Bob Nieman Stats

Bob Nieman was born on Wednesday, January 26, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nieman was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 14, 1951, with the St. Louis Browns. 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 Nieman baseball stats page.

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"Nieman, a journalism major at Kent State , can slug out a story two ways - with typewriter and bat. He has done some sportswriting in the off season. 'I know the problems of a sports writer, and it's always my intention to make the job easy for him,' Bob explained. 'Some of them, however, are difficult to talk to, particularly the ones who never played the game and don't know the game from a player's viewpoint. I always try to put myself in the place of the interviewer and answer the questions constructively for a story. I have no complaints with the sports writers. They have all treated me swell." - Staff Writer Ed Nichols (The Daily Times, 12/05/1956, 'Bob Nieman Looks for Bengal-Bird Swap', Page 16)

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Bob Nieman Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam (#127)

Bob Nieman Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam (#127)

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Birth Name:
Robert Charles Nieman
Nickname:
Bob
Born On:
01-26-1927  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-10-1985 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Corona, California
Cemetery:
Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, California
High School:
Undetermined
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-14-1951 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-06-1962
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Bob Nieman Pitching Stats

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Bob Nieman Hitting Stats

1951 24 Browns 12 43 6 16 3 1 2 0 8 3 0 5 1 0 0 1 .372 .413 .628
1952 25 Browns 131 478 66 138 22 2 18 0 74 46 3 73 8 0 1 14 .289 .352 .456
1953 26 Tigers 142 508 72 143 32 5 15 0 69 57 4 57 3 0 0 13 .281 .354 .453
1954 27 Tigers 91 251 24 66 14 1 8 1 35 22 4 32 3 3 0 10 .263 .319 .422
1955 28 White Sox 99 272 36 77 11 2 11 1 53 36 1 37 3 4 2 9 .283 .366 .460
1956 29 White Sox 14 40 3 12 1 0 2 0 4 4 2 4 0 0 0 4 .300 .364 .475
1956 29 Orioles 114 388 60 125 20 6 12 0 64 86 3 59 1 3 0 10 .322 .442 .497
1957 30 Orioles 129 445 61 123 17 6 13 0 70 63 3 86 3 8 2 14 .276 .363 .429
1958 31 Orioles 105 366 56 119 20 2 16 0 60 44 5 57 1 3 0 12 .325 .395 .522
1959 32 Orioles 118 360 49 105 18 2 21 0 60 42 3 55 3 2 2 12 .292 .367 .528
1960 33 Cardinals 81 188 19 54 13 5 4 0 31 24 1 31 0 1 2 5 .287 .372 .473
1961 34 Cardinals 6 17 0 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .471 .471 .529
1961 34 Indians 39 65 2 23 6 0 2 0 10 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 .354 .417 .538
1962 35 Indians 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1962 35 Giants 30 30 1 9 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 .300 .323 .467
12 Years 1,113 3,452 455 1,018 180 32 125 2 544 435 29 512 26 25 9 104 .295 .373 .474

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Bob Nieman Fielding Stats

1951 Browns LF 11 10 264 26 2.4 25 24 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.56
1952 Browns LF 32 31 750 60 1.9 58 57 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.09
1952 Browns RF 94 88 2,439 187 2.0 183 174 9 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.03
1953 Tigers LF 76 73 1,854 167 2.2 164 159 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.39
1953 Tigers RF 62 59 1,575 113 1.8 110 106 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.89
1954 Tigers LF 62 60 1,407 123 2.0 121 119 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.32
1955 White Sox LF 27 22 546 49 1.8 46 45 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.27
1955 White Sox RF 54 50 1,152 76 1.4 76 73 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.78
1956 White Sox RF 10 10 240 24 2.4 24 24 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1956 Orioles LF 114 114 2,931 251 2.2 246 241 5 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.27
1957 Orioles LF 116 113 2,883 233 2.0 227 221 6 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.13
1957 Orioles RF 4 4 93 6 1.5 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.74
1958 Orioles LF 100 97 2,304 153 1.5 147 144 3 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .961 1.72
1959 Orioles LF 97 94 2,169 182 1.9 177 171 6 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.20
1960 Cardinals LF 53 51 1,029 68 1.3 64 64 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.68
1960 Cardinals RF 2 1 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1961 Indians LF 7 6 132 18 2.6 18 17 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.68
1961 Cardinals LF 4 4 84 2 0.5 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.64
1961 Indians RF 5 5 117 5 1.0 4 4 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.92
1962 Giants LF 3 0 24 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
LF Totals 702 675 16,377 1,334 1.9 1,297 1,266 31 37 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.14
RF Totals 231 217 5,619 411 1.8 403 387 16 8 7 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.94
12 Years 933 892 21,996 1,745 1.9 1,700 1,653 47 45 9 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.09

