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Bill Brenzel

William Richard Brenzel

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 173 lb.

Born: March 3, 1910 in Oakland, CA
High School: Fremont HS (Oakland, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1932 (Age 22.041, 6,242nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Pirates 1932-1935

Last Game: September 28, 1935 (Age 25.209)
Died: June 12, 1979 in Oakland, CA
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA
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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
1932 22 PIT NL 9 24 24 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 .042 .042 .083 .125 -67 2 0 0 /2
1934 24 CLE AL 15 55 51 4 11 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 .216 .245 .275 .520 33 14 0 2 2
1935 25 CLE AL 52 154 142 12 31 5 1 0 14 2 2 6 10 .218 .250 .268 .518 33 38 0 6 2
3 Yrs 76 233 217 16 43 9 1 0 19 2 2 8 15 .198 .227 .249 .476 23 54 0 8
162 Game Avg. 162 497 463 34 92 19 2 0 41 4 17 32 .198 .227 .249 .476 23 115 0 17
CLE (2 yrs) 67 209 193 16 42 8 1 0 17 2 2 8 11 .218 .249 .269 .518 33 52 0 8
PIT (1 yr) 9 24 24 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 .042 .042 .083 .125 -67 2 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 67 209 193 16 42 8 1 0 17 2 2 8 11 .218 .249 .269 .518 33 52 0 8
NL (1 yr) 9 24 24 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 .042 .042 .083 .125 -67 2 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
1932 22 PIT NL 9 24 -5 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .439 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 /2
1934 24 CLE AL 15 55 -5 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .470 .497 -0.2 0.0 -3 2
1935 25 CLE AL 52 154 -15 -0 0 0 1 -14 -1.4 6 -8 -0.8 .474 .492 -0.8 0.1 -8 2
3 Seasons 76 233 -25 -0 0 0 2 -24 -2.4 9 -15 -1.5 .469 .493 -1.5 0.2 -15
CLE (2 yrs) 67 209 -20 -0 0 0 2 -19 -1.8 8 -11 -1.1 .473 .493 -1.1 0.1 -11
PIT (1 yr) 9 24 -5 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .439 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1932 PIT NL 22 C 9 6 6 37 35 2 0 1 1.000 4.11 .979 4.66 3 6 1 14% 44%
1934 CLE AL 24 C 15 14 13 77 67 10 0 1 1.000 5.13 .981 4.99 1 4 4 50% 36%
1935 CLE AL 25 C 51 41 30 157 135 18 4 3 .975 3.00 .984 4.75 3 20 10 33% 41%
3 Seasons C 75 61 49 271 237 30 4 5 .985 3.56 .982 4.79 7 30 15 33% 41%
3 Seasons TOT 75 61 49 271 237 30 4 5 .985 3.56 .982 4.79 7 30 15 33% 41%
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

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