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Bill McClellan

William Henry McClellan

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 156 lb.

Born: March 22, 1856 in Chicago, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: May 20, 1878 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Grays/Quakers/Bridegrooms/WhiteStockings/Blues 1878-1888

Final Game: October 17, 1888 (Age 32)
Died: July 3, 1929 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL
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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
1878 22 CHC NL 48 207 205 26 46 6 1 0 29 2 13 .224 .232 .263 .495 58 54 *4/6O
1881 25 PRO NL 68 274 259 30 43 3 1 0 16 15 21 .166 .212 .185 .397 26 48 6O/4
1883 27 PHI NL 80 345 326 42 75 21 4 1 33 19 18 .230 .272 .328 .601 88 107 *6/O5
1884 28 PHI NL 111 478 450 71 116 13 2 3 33 28 43 .258 .301 .316 .617 100 142 *6/O
1885 29 BRO AA 112 498 464 85 124 22 7 0 46 28 .267 .317 .345 .662 108 160 6 54
1886 30 BRO AA 141 653 595 131 152 33 9 1 68 43 56 .255 .322 .346 .668 109 206 2 *4
1887 31 BRO AA 136 634 548 109 144 24 6 1 53 70 80 45 .263 .363 .334 .697 92 183 6 *4
1888 32 TOT AA 96 397 350 39 73 7 3 0 26 19 46 45 .209 .302 .246 .548 77 86 1 4O/6
1888 32 BRO AA 74 319 278 33 57 7 3 0 21 13 40 40 .205 .307 .252 .559 80 70 1 4O
1888 32 CLE AA 22 78 72 6 16 0 0 0 5 6 6 5 .222 .282 .222 .504 65 16 0 O/46
8 Yrs 792 3486 3197 533 773 129 33 6 304 132 274 185 .242 .305 .308 .613 89 986 15
162 Game Avg. 162 713 654 109 158 26 7 1 62 56 .242 .305 .308 .613 89 202
BRO (4 yrs) 463 2104 1885 358 477 86 25 2 188 126 204 85 .253 .331 .328 .659 99 619 15
PHI (2 yrs) 191 823 776 113 191 34 6 4 66 47 61 .246 .289 .321 .610 95 249
PRO (1 yr) 68 274 259 30 43 3 1 0 16 15 21 .166 .212 .185 .397 26 48
CLE (1 yr) 22 78 72 6 16 0 0 0 5 6 6 5 .222 .282 .222 .504 65 16 0
CHC (1 yr) 48 207 205 26 46 6 1 0 29 2 13 .224 .232 .263 .495 58 54
AA (4 yrs) 485 2182 1957 364 493 86 25 2 193 132 210 90 .252 .329 .324 .654 98 635 15
NL (4 yrs) 307 1304 1240 169 280 43 8 4 111 64 95 .226 .264 .283 .547 74 351

