Bob Tufts was born on Wednesday, November 2, 1955, in Medford, Massachusetts. Tufts was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 10, 1981, 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 Tufts baseball stats page.
Bob Tufts Autograph on a 1980 Valley National Bank Baseball Card (#2)
Bob Tufts Pitching Stats
Bob Tufts Hitting Stats
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Bob Tufts Miscellaneous Items of Interest
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|1981 San Francisco Giants||17||$32,500.00||-||-|
|1982 Kansas City Royals||27 , 36||$33,500.00||-||-|
|1983 Kansas City Royals||36||$35,000.00||-||-|
|Bob Tufts Stats by Baseball Almanac|
Robert Malcolm Tufts was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the San Francisco Giants ( 1981 ) and Kansas City Royals ( 1982 - 1983 ). When Bob, his nickname, made it to the big leagues on August 10, 1981 , he became the first Lynnfield High School (Lynnfield, MA) graduate to play in the majors.
Bob Tufts told Baseball Almanac, "I really wanted to go to Dartmouth College after high school, not Princeton , but they didn't accept me after I graduated." Tufts graduated from Princeton , with a degree in Economics, and pitched two years for the Tigers. In 1976, he went 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA. In 1977, he went 7-3 with a 2.64 ERA. That senior year, Tufts was scouted by Lennie Merullo ( Chicago Cubs , 1941-1947) and in the 12th round of the 1977 Draft , the Giants selected Bob with the 296th pick.
Bob Tufts Rookie Card | 1982 Topps Baseball Card (#171) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Bob Tufts, during his 27 games pitched, faced 11 future hall of famers, and held 7 of them hitless, including Rod Carew (0-for-3), Reggie Jackson (0-for-2), Eddie Murray (0-for-1), Jim Rice (0-for-1), Ozzie Smith (0-for-1), and Robin Yount (0-for-1)?
Bob Tufts hung up his playing cleats in 1983, and had an amazing post-baseball career; spending twenty-plus years working on Wall Street (Bear Stearns, Credit Agricole, Lehman Brothers, Thomson McKinnon), teaching at several schools (New York University, Manhattanville College, Yeshiva University), guest lecturing on economics (Fordham University, Concordia College, Dickinson College, University of Virginia). He was the co-founder of My Life Is Worth It, a not for profit that advocates for patient access and choice in medical care, but sadly died on October 4, 2019, from an infection brought on by complications from a stem cell transplant.
Last-Modified: October 5, 2019 4:15 AM EST