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Bob Horner

James Robert Horner

Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 6, 1957 in Junction City, KS
High School: Apollo HS (Glendale, AZ)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 16, 1978 (Age 20.314)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Cardinals 1978-1988
Agents: Bucky Woy,John Boggs [*]
Final Game: June 18, 1988 (Age 30.317)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 23, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #615. A.J. Pierzynski… #616. Jay Buhner… #617. John Anderson… #618. BOB HORNER… #619. Juan Pierre… #620. Carlos Baerga… #621. Billy Werber… 

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
1978 20 ATL NL 89 359 323 50 86 17 1 23 63 0 0 24 42 .266 .313 .539 .852 124 174 7 2 1 9 2 5 RoY-1
1979 21 ATL NL 121 515 487 66 153 15 1 33 98 0 2 22 74 .314 .346 .552 .898 135 269 9 3 0 3 6 53 MVP-28
1980 22 ATL NL 124 495 463 81 124 14 1 35 89 3 1 27 50 .268 .307 .529 .836 127 245 16 1 0 4 3 *5/3 MVP-9
1981 23 ATL NL 79 336 300 42 83 10 0 15 42 2 3 32 39 .277 .345 .460 .805 125 138 6 1 0 3 3 *5
1982 ★ 24 ATL NL 140 572 499 85 130 24 0 32 97 3 5 66 75 .261 .350 .501 .851 132 250 13 4 0 3 3 *5 AS
1983 25 ATL NL 104 439 386 75 117 25 1 20 68 4 2 50 63 .303 .383 .528 .911 143 204 14 1 0 2 2 5/3 MVP-21
1984 26 ATL NL 32 129 113 15 31 8 0 3 19 0 0 14 17 .274 .349 .425 .774 111 48 3 0 0 2 2 5
1985 27 ATL NL 130 540 483 61 129 25 3 27 89 1 1 50 57 .267 .333 .499 .832 126 241 18 1 0 6 4 35
1986 28 ATL NL 141 581 517 70 141 22 0 27 87 1 4 52 72 .273 .336 .472 .808 116 244 16 2 0 10 8 *3
1988 30 STL NL 60 247 206 15 53 9 1 3 33 0 0 32 23 .257 .348 .354 .703 102 73 9 1 0 8 6 3
10 Yrs 1020 4213 3777 560 1047 169 8 218 685 14 18 369 512 .277 .340 .499 .839 127 1886 111 16 1 50 39
162 Game Avg. 162 669 600 89 166 27 1 35 109 2 3 59 81 .277 .340 .499 .839 127 300 18 3 0 8 6
ATL (9 yrs) 960 3966 3571 545 994 160 7 215 652 14 18 337 489 .278 .339 .508 .847 128 1813 102 15 1 42 33
STL (1 yr) 60 247 206 15 53 9 1 3 33 0 0 32 23 .257 .348 .354 .703 102 73 9 1 0 8 6

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
1978 20 ATL NL 89 359 8 0 -0 -2 2 9 0.9 12 20 2.1 .511 .506 2.2 0.1 22 $183,000 5 RoY-1
1979 21 ATL NL 121 515 24 -2 -1 -13 -1 8 0.8 17 24 2.5 .507 .505 3.8 -1.5 37 53 MVP-28
1980 22 ATL NL 124 495 20 0 -2 4 2 24 2.6 17 41 4.3 .522 .517 3.8 0.6 37 *5/3 MVP-9
1981 23 ATL NL 79 336 10 1 -1 -4 1 7 0.8 11 18 2.0 .510 .505 2.4 -0.3 23 $333,333 *5
1982 ★ 24 ATL NL 140 572 26 -1 -1 -13 2 12 1.4 20 32 3.3 .509 .508 4.7 -1.2 45 *5 AS
1983 25 ATL NL 104 439 28 -0 -2 -13 1 14 1.4 15 29 2.9 .514 .509 4.3 -1.3 42 $900,000 5/3 MVP-21
1984 26 ATL NL 32 129 2 0 -1 0 0 2 0.2 4 6 0.7 .507 .501 0.6 0.1 6 $1,100,000 5
1985 27 ATL NL 130 540 18 -1 -2 -11 -4 -0 -0.1 18 18 1.8 .500 .500 2.9 -1.7 29 $1,500,000 35
1986 28 ATL NL 141 581 16 -2 -2 -7 -7 -1 -0.2 20 19 1.8 .499 .499 2.5 -1.6 26 $1,800,000 *3
1988 30 STL NL 60 247 2 -1 -1 -3 -3 -6 -0.7 8 3 0.2 .489 .496 0.6 -0.8 6 $950,000 3
10 Seasons 1020 4213 155 -5 -13 -62 -6 68 7.2 142 210 21.7 .507 .505 27.8 -7.7 272 $6,766,333
ATL (9 yrs) 960 3966 152 -5 -12 -59 -3 73 7.9 134 207 21.5 .508 .506 27.2 -6.9 266 $5,816,333
STL (1 yr) 60 247 2 -1 -1 -3 -3 -6 -0.7 8 3 0.2 .489 .496 0.6 -0.8 6 $950,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1982 24 ATL NL NLCS STL L 3 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .091 .182 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .091 .182 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1978 ATL NL 20 3B 89 88 84 769.2 293 81 199 13 17 .956 -2 -3 3.27 3.15 .952 3.00 2.97 RoY-1
1979 ATL NL 21 3B 82 78 75 683.2 214 56 143 15 11 .930 -10 -18 2.62 2.43 .951 2.89 2.88 MVP-28
1979 ATL NL 21 1B 45 42 33 360.1 445 414 24 7 32 .984 -3 -9 10.94 9.73 .992 9.89 9.86 MVP-28
1980 ATL NL 22 3B 121 119 66 954.2 352 78 251 23 20 .935 4 5 3.10 2.72 .948 2.87 2.88 MVP-9
1980 ATL NL 22 1B 1 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 180 18.00 4.00 .992 10.35 10.20 MVP-9
1981 ATL NL 23 3B 79 79 55 666.1 192 51 129 12 6 .938 -4 -8 2.43 2.28 .948 2.84 2.85
1982 ATL NL 24 3B 137 137 99 1173.0 329 102 217 10 20 .970 -13 -14 2.45 2.33 .951 2.77 2.78 AS
1983 ATL NL 25 3B 104 104 69 870.2 239 76 153 10 18 .958 -13 -18 2.37 2.20 .949 2.70 2.69 MVP-21
1983 ATL NL 25 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.90 MVP-21
1984 ATL NL 26 3B 32 32 29 266.0 85 21 61 3 6 .965 0 1 2.77 2.56 .943 2.79 2.78
1985 ATL NL 27 1B 87 85 75 746.1 950 892 58 0 105 1.000 -1 -2 11.46 10.92 .993 10.06 10.05
1985 ATL NL 27 3B 40 40 23 319.0 97 25 61 11 6 .887 -9 -35 2.43 2.15 .948 2.88 2.88
1986 ATL NL 28 1B 139 137 128 1187.2 1488 1378 102 8 138 .995 -7 -7 11.22 10.65 .992 9.94 9.95
1988 STL NL 30 1B 57 57 44 488.2 508 463 40 5 39 .990 -3 -8 9.26 8.82 .991 9.96 9.98
8 Seasons 3B 684 677 500 5703.0 1801 490 1214 97 104 .946 -48 -10 2.69 2.49 .949 2.84 2.83
6 Seasons 1B 330 321 280 2786.0 3397 3151 226 20 314 .994 -14 -6 10.91 10.23 .992 9.97 9.97
10 Seasons TOT 1014 998 780 8489.0 5198 3641 1440 117 418 .977 -62 -9 5.39 5.01 .977 5.18 5.16
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

