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Bill Coughlin

William Paul Coughlin (Scranton Bill)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 140 lb.

Born: July 12, 1878 in Scranton, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: August 9, 1899 (Age 21.028)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1901 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Senators 1899-1908

Final Game: September 23, 1908 (Age 30.073)
Died: May 7, 1943 in Scranton, PA
Buried: Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1762. Doc Johnston… #1763. Tom Jones… #1764. Sammy White… #1765. BILL COUGHLIN… #1766. Jack Manning… #1767. Ken Reitz… #1768. Craig Grebeck… 

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
1899 20 WHS NL 6 25 24 2 3 0 1 0 3 1 1 2 .125 .160 .208 .368 1 5 0 0 /5
1901 22 WSH AL 137 548 506 75 139 17 13 6 68 16 25 43 .275 .317 .395 .712 97 200 6 11 *5
1902 23 WSH AL 123 506 469 84 141 27 4 6 71 29 26 27 .301 .348 .414 .762 110 194 8 3 564
1903 24 WSH AL 125 490 473 56 116 18 3 1 31 30 9 58 .245 .267 .302 .569 70 143 5 3 *5/64
1904 25 TOT AL 121 503 471 50 120 21 4 0 34 11 14 53 .255 .285 .316 .601 92 149 6 12 *5
1904 25 WSH AL 65 289 265 28 73 15 4 0 17 10 9 27 .275 .307 .362 .669 113 96 3 12 5
1904 25 DET AL 56 214 206 22 47 6 0 0 17 1 5 26 .228 .257 .257 .514 65 53 3 0 5
1905 26 DET AL 137 550 489 48 123 20 6 0 44 16 34 58 .252 .309 .317 .626 99 155 7 20 *5
1906 27 DET AL 147 575 498 54 117 15 5 2 60 31 36 45 .235 .293 .297 .590 83 148 5 36 *5
1907 28 DET AL 134 585 519 80 126 10 2 0 46 15 35 67 .243 .301 .270 .570 80 140 8 23 *5
1908 29 DET AL 119 450 405 32 87 5 1 0 23 10 23 47 .215 .269 .232 .501 60 94 7 15 *5
9 Yrs 1049 4232 3854 481 972 133 39 15 380 159 203 400 .252 .299 .319 .617 87 1228 52 123
162 Game Avg. 162 654 595 74 150 21 6 2 59 25 31 62 .252 .299 .319 .617 87 190 8 19
DET (5 yrs) 593 2374 2117 236 500 56 14 2 190 73 133 243 .236 .291 .279 .569 80 590 30 94
WSH (4 yrs) 450 1833 1713 243 469 77 24 13 187 85 69 155 .274 .310 .370 .680 96 633 22 29
WHS (1 yr) 6 25 24 2 3 0 1 0 3 1 1 2 .125 .160 .208 .368 1 5 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 1043 4207 3830 479 969 133 38 15 377 158 202 398 .253 .299 .319 .619 87 1223 52 123
NL (1 yr) 6 25 24 2 3 0 1 0 3 1 1 2 .125 .160 .208 .368 1 5 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
1899 20 WHS NL 6 25 -3 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .437 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /5
1901 22 WSH AL 137 548 -4 -1 0 -3 4 -3 -0.3 20 17 1.7 .498 .498 1.9 0.2 20 *5
1902 23 WSH AL 123 506 6 1 0 -6 4 5 0.5 18 24 2.2 .504 .503 2.9 -0.2 30 $1,800 564
1903 24 WSH AL 125 490 -17 2 0 -2 4 -12 -1.5 18 5 0.4 .489 .492 0.8 0.1 7 *5/64
1904 25 WSH AL 65 289 3 -0 0 -4 2 1 0.1 10 11 1.2 .503 .501 1.7 -0.3 15 5
1904 25 DET AL 56 214 -7 0 0 0 2 -5 -0.7 8 2 0.2 .488 .496 0.2 0.2 2 5
1905 26 DET AL 137 550 -0 -1 0 -2 5 1 0.1 20 21 2.3 .501 .501 2.5 0.2 23 *5
1906 27 DET AL 147 575 -9 2 0 -10 5 -12 -1.5 21 8 0.8 .490 .491 1.9 -0.6 18 *5
1907 28 DET AL 134 585 -11 -1 0 -8 4 -16 -1.9 20 4 0.2 .486 .488 1.1 -0.4 13 *5
1908 29 DET AL 119 450 -16 -1 0 -4 4 -17 -2.2 16 -1 -0.4 .482 .487 0.0 0.0 3 *5
9 Seasons 1049 4232 -58 2 0 -40 35 -62 -7.7 150 89 8.2 .493 .495 12.8 -0.7 129 $1,800
DET (5 yrs) 593 2374 -44 -1 0 -24 20 -49 -6.2 84 35 3.0 .490 .492 5.7 -0.5 59
WSH (4 yrs) 450 1833 -11 3 0 -15 15 -8 -1.2 65 57 5.5 .498 .498 7.3 -0.1 72 $1,800
WHS (1 yr) 6 25 -3 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .437 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1907 28 DET AL WS CHC L 5 21 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .250 .286 .250 .536 5 0 0 0 0 0
1908 29 DET AL WS CHC L 3 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .125 .200 .125 .325 1 0 1 0 1 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 8 31 28 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 .214 .258 .214 .472 6 0 1 0 1 0
2 WS 8 31 28 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 .214 .258 .214 .472 6 0 1 0 1 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 Awards
1899 WHS NL 20 3B 6 22 7 11 4 0 .818 3.00 .902 3.58
1901 WSH AL 22 3B 137 550 232 275 43 16 .922 3.70 .899 3.59
1902 WSH AL 23 3B 66 282 104 157 21 6 .926 3.95 .912 3.57
1902 WSH AL 23 SS 31 204 75 114 15 7 .926 6.10 .928 5.74
1902 WSH AL 23 2B 26 147 67 73 7 8 .952 5.38 .948 5.36
1903 WSH AL 24 3B 119 414 170 224 20 13 .952 3.31 .922 3.15
1903 WSH AL 24 SS 4 28 12 14 2 1 .929 6.50 .913 5.28
1903 WSH AL 24 2B 2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .943 5.10
1904 TOT AL 25 3B 120 399 148 225 26 9 .935 3.11 .931 3.13
1904 WSH AL 25 3B 64 230 95 121 14 7 .939 3.38 .931 3.13
1904 DET AL 25 3B 56 169 53 104 12 2 .929 2.80 .931 3.13
1905 DET AL 26 3B 136 429 137 255 37 12 .914 2.88 .923 3.14
1906 DET AL 27 3B 147 482 188 265 29 16 .940 3.08 .921 3.23
1907 DET AL 28 3B 133 426 163 233 30 9 .930 2.98 .913 3.14
1908 DET AL 29 3B 119 355 120 214 21 12 .941 2.81 .932 3.28
9 Seasons 3B 983 3359 1269 1859 231 93 .931 3.18 .918 3.26
2 Seasons SS 35 232 87 128 17 8 .927 6.14 .926 5.69
2 Seasons 2B 28 153 72 74 7 8 .954 5.21 .948 5.34
9 Seasons TOT 1046 3744 1428 2061 255 109 .932 3.34 .920 3.40
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

