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Willie Jones

Willie Edward Jones (Puddin' Head)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: August 16, 1925 in Dillon, SC
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1947 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Reds/Redlegs/Indians 1947-1961

Final Game: May 7, 1961 (Age 35)
Died: October 18, 1983 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Hillside Memorial Cemetery, Laurinburg, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #804. Earl Sheely… #805. Russell Martin… #806. Gee Walker… #807. WILLIE JONES… #808. Terry Kennedy… #809. Sam Mertes… #810. Rube Bressler… 

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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
1947 21 PHI NL 18 69 62 5 14 0 1 0 10 2 7 0 .226 .304 .258 .562 54 16 3 0 0 5
1948 22 PHI NL 17 66 60 9 20 2 0 2 9 0 3 5 .333 .365 .467 .832 126 28 3 0 2 5
1949 23 PHI NL 149 604 532 71 130 35 1 19 77 3 65 66 .244 .328 .421 .749 102 224 20 1 6 *5 MVP-27
1950 24 PHI NL 157 678 610 100 163 28 6 25 88 5 61 40 .267 .337 .456 .793 108 278 15 3 4 *5 AS,MVP-36
1951 25 PHI NL 148 647 564 79 161 28 5 22 81 6 2 60 47 .285 .358 .470 .828 123 265 9 4 19 *5 AS
1952 26 PHI NL 147 611 541 60 135 12 3 18 72 5 3 53 36 .250 .323 .383 .706 96 207 14 6 11 *5
1953 27 PHI NL 149 573 481 61 108 16 2 19 70 1 1 85 45 .225 .342 .385 .727 89 185 10 1 4 *5
1954 28 PHI NL 142 610 535 64 145 28 3 12 56 4 1 61 54 .271 .342 .402 .744 94 215 10 0 8 6 *5
1955 29 PHI NL 146 612 516 65 133 20 3 16 81 6 2 77 51 .258 .352 .401 .753 102 207 13 3 6 9 5 *5
1956 30 PHI NL 149 621 520 88 144 20 4 17 78 5 4 92 49 .277 .383 .429 .812 121 223 15 1 3 5 6 *5
1957 31 PHI NL 133 512 440 58 96 19 2 9 47 1 0 61 41 .218 .310 .332 .641 75 146 14 0 5 6 3 *5
1958 32 PHI NL 118 456 398 52 108 15 1 14 60 1 2 49 45 .271 .351 .420 .771 104 167 8 2 3 4 4 *5/3
1959 33 TOT MLB 130 466 411 57 105 22 2 14 56 0 2 48 43 .255 .332 .421 .753 98 173 12 1 2 4 3 *5
1959 33 TOT NL 119 447 393 56 101 21 2 14 55 0 2 47 40 .257 .335 .427 .762 100 168 12 1 2 4 3 *5
1959 33 PHI NL 47 182 160 23 43 9 1 7 24 0 0 19 14 .269 .343 .469 .811 113 75 4 0 1 2 2 5
1959 33 CLE AL 11 19 18 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .278 .541 51 5 0 0 0 0 0 /5
1959 33 CIN NL 72 265 233 33 58 12 1 7 31 0 2 28 26 .249 .330 .399 .729 91 93 8 1 1 2 1 5
1960 34 CIN NL 79 183 149 16 40 7 0 3 27 1 0 31 16 .268 .388 .376 .764 109 56 2 0 1 3 3 5/4
1961 35 CIN NL 9 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .222 .000 .222 -34 0 0 0 0 0 0 /5
15 Yrs 1691 6717 5826 786 1502 252 33 190 812 40 17 755 541 .258 .343 .410 .753 101 2390 148 22 74 37 24
162 Game Avg. 162 643 558 75 144 24 3 18 78 4 72 52 .258 .343 .410 .753 101 229 14 2 7
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
PHI (13 yrs) 1520 6241 5419 735 1400 232 32 180 753 39 15 693 493 .258 .343 .413 .756 102 2236 138 21 72 32 20
CIN (3 yrs) 160 457 389 50 98 19 1 10 58 1 2 61 45 .252 .351 .383 .734 96 149 10 1 2 5 4
CLE (1 yr) 11 19 18 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .278 .541 51 5 0 0 0 0 0
NL (15 yrs) 1680 6698 5808 785 1498 251 33 190 811 40 17 754 538 .258 .343 .411 .754 102 2385 148 22 74 37 24
AL (1 yr) 11 19 18 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .222 .263 .278 .541 51 5 0 0 0 0 0

