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Bob Johnson

Robert Dale Johnson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: April 25, 1943 in Aurora, IL
School: Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1969 (Age 26.147)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Royals/Braves/Indians/Mets 1969-1977

Final Game: June 5, 1977 (Age 34.041)
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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
1969 26 NYM NL 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 3.11 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1970 27 KCR AL 8 13 .381 3.07 40 26 7 10 1 4 214.0 178 82 73 18 82 4 206 11 1 6 894 121 3.11 1.215 7.5 0.8 3.4 8.7 2.51
1971 28 PIT NL 9 10 .474 3.45 31 27 0 7 1 0 174.2 170 73 67 19 55 8 101 7 0 4 732 100 3.77 1.288 8.8 1.0 2.8 5.2 1.84
1972 29 PIT NL 4 4 .500 2.96 31 11 6 1 0 3 115.2 98 40 38 14 46 8 79 4 0 3 483 114 3.90 1.245 7.6 1.1 3.6 6.1 1.72
1973 30 PIT NL 4 2 .667 3.62 50 2 11 0 0 4 92.0 98 41 37 12 34 7 68 5 0 2 402 98 4.06 1.435 9.6 1.2 3.3 6.7 2.00
1974 31 CLE AL 3 4 .429 4.38 14 10 0 0 0 0 72.0 75 42 35 12 37 5 36 3 1 2 324 83 5.41 1.556 9.4 1.5 4.6 4.5 0.97
1977 34 ATL NL 0 1 .000 7.25 15 0 5 0 0 0 22.1 24 18 18 7 14 1 16 2 0 1 106 62 7.53 1.701 9.7 2.8 5.6 6.4 1.14
7 Yrs 28 34 .452 3.48 183 76 31 18 2 12 692.1 644 296 268 82 269 33 507 32 2 18 2948 103 3.92 1.319 8.4 1.1 3.5 6.6 1.88
162 Game Avg. 7 9 .452 3.48 48 20 8 5 1 3 182 169 78 70 22 71 9 133 8 1 5 774 103 3.92 1.319 8.4 1.1 3.5 6.6 1.88
PIT (3 yrs) 17 16 .515 3.34 112 40 17 8 1 7 382.1 366 154 142 45 135 23 248 16 0 9 1617 103 3.88 1.310 8.6 1.1 3.2 5.8 1.84
KCR (1 yr) 8 13 .381 3.07 40 26 7 10 1 4 214.0 178 82 73 18 82 4 206 11 1 6 894 121 3.11 1.215 7.5 0.8 3.4 8.7 2.51
NYM (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 3.11 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
ATL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 7.25 15 0 5 0 0 0 22.1 24 18 18 7 14 1 16 2 0 1 106 62 7.53 1.701 9.7 2.8 5.6 6.4 1.14
CLE (1 yr) 3 4 .429 4.38 14 10 0 0 0 0 72.0 75 42 35 12 37 5 36 3 1 2 324 83 5.41 1.556 9.4 1.5 4.6 4.5 0.97
NL (5 yrs) 17 17 .500 3.54 129 40 24 8 1 8 406.1 391 172 160 52 150 24 265 18 0 10 1730 99 4.08 1.331 8.7 1.2 3.3 5.9 1.77
AL (2 yrs) 11 17 .393 3.40 54 36 7 10 1 4 286.0 253 124 108 30 119 9 242 14 2 8 1218 109 3.69 1.301 8.0 0.9 3.7 7.6 2.03
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
1969 26 NYM NL 1.2 2 0 0 0.00 4.23 0.31 -0.18 117.7 4.39 1 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.1 1 .546 .501
1970 27 KCR AL 214.0 40 26 82 3.45 4.20 0.01 0.05 100.9 4.28 21 2.5 2.2 0.0 4.5 38 .561 .515 $12,000
1971 28 PIT NL 174.2 31 27 73 3.76 3.76 0.09 0.05 100.1 3.72 -3 -0.3 2.0 -0.1 1.2 13 .490 .498
1972 29 PIT NL 115.2 31 11 40 3.11 3.80 0.10 -0.04 95.7 3.51 3 0.4 1.1 -0.2 1.3 14 .513 .502
1973 30 PIT NL 92.0 50 2 41 4.01 4.03 -0.11 -0.29 97.0 3.74 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.4 5 .493 .498 $38,000
1974 31 CLE AL 72.0 14 10 42 5.25 4.11 0.23 0.01 101.3 3.94 -10 -1.1 .5 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .422 .493 $39,750
1977 34 ATL NL 22.1 15 0 18 7.25 4.44 -0.81 -0.34 116.2 5.69 -4 -0.4 .6 0.0 -0.2 -2 .472 .497
7 Seasons 692.1 183 76 296 3.85 4.00 0.03 -0.03 99.9 3.95 6 0.8 1.2 -0.3 7.0 65 .504 .502 $89,750
PIT (3 yrs) 382.1 112 40 154 3.63 3.84 0.04 -0.06 98.0 3.66 -2 -0.2 1.1 -0.4 2.9 32 .498 .499 $38,000
KCR (1 yr) 214.0 40 26 82 3.45 4.20 0.01 0.05 100.9 4.28 21 2.5 2.2 0.0 4.5 38 .561 .515 $12,000
NYM (1 yr) 1.2 2 0 0 0.00 4.23 0.31 -0.18 117.7 4.39 1 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.1 1 .546 .501
ATL (1 yr) 22.1 15 0 18 7.25 4.44 -0.81 -0.34 116.2 5.69 -4 -0.4 .6 0.0 -0.2 -2 .472 .497
CLE (1 yr) 72.0 14 10 42 5.25 4.11 0.23 0.01 101.3 3.94 -10 -1.1 .5 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .422 .493 $39,750

