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Bob Harmon

Robert Green Harmon (Hickory Bob)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: October 15, 1887 in Liberal, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: June 23, 1909 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1909 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates 1909-1918

Final Game: June 28, 1918 (Age 30)
Died: November 27, 1961 in Monroe, LA
Buried: Riverview Burial Park, Monroe, LA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #899. Shigetoshi Hasegawa… #900. George Winter… #901. Reggie Cleveland… #902. BOB HARMON… #903. Dave Ferriss… #904. Larry Christenson… #905. Sid Hudson… 

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
1909 21 STL NL 6 11 .353 3.68 21 17 3 10 0 0 159.0 155 85 65 6 65 48 4 1 7 655 68 3.41 1.384 8.8 0.3 3.7 2.7 0.74
1910 22 STL NL 13 15 .464 4.46 43 33 7 15 0 2 236.0 227 128 117 1 133 87 7 1 12 1019 67 3.42 1.525 8.7 0.0 5.1 3.3 0.65
1911 23 STL NL 23 16 .590 3.13 51 41 7 28 2 4 348.0 290 155 121 10 181 144 7 0 3 1424 107 3.93 1.353 7.5 0.3 4.7 3.7 0.80 MVP-14
1912 24 STL NL 18 18 .500 3.93 43 34 8 15 3 0 268.0 284 156 117 4 116 73 3 0 6 1171 88 3.83 1.493 9.5 0.1 3.9 2.5 0.63
1913 25 STL NL 8 21 .276 3.92 42 27 14 16 1 2 273.1 291 135 119 6 99 66 6 0 3 1150 83 3.51 1.427 9.6 0.2 3.3 2.2 0.67
1914 26 PIT NL 13 17 .433 2.53 37 30 6 19 2 3 245.0 226 84 69 4 55 61 7 0 3 987 104 2.91 1.147 8.3 0.1 2.0 2.2 1.11
1915 27 PIT NL 16 17 .485 2.50 37 32 4 25 5 1 269.2 242 106 75 6 62 86 3 0 1 1077 108 2.78 1.127 8.1 0.2 2.1 2.9 1.39
1916 28 PIT NL 8 11 .421 2.81 31 17 7 10 2 0 172.2 175 78 54 4 39 62 1 0 4 722 94 2.59 1.239 9.1 0.2 2.0 3.2 1.59
1918 30 PIT NL 2 7 .222 2.62 16 9 5 5 0 0 82.1 76 30 24 3 12 7 0 0 0 321 111 2.97 1.069 8.3 0.3 1.3 0.8 0.58
9 Yrs 107 133 .446 3.33 321 240 61 143 15 12 2054.0 1966 957 761 44 762 634 38 2 39 8526 90 3.34 1.328 8.6 0.2 3.3 2.8 0.83
162 Game Avg. 13 16 .446 3.33 39 29 7 17 2 1 249 238 116 92 5 92 77 5 0 5 1033 90 3.34 1.328 8.6 0.2 3.3 2.8 0.83
STL (5 yrs) 68 81 .456 3.78 200 152 39 84 6 8 1284.1 1247 659 539 27 594 418 27 2 31 5419 84 3.66 1.433 8.7 0.2 4.2 2.9 0.70
PIT (4 yrs) 39 52 .429 2.60 121 88 22 59 9 4 769.2 719 298 222 17 168 216 11 0 8 3107 103 2.80 1.152 8.4 0.2 2.0 2.5 1.29

