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Bill Fischer

William Charles Fischer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 11, 1930 in Wausau, WI
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1956 (Age 25.193, 8,950th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1957 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Senators/WhiteSox/Twins 1956-1964

Last Game: May 22, 1964 (Age 33.224)
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1956 CHW AL 25 P 3 0 0 1.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 5.40 0.33 .950 2.16 1.90 0 0 0
1957 CHW AL 26 P 33 11 3 124.0 27 6 20 1 0 .963 1.89 0.79 .963 1.99 2.00 3 3 50% 47% 0
1958 TOT AL 27 P 42 6 0 88.0 27 4 23 0 2 1.000 2.76 0.64 .963 1.96 1.93 5 7 58% 47% 1
1958 CHW AL 27 P 17 3 0 36.1 12 1 11 0 1 1.000 2.97 0.71 .963 1.96 1.93 0 2 100% 46% 1
1958 DET AL 27 P 22 0 0 30.2 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 2.35 0.36 .962 1.97 1.93 4 3 43% 47% 0
1958 WSH AL 27 P 3 3 0 21.0 7 3 4 0 1 1.000 3.00 2.33 .963 1.97 1.93 1 2 67% 47% 0
1959 WSH AL 28 P 34 29 6 187.1 70 21 48 1 2 .986 3.31 2.03 .955 2.05 2.03 13 4 24% 40% 1
1960 TOT AL 29 P 40 13 2 132.0 36 8 28 0 4 1.000 2.45 0.90 .967 1.96 1.95 7 0 0% 40% 1
1960 WSH AL 29 P 20 7 1 77.0 23 5 18 0 3 1.000 2.69 1.15 .967 1.96 1.95 3 0 0% 40% 1
1960 DET AL 29 P 20 6 1 55.0 13 3 10 0 1 1.000 2.13 0.65 .967 1.96 1.95 4 0 0% 40% 0
1961 TOT AL 30 P 41 1 0 67.2 16 7 9 0 0 1.000 2.13 0.39 .954 2.05 2.02 4 1 20% 36% 0
1961 DET AL 30 P 26 1 0 46.2 11 6 5 0 0 1.000 2.12 0.42 .954 2.04 2.02 3 0 0% 36% 0
1961 KCA AL 30 P 15 0 0 21.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.14 0.33 .954 2.06 2.02 1 1 50% 36% 0
1962 KCA AL 31 P 34 16 5 127.2 31 15 16 0 1 1.000 2.19 0.91 .958 2.08 2.07 6 0 0% 36% 1
1963 KCA AL 32 P 45 2 0 95.2 18 3 14 1 1 .944 1.60 0.38 .955 1.99 2.00 9 0 0% 33% 1
1964 MIN AL 33 P 9 0 0 7.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.68 0.33 .957 1.84 1.89 0 2 100% 37% 0
9 Seasons P 281 78 16 831.1 229 65 161 3 10 .987 2.45 0.80 .959 2.01 1.99 47 17 27% 40% 5
9 Seasons TOT 281 78 16 831.1 229 65 161 3 10 .987 2.45 0.80 .959 2.01 1.99 47 17 27% 40% 5
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1956 CHW AL 25 P
1957 CHW AL 26 P
1958 CHW AL 27 P
1958 DET AL 27 P
1958 WSH AL 27 P
1959 WSH AL 28 P
1960 WSH AL 29 P
1960 DET AL 29 P
1961 DET AL 30 P
1961 KCA AL 30 P
1962 KCA AL 31 P
1963 KCA AL 32 P
1964 MIN AL 33 P
9 Seasons P
9 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1956 CHW AL 25 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 CHW AL 26 33 11 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 DET AL 27 22 0 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CHW AL 27 17 3 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 WSH AL 27 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 WSH AL 28 34 29 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 WSH AL 29 20 7 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 DET AL 29 20 6 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 DET AL 30 26 1 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 KCA AL 30 15 0 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 KCA AL 31 34 16 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 KCA AL 32 45 2 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 MIN AL 33 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 281 78 281 281 281 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1956 CHW AL 25 12 75% 8% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1957 CHW AL 26 525 86% 34% 24 92% 0 6 1 5 21 20 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1958 DET AL 27 146 87% 29% 10 90% 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1958 CHW AL 27 161 85% 35% 14 79% 0 1 1 0 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 75%
1958 WSH AL 27 86 85% 28% 6 67% 1 3 0 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 50%
1959 WSH AL 28 813 90% 34% 53 98% 1 19 4 11 47 36 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 6 83%
1960 DET AL 29 232 84% 31% 12 92% 0 3 1 2 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 100%
1960 WSH AL 29 325 88% 34% 19 89% 0 5 0 4 17 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 4 75%
1961 DET AL 30 204 86% 34% 6 83% 0 6 0 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1961 KCA AL 30 86 81% 29% 5 100% 0 1 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1962 KCA AL 31 517 93% 33% 14 100% 0 13 1 10 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 100%
1963 KCA AL 32 397 87% 29% 15 93% 0 4 0 4 15 12 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1964 MIN AL 33 41 90% 24% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 3545 88% 32% 182 92% 2 62 9 46 162 134 11 3 1 1 1 1 10 6 8 2 36 86%
MLB Averages 80% 27% 89% 81%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Putouts as P s c a p y
1959 AL  21 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1959 AL  48 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1959 AL  3.31 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1959 AL  2.03 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1959 AL  .986 (5th)
Career  .987 (62nd)

                                         

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