Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Encyclopedia of Players > C Listing > Bill Champion Statistics and History

 
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)
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Phillies 1969-1976

Final Game: June 5, 1976 (Age 28)
    About biographical information

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
1969 21 PHI NL 5 10 .333 5.01 3.79 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
1970 22 PHI NL 0 2 .000 9.00 6.07 7 1 2 0 0 0 14.0 21 14 14 3 10 2 12 1 0 1 70 46 2.214 13.5 1.9 6.4 7.7 1.20
1971 23 PHI NL 3 5 .375 4.39 4.15 37 9 8 0 0 0 108.2 100 61 53 10 48 4 49 3 0 3 466 81 1.362 8.3 0.8 4.0 4.1 1.02
1972 24 PHI NL 4 14 .222 5.09 3.91 30 22 1 2 0 0 132.2 155 80 75 11 54 8 54 1 0 7 584 71 1.575 10.5 0.7 3.7 3.7 1.00
1973 25 MIL AL 5 8 .385 3.70 3.99 37 11 6 2 0 1 136.1 139 58 56 10 62 4 67 4 1 8 592 102 1.474 9.2 0.7 4.1 4.4 1.08
1974 26 MIL AL 11 4 .733 3.62 3.71 31 23 2 2 0 0 161.2 168 72 65 12 49 3 60 0 0 4 680 99 1.342 9.4 0.7 2.7 3.3 1.22
1975 27 MIL AL 6 6 .500 5.89 4.66 27 13 2 3 1 0 110.0 125 77 72 11 55 8 40 0 1 3 496 65 1.636 10.2 0.9 4.5 3.3 0.73
1976 28 MIL AL 0 1 .000 7.03 3.70 10 3 1 0 0 0 24.1 35 20 19 0 13 2 8 1 0 3 115 51 1.973 12.9 0.0 4.8 3.0 0.62
8 Yrs 34 50 .405 4.69 4.03 202 102 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
162 Game Avg. 8 11 .405 4.69 4.03 45 23 5 3 1 0 180 195 101 94 14 79 8 81 3 1 8 791 78 1.525 9.8 0.7 4.0 4.0 1.02
PHI (4 yrs) 12 31 .279 5.01 4.02 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
MIL (4 yrs) 22 19 .537 4.41 4.04 105 50 11 7 1 1 432.1 467 227 212 33 179 17 175 5 2 18 1883 84 1.494 9.7 0.7 3.7 3.6 0.98
AL (4 yrs) 22 19 .537 4.41 4.04 105 50 11 7 1 1 432.1 467 227 212 33 179 17 175 5 2 18 1883 84 1.494 9.7 0.7 3.7 3.6 0.98
NL (4 yrs) 12 31 .279 5.01 4.02 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

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

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1969 21 PHI NL 23 39 35 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 12 .171 .194 .200 .394 12 7 0 0 3 0 0 1
1970 22 PHI NL 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1971 23 PHI NL 37 27 27 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .111 .111 .148 .259 -27 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
1972 24 PHI NL 32 40 34 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 16 .147 .171 .235 .407 14 8 1 0 5 0 0 1
1973 25 MIL AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 26 MIL AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 27 MIL AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 28 MIL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 204 109 99 5 14 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 39 .141 .158 .192 .350 -1 19 1 0 8 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 87 79 4 11 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 31 .141 .158 .192 .350 -1 15 1 0 6 0 0
PHI (4 yrs) 99 109 99 5 14 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 39 .141 .158 .192 .350 -1 19 1 0 8 0 0
MIL (4 yrs) 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 99 109 99 5 14 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 39 .141 .158 .192 .350 -1 19 1 0 8 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
1969 21 PHI NL 23 39 -3 0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1970 22 PHI NL 7 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1971 23 PHI NL 37 27 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1972 24 PHI NL 32 40 -4 -0 -0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $15,000 1
1973 25 MIL AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $18,000 1
1974 26 MIL AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 27 MIL AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 28 MIL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
8 Seasons 204 109 -12 -0 0 0 12 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $33,000
PHI (4 yrs) 99 109 -12 -0 0 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 0 $15,000
MIL (4 yrs) 105 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $18,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1969 PHI NL 21 P 23 20 4 116.2 33 10 22 1 2 .970 2.47 1.39 .958 1.95 1.94 6 1 14% 40% 0
1970 PHI NL 22 P 7 1 0 14.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.43 .950 1.86 1.84 0 1 100% 33% 0
1971 PHI NL 23 P 37 9 0 108.2 32 12 19 1 1 .969 2.57 0.84 .954 1.90 1.90 8 6 43% 35% 1
1972 PHI NL 24 P 30 22 2 132.2 32 9 22 1 2 .969 2.10 1.03 .950 1.78 1.78 8 4 33% 37% 0
1973 MIL AL 25 P 37 11 2 136.1 38 7 30 1 4 .974 2.44 1.00 .951 1.86 1.85 9 12 57% 38% 5
1974 MIL AL 26 P 31 23 2 161.2 35 16 16 3 2 .914 1.78 1.03 .947 1.81 1.80 13 5 28% 38% 3
1975 MIL AL 27 P 27 13 3 110.0 29 8 19 2 2 .931 2.21 1.00 .940 1.87 1.86 12 7 37% 38% 2
1976 MIL AL 28 P 10 3 0 24.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.96 0.80 .950 1.85 1.88 2 2 50% 34% 1
8 Seasons P 202 102 13 804.1 210 64 137 9 13 .957 2.25 1.00 .950 1.86 1.85 58 38 40% 37% 12
8 Seasons TOT 202 102 13 804.1 210 64 137 9 13 .957 2.25 1.00 .950 1.86 1.85 58 38 40% 37% 12
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

Losses s c a p y
1972 NL  14 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1760), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2762nd), -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

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
197224Philadelphia Phillies$15,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197325Milwaukee Brewers$18,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$33,000
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.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Bill Champion    

Name and misspellings: Buford Bill Billy Will William Champion

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.