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Full Name: Eli Grba Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/205 First Game: July 10, 1959
Birthdate: August 9, 1934 Final Game: August 4, 1963
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois MLB Experience: 5 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


==Biography==Eli Grba (born August 9, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois) was a pitcher for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels in Major League Baseball.

He was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent before the 1952 season.

On March 14, 1957, he and Gordie Windhorn were traded by the Boston Red Sox, before having played a major league game, to the New York Yankees for Bill Renna. He played his first game for the Yankees on July 10, 1959, wearing uniform number 47. The next year he played for the Yankees wearing number 18.

On December 14, 1960, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels from the New York Yankees in the 1960 expansion draft. He played for the Angels wearing uniform number 33. His last game was played on August 4, 1963.

There is some disagreement on what was Eli Grba's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1961, when he posted a 4.25 ERA, won 11 games and struck out 105 batters. However, others believe that it was 1962, when he posted a 4.54 ERA and struck out 90 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1959 NY A 19 6 2 5 6.44 23 44 36 0 0 0 50.1 52 6 39 0 0 0
1960 NY A 24 9 6 4 3.68 32 45 33 1 0 1 80.2 65 9 46 3 4 2
1961 LA A 40 30 11 13 4.25 105 119 100 8 0 2 211.2 197 26 114 10 6 7
1962 LA A 40 29 8 9 4.54 90 101 89 1 0 1 176.1 185 19 75 5 4 2
1963 LA A 12 1 1 2 4.67 5 9 9 0 0 0 17.1 14 2 10 1 1 1
Total 135 75 28 33 4.48 255 318 267 10 0 4 536.1 513 62 284 19 15 12

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1959 NY A P 19 6 50.1 3 9 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 .923
1960 NY A P 24 9 80.2 9 9 1 1 0 1 2 5 0 .947
1961 LA A P 40 30 211.2 11 31 2 2 0 3 6 0 1 .955
1962 LA A P 40 29 176.1 9 37 7 3 0 4 5 3 1 .868
1963 LA A P 12 1 17.1 2 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1.000
Total P 135 75 536.1 34 89 11 7 0 8 19 9 3 .918

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1959 NY A 19 14 1 3 0 0 .214 .267 .286 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
1960 NY A 27 21 1 5 1 1 .238 .304 .381 0 0 2 7 0 3 0 0 1
1961 LA A 42 64 8 15 2 11 .234 .306 .375 3 0 6 17 1 8 0 0 1
1962 LA A 42 58 5 12 1 7 .207 .258 .276 1 0 4 14 0 3 0 0 0
1963 LA A 13 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 143 160 15 35 4 19 .219 .284 .325 5 0 14 42 1 15 0 0 2

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Boston Red Sox (1952).
  • Traded by Boston Red Sox with Gordie Windhorn to New York Yankees in exchange for Bill Renna (March 14, 1957).
  • Selected by Los Angeles Angels from New York Yankees in the expansion draft (December 14, 1960).

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