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Billy Holm

William Frederick Holm

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: July 21, 1912 in Chicago, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1943 (Age 31.065, 7,526th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/RedSox 1943-1945

Last Game: September 30, 1945 (Age 33.071)
Died: July 27, 1977 in East Chicago, IN
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Portage, IN
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1943 30 CHC NL 7 17 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .067 .176 .067 .243 -28 1 0 0 0 /2
1944 31 CHC NL 54 155 132 10 18 2 0 0 6 1 16 19 .136 .235 .152 .386 11 20 2 1 5 2
1945 32 BOS AL 58 166 135 12 25 2 1 0 9 1 1 23 17 .185 .317 .215 .532 54 29 3 3 5 2
3 Yrs 119 338 282 22 44 4 1 0 15 2 1 41 40 .156 .272 .177 .449 30 50 5 4 10
162 Game Avg. 162 460 384 30 60 5 1 0 20 3 56 54 .156 .272 .177 .449 30 68 7 5 14
CHC (2 yrs) 61 172 147 10 19 2 0 0 6 1 18 23 .129 .229 .143 .372 7 21 2 1 5
BOS (1 yr) 58 166 135 12 25 2 1 0 9 1 1 23 17 .185 .317 .215 .532 54 29 3 3 5
NL (2 yrs) 61 172 147 10 19 2 0 0 6 1 18 23 .129 .229 .143 .372 7 21 2 1 5
AL (1 yr) 58 166 135 12 25 2 1 0 9 1 1 23 17 .185 .317 .215 .532 54 29 3 3 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
1943 30 CHC NL 7 17 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .464 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2
1944 31 CHC NL 54 155 -15 -0 0 -1 1 -15 -1.7 5 -10 -1.2 .470 .490 -1.0 0.0 -9 2
1945 32 BOS AL 58 166 -7 -0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .487 .495 -0.2 0.0 -1 $5,000 2
3 Seasons 119 338 -24 -0 0 -2 3 -24 -2.7 10 -13 -1.6 .478 .493 -1.4 0.1 -11 $5,000
CHC (2 yrs) 61 172 -18 -0 0 -1 1 -17 -1.9 5 -12 -1.4 .469 .491 -1.2 0.0 -11
BOS (1 yr) 58 166 -7 -0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .487 .495 -0.2 0.0 -1 $5,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1943 CHC NL 30 C 7 7 2 25 21 4 0 0 1.000 3.57 .981 4.70 0 2 1 33% 44%
1944 CHC NL 31 C 50 43 32 188 166 18 4 2 .979 3.68 .979 4.56 4 1 12 8 40% 42% 0
1945 BOS AL 32 C 57 50 34 204 170 30 4 3 .980 3.51 .986 4.92 5 6 19 12 39% 45% 0
3 Seasons C 114 100 68 417 357 52 8 5 .981 3.59 .983 4.75 9 7 33 21 39% 44% 0
3 Seasons TOT 114 100 68 417 357 52 8 5 .981 3.59 .983 4.75 9 7 33 21 39% 44% 0
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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1945 AL  3 (10th)

                                         

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
1945 32 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,000
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 Frederick Holm

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