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Billy McCool

William John McCool

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 14, 1944 in Batesville, IN
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1964 (Age 19)
Teams (by GP): Reds/Padres/Cardinals 1964-1970

Final Game: July 8, 1970 (Age 25)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1964 19 CIN NL 6 5 .545 2.42 2.10 40 3 21 0 0 7 89.1 66 27 24 3 29 5 87 1 0 2 358 150 1.063 6.6 0.3 2.9 8.8 3.00
1965 20 CIN NL 9 10 .474 4.27 2.80 62 2 43 0 0 21 105.1 93 53 50 9 47 7 120 4 0 8 449 88 1.329 7.9 0.8 4.0 10.3 2.55
1966 21 CIN NL 8 8 .500 2.48 2.45 57 0 45 0 0 18 105.1 76 32 29 5 41 7 104 3 0 4 424 159 1.111 6.5 0.4 3.5 8.9 2.54 AS
1967 22 CIN NL 3 7 .300 3.42 3.78 31 11 7 0 0 2 97.1 92 45 37 8 56 7 83 5 1 7 442 111 1.521 8.5 0.7 5.2 7.7 1.48
1968 23 CIN NL 3 4 .429 4.97 4.65 30 4 9 0 0 2 50.2 59 35 28 4 41 4 30 0 0 8 248 64 1.974 10.5 0.7 7.3 5.3 0.73
1969 24 SDP NL 3 5 .375 4.30 4.21 54 0 35 0 0 7 58.2 59 32 28 2 42 8 35 6 0 5 276 83 1.722 9.1 0.3 6.4 5.4 0.83
1970 25 STL NL 0 3 .000 6.23 3.75 18 0 3 0 0 1 21.2 20 15 15 0 16 0 12 0 0 3 99 68 1.662 8.3 0.0 6.6 5.0 0.75
7 Yrs 32 42 .432 3.59 3.17 292 20 163 0 0 58 528.1 465 239 211 31 272 38 471 19 1 37 2296 104 1.395 7.9 0.5 4.6 8.0 1.73
162 Game Avg. 7 9 .432 3.59 3.17 64 4 36 0 0 13 115 101 52 46 7 59 8 103 4 0 8 500 104 1.395 7.9 0.5 4.6 8.0 1.73
CIN (5 yrs) 29 34 .460 3.38 3.00 220 20 125 0 0 50 448.0 386 192 168 29 214 30 424 13 1 29 1921 110 1.339 7.8 0.6 4.3 8.5 1.98
STL (1 yr) 0 3 .000 6.23 3.75 18 0 3 0 0 1 21.2 20 15 15 0 16 0 12 0 0 3 99 68 1.662 8.3 0.0 6.6 5.0 0.75
SDP (1 yr) 3 5 .375 4.30 4.21 54 0 35 0 0 7 58.2 59 32 28 2 42 8 35 6 0 5 276 83 1.722 9.1 0.3 6.4 5.4 0.83

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
1964 19 CIN NL 89.1 40 3 27 2.72 4.07 0.11 -0.11 101.7 3.91 11 1.3 1.1 -0.1 2.1 20 .531 .508
1965 20 CIN NL 105.1 62 2 53 4.53 3.94 -0.14 -0.14 104.9 4.12 -5 -0.5 2.1 -0.4 0.1 5 .491 .497
1966 21 CIN NL 105.1 57 0 32 2.73 4.09 -0.26 -0.17 107.9 4.52 20 2.3 1.8 0.7 4.0 30 .540 .514 AS
1967 22 CIN NL 97.1 31 11 45 4.16 3.95 -0.07 -0.01 110.2 4.43 2 0.2 1.6 -0.1 1.1 11 .506 .501
1968 23 CIN NL 50.2 30 4 35 6.22 3.47 -0.26 -0.10 105.4 3.82 -14 -1.7 1.1 -0.1 -1.4 -10 .443 .489
1969 24 SDP NL 58.2 54 0 32 4.91 4.29 -0.21 -0.18 95.7 4.13 -6 -0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0 .488 .496
1970 25 STL NL 21.2 18 0 15 6.23 4.75 -0.48 -0.20 103.6 5.21 -3 -0.3 1.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .484 .498
7 Seasons 528.1 292 20 239 4.07 4.02 -0.14 -0.12 104.9 4.24 5 0.6 1.6 -0.4 5.5 56 .502 .501
CIN (5 yrs) 448.0 220 20 192 3.86 3.95 -0.12 -0.11 106.2 4.21 13 1.5 1.6 -0.1 6.0 57 .507 .503
STL (1 yr) 21.2 18 0 15 6.23 4.75 -0.48 -0.20 103.6 5.21 -3 -0.3 1.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .484 .498
SDP (1 yr) 58.2 54 0 32 4.91 4.29 -0.21 -0.18 95.7 4.13 -6 -0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0 .488 .496

