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Bill McGee

William Henry McGee (Fiddler Bill)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: November 16, 1909 in Batchtown, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: September 29, 1935 (Age 25.317)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants 1935-1942

Final Game: September 22, 1942 (Age 32.310)
Died: February 11, 1987 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: St. Norbett Catholic Cemetery, Hardin, IL
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1935 25 STL NL 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 30 427 2.94 0.444 3.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.00
1936 26 STL NL 1 1 .500 7.88 7 2 1 0 0 0 16.0 23 14 14 3 4 8 0 0 2 70 51 5.45 1.688 12.9 1.7 2.3 4.5 2.00
1937 27 STL NL 1 0 1.000 2.57 4 1 0 1 0 0 14.0 13 4 4 1 4 9 1 0 0 57 158 3.76 1.214 8.4 0.6 2.6 5.8 2.25
1938 28 STL NL 7 12 .368 3.21 47 25 11 10 1 5 216.0 216 101 77 4 78 104 1 0 2 932 123 3.30 1.361 9.0 0.2 3.3 4.3 1.33
1939 29 STL NL 12 5 .706 3.81 43 17 9 5 4 0 156.0 155 68 66 14 59 56 0 0 2 660 108 4.56 1.372 8.9 0.8 3.4 3.2 0.95
1940 30 STL NL 16 10 .615 3.80 38 31 1 11 3 0 218.0 222 108 92 13 96 78 2 2 9 955 105 4.25 1.459 9.2 0.5 4.0 3.2 0.81
1941 31 TOT NL 2 10 .167 4.95 26 17 4 1 0 0 120.0 134 77 66 10 67 43 1 0 1 546 76 4.73 1.675 10.1 0.8 5.0 3.2 0.64
1941 31 STL NL 0 1 .000 5.14 4 3 1 0 0 0 14.0 17 9 8 1 13 2 1 0 0 71 76 6.31 2.143 10.9 0.6 8.4 1.3 0.15
1941 31 NYG NL 2 9 .182 4.92 22 14 3 1 0 0 106.0 117 68 58 9 54 41 0 0 1 475 76 4.52 1.613 9.9 0.8 4.6 3.5 0.76
1942 32 NYG NL 6 3 .667 2.94 31 8 11 2 1 1 104.0 95 50 34 8 46 40 1 0 0 447 114 4.00 1.356 8.2 0.7 4.0 3.5 0.87
8 Yrs 46 41 .529 3.74 197 102 37 31 9 6 853.0 861 423 354 53 355 340 6 2 16 3697 104 4.10 1.426 9.1 0.6 3.7 3.6 0.96
162 Game Avg. 10 9 .529 3.74 45 23 8 7 2 1 194 196 96 81 12 81 77 1 0 4 841 104 4.10 1.426 9.1 0.6 3.7 3.6 0.96
STL (7 yrs) 38 29 .567 3.67 144 80 23 28 8 5 643.0 649 305 262 36 255 259 5 2 15 2775 109 4.05 1.406 9.1 0.5 3.6 3.6 1.02
NYG (2 yrs) 8 12 .400 3.94 53 22 14 3 1 1 210.0 212 118 92 17 100 81 1 0 1 922 90 4.27 1.486 9.1 0.7 4.3 3.5 0.81
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1935 25 STL NL 9.0 1 1 1 1.00 5.50 0.08 0.00 104.0 5.64 5 0.4 -0.0 0.5 5 .928 .503
1936 26 STL NL 15.2 7 2 14 8.04 4.77 -0.17 0.00 98.3 4.86 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .425 .497
1937 27 STL NL 13.2 4 1 4 2.63 4.38 -0.16 0.00 111.8 5.08 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.5 5 .602 .503
1938 28 STL NL 216.1 47 25 101 4.20 4.48 -0.12 0.00 104.1 4.79 15 1.6 1.0 -0.1 3.4 33 .534 .510
1939 29 STL NL 155.2 43 17 68 3.93 4.51 0.10 0.00 105.2 4.63 13 1.4 1.0 -0.1 2.7 26 .532 .509
1940 30 STL NL 217.2 38 31 108 4.47 4.30 -0.19 0.00 103.4 4.63 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.4 24 .514 .503
1941 31 STL NL 14.1 4 3 9 5.65 4.06 0.32 0.00 104.4 3.90 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .431 .498
1941 31 NYG NL 106.1 22 14 68 5.76 4.29 -0.10 0.00 101.5 4.46 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .432 .491
1942 32 NYG NL 104.1 31 8 50 4.31 3.87 0.15 0.00 101.6 3.78 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.2 2 .480 .496
8 Seasons 853.0 197 102 423 4.46 4.35 -0.05 0.00 103.5 4.56 12 1.4 1.0 -0.4 8.7 83 .507 .503
STL (7 yrs) 642.1 144 80 305 4.27 4.43 -0.08 0.00 104.1 4.70 33 3.5 1.0 -0.3 9.1 88 .525 .506
NYG (2 yrs) 210.2 53 22 118 5.04 4.08 0.02 0.00 101.6 4.12 -20 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -4 .460 .494

