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Bob SwiftTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1940-1953 MLB Years: 1940-1953
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PositionsC-980Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Virgil Swift
Height5-11Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 6,1915PlaceSalina,Kansas
Death DateOctober 17,1966 [51.225]

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1935 by the Detroit Tigers.
MLB DebutApril 16,1940 [25.041]
OrganizationsDET [10] SLA [3] PHA [2] Awards0
TBC Player ID18668Retrosheet IDswifb102MLBAM ID123052
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed44Power31Contact51XBH27RBIs54Runs19Hitting42Durability46Team.485Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1940St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla7c25130398379720103910283916000.244.295.299.59411921433.270.055.128.2796.479.011.390.000.0021.65
1941St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla8c266317013447002120221103000.259.344.300.644517195.277.041.182.31311.285.640.500.000.0015.91
1942St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla8c2729763154018023502001.197.228.289.51722581.200.092.105.2463.706.171.671.2376.0033.33
1942Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha8c27601929443001512131701004.229.278.245.523473206.251.016.078.2566.318.251.310.000.006.82
1942Totals for AL-AL         8926812597012314162203005.220.264.257.521698287.237.037.086.2535.577.671.380.35268.0013.56
1943Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha82877224164351111003516030010.192.301.237.538537262.203.045.201.27413.366.110.460.38224.0016.28
1944Detroit TigersALMLBdet1c2980247156311111920272718009.255.331.320.6517913283.283.065.182.3159.549.541.000.35247.0020.63
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet1c309527919655002410262205007.233.298.251.549705310.253.018.115.2728.397.100.850.000.007.69
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet12c31421071325202100014703004.234.322.308.630334124.235.074.206.30811.295.650.501.6153.5016.00
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet9c32972792370110121223316011008.251.330.301.6318412323.263.050.168.30510.224.950.480.31279.0017.14
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet9c33113292236560433105129013009.223.338.284.6228310356.236.061.240.30914.338.150.571.1273.0015.38
1949Detroit TigersALMLBdet9c347418916456021800262000002.238.330.302.632578215.257.064.201.30912.099.300.770.9394.5017.78
1950Detroit TigersALMLBdet9c3567132143040290025602007.227.350.303.653406159.226.076.265.31915.723.770.241.2666.0020.00
1951Detroit TigersALMLBdet9c3644104820000500121002000.192.276.192.468200118.213.000.115.23610.178.470.830.000.000.00
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet9c372858381004007710005.138.242.155.3979166.157.017.138.20710.6110.611.000.000.0012.50
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet9c3823011001002100000.333.600.6671.267215.500.3341.000.54940.0020.000.500.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter10012750212635863142381063242333590066.231.313.280.5937691033136.248.049.168.00010.337.430.720.45196.4316.22
Detroit Tigers Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter642169013439247112144622231452440051.232.322.282.604477601959.248.050.185.00011.387.400.650.61140.8315.31
St. Louis Browns Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter22264453156311168325355111001.242.301.298.59919233709.264.056.140.0007.487.761.040.14644.0021.15
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter137416258781126124833040014.209.291.240.53110010468.225.031.144.00010.267.050.690.21416.0011.49
Average MLB - Per 162 games162445341031402392152380100011.231.313.280.59312417508.248.049.168.00010.337.430.720.45196.4316.22

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1940St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla25C128--3895598453444.9803.47-----1113098.583.1
1941St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla26C58--1802233205202.9853.48-----36392.137.7
1942Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha27C60--2533993301292.9704.87-----360100.039.0
1942St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla27C28--8111-292921.0003.29-----22996.618.5
1943Philadelphia Blue JaysNLMLBphb28C77--2785389339331.9764.30-----4770.050.0
1944Detroit TigersALMLBdet29C76--2884864342336.9824.42-----58095.049.4
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet30C94--35860512423418.9884.45-----79598.961.4
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet31C42--1871442205201.9804.79-----342100.027.3
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet32C97--4014556451446.9894.60-----597100.063.0
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet33C112--47655513536531.9914.74-----1011399.172.7
1949Detroit TigersALMLBdet34C69--2322636261258.9893.74-----37493.244.8
1950Detroit TigersALMLBdet35C66--2012013222221.9953.35-----46798.542.9
1951Detroit TigersALMLBdet36C43--1461733166163.9823.79-----24497.727.9
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet37C28--1181231133130.9774.64-----128100.018.2
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet38C2--13---13131.0006.50------2100.01.3
MLB Totals for C - 14 season(s)-   C980--3601477647541424078.9854.16-----639800.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1940St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla25-128---------
1941St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla26-58---------
1942Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha27-60---------
1942St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla27-28---------
1943Philadelphia Blue JaysNLMLBphb28-77---------
1944Detroit TigersALMLBdet29-76---------
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet30-94---------
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet31-42---------
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet32-97---------
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet33-112---------
1949Detroit TigersALMLBdet34-69---------
1950Detroit TigersALMLBdet35-66---------
1951Detroit TigersALMLBdet36-43---------
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet37-28---------
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet38-2---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1945Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB3034110000002000000.250.500.250.750106.250.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs34110000002000000.250.500.250.750106.250.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1953Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet38Assistant Coach1546094.39040.56Fred Hutchinson
1954Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet39Assistant Coach1546886.44243.05Fred Hutchinson
1957Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc142Assistant Coach1535994.38638.57Harry Craft,Lou Boudreau
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc143Assistant Coach1547381.47419.07Harry Craft
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc144Assistant Coach1546688.42928.07Harry Craft
1960Washington Senators IALMLBMLBws145Assistant Coach1547381.47424.05Cookie Lavagetto
1963Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet48Bench Coach1627983.48825.55Chuck Dressen,Bob Scheffing
1964Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet49Bench Coach1628577.52514.04Chuck Dressen
1965Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet50Manager1628973.54913.04 
1965Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet50Bench Coach1628973.54913.04Chuck Dressen,Bob Swift
1966Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet51Manager1628874.54310.03 
1966Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet51Third Base Coach1628874.54310.03Chuck Dressen,Bob Swift,Frank Skaff
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1953-10-13Released by Tigers. 
1953-09-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1952-12-17Released by Tigers. 
1943-10-11TradeTraded by Athletics with Don Heffner to Tigers for Rip Radcliff. 
1942-06-01TradeTraded by Browns with Bob Harris to Athletics for Frankie Hayes. 
1937-01-01Returned to Augusta (South Atlantic) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.