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Bill Champion

Buford Billy Champion

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: September 18, 1947 in Shelby, NC
High School: Shelby HS (Shelby, NC)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 1965 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 4, 1969 (Age 21.259, 10,443rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Phillies 1969-1976

Final Game: June 5, 1976 (Age 28.261)
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Standard Pitching

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
1969 21 PHI NL 5 10 .333 5.01 23 20 1 4 2 1 116.2 130 68 65 7 63 4 70 3 1 6 535 71 3.79 1.654 10.0 0.5 4.9 5.4 1.11
1970 22 PHI NL 0 2 .000 9.00 7 1 2 0 0 0 14.0 21 14 14 3 10 2 12 1 0 1 70 46 6.07 2.214 13.5 1.9 6.4 7.7 1.20
1971 23 PHI NL 3 5 .375 4.39 37 9 8 0 0 0 108.2 100 61 53 10 48 4 49 3 0 3 466 81 4.15 1.362 8.3 0.8 4.0 4.1 1.02
1972 24 PHI NL 4 14 .222 5.09 30 22 1 2 0 0 132.2 155 80 75 11 54 8 54 1 0 7 584 71 3.91 1.575 10.5 0.7 3.7 3.7 1.00
1973 25 MIL AL 5 8 .385 3.70 37 11 6 2 0 1 136.1 139 58 56 10 62 4 67 4 1 8 592 102 3.99 1.474 9.2 0.7 4.1 4.4 1.08
1974 26 MIL AL 11 4 .733 3.62 31 23 2 2 0 0 161.2 168 72 65 12 49 3 60 0 0 4 680 99 3.71 1.342 9.4 0.7 2.7 3.3 1.22
1975 27 MIL AL 6 6 .500 5.89 27 13 2 3 1 0 110.0 125 77 72 11 55 8 40 0 1 3 496 65 4.66 1.636 10.2 0.9 4.5 3.3 0.73
1976 28 MIL AL 0 1 .000 7.03 10 3 1 0 0 0 24.1 35 20 19 0 13 2 8 1 0 3 115 51 3.70 1.973 12.9 0.0 4.8 3.0 0.62
8 Yrs 34 50 .405 4.69 202 102 23 13 3 2 804.1 873 450 419 64 354 35 360 13 3 35 3538 78 4.03 1.525 9.8 0.7 4.0 4.0 1.02
162 Game Avg. 8 11 .405 4.69 45 23 5 3 1 0 180 195 101 94 14 79 8 81 3 1 8 791 78 4.03 1.525 9.8 0.7 4.0 4.0 1.02
PHI (4 yrs) 12 31 .279 5.01 97 52 12 6 2 1 372.0 406 223 207 31 175 18 185 8 1 17 1655 72 4.02 1.562 9.8 0.8 4.2 4.5 1.06
MIL (4 yrs) 22 19 .537 4.41 105 50 11 7 1 1 432.1 467 227 212 33 179 17 175 5 2 18 1883 84 4.04 1.494 9.7 0.7 3.7 3.6 0.98
AL (4 yrs) 22 19 .537 4.41 105 50 11 7 1 1 432.1 467 227 212 33 179 17 175 5 2 18 1883 84 4.04 1.494 9.7 0.7 3.7 3.6 0.98
NL (4 yrs) 12 31 .279 5.01 97 52 12 6 2 1 372.0 406 223 207 31 175 18 185 8 1 17 1655 72 4.02 1.562 9.8 0.8 4.2 4.5 1.06
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
1969 21 PHI NL 116.2 23 20 68 5.25 3.90 -0.46 0.05 99.7 4.40 -12 -1.3 1.6 -0.1 -0.3 -1 .444 .492
1970 22 PHI NL 14.0 7 1 14 9.00 4.64 -0.45 -0.16 99.4 4.90 -7 -0.6 .7 0.1 -0.4 -5 .410 .496
1971 23 PHI NL 108.2 37 9 61 5.05 3.95 0.05 -0.07 104.2 3.99 -14 -1.5 .5 0.1 -0.4 -4 .458 .490
1972 24 PHI NL 132.2 30 22 80 5.43 4.00 -0.02 0.03 103.1 4.18 -20 -2.2 .6 -0.1 -1.1 -8 .427 .486 $15,000
1973 25 MIL AL 136.1 37 11 58 3.83 4.31 0.00 -0.13 97.2 4.06 2 0.2 1.0 -0.2 1.4 16 .506 .501 $18,000
1974 26 MIL AL 161.2 31 23 72 4.01 4.16 0.12 0.06 98.7 4.05 1 0.1 .4 -0.1 1.6 15 .503 .501
1975 27 MIL AL 110.0 27 13 77 6.30 4.37 -0.27 -0.02 100.3 4.64 -20 -2.0 1.2 -0.2 -1.1 -10 .424 .487
1976 28 MIL AL 24.1 10 3 20 7.40 4.03 -0.04 -0.13 100.4 3.95 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -7 .404 .494
8 Seasons 804.1 202 102 450 5.04 4.13 -0.09 -0.02 100.4 4.21 -79 -8.3 .8 -0.6 -1.1 -4 .459 .494 $33,000
PHI (4 yrs) 372.0 97 52 223 5.40 3.98 -0.15 0.00 102.2 4.22 -53 -5.7 .6 -0.0 -2.2 -18 .442 .490 $15,000
MIL (4 yrs) 432.1 105 50 227 4.73 4.25 -0.03 -0.03 98.7 4.20 -27 -2.7 .9 -0.5 1.1 14 .474 .497 $18,000