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1940 30 STL NL 617 38 955 843 108 222 20 6 13 5 8 96 78 .263 .340 .348 .688 .278 293 7 2 14 0 7
1941 31 TOT NL 458 26 546 468 77 134 5 2 10 1 1 67 43 .286 .377 .370 .747 .299 173 2 1 10 0 1
1941 31 NYG NL 390 22 475 411 68 117 5 2 9 1 1 54 41 .285 .368 .372 .740 .299 153 2 0 10 0 1
1941 31 STL NL 68 4 71 57 9 17 0 0 1 0 0 13 2 .298 .437 .351 .787 .296 20 0 1 0 0 0
1942 32 NYG NL 236 31 448 390 50 95 4 2 8 2 3 46 40 .244 .325 .326 .651 .254 127 4 1 11 0 3
3 Yrs 1311 95 1949 1701 235 451 29 10 31 8 12 209 161 .265 .347 .349 .696 .278 593 13 4 35 0 11
162 Game Avg. 590 43 878 766 106 203 13 5 14 4 5 94 73 .265 .347 .349 .696 .278 267 6 2 16 0 5
MLB Averages .271 .339 .349 .688 .289

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1940 30 STL NL 2.9 0.3 364 0.7 7.2 -6.5 1.17 0.3 0.3 6.2 0.6 0.95 3.0 0 0 0
1941 31 TOT NL -15.6 -1.5 90 -0.1 1.7 -1.9 .94 0.1 -0.3 0.6 0.1 0.93 1.0 1 0 0
1941 31 STL NL -1.7 -0.2 3 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 4.16 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0 1.78 -0.2 1 0 0
1941 31 NYG NL -13.9 -1.4 87 0.1 1.4 -1.3 .82 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.90 1.2 0 0 0
1942 32 NYG NL 0.6 0.1 220 0.6 3.8 -3.2 .97 0.4 0.2 3.2 0.3 0.97 2.4 1 2 3
8 Yrs 8.9 1.1 674 1.2 12.7 -11.6 1.08 0.8 0.3 10.0 1.0 0.95 6.4 2 2 3

