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Bill Kuehne

William J. Kuehne
born William J. Knelme

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 24, 1858 in Leipzig, Germany (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1883 (Age 24.189)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1883 season [*]
Teams (by GP): PittsburghAlleghenys/Buckeyes/Burghers/Colonels/Solons/... 1883-1892

Final Game: September 29, 1892 (Age 33.341)
Died: October 27, 1921 in Sulphur Springs, OH
Buried: Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville, OH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 2, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1736. Sid Farrar… #1737. Craig Gentry… #1738. Jerry Morales… #1739. BILL KUEHNE… #1740. Deivi Cruz… #1741. Lou Criger… #1742. Jack Boyle… 

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
1883 24 COL AA 95 376 374 38 85 8 14 1 2 .227 .231 .332 .563 86 124 *54/6O
1884 25 COL AA 110 425 415 48 98 13 16 5 9 .236 .254 .381 .635 112 158 1 *5
1885 26 PIT AA 104 428 411 54 93 9 19 0 43 15 .226 .257 .341 .598 88 140 2 *5/6
1886 27 PIT AA 117 502 481 73 98 16 17 1 48 26 19 .204 .237 .314 .551 76 151 2 O53
1887 28 PIT NL 102 417 402 68 120 18 15 1 41 17 14 39 .299 .324 .425 .749 112 171 1 *6/35O
1888 29 PIT NL 138 535 524 60 123 22 11 3 62 34 9 68 .235 .250 .336 .586 92 176 2 56
1889 30 PIT NL 97 399 390 43 96 20 5 5 57 15 9 36 .246 .263 .362 .625 81 141 0 5O/436
1890 31 PBB PL 126 556 528 66 126 21 12 5 73 21 28 37 .239 .277 .352 .629 73 186 0 *5
1891 32 TOT AA 107 431 413 57 97 12 1 3 39 30 17 35 .235 .267 .291 .557 64 120 1 *5
1891 32 COL AA 68 271 261 32 56 9 0 2 22 21 10 22 .215 .244 .272 .516 52 71 0 5
1891 32 LOU AA 39 160 152 25 41 3 1 1 17 9 7 13 .270 .306 .322 .629 83 49 1 5
1892 33 TOT NL 89 354 339 26 57 6 5 1 40 7 14 45 .168 .203 .224 .428 33 76 1 5/46
1892 33 LOU NL 76 300 287 22 48 4 5 0 36 6 13 36 .167 .203 .216 .419 31 62 0 5
1892 33 STL NL 6 25 24 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .200 .208 .408 21 5 1 /56
1892 33 CIN NL 6 25 24 3 5 1 0 1 4 0 1 5 .208 .240 .375 .615 86 9 0 /54
1892 33 STL NL 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 /5
10 Yrs 1085 4423 4277 533 993 145 115 25 403 150 136 260 .232 .258 .337 .595 82 1443 10
162 Game Avg. 162 660 639 80 148 22 17 4 60 20 .232 .258 .337 .595 82 215
PIT (5 yrs) 558 2281 2208 298 530 85 67 10 251 92 66 143 .240 .264 .353 .617 90 779 7
LOU (2 yrs) 115 460 439 47 89 7 6 1 53 15 20 49 .203 .239 .253 .492 50 111 1
