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Billy Myers

William Harrison Myers

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: August 14, 1910 in Enola, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1935 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cubs 1935-1941

Final Game: September 25, 1941 (Age 31)
Died: April 10, 1995 in Carlisle, PA
Buried: Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill, PA
Relatives: Brother of Lynn Myers
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1935 CIN NL 24 SS 112 110 107 602 230 335 37 77 .939 5.04 .947 5.27
1936 CIN NL 25 SS 98 96 79 564 225 304 35 73 .938 5.40 .945 5.43
1937 CIN NL 26 SS 121 111 88 580 190 360 30 67 .948 4.55 .951 5.29 MVP-19
1937 CIN NL 26 2B 6 3 1 16 8 8 0 1 1.000 2.67 .959 5.70 MVP-19
1938 CIN NL 27 SS 123 119 106 676 255 380 41 74 .939 5.16 .943 5.34
1938 CIN NL 27 2B 11 10 9 65 28 31 6 1 .908 5.36 .969 5.74
1939 CIN NL 28 SS 151 151 149 863 309 512 42 110 .951 5.44 .953 5.50 MVP-14
1940 CIN NL 29 SS 88 84 77 441 155 269 17 62 .961 4.82 .950 5.50
1941 CHC NL 30 SS 19 18 13 99 33 60 6 12 .939 4.89 .951 5.17
1941 CHC NL 30 2B 1 1 1 10 4 6 0 1 1.000 10.00 .962 5.60
7 Seasons SS 712 689 619 3825 1397 2220 208 475 .946 5.08 .948 5.38
3 Seasons 2B 18 14 11 91 40 45 6 3 .934 4.72 .966 5.72
7 Seasons TOT 730 703 630 3916 1437 2265 214 478 .945 5.07 .949 5.39
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1935 CIN NL 24 SS
1936 CIN NL 25 SS
1937 CIN NL 26 SS
1937 CIN NL 26 2B
1938 CIN NL 27 SS
1938 CIN NL 27 2B
1939 CIN NL 28 SS
1940 CIN NL 29 SS
1941 CHC NL 30 SS
1941 CHC NL 30 2B
7 Seasons SS
3 Seasons 2B
7 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1935 CIN NL 24 117 110 117 112 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
1936 CIN NL 25 98 96 98 98 0 0 0 0 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937 CIN NL 26 124 114 124 124 0 0 0 7 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1938 CIN NL 27 134 129 134 134 0 0 0 11 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 CIN NL 28 151 151 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 CIN NL 29 90 84 90 88 0 0 0 0 0 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1941 CHC NL 30 24 19 24 20 0 0 0 1 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
7 Seasons 738 703 738 727 0 0 0 19 0 711 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1940 CIN NL 29 1446 59% 86% 27% 134 96% 0 74 27 36 11 122 91 29 0 4 5 0 5 0 5 37 15 3 14 3 1 37 18 18 0 0 0
1941 CHC NL 30 202 70% 89% 30% 27 78% 1 11 6 4 1 20 14 4 0 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 2 0 2 1 0 5 2 3 0 0 0
2 Seasons 1648 60% 86% 28% 161 93% 1 85 33 40 12 142 105 33 0 5 8 0 6 2 8 42 17 3 16 4 1 42 20 21 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 26% 91%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1937 NL (19, 3%)
1939 NL (14, 5%)
0.08 Career Shares (990th)

Assistss c a p y
1939 NL  512 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1938 NL  47 (2nd)
1939 NL  42 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1939 NL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1939 NL  309 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1939 NL  512 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1935 NL  37 (3rd)
1936 NL  35 (5th)
1937 NL  30 (4th)
1938 NL  41 (2nd)
1939 NL  42 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1935 NL  77 (3rd)
1936 NL  73 (5th)
1939 NL  110 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1936 NL  5.40 (4th)
1938 NL  5.16 (4th)
1939 NL  5.44 (4th)
Career  5.08 (55th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1938 NL  .939 (5th)

                           

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