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Bill Kissinger

William Francis Kissinger (Shang or Shaney)

Positions: Pitcher, Leftfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 15, 1871 in Dayton, KY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 30, 1895 (Age 23.288, 1,848th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1895 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Orioles 1895-1897

Final Game: June 10, 1897 (Age 25.299)
Died: April 20, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY
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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
1895 23 TOT NL 5 12 .294 6.51 26 16 10 10 0 0 152.0 240 156 110 8 53 34 8 0 3 742 74 5.02 1.928 14.2 0.5 3.1 2.0 0.64
1895 23 BLN NL 1 0 1.000 3.97 2 2 0 1 0 0 11.1 18 11 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 53 124 3.58 1.765 14.3 0.0 1.6 2.4 1.50
1895 23 STL NL 4 12 .250 6.72 24 14 10 9 0 0 140.2 222 145 105 8 51 31 8 0 3 689 72 5.14 1.941 14.2 0.5 3.3 2.0 0.61
1896 24 STL NL 2 9 .182 6.49 20 12 7 11 0 1 136.0 209 136 98 5 55 22 8 0 4 662 67 4.84 1.941 13.8 0.3 3.6 1.5 0.40
1897 25 STL NL 0 4 .000 11.49 7 4 3 2 0 0 31.1 51 50 40 2 15 5 8 0 3 164 39 6.03 2.106 14.6 0.6 4.3 1.4 0.33
3 Yrs 7 25 .219 6.99 53 32 20 23 0 1 319.1 500 342 248 15 123 61 24 0 10 1568 66 5.04 1.951 14.1 0.4 3.5 1.7 0.50
162 Game Avg. 6 20 .219 6.99 42 26 16 18 0 1 255 400 274 198 12 98 49 19 0 8 1254 66 5.04 1.951 14.1 0.4 3.5 1.7 0.50
STL (3 yrs) 6 25 .194 7.10 51 30 20 22 0 1 308.0 482 331 243 15 121 58 24 0 10 1515 64 5.10 1.958 14.1 0.4 3.5 1.7 0.48
BLN (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 3.97 2 2 0 1 0 0 11.1 18 11 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 53 124 3.58 1.765 14.3 0.0 1.6 2.4 1.50
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
1895 23 BLN NL 11.1 2 2 11 8.74 6.48 0.59 0.00 100.0 5.90 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .386 .499
1895 23 STL NL 140.2 24 14 145 9.28 6.68 -0.34 0.00 101.0 7.09 -30 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -14 .410 .487
1896 24 STL NL 136.0 20 12 136 9.00 6.17 -0.30 0.00 100.0 6.48 -35 -2.6 1.0 -0.1 -1.4 -21 .372 .484
1897 25 STL NL 31.1 7 4 50 14.36 6.01 -0.50 0.00 102.0 6.63 -26 -1.7 1.0 -0.0 -1.4 -23 .259 .490
3 Seasons 319.1 53 32 342 9.64 6.39 -0.31 0.00 100.6 6.74 -94 -6.7 1.0 -0.3 -3.8 -60 .375 .487
STL (3 yrs) 308.0 51 30 331 9.67 6.39 -0.34 0.00 100.7 6.77 -91 -6.4 1.0 -0.3 -3.7 -58 .374 .486
BLN (1 yr) 11.1 2 2 11 8.74 6.48 0.59 0.00 100.0 5.90 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .386 .499

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
1895 23 TOT NL 35 103 102 9 25 6 1 0 8 1 0 12 .245 .245 .324 .569 46 33 0 1 1/O65
1895 23 BLN NL 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 1 0 0 /1
1895 23 STL NL 33 98 97 8 24 6 1 0 8 1 0 11 .247 .247 .330 .577 49 32 0 1 1/O65
1896 24 STL NL 23 75 73 8 22 4 0 0 12 0 0 4 .301 .301 .356 .658 76 26 0 2 1/O5
1897 25 STL NL 14 42 39 7 13 3 2 0 6 0 3 5 .333 .381 .513 .894 137 20 0 0 /O1
3 Yrs 72 220 214 24 60 13 3 0 26 1 3 21 .280 .290 .369 .659 73 79 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 495 482 54 135 29 7 0 59 2 7 47 .280 .290 .369 .659 73 178 0 7
STL (3 yrs) 70 215 209 23 59 13 3 0 26 1 3 20 .282 .292 .373 .666 75 78 0 3
BLN (1 yr) 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 1 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
1895 23 BLN NL 2 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1895 23 STL NL 33 98 -10 -0 0 -1 7 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -3 1/O65
1896 24 STL NL 23 75 -3 0 0 -1 6 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .506 .501 0.2 -0.1 3 1/O5
1897 25 STL NL 14 42 2 0 0 -2 -0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .496 .500 0.2 -0.2 3 /O1
3 Seasons 72 220 -12 0 0 -4 12 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.1 .496 .499 0.2 -0.4 2
STL (3 yrs) 70 215 -11 0 0 -4 12 -3 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 0.2 -0.4 2
BLN (1 yr) 2 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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
1895 TOT NL 23 P 26 152.0 42 8 33 1 1 .976 2.43 1.58 .918 2.52 2.43
1895 BLN NL 23 P 2 11.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.00 .920 2.54 2.45
1895 STL NL 23 P 24 140.2 40 8 31 1 1 .975 2.50 1.63 .918 2.52 2.43
1895 STL NL 23 OF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .915 2.17 1-0-3
1895 STL NL 23 SS 4 22 3 14 5 0 .773 4.25 .899 5.65
1895 STL NL 23 3B 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .870 3.50
1896 STL NL 24 P 20 136.0 53 5 43 5 2 .906 3.18 2.40 .916 2.72 2.62
1896 STL NL 24 OF 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .932 2.17 3-0-0
1896 STL NL 24 3B 1 5 0 2 3 0 .400 2.00 .892 3.50
1897 STL NL 25 OF 7 14 11 0 3 0 .786 1.57 .936 2.10 6-1-0
1897 STL NL 25 P 7 31.1 12 3 8 1 0 .917 3.16 1.57 .920 2.53 2.46
3 Seasons P 53 319.1 107 16 84 7 3 .935 2.82 1.89 .917 2.61 2.51
3 Seasons OF 14 21 18 0 3 0 .857 1.29 .933 2.14 10-1-3
1 Season SS 4 22 3 14 5 0 .773 4.25 .899 5.65
2 Seasons 3B 2 7 1 2 4 0 .429 1.50 .886 3.50
3 Seasons TOT 73 319.1 157 38 100 19 3 .879 2.82 1.89 .915 2.61 2.63 10-1-3
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

Saves s c a p y
1896 NL  1 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1895 NL  10 (2nd)
1896 NL  7 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1895 NL  .976 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2178), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3396th), -4.0 career WAR/-4.0 7yr-peak WAR/-4.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Bill Will Shang,Shaney Shang Shaney Francis billy William Kissinger

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