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Bob Nieman Miscellaneous Stats

1951 Browns 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 21.5 8.6 5.4 - - -
1952 Browns 0 4 .000 12 0 n/a 26.6 6.5 6.5 - - -
1953 Tigers 0 3 .000 7 1 n/a 33.9 8.9 7.4 - - -
1954 Tigers 0 2 .000 29 0 n/a 31.4 7.8 7.2 - - -
1955 White Sox 1 0 1.000 26 1 n/a 24.7 7.4 5.1 - - -
1956 White Sox 0 1 .000 4 0 n/a 20.0 10.0 10.0 - - -
1956 Orioles 1 5 .167 0 0 n/a 32.3 6.6 6.1 - - -
1957 Orioles 4 4 .500 11 0 n/a 34.2 5.2 6.4 - - -
1958 Orioles 2 8 .200 7 1 n/a 22.9 6.4 6.1 - - -
1959 Orioles 1 2 .333 23 1 n/a 17.1 6.5 6.0 - - -
1960 Cardinals 0 1 .000 29 0 n/a 47.0 6.1 6.1 - - -
1961 Cardinals 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 8.5 8.5 - - -
1961 Indians 1 0 1.000 28 0 n/a 32.5 16.3 6.5 - - -
1962 Indians 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 1.0 - - -
1962 Giants 0 0 .000 30 0 n/a 30.0 3.3 10.0 - - -
12 Years 10 30 .250 211 4 n/a 27.6 6.7 6.3 - - -

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Bob Nieman Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 St. Louis Browns 19 Undetermined - -
1952 St. Louis Browns 19 Undetermined - -
1953 Detroit Tigers 5 Undetermined - -
1954 Detroit Tigers 5 Undetermined - -
1955 Chicago White Sox 18 Undetermined - -
1956 Chicago White Sox 18 $19,000.00 - -
1956 Baltimore Orioles 4 "     " - -
1957 Baltimore Orioles 4 Undetermined - -
1958 Baltimore Orioles 4 Undetermined - -
1959 Baltimore Orioles 4 Undetermined - -
1960 St. Louis Cardinals 4 Undetermined - -
1961 St. Louis Cardinals 4 Undetermined - -
1961 Cleveland Indians 4 Undetermined - -
1962 Cleveland Indians 4 Undetermined - -
1962 San Francisco Giants 20 Undetermined - Stats
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Did you know that Bob Nieman was the first player in Major League history to hit two home runs in his first two at bats? On September 14, 1951 , top of the second inning, Mickey McDermott on the mound, Nieman hit a 1-out homer and became the second St. Louis Browns player to hit a home runs in his first at-bats ( Luke Stuart , July 28, 1921 was first). Then, top of the third, McDermott still pitching, 2 outs, runner on first, Nieman became the first player in baseball history to hit a home run in each of his first two big league at-bats .
Bob Nieman Baseball Card
Bob Nieman | 1960 Topps Baseball Card (#149) | Baseball Almanac Collection

Did you know that the next player in baseball history to match the Nieman feat, home runs in their first two consecutive at bats, was Keith McDonald ? He matched it in a unique fashion, hitting a home run in his first at-bat on July 4, 2000 , appearing as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, then in his second career game, July 6, 2000 , in his second big league at-bat, he hit another home run.

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Bob Nieman (Change of Scene) | The Daily Times | February 19, 1959 | Page 38
Bob Nieman was (also) the first player in American League history to hit two home runs in his first big league game - a record that has since been tied by three American League players; Bert Campaneris ( July 23, 1964 ), Mark Quinn ( September 14, 1999 ), and J.P. Arencibia ( August 7, 2010 ), and not yet accomplished in the National League!

Bob Nieman Story
Bob Nieman | The Daily Times (Salisbury, MD) | October 16, 1958 | Page 27
In 1952, Bob Nieman turned five double plays from his left field position leading all American League players that season and tying Willard Marshall , who also had five in the National League (to lead his league). Since that year, only once has a player from the Baltimore Orioles franchise (Nieman was with the Browns at the time) led the league in double plays by a left fielder. Ken Singleton turned two in 1981, enough to lead the American League, tying Tony Armas , Mark Brouhard , Lynn Jones , Jorge Orta and Gorman Thomas for the league lead.

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