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 21 STL NL 159.0 21 17 85 4.81 3.64 -0.41 0.00 97.0 3.93 -17 -1.8 1.0 -0.2 -0.6 -4 .412 .489
1910 22 STL NL 236.0 43 33 128 4.88 4.01 -0.24 0.00 98.0 4.17 -19 -2.1 1.0 -0.2 -0.3 -1 .451 .487
1911 23 STL NL 348.0 51 41 155 4.01 4.44 0.27 0.00 99.0 4.14 8 0.9 1.0 -0.3 3.4 34 .517 .505 MVP-14
1912 24 STL NL 268.0 43 34 156 5.24 4.66 -0.09 0.00 101.0 4.80 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.3 0.8 10 .473 .493
1913 25 STL NL 273.1 42 27 135 4.45 4.24 0.00 0.00 101.0 4.29 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.2 1.5 16 .486 .496
1914 26 PIT NL 245.0 37 30 84 3.09 3.93 0.26 0.00 95.0 3.49 13 1.5 1.0 -0.1 3.4 29 .541 .509
1915 27 PIT NL 269.2 37 32 106 3.54 3.63 0.03 0.00 99.0 3.57 3 0.4 1.0 -0.2 2.5 19 .511 .503
1916 28 PIT NL 172.2 31 17 78 4.07 3.45 -0.24 0.00 103.3 3.81 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.6 6 .478 .496
1918 30 PIT NL 82.1 16 9 30 3.28 3.70 0.27 0.00 101.1 3.47 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.8 7 .514 .501
9 Seasons 2054.0 321 240 957 4.19 4.05 -0.00 0.00 99.2 4.02 -33 -3.4 1.0 -1.6 12.2 116 .489 .498
STL (5 yrs) 1284.1 200 152 659 4.62 4.27 -0.04 0.00 99.4 4.29 -45 -4.8 1.0 -1.1 4.8 55 .476 .495
PIT (4 yrs) 769.2 121 88 298 3.48 3.69 0.07 0.00 98.9 3.59 12 1.4 1.0 -0.5 7.4 61 .512 .503

Standard Batting

More Stats

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 21 STL NL 21 61 51 3 13 1 0 0 1 0 6 17 .255 .333 .275 .608 95 14 0 4 1
1910 22 STL NL 43 88 76 11 14 4 1 0 6 2 8 23 .184 .262 .263 .525 56 20 0 4 1
1911 23 STL NL 51 132 111 7 17 4 1 0 3 2 11 48 .153 .236 .207 .443 26 23 1 9 1 MVP-14
1912 24 STL NL 46 103 99 7 23 1 1 0 7 2 1 31 .232 .248 .263 .510 41 26 1 2 1
1913 25 STL NL 46 102 92 7 24 1 2 0 3 2 1 6 22 .261 .313 .315 .628 81 29 1 3 1
1914 26 PIT NL 44 96 86 6 12 0 0 1 6 0 5 22 .140 .187 .174 .361 10 15 0 5 1
1915 27 PIT NL 42 104 95 7 14 4 2 0 6 1 0 6 32 .147 .198 .232 .430 31 22 0 3 1
1916 28 PIT NL 35 57 55 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 2 9 .109 .140 .127 .268 -18 7 0 0 1
1918 30 PIT NL 18 30 27 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 .148 .207 .148 .355 7 4 0 1 1
9 Yrs 346 773 692 53 127 16 7 1 34 9 1 47 208 .184 .239 .231 .470 39 160 3 31
162 Game Avg. 162 362 324 25 59 7 3 0 16 4 22 97 .184 .239 .231 .470 39 75 1 15
STL (5 yrs) 207 486 429 35 91 11 5 0 20 8 1 32 141 .212 .272 .261 .533 54 112 3 22
PIT (4 yrs) 139 287 263 18 36 5 2 1 14 1 0 15 67 .137 .183 .183 .366 12 48 0 9

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 21 STL NL 21 61 -1 0 0 0 5 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .524 .503 0.5 0.0 4 1
1910 22 STL NL 43 88 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1911 23 STL NL 51 132 -13 -0 0 0 12 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1 MVP-14
1912 24 STL NL 46 103 -9 -0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1913 25 STL NL 46 102 -3 0 0 0 9 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .515 .504 0.7 0.0 6 1
1914 26 PIT NL 44 96 -9 0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1915 27 PIT NL 42 104 -8 0 0 0 8 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1916 28 PIT NL 35 57 -7 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1918 30 PIT NL 18 30 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
9 Seasons 346 773 -57 1 0 0 62 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .502 .500 0.6 -0.1 6
STL (5 yrs) 207 486 -30 0 0 0 40 10 1.1 0 10 1.1 .505 .501 1.1 0.0 10
PIT (4 yrs) 139 287 -27 1 0 0 22 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .496 .499 -0.5 -0.1 -4