STL (1 yr) 7 29 28 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .143 .172 .179 .351 4 5 1
COL (2 yrs) 205 801 789 86 183 21 30 6 11 .232 .243 .357 .601 99 282 1
COL (1 yr) 68 271 261 32 56 9 0 2 22 21 10 22 .215 .244 .272 .516 52 71 0
CIN (1 yr) 6 25 24 3 5 1 0 1 4 0 1 5 .208 .240 .375 .615 86 9 0
PBB (1 yr) 126 556 528 66 126 21 12 5 73 21 28 37 .239 .277 .352 .629 73 186 0
NL (4 yrs) 426 1705 1655 197 396 66 36 10 200 73 46 188 .239 .262 .341 .602 83 564 4
AA (5 yrs) 533 2162 2094 270 471 58 67 10 130 56 62 35 .225 .249 .331 .580 84 693 6
PL (1 yr) 126 556 528 66 126 21 12 5 73 21 28 37 .239 .277 .352 .629 73 186 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
1883 24 COL AA 95 376 -5 0 0 -3 3 -5 -0.5 8 3 0.4 .495 .497 0.7 0.0 6 *54/6O
1884 25 COL AA 110 425 6 0 0 15 3 24 2.0 9 33 3.0 .520 .514 1.8 1.5 18 *5
1885 26 PIT AA 104 428 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.7 .497 .498 0.7 0.4 6 $1,400 *5/6
1886 27 PIT AA 117 502 -16 2 0 4 -2 -12 -1.0 11 -1 0.1 .491 .494 -0.3 0.2 -5 $1,400 O53
1887 28 PIT NL 102 417 5 -2 0 4 6 14 0.9 14 28 2.3 .511 .507 2.2 0.7 24 $1,400 *6/35O
1888 29 PIT NL 138 535 -5 2 0 -2 7 1 -0.1 18 19 1.9 .501 .501 2.3 0.4 21 $1,600 56
1889 30 PIT NL 97 399 -11 -0 0 2 2 -7 -0.8 14 6 0.6 .493 .496 0.5 0.3 4 $2,000 5O/436
1890 31 PBB PL 126 556 -24 -0 0 1 4 -19 -1.4 13 -6 -0.1 .488 .491 -0.3 0.6 -7 *5
1891 32 COL AA 68 271 -17 2 0 3 2 -10 -0.9 6 -4 -0.2 .487 .495 -0.5 0.5 -7 5
1891 32 LOU AA 39 160 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .495 .499 0.2 0.1 2 5
1892 33 LOU NL 76 300 -24 -1 0 -4 2 -26 -2.5 10 -16 -1.5 .467 .485 -1.1 -0.2 -12 5
1892 33 STL NL 7 29 -4 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .456 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 /56
1892 33 CIN NL 6 25 -1 0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .458 .498 0.0 -0.2 0 /54
10 Seasons 1085 4423 -105 3 0 18 33 -52 -5.2 119 67 7.2 .496 .498 6.1 4.3 49 $7,800
PIT (5 yrs) 558 2281 -34 2 0 8 16 -8 -1.3 66 58 5.7 .499 .499 5.4 1.9 50 $7,800
LOU (2 yrs) 115 460 -27 -1 0 -4 4 -28 -2.7 14 -14 -1.3 .477 .489 -0.9 -0.0 -10
COL (2 yrs) 205 801 1 0 0 12 6 19 1.5 17 36 3.4 .509 .506 2.5 1.5 24
STL (1 yr) 7 29 -4 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .456 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2
COL (1 yr) 68 271 -17 2 0 3 2 -10 -0.9 6 -4 -0.2 .487 .495 -0.5 0.5 -7
CIN (1 yr) 6 25 -1 0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .458 .498 0.0 -0.2 0
PBB (1 yr) 126 556 -24 -0 0 1 4 -19 -1.4 13 -6 -0.1 .488 .491 -0.3 0.6 -7