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1935 25 STL NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 1 0 1 100% 78.0 78 78 0 1 2.3 9.0
1936 26 STL NL 7 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0% 36.5 39 34 0 1 5.5 5.2
1937 27 STL NL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 1 0 1 100% 62.0 62 62 0 1 15.0 9.0
1938 28 STL NL 47 25 6 10 9 0 6 9 14 .391 0 0 10 1 13 52% 51.2 91 25 12 3 4.0 6.7
1939 29 STL NL 43 17 8 2 7 1 0 14 3 .824 0 0 5 4 8 47% 53.5 80 29 12 4 5.3 6.1
1940 30 STL NL 38 31 15 8 8 3 3 19 12 .613 0 2 11 3 16 52% 50.0 85 24 11 2 17 8 5.0 4.3 6.7
1941 31 TOT NL 26 17 2 9 6 0 2 8 9 .471 0 0 1 0 4 24% 39.6 65 19 6 0 6 9 4.5 3.4 5.6
1941 31 STL NL 4 3 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 .667 0 0 0 0 1 33% 41.0 54 31 0 0 0 2 4.7 4.6
1941 31 NYG NL 22 14 2 8 4 0 1 6 8 .429 0 0 1 0 3 21% 39.3 65 19 6 0 6 7 4.4 3.4 5.8
1942 32 NYG NL 31 8 2 3 3 0 0 4 3 .571 0 1 2 1 4 50% 48.8 77 25 7 3 2 4 4.2 4.3 5.4
8 Yrs 197 102 36 33 33 5 11 57 42 .576 0 3 31 9 47 46% 49 91 19 24 5 49 31 4.7 4.2 6.3
MLB Averages .500 48% 49 116 -35 4.8 4.9 6.9

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1936 26 STL NL 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3.2
1937 27 STL NL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4.7
1938 28 STL NL 47 22 11 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 14 2 0 4 6.5
1939 29 STL NL 43 26 9 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 0 4 6.0
1940 30 STL NL 38 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.172 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 4.4
1941 31 TOT NL 26 9 4 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 3 2 67% .938 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 2 0 0 8.4
1941 31 STL NL 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 3 2 67% 9 4.157 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
1941 31 NYG NL 22 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .824 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 9.3
1942 32 NYG NL 31 23 11 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0% .974 1 2 3 0 1 5 3 3 16 2 6 4 8.0
7 Yrs 196 95 37 10 8 1 6 1 600% 1 0 7 2 29% 1.074 2 2 3 1 1 5 4 3 57 14 6 15 6.5

