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Billy Goodman

William Dale Goodman

Positions: Second Baseman, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: March 22, 1926 in Concord, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1947 (Age 21.028, 7,962nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/WhiteSox/Colt.45's/Orioles 1947-1962

Final Game: September 30, 1962 (Age 36.192)
Died: October 1, 1984 in Sarasota, FL
Buried: Mount Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery, Concord, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 23, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #582. Danny Tartabull… #583. Jason Thompson… #584. Todd Zeile… #585. BILLY GOODMAN… #586. Jay Buhner… #587. Bill Russell… #588. Joe Rudi… 

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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
1947 21 BOS AL 12 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432 18 2 0 0 0 /O9
1948 22 BOS AL 127 527 445 65 138 27 2 1 66 5 3 74 44 .310 .414 .387 .801 109 172 18 5 3 *3/45 MVP-27,RoY-4
1949 ★ 23 BOS AL 122 510 443 54 132 23 3 0 56 2 0 58 21 .298 .382 .363 .745 91 161 14 2 6 *3 AS
1950 24 BOS AL 110 485 424 91 150 25 3 4 68 2 4 52 25 .354 .427 .455 .882 117 193 8 2 7 7O53/46 MVP-2
1951 25 BOS AL 141 638 546 92 162 34 4 0 50 7 4 79 37 .297 .388 .374 .761 98 204 12 2 11 34O9/75 MVP-18
1952 26 BOS AL 138 579 513 79 157 27 3 4 56 8 2 48 23 .306 .370 .394 .764 107 202 7 4 14 *43/57O MVP-16
1953 ★ 27 BOS AL 128 581 514 73 161 33 5 2 41 1 4 57 11 .313 .384 .409 .793 111 210 2 2 8 *43 AS,MVP-21
1954 28 BOS AL 127 551 489 71 148 25 4 1 36 3 3 51 15 .303 .370 .376 .746 97 184 10 2 9 1 4375 MVP-19
1955 29 BOS AL 149 716 599 100 176 31 2 0 52 5 5 99 44 .294 .394 .352 .747 96 211 13 3 10 4 1 *4/37
1956 30 BOS AL 105 444 399 61 117 22 8 2 38 0 3 40 22 .293 .356 .404 .760 92 161 3 0 7 2 1 4
1957 31 TOT AL 91 316 279 37 82 11 3 3 33 0 2 23 19 .294 .351 .387 .738 108 108 11 3 8 3 1 5/34967
1957 31 BOS AL 18 18 16 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .063 .167 .125 .292 -21 2 0 0 0 0 0
1957 31 BAL AL 73 298 263 36 81 10 3 3 33 0 2 21 18 .308 .362 .403 .765 116 106 11 3 8 3 1 5/34967
1958 32 CHW AL 116 471 425 41 127 15 5 0 40 1 0 37 21 .299 .355 .358 .712 98 152 10 2 3 4 1 *5/346
1959 33 CHW AL 104 291 268 21 67 14 1 1 28 3 0 19 20 .250 .304 .321 .625 73 86 4 2 2 0 0 5/4
1960 34 CHW AL 30 89 77 5 18 4 0 0 6 0 0 12 8 .234 .337 .286 .623 71 22 2 0 0 0 1 5/4
1961 35 CHW AL 41 59 51 4 13 4 0 1 10 0 0 7 6 .255 .339 .392 .731 97 20 1 0 0 1 0 /534
1962 36 HOU NL 82 174 161 12 41 4 1 0 10 0 0 12 11 .255 .306 .292 .598 67 47 6 0 1 0 2 45/3
16 Yrs 1623 6443 5644 807 1691 299 44 19 591 37 30 669 329 .300 .376 .378 .754 99 2135 121 29 89 15 7
162 Game Avg. 162 643 563 81 169 30 4 2 59 4 3 67 33 .300 .376 .378 .754 99 213 12 3 9
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
BOS (11 yrs) 1177 5061 4399 688 1344 248 34 14 464 33 28 561 245 .306 .386 .387 .773 101 1702 87 22 75 7 2
CHW (4 yrs) 291 910 821 71 225 37 6 2 84 4 0 75 55 .274 .336 .341 .677 87 280 17 4 5 5 2
HOU (1 yr) 82 174 161 12 41 4 1 0 10 0 0 12 11 .255 .306 .292 .598 67 47 6 0 1 0 2
BAL (1 yr) 73 298 263 36 81 10 3 3 33 0 2 21 18 .308 .362 .403 .765 116 106 11 3 8 3 1
AL (15 yrs) 1541 6269 5483 795 1650 295 43 19 581 37 30 657 318 .301 .378 .381 .759 100 2088 115 29 88 15 5
NL (1 yr) 82 174 161 12 41 4 1 0 10 0 0 12 11 .255 .306 .292 .598 67 47 6 0 1 0 2