Games Played s c a p y
1901 AL  137 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1907 AL  80 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1901 AL  13 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1901 AL  6 (9th)
1902 AL  6 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1901 AL  43 (8th)
1907 AL  67 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1902 AL  29 (10th)
1903 AL  30 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1902 AL  8 (5th)
1907 AL  8 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1906 AL  36 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1902 AL  9.9 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1901 AL  84.3 (9th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1901 AL  137 (2nd)
1903 AL  119 (5th)
1905 AL  136 (5th)
1906 AL  147 (1st)
1907 AL  133 (3rd)
1908 AL  119 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1901 AL  232 (1st)
1903 AL  170 (2nd)
1905 AL  137 (5th)
1906 AL  188 (1st)
1907 AL  163 (3rd)
Career  1,269 (60th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1901 AL  275 (4th)
1903 AL  224 (5th)
1905 AL  255 (5th)
1906 AL  265 (2nd)
1907 AL  233 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1901 AL  43 (4th)
1904 AL  26 (5th)
1905 AL  37 (3rd)
1906 AL  29 (4th)
1907 AL  30 (4th)
Career  231 (60th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1901 AL  16 (4th)
1903 AL  13 (4th)
1904 AL  9 (5th)
1905 AL  12 (3rd)
1906 AL  16 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1901 AL  3.70 (3rd)
1903 AL  3.31 (2nd)
1904 AL  3.11 (5th)
1906 AL  3.08 (4th)
1907 AL  2.98 (5th)
Career  3.18 (51st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1901 AL  .922 (2nd)
1903 AL  .952 (2nd)
1905 AL  .914 (5th)
1906 AL  .940 (2nd)
1907 AL  .930 (2nd)
1908 AL  .941 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1899 NL  born 1878-07-12 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 17 (1131), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1691), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1830), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (221st), 8.2 career WAR/9.0 7yr-peak WAR/8.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1902 23 Washington Senators $1,800 ? S. Povich, The Washington Senators, 245
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,800
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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