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1969 21 PHI NL 23 535 455 68 130 20 3 7 6 1 63 70 .286 .373 .389 .762 .321 177 9 3 9 5 4 5
1970 22 PHI NL 7 70 56 14 21 2 1 3 0 1 10 12 .375 .471 .607 1.078 .429 34 1 1 2 1 2 0
1971 23 PHI NL 37 466 401 61 100 23 3 10 8 6 48 49 .249 .329 .397 .725 .258 159 10 3 7 7 4 6
1972 24 PHI NL 30 584 515 80 155 33 4 11 8 4 54 54 .301 .366 .445 .811 .317 229 17 1 10 4 8 2
1973 25 MIL AL 37 592 520 58 139 16 1 10 9 12 62 67 .267 .349 .360 .708 .290 187 11 4 4 2 4 6
1974 26 MIL AL 31 680 623 72 168 21 4 12 13 5 49 60 .270 .321 .374 .695 .281 233 14 0 3 5 3 10
1975 27 MIL AL 27 496 431 77 125 15 1 11 12 7 55 40 .290 .367 .406 .773 .296 175 9 0 5 5 8 8
1976 28 MIL AL 10 115 97 20 35 4 0 0 2 2 13 8 .361 .430 .402 .832 .380 39 4 1 1 3 2 2
8 Yrs 202 3538 3098 450 873 134 17 64 58 38 354 360 .282 .355 .398 .753 .299 1233 75 13 41 32 35 39
162 Game Avg. 45 791 693 101 195 30 4 14 13 9 79 81 .282 .355 .398 .753 .299 276 17 3 9 7 8 9
MLB Averages .253 .321 .370 .691 .279

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1969 21 PHI NL -16.3 -1.6 552 -1.4 9.2 -10.6 1.11 -1.4 0.1 -12.2 -1.2 1.00 -15.4 1 1 1
1970 22 PHI NL -6.9 -0.6 72 -0.8 0.5 -1.3 .67 -0.7 -0.6 -7.8 -0.7 0.96 -8.0 1 0 5
1971 23 PHI NL -10.4 -1.1 483 -1.0 5.1 -6.1 .69 -0.9 -0.5 -9.6 -1.0 1.00 -8.1 0 6 20
1972 24 PHI NL -19.1 -2.0 605 -2.4 9.5 -11.9 1.03 -2.2 -0.1 -22.5 -2.3 0.98 -24.1 0 4 4
1973 25 MIL AL 3.2 0.3 624 -0.1 9.9 -10.1 .99 0.1 -0.3 6.4 0.7 1.00 -1.5 3 12 10
1974 26 MIL AL 0.4 0.0 707 0.9 11.0 -10.1 .89 -0.1 1.0 1.8 0.2 0.93 0.9 0 2 5
1975 27 MIL AL -22.6 -2.2 524 -1.9 7.7 -9.6 .99 -1.5 -0.4 -28.4 -2.7 0.99 -16.1 4 5 5
1976 28 MIL AL -8.8 -0.9 125 -0.8 1.5 -2.2 .90 -0.7 -0.1 -7.3 -0.7 1.21 -6.1 1 4 2
8 Yrs -80.5 -8.1 3692 -7.5 54.5 -62.0 .95 -7.3 -0.6 -79.5 -7.9 0.99 -78.4 10 34 52

