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Billy Meyer

William Adam Meyer

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 14, 1893 in Knoxville, TN (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1913 (Age 20.235, 3,982nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1916 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox 1913-1917

Final Game: September 18, 1917 (Age 24.247)
Died: March 31, 1957 in Knoxville, TN
Buried: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
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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
1913 20 CHW AL 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 488 1 0 0 /2
1916 23 PHA AL 50 151 138 6 32 2 2 1 12 3 8 11 .232 .274 .297 .571 76 41 0 4 2
1917 24 PHA AL 62 174 162 9 38 5 1 0 9 0 7 14 .235 .271 .278 .548 69 45 1 4 2
3 Yrs 113 326 301 15 71 7 3 1 21 3 15 25 .236 .274 .289 .563 74 87 1 8
162 Game Avg. 162 467 432 22 102 10 4 1 30 4 22 36 .236 .274 .289 .563 74 125 1 11
PHA (2 yrs) 112 325 300 15 70 7 3 1 21 3 15 25 .233 .272 .287 .559 72 86 1 8
CHW (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 488 1 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
1913 20 CHW AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .549 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1916 23 PHA AL 50 151 -4 -0 0 -1 3 -2 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .494 .498 0.4 0.2 4 2
1917 24 PHA AL 62 174 -5 0 0 -2 3 -4 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .491 .497 0.4 0.1 4 2
3 Seasons 113 326 -9 0 0 -3 5 -6 -0.8 12 6 0.5 .493 .497 0.9 0.2 9
PHA (2 yrs) 112 325 -9 0 0 -3 5 -7 -0.9 12 6 0.4 .493 .497 0.8 0.2 8
CHW (1 yr) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .549 .500 0.1 0.0 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1913 CHW AL 20 C 1 7 5 1 1 0 .857 6.00 .967 6.60 0 0 1 100% 45%
1916 PHA AL 23 C 48 47 36 308 217 79 12 5 .961 6.17 .974 6.33 0 78 51 40% 43%
1917 PHA AL 24 C 55 49 37 313 235 66 12 2 .962 5.47 .971 5.71 6 65 44 40% 45%
3 Seasons C 104 96 73 628 457 146 25 7 .960 5.80 .972 6.00 6 143 96 40% 43%
3 Seasons TOT 104 96 73 628 457 146 25 7 .960 5.80 .972 6.00 6 143 96 40% 43%
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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1916 AL  12 (5th)

                                         

Transactions

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