Bobby Witt Stats

Bobby Witt was born on Monday, May 11, 1964, in Arlington, Virginia. Witt was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 10, 1986, with the Texas Rangers. 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 Witt baseball stats page.

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"If I fell behind I'd just rear back, throw a fastball and say, 'Here it is. Hit it.' A lot of times they did." - Bobby Witt (Bobby Witt Personal Letter, Baseball Almanac Collection. April 2008)

Bobby Witt

Bobby Witt Autograph on a 1989 Donruss Baseball Card (#461 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1989don01' title='1989 Donruss Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Bobby Witt Autograph on a 1989 Donruss Baseball Card (#461 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Robert Andrew Witt
Nickname:
Bobby - Witt 'n Wild
Born On:
05-11-1964  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Arlington, Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Canton High School (Canton, MA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
04-10-1986 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-07-2001
Draft:
1985 : 1st Round (3rd)

Bobby Witt

Bobby Witt Pitching Stats

1986 22 Rangers 31 31 0 11 9 .550 5.48 0 0 0 157.2 741 130 96 104 18 143 2 174 22 3 3 -
1987 23 Rangers 26 25 0 8 10 .444 4.91 1 0 0 143.0 673 114 78 82 10 140 1 160 7 3 2 -
1988 24 Rangers 22 22 0 8 10 .444 3.92 13 2 0 174.1 736 134 76 83 13 101 2 148 16 1 8 -
1989 25 Rangers 31 31 0 12 13 .480 5.14 5 1 0 194.1 869 182 111 123 14 114 3 166 7 2 4 -
1990 26 Rangers 33 32 1 17 10 .630 3.36 7 1 0 222.0 954 197 83 98 12 110 3 221 11 4 2 -
1991 27 Rangers 17 16 0 3 7 .300 6.09 1 1 0 88.2 413 84 60 66 4 74 1 82 8 1 0 -
1992 28 Rangers 25 25 0 9 13 .409 4.46 0 0 0 161.1 708 152 80 87 14 95 1 100 6 2 1 -
1992 28 Athletics 6 6 0 1 1 .500 3.41 0 0 0 31.2 140 31 12 12 2 19 1 25 3 0 0 -
1993 29 Athletics 35 33 0 14 13 .519 4.21 5 1 0 220.0 950 226 103 112 16 91 5 131 8 3 1 -
1994 30 Athletics 24 24 0 8 10 .444 5.04 5 3 0 135.2 618 151 76 88 22 70 4 111 6 5 1 -
1995 31 Marlins 19 19 0 2 7 .222 3.90 1 0 0 110.2 472 104 48 52 8 47 1 95 2 2 0 -
1995 31 Rangers 10 10 0 3 4 .429 4.55 1 0 0 61.1 276 81 31 35 4 21 1 46 5 1 0 -
1996 32 Rangers 33 32 1 16 12 .571 5.41 2 0 0 199.2 903 235 120 129 28 96 3 157 4 2 1 -
1997 33 Rangers 34 32 1 12 12 .500 4.82 3 0 0 209.0 919 245 112 118 33 74 4 121 7 2 0 -
1998 34 Rangers 14 13 0 5 4 .556 7.66 0 0 0 69.1 329 95 59 62 14 33 1 30 2 0 1 -
1998 34 Cardinals 17 5 8 2 5 .286 4.94 0 0 0 47.1 217 55 26 32 7 20 1 28 1 2 1 -
1999 35 Devil Rays 32 32 0 7 15 .318 5.84 3 2 0 180.1 815 213 117 130 23 96 1 123 9 3 1 0
2000 36 Indians 7 2 2 0 1 .000 7.63 0 0 0 15.1 77 28 13 13 4 6 1 6 2 0 0 0
2001 37 Diamondbacks 14 7 0 4 1 .800 4.78 0 0 0 43.1 193 36 23 23 6 25 1 31 2 3 0 3
16 Years 430 397 13 142 157 .475 4.83 47 11 0 2,465.0 11,003 2,493 1,324 1,449 252 1,375 37 1,955 128 39 26 3

Bobby Witt

Bobby Witt Hitting Stats

1986 22 Rangers 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 23 Rangers 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 24 Rangers 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 25 Rangers 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 26 Rangers 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 27 Rangers 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 28 Rangers 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 28 Athletics 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 29 Athletics 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 30 Athletics 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1995 31 Marlins 19 32 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 10 4 1 0 0 .063 .088 .094
1995 31 Rangers 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 32 Rangers 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1997 33 Rangers 34 6 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.000
1998 34 Rangers 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1998 34 Cardinals 17 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 .200 .273 .300
1999 35 Devil Rays 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 36 Indians 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2001 37 Diamondbacks 14 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
16 Years 430 64 2 9 3 0 1 0 5 2 0 25 6 1 0 0 .141 .164 .234

