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Bill Dahlen

William Frederick Dahlen (Bad Bill)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 5, 1870 in Nelliston, NY
High School: Fort Plain HS (Fort Plain, NY)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1891 (Age 21.107)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1891 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colts/Superbas/Giants/Doves/Orphans/... 1891-1911

Final Game: October 12, 1911 (Age 41.280)
Died: December 5, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, 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 Awards
1891 CHC NL 21 3B 84 373 120 211 42 13 .887 3.94 .881 3.67
1891 CHC NL 21 OF 37 82 69 7 6 4 .927 2.05 .912 1.92 30-0-7
1891 CHC NL 21 SS 15 90 28 46 16 4 .822 4.93 .889 5.25
1892 CHC NL 22 SS 72 451 178 232 41 29 .909 5.69 .897 5.37
1892 CHC NL 22 3B 68 321 113 189 19 14 .941 4.44 .879 3.58
1892 CHC NL 22 OF 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .913 1.90 0-2-0
1892 CHC NL 22 2B 1 6 3 2 1 0 .833 5.00 .928 5.60
1893 CHC NL 23 SS 88 600 229 306 65 33 .892 6.08 .897 5.54
1893 CHC NL 23 OF 17 31 27 2 2 1 .935 1.71 .915 2.18 5-8-4
1893 CHC NL 23 2B 10 55 27 24 4 1 .927 5.10 .933 5.94
1893 CHC NL 23 3B 3 9 3 5 1 0 .889 2.67 .893 3.80
1894 CHC NL 24 SS 67 500 192 258 50 43 .900 6.72 .897 5.70
1894 CHC NL 24 3B 55 250 96 129 25 10 .900 4.09 .878 3.48
1895 CHC NL 25 SS 129 894 281 527 86 70 .904 6.26 .899 5.63
1895 CHC NL 25 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 2.20 0-1-0
1896 CHC NL 26 SS 125 837 310 456 71 66 .915 6.13 .903 5.58
1897 CHC NL 27 SS 75 544 215 291 38 48 .930 6.75 .907 5.76
1898 CHC NL 28 SS 142 956 369 511 76 77 .921 6.20 .913 5.66
1899 BRO NL 29 SS 110 673 256 377 40 48 .941 5.75 .910 5.65
1899 BRO NL 29 3B 11 62 19 41 2 5 .968 5.45 .902 3.59
1900 BRO NL 30 SS 133 893 321 517 55 59 .938 6.30 .922 5.87
1901 BRO NL 31 SS 129 808 301 450 57 49 .929 5.82 .925 5.73
1901 BRO NL 31 2B 2 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 5.00 .941 5.15
1902 BRO NL 32 SS 138 784 278 440 66 34 .916 5.20 .912 5.42
1903 BRO NL 33 SS 138 815 296 477 42 48 .948 5.60 .911 5.48
1904 NYG NL 34 SS 145 871 316 494 61 61 .930 5.59 .920 5.38
1905 NYG NL 35 SS 147 859 313 501 45 58 .948 5.54 .931 5.58
1905 NYG NL 35 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00 1-0-0
1906 NYG NL 36 SS 143 790 287 454 49 36 .938 5.18 .933 5.39
1907 NYG NL 37 SS 143 763 292 426 45 39 .941 5.02 .932 5.18
1908 BSN NL 38 SS 144 887 291 553 43 58 .952 5.86 .930 5.30
1909 BSN NL 39 SS 49 314 101 184 29 20 .908 5.82 .926 5.33
1909 BSN NL 39 2B 6 28 14 11 3 1 .893 4.17 .938 4.87
1909 BSN NL 39 3B 2 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 4.50 .930 3.30
1911 BRO NL 41 SS 1 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 7.00 .926 5.10
20 Seasons SS 2133 13336 4856 7505 975 881 .927 5.80 .915 5.52
6 Seasons 3B 223 1024 355 580 89 42 .913 4.19 .881 3.59
5 Seasons OF 58 118 101 9 8 5 .932 1.90 .913 2.00 36-11-11
4 Seasons 2B 19 99 47 44 8 2 .919 4.79 .935 5.50
21 Seasons TOT 2433 14577 5359 8138 1080 930 .926 5.55 .913 5.26 36-11-11
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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
1891 CHC NL 21 135 135 0 0 0 0 84 15 30 0 7 37 0
1892 CHC NL 22 143 143 0 0 0 1 68 72 0 2 0 2 0
1893 CHC NL 23 116 116 0 0 0 10 3 88 5 8 4 17 0
1894 CHC NL 24 122 122 0 0 0 0 55 67 0 0 0 0 0
1895 CHC NL 25 129 129 0 0 0 0 0 129 0 1 0 1 0
1896 CHC NL 26 125 125 0 0 0 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0
1897 CHC NL 27 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 0 0
1898 CHC NL 28 142 142 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0
1899 BRO NL 29 121 121 0 0 0 0 11 110 0 0 0 0 0
1900 BRO NL 30 133 133 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0
1901 BRO NL 31 131 131 0 0 0 2 0 129 0 0 0 0 0
1902 BRO NL 32 138 138 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0
1903 BRO NL 33 138 138 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0
1904 NYG NL 34 145 145 0 0 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0
1905 NYG NL 35 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 147 1 0 0 1 0
1906 NYG NL 36 143 143 0 0 0 0 0 143 0 0 0 0 0
1907 NYG NL 37 143 143 0 0 0 0 0 143 0 0 0 0 0
1908 BSN NL 38 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0
1909 BSN NL 39 69 69 0 0 0 6 2 49 0 0 0 0 0
1910 BRO NL 40 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 BRO NL 41 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 2444 2444 0 0 0 19 223 2133 36 11 11 58 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 1.3%)
1938 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

