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Bill Champion

Buford Billy Champion

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: September 18, 1947 in Shelby, NC
High School: Shelby HS (Shelby, NC)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 1965 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 4, 1969 (Age 21.259)   vs. SDP 8.0 IP, 6 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Phillies 1969-1976

Final Game: June 5, 1976 (Age 28.261)
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Bill Champion: 1 Career Home Run

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 0 go ahead
1 Tm
PHI1
 
vs RHP1
 
Away1
 
Leverage
Medium Lev1
1 Opp
SDP1
1 Pitcher
Mike Corkins1
1 Park
Qualcomm St1
Where Hit
Unk1
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th1
Outs
01
 
DefPos
P1
Bases
---1
 
1 RBI
0 on1
Inning
51
 
4-61
RelScore
-11
 
Behind1
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1972-04-30 (2) PHI @ SDP Mike Corkins behind 0-1 t 5 0 --- 1 9 1 0.164 50% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.