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Bill Cissell

Chalmer William Cissell

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 3, 1904 in Perryville, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1928 (Age 24.099)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1928 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians/RedSox/Giants/Athletics 1928-1938

Final Game: September 25, 1938 (Age 34.265)
Died: March 15, 1949 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Perryville, MO
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1831. Ricky Gutierrez… #1832. Rabbit Warstler… #1833. Kosuke Fukudome… #1834. BILL CISSELL… #1835. Jimmy Cooney… #1836. Gordon Beckham… #1837. Bobby Crosby… 

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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
1928 24 CHW AL 125 487 443 66 115 22 3 1 60 18 6 29 41 .260 .307 .330 .636 68 146 1 11 *6 MVP-15
1929 25 CHW AL 152 666 618 83 173 27 12 5 62 25 17 28 53 .280 .312 .387 .699 80 239 1 19 *6
1930 26 CHW AL 141 604 562 82 152 28 9 2 48 16 9 28 32 .270 .307 .363 .670 72 204 2 12 *456
1931 27 CHW AL 109 433 409 42 90 13 5 1 46 18 6 16 26 .220 .256 .284 .540 45 116 4 4 64/5
1932 28 TOT AL 143 620 584 85 184 36 7 7 98 18 15 29 25 .315 .349 .437 .785 97 255 1 6 *46 MVP-11
1932 28 CHW AL 12 44 43 7 11 1 1 1 5 0 0 1 0 .256 .273 .395 .668 76 17 0 0 6
1932 28 CLE AL 131 576 541 78 173 35 6 6 93 18 15 28 25 .320 .354 .440 .794 98 238 1 6 *4/6
1933 29 CLE AL 112 449 409 53 94 21 3 6 33 6 6 31 29 .230 .284 .340 .624 61 139 0 9 46/5
1934 30 BOS AL 102 452 416 71 111 13 4 4 44 11 4 28 23 .267 .315 .346 .661 68 144 1 7 4/65
1937 33 PHA AL 34 135 117 15 31 7 0 1 14 0 0 17 10 .265 .358 .350 .709 81 41 0 1 4
1938 34 NYG NL 38 155 149 19 40 6 0 2 18 1 6 11 .268 .297 .349 .646 76 52 6 0 0 4/5
9 Yrs 956 4001 3707 516 990 173 43 29 423 113 63 212 250 .267 .308 .360 .669 73 1336 6 10 69
162 Game Avg. 162 678 628 87 168 29 7 5 72 19 36 42 .267 .308 .360 .669 73 226 2 12
CHW (5 yrs) 539 2234 2075 280 541 91 30 10 221 77 38 102 152 .261 .298 .348 .646 69 722 8 46
CLE (2 yrs) 243 1025 950 131 267 56 9 12 126 24 21 59 54 .281 .324 .397 .721 83 377 1 15
NYG (1 yr) 38 155 149 19 40 6 0 2 18 1 6 11 .268 .297 .349 .646 76 52 6 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 34 135 117 15 31 7 0 1 14 0 0 17 10 .265 .358 .350 .709 81 41 0 1
BOS (1 yr) 102 452 416 71 111 13 4 4 44 11 4 28 23 .267 .315 .346 .661 68 144 1 7
AL (8 yrs) 918 3846 3558 497 950 167 43 27 405 112 63 206 239 .267 .309 .361 .670 73 1284 10 69
NL (1 yr) 38 155 149 19 40 6 0 2 18 1 6 11 .268 .297 .349 .646 76 52 6 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
1928 24 CHW AL 125 487 -20 2 0 -6 8 -16 -1.6 18 2 0.2 .487 .490 0.8 0.2 8 $5,000 *6 MVP-15
1929 25 CHW AL 152 666 -20 -1 0 -5 10 -16 -1.6 25 9 0.9 .490 .491 1.4 0.5 14 $6,000 *6
1930 26 CHW AL 141 604 -23 0 0 -9 5 -27 -2.5 23 -5 -0.2 .482 .485 0.6 -0.3 4 $6,000 *456
1931 27 CHW AL 109 433 -31 2 0 -11 6 -34 -3.2 16 -18 -1.7 .470 .480 -0.7 -0.4 -7 $7,500 64/5
1932 28 CHW AL 12 44 -1 0 0 -3 1 -4 -0.3 2 -2 -0.2 .472 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 $7,500 6 MVP-11
1932 28 CLE AL 131 576 -2 -2 0 2 5 2 0.2 22 24 2.3 .502 .501 2.1 0.6 22 *4/6 MVP-11
1933 29 CLE AL 112 449 -24 -1 0 2 5 -18 -1.8 17 -1 -0.2 .484 .489 -0.4 0.7 -3 $8,500 46/5
1934 30 BOS AL 102 452 -20 1 0 -10 4 -26 -2.5 17 -9 -0.9 .476 .485 0.1 -0.6 1 $8,500 4/65
1937 33 PHA AL 34 135 -3 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.3 .496 .499 0.3 0.1 4 $5,000 4
1938 34 NYG NL 38 155 -5 -0 0 4 1 1 0.0 5 6 0.6 .502 .500 0.2 0.5 2 4/5
9 Seasons 956 4001 -151 0 0 -36 47 -140 -13.4 149 9 1.2 .486 .490 4.5 1.1 45 $54,000
CHW (5 yrs) 539 2234 -97 3 0 -34 30 -98 -9.3 84 -14 -0.9 .483 .487 2.1 -0.2 20 $32,000
CLE (2 yrs) 243 1025 -26 -3 0 4 10 -15 -1.5 38 23 2.1 .494 .496 1.7 1.3 19 $8,500
NYG (1 yr) 38 155 -5 -0 0 4 1 1 0.0 5 6 0.6 .502 .500 0.2 0.5 2
PHA (1 yr) 34 135 -3 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.3 .496 .499 0.3 0.1 4 $5,000
BOS (1 yr) 102 452 -20 1 0 -10 4 -26 -2.5 17 -9 -0.9 .476 .485 0.1 -0.6 1 $8,500

