Kirby Higbe Stats

Kirby Higbe was born on Thursday, April 8, 1915, in Columbia, South Carolina. Higbe was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on October 3, 1937, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Kirby Higbe baseball stats page.

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"I went back to Philly to talk contract with Mr. Nugent. My hotel and food cost me more while I was there negotiating than the raise I got." - Kirby Higbe in The High Hard One (1967)

Kirby Higbe

Kirby Higbe Autograph on a 2006 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#PHC-HI)

Kirby Higbe Autograph on a 2006 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#PHC-HI)

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Birth Name:
Walter Kirby Higbe
Nickname:
None
Born On:
04-08-1915  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Columbia, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-06-1985 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Columbia, South Carolina
Cemetery:
Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, South Carolina
High School:
None Attended (Dropped Out After 7th Grade)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
10-03-1937 (Age 22)
Last Game:
07-07-1950
Draft:
Not Applicable

Kirby Higbe

Kirby Higbe Pitching Stats

1937 22 Cubs 1 0 1 1 0 1.000 5.40 0 0 0 5.0 23 4 3 3 1 1 - 2 0 0 0 -
1938 23 Cubs 2 2 0 0 0 .000 5.40 0 0 0 10.0 45 10 6 6 1 6 - 4 1 0 0 -
1939 24 Cubs 9 2 6 2 1 .667 3.18 0 0 0 22.2 101 12 8 9 0 22 - 16 0 0 0 -
1939 24 Phillies 34 26 7 10 14 .417 4.85 14 1 2 187.1 864 208 101 113 10 101 - 79 7 10 0 -
1940 25 Phillies 41 36 4 14 19 .424 3.72 20 1 1 283.0 1,194 242 117 126 12 121 - 137 9 3 1 -
1941 26 Dodgers 48 39 7 22 9 .710 3.14 19 2 3 298.0 1,266 244 104 123 17 132 - 121 9 6 0 -
1942 27 Dodgers 38 32 3 16 11 .593 3.25 13 2 0 221.2 929 180 80 89 17 106 - 115 3 2 0 -
1943 28 Dodgers 35 27 5 13 10 .565 3.70 8 1 0 185.0 823 189 76 81 4 95 - 108 4 5 0 -
1946 31 Dodgers 42 29 5 17 8 .680 3.03 11 3 1 210.2 904 178 71 82 6 107 - 134 6 1 0 -
1947 32 Dodgers 4 3 0 2 0 1.000 5.17 0 0 0 15.2 76 18 9 9 0 12 - 10 1 1 0 -
1947 32 Pirates 46 30 12 11 17 .393 3.72 10 1 5 225.0 975 204 93 108 22 110 - 99 6 3 0 -
1948 33 Pirates 56 8 31 8 7 .533 3.36 3 0 10 158.0 681 140 59 75 11 83 - 86 4 3 1 -
1949 34 Pirates 7 1 2 0 2 .000 13.50 0 0 0 15.1 81 25 23 24 2 12 - 5 0 0 0 -
1949 34 Giants 37 2 13 2 0 1.000 3.47 0 0 2 80.1 344 72 31 42 12 41 - 38 5 1 0 -
1950 35 Giants 18 1 8 0 3 .000 4.93 0 0 0 34.2 166 37 19 19 2 30 - 17 6 0 2 -
12 Years 418 238 104 118 101 .539 3.69 98 11 24 1,952.1 8,472 1,763 800 909 117 979 - 971 61 35 4 -

