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Bobby Shantz
Robert Clayton Shantz

Bats Right, Throws Left
Height 5' 6", Weight 142 lb.
Debut May 1, 1949
Born September 26, 1925 in Pottstown, PA

Pitching   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERAa *ERA+
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 1949 23 PHA AL   6   8  33   7   4   1  2  127.0  100   48   9   74   58  3.40  4.11  121
 1950 24 PHA AL   8  14  36  23   6   1  0  214.7  251  110  18   85   93  4.61  4.53   98
 1951 25 PHA AL  18  10  32  25  13   3  0  205.3  213   90  15   70   77  3.94  4.29  109
 1952 26 PHA AL  24   7  33  33  27   5  0  279.7  230   77  21   63  152  2.48  3.97  160
 1953 27 PHA AL   5   9  16  16   6   0  0  105.7  107   48  10   26   58  4.09  4.28  105
 1954 28 PHA AL   1   0   2   1   0   0  0    8.0   12    7   2    3    3  7.88  3.94   50
 1955 29 KCA AL   5  10  23  17   4   1  0  125.0  124   63   8   66   58  4.54  4.16   92
 1956 30 KCA AL   2   7  45   2   1   0  9  101.3   95   49  12   37   67  4.35  4.33   99
 1957 31 NYY AL  11   5  30  21   9   1  5  173.0  157   47  15   40   72  2.45  3.60  147
 1958 32 NYY AL   7   6  33  13   3   0  0  126.0  127   47   8   35   80  3.36  3.54  106
 1959 33 NYY AL   7   3  33   4   2   2  3   94.7   64   25   4   33   66  2.38  3.63  153
 1960 34 NYY AL   5   4  42   0   0   0 11   67.7   57   21   5   24   54  2.79  3.60  129
 1961 35 PIT NL   6   3  43   6   2   1  2   89.3   91   33   5   26   61  3.32  3.99  120
 1962 36 HOU NL   1   1   3   3   1   0  0   20.7   15    3   1    5   14  1.31  3.75  287
         STL NL   5   3  28   0   0   0  4   57.7   45   14   7   20   47  2.18  4.26  195
         TOT NL   6   4  31   3   1   0  4   78.3   60   17   8   25   61  1.95  4.12  211
 1963 37 STL NL   6   4  55   0   0   0 11   79.3   55   23   6   17   70  2.61  3.55  136
 1964 38 STL NL   1   3  16   0   0   0  0   17.3   14    6   2    7   12  3.12  3.84  123
         CHC NL   0   1  20   0   0   0  1   11.3   15    7   2    6   12  5.56  3.73   67
         PHI NL   1   1  14   0   0   0  0   32.0   23    8   1    6   18  2.25  3.46  154
         TOT NL   2   5  50   0   0   0  1   60.7   52   21   5   19   42  3.11  3.62  116
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 16 Yr WL% .546 119  99 537 171  78  15 48 1935.7 1795  726 151  643 1072  3.38  4.01  119
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 162 Game Avg    11   9  51  16   7   1  4  185.9  172   69  14   61  102  3.38  4.01  119
 Career High     24  14  55  33  27   5 11  279.7  251  110  21   85  152  1.95  4.53  211
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
                 W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERA *ERA+

