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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1414. Brett Lawrie… #1415. Bill Phillips… #1416. George Moriarty… #1417. BILLY COX… #1418. Candy Maldonado… #1419. Bobby Byrne… #1420. Juan Rivera… 

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
1941 21 PIT NL 10 40 37 4 10 3 1 0 2 1 3 2 .270 .325 .405 .730 105 15 1 0 0 6
1946 26 PIT NL 121 447 411 32 119 22 6 2 36 4 26 15 .290 .333 .387 .720 101 159 4 1 10 *6 MVP-27
1947 27 PIT NL 132 561 529 75 145 30 7 15 54 5 29 28 .274 .313 .442 .755 96 234 5 1 2 *6
1948 28 BRO NL 88 279 237 36 59 13 2 3 15 3 38 19 .249 .353 .359 .711 90 85 8 0 4 5/64
1949 29 BRO NL 100 426 390 48 91 18 2 8 40 5 30 18 .233 .290 .351 .641 68 137 9 1 5 5
1950 30 BRO NL 119 494 451 62 116 17 2 8 44 6 35 24 .257 .311 .357 .668 73 161 15 0 8 *54/6
1951 31 BRO NL 142 507 455 62 127 25 4 9 51 5 5 37 30 .279 .336 .411 .747 98 187 8 2 13 *5/6
1952 32 BRO NL 116 490 455 56 118 12 3 6 34 10 12 25 32 .259 .301 .338 .639 75 154 13 2 8 56/4 MVP-23
1953 33 BRO NL 100 371 327 44 95 18 1 10 44 2 2 37 21 .291 .363 .443 .806 106 145 7 0 7 5/64
1954 34 BRO NL 77 252 226 26 53 9 2 2 17 0 0 21 13 .235 .297 .319 .616 59 72 8 0 3 2 54/6
1955 35 BAL AL 53 213 194 25 41 7 2 3 14 1 2 17 16 .211 .275 .314 .589 64 61 5 0 2 0 0 54/6
11 Yrs 1058 4080 3712 470 974 174 32 66 351 42 21 298 218 .262 .318 .380 .698 85 1410 83 7 62 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 625 568 72 149 27 5 10 54 6 46 33 .262 .318 .380 .698 85 216 13 1 9
BRO (7 yrs) 742 2819 2541 334 659 112 16 46 245 31 19 223 157 .259 .320 .370 .690 82 941 68 5 48 2
PIT (3 yrs) 263 1048 977 111 274 55 14 17 92 10 58 45 .280 .322 .418 .740 99 408 10 2 12
BAL (1 yr) 53 213 194 25 41 7 2 3 14 1 2 17 16 .211 .275 .314 .589 64 61 5 0 2 0 0
NL (10 yrs) 1005 3867 3518 445 933 167 30 63 337 41 19 281 202 .265 .321 .383 .704 86 1349 78 7 60 2
AL (1 yr) 53 213 194 25 41 7 2 3 14 1 2 17 16 .211 .275 .314 .589 64 61 5 0 2 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
1941 21 PIT NL 10 40 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .520 .501 0.2 0.2 2 6
1946 26 PIT NL 121 447 0 -0 0 -14 7 -6 -0.7 17 10 1.0 .494 .496 2.6 -0.7 24 *6 MVP-27
1947 27 PIT NL 132 561 -4 -0 0 -4 9 0 0.1 22 22 2.2 .500 .500 2.6 0.5 26 *6
1948 28 BRO NL 88 279 -2 -1 -1 1 0 -2 -0.3 11 9 0.9 .497 .499 0.8 0.2 8 5/64
1949 29 BRO NL 100 426 -17 1 1 5 0 -10 -1.1 17 7 0.6 .489 .494 0.1 0.5 2 5
1950 30 BRO NL 119 494 -17 -1 0 6 1 -10 -1.1 19 9 0.8 .492 .494 0.3 0.7 3 *54/6
1951 31 BRO NL 142 507 -1 -2 2 5 0 4 0.4 19 23 2.3 .503 .503 1.9 0.5 18 *5/6
1952 32 BRO NL 116 490 -14 -0 -1 -2 1 -16 -1.8 18 2 0.1 .485 .489 0.3 -0.1 4 56/4 MVP-23
1953 33 BRO NL 100 371 4 -1 -1 6 1 8 0.8 14 22 2.1 .508 .505 1.7 0.6 17 5/64
1954 34 BRO NL 77 252 -13 -1 -1 -3 1 -17 -1.8 9 -8 -0.9 .477 .489 -0.5 -0.2 -4 $19,000 54/6
1955 35 BAL AL 53 213 -6 -1 -0 4 1 -1 -0.1 7 5 0.5 .497 .499 0.1 0.6 1 54/6
11 Seasons 1058 4080 -70 -6 0 5 23 -49 -5.7 154 106 10.0 .495 .497 10.1 2.7 101 $19,000
BRO (7 yrs) 742 2819 -61 -5 0 17 5 -43 -5.0 107 65 5.9 .494 .496 4.6 2.1 47 $19,000
PIT (3 yrs) 263 1048 -4 -1 0 -17 17 -5 -0.5 40 36 3.6 .498 .498 5.4 -0.0 53
BAL (1 yr) 53 213 -6 -1 -0 4 1 -1 -0.1 7 5 0.5 .497 .499 0.1 0.6 1

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
1949 29 BRO NL WS NYY L 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1952 32 BRO NL WS NYY L 7 31 27 4 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 .296 .367 .370 .737 10 0 0 1 0 2
1953 33 BRO NL WS NYY L 6 25 23 3 7 3 0 1 6 0 0 1 4 .304 .333 .565 .899 13 0 0 1 0 1
3 Yrs (3 Series) 15 59 53 7 16 5 0 1 6 0 1 4 9 .302 .351 .453 .804 24 0 0 2 0 3
3 WS 15 59 53 7 16 5 0 1 6 0 1 4 9 .302 .351 .453 .804 24 0 0 2 0 3

Standard Fielding

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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

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)

Doubles s c a p y
1947 NL  30 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1952 NL  10 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1951 NL  13 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1950 NL  15 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1952 NL  12 (1st)

SB % s c a p y
1952 NL  45.46 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1947 NL  7.5 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1946 NL  27.4 (3rd)
1947 NL  18.9 (10th)
1950 NL  18.8 (6th)
Career  17.0 (203rd)

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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1901), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1825), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1276), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (195th), 10.0 career WAR/9.9 7yr-peak WAR/9.9 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
1954 34 Brooklyn Dodgers $19,000 ? 2/17/54 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,000
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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