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Bob Lemon

Robert Granville Lemon

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

Born: September 22, 1920 in San Bernardino, CA
High School: Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1941 (Age 20)
Team: Indians 1941-1958

Final Game: July 1, 1958 (Age 37)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1976 (305/388 ballots).
   View Bob Lemon Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 11, 2000 in Long Beach, CA
Cremated
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Standard Fielding

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
1941 CLE AL 20 3B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 3.30
1942 CLE AL 21 3B 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00 .940 3.20
1946 CLE AL 25 P 32 5 1 94.0 42 13 28 1 5 .976 3.93 1.28 .951 2.01 1.99 0 0 1
1946 CLE AL 25 CF 12 12 12 36 33 2 1 2 .972 2.92 .984 2.72
1946 CLE AL 25 OF 12 12 12 36 33 2 1 2 .972 2.92 .977 2.36
1947 CLE AL 26 P 37 15 6 167.1 59 12 46 1 4 .983 3.12 1.57 .955 1.92 1.90 4 9 69% 50% 0
1947 CLE AL 26 OF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .980 2.45
1947 CLE AL 26 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1947 CLE AL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1948 CLE AL 27 P 43 37 20 293.2 113 23 86 4 8 .965 3.34 2.53 .963 2.02 1.99 6 9 60% 48% 0 AS,MVP-5
1949 CLE AL 28 P 37 33 22 279.2 109 34 71 4 5 .963 3.38 2.84 .962 2.12 2.09 9 5 36% 46% 0 AS,MVP-9
1950 CLE AL 29 P 44 37 22 288.0 92 22 66 4 6 .957 2.75 2.00 .950 2.03 1.99 3 12 80% 2 AS,MVP-5
1951 CLE AL 30 P 42 34 17 263.1 83 21 60 2 5 .976 2.77 1.93 .953 2.07 2.06 8 5 38% 45% 1 AS
1952 CLE AL 31 P 42 36 28 309.2 113 32 79 2 7 .982 3.23 2.64 .966 2.10 2.10 9 5 36% 46% 0 AS,MVP-8
1953 CLE AL 32 P 41 36 23 286.2 108 31 74 3 15 .972 3.30 2.56 .957 1.95 1.93 9 9 50% 51% 1 AS,MVP-16
1954 CLE AL 33 P 36 33 21 258.1 82 22 57 3 8 .963 2.75 2.19 .959 2.01 1.99 4 6 60% 48% 1 AS,MVP-5
1955 CLE AL 34 P 35 31 5 211.1 60 16 43 1 3 .983 2.51 1.69 .956 1.99 1.97 2 7 78% 47% 1
1956 CLE AL 35 P 39 35 21 255.1 91 24 61 6 6 .934 3.00 2.18 .950 1.92 1.91 5 4 44% 44% 0 MVP-10
1957 CLE AL 36 P 21 17 2 117.1 43 12 31 0 5 1.000 3.30 2.05 .963 1.99 2.00 7 3 30% 47% 1
1958 CLE AL 37 P 11 1 0 25.1 8 1 7 0 1 1.000 2.84 0.73 .962 1.95 1.93 0 1 100% 47% 0
13 Seasons P 460 350 188 2850.0 1003 263 709 31 78 .969 3.07 2.11 .958 2.02 1.99 66 75 53% 42% 8
2 Seasons OF 14 12 12 37 34 2 1 2 .973 2.57 .977 2.37
2 Seasons CF 13 12 12 36 33 2 1 2 .972 2.69 .984 2.73
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.50 .942 3.25
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
15 Seasons TOT 476 362 200 2850.0 1044 298 713 33 80 .968 3.07 2.12 .958 2.02 2.01 66 75 53% 42% 8
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1941 CLE AL 20 3B
1942 CLE AL 21 3B
1946 CLE AL 25 P
1946 CLE AL 25 CF
1947 CLE AL 26 P
1947 CLE AL 26 CF
1947 CLE AL 26 RF
1948 CLE AL 27 P
1949 CLE AL 28 P
1950 CLE AL 29 P
1951 CLE AL 30 P
1952 CLE AL 31 P
1953 CLE AL 32 P
1954 CLE AL 33 P
1955 CLE AL 34 P
1956 CLE AL 35 P
1957 CLE AL 36 P
1958 CLE AL 37 P
13 Seasons P
2 Seasons CF
2 Seasons 3B
1 Season RF
15 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1941 CLE AL 20 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
1942 CLE AL 21 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1946 CLE AL 25 55 17 55 44 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 12 0 8 3
1947 CLE AL 26 47 15 47 39 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 5
1948 CLE AL 27 52 37 52 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
1949 CLE AL 28 46 33 46 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
1950 CLE AL 29 72 37 72 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 1
1951 CLE AL 30 56 34 56 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
1952 CLE AL 31 54 36 54 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4
1953 CLE AL 32 51 36 51 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
1954 CLE AL 33 40 33 40 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1955 CLE AL 34 49 31 49 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