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
1928 CHW AL 24 SS 123 123 119 656 255 360 41 77 .938 5.00 .938 5.11 MVP-15
1929 CHW AL 25 SS 152 152 145 871 357 459 55 90 .937 5.37 .937 5.21
1930 CHW AL 26 2B 107 105 100 619 251 336 32 60 .948 5.49 .969 5.95
1930 CHW AL 26 3B 24 23 21 89 24 62 3 7 .966 3.58 .945 3.04
1930 CHW AL 26 SS 10 11 8 45 15 24 6 2 .867 3.90 .940 5.12
1931 CHW AL 27 SS 83 81 75 425 168 233 24 47 .944 4.83 .936 5.18
1931 CHW AL 27 2B 23 23 23 131 57 69 5 11 .962 5.48 .965 5.84
1931 CHW AL 27 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
1932 TOT AL 28 SS 18 14 12 83 43 34 6 10 .928 4.28 .941 5.15 MVP-11
1932 CHW AL 28 SS 12 12 10 69 40 24 5 9 .928 5.33 .941 5.15
1932 CLE AL 28 2B 129 128 124 834 329 475 30 82 .964 6.23 .968 5.92 MVP-11
1932 CLE AL 28 SS 6 2 2 14 3 10 1 1 .929 2.17 .941 5.15
1933 CLE AL 29 2B 62 64 62 376 151 205 20 24 .947 5.74 .971 5.99
1933 CLE AL 29 SS 46 38 34 241 87 146 8 23 .967 5.07 .942 5.34
1933 CLE AL 29 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1934 BOS AL 30 2B 96 92 85 585 280 281 24 62 .959 5.84 .969 5.87
1934 BOS AL 30 SS 7 2 2 18 6 9 3 3 .833 2.14 .951 5.24
1934 BOS AL 30 3B 2 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .943 3.10
1937 PHA AL 33 2B 33 33 33 210 87 115 8 17 .962 6.12 .972 5.64
1938 NYG NL 34 2B 33 32 31 219 87 127 5 20 .977 6.48 .969 5.74
1938 NYG NL 34 3B 6 4 4 16 3 11 2 0 .875 2.33 .945 3.03
7 Seasons 2B 483 477 458 2974 1242 1608 124 276 .958 5.90 .969 5.89
7 Seasons SS 439 421 395 2339 931 1265 143 252 .939 5.00 .938 5.19
5 Seasons 3B 34 28 26 108 28 75 5 7 .954 3.03 .945 3.04
9 Seasons TOT 956 926 879 5421 2201 2948 272 535 .950 5.39 .955 5.47
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1928 AL (15, 6%)
1932 AL (11, 13%)
0.19 Career Shares (772nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1933 AL  0.7 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1929 AL  152 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1929 AL  618 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1929 AL  666 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  184 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1929 AL  12 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1929 AL  53 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1928 AL  18 (4th)
1929 AL  25 (2nd)
1930 AL  16 (6th)
1931 AL  18 (4th)
1932 AL  18 (4th)
1934 AL  11 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1929 AL  129 (9th)
1932 AL  134 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1929 AL  17 (1st)
1932 AL  15 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1932 AL  10.1 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1932 AL  23.4 (10th)
1934 AL  18.1 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1929 AL  481 (1st)
1930 AL  431 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1929 AL  459 (5th)
1932 AL  509 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1928 AL  41 (5th)
1929 AL  55 (2nd)
1930 AL  41 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1932 AL  129 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1932 AL  329 (5th)
1934 AL  280 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1932 AL  475 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1930 AL  32 (1st)
1932 AL  30 (1st)
1933 AL  20 (4th)
1934 AL  24 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1932 AL  82 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  152 (1st)
1931 AL  83 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  255 (5th)
1929 AL  357 (1st)
1931 AL  168 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  360 (4th)
1929 AL  459 (1st)
1931 AL  233 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  41 (4th)
1929 AL  55 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  77 (4th)
1929 AL  90 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1932 AL  6.23 (1st)
1934 AL  5.84 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  5.00 (4th)
1929 AL  5.37 (1st)
1931 AL  4.83 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1928 AL  .938 (5th)
1929 AL  .937 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 18 (1100), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1769), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2432), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (358th), 1.2 career WAR/3.8 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1928 24 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 25 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 26 Chicago White Sox $6,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Undated HOF clip:8000.00,
1931 27 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 28 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/CLE
1933 29 Cleveland Indians $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 30 Boston Red Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 33 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$54,000
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.

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Name and misspellings: Chalmer Bill billy Will William Cissell

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