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 Awards
1909 STL NL 21 P 21 159.0 54 6 45 3 1 .944 2.89 2.43 .940 2.83 2.84
1910 STL NL 22 P 43 236.0 92 11 74 7 4 .924 3.24 1.98 .945 2.82 2.80
1911 STL NL 23 P 51 348.0 112 11 98 3 4 .973 2.82 2.14 .943 2.77 2.74 MVP-14
1912 STL NL 24 P 43 268.0 101 11 87 3 3 .970 3.29 2.28 .948 2.54 2.52
1913 STL NL 25 P 42 273.1 100 22 75 3 3 .970 3.19 2.31 .955 2.61 2.60
1914 PIT NL 26 P 37 30 19 245.0 71 11 59 1 1 .986 2.57 1.89 .943 2.68 2.66
1915 PIT NL 27 P 37 32 25 269.2 105 9 92 4 2 .962 3.37 2.73 .952 2.72 2.71
1916 PIT NL 28 P 31 16 10 172.2 70 4 64 2 2 .971 3.54 2.19 .959 2.67 2.67
1918 PIT NL 30 P 16 9 5 82.1 29 3 26 0 3 1.000 3.17 1.81 .965 2.93 2.94
9 Seasons P 321 87 59 2054.0 734 88 620 26 23 .965 3.10 2.21 .949 2.71 2.70
9 Seasons TOT 321 87 59 2054.0 734 88 620 26 23 .965 3.10 2.21 .949 2.71 2.70
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (14, 9%)
0.09 Career Shares (960th)

Wins s c a p y
1911 NL  23 (4th)
1912 NL  18 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1914 NL  1.147 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1911 NL  7.500 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 NL  2.020 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1910 NL  43 (8th)
1911 NL  51 (2nd)
1912 NL  43 (6th)
1913 NL  42 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1910 NL  2 (9th)
1911 NL  4 (3rd)
1914 NL  3 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1911 NL  348.0 (2nd)
1913 NL  273.3 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1911 NL  144 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1910 NL  33 (7th)
1911 NL  41 (1st)
1912 NL  34 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1911 NL  28 (3rd)
1915 NL  25 (4th)
Career  143 (240th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1912 NL  3 (7th)
1915 NL  5 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1909 NL  6 (4th)
1911 NL  10 (6th)
1915 NL  6 (7th)
1918 NL  3 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1910 NL  133 (1st)
1911 NL  181 (1st)
1912 NL  116 (4th)
1913 NL  99 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1911 NL  290 (3rd)
1912 NL  284 (9th)
1913 NL  291 (1st)
1915 NL  242 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 NL  0.038 (2nd)
1912 NL  0.134 (7th)
1913 NL  0.198 (9th)
1914 NL  0.147 (7th)
Career  0.193 (156th)

Losses s c a p y
1910 NL  15 (8th)
1911 NL  16 (6th)
1912 NL  18 (5th)
1913 NL  21 (2nd)
1914 NL  17 (8th)
1915 NL  17 (6th)
Career  133 (244th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1910 NL  117 (1st)
1911 NL  121 (1st)
1912 NL  117 (2nd)
1913 NL  119 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1909 NL  7 (9th)
1910 NL  12 (1st)
1912 NL  6 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1911 NL  1,424 (2nd)
1913 NL  1,150 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1911 NL  51 (2nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1913 NL  22 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1911 NL  98 (2nd)
1912 NL  87 (2nd)
1915 NL  92 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1910 NL  7 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1912 NL  3.29 (3rd)
1913 NL  3.19 (5th)
1915 NL  3.37 (5th)
1916 NL  3.54 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1912 NL  2.28 (3rd)
1913 NL  2.31 (5th)
1915 NL  2.73 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1914 NL  .986 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (885), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 44 (591), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (709), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (861), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (734th), 12.8 career WAR/13.0 7yr-peak WAR/12.9 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: Hickory Robert Bob bobby Green robert Harmon

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