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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)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Solons 1887-1889

Final Game: July 9, 1889 (Age 24)
Died: August 23, 1916 in Wheeling, WV
Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV
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Standard Pitching

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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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1887 22 NYG NL 3 9 .250 5.25 13 13 0 11 0 0 108.0 126 112 63 1 89 49 14 0 22 534 72 1.991 10.5 0.1 7.4 4.1 0.55
1888 23 NYG NL 2 1 .667 1.34 4 3 1 3 1 0 33.2 18 9 5 0 11 26 1 0 3 133 207 0.861 4.8 0.0 2.9 7.0 2.36
1889 24 COL AA 0 0 7.88 2 0 2 0 0 0 8.0 11 13 7 1 3 3 0 0 1 38 48 1.750 12.4 1.1 3.4 3.4 1.00
3 Yrs 5 10 .333 4.51 19 16 3 14 1 0 149.2 155 134 75 2 103 78 15 0 26 705 79 1.724 9.3 0.1 6.2 4.7 0.76
162 Game Avg. 10 19 .333 4.51 37 31 6 27 2 0 291 301 260 146 4 200 152 29 0 51 1370 79 1.724 9.3 0.1 6.2 4.7 0.76
NYG (2 yrs) 5 10 .333 4.32 17 16 1 14 1 0 141.2 144 121 68 1 100 75 15 0 25 667 82 1.722 9.1 0.1 6.4 4.8 0.75
COL (1 yr) 0 0 7.88 2 0 2 0 0 0 8.0 11 13 7 1 3 3 0 0 1 38 48 1.750 12.4 1.1 3.4 3.4 1.00
NL (2 yrs) 5 10 .333 4.32 17 16 1 14 1 0 141.2 144 121 68 1 100 75 15 0 25 667 82 1.722 9.1 0.1 6.4 4.8 0.75
AA (1 yr) 0 0 7.88 2 0 2 0 0 0 8.0 11 13 7 1 3 3 0 0 1 38 48 1.750 12.4 1.1 3.4 3.4 1.00

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
1887 22 NYG NL 108.0 13 13 112 9.33 6.05 0.46 0.00 93.0 5.20 -45 -3.0 -0.2 -2.1 -36 .271 .482
1888 23 NYG NL 33.2 4 3 9 2.41 4.50 0.28 0.00 96.0 4.05 7 0.8 1.0 -0.0 1.1 9 .694 .505
1889 24 COL AA 8.0 2 0 13 14.63 6.14 -0.19 0.00 94.0 5.95 -8 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -7 .258 .497
3 Seasons 149.2 19 16 134 8.06 5.71 0.39 0.00 93.7 4.98 -46 -2.7 1.0 -0.2 -1.5 -34 .359 .488
NYG (2 yrs) 141.2 17 16 121 7.69 5.68 0.42 0.00 93.7 4.92 -39 -2.2 1.0 -0.2 -1.1 -26 .371 .487
COL (1 yr) 8.0 2 0 13 14.63 6.14 -0.19 0.00 94.0 5.95 -8 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -7 .258 .497

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1888 23 NYG NL WS W STL 0 1 .000 7.20 1 1 0 1 0 0 10.0 15 14 8 1 3 4 1.800 13.5 0.9 2.7 3.6 1.33
1 WS 0 1 .000 7.20 1 1 0 1 0 0 10.0 15 14 8 1 3 4 1.800 13.5 0.9 2.7 3.6 1.33

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
1887 22 NYG NL 13 54 53 6 9 0 0 0 5 2 1 6 .170 .185 .170 .355 1 9 0 1/O
1888 23 NYG NL 9 39 39 7 9 1 0 1 6 1 0 2 .231 .231 .333 .564 78 13 0 /O1
1889 24 TOT MLB 8 33 32 2 8 0 0 0 3 2 1 4 .250 .273 .250 .523 49 8 0 /O1
1889 24 NYG NL 3 15 15 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .267 .267 .267 .533 47 4 0 /O
1889 24 COL AA 5 18 17 1 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 .235 .278 .235 .513 51 4 0 /O1
3 Yrs 30 126 124 15 26 1 0 1 14 5 2 12 .210 .222 .242 .464 36 30 0
162 Game Avg. 162 680 670 81 140 5 0 5 76 27 11 65 .210 .222 .242 .464 36 162 0
NYG (3 yrs) 25 108 107 14 22 1 0 1 11 4 1 11 .206 .213 .243 .456 34 26 0
COL (1 yr) 5 18 17 1 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 .235 .278 .235 .513 51 4 0
NL (3 yrs) 25 108 107 14 22 1 0 1 11 4 1 11 .206 .213 .243 .456 34 26 0
AA (1 yr) 5 18 17 1 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 .235 .278 .235 .513 51 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
1887 22 NYG NL 13 54 -7 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .475 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -4 1/O
1888 23 NYG NL 9 39 -1 -0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .484 .499 0.0 -0.0 -0 /O1
1889 24 NYG NL 3 15 -1 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .457 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O
1889 24 COL AA 5 18 -1 -0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O1
3 Seasons 30 126 -10 -0 0 0 3 -8 -0.7 2 -6 -0.5 .477 .499 -0.5 -0.1 -6
NYG (3 yrs) 25 108 -10 -0 0 0 3 -7 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .477 .499 -0.4 -0.1 -5
COL (1 yr) 5 18 -1 -0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1888 23 NYG NL WS STL W 0 9 9 2 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 .333 .333 .778 1.111 7 0
1 WS 0 9 9 2 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 .333 .333 .778 1.111 7 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 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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1887 NL  22 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1887 NL  14 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1888 NL  1 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1760), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3285th), -2.0 career WAR/-2.0 7yr-peak WAR/-2.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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