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Bill Phillips

William Corcoran Phillips (Whoa Bill or Silver Bill)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 9, 1868 in Allenport, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: August 11, 1890 (Age 21.275)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/PittsburghAlleghenys 1890-1903

Final Game: September 22, 1903 (Age 34.317)
Died: October 25, 1941 in Charleroi, PA
Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Fayette City, PA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1890 21 PIT NL 1 9 .100 7.57 10 10 0 9 0 0 82.0 123 97 69 8 29 25 1 0 7 396 44 4.67 1.854 13.5 0.9 3.2 2.7 0.86
1895 26 CIN NL 6 7 .462 6.03 18 9 9 6 0 2 109.0 126 90 73 6 44 15 7 0 3 493 83 5.42 1.560 10.4 0.5 3.6 1.2 0.34
1899 30 CIN NL 17 9 .654 3.32 33 27 6 18 1 1 227.2 234 121 84 3 71 43 14 2 5 967 117 3.85 1.340 9.3 0.1 2.8 1.7 0.61
1900 31 CIN NL 9 11 .450 4.30 29 24 5 16 3 0 207.1 229 140 99 5 67 50 13 1 8 899 85 3.82 1.428 9.9 0.2 2.9 2.2 0.75
1901 32 CIN NL 14 18 .438 4.64 37 36 1 29 1 0 281.1 364 196 145 7 67 109 12 0 3 1250 70 3.32 1.532 11.6 0.2 2.1 3.5 1.63
1902 33 CIN NL 16 16 .500 2.51 33 33 0 30 0 0 269.0 267 121 75 3 55 85 9 0 6 1096 119 2.89 1.197 8.9 0.1 1.8 2.8 1.55
1903 34 CIN NL 7 6 .538 3.35 16 13 2 11 1 0 118.1 134 74 44 0 30 46 7 0 2 518 107 2.91 1.386 10.2 0.0 2.3 3.5 1.53
7 Yrs 70 76 .479 4.09 176 152 23 119 6 3 1294.2 1477 839 589 32 363 373 63 3 34 5619 87 3.63 1.421 10.3 0.2 2.5 2.6 1.03
162 Game Avg. 15 16 .479 4.09 36 32 5 25 1 1 268 306 174 122 7 75 77 13 1 7 1165 87 3.63 1.421 10.3 0.2 2.5 2.6 1.03
CIN (6 yrs) 69 67 .507 3.86 166 142 23 110 6 3 1212.2 1354 742 520 24 334 348 62 3 27 5223 92 3.56 1.392 10.0 0.2 2.5 2.6 1.04
PIT (1 yr) 1 9 .100 7.57 10 10 0 9 0 0 82.0 123 97 69 8 29 25 1 0 7 396 44 4.67 1.854 13.5 0.9 3.2 2.7 0.86
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1890 21 PIT NL 82.0 10 10 97 10.65 5.76 -0.78 0.00 92.0 6.01 -39 -2.6 -0.2 -2.0 -33 .240 .484
1895 26 CIN NL 109.0 18 9 90 7.43 6.56 0.03 0.00 104.0 6.79 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.6 8 .481 .498
1899 30 CIN NL 227.2 33 27 121 4.78 5.22 0.13 0.00 102.0 5.19 16 1.5 1.0 -0.2 3.5 36 .547 .510
1900 31 CIN NL 207.1 29 24 140 6.08 5.26 0.08 0.00 99.0 5.13 -18 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 0.2 1 .445 .490
1901 32 CIN NL 281.1 37 36 196 6.27 4.73 -0.34 0.00 96.0 4.86 -41 -3.8 1.0 -0.4 -1.7 -18 .397 .476
1902 33 CIN NL 269.0 33 33 121 4.05 3.91 0.12 0.00 108.0 4.10 3 0.3 -0.3 2.4 23 .510 .502 $2,400
1903 34 CIN NL 118.1 16 13 74 5.63 4.68 -0.15 0.00 109.0 5.26 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.6 7 .477 .498 $4,000
7 Seasons 1294.2 176 152 839 5.83 4.94 -0.07 0.00 101.6 5.07 -88 -6.9 1.0 -1.4 3.7 23 .461 .494 $6,400
CIN (6 yrs) 1212.2 166 142 742 5.51 4.89 -0.03 0.00 102.3 5.01 -48 -4.3 1.0 -1.3 5.6 56 .474 .495 $6,400
PIT (1 yr) 82.0 10 10 97 10.65 5.76 -0.78 0.00 92.0 6.01 -39 -2.6 -0.2 -2.0 -33 .240 .484

