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Billy Campbell

William James Campbell

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: November 5, 1873 in Pittsburgh, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1905 (Age 31.163)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1908 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cardinals 1905-1909

Final Game: August 23, 1909 (Age 35.291)
Died: October 6, 1957 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
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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
1905 31 STL NL 1 1 .500 7.41 2 2 0 2 0 0 17.0 27 17 14 0 7 2 0 0 0 81 41 3.52 2.000 14.3 0.0 3.7 1.1 0.29
1907 33 CIN NL 3 0 1.000 2.14 3 3 0 3 0 0 21.0 19 5 5 0 3 4 0 0 0 81 124 2.23 1.048 8.1 0.0 1.3 1.7 1.33
1908 34 CIN NL 12 13 .480 2.60 35 24 10 19 2 2 221.1 203 99 64 3 44 73 10 1 3 859 89 2.35 1.116 8.3 0.1 1.8 3.0 1.66
1909 35 CIN NL 7 11 .389 2.67 30 15 14 7 0 2 148.1 162 65 44 0 39 37 9 0 2 611 97 2.69 1.355 9.8 0.0 2.4 2.2 0.95
4 Yrs 23 25 .479 2.80 70 44 24 31 2 4 407.2 411 186 127 3 93 116 19 1 5 1632 88 2.52 1.236 9.1 0.1 2.1 2.6 1.25
162 Game Avg. 14 15 .479 2.80 42 26 14 18 1 2 243 245 111 76 2 55 69 11 1 3 973 88 2.52 1.236 9.1 0.1 2.1 2.6 1.25
CIN (3 yrs) 22 24 .478 2.60 68 42 24 29 2 4 390.2 384 169 113 3 86 114 19 1 5 1551 94 2.47 1.203 8.8 0.1 2.0 2.6 1.33
STL (1 yr) 1 1 .500 7.41 2 2 0 2 0 0 17.0 27 17 14 0 7 2 0 0 0 81 41 3.52 2.000 14.3 0.0 3.7 1.1 0.29
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1905 31 STL NL 17.0 2 2 17 9.00 4.20 -0.40 0.00 99.0 4.55 -8 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .192 .496 $1,800
1907 33 CIN NL 21.0 3 3 5 2.14 3.40 0.11 0.00 105.0 3.46 3 0.5 -0.0 0.6 5 .655 .503
1908 34 CIN NL 221.1 35 24 99 4.03 3.35 -0.10 0.00 98.0 3.39 -15 -1.9 1.0 -0.2 -0.1 -1 .446 .488
1909 35 CIN NL 148.1 30 15 65 3.94 3.63 0.01 0.00 100.0 3.61 -6 -0.8 1.0 -0.2 0.4 5 .475 .495
4 Seasons 407.2 70 44 186 4.11 3.49 -0.06 0.00 99.1 3.52 -27 -2.8 1.0 -0.4 0.5 1 .460 .492 $1,800
CIN (3 yrs) 390.2 68 42 169 3.89 3.46 -0.05 0.00 99.1 3.48 -18 -2.2 1.0 -0.3 0.9 9 .468 .492
STL (1 yr) 17.0 2 2 17 9.00 4.20 -0.40 0.00 99.0 4.55 -8 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .192 .496 $1,800

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
1905 31 STL NL 2 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 -14 1 0 1 /1
1907 33 CIN NL 3 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 54 2 0 0 /1
1908 34 CIN NL 35 82 72 1 6 0 1 0 3 0 3 10 .083 .132 .111 .243 -22 8 1 6 1
1909 35 CIN NL 30 50 43 1 6 1 1 0 1 1 1 7 .140 .159 .209 .368 15 9 0 6 1
4 Yrs 70 148 130 4 15 1 2 0 5 1 4 21 .115 .148 .154 .302 -4 20 1 13
162 Game Avg. 162 343 301 9 35 2 5 0 12 2 9 49 .115 .148 .154 .302 -4 46 2 30
CIN (3 yrs) 68 140 123 3 14 1 2 0 5 1 4 21 .114 .148 .154 .303 -4 19 1 12
STL (1 yr) 2 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 -14 1 0 1

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
1905 31 STL NL 2 8 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,800 /1
1907 33 CIN NL 3 8 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1908 34 CIN NL 35 82 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1909 35 CIN NL 30 50 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
4 Seasons 70 148 -15 0 0 0 10 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .492 .498 -0.6 0.0 -5 $1,800
CIN (3 yrs) 68 140 -14 0 0 0 10 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .492 .498 -0.5 0.0 -4
STL (1 yr) 2 8 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,800

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
1905 STL NL 31 P 2 17.0 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 5.82 5.50 .943 2.96 2.95
1907 CIN NL 33 P 3 21.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 4.71 3.67 .950 2.96 2.90
1908 CIN NL 34 P 35 221.1 104 10 87 7 1 .933 3.94 2.77 .953 2.99 2.98
1909 CIN NL 35 P 30 148.1 59 3 55 1 2 .983 3.52 1.93 .940 2.83 2.84
4 Seasons P 70 407.2 185 19 158 8 3 .957 3.91 2.53 .948 2.93 2.92
4 Seasons TOT 70 407.2 185 19 158 8 3 .957 3.91 2.53 .948 2.93 2.92
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

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1908 NL  1.789 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1908 NL  2 (6th)
1909 NL  2 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1908 NL  1.659 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1908 NL  10 (10th)
1909 NL  9 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1908 NL  10 (8th)
1909 NL  14 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1908 NL  7 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1908 NL  3.94 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2051), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2316th), -0.1 career WAR/-0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-0.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1905 31 St. Louis Cardinals $1,800 ? 1908 National Commission report
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,800
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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