Bob Johnson

Left Field

1933—1945

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Left Field RANK
#35

Player Detail

Robert Lee
GIVEN NAME
Johnson
SURNAME
November 26, 1905, in Pryor, OK
BORN
July 6, 1982, in Tacoma, WA, USA
DIED
1933—1945
Playing Career
Played from 27-39
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
Washington Senators
Boston Red Sox
Teams Played For
Left Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia A's
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Indian Bob
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 12, 1933
Major League Debut
September 23, 1945
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Bob Johnson?

Didn’t reach majors until he was 27, then had nine consecutive seasons wher ehe hit at least 20 homers.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

40

RUNNING

40

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Bob held the A’s franchise record for career homers for more than five decades until 1993 when it was broken by Mark McGwire.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1863
2051
288
1283
.296
7 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1939 Philadelphia A's

33 Years Old

.338
AVG
23
HR
114
RBI
115
RUNS
.440
OBP
184
HITS
30
2B
9
3B
.553
SLG
99
BB
15
SB
6.6
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.296
.393
.506

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.899
.796
112.9

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
44.7
55.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Bob Johnson Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Johnson
516
153
92
30
7
21
96
80
63
7
261
235
.296
.393
.506
899
AVG LF
533
155
82
28
8
11
91
59
50
8
231
216
.290
.363
.433
.796

Bob Johnson Rankings

AT Left Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
35
20
21
23
26
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Left Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
17
34
35
39
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bob Johnson PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
55.3
34.1
24.6
17.9
4.80
68.6
43.2
31.4
22.4
4.81
BLUE = Bob Johnson
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
286.3
172.7
117.1
85.6
24.8
368.7
208.0
151.6
101.2
26.4
BLUE = Bob Johnson
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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