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Bob Scheffing

Robert Boden Scheffing

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 11, 1913 in Overland, MO
High School: Ritenour HS (St. Louis, MO)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1935. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1941 (Age 27.258)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Reds/Cardinals 1941-1951

Final Game: September 11, 1951 (Age 38.031)
Died: October 26, 1985 in Phoenix, AZ
Buried: St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ
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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
1941 27 CHC NL 51 138 132 9 32 8 0 1 20 2 5 19 .242 .270 .326 .596 70 43 5 0 1 2
1942 28 CHC NL 44 109 102 7 20 3 0 2 12 2 7 11 .196 .248 .284 .532 58 29 3 0 0 2
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1946 32 CHC NL 63 128 115 8 32 4 1 0 18 0 12 18 .278 .346 .330 .677 94 38 4 0 1 2
1947 33 CHC NL 110 392 363 33 96 11 5 5 50 2 25 25 .264 .312 .364 .675 82 132 12 0 4 2
1948 34 CHC NL 102 317 293 23 88 18 2 5 45 0 22 27 .300 .351 .427 .778 114 125 6 1 1 2
1949 35 CHC NL 55 161 149 12 40 6 1 3 19 0 9 9 .268 .314 .383 .697 89 57 7 1 3 2
1950 36 TOT NL 33 67 63 4 16 1 0 2 7 0 4 4 .254 .299 .365 .664 74 23 4 0 0 2
1950 36 CHC NL 12 16 16 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .188 .188 .250 .438 14 4 0 0 0 /2
1950 36 CIN NL 21 51 47 4 13 0 0 2 6 0 4 2 .277 .333 .404 .738 93 19 4 0 0 2
1951 37 TOT NL 59 161 140 9 33 2 0 2 16 0 0 19 14 .236 .331 .293 .624 69 41 3 1 1 2
1951 37 CIN NL 47 139 122 9 31 2 0 2 14 0 0 16 9 .254 .345 .320 .665 79 39 2 1 0 2
1951 37 STL NL 12 22 18 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 .111 .238 .111 .349 -3 2 1 0 1 2
8 Yrs 517 1473 1357 105 357 53 9 20 187 6 0 103 127 .263 .316 .360 .676 86 488 44 3 11
162 Game Avg. 162 462 425 33 112 17 3 6 59 2 32 40 .263 .316 .360 .676 86 153 14 1 3
CHC (7 yrs) 437 1261 1170 92 311 51 9 16 165 6 80 111 .266 .314 .366 .680 88 428 37 2 10
CIN (2 yrs) 68 190 169 13 44 2 0 4 20 0 0 20 11 .260 .342 .343 .685 83 58 6 1 0
STL (1 yr) 12 22 18 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 .111 .238 .111 .349 -3 2 1 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
1941 27 CHC NL 51 138 -5 -0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.6 5 -0 -0.1 .489 .496 0.0 0.0 0 2
1942 28 CHC NL 44 109 -5 0 0 1 1 -3 -0.4 3 0 -0.0 .492 .498 -0.1 0.2 -1 2
1946 32 CHC NL 63 128 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .501 .500 0.5 0.1 5 2
1947 33 CHC NL 110 392 -9 -0 0 -1 3 -7 -0.6 15 9 0.9 .494 .496 1.0 0.3 10 2
1948 34 CHC NL 102 317 6 -1 -0 2 3 9 0.9 12 22 2.2 .509 .506 2.0 0.5 20 2
1949 35 CHC NL 55 161 -2 -0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.2 6 5 0.5 .498 .499 0.5 0.1 5 2
1950 36 CHC NL 12 16 -2 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .483 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /2
1950 36 CIN NL 21 51 -0 -1 -1 0 0 -1 -0.2 2 1 0.1 .493 .499 0.1 0.0 1 2
1951 37 CIN NL 47 139 -3 -1 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .493 .498 0.3 0.0 3 2
1951 37 STL NL 12 22 -3 0 -0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .476 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
8 Seasons 517 1473 -24 -3 -1 0 12 -16 -1.8 56 40 3.9 .497 .499 3.9 1.3 40
CHC (7 yrs) 437 1261 -18 -1 -1 1 11 -9 -1.0 48 39 3.8 .498 .500 3.7 1.2 38
CIN (2 yrs) 68 190 -3 -2 -0 -1 2 -5 -0.5 7 3 0.2 .493 .498 0.4 0.0 4
STL (1 yr) 12 22 -3 0 -0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .476 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1941 CHC NL 27 C 34 29 27 148 126 17 5 1 .966 4.21 .983 5.04 3 0 17 8 32% 46% 0
1942 CHC NL 28 C 32 23 22 140 122 16 2 6 .986 4.31 .979 4.95 4 0 7 7 50% 46% 0
1946 CHC NL 32 C 40 22 20 107 97 10 0 3 1.000 2.68 .980 5.01 4 0 7 5 42% 43% 0
1947 CHC NL 33 C 97 95 86 438 379 52 7 4 .984 4.44 .981 4.96 9 16 24 23 49% 44% 4
1948 CHC NL 34 C 78 72 67 372 332 36 4 5 .989 4.72 .980 5.15 2 6 23 20 47% 40% 0
1949 CHC NL 35 C 40 37 32 174 152 18 4 3 .977 4.25 .982 4.98 4 6 18 9 33% 43% 0
1950 TOT NL 36 C 14 12 11 106.0 57 54 2 1 1 .982 4.75 4.00 .982 5.38 5.33 2 2 13 2 13% 38% 0
1950 CHC NL 36 C 3 2 2 19.0 12 11 0 1 1 .917 5.21 3.67 .982 5.40 5.33 1 1 4 0 0% 38% 0
1950 CIN NL 36 C 11 10 9 87.0 45 43 2 0 0 1.000 4.66 4.09 .982 5.38 5.33 1 1 9 2 18% 38% 0
1951 TOT NL 37 C 52 38 31 355.1 201 182 15 4 1 .980 4.99 3.79 .981 5.18 5.16 3 6 18 8 31% 41% 1
1951 CIN NL 37 C 41 33 28 302.0 167 150 13 4 1 .976 4.86 3.98 .981 5.18 5.16 3 5 15 8 35% 41% 1
1951 STL NL 37 C 11 5 3 53.1 34 32 2 0 0 1.000 5.74 3.09 .981 5.18 5.16 0 1 3 0 0% 41% 0
8 Seasons C 387 328 296 461.1 1637 1444 166 27 24 .984 4.94 4.16 .981 5.23 5.05 31 36 127 82 39% 43% 5
8 Seasons TOT 387 328 296 461.1 1637 1444 166 27 24 .984 4.94 4.16 .981 5.23 5.05 31 36 127 82 39% 43% 5
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

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1948 NL  5 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1947 NL  9 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1947 NL  24 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1947 NL  23 (5th)
1948 NL  20 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1947 NL  48.9 (3rd)
1948 NL  46.5 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1948 NL  4.72 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1947 NL  .984 (3rd)
1948 NL  .989 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1950 NL  born 1913-08-11 (7th)
1951 NL  born 1913-08-11 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2608), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (350th), 3.9 career WAR/4.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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