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Bill George

William M. George

Positions: Pitcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 27, 1865 in Bellaire, OH(All Transactions)
Debut: May 11, 1887 (Age 22.104)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1887 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Solons 1887-1889

Final Game: July 9, 1889 (Age 24.163)
Died: August 23, 1916 in Wheeling, WV
Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV
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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 G Awards
1887 NYG NL 22 P 13 108.0 41 8 27 6 0 .854 2.92 2.69 .902 2.02 1.96
1887 NYG NL 22 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-0-1
1888 NYG NL 23 OF 6 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 .905 1.92 0-0-6
1888 NYG NL 23 P 4 33.2 7 1 5 1 0 .857 1.60 1.50 .894 2.35 2.30
1889 TOT MLB 24 OF 7 14 11 0 3 0 .786 1.57 .907 2.00 0-1-6
1889 NYG NL 24 OF 3 8 7 0 1 0 .875 2.33 .910 2.00 0-1-2
1889 COL AA 24 OF 4 6 4 0 2 0 .667 1.00 .903 2.00 0-0-4
1889 COL AA 24 P 2 8.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.25 1.00 .905 2.14 2.05
3 Seasons P 19 149.2 50 10 33 7 1 .860 2.59 2.26 .901 2.10 2.04
3 Seasons OF 14 18 14 1 3 0 .833 1.07 .907 1.96 0-1-13
3 Seasons TOT 33 149.2 68 24 34 10 1 .853 2.59 1.76 .902 2.10 2.01 0-1-13
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1887 NYG NL 22 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1888 NYG NL 23 9 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0
1889 COL AA 24 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
1889 NYG NL 24 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0
3 Seasons 30 30 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 14 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.

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