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
1947 21 BOS AL 12 12 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O9
1948 22 BOS AL 127 527 10 -0 -1 -1 -5 2 0.2 15 18 1.7 .502 .501 1.8 -0.6 19 *3/45 MVP-27,RoY-4
1949 ★ 23 BOS AL 122 510 -3 -0 0 2 -5 -6 -0.7 15 8 0.8 .495 .496 0.6 -0.4 6 *3 AS
1950 24 BOS AL 110 485 14 -1 2 0 -3 13 1.2 15 27 2.7 .511 .507 2.6 -0.2 27 7O53/46 MVP-2
1951 25 BOS AL 141 638 2 2 3 -2 -3 2 0.2 19 21 2.0 .502 .501 2.1 -0.5 23 34O9/75 MVP-18
1952 26 BOS AL 138 579 6 3 1 6 3 19 2.1 18 37 3.9 .515 .513 3.2 1.0 31 $20,000 *43/57O MVP-16
1953 ★ 27 BOS AL 128 581 9 3 2 4 4 22 2.3 17 39 4.0 .518 .514 3.6 0.8 35 *43 AS,MVP-21
1954 28 BOS AL 127 551 0 2 1 2 1 6 0.6 17 23 2.3 .505 .504 2.1 0.3 21 4375 MVP-19
1955 29 BOS AL 149 716 2 1 -1 -4 5 5 0.6 20 24 2.6 .503 .503 2.8 0.2 28 *4/37
1956 30 BOS AL 105 444 -4 -0 2 7 3 8 0.8 14 22 2.1 .508 .505 1.4 1.0 15 4
1957 31 BOS AL 18 18 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2
1957 31 BAL AL 73 298 8 -0 -1 -6 0 2 0.1 9 11 1.0 .502 .501 1.7 -0.6 16 5/34967
1958 32 CHW AL 116 471 1 3 1 2 1 8 0.7 14 22 2.2 .507 .505 2.0 0.3 20 *5/346
1959 33 CHW AL 104 291 -5 1 1 9 1 7 0.6 9 16 1.6 .507 .505 0.6 1.0 7 5/4
1960 34 CHW AL 30 89 -1 -1 -0 4 1 2 0.2 3 5 0.4 .507 .501 0.1 0.4 1 5/4
1961 35 CHW AL 41 59 -1 0 -0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 /534
1962 36 HOU NL 82 174 -7 -0 -1 -2 1 -8 -0.9 7 -2 -0.2 .489 .495 0.0 -0.1 0 45/3
16 Seasons 1623 6443 27 12 10 21 5 76 7.6 193 269 26.9 .505 .504 24.3 2.8 248 $20,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
BOS (11 yrs) 1177 5061 32 10 10 14 1 67 6.9 149 216 21.8 .506 .505 19.9 1.7 202 $20,000
CHW (4 yrs) 291 910 -7 3 1 15 3 16 1.4 28 44 4.3 .506 .504 2.8 1.7 29
HOU (1 yr) 82 174 -7 -0 -1 -2 1 -8 -0.9 7 -2 -0.2 .489 .495 0.0 -0.1 0
BAL (1 yr) 73 298 8 -0 -1 -6 0 2 0.1 9 11 1.0 .502 .501 1.7 -0.6 16

