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Bob Kelly

Robert Edward Kelly

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 4, 1927 in Cleveland, OH
Schools: Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1951 (Age 23.212)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Reds/Indians/Redlegs 1951-1958

Final Game: June 4, 1958 (Age 30.243)
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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
1951 23 CHC NL 7 4 .636 4.66 35 11 10 4 0 0 123.2 130 70 64 8 55 48 1 0 7 534 89 3.90 1.496 9.5 0.6 4.0 3.5 0.87
1952 24 CHC NL 4 9 .308 3.59 31 15 10 3 2 0 125.1 114 62 50 7 46 50 3 0 7 544 107 3.49 1.277 8.2 0.5 3.3 3.6 1.09
1953 25 TOT NL 1 3 .250 5.40 42 5 17 0 0 2 83.1 98 55 50 9 35 35 1 0 3 368 81 4.45 1.596 10.6 1.0 3.8 3.8 1.00
1953 25 CHC NL 0 1 .000 9.53 14 0 6 0 0 0 17.0 27 19 18 2 9 6 1 0 0 83 48 5.18 2.118 14.3 1.1 4.8 3.2 0.67
1953 25 CIN NL 1 2 .333 4.34 28 5 11 0 0 2 66.1 71 36 32 7 26 29 0 0 3 285 100 4.27 1.462 9.6 0.9 3.5 3.9 1.12
1958 30 TOT MLB 0 2 .000 5.16 15 4 3 0 0 0 29.2 32 19 17 4 16 1 13 1 0 1 130 74 5.07 1.618 9.7 1.2 4.9 3.9 0.81
1958 30 CIN NL 0 0 4.50 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 11 110 5.98 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 4.5 0.33
1958 30 CLE AL 0 2 .000 5.20 13 3 2 0 0 0 27.2 29 18 16 4 13 0 12 1 0 1 119 72 5.01 1.518 9.4 1.3 4.2 3.9 0.92
4 Yrs 12 18 .400 4.50 123 35 40 7 2 2 362.0 374 206 181 28 152 1 146 6 0 18 1576 90 3.98 1.453 9.3 0.7 3.8 3.6 0.96
162 Game Avg. 5 8 .400 4.50 53 15 17 3 1 1 156 161 89 78 12 65 63 3 0 8 678 90 3.98 1.453 9.3 0.7 3.8 3.6 0.96
CHC (3 yrs) 11 14 .440 4.47 80 26 26 7 2 0 266.0 271 151 132 17 110 104 5 0 14 1161 90 3.79 1.432 9.2 0.6 3.7 3.5 0.95
CIN (2 yrs) 1 2 .333 4.35 30 6 12 0 0 2 68.1 74 37 33 7 29 1 30 0 0 3 296 101 4.32 1.507 9.7 0.9 3.8 4.0 1.03
CLE (1 yr) 0 2 .000 5.20 13 3 2 0 0 0 27.2 29 18 16 4 13 0 12 1 0 1 119 72 5.01 1.518 9.4 1.3 4.2 3.9 0.92
NL (4 yrs) 12 16 .429 4.44 110 32 38 7 2 2 334.1 345 188 165 24 139 1 134 5 0 17 1457 92 3.90 1.448 9.3 0.6 3.7 3.6 0.96
AL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 5.20 13 3 2 0 0 0 27.2 29 18 16 4 13 0 12 1 0 1 119 72 5.01 1.518 9.4 1.3 4.2 3.9 0.92
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
1951 23 CHC NL 123.2 35 11 70 5.09 4.55 -0.10 0.00 105.1 4.88 -3 -0.3 .6 -0.1 0.9 10 .492 .498
1952 24 CHC NL 125.1 31 15 62 4.45 4.03 0.05 0.00 103.6 4.13 -5 -0.5 .7 -0.1 0.7 8 .484 .497
1953 25 CHC NL 17.0 14 0 19 10.06 5.03 -0.41 0.00 102.0 5.55 -8 -0.8 .7 0.1 -0.5 -7 .444 .495
1953 25 CIN NL 66.0 28 5 36 4.91 5.10 0.26 0.00 102.0 4.93 1 0.1 .7 -0.1 0.7 8 .502 .500
1958 30 CIN NL 2.0 2 1 1 4.50 4.29 0.06 0.00 106.4 4.50 0 0.0 1.9 -0.0 0.0 0 .501 .500
1958 30 CLE AL 27.2 13 3 18 5.86 4.23 -0.07 0.00 103.3 4.44 -4 -0.5 .5 0.0 -0.2 -2 .465 .497
4 Seasons 361.2 123 35 206 5.13 4.47 0.01 0.00 103.7 4.62 -19 -2.0 .7 -0.2 1.6 16 .484 .498
CHC (3 yrs) 266.0 80 26 151 5.11 4.34 -0.05 0.00 104.2 4.57 -16 -1.6 .7 -0.1 1.1 11 .480 .497
CIN (2 yrs) 68.0 30 6 37 4.90 5.07 0.26 0.00 102.1 4.91 1 0.1 .8 -0.1 0.7 8 .502 .500
CLE (1 yr) 27.2 13 3 18 5.86 4.23 -0.07 0.00 103.3 4.44 -4 -0.5 .5 0.0 -0.2 -2 .465 .497

