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Willie Kamm

William Edward Kamm

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 2, 1900 in San Francisco, CA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1923 (Age 23.075, 5,225th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1923 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians 1923-1935

Last Game: May 22, 1935 (Age 35.109)
Died: December 21, 1988 in Belmont, CA
Buried: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 18, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #539. Matt Kemp… #540. Mike Greenwell… #541. Mike Donlin… #542. WILLIE KAMM… #543. Walker Cooper… #544. Benito Santiago… #545. Bing Miller… 

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
1923 23 CHW AL 149 626 544 57 159 39 9 6 87 18 13 62 82 .292 .366 .430 .796 111 234 1 19 *5
1924 24 CHW AL 147 634 528 58 134 28 6 6 93 10 9 64 59 .254 .337 .364 .700 83 192 2 32 *5
1925 25 CHW AL 152 640 509 82 142 32 4 6 83 11 13 90 36 .279 .391 .393 .784 104 200 4 37 *5 MVP-12
1926 26 CHW AL 143 579 480 63 141 24 10 0 63 12 4 77 24 .294 .396 .385 .781 107 185 4 17 *5
1927 27 CHW AL 148 635 540 85 146 32 13 0 59 8 9 70 18 .270 .354 .378 .732 91 204 0 25 *5
1928 28 CHW AL 155 656 552 70 170 30 12 1 84 17 9 73 22 .308 .391 .411 .802 112 227 2 28 *5 MVP-5
1929 29 CHW AL 147 619 523 72 140 33 6 3 63 12 5 75 23 .268 .363 .371 .734 91 194 3 18 *5
1930 30 CHW AL 112 395 331 49 89 21 6 3 47 5 4 51 20 .269 .368 .396 .764 97 131 1 13 *5
1931 31 TOT AL 132 554 469 77 136 35 5 0 75 14 10 71 19 .290 .384 .386 .770 100 181 1 12 *5
1931 31 CHW AL 18 67 59 9 15 4 1 0 9 1 1 7 6 .254 .333 .356 .689 86 21 0 1 5
1931 31 CLE AL 114 487 410 68 121 31 4 0 66 13 9 64 13 .295 .392 .390 .782 102 160 1 11 *5
1932 32 CLE AL 148 615 524 76 150 34 9 3 83 6 3 75 36 .286 .379 .403 .781 96 211 3 13 *5
1933 33 CLE AL 133 517 447 59 126 17 2 1 47 6 3 54 27 .282 .359 .336 .695 81 150 0 16 *5 MVP-21
1934 34 CLE AL 121 457 386 52 104 23 3 0 42 7 1 62 38 .269 .372 .345 .716 85 133 1 8 *5
1935 35 CLE AL 6 18 18 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 71 6 0 0 /5
13 Yrs 1693 6945 5851 802 1643 348 85 29 827 126 84 824 405 .281 .372 .384 .756 97 2248 22 238
162 Game Avg. 162 665 560 77 157 33 8 3 79 12 8 79 39 .281 .372 .384 .756 97 215 2 23
CHW (9 yrs) 1171 4851 4066 545 1136 243 67 25 588 94 67 569 290 .279 .370 .391 .761 99 1588 17 190
CLE (5 yrs) 522 2094 1785 257 507 105 18 4 239 32 17 255 115 .284 .375 .370 .745 91 660 5 48

