Robert Groom

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: September 12, 1884 in Belleville, IL
School: St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1909 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Terriers/Browns/Indians 1909-1918

Final Game: July 20, 1918 (Age 33)
Died: February 19, 1948 in Belleville, IL
Buried: Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #900. Don Aase… #901. Dave Boswell… #902. Bob Harmon… #903. BOB GROOM… #904. Jair Jurrjens… #905. Chuck Taylor… #906. Scott Stratton… 

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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1909 24 WSH AL 7 26 .212 2.87 44 31 9 17 1 0 260.2 218 114 83 2 105 131 13 0 10 1070 86 1.239 7.5 0.1 3.6 4.5 1.25
1910 25 WSH AL 12 17 .414 2.76 34 30 3 22 3 0 257.2 244 117 79 8 77 98 9 1 9 1024 91 1.246 8.5 0.3 2.7 3.4 1.27
1911 26 WSH AL 13 17 .433 3.82 37 32 4 20 2 2 254.2 280 148 108 9 67 135 8 0 8 1068 86 1.363 9.9 0.3 2.4 4.8 2.01
1912 27 WSH AL 24 13 .649 2.62 43 40 2 28 2 1 316.0 287 133 92 3 94 179 5 0 6 1266 128 1.206 8.2 0.1 2.7 5.1 1.90
1913 28 WSH AL 16 16 .500 3.23 37 36 1 17 4 0 264.1 258 118 95 8 81 156 5 0 9 1075 92 1.282 8.8 0.3 2.8 5.3 1.93
1914 29 SLM FL 13 20 .394 3.24 42 34 4 23 1 1 280.2 281 141 101 9 75 167 4 0 9 1153 102 1.268 9.0 0.3 2.4 5.4 2.23
1915 30 SLM FL 11 11 .500 3.27 37 26 6 11 4 2 209.0 200 93 76 6 73 111 2 0 4 841 97 1.306 8.6 0.3 3.1 4.8 1.52
1916 31 SLB AL 13 9 .591 2.57 41 26 8 8 1 4 217.1 174 82 62 1 98 92 3 0 2 872 106 1.252 7.2 0.0 4.1 3.8 0.94
1917 32 SLB AL 8 19 .296 2.94 38 28 6 11 4 3 232.2 193 80 76 3 95 82 5 0 2 929 88 1.238 7.5 0.1 3.7 3.2 0.86
1918 33 CLE AL 2 2 .500 7.06 14 5 4 0 0 0 43.1 70 42 34 0 18 8 1 0 0 203 43 2.031 14.5 0.0 3.7 1.7 0.44
10 Yrs 119 150 .442 3.10 367 288 47 157 22 13 2336.1 2205 1068 806 49 783 1159 55 1 59 9501 95 1.279 8.5 0.2 3.0 4.5 1.48
162 Game Avg. 12 16 .442 3.10 38 30 5 16 2 1 243 229 111 84 5 81 120 6 0 6 986 95 1.279 8.5 0.2 3.0 4.5 1.48
WSH (5 yrs) 72 89 .447 3.04 195 169 19 104 12 3 1353.1 1287 630 457 30 424 699 40 1 42 5503 96 1.264 8.6 0.2 2.8 4.6 1.65
SLM (2 yrs) 24 31 .436 3.25 79 60 10 34 5 3 489.2 481 234 177 15 148 278 6 0 13 1994 100 1.285 8.8 0.3 2.7 5.1 1.88
SLB (2 yrs) 21 28 .429 2.76 79 54 14 19 5 7 450.0 367 162 138 4 193 174 8 0 4 1801 96 1.244 7.3 0.1 3.9 3.5 0.90
CLE (1 yr) 2 2 .500 7.06 14 5 4 0 0 0 43.1 70 42 34 0 18 8 1 0 0 203 43 2.031 14.5 0.0 3.7 1.7 0.44
AL (8 yrs) 95 119 .444 3.07 288 228 37 123 17 10 1846.2 1724 834 629 34 635 881 49 1 46 7507 93 1.277 8.4 0.2 3.1 4.3 1.39
FL (2 yrs) 24 31 .436 3.25 79 60 10 34 5 3 489.2 481 234 177 15 148 278 6 0 13 1994 100 1.285 8.8 0.3 2.7 5.1 1.88

