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Portrait of Bob Lemon

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
13 2850 207 128 22 1277 3.23
Birth Date9-22-1920
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
BatsL
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
1946 CLE MLB 32 5 94.0 77 68 39 1 .000 7.4 6.5 0.1 3.7 0% .250 .000 1.54 3.93 2.49 0 0.00 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 37 15 167.3 150 97 65 7 .000 8.1 5.2 0.4 3.5 0% .259 .000 1.48 4.00 3.44 0 0.00 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 43 37 293.7 231 129 147 12 .000 7.1 4.0 0.4 4.5 0% .237 .000 1.23 3.63 2.82 0 0.00 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 37 33 279.7 211 137 138 19 .000 6.8 4.4 0.6 4.4 0% .224 .000 1.24 3.92 2.99 0 0.00 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 44 37 288.0 281 146 170 28 .272 95 8.8 4.6 0.9 5.3 61% .279 .266 1.48 4.34 3.84 89 0.00 0.0
1951 CLE MLB 42 34 263.3 244 124 132 18 .271 95 8.3 4.2 0.6 4.5 59% .262 .259 1.40 3.90 3.52 92 0.00 0.0
1952 CLE MLB 42 36 309.7 236 105 131 15 .266 95 6.9 3.1 0.4 3.8 62% .222 .231 1.10 3.22 2.50 97 0.00 0.0
1953 CLE MLB 41 36 286.7 283 110 98 16 .263 97 8.9 3.5 0.5 3.1 60% .272 .250 1.37 3.87 3.36 107 4.08 4.5
1954 CLE MLB 36 33 258.3 228 92 110 12 .251 99 7.9 3.2 0.4 3.8 58% .251 .232 1.24 3.25 2.72 96 4.10 3.3
1955 CLE MLB 35 31 211.3 218 74 100 17 .263 98 9.3 3.2 0.7 4.3 62% .282 .255 1.38 3.65 3.88 93 4.46 2.2
1956 CLE MLB 39 35 255.3 230 89 94 23 .266 97 8.1 3.1 0.8 3.3 59% .241 .242 1.25 4.06 3.03 106 3.74 4.8
1957 CLE MLB 21 17 117.3 129 64 45 9 .260 96 9.9 4.9 0.7 3.5 57% .290 .304 1.64 4.45 4.60 126 5.78 -1.0
1958 CLE MLB 11 1 25.3 41 16 8 3 .255 93 14.6 5.7 1.1 2.8 56% .380 .353 2.25 5.36 5.33 129 9.37 -1.4
CareerMLB4603502850.0255912511277180.188688.14.00.64.060%.261.1801.343.823.23710.000.0

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
1946 CLE MLB 32 5 94.0 77 68 39 1 .000 7.4 6.5 0.1 3.7 0% .250 .000 1.54 3.93 2.49
1947 CLE MLB 37 15 167.3 150 97 65 7 .000 8.1 5.2 0.4 3.5 0% .259 .000 1.48 4.00 3.44
1948 CLE MLB 43 37 293.7 231 129 147 12 .000 7.1 4.0 0.4 4.5 0% .237 .000 1.23 3.63 2.82
1949 CLE MLB 37 33 279.7 211 137 138 19 .000 6.8 4.4 0.6 4.4 0% .224 .000 1.24 3.92 2.99
1950 CLE MLB 44 37 288.0 281 146 170 28 .272 95 8.8 4.6 0.9 5.3 61% .279 .266 1.48 4.34 3.84
1951 CLE MLB 42 34 263.3 244 124 132 18 .271 95 8.3 4.2 0.6 4.5 59% .262 .259 1.40 3.90 3.52
1952 CLE MLB 42 36 309.7 236 105 131 15 .266 95 6.9 3.1 0.4 3.8 62% .222 .231 1.10 3.22 2.50
1953 CLE MLB 41 36 286.7 283 110 98 16 .263 97 8.9 3.5 0.5 3.1 60% .272 .250 1.37 3.87 3.36
1954 CLE MLB 36 33 258.3 228 92 110 12 .251 99 7.9 3.2 0.4 3.8 58% .251 .232 1.24 3.25 2.72
1955 CLE MLB 35 31 211.3 218 74 100 17 .263 98 9.3 3.2 0.7 4.3 62% .282 .255 1.38 3.65 3.88
1956 CLE MLB 39 35 255.3 230 89 94 23 .266 97 8.1 3.1 0.8 3.3 59% .241 .242 1.25 4.06 3.03
1957 CLE MLB 21 17 117.3 129 64 45 9 .260 96 9.9 4.9 0.7 3.5 57% .290 .304 1.64 4.45 4.60
1958 CLE MLB 11 1 25.3 41 16 8 3 .255 93 14.6 5.7 1.1 2.8 56% .380 .353 2.25 5.36 5.33

