Jim Bibby Stats

Jim Bibby was born on Sunday, October 29, 1944, in Franklinton, North Carolina. Bibby was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 4, 1972, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Jim Bibby baseball stats page.

"Jim Bibby, who for reasons known only to himself went by the 'stage name' of Fontay O'Rooney, was by no means a complete major league pitcher. But he threw a vicious fastball -- 'serious heat . . . severe gas' -- that would scare the bejesus out of most American League batters." - Author Mike Shropshire in (Bison Books, 03/01/2005, Chapter 5 , Page 39)
Jim Bibby

Jim Bibby Autograph on a 1986 Fleer Baseball Card (#379)
Jim Bibby Autograph on a 1986 Fleer Baseball Card (#379)

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Birth Name:
James Blair Bibby
Nickname:
Jim
Born On:
10-29-1944  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Franklinton, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-16-2010 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Lynchburg, Virginia
Cemetery:
Briarwood Memorial Gardens, Amherst, Virginia
High School:
Franklinton High School (Franklinton, NC)
College:
Fayetteville State University
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
235
First Game:
09-04-1972 (Age 27)
Last Game:
05-26-1984
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Jim Bibby

Jim Bibby 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
1972 28 Cardinals 6 6 0 1 3 .250 3.35 0 0 0 40.1 166 29 15 18 4 19 4 28 2 1 0 -
1973 29 Cardinals 6 3 0 0 2 .000 9.56 0 0 0 16.0 83 19 17 17 2 17 2 12 5 2 1 -
1973 29 Rangers 26 23 1 9 10 .474 3.24 11 2 1 180.1 753 121 65 73 14 106 4 155 10 6 1 -
1974 30 Rangers 41 41 0 19 19 .500 4.74 11 5 0 264.0 1,134 255 139 146 25 113 4 149 11 9 1 -
1975 31 Rangers 12 12 0 2 6 .250 5.00 4 1 0 68.1 302 73 38 41 2 28 0 31 5 2 0 -
1975 31 Indians 24 12 5 5 9 .357 3.20 2 0 1 112.2 479 99 40 48 7 50 3 62 3 0 0 -
1976 32 Indians 34 21 4 13 7 .650 3.20 4 3 1 163.1 683 162 58 61 6 56 1 84 3 1 0 -
1977 33 Indians 37 30 5 12 13 .480 3.57 9 2 2 206.2 876 197 82 100 17 73 2 141 12 4 4 -
1978 34 Pirates 34 14 10 8 7 .533 3.53 3 2 1 107.0 460 100 42 52 10 39 7 72 5 2 0 -
1979 35 Pirates 34 17 2 12 4 .750 2.81 4 1 0 137.2 562 110 43 51 9 47 6 103 5 4 0 -
1980 36 Pirates 35 34 1 19 6 .760 3.32 6 1 0 238.1 985 210 88 95 20 88 3 144 5 6 3 -
1981 37 Pirates 14 14 0 6 3 .667 2.50 2 2 0 93.2 385 79 26 30 4 26 1 48 1 2 0 -
1983 39 Pirates 29 12 6 5 12 .294 6.69 0 0 2 78.0 367 92 58 60 10 51 0 44 2 1 2 -
1984 40 Rangers 8 0 5 0 0 .000 4.41 0 0 0 16.1 75 19 8 8 1 10 1 6 1 0 1 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
12 Years 340 239 39 111 101 .524 3.76 56 19 8 1,722.2 7,310 1,565 719 800 131 723 38 1,079 70 40 13 -
Jim Bibby

Jim Bibby Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1972 28 Cardinals 6 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 .125 .300 .125
1973 29 Cardinals 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
1973 29 Rangers 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 30 Rangers 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1975 31 Rangers 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1975 31 Indians 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1976 32 Indians 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 33 Indians 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 34 Pirates 34 31 1 4 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 9 0 0 0 0 .129 .206 .226
1979 35 Pirates 34 45 3 8 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 25 6 0 1 0 .178 .196 .333
1980 36 Pirates 35 77 6 12 3 0 1 0 7 6 0 32 10 1 1 1 .156 .224 .234
1981 37 Pirates 14 28 4 4 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 11 4 0 1 0 .143 .200 .321
1983 39 Pirates 29 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
1984 40 Rangers 8 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
12 Years 341 209 15 31 6 0 5 0 17 13 0 88 24 1 3 1 .148 .208 .249
Jim Bibby

