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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Walter Kirby Higbe
Stat Years
1937-1950  [mlb] 1937-1950
Height/Weight
5-11 / 190
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (418)
Draft Position
 
Born Date/Place
Death
1985-05-06 [70.028]    Cause: TBC PREMIUM
High School
None listed
Colleges
Draft
MLB Debut
1937-10-03 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.178)
Service Time
Organizations
BRO [5] CHN [3] PIT [3] PHI [2] NY1 [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 12787 ... retro id: higbk101 ... mlbam id: 115903
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1937Chicago CubsNLMLBchn49221---105.4010001105.04331120001.007.201.801.803.605.402.001.000
    1937MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----221---105.4010001105.04331120001.007.201.801.803.605.402.001.000
    1938Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29232---005.40220000010.010661641001.609.000.905.403.605.400.67.000
    1938MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----231---005.40220000010.010661641001.609.000.905.403.605.400.67.000
    1939Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25243---213.18920067022.21298022160001.504.760.008.746.353.570.73.667
    1939Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi14243---10144.853426141782187.1208113101101017970101.659.990.484.853.805.430.78.417
    1939MLB Totals: CHN-PHIbyYearMLB----242---12154.67432814113152210.0220122109101239570101.639.430.435.274.075.230.77.444
    1940Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi14254---14193.724136201451283.0242126117121211379131.287.700.383.854.364.011.13.424
    1940MLB Totals: PHIbyYearMLB----251---14193.724136201451283.0242126117121211379131.287.700.383.854.364.011.13.424
    1941Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro15,13265---2293.144839192793298.0244123104171321219061.267.370.513.993.653.710.92.710
    1941MLB Totals: BRObyYearMLB----261---2293.144839192793298.0244123104171321219061.267.370.513.993.653.710.92.710
    1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13276---16113.253832132360221.21808980171061153021.297.310.694.304.673.611.08.593
    1942MLB Totals: BRObyYearMLB----271---16113.253832132360221.71808980171061153021.297.320.694.314.683.621.08.593
    1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13287---13103.70352781580185.018981764951084051.549.190.194.625.253.941.14.565
    1943MLB Totals: BRObyYearMLB----281---13103.70352781580185.018981764951084051.549.190.194.625.253.941.14.565
    1946Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13318---1783.0342291135131210.2178827161071346011.357.600.264.575.723.501.25.680
    1946MLB Totals: BRObyYearMLB----311---1783.0442291135131210.7178827161071346011.367.620.264.585.743.511.25.680
    1947Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro13329---205.17430001015.21899012101011.9110.340.006.895.745.170.831.000
    1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit13329---11173.72463010112165225.02041089322110996031.408.160.884.403.964.320.90.393
    1947MLB Totals: BRO-PITbyYearMLB----322---13173.82503310112175240.7222117102221221097041.438.320.824.574.084.380.89.433
    1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit133310---873.3656830314810158.014075591183864131.417.970.634.734.904.271.04.533
    1948MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----331---873.3656830314810158.014075591183864131.417.970.634.734.904.271.04.533
    1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit133411---0213.50710026015.125242321250002.4114.671.177.042.9314.090.42.000
    1949New York GiantsNLMLBny116,303411---203.47372001335280.17242311241385011.418.071.344.594.264.710.931.000
    1949MLB Totals: PIT-NY1byYearMLB----342---225.11443001541295.79766541453435011.589.171.325.014.076.240.81.500
    1950New York GiantsNLMLBny1303512---034.9318100817034.2371919230176201.939.610.527.794.414.930.57.000
    1950MLB Totals: NY1byYearMLB----351---035.0018100817034.7371919230176201.969.740.537.894.475.000.57.000
    MLB Totals (15 yrs)1181013.694182389811104180241,952.31763909800117979971614351.408.130.544.514.484.190.99.539
    National League Totals (15 yrs)1181013.694182389811104180241,952.31763909800117979971614351.408.130.544.514.484.190.99.539
    Brooklyn Dodgers Totals (5 yrs)70383.2916713051820374931.080938434044452488230151.357.820.434.374.723.711.08.648
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (3 yrs)19263.9610939131457015398.33692071753520519010161.448.340.794.634.304.680.93.422
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (2 yrs)24334.17756234211133470.345023921822222216161131.438.620.424.254.144.580.97.421
    New York Giants Totals (2 yrs)233.915530021522115.0109615014715511211.578.531.105.564.304.770.77.400
