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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)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Senators/WhiteSox/Twins 1956-1964

Final Game: May 22, 1964 (Age 33)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1956 25 CHW AL 0 0 21.60 1.77 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.2 6 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 23 4.200 32.4 0.0 5.4 10.8 2.00
1957 26 CHW AL 7 8 .467 3.48 2.71 33 11 7 3 1 1 124.0 139 50 48 1 35 6 48 3 0 5 525 108 1.403 10.1 0.1 2.5 3.5 1.37
1958 27 TOT AL 4 10 .286 6.34 4.53 42 6 18 0 0 2 88.0 113 71 62 13 31 4 42 1 0 4 393 61 1.636 11.6 1.3 3.2 4.3 1.35
1958 27 CHW AL 2 3 .400 6.69 4.81 17 3 5 0 0 0 36.1 43 28 27 6 13 1 16 0 0 1 161 55 1.541 10.7 1.5 3.2 4.0 1.23
1958 27 DET AL 2 4 .333 7.63 5.25 22 0 13 0 0 2 30.2 46 34 26 6 13 2 16 0 0 3 146 54 1.924 13.5 1.8 3.8 4.7 1.23
1958 27 WSH AL 0 3 .000 3.86 3.00 3 3 0 0 0 0 21.0 24 9 9 1 5 1 10 1 0 0 86 101 1.381 10.3 0.4 2.1 4.3 2.00
1959 28 WSH AL 9 11 .450 4.28 3.74 34 29 5 6 1 0 187.1 211 98 89 16 43 2 62 4 1 2 814 92 1.356 10.1 0.8 2.1 3.0 1.44
1960 29 TOT AL 8 8 .500 4.30 3.77 40 13 11 2 0 0 132.0 135 68 63 13 35 5 55 0 0 3 553 93 1.288 9.2 0.9 2.4 3.8 1.57
1960 29 WSH AL 3 5 .375 4.91 3.57 20 7 4 1 0 0 77.0 85 45 42 7 17 2 31 0 0 2 325 82 1.325 9.9 0.8 2.0 3.6 1.82
1960 29 DET AL 5 3 .625 3.44 4.05 20 6 7 1 0 0 55.0 50 23 21 6 18 3 24 0 0 1 228 117 1.236 8.2 1.0 2.9 3.9 1.33
1961 30 TOT AL 4 2 .667 4.66 4.82 41 1 23 0 0 5 67.2 80 37 35 11 23 2 30 0 0 3 294 89 1.522 10.6 1.5 3.1 4.0 1.30
1961 30 DET AL 3 2 .600 5.01 5.68 26 1 13 0 0 3 46.2 54 28 26 10 17 2 18 0 0 2 205 83 1.521 10.4 1.9 3.3 3.5 1.06
1961 30 KCA AL 1 0 1.000 3.86 2.91 15 0 10 0 0 2 21.0 26 9 9 1 6 0 12 0 0 1 89 109 1.524 11.1 0.4 2.6 5.1 2.00
1962 31 KCA AL 4 12 .250 3.95 3.86 34 16 6 5 0 2 127.2 150 61 56 16 8 2 38 1 0 2 533 107 1.238 10.6 1.1 0.6 2.7 4.75
1963 32 KCA AL 9 6 .600 3.57 4.54 45 2 22 0 0 3 95.2 86 44 38 13 29 5 34 3 1 1 398 110 1.202 8.1 1.2 2.7 3.2 1.17
1964 33 MIN AL 0 1 .000 7.36 7.65 9 0 2 0 0 0 7.1 16 6 6 2 5 3 2 0 0 0 41 52 2.864 19.6 2.5 6.1 2.5 0.40
9 Yrs 45 58 .437 4.34 3.90 281 78 95 16 2 13 831.1 936 439 401 85 210 29 313 12 2 20 3563 92 1.379 10.1 0.9 2.3 3.4 1.49
162 Game Avg. 9 11 .437 4.34 3.90 53 15 18 3 0 2 157 177 83 76 16 40 5 59 2 0 4 675 92 1.379 10.1 0.9 2.3 3.4 1.49
MIN (4 yrs) 12 20 .375 4.49 3.74 66 39 11 7 1 0 292.2 336 158 146 26 70 8 105 5 1 4 1266 88 1.387 10.3 0.8 2.2 3.2 1.50
KCA (3 yrs) 14 18 .438 3.79 4.04 94 18 38 5 0 7 244.1 262 114 103 30 43 7 84 4 1 4 1020 108 1.248 9.7 1.1 1.6 3.1 1.95
DET (3 yrs) 10 9 .526 4.96 4.90 68 7 33 1 0 5 132.1 150 85 73 22 48 7 58 0 0 6 579 82 1.496 10.2 1.5 3.3 3.9 1.21
CHW (3 yrs) 9 11 .450 4.39 3.17 53 14 13 3 1 1 162.0 188 82 79 7 49 7 66 3 0 6 698 86 1.463 10.4 0.4 2.7 3.7 1.35

