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Bobby ShantzTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1949-1964 MLB Years: 1949-1964
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PositionsP-537, OF-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Clayton Shantz
Height5-6Weight142BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateSeptember 26,1925 [92.293]PlacePottstown,Pennsylvania
High SchoolPottstown (Pottstown,PA)
MLB DebutMay 1,1949 [23.217]
OrganizationsPHA [6] NYA [4] SLN [3] KC1 [2] CHN [1] HOU [1] PHI [1] PIT [1] Awards9Awards Voting3-295
TBC Player ID17874Retrosheet IDshanb102MLBAM ID122060
RelationshipsBrother of Billy Shantz
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Player Notes:   Selected by the Washington Senators from the New York Yankees in the 1960 AL expansion draft (Pick #2) ... Selected by the Houston Colt .45s from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1961 NL expansion draft (#21 Pick) ... Opening day starter for Philadelphia Athletics in 1951,1954 and Houston Colt 45s in 1962
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts70Walks70Hittable69SO/BB77vsPower69Hitting48Durability75Team.488Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1949Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30S/R23683.403372641162127.01005048974583001.377.090.645.244.110.78.4294.27
1950Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30S/R248144.613623136190214.22511221101885930301.5710.520.753.563.901.09.3644.00
1951Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30S/R2518103.943225713320205.021396901570771101.389.340.663.073.381.10.6433.70
1952Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30ST262472.483333027500279.2230877721631520001.057.400.682.034.892.41.7742.96
1953Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30ST27594.09161606000105.210752481026583001.269.110.852.214.942.23.3573.46
1954Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30S/R28107.8821100008.012772330001.8813.502.253.383.381.001.0006.02
1955Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc121S/R295104.54231764120125.01247063866582001.528.930.584.754.180.88.3333.86
1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc121Rel30274.354524310269101.09551491237671001.308.441.073.295.951.81.2223.68
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya30S/R311152.45302199165173.015758471540723161.148.170.782.083.751.80.6883.55
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya30S/R32763.363313203070126.01275247835803121.299.070.572.505.712.29.5382.91
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya30Rel33732.38334292214394.2643325433663001.026.080.383.146.272.00.7002.74
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya30R/CL34542.794204200211167.2572421524543021.207.580.673.197.182.25.5563.04
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28Rel35633.32436372116289.0913833526610041.319.170.502.626.152.35.6672.94
1962Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou42ST36111.31330100020.2154315140000.976.530.442.186.102.80.5002.62
1962St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34Rel36532.18280280019457.2452214720470011.137.021.093.127.342.35.6253.66
1963St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34R/CL37642.615505500321179.0552823617705020.916.240.681.937.944.12.6002.42
1964St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34Rel38133.12160160010017.0146627121001.217.271.043.636.231.71.2503.93
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn45Rel38015.5620020009111.0157726120001.8511.911.594.769.532.00.0004.37
1964Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35Rel38112.2514014003032.02310816181000.916.470.281.695.063.00.5002.45
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter119993.385371713667815192481931.217958177261516431072296171.268.350.702.994.981.67.5460.93
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter62483.64152105475610272938.0913414380753214417401.318.740.723.074.221.37.564-
New York Yankees Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter30182.73138381001434819460.040516714032132272122101.167.900.622.585.312.06.625-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter12102.5199099006115153.0114564315441296031.026.650.872.577.522.93.545-
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7174.4568194951289226.0219121112201031253001.428.710.804.104.971.21.292-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter633.32436372116289.0913833526610041.319.170.502.626.152.35.667-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter015.5620020009111.0157726120001.8511.911.594.769.532.00.000-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter112.2514014003032.02310816181000.916.470.281.695.063.00.500-
Houston Colt 45s Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter111.31330100020.2154315140000.976.530.442.186.102.80.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14113.3861194292225220.0204938317731223121.268.350.702.994.981.67.5600.93

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1949Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30p233337270002005613000.189.302.189.4917046.226.000.135.25810.8713.041.200.000.000.00
1950Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30p24376641110141061006002.167.236.227.46315278.182.060.167.2257.6912.821.671.2866.0018.18
1951Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30p25367211184009106708001.250.308.306.61422486.277.056.153.2916.988.141.170.000.0022.22
1952Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30p2634961319410120259213000.198.252.260.512255116.218.062.094.2444.317.761.800.000.0026.32
1953Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30p272138691104102301000.237.275.316.59112241.257.079.158.2704.887.321.500.000.0022.22
1954Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30p2873210000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.000.3080.000.000.000.000.000.00
1955Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc121p292641560000001502000.146.167.146.3136044.167.000.024.1472.2711.365.000.000.000.00
1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc121p305122221001002402001.091.167.136.3033126.111.045.136.1517.6915.382.000.000.0050.00
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya30p31335661030060081601000.179.281.232.51313365.250.053.196.24712.3124.622.000.000.0030.00
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya30p3233351830010021211000.229.289.314.60311339.348.085.143.2765.1330.776.000.000.0037.50
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya30p334023452001003603000.217.308.304.6127229.294.087.217.28410.3420.692.000.000.0040.00
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya30p344310110000001202000.100.182.100.2821013.125.000.100.1467.6915.382.000.000.000.00
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p354416371003002111000.438.526.5001.0268120.467.062.188.46610.005.000.500.000.0014.29
1962Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou42p3678000000000400000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1962St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34p362813020002000700100.154.143.154.2972014.286.000.000.1290.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1962Totals for NL-NL         35210200020001100100.095.091.095.1862022.182.000.000.0820.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1963St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34p37557010001002101000.143.333.143.4761010.167.000.286.25220.0010.000.500.000.000.00
