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Bill Lamar

William Harmong Lamar (Good Time Bill)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 21, 1897 in Rockville, MD
School: St. John's College (Annapolis, MD) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1917 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1918 [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees/RedSox/Robins 1917-1927

Final Game: August 6, 1927 (Age 30)
Died: May 24, 1970 in Rockport, MA
Buried: Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
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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
1917 20 NYY AL 11 42 41 2 10 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 .244 .244 .244 .488 48 10 0 1 O7/8
1918 21 NYY AL 28 119 110 12 25 3 0 0 2 2 6 2 .227 .267 .255 .522 56 28 0 3 O8/79
1919 22 TOT AL 59 177 164 19 46 6 1 0 14 4 7 10 .280 .310 .329 .639 83 54 0 6 O8/793
1919 22 NYY AL 11 18 16 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 .188 .278 .250 .528 48 4 0 0 /O938
1919 22 BOS AL 48 159 148 18 43 5 1 0 14 3 5 9 .291 .314 .338 .652 87 50 0 6 O8/79
1920 23 BRO NL 24 44 44 5 12 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .273 .273 .364 .636 79 16 0 0 O/89
1921 24 BRO NL 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 73 1 0 0 /8O
1924 27 PHA AL 87 400 367 68 121 22 5 7 48 8 8 18 21 .330 .361 .474 .835 113 174 0 11 O7/8
1925 28 PHA AL 138 606 568 85 202 39 8 3 77 2 6 21 17 .356 .379 .468 .847 108 266 0 15 *7O
1926 29 PHA AL 116 457 419 62 119 17 6 5 51 4 5 18 15 .284 .315 .389 .704 79 163 1 19 *7O
1927 30 PHA AL 84 355 324 48 97 23 3 4 47 4 8 16 10 .299 .334 .426 .760 92 138 1 14 O7/8
9 Yrs 550 2203 2040 303 633 114 23 19 246 25 27 86 78 .310 .339 .417 .755 95 850 2 69
162 Game Avg. 162 649 601 89 186 34 7 6 72 7 25 23 .310 .339 .417 .755 95 250 1 20
PHA (4 yrs) 425 1818 1678 263 539 101 22 19 223 18 27 73 63 .321 .350 .442 .792 99 741 2 59
NYY (3 yrs) 50 179 167 15 38 4 0 0 5 4 8 5 .228 .263 .251 .514 53 42 0 4
BRO (2 yrs) 27 47 47 7 13 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .277 .277 .362 .638 79 17 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 48 159 148 18 43 5 1 0 14 3 5 9 .291 .314 .338 .652 87 50 0 6
AL (7 yrs) 523 2156 1993 296 620 110 23 19 242 25 27 86 77 .311 .340 .418 .758 95 833 2 69
NL (2 yrs) 27 47 47 7 13 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .277 .277 .362 .638 79 17 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
1917 20 NYY AL 11 42 -2 -0 0 0 -1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .466 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $1,800 O7/8
1918 21 NYY AL 28 119 -5 -0 0 -1 -1 -7 -0.9 4 -3 -0.4 .467 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -2 $2,000 O8/79
1919 22 NYY AL 11 18 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $2,100 /O938
1919 22 BOS AL 48 159 -2 -0 0 -4 -1 -8 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .482 .495 0.2 -0.5 2 O8/79
1920 23 BRO NL 24 44 -1 0 0 -2 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.0 -0.3 -0 O/89
1921 24 BRO NL 3 3 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.0 0.0 -0 /8O
1924 27 PHA AL 87 400 6 -1 0 0 -4 1 0.1 14 15 1.5 .501 .500 1.5 -0.3 15 $3,538 O7/8
1925 28 PHA AL 138 606 6 -1 0 2 -6 1 0.2 23 24 2.4 .501 .501 2.2 -0.4 22 $7,500 *7O
1926 29 PHA AL 116 457 -14 -1 0 0 -5 -19 -2.0 17 -2 -0.3 .483 .488 -0.2 -0.5 -2 $8,500 *7O
1927 30 PHA AL 84 355 -5 -2 0 -2 -4 -12 -1.2 13 1 0.1 .486 .492 0.3 -0.5 3 $8,500 O7/8
9 Seasons 550 2203 -19 -5 0 -7 -22 -52 -5.6 82 29 2.6 .490 .496 3.3 -2.9 36 $33,938
PHA (4 yrs) 425 1818 -6 -5 0 0 -19 -30 -2.9 68 38 3.8 .493 .496 3.7 -1.8 38 $28,038
NYY (3 yrs) 50 179 -9 -0 0 -1 -2 -11 -1.4 7 -5 -0.7 .472 .496 -0.6 -0.3 -4 $5,900
BRO (2 yrs) 27 47 -1 0 0 -2 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.0 -0.3 -0
BOS (1 yr) 48 159 -2 -0 0 -4 -1 -8 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .482 .495 0.2 -0.5 2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1920 23 BRO NL WS CLE L 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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
1917 NYY AL 20 OF 11 11 11 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 2.45 .967 2.22
1917 NYY AL 20 LF 10 10 10 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 2.40 .964 2.23
1917 NYY AL 20 CF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .973 2.60
1918 NYY AL 21 OF 27 25 22 69 58 3 8 2 .884 2.26 .962 2.26
1918 NYY AL 21 CF 19 17 15 49 41 2 6 1 .878 2.26 .967 2.63
1918 NYY AL 21 LF 8 6 5 18 15 1 2 1 .889 2.00 .961 2.20
1918 NYY AL 21 RF 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .955 2.00
