Bob Knepper Stats

Bob Knepper was born on Tuesday, May 25, 1954, in Akron, Ohio. Knepper was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 10, 1976, with the San Francisco Giants. 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 Knepper baseball stats page.

"When I just sat around and listened to the music I noticed it helped me relax, and I needed something to help me relax before I faced the Reds. So I lay on the floor at home for a few hours, listened to Mario Lanza (opera) and thought about how I was going to pitch to those guys." - Bob Knepper in Baseball Digest (Dan McGrath, September 1978)
Bob Knepper

Bob Knepper Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#721 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1985top06' title='1985 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Bob Knepper Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#721 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Robert Wesley Knepper
Nickname:
Bob
Born On:
05-25-1954  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Akron, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Calistoga High School (Calistoga, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
09-10-1976 (Age 22)
Last Game:
06-24-1990
Draft:
1972 : 2nd Round (43rd)
Bob Knepper

Bob Knepper 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
1976 22 Giants 4 4 0 1 2 .333 3.24 0 0 0 25.0 104 26 9 9 0 7 1 11 2 0 0 -
1977 23 Giants 27 27 0 11 9 .550 3.36 6 2 0 166.0 710 151 62 73 14 72 2 100 6 3 0 -
1978 24 Giants 36 35 1 17 11 .607 2.63 16 6 0 260.0 1,062 218 76 85 10 85 11 147 6 4 0 -
1979 25 Giants 34 34 0 9 12 .429 4.64 6 2 0 207.1 926 241 107 117 30 77 8 123 6 3 1 -
1980 26 Giants 35 33 1 9 16 .360 4.10 8 1 0 215.1 943 242 98 114 15 61 10 103 2 8 1 -
1981 27 Astros 22 22 0 9 5 .643 2.18 6 5 0 156.2 617 128 38 41 5 38 1 75 0 4 0 -
1982 28 Astros 33 29 1 5 15 .250 4.45 4 0 1 180.0 770 193 89 100 14 60 4 108 8 3 0 -
1983 29 Astros 35 29 2 6 13 .316 3.19 4 3 0 203.0 867 202 72 93 12 71 3 125 3 4 2 -
1984 30 Astros 35 34 0 15 10 .600 3.20 11 3 0 233.2 954 223 83 93 26 55 5 140 2 1 0 -
1985 31 Astros 37 37 0 15 13 .536 3.55 4 0 0 241.0 1,016 253 95 119 21 54 5 131 4 3 0 -
1986 32 Astros 40 38 1 17 12 .586 3.14 8 5 0 258.0 1,053 232 90 100 19 62 13 143 5 4 0 -
1987 33 Astros 33 31 1 8 17 .320 5.27 1 0 0 177.2 792 226 104 118 26 54 3 76 4 4 0 -
1988 34 Astros 27 27 0 14 5 .737 3.14 3 2 0 175.0 726 156 61 70 13 67 2 103 6 2 2 -
1989 35 Astros 22 20 0 4 10 .286 5.89 0 0 0 113.0 520 135 74 78 12 60 4 45 4 2 3 -
1989 35 Giants 13 6 2 3 2 .600 3.46 1 1 0 52.0 226 55 20 20 4 15 2 19 1 1 1 -
1990 36 Giants 12 7 1 3 3 .500 5.68 0 0 0 44.1 202 56 28 28 7 19 4 24 1 1 3 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
15 Years 445 413 10 146 155 .485 3.68 78 30 1 2,708.0 11,488 2,737 1,106 1,258 228 857 78 1,473 60 47 13 -
Bob Knepper

Bob Knepper Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1976 22 Giants 4 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
1977 23 Giants 27 55 4 10 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 18 5 0 0 1 .182 .250 .200
1978 24 Giants 36 79 2 5 2 0 0 0 5 6 0 35 8 2 0 2 .063 .126 .089
1979 25 Giants 35 66 6 12 4 0 1 0 9 1 0 24 9 1 1 0 .182 .203 .288
1980 26 Giants 35 66 3 10 3 0 0 0 7 2 0 21 9 2 0 0 .152 .171 .197
1981 27 Astros 22 47 3 7 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 15 5 0 1 0 .149 .167 .255
1982 28 Astros 33 52 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 25 6 0 0 0 .058 .125 .077
1983 29 Astros 35 66 5 12 2 1 1 0 5 2 0 25 4 2 0 0 .182 .200 .288
1984 30 Astros 35 76 6 13 2 0 1 0 8 7 0 28 6 0 0 1 .171 .241 .237
1985 31 Astros 38 78 5 11 1 0 1 0 5 2 0 38 8 0 0 0 .141 .163 .192
1986 32 Astros 42 91 2 9 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 44 4 0 0 0 .099 .099 .143
1987 33 Astros 33 51 2 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 24 9 1 0 0 .098 .113 .137
1988 34 Astros 27 48 1 6 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 17 14 1 0 0 .125 .157 .125
1989 35 Astros 22 31 3 7 4 0 1 0 3 6 0 6 2 0 0 1 .226 .351 .452
1989 35 Giants 13 12 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 .083 .267 .167
1990 36 Giants 12 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .308
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
15 Years 449 840 47 115 28 2 6 0 59 41 0 333 90 9 2 5 .137 .177 .196
Bob Knepper