1956 CLE AL 35 43 35 43 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1957 CLE AL 36 25 17 25 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1958 CLE AL 37 15 1 15 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
15 Seasons 615 362 615 476 460 0 0 0 2 0 0 13 1 14 0 119 29
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1946 CLE AL 25 53 85% 43% 3 100% 0 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 CLE AL 26 726 81% 36% 50 96% 0 12 0 10 47 37 7 1 0 0 1 0 4 4 4 0 2 100%
1948 CLE AL 27 1214 79% 33% 107 83% 3 22 2 17 85 64 11 4 0 2 2 1 8 5 8 0 8 100%
1949 CLE AL 28 1161 77% 36% 77 94% 1 34 0 28 70 59 4 4 3 1 0 0 5 3 5 0 7 100%
1950 CLE AL 29 1253 76% 31% 80 93% 2 23 0 19 72 54 11 4 2 2 0 2 6 5 6 0 7 100%
1951 CLE AL 30 1139 79% 32% 75 87% 2 22 5 14 58 45 9 2 0 2 0 2 5 5 5 0 4 100%
1952 CLE AL 31 1247 83% 37% 90 92% 1 33 3 19 78 65 6 2 1 1 0 1 7 2 7 0 6 83%
1953 CLE AL 32 1217 84% 34% 86 90% 0 31 3 20 75 59 11 3 0 3 0 2 14 7 13 1 4 100%
1954 CLE AL 33 1078 83% 34% 65 91% 0 21 6 15 57 43 9 3 0 2 1 2 8 6 6 2 5 80%
1955 CLE AL 34 909 82% 34% 49 94% 1 17 2 12 42 28 6 1 0 1 0 1 3 3 3 0 2 100%
1956 CLE AL 35 1075 84% 34% 72 90% 2 24 3 17 62 52 7 6 1 4 1 3 6 5 5 1 8 63%
1957 CLE AL 36 539 81% 30% 35 83% 1 11 0 8 30 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 5 0 9 89%
1958 CLE AL 37 128 83% 25% 7 86% 0 1 0 1 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
13 Seasons 11739 81% 34% 796 90% 13 252 24 181 686 532 90 30 7 18 5 14 72 50 68 4 63 90%
MLB Averages 82% 27% 90% 84%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1946 CLE AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 63% 77% 43% 5 80%
1947 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 25% 75% 25% 0
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 59% 77% 41% 5 80%
MLB Averages 45.2% 2.7% 62% 82% 30% 60%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1941 CLE AL 20 14 50% 86% 14% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 14 50% 86% 14% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 62% 82% 27% 89% 67%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1947 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100% 75% 0% 0
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100% 75% 0% 0
MLB Averages 43.1% 3.4% 62% 82% 30% 56%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1964 BBWAA (11.9%)
1964 Run Off ( 1.5%)
1966 BBWAA ( 7.0%)
1967 BBWAA (12.0%)
1967 Run Off ( 2.3%)
1968 BBWAA (16.6%)
1969 BBWAA (16.5%)
1970 BBWAA (25.0%)
1971 BBWAA (25.0%)
1972 BBWAA (29.5%)
1973 BBWAA (46.6%)
1974 BBWAA (52.1%)
1975 BBWAA (64.4%)
1976 BBWAA (78.6%)
Selected to HOF in 1976 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 AL (5, 30%)
1949 AL (9, 17%)
1950 AL (5, 30%)
1952 AL (8, 17%)
1953 AL (16, 7%)
1954 AL (5, 53%)
1956 AL (10, 12%)
1.66 Career Shares (129th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1951 AL  42 (5th)
1952 AL  42 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1948 AL  23 (1st)
1949 AL  34 (1st)
1950 AL  22 (2nd)
1951 AL  21 (2nd)
1952 AL  32 (1st)
1953 AL  31 (1st)
1954 AL  22 (1st)
1955 AL  16 (4th)
1956 AL  24 (2nd)
Career  263 (31st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1947 AL  46 (4th)
1948 AL  86 (1st)
1949 AL  71 (1st)
1950 AL  66 (2nd)
1951 AL  60 (1st)
1952 AL  79 (1st)
1953 AL  74 (1st)
1954 AL  57 (2nd)
1955 AL  43 (4th)
1956 AL  61 (1st)
Career  709 (87th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1948 AL  4 (2nd)
1949 AL  4 (4th)
1950 AL  4 (5th)
1954 AL  3 (3rd)
1956 AL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1947 AL  3.12 (1st)
1948 AL  3.34 (1st)
1949 AL  3.38 (1st)
1950 AL  2.75 (3rd)
1951 AL  2.77 (5th)
1952 AL  3.23 (2nd)
1953 AL  3.30 (1st)
1954 AL  2.75 (3rd)
1955 AL  2.51 (4th)
1956 AL  3.00 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1948 AL  2.53 (1st)
1949 AL  2.84 (1st)
1950 AL  2.00 (3rd)
1951 AL  1.93 (4th)
1952 AL  2.64 (2nd)
1953 AL  2.56 (1st)
1954 AL  2.19 (3rd)
1955 AL  1.69 (5th)
1956 AL  2.18 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1941 AL  born 1920-09-22 (9th)

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Granville robert lemmon Lemon

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