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
1959 33 CHW AL WS LAD L 5 14 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .231 .286 .231 .516 3 0 1 0 0 0
1 WS 5 14 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .231 .286 .231 .516 3 0 1 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1947 BOS AL 21 OF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 2.50
1947 BOS AL 21 RF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.10
1948 BOS AL 22 1B 117 117 113 1178 1101 69 8 118 .993 10.00 .991 9.69 MVP-27,RoY-4
1948 BOS AL 22 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.60 MVP-27,RoY-4
1948 BOS AL 22 3B 2 1 1 5 0 4 1 2 .800 2.00 .958 3.05 MVP-27,RoY-4
1949 BOS AL 23 1B 117 116 115 1157 1069 79 9 148 .992 9.81 .989 9.77 AS
1950 BOS AL 24 LF 45 45 44 395.0 102 99 2 1 1 .990 2.30 2.24 .977 2.39 2.35 MVP-2
1950 BOS AL 24 OF 45 45 44 395.0 107 104 2 1 1 .991 2.42 2.36 .979 2.51 2.47 MVP-2
1950 BOS AL 24 3B 27 27 25 235.0 93 29 58 6 4 .935 3.33 3.22 .960 3.25 3.20 MVP-2
1950 BOS AL 24 1B 21 20 19 180.0 206 193 12 1 15 .995 10.25 9.76 .989 9.54 9.37 MVP-2
1950 BOS AL 24 2B 5 5 5 45.0 30 16 13 1 7 .967 5.80 5.80 .976 5.86 5.76 MVP-2
1950 BOS AL 24 SS 1 1 1 9.0 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 6.00 6.00 .962 5.00 5.00 MVP-2
1951 BOS AL 25 1B 62 61 57 557.2 586 554 29 3 61 .995 9.41 9.40 .990 9.70 9.66 MVP-18
1951 BOS AL 25 2B 44 40 39 369.1 255 117 129 9 32 .965 5.99 5.59 .978 5.72 5.69 MVP-18
1951 BOS AL 25 OF 38 38 35 332.0 81 70 9 2 2 .975 2.14 2.08 .977 2.45 2.44 MVP-18
1951 BOS AL 25 RF 36 36 33 314.0 78 68 8 2 1 .974 2.18 2.11 .978 2.05 2.04 MVP-18
1951 BOS AL 25 LF 2 2 2 18.0 6 5 1 0 1 1.000 3.00 3.00 .973 2.40 2.40 MVP-18
1951 BOS AL 25 3B 1 1 1 9.0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 4.00 4.00 .950 3.20 3.20 MVP-18
1952 BOS AL 26 2B 103 98 97 889.2 640 284 340 16 95 .975 6.31 6.06 .978 5.57 5.57 MVP-16
1952 BOS AL 26 1B 23 20 18 174.0 204 184 17 3 17 .985 10.40 8.74 .988 9.63 9.62 MVP-16
1952 BOS AL 26 3B 5 5 5 41.2 14 3 10 1 0 .929 2.81 2.60 .953 3.28 3.28 MVP-16
1952 BOS AL 26 LF 4 3 3 31.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.16 1.00 .980 2.26 2.28 MVP-16
1952 BOS AL 26 OF 4 3 3 31.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.16 1.00 .980 2.41 2.40 MVP-16
1953 BOS AL 27 2B 112 108 95 935.2 588 267 306 15 88 .974 7 9 5.51 5.12 .979 5.60 5.57 AS,MVP-21
1953 BOS AL 27 1B 20 18 15 157.0 170 151 13 6 18 .965 -3 -23 9.40 8.20 .989 9.72 9.66 AS,MVP-21
1954 BOS AL 28 2B 72 68 67 621.2 389 173 208 8 59 .979 6 12 5.52 5.29 .976 5.37 5.33 MVP-19
1954 BOS AL 28 1B 27 21 20 202.2 214 195 16 3 26 .986 -1 -4 9.37 7.81 .990 9.60 9.53 MVP-19
1954 BOS AL 28 LF 13 12 8 101.0 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -2 -21 1.34 1.15 .977 2.26 2.24 MVP-19
1954 BOS AL 28 OF 13 12 8 101.0 16 14 1 1 0 .938 -2 -21 1.34 1.15 .979 2.39 2.37 MVP-19
1954 BOS AL 28 3B 12 12 9 97.0 36 11 23 2 5 .944 -2 -20 3.15 2.83 .959 3.48 3.46 MVP-19
1955 BOS AL 29 2B 143 143 129 1260.1 744 348 373 23 93 .969 -4 -4 5.15 5.04 .976 5.37 5.32
1955 BOS AL 29 1B 5 5 5 43.0 53 47 5 1 3 .981 0 14 10.88 10.40 .991 9.63 9.54
1955 BOS AL 29 LF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1955 BOS AL 29 OF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1956 BOS AL 30 2B 95 93 70 787.0 498 215 266 17 69 .966 7 10 5.50 5.06 .973 5.44 5.40
