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Bill Hands

William Alfred Hands (Froggy)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 6, 1940 in Hackensack, NJ
High School: Rutherford HS (Rutherford, NJ)
Schools: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ), Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, OH)
Signed
by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 3, 1965 (Age 25.028, 9,978th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Twins/Rangers/Giants 1965-1975

Last Game: August 10, 1975 (Age 35.096)
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1965 SFG NL 25 P 4 2 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .955 2.10 2.08 0 0 0
1966 CHC NL 26 P 41 26 0 159.0 49 12 33 4 1 .918 2.55 1.10 .947 1.96 1.96 8 4 33% 40% 1
1967 CHC NL 27 P 49 11 3 150.0 36 11 24 1 1 .972 2.10 0.71 .960 2.00 2.00 6 4 40% 40% 0
1968 CHC NL 28 P 38 34 11 258.2 61 21 39 1 0 .984 2.09 1.58 .958 2.01 2.02 10 10 50% 40% 4
1969 CHC NL 29 P 41 41 18 300.0 75 16 56 3 2 .960 2.16 1.76 .958 1.95 1.94 5 10 67% 40% 2
1970 CHC NL 30 P 39 38 12 265.0 67 22 42 3 2 .955 2.17 1.64 .951 1.85 1.84 11 8 42% 33% 5
1971 CHC NL 31 P 36 35 14 242.1 55 21 32 2 2 .964 1.97 1.47 .954 1.90 1.90 15 4 21% 35% 1
1972 CHC NL 32 P 32 28 6 189.0 38 12 21 5 1 .868 1.57 1.03 .950 1.78 1.78 14 7 33% 37% 2
1973 MIN AL 33 P 39 15 3 142.0 26 4 20 2 2 .923 1.52 0.62 .951 1.86 1.85 10 4 29% 38% 0
1974 TOT AL 34 P 37 12 1 129.1 22 10 12 0 0 1.000 1.53 0.59 .947 1.81 1.80 14 6 30% 38% 0
1974 MIN AL 34 P 35 10 0 115.1 19 9 10 0 0 1.000 1.48 0.54 .947 1.81 1.80 11 5 31% 38% 0
1974 TEX AL 34 P 2 2 1 14.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.50 .947 1.80 1.80 3 1 25% 38% 0
1975 TEX AL 35 P 18 18 4 109.2 30 11 16 3 1 .900 2.22 1.50 .940 1.87 1.86 6 2 25% 38% 1
11 Seasons P 374 260 72 1951.0 461 140 297 24 12 .948 2.02 1.17 .953 1.91 1.91 99 59 37% 38% 16
11 Seasons TOT 374 260 72 1951.0 461 140 297 24 12 .948 2.02 1.17 .953 1.91 1.91 99 59 37% 38% 16
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1965 SFG NL 25 P
1966 CHC NL 26 P
1967 CHC NL 27 P
1968 CHC NL 28 P
1969 CHC NL 29 P
1970 CHC NL 30 P
1971 CHC NL 31 P
1972 CHC NL 32 P
1973 MIN AL 33 P
1974 MIN AL 34 P
1974 TEX AL 34 P
1975 TEX AL 35 P
11 Seasons P
11 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1965 SFG NL 25 4 2 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 CHC NL 26 41 26 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 CHC NL 27 49 11 49 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 CHC NL 28 38 34 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CHC NL 29 41 41 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CHC NL 30 39 38 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CHC NL 31 36 35 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CHC NL 32 32 28 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 MIN AL 33 39 15 0 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 MIN AL 34 35 10 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 TEX AL 34 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 TEX AL 35 18 18 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 374 260 280 374 374 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1965 SFG NL 25 36 69% 17% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 CHC NL 26 691 81% 35% 37 78% 0 12 1 10 31 25 3 4 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 6 83%
1967 CHC NL 27 617 80% 36% 30 87% 0 9 1 8 26 22 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1968 CHC NL 28 1013 84% 37% 46 89% 2 22 2 15 39 32 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 100%
1969 CHC NL 29 1220 81% 37% 62 87% 1 14 1 12 58 47 3 3 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 5 80%
1970 CHC NL 30 1127 81% 34% 55 73% 0 21 3 16 43 35 0 3 0 2 1 3 2 0 2 0 7 86%
1971 CHC NL 31 1019 85% 39% 48 81% 0 19 4 13 36 33 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 7 86%
1972 CHC NL 32 770 85% 40% 26 88% 0 12 0 11 25 17 3 5 0 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 3 100%
1973 MIN AL 33 599 83% 33% 23 96% 0 4 0 4 22 16 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
1974 MIN AL 34 492 83% 33% 11 91% 0 9 0 8 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1974 TEX AL 34 56 95% 50% 2 100% 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 TEX AL 35 469 83% 35% 20 85% 1 11 2 8 16 15 0 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0
11 Seasons 8109 83% 36% 362 84% 4 134 14 106 310 255 18 24 0 13 11 14 11 5 9 2 42 90%
MLB Averages 80% 28% 90% 86%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1981 BBWAA ()

Putouts as P s c a p y
1970 NL  22 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1969 NL  56 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1972 NL  5 (2nd)

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Name and misspellings: William Alfred Bill billy Froggy Will William Hands

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