Bob Horner Stats

Bob Horner was born on Tuesday, August 6, 1957, in Junction City, Kansas. Horner was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 16, 1978, with the Atlanta Braves. 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 Horner baseball stats page.

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"You know how fans in the leftfield stands will gather and wait for the home run ball to come down? Well, he (Bob Horner) hit the ball so hard they scattered." - Frank LaCorte in The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations (Wayne Stewart, Skyhorse Publishing, 10/17/2007, Page 295)

Bob Horner

Bob Horner Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#244)

Bob Horner Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#244)

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Birth Name:
James Robert Horner
Nickname:
Mr. Ho Mah
Born On:
08-06-1957  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Junction City, Kansas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Apollo High School (Glendale, AZ)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
06-16-1978 (Age 20)
Last Game:
06-18-1988
Draft:
1978 : 1st Round (1st) / Signing Bonus = $162,000

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Bob Horner Pitching Stats

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Bob Horner Hitting Stats

1978 21 Braves 89 323 50 86 17 1 23 0 63 24 2 42 1 9 2 7 .266 .313 .539
1979 22 Braves 121 487 66 153 15 1 33 0 98 22 6 74 0 3 3 9 .314 .346 .552
1980 23 Braves 124 463 81 124 14 1 35 0 89 27 3 50 0 4 1 16 .268 .307 .529
1981 24 Braves 79 300 42 83 10 0 15 0 42 32 3 39 0 3 1 6 .277 .345 .460
1982 25 Braves 140 499 85 130 24 0 32 0 97 66 3 75 0 3 4 13 .261 .350 .501
1983 26 Braves 104 386 75 117 25 1 20 0 68 50 2 63 0 2 1 14 .303 .383 .528
1984 27 Braves 32 113 15 31 8 0 3 0 19 14 2 17 0 2 0 3 .274 .349 .425
1985 28 Braves 130 483 61 129 25 3 27 0 89 50 4 57 0 6 1 18 .267 .333 .499
1986 29 Braves 141 517 70 141 22 0 27 1 87 52 8 72 0 10 2 16 .273 .336 .472
1988 31 Cardinals 60 206 15 53 9 1 3 0 33 32 6 23 0 8 1 9 .257 .348 .354
10 Years 1,020 3,777 560 1,047 169 8 218 1 685 369 39 512 1 50 16 111 .277 .340 .499

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Bob Horner Fielding Stats

1978 Braves 3B 89 88 2,307 293 3.3 280 81 199 13 17 n/a n/a n/a .956 3.28
1979 Braves 1B 45 42 1,080 445 9.9 438 414 24 7 32 n/a n/a n/a .984 10.95
1979 Braves 3B 82 78 2,049 214 2.6 199 56 143 15 11 n/a n/a n/a .930 2.62
1980 Braves 1B 1 0 6 4 4.0 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1980 Braves 3B 121 119 2,862 352 2.9 329 78 251 23 20 n/a n/a n/a .935 3.10
1981 Braves 3B 79 79 1,998 192 2.4 180 51 129 12 6 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.43
1982 Braves 3B 137 137 3,519 329 2.4 319 102 217 10 20 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.45
1983 Braves 1B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1983 Braves 3B 104 104 2,610 239 2.3 229 76 153 10 18 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.37
1984 Braves 3B 32 32 798 85 2.7 82 21 61 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.77
1985 Braves 1B 87 85 2,238 950 10.9 950 892 58 0 105 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.46
1985 Braves 3B 40 40 957 97 2.4 86 25 61 11 6 n/a n/a n/a .887 2.43
1986 Braves 1B 139 137 3,561 1,488 10.7 1,480 1,378 102 8 138 n/a n/a n/a .995 11.22
1988 Cardinals 1B 57 57 1,464 508 8.9 503 463 40 5 39 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.28
3B Totals 684 677 17,100 1,801 2.6 1,704 490 1,214 97 104 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.69
1B Totals 330 321 8,352 3,397 10.3 3,377 3,151 226 20 314 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.92
10 Years 1,014 998 25,452 5,198 5.1 5,081 3,641 1,440 117 418 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.39

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Bob Horner Miscellaneous Stats

1978 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 14.0 7.7 5.1 - - -
1979 Braves 0 2 .000 1 0 n/a 14.8 6.6 5.0 - - -
1980 Braves 3 1 .750 5 0 n/a 13.2 9.3 5.2 - - -
1981 Braves 2 3 .400 0 0 n/a 20.0 7.7 7.1 - - -
1982 Braves 3 5 .375 3 0 n/a 15.6 6.7 5.1 - - -
1983 Braves 4 2 .667 0 0 n/a 19.3 6.1 5.7 - - -
1984 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 37.7 6.6 5.9 - - -
1985 Braves 1 1 .500 5 0 n/a 17.9 8.5 5.4 - - -
1986 Braves 1 4 .200 4 0 n/a 19.1 7.2 5.9 - - -
1988 Cardinals 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 68.7 9.0 6.2 - - -
10 Years 14 18 .438 21 0 n/a 17.3 7.4 5.5 - - -

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Bob Horner Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1978 Atlanta Braves 5 $27,000.00 - -
1979 Atlanta Braves 5 $29,500.00 - -
1980 Atlanta Braves 5 $35,000.00 - -
1981 Atlanta Braves 5 $333,333.00 - -
1982 Atlanta Braves 5 $333,333.00 Stats -
1983 Atlanta Braves 5 $900,000.00 - -
1984 Atlanta Braves 5 $1,100,000.00 - -
1985 Atlanta Braves 11 $1,500,000.00 - -
1986 Atlanta Braves 11 $1,800,000.00 - -
1988 St. Louis Cardinals 5 $950,000.00 - -

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Did you know that Bob Horner was the first - and through today the only - Atlanta Braves player to hit four home runs in a game ? On July 6, 1986 , in a losing game against the Montreal Expos , Horner became only the eighth player in National League history to hit four home runs in a single game , and only the second one in Major League to do so in a game that his team lost (the first was Ed Delahanty on July 13, 1896 ). A breakdown of the record setting home runs:

Home Run #1: 2nd inning off Andy McGaffigan , bases empty, no outs.

Home Run #2: 4th inning off Andy McGaffigan , bases empty, two outs.

Home Run #3: 5th inning off Andy McGaffigan , men on first and second, two outs.

Home Run #4: 9th inning off Jeff Reardon , bases empty, two outs.

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Bob Horner | 1987 Fleer Baseball Card (#632) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Bob Horner was the first round / first pick in the 1978 baseball draft , and went directly from the field at Arizona State University to Fulton County Stadium - only the 12th player in Major League history (since the draft started in 1965) to go straight to the Major Leagues . Horner never played a single game in the Minor Leagues, before or after his big league career!

In 1978, Bob Horner played in only eighty-nine games, but hit twenty-three home runs, the most by any National League third baseman that season, earning him the Rookie of the Year Award (2nd place was Ozzie Smith , 3rd place was Don Robinson ). Horner also received the first ever Golden Spikes Award by USA Baseball that same year and in 2006 would be part of the first class of inductees into the College Baseball Hall of Fame (alongside Will Clark , Brooks Kieschnick , Dave Winfield and Robin Ventura ).

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