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Bob Usher

Robert Royce Usher

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 1, 1925 in San Diego, CA
High School: San Diego HS (San Diego, CA)
Schools: Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH), Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1946 (Age 21.046)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Senators/Indians/Cubs 1946-1957

Final Game: September 19, 1957 (Age 32.202)
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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
1946 21 CIN NL 92 167 152 16 31 5 1 1 14 2 13 27 .204 .271 .270 .541 56 41 2 1 1 O798/5
1947 22 CIN NL 9 24 22 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 .182 .250 .318 .568 50 7 1 0 0 /O87
1950 25 CIN NL 106 353 321 51 83 17 0 6 35 3 27 38 .259 .316 .368 .684 79 118 9 0 5 O89/7
1951 26 CIN NL 114 333 303 27 63 12 2 5 25 4 5 19 36 .208 .257 .310 .567 51 94 8 1 10 O87/9
1952 27 CHC NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
1957 32 TOT AL 106 341 303 37 78 7 1 5 27 0 0 28 33 .257 .321 .337 .658 82 102 6 2 4 3 2 8/795
1957 32 CLE AL 10 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 -2 1 0 0 1 0 0 /857
1957 32 WSH AL 96 331 295 36 77 7 1 5 27 0 0 27 30 .261 .324 .342 .667 84 101 6 2 3 3 2 8/97
6 Yrs 428 1219 1101 133 259 41 4 18 102 9 5 90 136 .235 .295 .329 .623 69 362 26 4 20 3 2
162 Game Avg. 162 461 417 50 98 16 2 7 39 3 34 51 .235 .295 .329 .623 69 137 10 2 8
CIN (4 yrs) 321 877 798 96 181 34 3 13 75 9 5 61 103 .227 .283 .326 .609 64 260 20 2 16
WSH (1 yr) 96 331 295 36 77 7 1 5 27 0 0 27 30 .261 .324 .342 .667 84 101 6 2 3 3 2
CLE (1 yr) 10 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 -2 1 0 0 1 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 322 878 798 96 181 34 3 13 75 9 5 62 103 .227 .284 .326 .610 64 260 20 2 16
AL (1 yr) 106 341 303 37 78 7 1 5 27 0 0 28 33 .257 .321 .337 .658 82 102 6 2 4 3 2

