Bobby Veach Stats

Bobby Veach was born on Friday, June 29, 1888, in Island, Kentucky. Veach was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 6, 1912, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 Bobby Veach baseball stats page.

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"(Bobby) Veach was known to be easygoing, steady and unassuming, characteristics that put him in stark contrast to, and at times at odds with, the volatile Ty Cobb who played next to him. At five feet 11 inches and a slim 165 pounds, Veach was small for a power hitter, but as baseball writer Fred Lieb noted, he 'packed a terrific punch for his size.' As a right handed fielder who batted from left side, Veach was a full and free swinger. He rarely altered his picturesque swing to adjust to pitchers, slumps or game situations. For this reason, he was remarkably consistent offensively, although he sometimes struggled to execute situational hitting staples like the hit and run. Although regarded as awkward in the field and on the basepaths while in the minor leagues, Veach was always blessed with a strong and accurate arm and good natural speed as a runner. In time, he worked hard to make himself an accomplished fielder, recording over 300 putouts six times and over ten assists 11 times, as well as a frequent base stealer, swiping 195 bases in his career." - Baseball Historian Bob O'Leary (SABR Baseball Biography, Bobby Veach , Source )

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Birth Name:
Robert Hayes Veach
Nickname:
Bobby
Born On:
06-29-1888  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Island, Kentucky
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-07-1945 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Detroit, Michigan
Cemetery:
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Michigan
High School:
Hopkins County Central High School (Madisonville, KY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
08-06-1912 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-02-1925
Draft:
Not Applicable

Bobby Veach

Bobby Veach Pitching Stats

1918 30 Tigers 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 1 2.0 9 2 1 1 0 2 - 0 0 0 0 -
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 1 2.0 9 2 1 1 0 2 - 0 0 0 0 -

Bobby Veach

Bobby Veach Hitting Stats

1912 24 Tigers 23 79 8 27 5 1 0 0 15 5 - 3 3 - 1 - .342 .388 .430
1913 25 Tigers 137 491 54 132 22 10 0 0 64 53 - 31 15 - 5 - .269 .346 .354
1914 26 Tigers 149 531 56 146 19 14 1 0 72 50 - 29 22 - 3 - .275 .341 .369
1915 27 Tigers 152 569 81 178 40 10 3 0 112 68 - 43 18 - 4 - .313 .390 .434
1916 28 Tigers 150 566 92 173 33 15 3 0 91 52 - 41 24 - 3 - .306 .367 .433
1917 29 Tigers 154 571 79 182 31 12 8 0 103 61 - 44 25 - 9 - .319 .393 .457
1918 30 Tigers 127 499 59 139 21 13 3 0 78 35 - 23 17 - 4 - .279 .331 .391
1919 31 Tigers 139 538 87 191 45 17 3 0 101 33 - 33 22 - 5 - .355 .398 .519
1920 32 Tigers 154 612 92 188 39 15 11 0 113 36 - 22 15 - 7 - .307 .353 .474
1921 33 Tigers 150 612 110 207 43 13 16 0 128 48 - 31 27 - 1 - .338 .387 .529
1922 34 Tigers 155 618 96 202 34 13 9 2 126 42 - 27 36 - 8 - .327 .377 .468
1923 35 Tigers 114 293 45 94 13 3 2 0 39 29 - 21 14 - 3 - .321 .388 .406
1924 36 Red Sox 142 519 77 153 35 9 5 0 99 47 - 18 28 - 5 - .295 .359 .426
1925 37 Red Sox 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 - 1 0 - 0 - .200 .333 .200
1925 37 Yankees 56 116 13 41 10 2 0 0 15 8 - 0 2 - 1 - .353 .400 .474
1925 37 Senators 18 37 4 9 3 0 0 0 8 3 - 3 3 - 0 - .243 .300 .324
14 Years 1,821 6,656 953 2,063 393 147 64 2 1,166 571 - 370 271 - 59 - .310 .370 .442