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1935 25 STL NL 30 0.0% 6.7% 3.3% 6.7% 67% 90%
1936 26 STL NL 70 4.3% 11.4% 5.7% 76%
1937 27 STL NL 57 1.8% 15.8% 7.0% 3.5% 15% 72%
1938 28 STL NL 932 0.4% 11.2% 8.4% 2.0% 9% 78%
1939 29 STL NL 663 2.1% 8.5% 8.9% 2.4% 10% 79%
1940 30 STL NL 955 57% 1.4% 8.2% 10.1% 4.1% 18% 0.83 79% 58 7 12%
1941 31 TOT NL 546 51% 1.8% 7.9% 12.3% 3.1% 13% 0.77 76% 16 2 13%
1941 31 STL NL 71 33% 1.4% 2.8% 18.3% 1.4% 6% 0.00 76% 2 0 0%
1941 31 NYG NL 475 52% 1.9% 8.6% 11.4% 3.4% 14% 0.82 76% 14 2 14%
1942 32 NYG NL 448 52% 1.8% 8.9% 10.3% 3.1% 15% 0.76 76% 35 4 11%
8 Yrs 3701 55% 1.4% 9.2% 9.6% 3.0% 13% 0.80 78% 109 13 12%
MLB Averages 52% 1.4% 8.9% 8.8% 3.6% 15% 0.94 79% 10%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1935 25 STL NL 3 0 0
1936 26 STL NL 23 3 2
1937 27 STL NL 13 1 0
1938 28 STL NL 216 4 2
1939 29 STL NL 155 14 2
1940 30 STL NL 338 222 13 0 7 0 4 3 1 13 5 2 38% 7 9 0 130 5 8 38% 4 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 7 617
1941 31 TOT NL 88 134 10 0 2 1 1 1 1 4 3 0 75% 1 1 0 28 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 458
1941 31 STL NL 3 17 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 50% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
1941 31 NYG NL 85 117 9 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 100% 1 1 0 27 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 390
1942 32 NYG NL 212 95 8 0 8 0 4 3 1 12 5 1 42% 3 0 0 69 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 236
8 Yrs 638 861 53 0 17 1 9 7 3 29 13 3 45% 11 16 0 227 8 12 40% 7 9 1 2 0 1 0 0 9 1311
MLB Averages 54% 52%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1935 25 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 30 427 0.444 3.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.00 427
1936 26 2 1 .667 5.40 8 3 1 1 0 0 25.0 26 15 15 3 5 10 0 0 2 100 76 1.240 9.4 1.1 1.8 3.6 2.00 76
1937 27 3 1 .750 4.38 12 4 1 2 0 0 39.0 39 19 19 4 9 19 1 0 2 157 93 1.231 9.0 0.9 2.1 4.4 2.11 93
1938 28 10 13 .435 3.39 59 29 12 12 1 5 255.0 255 120 96 8 87 123 2 0 4 1089 117 1.341 9.0 0.3 3.1 4.3 1.41 117
1939 29 22 18 .550 3.55 102 46 21 17 5 5 411.0 410 188 162 22 146 179 2 0 6 1749 113 1.353 9.0 0.5 3.2 3.9 1.23 113
1940 30 38 28 .576 3.63 140 77 22 28 8 5 629.0 632 296 254 35 242 257 4 2 15 2704 110 1.390 9.0 0.5 3.5 3.7 1.06 110
1941 31 40 38 .513 3.85 166 94 26 29 8 5 749.0 766 373 320 45 309 300 5 2 16 3250 103 1.435 9.2 0.5 3.7 3.6 0.97 103
1942 32 46 41 .529 3.74 197 102 37 31 9 6 853.0 861 423 354 53 355 340 6 2 16 3697 104 1.426 9.1 0.6 3.7 3.6 0.96 104

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1935 25 0 0 0.00 9.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.111 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.00 0.0 1
1936 26 1 1 .500 6.88 17.0 25 14 13 3 4 8 0 1.706 13.2 2.1 4.2 2.00 1.6 7
1937 27 1 1 .500 2.40 15.0 14 4 4 1 4 9 1 1.200 8.4 2.4 5.4 2.25 0.6 4
1938 28 13 12 .520 3.62 229.0 225 102 92 4 81 110 1 1.336 8.8 3.2 4.3 1.36 0.2 47
1939 29 10 8 .556 3.35 164.0 161 68 61 15 61 59 0 1.354 8.8 3.3 3.2 0.97 0.8 43
1940 30 13 12 .520 3.93 229.0 232 111 100 14 100 82 2 1.450 9.1 3.9 3.2 0.82 0.6 38
1941 31 6 8 .429 5.33 125.0 144 82 74 11 72 45 1 1.728 10.4 5.2 3.2 0.63 0.8 26
1942 32 6 6 .500 4.42 110.0 109 60 54 9 53 42 1 1.473 8.9 4.3 3.4 0.79 0.7 31
8 Yrs 50 48 .510 3.99 898.0 910 441 398 57 376 357 6 1.432 9.1 3.6 0.95 0.6 197



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1938 NL  3.4 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1940 NL  16 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1939 NL  .706 (5th)
1940 NL  .615 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  8.942 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 NL  4.333 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1938 NL  47 (3rd)
1939 NL  43 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1938 NL  5 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1938 NL  104 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1940 NL  31 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1939 NL  4 (4th)
1940 NL  3 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1938 NL  78 (10th)
1940 NL  96 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 NL  0.167 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1940 NL  92 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1940 NL  9 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1938 NL  123 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1938 NL  3.30 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 24 (970), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1464), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1288), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (948th), 8.1 career WAR/9.0 7yr-peak WAR/8.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Fiddler William Bill billy Henry Will William magee McGee

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