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Bob Kline

Robert George Kline (Junior)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 9, 1909 in Enterprise, OH
High School: Central HS (Columbus, OH) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1930 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Athletics/Senators 1930-1934

Final Game: July 15, 1934 (Age 24)
Died: March 16, 1987 in Westerville, OH
Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH
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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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1930 20 BOS AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 21 BOS AL 5 5 .500 4.41 28 10 11 3 0 0 98.0 110 54 48 3 35 25 3 2 3 414 98 1.480 10.1 0.3 3.2 2.3 0.71
1932 22 BOS AL 11 13 .458 5.28 47 19 21 4 1 1 172.0 203 117 101 10 76 31 1 1 6 784 84 1.622 10.6 0.5 4.0 1.6 0.41
1933 23 BOS AL 7 8 .467 4.54 46 8 21 1 0 4 127.0 127 70 64 5 67 16 6 0 2 565 98 1.528 9.0 0.4 4.7 1.1 0.24
1934 24 TOT AL 7 2 .778 7.21 26 0 19 0 0 1 43.2 60 42 35 6 17 15 1 0 3 205 61 1.763 12.4 1.2 3.5 3.1 0.88
1934 24 PHA AL 6 2 .750 6.35 20 0 17 0 0 1 39.2 50 34 28 6 13 14 0 0 3 178 69 1.588 11.3 1.4 2.9 3.2 1.08
1934 24 WSH AL 1 0 1.000 15.75 6 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 10 8 7 0 4 1 1 0 0 27 30 3.500 22.5 0.0 9.0 2.3 0.25
5 Yrs 30 28 .517 5.05 148 37 73 8 1 6 441.2 501 283 248 24 195 87 11 3 14 1972 87 1.576 10.2 0.5 4.0 1.8 0.45
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .517 5.05 54 14 27 3 0 2 162 184 104 91 9 72 32 4 1 5 725 87 1.576 10.2 0.5 4.0 1.8 0.45
BOS (4 yrs) 23 26 .469 4.82 122 37 54 8 1 5 398.0 441 241 213 18 178 72 10 3 11 1767 92 1.555 10.0 0.4 4.0 1.6 0.40
WSH (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 15.75 6 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 10 8 7 0 4 1 1 0 0 27 30 3.500 22.5 0.0 9.0 2.3 0.25
PHA (1 yr) 6 2 .750 6.35 20 0 17 0 0 1 39.2 50 34 28 6 13 14 0 0 3 178 69 1.588 11.3 1.4 2.9 3.2 1.08

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
1930 20 BOS AL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 5.11 0.21 0.00 108.0 5.30 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .555 .500
1931 21 BOS AL 98.0 28 10 54 4.96 5.15 0.01 0.00 98.1 5.04 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 1.0 13 .501 .500 $2,000
1932 22 BOS AL 172.0 47 19 117 6.12 5.36 -0.18 0.00 100.1 5.55 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.7 10 .478 .494 $2,750
1933 23 BOS AL 127.0 46 8 70 4.96 5.01 -0.04 0.00 103.8 5.24 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.6 19 .506 .502 $3,500
1934 24 PHA AL 39.2 20 0 34 7.71 5.21 0.21 0.00 99.6 4.98 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .445 .493 $3,000
1934 24 WSH AL 4.0 6 0 8 18.00 5.69 0.09 0.00 90.9 5.10 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .416 .497
5 Seasons 441.2 148 37 283 5.77 5.20 -0.06 0.00 100.6 5.29 -26 -2.3 1.0 -0.2 2.2 29 .484 .497 $11,250
BOS (4 yrs) 398.0 122 37 241 5.45 5.19 -0.09 0.00 100.8 5.33 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.2 3.3 42 .494 .498 $8,250
WSH (1 yr) 4.0 6 0 8 18.00 5.69 0.09 0.00 90.9 5.10 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .416 .497
PHA (1 yr) 39.2 20 0 34 7.71 5.21 0.21 0.00 99.6 4.98 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .445 .493 $3,000

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
1930 20 BOS AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1931 21 BOS AL 28 30 27 2 9 1 0 0 8 0 0 2 3 .333 .379 .370 .750 103 10 0 1 1
1932 22 BOS AL 47 58 54 0 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 .130 .130 .185 .315 -17 10 0 4 1
1933 23 BOS AL 46 38 34 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .176 .200 .176 .376 -0 6 1 3 1
1934 24 TOT AL 26 10 9 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .444 .778 103 4 0 1 1
1934 24 PHA AL 20 10 9 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .444 .778 103 4 0 1 1
1934 24 WSH AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 148 136 124 6 25 3 1 0 10 0 0 2 26 .202 .220 .242 .462 23 30 1 9
162 Game Avg. 162 149 136 7 27 3 1 0 11 0 0 2 28 .202 .220 .242 .462 23 33 1 10
BOS (4 yrs) 122 126 115 3 22 2 1 0 9 0 0 2 25 .191 .212 .226 .438 16 26 1 8
WSH (1 yr) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 20 10 9 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .444 .778 103 4 0 1

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
1930 20 BOS AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1931 21 BOS AL 28 30 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $2,000 1
1932 22 BOS AL 47 58 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .492 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $2,750 1
1933 23 BOS AL 46 38 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $3,500 1
1934 24 PHA AL 20 10 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,000 1
1934 24 WSH AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
5 Seasons 148 136 -16 0 0 0 14 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $11,250
BOS (4 yrs) 122 126 -16 0 0 0 13 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $8,250
WSH (1 yr) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
PHA (1 yr) 20 10 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,000

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 Awards
1930 BOS AL 20 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1931 BOS AL 21 P 28 10 3 98.0 34 2 30 2 1 .941 2.94 1.14 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 BOS AL 22 P 47 19 4 172.0 61 16 44 1 6 .984 3.14 1.28 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 BOS AL 23 P 46 8 1 127.0 50 3 46 1 2 .980 3.47 1.07 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 TOT AL 24 P 26 0 0 43.2 18 2 16 0 1 1.000 3.71 0.69 .956 2.14 2.11
1934 PHA AL 24 P 20 0 0 39.2 16 2 14 0 1 1.000 3.63 0.80 .956 2.13 2.11
1934 WSH AL 24 P 6 0 0 4.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.33 .955 2.25 2.12
5 Seasons P 148 37 8 441.2 163 23 136 4 10 .975 3.24 1.07 .958 2.24 2.21
5 Seasons TOT 148 37 8 441.2 163 23 136 4 10 .975 3.24 1.07 .958 2.24 2.21
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

Games Played s c a p y
1932 AL  47 (4th)
1933 AL  46 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1933 AL  4 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1932 AL  6 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1933 AL  6 (1st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1932 AL  21 (6th)
1933 AL  21 (6th)
1934 AL  19 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1932 AL  47 (4th)
1933 AL  46 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1932 AL  16 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1932 AL  3.14 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1932 AL  .984 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1930 AL  born 1909-12-09 (6th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1943), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1009th), 2.0 career WAR/2.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193121Boston Red Sox$2,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193222Boston Red Sox$2,750Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193323Boston Red Sox$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193424Philadelphia Athletics$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsPHA/WSH
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,250
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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