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
1909 24 WSH AL 260.2 44 31 114 3.94 3.59 -0.09 0.00 98.0 3.60 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.3 1.5 10 .483 .495 $2,000
1910 25 WSH AL 257.2 34 30 117 4.09 3.71 0.12 0.00 99.0 3.56 -13 -1.5 1.0 -0.2 0.8 7 .455 .491
1911 26 WSH AL 254.2 37 32 148 5.23 4.69 -0.14 0.00 98.0 4.73 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.2 0.9 13 .461 .491
1912 27 WSH AL 316.0 43 40 133 3.79 4.42 0.25 0.00 101.0 4.21 17 1.8 1.0 -0.4 4.7 48 .541 .511
1913 28 WSH AL 264.1 37 36 118 4.02 3.94 0.34 0.00 101.0 3.64 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.3 1.4 13 .472 .494
1914 29 SLM FL 280.2 42 34 141 4.52 4.17 -0.38 0.00 105.0 4.77 5 0.6 1.0 -0.2 1.6 18 .513 .503
1915 30 SLM FL 209.0 37 26 93 4.00 3.83 0.13 0.00 105.0 3.89 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.6 5 .493 .498
1916 31 SLB AL 215.1 41 26 82 3.43 3.60 0.13 0.00 99.3 3.45 1 0.2 1.0 -0.2 2.2 19 .504 .501
1917 32 SLB AL 230.2 38 28 80 3.12 3.65 -0.14 0.00 99.2 3.76 16 2.0 1.0 -0.2 4.2 36 .552 .512
1918 33 CLE AL 43.1 14 5 42 8.72 3.61 -0.25 0.00 109.3 4.22 -22 -2.3 1.0 -0.0 -1.8 -18 .339 .486
10 Seasons 2332.1 367 288 1068 4.12 3.97 0.02 0.00 100.8 3.99 -29 -2.8 1.0 -2.0 16.0 150 .492 .499 $2,000
WSH (5 yrs) 1353.1 195 169 630 4.19 4.08 0.10 0.00 99.5 3.95 -26 -3.0 1.0 -1.4 9.4 91 .485 .497 $2,000
SLM (2 yrs) 489.2 79 60 234 4.30 4.02 -0.16 0.00 105.0 4.40 3 0.3 1.0 -0.3 2.2 23 .504 .501
SLB (2 yrs) 446.0 79 54 162 3.27 3.63 -0.01 0.00 99.3 3.61 17 2.1 1.0 -0.3 6.3 54 .527 .506
CLE (1 yr) 43.1 14 5 42 8.72 3.61 -0.25 0.00 109.3 4.22 -22 -2.3 1.0 -0.0 -1.8 -18 .339 .486