Jim Bibby Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1972 Cardinals P 6 6 121 8 1.3 8 2 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.79
1973 Cardinals P 6 3 48 5 0.8 4 0 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 2.25
1973 Rangers P 26 23 541 24 0.9 23 5 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.15
1974 Rangers P 41 41 792 61 1.5 58 22 36 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.98
1975 Rangers P 12 12 205 14 1.2 12 3 9 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.58
1975 Indians P 24 12 338 26 1.1 26 8 18 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1976 Indians P 34 21 490 31 0.9 29 10 19 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.60
1977 Indians P 37 30 620 40 1.1 35 14 21 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.52
1978 Pirates P 34 14 321 25 0.7 23 3 20 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.93
1979 Pirates P 34 17 413 17 0.5 17 5 12 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.11
1980 Pirates P 35 34 715 42 1.2 39 9 30 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.47
1981 Pirates P 14 14 281 14 1.0 13 2 11 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.25
1983 Pirates P 29 12 234 14 0.5 14 4 10 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
1984 Rangers P 8 0 49 3 0.4 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.65
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 340 239 5,168 324 1.0 304 88 216 20 16 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.59
12 Years 340 239 5,168 324 1.0 304 88 216 20 16 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.59
Jim Bibby

Jim Bibby Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1972 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 0.0 1.47 6.25 4.24
1973 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.71 6.75 9.56
1973 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.46 7.74 5.29
1974 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.32 5.08 3.85
1975 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.11 4.08 3.69
1975 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.24 4.95 3.99
1976 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 4.63 3.09
1977 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.93 6.14 3.18
1978 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 31.0 3.4 15.5 1.85 6.06 3.28
1979 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 22.5 1.8 9.0 2.19 6.73 3.07
1980 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 77.0 2.4 11.0 1.64 5.44 3.32
1981 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 28.0 2.5 9.3 1.85 4.61 2.50
1983 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.86 5.08 5.88
1984 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.60 3.31 5.51
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 0 0 .000 0 1 0 41.8 2.4 12.3 1.49 5.64 3.78
Jim Bibby

Jim Bibby Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1972 St. Louis Cardinals 48 $13,500.00 - -
1973 St. Louis Cardinals 48 $15,000.00 - -
1973 Texas Rangers 22 $20,000.00 - -
1974 Texas Rangers 22 $47,500.00 - -
1975 Texas Rangers 22 $60,000.00 - -
1975 Cleveland Indians 22 "     " - -
1976 Cleveland Indians 22 $70,000.00 - -
1977 Cleveland Indians 22 $80,500.00 - -
1978 Pittsburgh Pirates 26 Undetermined - -
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 26 Undetermined - Stats
1980 Pittsburgh Pirates 26 Undetermined Stats -
1981 Pittsburgh Pirates 26 Undetermined - -
1983 Pittsburgh Pirates 26 Undetermined - -
1984 Texas Rangers 22 $175,000.00 - -


Did you know that Jim Bibby served during the Vietnam War? He is one of fifty-four former Major League baseball players who are also veterans of the Vietnam War. A complete list of those who served their country in the armed forces during the Vietnam War appears below:

James Blair Bibby was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals (1972-1973), Texas Rangers (1973-1975, 1984), Cleveland Indians (1975-1977), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1978-1981, 1983). Jim, his nickname, actually attended Fayetteville State University on a basketball scholarship and was their first baseball player to make it to the majors. Fayetteville discontinued their baseball program in 1978, so Bibby will always remain their first and only player to make it to the show!

On July 30, 1973 , Jim Bibby got a $5000 pay raise! Why? The hard-throwing righty, who had spinal fusion surgery three years earlier, no-hit the first place Oakland Athletics , completing the first official no-hitter in Texas Rangers history!

Jim Bibby No-Hitter
Jim Bibby No-Hitter | The Bridgeport Post | July 31, 1973 | Page 22

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