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Bill Bonham

William Gordon Bonham

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 1, 1948 in Glendale, CA
High Schools: Francis Poly HS (Pacoima, CA), Poly HS (Sun Valley, CA)
Schools: Los Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA), University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1970. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1971 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Reds 1971-1980

Final Game: July 26, 1980 (Age 31)
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All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #869. Vern Ruhle… #870. George Hemming… #871. Hal Brown… #872. BILL BONHAM… #873. Jim Kern… #874. Luke Hamlin… #875. Jose Contreras… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1971 22 CHC NL 2 1 .667 4.65 4.43 33 2 4 0 0 0 60.0 63 38 31 6 36 5 41 5 1 5 272 84 1.650 9.5 0.9 5.4 6.2 1.14
1972 23 CHC NL 1 1 .500 3.12 2.95 19 4 8 0 0 4 57.2 56 22 20 4 25 2 49 1 0 2 245 122 1.405 8.7 0.6 3.9 7.6 1.96
1973 24 CHC NL 7 5 .583 3.02 3.17 44 15 14 3 0 6 152.0 126 55 51 10 64 7 121 4 1 9 627 130 1.250 7.5 0.6 3.8 7.2 1.89
1974 25 CHC NL 11 22 .333 3.86 3.12 44 36 6 10 2 1 242.2 246 133 104 13 109 8 191 6 8 13 1079 99 1.463 9.1 0.5 4.0 7.1 1.75
1975 26 CHC NL 13 15 .464 4.71 3.49 38 36 1 7 2 0 229.1 254 133 120 15 109 6 165 5 0 12 1035 81 1.583 10.0 0.6 4.3 6.5 1.51
1976 27 CHC NL 9 13 .409 4.27 3.74 32 31 0 3 0 0 196.0 215 102 93 11 96 2 110 2 2 10 879 90 1.587 9.9 0.5 4.4 5.1 1.15
1977 28 CHC NL 10 13 .435 4.36 3.59 34 34 0 1 0 0 214.2 207 111 104 15 82 16 134 3 2 3 915 101 1.346 8.7 0.6 3.4 5.6 1.63
1978 29 CIN NL 11 5 .688 3.53 3.33 23 23 0 1 0 0 140.1 151 59 55 9 50 8 83 1 2 8 610 101 1.432 9.7 0.6 3.2 5.3 1.66
1979 30 CIN NL 9 7 .563 3.79 4.04 29 29 0 2 0 0 175.2 173 80 74 14 60 3 78 8 3 6 741 100 1.326 8.9 0.7 3.1 4.0 1.30
1980 31 CIN NL 2 1 .667 4.74 2.86 4 4 0 0 0 0 19.0 21 10 10 1 5 0 13 0 0 0 81 78 1.368 9.9 0.5 2.4 6.2 2.60
10 Yrs 75 83 .475 4.01 3.50 300 214 33 27 4 11 1487.1 1512 743 662 98 636 57 985 35 19 68 6484 97 1.444 9.1 0.6 3.8 6.0 1.55
162 Game Avg. 10 11 .475 4.01 3.50 40 28 4 4 1 1 197 200 98 88 13 84 8 130 5 3 9 858 97 1.444 9.1 0.6 3.8 6.0 1.55
CHC (7 yrs) 53 70 .431 4.08 3.45 244 158 33 24 4 11 1152.1 1167 594 523 74 521 46 811 26 14 54 5052 97 1.465 9.1 0.6 4.1 6.3 1.56
CIN (3 yrs) 22 13 .629 3.73 3.67 56 56 0 3 0 0 335.0 345 149 139 24 115 11 174 9 5 14 1432 99 1.373 9.3 0.6 3.1 4.7 1.51

