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Billy Herman

William Jennings Bryan Herman

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 7, 1909 in New Albany, IN
High School: New Albany HS (New Albany, IN) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 29, 1931 (Age 22.053, 6,206th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1932 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Dodgers/Braves/Pirates 1931-1947

Last Game: August 1, 1947 (Age 38.025)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1975.
   View Billy Herman Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: September 5, 1992 in West Palm Beach, FL
Buried: Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, FL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 18, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #143. Bernie Williams… #144. Rusty Staub… #145. Miguel Cabrera… #146. BILLY HERMAN… #147. Willie Stargell… #148. Jake Beckley… #149. Bob Elliott… 

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
1931 21 CHC NL 25 115 98 14 32 7 0 0 16 2 13 6 .327 .405 .398 .803 115 39 0 4 4
1932 22 CHC NL 154 723 656 102 206 42 7 1 51 14 40 33 .314 .358 .404 .762 104 265 5 22 *4 MVP-9
1933 23 CHC NL 153 681 619 82 173 35 2 0 44 5 45 34 .279 .332 .342 .675 93 212 21 4 13 *4
1934 ★ 24 CHC NL 113 501 456 79 138 21 6 3 42 6 34 31 .303 .355 .395 .750 102 180 8 3 8 *4 AS
1935 ★ 25 CHC NL 154 735 666 113 227 57 6 7 83 6 42 29 .341 .383 .476 .859 128 317 17 3 24 *4 AS,MVP-4
1936 ★ 26 CHC NL 153 709 632 101 211 57 7 5 93 5 59 30 .334 .392 .470 .862 129 297 16 1 17 *4 AS,MVP-3
1937 ★ 27 CHC NL 138 632 564 106 189 35 11 8 65 2 56 22 .335 .396 .479 .875 133 270 7 1 11 *4 AS,MVP-9
1938 ★ 28 CHC NL 152 696 624 86 173 34 7 1 56 3 59 31 .277 .342 .359 .701 90 224 24 2 11 *4 AS
1939 ★ 29 CHC NL 156 711 623 111 191 34 18 7 70 9 66 31 .307 .378 .453 .830 120 282 24 5 19 *4 AS,MVP-31
1940 ★ 30 CHC NL 135 616 558 77 163 24 4 5 57 1 47 30 .292 .347 .376 .723 102 210 16 0 11 *4 AS
1941 ★ 31 TOT NL 144 649 572 81 163 30 5 3 41 1 67 43 .285 .361 .371 .732 103 212 13 1 9 *4 AS,MVP-11
1941 31 CHC NL 11 45 36 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 9 5 .194 .356 .250 .606 75 9 0 0 0 4
1941 31 BRO NL 133 604 536 77 156 30 4 3 41 1 58 38 .291 .361 .379 .740 104 203 13 1 9 *4
1942 ★ 32 BRO NL 155 647 571 76 146 34 2 2 65 6 72 52 .256 .339 .333 .672 95 190 9 0 4 *4/3 AS
1943 ★ 33 BRO NL 153 663 585 76 193 41 2 2 100 4 66 26 .330 .398 .417 .815 135 244 19 0 12 *45 AS,MVP-4
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1946 36 TOT NL 122 512 436 56 130 31 5 3 50 3 69 23 .298 .395 .413 .808 128 180 14 1 6 453
1946 36 BRO NL 47 211 184 24 53 8 4 0 28 2 26 10 .288 .376 .375 .751 112 69 6 0 1 54
1946 36 BSN NL 75 301 252 32 77 23 1 3 22 1 43 13 .306 .409 .440 .849 140 111 8 1 5 43/5
1947 37 PIT NL 15 49 47 3 10 4 0 0 6 0 2 7 .213 .245 .298 .543 42 14 3 0 0 4/3
15 Yrs 1922 8639 7707 1163 2345 486 82 47 839 67 737 428 .304 .367 .407 .774 112 3136 191 26 171
162 Game Avg. 162 728 650 98 198 41 7 4 71 6 62 36 .304 .367 .407 .774 112 264 2 14
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
CHC (11 yrs) 1344 6164 5532 875 1710 346 69 37 577 53 470 282 .309 .366 .417 .782 112 2305 133 24 140
BRO (4 yrs) 488 2125 1876 253 548 113 12 7 234 13 222 126 .292 .367 .376 .744 112 706 47 1 26
PIT (1 yr) 15 49 47 3 10 4 0 0 6 0 2 7 .213 .245 .298 .543 42 14 3 0 0
BSN (1 yr) 75 301 252 32 77 23 1 3 22 1 43 13 .306 .409 .440 .849 140 111 8 1 5

