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Bob Speake

Robert Charles Speake (Spook)

Positions: Outfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: August 22, 1930 in Springfield, MO
High School: Springfield HS (Springfield, MO)
School: Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1955 (Age 24.237)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Giants 1955-1959

Final Game: June 8, 1959 (Age 28.290)
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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
1955 24 CHC NL 95 294 261 36 57 9 5 12 43 3 4 28 71 .218 .300 .429 .729 91 112 1 3 0 1 4 7/39
1957 26 CHC NL 129 463 418 65 97 14 5 16 50 5 6 38 68 .232 .299 .404 .703 88 169 3 3 1 3 1 837
1958 27 SFG NL 66 84 71 9 15 3 0 3 10 0 1 13 15 .211 .333 .380 .714 91 27 1 0 0 0 1 7
1959 28 SFG NL 15 13 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .091 .258 -28 1 1 0 1 0 0
4 Yrs 305 854 761 110 170 26 10 31 104 8 11 80 158 .223 .301 .406 .707 88 309 6 6 2 4 6
162 Game Avg. 162 454 404 58 90 14 5 16 55 4 6 42 84 .223 .301 .406 .707 88 164 3 3 1 2 3
SFG (2 yrs) 81 97 82 9 16 3 0 3 11 0 1 14 19 .195 .313 .341 .654 75 28 2 0 1 0 1
CHC (2 yrs) 224 757 679 101 154 23 10 28 93 8 10 66 139 .227 .299 .414 .713 89 281 4 6 1 4 5

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 CHC NL 95 294 -4 -1 1 2 -3 -6 -0.7 11 6 0.4 .494 .496 0.4 -0.3 4 7/39
1957 26 CHC NL 129 463 -6 1 1 3 -4 -5 -0.7 17 12 1.1 .496 .497 0.9 -0.2 10 837
1958 27 SFG NL 66 84 -0 -1 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .499 0.2 -0.1 2 7
1959 28 SFG NL 15 13 -2 -0 -0 0 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .479 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2
4 Seasons 305 854 -13 -2 2 4 -7 -15 -1.8 32 18 1.4 .495 .497 1.3 -0.5 13
SFG (2 yrs) 81 97 -2 -1 -0 -0 -0 -4 -0.4 4 -0 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0
CHC (2 yrs) 224 757 -10 -0 2 4 -6 -11 -1.4 29 18 1.5 .495 .497 1.3 -0.5 14

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
1955 CHC NL 24 OF 55 55 41 476.2 98 90 4 4 1 .959 1 3 1.77 1.71 .977 2.30 2.28
1955 CHC NL 24 LF 49 47 35 404.1 78 73 3 2 1 .974 -1 -4 1.69 1.55 .972 2.05 2.03
1955 CHC NL 24 1B 8 7 7 64.2 78 69 7 2 7 .974 0 7 10.58 9.50 .991 9.80 9.70
1955 CHC NL 24 RF 8 8 6 72.1 23 19 1 3 0 .870 2 41 2.49 2.50 .975 1.98 1.96
1957 CHC NL 26 OF 60 59 56 515.2 152 143 5 4 0 .974 1 2 2.58 2.47 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 CHC NL 26 CF 40 39 37 347.1 114 109 3 2 0 .982 5 18 2.90 2.80 .985 2.81 2.83
1957 CHC NL 26 1B 39 40 39 367.2 376 337 36 3 21 .992 2 6 9.13 9.56 .990 9.67 9.73
1957 CHC NL 26 LF 20 20 19 168.1 31 28 1 2 0 .935 -4 -31 1.55 1.45 .978 2.03 2.04
1958 SFG NL 27 LF 10 7 5 67.0 16 13 2 1 0 .938 -0 -4 2.01 1.50 .975 2.01 2.00
1958 SFG NL 27 OF 10 7 5 67.0 16 13 2 1 0 .938 -0 -4 2.01 1.50 .980 2.26 2.25
3 Seasons OF 125 121 102 1059.1 266 246 11 9 1 .966 2 2 2.18 2.06 .979 2.29 2.29
3 Seasons LF 79 74 59 639.2 125 114 6 5 1 .960 -6 -11 1.69 1.52 .974 2.04 2.03
2 Seasons 1B 47 47 46 432.1 454 406 43 5 28 .989 2 6 9.35 9.55 .990 9.69 9.73
1 Season CF 40 39 37 347.1 114 109 3 2 0 .982 5 18 2.90 2.80 .985 2.81 2.83
1 Season RF 8 8 6 72.1 23 19 1 3 0 .870 2 41 2.49 2.50 .975 1.98 1.96
4 Seasons TOT 172 168 148 1491.2 720 652 54 14 29 .981 4 3 4.26 4.10 .986 4.44 4.32
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

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1957 NL  6 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  5 (4th)

             

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Charles robert Spook Speake

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