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Billy Geer

William Henry Harrison Geer
born George Harrison Geer

Positions: Shortstop, Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

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Debut: October 15, 1874 (Age 1874)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1875 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Atlantics/Reds/ElmCitys/Colonels/Keystones/... 1874-1885

Final Game: May 10, 1885 (Age 1885)
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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
1874 -- NYU NA 2 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 59 2 0 /O
1875 -- NHV NA 37 165 164 20 40 4 1 0 9 2 2 1 4 .244 .248 .280 .529 93 46 2 O4/635
1878 -- CIN NL 61 247 237 31 52 13 2 0 20 10 18 .219 .251 .291 .542 85 69 *6/4
1880 -- WOR NL 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 /O6
1884 -- TOT MLB 116 470 427 75 91 17 8 0 42 .213 .285 .290 .576 89 124 1 *6/41
1884 -- PHK UA 9 40 36 7 9 2 1 0 4 .250 .325 .361 .686 139 13 /6
1884 -- BRO AA 107 430 391 68 82 15 7 0 38 .210 .281 .284 .565 85 111 1 *6/41
1885 -- LOU AA 14 54 51 2 6 2 0 0 3 2 .118 .167 .157 .324 2 8 1 6
6 Yrs 232 950 893 128 191 36 11 0 33 2 2 55 22 .214 .261 .279 .540 82 249 2 2
162 Game Avg. 162 663 624 89 133 25 8 0 23 38 .214 .261 .279 .540 82 174
LOU (1 yr) 14 54 51 2 6 2 0 0 3 2 .118 .167 .157 .324 2 8 1
CIN (1 yr) 61 247 237 31 52 13 2 0 20 10 18 .219 .251 .291 .542 85 69
BRO (1 yr) 107 430 391 68 82 15 7 0 38 .210 .281 .284 .565 85 111 1
NHV (1 yr) 37 165 164 20 40 4 1 0 9 2 2 1 4 .244 .248 .280 .529 93 46 2
NYU (1 yr) 2 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 59 2 0
PHK (1 yr) 9 40 36 7 9 2 1 0 4 .250 .325 .361 .686 139 13
WOR (1 yr) 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0
AA (2 yrs) 121 484 442 70 88 17 7 0 3 40 .199 .269 .269 .538 75 119 2
NL (2 yrs) 63 253 243 31 52 13 2 0 20 10 18 .214 .245 .284 .529 80 69
NA (2 yrs) 39 173 172 20 42 4 1 0 10 2 2 1 4 .244 .249 .279 .528 91 48 2
UA (1 yr) 9 40 36 7 9 2 1 0 4 .250 .325 .361 .686 139 13

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
1874 -- NYU NA 2 8 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 0.0 .483 .500 0.0 -0.0 -0 /O
1875 -- NHV NA 37 165 1 -0 0 -3 -0 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.6 -0.3 6 O4/635
1878 -- CIN NL 61 247 -2 0 0 -1 4 1 0.1 8 10 0.9 .502 .501 1.1 0.3 11 *6/4
1880 -- WOR NL 2 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .439 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O6
1884 -- PHK UA 9 40 2 0 0 -2 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .505 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 /6
1884 -- BRO AA 107 430 -5 0 0 5 7 7 0.4 9 16 1.4 .506 .504 1.2 0.9 11 *6/41
1885 -- LOU AA 14 54 -6 0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.5 1 -5 -0.4 .461 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -4 6
6 Seasons 232 950 -12 -0 0 -2 12 -2 -0.5 25 23 2.2 .499 .502 2.6 0.8 25
LOU (1 yr) 14 54 -6 0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.5 1 -5 -0.4 .461 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -4
CIN (1 yr) 61 247 -2 0 0 -1 4 1 0.1 8 10 0.9 .502 .501 1.1 0.3 11
BRO (1 yr) 107 430 -5 0 0 5 7 7 0.4 9 16 1.4 .506 .504 1.2 0.9 11
NHV (1 yr) 37 165 1 -0 0 -3 -0 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.6 -0.3 6
NYU (1 yr) 2 8 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 0.0 .483 .500 0.0 -0.0 -0
PHK (1 yr) 9 40 2 0 0 -2 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .505 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
WOR (1 yr) 2 6 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .439 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1884 -- BRO AA 0 0 12.60 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 14 12 7 0 3 1 0 0 0 26 28 4.67 3.400 25.2 0.0 5.4 1.8 0.33
1 Yr 0 0 12.60 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 14 12 7 0 3 1 0 0 0 26 28 4.67 3.400 25.2 0.0 5.4 1.8 0.33
162 Game Avg. 0 0 12.60 68 0 68 0 0 0 170 476 408 238 0 102 34 0 0 0 884 28 4.67 3.400 25.2 0.0 5.4 1.8 0.33
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1884 -- BRO AA 5.0 2 0 12 21.60 5.30 -0.08 0.00 102.0 5.49 -9 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -9 .212 .496
1 Season 5.0 2 0 12 21.60 5.30 -0.08 0.00 102.0 5.49 -9 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -9 .212 .496