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
1931 21 CHC NL 25 115 3 -0 0 -4 1 -0 -0.1 3 3 0.3 .498 .500 0.7 -0.3 7 4
1932 22 CHC NL 154 723 6 -1 0 4 5 14 1.4 20 35 3.5 .510 .509 3.2 0.9 31 *4 MVP-9
1933 23 CHC NL 153 681 -4 -0 0 7 5 8 0.7 20 28 2.9 .506 .505 2.2 1.3 20 *4
1934 ★ 24 CHC NL 113 501 3 -1 0 7 4 13 1.3 15 28 2.8 .511 .508 2.1 1.1 21 *4 AS
1935 ★ 25 CHC NL 154 735 28 -1 0 15 5 48 4.8 21 68 6.9 .531 .529 5.3 2.1 53 *4 AS,MVP-4
1936 ★ 26 CHC NL 153 709 28 -0 0 13 5 45 4.4 22 67 6.8 .529 .528 5.3 1.8 54 $21,361 *4 AS,MVP-3
1937 ★ 27 CHC NL 138 632 27 0 0 4 5 37 3.6 19 56 5.7 .527 .523 5.3 0.9 52 *4 AS,MVP-9
1938 ★ 28 CHC NL 152 696 -6 -0 0 15 6 14 1.3 21 36 3.6 .510 .509 2.1 2.1 21 $20,000 *4 AS
1939 ★ 29 CHC NL 156 711 19 -1 0 -6 6 18 1.7 22 40 4.1 .512 .512 4.8 -0.1 46 $17,000 *4 AS,MVP-31
1940 ★ 30 CHC NL 135 616 3 0 0 4 5 13 1.3 20 33 3.3 .510 .509 3.0 0.9 29 *4 AS
1941 ★ 31 CHC NL 11 45 -1 0 0 -3 0 -3 -0.3 2 -2 -0.2 .469 .498 0.1 -0.3 1 4 AS,MVP-11
1941 ★ 31 BRO NL 133 604 4 0 0 5 6 15 1.5 20 35 3.6 .512 .510 3.1 1.1 30 *4 AS,MVP-11
1942 ★ 32 BRO NL 155 647 -2 -0 0 5 7 9 0.9 21 30 3.1 .507 .506 2.6 1.3 25 *4/3 AS
1943 ★ 33 BRO NL 153 663 26 -0 0 -8 5 24 2.6 21 45 4.7 .517 .516 5.7 -0.3 53 *45 AS,MVP-4
1946 36 BRO NL 47 211 4 -0 0 0 1 4 0.4 8 12 1.2 .510 .503 1.2 0.1 12 $20,000 54
1946 36 BSN NL 75 301 14 0 0 -3 1 12 1.4 11 24 2.5 .518 .508 2.9 -0.2 27 43/5
1947 37 PIT NL 15 49 -4 0 0 0 0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .475 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 4/3
15 Seasons 1922 8639 148 -3 0 55 68 267 26.6 267 535 54.7 .514 .513 49.3 12.4 479 $78,361
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (11 yrs) 1344 6164 106 -3 0 56 48 207 20.1 185 392 39.7 .516 .514 34.0 10.4 336 $58,361
BRO (4 yrs) 488 2125 32 -0 0 2 18 52 5.5 69 121 12.6 .512 .510 12.6 2.1 119 $20,000
PIT (1 yr) 15 49 -4 0 0 0 0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .475 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2
BSN (1 yr) 75 301 14 0 0 -3 1 12 1.4 11 24 2.5 .518 .508 2.9 -0.2 27

