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Portrait of Bob Cerv

Bob Cerv PHYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 2516 .276 .340 .481 .291 14.2
Birth Date5-5-1925
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1951 NYA 26 12 32 28 4 6 1 0 0 7 4 6 0 0 2 0 0 .214 .312 .250 .231 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
1952 NYA 27 36 96 87 11 21 3 2 1 31 9 22 0 0 8 0 1 .241 .312 .356 .248 -0.7 -0.6 -0.1
1953 NYA 28 8 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .095 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
1954 NYA 29 56 112 100 14 26 6 0 5 47 11 17 0 1 0 13 0 2 .260 .330 .470 .294 4.5 -3.4 0.1
1955 NYA 30 55 96 85 17 29 4 2 3 46 7 16 3 0 1 22 4 0 .341 .411 .541 .333 9.1 -0.8 0.9
1956 NYA 31 54 135 115 16 35 5 6 3 61 18 13 0 1 1 25 0 1 .304 .396 .530 .338 12.7 -1.3 1.2
1957 KC1 32 124 371 345 35 94 14 2 11 145 20 57 1 3 2 44 1 1 .272 .312 .420 .254 4.3 -3.6 0.1
1958 KC1 33 141 572 515 93 157 20 7 38 305 50 82 5 2 0 104 3 3 .305 .371 .592 .332 48.0 21.2 7.4
1959 KC1 34 125 513 463 61 132 22 4 20 222 35 87 3 11 1 87 3 2 .285 .332 .479 .288 25.4 -0.2 2.6
1960 KC1 35 23 89 78 14 20 1 1 6 41 10 17 0 1 0 12 0 0 .256 .337 .526 .334 8.2 -0.3 0.8
1960 NYA 35 87 249 216 32 54 11 1 8 91 30 36 3 0 0 28 0 0 .250 .349 .421 .279 7.3 3.5 1.1
1961 LAA 36 18 60 57 3 9 3 0 2 18 1 8 0 1 1 6 0 0 .158 .169 .316 .170 -5.6 -0.5 -0.6
1961 NYA 36 57 131 118 17 32 5 1 6 57 12 17 1 0 0 20 1 0 .271 .344 .483 .288 8.1 2.7 1.1
1962 HOU 37 19 33 31 2 7 0 0 2 13 2 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 .226 .273 .419 .236 -0.6 -0.7 -0.1
1962 NYA 37 14 20 17 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .250 .176 .175 -1.1 0.1 -0.1
Career8292516226132062496261051087212392172063741210.276.340.481.291117.916.114.2

