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Portrait of Bob Feller

Bob Feller P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date11-3-1918
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1936 CLE MLB 14 8 62.0 52 47 76 1 .000 7.5 6.8 0.1 11.0 0% .338 .000 1.60 3.71 3.34 0 0.00 0.0
1937 CLE MLB 26 19 148.7 116 106 150 4 .000 7.0 6.4 0.2 9.1 0% .288 .000 1.49 3.64 3.39 0 0.00 0.0
1938 CLE MLB 39 36 277.7 225 208 240 13 .000 7.3 6.7 0.4 7.8 0% .272 .000 1.56 4.32 4.08 0 0.00 0.0
1939 CLE MLB 39 35 296.7 227 142 246 13 .000 6.9 4.3 0.4 7.5 0% .255 .000 1.24 3.51 2.85 0 0.00 0.0
1940 CLE MLB 43 37 320.3 245 118 261 13 .000 6.9 3.3 0.4 7.3 0% .256 .000 1.13 2.97 2.61 0 0.00 0.0
1941 CLE MLB 44 40 343.0 284 194 260 15 .000 7.5 5.1 0.4 6.8 0% .271 .000 1.39 3.55 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
1945 CLE MLB 9 9 72.0 50 35 59 1 .000 6.2 4.4 0.1 7.4 0% .241 .000 1.18 2.52 2.50 0 0.00 0.0
1946 CLE MLB 48 42 371.3 277 153 348 11 .000 6.7 3.7 0.3 8.4 0% .267 .000 1.16 2.22 2.18 0 0.00 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 42 37 299.0 230 127 196 17 .000 6.9 3.8 0.5 5.9 0% .244 .000 1.19 3.17 2.68 0 0.00 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 44 38 280.3 255 116 164 20 .000 8.2 3.7 0.6 5.3 0% .266 .000 1.32 3.77 3.56 0 0.00 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 36 28 211.0 198 84 108 18 .000 8.4 3.6 0.8 4.6 0% .264 .000 1.34 3.79 3.75 0 0.00 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 35 34 247.0 230 103 119 20 .268 95 8.4 3.8 0.7 4.3 42% .260 .251 1.35 4.11 3.43 91 0.00 0.0
1951 CLE MLB 33 32 249.7 239 95 111 22 .268 96 8.6 3.4 0.8 4.0 43% .263 .259 1.34 4.06 3.50 100 3.91 3.5
1952 CLE MLB 30 30 191.7 219 83 81 13 .267 93 10.3 3.9 0.6 3.8 45% .299 .299 1.58 3.75 4.74 106 4.39 0.8
1953 CLE MLB 25 25 175.7 163 60 60 16 .261 96 8.4 3.1 0.8 3.1 50% .252 .248 1.27 4.14 3.59 103 4.16 2.4
1954 CLE MLB 19 19 140.0 127 39 59 13 .249 100 8.2 2.5 0.8 3.8 40% .245 .236 1.19 3.64 3.09 104 3.96 1.8
1955 CLE MLB 25 11 83.0 71 31 25 7 .248 96 7.7 3.4 0.8 2.7 42% .232 .241 1.23 4.08 3.47 119 4.11 1.0
1956 CLE MLB 19 4 58.0 63 23 18 7 .265 98 9.8 3.6 1.1 2.8 44% .273 .271 1.48 4.64 4.97 116 4.97 0.1
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1936 CLE MLB 14 8 62.0 52 47 76 1 .000 7.5 6.8 0.1 11.0 0% .338 .000 1.60 3.71 3.34
1937 CLE MLB 26 19 148.7 116 106 150 4 .000 7.0 6.4 0.2 9.1 0% .288 .000 1.49 3.64 3.39
1938 CLE MLB 39 36 277.7 225 208 240 13 .000 7.3 6.7 0.4 7.8 0% .272 .000 1.56 4.32 4.08
1939 CLE MLB 39 35 296.7 227 142 246 13 .000 6.9 4.3 0.4 7.5 0% .255 .000 1.24 3.51 2.85
1940 CLE MLB 43 37 320.3 245 118 261 13 .000 6.9 3.3 0.4 7.3 0% .256 .000 1.13 2.97 2.61
1941 CLE MLB 44 40 343.0 284 194 260 15 .000 7.5 5.1 0.4 6.8 0% .271 .000 1.39 3.55 3.15
1945 CLE MLB 9 9 72.0 50 35 59 1 .000 6.2 4.4 0.1 7.4 0% .241 .000 1.18 2.52 2.50
1946 CLE MLB 48 42 371.3 277 153 348 11 .000 6.7 3.7 0.3 8.4 0% .267 .000 1.16 2.22 2.18
1947 CLE MLB 42 37 299.0 230 127 196 17 .000 6.9 3.8 0.5 5.9 0% .244 .000 1.19 3.17 2.68
1948 CLE MLB 44 38 280.3 255 116 164 20 .000 8.2 3.7 0.6 5.3 0% .266 .000 1.32 3.77 3.56
1949 CLE MLB 36 28 211.0 198 84 108 18 .000 8.4 3.6 0.8 4.6 0% .264 .000 1.34 3.79 3.75
1950 CLE MLB 35 34 247.0 230 103 119 20 .268 95 8.4 3.8 0.7 4.3 42% .260 .251 1.35 4.11 3.43
1951 CLE MLB 33 32 249.7 239 95 111 22 .268 96 8.6 3.4 0.8 4.0 43% .263 .259 1.34 4.06 3.50
1952 CLE MLB 30 30 191.7 219 83 81 13 .267 93 10.3 3.9 0.6 3.8 45% .299 .299 1.58 3.75 4.74
1953 CLE MLB 25 25 175.7 163 60 60 16 .261 96 8.4 3.1 0.8 3.1 50% .252 .248 1.27 4.14 3.59
1954 CLE MLB 19 19 140.0 127 39 59 13 .249 100 8.2 2.5 0.8 3.8 40% .245 .236 1.19 3.64 3.09
1955 CLE MLB 25 11 83.0 71 31 25 7 .248 96 7.7 3.4 0.8 2.7 42% .232 .241 1.23 4.08 3.47
1956 CLE MLB 19 4 58.0 63 23 18 7 .265 98 9.8 3.6 1.1 2.8 44% .273 .271 1.48 4.64 4.97

