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Dick Billings

Richard Arlin Billings

Positions: Catcher and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 4, 1942 in Detroit, MI
School: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Drafted
by the Washington Senators in the 25th round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1968 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Lost 1971 [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Senators/Cardinals 1968-1975

Final Game: June 27, 1975 (Age 32)
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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
1968 25 WSA AL 12 40 33 3 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 5 13 .182 .282 .303 .585 81 10 1 0 1 1 0 /75
1969 26 WSA AL 27 43 37 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 8 .135 .256 .135 .391 15 5 3 0 0 0 0 /758
1970 27 WSA AL 11 26 24 3 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 .250 .308 .458 .766 114 11 1 0 0 0 0 /2
1971 28 WSA AL 116 380 349 32 86 14 0 6 48 2 5 21 54 .246 .296 .338 .634 85 118 5 5 1 4 1 279/5
1972 29 TEX AL 133 508 469 41 119 15 1 5 58 1 5 29 77 .254 .296 .322 .618 88 151 13 2 2 6 5 27/593
1973 30 TEX AL 81 305 280 17 50 11 0 3 32 1 1 20 43 .179 .237 .250 .487 41 70 12 2 1 2 2 2/37D9
1974 31 TOT MLB 17 40 36 2 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 7 .222 .300 .250 .550 61 9 1 0 0 0 0 2/D7
1974 31 TEX AL 16 35 31 2 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 6 .226 .314 .258 .572 69 8 1 0 0 0 0 2/D7
1974 31 STL NL 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1975 32 STL NL 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs 400 1345 1231 101 280 44 1 16 142 6 12 87 207 .227 .281 .304 .584 73 374 36 9 5 13 8
162 Game Avg. 162 545 499 41 113 18 0 6 58 2 5 35 84 .227 .281 .304 .584 73 151 15 4 2 5 3
TEX (7 yrs) 396 1337 1223 101 279 44 1 16 142 6 12 87 204 .228 .282 .305 .587 74 373 36 9 5 13 8
STL (2 yrs) 4 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -30 1 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 396 1337 1223 101 279 44 1 16 142 6 12 87 204 .228 .282 .305 .587 74 373 36 9 5 13 8
NL (2 yrs) 4 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -30 1 0 0 0 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
1968 25 WSA AL 12 40 -1 -0 -0 1 -0 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .494 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 /75
1969 26 WSA AL 27 43 -3 -1 -1 0 -0 -5 -0.6 1 -3 -0.4 .480 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -3 /758
1970 27 WSA AL 11 26 0 -0 -0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .494 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /2
1971 28 WSA AL 116 380 -5 -3 1 -5 2 -9 -1.1 13 4 0.2 .491 .494 0.8 -0.3 9 279/5
1972 29 TEX AL 133 508 -9 -3 0 -2 4 -10 -1.4 18 8 0.6 .491 .492 1.0 0.1 10 27/593
1973 30 TEX AL 81 305 -20 -2 -1 -9 4 -27 -2.9 11 -16 -1.8 .463 .482 -0.9 -0.4 -8 2/37D9
1974 31 TEX AL 16 35 -1 0 -0 0 1 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $32,000 2/D7
1974 31 STL NL 1 5 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .437 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1975 32 STL NL 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
8 Seasons 400 1345 -40 -9 -0 -15 10 -54 -6.2 47 -7 -1.3 .485 .492 0.5 -0.6 9 $32,000
TEX (7 yrs) 396 1337 -38 -9 -0 -15 10 -53 -6.1 47 -6 -1.2 .485 .491 0.6 -0.6 10 $32,000
STL (2 yrs) 4 8 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .462 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1968 WSA AL 25 LF 8 7 4 60.0 14 12 1 1 0 .929 1 14 1.95 1.63 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 WSA AL 25 OF 8 7 4 60.0 14 12 1 1 0 .929 1 14 1.95 1.63 .981 2.08 2.08
1968 WSA AL 25 3B 4 1 1 18.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0 27 3.50 1.75 .951 3.05 3.05
1969 WSA AL 26 OF 6 6 3 50.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 2 1.62 1.50 .978 2.12 2.13
