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Bob Shirley

Robert Charles Shirley

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 25, 1954 in Cushing, OK
High School: Putnam City HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
School: University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 1977 (Age 22.289)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Yankees/Reds/Cardinals/Royals 1977-1987
Agents: Tony Attanasio [*]
Final Game: June 21, 1987 (Age 32.361)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1977 23 SDP NL 12 18 .400 3.70 39 35 0 1 0 0 214.0 215 107 88 22 100 14 146 4 6 5 948 96 4.17 1.472 9.0 0.9 4.2 6.1 1.46
1978 24 SDP NL 8 11 .421 3.69 50 20 10 2 0 5 166.0 164 75 68 10 61 11 102 3 1 3 708 90 3.30 1.355 8.9 0.5 3.3 5.5 1.67
1979 25 SDP NL 8 16 .333 3.38 49 25 13 4 1 0 205.0 196 89 77 15 59 8 117 6 0 0 843 104 3.49 1.244 8.6 0.7 2.6 5.1 1.98
1980 26 SDP NL 11 12 .478 3.55 59 12 32 3 0 7 137.0 143 58 54 12 54 15 67 0 2 1 585 97 4.10 1.438 9.4 0.8 3.5 4.4 1.24
1981 27 STL NL 6 4 .600 4.08 28 11 5 1 0 1 79.1 78 42 36 6 34 3 36 1 0 1 342 88 4.00 1.412 8.8 0.7 3.9 4.1 1.06
1982 28 CIN NL 8 13 .381 3.60 41 20 6 1 0 0 152.2 138 74 61 17 73 13 89 3 1 1 647 103 4.49 1.382 8.1 1.0 4.3 5.2 1.22
1983 29 NYY AL 5 8 .385 5.08 25 17 3 1 1 0 108.0 122 71 61 10 36 3 53 0 1 1 467 76 3.98 1.463 10.2 0.8 3.0 4.4 1.47
1984 30 NYY AL 3 3 .500 3.38 41 7 11 1 0 0 114.1 119 47 43 8 38 2 48 0 0 0 477 113 3.84 1.373 9.4 0.6 3.0 3.8 1.26
1985 31 NYY AL 5 5 .500 2.64 48 8 9 2 0 2 109.0 103 34 32 5 26 2 55 0 0 1 446 153 2.99 1.183 8.5 0.4 2.1 4.5 2.12
1986 32 NYY AL 0 4 .000 5.04 39 6 9 0 0 3 105.1 108 60 59 13 40 1 64 3 0 1 454 82 4.38 1.405 9.2 1.1 3.4 5.5 1.60
1987 33 TOT AL 1 0 1.000 6.31 15 1 7 0 0 0 41.1 46 32 29 9 22 0 13 0 0 1 189 72 6.67 1.645 10.0 2.0 4.8 2.8 0.59
1987 33 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 4.50 12 1 6 0 0 0 34.0 36 20 17 4 16 0 12 0 0 0 152 99 5.11 1.529 9.5 1.1 4.2 3.2 0.75
1987 33 KCR AL 0 0 14.73 3 0 1 0 0 0 7.1 10 12 12 5 6 0 1 0 0 1 37 32 13.92 2.182 12.3 6.1 7.4 1.2 0.17
11 Yrs 67 94 .416 3.82 434 162 105 16 2 18 1432.0 1432 689 608 127 543 72 790 20 11 15 6106 96 3.95 1.379 9.0 0.8 3.4 5.0 1.45
162 Game Avg. 8 11 .416 3.82 50 18 12 2 0 2 163 163 79 69 14 62 8 90 2 1 2 697 96 3.95 1.379 9.0 0.8 3.4 5.0 1.45
NYY (5 yrs) 14 20 .412 4.05 165 39 38 4 1 5 470.2 488 232 212 40 156 8 232 3 1 3 1996 99 3.89 1.368 9.3 0.8 3.0 4.4 1.49
SDP (4 yrs) 39 57 .406 3.58 197 92 55 10 1 12 722.0 718 329 287 59 274 48 432 13 9 9 3084 97 3.76 1.374 9.0 0.7 3.4 5.4 1.58
