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Bill Greif    \GRIFE\

William Briley Greif

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: April 25, 1950 in Fort Stockton, TX
High School: Reagan HS (Austin, TX)
School: Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1971 (Age 21.085)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Cardinals/Astros 1971-1976

Final Game: September 24, 1976 (Age 26.152)
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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+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1971 21 HOU NL 1 1 .500 5.06 7 3 1 0 0 0 16.0 18 10 9 1 8 0 14 2 0 0 76 68 3.39 1.625 10.1 0.6 4.5 7.9 1.75
1972 22 SDP NL 5 16 .238 5.60 34 22 6 2 1 2 125.1 143 86 78 18 47 4 91 8 2 2 568 59 4.13 1.516 10.3 1.3 3.4 6.5 1.94
1973 23 SDP NL 10 17 .370 3.21 36 31 2 9 3 1 199.1 181 88 71 20 62 12 120 5 1 5 823 108 3.67 1.219 8.2 0.9 2.8 5.4 1.94
1974 24 SDP NL 9 19 .321 4.66 43 35 4 7 1 1 226.0 244 126 117 17 95 11 137 14 2 10 1007 76 3.79 1.500 9.7 0.7 3.8 5.5 1.44
1975 25 SDP NL 4 6 .400 3.88 59 1 33 0 0 9 72.0 74 44 31 7 38 17 43 5 0 2 331 91 4.45 1.556 9.3 0.9 4.8 5.4 1.13
1976 26 TOT NL 2 8 .200 5.26 52 5 21 0 0 6 77.0 87 48 45 7 37 5 37 2 0 7 348 67 4.37 1.610 10.2 0.8 4.3 4.3 1.00
1976 26 SDP NL 1 3 .250 8.06 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.1 27 20 20 2 11 0 5 0 0 1 104 41 4.83 1.701 10.9 0.8 4.4 2.0 0.45
1976 26 STL NL 1 5 .167 4.12 47 0 21 0 0 6 54.2 60 28 25 5 26 5 32 2 0 6 244 87 4.19 1.573 9.9 0.8 4.3 5.3 1.23
6 Yrs 31 67 .316 4.41 231 97 67 18 5 19 715.2 747 402 351 70 287 49 442 36 5 26 3153 79 3.94 1.445 9.4 0.9 3.6 5.6 1.54
162 Game Avg. 6 14 .316 4.41 48 20 14 4 1 4 148 155 83 73 15 60 10 92 7 1 5 654 79 3.94 1.445 9.4 0.9 3.6 5.6 1.54
SDP (5 yrs) 29 61 .322 4.42 177 94 45 18 5 13 645.0 669 364 317 64 253 44 396 32 5 20 2833 78 3.93 1.429 9.3 0.9 3.5 5.5 1.57
STL (1 yr) 1 5 .167 4.12 47 0 21 0 0 6 54.2 60 28 25 5 26 5 32 2 0 6 244 87 4.19 1.573 9.9 0.8 4.3 5.3 1.23
HOU (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.06 7 3 1 0 0 0 16.0 18 10 9 1 8 0 14 2 0 0 76 68 3.39 1.625 10.1 0.6 4.5 7.9 1.75
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
1971 21 HOU NL 16.0 7 3 10 5.63 3.63 -0.02 -0.04 95.2 3.43 -4 -0.4 .7 0.0 -0.3 -3 .437 .497
1972 22 SDP NL 125.1 34 22 86 6.18 3.91 -0.45 0.03 97.8 4.29 -28 -3.0 1.2 -0.2 -2.0 -17 .412 .482
1973 23 SDP NL 199.1 36 31 88 3.97 4.15 -0.30 0.11 95.3 4.35 8 0.9 .9 -0.1 2.5 25 .525 .506
1974 24 SDP NL 226.0 43 35 126 5.02 4.27 -0.57 0.12 97.2 4.82 -7 -0.7 1.9 -0.1 1.2 13 .484 .496
1975 25 SDP NL 72.0 59 1 44 5.50 4.17 -0.26 -0.31 96.7 3.98 -13 -1.4 1.7 -0.5 -1.3 -6 .477 .491
1976 26 SDP NL 22.1 5 5 20 8.06 4.03 0.14 0.13 99.0 3.97 -10 -1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .308 .494
1976 26 STL NL 54.2 47 0 28 4.61 4.12 -0.04 -0.33 101.6 3.88 -5 -0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0 .488 .497
6 Seasons 715.2 231 97 402 5.06 4.13 -0.37 0.02 97.1 4.38 -59 -6.1 1.6 -1.1 -0.9 4 .473 .494
SDP (5 yrs) 645.0 177 94 364 5.08 4.14 -0.40 0.05 96.8 4.45 -50 -5.1 1.6 -0.9 -0.3 7 .471 .494
STL (1 yr) 54.2 47 0 28 4.61 4.12 -0.04 -0.33 101.6 3.88 -5 -0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0 .488 .497
HOU (1 yr) 16.0 7 3 10 5.63 3.63 -0.02 -0.04 95.2 3.43 -4 -0.4 .7 0.0 -0.3 -3 .437 .497

