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Bill Kunkel

William Gustave James Kunkel

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: July 7, 1936 in Hoboken, NJ
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1961 (Age 24.282, 9,427th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees 1961-1963

Last Game: September 21, 1963 (Age 27.076)
Died: May 4, 1985 in Red Bank, NJ
Cremated
Relatives: Father of Jeff Kunkel
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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
1961 24 KCA AL 3 4 .429 5.18 58 2 26 0 0 4 88.2 103 58 51 11 32 2 46 0 0 8 396 80 4.23 1.523 10.5 1.1 3.2 4.7 1.44
1962 25 KCA AL 0 0 3.52 9 0 2 0 0 0 7.2 8 7 3 3 4 0 6 0 0 0 36 125 7.70 1.565 9.4 3.5 4.7 7.0 1.50
1963 26 NYY AL 3 2 .600 2.72 22 0 11 0 0 0 46.1 42 15 14 3 13 3 31 0 0 0 191 131 2.82 1.187 8.2 0.6 2.5 6.0 2.38
3 Yrs 6 6 .500 4.29 89 2 39 0 0 4 142.2 153 80 68 17 49 5 83 0 0 8 623 93 3.96 1.416 9.7 1.1 3.1 5.2 1.69
162 Game Avg. 4 4 .500 4.29 67 1 29 0 0 3 107 114 60 51 13 37 4 62 0 0 6 466 93 3.96 1.416 9.7 1.1 3.1 5.2 1.69
KCA (2 yrs) 3 4 .429 5.04 67 2 28 0 0 4 96.1 111 65 54 14 36 2 52 0 0 8 432 83 4.51 1.526 10.4 1.3 3.4 4.9 1.44
NYY (1 yr) 3 2 .600 2.72 22 0 11 0 0 0 46.1 42 15 14 3 13 3 31 0 0 0 191 131 2.82 1.187 8.2 0.6 2.5 6.0 2.38
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
1961 24 KCA AL 88.2 58 2 58 5.89 4.72 -0.28 -0.19 103.2 4.96 -9 -0.9 1.3 -0.3 -0.4 -2 .485 .495
1962 25 KCA AL 7.2 9 0 7 8.22 4.65 0.00 -0.19 105.0 4.67 -3 -0.3 .4 0.1 -0.2 -2 .467 .498
1963 26 NYY AL 46.1 22 0 15 2.91 4.00 0.34 -0.17 98.7 3.45 3 0.4 .9 -0.1 0.6 6 .517 .502
3 Seasons 142.2 89 2 80 5.05 4.48 -0.06 -0.18 101.8 4.46 -8 -0.8 1.1 -0.3 0.1 2 .491 .497
KCA (2 yrs) 96.1 67 2 65 6.07 4.71 -0.26 -0.19 103.4 4.94 -12 -1.2 1.1 -0.2 -0.6 -4 .482 .495
NYY (1 yr) 46.1 22 0 15 2.91 4.00 0.34 -0.17 98.7 3.45 3 0.4 .9 -0.1 0.6 6 .517 .502

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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
1961 24 KCA AL 58 10 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1962 25 KCA AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1963 26 NYY AL 22 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .429 .333 .762 119 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 Yrs 89 17 14 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .214 .313 .214 .527 48 3 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 31 25 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 13 .214 .313 .214 .527 48 5 0 0 2 0 0
KCA (2 yrs) 67 10 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -4 1 0 0 1 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 22 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .429 .333 .762 119 2 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
1961 24 KCA AL 58 10 -1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1962 25 KCA AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /1
1963 26 NYY AL 22 7 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
3 Seasons 89 17 -0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
KCA (2 yrs) 67 10 -1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
NYY (1 yr) 22 7 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 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
1961 KCA AL 24 P 58 2 0 88.2 26 10 13 3 2 .885 2.33 0.40 .954 2.05 2.02 3 3 50% 36% 0
1962 KCA AL 25 P 9 0 0 7.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.11 .960 2.11 2.07 0 0 0
1963 NYY AL 26 P 22 0 0 46.1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.27 .955 1.98 2.00 1 0 0% 33% 0
3 Seasons P 89 2 0 142.2 33 12 18 3 2 .909 1.89 0.34 .954 2.03 2.02 4 3 43% 36% 0
3 Seasons TOT 89 2 0 142.2 33 12 18 3 2 .909 1.89 0.34 .954 2.03 2.02 4 3 43% 36% 0
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
1961 AL  58 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1961 AL  8 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1961 AL  58 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1953rd), 0.2 career WAR/0.2 7yr-peak WAR/0.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Gustave Bill billy James Will William Kunkel

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