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Bill Akers

William G. Akers (Bump)

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: December 25, 1904 in Chattanooga, TN (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1929 (Age 24.257, 6,004th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Braves 1929-1932

Last Game: July 27, 1932 (Age 27.215)
Died: April 13, 1962 in Chattanooga, TN
Buried: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
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Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1929 24 DET AL 24 98 83 15 22 4 1 1 9 2 0 10 9 .265 .351 .373 .725 86 31 1 4 6
1930 25 DET AL 85 277 233 36 65 8 5 9 40 5 5 36 34 .279 .375 .472 .848 112 110 0 8 65
1931 26 DET AL 29 74 66 5 13 2 2 0 3 0 1 7 6 .197 .274 .288 .562 46 19 0 0 6/4
1932 27 BSN NL 36 109 93 8 24 3 1 1 17 0 10 15 .258 .330 .344 .674 85 32 0 2 5/46
4 Yrs 174 558 475 64 124 17 9 11 69 7 6 63 64 .261 .349 .404 .753 93 192 1 14
162 Game Avg. 162 520 442 60 115 16 8 10 64 7 59 60 .261 .349 .404 .753 93 179 1 13
DET (3 yrs) 138 449 382 56 100 14 8 10 52 7 6 53 49 .262 .353 .419 .772 95 160 1 12
BSN (1 yr) 36 109 93 8 24 3 1 1 17 0 10 15 .258 .330 .344 .674 85 32 0 2
AL (3 yrs) 138 449 382 56 100 14 8 10 52 7 6 53 49 .262 .353 .419 .772 95 160 1 12
NL (1 yr) 36 109 93 8 24 3 1 1 17 0 10 15 .258 .330 .344 .674 85 32 0 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1929 24 DET AL 24 98 -2 1 0 -4 2 -3 -0.3 4 0 0.1 .487 .498 0.4 -0.2 4 $2,400 6
1930 25 DET AL 85 277 4 -1 0 -1 4 6 0.5 10 16 1.6 .506 .503 1.6 0.3 17 $2,400 65
1931 26 DET AL 29 74 -5 -0 0 -3 1 -8 -0.7 3 -5 -0.4 .476 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $3,600 6/4
1932 27 BSN NL 36 109 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .495 .499 0.3 -0.0 3 5/46
4 Seasons 174 558 -5 -1 0 -9 8 -7 -0.7 20 14 1.4 .496 .500 2.2 -0.1 23 $8,400
DET (3 yrs) 138 449 -3 -1 0 -8 7 -5 -0.5 17 12 1.2 .496 .501 1.9 -0.1 20 $8,400
BSN (1 yr) 36 109 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .495 .499 0.3 -0.0 3

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1929 DET AL 24 SS 24 24 22 107 43 57 7 13 .935 4.17 .937 5.21
1930 DET AL 25 SS 49 46 44 267 97 155 15 38 .944 5.14 .940 5.12
1930 DET AL 25 3B 26 17 17 56 22 29 5 5 .911 1.96 .945 3.04
1931 DET AL 26 SS 21 16 16 92 44 42 6 8 .935 4.10 .936 5.18
1931 DET AL 26 2B 2 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00 .967 5.85
1932 BSN NL 27 3B 20 21 18 55 16 35 4 1 .927 2.55 .945 2.88
1932 BSN NL 27 2B 5 0 0 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 1.40 .969 5.78
1932 BSN NL 27 SS 5 3 3 18 6 9 3 3 .833 3.00 .946 5.50
4 Seasons SS 99 89 85 484 190 263 31 62 .936 4.58 .939 5.17
2 Seasons 3B 46 38 35 111 38 64 9 6 .919 2.22 .945 2.97
2 Seasons 2B 7 0 0 10 7 2 1 0 .900 1.29 .968 5.80
4 Seasons TOT 152 127 120 605 235 329 41 68 .932 3.71 .940 4.54
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1929 24 Detroit Tigers $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 25 Detroit Tigers $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 26 Detroit Tigers $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,400
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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