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Bob Nieman

Robert Charles Nieman

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 26, 1927 in Cincinnati, OH
School: Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1951 (Age 24.231, 8,428th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Tigers/Browns/WhiteSox/Cardinals/... 1951-1962

Last Game: October 3, 1962 (Age 35.250)
Died: March 10, 1985 in Corona, CA
Buried: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1951 SLB AL 24 LF 11 11 8 88.0 25 23 1 1 0 .960 2.45 2.18 .973 2.42 2.41
1951 SLB AL 24 OF 11 11 8 88.0 26 24 1 1 0 .962 2.56 2.27 .977 2.45 2.44
1952 SLB AL 25 OF 125 119 107 1063.1 246 230 10 6 5 .976 2.03 1.92 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 SLB AL 25 RF 94 88 81 813.1 180 167 9 4 5 .978 1.95 1.87 .976 1.90 1.90
1952 SLB AL 25 LF 32 31 26 250.0 60 57 1 2 0 .967 2.09 1.81 .979 2.27 2.27
1953 DET AL 26 OF 135 132 106 1144.0 287 271 10 6 1 .979 -16 -17 2.21 2.08 .981 2.43 2.41
1953 DET AL 26 LF 76 73 56 618.2 167 159 5 3 1 .982 -10 -19 2.39 2.16 .973 2.22 2.21
1953 DET AL 26 RF 62 59 50 525.1 113 106 4 3 0 .973 -10 -23 1.88 1.77 .984 2.09 2.08
1954 DET AL 27 OF 62 59 35 469.2 123 119 2 2 0 .984 -3 -8 2.32 1.95 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 DET AL 27 LF 61 59 35 469.2 123 119 2 2 0 .984 -3 -8 2.32 1.98 .977 2.26 2.24
1955 CHW AL 28 OF 78 73 35 566.0 125 118 4 3 2 .976 -5 -11 1.94 1.56 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 CHW AL 28 RF 54 50 22 384.0 76 73 3 0 2 1.000 -3 -9 1.78 1.41 .981 2.05 2.03
1955 CHW AL 28 LF 27 23 13 182.0 49 45 1 3 0 .939 -2 -15 2.27 1.70 .980 2.26 2.25
1956 TOT AL 29 OF 124 124 102 1057.2 276 267 4 5 1 .982 -1 -1 2.31 2.19 .979 2.34 2.32 MVP-7
1956 CHW AL 29 OF 10 10 7 80.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.70 2.40 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 CHW AL 29 RF 10 10 7 80.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.70 2.40 .973 2.09 2.07 MVP-7
1956 BAL AL 29 LF 114 114 95 977.2 251 241 5 5 1 .980 -2 -3 2.26 2.16 .977 2.10 2.09 MVP-7
1956 BAL AL 29 OF 114 114 95 977.2 252 243 4 5 1 .980 -2 -3 2.27 2.17 .979 2.34 2.32
1957 BAL AL 30 OF 120 117 72 992.1 248 237 6 5 0 .980 4 5 2.20 2.03 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 BAL AL 30 LF 116 113 70 961.1 233 221 6 6 0 .974 4 5 2.13 1.96 .980 2.10 2.10
1957 BAL AL 30 RF 4 4 2 31.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.74 1.50 .977 1.92 1.92
1958 BAL AL 31 LF 100 97 53 769.1 153 144 3 6 0 .961 -11 -17 1.72 1.47 .979 2.09 2.07
1958 BAL AL 31 OF 100 97 53 769.1 154 145 3 6 0 .961 -11 -17 1.73 1.48 .982 2.27 2.25
1959 BAL AL 32 LF 97 94 42 723.2 182 171 6 5 0 .973 -1 -1 2.20 1.82 .980 2.06 2.05
1959 BAL AL 32 OF 97 94 42 723.2 182 171 6 5 0 .973 -1 -1 2.20 1.82 .980 2.22 2.21
1960 STL NL 33 OF 55 49 18 344.0 67 63 0 4 0 .940 -3 -9 1.65 1.15 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 STL NL 33 LF 51 49 18 343.0 68 64 0 4 0 .941 -3 -9 1.68 1.25 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 STL NL 33 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1961 TOT MLB 34 OF 16 15 6 111.0 27 25 1 1 0 .963 -1 -10 2.11 1.63 .977 2.23 2.20
1961 TOT MLB 34 LF 11 10 3 72.0 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 2.50 1.82 .970 1.95 1.94
1961 STL NL 34 LF 4 4 1 28.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 0.64 0.50 .975 1.86 1.85
1961 STL NL 34 OF 4 4 1 28.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 0.64 0.50 .975 2.15 2.15
1961 CLE AL 34 OF 12 11 5 83.0 25 23 1 1 0 .960 -0 -6 2.60 2.00 .977 2.26 2.22
1961 CLE AL 34 LF 7 6 2 44.0 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 0 5 3.68 2.57 .969 2.00 1.99
1961 CLE AL 34 RF 5 5 3 39.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -1 -18 0.92 0.80 .976 2.05 2.04
1962 SFG NL 35 LF 3 0 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 15 2.25 0.67 .970 1.80 1.80
1962 SFG NL 35 OF 3 0 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 15 2.25 0.67 .975 2.02 2.03
12 Seasons OF 926 890 584 7337.0 1763 1672 47 44 9 .975 -36 -6 2.11 1.86 .980 2.33 2.32
12 Seasons LF 699 674 419 5463.1 1333 1265 31 37 2 .972 -28 -6 2.13 1.85 .978 2.13 2.12
7 Seasons RF 230 216 165 1873.2 404 380 16 8 7 .980 -12 -8 1.90 1.72 .979 2.00 1.99
12 Seasons TOT 926 890 584 7337.0 1763 1672 47 44 9 .975 -36 -6 2.11 1.86 .980 2.33 2.32
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1951 SLB AL 24 LF
1952 SLB AL 25 RF
1952 SLB AL 25 LF
1953 DET AL 26 LF -10 -19 -8 -6 -3 -2
1953 DET AL 26 RF -10 -23 -8 -4 -4 -2
1954 DET AL 27 LF -3 -8 -1 -3 2 -2
1955 CHW AL 28 RF -3 -9 -2 -2 -0 -1
1955 CHW AL 28 LF -2 -15 -1 -1 -1 -1
1956 CHW AL 29 RF 1 18 0 -1 1 1
1956 BAL AL 29 LF -2 -3 2 3 -1 -4
1957 BAL AL 30 LF 4 5 3 2 1 1
1957 BAL AL 30 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 BAL AL 31 LF -11 -17 -10 -4 -6 -1
1959 BAL AL 32 LF -1 -1 0 -1 1 -1
1960 STL NL 33 LF -3 -9 -2 -3 1 -1
1960 STL NL 33 RF -0 -120 -0 -0 0 0
1961 STL NL 34 LF -0 -21 -0 -0 0 0
1961 CLE AL 34 LF 0 5 1 0 1 -1
1961 CLE AL 34 RF -1 -18 -1 0 -0 0
1962 SFG NL 35 LF 0 15 0 -0 0 0
12 Seasons LF -28 -6 -16 -12 -5 -12
7 Seasons RF -12 -8 -11 -7 -4 -2
12 Seasons TOT -36 -6 -26 -19 -8 -10
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
1951 SLB AL 24 12 10 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 11 0 1 0
1952 SLB AL 25 131 119 131 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 94 125 0 12 0
1953 DET AL 26 142 132 142 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 0 62 135 0 7 1
1954 DET AL 27 91 60 91 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 0 0 62 0 29 0
1955 CHW AL 28 99 72 99 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 54 78 0 26 1
1956 BAL AL 29 114 114 114 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 0 0 114 0 0 0
1956 CHW AL 29 14 10 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 4 0
1957 BAL AL 30 129 117 129 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 116 0 4 120 0 11 0
1958 BAL AL 31 105 97 105 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 100 0 7 1
1959 BAL AL 32 118 94 118 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 0 0 97 0 23 1
1960 STL NL 33 81 52 81 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 2 55 0 29 0
1961 CLE AL 34 39 11 39 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 5 12 0 28 0
1961 STL NL 34 6 4 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 2 0
1962 SFG NL 35 30 0 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 30 0
1962 CLE AL 35 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 Seasons 1113 892 1113 926 0 0 0 0 0 0 702 0 231 926 0 211 4
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 -- LF*

