Bob Purkey Stats

Bob Purkey was born on Sunday, July 14, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Purkey was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1954, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Purkey baseball stats page.

"When you're a pitcher you're always doing analysis. You study the hitters. You remember what they hit, what they don't. You file it away and you approach each hitter with the knowledge you've stored. It gives you a sense of discipline, a sense of order." - Bob Purkey
Bob Purkey

Bob Purkey Autograph on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card (#350 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1963top01' title='1963 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Bob Purkey Autograph on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card (#350 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Robert Thomas Purkey
Nickname:
Bob
Born On:
07-14-1929  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-16-2008 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Scott Township, Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray, Pennsylvania
High School:
South Hills High School (Pittsburgh, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-14-1954 (Age 24)
Last Game:
07-26-1966
Draft:
Not Applicable
Bob Purkey

Bob Purkey 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
1954 25 Pirates 36 11 7 3 8 .273 5.07 0 0 0 131.1 581 145 74 78 3 62 0 38 1 7 1 -
1955 26 Pirates 14 10 3 2 7 .222 5.32 2 0 1 67.2 298 77 40 47 5 25 1 24 1 2 0 -
1956 27 Pirates 2 0 1 0 0 .000 2.25 0 0 0 4.0 14 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 -
1957 28 Pirates 48 21 11 11 14 .440 3.86 6 1 2 179.2 761 194 77 84 10 38 9 51 2 7 0 -
1958 29 Redlegs 37 34 2 17 11 .607 3.60 17 3 0 250.0 1,040 259 100 106 25 49 3 70 1 4 0 -
1959 30 Reds 38 33 5 13 18 .419 4.25 9 1 1 218.0 927 241 103 118 25 43 2 78 4 6 0 -
1960 31 Reds 41 33 3 17 11 .607 3.60 11 1 0 252.2 1,064 259 101 114 23 59 5 97 2 9 1 -
1961 32 Reds 36 34 2 16 12 .571 3.73 13 1 1 246.1 1,031 245 102 118 27 51 4 116 7 6 0 -
1962 33 Reds 37 37 0 23 5 .821 2.81 18 2 0 288.1 1,181 260 90 109 28 64 3 141 6 14 1 -
1963 34 Reds 21 21 0 6 10 .375 3.55 4 1 0 137.0 570 143 54 60 12 33 6 55 4 2 2 -
1964 35 Reds 34 25 3 11 9 .550 3.04 9 2 1 195.2 808 181 66 77 16 49 4 78 6 7 0 -
1965 36 Cardinals 32 17 10 10 9 .526 5.79 3 1 2 124.1 549 148 80 83 20 33 4 39 2 7 1 -
1966 37 Pirates 10 0 6 0 1 .000 1.37 0 0 1 19.2 75 16 3 3 0 4 0 5 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
13 Years 386 276 53 129 115 .529 3.79 92 13 9 2,114.2 8,899 2,170 891 998 195 510 41 793 36 71 6 -
Bob Purkey

Bob Purkey Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1954 25 Pirates 36 26 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 4 - 12 3 0 0 0 .077 .200 .115
1955 26 Pirates 14 19 1 6 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .316 .316 .474
1956 27 Pirates 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1957 28 Pirates 48 45 3 5 0 2 0 0 6 3 0 22 2 1 1 0 .111 .180 .200
1958 29 Redlegs 37 81 9 9 2 0 1 0 4 6 0 42 6 1 0 0 .111 .170 .173
1959 30 Reds 38 66 8 11 2 1 1 1 6 6 0 34 4 0 1 1 .167 .247 .273
1960 31 Reds 41 83 6 11 0 0 0 0 5 7 0 44 6 0 0 1 .133 .200 .133
1961 32 Reds 36 80 6 8 2 0 1 0 4 2 0 32 7 0 1 2 .100 .133 .163
1962 33 Reds 37 107 9 11 2 0 2 0 3 4 0 56 7 1 0 0 .103 .134 .178
1963 34 Reds 21 41 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 22 3 1 0 1 .098 .174 .098
1964 35 Reds 34 58 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 33 8 1 1 0 .052 .082 .052
1965 36 Cardinals 32 35 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 21 7 0 0 0 .029 .056 .029
1966 37 Pirates 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 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
13 Years 387 645 53 71 9 3 6 1 42 38 0 325 56 5 4 5 .110 .163 .161
Bob Purkey

Bob Purkey Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1954 Pirates P 36 11 394 56 1.6 56 16 40 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.84
1955 Pirates P 14 10 203 19 1.4 18 2 16 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.39
1956 Pirates P 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1957 Pirates P 48 21 539 46 1.0 43 13 30 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.15
1958 Redlegs P 37 34 750 67 1.8 66 10 56 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.38
1959 Reds P 38 33 654 56 1.5 54 19 35 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.23
1960 Reds P 41 33 758 78 1.9 77 30 47 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.74
1961 Reds P 36 34 739 100 2.8 98 29 69 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.58
1962 Reds P 37 37 865 88 2.4 84 25 59 4 7 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.62
1963 Reds P 21 21 411 47 2.2 44 15 29 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.89
1964 Reds P 34 25 587 65 1.9 61 17 44 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.81
1965 Cardinals P 32 17 373 37 1.2 36 8 28 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.61
1966 Pirates P 10 0 59 11 1.1 10 0 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 4.58
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 386 276 6,344 671 1.7 648 184 464 23 32 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.76
13 Years 386 276 6,344 671 1.7 648 184 464 23 32 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.76
Bob Purkey

Bob Purkey Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1954 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 6.5 0.61 2.60 4.25
1955 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 19.0 4.8 4.8 0.96 3.19 3.33
1956 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 2.25 0.00
1957 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 7.5 1.34 2.55 1.90
1958 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 81.0 1.9 20.3 1.43 2.52 1.76
1959 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 66.0 1.9 11.0 1.81 3.22 1.78
1960 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 16.6 1.64 3.46 2.10
1961 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 80.0 2.5 20.0 2.27 4.24 1.86
1962 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 53.5 1.9 35.7 2.20 4.40 2.00
1963 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 20.5 1.67 3.61 2.17
1964 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 58.0 1.59 3.59 2.25
1965 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 11.7 1.18 2.82 2.39
1966 Pirates 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.25 2.29 1.83
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 107.5 2.0 15.4 1.55 3.37 2.17
Bob Purkey

Bob Purkey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1954 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 Undetermined - -
1955 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 Undetermined - -
1956 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 Undetermined - -
1957 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 Undetermined - -
1958 Cincinnati Redlegs 37 Undetermined Stats -
1959 Cincinnati Reds 37 Undetermined - -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 37 Undetermined - -
1961 Cincinnati Reds 37 Undetermined Stats Stats
1962 Cincinnati Reds 37 Undetermined Stats -
1963 Cincinnati Reds 37 Undetermined - -
1964 Cincinnati Reds 37 Undetermined - -
1965 St. Louis Cardinals 28 Undetermined - -
1966 Pittsburgh Pirates 37 Undetermined - -


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