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Billy Cox

William Richard Cox

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: August 29, 1919 in Newport, PA
High School: Newport HS (Newport, PA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1941 (Age 22.022)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Pirates/Orioles 1941-1955

Final Game: June 11, 1955 (Age 35.286)
Died: March 30, 1978 in Harrisburg, PA
Buried: Newport Cemetery, Newport, PA
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1941 PIT NL 21 SS 10 10 10 53 15 35 3 8 .943 5.00 .951 5.17
1946 PIT NL 26 SS 114 110 101 597 235 323 39 59 .935 4.89 .957 5.15 MVP-27
1947 PIT NL 27 SS 129 123 117 628 220 388 20 63 .968 4.71 .963 5.11
1948 BRO NL 28 3B 70 56 47 165 51 107 7 7 .958 2.26 .941 3.10
1948 BRO NL 28 SS 6 4 4 22 8 13 1 4 .955 3.50 .959 4.98
1948 BRO NL 28 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40
1949 BRO NL 29 3B 100 100 97 329 104 213 12 28 .964 3.17 .952 3.18
1950 BRO NL 30 3B 107 104 92 909.1 350 102 233 15 35 .957 3.32 3.13 .948 3.31 3.27
1950 BRO NL 30 2B 13 9 9 93.0 62 31 31 0 7 1.000 6.00 4.77 .974 5.65 5.59
1950 BRO NL 30 SS 9 3 3 40.0 21 10 10 1 1 .952 4.50 2.22 .961 5.22 5.16
1951 BRO NL 31 3B 139 126 115 1140.2 418 140 264 14 26 .967 3.19 2.91 .953 3.37 3.36
1951 BRO NL 31 SS 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 .960 4.80 4.90
1952 BRO NL 32 3B 100 96 83 814.1 265 100 157 8 26 .970 2.84 2.57 .954 3.15 3.12 MVP-23
1952 BRO NL 32 SS 10 9 8 80.0 48 27 20 1 4 .979 5.29 4.70 .960 5.04 5.00 MVP-23
1952 BRO NL 32 2B 9 3 1 38.2 24 13 11 0 4 1.000 5.59 2.67 .975 5.49 5.43 MVP-23
1953 BRO NL 33 3B 89 86 78 735.0 234 86 142 6 20 .974 5 9 2.79 2.56 .951 3.04 2.98
1953 BRO NL 33 SS 6 1 1 24.2 8 5 3 0 1 1.000 0 10 2.92 1.33 .958 5.04 4.93
1953 BRO NL 33 2B 1 1 1 9.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 0 27 3.00 3.00 .972 5.40 5.30
1954 BRO NL 34 3B 58 44 37 402.1 153 57 90 6 7 .961 -4 -12 3.29 2.53 .952 3.17 3.15
1954 BRO NL 34 2B 11 11 8 96.2 50 22 27 1 5 .980 1 15 4.56 4.45 .976 5.57 5.54
1954 BRO NL 34 SS 8 6 6 58.2 27 14 13 0 3 1.000 -0 -10 4.14 3.38 .959 5.15 5.12
1955 BAL AL 35 3B 37 34 22 266.0 98 28 67 3 5 .969 3 15 3.21 2.57 .950 3.17 3.14
1955 BAL AL 35 2B 18 10 8 109.2 53 25 28 0 4 1.000 0 5 4.35 2.94 .976 5.38 5.32
1955 BAL AL 35 SS 6 2 1 17.0 12 2 9 1 1 .917 0 21 5.82 1.83 .959 4.92 4.88
8 Seasons 3B 700 646 571 4267.2 2012 668 1273 71 154 .965 5 1 3.09 2.77 .951 3.23 3.18
10 Seasons SS 299 268 251 223.1 1417 537 814 66 144 .953 0 0 4.59 4.52 .960 5.09 5.11
6 Seasons 2B 53 34 27 347.0 193 92 99 2 20 .990 2 7 4.95 3.60 .975 5.52 5.45
11 Seasons TOT 1052 948 849 4838.0 3622 1297 2186 139 318 .962 7 2 3.29 3.31 .955 3.48 3.85
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1941 PIT NL 21 SS
1946 PIT NL 26 SS
1947 PIT NL 27 SS
1948 BRO NL 28 3B
1948 BRO NL 28 SS
1948 BRO NL 28 2B
1949 BRO NL 29 3B
1950 BRO NL 30 3B
1950 BRO NL 30 2B
1950 BRO NL 30 SS
1951 BRO NL 31 3B
1951 BRO NL 31 SS
1952 BRO NL 32 3B
1952 BRO NL 32 SS
1952 BRO NL 32 2B
1953 BRO NL 33 3B 5 9 5 3 2 0
1953 BRO NL 33 SS 0 10 0 0 0 0
1953 BRO NL 33 2B 0 27 0 0 0 0
1954 BRO NL 34 3B -4 -12 -4 -4 0 0
1954 BRO NL 34 2B 1 15 1 0 1 0
1954 BRO NL 34 SS -0 -10 -0 -1 0 0
1955 BAL AL 35 3B 3 15 3 1 2 0
1955 BAL AL 35 2B 0 5 2 0 1 -1
1955 BAL AL 35 SS 0 21 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 3B 5 1 5 0 5 0
10 Seasons SS 0 0 0 -0 0 0
6 Seasons 2B 2 7 3 1 2 -1
11 Seasons TOT 7 2 8 1 7 -1
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1941 PIT NL 21 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 PIT NL 26 121 110 121 114 0 0 0 0 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
1947 PIT NL 27 132 123 132 129 0 0 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1948 BRO NL 28 88 60 88 77 0 0 0 1 71 6 0 0 0 0 0 14 5
1949 BRO NL 29 100 100 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 BRO NL 30 119 116 119 118 0 0 0 13 106 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1951 BRO NL 31 142 126 142 140 0 0 0 0 139 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1952 BRO NL 32 116 108 116 110 0 0 0 9 99 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1953 BRO NL 33 100 88 100 93 0 0 0 1 89 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
1954 BRO NL 34 77 61 77 74 0 0 0 12 57 8 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
1955 BAL AL 35 53 46 53 51 0 0 0 17 38 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
11 Seasons 1058 948 1058 1016 0 0 0 53 699 299 0 0 0 0 0 46 20
