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Bill Clarkson

William Henry Clarkson (Blackie)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: September 27, 1898 in Portsmouth, VA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1927 (Age 28)
Rookie Status: Lost 1927 [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Braves 1927-1929

Final Game: October 6, 1929 (Age 31)
Died: August 27, 1971 in Raleigh, NC
Buried: Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC
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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
1927 28 NYG NL 3 9 .250 4.36 26 7 11 2 0 2 86.2 92 50 42 2 52 28 1 0 5 397 89 4.51 1.662 9.6 0.2 5.4 2.9 0.54
1928 29 TOT NL 0 2 .000 6.92 23 2 10 0 0 0 40.1 63 35 31 2 23 11 1 0 2 211 57 4.79 2.132 14.1 0.4 5.1 2.5 0.48
1928 29 NYG NL 0 0 7.94 4 0 1 0 0 0 5.2 10 6 5 0 1 3 0 0 0 25 52 2.38 1.941 15.9 0.0 1.6 4.8 3.00
1928 29 BSN NL 0 2 .000 6.75 19 2 9 0 0 0 34.2 53 29 26 2 22 8 1 0 2 186 57 5.18 2.163 13.8 0.5 5.7 2.1 0.36
1929 30 BSN NL 0 1 .000 10.29 2 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 16 10 8 0 4 0 0 0 1 40 47 4.88 2.857 20.6 0.0 5.1 0.0 0.00
3 Yrs 3 12 .200 5.44 51 10 22 2 0 2 134.0 171 95 81 4 79 39 2 0 8 648 73 4.62 1.866 11.5 0.3 5.3 2.6 0.49
162 Game Avg. 3 13 .200 5.44 57 11 25 2 0 2 149 191 106 90 4 88 43 2 0 9 722 73 4.62 1.866 11.5 0.3 5.3 2.6 0.49
NYG (2 yrs) 3 9 .250 4.58 30 7 12 2 0 2 92.1 102 56 47 2 53 31 1 0 5 422 85 4.38 1.679 9.9 0.2 5.2 3.0 0.58
BSN (2 yrs) 0 3 .000 7.34 21 3 10 0 0 0 41.2 69 39 34 2 26 8 1 0 3 226 55 5.13 2.280 14.9 0.4 5.6 1.7 0.31

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
1927 28 NYG NL 86.2 26 7 50 5.19 4.59 0.14 0.00 96.8 4.31 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .470 .495
1928 29 NYG NL 5.2 4 0 6 9.53 4.49 0.33 0.00 95.7 3.97 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .417 .498
1928 29 BSN NL 35.2 19 2 29 7.32 4.69 -0.27 0.00 98.0 4.86 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .450 .494
1929 30 BSN NL 7.0 2 1 10 12.86 5.76 -0.15 0.00 109.8 6.48 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .312 .498
3 Seasons 135.0 51 10 95 6.33 4.67 0.03 0.00 97.8 4.55 -26 -2.5 1.0 -0.1 -1.4 -15 .452 .495
NYG (2 yrs) 92.1 30 7 56 5.46 4.58 0.15 0.00 96.8 4.29 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .463 .495
BSN (2 yrs) 42.2 21 3 39 8.23 4.86 -0.25 0.00 100.0 5.13 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -11 .437 .494

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
1927 28 NYG NL 28 24 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .050 .208 .050 .258 -28 1 0 0 1
1928 29 TOT NL 23 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
1928 29 NYG NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1928 29 BSN NL 19 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
1929 30 BSN NL 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 154 1 0 0 /1
3 Yrs 53 29 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 .080 .207 .080 .287 -21 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 89 76 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 12 24 .080 .207 .080 .287 -21 6 0 0
NYG (2 yrs) 32 24 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .050 .208 .050 .258 -28 1 0 0
BSN (2 yrs) 21 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 5 1 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
1927 28 NYG NL 28 24 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1928 29 NYG NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1928 29 BSN NL 19 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1929 30 BSN NL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .518 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
3 Seasons 53 29 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
NYG (2 yrs) 32 24 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
BSN (2 yrs) 21 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0

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
1927 NYG NL 28 P 26 7 2 86.2 22 2 20 0 0 1.000 2.28 0.85 .958 2.33 2.31
1928 TOT NL 29 P 23 2 0 40.1 18 2 15 1 1 .944 3.79 0.74 .966 2.41 2.41
1928 NYG NL 29 P 4 0 0 5.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.59 0.25 .970 2.38 2.40
1928 BSN NL 29 P 19 2 0 34.2 17 2 14 1 1 .941 4.15 0.84 .966 2.41 2.41
1929 BSN NL 30 P 2 1 0 7.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 3.86 1.50 .965 2.44 2.35
3 Seasons P 51 10 2 134.0 44 5 37 2 1 .955 2.82 0.82 .962 2.36 2.36
3 Seasons TOT 51 10 2 134.0 44 5 37 2 1 .955 2.82 0.82 .962 2.36 2.36
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1927 NL  5 (6th)

                                         

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193031Chicago Cubs$9,000Undated HOF clip
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,000
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: William Bill billy Blackie Henry Will William carkson Clarkson

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