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Bob PurkeyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1954-1966 MLB Years: 1954-1966
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PositionsP-386Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Thomas Purkey
Height6-2Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 14,1929PlacePittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Death DateMarch 16,2008 [78.245]
High SchoolSouth Hills Catholic (Pittsburgh,PA)
MLB DebutApril 14,1954 [24.274]
OrganizationsCIN [7] PIT [5] SLN [1] Awards1Awards Voting3-38
TBC Player ID16826Retrosheet IDpurkb101MLBAM ID120807
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Cincinnati Reds in 1959
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts10Walks83Hittable38SO/BB46vsPower38Hitting37Durability74Team.489Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34S/R24385.073611250070131.01457874362381101.589.940.214.252.600.61.2733.53
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34S/R25275.3214104203167.2774740525241001.5110.240.673.333.190.96.2223.73
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34Rel26002.2520200104.02111010000.504.502.25--2.250.00-5.12
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34S/R2711143.8648212761112179.219484771038512071.299.720.501.902.551.34.4403.36
1958Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37ST2817113.603734317320250.02591061002549701041.239.320.901.762.521.43.6073.85
1959Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37ST2913184.25383359151218.02411181032543784061.309.951.031.783.221.81.4193.99
1960Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37ST3017113.604133811130252.22591141012359972191.269.230.822.103.461.64.6073.75
1961Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37ST3116123.733634213121246.024511810227511167061.208.950.991.864.242.27.5713.75
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37ST322352.813737018200288.026010990286414161141.128.120.872.004.402.20.8213.71
1963Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37ST336103.55212104100137.014360541233554221.289.390.792.173.611.67.3753.58
1964Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37S/R341193.04342599231195.218177661649786071.188.330.742.253.591.59.5503.73
1965St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28S/R351095.7932171531102124.014883802033392171.4610.711.452.392.821.18.5264.95
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit37Rel36011.3710010006119.216330450001.027.32--1.832.291.25.0002.66
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1291153.7938627611092135392111.22170998891195510793366621.279.240.832.173.371.55.5291.26
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter103763.492442172781111531586.01588702616156348635304481.229.000.881.973.601.82.575-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter16304.36110426881284400.0434213195191291194171.409.710.432.892.660.92.348-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1095.7932171531102124.014883802033392171.4610.711.452.392.821.18.526-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13123.7940291110161220.0226104932053824161.279.240.832.173.371.55.5201.26

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34p2436262210040041203000.077.200.115.3153133.143.038.192.17112.1236.363.000.000.0050.00
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34p251419160014000403000.316.316.474.7909122.357.158.158.3510.0018.180.004.5519.0016.67
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34p2748453502060032212100.111.180.200.3809252.208.089.156.1765.7742.317.330.000.0040.00
1958Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37p2837819920140064206100.111.170.173.34314394.205.062.136.1636.3844.687.001.0681.0033.33
1959Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37p29386681121160063414001.167.247.273.52018477.323.106.197.2417.7944.165.671.3066.0036.36
1960Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37p30418361100050074406001.133.200.133.33311096.282.000.084.1667.2945.836.290.000.000.00
1961Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37p3136806820140023217002.100.133.163.29613390.149.063.088.1362.2235.5616.001.1180.0037.50
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37p323710791120230045607100.103.134.178.312194119.180.075.112.1423.3647.0614.001.6853.5036.36
1963Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37p3321413400020042203101.098.174.098.2724049.200.000.098.1388.1644.905.500.000.000.00
1964Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37p3434583300010013318100.052.082.052.1343069.115.000.017.0671.4547.8333.000.000.000.00
1965St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28p3532353100030012107000.029.056.029.0851043.071.000.029.0442.3348.8421.000.000.000.00
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit37p36114000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter3856455371936420038325456505.110.163.161.32410418748.204.051.110.0005.0843.458.550.80107.5025.35
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter2445164457815250030263341405.110.163.159.3228214594.206.049.107.0005.0544.288.770.84103.2024.56
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter10994613121140074118100.138.204.223.427214111.226.085.160.0006.3136.945.860.9094.0030.77
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter32353100030012107000.029.056.029.0851043.071.000.029.0002.3348.8421.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622712230413180016137224202.110.163.161.324448315.204.051.110.0005.0843.458.550.80107.5025.35

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24P36-1311640-656561.0001.560.43-----36100.023.4
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P14-672161-1918.9471.290.27-----14100.09.1
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26P2-4-1--111.0000.500.25-----2100.01.3
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P48-1791330334643.9350.900.24-----48100.031.2
1958Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28P37-2501056126766.9851.780.26-----37100.024.0
1959Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29P38-2181935215654.9641.420.25-----38100.024.7
1960Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30P41-2523047157877.9871.880.31-----41100.026.6
1961Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31P36-24629692210098.9802.720.40-----36100.023.4
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32P37-2882559478884.9552.270.29-----37100.022.8
1963Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33P21-13715293-4744.9362.100.32-----21100.013.0
1964Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34P34-1951744446561.9381.790.31-----34100.021.0
1965St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35P32-124828113736.9731.130.29-----32100.019.9
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36P10-19-10111110.9091.000.53-----1190.96.2
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P386-21101844642332671648.9661.680.31-----3860.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2436----------
1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2514----------
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit262----------
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2748----------
1958Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2837----------
1959Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2938----------
1960Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3041----------
1961Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3136----------
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3237----------
1963Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3321----------
1964Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3434----------
1965St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3532----------
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3610----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1961Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB31011.6421011.0623500.824.910.002.454.091.670.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs011.64202100011.0602035000.824.910.002.454.091.670.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1961Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB3123000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs23000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1962MLB Player of the Month (May)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1966-08-03Released by Pirates. 
1966-04-07Purchased by Pirates from Cardinals. 
1964-12-14TradeTraded by Reds to Cardinals for Charlie James and Roger Craig. 
1957-12-09TradeTraded by Pirates to Reds for Don Gross. 
1948-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
* 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.