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Bobby Smith

Bobby Gene Smith

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 28, 1934 in Hood River, OR
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1957 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies/Angels/Cubs/Mets 1957-1965

Final Game: July 17, 1965 (Age 31)
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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
1957 23 STL NL 93 201 185 24 39 7 1 3 18 1 1 13 35 .211 .260 .308 .568 51 57 5 0 1 2 3 89
1958 24 STL NL 28 92 88 8 25 3 0 2 5 1 0 2 18 .284 .304 .386 .691 78 34 1 1 0 1 0 8/9
1959 25 STL NL 43 61 60 11 13 1 1 1 7 0 0 1 9 .217 .230 .317 .546 40 19 2 0 0 0 0 97/8
1960 26 PHI NL 98 230 217 24 62 5 2 4 27 2 3 10 28 .286 .317 .382 .700 92 83 6 0 3 0 1 7/859
1961 27 PHI NL 79 192 174 16 44 7 0 2 18 0 1 15 32 .253 .313 .328 .640 73 57 5 1 0 2 2 79/8
1962 28 TOT NL 112 196 181 17 38 9 1 1 16 1 3 12 22 .210 .258 .287 .545 42 52 6 0 2 1 0 789
1962 28 NYM NL 8 25 22 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 2 .136 .240 .227 .467 26 5 1 0 0 0 0 /98
1962 28 CHC NL 13 32 29 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 6 .172 .219 .276 .495 30 8 0 0 0 1 0 /89
1962 28 STL NL 91 139 130 13 30 9 0 0 12 1 1 7 14 .231 .270 .300 .570 47 39 5 0 2 0 0 78/9
1965 31 CAL AL 23 62 57 1 13 3 0 0 5 0 1 2 10 .228 .262 .281 .543 57 16 0 1 1 1 0 7/9
7 Yrs 476 1034 962 101 234 35 5 13 96 5 9 55 154 .243 .284 .331 .615 64 318 25 3 7 7 6
162 Game Avg. 162 352 327 34 80 12 2 4 33 2 3 19 52 .243 .284 .331 .615 64 108 9 1 2 2 2
STL (4 yrs) 255 493 463 56 107 20 2 6 42 3 2 23 76 .231 .267 .322 .589 54 149 13 1 3 3 3
PHI (2 yrs) 177 422 391 40 106 12 2 6 45 2 4 25 60 .271 .315 .358 .673 83 140 11 1 3 2 3
NYM (1 yr) 8 25 22 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 2 .136 .240 .227 .467 26 5 1 0 0 0 0
CAL (1 yr) 23 62 57 1 13 3 0 0 5 0 1 2 10 .228 .262 .281 .543 57 16 0 1 1 1 0
CHC (1 yr) 13 32 29 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 6 .172 .219 .276 .495 30 8 0 0 0 1 0
NL (6 yrs) 453 972 905 100 221 32 5 13 91 5 8 53 144 .244 .286 .334 .619 65 302 25 2 6 6 6
AL (1 yr) 23 62 57 1 13 3 0 0 5 0 1 2 10 .228 .262 .281 .543 57 16 0 1 1 1 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
1957 23 STL NL 93 201 -13 1 -1 5 -1 -8 -1.0 8 -1 -0.2 .490 .494 -0.8 0.4 -6 $4,800 89
1958 24 STL NL 28 92 -3 1 1 -4 -0 -6 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .478 .496 0.2 -0.5 2 $8,000 8/9
1959 25 STL NL 43 61 -5 -1 0 2 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .488 .497 -0.5 0.1 -5 $9,000 97/8
1960 26 PHI NL 98 230 -1 -2 -1 8 -3 2 0.1 9 10 1.0 .502 .501 0.2 0.6 2 $9,500 7/859
1961 27 PHI NL 79 192 -8 -1 -0 5 -2 -6 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .492 .496 -0.4 0.3 -4 $9,500 79/8
1962 28 NYM NL 8 25 -2 -0 0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .464 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $10,500 /98
1962 28 CHC NL 13 32 -3 -0 0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .474 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /89
1962 28 STL NL 91 139 -11 0 -0 4 -2 -9 -1.0 5 -4 -0.4 .489 .494 -0.9 0.2 -8 78/9
1965 31 CAL AL 23 62 -4 -1 0 1 -1 -3 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $7,500 7/9
7 Seasons 476 1034 -49 -3 -0 21 -11 -42 -4.6 39 -4 -0.7 .491 .497 -2.9 1.0 -24 $58,800
STL (4 yrs) 255 493 -32 1 -0 8 -5 -29 -3.1 19 -10 -1.2 .488 .495 -2.0 0.2 -17 $21,800
PHI (2 yrs) 177 422 -9 -2 -1 13 -5 -4 -0.5 16 12 1.1 .498 .499 -0.3 0.8 -1 $19,000
NYM (1 yr) 8 25 -2 -0 0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .464 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $10,500
CAL (1 yr) 23 62 -4 -1 0 1 -1 -3 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $7,500
CHC (1 yr) 13 32 -3 -0 0 -0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .474 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1

