Bob Kuzava Stats

Bob Kuzava was born on Monday, May 28, 1923, in Wyandotte, Michigan. Kuzava was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 21, 1946, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bob Kuzava baseball stats page.

"The biggest thrill I have is having back to back (1951-52) World Series clinching saves. No one else has done that!" - Bob Kuzava (Jim Hartley Interview, 12/22/07)
Bob Kuzava

Bob Kuzava Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archive Baseball Card (#230)
Bob Kuzava Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archive Baseball Card (#230)

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Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Kuzava
Nickname:
Bob or Sarge
Born On:
05-28-1923  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Wyandotte, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-15-2017 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Wyandotte, Michigan
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
St. Patrick High School (Wyandotte, MI)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
204
First Game:
09-21-1946 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-29-1957
Draft:
Not Applicable
Bob Kuzava

Bob Kuzava Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1946 23 Indians 2 2 0 1 0 1.000 3.00 0 0 0 12.0 60 9 4 7 0 11 - 4 0 1 0 -
1947 24 Indians 4 4 0 1 1 .500 4.15 1 1 0 21.2 94 22 10 10 1 9 - 9 1 1 0 -
1949 26 White Sox 29 18 3 10 6 .625 4.02 9 1 0 156.2 685 139 70 76 6 91 - 83 2 1 0 -
1950 27 White Sox 10 7 2 1 3 .250 5.68 1 0 0 44.1 196 43 28 28 5 27 - 21 3 0 1 -
1950 27 Senators 22 22 0 8 7 .533 3.95 8 1 0 155.0 679 156 68 80 8 75 - 84 5 1 0 -
1951 28 Senators 8 8 0 3 3 .500 5.50 3 0 0 52.1 236 57 32 34 5 28 - 22 0 2 0 -
1951 28 Yankees 23 8 13 8 4 .667 2.40 4 1 5 82.1 345 76 22 27 5 27 - 50 2 1 0 -
1952 29 Yankees 28 12 9 8 8 .500 3.45 6 1 3 133.0 554 115 51 53 7 63 - 67 2 1 0 -
1953 30 Yankees 33 6 12 6 5 .545 3.31 2 2 4 92.1 386 92 34 35 9 34 - 48 0 0 0 -
1954 31 Yankees 20 3 6 1 3 .250 5.45 0 0 1 39.2 176 46 24 30 3 18 0 22 1 0 0 -
1954 31 Orioles 4 4 0 1 3 .250 4.18 0 0 0 23.2 107 30 11 11 0 11 0 15 1 0 0 -
1955 32 Orioles 6 1 3 0 1 .000 3.65 0 0 0 12.1 51 10 5 7 0 4 1 5 1 0 0 -
1955 32 Phillies 17 4 7 1 0 1.000 7.24 0 0 0 32.1 154 47 26 26 5 12 1 13 0 0 0 -
1957 34 Pirates 4 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 2.0 12 3 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 -
1957 34 Cardinals 3 0 2 0 0 .000 3.86 0 0 0 2.1 13 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
10 Years 213 99 58 49 44 .527 4.05 34 7 13 862.0 3,748 849 388 427 54 415 2 446 18 8 1 -
Bob Kuzava

Bob Kuzava Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1946 23 Indians 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 0 - 0 0 .200 .200 .200
1947 24 Indians 4 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 0 - 0 0 .111 .111 .111
1949 26 White Sox 29 56 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 - 19 5 - 0 1 .036 .085 .036
1950 27 White Sox 10 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 - 3 2 - 0 1 .083 .267 .083
1950 27 Senators 22 50 5 5 0 0 1 0 4 5 - 23 3 - 1 1 .100 .196 .160
1951 28 Senators 8 17 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 - 2 0 - 0 0 .176 .300 .176
1951 28 Yankees 24 22 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 5 - 10 0 - 0 0 .136 .296 .182
1952 29 Yankees 28 43 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 - 14 0 - 0 0 .093 .188 .093
1953 30 Yankees 33 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 - 7 1 - 0 1 .048 .200 .048
1954 31 Yankees 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 4 0 0 0 1 .000 .143 .000
1954 31 Orioles 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1955 32 Orioles 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1955 32 Phillies 17 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1957 34 Pirates 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1957 34 Cardinals 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 214 256 21 22 1 0 1 0 10 29 0 96 12 0 1 5 .086 .182 .102
Bob Kuzava

