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Bill McKechnie

William Boyd McKechnie (Deacon)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: August 7, 1886 in Wilkinsburg, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1907 (Age 21.032)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1910 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Hoosiers/Pepper/Reds/Giants/... 1907-1920

Final Game: September 28, 1920 (Age 34.052)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 1962.
   View Bill McKechnie Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: October 29, 1965 in Bradenton, FL
Buried: Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, FL
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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
1907 20 PIT NL 3 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .125 .250 -22 1 0 0 /54
1910 23 PIT NL 71 231 212 23 46 1 2 0 12 4 11 23 .217 .256 .241 .496 41 51 0 8 46/53
1911 24 PIT NL 104 376 321 40 73 8 7 2 37 9 28 18 .227 .293 .315 .608 67 101 2 25 346/5
1912 25 PIT NL 24 79 73 8 18 0 1 0 4 2 4 5 .247 .286 .274 .560 54 20 0 2 5/643
1913 26 TOT MLB 46 129 116 8 15 0 0 0 8 2 0 8 18 .129 .198 .129 .328 -4 15 2 3 4/65O
1913 26 BSN NL 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40 0 1 0 /O
1913 26 NYY AL 45 124 112 7 15 0 0 0 8 2 8 17 .134 .198 .134 .332 -2 15 1 3 4/65
1914 27 IND FL 149 664 570 107 173 24 6 2 38 47 53 36 .304 .368 .377 .745 102 215 5 36 *5
1915 28 NEW FL 127 515 451 49 113 22 5 1 43 28 41 31 .251 .316 .328 .644 93 148 2 21 *5/O9
1916 29 TOT NL 108 413 390 26 100 12 1 0 27 11 10 32 .256 .277 .292 .569 79 114 1 12 *5
1916 29 NYG NL 71 273 260 22 64 9 1 0 17 7 7 20 .246 .269 .288 .557 76 75 1 5 5
1916 29 CIN NL 37 140 130 4 36 3 0 0 10 4 3 12 .277 .293 .300 .593 85 39 0 7 5
1917 30 CIN NL 48 145 134 11 34 3 1 0 15 5 7 7 .254 .296 .291 .587 83 39 1 3 46/5
1918 31 PIT NL 126 479 435 34 111 13 9 2 43 12 24 22 .255 .297 .340 .637 91 148 2 19 *5
1920 33 PIT NL 40 140 133 13 29 3 1 1 13 7 4 4 7 .218 .241 .278 .519 47 37 0 3 56/43
11 Yrs 846 3179 2843 319 713 86 33 8 240 127 4 190 204 .251 .301 .313 .614 78 889 15 132
162 Game Avg. 162 609 544 61 137 16 6 2 46 24 36 39 .251 .301 .313 .614 78 170 3 25
PIT (6 yrs) 368 1313 1182 118 278 25 20 5 109 34 4 71 80 .235 .281 .303 .584 67 358 4 57
NEW (2 yrs) 276 1179 1021 156 286 46 11 3 81 75 94 67 .280 .345 .356 .700 99 363 7 57
CIN (2 yrs) 85 285 264 15 70 6 1 0 25 9 10 19 .265 .295 .295 .590 84 78 1 10
NYG (1 yr) 71 273 260 22 64 9 1 0 17 7 7 20 .246 .269 .288 .557 76 75 1 5
BSN (1 yr) 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40 0 1 0
NYY (1 yr) 45 124 112 7 15 0 0 0 8 2 8 17 .134 .198 .134 .332 -2 15 1 3
NL (9 yrs) 525 1876 1710 156 412 40 22 5 151 50 4 88 120 .241 .281 .299 .580 70 511 7 72
FL (2 yrs) 276 1179 1021 156 286 46 11 3 81 75 94 67 .280 .345 .356 .700 99 363 7 57
AL (1 yr) 45 124 112 7 15 0 0 0 8 2 8 17 .134 .198 .134 .332 -2 15 1 3