Advanced

'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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1951 NYA MLB 12 32 .231 .252 .352 .371 .274 .000 97 -1 0.9 -0.3 -0.2 0.7 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1952 NYA MLB 36 96 .248 .250 .322 .374 .269 .000 96 -1 2.2 -0.2 -0.6 -0.9 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1953 NYA MLB 8 7 .095 .259 .314 .378 .257 .000 98 -1.3 0.2 0 0.0 -0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1954 NYA MLB 56 112 .294 .261 .333 .381 .257 .266 99 3.7 2.9 -0.5 -3.4 -1.0 4.5 0.1 4.5 0.1
1955 NYA MLB 55 96 .333 .267 .338 .394 .265 .394 103 7.4 2.7 -0.2 -0.8 0.2 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
1956 NYA MLB 54 135 .338 .262 .347 .399 .272 .320 99 10.9 3.7 -0.4 -1.3 -2.8 12.7 1.2 12.7 1.2
1957 KC1 MLB 124 371 .254 .252 .317 .377 .255 .296 104 -2 9.2 -1.3 -3.6 -1.1 4.3 0.1 4.3 0.1
1958 KC1 MLB 141 572 .332 .253 .317 .380 .255 .300 103 39.1 14.8 -3.5 21.2 -0.4 48.0 7.4 48.0 7.4
1959 KC1 MLB 125 513 .288 .249 .315 .376 .255 .305 102 14.6 14.1 -3.3 -0.2 1.3 25.4 2.6 25.4 2.6
1960 KC1 MLB 23 89 .334 .257 .331 .389 .267 .250 103 6.6 2.4 -0.6 -0.3 -2.4 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
1960 NYA MLB 87 249 .279 .256 .321 .386 .260 .267 101 4.6 6.7 -1.5 3.5 -0.6 7.3 1.1 7.3 1.1
1961 LAA MLB 18 60 .170 .257 .331 .410 .267 .146 105 -5.6 1.7 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
1961 NYA MLB 57 131 .288 .257 .323 .393 .259 .274 96 3.8 3.7 -0.8 2.7 0.4 8.1 1.1 8.1 1.1
1962 HOU MLB 19 33 .236 .258 .320 .383 .254 .263 85 -0.8 0.9 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1962 NYA MLB 14 20 .175 .241 .303 .355 .244 .143 96 -1.7 0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1951 NYA MLB 32 4 6 1 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 .214 .312 .250 .036 .231 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
1952 NYA MLB 96 11 21 3 2 1 8 9 22 0 1 .241 .312 .356 .115 .248 -0.7 -0.6 -0.1
1953 NYA MLB 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 .095 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
1954 NYA MLB 112 14 26 6 0 5 13 11 17 0 2 .260 .330 .470 .210 .294 4.5 -3.4 0.1
1955 NYA MLB 96 17 29 4 2 3 22 7 16 4 0 .341 .411 .541 .200 .333 9.1 -0.8 0.9
1956 NYA MLB 135 16 35 5 6 3 25 18 13 0 1 .304 .396 .530 .226 .338 12.7 -1.3 1.2
1957 KC1 MLB 371 35 94 14 2 11 44 20 57 1 1 .272 .312 .420 .148 .254 4.3 -3.6 0.1
1958 KC1 MLB 572 93 157 20 7 38 104 50 82 3 3 .305 .371 .592 .287 .332 48.0 21.2 7.4
1959 KC1 MLB 513 61 132 22 4 20 87 35 87 3 2 .285 .332 .479 .194 .288 25.4 -0.2 2.6
1960 KC1 MLB 89 14 20 1 1 6 12 10 17 0 0 .256 .337 .526 .269 .334 8.2 -0.3 0.8
1960 NYA MLB 249 32 54 11 1 8 28 30 36 0 0 .250 .349 .421 .171 .279 7.3 3.5 1.1
1961 LAA MLB 60 3 9 3 0 2 6 1 8 0 0 .158 .169 .316 .158 .170 -5.6 -0.5 -0.6
1961 NYA MLB 131 17 32 5 1 6 20 12 17 1 0 .271 .344 .483 .212 .288 8.1 2.7 1.1
1962 HOU MLB 33 2 7 0 0 2 3 2 10 0 0 .226 .273 .419 .194 .236 -0.6 -0.7 -0.1
1962 NYA MLB 20 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .118 .250 .176 .059 .175 -1.1 0.1 -0.1

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Injury History

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  Title Author Date
Wezen-Ball: Earl Weaver & Stan Musial, TogetherLarry Granillo2013-01-19
The Lineup Card: 9 Forgotten Players from Defunct FranchisesBaseball Prospectus2011-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Jane Leavy, Part IIIDavid Laurila2010-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThey Wuz Robbed: Tales of Head-Scratching MVP VotingMark Armour2003-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessCasey, TK, Gardenhire: How Does Your Prospect Grow?: How the Twins Haven't Learned from StengelSteven Goldman2003-07-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Since I got you here now, I'll bring up my other question I had for you. When I think of good bench, I'm thinking of a Tim Raines or a Darryl Strawberry- guys who can platoon, start in a pinch, that kind of thing- maybe a Rueben Rivera- I mean even Girardi and Leyritz were better offense backups then Molina is at this point, right? I mean even going back to the glory days, and I'm talking 47-64 here, we had Enos Slaughter on our bench for most of the 50s, the future HOFer and Cardinal great. We had Bob Cerv, Johnny Mize, Jerry Coleman. Every year before the season I read Dynasty: The New York Yankees from 1949-1964 by Peter Golenbock which is my favorite Yankee book. He has some great interviews with forgotten YAnkee legends, I think my favorite is with Allie Reynolds. Have you ever read it? Yeah I know the game was really different then with how everything worked but its just an example.
(seanp from Los Angeles )
Dynasty is a valuable book, though something of a missed opportunity for all the uncorrected factual errors. It also misses input from Casey, who was still around when Golenbock was writing it but might have been too ill or borderline senescent to participate. Since a lot of the players take shots at Casey, his inability to respond unbalances the thing, and the author makes no effort to provide that balance himself... The late 1990s Yankees had a terrific bench, though that might have been something of a unique circumstance. The 50s bench definitely was, the combination of a productive farm system and a Kansas City team willing to store players the Yankees weren't using until they needed them back. (Steven Goldman)


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