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
1932 22 CHC NL WS NYY L 4 19 18 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .278 .541 5 0 0 0
1935 25 CHC NL WS DET L 6 25 24 3 8 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .625 .958 15 1 0 1 0
1938 28 CHC NL WS NYY L 4 17 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .188 .235 .188 .423 3 0 0 0 0
1941 31 BRO NL WS NYY L 4 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .300 .125 .425 1 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 18 71 66 9 16 3 1 1 7 0 0 4 9 .242 .286 .364 .649 24 1 0 1 0
4 WS 18 71 66 9 16 3 1 1 7 0 0 4 9 .242 .286 .364 .649 24 1 0 1 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 Awards
1931 CHC NL 21 2B 25 25 24 165 76 79 10 17 .939 6.20 .964 5.60
1932 CHC NL 22 2B 154 154 152 966 401 527 38 102 .961 6.03 .969 5.78 MVP-9
1933 CHC NL 23 2B 153 153 152 1023 466 512 45 114 .956 6.39 .968 5.80
1934 CHC NL 24 2B 111 111 104 680 278 385 17 64 .975 5.97 .965 5.88 AS
1935 CHC NL 25 2B 154 154 153 971 416 520 35 109 .964 6.08 .963 5.76 AS,MVP-4
1936 CHC NL 26 2B 153 153 153 973 457 492 24 110 .975 6.20 .963 5.94 AS,MVP-3
1937 CHC NL 27 2B 137 137 134 893 384 468 41 97 .954 6.22 .959 5.70 AS,MVP-9
1938 CHC NL 28 2B 151 151 150 939 404 517 18 111 .981 6.10 .969 5.74 AS
1939 CHC NL 29 2B 156 155 155 891 377 485 29 95 .967 5.53 .968 5.69 AS,MVP-31
1940 CHC NL 30 2B 135 135 133 836 366 448 22 94 .974 6.03 .964 5.61 AS
1941 TOT NL 31 2B 144 144 133 730 330 374 26 69 .964 4.89 .962 5.60 AS,MVP-11
1941 CHC NL 31 2B 11 11 10 59 33 20 6 5 .898 4.82 .962 5.60
1941 BRO NL 31 2B 133 133 123 671 297 354 20 64 .970 4.89 .962 5.60
1942 BRO NL 32 2B 153 152 142 807 383 402 22 97 .973 5.13 .968 5.61 AS
1942 BRO NL 32 1B 3 2 2 32 29 2 1 2 .969 10.33 .989 10.17 AS
1943 BRO NL 33 2B 117 116 111 631 291 322 18 69 .971 5.24 .969 5.76 AS,MVP-4
1943 BRO NL 33 3B 37 37 35 125 54 68 3 2 .976 3.30 .948 3.17 AS,MVP-4
1946 TOT NL 36 2B 60 56 44 283 137 137 9 27 .968 4.57 .971 5.52
1946 TOT NL 36 3B 34 36 30 106 36 64 6 9 .943 2.94 .952 3.08
1946 BRO NL 36 3B 29 31 25 91 31 55 5 8 .945 2.97 .952 3.08
1946 BRO NL 36 2B 16 13 11 78 42 36 0 5 1.000 4.88 .971 5.52
1946 BSN NL 36 2B 44 43 33 205 95 101 9 22 .956 4.45 .971 5.52
1946 BSN NL 36 1B 22 21 13 186 179 6 1 12 .995 8.41 .991 9.98
1946 BSN NL 36 3B 5 5 5 15 5 9 1 1 .933 2.80 .952 3.08
1947 PIT NL 37 2B 10 11 3 27 14 13 0 2 1.000 2.70 .975 5.57
1947 PIT NL 37 1B 2 2 1 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .991 9.60
15 Seasons 2B 1813 1807 1743 10815 4780 5681 354 1177 .967 5.77 .966 5.73
2 Seasons 3B 71 73 65 231 90 132 9 11 .961 3.13 .950 3.13
3 Seasons 1B 27 25 16 226 214 10 2 14 .991 8.30 .991 9.97