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1949 23 PHA AL  33   37    2    7   0  0   0    2   0  0   5   6  .189  .302  .189    7   3           1   0
 1950 24 PHA AL  37   66    4   11   1  0   1    4   1  0   6  10  .167  .236  .227   15   6           0   2
 1951 25 PHA AL  36   72   11   18   4  0   0    9   1  0   6   7  .250  .308  .306   22   8           0   1
 1952 26 PHA AL  34   96   13   19   4  1   0   12   0  2   5   9  .198  .252  .260   25  13           2   0
 1953 27 PHA AL  21   38    6    9   1  1   0    4   1  0   2   3  .237  .275  .316   12   1           0   0
 1954 28 PHA AL   7    3    2    1   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   0  .333  .333  .333    1   0   0       0   0
 1955 29 KCA AL  26   41    5    6   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   5  .146  .167  .146    6   2   0   0   0   0
 1956 30 KCA AL  51   22    2    2   1  0   0    1   0  0   2   4  .091  .167  .136    3   2   0   0   0   1
 1957 31 NYY AL  33   56    6   10   3  0   0    6   0  0   8  16  .179  .281  .232   13   1   0   0   0   0
 1958 32 NYY AL  33   35    1    8   3  0   0    1   0  0   2  12  .229  .289  .314   11   1   0   0   1   0
 1959 33 NYY AL  40   23    4    5   2  0   0    1   0  0   3   6  .217  .308  .304    7   3   0   0   0   0
 1960 34 NYY AL  43   10    1    1   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   2  .100  .182  .100    1   2   0   0   0   0
 1961 35 PIT NL  44   16    3    7   1  0   0    3   0  0   2   1  .438  .526  .500    8   1   0   0   1   0
 1962 36 HOU NL   7    8    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   4  .000  .000  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0
         STL NL  28   13    0    2   0  0   0    2   0  0   0   7  .154  .143  .154    2   0   1   0   0   0
         TOT NL  35   21    0    2   0  0   0    2   0  0   0  11  .095  .091  .095    2   0   1   0   0   0
 1963 37 STL NL  55    7    0    1   0  0   0    1   0  0   2   1  .143  .333  .143    1   1   0   0   0   0
 1964 38 STL NL  16    0    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   0       1.000          0   0   0   0   0   0
         PHI NL  14    5    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   3  .000  .167  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0
         TOT NL  50    5    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   2   3  .000  .286  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 16 Seasons     578  548   60  107  20  2   1   46   3  2  47  96  .195  .265  .245  134  44   1   0   5   4
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        154   17   30   6  1   0   13   1  1  13  27  .195  .265  .245   38  12   0   0   1   1
 Career High     55   96   13   19   4  1   1   12   1  2   8  16                     25  13   1   0   2   2
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Special Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC   xR  xR27  xW   OWP    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1949 23 PHA AL   46   33    2                     | .189  .268| .302  .358| .189  .389| .492  .747|  33         0%
 1950 24 PHA AL   78   63    3                     | .167  .276| .236  .363| .227  .414| .463  .776|  20       100%
 1951 25 PHA AL   86   63    6                     | .250  .269| .308  .351| .306  .396| .613  .747|  65       100%
 1952 26 PHA AL  116   92    5                     | .198  .267| .252  .348| .260  .390| .513  .737|  39         0%
 1953 27 PHA AL   41   30    3                     | .237  .274| .275  .350| .316  .403| .591  .753|  57       100%
 1954 28 PHA AL    3    2    0                     | .333  .267| .333  .333| .333  .400| .667  .733|  83         0%
 1955 29 KCA AL   44   37    1                     | .146  .268| .167  .348| .146  .398| .313  .745| -15         0%
 1956 30 KCA AL   26   23    0                     | .091  .268| .167  .350| .136  .409| .303  .759| -19         0%
 1957 31 NYY AL   65   47    3                     | .179  .261| .281  .333| .232  .393| .513  .726|  44         0%
 1958 32 NYY AL   39   28    3                     | .229  .257| .289  .324| .314  .391| .604  .715|  70         0%
 1959 33 NYY AL   29   21    2                     | .217  .257| .308  .327| .304  .391| .612  .718|  72         0%
 1960 34 NYY AL   13   11    0                     | .100  .260| .182  .327| .100  .390| .282  .717| -19         0%
 1961 35 PIT NL   20   10    4                     | .438  .269| .526  .337| .500  .419|1.026  .756| 176         0%
 1962 36 HOU NL    8    8    0                     | .000  .263| .000  .325| .000  .400| .000  .725| -100         0%
         STL NL   14   12    0                     | .154  .285| .143  .350| .154  .431| .297  .781| -23         0%
         TOT NL   22   20    0                     | .095  .276| .091  .341| .095  .419| .186  .760| -51         0%
 1963 37 STL NL   10    7    0                     | .143  .257| .333  .322| .143  .400| .476  .722|  39         0%
 1964 38 STL NL    1    0    0                     |           |1.000  .300|           |           |   0         0%
         PHI NL    6    5    0                     | .000  .260| .167  .317| .000  .380| .167  .697| -47         0%
         TOT NL    7    5    0                     | .000  .260| .286  .314| .000  .380| .286  .694|  -9         0%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 16 Seasons      645  492   34                     | .195  .267| .265  .345| .245  .398| .509  .743|  38        60%