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
1907 20 PIT NL 3 8 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .454 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /54
1910 23 PIT NL 71 231 -16 -0 0 3 1 -12 -1.4 7 -5 -0.7 .480 .491 -1.0 0.5 -8 $1,500 46/53
1911 24 PIT NL 104 376 -14 -1 0 2 -1 -14 -1.6 12 -2 -0.4 .486 .491 -0.5 0.0 -4 346/5
1912 25 PIT NL 24 79 -4 -0 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.2 0.2 -1 5/643
1913 26 BSN NL 1 5 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .421 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O
1913 26 NYY AL 45 124 -14 -0 0 -2 1 -15 -1.8 5 -11 -1.3 .460 .489 -1.1 -0.2 -9 4/65
1914 27 IND FL 149 664 4 2 0 6 5 17 2.0 10 28 2.9 .513 .512 2.1 1.4 21 $3,500 *5
1915 28 NEW FL 127 515 -2 1 0 -1 4 2 0.3 9 11 1.1 .502 .501 1.1 0.4 12 *5/O9
1916 29 NYG NL 71 273 -6 -0 0 0 2 -4 -0.6 8 4 0.3 .492 .497 0.3 0.3 4 5
1916 29 CIN NL 37 140 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 4 3 0.3 .495 .499 0.3 0.2 3 5
1917 30 CIN NL 48 145 -2 -0 0 -2 1 -3 -0.4 4 2 0.1 .492 .498 0.3 -0.1 3 46/5
1918 31 PIT NL 126 479 -5 -1 0 3 4 2 0.2 15 17 1.7 .502 .501 1.4 0.8 14 *5
1920 33 PIT NL 40 140 -9 0 0 -1 1 -8 -0.9 4 -3 -0.4 .477 .494 -0.3 0.0 -2 56/43
11 Seasons 846 3179 -73 2 0 9 21 -41 -4.9 81 40 3.3 .494 .499 2.2 3.5 31 $5,000
PIT (6 yrs) 368 1313 -49 -1 0 8 6 -36 -4.2 41 5 0.0 .489 .496 -0.7 1.6 -3 $1,500
NEW (2 yrs) 276 1179 1 4 0 5 9 19 2.3 19 38 4.0 .508 .507 3.2 1.8 33 $3,500
CIN (2 yrs) 85 285 -4 -0 0 -2 2 -4 -0.6 9 4 0.4 .494 .498 0.6 0.0 6
NYG (1 yr) 71 273 -6 -0 0 0 2 -4 -0.6 8 4 0.3 .492 .497 0.3 0.3 4
BSN (1 yr) 1 5 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .421 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
NYY (1 yr) 45 124 -14 -0 0 -2 1 -15 -1.8 5 -11 -1.3 .460 .489 -1.1 -0.2 -9