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
1947 21 PHI NL 18 69 -3 -0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .474 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 5
1948 22 PHI NL 17 66 2 0 -0 -1 0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .508 .501 0.5 -0.1 5 5
1949 23 PHI NL 149 604 1 2 -2 -2 0 -0 -0.2 24 23 2.3 .500 .500 2.5 -0.2 25 *5 MVP-27
1950 24 PHI NL 157 678 8 0 0 3 0 11 1.0 26 37 3.6 .507 .507 3.4 0.2 34 *5 AS,MVP-36
1951 25 PHI NL 148 647 19 -2 0 0 0 17 1.7 24 41 4.2 .512 .511 4.3 -0.0 41 *5 AS
1952 26 PHI NL 147 611 -1 1 -1 -1 0 -2 -0.3 23 20 2.0 .498 .498 2.2 -0.1 22 *5
1953 27 PHI NL 149 573 -2 0 -0 7 1 6 0.4 22 27 2.5 .504 .503 2.0 0.7 20 *5
1954 28 PHI NL 142 610 -2 -1 -0 -1 1 -5 -0.6 23 18 1.6 .496 .497 1.9 -0.1 19 *5
1955 29 PHI NL 146 612 2 2 -1 -2 1 1 -0.2 23 24 2.1 .501 .501 2.7 -0.4 26 *5
1956 30 PHI NL 149 621 21 -1 -1 -7 1 13 1.0 23 37 3.5 .509 .509 4.6 -0.8 43 *5
1957 31 PHI NL 133 512 -12 -1 -1 -2 1 -15 -1.7 19 5 0.2 .488 .490 0.6 -0.1 6 *5
1958 32 PHI NL 118 456 3 -1 -1 -8 1 -6 -0.6 17 12 1.1 .495 .497 2.0 -0.8 20 *5/3
1959 33 PHI NL 47 182 2 0 -0 1 1 3 0.3 7 10 1.0 .507 .502 0.9 0.2 9 5
1959 33 CLE AL 11 19 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .521 .501 0.2 0.1 2 /5
1959 33 CIN NL 72 265 -3 -0 -1 -5 1 -8 -0.9 10 2 0.1 .488 .495 0.7 -0.4 6 5
1960 34 CIN NL 79 183 2 -0 0 -4 1 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .498 .499 0.9 -0.3 9 5/4
1961 35 CIN NL 9 9 -1 0 0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /5
15 Seasons 1691 6717 34 -2 -8 -22 9 11 -0.6 254 265 25.2 .501 .501 29.2 -2.3 287
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
PHI (13 yrs) 1520 6241 35 -1 -7 -14 7 20 0.4 236 256 24.3 .501 .501 27.5 -1.6 270
CIN (3 yrs) 160 457 -2 -1 -1 -9 2 -11 -1.1 17 7 0.6 .493 .497 1.6 -0.7 15
CLE (1 yr) 11 19 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .521 .501 0.2 0.1 2