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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
1890 21 PIT NL 14 49 46 6 11 2 0 0 2 0 3 13 .239 .286 .283 .568 74 13 0 1/O
1895 26 CIN NL 19 50 48 9 15 3 1 0 6 1 2 4 .313 .340 .417 .757 91 20 0 0 1
1899 30 CIN NL 34 103 92 6 12 0 2 0 7 0 7 13 .130 .192 .174 .366 -0 16 0 4 1/O
1900 31 CIN NL 29 85 79 8 13 0 0 0 3 1 3 8 .165 .214 .165 .379 6 13 2 1 1
1901 32 CIN NL 41 118 109 11 22 3 1 0 10 0 8 17 .202 .256 .248 .504 50 27 0 1 1/O
1902 33 CIN NL 38 124 114 11 39 1 3 0 11 1 6 10 .342 .385 .404 .789 135 46 2 2 1
1903 34 CIN NL 21 62 57 5 10 0 0 0 4 0 5 7 .175 .242 .175 .417 15 10 0 0 1
7 Yrs 196 591 545 56 122 9 7 0 43 3 34 72 .224 .274 .266 .540 54 145 4 8
162 Game Avg. 162 488 450 46 101 7 6 0 36 2 28 60 .224 .274 .266 .540 54 120 3
CIN (6 yrs) 182 542 499 50 111 7 7 0 41 3 31 59 .222 .273 .265 .538 52 132 4 8
PIT (1 yr) 14 49 46 6 11 2 0 0 2 0 3 13 .239 .286 .283 .568 74 13 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
1890 21 PIT NL 14 49 -2 -0 0 -1 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 1/O
1895 26 CIN NL 19 50 -1 -0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1899 30 CIN NL 34 103 -14 0 0 0 8 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .484 .497 -0.6 -0.0 -6 1/O
1900 31 CIN NL 29 85 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 1
1901 32 CIN NL 41 118 -6 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1/O
1902 33 CIN NL 38 124 4 -0 0 0 9 13 1.4 0 13 1.4 .538 .509 1.4 -0.0 13 $2,400 1
1903 34 CIN NL 21 62 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,000 1
7 Seasons 196 591 -36 1 0 -1 43 7 0.8 0 7 0.8 .504 .501 0.9 -0.2 8 $6,400
CIN (6 yrs) 182 542 -34 1 0 0 39 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .504 .501 0.8 -0.1 7 $6,400
PIT (1 yr) 14 49 -2 -0 0 -1 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.1 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 G Awards
1890 PIT NL 21 P 10 82.0 18 1 17 0 0 1.000 1.98 1.80 .898 2.24 2.19
1890 PIT NL 21 OF 4 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.25 .915 1.90 1-0-3
1895 CIN NL 26 P 18 109.0 43 16 24 3 0 .930 3.30 2.22 .918 2.52 2.42
1899 CIN NL 30 P 33 227.2 82 20 51 11 4 .866 2.81 2.15 .910 2.68 2.56
1899 CIN NL 30 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 0-0-1
1900 CIN NL 31 P 29 207.1 94 13 76 5 7 .947 3.86 3.07 .921 2.67 2.59
1901 CIN NL 32 P 37 281.1 119 11 100 8 3 .933 3.55 3.00 .934 2.75 2.72
1901 CIN NL 32 OF 1 3 1 0 2 0 .333 1.00 .943 2.10 0-0-1
1902 CIN NL 33 P 33 269.0 104 18 80 6 3 .942 3.28 2.97 .933 2.72 2.68
1903 CIN NL 34 P 16 118.1 53 3 45 5 0 .906 3.65 3.00 .924 2.87 2.81
7 Seasons P 176 1294.2 513 82 393 38 17 .926 3.30 2.70 .924 2.68 2.61
3 Seasons OF 6 5 2 0 3 0 .400 0.33 .932 1.98 1-0-5
7 Seasons TOT 182 1294.2 518 84 393 41 17 .921 3.30 2.62 .924 2.68 2.59 1-0-5
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

Wins s c a p y
1902 NL  16 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1899 NL  .654 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1902 NL  1.840 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1895 NL  2 (4th)
1899 NL  1 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1901 NL  36 (7th)
1902 NL  33 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1902 NL  30 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1900 NL  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1901 NL  7 (10th)
1902 NL  3 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1901 NL  364 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  0.223 (195th)

Losses s c a p y
1901 NL  18 (6th)
1902 NL  16 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1901 NL  145 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1900 NL  8 (6th)
1902 NL  6 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1901 NL  12 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1901 NL  1,250 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1895 NL  9 (4th)
1899 NL  6 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1901 NL  100 (2nd)
1902 NL  80 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1901 NL  8 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1900 NL  3.86 (2nd)
1901 NL  3.55 (2nd)
1902 NL  3.28 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1900 NL  3.07 (4th)
1901 NL  3.00 (5th)
1902 NL  2.97 (3rd)
Career  2.70 (24th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 20 (1093), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1359), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1600), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1281st), 4.4 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/4.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1902 33 Cincinnati Reds $2,400* ? 8/23/02 Sporting Life
1903 34 Cincinnati Reds $4,000 ? 10/18/02 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,400
Disputed Salaries
*1902 - $2,400 - 8/23/02 Sporting Life -
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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