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Bob Tillman

John Robert Tillman

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: March 24, 1937 in Nashville, TN
High School: Litton HS (Nashville, TN)
Schools: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA), Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1962 (Age 25.022)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Braves/Yankees 1962-1970

Final Game: October 1, 1970 (Age 33.191)
Died: June 23, 2000 in Gallatin, TN
Buried: Sumner Memorial Gardens, Gallatin, TN
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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
1962 25 BOS AL 81 273 249 28 57 6 4 14 38 0 0 19 65 .229 .283 .454 .737 93 113 7 1 0 3 0 2
1963 26 BOS AL 96 343 307 24 69 10 2 8 32 0 0 34 64 .225 .304 .349 .653 81 107 5 1 1 0 8 2
1964 27 BOS AL 131 479 425 43 118 18 1 17 61 0 0 49 74 .278 .352 .445 .796 116 189 12 0 4 1 11 *2
1965 28 BOS AL 111 413 368 20 79 10 3 6 35 0 0 40 69 .215 .288 .307 .595 66 113 13 0 0 5 3 2
1966 29 BOS AL 78 229 204 12 47 8 0 3 24 0 0 22 35 .230 .303 .314 .616 70 64 5 0 1 2 3 2
1967 30 TOT AL 52 138 127 9 28 2 0 3 13 0 0 10 35 .220 .275 .307 .582 71 39 4 0 0 1 1 2
1967 30 BOS AL 30 67 64 4 12 1 0 1 4 0 0 3 18 .188 .224 .250 .474 35 16 2 0 0 0 0 2
1967 30 NYY AL 22 71 63 5 16 1 0 2 9 0 0 7 17 .254 .324 .365 .689 108 23 2 0 0 1 1 2
1968 31 ATL NL 86 257 236 16 52 4 0 5 20 1 0 16 55 .220 .278 .301 .579 74 71 8 3 2 0 2 2
1969 32 ATL NL 69 209 190 18 37 5 0 12 29 0 0 18 47 .195 .263 .411 .674 86 78 6 0 0 1 1 2
1970 33 ATL NL 71 245 223 19 53 5 0 11 30 0 0 20 66 .238 .299 .408 .707 84 91 2 0 1 1 4 2
9 Yrs 775 2586 2329 189 540 68 10 79 282 1 0 228 510 .232 .300 .371 .671 85 865 62 5 9 14 33
162 Game Avg. 162 541 487 40 113 14 2 17 59 0 0 48 107 .232 .300 .371 .671 85 181 13 1 2 3 7
BOS (6 yrs) 527 1804 1617 131 382 53 10 49 194 0 0 167 325 .236 .307 .372 .679 86 602 44 2 6 11 25
ATL (3 yrs) 226 711 649 53 142 14 0 28 79 1 0 54 168 .219 .281 .370 .651 81 240 16 3 3 2 7
NYY (1 yr) 22 71 63 5 16 1 0 2 9 0 0 7 17 .254 .324 .365 .689 108 23 2 0 0 1 1
AL (6 yrs) 549 1875 1680 136 398 54 10 51 203 0 0 174 342 .237 .307 .372 .679 86 625 46 2 6 12 26
NL (3 yrs) 226 711 649 53 142 14 0 28 79 1 0 54 168 .219 .281 .370 .651 81 240 16 3 3 2 7

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
1962 25 BOS AL 81 273 -4 -1 -0 -3 4 -5 -0.7 8 3 0.2 .493 .497 0.6 -0.0 6 2
1963 26 BOS AL 96 343 -7 -2 -1 -8 5 -13 -1.5 11 -2 -0.5 .485 .491 0.5 -0.4 6 2
1964 27 BOS AL 131 479 7 -1 -1 -5 7 8 0.6 15 22 2.1 .506 .505 2.8 0.1 27 *2
1965 28 BOS AL 111 413 -17 -2 -1 -2 6 -16 -1.9 13 -3 -0.6 .483 .489 -0.3 0.4 -1 2
1966 29 BOS AL 78 229 -7 -2 -1 -6 3 -13 -1.7 7 -6 -0.9 .480 .490 -0.1 -0.4 0 2
1967 30 BOS AL 30 67 -5 -0 -0 -3 1 -7 -0.9 2 -5 -0.7 .472 .495 -0.3 -0.3 -2 $19,000 2
1967 30 NYY AL 22 71 -0 0 -0 -1 1 -0 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.3 -0.0 3 2
1968 31 ATL NL 86 257 -7 -0 -1 -4 4 -8 -0.9 9 1 -0.0 .488 .494 0.4 0.1 5 2
1969 32 ATL NL 69 209 -4 -0 -1 -3 3 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .492 .497 0.5 0.1 5 2
1970 33 ATL NL 71 245 -7 -0 0 -6 4 -9 -0.9 8 -1 -0.1 .486 .494 0.4 -0.2 5 2
9 Seasons 775 2586 -51 -9 -7 -41 38 -70 -8.5 82 12 -0.2 .490 .495 4.8 -0.7 53 $19,000
BOS (6 yrs) 527 1804 -33 -8 -5 -27 26 -47 -6.1 56 9 -0.5 .490 .495 3.2 -0.6 36 $19,000
ATL (3 yrs) 226 711 -18 -1 -2 -13 11 -23 -2.4 24 2 0.1 .489 .495 1.3 -0.0 15
NYY (1 yr) 22 71 -0 0 -0 -1 1 -0 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.3 -0.0 3