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Kirby Higbe Hitting Stats

1937 22 Cubs 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1938 23 Cubs 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1939 24 Cubs 9 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 1 - 0 0 .286 .286 .429
1939 24 Phillies 34 66 5 11 1 0 0 0 5 0 - 15 6 - 0 2 .167 .167 .182
1940 25 Phillies 41 103 5 17 1 1 0 0 3 3 - 26 3 - 0 4 .165 .189 .194
1941 26 Dodgers 48 112 6 21 3 1 0 0 14 4 - 23 6 - 0 6 .188 .216 .232
1942 27 Dodgers 38 77 2 8 2 0 0 0 8 0 - 16 7 - 0 2 .104 .104 .130
1943 28 Dodgers 35 65 2 9 0 0 1 0 1 3 - 12 4 - 0 1 .138 .176 .185
1946 31 Dodgers 42 77 5 10 2 0 0 0 7 0 - 11 6 - 0 0 .130 .130 .156
1947 32 Dodgers 4 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .200 .200 .400
1947 32 Pirates 46 72 6 10 2 0 1 0 4 2 - 11 6 - 0 2 .139 .162 .208
1948 33 Pirates 56 48 4 10 1 0 1 0 3 0 - 11 0 - 0 2 .208 .208 .292
1949 34 Pirates 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1949 34 Giants 37 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 - 4 0 - 0 0 .067 .222 .067
1950 35 Giants 18 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .250 .250 .250
12 Years 418 660 35 101 14 2 3 0 47 15 - 135 39 - 0 19 .153 .172 .194

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Kirby Higbe Fielding Stats

1937 Cubs P 1 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1938 Cubs P 2 2 30 5 2.5 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1939 Cubs P 9 2 68 4 0.4 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1939 Phillies P 34 26 562 24 0.7 24 8 16 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.15
1940 Phillies P 41 36 849 65 1.6 62 15 47 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.97
1941 Dodgers P 48 39 894 53 1.1 52 13 39 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.57
1942 Dodgers P 38 32 665 50 1.3 48 12 36 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.95
1943 Dodgers P 35 27 555 36 1.0 36 9 27 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1946 Dodgers P 42 29 632 56 1.3 53 13 40 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.26
1947 Dodgers P 4 3 47 4 1.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.30
1947 Pirates P 46 30 675 33 0.7 32 9 23 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.28
1948 Pirates P 56 8 474 28 0.5 27 5 22 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.54
1949 Pirates P 7 1 46 4 0.6 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.35
1949 Giants P 37 2 241 12 0.3 12 1 11 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.34
1950 Giants P 18 1 104 14 0.8 14 3 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.63
P Totals 418 238 5,857 388 0.9 377 92 285 11 17 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.74
12 Years 418 238 5,857 388 0.9 377 92 285 11 17 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.74

Kirby Higbe

Kirby Higbe Miscellaneous Stats

1937 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.00 3.60 1.80
1938 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.67 3.60 5.40
1939 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 7.0 0.73 6.35 8.74
1939 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.4 13.2 0.78 3.80 4.85
1940 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 34.3 1.13 4.36 3.85
1941 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.9 8.0 0.92 3.65 3.99
1942 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 9.6 1.08 4.67 4.30
1943 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 65.0 5.4 65.0 1.14 5.25 4.62
1946 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 11.0 1.25 5.72 4.57
1947 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 0.83 5.74 6.89
1947 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 72.0 6.5 18.0 0.90 3.96 4.40
1948 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 48.0 4.4 16.0 1.04 4.90 4.73
1949 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.42 2.93 7.04
1949 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 15.0 0.93 4.26 4.59
1950 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.57 4.41 7.79
12 Years 0 - - 0 0 n/a 220.0 4.9 14.0 0.99 4.48 4.51

Kirby Higbe

Kirby Higbe Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1937 Chicago Cubs 49 Undetermined - -
1938 Chicago Cubs 29 Undetermined - -
1939 Chicago Cubs 25 Undetermined - -
1939 Philadelphia Phillies 14 Undetermined - -
1940 Philadelphia Phillies 14 Undetermined Stats -
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 15 , 13 Undetermined - Stats
1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 13 Undetermined - -
1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 13 Undetermined - -
1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 13 Undetermined Stats -
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 13 Undetermined - -
1947 Pittsburgh Pirates 13 Undetermined - -
1948 Pittsburgh Pirates 13 Undetermined - -
1949 Pittsburgh Pirates 13 Undetermined - -
1949 New York Giants 16 , 30 Undetermined - -
1950 New York Giants 30 Undetermined - -
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