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
1909 24 WSH AL 46 95 88 1 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 38 .091 .091 .102 .193 -38 9 0 7 1/O
1910 25 WSH AL 34 97 92 4 11 0 0 0 4 1 2 28 .120 .138 .120 .258 -17 11 0 3 1
1911 26 WSH AL 37 94 82 8 11 1 0 0 2 0 6 24 .134 .193 .146 .340 -4 12 0 6 1
1912 27 WSH AL 43 123 103 11 12 1 0 0 6 0 0 7 34 .117 .180 .126 .306 -12 13 1 12 1
1913 28 WSH AL 37 103 92 7 15 4 2 0 8 0 6 24 .163 .214 .250 .464 35 23 0 5 1
1914 29 SLM FL 42 102 94 5 15 2 1 0 4 0 5 28 .160 .202 .202 .404 14 19 0 1 1
1915 30 SLM FL 37 73 66 3 10 2 0 0 4 1 4 24 .152 .200 .182 .382 10 12 0 3 1
1916 31 SLB AL 41 73 63 5 7 3 0 0 3 1 4 20 .111 .164 .159 .323 -0 10 0 6 1
1917 32 SLB AL 38 77 72 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 3 27 .111 .147 .139 .286 -11 10 0 3 1
1918 33 CLE AL 14 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .083 .167 -52 1 0 1 1
10 Yrs 369 850 764 48 98 16 3 0 35 3 0 37 252 .128 .170 .157 .327 -3 120 1 47
162 Game Avg. 162 373 335 21 43 7 1 0 15 1 16 111 .128 .170 .157 .327 -3 53 0 21
WSH (5 yrs) 197 512 457 31 57 7 2 0 22 1 0 21 148 .125 .165 .149 .314 -6 68 1 33
SLM (2 yrs) 79 175 160 8 25 4 1 0 8 1 9 52 .156 .201 .194 .395 12 31 0 4
SLB (2 yrs) 79 150 135 8 15 5 0 0 5 1 7 47 .111 .155 .148 .303 -6 20 0 9
CLE (1 yr) 14 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .083 .167 -52 1 0 1
AL (8 yrs) 290 675 604 40 73 12 2 0 27 2 0 28 200 .121 .161 .147 .308 -7 89 1 43
FL (2 yrs) 79 175 160 8 25 4 1 0 8 1 9 52 .156 .201 .194 .395 12 31 0 4

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
1909 24 WSH AL 46 95 -14 0 0 0 7 -6 -0.9 0 -6 -0.9 .482 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -6 $2,000 1/O
1910 25 WSH AL 34 97 -12 -0 0 0 7 -5 -0.7 0 -5 -0.7 .481 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -5 1
1911 26 WSH AL 37 94 -12 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1912 27 WSH AL 43 123 -17 0 0 0 10 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .484 .496 -0.7 0.0 -7 1
1913 28 WSH AL 37 103 -8 0 0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1914 29 SLM FL 42 102 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1915 30 SLM FL 37 73 -8 -0 0 0 6 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1916 31 SLB AL 41 73 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1917 32 SLB AL 38 77 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .487 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1918 33 CLE AL 14 13 -2 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .487 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
10 Seasons 369 850 -102 1 0 0 67 -34 -4.0 0 -34 -4.0 .489 .497 -4.0 0.0 -34 $2,000
WSH (5 yrs) 197 512 -64 1 0 0 41 -22 -2.6 0 -22 -2.6 .487 .497 -2.5 -0.0 -22 $2,000
SLM (2 yrs) 79 175 -19 0 0 0 14 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .493 .498 -0.6 0.1 -5
SLB (2 yrs) 79 150 -17 0 0 0 11 -6 -0.8 0 -6 -0.8 .490 .498 -0.8 -0.0 -6
CLE (1 yr) 14 13 -2 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .487 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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 G Awards
1909 WSH AL 24 P 44 260.2 120 10 98 12 3 .900 3.73 2.45 .942 3.19 3.15
1909 WSH AL 24 OF 2 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00 .950 1.85 0-0-0
1910 WSH AL 25 P 34 257.2 93 10 77 6 0 .935 3.04 2.56 .942 3.29 3.28
1911 WSH AL 26 P 37 254.2 86 8 73 5 0 .942 2.86 2.19 .938 2.88 2.85
1912 WSH AL 27 P 43 316.0 99 13 77 9 2 .909 2.56 2.09 .940 2.96 2.90
1913 WSH AL 28 P 37 264.1 94 14 75 5 3 .947 3.03 2.41 .938 3.01 2.98
1914 SLM FL 29 P 42 34 23 280.2 98 18 74 6 3 .939 2.95 2.19 .947 3.04 3.00
1915 SLM FL 30 P 37 26 11 209.0 70 5 63 2 2 .971 2.93 1.84 .956 3.08 3.05
1916 SLB AL 31 P 41 26 8 217.1 88 10 72 6 2 .932 3.40 2.00 .945 2.95 2.96
1917 SLB AL 32 P 38 28 11 232.2 69 9 59 1 3 .986 2.63 1.79 .947 3.04 3.05
1918 CLE AL 33 P 14 5 0 43.1 14 0 14 0 0 1.000 2.91 1.00 .952 2.82 2.84
10 Seasons P 367 119 53 2336.1 831 97 682 52 18 .937 3.00 2.12 .944 3.04 3.01
1 Season OF 2 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00 .950 1.85 0-0-0
10 Seasons TOT 369 119 53 2336.1 834 99 682 53 18 .936 3.00 2.12 .944 3.04 3.01 0-0-0
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1912 AL  4.7 (8th)
1917 AL  4.2 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1912 AL  2.62 (8th)
Career  3.10 (201st)