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1971 28 PIT NL NLCS W SFG 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 5 1 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 0 33 1.000 5.6 0.0 3.4 7.9 2.33
1971 ❍ 28 PIT NL WS W BAL 0 1 .000 9.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 5 5 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 23 1.600 9.0 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1972 29 PIT NL NLCS L CIN 0 0 3.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 7 0 0 1 22 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 10.5 3.50
2 Yrs (3 Series) 1 1 .500 3.32 5 2 0 0 0 0 19.0 14 8 7 0 8 2 17 1 0 1 78 1.158 6.6 0.0 3.8 8.1 2.13
2 NLCS 1 0 1.000 1.29 3 1 0 0 0 0 14.0 9 3 2 0 5 2 14 0 0 1 55 1.000 5.8 0.0 3.2 9.0 2.80
1 WS 0 1 .000 9.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 5 5 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 23 1.600 9.0 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00

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
1969 26 NYM NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1970 27 KCR AL 40 71 57 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 34 .105 .190 .123 .313 -11 7 0 0 8 0 0 1
1971 28 PIT NL 31 60 48 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 33 .063 .196 .063 .259 -24 3 2 0 4 0 0 1
1972 29 PIT NL 31 37 35 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 16 .143 .167 .171 .338 -3 6 1 0 1 0 0 1
1973 30 PIT NL 50 16 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .000 .067 .000 .067 -80 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1974 31 CLE AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 34 ATL NL 15 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 72 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 183 187 157 8 15 2 0 0 8 0 0 16 93 .096 .179 .108 .287 -17 17 3 0 14 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 166 139 7 13 2 0 0 7 0 0 14 82 .096 .179 .108 .287 -17 15 3 0 12 0 0
PIT (3 yrs) 112 113 97 6 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 10 58 .082 .168 .093 .261 -24 9 3 0 6 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 40 71 57 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 34 .105 .190 .123 .313 -11 7 0 0 8 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ATL (1 yr) 15 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 72 1 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 129 116 100 6 9 1 0 0 5 0 0 10 59 .090 .173 .100 .273 -21 10 3 0 6 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 54 71 57 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 34 .105 .190 .123 .313 -11 7 0 0 8 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
1969 26 NYM NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1970 27 KCR AL 40 71 -10 -0 0 0 9 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 $12,000 1
1971 28 PIT NL 31 60 -7 0 -0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1972 29 PIT NL 31 37 -5 -0 -0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1973 30 PIT NL 50 16 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $38,000 1
1974 31 CLE AL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $39,750 1
1977 34 ATL NL 15 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
7 Seasons 183 187 -25 -0 0 0 21 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .497 .499 -0.5 0.0 -4 $89,750
PIT (3 yrs) 112 113 -16 -0 0 0 12 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.4 0.0 -4 $38,000
KCR (1 yr) 40 71 -10 -0 0 0 9 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 $12,000
NYM (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
ATL (1 yr) 15 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CLE (1 yr) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $39,750

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
1971 28 PIT NL NLCS SFG W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 ❍ 28 PIT NL WS BAL W 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 29 PIT NL NLCS CIN L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1969 NYM NL 26 P 2 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 1.95 0 0 0
1970 KCR AL 27 P 40 26 10 214.0 33 13 20 0 0 1.000 1.39 0.83 .951 1.86 1.85 22 8 27% 39% 0
1971 PIT NL 28 P 31 27 7 174.2 37 14 20 3 2 .919 1.75 1.10 .954 1.90 1.90 9 7 44% 35% 2
1972 PIT NL 29 P 31 11 1 115.2 14 6 7 1 1 .929 1.01 0.42 .950 1.78 1.78 8 4 33% 37% 0
1973 PIT NL 30 P 50 2 0 92.0 7 2 4 1 1 .857 0.59 0.12 .950 1.88 1.88 12 2 14% 36% 0
1974 CLE AL 31 P 14 10 0 72.0 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 1.62 0.93 .947 1.81 1.80 5 3 38% 38% 0
1977 ATL NL 34 P 15 0 0 22.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.40 0.07 .950 1.85 1.85 2 0 0% 35% 0
7 Seasons P 183 76 18 692.1 105 37 63 5 4 .952 1.30 0.55 .951 1.86 1.85 58 24 29% 38% 2
7 Seasons TOT 183 76 18 692.1 105 37 63 5 4 .952 1.30 0.55 .951 1.86 1.85 58 24 29% 38% 2
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1970 AL  4.5 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1970 AL  3.07 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 AL  7.486 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 AL  8.664 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1970 AL  206 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1970 AL  2.512 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 AL  0.757 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 AL  11 (1st)
1971 NL  7 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1970 AL  121 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1970 AL  3.11 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1970 AL  1.000 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 10 (1507), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1251), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1063), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (463rd), 6.4 career WAR/6.4 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 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
1970 27 Kansas City Royals $12,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $38,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 31 Cleveland Indians $39,750 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1975 32 Texas Rangers $39,750 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$129,500
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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