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Bob Oliver

Robert Lee Oliver

Positions: First Baseman, Rightfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: February 8, 1943 in Shreveport, LA
School: American River College (Sacramento, CA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1965 (Age 22.214)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Angels/Yankees/Orioles/Pirates 1965-1975

Final Game: July 3, 1975 (Age 32.145)
Relatives: Father of Darren Oliver
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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
1965 22 PIT NL 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1969 26 KCR AL 118 425 394 43 100 8 4 13 43 5 5 21 74 .254 .294 .393 .687 91 155 18 2 6 2 2 893/75
1970 27 KCR AL 160 662 612 83 159 24 6 27 99 3 3 42 126 .260 .309 .451 .760 108 276 15 3 2 3 4 *35 MVP-27
1971 28 KCR AL 128 398 373 35 91 12 2 8 52 0 0 14 88 .244 .277 .351 .628 79 131 13 5 1 5 3 39/57
1972 29 TOT AL 150 609 572 54 154 22 5 20 76 5 3 29 109 .269 .305 .430 .735 123 246 17 3 0 5 8 *39/7
1972 29 KCR AL 16 65 63 7 17 2 1 1 6 1 0 2 12 .270 .292 .381 .673 101 24 2 0 0 0 0 9
1972 29 CAL AL 134 544 509 47 137 20 4 19 70 4 3 27 97 .269 .307 .436 .743 126 222 15 3 0 5 8 *3/97
1973 30 CAL AL 151 586 544 51 144 24 1 18 89 1 1 33 100 .265 .311 .412 .722 111 224 15 5 0 4 7 593D
1974 31 TOT AL 119 402 379 23 92 11 1 8 59 3 2 16 56 .243 .271 .340 .612 80 129 21 1 0 6 2 35/9D7
1974 31 CAL AL 110 382 359 22 89 9 1 8 55 2 1 16 51 .248 .277 .345 .623 84 124 21 1 0 6 2 35/9D7
1974 31 BAL AL 9 20 20 1 3 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 5 .150 .150 .250 .400 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 /3D
1975 32 NYY AL 18 39 38 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .132 .154 .158 .312 -11 6 2 0 0 0 0 /3D5
8 Yrs 847 3123 2914 293 745 102 19 94 419 17 14 156 562 .256 .295 .400 .696 100 1167 101 19 9 25 26
162 Game Avg. 162 597 557 56 142 20 4 18 80 3 3 30 107 .256 .295 .400 .696 100 223 19 4 2 5 5
KCR (4 yrs) 422 1550 1442 168 367 46 13 49 200 9 8 79 300 .255 .296 .406 .702 96 586 48 10 9 10 9
CAL (3 yrs) 395 1512 1412 120 370 53 6 45 214 7 5 76 248 .262 .301 .404 .705 109 570 51 9 0 15 17
PIT (1 yr) 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 18 39 38 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .132 .154 .158 .312 -11 6 2 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 9 20 20 1 3 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 5 .150 .150 .250 .400 15 5 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 844 3121 2912 292 745 102 19 94 419 17 14 156 562 .256 .296 .401 .696 100 1167 101 19 9 25 26
NL (1 yr) 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1965 22 PIT NL 3 2 -0 0 0 1 -0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .518 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 /7
1969 26 KCR AL 118 425 -2 -0 -2 -8 -3 -17 -2.0 15 -2 -0.5 .484 .488 0.6 -1.4 6 $11,000 893/75
1970 27 KCR AL 160 662 7 0 -0 -2 -6 -1 -0.2 23 22 2.1 .500 .500 2.5 -0.9 24 *35 MVP-27
1971 28 KCR AL 128 398 -11 1 -1 1 -6 -17 -2.0 14 -3 -0.6 .485 .488 -0.7 -0.6 -4 39/57
1972 29 KCR AL 16 65 1 0 -0 3 -1 3 0.4 2 5 0.6 .524 .502 0.3 0.3 2 $27,500 9
1972 29 CAL AL 134 544 10 -0 -1 3 -8 3 0.3 19 23 2.4 .503 .503 2.2 -0.7 20 *3/97
1973 30 CAL AL 151 586 6 1 -2 -3 -4 -2 -0.0 21 19 2.0 .499 .499 2.3 -0.6 22 $40,000 593D
1974 31 CAL AL 110 382 -9 -2 -3 -8 -2 -25 -2.7 14 -11 -1.4 .475 .483 -0.5 -1.1 -4 $55,000 35/9D7
1974 31 BAL AL 9 20 -2 -0 0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .480 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 /3D
