Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Bobby Thigpen Statistics and History

 

Photo of Bobby Thigpen


Bobby Thigpen

Robert Thomas Thigpen

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 17, 1963 in Tallahassee, FL
Schools: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS), Seminole Community College (Sanford, FL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 6, 1986 (Age 23.020, 12,818th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Phillies/Mariners 1986-1994

Final Game: April 27, 1994 (Age 30.284)
    About biographical information


Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1986 22 CHW AL 2 0 1.000 1.77 20 0 14 0 0 7 35.2 26 7 7 1 12 0 20 1 0 0 142 249 3.11 1.065 6.6 0.3 3.0 5.0 1.67
1987 23 CHW AL 7 5 .583 2.73 51 0 37 0 0 16 89.0 86 30 27 10 24 5 52 3 0 0 369 169 4.07 1.236 8.7 1.0 2.4 5.3 2.17
1988 24 CHW AL 5 8 .385 3.30 68 0 59 0 0 34 90.0 96 38 33 6 33 3 62 4 2 6 398 121 3.49 1.433 9.6 0.6 3.3 6.2 1.88
1989 25 CHW AL 2 6 .250 3.76 61 0 56 0 0 34 79.0 62 34 33 10 40 3 47 1 1 2 336 102 4.78 1.291 7.1 1.1 4.6 5.4 1.18
1990 ★ 26 CHW AL 4 6 .400 1.83 77 0 73 0 0 57 88.2 60 20 18 5 32 3 70 1 0 2 347 211 3.08 1.038 6.1 0.5 3.2 7.1 2.19 AS,CYA-4,MVP-5
1991 27 CHW AL 7 5 .583 3.49 67 0 58 0 0 30 69.2 63 32 27 10 38 8 47 4 0 2 309 115 5.18 1.450 8.1 1.3 4.9 6.1 1.24
1992 28 CHW AL 1 3 .250 4.75 55 0 40 0 0 22 55.0 58 29 29 4 33 5 45 3 0 0 253 82 4.06 1.655 9.5 0.7 5.4 7.4 1.36
1993 29 TOT MLB 3 1 .750 5.83 42 0 16 0 0 1 54.0 74 38 35 7 21 1 29 6 1 0 254 72 5.10 1.759 12.3 1.2 3.5 4.8 1.38
1993 29 CHW AL 0 0 5.71 25 0 11 0 0 1 34.2 51 25 22 5 12 0 19 5 0 0 166 74 5.24 1.817 13.2 1.3 3.1 4.9 1.58
1993 29 PHI NL 3 1 .750 6.05 17 0 5 0 0 0 19.1 23 13 13 2 9 1 10 1 1 0 88 67 4.85 1.655 10.7 0.9 4.2 4.7 1.11
1994 30 SEA AL 0 2 .000 9.39 7 0 3 0 0 0 7.2 12 9 8 3 5 0 4 0 0 0 40 54 9.13 2.217 14.1 3.5 5.9 4.7 0.80
9 Yrs 31 36 .463 3.43 448 0 356 0 0 201 568.2 537 237 217 56 238 28 376 23 4 12 2448 119 4.16 1.363 8.5 0.9 3.8 6.0 1.58
162 Game Avg. 5 5 .463 3.43 68 0 54 0 0 31 86 82 36 33 9 36 4 57 3 1 2 372 119 4.16 1.363 8.5 0.9 3.8 6.0 1.58
CHW (8 yrs) 28 33 .459 3.26 424 0 348 0 0 201 541.2 502 215 196 51 224 27 362 22 3 12 2320 125 4.07 1.340 8.3 0.8 3.7 6.0 1.62
PHI (1 yr) 3 1 .750 6.05 17 0 5 0 0 0 19.1 23 13 13 2 9 1 10 1 1 0 88 67 4.85 1.655 10.7 0.9 4.2 4.7 1.11
SEA (1 yr) 0 2 .000 9.39 7 0 3 0 0 0 7.2 12 9 8 3 5 0 4 0 0 0 40 54 9.13 2.217 14.1 3.5 5.9 4.7 0.80
AL (9 yrs) 28 35 .444 3.34 431 0 351 0 0 201 549.1 514 224 204 54 229 27 366 22 3 12 2360 123 4.14 1.353 8.4 0.9 3.8 6.0 1.60
NL (1 yr) 3 1 .750 6.05 17 0 5 0 0 0 19.1 23 13 13 2 9 1 10 1 1 0 88 67 4.85 1.655 10.7 0.9 4.2 4.7 1.11
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
1986 22 CHW AL 35.2 20 0 7 1.77 4.57 0.39 -0.36 104.7 4.00 9 0.9 1.8 0.3 1.6 12 .546 .506 $60,000
1987 23 CHW AL 89.0 51 0 30 3.03 4.97 0.60 -0.38 104.0 4.14 11 1.1 1.7 0.2 2.2 20 .521 .507 $625,000
1988 24 CHW AL 90.0 68 0 38 3.80 4.46 0.03 -0.36 99.8 4.06 2 0.2 2.0 -0.1 1.0 11 .504 .502 $70,000
1989 25 CHW AL 79.0 61 0 34 3.87 4.33 -0.18 -0.33 98.2 4.11 2 0.2 1.8 -0.1 0.9 10 .503 .501 $467,500
1990 ★ 26 CHW AL 88.2 77 0 20 2.03 4.33 0.36 -0.33 98.5 3.59 16 1.7 2.2 0.8 3.4 24 .522 .511 $325,000 AS,CYA-4,MVP-5
1991 27 CHW AL 69.2 67 0 32 4.13 4.59 0.39 -0.35 97.5 3.76 -3 -0.3 2.2 -0.3 0.1 4 .495 .498 $2,418,667
1992 28 CHW AL 55.0 55 0 29 4.75 4.43 0.23 -0.34 98.8 3.81 -6 -0.6 2.0 -0.4 -0.5 -0 .489 .496 $3,166,667