1919 TOT AL 22 OF 39 34 33 81 68 7 6 1 .926 1.92 .958 2.26
1919 TOT AL 22 CF 29 27 27 65 53 6 6 1 .908 2.03 .961 2.64
1919 TOT AL 22 RF 5 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.40 .950 1.94
1919 NYY AL 22 OF 3 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .958 2.27
1919 NYY AL 22 RF 2 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .950 1.95
1919 NYY AL 22 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.70
1919 NYY AL 22 CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.60
1919 BOS AL 22 OF 36 33 32 77 64 7 6 1 .922 1.97 .958 2.26
1919 BOS AL 22 CF 28 27 27 64 52 6 6 1 .906 2.07 .961 2.64
1919 BOS AL 22 LF 5 4 3 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1.20 .962 2.20
1919 BOS AL 22 RF 3 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .950 1.93
1920 BRO NL 23 OF 12 7 5 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 1.08 .964 2.34
1920 BRO NL 23 CF 6 2 2 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1.33 .962 2.75
1920 BRO NL 23 RF 6 5 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0.83 .960 2.08
1921 BRO NL 24 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
1921 BRO NL 24 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1924 PHA AL 27 OF 87 87 87 206 187 13 6 4 .971 2.30 .970 2.39
1924 PHA AL 27 LF 84 84 84 197 179 13 5 3 .975 2.29 .964 2.34
1924 PHA AL 27 CF 3 3 3 6 5 0 1 0 .833 1.67 .975 2.80
1925 PHA AL 28 LF 131 131 125 316 283 18 15 3 .953 2.30 .958 2.33
1925 PHA AL 28 OF 131 131 125 316 283 18 15 4 .953 2.30 .965 2.43
1926 PHA AL 29 LF 107 103 95 219 199 10 10 2 .954 1.95 .965 2.30
1926 PHA AL 29 OF 107 103 95 219 199 10 10 2 .954 1.95 .966 2.34
1927 PHA AL 30 OF 79 75 74 165 148 9 8 1 .952 1.99 .964 2.35
1927 PHA AL 30 LF 76 73 72 157 143 7 7 1 .955 1.97 .967 2.38
1927 PHA AL 30 CF 3 2 2 8 5 2 1 0 .875 2.33 .966 2.70
9 Seasons OF 494 473 452 1096 981 62 53 14 .952 2.11 .965 2.36 421-62-13
7 Seasons LF 421 411 394 937 847 51 39 10 .958 2.13 .963 2.33
7 Seasons CF 62 52 50 139 114 11 14 2 .899 2.02 .964 2.66
3 Seasons RF 13 10 8 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.08 .954 2.02
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.70
9 Seasons TOT 495 473 452 1097 982 62 53 14 .952 2.11 .965 2.38 421-62-13
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

Batting Average s c a p y
1925 AL  .356 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1925 AL  202 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1925 AL  266 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1925 AL  39 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1925 AL  152 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1925 AL  33.4 (8th)
1926 AL  27.9 (7th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  131 (4th)
1926 AL  107 (3rd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  283 (4th)
1926 AL  199 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  13 (3rd)
1925 AL  18 (1st)
1926 AL  10 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  15 (2nd)
1926 AL  10 (4th)
Career  39 (92nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  3 (4th)
1925 AL  3 (4th)
1926 AL  2 (5th)
1927 AL  1 (5th)
Career  10 (84th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  18 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  15 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  2.29 (5th)
1925 AL  2.30 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 AL  .953 (4th)
1926 AL  .954 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1917 AL  born 1897-03-21 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1511), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 19 (845), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1015), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (355th), 2.6 career WAR/3.3 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
191720New York Yankees$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
191821New York Yankees$1,999Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
191922New York Yankees$2,100Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192427Philadelphia Athletics$3,538Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192528Philadelphia Athletics$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192629Philadelphia Athletics$8,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192730Philadelphia Athletics$8,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$33,938
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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Name and misspellings: Good Time William Bill billy Harmong Will William Lamar

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