15 Seasons TOT 1911 1905 1824 11272 5084 5823 365 1202 .968 5.71 .966 5.69
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1956 BBWAA ( 1.0%)
1958 BBWAA ( 2.6%)
1962 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1964 BBWAA (12.9%)
1964 Run Off ( 4.5%)
1966 BBWAA ( 9.3%)
1967 BBWAA (20.2%)
1967 Run Off ( 4.6%)
1975 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1975
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1934 *
1935 (2B)
1936 (2B)
1937 (2B)
1938 (2B)
1939 *
1940 (2B)
1941 *
1942 *
1943 (2B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1932 NL (9, 20%)
1935 NL (4, 48%)
1936 NL (3, 62%)
1937 NL (9, 24%)
1939 NL (31, 0%)
1941 NL (11, 8%)
1943 NL (4, 42%)
2.04 Career Shares (88th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1935 NL  6.9 (4th)
1936 NL  6.8 (7th)
1937 NL  5.7 (7th)
Career  54.7 (232nd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1935 NL  6.9 (3rd)
1936 NL  6.8 (5th)
1937 NL  5.7 (6th)
1943 NL  4.7 (5th)
Career  54.7 (146th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1935 NL  5.3 (6th)
1936 NL  5.3 (6th)
1937 NL  5.3 (5th)
1939 NL  4.8 (5th)
1943 NL  5.7 (3rd)
1946 NL  4.1 (10th)
Career  49.3 (171st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1932 NL  0.9 (9th)
1933 NL  1.3 (5th)
1934 NL  1.1 (6th)
1935 NL  2.1 (2nd)
1936 NL  1.8 (5th)
1937 NL  0.9 (10th)
1938 NL  2.1 (4th)
1940 NL  1.0 (9th)
1942 NL  1.3 (7th)
Career  12.4 (152nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1935 NL  .341 (5th)
1936 NL  .334 (6th)
1937 NL  .335 (7th)
1943 NL  .330 (2nd)
1946 NL  .298 (9th)
Career  .304 (154th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1937 NL  .396 (7th)
1943 NL  .398 (3rd)
1946 NL  .395 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1937 NL  .479 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1937 NL  .875 (7th)
1943 NL  .815 (6th)
1946 NL  .808 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  153 (4th)
1935 NL  154 (4th)
1936 NL  153 (8th)
1938 NL  152 (1st)
1939 NL  156 (2nd)
1942 NL  155 (1st)
1943 NL  153 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1932 NL  656 (2nd)
1933 NL  619 (3rd)
1935 NL  666 (2nd)
1936 NL  632 (6th)
1938 NL  624 (3rd)
1939 NL  623 (4th)
1941 NL  572 (8th)
1942 NL  571 (7th)
1943 NL  585 (10th)
Career  7,707 (175th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1932 NL  723 (1st)
1933 NL  681 (4th)
1935 NL  735 (3rd)
1936 NL  709 (2nd)
1938 NL  696 (2nd)
1939 NL  711 (2nd)
1941 NL  649 (5th)
1942 NL  647 (8th)
1943 NL  663 (9th)
Career  8,639 (187th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1932 NL  102 (8th)
1933 NL  82 (10th)
1935 NL  113 (4th)
1937 NL  106 (2nd)
1938 NL  86 (10th)
1939 NL  111 (3rd)
Career  1,163 (207th)

