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Bob Kipper

Robert Wayne Kipper

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: July 8, 1964 in Aurora, IL
High School: Aurora Central Catholic HS (Aurora, IL)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1985 (Age 20.278)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Twins/Angels 1985-1992
Agents: Tom Selakovich [*]
Final Game: July 27, 1992 (Age 28.019)
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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
1985 20 TOT MLB 1 3 .250 7.07 7 5 1 0 0 0 28.0 28 24 22 5 10 0 13 0 0 0 124 53 5.15 1.357 9.0 1.6 3.2 4.2 1.30
1985 20 CAL AL 0 1 .000 21.60 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 7 8 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 20 21 9.28 3.000 18.9 2.7 8.1 0.0 0.00
1985 20 PIT NL 1 2 .333 5.11 5 4 1 0 0 0 24.2 21 16 14 4 7 0 13 0 0 0 104 72 4.59 1.135 7.7 1.5 2.6 4.7 1.86
1986 21 PIT NL 6 8 .429 4.03 20 19 1 0 0 0 114.0 123 60 51 17 34 3 81 2 3 3 496 96 4.24 1.377 9.7 1.3 2.7 6.4 2.38
1987 22 PIT NL 5 9 .357 5.94 24 20 0 1 1 0 110.2 117 74 73 25 52 4 83 2 0 5 493 69 5.77 1.527 9.5 2.0 4.2 6.8 1.60
1988 23 PIT NL 2 6 .250 3.74 50 0 15 0 0 0 65.0 54 33 27 7 26 4 39 2 1 1 267 91 4.26 1.231 7.5 1.0 3.6 5.4 1.50
1989 24 PIT NL 3 4 .429 2.93 52 0 15 0 0 4 83.0 55 29 27 5 33 6 58 0 2 5 334 115 3.34 1.060 6.0 0.5 3.6 6.3 1.76
1990 25 PIT NL 5 2 .714 3.02 41 1 7 0 0 3 62.2 44 24 21 7 26 1 35 3 5 1 260 120 4.53 1.117 6.3 1.0 3.7 5.0 1.35
1991 26 PIT NL 2 2 .500 4.65 52 0 18 0 0 4 60.0 66 34 31 7 22 3 38 0 1 0 264 77 4.21 1.467 9.9 1.1 3.3 5.7 1.73
1992 27 MIN AL 3 3 .500 4.42 25 0 12 0 0 0 38.2 40 23 19 8 14 3 22 3 0 1 168 92 5.65 1.397 9.3 1.9 3.3 5.1 1.57
8 Yrs 27 37 .422 4.34 271 45 69 1 1 11 562.0 527 301 271 81 217 24 369 12 12 16 2406 86 4.58 1.324 8.4 1.3 3.5 5.9 1.70
162 Game Avg. 6 8 .422 4.34 58 10 15 0 0 2 121 113 65 58 17 47 5 79 3 3 3 518 86 4.58 1.324 8.4 1.3 3.5 5.9 1.70
PIT (7 yrs) 24 33 .421 4.22 244 44 57 1 1 11 520.0 480 270 244 72 200 21 347 9 12 15 2218 88 4.47 1.308 8.3 1.2 3.5 6.0 1.74
MIN (1 yr) 3 3 .500 4.42 25 0 12 0 0 0 38.2 40 23 19 8 14 3 22 3 0 1 168 92 5.65 1.397 9.3 1.9 3.3 5.1 1.57
CAL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 21.60 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 7 8 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 20 21 9.28 3.000 18.9 2.7 8.1 0.0 0.00
NL (7 yrs) 24 33 .421 4.22 244 44 57 1 1 11 520.0 480 270 244 72 200 21 347 9 12 15 2218 88 4.47 1.308 8.3 1.2 3.5 6.0 1.74
AL (2 yrs) 3 4 .429 5.79 27 1 12 0 0 0 42.0 47 31 27 9 17 3 22 3 0 1 188 71 5.94 1.524 10.1 1.9 3.6 4.7 1.29
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
1985 20 CAL AL 3.1 2 1 8 21.60 5.07 0.35 0.06 94.4 4.51 -6 -0.5 .1 0.0 -0.4 -6 .255 .497
1985 20 PIT NL 24.2 5 4 16 5.84 4.28 -0.20 0.13 102.9 4.73 -3 -0.3 .2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .432 .498
1986 21 PIT NL 114.0 20 19 60 4.74 4.21 0.18 0.15 102.0 4.26 -7 -0.7 .1 -0.1 0.3 4 .464 .496 $65,000
1987 22 PIT NL 110.2 24 20 74 6.02 4.53 0.40 0.14 99.8 4.26 -23 -2.2 .6 -0.0 -1.1 -11 .410 .487
1988 23 PIT NL 65.0 50 0 33 4.57 3.95 0.17 -0.31 98.7 3.42 -9 -1.0 1.1 -0.1 -0.5 -3 .480 .494 $125,000
1989 24 PIT NL 83.0 52 0 29 3.14 4.03 0.16 -0.31 96.1 3.42 2 0.3 1.4 -0.2 0.8 9 .505 .502 $230,000
1990 25 PIT NL 62.2 41 1 24 3.45 4.36 0.11 -0.32 95.8 3.77 1 0.1 1.3 -0.1 0.6 7 .503 .501 $525,000
1991 26 PIT NL 60.0 52 0 34 5.10 4.14 -0.09 -0.32 98.3 3.84 -9 -1.0 1.1 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .481 .494 $835,000
1992 27 MIN AL 38.2 25 0 23 5.35 4.37 0.22 -0.34 103.1 3.93 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .474 .496 $1,000,000
8 Seasons 562.0 271 45 301 4.82 4.25 0.17 -0.11 99.3 3.94 -59 -5.9 1.1 -0.6 -1.3 -7 .478 .496 $2,780,000
PIT (7 yrs) 520.0 244 44 270 4.67 4.23 0.16 -0.10 99.0 3.94 -46 -4.8 1.2 -0.6 -0.6 1 .480 .496 $1,780,000
MIN (1 yr) 38.2 25 0 23 5.35 4.37 0.22 -0.34 103.1 3.93 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .474 .496 $1,000,000
CAL (1 yr) 3.1 2 1 8 21.60 5.07 0.35 0.06 94.4 4.51 -6 -0.5 .1 0.0 -0.4 -6 .255 .497

