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Billy Crowell

William Theodore Crowell

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: November 6, 1865 in Cincinnati, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1887 (Age 21.165, 1,171st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1887 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Blues/Colonels 1887-1888

Last Game: September 5, 1888 (Age 22.304)
Died: July 24, 1935 in Fort Worth, TX
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX
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Standard Pitching

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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
1887 21 CLE AA 14 31 .311 4.88 45 45 0 45 1 0 389.1 541 350 211 9 138 72 20 0 23 1812 89 4.43 1.744 12.5 0.2 3.2 1.7 0.52
1888 22 TOT AA 5 14 .263 5.81 19 19 0 17 0 0 159.2 224 162 103 9 67 66 10 0 20 778 52 3.94 1.823 12.6 0.5 3.8 3.7 0.99
1888 22 CLE AA 5 13 .278 5.79 18 18 0 16 0 0 150.2 212 148 97 8 61 61 9 0 20 732 52 3.86 1.812 12.7 0.5 3.6 3.6 1.00
1888 22 LOU AA 0 1 .000 6.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 12 14 6 1 6 5 1 0 0 46 53 5.25 2.000 12.0 1.0 6.0 5.0 0.83
2 Yrs 19 45 .297 5.15 64 64 0 62 1 0 549.0 765 512 314 18 205 138 30 0 43 2590 77 4.28 1.767 12.5 0.3 3.4 2.3 0.67
162 Game Avg. 10 24 .297 5.15 34 34 0 33 1 0 292 406 272 167 10 109 73 16 0 23 1376 77 4.28 1.767 12.5 0.3 3.4 2.3 0.67
CLE (2 yrs) 19 44 .302 5.13 63 63 0 61 1 0 540.0 753 498 308 17 199 133 29 0 43 2544 77 4.27 1.763 12.6 0.3 3.3 2.2 0.67
LOU (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 12 14 6 1 6 5 1 0 0 46 53 5.25 2.000 12.0 1.0 6.0 5.0 0.83
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
1887 21 CLE AA 389.1 45 45 350 8.09 6.73 -0.81 0.00 101.0 7.62 -16 -1.2 -0.4 0.7 13 .474 .493
1888 22 CLE AA 150.2 18 18 148 8.84 5.24 -0.48 0.00 101.0 5.78 -52 -3.9 -0.2 -3.2 -41 .285 .476
1888 22 LOU AA 9.0 1 1 14 14.00 5.23 -0.60 0.00 100.0 5.83 -8 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -8 .102 .498
2 Seasons 549.0 64 64 512 8.39 6.30 -0.72 0.00 101.0 7.08 -76 -5.4 -0.6 -2.8 -36 .415 .488
CLE (2 yrs) 540.0 63 63 498 8.30 6.31 -0.72 0.00 101.0 7.11 -68 -5.0 -0.6 -2.4 -29 .420 .488
LOU (1 yr) 9.0 1 1 14 14.00 5.23 -0.60 0.00 100.0 5.83 -8 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -8 .102 .498

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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
1887 21 CLE AA 45 167 156 15 22 1 0 0 6 5 10 43 .141 .198 .147 .345 -2 23 1 1
1888 22 TOT AA 19 65 61 5 5 2 0 0 3 2 4 24 .082 .138 .115 .253 -17 7 0 1/O
1888 22 CLE AA 18 61 58 5 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 24 .086 .131 .121 .252 -18 7 0 1/O
1888 22 LOU AA 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 -16 0 0 /1
2 Yrs 64 232 217 20 27 3 0 0 9 7 14 67 .124 .181 .138 .319 -6 30 1
162 Game Avg. 162 587 549 51 68 8 0 0 23 18 35 170 .124 .181 .138 .319 -6 76 3
CLE (2 yrs) 63 228 214 20 27 3 0 0 9 6 13 67 .126 .180 .140 .320 -6 30 1
LOU (1 yr) 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 -16 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
1887 21 CLE AA 45 167 -23 -1 0 0 12 -12 -0.9 0 -12 -0.9 .479 .494 -0.9 0.1 -12 1
1888 22 CLE AA 18 61 -8 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .479 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1/O
1888 22 LOU AA 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2 Seasons 64 232 -31 -1 0 0 16 -16 -1.3 0 -16 -1.3 .479 .495 -1.3 0.0 -16
CLE (2 yrs) 63 228 -31 -1 0 0 16 -16 -1.3 0 -16 -1.3 .479 .495 -1.3 0.0 -16
LOU (1 yr) 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1887 CLE AA 21 P 45 389.1 75 5 65 5 4 .933 1.62 1.56 .883 2.27 2.18
1888 TOT AA 22 P 19 159.2 40 2 35 3 1 .925 2.09 1.95 .891 2.45 2.41
1888 CLE AA 22 P 18 150.2 35 2 31 2 1 .943 1.97 1.83 .891 2.45 2.41
1888 CLE AA 22 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-0-1
1888 LOU AA 22 P 1 9.0 5 0 4 1 0 .800 4.00 4.00 .890 2.40 2.40
2 Seasons P 64 549.0 115 7 100 8 5 .930 1.75 1.67 .886 2.32 2.25
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-0-1
2 Seasons TOT 65 549.0 115 7 100 8 5 .930 1.75 1.65 .886 2.32 2.24 0-0-1
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.
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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
1887 AA  45 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1887 AA  389.3 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1887 AA  45 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1887 AA  45 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1887 AA  1 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1887 AA  9 (6th)
1888 AA  9 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1887 AA  138 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1887 AA  541 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1887 AA  31 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1887 AA  211 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1887 AA  20 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1887 AA  1,812 (8th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1887 AA  .933 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1930), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3398th), -4.1 career WAR/-4.1 7yr-peak WAR/-4.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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