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Willie Clark

William Otis Clark (Wee Willie)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 16, 1872 in Pittsburgh, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: June 20, 1895 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1896 [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Pirates 1895-1899

Final Game: August 3, 1899 (Age 26)
Died: November 13, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA
Buried: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
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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
1895 22 NYG NL 23 93 88 9 23 3 2 0 16 1 5 6 .261 .301 .341 .642 67 30 0 0 3
1896 23 NYG NL 72 272 247 38 72 12 4 0 33 8 15 12 .291 .352 .372 .724 93 92 8 2 3
1897 24 NYG NL 117 486 436 63 122 17 12 1 75 18 37 29 .280 .349 .381 .729 95 166 9 4 *3/O5
1898 25 PIT NL 57 236 209 29 64 9 7 1 31 0 22 7 .306 .378 .431 .808 133 90 2 3 3
1899 26 PIT NL 81 348 300 49 85 13 10 0 44 11 35 21 .283 .377 .393 .770 111 118 10 3 3
5 Yrs 350 1435 1280 188 366 54 35 2 199 38 114 75 .286 .358 .388 .745 102 496 29 12
162 Game Avg. 162 664 592 87 169 25 16 1 92 18 53 35 .286 .358 .388 .745 102 230 13 6
NYG (3 yrs) 212 851 771 110 217 32 18 1 124 27 57 47 .281 .344 .374 .718 91 288 17 6
PIT (2 yrs) 138 584 509 78 149 22 17 1 75 11 57 28 .293 .377 .409 .786 120 208 12 6

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
1895 22 NYG NL 23 93 -5 -0 0 1 -0 -4 -0.3 3 -1 -0.0 .486 .498 -0.1 0.1 -2 3
1896 23 NYG NL 72 272 -2 -1 0 -2 -0 -5 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.7 -0.2 7 3
1897 24 NYG NL 117 486 -3 -1 0 6 -1 1 0.1 17 18 1.7 .501 .501 1.2 0.4 12 *3/O5
1898 25 PIT NL 57 236 10 1 0 3 -1 13 1.2 8 21 2.0 .522 .508 1.8 0.2 18 3
1899 26 PIT NL 81 348 6 -1 0 2 -1 6 0.5 12 18 1.7 .507 .503 1.6 0.1 16 3
5 Seasons 350 1435 6 -2 0 10 -3 11 1.0 49 60 6.0 .503 .502 5.2 0.6 50
NYG (3 yrs) 212 851 -10 -2 0 5 -1 -8 -0.7 29 21 2.2 .497 .499 1.8 0.3 16
PIT (2 yrs) 138 584 16 0 0 5 -2 19 1.7 20 39 3.8 .513 .505 3.4 0.3 34

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 G Awards
1895 NYG NL 22 1B 23 233 213 14 6 16 .974 9.87 .978 10.10
1896 NYG NL 23 1B 65 676 634 25 17 40 .975 10.14 .980 10.48
1897 NYG NL 24 1B 108 1133 1050 65 18 69 .984 10.32 .980 10.23
1897 NYG NL 24 OF 7 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 .936 2.09 7-0-0
1897 NYG NL 24 3B 1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .893 3.40
1898 PIT NL 25 1B 57 638 601 27 10 29 .984 11.02 .977 10.33
1899 PIT NL 26 1B 79 888 842 36 10 37 .989 11.11 .977 10.49
5 Seasons 1B 332 3568 3340 167 61 191 .983 10.56 .979 10.35
1 Season OF 7 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 .936 2.09 7-0-0
1 Season 3B 1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .893 3.40
5 Seasons TOT 340 3580 3349 170 61 191 .983 10.35 .978 10.16 7-0-0
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

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1897 NL  65 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1897 NL  69 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1899 NL  11.11 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1897 NL  .984 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1526), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (247th), 6.0 career WAR/6.0 7yr-peak WAR/6.0 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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