Bob Kuzava Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1946 Indians P 2 2 36 5 2.5 4 0 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 3.00
1947 Indians P 4 4 65 8 2.0 8 0 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.32
1949 White Sox P 29 18 470 28 1.0 25 8 17 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .893 1.44
1950 White Sox P 10 7 133 10 1.0 10 3 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.03
1950 Senators P 22 22 465 31 1.4 28 5 23 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .903 1.63
1951 Senators P 8 8 157 12 1.5 12 3 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.06
1951 Yankees P 23 8 247 16 0.7 14 6 8 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.53
1952 Yankees P 28 12 399 20 0.7 20 4 16 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1953 Yankees P 33 6 277 9 0.3 9 1 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.88
1954 Yankees P 20 3 119 3 0.2 3 0 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.68
1954 Orioles P 4 4 71 2 0.5 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.76
1955 Orioles P 6 1 37 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1955 Phillies P 17 4 97 9 0.5 9 3 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
1957 Pirates P 4 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1957 Cardinals P 3 0 7 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 213 99 2,586 154 0.7 145 33 112 9 9 n/a n/a n/a .942 1.51
10 Years 213 99 2,586 154 0.7 145 33 112 9 9 n/a n/a n/a .942 1.51
Bob Kuzava

Bob Kuzava Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1946 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.36 3.00 8.25
1947 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 9.0 1.00 3.74 3.74
1949 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 56.0 0.91 4.77 5.23
1950 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 12.0 0.78 4.26 5.48
1950 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 50.0 2.2 12.5 1.12 4.88 4.35
1951 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.5 0.0 0.79 3.78 4.82
1951 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.2 11.0 1.85 5.47 2.95
1952 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 43.0 1.06 4.53 4.26
1953 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.41 4.68 3.31
1954 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.22 4.99 4.08
1954 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.36 5.70 4.18
1955 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.25 3.65 2.92
1955 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.08 3.62 3.34
1957 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.33 4.50 13.50
1957 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 7.72 7.72
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 256.0 2.7 25.6 1.07 4.66 4.33
Bob Kuzava

Bob Kuzava Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1946 Cleveland Indians 20 Undetermined - -
1947 Cleveland Indians 26 Undetermined - -
1949 Chicago White Sox 46 Undetermined - -
1950 Chicago White Sox 46 Undetermined - -
1950 Washington Senators 25 Undetermined - -
1951 Washington Senators 21 Undetermined - Stats
1951 New York Yankees 21 Undetermined - Stats
1952 New York Yankees 21 Undetermined - Stats
1953 New York Yankees 21 Undetermined - Stats
1954 New York Yankees 21 Undetermined - -
1954 Baltimore Orioles 15 Undetermined - -
1955 Baltimore Orioles 15 Undetermined - -
1955 Philadelphia Phillies 12 Undetermined - -
1957 Pittsburgh Pirates 37 Undetermined - -
1957 St. Louis Cardinals 46 Undetermined - -


Bob Kuzava was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame on June 12, 2003. The induction day banquet program had the following career synopsis:

Kuzava, a native of Wyandotte, Michigan, began his big league career with the Cleveland Indians. But he made his name, thanks in part to an injury, with the New York Yankees. In 1951, Kuzava was property of the Washington Senators.

The previous season he had suffered a torn Achilles tendon and, following surgery, was on crutches when the Senators traded him to the Yankees for three pitchers and $100,000. A starter his entire career, Kuzava was moved to the bullpen by the Yankees because they were in desperate need of a left-handed reliever.

Overall, Kuzava pitched 12 seasons in the majors (1946-57) for eight different teams ending his career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He appeared in over 200 games as a starter and reliever and compiled a 49-44 record and a 4.05 ERA.

Source: National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Tom Markowski. Detroit Free Press . Official site has a Source .

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Last-Modified: September 28, 2018 2:54 AM EST

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