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
1971 21 HOU NL 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 92 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1972 22 SDP NL 34 39 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 .030 .059 .030 .089 -73 1 0 0 5 0 0 1
1973 23 SDP NL 36 68 61 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 28 .098 .167 .098 .265 -22 6 0 1 2 0 0 1
1974 24 SDP NL 46 75 56 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 23 .071 .212 .071 .284 -16 4 1 0 9 0 0 1
1975 25 SDP NL 59 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1976 26 TOT NL 52 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .143 .000 .143 -56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 26 SDP NL 5 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1976 26 STL NL 47 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 Yrs 234 201 166 6 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 73 .072 .163 .072 .235 -30 12 1 1 17 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 139 115 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 51 .072 .163 .072 .235 -30 8 1 1 12 0 0
SDP (5 yrs) 180 192 159 6 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 69 .069 .154 .069 .223 -33 11 1 1 17 0 0
STL (1 yr) 47 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 92 1 0 0 0 0 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
1971 21 HOU NL 7 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1972 22 SDP NL 34 39 -5 -1 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1973 23 SDP NL 36 68 -10 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1974 24 SDP NL 46 75 -9 -1 0 0 8 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1975 25 SDP NL 59 2 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 26 SDP NL 5 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1976 26 STL NL 47 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
6 Seasons 234 201 -27 -1 0 0 22 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .497 .500 -0.6 0.1 -5
SDP (5 yrs) 180 192 -26 -1 0 0 21 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .496 .499 -0.7 0.1 -6
STL (1 yr) 47 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0
HOU (1 yr) 7 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1971 HOU NL 21 P 7 3 0 16.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.43 .953 1.91 1.90 2 0 0% 36% 0
1972 SDP NL 22 P 34 22 2 125.1 21 5 12 4 0 .810 1.22 0.50 .950 1.78 1.78 11 2 15% 37% 3
1973 SDP NL 23 P 36 31 9 199.1 36 11 24 1 0 .972 1.58 0.97 .950 1.88 1.88 7 8 53% 36% 5
1974 SDP NL 24 P 43 35 7 226.0 49 13 33 3 4 .939 1.83 1.07 .944 1.88 1.88 31 12 28% 33% 5
1975 SDP NL 25 P 59 1 0 72.0 6 0 5 1 0 .833 0.62 0.08 .947 1.86 1.86 10 2 17% 32% 0
1976 TOT NL 26 P 52 5 0 77.0 15 6 9 0 0 1.000 1.75 0.29 .950 1.88 1.87 11 5 31% 33% 1
1976 SDP NL 26 P 5 5 0 22.1 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 2.82 1.40 .950 1.89 1.88 3 0 0% 33% 1
1976 STL NL 26 P 47 0 0 54.2 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.32 0.17 .950 1.88 1.87 8 5 38% 33% 0
6 Seasons P 231 97 18 715.2 130 35 86 9 4 .931 1.52 0.52 .948 1.86 1.86 72 29 29% 34% 14
6 Seasons TOT 231 97 18 715.2 130 35 86 9 4 .931 1.52 0.52 .948 1.86 1.86 72 29 29% 34% 14
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

Shutouts s c a p y
1973 NL  3 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1972 NL  18 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1974 NL  95 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1974 NL  244 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1972 NL  16 (2nd)
1973 NL  17 (3rd)
1974 NL  19 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1974 NL  117 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1974 NL  10 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1972 NL  8 (4th)
1974 NL  14 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1972 NL  4 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1775), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4806th), -1.5 career WAR/-1.5 7yr-peak WAR/-1.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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