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%
1951 SLB AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 50.0% 5 0 0.0% 1 199 48% 79% 25% 25 52%
1952 SLB AL 25 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 8 0 13 3 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 29 13 44.8% 15 1 3.4% 0 854 64% 83% 29% 88 52%
1953 DET AL 26 3 0 3 0 0 5 0 2 1 1 60 47 1 30 3 0 14 6 0 7 3 0 8 8 1 119 67 56.3% 51 2 1.7% 3 2811 65% 82% 29% 389 42%
1954 DET AL 27 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 43 33 0 25 4 0 15 8 0 5 1 0 13 13 0 101 59 58.4% 42 0 0.0% 2 2072 65% 82% 29% 298 41%
1955 CHW AL 28 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 22 15 1 9 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 4 4 0 40 22 55.0% 17 1 2.5% 0 818 57% 82% 26% 111 41%
1956 BAL AL 29 5 0 5 0 2 5 0 1 3 1 83 63 1 35 3 0 19 11 1 12 3 0 15 14 1 164 94 57.3% 68 3 1.8% 2 4212 61% 82% 28% 514 48%
1957 BAL AL 30 6 0 6 0 1 6 0 3 2 1 73 55 1 34 3 1 12 7 0 10 4 0 19 19 0 148 88 59.5% 58 2 1.4% 4 4048 66% 80% 28% 470 48%
1958 BAL AL 31 6 0 6 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 43 33 1 27 3 0 15 10 0 5 0 0 15 14 0 105 60 57.1% 44 1 1.0% 2 3218 69% 80% 30% 368 40%
1959 BAL AL 32 5 0 5 0 1 6 0 4 0 2 49 37 0 31 3 0 17 10 2 3 0 0 10 10 0 110 60 54.5% 48 2 1.8% 4 3057 65% 82% 29% 380 47%
1960 STL NL 33 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 17 0 13 1 0 8 7 0 5 0 0 6 5 0 51 30 58.8% 21 0 0.0% 0 1479 59% 79% 28% 164 39%
1961 CLE AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 5 0 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 17 8 47.1% 9 0 0.0% 1 204 63% 79% 25% 35 51%
1961 STL NL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 121 62% 67% 19% 5 40%
1962 SFG NL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 35 60% 91% 26% 5 40%
12 Seasons 36 0 35 1 8 31 0 16 8 5 416 316 5 224 24 1 114 69 4 50 11 0 94 89 2 898 509 56.7% 379 12 1.3% 19 23128 64% 81% 28% 2852 45%
MLB Averages 58.2% 2.6% 63% 81% 30% 49%

