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Bill Crowley

William Michael Crowley

Positions: Outfielder and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 159 lb.

Born: April 8, 1857 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1875 (Age 18.018)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1877 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Bisons/Beaneaters/RedStockings/Grays/Athletics/... 1875-1885

Final Game: October 10, 1885 (Age 28.185)
Died: July 14, 1891 in Gloucester, NJ
Buried: New St. Mary Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ
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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
1875 18 PHI NA 9 38 37 4 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 .081 .105 .081 .186 -36 3 0 /5O3
1877 20 LOU NL 61 242 238 30 67 9 3 1 23 4 13 .282 .293 .357 .651 91 85 *O/2645
1879 22 BUF NL 60 267 261 41 75 9 5 0 30 6 14 .287 .303 .360 .664 114 94 O2/34
1880 23 BUF NL 85 373 354 57 95 16 4 0 20 19 23 .268 .306 .336 .642 117 119 *O2
1881 24 BSN NL 72 293 279 33 71 12 0 0 31 14 15 .254 .290 .297 .588 88 83 *O
1883 26 TOT MLB 34 141 137 19 36 9 3 0 21 4 .263 .284 .372 .656 101 51 O/3
1883 26 PHA AA 23 99 96 16 24 4 3 0 16 3 .250 .273 .354 .627 94 34 O/3
1883 26 CLV NL 11 42 41 3 12 5 0 0 5 1 7 .293 .310 .415 .724 118 17 O
1884 27 BSN NL 108 440 407 50 110 14 6 6 61 33 74 .270 .325 .378 .703 122 154 *O
1885 28 BUF NL 92 365 344 29 83 14 1 1 36 21 32 .241 .285 .297 .581 86 102 *O
8 Yrs 521 2159 2057 263 540 83 22 8 225 0 0 102 178 .263 .297 .336 .633 102 691 0
162 Game Avg. 162 671 640 82 168 26 7 2 70 32 .263 .297 .336 .633 102 215
BUF (3 yrs) 237 1005 959 127 253 39 10 1 86 46 69 .264 .298 .328 .626 105 315
BSN (2 yrs) 180 733 686 83 181 26 6 6 92 47 89 .264 .311 .345 .657 108 237
PHA (1 yr) 23 99 96 16 24 4 3 0 16 3 .250 .273 .354 .627 94 34
PHI (1 yr) 9 38 37 4 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 .081 .105 .081 .186 -36 3 0
CLV (1 yr) 11 42 41 3 12 5 0 0 5 1 7 .293 .310 .415 .724 118 17
LOU (1 yr) 61 242 238 30 67 9 3 1 23 4 13 .282 .293 .357 .651 91 85
NL (7 yrs) 489 2022 1924 243 513 79 19 8 206 98 178 .267 .302 .340 .642 105 654
AA (1 yr) 23 99 96 16 24 4 3 0 16 3 .250 .273 .354 .627 94 34
NA (1 yr) 9 38 37 4 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 .081 .105 .081 .186 -36 3 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
1875 18 PHI NA 9 38 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.3 .449 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -4 /5O3
1877 20 LOU NL 61 242 -4 0 0 4 -3 -3 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.2 0.1 1 *O/2645
1879 22 BUF NL 60 267 4 0 0 2 -2 4 0.3 9 13 1.3 .506 .502 1.1 -0.0 11 O2/34
1880 23 BUF NL 85 373 7 0 0 -1 -3 3 0.2 12 15 1.6 .503 .502 1.7 -0.4 16 *O2
1881 24 BSN NL 72 293 -2 0 0 0 -4 -6 -0.6 10 4 0.4 .492 .496 0.5 -0.4 4 $1,000 *O
1883 26 PHA AA 23 99 -1 0 0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .487 .498 0.0 -0.2 -0 O/3
1883 26 CLV NL 11 42 0 0 0 0 -1 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 O
1884 27 BSN NL 108 440 9 0 0 -1 -7 1 -0.1 15 16 1.4 .501 .501 1.7 -0.8 17 $1,900 *O
1885 28 BUF NL 92 365 -5 0 0 -6 -6 -16 -1.7 12 -4 -0.3 .483 .490 0.3 -1.2 2 *O
8 Seasons 521 2159 4 0 0 -3 -27 -26 -2.9 72 46 4.7 .495 .498 5.4 -3.1 49 $2,900
BUF (3 yrs) 237 1005 7 0 0 -5 -11 -9 -1.1 34 24 2.5 .496 .497 3.2 -1.7 29
BSN (2 yrs) 180 733 7 0 0 -1 -11 -5 -0.7 25 20 1.9 .497 .499 2.2 -1.2 21 $2,900
PHA (1 yr) 23 99 -1 0 0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .487 .498 0.0 -0.2 -0
PHI (1 yr) 9 38 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.3 .449 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -4
CLV (1 yr) 11 42 0 0 0 0 -1 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 -0.1 1
LOU (1 yr) 61 242 -4 0 0 4 -3 -3 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.2 0.1 1