KCR (1 yr) 0 0 14.73 3 0 1 0 0 0 7.1 10 12 12 5 6 0 1 0 0 1 37 32 13.92 2.182 12.3 6.1 7.4 1.2 0.17
STL (1 yr) 6 4 .600 4.08 28 11 5 1 0 1 79.1 78 42 36 6 34 3 36 1 0 1 342 88 4.00 1.412 8.8 0.7 3.9 4.1 1.06
CIN (1 yr) 8 13 .381 3.60 41 20 6 1 0 0 152.2 138 74 61 17 73 13 89 3 1 1 647 103 4.49 1.382 8.1 1.0 4.3 5.2 1.22
AL (5 yrs) 14 20 .412 4.22 168 39 39 4 1 5 478.0 498 244 224 45 162 8 233 3 1 4 2033 95 4.04 1.381 9.4 0.8 3.1 4.4 1.44
NL (6 yrs) 53 74 .417 3.62 266 123 66 12 1 13 954.0 934 445 384 82 381 64 557 17 10 11 4073 97 3.90 1.378 8.8 0.8 3.6 5.3 1.46
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1977 23 SDP NL 214.0 39 35 107 4.50 4.48 -0.17 0.13 91.0 4.35 -5 -0.5 2.1 -0.2 1.2 15 .487 .497 $19,000
1978 24 SDP NL 166.0 50 20 75 4.07 4.06 -0.21 0.00 92.9 3.98 -3 -0.4 1.3 -0.1 1.0 11 .493 .498 $50,000
1979 25 SDP NL 205.0 49 25 89 3.91 4.31 0.09 0.03 94.4 4.01 0 0.0 .9 -0.1 1.7 19 .501 .500 $50,000
1980 26 SDP NL 137.0 59 12 58 3.81 4.09 0.03 -0.08 94.5 3.76 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.2 1.0 11 .498 .499
1981 27 STL NL 79.1 28 11 42 4.76 3.89 0.29 0.01 101.9 3.68 -11 -1.2 1.3 -0.1 -0.6 -3 .458 .493
1982 28 CIN NL 152.2 41 20 74 4.36 4.14 -0.33 0.05 101.1 4.58 2 0.2 1.3 -0.1 1.5 17 .505 .501
1983 29 NYY AL 108.0 25 17 71 5.92 4.47 -0.26 0.06 96.1 4.60 -16 -1.6 .9 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .437 .490 $500,000
1984 30 NYY AL 114.1 41 7 47 3.70 4.45 -0.26 -0.16 94.1 4.28 8 0.8 1.1 -0.1 1.8 18 .520 .505 $600,000
1985 31 NYY AL 109.0 48 8 34 2.81 4.58 0.18 -0.14 96.7 4.12 16 1.7 1.6 0.1 2.9 26 .535 .510 $637,500
1986 32 NYY AL 105.1 39 6 60 5.13 4.58 -0.02 -0.22 97.8 4.29 -10 -1.0 1.5 -0.3 -0.3 0 .474 .494 $750,000
1987 33 NYY AL 34.0 12 1 20 5.29 5.26 0.14 -0.32 97.2 4.67 -2 -0.2 .7 -0.0 0.1 1 .481 .499 $250,000
1987 33 KCR AL 7.1 3 0 12 14.73 5.19 -0.07 -0.40 102.9 5.00 -8 -0.6 .1 0.3 -0.3 -7 .293 .496
11 Seasons 1432.0 434 162 689 4.33 4.34 -0.08 -0.02 95.5 4.19 -31 -2.9 1.3 -1.0 9.4 102 .493 .499 $2,856,500
NYY (5 yrs) 470.2 165 39 232 4.44 4.57 -0.07 -0.13 96.2 4.34 -5 -0.4 1.3 -0.4 3.8 40 .498 .501 $2,737,500
SDP (4 yrs) 722.0 197 92 329 4.10 4.26 -0.07 0.03 93.1 4.06 -9 -1.0 1.3 -0.6 4.9 56 .495 .499 $119,000
KCR (1 yr) 7.1 3 0 12 14.73 5.19 -0.07 -0.40 102.9 5.00 -8 -0.6 .1 0.3 -0.3 -7 .293 .496
STL (1 yr) 79.1 28 11 42 4.76 3.89 0.29 0.01 101.9 3.68 -11 -1.2 1.3 -0.1 -0.6 -3 .458 .493
CIN (1 yr) 152.2 41 20 74 4.36 4.14 -0.33 0.05 101.1 4.58 2 0.2 1.3 -0.1 1.5 17 .505 .501