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
1907 PIT NL 20 3B 2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.00 .928 3.35
1907 PIT NL 20 2B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 5.20
1910 PIT NL 23 2B 36 207 89 112 6 15 .971 5.58 .952 5.23
1910 PIT NL 23 SS 14 69 24 40 5 4 .928 4.57 .924 5.20
1910 PIT NL 23 3B 8 15 5 10 0 0 1.000 1.88 .932 3.18
1910 PIT NL 23 1B 4 33 28 4 1 1 .970 8.00 .984 10.40
1911 PIT NL 24 1B 57 570 524 32 14 28 .975 9.75 .985 10.23
1911 PIT NL 24 2B 17 100 49 48 3 16 .970 5.71 .952 5.21
1911 PIT NL 24 SS 12 48 20 25 3 5 .938 3.75 .925 5.12
1911 PIT NL 24 3B 6 10 5 4 1 0 .900 1.50 .936 3.13
1912 PIT NL 25 3B 13 46 15 30 1 0 .978 3.46 .935 3.15
1912 PIT NL 25 SS 4 12 3 8 1 2 .917 2.75 .931 5.20
1912 PIT NL 25 2B 3 5 1 4 0 2 1.000 1.67 .956 5.33
1912 PIT NL 25 1B 2 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.00 .988 10.15
1913 BSN NL 26 OF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .960 2.20 0-1-0
1913 NYY AL 26 2B 28 140 57 76 7 12 .950 4.75 .954 4.98
1913 NYY AL 26 SS 7 36 16 16 4 1 .889 4.57 .935 5.39
1913 NYY AL 26 3B 2 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.50 .935 3.15
1914 IND FL 27 3B 149 149 145 556 195 327 34 28 .939 3.50 .932 3.11
1915 NEW FL 28 3B 117 117 114 429 184 226 19 17 .956 3.50 .943 3.33
1915 NEW FL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1915 NEW FL 28 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.70
1916 TOT NL 29 3B 106 103 99 318 108 193 17 14 .947 2.84 .938 3.18
1916 NYG NL 29 3B 71 69 66 217 70 134 13 8 .940 2.87 .938 3.18
1916 CIN NL 29 3B 35 34 33 101 38 59 4 6 .960 2.77 .938 3.18
1917 CIN NL 30 2B 26 19 19 106 49 51 6 11 .943 3.85 .956 5.33
1917 CIN NL 30 SS 13 12 12 75 24 42 9 4 .880 5.08 .931 5.34
1917 CIN NL 30 3B 4 3 2 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .942 3.25
1918 PIT NL 31 3B 126 126 124 438 162 261 15 27 .966 3.36 .949 3.39
1920 PIT NL 33 3B 20 15 14 53 21 29 3 2 .943 2.50 .947 3.16
1920 PIT NL 33 SS 10 10 8 59 19 37 3 7 .949 5.60 .941 5.73
1920 PIT NL 33 2B 6 5 5 32 12 18 2 2 .938 5.00 .963 5.73
1920 PIT NL 33 1B 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .990 11.10
11 Seasons 3B 553 513 498 1877 700 1086 91 88 .952 3.23 .940 3.24
7 Seasons 2B 117 24 24 591 257 310 24 58 .959 4.85 .954 5.22
4 Seasons 1B 64 0 0 612 560 36 16 29 .974 9.31 .985 10.25
6 Seasons SS 60 22 20 299 106 168 25 23 .916 4.57 .931 5.32
2 Seasons OF 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .960 2.15 0-1-1
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.70
11 Seasons TOT 796 559 542 3382 1626 1600 156 198 .954 4.05 .950 4.25 0-1-1
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

Hall of Fame
1945 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 1.0%)
1950 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1951 BBWAA ( 3.5%)
1962 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1962
by Veteran's Committee

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1914 FL  3.1 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1914 FL  1.4 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1918 NL  126 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1914 FL  570 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1914 FL  664 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1914 FL  107 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1914 FL  173 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1914 FL  47 (2nd)

Singles s c a p y
1914 FL  141 (3rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1914 FL  231 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1911 NL  25 (9th)
1914 FL  36 (1st)
Career  132 (234th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1911 NL  17.8 (6th)
1914 FL  15.8 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1914 FL  433 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1914 FL  149 (1st)
1915 FL  117 (2nd)
1918 NL  126 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1914 FL  195 (2nd)
1915 FL  184 (1st)
1918 NL  162 (2nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1914 FL  327 (1st)
1915 FL  226 (2nd)
1918 NL  261 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1914 FL  34 (2nd)
1915 FL  19 (3rd)
1916 NL  17 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1914 FL  28 (1st)
1915 FL  17 (2nd)
1918 NL  27 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1914 FL  3.50 (1st)
1915 FL  3.50 (4th)
1918 NL  3.36 (5th)
Career  3.23 (43rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1914 FL  .939 (3rd)
1915 FL  .956 (2nd)
1916 NL  .947 (4th)
1918 NL  .966 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1907 NL  born 1886-08-07 (7th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1439), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1430), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (291st), 3.3 career WAR/6.2 7yr-peak WAR/4.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1910 23 Pittsburgh Pirates $1,500 ? 1942 TSN Guide at 163
1914 27 Indianapolis Hoosiers $3,500 ? Contract at HOF
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,000
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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