Wins s c a p y
1912 AL  24 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1912 AL  .649 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1912 AL  1.206 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1916 AL  7.206 (8th)
1917 AL  7.466 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1911 AL  2.368 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1912 AL  5.098 (7th)
1913 AL  5.312 (5th)
1914 FL  5.355 (4th)
1915 FL  4.780 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1909 AL  44 (3rd)
1912 AL  43 (3rd)
1914 FL  42 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1911 AL  2 (6th)
1916 AL  4 (6th)
1917 AL  3 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1909 AL  260.7 (9th)
1910 AL  257.7 (8th)
1911 AL  254.7 (8th)
1912 AL  316.0 (4th)
1913 AL  264.3 (7th)
1914 FL  280.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1909 AL  131 (9th)
1911 AL  135 (9th)
1912 AL  179 (5th)
1913 AL  156 (5th)
1914 FL  167 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1909 AL  31 (9th)
1910 AL  30 (9th)
1911 AL  32 (6th)
1912 AL  40 (2nd)
1913 AL  36 (2nd)
1914 FL  34 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1910 AL  22 (9th)
1911 AL  20 (9th)
1912 AL  28 (5th)
1914 FL  23 (8th)
Career  157 (209th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1911 AL  2 (9th)
1912 AL  2 (10th)
1913 AL  4 (5th)
1917 AL  4 (9th)
Career  22 (216th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1910 AL  8 (2nd)
1911 AL  9 (1st)
1913 AL  8 (3rd)
1914 FL  9 (3rd)
1917 AL  3 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1909 AL  105 (1st)
1910 AL  77 (8th)
1912 AL  94 (4th)
1916 AL  98 (7th)
1917 AL  95 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1909 AL  218 (9th)
1910 AL  244 (5th)
1911 AL  280 (4th)
1912 AL  287 (3rd)
1913 AL  258 (4th)
1914 FL  281 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1911 AL  2.015 (6th)
1912 AL  1.904 (9th)
1913 AL  1.926 (5th)
1914 FL  2.227 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1916 AL  0.041 (6th)
Career  0.189 (151st)

Losses s c a p y
1909 AL  26 (1st)
1910 AL  17 (5th)
1911 AL  17 (3rd)
1913 AL  16 (7th)
1914 FL  20 (1st)
1917 AL  19 (1st)
Career  150 (161st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1909 AL  83 (2nd)
1910 AL  79 (4th)
1911 AL  108 (2nd)
1912 AL  92 (6th)
1913 AL  95 (1st)
1914 FL  101 (6th)
1917 AL  76 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1909 AL  10 (7th)
1910 AL  9 (5th)
1911 AL  8 (7th)
1913 AL  9 (4th)
1914 FL  9 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1909 AL  13 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1909 AL  1,070 (8th)
1910 AL  1,024 (9th)
1911 AL  1,068 (6th)
1912 AL  1,266 (4th)
1913 AL  1,075 (6th)
1914 FL  1,153 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1909 AL  9 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1912 AL  128 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1912 AL  22 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1912 AL  2.3 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1909 AL  44 (3rd)
1912 AL  43 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1914 FL  18 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1909 AL  98 (4th)
Career  682 (99th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1909 AL  12 (1st)
1912 AL  9 (3rd)
1916 AL  6 (3rd)
Career  52 (98th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1917 AL  .986 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 85 (281), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 15 (774), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (566), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (738th), 12.0 career WAR/13.6 7yr-peak WAR/12.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
190924Washington Senators$2,0001942 TSN Guide 164
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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