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
1923 23 CHW AL 149 626 6 -0 0 11 5 22 2.1 24 46 4.5 .515 .514 3.5 1.6 35 $6,000 *5
1924 24 CHW AL 147 634 -15 -1 0 4 5 -7 -0.5 24 17 1.8 .496 .496 1.4 0.9 13 $6,000 *5
1925 25 CHW AL 152 640 8 -2 0 5 5 16 1.5 24 40 3.8 .510 .509 3.3 0.9 35 $7,000 *5 MVP-12
1926 26 CHW AL 143 579 9 2 0 14 5 30 3.0 22 52 5.1 .521 .518 3.8 1.9 38 $8,000 *5
1927 27 CHW AL 148 635 -5 -2 0 3 4 1 0.1 24 25 2.5 .501 .501 2.2 0.7 22 $10,500 *5
1928 28 CHW AL 155 656 14 1 0 -3 5 16 1.6 25 41 4.1 .510 .510 4.3 0.2 44 $10,500 *5 MVP-5
1929 29 CHW AL 147 619 -4 2 0 3 4 5 0.4 23 28 2.8 .503 .503 2.5 0.7 25 $12,500 *5
1930 30 CHW AL 112 395 1 -0 0 1 3 5 0.4 15 19 1.9 .504 .503 1.8 0.3 18 $11,500 *5
1931 31 CHW AL 18 67 -1 -0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 3 -0 -0.0 .485 .498 0.2 -0.1 2 $11,500 5
1931 31 CLE AL 114 487 5 -1 0 -3 3 4 0.4 18 22 2.2 .503 .502 2.4 0.0 25 *5
1932 32 CLE AL 148 615 -1 1 0 7 3 10 0.9 23 33 3.1 .506 .506 2.5 0.9 26 $11,500 *5
1933 33 CLE AL 133 517 -10 1 0 1 3 -6 -0.6 19 14 1.3 .496 .497 1.2 0.4 13 $8,000 *5 MVP-21
1934 34 CLE AL 121 457 -6 1 0 9 2 6 0.6 17 24 2.2 .505 .504 1.4 1.0 15 $6,000 *5
1935 35 CLE AL 6 18 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .483 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 $6,000 /5
13 Seasons 1693 6945 2 0 0 50 47 98 9.6 261 359 35.2 .506 .505 30.2 9.5 309 $115,000
CHW (9 yrs) 1171 4851 14 -1 0 36 36 85 8.3 182 267 26.5 .507 .507 22.8 7.1 231 $83,500
CLE (5 yrs) 522 2094 -13 2 0 14 11 14 1.2 79 92 8.7 .502 .502 7.4 2.4 78 $31,500

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 Awards
1923 CHW AL 23 3B 149 149 149 547 173 352 22 29 .960 3.52 .945 3.45
1924 CHW AL 24 3B 146 146 145 517 190 312 15 31 .971 3.44 .951 3.26
1925 CHW AL 25 3B 152 152 150 514 182 310 22 32 .957 3.24 .947 3.21 MVP-12
1926 CHW AL 26 3B 142 139 137 511 177 323 11 16 .978 3.52 .951 3.37
1927 CHW AL 27 3B 146 145 139 530 236 279 15 21 .972 3.53 .952 3.33
1928 CHW AL 28 3B 155 155 151 533 243 278 12 33 .977 3.36 .951 3.27 MVP-5
1929 CHW AL 29 3B 145 144 143 502 221 270 11 27 .978 3.39 .952 3.10
1930 CHW AL 30 3B 106 95 86 374 142 209 23 17 .939 3.31 .945 3.04
1931 TOT AL 31 3B 132 130 124 421 158 240 23 33 .945 3.02 .944 3.08
1931 CHW AL 31 3B 18 17 15 65 29 32 4 4 .938 3.39 .944 3.08
1931 CLE AL 31 3B 114 113 109 356 129 208 19 29 .947 2.96 .944 3.08
1932 CLE AL 32 3B 148 146 141 479 164 299 16 20 .967 3.13 .950 2.96
1933 CLE AL 33 3B 131 129 116 380 153 221 6 16 .984 2.85 .954 2.92 MVP-21
1934 CLE AL 34 3B 118 112 104 365 109 248 8 24 .978 3.03 .943 3.09
1935 CLE AL 35 3B 4 4 4 8 3 4 1 0 .875 1.75 .948 3.05
13 Seasons 3B 1674 1646 1589 5681 2151 3345 185 299 .967 3.28 .949 3.18
13 Seasons TOT 1674 1646 1589 5681 2151 3345 185 299 .967 3.28 .949 3.18
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
1958 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1960 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (12, 11%)
1928 AL (5, 23%)
1933 AL (21, 1%)
0.35 Career Shares (575th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1926 AL  5.1 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1923 AL  1.6 (3rd)
1924 AL  0.9 (5th)
1925 AL  1.0 (4th)
1926 AL  1.9 (1st)
1927 AL  0.7 (6th)
1932 AL  0.9 (6th)
1934 AL  1.0 (8th)
Career  9.5 (242nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
Career  .372 (241st)

