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Bob Seeds

Ira Robert Seeds (Suitcase Bob)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 24, 1907 in Ringgold, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1930 (Age 23.054)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Indians/WhiteSox/RedSox/Yankees 1930-1940

Final Game: September 24, 1940 (Age 33.213)
Died: October 28, 1993 in Shamrock, TX
Buried: Shamrock Cemetery, Shamrock, TX
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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
1930 23 CLE AL 85 296 277 37 79 11 3 3 32 1 3 12 22 .285 .315 .379 .694 73 105 0 7 O78/9
1931 24 CLE AL 48 147 134 26 41 4 1 1 10 1 0 11 11 .306 .359 .373 .732 89 50 0 1 O9/738
1932 25 TOT AL 118 480 438 53 126 18 6 2 45 5 7 31 37 .288 .339 .370 .709 89 162 3 7 *O978
1932 25 CLE AL 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /O9
1932 25 CHW AL 116 476 434 53 126 18 6 2 45 5 7 31 37 .290 .342 .373 .715 91 162 3 7 *O978
1933 26 BOS AL 82 256 230 26 56 13 4 0 23 1 3 21 20 .243 .310 .335 .644 69 77 1 3 3O79
1934 27 TOT AL 69 219 192 28 47 8 1 0 19 2 1 21 14 .245 .322 .297 .619 60 57 1 5 O79/8
1934 27 BOS AL 8 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -15 1 0 0 /O9
1934 27 CLE AL 61 213 186 28 46 8 1 0 18 2 1 21 13 .247 .327 .301 .628 62 56 1 5 O79/8
1936 29 NYY AL 13 47 42 12 11 1 0 4 10 3 1 5 3 .262 .340 .571 .912 124 24 0 0 /O957
1938 31 NYG NL 81 320 296 35 86 12 3 9 52 0 20 33 .291 .338 .443 .780 112 131 8 1 3 O87/9
1939 32 NYG NL 63 198 173 33 46 5 1 5 26 1 22 31 .266 .352 .393 .745 99 68 3 1 2 O87
1940 33 NYG NL 56 177 155 18 45 5 2 4 16 0 17 19 .290 .371 .426 .797 118 66 4 3 2 O87
9 Yrs 615 2140 1937 268 537 77 21 28 233 14 15 160 190 .277 .336 .382 .718 89 740 15 10 30
162 Game Avg. 162 564 510 71 141 20 6 7 61 4 42 50 .277 .336 .382 .718 89 195 3 8
CLE (4 yrs) 196 660 601 91 166 23 5 4 60 4 4 44 46 .276 .327 .351 .678 72 211 1 13
NYG (3 yrs) 200 695 624 86 177 22 6 18 94 1 59 83 .284 .350 .425 .775 110 265 15 5 7
BOS (2 yrs) 90 262 236 26 57 13 4 0 24 1 3 21 21 .242 .306 .331 .637 67 78 1 3
NYY (1 yr) 13 47 42 12 11 1 0 4 10 3 1 5 3 .262 .340 .571 .912 124 24 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 116 476 434 53 126 18 6 2 45 5 7 31 37 .290 .342 .373 .715 91 162 3 7
AL (6 yrs) 415 1445 1313 182 360 55 15 10 139 13 15 101 107 .274 .328 .362 .690 79 475 5 23
NL (3 yrs) 200 695 624 86 177 22 6 18 94 1 59 83 .284 .350 .425 .775 110 265 15 5 7

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
1930 23 CLE AL 85 296 -12 -1 0 -1 -3 -17 -1.5 11 -6 -0.4 .482 .491 -0.4 -0.3 -5 $4,200 O78/9
1931 24 CLE AL 48 147 -2 0 0 0 -2 -3 -0.3 6 2 0.2 .494 .498 0.2 -0.1 2 $5,200 O9/738
1932 25 CLE AL 2 4 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .440 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,500 /O9
1932 25 CHW AL 116 476 -5 -1 0 1 -5 -10 -0.9 18 8 0.8 .492 .494 0.7 -0.3 7 *O978
1933 26 BOS AL 82 256 -10 -1 0 -3 -3 -18 -1.7 10 -8 -0.8 .479 .489 -0.5 -0.6 -5 $5,500 3O79
1934 27 BOS AL 8 6 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,000 /O9
1934 27 CLE AL 61 213 -10 0 0 -1 -2 -13 -1.3 8 -5 -0.5 .480 .492 -0.4 -0.3 -4 O79/8
1936 29 NYY AL 13 47 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 2 3 0.2 .506 .500 0.2 -0.0 3 /O957
1938 31 NYG NL 81 320 4 0 0 -2 -2 0 -0.1 10 11 1.1 .501 .500 1.3 -0.5 13 O87/9
1939 32 NYG NL 63 198 -0 -0 0 -6 -1 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.1 .488 .495 0.5 -0.8 5 O87
1940 33 NYG NL 56 177 4 0 0 -4 -1 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .499 .500 1.0 -0.6 9 O87
9 Seasons 615 2140 -32 -2 0 -16 -19 -69 -6.8 77 8 0.8 .489 .495 2.5 -3.5 24 $25,400
CLE (4 yrs) 196 660 -25 -0 0 -2 -7 -34 -3.2 25 -9 -0.8 .484 .493 -0.6 -0.8 -7 $14,900
NYG (3 yrs) 200 695 8 1 0 -12 -4 -8 -1.0 23 15 1.4 .496 .499 2.8 -1.8 27
BOS (2 yrs) 90 262 -11 -1 0 -3 -4 -19 -1.8 10 -9 -0.9 .480 .490 -0.6 -0.6 -6 $10,500
NYY (1 yr) 13 47 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 2 3 0.2 .506 .500 0.2 -0.0 3
CHW (1 yr) 116 476 -5 -1 0 1 -5 -10 -0.9 18 8 0.8 .492 .494 0.7 -0.3 7

