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Billy Clingman

William Frederick Clingman

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: November 21, 1869 in Cincinnati, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1890 (Age 20.292)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1895 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colonels/Senators/Pirates/Orphans/Naps/... 1890-1903

Final Game: July 16, 1903 (Age 33.237)
Died: May 14, 1958 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
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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
1890 20 CIN NL 7 28 27 2 7 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 .259 .286 .296 .582 68 8 0 /64
1891 21 CKK AA 1 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 67 2 0 /4
1895 25 PIT NL 107 439 386 69 99 16 4 0 45 19 41 43 .256 .331 .319 .650 71 123 2 10 *5
1896 26 LOU NL 121 487 423 57 99 10 2 2 37 19 57 51 .234 .329 .281 .611 64 119 3 4 *5
1897 27 LOU NL 115 453 403 61 92 14 7 2 47 14 37 52 .228 .301 .313 .614 65 126 5 8 *5
1898 28 LOU NL 154 609 538 65 138 12 6 0 50 15 51 60 .257 .327 .301 .628 81 162 5 15 56/4O
1899 29 LOU NL 110 427 369 68 97 15 5 2 45 13 46 34 .263 .349 .347 .696 91 128 3 9 *6
1900 30 CHC NL 47 179 159 15 33 6 0 0 11 6 17 18 .208 .292 .245 .537 51 39 2 1 6
1901 31 WSH AL 137 537 480 66 116 10 7 2 55 10 42 36 .242 .308 .304 .612 71 146 4 11 *6
1903 33 CLE AL 21 78 64 10 18 1 1 0 7 2 11 9 .281 .387 .328 .715 118 21 0 3 4/65
10 Yrs 820 3242 2854 413 700 86 32 8 302 98 303 303 .245 .323 .306 .629 73 874 24 61
162 Game Avg. 162 640 564 82 138 17 6 2 60 19 60 60 .245 .323 .306 .629 73 173 5
LOU (4 yrs) 500 1976 1733 251 426 51 20 6 179 61 191 197 .246 .326 .309 .635 75 535 16 36
WSH (1 yr) 137 537 480 66 116 10 7 2 55 10 42 36 .242 .308 .304 .612 71 146 4 11
PIT (1 yr) 107 439 386 69 99 16 4 0 45 19 41 43 .256 .331 .319 .650 71 123 2 10
CLE (1 yr) 21 78 64 10 18 1 1 0 7 2 11 9 .281 .387 .328 .715 118 21 0 3
CHC (1 yr) 47 179 159 15 33 6 0 0 11 6 17 18 .208 .292 .245 .537 51 39 2 1
CIN (1 yr) 7 28 27 2 7 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 .259 .286 .296 .582 68 8 0
CKK (1 yr) 1 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 67 2 0
NL (7 yrs) 661 2622 2305 337 565 74 24 6 240 86 250 258 .245 .324 .306 .630 73 705 20 47
AL (2 yrs) 158 615 544 76 134 11 8 2 62 12 53 45 .246 .318 .307 .625 76 167 4 14
AA (1 yr) 1 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 67 2 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
1890 20 CIN NL 7 28 -1 -0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.1 0 /64
1891 21 CKK AA 1 5 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .477 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /4
1895 25 PIT NL 107 439 -18 -1 0 13 3 -2 -0.2 15 13 1.3 .498 .499 0.3 1.3 -0 *5
1896 26 LOU NL 121 487 -22 -2 0 9 4 -10 -0.9 17 6 0.8 .493 .495 0.1 1.0 -3 *5
1897 27 LOU NL 115 453 -24 -1 0 17 4 -4 -0.4 15 12 1.2 .497 .498 -0.2 1.7 -5 *5
1898 28 LOU NL 154 609 -14 -1 0 3 8 -4 -0.4 21 17 1.7 .497 .498 1.5 1.0 14 56/4O
1899 29 LOU NL 110 427 -4 -1 0 4 7 6 0.5 15 21 2.0 .505 .503 1.7 1.0 17 *6
1900 30 CHC NL 47 179 -10 -0 0 -6 3 -13 -1.2 6 -7 -0.6 .474 .493 -0.1 -0.3 -1 6
1901 31 WSH AL 137 537 -18 -1 0 1 9 -9 -0.8 19 11 1.1 .494 .495 1.0 0.9 10 *6
1903 33 CLE AL 21 78 2 -0 0 1 1 3 0.3 3 6 0.6 .517 .502 0.5 0.2 5 4/65
10 Seasons 820 3242 -109 -6 0 43 38 -33 -3.1 112 79 8.2 .497 .498 4.7 6.9 36
