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Billy Lush

William Lucas Lush

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: November 10, 1873 in Bridgeport, CT (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1895 (Age 21.297, 1,888th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1896 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Naps/Beaneaters/Tigers/Senators 1895-1904

Last Game: October 8, 1904 (Age 30.333)
Died: August 28, 1951 in Hawthorne, NY
Buried: St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford, CT
Relatives: Brother of Ernie Lush
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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
1895 21 WHS NL 5 20 18 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 .333 .400 .333 .733 91 6 0 0 /O
1896 22 WHS NL 97 425 352 74 87 9 11 4 45 28 66 49 .247 .369 .369 .738 95 130 2 5 *O/4
1897 23 WHS NL 3 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 -60 0 0 0 /O
1901 27 BSN NL 7 30 27 2 5 1 1 0 3 0 3 4 .185 .267 .296 .563 57 8 0 0 /O
1902 28 BSN NL 120 502 413 68 92 8 1 2 19 30 76 56 .223 .346 .262 .608 88 108 2 11 *O/5
1903 29 DET AL 119 528 423 71 116 18 14 1 33 14 70 53 .274 .379 .390 .769 135 165 1 34 *O5/46
1904 30 CLE AL 138 577 477 76 123 13 8 1 50 12 72 63 .258 .359 .325 .684 118 155 3 25 *O
7 Yrs 489 2096 1722 294 429 49 35 8 152 84 291 228 .249 .360 .332 .692 107 572 8 75
162 Game Avg. 162 694 570 97 142 16 12 3 50 28 96 76 .249 .360 .332 .692 107 189 3 25
WHS (3 yrs) 105 459 382 77 93 9 11 4 47 28 70 52 .243 .363 .356 .719 90 136 2 5
BSN (2 yrs) 127 532 440 70 97 9 2 2 22 30 79 60 .220 .342 .264 .605 86 116 2 11
CLE (1 yr) 138 577 477 76 123 13 8 1 50 12 72 63 .258 .359 .325 .684 118 155 3 25
DET (1 yr) 119 528 423 71 116 18 14 1 33 14 70 53 .274 .379 .390 .769 135 165 1 34
NL (5 yrs) 232 991 822 147 190 18 13 6 69 58 149 112 .231 .352 .307 .658 88 252 4 16
AL (2 yrs) 257 1105 900 147 239 31 22 2 83 26 142 116 .266 .368 .356 .724 126 320 4 59

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 21 WHS NL 5 20 0 0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.0 .481 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /O
1896 22 WHS NL 97 425 -3 1 0 -6 -6 -14 -1.2 15 0 0.3 .488 .493 0.8 -1.0 6 *O/4
1897 23 WHS NL 3 14 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.2 .405 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -3 /O
1901 27 BSN NL 7 30 -2 0 0 2 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .504 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1 /O
1902 28 BSN NL 120 502 -3 1 0 3 -4 -3 -0.4 16 14 1.5 .497 .498 1.1 -0.2 11 *O/5
1903 29 DET AL 119 528 21 -1 0 7 -5 22 2.2 18 40 4.2 .520 .515 3.5 0.1 33 *O5/46
1904 30 CLE AL 138 577 12 -1 0 3 -7 6 0.7 21 27 3.0 .506 .505 2.7 -0.6 24 *O
7 Seasons 489 2096 22 -0 0 8 -22 7 1.0 71 79 8.8 .503 .503 7.9 -1.5 71
WHS (3 yrs) 105 459 -6 1 0 -7 -6 -19 -1.6 16 -3 0.0 .485 .493 0.6 -1.1 4
BSN (2 yrs) 127 532 -4 1 0 5 -4 -2 -0.4 17 15 1.6 .498 .498 1.1 0.0 10
CLE (1 yr) 138 577 12 -1 0 3 -7 6 0.7 21 27 3.0 .506 .505 2.7 -0.6 24
DET (1 yr) 119 528 21 -1 0 7 -5 22 2.2 18 40 4.2 .520 .515 3.5 0.1 33

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 WHS NL 21 OF 5 13 9 0 4 0 .692 1.80 .917 2.18 4-0-1
1896 WHS NL 22 OF 91 182 142 19 21 4 .885 1.77 .933 2.16 10-14-68
1896 WHS NL 22 2B 3 9 3 4 2 0 .778 2.33 .940 5.53
1897 WHS NL 23 OF 3 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .937 2.10 0-0-3
1901 BSN NL 27 OF 7 25 22 2 1 1 .960 3.43 .942 2.06 0-7-0
1902 BSN NL 28 OF 116 289 251 24 14 5 .952 2.37 .945 1.97 10-104-2
1902 BSN NL 28 3B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .915 3.50
1903 DET AL 29 OF 101 252 227 17 8 4 .968 2.42 .952 1.95 89-0-12
1903 DET AL 29 3B 12 34 15 17 2 0 .941 2.67 .922 3.15
1903 DET AL 29 2B 3 14 9 3 2 1 .857 4.00 .943 5.10
1903 DET AL 29 SS 3 15 6 6 3 1 .800 4.00 .913 5.27
1904 CLE AL 30 OF 138 292 269 11 12 4 .959 2.03 .954 1.86 125-13-0
7 Seasons OF 461 1059 925 74 60 18 .943 2.17 .947 1.97 238-138-86
2 Seasons 3B 13 36 15 19 2 0 .944 2.62 .922 3.18
2 Seasons 2B 6 23 12 7 4 1 .826 3.17 .942 5.32
1 Season SS 3 15 6 6 3 1 .800 4.00 .913 5.27
7 Seasons TOT 483 1133 958 106 69 20 .939 2.20 .945 2.07 238-138-86
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

On-Base% s c a p y
1903 AL  .379 (4th)
1904 AL  .359 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1903 AL  14 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1896 NL  66 (9th)
1902 NL  76 (2nd)
1903 AL  70 (2nd)
1904 AL  72 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1896 NL  49 (3rd)
1902 NL  56 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1902 NL  30 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1903 AL  34 (1st)
1904 AL  25 (7th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  24 (2nd)
1903 AL  17 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  2.37 (3rd)
1903 AL  2.42 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1903 AL  .968 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 11 (1377), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (231st), 8.8 career WAR/8.8 7yr-peak WAR/8.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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