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Billy Hamilton

William Robert Hamilton (Sliding Billy)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: February 15, 1866 in Newark, NJ(All Transactions)
Debut: July 31, 1888 (Age 22.167)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1889 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Beaneaters/Cowboys 1888-1901

Final Game: September 16, 1901 (Age 35.213)
Died: December 15, 1940 in Worcester, MA
Buried: Eastwood Cemetery, Lancaster, MA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1961.
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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
1888 KCC AA 22 OF 35 51 45 4 2 0 .961 1.40 .907 1.83 3-0-32
1889 KCC AA 23 OF 137 259 202 20 37 6 .857 1.62 .903 2.00 7-0-130
1890 PHI NL 24 OF 123 289 232 23 34 4 .882 2.07 .914 1.91 123-0-0
1891 PHI NL 25 OF 133 335 287 17 31 7 .907 2.29 .912 1.92 133-0-0
1892 PHI NL 26 OF 139 345 291 26 28 7 .919 2.28 .912 1.89 138-1-0
1893 PHI NL 27 OF 82 252 228 8 16 6 .937 2.88 .915 2.18 19-63-0
1894 PHI NL 28 OF 132 400 370 15 15 4 .963 2.92 .915 2.28 0-132-0
1895 PHI NL 29 OF 123 355 313 11 31 5 .913 2.63 .917 2.18 3-120-0
1896 BSN NL 30 OF 131 304 276 8 20 2 .934 2.17 .933 2.16 6-125-0
1897 BSN NL 31 OF 126 318 296 10 12 0 .962 2.43 .936 2.09 0-126-0
1898 BSN NL 32 OF 110 218 189 8 21 2 .904 1.79 .937 2.08 0-110-0
1899 BSN NL 33 OF 81 186 166 11 9 2 .952 2.19 .944 2.15 2-78-1
1900 BSN NL 34 OF 136 359 326 14 19 6 .947 2.50 .940 2.17 0-136-0
1901 BSN NL 35 OF 99 253 232 7 14 4 .945 2.41 .942 2.06 0-98-1
14 Seasons OF 1587 3924 3453 182 289 55 .926 2.29 .923 2.07 434-989-164
14 Seasons TOT 1587 3924 3453 182 289 55 .926 2.29 .923 2.07 434-989-164
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
1888 KCC AA 22 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 32 35 0
1889 KCC AA 23 137 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 130 137 0
1890 PHI NL 24 123 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 0 0 123 0
1891 PHI NL 25 133 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 133 0
1892 PHI NL 26 139 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 1 0 139 0
1893 PHI NL 27 82 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 63 0 82 0
1894 PHI NL 28 132 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 0 132 0
1895 PHI NL 29 123 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 120 0 123 0
1896 BSN NL 30 131 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 125 0 131 0
1897 BSN NL 31 127 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 126 0 126 0
1898 BSN NL 32 110 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 110 0
1899 BSN NL 33 84 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 78 1 81 0
1900 BSN NL 34 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 136 0
1901 BSN NL 35 102 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 1 99 0
14 Seasons 1594 1594 0 0 0 0 0 0 434 989 164 1587 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 2.6%)
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1961 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1961
by Veteran's Committee

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1889 AA  137 (4th)
1891 NL  133 (5th)
1894 NL  132 (5th)
1896 NL  131 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1891 NL  287 (2nd)
1892 NL  291 (4th)
1894 NL  370 (1st)
1897 NL  296 (5th)
1900 NL  326 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
Career  182 (68th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1889 AA  37 (2nd)
1890 NL  34 (1st)
1891 NL  31 (2nd)
Career  289 (11th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1891 NL  7 (2nd)
1892 NL  7 (3rd)
1900 NL  6 (3rd)
Career  55 (24th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1891 NL  2.29 (3rd)
1893 NL  2.88 (3rd)
1894 NL  2.92 (1st)
1901 NL  2.41 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1894 NL  .963 (3rd)
1897 NL  .962 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1901 NL  born 1866-02-15 (10th)

                           

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