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
1977 23 SDP NL 39 80 74 5 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 34 .122 .145 .149 .293 -17 11 1 0 4 0 0 1
1978 24 SDP NL 50 51 40 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 16 .125 .205 .125 .330 -2 5 0 0 7 0 0 1
1979 25 SDP NL 49 63 55 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 17 .091 .138 .109 .247 -29 6 1 0 5 0 0 1
1980 26 SDP NL 59 37 30 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 15 .033 .121 .033 .155 -53 1 0 0 4 0 0 1
1981 27 STL NL 28 23 22 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .136 .136 .136 .273 -23 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
1982 28 CIN NL 41 48 42 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 13 .143 .163 .143 .306 -14 6 0 0 5 0 0 1
1983 29 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 30 NYY AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 31 NYY AL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 32 NYY AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 33 TOT AL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 33 NYY AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 33 KCR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
11 Yrs 434 302 263 15 29 3 0 0 8 0 0 13 102 .110 .152 .122 .274 -21 32 2 0 26 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 113 98 6 11 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 38 .110 .152 .122 .274 -21 12 1 0 10 0 0
NYY (5 yrs) 165 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SDP (4 yrs) 197 231 199 14 20 3 0 0 5 0 0 12 82 .101 .152 .116 .267 -23 23 2 0 20 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 28 23 22 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .136 .136 .136 .273 -23 3 0 0 1 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 41 48 42 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 13 .143 .163 .143 .306 -14 6 0 0 5 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 168 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 266 302 263 15 29 3 0 0 8 0 0 13 102 .110 .152 .122 .274 -21 32 2 0 26 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
1977 23 SDP NL 39 80 -11 0 0 0 10 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $19,000 1
1978 24 SDP NL 50 51 -4 -0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .502 0.2 0.0 2 $50,000 1
1979 25 SDP NL 49 63 -9 -0 -0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $50,000 1
1980 26 SDP NL 59 37 -6 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1981 27 STL NL 28 23 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1982 28 CIN NL 41 48 -6 -0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1983 29 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $500,000 1
1984 30 NYY AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $600,000 1
1985 31 NYY AL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $637,500 1
1986 32 NYY AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $750,000 1
1987 33 NYY AL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $250,000 1
1987 33 KCR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
11 Seasons 434 302 -40 -0 1 0 38 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.1 0.3 -1 $2,856,500
NYY (5 yrs) 165 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $2,737,500
SDP (4 yrs) 197 231 -30 0 1 0 28 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $119,000
KCR (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
STL (1 yr) 28 23 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
CIN (1 yr) 41 48 -6 -0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1977 SDP NL 23 P 39 35 1 214.0 50 10 37 3 2 .940 1.98 1.21 .950 1.85 1.85 16 14 47% 35% 13
1978 SDP NL 24 P 50 20 2 166.0 41 6 35 0 1 1.000 2.22 0.82 .951 1.91 1.89 10 7 41% 32% 6
1979 SDP NL 25 P 49 25 4 205.0 44 13 30 1 1 .977 1.89 0.88 .951 1.80 1.80 8 20 71% 34% 10
1980 SDP NL 26 P 59 12 3 137.0 40 7 32 1 1 .975 2.56 0.66 .952 1.91 1.91 11 11 50% 31% 9
1981 STL NL 27 P 28 11 1 79.1 11 1 10 0 0 1.000 1.25 0.39 .959 1.97 1.98 8 3 27% 33% 1
1982 CIN NL 28 P 41 20 1 152.2 37 4 31 2 1 .946 2.06 0.85 .952 1.96 1.97 9 10 53% 32% 8
1983 NYY AL 29 P 25 17 1 108.0 25 5 20 0 1 1.000 2.08 1.00 .958 1.80 1.78 7 8 53% 33% 5
1984 NYY AL 30 P 41 7 1 114.1 23 6 16 1 4 .957 1.73 0.54 .958 1.79 1.78 3 7 70% 36% 0
1985 NYY AL 31 P 48 8 2 109.0 22 4 15 3 1 .864 1.57 0.40 .953 1.86 1.84 6 5 45% 33% 0
1986 NYY AL 32 P 39 6 0 105.1 25 4 20 1 1 .960 2.05 0.62 .957 1.83 1.81 1 6 86% 34% 3
1987 TOT AL 33 P 15 1 0 41.1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.09 0.33 .956 1.85 1.82 1 0 0% 31% 0
1987 NYY AL 33 P 12 1 0 34.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.06 0.33 .955 1.85 1.82 1 0 0% 31% 0
1987 KCR AL 33 P 3 0 0 7.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.33 .960 1.84 1.83 0 0 0
11 Seasons P 434 162 16 1432.0 323 62 249 12 13 .963 1.95 0.72 .953 1.86 1.86 80 91 53% 33% 55
11 Seasons TOT 434 162 16 1432.0 323 62 249 12 13 .963 1.95 0.72 .953 1.86 1.86 80 91 53% 33% 55
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1985 Jun 16th AL Player of the Week

Games Started s c a p y
1977 NL  35 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1977 NL  100 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1977 NL  18 (3rd)
1979 NL  16 (2nd)
1982 NL  13 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1979 NL  6 (6th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1978 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (238th), 9.3 career WAR/11.1 7yr-peak WAR/10.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1977 23 San Diego Padres $19,000 ? 2/25/78 TSN
1978 24 San Diego Padres $50,000 ? 3/31/79 TSN
1979 25 San Diego Padres $50,000 ? 3/31/79 TSN
1982 28 St. Louis Cardinals $260,000 ? 2/20/82 TSN
1983 29 New York Yankees $500,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 3/$2.05, incl 150K bonus, 300K buyout or 750K sal.
1984 30 New York Yankees $600,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 3/$2.05, incl 150K bonus, 300K buyout or 750K sal.
1985 31 New York Yankees $637,500 ? 2/7/83 TSN (length); 1985 USAT survey 3/$2.05, incl 150K bonus, 300K buyout or 750K sal.
1986 32 New York Yankees $750,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN 3/$2.05, incl 150K bonus, 300K buyout or 750K sal.
1987 33 New York Yankees $250,000 ? Proofing corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,116,500
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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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Charles robert Shirley

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