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Bill Joyce

William Michael Joyce (Scrappy Bill)

Positions: Third Baseman, First Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 22, 1867 in St. Louis, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1890 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1890 [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Giants/Ward'sWonders/Grooms/Reds 1890-1898

Final Game: October 12, 1898 (Age 31)
Died: May 8, 1941 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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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
1890 22 BWW PL 133 624 489 121 123 18 18 1 78 43 123 77 .252 .413 .368 .782 104 180 12 *5
1891 23 BOS AA 65 311 243 76 75 9 15 3 51 36 63 27 .309 .460 .506 .966 175 123 5 5/3
1892 24 BRO NL 97 462 372 89 91 15 12 6 45 23 82 55 .245 .392 .398 .790 142 148 8 5/O
1894 26 WHS NL 99 459 355 103 126 25 14 17 89 21 87 33 .355 .496 .648 1.143 178 230 12 5 *5
1895 27 WHS NL 127 596 479 110 149 26 13 17 97 29 96 56 .311 .440 .526 .966 149 252 14 7 *5
1896 28 TOT NL 130 600 475 121 158 25 12 13 94 45 101 34 .333 .470 .518 .988 161 246 22 2 *54
1896 28 WHS NL 81 389 310 85 97 16 10 8 51 32 67 20 .313 .452 .506 .959 152 157 12 0 54
1896 28 NYG NL 49 211 165 36 61 9 2 5 43 13 34 14 .370 .502 .539 1.042 178 89 10 2 5
1897 29 NYG NL 110 492 389 111 118 15 13 3 64 35 81 38 .303 .444 .432 .875 134 168 17 5 *5/3
1898 30 NYG NL 145 619 508 91 131 20 9 10 91 34 88 60 .258 .386 .392 .778 125 199 18 5 *35/4
8 Yrs 906 4163 3310 822 971 153 106 70 609 266 721 380 .293 .435 .467 .902 143 1546 108 24
162 Game Avg. 162 744 592 147 174 27 19 13 109 48 129 68 .293 .435 .467 .902 143 276 19
NYG (3 yrs) 304 1322 1062 238 310 44 24 18 198 82 203 112 .292 .426 .429 .855 137 456 45 12
WHS (3 yrs) 307 1444 1144 298 372 67 37 42 237 82 250 109 .325 .461 .559 1.019 160 639 38 12
BWW (1 yr) 133 624 489 121 123 18 18 1 78 43 123 77 .252 .413 .368 .782 104 180 12
BRO (1 yr) 97 462 372 89 91 15 12 6 45 23 82 55 .245 .392 .398 .790 142 148 8
BOS (1 yr) 65 311 243 76 75 9 15 3 51 36 63 27 .309 .460 .506 .966 175 123 5
NL (6 yrs) 708 3228 2578 625 773 126 73 66 480 187 535 276 .300 .437 .482 .919 148 1243 91 24
AA (1 yr) 65 311 243 76 75 9 15 3 51 36 63 27 .309 .460 .506 .966 175 123 5
PL (1 yr) 133 624 489 121 123 18 18 1 78 43 123 77 .252 .413 .368 .782 104 180 12

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
1890 22 BWW PL 133 624 7 0 0 -16 4 -4 -0.2 15 11 1.2 .498 .498 2.3 -0.7 27 *5
1891 23 BOS AA 65 311 28 3 0 1 2 34 2.8 7 41 3.5 .543 .517 3.4 0.3 40 5/3
1892 24 BRO NL 97 462 22 -1 0 -9 3 15 1.3 14 30 2.8 .514 .509 3.7 -0.6 39 $2,800 5/O
1894 26 WHS NL 99 459 56 -2 0 -4 3 53 3.6 16 69 5.2 .537 .523 5.5 -0.1 73 *5
1895 27 WHS NL 127 596 40 -1 0 -14 4 29 2.2 20 48 4.1 .517 .514 5.2 -0.8 63 *5
1896 28 WHS NL 81 389 30 1 0 -6 2 27 2.2 12 39 3.4 .527 .513 3.9 -0.3 45 54
1896 28 NYG NL 49 211 24 -1 0 1 2 26 2.1 7 33 2.8 .542 .513 2.7 0.2 32 5
1897 29 NYG NL 110 492 28 0 0 -7 3 25 2.0 17 41 3.7 .518 .512 4.2 -0.3 48 *5/3
1898 30 NYG NL 145 619 20 0 0 3 -1 22 2.1 21 44 4.3 .515 .513 4.0 0.2 40 *35/4
8 Seasons 906 4163 256 0 0 -51 23 228 18.0 128 356 31.0 .520 .512 35.0 -2.0 407 $2,800
NYG (3 yrs) 304 1322 72 -0 0 -3 4 73 6.1 45 118 10.7 .520 .513 11.0 0.1 121
WHS (3 yrs) 307 1444 126 -2 0 -24 9 109 7.9 48 157 12.7 .526 .516 14.6 -1.2 181
BWW (1 yr) 133 624 7 0 0 -16 4 -4 -0.2 15 11 1.2 .498 .498 2.3 -0.7 27
BRO (1 yr) 97 462 22 -1 0 -9 3 15 1.3 14 30 2.8 .514 .509 3.7 -0.6 39 $2,800
BOS (1 yr) 65 311 28 3 0 1 2 34 2.8 7 41 3.5 .543 .517 3.4 0.3 40