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1969 21 PHI NL 23 20 5 9 6 1 2 8 12 .400 2 3 4 2 8 40% 46.4 84 18 26 14 5 6 4.6 4.0 5.7
1970 22 PHI NL 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 30.0 30 30 3 3 0 1 3.0 6.0 2.0
1971 23 PHI NL 37 9 2 5 2 0 2 3 6 .333 1 0 0 0 5 56% 44.9 67 25 25 11 3 2 2.5 3.4 5.3
1972 24 PHI NL 30 22 4 13 5 0 3 7 15 .318 0 3 2 0 10 45% 45.5 67 23 16 7 8 9 2.9 2.8 5.3
1973 25 MIL AL 37 11 1 5 5 0 1 4 7 .364 4 1 2 0 5 45% 47.1 68 24 37 11 8 1 3.7 3.7 5.7
1974 26 MIL AL 31 23 11 4 8 2 0 16 7 .696 1 5 2 0 12 52% 50.6 80 19 31 10 11 5 4.2 3.9 6.1
1975 27 MIL AL 27 13 5 5 3 0 0 7 6 .538 0 1 3 1 6 46% 45.6 85 18 30 10 6 2 4.3 4.3 5.9
1976 28 MIL AL 10 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 32.0 36 24 9 5 2 1 4.0 5.5 3.6
8 Yrs 202 102 28 43 31 3 8 45 57 .441 8 13 13 3 46 45% 46 85 18 177 71 43 27 3.8 3.8 5.6
MLB Averages .500 55% 53 109 -5 4.1 4.0 6.5

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1969 21 PHI NL 23 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 2 0 0% 6 1.110 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2.7
1970 22 PHI NL 7 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% 4 .669 1 0 5 0 1 5 3 3 3 2 3 0 6.0
1971 23 PHI NL 37 28 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 19 7 37% 6 .691 0 6 20 1 1 26 13 15 22 0 23 1 6.6
1972 24 PHI NL 30 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50% 2 1.033 0 4 4 0 1 7 2 6 6 0 6 0 6.0
1973 25 MIL AL 37 26 6 4 3 2 1 1 50% 2 0 35 8 23% 5 .986 3 12 10 3 2 21 19 7 21 5 22 3 8.5
1974 26 MIL AL 31 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 56% 3 .894 0 2 5 0 0 8 4 4 7 0 7 1 8.4
1975 27 MIL AL 27 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 6 40% 2 .990 4 5 5 3 2 9 10 4 12 2 13 0 7.0
1976 28 MIL AL 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 13 6 46% 2 .903 1 4 2 1 0 6 6 1 5 2 5 0 5.9
8 Yrs 202 100 23 6 7 3 2 1 67% 6 3 101 37 37% .948 10 34 52 9 8 83 59 41 77 13 80 6 7.0

