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Bill Kelso

William Eugene Kelso

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: February 19, 1940 in Kansas City, MO
High School: North Kansas City HS (Kansas City, MO)
Schools: University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), Whitworth College (Spokane, WA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 31, 1964 (Age 24.163, 9,874th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Reds 1964-1968

Last Game: September 28, 1968 (Age 28.222)
Died: May 11, 2009 in North Kansas City, MO
Buried: White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, MO
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1964 24 LAA AL 2 0 1.000 2.28 10 1 2 1 1 0 23.2 19 6 6 3 9 0 21 1 0 1 97 147 3.75 1.183 7.2 1.1 3.4 8.0 2.33
1966 26 CAL AL 1 1 .500 2.38 5 0 1 0 0 0 11.1 11 3 3 1 6 1 11 1 0 0 52 146 3.61 1.500 8.7 0.8 4.8 8.7 1.83
1967 27 CAL AL 5 3 .625 2.97 69 1 32 0 0 11 112.0 85 41 37 6 63 10 91 4 2 5 471 105 3.41 1.321 6.8 0.5 5.1 7.3 1.44
1968 28 CIN NL 4 1 .800 3.98 35 0 6 0 0 1 54.1 56 26 24 6 15 5 39 3 0 5 233 80 3.38 1.307 9.3 1.0 2.5 6.5 2.60
4 Yrs 12 5 .706 3.13 119 2 41 1 1 12 201.1 171 76 70 16 93 16 162 9 2 11 853 102 3.45 1.311 7.6 0.7 4.2 7.2 1.74
162 Game Avg. 7 3 .706 3.13 67 1 23 1 1 7 113 96 43 39 9 52 9 91 5 1 6 479 102 3.45 1.311 7.6 0.7 4.2 7.2 1.74
CAL (3 yrs) 8 4 .667 2.82 84 2 35 1 1 11 147.0 115 50 46 10 78 11 123 6 2 6 620 113 3.48 1.313 7.0 0.6 4.8 7.5 1.58
CIN (1 yr) 4 1 .800 3.98 35 0 6 0 0 1 54.1 56 26 24 6 15 5 39 3 0 5 233 80 3.38 1.307 9.3 1.0 2.5 6.5 2.60
AL (3 yrs) 8 4 .667 2.82 84 2 35 1 1 11 147.0 115 50 46 10 78 11 123 6 2 6 620 113 3.48 1.313 7.0 0.6 4.8 7.5 1.58
NL (1 yr) 4 1 .800 3.98 35 0 6 0 0 1 54.1 56 26 24 6 15 5 39 3 0 5 233 80 3.38 1.307 9.3 1.0 2.5 6.5 2.60
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1964 24 LAA AL 23.2 10 1 6 2.28 4.28 0.29 -0.08 88.7 3.46 3 0.4 .6 -0.1 0.5 5 .540 .502
1966 26 CAL AL 11.1 5 0 3 2.38 4.18 0.03 -0.17 105.6 4.21 2 0.3 1.1 -0.0 0.4 3 .559 .502
1967 27 CAL AL 112.0 69 1 41 3.29 3.71 0.22 -0.14 98.5 3.30 2 0.2 1.2 -0.2 1.0 8 .503 .501 $10,000
1968 28 CIN NL 54.1 35 0 26 4.31 3.39 -0.24 -0.15 106.1 3.69 -4 -0.6 .8 -0.0 -0.1 0 .484 .497
4 Seasons 201.1 119 2 76 3.40 3.71 0.09 -0.14 99.8 3.48 3 0.4 1.0 -0.3 1.9 16 .503 .500 $10,000
CAL (3 yrs) 147.0 84 2 50 3.06 3.84 0.21 -0.13 97.5 3.40 8 0.9 1.1 -0.3 1.9 16 .511 .501 $10,000
CIN (1 yr) 54.1 35 0 26 4.31 3.39 -0.24 -0.15 106.1 3.69 -4 -0.6 .8 -0.0 -0.1 0 .484 .497

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
1964 24 LAA AL 10 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .143 .000 .143 -54 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 26 CAL AL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1967 27 CAL AL 69 21 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .105 .105 .105 .211 -36 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1968 28 CIN NL 35 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 Yrs 119 37 34 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 .059 .086 .059 .145 -56 2 0 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 50 46 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 29 .059 .086 .059 .145 -56 3 0 0 3 0 0
CAL (3 yrs) 84 29 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 .077 .111 .077 .188 -43 2 0 0 2 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 35 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 84 29 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 .077 .111 .077 .188 -43 2 0 0 2 0 0
NL (1 yr) 35 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 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
1964 24 LAA AL 10 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1966 26 CAL AL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
1967 27 CAL AL 69 21 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $10,000 1
1968 28 CIN NL 35 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
4 Seasons 119 37 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .498 .499 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $10,000
CAL (3 yrs) 84 29 -5 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .498 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $10,000
CIN (1 yr) 35 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1964 LAA AL 24 P 10 1 1 23.2 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.90 0.50 .956 1.90 1.89 0 0 0
1966 CAL AL 26 P 5 0 0 11.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.59 0.40 .950 1.99 1.98 2 0 0% 38% 0
1967 CAL AL 27 P 69 1 0 112.0 27 5 20 2 1 .926 2.01 0.36 .957 1.96 1.96 7 10 59% 41% 1
1968 CIN NL 28 P 35 0 0 54.1 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.16 0.20 .959 2.00 2.02 2 2 50% 40% 0
4 Seasons P 119 2 1 201.1 41 7 32 2 1 .951 1.74 0.33 .957 1.97 1.97 11 12 52% 40% 1
4 Seasons TOT 119 2 1 201.1 41 7 32 2 1 .951 1.74 0.33 .957 1.97 1.97 11 12 52% 40% 1
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

Games Played s c a p y
1967 AL  69 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1967 AL  32 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1967 AL  69 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2060), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1137th), 1.6 career WAR/1.6 7yr-peak WAR/1.6 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1967 27 California Angels $10,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,000
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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