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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Tigers/Browns/WhiteSox/Cardinals/... 1951-1962

Final 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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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 23, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #918. Chicken Wolf… #919. Tom Tresh… #920. Pete O'Brien… #921. BOB NIEMAN… #922. Aaron Rowand… #923. Willard Marshall… #924. Rich Aurilia… 

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 24 SLB AL 12 47 43 6 16 3 1 2 8 0 0 3 5 .372 .413 .628 1.041 175 27 1 0 1 7O
1952 25 SLB AL 131 533 478 66 138 22 2 18 74 0 4 46 73 .289 .352 .456 .808 122 218 14 1 8 *O97
1953 26 DET AL 142 568 508 72 143 32 5 15 69 0 3 57 57 .281 .354 .453 .807 118 230 13 0 3 *O79
1954 27 DET AL 91 279 251 24 66 14 1 8 35 0 2 22 32 .263 .319 .422 .741 103 106 10 0 3 3 7
1955 28 CHW AL 99 317 272 36 77 11 2 11 53 1 0 36 37 .283 .366 .460 .826 120 125 9 2 3 4 1 97
1956 29 TOT AL 128 522 428 63 137 21 6 14 68 1 6 90 63 .320 .436 .495 .931 155 212 14 0 1 3 5 *79 MVP-7
1956 29 CHW AL 14 44 40 3 12 1 0 2 4 0 1 4 4 .300 .364 .475 .839 120 19 4 0 0 0 2 9
1956 29 BAL AL 114 478 388 60 125 20 6 12 64 1 5 86 59 .322 .442 .497 .940 159 193 10 0 1 3 3 *7
1957 30 BAL AL 129 521 445 61 123 17 6 13 70 4 4 63 86 .276 .363 .429 .792 123 191 14 2 3 8 3 *7/9
1958 31 BAL AL 105 414 366 56 119 20 2 16 60 2 8 44 57 .325 .395 .522 .917 157 191 12 0 1 3 5 7
1959 32 BAL AL 118 409 360 49 105 18 2 21 60 1 2 42 55 .292 .367 .528 .895 146 190 12 2 3 2 3 7
1960 33 STL NL 81 215 188 19 54 13 5 4 31 0 1 24 31 .287 .372 .473 .845 123 89 5 2 0 1 1 7/9
1961 34 TOT MLB 45 89 82 2 31 7 0 2 12 1 0 7 6 .378 .427 .537 .964 157 44 0 0 0 0 0 7/9
1961 34 STL NL 6 17 17 0 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .471 .471 .529 1.000 156 9 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1961 34 CLE AL 39 72 65 2 23 6 0 2 10 1 0 7 4 .354 .417 .538 .955 157 35 0 0 0 0 0 /79
1962 35 TOT MLB 32 33 31 1 9 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 10 .290 .303 .452 .755 101 14 0 0 0 1 0 /7
1962 35 CLE AL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1 0
1962 35 SFG NL 30 31 30 1 9 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 9 .300 .323 .467 .789 110 14 0 0 0 0 0 /7
12 Yrs 1113 3947 3452 455 1018 180 32 125 544 10 30 435 512 .295 .373 .474 .847 132 1637 104 9 26 25 18
162 Game Avg. 162 574 502 66 148 26 5 18 79 1 4 63 75 .295 .373 .474 .847 132 238 15 1 4
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
BAL (6 yrs) 609 2402 2080 298 626 100 19 82 336 8 23 284 335 .301 .384 .486 .869 141 1010 63 5 17 16 14
STL (2 yrs) 87 232 205 19 62 14 5 4 33 0 1 24 33 .302 .379 .478 .857 126 98 5 2 0 1 1
CLE (2 yrs) 41 74 66 2 23 6 0 2 11 1 0 7 5 .348 .405 .530 .936 152 35 0 0 0 1 0
DET (2 yrs) 233 847 759 96 209 46 6 23 104 0 5 79 89 .275 .342 .443 .785 113 336 23 0 6 3
CHW (2 yrs) 113 361 312 39 89 12 2 13 57 1 1 40 41 .285 .366 .462 .827 120 144 13 2 3 4 3
SFG (1 yr) 30 31 30 1 9 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 9 .300 .323 .467 .789 110 14 0 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 996 3684 3217 435 947 164 27 120 508 10 29 410 470 .294 .373 .474 .847 133 1525 99 7 26 24 17
NL (3 yrs) 117 263 235 20 71 16 5 5 36 0 1 25 42 .302 .373 .477 .849 124 112 5 2 0 1 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
1951 24 SLB AL 12 47 4 0 1 0 -0 4 0.4 1 6 0.6 .536 .503 0.6 -0.1 6 7O
1952 25 SLB AL 131 533 13 -0 -1 0 -6 5 0.6 16 22 2.2 .504 .504 2.2 -0.6 22 *O97
1953 26 DET AL 142 568 14 -0 -1 -16 -6 -10 -1.0 17 8 0.8 .493 .494 2.4 -2.3 24 *O79
1954 27 DET AL 91 279 -2 -0 -1 -3 -2 -8 -0.9 9 0 -0.1 .490 .494 0.3 -0.6 3 7
1955 28 CHW AL 99 317 9 -1 -1 -5 -4 -1 -0.1 10 8 0.9 .499 .499 1.4 -0.9 14 97
1956 29 CHW AL 14 44 1 -1 -0 1 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.1 0.1 1 9 MVP-7