Games Played s c a p y
1925 AL  152 (9th)
1927 AL  148 (8th)
1928 AL  155 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1928 AL  656 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1923 AL  39 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1927 AL  13 (6th)
1928 AL  12 (10th)
Career  85 (244th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1925 AL  90 (1st)
1926 AL  77 (8th)
1927 AL  70 (6th)
1928 AL  73 (9th)
1929 AL  75 (7th)
Career  824 (228th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1923 AL  82 (2nd)
1924 AL  59 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1923 AL  18 (5th)
1928 AL  17 (6th)
1931 AL  14 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1928 AL  127 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1924 AL  32 (3rd)
1925 AL  37 (3rd)
1927 AL  25 (5th)
1928 AL  28 (3rd)
1931 AL  12 (3rd)
1932 AL  13 (7th)
1933 AL  16 (4th)
Career  238 (47th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1925 AL  13 (8th)
1928 AL  9 (9th)
1931 AL  10 (10th)
Career  84 (194th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1931 AL  24.7 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1927 AL  428 (9th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  149 (1st)
1924 AL  146 (2nd)
1925 AL  152 (2nd)
1926 AL  142 (1st)
1927 AL  146 (1st)
1928 AL  155 (1st)
1929 AL  145 (4th)
1930 AL  106 (4th)
1931 AL  132 (2nd)
1932 AL  148 (2nd)
1933 AL  131 (5th)
1934 AL  118 (5th)
Career  1,674 (31st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  173 (2nd)
1924 AL  190 (1st)
1925 AL  182 (2nd)
1926 AL  177 (1st)
1927 AL  236 (1st)
1928 AL  243 (1st)
1929 AL  221 (1st)
1930 AL  142 (2nd)
1931 AL  158 (1st)
1932 AL  164 (1st)
1933 AL  153 (2nd)
1934 AL  109 (5th)
Career  2,151 (8th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  352 (2nd)
1924 AL  312 (1st)
1925 AL  310 (1st)
1926 AL  323 (1st)
1927 AL  279 (2nd)
1928 AL  278 (3rd)
1929 AL  270 (3rd)
1930 AL  209 (3rd)
1931 AL  240 (2nd)
1932 AL  299 (1st)
1934 AL  248 (3rd)
Career  3,345 (29th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  22 (4th)
1925 AL  22 (3rd)
1930 AL  23 (2nd)
1931 AL  23 (2nd)
1932 AL  16 (3rd)
Career  185 (95th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  29 (1st)
1924 AL  31 (1st)
1925 AL  32 (2nd)
1926 AL  16 (5th)
1927 AL  21 (5th)
1928 AL  33 (3rd)
1929 AL  27 (4th)
1930 AL  17 (5th)
1931 AL  33 (1st)
1932 AL  20 (4th)
1934 AL  24 (5th)
Career  299 (29th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  3.52 (2nd)
1924 AL  3.44 (2nd)
1925 AL  3.24 (2nd)
1926 AL  3.52 (2nd)
1927 AL  3.53 (3rd)
1928 AL  3.36 (2nd)
1929 AL  3.39 (1st)
1930 AL  3.31 (1st)
1931 AL  3.02 (2nd)
1932 AL  3.13 (2nd)
1933 AL  2.86 (2nd)
1934 AL  3.03 (2nd)
Career  3.28 (32nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1923 AL  .960 (2nd)
1924 AL  .971 (1st)
1925 AL  .957 (1st)
1926 AL  .978 (1st)
1927 AL  .972 (1st)
1928 AL  .977 (1st)
1929 AL  .978 (1st)
1930 AL  .939 (4th)
1931 AL  .945 (3rd)
1932 AL  .967 (4th)
1933 AL  .984 (1st)
1934 AL  .978 (1st)
Career  .967 (16th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 23 (954), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1697), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (745), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (60th), 35.2 career WAR/26.0 7yr-peak WAR/30.6 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1923 23 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 24 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 25 Chicago White Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 26 Chicago White Sox $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 27 Chicago White Sox $10,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 28 Chicago White Sox $10,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 29 Chicago White Sox $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 30 Chicago White Sox $11,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Undated HOF clip:11000.00,
1931 31 Chicago White Sox $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/CLE
1932 32 Cleveland Indians $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 33 Cleveland Indians $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 34 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 35 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$115,000
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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Japanese: ウィリー・カム 統計

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