Humphreys pitched for five teams over the course of nine years (1962-1970) in the majors. In 319 games he went 27-21 with a 3.36 ERA and 20 saves. He came up with the Detroit Tigers, then joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963. He appeared in 28 games for the team in 1964 before being traded to the Chicago Cubs the following year. Humphreys had his best years with the Washington Senators in the mid-60’s. He finished 1966 with seven wins and a 2.82 ERA in 58 games in what would go down as the best year of his career. Humphreys stuck with the Senators until 1970 when he pitched in 23 games for the Milwaukee Brewers to conclude his career.
Humphreys pitched in one game of the 1964 World Series for the Cardinals. He threw the final inning of Game 6, which the Cardinals lost 8-3. Humphreys did not allow a hit and struck out one in his inning of work. St. Louis went on to win the championship in Game 7.
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Bob Humphreys – career stats