1975 32 NYY AL 18 39 -6 1 -0 1 -1 -5 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .470 .497 -0.5 0.1 -5 $55,000 /3D5
8 Seasons 847 3123 -8 -1 -11 -11 -31 -61 -6.9 109 49 4.3 .492 .494 5.7 -4.8 60 $188,500
KCR (4 yrs) 422 1550 -5 1 -4 -6 -16 -31 -3.9 53 22 1.6 .492 .493 2.6 -2.7 28 $38,500
CAL (3 yrs) 395 1512 6 -2 -7 -8 -14 -23 -2.4 54 31 3.1 .494 .496 3.9 -2.4 38 $95,000
PIT (1 yr) 3 2 -0 0 0 1 -0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .518 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0
NYY (1 yr) 18 39 -6 1 -0 1 -1 -5 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .470 .497 -0.5 0.1 -5 $55,000
BAL (1 yr) 9 20 -2 -0 0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .480 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2

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
1965 PIT NL 22 LF 3 0 0 5.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 192 5.40 1.00 .967 1.80 1.70
1965 PIT NL 22 OF 3 0 0 5.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 192 5.40 1.00 .973 1.98 2.00
1969 KCR AL 26 OF 98 89 74 799.1 215 199 11 5 4 .977 -7 -10 2.36 2.14 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 KCR AL 26 CF 48 44 37 385.2 104 99 3 2 1 .981 -9 -28 2.38 2.13 .982 2.50 2.50
1969 KCR AL 26 RF 45 41 34 371.2 102 91 8 3 2 .971 2 8 2.40 2.20 .974 1.91 1.91
1969 KCR AL 26 1B 12 8 8 72.2 78 72 6 0 6 1.000 0 3 9.66 6.50 .992 9.64 9.62
1969 KCR AL 26 LF 9 4 3 42.0 8 7 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -11 1.71 0.89 .978 1.99 1.99
1969 KCR AL 26 3B 8 5 4 50.1 16 5 8 3 0 .813 -2 -43 2.32 1.63 .955 3.16 3.15
1970 KCR AL 27 1B 115 110 110 992.1 1093 1020 65 8 100 .993 -1 -1 9.84 9.43 .991 9.59 9.56 MVP-27
1970 KCR AL 27 3B 46 46 41 408.2 143 57 80 6 11 .958 -1 -4 3.02 2.98 .949 3.07 3.06 MVP-27
1971 KCR AL 28 1B 68 44 42 428.0 507 470 31 6 53 .988 1 3 10.54 7.37 .992 9.59 9.53
1971 KCR AL 28 OF 48 44 40 392.1 98 94 3 1 0 .990 -0 -1 2.23 2.02 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 KCR AL 28 RF 47 44 40 390.1 95 91 3 1 1 .989 -0 -1 2.17 2.00 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 KCR AL 28 3B 2 0 0 8.0 6 2 3 1 0 .833 0 60 5.62 2.50 .957 3.04 3.05
1971 KCR AL 28 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1972 TOT AL 29 OF 24 24 20 208.1 61 57 1 3 0 .951 0 3 2.51 2.42 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 TOT AL 29 RF 23 23 20 200.1 60 58 0 2 0 .967 1 7 2.61 2.52 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 KCR AL 29 OF 16 16 15 143.1 47 45 1 1 0 .979 3 24 2.89 2.88 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 KCR AL 29 RF 16 16 15 143.1 47 46 0 1 0 .979 3 24 2.89 2.88 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 CAL AL 29 1B 127 124 119 1100.2 1140 1079 54 7 93 .994 6 6 9.26 8.92 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 CAL AL 29 OF 8 8 5 65.0 14 12 0 2 0 .857 -2 -44 1.66 1.50 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 CAL AL 29 RF 7 7 5 57.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -2 -36 1.89 1.71 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 CAL AL 29 LF 1 1 0 8.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -105 1.12 1.00 .980 1.91 1.90
1973 CAL AL 30 3B 49 48 43 426.2 147 37 103 7 5 .952 0 1 2.95 2.86 .950 3.00 2.98
1973 CAL AL 30 OF 47 46 22 359.0 81 77 4 0 0 1.000 -3 -10 2.03 1.72 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 CAL AL 30 RF 47 46 22 359.0 78 74 4 0 0 1.000 -3 -10 1.96 1.66 .976 2.09 2.07
1973 CAL AL 30 1B 32 31 29 279.1 300 282 14 4 21 .987 -1 -3 9.54 9.25 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 CAL AL 30 DH 12 11