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 G Awards
1874 NYU NA -- OF 2 9 6 2 1 1 .889 4.00 .802 2.00 1-1-0
1875 NHV NA -- OF 17 34 20 6 8 3 .765 1.53 .818 1.88 4-11-3
1875 NHV NA -- 2B 13 121 48 47 26 2 .785 7.31 .837 5.89
1875 NHV NA -- SS 6 44 14 18 12 0 .727 5.33 .816 4.63
1875 NHV NA -- 1B 1 12 8 2 2 0 .833 10.00 .936 10.90
1875 NHV NA -- 3B 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .763 3.70
1878 CIN NL -- SS 60 271 58 177 36 15 .867 3.92 .877 4.29
1878 CIN NL -- 2B 2 11 4 5 2 0 .818 4.50 .874 6.35
1880 WOR NL -- OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .860 1.80 0-0-1
1880 WOR NL -- SS 1 5 0 4 1 0 .800 4.00 .882 4.40
1884 TOT MLB -- SS 116 679 187 398 94 35 .862 5.04 .858 4.26
1884 PHK UA -- SS 9 57 10 34 13 1 .772 4.89 .816 3.96
1884 BRO AA -- SS 107 622 177 364 81 34 .870 5.06 .862 4.28
1884 BRO AA -- 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.00
1884 BRO AA -- P 2 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.34 2.20
1885 LOU AA -- SS 14 86 26 49 11 2 .872 5.36 .879 4.69
5 Seasons SS 197 1085 285 646 154 52 .858 4.73 .863 4.31
3 Seasons OF 20 44 27 8 9 4 .795 1.75 .816 1.89 5-12-4
3 Seasons 2B 17 132 52 52 28 2 .788 6.12 .840 5.96
1 Season P 2 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.34 2.20
1 Season 3B 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .763 3.70
1 Season 1B 1 12 8 2 2 0 .833 10.00 .936 10.90
6 Seasons TOT 238 5.0 1276 373 709 194 58 .848 0.00 4.55 .859 2.34 4.23 5-12-4
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

Games Played s c a p y
1884 ML  116 (1st)

Doubles s c a p y
1878 NL  13 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1878 NL  10 (8th)
1884 AA  38 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1884 AA  2 (5th)

Assistss c a p y
1884 AA  364 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1884 AA  81 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  60 (2nd)
1884 AA  107 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  58 (3rd)
1884 AA  177 (1st)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  177 (4th)
1884 AA  364 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  36 (3rd)
1884 AA  81 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  15 (3rd)
1884 AA  34 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1875 NA  3 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  3.92 (5th)
1884 AA  5.06 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  .867 (5th)
1884 AA  .870 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1733), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (324th), 2.2 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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