Assistss c a p y
1895 NL  527 (1st)
1896 NL  456 (5th)
1898 NL  511 (3rd)
1900 NL  517 (1st)
1901 NL  457 (3rd)
1902 NL  440 (3rd)
1903 NL  477 (1st)
1904 NL  494 (2nd)
1905 NL  501 (5th)
1906 NL  454 (5th)
1908 NL  553 (2nd)
Career  8,138 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1894 NL  75 (5th)
1895 NL  86 (1st)
1896 NL  71 (4th)
1898 NL  76 (2nd)
1902 NL  66 (4th)
1904 NL  61 (4th)
1906 NL  49 (5th)
1908 NL  43 (5th)
Career  1,080 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1891 NL  13 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  129 (3rd)
1898 NL  142 (5th)
1900 NL  133 (1st)
1901 NL  129 (4th)
1902 NL  138 (1st)
1903 NL  138 (1st)
1904 NL  145 (4th)
1905 NL  147 (4th)
1906 NL  143 (3rd)
1907 NL  143 (3rd)
1908 NL  144 (4th)
Career  2,133 (11th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  281 (4th)
1896 NL  310 (4th)
1898 NL  369 (2nd)
1900 NL  321 (3rd)
1901 NL  301 (4th)
1902 NL  278 (4th)
1903 NL  296 (3rd)
1904 NL  316 (5th)
1905 NL  313 (5th)
1906 NL  287 (5th)
1908 NL  291 (3rd)
Career  4,856 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  527 (1st)
1896 NL  456 (4th)
1898 NL  511 (3rd)
1900 NL  517 (1st)
1901 NL  450 (3rd)
1902 NL  440 (2nd)
1903 NL  477 (1st)
1904 NL  494 (1st)
1905 NL  501 (4th)
1906 NL  454 (4th)
1907 NL  426 (5th)
1908 NL  553 (2nd)
Career  7,505 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  86 (1st)
1896 NL  71 (4th)
1898 NL  76 (2nd)
1900 NL  55 (3rd)
1901 NL  57 (4th)
1902 NL  66 (2nd)
1904 NL  61 (4th)
1906 NL  49 (5th)
1907 NL  45 (5th)
1908 NL  43 (4th)
Career  975 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  70 (2nd)
1896 NL  66 (3rd)
1897 NL  48 (3rd)
1898 NL  77 (1st)
1900 NL  59 (3rd)
1901 NL  49 (3rd)
1903 NL  48 (2nd)
1904 NL  61 (1st)
1905 NL  58 (5th)
1908 NL  58 (1st)
Career  881 (54th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1891 NL  3.94 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1893 NL  6.08 (1st)
1894 NL  6.72 (1st)
1895 NL  6.26 (2nd)
1896 NL  6.13 (2nd)
1897 NL  6.75 (1st)
1898 NL  6.20 (2nd)
1900 NL  6.30 (2nd)
1901 NL  5.82 (3rd)
1903 NL  5.60 (4th)
1904 NL  5.59 (2nd)
1905 NL  5.54 (5th)
1908 NL  5.86 (1st)
Career  5.80 (6th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1896 NL  .915 (5th)
1899 NL  .941 (2nd)
1900 NL  .938 (2nd)
1901 NL  .929 (3rd)
1902 NL  .916 (5th)
1903 NL  .948 (1st)
1904 NL  .930 (2nd)
1905 NL  .948 (2nd)
1906 NL  .938 (4th)
1907 NL  .941 (2nd)
1908 NL  .952 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1907 NL  born 1870-01-05 (7th)
1908 NL  born 1870-01-05 (3rd)
1909 NL  born 1870-01-05 (4th)
1910 NL  born 1870-01-05 (3rd)
1911 NL  born 1870-01-05 (2nd)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Bad William Bill billy Frederick Will William daheln Dahlen

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