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
1951 23 CHC NL 35 35 31 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .161 .188 .161 .349 -6 5 0 0 3 1
1952 24 CHC NL 31 39 37 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .216 .216 .216 .432 20 8 2 0 1 1
1953 25 TOT NL 42 19 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .111 .111 .111 .222 -42 2 0 0 1 1
1953 25 CHC NL 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1953 25 CIN NL 28 18 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .118 .118 .118 .235 -38 2 0 0 1 1
1958 30 TOT MLB 15 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 85 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1958 30 CIN NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 30 CLE AL 13 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 85 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 Yrs 123 98 90 3 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 22 .178 .196 .178 .373 1 16 2 0 5 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 129 119 4 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 29 .178 .196 .178 .373 1 21 3 0 7
CHC (3 yrs) 80 75 69 3 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 16 .188 .200 .188 .388 6 13 2 0 4
CIN (2 yrs) 30 18 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .118 .118 .118 .235 -38 2 0 0 1 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 13 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 85 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 110 93 86 3 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 22 .174 .184 .174 .358 -3 15 2 0 5 0 0
AL (1 yr) 13 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 85 1 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
1951 23 CHC NL 35 35 -5 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1952 24 CHC NL 31 39 -4 -0 -0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1953 25 CHC NL 14 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1953 25 CIN NL 28 18 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1958 30 CIN NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1958 30 CLE AL 13 5 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
4 Seasons 123 98 -13 -0 -0 0 11 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3
CHC (3 yrs) 80 75 -9 -0 -0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
CIN (2 yrs) 30 18 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
CLE (1 yr) 13 5 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .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
1951 CHC NL 23 P 35 11 4 123.2 35 13 20 2 1 .943 2.40 0.94 .962 2.14 2.14 5 5 50% 43% 1
1952 CHC NL 24 P 31 15 3 125.1 37 8 27 2 1 .946 2.51 1.13 .953 2.18 2.16 5 1 17% 44% 0
1953 TOT NL 25 P 42 5 0 83.1 22 3 18 1 2 .955 2.27 0.50 .956 2.06 2.02 5 2 29% 0
1953 CHC NL 25 P 14 0 0 17.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 3.18 0.43 .957 2.06 2.02 0 0 0
1953 CIN NL 25 P 28 5 0 66.1 16 2 13 1 2 .938 2.04 0.54 .956 2.06 2.02 5 2 29% 0
1958 TOT MLB 30 P 15 4 0 29.2 6 0 6 0 1 1.000 1.82 0.40 .963 1.94 1.93 1 1 50% 46% 1
1958 CIN NL 30 P 2 1 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.50 .960 1.80 1.95 0 0 0
1958 CLE AL 30 P 13 3 0 27.2 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 1.63 0.38 .964 1.95 1.93 1 1 50% 46% 1
4 Seasons P 123 35 7 362.0 100 24 71 5 5 .950 2.36 0.77 .958 2.12 2.08 16 9 36% 31% 2
4 Seasons TOT 123 35 7 362.0 100 24 71 5 5 .950 2.36 0.77 .958 2.12 2.08 16 9 36% 31% 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.
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

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1951 NL  7 (5th)
1952 NL  7 (2nd)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Edward robert kelley Kelly

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