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
1878 22 CHC NL 48 207 -9 0 0 1 1 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.0 .485 .495 -0.1 0.2 -1 *4/6O
1881 25 PRO NL 68 274 -20 0 0 -2 2 -20 -2.0 9 -11 -1.0 .471 .488 -0.8 0.0 -9 $1,100 6O/4
1883 27 PHI NL 80 345 0 0 0 -12 5 -7 -0.7 12 5 0.5 .493 .496 1.7 -0.6 17 *6/O5
1884 28 PHI NL 111 478 4 0 0 -11 7 1 -0.1 16 17 1.5 .501 .500 2.7 -0.5 28 *6/O
1885 29 BRO AA 112 498 5 0 0 -7 3 1 0.1 10 11 1.2 .501 .501 1.8 -0.3 18 54
1886 30 BRO AA 141 653 6 2 0 -2 3 9 0.8 13 22 2.2 .506 .505 2.3 0.1 24 *4
1887 31 BRO AA 136 634 -1 2 0 -16 3 -12 -0.8 13 0 0.5 .493 .494 1.6 -0.9 16 *4
1888 32 BRO AA 74 319 -5 -2 0 0 -0 -6 -0.6 7 0 0.1 .492 .496 0.1 0.0 0 4O
1888 32 CLE AA 22 78 -2 0 0 -4 -1 -7 -0.6 2 -5 -0.5 .471 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -1 O/46
8 Seasons 792 3486 -22 3 0 -53 23 -49 -4.8 89 39 4.5 .494 .498 9.2 -2.5 93 $1,100
BRO (4 yrs) 463 2104 5 3 0 -25 8 -9 -0.6 43 34 4.0 .499 .499 5.8 -1.2 59
PHI (2 yrs) 191 823 4 0 0 -23 12 -6 -0.8 28 22 2.0 .497 .499 4.4 -1.1 45
PRO (1 yr) 68 274 -20 0 0 -2 2 -20 -2.0 9 -11 -1.0 .471 .488 -0.8 0.0 -9 $1,100
CLE (1 yr) 22 78 -2 0 0 -4 -1 -7 -0.6 2 -5 -0.5 .471 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -1
CHC (1 yr) 48 207 -9 0 0 1 1 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.0 .485 .495 -0.1 0.2 -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 G Awards
1878 CHC NL 22 2B 42 261 87 139 35 15 .866 5.38 .874 6.36
1878 CHC NL 22 SS 5 27 2 20 5 0 .815 4.40 .877 4.28
1878 CHC NL 22 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-0-1
1881 PRO NL 25 SS 50 241 59 147 35 18 .855 4.12 .873 4.63
1881 PRO NL 25 OF 17 28 21 3 4 0 .857 1.41 .871 2.06 0-1-16
1881 PRO NL 25 2B 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 5.00 .904 6.20
1883 PHI NL 27 SS 78 478 152 254 72 25 .849 5.21 .853 4.58
1883 PHI NL 27 OF 2 8 5 0 3 0 .625 2.50 .849 1.95 0-2-0
1883 PHI NL 27 3B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .830 3.30
1884 PHI NL 28 SS 111 561 165 313 83 22 .852 4.31 .864 4.30
1884 PHI NL 28 OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .870 1.80 0-1-0
1885 BRO AA 29 3B 57 178 65 84 29 9 .837 2.61 .860 3.01
1885 BRO AA 29 2B 55 387 172 177 38 20 .902 6.35 .901 6.10
1886 BRO AA 30 2B 141 946 423 435 88 64 .907 6.09 .908 6.07
1887 BRO AA 31 2B 136 868 366 397 105 52 .879 5.61 .906 6.04
1888 TOT AA 32 2B 61 349 152 161 36 26 .897 5.13 .916 5.64
1888 TOT AA 32 OF 33 57 47 7 3 0 .947 1.64 .907 1.83 0-1-32
1888 BRO AA 32 2B 56 325 145 149 31 23 .905 5.25 .916 5.64
1888 BRO AA 32 OF 18 41 36 4 1 0 .976 2.22 .907 1.83 0-1-17
1888 CLE AA 32 OF 15 16 11 3 2 0 .875 0.93 .907 1.83 0-0-15
1888 CLE AA 32 2B 5 24 7 12 5 3 .792 3.80 .916 5.64
1888 CLE AA 32 SS 2 15 3 7 5 0 .667 5.00 .863 4.60
6 Seasons 2B 436 2816 1202 1312 302 177 .893 5.77 .904 6.03
5 Seasons SS 246 1322 381 741 200 65 .849 4.56 .862 4.46
2 Seasons 3B 58 180 65 86 29 9 .839 2.60 .860 3.02
5 Seasons OF 54 94 73 10 11 0 .883 1.54 .891 1.90 0-5-49
8 Seasons TOT 794 4412 1721 2149 542 251 .877 4.87 .889 5.04 0-5-49
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

Games Played s c a p y
1885 AA  112 (1st)
1886 AA  141 (1st)
1887 AA  136 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1885 AA  464 (10th)
1886 AA  595 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1885 AA  498 (7th)
1886 AA  653 (2nd)
1887 AA  634 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1885 AA  85 (8th)
1886 AA  131 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1886 AA  152 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1886 AA  206 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1885 AA  22 (7th)
1886 AA  33 (2nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1878 NL  29 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1887 AA  80 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1886 AA  43 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1886 AA  43 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1886 AA  210 (8th)
1887 AA  230 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1885 AA  340 (7th)
1886 AA  443 (1st)
1887 AA  404 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1886 AA  435 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1884 NL  84 (4th)
1886 AA  88 (5th)
1887 AA  105 (1st)
Career  542 (64th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  42 (5th)
1886 AA  141 (1st)
1887 AA  136 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  423 (2nd)
1887 AA  366 (3rd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  139 (5th)
1886 AA  435 (3rd)
1887 AA  397 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  88 (2nd)
1887 AA  105 (1st)
Career  302 (33rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  15 (5th)
1886 AA  64 (3rd)
1887 AA  52 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1884 NL  111 (1st)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1883 NL  152 (2nd)
1884 NL  165 (1st)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1884 NL  313 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1883 NL  72 (3rd)
1884 NL  83 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1881 NL  18 (4th)
1883 NL  25 (4th)
1884 NL  22 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  6.09 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  .866 (4th)
1886 AA  .907 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1883 NL  5.21 (1st)
1884 NL  4.31 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1884 NL  .852 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (621), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 26 (896), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1440), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2590), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (283rd), 4.5 career WAR/5.5 7yr-peak WAR/5.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
188125Providence Grays$1,100D. Morse, Sphere and Ash 60
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,100
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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