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Bill McGhee

William Mac McGhee (Fibber)

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 5, 1908 in Shawmut, AL (All Transactions)
Debut: July 5, 1944 (Age 35)
Team: Athletics 1944-1945

Final Game: September 16, 1945 (Age 37)
Died: March 10, 1984 in Decatur, GA
Buried: Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola, FL
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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
1944 35 PHA AL 77 308 287 27 83 12 0 1 19 2 1 21 20 .289 .338 .341 .679 97 98 10 0 0 3
1945 36 PHA AL 93 275 250 24 63 6 1 0 19 3 2 24 16 .252 .320 .284 .604 77 71 3 1 0 O7/93
2 Yrs 170 583 537 51 146 18 1 1 38 5 3 45 36 .272 .329 .315 .644 88 169 13 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 556 512 49 139 17 1 1 36 5 3 43 34 .272 .329 .315 .644 88 161 12 1 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
1944 35 PHA AL 77 308 -1 0 0 0 -3 -4 -0.5 9 5 0.4 .494 .497 0.4 -0.4 5 $4,800 3
1945 36 PHA AL 93 275 -6 0 0 0 -3 -9 -1.0 8 -1 -0.2 .489 .494 -0.2 -0.3 -1 $5,500 O7/93
2 Seasons 170 583 -7 0 0 0 -6 -13 -1.5 17 4 0.2 .491 .495 0.2 -0.7 4 $10,300

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 Awards
1944 PHA AL 35 1B 75 75 75 755 701 46 8 51 .989 9.96 .990 10.07
1945 PHA AL 36 OF 48 45 38 87 84 2 1 0 .989 1.79 .978 2.40
1945 PHA AL 36 LF 40 37 30 78 75 2 1 0 .987 1.93 .975 2.21
1945 PHA AL 36 RF 9 8 8 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.22 .974 2.13
1945 PHA AL 36 1B 8 6 5 66 59 7 0 7 1.000 8.25 .989 10.10
2 Seasons 1B 83 81 80 821 760 53 8 58 .990 9.80 .990 10.07
1 Season OF 48 45 38 87 84 2 1 0 .989 1.79 .978 2.40
1 Season LF 40 37 30 78 75 2 1 0 .987 1.93 .975 2.21
1 Season RF 9 8 8 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.22 .974 2.13
2 Seasons TOT 131 126 118 908 844 55 9 58 .990 6.86 .989 7.26
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

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
194435Philadelphia Athletics$4,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194536Philadelphia Athletics$5,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,300
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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Name and misspellings: William Bill billy Fibber Mac Will William McGhee

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