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
1883 COL AA 24 3B 69 233 61 133 39 11 .833 2.81 .840 3.33
1883 COL AA 24 2B 18 144 56 58 30 5 .792 6.33 .878 6.09
1883 COL AA 24 SS 7 33 10 20 3 5 .909 4.29 .836 3.94
1883 COL AA 24 OF 3 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .852 1.80 1-2-0
1884 COL AA 25 3B 110 385 120 219 46 13 .881 3.08 .848 2.98
1885 PIT AA 26 3B 97 334 102 187 45 14 .865 2.98 .860 3.01
1885 PIT AA 26 SS 7 40 7 27 6 2 .850 4.86 .879 4.69
1886 PIT AA 27 OF 54 109 87 11 11 0 .899 1.81 .877 1.79 24-5-24
1886 PIT AA 27 3B 47 148 44 88 16 5 .892 2.81 .849 3.18
1886 PIT AA 27 1B 18 174 172 0 2 7 .989 9.56 .968 10.27
1887 PIT NL 28 SS 91 505 136 310 59 29 .883 4.90 .890 5.01
1887 PIT NL 28 1B 4 24 23 0 1 2 .958 5.75 .974 10.52
1887 PIT NL 28 3B 4 15 4 11 0 0 1.000 3.75 .870 3.42
1887 PIT NL 28 OF 3 5 3 0 2 0 .600 1.00 .884 1.97 0-1-2
1888 PIT NL 29 3B 75 290 96 168 26 10 .910 3.52 .877 3.13
1888 PIT NL 29 SS 63 296 112 159 25 19 .916 4.30 .881 4.47
1889 PIT NL 30 3B 75 278 89 157 32 14 .885 3.28 .885 3.55
1889 PIT NL 30 OF 13 28 27 1 0 1 1.000 2.15 .910 2.00 8-1-4
1889 PIT NL 30 2B 5 21 8 13 0 0 1.000 4.20 .925 6.16
1889 PIT NL 30 1B 2 20 18 2 0 1 1.000 10.00 .974 10.35
1889 PIT NL 30 SS 2 21 5 14 2 1 .905 9.50 .888 4.90
1890 PBB PL 31 3B 126 545 159 304 82 18 .850 3.67 .853 3.54
1891 TOT AA 32 3B 107 415 137 232 46 22 .889 3.45 .872 3.61
1891 COL AA 32 3B 68 261 85 146 30 15 .885 3.40 .872 3.61
1891 LOU AA 32 3B 39 154 52 86 16 7 .896 3.54 .872 3.61
1892 TOT NL 33 3B 86 343 116 186 41 20 .880 3.51 .879 3.58
1892 LOU NL 33 3B 76 302 104 160 38 16 .874 3.47 .879 3.58
1892 STL NL 33 3B 5 19 5 12 2 0 .895 3.40 .879 3.58
1892 STL NL 33 SS 1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .897 5.40
1892 CIN NL 33 3B 4 17 7 9 1 2 .941 4.00 .879 3.58
1892 CIN NL 33 2B 2 23 12 6 5 3 .783 9.00 .928 5.65
1892 STL NL 33 3B 1 5 0 5 0 2 1.000 5.00 .880 3.60
10 Seasons 3B 796 2986 928 1685 373 127 .875 3.28 .863 3.33
6 Seasons SS 171 898 270 533 95 56 .894 4.70 .885 4.75
4 Seasons OF 73 148 122 13 13 1 .912 1.85 .882 1.84 33-9-30
3 Seasons 2B 25 188 76 77 35 8 .814 6.12 .889 6.07
3 Seasons 1B 24 218 213 2 3 10 .986 8.96 .969 10.32
10 Seasons TOT 1089 4438 1609 2310 519 202 .883 3.60 .874 3.67 33-9-30
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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1884 AA  1.5 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1884 AA  110 (6th)
1888 NL  138 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1888 NL  524 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1888 NL  22 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1883 AA  14 (2nd)
1884 AA  16 (6th)
1885 AA  19 (2nd)
1886 AA  17 (2nd)
1887 NL  15 (10th)
1888 NL  11 (9th)
Career  115 (109th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1884 AA  5 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1888 NL  68 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1888 NL  401 (5th)
1890 PL  402 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
Career  519 (73rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1884 AA  110 (2nd)
1885 AA  97 (4th)
1890 PL  126 (3rd)
1891 AA  107 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1884 AA  120 (5th)
1890 PL  159 (4th)
1891 AA  137 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1884 AA  219 (2nd)
1885 AA  187 (4th)
1890 PL  304 (2nd)
1891 AA  232 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1884 AA  46 (4th)
1885 AA  45 (4th)
1890 PL  82 (2nd)
1891 AA  46 (5th)
Career  373 (17th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1883 AA  11 (3rd)
1884 AA  13 (3rd)
1885 AA  14 (5th)
1890 PL  18 (4th)
1891 AA  22 (2nd)
1892 NL  20 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1887 NL  136 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1887 NL  310 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1887 NL  59 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1884 AA  3.08 (3rd)
1885 AA  2.98 (5th)
1888 NL  3.52 (3rd)
1890 PL  3.67 (3rd)
1892 NL  3.51 (4th)
Career  3.28 (33rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1883 AA  .833 (5th)
1884 AA  .881 (4th)
1885 AA  .865 (5th)
1890 PL  .850 (4th)
1891 AA  .889 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1887 NL  4.90 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 15 (1209), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1690), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (223rd), 7.2 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/8.1 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
1885 26 Pittsburgh Alleghenys $1,400 ? 1890 Spalding Guide; 11/12/84 SL $1,500
1886 27 Pittsburgh Alleghenys $1,400 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1887 28 Pittsburgh Alleghenys $1,400 ? 1890 Spalding Guide Preston Orem 270: $1,500
1888 29 Pittsburgh Alleghenys $1,600 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1889 30 Pittsburgh Alleghenys $2,000 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,800
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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