Bobby Witt

Bobby Witt Fielding Stats

1986 Rangers P 31 31 473 31 1.0 28 8 20 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .903 1.60
1987 Rangers P 26 25 429 25 1.0 25 8 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.57
1988 Rangers P 22 22 523 34 1.5 30 15 15 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .882 1.55
1989 Rangers P 31 31 583 36 1.2 35 13 22 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.62
1990 Rangers P 33 32 666 41 1.2 36 18 18 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .878 1.46
1991 Rangers P 17 16 266 15 0.9 13 7 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .867 1.32
1992 Rangers P 25 25 484 31 1.2 30 14 16 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.67
1992 Athletics P 6 6 95 4 0.7 4 0 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.14
1993 Athletics P 35 33 660 54 1.5 51 12 39 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.09
1994 Athletics P 24 24 407 24 1.0 20 7 13 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.33
1995 Marlins P 19 19 332 22 1.2 22 7 15 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.79
1995 Rangers P 10 10 184 7 0.7 7 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.03
1996 Rangers P 33 32 599 39 1.2 38 10 28 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.71
1997 Rangers P 34 32 627 38 1.1 37 10 27 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.59
1998 Rangers P 14 13 208 7 0.5 5 2 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .714 0.65
1998 Cardinals P 17 5 142 12 0.7 12 3 9 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.28
1999 Devil Rays P 32 32 541 42 1.3 39 12 27 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.95
2000 Indians P 7 2 46 3 0.4 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
2001 Diamondbacks P 14 7 130 7 0.5 7 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.45
P Totals 430 397 7,395 472 1.1 442 148 294 30 28 n/a n/a n/a .936 1.61
16 Years 430 397 7,395 472 1.1 442 148 294 30 28 n/a n/a n/a .936 1.61

Bobby Witt

Bobby Witt Miscellaneous Stats

1986 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.22 9.93 8.16
1987 Rangers 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.14 10.07 8.81
1988 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.47 7.64 5.21
1989 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.46 7.69 5.28
1990 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.01 8.96 4.46
1991 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.11 8.32 7.51
1992 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.05 5.58 5.30
1992 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.32 7.11 5.40
1993 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.44 5.36 3.72
1994 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.59 7.36 4.64
1995 Marlins 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 3.2 16.0 2.02 7.73 3.82
1995 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.19 6.75 3.08
1996 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.64 7.08 4.33
1997 Rangers 0 0 .000 1 0 0 6.0 6.0 3.0 1.64 5.21 3.19
1998 Rangers 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.91 3.89 4.28
1998 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 10.0 1.40 5.32 3.80
1999 Devil Rays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.28 6.14 4.79
2000 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 3.52 3.52
2001 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.24 6.44 5.19
16 Years 0 0 .000 3 5 0 64.0 2.6 12.8 1.42 7.14 5.02

Bobby Witt

Bobby Witt Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1986 Texas Rangers 48 $60,000.00 - -
1987 Texas Rangers 36 $62,500.00 - -
1988 Texas Rangers 36 $130,000.00 - -
1989 Texas Rangers 36 $205,000.00 - -
1990 Texas Rangers 36 $415,000.00 - -
1991 Texas Rangers 36 $1,516,667.00 - -
1992 Texas Rangers 36 $2,383,333.00 - -
1992 Oakland Athletics 32 "     " - -
1993 Oakland Athletics 32 $3,033,333.00 - -
1994 Oakland Athletics 32 $3,250,000.00 - n/a
1995 Florida Marlins 36 $1,800,000.00 - -
1995 Texas Rangers 36 "     " - -
1996 Texas Rangers 36 $1,350,000.00 - -
1997 Texas Rangers 36 $2,000,000.00 - -
1998 Texas Rangers 36 $3,250,000.00 - -
1998 St. Louis Cardinals 36 "     " - -
1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 53 $1,100,000.00 - -
2000 Cleveland Indians 37 $550,000.00 - -
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks 40 $500,000.00 - Stats
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On August 2, 1987 , Bobby Witt entered the baseball feats section of The Baseball Almanac when he struck out four batters in one inning , the first pitcher from the Texas Rangers to join the "club". In the top of the second inning, Witt struck out Ray Knight to start the inning. Terry Kennedy went down on strikes next, but the backstop ( Mike Stanley ) was charged with an error when he let the third strike get away from him. Unfazed, Witt sent Mike Young and Ken Gerhart to the dugout on strikeouts, four batters, four strikeouts, same inning, baseball history.
Bobby Witt, Four Strikeouts in an Inning
Del Rio News Herald (Del Rio, Texas) | August 3, 1987 | Section B

Bobby Witt was notoriously wild, and during his rookie season (1986), he walked a league leading 143 batters, the fourth highest number of bases on balls issued by a rookie in American League history, behind Elmer Myers (168 walks in 1916), Herb Score (154 walks in 1955) and Bobo Newsom (149 walks in 1934). To date, Witt, who was sometimes referred to by "fans" as "Witt 'n Wild" (Wet 'n Wild was located by Arlington Stadium at the time) remains the only pitcher from the Texas Rangers to issue ten walks in a game twice ( September 1, 1990 & August 15, 1992 ).

That same season (1986), Witt 'n Wild also threw a league leading twenty-two wild pitches, the most in a single season by a Texas Ranger , breaking the record of 17 wild pitches thrown by Frank Bertaina in 1968.

The American League adopted the designated hitter rule in 1973. On October 3, 1972 , Roric Harrison became the last pitcher to hit a home run in the junior circuit after the DH went into affect. Fast forward to 1997, Major League Baseball adopted Interleague Play, setting up regular season games between teams from each league. On June 30, 1997 , Bobby Witt hit a home run in the top of the sixth inning off Ismael Valdes - the first by a pitcher in the AL since Roric .

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