Hits s c a p y
1932 NL  206 (5th)
1933 NL  173 (9th)
1935 NL  227 (1st)
1936 NL  211 (4th)
1937 NL  189 (5th)
1938 NL  173 (8th)
1939 NL  191 (6th)
1940 NL  163 (7th)
1941 NL  163 (9th)
1943 NL  193 (3rd)
Career  2,345 (132nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1935 NL  317 (4th)
1936 NL  297 (7th)
1937 NL  270 (7th)
1939 NL  282 (6th)
1943 NL  244 (7th)
Career  3,136 (248th)

Doubles s c a p y
1932 NL  42 (5th)
1933 NL  35 (9th)
1935 NL  57 (1st)
1936 NL  57 (2nd)
1937 NL  35 (8th)
1938 NL  34 (7th)
1939 NL  34 (9th)
1941 NL  30 (10th)
1942 NL  34 (4th)
1943 NL  41 (2nd)
1946 NL  31 (4th)
Career  486 (70th)

Triples s c a p y
1937 NL  11 (5th)
1939 NL  18 (1st)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1935 NL  83 (10th)
1936 NL  93 (9th)
1943 NL  100 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1936 NL  59 (9th)
1942 NL  72 (9th)
1946 NL  69 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1932 NL  14 (6th)
1939 NL  9 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1932 NL  156 (2nd)
1933 NL  136 (4th)
1935 NL  157 (2nd)
1936 NL  142 (7th)
1937 NL  135 (7th)
1938 NL  131 (5th)
1939 NL  132 (7th)
1940 NL  130 (3rd)
1941 NL  125 (6th)
1943 NL  148 (2nd)
Career  1,730 (107th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1937 NL  133 (8th)
1943 NL  135 (5th)
1946 NL  128 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1935 NL  120 (4th)
1936 NL  116 (7th)
1937 NL  107 (7th)
1939 NL  105 (6th)
1943 NL  97 (3rd)
Career  1,151 (229th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1935 NL  28 (9th)
1936 NL  28 (9th)
1937 NL  27 (7th)
1943 NL  29 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1935 NL  2.7 (9th)
1936 NL  2.7 (9th)
1937 NL  2.6 (7th)
1943 NL  3.1 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1935 NL  70 (3rd)
1936 NL  69 (3rd)
1937 NL  54 (7th)
1939 NL  59 (7th)
1943 NL  45 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1932 NL  251 (8th)
1933 NL  222 (10th)
1935 NL  272 (4th)
1936 NL  271 (6th)
1937 NL  246 (8th)
1938 NL  234 (7th)
1939 NL  262 (4th)
1941 NL  231 (8th)
1943 NL  259 (3rd)
Career  3,108 (171st)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1937 NL  .705 (6th)
1943 NL  .695 (4th)
1946 NL  .662 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1932 NL  5 (7th)
1939 NL  5 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1932 NL  22 (2nd)
1935 NL  24 (1st)
1936 NL  17 (3rd)
1937 NL  11 (7th)
1938 NL  11 (9th)
1939 NL  19 (6th)
1943 NL  12 (8th)
Career  171 (116th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1933 NL  21 (2nd)
1935 NL  17 (2nd)
1936 NL  16 (8th)
1938 NL  24 (3rd)
1939 NL  24 (2nd)
1940 NL  16 (5th)
1943 NL  19 (4th)
1946 NL  14 (10th)
Career  191 (120th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1939 NL  7.9 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1937 NL  25.6 (5th)
Career  18.0 (164th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1932 NL  472 (2nd)
1933 NL  480 (1st)
1935 NL  480 (2nd)
1936 NL  454 (6th)
1938 NL  486 (1st)
1939 NL  475 (2nd)
1940 NL  422 (10th)
1941 NL  431 (8th)
1942 NL  438 (7th)
Career  5,724 (197th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1942 NL  17.95 (7th)
1943 NL  41.97 (2nd)
1946 NL  28.95 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1942 NL  1.8 (8th)
1943 NL  3.3 (4th)
1946 NL  4.4 (2nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1943 NL  2.7 (2nd)
1946 NL  2.5 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1942 NL  1.9 (7th)
1943 NL  4.4 (2nd)
1946 NL  3.0 (6th)