1957 BAL AL 31 3B 54 49 32 415.1 153 54 93 6 9 .961 -3 -8 3.19 2.72 .951 3.23 3.24
1957 BAL AL 31 OF 9 6 0 54.0 10 9 0 1 0 .900 -0 -11 1.50 1.00 .980 2.23 2.24
1957 BAL AL 31 1B 8 7 4 57.0 61 56 3 2 7 .967 -1 -19 9.32 7.38 .992 9.66 9.70
1957 BAL AL 31 2B 5 4 4 38.0 28 14 12 2 4 .929 -1 -28 6.16 5.20 .980 5.40 5.40
1957 BAL AL 31 RF 5 3 0 32.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 23 1.12 0.80 .975 1.94 1.92
1957 BAL AL 31 SS 5 0 0 11.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -65 2.45 0.60 .963 5.07 5.12
1957 BAL AL 31 LF 4 3 0 22.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -60 2.05 1.25 .980 2.09 2.10
1958 CHW AL 32 3B 111 108 50 855.1 284 67 204 13 16 .954 1 1 2.85 2.44 .951 3.11 3.08
1958 CHW AL 32 1B 3 3 1 16.0 21 19 2 0 2 1.000 0 23 11.81 7.00 .991 9.62 9.50
1958 CHW AL 32 2B 1 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 72 7.20 4.00 .978 5.22 5.20
1958 CHW AL 32 SS 1 0 0 6.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 100 4.50 3.00 .963 4.95 4.90
1959 CHW AL 33 3B 74 67 21 496.0 202 57 135 10 10 .950 9 21 3.48 2.59 .952 3.21 3.19
1959 CHW AL 33 2B 3 0 0 17.2 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 1 41 4.58 3.00 .976 5.30 5.27
1960 CHW AL 34 3B 20 16 4 116.0 56 17 38 1 2 .982 4 36 4.27 2.75 .952 3.14 3.14
1960 CHW AL 34 2B 7 5 2 43.0 23 9 14 0 5 1.000 0 8 4.81 3.29 .979 5.46 5.46
1961 CHW AL 35 3B 7 5 2 48.2 18 4 13 1 1 .944 -1 -17 3.14 2.43 .950 3.18 3.14
1961 CHW AL 35 1B 2 0 0 2.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 45 20.25 3.00 .990 9.45 9.35
1961 CHW AL 35 2B 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 40 6.00 2.00 .980 5.10 5.20
1962 HOU NL 36 2B 31 15 8 147.0 72 25 45 2 6 .972 -1 -11 4.29 2.26 .974 5.30 5.25
1962 HOU NL 36 3B 17 10 6 99.0 40 11 22 7 2 .825 -1 -8 3.00 1.94 .949 2.95 2.92
1962 HOU NL 36 1B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -720 0.00 0.00 8.10 9.70
14 Seasons 2B 624 579 516 5162.1 3282 1475 1714 93 459 .972 14 3 5.56 5.11 .977 5.48 5.45
12 Seasons 1B 406 388 367 1390.1 3856 3575 245 36 415 .991 -4 -3 9.72 9.41 .990 9.65 9.67
11 Seasons 3B 330 301 156 2413.0 905 254 603 48 52 .947 8 4 3.18 2.60 .952 3.18 3.15
7 Seasons OF 111 104 90 913.0 220 203 12 5 3 .977 -2 -3 2.10 1.94 .978 2.46 2.43
6 Seasons LF 69 65 57 567.0 134 127 4 3 2 .978 -3 -6 2.08 1.90 .977 2.35 2.31
3 Seasons RF 42 39 33 346.0 84 74 8 2 1 .976 1 2 2.08 1.95 .978 2.04 2.03
3 Seasons SS 7 1 1 26.0 12 4 8 0 1 1.000 -0 -5 4.15 1.71 .962 5.02 5.07
16 Seasons TOT 1478 1373 1130 9904.2 8275 5511 2582 182 930 .978 16 2 5.24 5.48 .980 5.23 5.87
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 AL (27, 1%)
1950 AL (2, 54%)
1951 AL (18, 6%)
1952 AL (16, 5%)
1953 AL (21, 1%)
1954 AL (19, 2%)
0.69 Career Shares (355th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1952 AL  1.0 (5th)
1956 AL  1.0 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1950 AL  .354 (1st)
1952 AL  .306 (6th)
1953 AL  .313 (3rd)
1954 AL  .303 (8th)
1955 AL  .294 (10th)
Career  .300 (209th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1948 AL  .414 (4th)
1950 AL  .427 (5th)
1951 AL  .388 (10th)
1955 AL  .394 (4th)
Career  .376 (204th)