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 G Awards
1890 BWW PL 22 3B 133 567 176 284 107 22 .811 3.46 .853 3.54
1891 BOS AA 23 3B 64 272 82 149 41 12 .849 3.61 .872 3.63
1891 BOS AA 23 1B 1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 8.00 .976 10.30
1892 BRO NL 24 3B 94 354 141 164 49 8 .862 3.24 .879 3.58
1892 BRO NL 24 OF 3 8 7 0 1 0 .875 2.33 .912 1.90 3-0-0
1894 WHS NL 26 3B 99 387 152 183 52 20 .866 3.38 .878 3.48
1895 WHS NL 27 3B 127 500 188 235 77 16 .846 3.33 .872 3.46
1896 TOT NL 28 3B 97 375 121 211 43 10 .885 3.42 .892 3.46
1896 WHS NL 28 3B 48 178 50 108 20 6 .888 3.29 .892 3.46
1896 WHS NL 28 2B 33 188 84 85 19 12 .899 5.12 .940 5.53
1896 NYG NL 28 3B 49 197 71 103 23 4 .883 3.55 .892 3.46
1897 NYG NL 29 3B 107 429 166 199 64 17 .851 3.41 .892 3.35
1897 NYG NL 29 1B 2 25 22 0 3 2 .880 11.00 .980 10.25
1898 NYG NL 30 1B 130 1386 1252 87 47 73 .966 10.30 .977 10.33
1898 NYG NL 30 3B 14 55 18 31 6 0 .891 3.50 .902 3.48
1898 NYG NL 30 2B 2 5 1 3 1 0 .800 2.00 .944 5.60
8 Seasons 3B 735 2939 1044 1456 439 105 .851 3.40 .876 3.49
3 Seasons 1B 133 1419 1282 87 50 75 .965 10.29 .977 10.33
2 Seasons 2B 35 193 85 88 20 12 .896 4.94 .940 5.53
1 Season OF 3 8 7 0 1 0 .875 2.33 .912 1.90 3-0-0
8 Seasons TOT 906 4559 2418 1631 510 192 .888 4.47 .910 4.57 3-0-0
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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1894 NL  5.1 (8th)
1896 NL  6.2 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1891 AA  3.4 (8th)
1894 NL  5.5 (5th)
1895 NL  5.2 (8th)
1896 NL  6.6 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1892 NL  .392 (7th)
1894 NL  .496 (4th)
1896 NL  .470 (4th)
1897 NL  .444 (8th)
Career  .435 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1894 NL  .648 (3rd)
1895 NL  .526 (8th)
1896 NL  .518 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1894 NL  1.143 (3rd)
1895 NL  .966 (9th)
1896 NL  .988 (5th)
Career  .902 (64th)

Games Played s c a p y
1890 PL  133 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1890 PL  624 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1896 NL  246 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1890 PL  18 (5th)
1891 AA  15 (5th)
Career  106 (141st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1894 NL  17 (2nd)
1895 NL  17 (2nd)
1896 NL  13 (1st)
1898 NL  10 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1890 PL  123 (1st)
1894 NL  87 (8th)
1895 NL  96 (1st)
1896 NL  101 (2nd)
1897 NL  81 (3rd)
1898 NL  88 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1890 PL  77 (2nd)
1895 NL  56 (2nd)
1897 NL  38 (10th)
1898 NL  60 (1st)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1890 PL  43 (9th)
Career  266 (203rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1894 NL  178 (2nd)
1895 NL  149 (9th)
1896 NL  161 (3rd)
1897 NL  134 (9th)
Career  143 (56th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1896 NL  110 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1891 AA  27 (7th)
1894 NL  51 (5th)
1895 NL  40 (8th)
1896 NL  51 (3rd)
Career  251 (190th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1891 AA  2.8 (8th)
1894 NL  4.3 (5th)
1895 NL  3.6 (8th)
1896 NL  4.7 (3rd)
Career  23.6 (207th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1895 NL  56 (6th)
1896 NL  50 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1890 PL  258 (3rd)
1895 NL  259 (9th)
1896 NL  281 (4th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1894 NL  .790 (3rd)
1895 NL  .702 (10th)
1896 NL  .756 (6th)
Career  .689 (94th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1890 PL  12 (4th)
1894 NL  12 (7th)
1895 NL  14 (4th)
1896 NL  22 (2nd)
1897 NL  17 (3rd)
1898 NL  18 (9th)
Career  108 (63rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1894 NL  18.8 (7th)
1895 NL  21.4 (2nd)
1896 NL  20.2 (1st)
1898 NL  15.5 (1st)

AB per HR s c a p y
1892 NL  62.0 (9th)
1894 NL  20.9 (1st)
1895 NL  28.2 (2nd)
1896 NL  36.5 (1st)
1898 NL  50.8 (2nd)

Putoutss c a p y
1898 NL  1,271 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1890 PL  107 (2nd)
1895 NL  77 (3rd)
1897 NL  67 (4th)
Career  510 (78th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1898 NL  130 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1898 NL  1,252 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1898 NL  87 (1st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1898 NL  47 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1890 PL  133 (1st)
1895 NL  127 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1890 PL  176 (3rd)
1895 NL  188 (3rd)
Career  1,044 (80th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1890 PL  284 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1890 PL  107 (1st)
1894 NL  52 (2nd)
1895 NL  77 (1st)
1896 NL  43 (5th)
1897 NL  64 (1st)
Career  439 (12th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1890 PL  22 (3rd)
1894 NL  20 (3rd)
1895 NL  16 (5th)
1897 NL  17 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1890 PL  3.46 (4th)
1891 AA  3.61 (5th)
1894 NL  3.38 (5th)
1896 NL  3.42 (5th)
1897 NL  3.41 (4th)
Career  3.40 (21st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1890 PL  .811 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 8 (289), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 42 (605), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 26 (677), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 27 (405), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (61st), 31.0 career WAR/29.8 7yr-peak WAR/30.4 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
189224Brooklyn Grooms$2,800TSN, 6/5/76
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,800
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: Scrappy William Bill billy Michael Will William Joyce

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