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
1957 STL NL 23 OF 79 45 39 477.2 148 138 6 4 4 .973 5 14 2.71 1.82 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 STL NL 23 CF 61 41 36 415.0 130 126 2 2 1 .985 5 14 2.78 2.10 .985 2.81 2.83
1957 STL NL 23 RF 20 4 3 62.2 18 12 4 2 3 .889 0 10 2.30 0.80 .972 1.98 1.99
1958 STL NL 24 OF 27 22 21 201.2 59 57 2 0 0 1.000 -4 -25 2.63 2.19 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 STL NL 24 CF 25 21 20 190.2 58 56 2 0 0 1.000 -4 -25 2.74 2.32 .986 2.73 2.71
1958 STL NL 24 RF 2 1 1 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -33 0.82 0.50 .980 2.05 2.00
1959 STL NL 25 OF 32 10 7 134.1 35 31 3 1 1 .971 2 19 2.28 1.06 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 STL NL 25 RF 15 6 4 68.2 20 18 2 0 1 1.000 3 49 2.62 1.33 .978 1.95 1.93
1959 STL NL 25 LF 10 1 1 30.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -12 1.47 0.50 .972 2.02 2.01
1959 STL NL 25 CF 7 3 2 35.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -0 -14 2.57 1.43 .980 2.62 2.59
1960 PHI NL 26 OF 70 46 34 444.1 129 125 4 0 1 1.000 8 21 2.61 1.84 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 PHI NL 26 LF 66 42 31 407.0 119 115 4 0 1 1.000 8 24 2.63 1.80 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 PHI NL 26 CF 5 4 3 37.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -16 2.43 2.00 .981 2.60 2.60
1960 PHI NL 26 3B 1 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 2.00 .950 3.15 3.00
1960 PHI NL 26 RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1961 PHI NL 27 OF 47 38 31 334.2 102 91 8 3 1 .971 5 18 2.66 2.11 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 PHI NL 27 LF 34 27 23 241.1 68 61 5 2 0 .971 4 22 2.46 1.94 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 PHI NL 27 RF 11 8 6 67.0 19 17 1 1 0 .947 0 0 2.42 1.64 .974 1.93 1.91
1961 PHI NL 27 CF 3 3 2 26.1 14 12 2 0 1 1.000 1 32 4.78 4.67 .981 2.63 2.60
1962 TOT NL 28 OF 93 39 33 450.2 91 86 5 0 1 1.000 3 9 1.82 0.98 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 TOT NL 28 CF 22 17 15 157.1 36 34 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 2.06 1.64 .979 2.47 2.45
1962 TOT NL 28 RF 12 6 4 62.0 16 15 1 0 1 1.000 3 52 2.32 1.33 .975 1.90 1.88
1962 NYM NL 28 OF 6 5 4 48.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 2.25 2.00 .974 2.06 2.05
1962 NYM NL 28 RF 4 3 2 27.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 1.67 1.25 .976 1.90 1.88
1962 NYM NL 28 CF 3 2 2 21.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 3.43 2.67 .979 2.49 2.47
1962 CHC NL 28 OF 7 7 5 58.2 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 1.53 1.43 .974 2.07 2.04
1962 CHC NL 28 CF 6 6 4 49.2 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 1.81 1.67 .979 2.46 2.45
1962 CHC NL 28 RF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -27 0.00 0.00 1.90 1.90
1962 STL NL 28 OF 80 27 24 344.0 69 65 4 0 1 1.000 4 15 1.81 0.86 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 STL NL 28 LF 65 16 14 231.1 42 40 2 0 0 1.000 1 5 1.63 0.65 .968 1.81 1.80
1962 STL NL 28 CF 13 9 9 86.2 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.87 1.38 .979 2.47 2.45
1962 STL NL 28 RF 7 2 1 26.0 11 10 1 0 1 1.000 3 138 3.81 1.57 .975 1.90 1.89
1965 CAL AL 31 OF 15 13 8 107.0 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 1 11 1.93 1.53 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 CAL AL 31 LF 14 13 8 104.0 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.82 1.50 .979 1.87 1.86
1965 CAL AL 31 RF 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 200 6.00 2.00 .980 1.80 1.80
7 Seasons OF 363 213 173 2150.1 587 550 29 8 8 .986 21 11 2.42 1.60 .978 2.18 2.17
5 Seasons LF 189 99 77 1014.1 255 241 12 2 1 .992 14 16 2.24 1.34 .973 1.91 1.89
6 Seasons CF 123 89 78 861.1 259 248 8 3 2 .988 0 1 2.67 2.08 .984 2.71 2.71
7 Seasons RF 62 25 18 274.2 76 65 8 3 5 .961 6 27 2.39 1.18 .975 1.95 1.94
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 2.00 .950 3.15 3.00
7 Seasons TOT 364 213 173 2152.1 589 551 30 8 8 .986 21 12 2.43 1.60 .978 2.19 2.18
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

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  115 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  1 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  1 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  3 (2nd)
1959 NL  1 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1957 NL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  8 (2nd)
1961 NL  4 (5th)
Career  14 (96th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  5 (5th)

             

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
195723St. Louis Cardinals$4,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195824St. Louis Cardinals$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195925St. Louis Cardinals$9,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196026Philadelphia Phillies$9,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196127Philadelphia Phillies$9,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196228New York Mets$10,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsNYM/CHC
196531California Angels$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$58,800
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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