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Kirby HigbeTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1937-1950 MLB Years: 1937-1950
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PositionsP-418Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWalter Kirby Higbe
Height5-11Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 8,1915PlaceColumbia,South Carolina
Death DateMay 6,1985 [70.028]
MLB DebutOctober 3,1937 [22.178]
OrganizationsBRO [5] CHN [3] PIT [3] NY1 [2] PHI [2] Awards0Awards Voting3-92
TBC Player ID12787Retrosheet IDhigbk101MLBAM ID115903
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Philadelphia Phillies in 1940
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts78Walks27Hittable72SO/BB53vsPower72Hitting41Durability77Team.525Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1937Chicago CubsNLMLBchn49Rel22105.4010100105.04331120001.007.201.801.803.602.001.0005.44
1938Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29ST23005.40220000010.010661641001.609.000.905.403.600.67-5.22
1939Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25S/R24213.18927006022.21298022160001.504.76--8.746.350.73.6674.47
1939Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi14ST2410144.853426814172187.020811310110101797001.659.990.484.853.800.78.4174.44
1940Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi14ST2514193.724136520141283.0242126117121211379101.287.700.383.854.361.13.4243.70
1941Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro15,13ST262293.144839919273298.0244123104171321219001.267.370.513.993.650.92.7103.92
1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13ST2716113.253832613230221.21808980171061153001.297.310.694.304.671.08.5933.81
1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13ST2813103.70352788150185.018981764951084001.549.190.194.625.251.14.5653.06
1946Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13ST311783.0342291311351210.2178827161071346001.357.600.264.575.721.25.6803.01
1947Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13S/R32205.17431000015.21899012101001.9110.34--6.895.740.831.0003.52
1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit13ST3211173.72463016101125225.02041089322110996001.408.160.884.403.960.90.3934.35
1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit13R/CL33873.3656848303110158.014075591183864101.417.970.634.734.901.04.5334.05
1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit13Rel340213.50716002015.025242321250002.4114.671.177.042.930.42.0005.90
1949New York GiantsNLMLBny116,30Rel34203.47372350013280.07242311241385001.418.071.344.594.260.931.0005.04
1950New York GiantsNLMLBny130Rel35034.9318117008034.2371919230176201.939.610.527.794.410.57.0004.95
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1181013.694182381809811104241949.1176390980011797997161401.408.130.544.514.480.99.5391.29
Brooklyn Dodgers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter70383.2916713037518204929.08093843404445248823001.357.820.434.374.721.08.648-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter19263.9510939701314515398.03692071753520519010101.448.340.794.634.290.93.422-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24334.17756213342113470.04502392182222221616101.438.610.424.254.130.97.421-
New York Giants Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter233.915535200212114.1109615014715511201.578.531.105.564.300.77.400-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter314.061248007037.2261817229221001.466.210.486.935.260.76.750-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.69472720111123220.019910290131101097001.408.130.544.514.480.99.5421.29

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1937Chicago CubsNLMLBchn49p2213000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1938Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29p2323000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1939Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25p2497021001000301000.286.286.429.715318.500.143.143.3200.0037.500.000.000.0050.00
1939Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi14p24346651110050001506002.167.167.182.34912172.216.015.015.1610.0020.830.000.000.009.09
1939Totals for NL-NL         437351320060001807002.178.178.205.38315280.236.027.027.1760.0022.500.000.000.0015.38
1940Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi14p254110351711030032603004.165.189.194.383202109.221.029.058.1792.7523.858.670.000.0011.76
1941Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro15,13p2648112621310140042306006.188.216.232.448264122.236.044.080.2123.2818.855.750.000.0019.05
1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13p2738772820080001607002.104.104.130.23410284.131.026.026.1090.0019.050.000.000.0025.00
1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13p2835652900110031204001.138.176.185.36112172.154.047.092.1784.1716.674.001.3965.0011.11
1946Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13p31427751020070001106000.130.130.156.28612283.152.026.026.1330.0013.250.000.000.0020.00
1947Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13p3245011000000100000.200.200.400.600215.250.200.200.2660.0020.000.000.000.00100.00