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
1991 26 PIT NL NLCS L ATL 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1.000 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5
1 NLCS 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1.000 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5

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
1985 20 TOT MLB 7 10 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 41 2 0 0 2 0 0 /1
1985 20 CAL AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1985 20 PIT NL 5 10 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 41 2 0 0 2 0 0 /1
1986 21 PIT NL 21 37 33 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .030 .059 .030 .089 -75 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
1987 22 PIT NL 26 36 33 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 .242 .242 .303 .545 44 10 0 0 3 0 0 1
1988 23 PIT NL 50 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 -37 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
1989 24 PIT NL 52 11 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .111 .200 .111 .311 -7 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
1990 25 PIT NL 41 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -19 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 26 PIT NL 52 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1992 27 MIN AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 274 109 95 6 13 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 30 .137 .163 .158 .321 -11 15 2 1 11 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 64 56 4 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 18 .137 .163 .158 .321 -11 9 1 1 7 0 0
PIT (7 yrs) 247 109 95 6 13 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 30 .137 .163 .158 .321 -11 15 2 1 11 0 0
MIN (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAL (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 247 109 95 6 13 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 30 .137 .163 .158 .321 -11 15 2 1 11 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1985 20 CAL AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1985 20 PIT NL 5 10 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .508 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1986 21 PIT NL 21 37 -8 -0 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .480 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $65,000 1
1987 22 PIT NL 26 36 -2 0 -0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .512 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1988 23 PIT NL 50 6 -1 -0 -0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $125,000 1
1989 24 PIT NL 52 11 -1 0 -0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $230,000 1
1990 25 PIT NL 41 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $525,000 1
1991 26 PIT NL 52 2 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $835,000 1
1992 27 MIN AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,000,000 1
8 Seasons 274 109 -14 0 -1 0 16 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $2,780,000
PIT (7 yrs) 247 109 -14 0 -1 0 15 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $1,780,000
MIN (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,000,000
CAL (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1991 26 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1985 TOT MLB 20 P 7 5 0 28.0 7 1 5 1 0 .857 1.93 0.86 .953 1.93 1.90 5 0 0% 32% 0
1985 CAL AL 20 P 2 1 0 3.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.70 0.50 .950 1.89 1.85 3 0 0% 33% 0
1985 PIT NL 20 P 5 4 0 24.2 6 0 5 1 0 .833 1.82 1.00 .953 1.93 1.92 2 0 0% 30% 0
1986 PIT NL 21 P 20 19 0 114.0 17 1 15 1 0 .941 1.26 0.80 .955 1.94 1.94 14 8 36% 32% 1
1987 PIT NL 22 P 24 20 1 110.2 19 3 16 0 1 1.000 1.55 0.79 .955 1.91 1.90 17 6 26% 29% 3
1988 PIT NL 23 P 50 0 0 65.0 20 4 16 0 1 1.000 2.77 0.40 .955 1.97 1.96 8 9 53% 29% 7
1989 PIT NL 24 P 52 0 0 83.0 15 3 10 2 1 .867 1.41 0.25 .947 1.87 1.87 8 0 0% 32% 0
1990 PIT NL 25 P 41 1 0 62.2 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 1.87 0.32 .957 1.80 1.79 5 3 38% 29% 1
1991 PIT NL 26 P 52 0 0 60.0 9 1 6 2 0 .778 1.05 0.13 .956 1.86 1.85 7 4 36% 33% 0
1992 MIN AL 27 P 25 0 0 38.2 6 0 6 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.24 .953 1.72 1.71 1 2 67% 34% 0
8 Seasons P 271 45 1 562.0 106 18 82 6 4 .943 1.60 0.37 .954 1.89 1.86 65 32 33% 31% 12
8 Seasons TOT 271 45 1 562.0 106 18 82 6 4 .943 1.60 0.37 .954 1.89 1.86 65 32 33% 31% 12
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

Youngest s c a p y
1985 NL  born 1964-07-08 (3rd)
1985 AL  born 1964-07-08 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2053), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1298), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4416th), -1.2 career WAR/-0.4 7yr-peak WAR/-0.8 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
1986 21 Pittsburgh Pirates $65,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1988 23 Pittsburgh Pirates $125,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 24 Pittsburgh Pirates $230,000 ? 1991 TSN Guide 28; T. Timmerman database
1990 25 Pittsburgh Pirates $525,000 ? USA Today Arbitration win; $380,000 offer
1991 26 Pittsburgh Pirates $835,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 27 Minnesota Twins $1,000,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,780,000
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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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby robert Wayne Kipper

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