Games Played s c a p y
1955 AL  149 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1955 AL  599 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1955 AL  716 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1951 AL  92 (8th)
1955 AL  100 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1951 AL  162 (8th)
1953 AL  161 (8th)
1955 AL  176 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1951 AL  34 (4th)
1952 AL  27 (9th)
1953 AL  33 (4th)
1954 AL  25 (10th)
1955 AL  31 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
1956 AL  8 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1951 AL  79 (8th)
1955 AL  99 (2nd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1952 AL  8 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1951 AL  124 (6th)
1952 AL  123 (6th)
1953 AL  121 (10th)
1954 AL  118 (7th)
1955 AL  143 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1951 AL  243 (8th)
1955 AL  278 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1950 AL  .671 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1948 AL  5 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1951 AL  11 (7th)
1952 AL  14 (6th)
1954 AL  9 (10th)
1955 AL  10 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1948 AL  18 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1955 AL  5 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1949 AL  21.1 (6th)
1952 AL  22.3 (3rd)
1953 AL  46.7 (1st)
1954 AL  32.6 (4th)
1955 AL  13.6 (6th)
Career  17.2 (193rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1955 AL  455 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1952 AL  28.23 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1952 AL  2.9 (8th)

Putoutss c a p y
1949 AL  1,069 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1955 AL  24 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1949 AL  117 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1949 AL  1,069 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1949 AL  79 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1948 AL  8 (5th)
1949 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1948 AL  118 (5th)
1949 AL  148 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  103 (5th)
1955 AL  143 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  284 (4th)
1955 AL  348 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  340 (4th)
1955 AL  373 (2nd)
1956 AL  266 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  16 (2nd)
1953 AL  15 (3rd)
1955 AL  23 (2nd)
1956 AL  17 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  95 (3rd)
1955 AL  93 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1958 AL  111 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1958 AL  204 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1958 AL  13 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1958 AL  16 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 AL  1 (5th)
1951 AL  1 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  1 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1948 AL  10.00 (1st)
1949 AL  9.81 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1948 AL  .993 (2nd)
1949 AL  .992 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (3rd)
1954 AL  6 (3rd)
1956 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  14 (93rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1952 AL  6.31 (1st)
1956 AL  5.50 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  6.06 (1st)
1956 AL  5.06 (2nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  .975 (4th)
1955 AL  .969 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1959 AL  9 (2nd)
1960 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1958 AL  2.85 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1958 AL  2.44 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1958 AL  .954 (2nd)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 54 (473), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 30 (618), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 23 (638), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (80th), 26.9 career WAR/19.8 7yr-peak WAR/23.4 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1952 26 Boston Red Sox $20,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1956)
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: William billie Billy Dale Goodman

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Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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