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Bobby Veach Fielding Stats

1912 Tigers LF 22 22 582 55 2.5 51 46 5 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.37
1913 Tigers LF 136 134 3,495 290 2.1 266 250 16 24 3 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.05
1914 Tigers LF 145 144 3,800 316 2.2 305 282 23 11 6 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.17
1915 Tigers LF 152 152 453 324 2.1 316 297 19 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .975 18.83
1916 Tigers LF 150 149 3,975 368 2.5 356 342 14 12 4 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.42
1917 Tigers LF 154 154 462 390 2.5 373 356 17 17 5 n/a n/a n/a .956 21.80
1918 Tigers LF 125 125 3,399 304 2.4 297 283 14 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.36
1918 Tigers P 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1918 Tigers RF 2 2 49 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.20
1919 Tigers LF 138 138 3,721 364 2.6 352 338 14 12 1 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.55
1920 Tigers LF 154 154 4,119 396 2.6 383 357 26 13 6 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.51
1921 Tigers LF 149 148 3,985 416 2.8 405 384 21 11 4 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.74
1922 Tigers LF 154 154 4,082 398 2.6 391 375 16 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.59
1923 Tigers CF 18 14 342 40 2.2 39 38 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 3.08
1923 Tigers LF 51 38 887 75 1.5 70 67 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.13
1923 Tigers RF 19 16 453 24 1.3 24 22 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.43
1924 Red Sox LF 130 130 3,452 294 2.3 281 270 11 13 2 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.20
1925 Red Sox LF 1 1 28 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.89
1925 Yankees LF 14 8 243 19 1.4 18 16 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.00
1925 Yankees RF 20 14 399 32 1.6 31 27 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.10
1925 Senators LF 4 4 11 8 2.0 7 7 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 17.18
1925 Senators RF 7 6 42 6 0.9 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 3.21
LF Totals 1,679 1,655 36,694 4,020 2.4 3,874 3,673 201 146 41 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.85
RF Totals 48 38 943 66 1.4 64 58 6 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.83
CF Totals 18 14 342 40 2.2 39 38 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 3.08
P Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
14 Years 1,746 1,707 37,985 4,126 2.4 3,977 3,769 208 151 42 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.83

Bobby Veach

Bobby Veach Miscellaneous Stats

1912 Tigers 2 4 .333 0 0 n/a 0.0 26.3 5.3 - - -
1913 Tigers 22 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.8 7.7 - - -
1914 Tigers 20 20 .500 0 0 n/a 531.0 18.3 7.4 - - -
1915 Tigers 16 19 .457 0 0 n/a 189.7 13.2 5.1 - - -
1916 Tigers 24 15 .615 0 0 n/a 188.7 13.8 6.2 - - -
1917 Tigers 21 - - 0 0 n/a 71.4 13.0 5.5 - - -
1918 Tigers 21 - - 0 0 n/a 166.3 21.7 6.4 0.00 0.00 9.00
1919 Tigers 19 - - 1 0 n/a 179.3 16.3 5.3 - - -
1920 Tigers 11 7 .611 0 0 n/a 55.6 27.8 5.4 - - -
1921 Tigers 14 10 .583 1 0 n/a 38.3 19.7 4.8 - - -
1922 Tigers 9 1 .900 1 0 n/a 68.7 22.9 4.9 - - -
1923 Tigers 10 3 .769 28 0 n/a 146.5 14.0 7.5 - - -
1924 Red Sox 5 5 .500 12 0 n/a 103.8 28.8 5.2 - - -
1925 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 2.5 - - -
1925 Yankees 1 4 .200 23 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 7.7 - - -
1925 Senators 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 0.0 12.3 4.6 - - -
14 Years 195 88 .689 73 0 n/a 104.0 18.0 5.7 0.00 0.00 9.00

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Bobby Veach Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1912 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1914 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1918 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1920 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1924 Boston Red Sox n/a Undetermined n/a -
1925 Boston Red Sox n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1925 New York Yankees n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1925 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
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