Assistss c a p y
1932 NL  527 (2nd)
1933 NL  512 (2nd)
1935 NL  520 (1st)
1936 NL  492 (4th)
1937 NL  468 (5th)
1938 NL  517 (2nd)
1939 NL  485 (4th)
1940 NL  448 (4th)
Career  5,823 (53rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1932 NL  38 (4th)
1933 NL  45 (2nd)
1937 NL  41 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1932 NL  154 (1st)
1933 NL  153 (1st)
1934 NL  111 (3rd)
1935 NL  154 (1st)
1936 NL  153 (1st)
1937 NL  137 (4th)
1938 NL  151 (1st)
1939 NL  156 (1st)
1940 NL  135 (3rd)
1941 NL  144 (3rd)
1942 NL  153 (1st)
1943 NL  117 (5th)
Career  1,813 (18th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1932 NL  401 (2nd)
1933 NL  466 (1st)
1934 NL  278 (3rd)
1935 NL  416 (1st)
1936 NL  457 (1st)
1937 NL  384 (2nd)
1938 NL  404 (1st)
1939 NL  377 (1st)
1940 NL  366 (1st)
1941 NL  330 (4th)
1942 NL  383 (1st)
Career  4,780 (10th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1932 NL  527 (1st)
1933 NL  512 (2nd)
1934 NL  385 (2nd)
1935 NL  520 (1st)
1936 NL  492 (3rd)
1937 NL  468 (3rd)
1938 NL  517 (2nd)
1939 NL  485 (1st)
1940 NL  448 (2nd)
1941 NL  374 (4th)
1942 NL  402 (3rd)
Career  5,681 (15th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1932 NL  38 (1st)
1933 NL  45 (1st)
1934 NL  17 (4th)
1935 NL  35 (2nd)
1936 NL  24 (3rd)
1937 NL  41 (1st)
1938 NL  18 (5th)
1939 NL  29 (1st)
1940 NL  22 (4th)
1941 NL  26 (5th)
1942 NL  22 (4th)
1943 NL  18 (4th)
Career  354 (26th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1932 NL  102 (2nd)
1933 NL  114 (1st)
1934 NL  64 (3rd)
1935 NL  109 (1st)
1936 NL  110 (2nd)
1937 NL  97 (2nd)
1938 NL  111 (2nd)
1939 NL  95 (1st)
1940 NL  94 (2nd)
1941 NL  69 (5th)
1942 NL  97 (1st)
Career  1,177 (16th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1932 NL  6.03 (1st)
1933 NL  6.39 (2nd)
1934 NL  5.97 (2nd)
1935 NL  6.08 (1st)
1936 NL  6.20 (3rd)
1937 NL  6.22 (1st)
1938 NL  6.10 (2nd)
1940 NL  6.03 (1st)
Career  5.77 (24th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1932 NL  .961 (5th)
1933 NL  .956 (5th)
1934 NL  .975 (3rd)
1935 NL  .964 (1st)
1936 NL  .975 (1st)
1937 NL  .954 (5th)
1938 NL  .981 (1st)
1939 NL  .967 (3rd)
1940 NL  .974 (3rd)
1941 NL  .964 (3rd)
1942 NL  .973 (3rd)
1943 NL  .971 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1931 NL  born 1909-07-07 (6th)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (260), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 134 (127), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 146 (92), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 38 (195), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (19th), 54.7 career WAR/35.5 7yr-peak WAR/45.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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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
1936 26 Chicago Cubs $21,361 ? 1/13/38 TSN, per government filings
1938 28 Chicago Cubs $20,000 ? 2/3/38 TSN
1939 29 Chicago Cubs $17,000 ? AP, per J. Durso, The All-Amer $, p. 222
1946 36 Brooklyn Dodgers $20,000 ? F. Turner, When the Boys Came Back 159
Career to date (may be incomplete)$78,361
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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German: Billy Herman Statistik
Japanese: ビリー・ハーマン 統計

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Name and misspellings: William Jennings billie Billy Bryan Herman

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