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%
1952 SLB AL 25 4 0 3 1 0 6 1 2 2 1 29 12 1 13 4 0 13 8 0 10 1 0 13 5 2 78 30 38.5% 45 3 3.8% 3 2757 63% 82% 29% 235 56%
1953 DET AL 26 3 0 2 1 0 4 0 2 1 1 37 17 2 25 2 0 3 2 0 5 1 0 14 8 0 84 30 35.7% 52 2 2.4% 2 2392 65% 83% 28% 221 50%
1955 CHW AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 24 9 0 8 1 0 1 1 0 4 1 1 6 5 0 43 17 39.5% 25 1 2.3% 2 1605 69% 78% 27% 128 58%
1956 CHW AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 19 12 63.2% 7 0 0.0% 0 369 68% 81% 29% 40 60%
1957 BAL AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 129 85% 84% 35% 10 60%
1960 STL NL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 5 60% 80% 20% 1 0%
1961 CLE AL 34 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 151 66% 74% 21% 11 36%
7 Seasons 8 0 6 2 0 13 1 5 4 2 105 47 3 50 8 0 18 12 0 21 4 1 37 21 2 231 92 39.8% 133 6 2.6% 7 7408 66% 81% 28% 646 54%
MLB Averages 42.1% 3.2% 63% 81% 30% 54%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 AL (7, 16%)
0.16 Career Shares (827th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  114 (3rd)
1957 AL  116 (5th)
1959 AL  97 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  241 (3rd)
1957 AL  221 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 AL  6 (3rd)
1959 AL  6 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  3 (4th)
1956 AL  5 (2nd)
1957 AL  6 (2nd)
1958 AL  6 (3rd)
1959 AL  5 (1st)
1960 NL  4 (4th)
Career  37 (96th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  1 (5th)
1956 AL  1 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  9 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  4 (5th)
1953 AL  3 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  5 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1952 AL  5 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1956 AL  2.26 (2nd)
1957 AL  2.13 (3rd)
1959 AL  2.20 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  2.16 (2nd)
1957 AL  1.96 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  .980 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1952 AL  1.95 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  1.87 (2nd)

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