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
1971 22 CHC NL 60.0 33 2 38 5.70 4.02 -0.25 -0.14 112.5 4.65 -8 -0.9 .6 0.0 -0.2 -2 .474 .495
1972 23 CHC NL 57.2 19 4 22 3.43 3.71 -0.14 -0.06 108.9 4.13 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.9 9 .522 .503
1973 24 CHC NL 152.0 44 15 55 3.26 4.15 -0.25 -0.05 109.3 4.75 25 2.9 1.2 0.0 4.3 38 .566 .518
1974 25 CHC NL 242.2 44 36 133 4.93 4.22 -0.80 0.12 104.7 5.38 11 1.2 1.6 -0.1 3.2 32 .527 .507
1975 26 CHC NL 229.1 38 36 133 5.22 4.16 -0.50 0.12 105.8 5.06 -6 -0.6 2.6 -0.1 1.3 15 .483 .496
1976 27 CHC NL 196.0 32 31 102 4.68 4.10 -0.26 0.12 106.2 4.75 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.6 17 .498 .500
1977 28 CHC NL 214.2 34 34 111 4.65 4.47 -0.27 0.16 111.6 5.48 18 2.0 -0.1 3.8 38 .559 .512
1978 29 CIN NL 140.1 23 23 59 3.78 4.00 -0.19 0.12 97.6 4.22 5 0.6 -0.1 1.8 18 .527 .504
1979 30 CIN NL 175.2 29 29 80 4.10 4.15 0.04 0.14 101.3 4.30 2 0.2 -0.1 1.7 18 .508 .501
1980 31 CIN NL 19.0 4 4 10 4.74 3.86 0.01 0.13 100.9 4.01 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 0 .457 .499
10 Seasons 1487.1 300 214 743 4.50 4.16 -0.34 0.09 105.9 4.87 49 5.6 1.0 -0.7 18.2 182 .519 .505
CHC (7 yrs) 1152.1 244 158 594 4.64 4.19 -0.42 0.08 107.7 5.04 43 5.0 1.0 -0.5 14.7 146 .520 .505
CIN (3 yrs) 335.0 56 56 149 4.00 4.07 -0.06 0.13 99.7 4.25 6 0.7 -0.1 3.5 36 .512 .502