1969 WSA AL 26 LF 5 5 2 42.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 23 2.36 2.20 .978 1.99 2.00
1969 WSA AL 26 3B 1 1 0 8.0 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 -0 -15 4.50 4.00 .955 3.15 3.20
1969 WSA AL 26 CF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 1.12 1.00 .980 2.48 2.50
1970 WSA AL 27 C 8 6 5 52.0 28 25 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -23 4.85 3.50 .988 6.65 6.62 3 4 3 3 50% 40% 0
1971 WSA AL 28 C 62 61 60 548.0 375 337 35 3 5 .992 -4 -9 6.11 6.00 .988 6.37 6.34 16 21 44 21 32% 39% 3
1971 WSA AL 28 OF 32 25 21 222.1 44 41 2 1 0 .977 -0 -1 1.74 1.34 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 WSA AL 28 LF 22 16 14 145.1 28 26 1 1 0 .964 -0 -3 1.67 1.23 .981 1.93 1.92
1971 WSA AL 28 RF 12 9 7 77.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 1.87 1.33 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 WSA AL 28 3B 2 0 0 4.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -129 1.93 0.50 .960 3.09 3.05
1972 TEX AL 29 C 92 78 68 699.0 533 478 45 10 13 .981 -4 -7 6.73 5.68 .985 6.48 6.46 12 31 43 29 40% 39% 2
1972 TEX AL 29 OF 41 35 29 314.0 74 66 5 3 0 .959 3 11 2.04 1.73 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 TEX AL 29 LF 39 35 29 310.1 74 66 5 3 0 .959 3 10 2.06 1.82 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 TEX AL 29 3B 5 5 4 43.0 20 3 14 3 0 .850 -1 -33 3.56 3.40 .954 2.97 2.96
1972 TEX AL 29 RF 2 0 0 3.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 98 4.91 1.00 .980 2.21 2.10
1972 TEX AL 29 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.70
1973 TEX AL 30 C 72 67 62 597.2 398 356 32 10 3 .975 -6 -12 5.84 5.39 .985 6.05 6.02 3 30 55 25 31% 38% 0
1973 TEX AL 30 OF 4 3 2 25.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -58 1.08 0.75 .980 2.30 2.28
1973 TEX AL 30 1B 3 3 3 22.2 22 17 2 3 1 .864 -2 -90 7.54 6.33 .992 9.89 9.80
1973 TEX AL 30 LF 3 2 1 17.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -78 0.53 0.33 .980 2.01 2.00
1973 TEX AL 30 DH 2 2
1973 TEX AL 30 RF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 2.25 2.00 .975 2.14 2.10
1974 TOT MLB 31 C 14 10 5 91.1 65 63 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 6.41 4.64 .983 5.91 5.89 0 4 4 3 43% 38% 0
1974 TEX AL 31 C 13 10 5 78.1 57 55 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 6.55 4.38 .983 5.88 5.87 0 4 4 3 43% 38% 0
1974 TEX AL 31 DH 1 0
1974 TEX AL 31 LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 1.00 .970 2.25 2.10
1974 TEX AL 31 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.40
1974 STL NL 31 C 1 0 0 13.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.54 8.00 .985 6.09 6.10 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons C 248 222 200 1988.0 1399 1259 117 23 22 .984 -15 -9 6.23 5.55 .986 6.30 6.28 34 90 149 81 35% 39% 5
6 Seasons OF 92 76 59 673.1 145 132 8 5 0 .966 3 5 1.87 1.52 .982 2.21 2.20
6 Seasons LF 78 65 50 576.2 129 117 7 5 0 .961 3 6 1.94 1.59 .980 1.91 1.91
3 Seasons RF 15 10 8 88.2 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 0 5 2.03 1.33 .980 2.06 2.05
4 Seasons 3B 12 7 5 73.2 32 6 23 3 1 .906 -1 -23 3.54 2.42 .954 3.02 3.03
2 Seasons 1B 4 3 3 23.2 22 17 2 3 1 .864 -2 -86 7.23 4.75 .992 9.89 9.77
1 Season CF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 1.12 1.00 .980 2.48 2.50
8 Seasons TOT 356 308 267 2758.2 1598 1414 150 34 24 .979 -16 -7 5.10 4.39 .985 5.24 5.15 34 90 149 81 35% 39% 5
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1972 AL  6 (9th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1972 AL  10 (5th)
1973 AL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1972 AL  13 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1971 AL  16 (1st)
1972 AL  12 (2nd)

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
197431Texas Rangers$32,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$32,000
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: Richard Arlin Dick Billings

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