Bob Knepper Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1976 Giants P 4 4 75 5 1.3 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1977 Giants P 27 27 498 32 1.2 31 10 21 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.68
1978 Giants P 36 35 780 37 1.0 37 4 33 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.28
1979 Giants P 34 34 622 39 1.1 34 8 26 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .872 1.48
1980 Giants P 35 33 646 55 1.6 52 7 45 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.17
1981 Astros P 22 22 470 35 1.6 32 6 26 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .914 1.84
1982 Astros P 33 29 540 41 1.2 40 8 32 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.00
1983 Astros P 35 29 609 45 1.3 42 2 40 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.86
1984 Astros P 35 34 701 41 1.2 39 7 32 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.50
1985 Astros P 37 37 723 38 1.0 35 5 30 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .921 1.31
1986 Astros P 40 38 774 73 1.8 70 23 47 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.44
1987 Astros P 33 31 533 48 1.5 46 7 39 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.33
1988 Astros P 27 27 525 47 1.7 45 6 39 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.31
1989 Astros P 22 20 339 32 1.5 30 6 24 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.39
1989 Giants P 13 6 156 7 0.5 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.21
1990 Giants P 12 7 133 9 0.8 9 1 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.83
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 445 413 8,124 584 1.3 554 103 451 30 32 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.84
15 Years 445 413 8,124 584 1.3 554 103 451 30 32 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.84
Bob Knepper

Bob Knepper Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1976 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 9.0 1.57 3.96 2.52
1977 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 13.8 1.39 5.42 3.90
1978 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 15.8 1.73 5.09 2.94
1979 Giants 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 66.0 2.8 7.3 1.60 5.34 3.34
1980 Giants 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 9.4 1.69 4.30 2.55
1981 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 47.0 3.1 15.7 1.97 4.31 2.18
1982 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.80 5.40 3.00
1983 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 66.0 2.6 13.2 1.76 5.54 3.15
1984 Astros 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 76.0 2.7 9.5 2.55 5.39 2.12
1985 Astros 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 78.0 2.1 15.6 2.43 4.89 2.02
1986 Astros 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 91.0 2.31 4.99 2.16
1987 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 51.0 1.41 3.85 2.74
1988 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 16.0 1.54 5.30 3.45
1989 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 31.0 5.2 10.3 0.75 3.58 4.78
1989 Giants 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 1.27 3.29 2.60
1990 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 3.3 1.26 4.87 3.86
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 2 0 1.000 5 1 n/a 140.0 2.5 14.2 1.72 4.90 2.85
Bob Knepper

Bob Knepper Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1976 San Francisco Giants 39 $19,000.00 - -
1977 San Francisco Giants 39 $21,000.00 - -
1978 San Francisco Giants 39 $27,500.00 - -
1979 San Francisco Giants 39 $125,000.00 - -
1980 San Francisco Giants 39 $125,000.00 - -
1981 Houston Astros 39 $115,000.00 Stats -
1982 Houston Astros 39 $400,000.00 - -
1983 Houston Astros 39 $500,000.00 - -
1984 Houston Astros 39 $600,000.00 - -
1985 Houston Astros 39 $700,000.00 - -
1986 Houston Astros 39 $1,000,000.00 - -
1987 Houston Astros 39 $1,000,000.00 - -
1988 Houston Astros 39 $1,000,000.00 Stats -
1989 Houston Astros 39 $680,000.00 - -
1989 San Francisco Giants 28 "     " - -
1990 San Francisco Giants 39 $340,000.00 - -


Did you know that Bob Knepper has won more games in a Houston Astros uniform than any left-handed pitcher in franchise history? His ninety-three wins in Houston stand alone at the top, well ahead of the second place Astro lefty, Wandy Rodriguez , who had eighty wins with with the Astros during his career.

Seventeen of those ninety career wins occurred in 1986, tying the franchise record for wins in a season by an Astros ' lefty, set originally by Dave Roberts in 1973, since broken by Mike Hampton , who had twenty-two wins in 1999.

In 1980, Bob Knepper lost sixteen games. After the season, the San Francisco Giants traded him, along with Chris Bourjos , to the Astros for Enos Cabell . In 1981, Knepper started the season with four shutouts, a 5-0 record, and kept cruising through the season, ending it with a 2.18 earned run average (ERA), second best in the National League, behind teammate Nolan Ryan . The Sporting News awarded Knepper with a Comeback Player of the Year Award , the first ever won by a player from the Houston Astros .

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Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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