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
1946 21 CIN NL 92 167 -9 -0 0 -8 -3 -20 -2.3 6 -14 -1.6 .475 .486 -0.7 -1.3 -5 O798/5
1947 22 CIN NL 9 24 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O87
1950 25 CIN NL 106 353 -10 1 0 -4 -1 -14 -1.5 13 -1 -0.1 .487 .491 0.3 -0.6 3 O89/7
1951 26 CIN NL 114 333 -21 -2 -0 -4 -1 -28 -3.0 13 -16 -1.8 .474 .482 -1.3 -0.6 -12 O87/9
1952 27 CHC NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .531 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1957 32 CLE AL 10 10 -1 0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /857
1957 32 WSH AL 96 331 -4 -0 1 -8 -1 -12 -1.4 10 -2 -0.4 .486 .492 0.5 -1.0 6 8/97
6 Seasons 428 1219 -46 -1 1 -24 -6 -77 -8.5 44 -34 -4.1 .481 .488 -1.3 -3.4 -9
CIN (4 yrs) 321 877 -41 -1 0 -16 -6 -64 -7.0 33 -30 -3.6 .479 .487 -1.7 -2.4 -14
WSH (1 yr) 96 331 -4 -0 1 -8 -1 -12 -1.4 10 -2 -0.4 .486 .492 0.5 -1.0 6
CLE (1 yr) 10 10 -1 0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CHC (1 yr) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .531 .500 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 Awards
1946 CIN NL 21 OF 80 36 32 112 102 8 2 3 .982 1.38 .977 2.39
1946 CIN NL 21 LF 38 18 18 51 47 3 1 0 .980 1.32 .975 2.25
1946 CIN NL 21 RF 27 3 2 20 17 2 1 0 .950 0.70 .976 2.08
1946 CIN NL 21 CF 17 15 12 42 39 3 0 3 1.000 2.47 .979 2.83
1946 CIN NL 21 3B 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .953 3.10
1947 CIN NL 22 OF 8 7 6 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 2.13 .977 2.42
1947 CIN NL 22 CF 5 4 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.40 .977 2.76
1947 CIN NL 22 LF 3 3 3 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 3.33 .976 2.30
1950 CIN NL 25 OF 93 80 68 700.0 200 190 7 3 1 .985 2.53 2.12 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 CIN NL 25 CF 83 75 63 641.0 179 171 5 3 1 .983 2.47 2.12 .980 2.76 2.73
1950 CIN NL 25 RF 13 5 5 58.0 20 18 1 1 0 .950 2.95 1.46 .976 1.86 1.84
1950 CIN NL 25 LF 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.25
1951 CIN NL 26 OF 98 74 69 713.0 233 218 9 6 4 .974 2.87 2.32 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 CIN NL 26 CF 82 69 64 635.0 208 194 9 5 3 .976 2.88 2.48 .983 2.88 2.87
1951 CIN NL 26 LF 14 3 3 58.1 17 15 1 1 1 .941 2.47 1.14 .977 2.31 2.31
1951 CIN NL 26 RF 2 2 2 19.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.29 2.50 .980 2.01 2.05
1957 TOT AL 32 OF 99 82 72 760.0 243 231 7 5 2 .979 -8 -13 2.82 2.40 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 TOT AL 32 CF 96 82 72 753.0 237 225 7 5 2 .979 -8 -13 2.77 2.42 .983 2.71 2.72
1957 TOT AL 32 LF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 0.50 .980 1.80 2.10
1957 CLE AL 32 OF 4 0 0 11.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -11 2.45 0.75 .980 2.21 2.25
1957 CLE AL 32 CF 3 0 0 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -12 2.70 1.00 .983 2.70 2.73
1957 CLE AL 32 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.20
1957 CLE AL 32 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1957 WSH AL 32 OF 95 82 72 749.0 240 228 7 5 2 .979 -8 -13 2.82 2.47 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 WSH AL 32 CF 93 82 72 743.0 234 222 7 5 2 .979 -8 -13 2.77 2.46 .983 2.71 2.72
1957 WSH AL 32 RF 2 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 24 3.60 1.00 .975 1.98 1.95
1957 WSH AL 32 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.10
5 Seasons OF 378 279 247 2173.0 805 757 32 16 10 .980 -8 -4 2.74 2.09 .979 2.33 2.34
5 Seasons CF 283 245 214 2029.0 673 636 24 13 9 .981 -8 -5 2.71 2.33 .982 2.78 2.77
5 Seasons LF 59 24 24 61.1 79 72 5 2 1 .975 0 6 2.49 1.31 .976 2.30 2.26
4 Seasons RF 44 10 9 82.2 47 42 3 2 0 .957 0 1 2.83 1.02 .976 1.91 2.00
2 Seasons 3B 2 1 0 2.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 0.00 1.50 .953 3.15 3.15
6 Seasons TOT 380 280 247 2175.0 808 759 33 16 10 .980 -8 -4 2.74 2.08 .979 2.33 2.34
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

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  82 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  9 (4th)
1957 AL  7 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  5 (5th)
1957 AL  5 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  3 (3rd)
1951 NL  3 (4th)
1957 AL  2 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1951 NL  4 (4th)
1957 AL  2 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1951 NL  2.88 (4th)
1957 AL  2.77 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1951 NL  2.87 (5th)
1957 AL  2.82 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2988), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (1070th), -4.1 career WAR/-4.1 7yr-peak WAR/-4.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby robert Royce Usher

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