LOU (4 yrs) 500 1976 -63 -4 0 33 22 -12 -1.2 68 55 5.7 .498 .498 2.9 4.8 22
WSH (1 yr) 137 537 -18 -1 0 1 9 -9 -0.8 19 11 1.1 .494 .495 1.0 0.9 10
PIT (1 yr) 107 439 -18 -1 0 13 3 -2 -0.2 15 13 1.3 .498 .499 0.3 1.3 -0
CLE (1 yr) 21 78 2 -0 0 1 1 3 0.3 3 6 0.6 .517 .502 0.5 0.2 5
CHC (1 yr) 47 179 -10 -0 0 -6 3 -13 -1.2 6 -7 -0.6 .474 .493 -0.1 -0.3 -1
CIN (1 yr) 7 28 -1 -0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.1 0
CKK (1 yr) 1 5 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .477 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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 G Awards
1890 CIN NL 20 SS 6 37 8 25 4 4 .892 5.50 .902 5.33
1890 CIN NL 20 2B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 5.50
1891 CKK AA 21 2B 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 .913 5.30
1895 PIT NL 25 3B 107 445 138 257 50 16 .888 3.69 .872 3.48
1896 LOU NL 26 3B 121 507 188 281 38 21 .925 3.88 .892 3.46
1897 LOU NL 27 3B 115 476 178 273 25 16 .947 3.92 .892 3.35
1898 LOU NL 28 3B 79 339 119 191 29 12 .914 3.92 .902 3.48
1898 LOU NL 28 SS 74 469 169 259 41 34 .913 5.78 .913 5.66
1898 LOU NL 28 2B 1 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 9.00 .943 5.60
1898 LOU NL 28 OF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .937 2.10 0-1-0
1899 LOU NL 29 SS 110 635 195 385 55 44 .913 5.27 .910 5.66
1900 CHC NL 30 SS 47 265 81 150 34 19 .872 4.91 .922 5.87
1901 WSH AL 31 SS 137 807 290 462 55 56 .932 5.49 .898 5.34
1903 CLE AL 33 2B 11 59 24 31 4 2 .932 5.00 .943 5.11
1903 CLE AL 33 SS 7 35 13 20 2 5 .943 4.71 .913 5.29
1903 CLE AL 33 3B 3 8 2 4 2 0 .750 2.00 .922 3.13
5 Seasons 3B 425 1775 625 1006 144 65 .919 3.84 .889 3.44
6 Seasons SS 381 2248 756 1301 191 162 .915 5.40 .908 5.56
4 Seasons 2B 14 72 25 42 5 2 .931 4.79 .942 5.19
1 Season OF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .937 2.10 0-1-0
10 Seasons TOT 821 4098 1409 2349 340 229 .917 4.58 .900 4.45 0-1-0
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1895 NL  1.3 (7th)
1896 NL  1.1 (10th)
1897 NL  1.7 (2nd)
1901 AL  0.9 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1898 NL  154 (2nd)
1901 AL  137 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1895 NL  43 (6th)
1896 NL  51 (2nd)
1897 NL  52 (3rd)
1898 NL  60 (1st)

Assistss c a p y
1901 AL  462 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1898 NL  70 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1896 NL  121 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1896 NL  188 (2nd)
1897 NL  178 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1895 NL  257 (4th)
1896 NL  281 (1st)
1897 NL  273 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1895 NL  16 (5th)
1896 NL  21 (2nd)
1897 NL  16 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  137 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  290 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  462 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  56 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1895 NL  3.69 (4th)
1896 NL  3.88 (2nd)
1897 NL  3.92 (1st)
1898 NL  3.92 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1895 NL  .888 (3rd)
1896 NL  .925 (2nd)
1897 NL  .947 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  5.49 (3rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  .932 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (201st), 8.2 career WAR/8.7 7yr-peak WAR/8.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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