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Bill Bagwell

William Mallory Bagwell (Big Bill)

Positions: Pinch Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 24, 1895 in Choudrant, LA
School: Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1923 (Age 28)
Rookie Status: Lost 1925 [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Athletics 1923-1925

Final Game: September 26, 1925 (Age 30)
Died: October 5, 1976 in Choudrant, LA
Buried: Sibley Cemetery (Lincoln Parish), Sibley, LA
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Standard Batting

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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
1923 28 BSN NL 56 101 93 8 27 4 2 2 10 0 0 6 12 .290 .333 .441 .774 107 41 0 2 7O
1925 30 PHA AL 36 54 50 4 15 2 1 0 10 0 0 2 2 .300 .327 .380 .707 74 19 0 2 /7O
2 Yrs 92 155 143 12 42 6 3 2 20 0 0 8 14 .294 .331 .420 .751 95 60 0 4
162 Game Avg. 162 273 252 21 74 11 5 4 35 0 0 14 25 .294 .331 .420 .751 95 106 0 7
BSN (1 yr) 56 101 93 8 27 4 2 2 10 0 0 6 12 .290 .333 .441 .774 107 41 0 2
PHA (1 yr) 36 54 50 4 15 2 1 0 10 0 0 2 2 .300 .327 .380 .707 74 19 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
1923 28 BSN NL 56 101 1 0 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .496 .499 0.3 -0.3 3 7O
1925 30 PHA AL 36 54 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .492 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $2,750 /7O
2 Seasons 92 155 -2 0 0 -3 -1 -6 -0.5 5 -0 -0.0 .494 .498 0.3 -0.4 3 $2,750
BSN (1 yr) 56 101 1 0 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .496 .499 0.3 -0.3 3
PHA (1 yr) 36 54 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .492 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $2,750

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1923 BSN NL 28 LF 22 16 12 34 33 1 0 1 1.000 1.55 .966 2.26
1923 BSN NL 28 OF 22 16 12 34 33 1 0 1 1.000 1.55 .964 2.44
1925 PHA AL 30 LF 4 4 4 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.50 .957 2.33
1925 PHA AL 30 OF 4 4 4 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.50 .967 2.42
2 Seasons LF 26 20 16 37 35 1 1 1 .973 1.38 .965 2.27
2 Seasons OF 26 20 16 37 35 1 1 1 .973 1.38 .964 2.44
2 Seasons TOT 26 20 16 37 35 1 1 1 .973 1.38 .964 2.44
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

  • October 15, 1922: Drafted by the Boston Braves from Independence (Southwestern) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.
  • April 25, 1924: Released by the Boston Braves.
  • October 8, 1924: Drafted by the Philadelphia Athletics from Galveston (Texas) in the 1924 rule 5 draft.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
192530Philadelphia Athletics$2,750Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,750
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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Name and misspellings: Big William Bill billy Mallory Will William Bagwell

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