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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BP Unfiltered: On Seeing Two No-Hitters in Person in One WeekSam Miller2014-06-26
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The Lineup Card: 10 Players We Wish Had Stayed HealthyBaseball Prospectus2013-05-01
Wezen-Ball: The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio DiaryLarry Granillo2013-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Four-Tool TeamsJason Wojciechowski2012-12-20
The Lineup Card: 12 Stats We Wish Were Readily AvailableBaseball Prospectus2012-09-05
BP Unfiltered: Double Double, Arms in TroubleGeoff Young2012-08-23
The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Baseball BooksBaseball Prospectus2012-06-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
Overthinking It: Man in the BoxBen Lindbergh2012-04-16
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The Stats Go Marching In: Exploring Starter ConversionsMax Marchi2012-03-23
Extra Innings Excerpt: What is the Effect of the Increase in Strikeouts?Christina Kahrl2012-03-16
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Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
Wezen-Ball: Honoring Veterans' DayLarry Granillo2011-11-11
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On the Beat: Great ExpectationsJohn Perrotto2011-09-12
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Wezen-Ball: The Passing of a GreatLarry Granillo2011-05-18
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Another Look: Bert BlylevenBob Hertzel2011-01-06
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Prospectus Q&A: Chris WertzDavid Laurila2010-07-14
The Week in Quotes: June 7-13Alex Carnevale2010-06-14
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven - Absolutely LOVE the dead player of the day feature, and am hoping they will stay with us. Do you find that these are an outlet for knowledge that's just lying around your brain, or more an inspirationg to dig into a player you hadn't thought much of?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Hey, BL, who I always associate with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (Almost typed "Motorpsycho Nightmare," which is one of Bob Dylan's funnier songs. Thanks for the good words on DPOTD. I intend for it to stay. It's a little bit of both, but I really am letting chance dictate the contents. I just close my eyes, feel around the book, and open it to a page. Sometimes I know quite a bit off the top of my head, other times I get to look around and find out some things. Today is a good example. Of course the story of Bill Bevens in the 1947 World Series was familiar, but I hadn't realized he had also lost a no-hitter 1-0 to Bob Feller. (Steven Goldman)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Pudge about to break the record for games caught, I'm wondering why almost all the top 10 leaders (Al Lopez the exception) are from fairly recent times. It's the opposite historical trend from complete games, innings pitched, etc. Are there people grousing (conversely from Bob Feller) about how all those old-time catchers were a bunch of sissies compared to modern iron-men catchers? Why the longevity now?
(keef66 from Spartanburg, SC)
The expectations for catchers were different in the past. They weren't usually counted on offensively, which meant they were more interchangeable and could be rested more often, whereas taking Johnny Bench out of the lineup could kill you. The evolution of catching equipment was also slow and there were a lot more injuries, and thus a greater tolerance for vacation time. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)How did Luis Tiant survive to have the career he did with his motion? I know he said something along the lines of "Delivery don't hurt my arm. No runs hurts my arm."
(Henry from Lincoln Park)
Here's the problem ... we remember the exceptions. He actually isn't that much of an exception ... I'd be curious to see some sort of era-adjustment on his innings and he never went over 200 until he was well past the nexus. Still, you remember Tiant but not Roger Moret or Dick Drago or Reggie Cleveland, guys that had much more typical patterns. I mean, I had to look those guys up. Did they have injury problems? How many pitchers had one good year, Mark Prior-style, during the time that Bob Feller calls the good ol' days? (Will Carroll)


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