Bob Friend

Robert Bartmess "Warrior" Friend
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: November 24, 1930 in Lafayette, IN
Signed: 1949 by the Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired: purchased from the New York Yankees, June 1966
Departed: released, October 1966

 

Bob, a favorite of Pittsburgh Pirates fans for many years, was credited with the victory in two All-Star games. The fact that he had a losing record for his career is certainly a testament to the quality of the teams he toiled for rather than his talent. He's shown here as the All-Star starting pitcher on this 1961 Topps card.  A great 1950s-era Topps card is shown below.

 

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PITCHING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  GS  CG     IP   W   L  PCT    H    R   ER   SO  BB ShO SV  ERA
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1951 Pit NL  34  22   3  149.2   6  10 .375  173   94   71   41  68   1  0 4.27
1952 Pit NL  35  23   6  185.0   7  17 .292  186   96   86   75  84   1  0 4.18
1953 Pit NL  32  24   8  170.2   8  11 .421  193  103   93   66  57   0  0 4.90
1954 Pit NL  35  20   4  170.1   7  12 .368  204  106   96   73  58   2  2 5.07
1955 Pit NL  44  20   9  200.1  14   9 .609  178   80   63   98  52   2  2 2.83
1956 Pit NL  49  42  19  314.1  17  17 .500  310  137  121  166  85   4  3 3.46
1957 Pit NL  40  38  17  277.0  14  18 .438  273  121  104  143  68   3  0 3.38
1958 Pit NL  38  38  16  274.0  22  14 .611  299  120  112  135  61   1  0 3.68
1959 Pit NL  35  35   7  234.2   8  19 .296  267  129  105  104  52   2  0 4.03
1960 Pit NL  38  37  16  275.2  18  12 .600  266   97   92  183  45   4  1 3.00
1961 Pit NL  41  35  10  236.0  14  19 .424  271  119  101  108  45   1  1 3.85
1962 Pit NL  39  36  13  261.2  18  14 .563  280   99   89  144  53   5  1 3.06
1963 Pit NL  39  38  12  268.2  17  16 .515  236   87   70  144  44   4  0 2.34
1964 Pit NL  35  35  13  240.1  13  18 .419  253   98   89  128  50   3  0 3.33
1965 Pit NL  34  34   8  222.0   8  12 .400  221   89   80   74  47   2  0 3.24
1966 2teams  34  20   2  130.2   6  12 .333  162   77   66   52  25   1  1 4.55
===============================================================================
METS TOTALS  22  12   2   86.0   5   8 .385  101   52   42   30  16   1  1 4.40
OTHER CLUBS 580 485 161 3525.0 192 222 .464 3671 1600 1396 1704 878  35 10 3.56
===============================================================================
CAREER TOTS 602 497 163 3611.0 197 230 .461 3772 1652 1438 1734 894  36 11 3.58

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS  CG     IP   W   L  PCT    H    R   ER   SO  BB ShO SV  ERA
===============================================================================
1966 N Y AL  12   8   0   44.2   1   4 .200   61   25   24   22   9   0  0 4.84
1966 *METS*  22  12   2   86.0   5   8 .385  101   52   42   30  16   1  1 4.40

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This is a list of the Bob Friend cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.

1956 Topps

 

1947-66 Exhibits

Dover reprint of 1953 Bowman Color #16

1954 Bowman #43
1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips
reprint

1955 Bowman #57

1956 Topps #221

1957 Topps #150

1958 Topps #315
1958 Topps #334
("Mound Aces")
1958 Topps #492
(All-Star)

1959 Topps #428 ("Buc Hill Aces")
1959 Topps #460
1959 Topps #569
(All-Star)

1960 Leaf #53
1960 Topps #437

1961 Post #125 (box)
1961 Topps #45
(ERA Leaders)
1961 Topps #270
1961 Topps #585
(All-Star)

1962 Jay Publishing Pirates
1962 Post #178

1964 Kahn's
1964 Topps #1
(ERA Leaders)
1964 Topps #20
1964 Topps Giants #28

1965 Topps #392

1978 Grand Slam #113
1978 TCMA The 1960's #0160

1988 Pacific Baseball Legends #78

1989 Swell (CMC) Baseball Greats #86

1991 Topps Archives #298 (reprint of 1953 Topps)
1991 WIZ Mets #128

2002 Topps Archives #98 (reprint of 1960 Topps #437)

2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #6
2003 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs #FFA-BFR
(autographed)

2009 Topps Heritage Then and Now #TN8

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