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Bill Barrett

William Joseph Barrett (Whispering Bill)

Positions: Rightfielder, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 28, 1900 in Cambridge, MA
High School: Rindge Tech HS (Cambridge, MA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1920. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 13, 1921 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1923 [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/RedSox/Athletics/Senators 1921-1930

Final Game: May 31, 1930 (Age 30)
Died: January 26, 1951 in Cambridge, MA
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
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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
1921 21 PHA AL 14 31 30 3 7 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 .233 .233 .367 .600 51 11 0 0 /6153
1923 23 CHW AL 44 176 162 17 44 7 2 2 23 12 3 9 24 .272 .310 .377 .686 81 61 0 5 O7/85
1924 24 CHW AL 119 454 406 52 110 18 5 2 56 15 10 30 38 .271 .326 .355 .680 78 144 3 8 6O7/58
1925 25 CHW AL 81 277 245 44 89 23 3 3 40 5 6 24 27 .363 .420 .518 .938 142 127 0 8 4O9/5678
1926 26 CHW AL 111 412 368 46 113 31 4 6 63 9 7 25 26 .307 .353 .462 .815 114 170 1 18 O9/37
1927 27 CHW AL 147 634 556 62 159 35 9 4 83 20 13 52 46 .286 .347 .403 .750 96 224 0 26 *O98
1928 28 CHW AL 76 253 235 34 65 11 2 3 26 8 4 14 30 .277 .320 .379 .699 84 89 1 2 O94/78
1929 29 TOT AL 114 439 371 57 100 23 4 3 35 11 8 53 38 .270 .365 .377 .743 94 140 3 12 *O98/57
1929 29 CHW AL 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .667 .000 .667 87 0 0 0
1929 29 BOS AL 111 436 370 57 100 23 4 3 35 11 8 51 38 .270 .363 .378 .742 93 140 3 12 *O98/57
1930 30 TOT AL 12 26 22 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 .136 .208 .182 .390 1 4 0 2 /O9
1930 30 BOS AL 6 21 18 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .167 .211 .222 .433 12 4 0 2 /O9
1930 30 WSH AL 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -45 0 0 0 /O9
9 Yrs 718 2702 2395 318 690 151 30 23 330 80 51 209 239 .288 .347 .405 .752 96 970 8 81
162 Game Avg. 162 610 540 72 156 34 7 5 74 18 12 47 54 .288 .347 .405 .752 96 219 2 18
CHW (7 yrs) 581 2209 1973 255 580 125 25 20 291 69 43 156 191 .294 .347 .413 .760 99 815 5 67
BOS (2 yrs) 117 457 388 60 103 24 4 3 36 11 8 52 41 .265 .357 .371 .728 90 144 3 14
WSH (1 yr) 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -45 0 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 14 31 30 3 7 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 .233 .233 .367 .600 51 11 0 0

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
1921 21 PHA AL 14 31 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $2,000 /6153
1923 23 CHW AL 44 176 -5 2 0 0 -2 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .487 .497 0.1 -0.2 1 $3,600 O7/85
1924 24 CHW AL 119 454 -15 -0 0 -22 4 -32 -3.0 17 -15 -1.4 .474 .481 0.7 -1.6 7 $4,200 6O7/58
1925 25 CHW AL 81 277 15 -1 0 -3 1 12 1.1 10 22 2.1 .513 .507 2.4 -0.2 25 $4,500 4O9/5678
1926 26 CHW AL 111 412 6 -0 0 0 -5 1 0.1 16 17 1.6 .501 .501 1.7 -0.5 17 $5,000 O9/37
1927 27 CHW AL 147 634 -4 -1 0 4 -7 -8 -0.7 24 16 1.6 .495 .495 1.2 -0.2 12 $7,000 *O98
1928 28 CHW AL 76 253 -6 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 9 3 0.3 .491 .496 0.3 -0.1 3 $7,000 O94/78
1929 29 CHW AL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .511 .500 0.0 0.0 1 $7,000
1929 29 BOS AL 111 436 -2 -0 0 6 -5 -1 -0.2 16 15 1.5 .499 .499 0.9 0.1 9 *O98/57
1930 30 BOS AL 6 21 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .440 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $7,000 /O9
1930 30 WSH AL 6 5 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O9
9 Seasons 718 2702 -17 -1 0 -16 -14 -47 -4.5 102 54 5.6 .494 .496 7.0 -2.8 70 $47,300
CHW (7 yrs) 581 2209 -8 -1 0 -21 -9 -39 -3.7 83 44 4.5 .493 .495 6.4 -2.8 65 $38,300
BOS (2 yrs) 117 457 -5 -0 0 5 -5 -5 -0.5 17 12 1.2 .496 .499 0.7 -0.0 7 $7,000
WSH (1 yr) 6 5 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
PHA (1 yr) 14 31 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $2,000

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1921 21 PHA AL 1 0 1.000 7.20 4 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 2 4 4 0 9 2 0 0 1 25 66 7.70 2.200 3.6 0.0 16.2 3.6 0.22
1 Yr 1 0 1.000 7.20 4 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 2 4 4 0 9 2 0 0 1 25 66 7.70 2.200 3.6 0.0 16.2 3.6 0.22
162 Game Avg. 17 0 1.000 7.20 68 0 34 0 0 0 85 34 68 68 0 153 34 0 0 17 425 66 7.70 2.200 3.6 0.0 16.2 3.6 0.22

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1921 21 PHA AL 4.1 4 0 4 8.31 5.42 -0.19 0.00 104.2 5.85 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .472 .499 $2,000
1 Season 4.1 4 0 4 8.31 5.42 -0.19 0.00 104.2 5.85 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .472 .499 $2,000

