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Will Foley

William Brown Foley

Positions: Third Baseman, Catcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: November 15, 1855 in Chicago, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: August 23, 1875 (Age 19.281)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1876 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Grays/Chicago/Pittsburgh/Wolverines/WhiteStockings 1875-1884

Final Game: May 22, 1884 (Age 28.189)
Died: November 12, 1916 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL
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Standard Batting

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 19 CHI NA 3 12 12 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .333 .583 98 4 0 /5
1876 20 CIN NL 58 221 221 19 50 3 2 0 9 0 14 .226 .226 .258 .484 74 57 *52
1877 21 CIN NL 56 220 216 23 41 5 1 0 18 4 13 .190 .205 .222 .427 41 48 *5
1878 22 MLG NL 56 236 229 33 62 8 5 0 22 7 14 .271 .292 .349 .642 104 80 *5/2
1879 23 CIN NL 56 220 218 22 46 5 1 0 25 2 16 .211 .218 .243 .461 53 53 5O/4
1881 25 DTN NL 5 17 15 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .133 .235 .133 .369 17 2 /5
1884 28 CPI UA 19 76 71 15 20 1 1 0 5 .282 .329 .324 .653 120 23 5
7 Yrs 253 1002 982 112 224 23 10 0 76 0 0 20 62 .228 .244 .272 .515 72 267 0
162 Game Avg. 162 642 629 72 143 15 6 0 49 13 .228 .244 .272 .515 72 171
CIN (3 yrs) 170 661 655 64 137 13 4 0 52 6 43 .209 .216 .241 .458 56 158
CPI (1 yr) 19 76 71 15 20 1 1 0 5 .282 .329 .324 .653 120 23
CHI (1 yr) 3 12 12 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .333 .583 98 4 0
DTN (1 yr) 5 17 15 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .133 .235 .133 .369 17 2
MLG (1 yr) 56 236 229 33 62 8 5 0 22 7 14 .271 .292 .349 .642 104 80
NL (5 yrs) 231 914 899 97 201 21 9 0 75 15 60 .224 .236 .267 .503 68 240
UA (1 yr) 19 76 71 15 20 1 1 0 5 .282 .329 .324 .653 120 23
NA (1 yr) 3 12 12 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .333 .583 98 4 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 19 CHI NA 3 12 -0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .524 .500 0.0 0.1 0 /5
1876 20 CIN NL 58 221 -4 0 0 -2 3 -3 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .496 .498 0.7 0.1 7 *52
1877 21 CIN NL 56 220 -12 0 0 -2 2 -12 -1.2 8 -5 -0.4 .480 .493 -0.2 -0.0 -3 *5
1878 22 MLG NL 56 236 1 0 0 -9 2 -6 -0.6 8 2 0.2 .490 .496 1.1 -0.7 11 *5/2
1879 23 CIN NL 56 220 -10 0 0 1 -1 -9 -0.9 8 -2 -0.2 .484 .494 -0.2 0.0 -3 5O/4
1881 25 DTN NL 5 17 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .454 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /5
1884 28 CPI UA 19 76 2 0 0 -1 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 5
7 Seasons 253 1002 -25 0 0 -13 7 -30 -3.0 32 1 0.3 .489 .496 1.6 -0.6 14
CIN (3 yrs) 170 661 -25 0 0 -3 4 -24 -2.4 23 -2 -0.1 .487 .495 0.3 0.0 1
CPI (1 yr) 19 76 2 0 0 -1 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2
CHI (1 yr) 3 12 -0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .524 .500 0.0 0.1 0
DTN (1 yr) 5 17 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .454 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1
MLG (1 yr) 56 236 1 0 0 -9 2 -6 -0.6 8 2 0.2 .490 .496 1.1 -0.7 11

