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Bob Smith

Robert Gilchrist Smith

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 1, 1931 in Woodsville, NH
High School: Woodsville HS (Woodsville, NH)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1955 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1957 [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Tigers/Cardinals/RedSox 1955-1959

Final Game: September 23, 1959 (Age 28)
Died: April 1, 2013 in Augusta, GA
Buried: North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, NH
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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
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 24 BOS AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 2.97 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1957 26 TOT NL 2 4 .333 3.34 26 4 7 2 0 1 64.2 60 32 24 3 31 4 46 2 0 2 290 116 3.17 1.407 8.4 0.4 4.3 6.4 1.48
1957 26 STL NL 0 0 4.66 6 0 3 0 0 1 9.2 12 10 5 0 6 1 11 1 0 0 53 88 2.35 1.862 11.2 0.0 5.6 10.2 1.83
1957 26 PIT NL 2 4 .333 3.11 20 4 4 2 0 0 55.0 48 22 19 3 25 3 35 1 0 2 237 123 3.31 1.327 7.9 0.5 4.1 5.7 1.40
1958 27 PIT NL 2 2 .500 4.43 35 4 9 0 0 1 61.0 61 39 30 6 31 7 24 2 0 3 274 88 4.59 1.508 9.0 0.9 4.6 3.5 0.77
1959 28 TOT MLB 0 3 .000 4.81 29 0 12 0 0 0 39.1 52 31 21 6 20 1 22 0 0 0 183 83 4.93 1.831 11.9 1.4 4.6 5.0 1.10
1959 28 PIT NL 0 0 3.49 20 0 6 0 0 0 28.1 32 16 11 1 17 0 12 0 0 0 130 111 3.95 1.729 10.2 0.3 5.4 3.8 0.71
1959 28 DET AL 0 3 .000 8.18 9 0 6 0 0 0 11.0 20 15 10 5 3 1 10 0 0 0 53 51 7.45 2.091 16.4 4.1 2.5 8.2 3.33
4 Yrs 4 9 .308 4.05 91 8 28 2 0 2 166.2 174 102 75 15 83 12 93 4 0 5 753 97 4.10 1.542 9.4 0.8 4.5 5.0 1.12
162 Game Avg. 3 6 .308 4.05 63 5 19 1 0 1 115 120 70 52 10 57 8 64 3 0 3 517 97 4.10 1.542 9.4 0.8 4.5 5.0 1.12
PIT (3 yrs) 4 6 .400 3.74 75 8 19 2 0 1 144.1 141 77 60 10 73 10 71 3 0 5 641 103 3.98 1.483 8.8 0.6 4.6 4.4 0.97
DET (1 yr) 0 3 .000 8.18 9 0 6 0 0 0 11.0 20 15 10 5 3 1 10 0 0 0 53 51 7.45 2.091 16.4 4.1 2.5 8.2 3.33
STL (1 yr) 0 0 4.66 6 0 3 0 0 1 9.2 12 10 5 0 6 1 11 1 0 0 53 88 2.35 1.862 11.2 0.0 5.6 10.2 1.83
BOS (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 2.97 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
NL (3 yrs) 4 6 .400 3.80 81 8 22 2 0 2 154.0 153 87 65 10 79 11 82 4 0 5 694 102 3.88 1.506 8.9 0.6 4.6 4.8 1.04
AL (2 yrs) 0 3 .000 7.11 10 0 6 0 0 0 12.2 21 15 10 5 4 1 11 0 0 0 59 61 6.86 1.974 14.9 3.6 2.8 7.8 2.75