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
1956 25 CHW AL 1.2 3 0 4 21.60 5.24 0.15 0.00 110.0 5.61 -3 -0.3 .3 0.1 -0.2 -3 .408 .498
1957 26 CHW AL 124.0 33 11 50 3.63 4.01 0.42 0.00 101.9 3.66 1 0.1 1.2 -0.1 1.1 10 .503 .501
1958 27 CHW AL 36.1 17 3 28 6.94 4.25 0.24 0.00 100.1 4.01 -12 -1.2 1.2 -0.2 -1.0 -9 .429 .493
1958 27 DET AL 30.2 22 0 34 9.98 4.26 0.17 0.00 110.1 4.51 -19 -1.9 1.4 -0.5 -2.1 -16 .414 .488
1958 27 WSH AL 21.0 3 3 9 3.86 4.25 -0.42 0.00 102.2 4.77 2 0.2 -0.0 0.4 4 .583 .502
1959 28 WSH AL 187.1 34 29 98 4.71 4.40 -0.41 0.00 102.5 4.93 6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.1 20 .520 .504
1960 29 WSH AL 77.0 20 7 45 5.26 4.35 -0.08 -0.03 102.4 4.51 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.1 0.0 -0 .471 .496
1960 29 DET AL 55.0 20 6 23 3.76 4.55 0.05 -0.01 101.2 4.56 5 0.6 1.4 -0.0 1.0 9 .529 .504
1961 30 DET AL 46.1 26 1 28 5.44 4.54 0.39 -0.17 101.7 4.05 -7 -0.7 1.3 -0.2 -0.5 -3 .473 .496
1961 30 KCA AL 21.0 15 0 9 3.86 4.57 -0.27 -0.19 105.4 4.90 3 0.3 1.7 0.1 0.5 4 .517 .502
1962 31 KCA AL 127.2 34 16 61 4.30 4.45 0.01 0.04 104.4 4.68 7 0.7 1.2 -0.1 1.8 16 .522 .505
1963 32 KCA AL 95.2 45 2 44 4.14 4.12 -0.08 -0.15 109.1 4.43 4 0.5 1.1 -0.2 1.1 10 .511 .503
1964 33 MIN AL 7.1 9 0 6 7.36 3.97 0.13 -0.16 101.4 3.74 -3 -0.3 2.9 -0.3 -0.6 -2 .466 .498
9 Seasons 831.0 281 78 439 4.75 4.32 -0.02 -0.03 103.6 4.46 -20 -1.9 1.3 -1.5 3.7 39 .493 .500
MIN (4 yrs) 292.2 66 39 158 4.86 4.37 -0.31 -0.01 102.4 4.78 -0 0.0 1.6 -0.5 2.0 21 .500 .501
KCA (3 yrs) 244.1 94 18 114 4.20 4.33 -0.05 -0.06 106.3 4.60 14 1.5 1.2 -0.2 3.4 30 .516 .503
DET (3 yrs) 132.0 68 7 85 5.80 4.48 0.20 -0.06 103.5 4.37 -20 -2.0 1.4 -0.6 -1.5 -10 .471 .496
CHW (3 yrs) 162.0 53 14 82 4.56 4.08 0.38 0.00 101.6 3.76 -14 -1.4 1.1 -0.2 -0.2 -2 .474 .498

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
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1956 25 CHW AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 26 CHW AL 33 44 40 1 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 .150 .146 .150 .296 -19 6 1 0 3 1 0 1
1958 27 TOT AL 42 17 13 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .154 .267 .231 .497 39 3 1 0 2 0 0 1
1958 27 CHW AL 17 8 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 16 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1958 27 DET AL 22 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 47 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
1958 27 WSH AL 3 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 52 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1959 28 WSH AL 34 65 54 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 13 .130 .172 .130 .302 -15 7 0 1 7 1 0 1
1960 29 TOT AL 40 39 30 4 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 6 .233 .343 .367 .710 90 11 0 0 4 0 0 1
1960 29 WSH AL 20 23 19 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 6 .158 .238 .316 .554 48 6 0 0 2 0 0 1
1960 29 DET AL 20 16 11 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 .364 .500 .455 .955 157 5 0 0 2 0 0 1
1961 30 TOT AL 41 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1961 30 DET AL 26 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 30 KCA AL 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1962 31 KCA AL 34 39 38 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .105 .105 .132 .237 -38 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
1963 32 KCA AL 45 22 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .067 .263 .067 .330 -4 1 0 1 3 0 0 1
1964 33 MIN AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 281 236 199 8 27 3 0 1 12 0 0 12 46 .136 .191 .166 .357 -2 33 3 2 21 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 136 115 5 16 2 0 1 7 0 0 7 27 .136 .191 .166 .357 -2 19 2 1 12 1 0
MIN (4 yrs) 66 94 78 4 11 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 20 .141 .200 .179 .379 5 14 0 1 9 1 0
KCA (3 yrs) 94 64 55 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 15 .091 .153 .109 .262 -28 6 1 1 5 0 0
DET (3 yrs) 68 26 19 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 .211 .348 .263 .611 65 5 1 0 3 0 0
CHW (3 yrs) 53 52 47 1 7 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 .149 .146 .170 .316 -14 8 1 0 4 1 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
1956 25 CHW AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1957 26 CHW AL 33 44 -6 0 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1958 27 CHW AL 17 8 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1958 27 DET AL 22 3 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1958 27 WSH AL 3 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .511 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1959 28 WSH AL 34 65 -8 -0 -0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1960 29 WSH AL 20 23 -2 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1960 29 DET AL 20 16 1 0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .515 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1961 30 DET AL 26 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1961 30 KCA AL 15 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1962 31 KCA AL 34 39 -7 -0 -0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1963 32 KCA AL 45 22 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 1
1964 33 MIN AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /1
9 Seasons 281 236 -27 -0 -0 0 27 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.2 -0
MIN (4 yrs) 66 94 -10 -0 0 0 11 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.1 0
KCA (3 yrs) 94 64 -10 -0 0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 -0.1 -3
DET (3 yrs) 68 26 -1 0 -0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 -0.0 2
CHW (3 yrs) 53 52 -6 0 -0 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .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 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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1959 AL  2.066 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1957 AL  5 (8th)

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)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2536), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1426), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (559th), 3.6 career WAR/6.7 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Bill billy Charles Will William Fischer

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