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Willie Keeler

William Henry Keeler (Wee Willie)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 4", Weight: 140 lb.

Born: March 3, 1872 in Brooklyn, NY(All Transactions)
Debut: September 30, 1892 (Age 20.211, 1,698th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1893 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Highlanders/Orioles/Superbas/Giants/Grooms 1892-1910

Final Game: September 5, 1910 (Age 38.186)
Died: January 1, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1939 (207/274 ballots).
   View Willie Keeler Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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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 G Awards
1892 NYG NL 20 3B 14 41 15 21 5 1 .878 2.57 .879 3.58
1893 TOT NL 21 OF 11 17 11 2 4 0 .765 1.18 .915 2.17 8-3-0
1893 NYG NL 21 OF 3 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.67 .913 2.17 0-3-0
1893 NYG NL 21 2B 2 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .932 5.95
1893 NYG NL 21 SS 2 8 1 5 2 0 .750 3.00 .898 5.55
1893 BRO NL 21 3B 12 60 20 30 10 2 .833 4.17 .893 3.79
1893 BRO NL 21 OF 8 14 9 2 3 0 .786 1.38 .915 2.17 8-0-0
1894 BLN NL 22 OF 128 256 215 25 16 4 .938 1.88 .915 2.30 0-0-128
1894 BLN NL 22 2B 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .927 5.80
1895 BLN NL 23 OF 131 275 244 21 10 5 .964 2.02 .917 2.18 0-0-131
1896 BLN NL 24 OF 126 255 227 20 8 6 .969 1.96 .933 2.16 2-0-124
1897 BLN NL 25 OF 129 236 217 12 7 2 .970 1.78 .936 2.10 0-0-129
1898 BLN NL 26 OF 128 233 210 14 9 2 .961 1.75 .937 2.08 0-0-128
1898 BLN NL 26 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .900 3.50
1899 BRO NL 27 OF 141 234 208 21 5 4 .979 1.62 .944 2.15 0-0-141
1900 BRO NL 28 OF 136 265 227 22 16 4 .940 1.83 .940 2.17 0-0-136
1900 BRO NL 28 2B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 5.30
1901 BRO NL 29 OF 125 201 181 17 3 4 .985 1.58 .942 2.06 0-0-125
1901 BRO NL 29 3B 10 25 8 11 6 2 .760 1.90 .888 3.21
1901 BRO NL 29 2B 3 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 4.33 .941 5.13
1902 BRO NL 30 OF 133 227 208 14 5 5 .978 1.67 .945 1.97 0-0-133
1903 NYY AL 31 OF 128 200 177 10 13 4 .935 1.46 .952 1.95 0-5-123
1903 NYY AL 31 3B 4 13 6 5 2 0 .846 2.75 .922 3.15
1904 NYY AL 32 OF 142 216 186 16 14 7 .935 1.42 .954 1.86 0-0-142
1905 NYY AL 33 OF 137 218 194 17 7 1 .968 1.54 .953 1.86 3-0-134
1905 NYY AL 33 2B 12 30 9 19 2 1 .933 2.33 .952 5.00
1905 NYY AL 33 3B 3 8 4 2 2 0 .750 2.00 .922 3.13
1906 NYY AL 34 OF 152 232 213 16 3 3 .987 1.51 .963 1.89 1-0-151
1907 NYY AL 35 OF 107 162 144 13 5 5 .969 1.47 .959 1.85 0-0-107
1908 NYY AL 36 OF 88 141 123 9 9 2 .936 1.50 .954 1.84 2-0-86
1909 NYY AL 37 OF 95 124 111 9 4 2 .968 1.26 .951 1.85 0-0-95
1910 NYG NL 38 OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.15 1-1-0
18 Seasons OF 2039 3493 3097 258 138 60 .960 1.65 .942 2.02 17-9-2013
6 Seasons 3B 44 148 54 69 25 5 .831 2.80 .893 3.48
5 Seasons 2B 19 51 18 31 2 1 .961 2.58 .946 5.18
1 Season SS 2 8 1 5 2 0 .750 3.00 .898 5.55
19 Seasons TOT 2104 3700 3170 363 167 66 .955 1.68 .940 2.09 17-9-2013
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1892 NYG NL 20 14 14 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
1893 BRO NL 21 20 20 0 0 0 0 12 0 8 0 0 8 0
1893 NYG NL 21 7 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 3 0
1894 BLN NL 22 129 129 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 128 128 0
1895 BLN NL 23 131 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 131 131 0
1896 BLN NL 24 126 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 124 126 0
1897 BLN NL 25 129 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 129 129 0
1898 BLN NL 26 129 129 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 128 128 0
1899 BRO NL 27 141 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 141 0
1900 BRO NL 28 136 136 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 136 136 0
1901 BRO NL 29 136 136 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 125 125 0
1902 BRO NL 30 133 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 133 133 0
1903 NYY AL 31 132 132 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 123 128 0
1904 NYY AL 32 143 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 142 0
1905 NYY AL 33 149 149 0 0 0 12 3 0 3 0 134 137 0
1906 NYY AL 34 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 151 152 0
1907 NYY AL 35 107 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 107 107 0
1908 NYY AL 36 91 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 86 88 0
1909 NYY AL 37 99 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 95 0
1910 NYG NL 38 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0
19 Seasons 2123 2123 0 0 0 19 44 2 17 9 2013 2039 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (17.7%)
1936 Veterans (42.3%)
1937 BBWAA (57.2%)
1938 BBWAA (67.6%)
1939 BBWAA (75.5%)
Selected to HOF in 1939 by BBWAA

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1906 AL  152 (4th)
Career  2,039 (51st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1900 NL  22 (5th)
Career  258 (20th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
Career  138 (92nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1896 NL  6 (5th)
1904 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  60 (17th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1895 NL  .964 (3rd)
1896 NL  .969 (4th)
1897 NL  .970 (3rd)
1899 NL  .979 (2nd)
1901 NL  .985 (1st)
1902 NL  .978 (1st)
1906 AL  .987 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1908 AL  born 1872-03-03 (10th)
1909 AL  born 1872-03-03 (6th)
1910 NL  born 1872-03-03 (5th)

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