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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 24.245, 6,508th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cubs 1935-1941

Last Game: September 25, 1941 (Age 31.042)
Died: April 10, 1995 in Carlisle, PA
Buried: Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill, PA
Relatives: Brother of Lynn Myers
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 21, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1506. Leon Roberts… #1507. Reed Johnson… #1508. Dexter Fowler… #1509. BILLY MYERS… #1510. Eric McNair… #1511. Shea Hillenbrand… #1512. Don Mueller… 

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
1935 24 CIN NL 117 486 445 60 119 15 10 5 36 10 29 81 .267 .315 .380 .695 89 169 6 2 10 *6
1936 25 CIN NL 98 360 323 45 87 9 6 6 27 6 28 56 .269 .328 .390 .718 98 126 5 0 8 6
1937 26 CIN NL 124 388 335 35 84 13 3 7 43 0 44 57 .251 .339 .370 .710 97 124 5 1 8 *6/4 MVP-19
1938 27 CIN NL 134 493 442 57 112 18 6 12 47 2 41 80 .253 .317 .403 .719 98 178 9 0 10 *64
1939 28 CIN NL 151 602 509 79 143 18 6 9 56 4 71 90 .281 .369 .393 .762 103 200 3 0 22 *6 MVP-14
1940 29 CIN NL 90 323 282 33 57 14 2 5 30 0 30 56 .202 .283 .319 .603 65 90 4 2 9 6
1941 30 CHC NL 24 74 63 10 14 1 0 1 4 1 7 25 .222 .310 .286 .596 71 18 1 1 3 6/4
7 Yrs 738 2726 2399 319 616 88 33 45 243 23 250 445 .257 .328 .377 .706 93 905 33 6 70
162 Game Avg. 162 598 527 70 135 19 7 10 53 5 55 98 .257 .328 .377 .706 93 199 7 1 15
CIN (6 yrs) 714 2652 2336 309 602 87 33 44 239 22 243 420 .258 .329 .380 .709 93 887 32 5 67
CHC (1 yr) 24 74 63 10 14 1 0 1 4 1 7 25 .222 .310 .286 .596 71 18 1 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
1935 24 CIN NL 117 486 -8 -0 0 -6 7 -7 -0.7 15 8 0.8 .494 .496 1.4 0.2 14 *6
1936 25 CIN NL 98 360 -1 -1 0 -6 6 -2 -0.2 12 10 1.0 .498 .499 1.6 0.0 16 6
1937 26 CIN NL 124 388 -1 1 0 3 7 10 0.9 13 22 2.3 .508 .506 2.0 1.0 19 *6/4 MVP-19
1938 27 CIN NL 134 493 -3 -0 0 4 9 10 0.9 16 26 2.6 .508 .506 2.3 1.2 22 *64
1939 28 CIN NL 151 602 2 -0 0 18 10 30 3.0 20 50 5.1 .521 .519 3.3 2.9 32 *6 MVP-14
1940 29 CIN NL 90 323 -14 0 0 14 5 6 0.6 11 17 1.7 .507 .504 0.2 2.0 3 6
1941 30 CHC NL 24 74 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .493 .499 0.1 0.1 1 6/4
7 Seasons 738 2726 -28 -0 0 27 46 45 4.3 88 133 13.6 .506 .506 10.8 7.4 106
CIN (6 yrs) 714 2652 -25 -0 0 27 44 46 4.5 86 132 13.6 .507 .506 10.7 7.3 105
CHC (1 yr) 24 74 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .493 .499 0.1 0.1 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1939 28 CIN NL WS NYY L 4 14 12 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 .333 .429 .500 .929 6 1 0 0 0
1940 ❍ 29 CIN NL WS DET W 7 25 23 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .130 .200 .130 .330 3 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (2 Series) 11 39 35 2 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 8 .200 .282 .257 .539 9 1 0 0 1
2 WS 11 39 35 2 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 8 .200 .282 .257 .539 9 1 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1937 NL (19, 2%)
1939 NL (14, 5%)
0.07 Career Shares (1049th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1939 NL  5.1 (8th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1937 NL  1.0 (7th)
1938 NL  1.2 (5th)
1939 NL  2.9 (1st)
1940 NL  2.0 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1939 NL  151 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1935 NL  10 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1939 NL  71 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1935 NL  81 (3rd)
1936 NL  56 (9th)
1938 NL  80 (3rd)
1939 NL  90 (2nd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1935 NL  10 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1939 NL  22 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1938 NL  36.8 (9th)

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)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 11 (1144), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (151st), 13.6 career WAR/13.6 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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