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
1921 PHA AL 21 SS 8 6 5 40 12 25 3 2 .925 4.63 .941 5.34
1921 PHA AL 21 P 4 0 0 5.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.60 0.50 .955 2.70 2.68
1921 PHA AL 21 3B 2 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.50 .952 3.40
1921 PHA AL 21 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.60
1923 CHW AL 23 OF 40 41 38 100 89 5 6 1 .940 2.35 .965 2.38
1923 CHW AL 23 LF 38 37 35 87 77 5 5 1 .943 2.16 .966 2.35
1923 CHW AL 23 CF 4 4 3 14 13 0 1 0 .929 3.25 .968 2.70
1923 CHW AL 23 3B 1 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 5.00 .944 3.40
1924 CHW AL 24 SS 77 70 69 405 167 199 39 36 .904 4.75 .949 5.14
1924 CHW AL 24 OF 28 25 20 55 45 6 4 4 .927 1.82 .970 2.39
1924 CHW AL 24 LF 25 23 19 50 41 5 4 3 .920 1.84 .964 2.34
1924 CHW AL 24 3B 8 8 7 28 11 15 2 2 .929 3.25 .951 3.26
1924 CHW AL 24 CF 3 2 1 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 1.67 .976 2.80
1925 CHW AL 25 2B 41 34 33 210 83 115 12 23 .943 4.83 .962 5.76
1925 CHW AL 25 OF 27 16 14 45 42 1 2 0 .956 1.59 .965 2.43
1925 CHW AL 25 RF 23 15 14 42 39 1 2 0 .952 1.74 .966 2.08
1925 CHW AL 25 3B 4 2 2 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 2.00 .948 3.20
1925 CHW AL 25 SS 4 2 2 16 4 10 2 0 .875 3.50 .944 5.20
1925 CHW AL 25 LF 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 2.33
1925 CHW AL 25 CF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.90
1926 CHW AL 26 OF 102 93 88 193 179 8 6 2 .969 1.83 .966 2.34
1926 CHW AL 26 RF 101 93 88 193 179 8 6 2 .969 1.85 .964 2.00
1926 CHW AL 26 1B 2 2 1 14 11 1 2 1 .857 6.00 .990 10.75
1926 CHW AL 26 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1927 CHW AL 27 OF 147 146 138 323 289 22 12 6 .963 2.12 .964 2.35
1927 CHW AL 27 RF 136 135 127 294 264 19 11 6 .963 2.08 .955 1.97
1927 CHW AL 27 CF 12 11 11 29 25 3 1 1 .966 2.33 .966 2.71
1928 CHW AL 28 OF 37 33 31 80 72 7 1 0 .988 2.14 .973 2.36
1928 CHW AL 28 RF 33 31 30 72 64 7 1 0 .986 2.15 .973 1.98
1928 CHW AL 28 2B 25 21 18 109 50 55 4 7 .963 4.20 .963 5.67
1928 CHW AL 28 LF 4 2 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .974 2.30
1928 CHW AL 28 CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.80
1929 BOS AL 29 OF 109 100 88 227 204 17 6 4 .974 2.03 .966 2.42
1929 BOS AL 29 RF 101 90 82 200 180 15 5 4 .975 1.93 .963 1.97
1929 BOS AL 29 CF 11 9 6 24 22 1 1 0 .958 2.09 .970 2.89
1929 BOS AL 29 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.10
1929 BOS AL 29 LF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.40
1930 TOT AL 30 OF 6 3 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .963 2.32
1930 TOT AL 30 RF 6 3 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.97
1930 BOS AL 30 OF 5 3 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .964 2.32
1930 BOS AL 30 RF 5 3 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.96
1930 WSH AL 30 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.30
1930 WSH AL 30 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00
8 Seasons OF 496 457 420 1029 926 66 37 17 .964 2.00 .966 2.37
6 Seasons RF 400 367 344 807 732 50 25 12 .969 1.96 .961 1.98
3 Seasons SS 89 78 76 461 183 234 44 38 .905 4.69 .948 5.16
6 Seasons LF 72 64 55 146 127 10 9 4 .938 1.90 .966 2.34
2 Seasons 2B 66 55 51 319 133 170 16 30 .950 4.59 .962 5.73
6 Seasons CF 32 26 21 75 67 5 3 2 .960 2.25 .968 2.79
5 Seasons 3B 16 11 10 47 16 29 2 3 .957 2.81 .950 3.26
1 Season P 4 0 0 5.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.60 0.50 .955 2.70 2.68
2 Seasons 1B 3 2 1 15 12 1 2 1 .867 4.33 .990 10.70
9 Seasons TOT 674 603 558 5.0 1873 1270 502 101 89 .946 3.60 2.63 .961 2.70 3.13
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
1927 AL  46 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1927 AL  20 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1927 AL  26 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1927 AL  13 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1927 AL  436 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1924 AL  45 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1924 AL  39 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1923 AL  1 (4th)
1924 AL  3 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  101 (4th)
1927 AL  136 (3rd)
1929 AL  101 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  179 (5th)
1927 AL  264 (1st)
1929 AL  180 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  19 (1st)
1929 AL  15 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  6 (1st)
1929 AL  4 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  147 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  22 (2nd)
1929 AL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  2.08 (3rd)
1929 AL  1.93 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  .963 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2214), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1758), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1612), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (239th), 5.6 career WAR/7.3 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
192121Philadelphia Athletics$2,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192323Chicago White Sox$3,600Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192424Chicago White Sox$4,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192525Chicago White Sox$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192626Chicago White Sox$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192727Chicago White Sox$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192828Chicago White Sox$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192929Chicago White Sox$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsCHW/BOS
193030Boston Red Sox$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsBOS/WSH
Career to date (may be incomplete)$47,300
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: Whispering William Bill billy Joseph Will William Barrett

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