Hall of Fame
1994 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 NL (28, 0%)
1980 NL (9, 13%)
1983 NL (21, 0%)
0.13 Career Shares (867th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1980 July NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1980 Jul 27th NL Player of the Week
1981 Oct 4th NL Player of the Week
1983 May 29th NL Player of the Week
1986 Jul 6th NL Player of the Week

Offensive WARs c a p y
1983 NL  4.3 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1979 NL  .314 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1979 NL  .552 (5th)
1980 NL  .529 (2nd)**
1982 NL  .501 (8th)
1985 NL  .499 (10th)
Career  .499 (107th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1979 NL  .898 (8th)
Career  .839 (214th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1979 NL  33 (4th)
1980 NL  35 (2nd)
1981 NL  15 (8th)
1982 NL  32 (4th)
1985 NL  27 (8th)
1986 NL  27 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1979 NL  98 (6th)
1980 NL  89 (10th)
1982 NL  97 (9th)
1986 NL  87 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
Career  127 (216th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1983 NL  23 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1983 NL  2.4 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1978 NL  9 (6th)
1985 NL  6 (10th)
1986 NL  10 (3rd)
1988 NL  8 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1980 NL  16 (8th)
1986 NL  16 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1978 NL  14.0 (8th)**
1979 NL  14.8 (5th)
1980 NL  13.2 (2nd)**
1981 NL  20.0 (6th)
1982 NL  15.6 (3rd)
1983 NL  19.3 (10th)**
1985 NL  17.9 (6th)
1986 NL  19.1 (5th)
Career  17.3 (56th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1983 NL  28.34 (9th)
Career  186.45 (241st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1983 NL  3.1 (7th)
Career  16.4 (240th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1982 NL  3.3 (8th)
1983 NL  2.9 (9th)
Career  19.2 (203rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1983 NL  2.8 (9th)
Career  18.4 (242nd)

Putoutss c a p y
1986 NL  1,378 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1986 NL  1,378 (1st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1986 NL  102 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1986 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1985 NL  105 (5th)
1986 NL  138 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1982 NL  137 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1982 NL  102 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1980 NL  23 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1980 NL  20 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1985 NL  11.46 (1st)
1986 NL  11.22 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1985 NL  10.92 (1st)
1986 NL  10.65 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1986 NL  .995 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1980 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1978 NL  3.27 (1st)
1980 NL  3.10 (3rd)
Career  2.69 (71st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1978 NL  3.15 (2nd)
1980 NL  2.72 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1982 NL  .970 (3rd)

Salary s c a p y
1985 NL  $1,500,000 (7th)
1986 NL  $1,800,000 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1978 NL  born 1957-08-06 (7th)

A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 56 (460), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (953), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (659), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (103rd), 21.7 career WAR/19.0 7yr-peak WAR/20.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1978 20 Atlanta Braves $183,000 ? 2/17/79 TSN $27,000 salary and $156,000 signinf bonus
1981 23 Atlanta Braves $333,333 ? 4/4/81 TSN
1983 25 Atlanta Braves $900,000 ? 2/14/83 TSN 4/$5.1MM, plus weight bonus
1984 26 Atlanta Braves $1,100,000 ? 2/14/83 TSN 4/$5.1MM, plus weight bonus
1985 27 Atlanta Braves $1,500,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN, USAT surv; 2/14/83 TSN $1.4M 4/$5.1MM, plus weight bonus
1986 28 Atlanta Braves $1,800,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey 2/14/83 TSN: 4/$5.1MM, plus weight bonus
1988 30 St. Louis Cardinals $950,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,766,333
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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Name and misspellings: James Bob bobby Robert Horner

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