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
1950 24 PHI NL WS NYY L 4 15 14 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .357 .643 5 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 4 15 14 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .357 .643 5 0 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1947 PHI NL 21 3B 17 17 10 66 19 41 6 3 .909 3.53 .947 3.06
1948 PHI NL 22 3B 17 17 17 68 30 33 5 1 .926 3.71 .941 3.10
1949 PHI NL 23 3B 145 145 142 516 181 308 27 19 .948 3.37 .952 3.18 MVP-27
1950 PHI NL 24 3B 157 157 151 1384.1 538 190 323 25 30 .954 3.34 3.27 .948 3.31 3.27 AS,MVP-36
1951 PHI NL 25 3B 147 147 144 1307.2 493 190 286 17 33 .966 3.28 3.24 .953 3.37 3.36 AS
1952 PHI NL 26 3B 147 147 144 1317.2 513 216 281 16 31 .969 3.39 3.38 .954 3.15 3.12
1953 PHI NL 27 3B 147 147 142 1273.1 440 176 253 11 36 .975 7 7 3.03 2.92 .951 3.04 2.98
1954 PHI NL 28 3B 141 140 134 1243.0 476 184 277 15 23 .968 -1 -1 3.34 3.27 .952 3.17 3.15
1955 PHI NL 29 3B 146 146 142 1275.0 455 202 235 18 22 .960 -2 -2 3.08 2.99 .951 3.13 3.10
1956 PHI NL 30 3B 149 149 148 1321.2 479 202 264 13 23 .973 -7 -6 3.17 3.13 .956 3.05 3.02
1957 PHI NL 31 3B 126 121 116 1095.1 349 140 197 12 18 .966 -2 -2 2.77 2.67 .952 2.96 2.98
1958 PHI NL 32 3B 110 105 99 941.2 334 137 186 11 13 .967 -8 -10 3.09 2.94 .952 3.18 3.16
1958 PHI NL 32 1B 1 1 1 8.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -75 4.50 4.00 .990 9.56 9.50
1959 TOT MLB 33 3B 118 114 97 979.0 337 135 191 11 16 .967 -3 -4 3.00 2.76 .950 2.98 2.95
1959 TOT NL 33 3B 114 110 96 956.0 323 132 181 10 14 .969 -4 -5 2.95 2.75 .950 2.97 2.94
1959 PHI NL 33 3B 46 46 39 389.2 119 40 76 3 5 .975 1 2 2.68 2.52 .950 2.97 2.94
1959 CLE AL 33 3B 4 4 1 23.0 14 3 10 1 2 .929 1 63 5.09 3.25 .952 3.21 3.20
1959 CIN NL 33 3B 68 64 57 566.1 204 92 105 7 9 .966 -5 -11 3.13 2.90 .950 2.97 2.94
1960 CIN NL 34 3B 46 35 24 318.2 106 43 59 4 5 .962 -3 -13 2.88 2.22 .952 2.97 2.96
1960 CIN NL 34 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -360 9.00 1.00 .970 5.40 5.20
1961 CIN NL 35 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 .950 2.70 2.90
15 Seasons 3B 1614 1587 1510 12458.1 5171 2045 2934 192 273 .963 -19 -2 3.15 3.08 .952 3.14 3.11
1 Season 1B 1 1 1 8.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -75 4.50 4.00 .990 9.56 9.50
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -360 9.00 1.00 .970 5.40 5.20
15 Seasons TOT 1616 1588 1511 12467.1 5176 2050 2934 192 273 .963 -20 -2 3.16 3.08 .952 3.14 3.12
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (27, 1%)
1950 NL (36, 0%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1956 NL  .383 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1951 NL  .828 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1950 NL  157 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1950 NL  610 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1950 NL  678 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1950 NL  100 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1950 NL  278 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1949 NL  35 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1950 NL  25 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1953 NL  85 (6th)
1955 NL  77 (10th)
1956 NL  92 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1949 NL  66 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1949 NL  55 (8th)
1950 NL  59 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1952 NL  6 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1951 NL  19 (1st)
1952 NL  11 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1955 NL  9 (2nd)
1957 NL  6 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1949 NL  20 (3rd)
1950 NL  15 (9th)
1957 NL  14 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1950 NL  466 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1956 NL  37.35 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1956 NL  5.4 (1st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1956 NL  3.7 (6th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1949 NL  27 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  145 (1st)
1950 NL  157 (1st)
1951 NL  147 (1st)
1952 NL  147 (2nd)
1953 NL  147 (4th)
1954 NL  141 (2nd)
1955 NL  146 (1st)
1956 NL  149 (2nd)
1957 NL  126 (3rd)
Career  1,614 (34th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  181 (1st)
1950 NL  190 (1st)
1951 NL  190 (2nd)
1952 NL  216 (1st)
1953 NL  176 (1st)
1954 NL  184 (1st)
1955 NL  202 (1st)
1956 NL  202 (1st)
1957 NL  140 (2nd)
1958 NL  137 (2nd)
1959 NL  132 (4th)
Career  2,045 (10th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  308 (1st)
1950 NL  323 (1st)
1951 NL  286 (3rd)
1952 NL  281 (2nd)
1953 NL  253 (5th)
1954 NL  277 (2nd)
1955 NL  235 (5th)
1956 NL  264 (3rd)
1957 NL  197 (4th)
Career  2,934 (44th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  27 (1st)
1950 NL  25 (2nd)
1951 NL  17 (3rd)
1952 NL  16 (4th)
1954 NL  15 (5th)
1955 NL  18 (5th)
Career  192 (89th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1950 NL  30 (3rd)
1951 NL  33 (1st)
1952 NL  31 (1st)
1953 NL  36 (2nd)
1954 NL  23 (5th)
1955 NL  22 (5th)
1956 NL  23 (2nd)
1957 NL  18 (4th)
Career  273 (36th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1953 NL  7 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1950 NL  3.34 (3rd)
1951 NL  3.28 (5th)
1952 NL  3.39 (1st)
1954 NL  3.34 (2nd)
1955 NL  3.08 (5th)
1956 NL  3.17 (2nd)
1957 NL  2.77 (3rd)
1958 NL  3.09 (4th)
1959 NL  2.95 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  3.37 (2nd)
1950 NL  3.27 (2nd)
1951 NL  3.24 (4th)
1952 NL  3.38 (1st)
1953 NL  2.92 (5th)
1954 NL  3.27 (2nd)
1955 NL  2.99 (4th)
1956 NL  3.13 (2nd)
1957 NL  2.67 (4th)
1958 NL  2.94 (4th)
Career  3.08 (70th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1949 NL  .948 (4th)
1950 NL  .954 (3rd)
1951 NL  .966 (3rd)
1952 NL  .969 (1st)
1953 NL  .975 (1st)
1954 NL  .968 (1st)
1955 NL  .960 (1st)
1956 NL  .973 (1st)
1957 NL  .966 (2nd)
1958 NL  .967 (1st)
1959 NL  .969 (2nd)
Career  .963 (38th)

Oldest s c a p y
1961 NL  born 1925-08-16 (10th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (767), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 17 (1140), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 11 (1135), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (860), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (89th), 25.2 career WAR/20.2 7yr-peak WAR/22.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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