Bob Friend

Position
Pitcher
Years
1951–1966
Hall Rating
71
Next Ballot
Bob Friend is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Classic Baseball Era Committee in 2025.
Bob Friend Photo
Peak
14%
Longevity
86%

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
40.8 5.8 42.0 18.7
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-196 -3 3 0 1 98
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1951 PIT -1.4 0.1
1952 PIT -0.7 1.1
1953 PIT -0.8 0.9
1954 PIT -0.6 1.1
1955 PIT 3.8 5.9
1956 PIT 2.2 5.2
1957 PIT 0.6 3.2
1958 PIT -0.8 1.8
1959 PIT -1.9 0.3
1960 PIT 2.3 5.0
1961 PIT 0.0 2.4
1962 PIT 2.9 5.4
1963 PIT 2.7 5.3
1964 PIT 0.6 3.0
1965 PIT -0.5 1.6
1966 2 teams -2.6 -1.5
1966 NYY -1.0 -0.6
1966 NYM -1.6 -0.9
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