1993 29 CHW AL 34.2 25 0 25 6.49 4.96 0.45 -0.38 97.4 4.03 -9 -0.9 .4 0.2 -0.3 -6 .464 .494 $3,416,667
1993 29 PHI NL 19.1 17 0 13 6.05 4.43 -0.34 -0.34 101.0 4.47 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .477 .498
1994 30 SEA AL 7.2 7 0 9 10.57 5.82 0.10 -0.45 102.6 5.41 -4 -0.4 .9 0.0 -0.3 -3 .444 .498 $200,000
9 Seasons 568.2 448 0 237 3.75 4.57 0.24 -0.35 99.9 3.97 13 1.5 1.8 0.6 7.8 69 .503 .502 $10,749,501
CHW (8 yrs) 541.2 424 0 215 3.57 4.56 0.26 -0.35 99.8 3.93 21 2.3 1.9 0.6 8.3 75 .505 .502 $10,549,501
PHI (1 yr) 19.1 17 0 13 6.05 4.43 -0.34 -0.34 101.0 4.47 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .477 .498
SEA (1 yr) 7.2 7 0 9 10.57 5.82 0.10 -0.45 102.6 5.41 -4 -0.4 .9 0.0 -0.3 -3 .444 .498 $200,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1993 29 PHI NL NLCS W ATL 0 0 5.40 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 7 1.200 5.4 5.4 5.4 16.2 3.00
1993 29 PHI NL WS L TOR 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 0.750 3.4 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.00
1 Yr (2 Series) 0 0 2.08 4 0 2 0 0 0 4.1 2 1 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 17 0.923 4.2 2.1 4.2 6.2 1.50
1 NLCS 0 0 5.40 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 7 1.200 5.4 5.4 5.4 16.2 3.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 0.750 3.4 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1986 22 CHW AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 23 CHW AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 24 CHW AL 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 25 CHW AL 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 ★ 26 CHW AL 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-5
1991 27 CHW AL 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 28 CHW AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 29 TOT MLB 42 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 29 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 29 PHI NL 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 30 SEA AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 448 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (8 yrs) 424 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 431 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (1 yr) 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .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
1986 22 CHW AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $60,000 1
1987 23 CHW AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $625,000 1
1988 24 CHW AL 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 0 $70,000 1
1989 25 CHW AL 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $467,500 1
1990 ★ 26 CHW AL 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $325,000 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-5
1991 27 CHW AL 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $2,418,667 1
1992 28 CHW AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,166,667 1
1993 29 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,416,667 1
1993 29 PHI NL 17 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1994 30 SEA AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000 /1
9 Seasons 448 1 -0 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.3 2 $10,749,501
CHW (8 yrs) 424 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.3 3 $10,549,501
PHI (1 yr) 17 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
SEA (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000