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1969 21 PHI NL 535 56% 1.3% 13.1% 11.8% 5.6% 23% 1.12 72% 112 9 8%
1970 22 PHI NL 70 66% 4.3% 17.1% 14.3% 8.6% 29% 1.70 60% 12 1 8%
1971 23 PHI NL 466 59% 2.2% 10.5% 10.3% 7.7% 36% 1.34 75% 98 10 10%
1972 24 PHI NL 584 54% 1.9% 9.3% 9.3% 8.2% 31% 1.50 78% 100 17 17%
1973 25 MIL AL 592 58% 1.7% 11.3% 10.5% 4.6% 19% 1.00 75% 133 11 8%
1974 26 MIL AL 680 58% 1.8% 8.8% 7.2% 5.4% 22% 0.88 82% 132 14 11%
1975 27 MIL AL 496 59% 2.2% 8.1% 11.1% 5.4% 22% 1.09 78% 104 9 9%
1976 28 MIL AL 115 56% 0.0% 7.0% 11.3% 3.5% 11% 1.31 80% 34 4 12%
8 Yrs 3538 57% 1.8% 10.2% 10.0% 6.1% 25% 1.13 76% 725 75 10%
MLB Averages 46% 1.9% 14.0% 8.8% 6.0% 27% 1.10 74% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1969 21 PHI NL 535 130 7 0 8 3 4 2 5 26 14 6 54% 5 6 2 227 6 1 86% 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 16 0
1970 22 PHI NL 70 21 3 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 2 0 67% 0 1 0 36 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1971 23 PHI NL 466 100 10 0 13 8 2 4 6 32 16 5 50% 6 3 2 182 8 6 57% 8 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 11 0
1972 24 PHI NL 584 155 11 0 12 5 6 4 7 28 17 1 61% 2 7 2 233 8 4 67% 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 16 0
1973 25 MIL AL 592 139 10 0 19 5 5 4 6 29 18 4 62% 6 8 2 241 9 12 43% 8 9 1 2 0 1 5 2 14 0
1974 26 MIL AL 680 168 12 0 15 7 5 8 4 36 19 3 53% 10 4 2 240 13 5 72% 12 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 15 0
1975 27 MIL AL 496 125 11 1 12 4 6 3 7 43 23 5 53% 8 3 1 192 12 7 63% 11 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 15 0
1976 28 MIL AL 115 35 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 15 10 3 67% 2 3 0 55 2 2 50% 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
8 Yrs 3538 873 64 1 86 34 29 26 37 212 119 27 56% 39 35 11 1406 58 38 60% 53 30 4 7 1 1 12 3 96 0
MLB Averages 50% 64%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1969 21 5 10 .333 5.01 23 20 1 4 2 1 116.2 130 68 65 7 63 4 70 3 1 6 535 71 1.654 10.0 0.5 4.9 5.4 1.11 71
1970 22 5 12 .294 5.44 30 21 3 4 2 1 130.2 151 82 79 10 73 6 82 4 1 7 605 67 1.714 10.4 0.7 5.0 5.6 1.12 67
1971 23 8 17 .320 4.96 67 30 11 4 2 1 239.1 251 143 132 20 121 10 131 7 1 10 1071 72 1.554 9.4 0.8 4.6 4.9 1.08 72
1972 24 12 31 .279 5.01 97 52 12 6 2 1 372.0 406 223 207 31 175 18 185 8 1 17 1655 72 1.562 9.8 0.8 4.2 4.5 1.06 72
1973 25 17 39 .304 4.66 134 63 18 8 2 2 508.1 545 281 263 41 237 22 252 12 2 25 2247 78 1.538 9.6 0.7 4.2 4.5 1.06 78
1974 26 28 43 .394 4.41 165 86 20 10 2 2 670.0 713 353 328 53 286 25 312 12 2 29 2927 82 1.491 9.6 0.7 3.8 4.2 1.09 82
1975 27 34 49 .410 4.62 192 99 22 13 3 2 780.0 838 430 400 64 341 33 352 12 3 32 3423 79 1.512 9.7 0.7 3.9 4.1 1.03 79
1976 28 34 50 .405 4.69 202 102 23 13 3 2 804.1 873 450 419 64 354 35 360 13 3 35 3538 78 1.525 9.8 0.7 4.0 4.0 1.02 78

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1969 21 6 7 .462 5.23 117.0 139 75 68 7 67 70 3 1.761 10.7 5.2 5.4 1.04 0.5 23
1970 22 1 1 .500 8.36 14.0 22 14 13 3 10 12 1 2.286 14.1 6.4 7.7 1.20 1.9 7
1971 23 6 6 .500 5.04 109.0 108 68 61 11 52 49 3 1.468 8.9 4.3 4.0 0.94 0.9 37
1972 24 6 9 .400 5.31 139.0 174 91 82 12 61 56 1 1.691 11.3 3.9 3.6 0.92 0.8 30
1973 25 8 7 .533 3.64 136.0 146 61 55 11 65 67 4 1.551 9.7 4.3 4.4 1.03 0.7 37
1974 26 9 9 .500 3.94 162.0 180 79 71 13 52 60 0 1.432 10.0 2.9 3.3 1.15 0.7 31
1975 27 5 7 .417 5.76 111.0 129 79 71 11 57 40 0 1.676 10.5 4.6 3.2 0.70 0.9 27
1976 28 1 2 .333 7.50 24.0 39 22 20 0 14 8 1 2.208 14.6 5.3 3.0 0.57 0.0 10
8 Yrs 42 48 .467 4.89 812.0 937 489 441 68 378 362 13 1.619 10.4 4.0 0.96 0.8 202



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Losses s c a p y
1972 NL  14 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1798), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2794th), -1.0 career WAR/0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-0.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Buford Bill Billy Will William Champion

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