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
1964 19 CIN NL 40 18 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 2 0 1 0 0 1
1965 20 CIN NL 62 28 27 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 .037 .071 .037 .108 -69 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 21 CIN NL 57 19 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .167 .211 .167 .377 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1967 22 CIN NL 31 29 26 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 16 .077 .143 .077 .220 -38 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1968 23 CIN NL 30 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -26 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1969 24 SDP NL 54 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1970 25 STL NL 18 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
7 Yrs 292 109 101 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 53 .069 .105 .069 .174 -51 7 2 0 4 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 60 56 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 29 .069 .105 .069 .174 -51 4 1 0 2 0 0
CIN (5 yrs) 220 103 96 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 52 .073 .110 .073 .183 -49 7 2 0 3 0 0
STL (1 yr) 18 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
SDP (1 yr) 54 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 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
1964 19 CIN NL 40 18 -5 0 -0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1965 20 CIN NL 62 28 -5 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1966 21 CIN NL 57 19 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 1 AS
1967 22 CIN NL 31 29 -5 -1 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1968 23 CIN NL 30 9 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 1
1969 24 SDP NL 54 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 1
1970 25 STL NL 18 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
7 Seasons 292 109 -20 -1 0 0 13 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .497 .499 -0.9 0.2 -8
CIN (5 yrs) 220 103 -18 -1 0 0 12 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .496 .499 -0.8 0.2 -7
STL (1 yr) 18 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
SDP (1 yr) 54 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1964 CIN NL 19 P 40 3 0 89.1 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 0.91 0.23 .953 2.14 2.13 3 2 40% 40% 0
1965 CIN NL 20 P 62 2 0 105.1 17 2 15 0 0 1.000 1.45 0.27 .956 2.08 2.08 3 3 50% 36% 0
1966 CIN NL 21 P 57 0 0 105.1 28 3 25 0 3 1.000 2.39 0.49 .947 1.96 1.96 4 6 60% 40% 1 AS
1967 CIN NL 22 P 31 11 0 97.1 17 1 14 2 0 .882 1.39 0.48 .960 2.00 2.00 8 6 43% 40% 0
1968 CIN NL 23 P 30 4 0 50.2 11 3 6 2 0 .818 1.60 0.30 .958 2.01 2.02 2 2 50% 40% 0
1969 SDP NL 24 P 54 0 0 58.2 11 0 10 1 0 .909 1.53 0.19 .958 1.95 1.94 6 0 0% 40% 0
1970 STL NL 25 P 18 0 0 21.2 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.28 .952 1.87 1.84 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 292 20 0 528.1 98 10 83 5 3 .949 1.58 0.32 .954 2.02 2.01 26 19 42% 40% 1
7 Seasons TOT 292 20 0 528.1 98 10 83 5 3 .949 1.58 0.32 .954 2.02 2.01 26 19 42% 40% 1
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
1965 NL  62 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1965 NL  21 (2nd)
1966 NL  18 (2nd)
Career  58 (247th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1965 NL  43 (3rd)
1966 NL  45 (2nd)
1969 NL  35 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1966 NL  23.28 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1966 NL  2.8 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1966 NL  2.4 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1965 NL  62 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1964 NL  born 1944-07-14 (10th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1731), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1347), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1049), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (614th), 4.6 career WAR/4.6 7yr-peak WAR/4.6 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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