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Fielding   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  GS  Inn    LF   CF   RF
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+----+----+----+
 1949 23 PHA AL   P*  33     12   36    0    5 1.000  .962  3.40  2.12   7  127.0
 1950 24 PHA AL   P*  36     13   52    2    6  .970  .950  2.72  2.03  23  214.7
 1951 25 PHA AL   P*  32     20   44    2    7  .970  .953  2.81  2.07  25  205.3
 1952 26 PHA AL   P*  33     29   49    0    3 1.000  .966  2.51  2.10  33  279.7
 1953 27 PHA AL   P*  16     10   21    1    3  .969  .957  2.64  1.95  16  105.7
 1954 28 PHA AL   P*   2      1    2    1    0  .750  .959  3.38  2.02   1    8.0
 1955 29 KCA AL   P*  23      9   26    2    2  .946  .956  2.52  1.99  17  125.0
 1956 30 KCA AL   P*  45     10   20    2    2  .937  .950  2.67  1.92   2  101.3
 1957 31 NYY AL   P*  30     14   57    1    8  .986  .963  3.69  1.99  21  173.0
 1958 32 NYY AL   P*  33      6   35    0    4 1.000  .963  2.93  1.95  13  126.0
                 OF    1      1    0    0    0 1.000  .982  1.00  1.90               0    1    0
 1959 33 NYY AL   P*  33      8   20    2    1  .933  .955  2.66  2.05   4   94.7
 1960 34 NYY AL   P*  42      4   13    0    1 1.000  .967  2.26  1.95   0   67.7
 1961 35 PIT NL   P*  43     13   18    0    2 1.000  .959  3.12  2.18   6   89.3
 1962 36 HOU NL   P*   3      1   13    0    1 1.000  .948  6.09  2.09   3   20.7
         STL NL   P*  28      9   12    1    1  .955  .948  3.28  2.07   0   57.7
         TOT NL   P*  31     10   25    1    2  .972  .949  4.02  2.07   3   78.4
 1963 37 STL NL   P*  55      9   22    1    2  .969  .951  3.52  2.07   0   79.3
 1964 38 STL NL   P*  16      1    8    0    0 1.000  .953  4.68  2.13   0   17.3
         CHC NL   P*  20      0    4    0    0 1.000  .953  3.19  2.15   0   11.3
         PHI NL   P*  14      5   16    1    0  .955  .953  5.91  2.14   0   32.0
         TOT NL   P*  50      6   28    1    0  .971  .952  5.05  2.14   0   60.6
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+----+----+----+
 Position Total   P* 537    174  468   16   48  .976  .957  2.98  2.04 171 1935.7
                 OF    1      1    0    0    0 1.000  .982  1.00  1.90               0    1    0
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+----+----+----+
 Overall Total       538    175  468   16   48  .976  .957  1.20  0.82

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

* indicates Innings Played rather than Games Played was used in Range Factor calculations.
# indicates breakdown of outfield by position games played is for entire career.

Postseason Pitching

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  ERA    W-L  SV CG   IP   H   ER  BB  SO
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 1957 WS    NYY MLN   L    3   4.05  0-1   0  0   6.7   8   3   2   7
 1960 WS    NYY PIT   L    3   4.26  0-0   1  0   6.3   4   3   1   1
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
  2 World Series     0-2   6   4.15  0-1   1  0  13.0  12   6   3   8
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+

Postseason Batting

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1957 WS    NYY MLN   L    3   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
 1960 WS    NYY PIT   L    3   3  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  .333  .333  .333  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
  2 World Series     0-2   6   4  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  .250  .250  .250  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+

Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

All-Star
1951
1952
1957
Awards
1952-AL-MVP
1957-ML-GG-P
1958-AL-GG-P
1959-AL-GG-P
1960-AL-GG-P
1961-NL-GG-P
1962-NL-GG-P
1963-NL-GG-P
1964-NL-GG-P
Top 10 MVP
1952-AL-1
Sac. Hits
1952-13-9
ERA
1952-2.48-3
1957-2.45-1
Wins
1951-18-7
1952-24-1
Won-Loss %
1951-.643-8
1952-.774-1
1957-.688-5
(BB + H)/9IP
1952-9.43-1
1957-10.25-4
Hits Allowed/9IP
1952-7.40-5
1957-8.17-10
Base on Balls/9IP
1951-3.07-7
1952-2.03-1
1957-2.08-3
Strikeouts/9IP
1952-4.89-8
Games
1956-45-6
1963-55-7
Saves
1956-9-4
1960-11-4
1963-11-7
Innings
1952-279.7-4
Strikeouts
1952-152-3
Games Started
1952-33-3
Comp. Games
1952-27-2
Shutouts
1951-3-5
1952-5-3
Home Runs Allow.
1952-21-2
Hits Allowed
1950-251-7
1951-213-10
1952-230-5
Losses
1950-14-8
Adjusted ERA+
1952-160-2
1957-147-1
   

Black Ink: Pitching - 13 (Average HOFer ~ 40)
Gray Ink: Pitching - 58 (Average HOFer ~ 185)
HOF Standards: Pitching - 16.0 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Pitching - 46.0 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank

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* - Signifies Hall of Famer

 

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