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
1955 24 BOS AL 1.2 1 0 0 0.00 4.64 0.19 0.00 98.0 4.36 1 0.1 .2 -0.0 0.1 1 .588 .501
1957 26 STL NL 9.2 6 0 10 9.31 4.31 0.19 0.00 102.3 4.21 -5 -0.5 1.4 -0.1 -0.6 -5 .411 .497
1957 26 PIT NL 55.0 20 4 22 3.60 4.39 0.32 0.00 98.6 4.01 3 0.3 1.1 -0.0 0.9 8 .516 .502
1958 27 PIT NL 61.0 35 4 39 5.75 4.44 0.40 0.00 99.3 4.01 -11 -1.2 1.1 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .466 .493
1959 28 PIT NL 28.1 20 0 16 5.08 4.64 0.03 0.00 99.9 4.61 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.1 0.1 1 .491 .499
1959 28 DET AL 11.0 9 0 15 12.27 4.65 0.07 0.00 104.9 4.80 -9 -0.9 1.4 -0.2 -1.0 -8 .402 .495
4 Seasons 166.2 91 8 102 5.51 4.47 0.28 0.00 99.7 4.18 -24 -2.4 1.1 -0.6 -1.2 -8 .474 .497
PIT (3 yrs) 144.1 75 8 77 4.80 4.46 0.30 0.00 99.2 4.13 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.2 0.3 4 .486 .497
DET (1 yr) 11.0 9 0 15 12.27 4.65 0.07 0.00 104.9 4.80 -9 -0.9 1.4 -0.2 -1.0 -8 .402 .495
STL (1 yr) 9.2 6 0 10 9.31 4.31 0.19 0.00 102.3 4.21 -5 -0.5 1.4 -0.1 -0.6 -5 .411 .497
BOS (1 yr) 1.2 1 0 0 0.00 4.64 0.19 0.00 98.0 4.36 1 0.1 .2 -0.0 0.1 1 .588 .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
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 24 BOS AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 26 TOT NL 26 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .067 .067 .067 .133 -64 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1957 26 STL NL 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 26 PIT NL 20 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .077 .077 .077 .154 -58 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1958 27 PIT NL 35 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .091 .083 .091 .174 -53 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1959 28 TOT MLB 29 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1959 28 PIT NL 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1959 28 DET AL 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 91 31 29 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 .069 .067 .069 .136 -63 2 0 0 1 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 55 52 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 .069 .067 .069 .136 -63 4 0 0 2 2 0
PIT (3 yrs) 75 28 26 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 .077 .074 .077 .151 -59 2 0 0 1 1 0
STL (1 yr) 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 81 30 28 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 .071 .069 .071 .140 -62 2 0 0 1 1 0
AL (2 yrs) 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .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
1955 24 BOS AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1957 26 STL NL 6 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1957 26 PIT NL 20 14 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1958 27 PIT NL 35 12 -3 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1959 28 PIT NL 20 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1959 28 DET AL 9 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
4 Seasons 91 31 -7 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -3
PIT (3 yrs) 75 28 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .496 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3
STL (1 yr) 6 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
BOS (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
DET (1 yr) 9 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1955 BOS AL 24 P 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.00 0 1 100% 47% 0
1957 TOT NL 26 P 26 4 2 64.2 11 3 7 1 0 .909 1.39 0.38 .962 2.06 2.08 4 1 20% 39% 0
1957 STL NL 26 P 6 0 0 9.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.86 0.33 .960 2.05 2.08 2 0 0% 39% 0
1957 PIT NL 26 P 20 4 2 55.0 9 3 5 1 0 .889 1.31 0.40 .962 2.06 2.08 2 1 33% 39% 0
1958 PIT NL 27 P 35 4 0 61.0 21 5 14 2 1 .905 2.80 0.54 .955 1.98 1.96 3 0 0% 39% 0
1959 TOT MLB 28 P 29 0 0 39.1 8 1 6 1 0 .875 1.60 0.24 .955 2.01 1.99 1 1 50% 39% 1
1959 PIT NL 28 P 20 0 0 28.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.27 0.20 .955 2.00 1.97 1 0 0% 38% 0
1959 DET AL 28 P 9 0 0 11.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 2.45 0.33 .955 2.05 2.03 0 1 100% 40% 1
4 Seasons P 91 8 2 166.2 40 9 27 4 1 .900 1.94 0.40 .957 2.02 2.00 8 3 27% 40% 1
4 Seasons TOT 91 8 2 166.2 40 9 27 4 1 .900 1.94 0.40 .957 2.02 2.00 8 3 27% 40% 1
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

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Gilchrist robert Smith

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