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
1936 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS NYG W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1930 CLE AL 23 OF 70 62 55 170 156 6 8 0 .953 2.31 .965 2.32
1930 CLE AL 23 LF 48 43 38 125 114 6 5 0 .960 2.50 .968 2.14
1930 CLE AL 23 CF 19 16 15 38 36 0 2 0 .947 1.89 .966 2.84
1930 CLE AL 23 RF 4 3 2 7 6 0 1 0 .857 1.50 .961 1.95
1931 CLE AL 24 OF 33 28 25 59 56 1 2 0 .966 1.73 .969 2.38
1931 CLE AL 24 RF 29 25 22 53 50 1 2 0 .962 1.76 .964 2.11
1931 CLE AL 24 LF 3 3 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .966 2.20
1931 CLE AL 24 1B 2 0 0 10 7 3 0 0 1.000 5.00 .991 10.05
1931 CLE AL 24 CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.80
1932 TOT AL 25 OF 113 102 91 250 234 7 9 1 .964 2.13 .967 2.42
1932 TOT AL 25 RF 54 49 47 104 98 2 4 0 .962 1.85 .963 2.10
1932 CLE AL 25 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1932 CLE AL 25 RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1932 CHW AL 25 OF 112 101 90 250 234 7 9 1 .964 2.15 .967 2.42
1932 CHW AL 25 RF 53 48 46 104 98 2 4 0 .962 1.89 .963 2.10
1932 CHW AL 25 LF 35 25 25 60 55 3 2 1 .967 1.66 .964 2.21
1932 CHW AL 25 CF 33 28 19 86 81 2 3 0 .965 2.52 .971 2.94
1933 BOS AL 26 1B 41 36 34 403 379 18 6 33 .985 9.68 .989 10.27
1933 BOS AL 26 OF 32 19 15 49 43 4 2 0 .959 1.47 .970 2.37
1933 BOS AL 26 LF 18 7 4 26 24 1 1 0 .962 1.39 .971 2.27
1933 BOS AL 26 RF 16 12 11 25 21 3 1 0 .960 1.50 .962 2.10
1934 TOT AL 27 OF 49 45 42 87 83 2 2 0 .977 1.73 .968 2.29
1934 TOT AL 27 RF 23 21 18 38 37 0 1 0 .974 1.61 .964 2.07
1934 BOS AL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1934 BOS AL 27 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1934 CLE AL 27 OF 48 45 42 87 83 2 2 0 .977 1.77 .968 2.29
1934 CLE AL 27 LF 26 24 24 48 45 2 1 0 .979 1.81 .968 2.17
1934 CLE AL 27 RF 22 21 18 38 37 0 1 0 .974 1.68 .964 2.07
1934 CLE AL 27 CF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.65
1936 NYY AL 29 OF 9 8 8 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 2.33 .968 2.38
1936 NYY AL 29 RF 8 8 8 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 .967 2.17
1936 NYY AL 29 3B 3 3 3 9 4 4 1 1 .889 2.67 .946 3.13
1936 NYY AL 29 LF 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .963 2.10
1938 NYG NL 31 OF 76 71 69 155 147 6 2 2 .987 2.01 .976 2.34
1938 NYG NL 31 CF 41 39 38 91 88 3 0 1 1.000 2.22 .978 2.73
1938 NYG NL 31 LF 35 32 31 64 59 3 2 1 .969 1.77 .971 2.23
1938 NYG NL 31 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1939 NYG NL 32 OF 50 44 39 81 77 2 2 0 .975 1.58 .975 2.32
1939 NYG NL 32 CF 36 34 32 64 60 2 2 0 .969 1.72 .977 2.70
1939 NYG NL 32 LF 14 10 7 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 1.21 .974 2.16
1940 NYG NL 33 OF 40 35 31 68 64 3 1 0 .985 1.68 .977 2.32
1940 NYG NL 33 CF 25 21 19 45 42 2 1 0 .978 1.76 .981 2.66
1940 NYG NL 33 LF 16 14 12 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 .974 2.26
9 Seasons OF 472 414 375 940 880 32 28 3 .970 1.93 .970 2.35
9 Seasons LF 196 158 144 372 345 16 11 2 .970 1.84 .969 2.20
7 Seasons CF 157 138 123 326 309 9 8 1 .975 2.03 .975 2.77
7 Seasons RF 135 118 108 245 229 7 9 0 .963 1.75 .964 2.10
2 Seasons 1B 43 36 34 413 386 21 6 33 .985 9.47 .989 10.26
1 Season 3B 3 3 3 9 4 4 1 1 .889 2.67 .946 3.13
9 Seasons TOT 518 453 412 1362 1270 57 35 37 .974 2.56 .976 3.01
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  1 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2109), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (434th), 0.8 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/1.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1930 23 Cleveland Indians $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 24 Cleveland Indians $5,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 25 Cleveland Indians $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 26 Boston Red Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 27 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 29 Detroit Tigers $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$30,200
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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Name and misspellings: Ira Suitcase Bob bobby Robert Seeds

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