1964St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34p38160000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.690100.000.000.000.000.000.00
1964Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35p38145000000001300000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.200.11516.6750.003.000.000.000.00
1964Totals for NL-NL         305000000002300000.000.286.000.286007.000.000.400.19728.5742.861.500.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter55854860107202146324796544104.195.265.245.51013423645.235.050.137.0007.2914.882.040.16548.0021.50
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1683123865102131322435331003.208.271.263.5348213370.232.055.135.0006.499.461.460.27312.0020.00
New York Yankees Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1491241224800800143617000.194.281.258.539328146.273.064.177.0009.5924.662.570.000.0033.33
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7763781001003904001.127.167.143.3109170.148.016.063.0004.2912.863.000.000.0012.50
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter9920030003003801100.150.250.150.4003025.231.000.150.00012.0032.002.670.000.000.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4416371003002111000.438.526.5001.0268120.467.062.188.00010.005.000.500.000.0014.29
Houston Colt 45s Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter78000000000400000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter145000000001300000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.200.00016.6750.003.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162159173161013111428113001.195.265.245.510397187.235.050.137.0007.2914.882.040.16548.0021.50

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1949Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha23P33-1271236-548481.0001.450.38-----33100.021.4
1950Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha24P36-2141352266765.9701.810.30-----3797.323.4
1951Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha25P32-2052044276664.9702.000.31-----3688.920.8
1952Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha26P33-2792949-378781.0002.360.28-----3497.121.4
1953Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha27P16-1051021133231.9691.940.30-----2176.210.4
1954Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha28P2-8121-43.7501.500.38-----728.61.3
1955Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc129P23-125926223735.9461.520.28-----2688.514.9
1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc130P45-1011020223230.9380.670.30-----5188.229.2
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya31P30-1731457187271.9862.370.41-----3390.919.5
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya32P33-126635-441411.0001.240.33-----33100.021.4
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya32OF1--1---111.0001.00------333.00.6
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya33P33-94820213028.9330.850.30-----4082.521.4
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya34P42-67413-117171.0000.400.25-----4397.727.3
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35P43-891318-231311.0000.720.35-----4497.727.9
1962St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36P28-57912112221.9550.750.37-----28100.017.3
1962Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou36P3-20113-114141.0004.670.70-----742.91.9
1963St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37P55-79922123231.9690.560.39-----55100.034.0
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38P20-11-4--441.0000.200.36-----20100.012.3
1964St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38P16-1718--991.0000.560.53-----16100.09.9
1964Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi38P14-325161-2221.9551.500.66-----14100.08.6
MLB Totals for P - 16 season(s)-   P537-19291744681648658642.9761.200.33-----5370.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1949Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2333----------
1950Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2436----------
1951Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2532----------
1952Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2633----------
1953Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2716----------
1954Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha282----------
1955Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc12923----------
1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc13045----------
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya3130----------
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya3233--------1-
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya3333----------
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya3442----------
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3543----------
1962St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3628----------
1962Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou363----------
1963St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3755----------
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3820----------
1964St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3816----------
1964Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3814----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1957New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB31014.053006.2832701.6110.800.002.709.453.500.00.000
1960New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB34004.263016.1431100.825.680.001.421.421.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs014.15606000113.01206038001.158.310.002.085.542.670.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1957New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3131000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1960New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3433010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs64010000000000000.250.250.250.500104.250.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [9]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1952American League Most Valuable Player1
1957Major League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1958American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1959American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1960American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1961National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1962National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1963National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1964National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1964-08-15Purchased by Phillies from Cubs. 
1964-06-15TradeTraded by Cardinals with Doug Clemens and Ernie Broglio to Cubs for Paul Toth, Jack Spring and Lou Brock. 
1962-05-07TradeTraded by Astros to Cardinals for John Anderson and Carl Warwick. 
1961-10-10Selected by Astros from Pirates in expansion draft. 
1960-12-16TradeTraded by Senators to Pirates for R.C. Stevens, Harry Bright and Bennie Daniels. 
1960-12-14Selected by Senators from Yankees in expansion draft. 
1957-02-19TradeTraded by Athletics with Clete Boyer, Curt Roberts, Wayne Belardi, Jack McMahan and Art Ditmar to Yankees for Jack Urban, Billy Hunter, Rip Coleman, Tom Morgan, Mickey McDermott, Milt Graff and Irv Noren. 
1948-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.