    Chicago Cubs Totals (3 yrs)314.111240078037.7261817229221001.486.290.487.025.324.350.76.750
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1937Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4922p---113000000000100000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1938Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2923p---223000000000100000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1939Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2524p---397021001000301000.286.286.429.715831.000.143.0000.0037.500.000.00.0050.0
    1939Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi1424p---3346651110050001506002.167.167.182.34972121.000.015.0000.0020.830.000.00.009.1
    1940Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi1425p---44110351711030032603004.165.189.194.383109202.000.029.0002.7523.858.670.00.0011.8
    1941Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro15,1326p---548112621310140042306006.188.216.232.448122264.000.044.0003.2818.855.750.00.0019.0
    1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro1327p---638772820080001607002.104.104.130.23484102.000.026.0000.0019.050.000.00.0025.0
    1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro1328p---735652900110031204001.138.176.185.36172121.000.047.0004.1716.674.0065.01.3911.1
    1946Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro1331p---8427751020070001106000.130.130.156.28683122.000.026.0000.0013.250.000.00.0020.0
    1947Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro1332p---945011000000100000.200.200.400.600521.000.200.0000.0020.000.000.00.00100.0
    1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1332p---9467261020140021106002.139.162.208.37080153.000.069.0002.5013.755.5072.01.2530.0
    1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1333p---10564841010130001100002.208.208.292.50048142.000.084.0000.0022.920.0048.02.0820.0
    1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1334p---1173000000000000000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1949New York GiantsNLMLBny116,3034p---113715010001003400000.067.222.067.2891810.000.000.00016.6722.221.330.00.000.0
    1950New York GiantsNLMLBny13035p---12184010000000000000.250.250.250.500410.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (15 yrs)4186603510114234700151350390019.153.172.194.36671412819.064.041.1882.1018.919.00220.00.4218.8
    National League Totals (15 yrs)4186603510114234700151350390019.153.172.194.36671412819.064.041.1882.1018.919.00220.00.4218.8
    Brooklyn Dodgers Totals (5 yrs)16733615498113000763023009.146.163.185.3483666210.060.039.1761.9117.219.00336.00.2720.4
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (3 yrs)109123102030270022206004.163.176.236.412131295.089.073.1821.5316.7911.0061.51.5325.0
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (2 yrs)75169102821080034109006.166.180.189.369181323.041.023.2191.6622.6513.670.00.0010.7
    New York Giants Totals (2 yrs)5519020001003400000.105.227.105.3322220.158.000.13313.6418.181.330.00.000.0
    Chicago Cubs Totals (3 yrs)1213021001000501000.154.154.231.3851431.077.077.2500.0035.710.000.00.0050.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1937Chicago CubsNLMLB22P105.0000000.0000.000.000.6100.011
    1938Chicago CubsNLMLB23P2010.01401551.0002.500.501.3100.011
    1939Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB24P340187.18160024241.0000.700.1322.5100.02
    1939Chicago CubsNLMLB24P9022.21300441.0000.400.185.8100.010
    1940Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB25P410283.01547346562.9541.500.2226.8100.01
    1941Brooklyn DodgersNLMLB26P480298.01339125352.9811.100.1731.2100.01
    1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLB27P380221.21236255048.9601.300.2224.7100.02
    1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLB28P350185.09270236361.0001.000.1922.9100.03
    1946Brooklyn DodgersNLMLB31P420210.21340325653.9461.300.2526.9100.03
    1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB32P460225.0923103332.9700.700.1429.9100.01
    1947Brooklyn DodgersNLMLB32P4015.21300441.0001.000.262.6100.015
    1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB33P560158.0522102827.9640.500.1736.4100.01
    1949New York GiantsNLMLB34P37080.11110112121.0000.300.1524.0100.05
    1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB34P7015.11300441.0000.600.264.5100.015
    1950New York GiantsNLMLB35P18034.23110014141.0000.800.4111.7100.09
    MLB Totals - (P)41801,949922851117388377.9720.900.190.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1937MLB1----------
    1938MLB2----------
    1939MLB43----------
    1940MLB41----------
    1941MLB48----------
    1942MLB38----------
    1943MLB35----------
    1946MLB42----------
    1947MLB50----------
    1948MLB56----------
    1949MLB44----------
    1950MLB18----------
    Totals418----------
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