1956 29 BAL AL 114 478 34 0 -1 -2 -5 26 2.6 15 41 4.0 .523 .516 4.1 -0.7 43 *7 MVP-7
1957 30 BAL AL 129 521 14 -1 -1 4 -5 11 1.1 16 27 2.7 .509 .507 2.3 -0.2 23 *7/9
1958 31 BAL AL 105 414 28 -3 -0 -11 -4 10 0.9 13 22 2.2 .510 .506 3.4 -1.6 33 7
1959 32 BAL AL 118 409 22 -2 -1 -1 -4 14 1.4 13 27 2.6 .513 .509 2.8 -0.6 27 7
1960 33 STL NL 81 215 7 -1 -0 -3 -2 1 0.1 8 9 0.9 .501 .501 1.2 -0.5 12 7/9
1961 34 STL NL 6 17 2 0 0 -0 -0 2 0.2 1 2 0.2 .530 .501 0.3 -0.1 3 /7
1961 34 CLE AL 39 72 5 0 0 -0 -1 5 0.5 2 7 0.7 .513 .503 0.8 -0.1 8 /79
1962 35 CLE AL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .470 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
1962 35 SFG NL 30 31 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /7
12 Seasons 1113 3947 151 -9 -7 -36 -40 59 5.6 123 182 18.0 .505 .503 21.8 -8.2 218
BAL (6 yrs) 609 2402 115 -6 -4 -9 -25 70 6.9 74 144 14.3 .512 .508 15.3 -3.8 153
STL (2 yrs) 87 232 9 -1 0 -3 -2 3 0.3 9 12 1.1 .503 .501 1.5 -0.6 15
CLE (2 yrs) 41 74 5 0 0 -0 -1 4 0.4 2 7 0.6 .511 .503 0.7 -0.1 7
DET (2 yrs) 233 847 12 -0 -2 -19 -9 -18 -2.0 26 8 0.7 .492 .494 2.7 -3.0 27
CHW (2 yrs) 113 361 10 -1 -1 -4 -4 -1 -0.0 11 11 1.1 .500 .499 1.5 -0.8 15
SFG (1 yr) 30 31 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 1

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
1962 35 SFG NL WS NYY L 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 WS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

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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.
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  • 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.
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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 (820th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1956 AL  .320 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1956 AL  .436 (3rd)
Career  .373 (228th)

Slugging % s c a p y
Career  .474 (226th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1956 AL  .931 (5th)
Career  .847 (185th)

Doubles s c a p y
1953 AL  32 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1957 AL  6 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1956 AL  90 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1952 AL  73 (10th)
1957 AL  86 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1956 AL  155 (3rd)
Career  132 (148th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1956 AL  39 (4th)
1958 AL  29 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1956 AL  3.7 (4th)
1958 AL  2.9 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1953 AL  52 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1956 AL  .717 (5th)
Career  .650 (211th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1957 AL  8 (4th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  5 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1956 AL  6 (4th)
1958 AL  8 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1958 AL  27.47 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1956 AL  3.9 (6th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1956 AL  3.3 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1958 AL  2.8 (10th)

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)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1504), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1580), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (728), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (135th), 18.0 career WAR/15.8 7yr-peak WAR/16.9 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Name Translations

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Japanese: ボブ・ニーマン 統計

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Charles robert neimann Nieman niemann

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