1974 TOT AL 31 1B 61 47 38 425.2 435 405 23 7 41 .984 0 1 9.05 7.02 .992 9.70 9.66
1974 TOT AL 31 DH 2 1
1974 CAL AL 31 1B 57 44 35 393.2 397 373 18 6 40 .985 -0 -2 8.94 6.86 .992 9.70 9.66
1974 CAL AL 31 3B 46 40 36 366.2 98 27 65 6 6 .939 -6 -21 2.26 2.00 .954 3.12 3.10
1974 CAL AL 31 OF 4 2 1 24.0 9 6 2 1 0 .889 -1 -45 3.00 2.00 .980 2.40 2.40
1974 CAL AL 31 RF 3 2 1 23.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 -1 -42 1.57 1.33 .976 2.19 2.17
1974 CAL AL 31 DH 1 1
1974 CAL AL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1974 BAL AL 31 1B 4 3 3 32.0 38 32 5 1 1 .974 1 38 10.41 9.25 .992 9.70 9.65
1974 BAL AL 31 DH 1 0
1975 NYY AL 32 1B 8 4 4 44.0 41 39 2 0 9 1.000 1 19 8.39 5.13 .990 9.84 9.81
1975 NYY AL 32 DH 3 3
1975 NYY AL 32 3B 1 1 1 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 75 2.25 2.00 .955 3.15 3.20
7 Seasons 1B 423 368 350 3342.2 3594 3367 195 32 323 .991 7 2 9.59 8.42 .991 9.68 9.64
6 Seasons OF 224 205 157 1788.0 467 436 21 10 4 .979 -10 -7 2.30 2.04 .980 2.20 2.19
5 Seasons RF 165 156 117 1344.1 340 316 17 7 3 .979 -0 -0 2.23 2.02 .977 2.04 2.03
6 Seasons 3B 152 140 125 1268.1 412 128 261 23 22 .944 -8 -8 2.76 2.56 .951 3.06 3.05
1 Season CF 48 44 37 385.2 104 99 3 2 1 .981 -9 -28 2.38 2.13 .982 2.50 2.50
3 Seasons DH 17 15
5 Seasons LF 15 5 3 58.0 13 11 1 1 1 .923 -0 -8 1.86 0.80 .975 1.96 1.93
8 Seasons TOT 799 713 632 6399.0 4473 3931 477 65 349 .985 -11 -2 6.20 5.52 .986 6.28 6.30
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 AL (27, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Games Played s c a p y
1970 AL  160 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1970 AL  612 (8th)
1972 AL  572 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1972 AL  154 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1972 AL  246 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1970 AL  6 (9th)
1972 AL  5 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1970 AL  27 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1970 AL  99 (8th)
1972 AL  76 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1970 AL  126 (2nd)
1972 AL  109 (5th)
1973 AL  100 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1972 AL  47 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1969 AL  18 (9th)
1972 AL  17 (7th)
1974 AL  21 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1970 AL  476 (6th)
1972 AL  443 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1972 AL  1,136 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  1 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1969 AL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1972 AL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1970 AL  9.84 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  9.43 (2nd)
1972 AL  8.92 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  .993 (4th)
1972 AL  .994 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 20 (1046), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2263), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (266th), 4.3 career WAR/5.8 7yr-peak WAR/5.0 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1969 26 Kansas City Royals $11,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 29 Kansas City Royals $27,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 30 California Angels $40,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 31 California Angels $55,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1975 32 New York Yankees $55,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$188,500
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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