1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit13p32467261020140021106002.139.162.208.37015380.150.069.097.1742.5013.755.501.2572.0030.00
1947Totals for NL-NL         507761130140021206002.143.165.221.38617485.156.078.104.1792.3514.126.001.1877.0036.36
1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit13p33564841010130001100002.208.208.292.50014248.250.084.083.2290.0022.920.002.0848.0020.00
1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit13p3473000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1949New York GiantsNLMLBny116,30p343715010001003400000.067.222.067.2891018.091.000.200.17616.6722.221.330.000.000.00
1949Totals for NL-NL         4418010001003400000.056.190.056.2461021.071.000.167.15114.2919.051.330.000.000.00
1950New York GiantsNLMLBny130p35184010000000000000.250.250.250.500104.250.000.000.2330.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter4186603510114234700151350390019.153.172.194.36612819714.188.041.064.0002.1018.919.000.42220.0018.81
Brooklyn Dodgers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter16733615498113000763023009.146.163.185.3486210366.176.039.060.0001.9117.219.000.27336.0020.41
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter75169102821080034109006.166.180.189.369323181.219.023.041.0001.6622.6513.670.000.0010.71
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter109123102030270022206004.163.176.236.412295131.182.073.089.0001.5316.7911.001.5361.5025.00
New York Giants Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5519020001003400000.105.227.105.3322022.133.000.158.00013.6418.181.330.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1213021001000501000.154.154.231.3853114.250.077.077.0000.0035.710.000.000.0050.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16225614395111800652015007.153.172.194.366507277.188.041.064.0002.1018.919.000.42220.0018.81

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1937Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22P1-5-------------1100.00.6
1938Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23P2-1014-1551.0002.500.50-----2100.01.3
1939Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24P34-187816--24241.0000.710.13-----34100.022.5
1939Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24P9-2213--441.0000.440.18-----9100.05.8
1940Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25P41-2831547346562.9541.510.22-----41100.026.8
1941Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro26P48-2981339125352.9811.080.17-----48100.031.2
1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro27P38-2211236255048.9601.260.22-----38100.024.7
1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro28P35-185927-236361.0001.030.19-----35100.022.9
1946Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro31P42-2101340325653.9461.260.25-----42100.026.9
1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32P46-2259231-3332.9700.700.14-----46100.029.9
1947Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro32P4-1513--441.0001.000.27-----4100.02.6
1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33P56-1585221-2827.9640.480.17-----56100.036.4
1949New York GiantsNLMLBny134P37-80111-112121.0000.320.15-----37100.024.0
1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34P7-1513--441.0000.570.27-----7100.04.5
1950New York GiantsNLMLBny135P18-34311--14141.0000.780.41-----18100.011.7
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P418-1948922851117388377.9720.900.19-----4180.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1937Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221----------
1938Chicago CubsNLMLBchn232----------
1939Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2434----------
1939Chicago CubsNLMLBchn249----------
1940Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2541----------
1941Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro2648----------
1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro2738----------
1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro2835----------
1946Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro3142----------
1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3246----------
1947Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro324----------
1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3356----------
1949New York GiantsNLMLBny13437----------
1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit347----------
1950New York GiantsNLMLBny13518----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1941Brooklyn DodgersWorld SeriesMLB26007.361003.2632102.5014.730.004.912.450.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs007.3610100003.7603021002.1814.730.004.912.450.500.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1941Brooklyn DodgersWorld SeriesMLB26110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1949-06-06TradeTraded by Pirates to Giants for Bobby Rhawn and Ray Poat. 
1947-05-03TradeTraded by Dodgers with Dixie Howell, Gene Mauch, Cal McLish and Hank Behrman to Pirates for Al Gionfriddo and Cash. 
1940-11-11TradeTraded by Phillies to Dodgers for Mickey Livingston, Bill Crouch, Vito Tamulis and Cash. 
1939-05-29TradeTraded by Cubs with Ray Harrell and Joe Marty to Phillies for Claude Passeau. 
* 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.