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Bob Hooper

Robert Nelson Hooper

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: May 30, 1922 in Leamington, Ontario, Canada
Schools: Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ), Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1950 (Age 27.324)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians/Redlegs 1950-1955

Final Game: May 14, 1955 (Age 32.349)
Died: March 17, 1980 in Brunswick, NJ
Buried: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair, NJ
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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+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1950 28 PHA AL 15 10 .600 5.02 45 20 22 3 0 5 170.1 181 108 95 15 91 58 1 1 4 763 90 4.67 1.597 9.6 0.8 4.8 3.1 0.64
1951 29 PHA AL 12 10 .545 4.38 38 23 8 9 0 5 189.0 192 98 92 13 61 64 3 0 4 790 97 3.71 1.339 9.1 0.6 2.9 3.0 1.05
1952 30 PHA AL 8 15 .348 5.18 43 14 21 4 0 6 144.1 158 100 83 13 68 40 4 1 2 649 76 4.50 1.566 9.9 0.8 4.2 2.5 0.59
1953 31 CLE AL 5 4 .556 4.02 43 0 26 0 0 7 69.1 50 37 31 4 38 16 2 0 2 288 93 4.61 1.269 6.5 0.5 4.9 2.1 0.42
1954 32 CLE AL 0 0 4.93 17 0 8 0 0 2 34.2 39 22 19 3 16 12 1 0 0 155 76 4.30 1.587 10.1 0.8 4.2 3.1 0.75
1955 33 CIN NL 0 2 .000 7.62 8 0 1 0 0 0 13.0 20 12 11 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 65 57 4.83 2.000 13.8 1.4 4.2 4.2 1.00
6 Yrs 40 41 .494 4.80 194 57 86 16 0 25 620.2 640 377 331 50 280 0 196 11 2 12 2710 87 4.32 1.482 9.3 0.7 4.1 2.8 0.70
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .494 4.80 53 15 23 4 0 7 168 173 102 90 14 76 53 3 1 3 734 87 4.32 1.482 9.3 0.7 4.1 2.8 0.70
PHA (3 yrs) 35 35 .500 4.82 126 57 51 16 0 16 503.2 531 306 270 41 220 162 8 2 10 2202 88 4.26 1.491 9.5 0.7 3.9 2.9 0.74
CLE (2 yrs) 5 4 .556 4.33 60 0 34 0 0 9 104.0 89 59 50 7 54 28 3 0 2 443 86 4.51 1.375 7.7 0.6 4.7 2.4 0.52
CIN (1 yr) 0 2 .000 7.62 8 0 1 0 0 0 13.0 20 12 11 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 65 57 4.83 2.000 13.8 1.4 4.2 4.2 1.00
AL (5 yrs) 40 39 .506 4.74 186 57 85 16 0 25 607.2 620 365 320 48 274 190 11 2 12 2645 88 4.30 1.471 9.2 0.7 4.1 2.8 0.69
NL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 7.62 8 0 1 0 0 0 13.0 20 12 11 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 65 57 4.83 2.000 13.8 1.4 4.2 4.2 1.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1950 28 PHA AL 170.1 45 20 108 5.71 4.80 -0.10 0.00 100.4 4.93 -16 -1.4 1.6 -0.3 -0.2 1 .468 .491 $5,000
1951 29 PHA AL 189.0 38 23 98 4.67 4.68 0.12 0.00 103.1 4.71 -0 -0.0 2.2 -0.2 1.4 17 .499 .500 $7,500
1952 30 PHA AL 144.1 43 14 100 6.24 4.05 -0.11 0.00 108.6 4.52 -28 -2.9 1.9 -0.6 -2.3 -16 .432 .482 $10,000
1953 31 CLE AL 69.1 43 0 37 4.80 4.37 0.21 0.00 97.3 4.04 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .485 .496 $11,500
1954 32 CLE AL 34.2 17 0 22 5.71 4.39 0.23 0.00 98.9 4.11 -6 -0.6 .8 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .462 .496 $12,500
1955 33 CIN NL 13.0 8 0 12 8.31 4.66 0.30 0.00 105.4 4.59 -5 -0.5 .5 0.1 -0.3 -4 .438 .497
6 Seasons 620.2 194 57 377 5.47 4.52 0.02 0.00 102.8 4.61 -62 -6.2 1.4 -1.1 -1.9 -6 .468 .493 $46,500
PHA (3 yrs) 503.2 126 57 306 5.47 4.54 -0.02 0.00 103.8 4.73 -44 -4.4 1.9 -1.1 -1.2 2 .465 .491 $22,500
CLE (2 yrs) 104.0 60 0 59 5.11 4.38 0.22 0.00 97.8 4.07 -12 -1.3 .9 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .478 .496 $24,000
CIN (1 yr) 13.0 8 0 12 8.31 4.66 0.30 0.00 105.4 4.59 -5 -0.5 .5 0.1 -0.3 -4 .438 .497

