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Bill Champion

Buford Billy Champion

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: September 18, 1947 in Shelby, North Carolina, US
High School: Shelby HS (Shelby, NC)

Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 1965 MLB June Amateur Draft from Shelby HS (Shelby, NC).

Major League Stats

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1965 17 -3.3 Huron NORL A PHI 7 3 .700 1.20 13 10 75.0 45 20 10 0 26 0.947 5.4 0.0 3.1
1966 18 -3.1 Bakersfield CALL A PHI 9 5 .643 4.75 24 20 127.0 131 74 67 14 78 1.646 9.3 1.0 5.5
1967 19 -2.8 Tidewater CARL A PHI 6 9 .400 3.03 18 18 5 1 110.0 98 51 37 9 58 2 90 2 0 3 1.418 8.0 0.7 4.7 7.4 1.55
1968 20 -2.1 Tidewater CARL A PHI 15 5 .750 2.03 24 23 177.0 118 49 40 9 52 0.960 6.0 0.5 2.6
1969 21 -3.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-WRk PHI 9 4 .692 2.45 15 14 7 3 0 92.0 63 33 25 3 36 1 66 1 0 6 1.076 6.2 0.3 3.5 6.5 1.83
1969 21 -0.5 Phillies FLIN WRk PHI 2 3 .400 4.33 6 5 0 0 27.0 25 18 13 1 17 1 18 0 0 4 1.556 8.3 0.3 5.7 6.0 1.06
1969 21 -4.9 Eugene PCL AAA PHI 7 1 .875 1.66 9 9 7 3 0 65.0 38 15 12 2 19 0 48 1 0 2 0.877 5.3 0.3 2.6 6.6 2.53
1970 22 -3.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PHI 10 12 .455 4.90 26 26 9 0 0 169.0 181 108 92 9 76 6 105 3 0 11 1.521 9.6 0.5 4.0 5.6 1.38
1970 22 -1.2 Reading EL AA PHI 2 1 .667 4.24 3 3 2 0 0 17.0 16 9 8 0 6 0 9 0 0 1 1.294 8.5 0.0 3.2 4.8 1.50
1970 22 -3.4 Eugene PCL AAA PHI 8 11 .421 4.97 23 23 7 0 0 152.0 165 99 84 9 70 6 96 3 0 10 1.546 9.8 0.5 4.1 5.7 1.37
1976 28 3.7 Richmond IL AAA ATL 3 4 .429 4.80 12 7 1 0 0 45.0 48 29 24 4 25 2 19 0 0 5 1.622 9.6 0.8 5.0 3.8 0.76
1977 29 4.1 Oklahoma City AA AAA PHI 2 5 .286 7.20 29 7 1 0 1 85.0 113 79 68 7 44 5 49 2 0 4 1.847 12.0 0.7 4.7 5.2 1.11
8 Seasons 61 47 .565 3.71 161 125 23 4 1 880.0 797 443 363 55 395 16 329 8 0 29 1.355 8.2 0.6 4.0 3.4 0.83
WRk (1 season) WRk 2 3 .400 4.33 6 5 0 0 27.0 25 18 13 1 17 1 18 0 0 4 1.556 8.3 0.3 5.7 6.0 1.06
A (4 seasons) A 37 22 .627 2.83 79 71 5 1 489.0 392 194 154 32 214 2 90 2 0 3 1.239 7.2 0.6 3.9 1.7 0.42
AA (1 season) AA 2 1 .667 4.24 3 3 2 0 0 17.0 16 9 8 0 6 0 9 0 0 1 1.294 8.5 0.0 3.2 4.8 1.50
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 20 21 .488 4.88 73 46 16 3 1 347.0 364 222 188 22 158 13 212 6 0 21 1.504 9.4 0.6 4.1 5.5 1.34
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 17 -3.0 Huron NORL A PHI 13 26 7 2 0 1 .269 .462 12
1966 18 -3.8 Bakersfield CALL A PHI 25 50 12 0 0 0 .240 .240 12
1967 19 -3.4 Tidewater CARL A PHI 18 43 42 0 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 .143 .163 .190 .353 8 0 0 0
1968 20 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-WRk PHI 24 66 13 1 0 0 .197 .212 14
1968 20 Phillies FLIL WRk PHI
1968 20 -2.4 Tidewater CARL A PHI 24 66 13 1 0 0 .197 .212 14
1969 21 -3.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-WRk PHI 15 34 32 3 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 10 .250 .250 .313 .563 10 0 2 0
1969 21 -0.1 Phillies FLIN WRk PHI 6 9 9 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .444 .667 4 0 0 0
1969 21 -4.6 Eugene PCL AAA PHI 9 25 23 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .261 .261 .261 .522 6 0 2 0
1970 22 -3.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PHI 27 65 61 7 14 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 13 .230 .242 .328 .570 20 0 3 0
1970 22 -1.3 Reading EL AA PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 22 -3.1 Eugene PCL AAA PHI 24 65 61 7 14 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 13 .230 .242 .328 .570 20 0 3 0
1976 28 3.5 Richmond IL AAA ATL 12 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1977 29 4.3 Oklahoma City AA AAA PHI 29 27 22 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .227 .320 .318 .638 7 0 2 0
8 Seasons 163 315 303 12 65 8 2 2 11 0 0 5 35 .215 .227 .274 .501 83 0 7 0
WRk (2 seasons) WRk 6 9 9 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .444 .667 4 0 0 0
A (4 seasons) A 80 185 184 0 38 5 0 1 3 0 0 1 8 .207 .211 .250 .461 46 0 0 0
AA (1 season) AA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 74 121 110 10 25 3 1 1 6 0 0 4 24 .227 .254 .300 .554 33 0 7 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1965 17 Huron NORL A PHI P 13 0.00
1966 18 Bakersfield CALL A PHI P 24 0.00
1967 19 Tidewater CARL A PHI P 18 16 6 10 0 2 1.000 0.89
1968 20 Tidewater CARL A PHI P 24 0.00
1969 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-WRk PHI P 15 24 4 18 2 2 .917 1.47
1969 21 Phillies FLIN WRk PHI P 6 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.83
1969 21 Eugene PCL AAA PHI P 9 19 3 14 2 2 .895 1.89
1970 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PHI P 26 37 11 25 1 3 .973 1.38
1970 22 Reading EL AA PHI P 3 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.00
1970 22 Eugene PCL AAA PHI P 23 33 11 22 0 3 1.000 1.43
1976 28 Richmond IL AAA ATL P 12 8 3 4 1 0 .875 0.58
1977 29 Oklahoma City AA AAA PHI P 29 20 3 14 3 0 .850 0.59
8 Seasons 161 105 27 71 7 7 .933 0.61
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Sabr ID: 385801be

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