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
1971 22 CHC NL 33 12 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .167 .333 -10 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1972 23 CHC NL 19 19 14 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .286 .375 .286 .661 83 4 0 0 3 0 0 1
1973 24 CHC NL 44 49 43 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 .093 .093 .093 .186 -50 4 1 0 6 0 0 1
1974 25 CHC NL 48 91 84 8 12 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 25 .143 .163 .167 .329 -9 14 4 0 5 0 0 1
1975 26 CHC NL 40 92 82 8 15 1 1 0 6 0 0 1 19 .183 .190 .220 .410 12 18 1 0 8 1 0 1
1976 27 CHC NL 32 74 65 6 13 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 15 .200 .224 .262 .485 34 17 1 0 7 0 0 1
1977 28 CHC NL 35 77 65 3 15 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 14 .231 .242 .277 .519 33 18 1 0 11 0 0 1
1978 29 CIN NL 23 56 43 2 8 3 0 0 5 0 0 4 9 .186 .271 .256 .527 48 11 0 1 8 0 0 1
1979 30 CIN NL 29 63 57 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 .140 .140 .175 .316 -14 10 1 0 6 0 0 1
1980 31 CIN NL 4 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 -57 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
10 Yrs 307 540 471 37 81 15 1 0 24 0 0 13 125 .172 .195 .208 .404 10 98 9 1 54 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 285 249 20 43 8 1 0 13 0 0 7 66 .172 .195 .208 .404 10 52 5 1 28 1 0
CHC (7 yrs) 251 414 365 31 65 10 1 0 17 0 0 8 97 .178 .195 .211 .406 10 77 8 0 40 1 0
CIN (3 yrs) 56 126 106 6 16 5 0 0 7 0 0 5 28 .151 .196 .198 .395 9 21 1 1 14 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
1971 22 CHC NL 33 12 -2 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1972 23 CHC NL 19 19 -0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1973 24 CHC NL 44 49 -8 0 -0 0 6 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1974 25 CHC NL 48 91 -11 0 -1 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1975 26 CHC NL 40 92 -9 -0 -0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1976 27 CHC NL 32 74 -7 -0 0 0 8 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1977 28 CHC NL 35 77 -8 0 -0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1978 29 CIN NL 23 56 -3 -0 0 0 7 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .516 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1979 30 CIN NL 29 63 -8 -1 -0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1980 31 CIN NL 4 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .507 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
10 Seasons 307 540 -56 -1 -0 0 61 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.3 0.1 4
CHC (7 yrs) 251 414 -44 -0 -1 0 46 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1
CIN (3 yrs) 56 126 -12 -1 0 0 15 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1971 CHC NL 22 P 33 2 0 60.0 18 5 13 0 1 1.000 2.70 0.55 .954 1.90 1.90 7 6 46% 35% 0
1972 CHC NL 23 P 19 4 0 57.2 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 1.87 0.63 .950 1.78 1.78 5 4 44% 37% 1
1973 CHC NL 24 P 44 15 3 152.0 52 10 40 2 2 .962 2.96 1.14 .950 1.88 1.88 4 7 64% 36% 3
1974 CHC NL 25 P 44 36 10 242.2 80 20 54 6 4 .925 2.74 1.68 .944 1.88 1.88 26 10 28% 33% 2
1975 CHC NL 26 P 38 36 7 229.1 56 15 37 4 3 .929 2.04 1.37 .946 1.86 1.86 22 5 19% 32% 0
1976 CHC NL 27 P 32 31 3 196.0 43 8 32 3 2 .930 1.84 1.25 .950 1.88 1.87 19 6 24% 33% 0
1977 CHC NL 28 P 34 34 1 214.2 66 20 43 3 4 .955 2.64 1.85 .950 1.85 1.85 23 14 38% 35% 1
1978 CIN NL 29 P 23 23 1 140.1 51 13 35 3 2 .941 3.08 2.09 .951 1.91 1.89 11 4 27% 32% 0
1979 CIN NL 30 P 29 29 2 175.2 44 9 31 4 0 .909 2.05 1.38 .951 1.80 1.80 9 5 36% 34% 0
1980 CIN NL 31 P 4 4 0 19.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.42 0.75 .952 1.89 1.90 3 1 25% 31% 0
10 Seasons P 300 214 27 1487.1 426 103 297 26 18 .939 2.42 1.33 .949 1.86 1.86 129 62 32% 34% 7
10 Seasons TOT 300 214 27 1487.1 426 103 297 26 18 .939 2.42 1.33 .949 1.86 1.86 129 62 32% 34% 7
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1978 NL  .688 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1974 NL  7.084 (3rd)
1975 NL  6.475 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1974 NL  191 (6th)
1975 NL  165 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1974 NL  36 (9th)
1975 NL  36 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1974 NL  109 (5th)
1975 NL  109 (3rd)
1976 NL  96 (4th)
1977 NL  82 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1974 NL  246 (9th)
1975 NL  254 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1974 NL  0.482 (9th)
1977 NL  0.629 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1974 NL  22 (1st)
1975 NL  15 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1974 NL  104 (4th)
1975 NL  120 (1st)
1976 NL  93 (5th)
1977 NL  104 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1974 NL  13 (3rd)
1975 NL  12 (5th)
1976 NL  10 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1974 NL  6 (9th)
1979 NL  8 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1974 NL  1,079 (9th)
1975 NL  1,035 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1974 NL  3.12 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1977 NL  11 (10th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1974 NL  20 (5th)
1977 NL  20 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1974 NL  54 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1974 NL  6 (5th)
1975 NL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1974 NL  2.74 (5th)
1977 NL  2.64 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1977 NL  1.85 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 13 (1349), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1909), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (542nd), 18.6 career WAR/17.8 7yr-peak WAR/18.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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