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
1950 28 PHA AL 45 62 56 4 7 2 0 1 8 0 0 0 21 .125 .155 .214 .369 -5 12 2 2 4 1
1951 29 PHA AL 38 75 72 8 15 3 0 1 8 0 0 1 19 .208 .219 .292 .511 37 21 1 0 2 1
1952 30 PHA AL 43 45 41 3 8 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 10 .195 .214 .366 .580 55 15 1 0 3 1
1953 31 CLE AL 43 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .083 .154 .083 .237 -34 1 0 0 0 1
1954 32 CLE AL 17 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 1
1955 33 CIN NL 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 194 201 187 15 31 6 0 4 19 0 0 3 51 .166 .188 .262 .450 19 49 4 2 9 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 168 156 13 26 5 0 3 16 0 0 3 43 .166 .188 .262 .450 19 41 3 2 8
PHA (3 yrs) 126 182 169 15 30 6 0 4 19 0 0 2 50 .178 .197 .284 .481 27 48 4 2 9
CLE (2 yrs) 60 17 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .059 .111 .059 .170 -53 1 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 186 199 186 15 31 6 0 4 19 0 0 3 51 .167 .188 .263 .452 20 49 4 2 9 0
NL (1 yr) 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1950 28 PHA AL 45 62 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $5,000 1
1951 29 PHA AL 38 75 -7 0 -0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $7,500 1
1952 30 PHA AL 43 45 -3 0 -0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $10,000 1
1953 31 CLE AL 43 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $11,500 1
1954 32 CLE AL 17 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $12,500 1
1955 33 CIN NL 8 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
6 Seasons 194 201 -24 1 -0 0 22 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2 $46,500
PHA (3 yrs) 126 182 -20 1 -0 0 20 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 -0 $22,500
CLE (2 yrs) 60 17 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $24,000
CIN (1 yr) 8 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 PHA AL 28 P 45 20 3 170.1 58 19 37 2 10 .966 2.96 1.24 .950 2.03 1.99 3 0 0% 0
1951 PHA AL 29 P 38 23 9 189.0 58 18 37 3 3 .948 2.62 1.45 .953 2.07 2.06 3 8 73% 45% 2
1952 PHA AL 30 P 43 14 4 144.1 55 22 32 1 5 .982 3.37 1.26 .966 2.10 2.10 0 5 100% 46% 1
1953 CLE AL 31 P 43 0 0 69.1 19 3 16 0 2 1.000 2.47 0.44 .957 1.95 1.93 1 5 83% 50% 0
1954 CLE AL 32 P 17 0 0 34.2 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.47 .959 2.00 1.99 1 0 0% 48% 0
1955 CIN NL 33 P 8 0 0 13.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.77 0.50 .950 2.01 2.02 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 194 57 16 620.2 202 64 132 6 20 .970 2.84 1.01 .956 2.05 2.02 8 18 69% 41% 3
6 Seasons TOT 194 57 16 620.2 202 64 132 6 20 .970 2.84 1.01 .956 2.05 2.02 8 18 69% 41% 3
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
1950 AL  15 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 AL  2.905 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1950 AL  45 (6th)
1952 AL  43 (4th)
1953 AL  43 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1950 AL  5 (6th)
1951 AL  5 (6th)
1952 AL  6 (4th)
1953 AL  7 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1952 AL  15 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1951 AL  92 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1951 AL  4 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1950 AL  22 (5th)
1952 AL  21 (5th)
1953 AL  26 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1952 AL  43 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1950 AL  19 (3rd)
1951 AL  18 (5th)
1952 AL  22 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1951 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1950 AL  2.96 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 21 (1068), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1787), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1930), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4920th), -2.1 career WAR/-2.1 7yr-peak WAR/-2.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1950 28 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 29 Philadelphia Athletics $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 30 Philadelphia Athletics $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 31 Cleveland Indians $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 32 Cleveland Indians $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 33 Cleveland Indians $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$58,000
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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