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1948 BRO NL 28 2272 65% 81% 28% 163 90% 2 48 34 5 9 111 94 15 0 5 7 0 4 3 4 8 5 2 7 1 1 0 8 75%
1949 BRO NL 29 3719 65% 80% 29% 337 89% 2 105 86 10 9 212 149 58 1 5 12 0 8 4 9 26 22 1 24 2 2 0 22 68%
1950 BRO NL 30 3924 63% 79% 29% 355 88% 0 100 80 11 9 233 173 56 1 2 15 0 12 3 13 35 25 3 30 2 2 0 17 59%
1951 BRO NL 31 4804 62% 81% 28% 423 89% 5 144 116 14 14 267 206 46 3 9 14 1 10 3 9 26 15 2 19 5 3 1 34 68%
1952 BRO NL 32 3440 58% 80% 28% 260 90% 4 99 72 11 16 161 109 41 5 10 8 1 5 2 7 26 18 1 22 3 2 1 9 78%
1953 BRO NL 33 3065 60% 79% 30% 234 88% 3 84 67 8 9 142 101 30 1 5 6 1 5 0 5 19 10 2 13 4 4 0 9 78%
1954 BRO NL 34 1732 61% 81% 29% 158 87% 2 55 53 2 0 88 66 19 0 1 6 0 5 1 5 8 6 1 7 1 1 0 12 58%
1955 BAL AL 35 1193 63% 80% 25% 90 94% 1 29 20 5 5 67 52 11 1 3 2 0 2 0 2 6 4 1 6 0 0 0 6 83%
8 Seasons 24149 62% 80% 28% 2020 89% 19 664 528 66 71 1281 950 276 12 40 70 3 51 16 54 154 105 13 128 18 15 2 117 68%
MLB Averages 62% 82% 26% 89% 68%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1941 PIT NL 21 67 67% 96% 31% 9 100% 1 2 1 1 0 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1946 PIT NL 26 1463 62% 86% 27% 151 82% 2 81 35 38 8 97 69 23 1 2 15 1 14 0 13 16 5 1 5 0 1 13 6 7 2 1 1
1947 PIT NL 27 3693 65% 84% 24% 391 92% 9 153 80 55 18 299 217 65 2 3 14 0 14 0 14 43 23 5 9 2 1 41 28 13 2 2 0
1948 BRO NL 28 176 65% 82% 29% 17 88% 0 8 6 2 0 11 6 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 0
1950 BRO NL 30 181 53% 75% 25% 11 91% 0 10 1 7 2 10 7 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1951 BRO NL 31 11 73% 64% 9% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 BRO NL 32 337 54% 82% 26% 33 85% 1 25 10 10 5 20 12 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
1953 BRO NL 33 110 67% 78% 26% 8 100% 0 4 2 2 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1954 BRO NL 34 270 53% 79% 28% 22 91% 0 14 9 5 0 13 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
1955 BAL AL 35 79 67% 82% 27% 10 90% 0 2 1 1 0 8 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 6387 63% 84% 25% 653 90% 13 300 146 121 33 474 338 108 4 6 33 1 32 0 30 76 36 6 20 2 2 70 42 27 5 4 1
MLB Averages 62% 82% 26% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1948 BRO NL 28 6 67% 83% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 BRO NL 30 391 61% 78% 26% 37 95% 0 32 12 15 5 31 23 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 3 0 0 7 0 6 0 0 0
1952 BRO NL 32 160 53% 79% 25% 15 100% 0 12 5 4 3 11 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 4 3 1 0 0 0
1953 BRO NL 33 37 62% 68% 19% 4 75% 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 BRO NL 34 405 67% 77% 30% 31 94% 1 20 5 11 4 28 23 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 2 1 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 0
1955 BAL AL 35 459 60% 81% 23% 37 89% 0 24 9 13 2 28 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 0
6 Seasons 1458 61% 78% 26% 124 93% 1 89 32 43 14 100 83 12 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 20 9 4 3 3 20 6 13 0 0 0
MLB Averages 62% 82% 26% 93%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1946 NL (27, 1%)
1952 NL (23, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1946 NL  39 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  100 (5th)
1951 NL  139 (3rd)
1952 NL  100 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  104 (5th)
1951 NL  140 (3rd)
1952 NL  100 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  213 (4th)
1951 NL  264 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  28 (2nd)
1950 NL  35 (2nd)
1951 NL  26 (5th)
1952 NL  26 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1946 NL  114 (5th)
1947 NL  129 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1946 NL  235 (5th)
1947 NL  220 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1946 NL  323 (5th)
1947 NL  388 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1946 NL  39 (1st)
1947 NL  20 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (3rd)
1955 AL  3 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1950 NL  3.32 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  3.17 (5th)
1950 NL  3.13 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1950 NL  .957 (1st)
1951 NL  .967 (2nd)
Career  .965 (29th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1955 AL  0 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1947 NL  .968 (4th)

                                         

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