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Bill Lange

William Alexander Lange (Little Eva)

Positions: Centerfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 6, 1871 in San Francisco, CA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1893 (Age 21.325)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1893 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colts/Orphans 1893-1899

Final Game: October 15, 1899 (Age 28.131)
Died: July 23, 1950 in San Francisco, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #791. Mookie Wilson… #792. Ralph Garr… #793. Bobby Lowe… #794. BILL LANGE… #795. Alexei Ramirez… #796. Charlie Bennett… #797. Greg Gagne… 

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
1893 22 CHC NL 117 525 469 92 132 8 7 8 88 47 52 20 .281 .358 .380 .738 93 178 4 4O/526
1894 23 CHC NL 113 510 449 86 146 17 9 6 91 66 56 18 .325 .401 .443 .844 99 199 1 4 *O/65
1895 24 CHC NL 123 546 478 120 186 27 16 10 98 67 55 24 .389 .456 .575 1.032 157 275 4 9 *O
1896 25 CHC NL 122 545 469 114 153 21 16 4 92 84 65 24 .326 .414 .465 .879 128 218 5 6 *O/2
1897 26 CHC NL 118 541 479 119 163 24 14 5 83 73 48 12 .340 .406 .480 .886 130 230 5 9 *O
1898 27 CHC NL 113 490 442 79 141 16 11 5 69 22 36 17 .319 .377 .439 .816 133 194 5 7 *O/3
1899 28 CHC NL 107 463 416 81 135 21 7 1 58 41 38 8 .325 .382 .416 .798 120 173 1 8 O3
7 Yrs 813 3620 3202 691 1056 134 80 39 579 400 350 123 .330 .400 .458 .858 123 1467 25 43
162 Game Avg. 162 721 638 138 210 27 16 8 115 80 70 25 .330 .400 .458 .858 123 292 5

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
1893 22 CHC NL 117 525 -5 4 0 -7 -0 -8 -0.7 18 10 1.1 .495 .496 1.7 -0.6 17 4O/526
1894 23 CHC NL 113 510 0 5 0 -5 -6 -5 -0.4 17 12 1.3 .497 .498 1.6 -0.8 17 *O/65
1895 24 CHC NL 123 546 45 6 0 2 -7 46 3.5 19 65 5.3 .529 .522 5.2 -0.4 63 *O
1896 25 CHC NL 122 545 22 6 0 7 -6 29 2.3 19 47 4.2 .519 .514 3.6 0.0 40 *O/2
1897 26 CHC NL 118 541 23 6 0 0 -6 23 1.9 18 41 3.7 .516 .512 3.7 -0.5 41 *O
1898 27 CHC NL 113 490 19 -1 0 10 -5 23 2.2 17 40 3.9 .519 .514 3.0 0.4 30 *O/3
1899 28 CHC NL 107 463 13 3 0 9 -4 22 1.9 16 37 3.5 .518 .512 2.7 0.4 28 O3
7 Seasons 813 3620 117 31 0 16 -35 130 10.6 123 253 22.9 .513 .510 21.5 -1.4 237

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1893 CHC NL 22 2B 57 374 151 181 42 21 .888 5.82 .933 5.94
1893 CHC NL 22 OF 40 109 97 7 5 1 .954 2.60 .915 2.18 14-27-0
1893 CHC NL 22 3B 8 43 14 25 4 3 .907 4.88 .893 3.79
1893 CHC NL 22 C 7 38 23 12 3 1 .921 5.00 .936 4.79 6 13 11 46% 37%
1893 CHC NL 22 SS 7 49 18 25 6 2 .878 6.14 .897 5.54
1894 CHC NL 23 OF 111 330 276 25 29 10 .912 2.71 .915 2.28 1-108-2
1894 CHC NL 23 SS 2 8 1 3 4 0 .500 2.00 .898 5.70
1894 CHC NL 23 3B 1 6 2 1 3 0 .500 3.00 .878 3.50
1895 CHC NL 24 OF 123 353 298 28 27 6 .924 2.65 .917 2.18 0-123-0
1896 CHC NL 25 OF 121 355 313 18 24 3 .932 2.74 .933 2.16 0-121-0
1896 CHC NL 25 C 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 4.60 1 0 0
1897 CHC NL 26 OF 118 297 264 17 16 4 .946 2.38 .936 2.09 0-118-0
1898 CHC NL 27 OF 111 297 269 19 9 4 .970 2.59 .937 2.08 0-111-0
1898 CHC NL 27 1B 2 17 17 0 0 1 1.000 8.50 .977 10.35
1899 CHC NL 28 OF 94 252 224 22 6 11 .976 2.62 .944 2.15 0-94-0
1899 CHC NL 28 1B 14 158 149 4 5 9 .968 10.93 .977 10.49
7 Seasons OF 718 1993 1741 136 116 39 .942 2.61 .929 2.16 15-702-2
1 Season 2B 57 374 151 181 42 21 .888 5.82 .933 5.94
2 Seasons 1B 16 175 166 4 5 10 .971 10.63 .977 10.48
2 Seasons 3B 9 49 16 26 7 3 .857 4.67 .891 3.76
2 Seasons SS 9 57 19 28 10 2 .825 5.22 .897 5.58
2 Seasons C 8 39 24 12 3 1 .923 4.50 .936 4.76 7 13 11 46% 37%
7 Seasons TOT 817 2687 2117 387 183 76 .932 3.06 .931 2.67 15-702-2 7 13 11 46% 37%
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

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 7.7%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1895 NL  5.3 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1895 NL  5.2 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1895 NL  .389 (5th)
Career  .330 (31st)

On-Base% s c a p y
1895 NL  .456 (5th)
Career  .400 (57th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1895 NL  .575 (4th)
1898 NL  .439 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1895 NL  1.032 (4th)
Career  .858 (141st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1895 NL  275 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1896 NL  16 (8th)
1897 NL  14 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1895 NL  10 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1896 NL  65 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1893 NL  47 (7th)
1894 NL  66 (4th)
1895 NL  67 (2nd)
1896 NL  84 (2nd)
1897 NL  73 (1st)
Career  400 (73rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1895 NL  157 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1895 NL  124 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1895 NL  42 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1895 NL  3.8 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1895 NL  53 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1895 NL  .791 (4th)
Career  .659 (173rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1893 NL  13.7 (9th)
1895 NL  17.4 (4th)
1897 NL  9.4 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1897 NL  39.9 (5th)
1899 NL  52.0 (6th)
Career  26.0 (46th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1893 NL  58.6 (10th)
1895 NL  47.8 (8th)
1898 NL  88.4 (9th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1896 NL  313 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1895 NL  28 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1896 NL  24 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1894 NL  10 (2nd)
1895 NL  6 (5th)
1899 NL  11 (3rd)
Career  39 (77th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1895 NL  2.65 (5th)
1896 NL  2.74 (2nd)
1898 NL  2.59 (2nd)
1899 NL  2.62 (3rd)
Career  2.61 (35th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1898 NL  .970 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (617), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 28 (855), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 44 (436), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 33 (249), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (106th), 22.9 career WAR/22.9 7yr-peak WAR/22.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Little William Alexander Bill billy Eva Will William Lange

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