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1875 PHI NA 18 3B 4 15 6 6 3 0 .800 3.00 .764 3.68
1875 PHI NA 18 OF 4 13 11 0 2 0 .846 2.75 .818 1.88 0-4-0
1875 PHI NA 18 1B 1 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 5.00 .936 10.90
1877 LOU NL 20 OF 58 152 109 20 23 2 .849 2.22 .831 1.88 0-57-2
1877 LOU NL 20 C 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 .876 6.15 2 0 0
1877 LOU NL 20 SS 2 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 4.00 .865 4.60
1877 LOU NL 20 2B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .865 6.40
1877 LOU NL 20 3B 1 4 1 1 2 0 .500 2.00 .840 3.70
1879 BUF NL 22 OF 43 94 62 14 18 4 .809 1.77 .838 1.89 3-1-39
1879 BUF NL 22 C 10 49 34 8 7 0 .857 4.20 .889 6.45 7 0 0
1879 BUF NL 22 1B 7 86 76 4 6 6 .930 11.43 .953 11.13
1879 BUF NL 22 2B 3 23 10 11 2 2 .913 7.00 .897 6.83
1880 BUF NL 23 OF 74 187 131 23 33 3 .824 2.08 .855 1.85 8-21-48
1880 BUF NL 23 C 22 113 73 23 17 0 .850 4.36 .894 6.88 31 0 0
1881 BSN NL 24 OF 72 167 130 17 20 5 .880 2.04 .871 2.06 0-47-26
1883 TOT MLB 26 OF 33 55 43 3 9 0 .836 1.39 .851 1.85 0-21-12
1883 PHA AA 26 OF 22 42 31 3 8 0 .810 1.55 .851 1.80 0-21-1
1883 PHA AA 26 1B 1 18 16 0 2 0 .889 16.00 .951 10.70
1883 CLV NL 26 OF 11 13 12 0 1 0 .923 1.09 .849 1.96 0-0-11
1884 BSN NL 27 OF 108 169 125 22 22 5 .870 1.36 .867 1.79 0-2-107
1885 BUF NL 28 OF 92 183 152 8 23 1 .874 1.74 .881 1.85 71-1-20
8 Seasons OF 484 1020 763 107 150 20 .853 1.80 .858 1.88 82-154-254
3 Seasons C 34 171 115 32 24 0 .860 4.32 .892 6.71 40 0 0
3 Seasons 1B 9 109 97 4 8 7 .927 11.22 .952 11.06
2 Seasons 3B 5 19 7 7 5 0 .737 2.80 .780 3.68
2 Seasons 2B 4 25 11 12 2 2 .920 5.75 .894 6.72
1 Season SS 2 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 4.00 .865 4.60
8 Seasons TOT 538 1352 997 166 189 29 .860 2.16 .870 2.40 82-154-254 40 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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1877 NL  61 (1st)
1880 NL  85 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1880 NL  354 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1880 NL  373 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1877 NL  1 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1880 NL  19 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1884 NL  74 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1880 NL  114 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1877 NL  238.0 (10th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1877 NL  58 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1877 NL  109 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1877 NL  20 (2nd)
1880 NL  23 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1877 NL  23 (3rd)
1880 NL  33 (2nd)
Career  150 (67th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1877 NL  2 (4th)
1879 NL  4 (1st)
1881 NL  5 (3rd)
1884 NL  5 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1877 NL  .849 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1875 NA  born 1857-04-08 (2nd)
1877 NL  born 1857-04-08 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 9 (1506), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2803), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (268th), 4.7 career WAR/5.0 7yr-peak WAR/4.8 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1881 24 Boston Red Stockings $1,000 ? Celler committee 23
1884 27 Boston Beaneaters $1,900 ? 11/14/83 Sporting Life
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,900
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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