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
1993 29 PHI NL NLCS ATL W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 29 PHI NL WS TOR L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1986 CHW AL 22 P 20 0 0 35.2 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 1.51 0.30 .957 1.84 1.81 2 0 0% 34% 0
1987 CHW AL 23 P 51 0 0 89.0 24 8 14 2 1 .917 2.22 0.43 .955 1.84 1.82 3 2 40% 31% 0
1988 CHW AL 24 P 68 0 0 90.0 16 5 11 0 2 1.000 1.60 0.24 .961 1.78 1.77 4 1 20% 31% 0
1989 CHW AL 25 P 61 0 0 79.0 14 7 7 0 0 1.000 1.59 0.23 .960 1.87 1.85 5 0 0% 31% 0
1990 CHW AL 26 P 77 0 0 88.2 19 10 8 1 2 .947 1.83 0.23 .953 1.78 1.76 3 0 0% 34% 0 AS,CYA-4,MVP-5
1991 CHW AL 27 P 67 0 0 69.2 19 3 15 1 0 .947 2.33 0.27 .956 1.80 1.80 8 5 38% 34% 0
1992 CHW AL 28 P 55 0 0 55.0 13 7 6 0 2 1.000 2.13 0.24 .953 1.72 1.71 3 0 0% 34% 0
1993 TOT MLB 29 P 42 0 0 54.0 6 1 5 0 2 1.000 1.00 0.14 .953 1.80 1.80 4 4 50% 34% 0
1993 CHW AL 29 P 25 0 0 34.2 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0.78 0.12 .953 1.79 1.78 2 3 60% 36% 0
1993 PHI NL 29 P 17 0 0 19.1 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.18 .953 1.82 1.83 2 1 33% 31% 0
1994 SEA AL 30 P 7 0 0 7.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.14 .960 1.76 1.71 0 0 1
9 Seasons P 448 0 0 568.2 118 43 71 4 10 .966 1.80 0.25 .956 1.80 1.79 32 12 27% 33% 1
9 Seasons TOT 448 0 0 568.2 118 43 71 4 10 .966 1.80 0.25 .956 1.80 1.79 32 12 27% 33% 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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1990 AL (5, 43%)
0.43 Career Shares (501st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1990 AL (4, 14%)
0.14 Career Shares (186th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1990 May AL Pitcher of the Month

Games Played s c a p y
1988 AL  68 (2nd)
1990 AL  77 (1st)
1991 AL  67 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1987 AL  16 (6th)
1988 AL  34 (4th)
1989 AL  34 (2nd)
1990 AL  57 (1st)
1991 AL  30 (8th)
Career  201 (46th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1988 AL  59 (1st)
1989 AL  56 (4th)
1990 AL  73 (1st)
1991 AL  58 (5th)
Career  356 (82nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1990 AL  20 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1990 AL  2.1 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1990 AL  26.91 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1987 AL  2.9 (9th)
1990 AL  4.1 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1990 AL  2.8 (7th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1988 AL  68 (2nd)
1990 AL  77 (1st)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 4 (476), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 18 (1163), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 42 (338), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1164), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (305th), 8.0 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/8.6 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1986 22 Chicago White Sox $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 23 Chicago White Sox $625,000* ?
1988 24 Chicago White Sox $70,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 25 Chicago White Sox $467,500* ?
1990 26 Chicago White Sox $325,000* ?
1991 27 Chicago White Sox $2,418,667 ? USA Today survey
1992 28 Chicago White Sox $3,166,667 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 29 Chicago White Sox $3,416,667 ? USA Today
1994 30 Seattle Mariners $200,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,749,501
Disputed Salaries
*1987 - $62,500 - Proofing corrections -
*1989 - $570,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
*1990 - $535,000 - 11/21/90 NYT -
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



Note this is done in a automated way, so we apologize for any errors, & please report any suggested corrections. "Statistics" is included to allow non-English speakers to find our pages.
French: Bobby Thigpen statistiques
Japanese: ボビー・シグペン 統計

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Bobby Thigpen    

Name and misspellings: Robert bob bobbie Bobby Thomas Thigpen

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.