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
1969 32 ATL NL NLCS NYM L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1962 BOS AL 25 C 66 58 55 556.1 415 389 19 7 1 .983 -3 -6 6.60 6.18 .989 6.30 6.28 7 17 28 12 30% 36% 1
1963 BOS AL 26 C 95 89 85 804.2 652 621 26 5 5 .992 -8 -12 7.24 6.81 .989 6.64 6.64 7 29 43 8 16% 33% 0
1964 BOS AL 27 C 131 120 117 1077.0 957 897 49 11 5 .989 -5 -6 7.91 7.22 .990 7.07 7.06 6 39 61 23 27% 37% 5
1965 BOS AL 28 C 106 102 93 902.2 730 676 45 9 6 .988 -2 -3 7.19 6.80 .988 6.96 6.94 7 28 50 19 28% 34% 0
1966 BOS AL 29 C 72 56 48 519.0 400 372 24 4 5 .990 -6 -14 6.87 5.50 .988 6.86 6.85 3 22 51 16 24% 38% 0
1967 TOT AL 30 C 41 33 28 310.0 233 203 24 6 6 .974 -4 -15 6.59 5.54 .989 7.22 7.23 1 14 29 10 26% 41% 1
1967 BOS AL 30 C 26 18 13 164.0 133 120 10 3 3 .977 -3 -22 7.13 5.00 .989 7.22 7.23 1 7 18 4 18% 41% 0
1967 NYY AL 30 C 15 15 15 146.0 100 83 14 3 3 .970 -1 -8 5.98 6.47 .989 7.22 7.23 0 7 11 6 35% 41% 1
1968 ATL NL 31 C 75 66 52 583.1 392 359 29 4 7 .990 -4 -8 5.99 5.17 .990 6.87 6.90 7 21 36 16 31% 39% 1
1969 ATL NL 32 C 69 52 45 490.1 328 309 15 4 5 .988 -3 -7 5.95 4.70 .989 7.06 7.01 4 11 26 4 13% 40% 0
1970 ATL NL 33 C 70 63 55 549.1 431 404 22 5 0 .988 -6 -13 6.98 6.09 .987 6.85 6.82 10 14 47 9 16% 33% 0
9 Seasons C 725 639 578 5792.2 4538 4230 253 55 40 .988 -41 -8 6.97 6.18 .989 6.87 6.86 52 195 371 117 24% 36% 8
9 Seasons TOT 725 639 578 5792.2 4538 4230 253 55 40 .988 -41 -8 6.97 6.18 .989 6.87 6.86 52 195 371 117 24% 36% 8
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

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1963 AL  8 (6th)
1964 AL  11 (4th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1963 AL  95 (5th)
1964 AL  131 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1963 AL  621 (4th)
1964 AL  897 (3rd)
1965 AL  676 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1964 AL  49 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1962 AL  7 (5th)
1964 AL  11 (2nd)
1965 AL  9 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1965 AL  6 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1970 NL  10 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1963 AL  43 (1st)
1964 AL  61 (1st)
1965 AL  50 (1st)
1966 AL  51 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1964 AL  23 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1962 AL  6.60 (4th)
1963 AL  7.24 (2nd)
1964 AL  7.91 (2nd)
1965 AL  7.19 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1962 AL  6.18 (2nd)
1963 AL  6.81 (1st)
1964 AL  7.22 (2nd)
1965 AL  6.80 (4th)
Career  6.18 (80th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1963 AL  .992 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2605), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (607th), -0.2 career WAR/1.3 7yr-peak WAR/0.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1967 30 Boston Red Sox $19,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,000
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: John Bob bobby Robert Tillman

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