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Bill Hunnefield

William Fenton Hunnefield (Wild Bill)

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 5, 1899 in Dedham, MA
Schools: Colgate University (Hamilton, NY), Northeastern University (Boston, MA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1926 (Age 27.102, 5,624th in MLB history)   vs. CLE 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1926 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Giants/Indians/Braves 1926-1931

Last Game: September 27, 1931 (Age 32.265)   vs. BRO 2 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Died: August 28, 1976 in Nantucket, MA
Cremated
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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 Awards
1926 CHW AL 27 SS 98 87 85 798.0 475 185 257 33 44 .931 4.98 4.51 .944 5.08 5.01
1926 CHW AL 27 3B 17 16 13 136.0 64 25 37 2 2 .969 4.10 3.65 .951 3.41 3.37
1926 CHW AL 27 2B 15 14 12 122.0 83 40 41 2 8 .976 5.98 5.40 .967 5.70 5.63
1927 CHW AL 28 SS 79 68 66 642.0 390 153 211 26 38 .933 5.10 4.61 .945 5.35 5.28
1927 CHW AL 28 2B 17 13 11 119.0 67 32 32 3 3 .955 4.84 3.76 .961 5.77 5.69
1927 CHW AL 28 3B 1 1 1 8.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 4.00 .952 3.38 3.30
1928 CHW AL 29 2B 82 74 73 688.0 430 167 249 14 48 .967 5.44 5.07 .963 5.74 5.67
1928 CHW AL 29 SS 3 3 3 34.0 18 8 10 0 1 1.000 4.76 6.00 .938 5.19 5.10
1928 CHW AL 29 3B 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.30
1929 CHW AL 30 2B 29 22 22 230.0 160 65 90 5 18 .969 6.07 5.34 .968 5.98 5.91
1929 CHW AL 30 3B 4 4 3 33.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.91 1.75 .951 3.14 3.10
1929 CHW AL 30 SS 2 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 4.50 1.00 .937 5.18 5.20
1930 CHW AL 31 SS 22 18 14 157.0 73 31 37 5 9 .932 3.90 3.09 .940 5.21 5.12
1930 CHW AL 31 1B 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 2.00 .990 10.20 10.00
1931 TOT MLB 32 2B 61 49 44 457.0 268 113 142 13 27 .951 5.02 4.18 .964 5.69 5.60
1931 TOT MLB 32 SS 26 21 18 194.0 110 42 53 15 10 .864 4.41 3.65 .938 5.27 5.25
1931 TOT NL 32 2B 60 49 44 456.0 268 113 142 13 27 .951 5.03 4.25 .964 5.69 5.60
1931 CLE AL 32 SS 21 20 17 172.0 95 36 45 14 8 .853 4.24 3.86 .936 5.23 5.18
1931 CLE AL 32 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 5.80
1931 BSN NL 32 3B 5 4 4 39.0 22 6 13 3 0 .864 4.38 3.80 .944 2.91 2.84
1931 BSN NL 32 2B 4 0 0 13.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.75 .963 5.68 5.60
1931 NYG NL 32 2B 56 49 44 443.0 265 112 140 13 27 .951 5.12 4.50 .964 5.69 5.60
1931 NYG NL 32 SS 5 1 1 22.0 15 6 8 1 2 .933 5.73 2.80 .954 5.60 5.52
6 Seasons SS 230 197 186 1829.0 1069 420 569 80 102 .925 4.87 4.30 .943 5.21 5.14
5 Seasons 2B 204 172 162 1616.0 1008 417 554 37 104 .963 5.41 4.76 .964 5.76 5.68
5 Seasons 3B 28 25 21 218.0 97 36 56 5 2 .948 3.80 3.29 .949 3.27 3.23
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 2.00 .990 10.20 10.00
6 Seasons TOT 463 394 369 3666.0 2176 875 1179 122 208 .944 5.04 4.44 .953 5.34 5.28
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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
1926 CHW AL 27 SS
1926 CHW AL 27 3B
1926 CHW AL 27 2B
1927 CHW AL 28 SS
1927 CHW AL 28 2B
1927 CHW AL 28 3B
1928 CHW AL 29 2B
1928 CHW AL 29 SS
1928 CHW AL 29 3B
1929 CHW AL 30 2B
1929 CHW AL 30 3B
1929 CHW AL 30 SS
1930 CHW AL 31 SS
1930 CHW AL 31 1B
1931 CLE AL 32 SS
1931 CLE AL 32 2B
1931 BSN NL 32 3B
1931 BSN NL 32 2B
1931 NYG NL 32 2B
1931 NYG NL 32 SS
6 Seasons SS
5 Seasons 2B
5 Seasons 3B
1 Season 1B
6 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1926 CHW AL 27 131 117 131 126 0 0 0 15 17 99 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
1927 CHW AL 28 112 82 112 96 0 0 0 17 1 79 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
1928 CHW AL 29 94 77 94 86 0 0 0 82 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1929 CHW AL 30 47 26 47 34 0 0 0 29 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
1930 CHW AL 31 31 18 31 23 0 0 1 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1931 NYG NL 32 64 50 64 60 0 0 0 56 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
1931 CLE AL 32 21 20 21 21 0 0 0 1 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 BSN NL 32 11 4 11 9 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
6 Seasons 511 394 511 455 0 0 1 204 27 232 0 0 0 0 0 49 11
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1931 NYG NL 32 1627 59% 85% 27% 157 92% 1 102 45 43 14 117 88 23 0 1 12 1 8 3 10 26 5 6 5 0 18 5 12 6 4 1
1931 BSN NL 32 8 88% 100% 25% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 CLE AL 32 6 17% 50% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 1641 59% 85% 27% 157 92% 1 102 45 43 14 117 88 23 0 1 12 1 8 3 10 26 5 6 5 0 18 5 12 6 4 1
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1930 CHW AL 31 630 57% 89% 26% 56 88% 1 32 21 8 3 34 21 10 0 1 5 0 4 1 4 9 6 0 2 1 0 9 6 3 0 0 0
1931 CLE AL 32 768 53% 88% 33% 74 78% 1 36 17 13 6 45 29 12 0 5 14 0 8 6 11 8 5 1 1 0 0 7 6 1 1 1 0
1931 NYG NL 32 86 69% 73% 27% 10 80% 0 6 1 4 1 7 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2 Seasons 1484 56% 87% 30% 140 82% 2 74 39 25 10 86 56 23 0 6 20 0 12 8 16 19 12 1 4 1 0 18 13 5 1 1 0
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 88%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1931 BSN NL 32 186 63% 89% 26% 20 85% 0 6 4 1 1 12 10 2 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1 Season 186 63% 89% 26% 20 85% 0 6 4 1 1 12 10 2 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 87% 69%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1930 CHW AL 31 5 20% 100% 40% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 5 20% 100% 40% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 92% 83%



* - 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 1930 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

Errors Committeds c a p y
1926 AL  37 (5th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Wild William Bill billy Fenton Will William Hunnefield

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