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1875 19 CHI NA 12 9 1 3.0 59 .300 .250 .260 .250 .267 .333 .318 .583 .585 98 .454 0.0 0.0 .444 .083 .083
1876 20 CIN NL 221 171 13 2.1 52 .242 .226 .247 .226 .259 .258 .299 .484 .558 74 .266 -5.2 -0.6 .032
1877 21 CIN NL 220 175 10 1.5 65 .202 .190 .262 .205 .279 .222 .326 .427 .605 41 .158 -12.9 -1.4 .032
1878 22 MLG NL 236 167 23 3.7 71 .288 .271 .273 .292 .292 .349 .336 .642 .628 104 .537 0.8 0.1 .079
1879 23 CIN NL 220 172 12 1.9 64 .228 .211 .256 .218 .272 .243 .332 .461 .604 53 .245 -10.6 -1.2 .032
1881 25 DTN NL 17 13 0 0.0 77 .167 .133 .268 .235 .299 .133 .351 .369 .650 17 .000 -1.4 -0.2 .000
1884 28 CPI UA 76 51 8 4.1 62 .282 .282 .248 .329 .275 .324 .321 .653 .596 120 .599 2.2 0.2 .042
7 Yrs 1002 758 67 2.4 63 .243 .228 .259 .244 .276 .272 .324 .515 .600 72 .324 -27.1 -3.0 .379 .064 .044
162 Game Avg. 642 485 43 2.4 63 .243 .228 .259 .244 .276 .272 .324 .515 .600 72 .324 -27.1 -3.0 .379 .064 .044
CIN (3 yrs) 661 518 35 1.8 60 .224 .209 .255 .216 .270 .241 .319 .458 .589 56 .221 -28.7 -3.2 .032
CPI (1 yr) 76 51 8 4.1 62 .282 .282 .248 .329 .275 .324 .321 .653 .596 120 .599 2.2 0.2 .042
CHI (1 yr) 12 9 1 3.0 59 .300 .250 .260 .250 .267 .333 .318 .583 .585 98 .454 0.0 0.0 .444 .083 .083
DTN (1 yr) 17 13 0 0.0 77 .167 .133 .268 .235 .299 .133 .351 .369 .650 17 -1.4 -0.2 .000
MLG (1 yr) 236 167 23 3.7 71 .288 .271 .273 .292 .292 .349 .336 .642 .628 104 .537 0.8 0.1 .079
NL (5 yrs) 914 698 58 2.3 63 .240 .224 .260 .236 .276 .267 .324 .503 .600 68 .298 -29.3 -3.3 .043
UA (1 yr) 76 51 8 4.1 62 .282 .282 .248 .329 .275 .324 .321 .653 .596 120 .599 2.2 0.2 .042
NA (1 yr) 12 9 1 3.0 59 .300 .250 .260 .250 .267 .333 .318 .583 .585 98 .454 0.0 0.0 .444 .083 .083

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1875 19 CHI NA 12 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 8.3% 33% 6.0 12.0 83%
1876 20 CIN NL 221 0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 2.3% 10% 15.8 24.6 94%
1877 21 CIN NL 220 0.0% 5.9% 1.8% 2.7% 15% 3.25 16.6 12.0 92%
1878 22 MLG NL 236 0.0% 5.9% 3.0% 5.5% 21% 2.00 16.4 10.4 91%
1879 23 CIN NL 220 0.0% 7.3% 0.9% 2.7% 13% 8.00 13.6 8.7 92%
1881 25 DTN NL 17 0.0% 17.7% 11.8% 0.0% 0% 1.50 5.0 15.0 71%
1884 28 CPI UA 76 0.0% 6.6% 2.6% 10% 93%
7 Yrs 1002 0.0% 6.2% 2.0% 3.3% 15% 3.10 14.7 12.9 92%
MLB Averages 0.4% 4.9% 3.4% 5.4% 22% 1.45 19.7 249.1 13.1 91%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1875 19 3 12 12 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .333 .583 98 4 0
1876 20 61 233 233 19 53 4 2 0 10 0 0 0 16 .227 .227 .262 .489 75 61 0
1877 21 117 453 449 42 94 9 3 0 28 0 0 4 29 .209 .216 .243 .459 58 109 0
1878 22 173 689 678 75 156 17 8 0 50 0 0 11 43 .230 .242 .279 .521 75 189 0
1879 23 229 909 896 97 202 22 9 0 75 0 0 13 59 .225 .237 .270 .507 69 242 0
1880 24 229 909 896 97 202 22 9 0 75 0 0 13 59 .225 .237 .270 .507 69 242 0
1881 25 234 926 911 97 204 22 9 0 76 0 0 15 62 .224 .237 .268 .504 68 244 0
1882 26 234 926 911 97 204 22 9 0 76 0 0 15 62 .224 .237 .268 .504 68 244 0
1883 27 234 926 911 97 204 22 9 0 76 0 0 15 62 .224 .237 .268 .504 68 244 0
1884 28 253 1002 982 112 224 23 10 0 76 0 0 20 62 .228 .244 .272 .515 72 267 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1875 19 9 37 37 0 9 3 0 0 3 0 0 6 .243 .243 .324 .568 3 3
1876 20 145 546 546 44 120 7 5 0 21 0 0 35 .220 .220 .251 .471 30 58
1877 21 151 588 578 57 105 13 3 0 45 0 10 35 .182 .196 .215 .410 24 56
1878 22 149 606 590 71 146 19 12 0 47 0 16 37 .247 .267 .320 .588 50 56
1879 23 113 438 434 39 86 9 2 0 44 0 4 32 .198 .205 .228 .434 20 56
1881 25 10 33 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 .000 .121 .000 .121 0 5
1884 28 43 166 156 27 40 2 2 0 0 0 10 0 .256 .301 .295 .596 14 19
7 Yrs 620 2414 2370 238 506 53 24 0 160 0 44 151 .214 .228 .256 .484 141 253
162 Game Avg. 162 631 619 62 132 14 6 0 42 11 .214 .228 .256 .484 37 253

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1878 NL  5 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1876 NL  14 (8th)

Youngest s c a p y
1875 NA  born 1855-11-15 (8th)
1876 NL  born 1855-11-15 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2443), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Third Base (500th), 0.3 career WAR/0.3 7yr-peak WAR/0.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Bill Brown Will william Foley

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