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1958-04-23 1958-05-25 32 28 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1957-11-26 1957-11-26 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips and Bone Spur 1957-11-26 -
1957-08-12 1957-09-30 DTD 49 40 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1957-07-22 1957-08-04 DTD 13 11 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1957-05-25 1957-06-13 DTD 19 20 - Thigh Strain - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

Bob Lemon is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Houston AstrosKeith Cromer2014-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: An Offensively Good StartDaniel Rathman2013-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Four-Tool TeamsJason Wojciechowski2012-12-20
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Barry, Black Jack, and the Big Ballot SurgesJay Jaffe2012-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to CloseJay Jaffe2011-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Twins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-11-03
Baseball ProGUESTus: When 100 Tiles Meets 27 OutsDiane Firstman2011-10-14
Wezen-Ball: Remembering Ripken and "Unassailable" RecordsLarry Granillo2011-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stuck in the Middle with YouJay Jaffe2011-07-25
Divide and Conquer, NL East: Just How Bad Have the Marlins Been This Month?Michael Jong2011-06-21
The BP Broadside: Firing the Manager is the Last Refuge of the IncompetentSteven Goldman2011-06-19
Prospectus Q&A: Mark TrumboDavid Laurila2011-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Farrell, Mattingly, and RoenickeChristina Kahrl2011-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the BallotJay Jaffe2011-01-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Young-Huff All-Stars, Part ISteven Goldman2010-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Ex-Pitching Coach ManagersBen Lindbergh2010-10-28
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The White Rat ReluctantJeff Euston2010-07-26
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: From One to the OtherJay Jaffe2009-10-29
Prospectus Q&A: Al FitzmorrisDavid Laurila2009-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Herb ScoreSteven Goldman2008-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Lightning in a Bottle, Thunder in the BronxJohn Perrotto2008-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Who Really Needed an Early Pink Slip?Steven Goldman2008-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Mudcat GrantDavid Laurila2008-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Having a BallJay Jaffe2008-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: TandemoniumJay Jaffe2008-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dissecting the 2008 Hall of Fame VoteJay Jaffe2008-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dave LaRocheDavid Laurila2007-10-21
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: Pack Your Bag WellJay Jaffe2006-03-30
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-16
Prospectus Feature: American League PredictionsBaseball Prospectus2002-03-31
Aim For The Head: Expected vs. Actual WinsKeith Woolner2001-05-16


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)Liriano walking Cueto was the key in the Reds win. Caused the fielders choice leading to Hamilton getting on, then 1st to 3rd, then balk. Dodgers fan? Sure you'd love the DH, they'd employ one for $20mil Bob Lemon, Carlos Zambrano, and Rick Rhoden scorn you
(D Brown from Da burgh )
Johnny Cueto is a career .101/.128/.132/.104 hitter. Bob Lemon was .232/.288/.386 and was the best of the players you mentioned with a 676 OPS. Jose Iglesias has a career 678 OPS. This isn't a winning argument. (Craig Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableJoe, you're right of course, but what they're going to look at is that they played .640 ball for Tracy, which is up there in Bob Lemon' 78 territory. The call to let Street pitch there is as bad as there is, but it doesn't negate that turnaround... Though one suspects it was coincidental to Tracy. It seems as if the biggest "change" Tracy made was that Tulowitzki started hitting like crazy. (Steven Goldman)