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Bill Craver

William H. Craver

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: June, 1844 in Troy, NY(All Transactions)
Debut: May 9, 1871 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Canaries/Grays/Mutuals/Whites/Athletics/... 1871-1877

Final Game: October 5, 1877 (Age 33)
Died: June 17, 1901 in Troy, NY
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1871 TRO NA 27 2B 18 123 57 50 16 11 .870 5.94 .824 5.76
1871 TRO NA 27 SS 4 22 6 12 4 3 .818 4.50 .781 5.40
1871 TRO NA 27 C 3 15 10 4 1 0 .933 4.67 .842 4.57 7 0 0
1871 TRO NA 27 1B 2 20 18 1 1 1 .950 9.50 .929 10.40
1871 TRO NA 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-0-1
1872 BAL NA 28 C 27 218 166 25 27 4 .876 7.07 .847 5.45 17 0 0
1872 BAL NA 28 2B 5 20 5 10 5 0 .750 3.00 .826 5.52
1872 BAL NA 28 OF 4 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .820 1.95 0-0-4
1872 BAL NA 28 3B 2 9 2 2 5 0 .444 2.00 .758 4.45
1873 BAL NA 29 C 22 105 77 21 7 2 .933 4.45 .841 5.06 11 0 0
1873 BAL NA 29 SS 15 87 24 45 18 5 .793 4.60 .779 5.06
1873 BAL NA 29 OF 7 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1.43 .803 2.00 0-7-0
1873 BAL NA 29 1B 3 19 18 0 1 1 .947 6.00 .925 10.77
1874 PHI NA 30 2B 54 388 175 138 75 27 .807 5.80 .805 5.51
1874 PHI NA 30 C 5 24 12 4 8 0 .667 3.20 .801 5.48 5 0 0
1874 PHI NA 30 1B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .930 10.50
1875 TOT NA 31 3B 5 26 10 11 5 0 .808 4.20 .764 3.68
1875 CEN NA 31 SS 9 66 12 39 15 2 .773 5.67 .816 4.63
1875 CEN NA 31 3B 4 25 10 10 5 0 .800 5.00 .764 3.68
1875 CEN NA 31 1B 1 17 13 0 4 2 .765 13.00 .936 10.90
1875 ATH NA 31 2B 54 341 140 152 49 28 .856 5.41 .837 5.89
1875 ATH NA 31 C 2 7 4 1 2 0 .714 2.50 .823 5.70 3 0 0
1875 ATH NA 31 3B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .760 3.70
1876 NYU NL 32 2B 42 220 95 84 41 7 .814 4.26 .864 5.70
1876 NYU NL 32 C 11 104 57 21 26 2 .750 7.09 .805 5.81 8 0 0
1876 NYU NL 32 SS 6 28 6 17 5 1 .821 3.83 .866 4.57
1877 LOU NL 33 SS 57 272 71 175 26 15 .904 4.32 .865 4.58
5 Seasons 2B 173 1092 472 434 186 73 .830 5.24 .829 5.70
5 Seasons SS 91 475 119 288 68 26 .857 4.47 .839 4.70
6 Seasons C 70 473 326 76 71 8 .850 5.74 .834 5.36 51 0 0
3 Seasons OF 12 11 10 0 1 0 .909 0.83 .805 1.98 0-7-5
4 Seasons 1B 7 58 50 2 6 4 .897 7.43 .930 10.64
2 Seasons 3B 7 35 12 13 10 0 .714 3.57 .762 3.90
7 Seasons TOT 360 2144 989 813 342 111 .840 5.01 .834 5.32 0-7-5 51 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1871 TRO NA 27 27 27 0 3 2 18 0 4 0 0 1 1 0
1872 BAL NA 28 35 35 0 27 0 5 2 0 0 0 4 4 0
1873 BAL NA 29 41 41 0 22 3 0 0 15 0 7 0 7 0
1874 PHI NA 30 55 55 0 5 1 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1875 ATH NA 31 54 54 0 2 0 54 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1875 CEN NA 31 14 14 0 0 1 0 4 9 0 0 0 0 0
1876 NYU NL 32 56 56 0 11 0 42 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
1877 LOU NL 33 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 339 339 0 70 7 173 7 91 0 7 5 12 0
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committeds c a p y
1874 NA  83 (4th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1872 NA  27 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1872 NA  166 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1872 NA  27 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1872 NA  4 (2nd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  54 (1st)
1875 NA  54 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  57 (5th)
1874 NA  175 (1st)
1875 NA  140 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  50 (5th)
1874 NA  138 (3rd)
1875 NA  152 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  75 (1st)
1875 NA  49 (4th)
1876 NL  41 (4th)
Career  186 (75th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  11 (1st)
1874 NA  27 (2nd)
1875 NA  28 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1877 NL  57 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1877 NL  71 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1877 NL  175 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1877 NL  26 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1877 NL  15 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1872 NA  7.07 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1872 NA  .876 (3rd)
1873 NA  .933 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  5.94 (4th)
1874 NA  5.80 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  .807 (5th)
1875 NA  .856 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1877 NL  4.32 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1877 NL  .904 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1874 NA  born 1844-06-32 (10th)
1875 NA  born 1844-06-32 (10th)
1876 NL  born 1844-06-32 (7th)
1877 NL  born 1844-06-32 (5th)

                           

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