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Bill Connelly

William Wirt Connelly (Wild Bill)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 29, 1925 in Alberta, VA
High School: Alberta HS (Alberta, VA)
School: Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden-Sydney, VA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 22, 1945 (Age 20.054)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/WhiteSox/Tigers/Athletics 1945-1953

Final Game: June 16, 1953 (Age 27.352)
Died: November 27, 1980 in Richmond, VA
Buried: Crestview Memorial Park, La Crosse, VA
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1945 20 PHA AL 1 1 .500 4.50 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 7 4 4 0 8 0 0 0 0 35 79 5.54 1.875 7.9 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
1950 25 TOT AL 0 0 8.53 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 9 6 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 31 60 7.79 1.895 12.8 2.8 4.3 1.4 0.33
1950 25 CHW AL 0 0 11.57 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 44 9.44 2.571 19.3 3.9 3.9 0.0 0.00
1950 25 DET AL 0 0 6.75 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 18 75 6.83 1.500 9.0 2.3 4.5 2.3 0.50
1952 27 NYG NL 5 0 1.000 4.55 11 4 2 0 0 0 31.2 22 18 16 4 25 22 0 0 2 134 82 5.01 1.484 6.3 1.1 7.1 6.3 0.88
1953 28 NYG NL 0 1 .000 11.07 8 2 4 0 0 0 20.1 33 26 25 4 17 11 0 0 1 106 40 6.58 2.459 14.6 1.8 7.5 4.9 0.65
4 Yrs 6 2 .750 6.92 25 7 9 0 0 0 66.1 71 54 51 10 53 34 0 0 3 306 59 5.82 1.869 9.6 1.4 7.2 4.6 0.64
162 Game Avg. 13 4 .750 6.92 53 15 19 0 0 0 141 151 115 108 21 113 72 0 0 6 650 59 5.82 1.869 9.6 1.4 7.2 4.6 0.64
NYG (2 yrs) 5 1 .833 7.10 19 6 6 0 0 0 52.0 55 44 41 8 42 33 0 0 3 240 56 5.62 1.865 9.5 1.4 7.3 5.7 0.79
PHA (1 yr) 1 1 .500 4.50 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 7 4 4 0 8 0 0 0 0 35 79 5.54 1.875 7.9 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
DET (1 yr) 0 0 6.75 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 18 75 6.83 1.500 9.0 2.3 4.5 2.3 0.50
CHW (1 yr) 0 0 11.57 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 44 9.44 2.571 19.3 3.9 3.9 0.0 0.00
AL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 6.28 6 1 3 0 0 0 14.1 16 10 10 2 11 1 0 0 0 66 67 6.54 1.884 10.0 1.3 6.9 0.6 0.09
NL (2 yrs) 5 1 .833 7.10 19 6 6 0 0 0 52.0 55 44 41 8 42 33 0 0 3 240 56 5.62 1.865 9.5 1.4 7.3 5.7 0.79
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1945 20 PHA AL 8.0 2 1 4 4.50 4.11 0.02 0.00 103.6 4.23 -0 -0.0 .6 -0.0 0.0 0 .488 .500 $3,000
1950 25 CHW AL 2.1 2 0 3 11.57 4.35 0.19 0.00 96.0 4.00 -2 -0.2 .4 0.1 -0.1 -2 .413 .499 $5,000
1950 25 DET AL 4.0 2 0 3 6.75 5.77 0.21 0.00 91.0 5.06 -1 -0.1 .5 0.0 -0.0 -0 .465 .500
1952 27 NYG NL 31.2 11 4 18 5.12 3.90 0.09 0.00 101.9 3.88 -4 -0.5 1.5 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .458 .497
1953 28 NYG NL 20.1 8 2 26 11.51 4.77 -0.03 0.00 99.4 4.77 -15 -1.3 .4 0.2 -0.8 -13 .341 .492
4 Seasons 66.1 25 7 54 7.33 4.32 0.06 0.00 100.4 4.27 -22 -2.0 .8 0.2 -1.1 -16 .420 .496 $8,000
NYG (2 yrs) 52.0 19 6 44 7.62 4.24 0.04 0.00 100.9 4.23 -19 -1.7 1.0 0.2 -1.0 -14 .409 .495
PHA (1 yr) 8.0 2 1 4 4.50 4.11 0.02 0.00 103.6 4.23 -0 -0.0 .6 -0.0 0.0 0 .488 .500 $3,000
DET (1 yr) 4.0 2 0 3 6.75 5.77 0.21 0.00 91.0 5.06 -1 -0.1 .5 0.0 -0.0 -0 .465 .500
CHW (1 yr) 2.1 2 0 3 11.57 4.35 0.19 0.00 96.0 4.00 -2 -0.2 .4 0.1 -0.1 -2 .413 .499 $5,000

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
1945 20 PHA AL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 51 0 0 1 0 /1
1950 25 TOT AL 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 35 0 0 0 0 /1
1950 25 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1950 25 DET AL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 35 0 0 0 0 /1
1952 27 NYG NL 11 12 11 2 4 2 2 0 3 0 1 1 5 .364 .417 .909 1.326 257 10 0 0 0 1
1953 28 NYG NL 8 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 25 22 19 2 4 2 2 0 3 0 1 2 10 .211 .318 .526 .844 123 10 0 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 143 123 13 26 13 13 0 19 0 6 13 65 .211 .318 .526 .844 123 65 0 6 0
NYG (2 yrs) 19 18 17 2 4 2 2 0 3 0 1 1 10 .235 .278 .588 .866 127 10 0 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 51 0 0 1 0
DET (1 yr) 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 35 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 43 0 0 1 0
NL (2 yrs) 19 18 17 2 4 2 2 0 3 0 1 1 10 .235 .278 .588 .866 127 10 0 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
1945 20 PHA AL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .515 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,000 /1
1950 25 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,000 /1
1950 25 DET AL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .512 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1952 27 NYG NL 11 12 2 -0 0 0 1 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .530 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1953 28 NYG NL 8 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
4 Seasons 25 22 0 -0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .501 0.3 0.0 3 $8,000
NYG (2 yrs) 19 18 0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 0.0 2
PHA (1 yr) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .515 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,000
DET (1 yr) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .512 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHW (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,000

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
1945 PHA AL 20 P 2 1 0 8.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.12 0.50 .955 2.25 2.25 0 0 0
1950 TOT AL 25 P 4 0 0 6.1 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.42 0.25 .950 1.99 2.00 0 0 0
1950 CHW AL 25 P 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 2.00 0 0 0
1950 DET AL 25 P 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 2.25 0.50 .950 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
1952 NYG NL 27 P 11 4 0 31.2 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 2.84 0.91 .953 2.19 2.16 1 2 67% 44% 0
1953 NYG NL 28 P 8 2 0 20.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.89 0.25 .955 2.04 2.02 0 2 100% 0
4 Seasons P 25 7 0 66.1 15 4 10 1 1 .933 1.90 0.56 .953 2.13 2.10 1 4 80% 26% 0
4 Seasons TOT 25 7 0 66.1 15 4 10 1 1 .933 1.90 0.56 .953 2.13 2.10 1 4 80% 26% 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

Youngest s c a p y
1945 AL  born 1925-06-29 (7th)

                                         

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
1945 20 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 25 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/DET
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,000
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: Wild William Bill billy Will William Wirt Connelly

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