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Billy Purtell

William Patrick Purtell

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 6, 1886 in Columbus, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1908 (Age 22.101, 3,004th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1909 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/RedSox/Tigers 1908-1914

Last Game: September 22, 1914 (Age 28.259)
Died: March 17, 1962 in Bradenton, FL
Buried: Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, FL
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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
1908 22 CHW AL 26 77 69 3 9 2 0 0 3 2 2 8 .130 .155 .159 .314 3 11 0 6 5
1909 23 CHW AL 103 412 361 34 93 9 3 0 40 14 19 27 .258 .302 .299 .601 93 108 4 28 54
1910 24 TOT AL 151 612 536 36 117 6 5 2 51 7 39 47 .218 .278 .259 .537 70 139 5 32 *5/6
1910 24 CHW AL 102 411 368 21 82 5 3 1 36 5 21 30 .223 .272 .261 .533 71 96 4 18 5
1910 24 BOS AL 49 201 168 15 35 1 2 1 15 2 18 17 .208 .289 .256 .545 69 43 1 14 5/6
1911 25 BOS AL 27 85 82 5 23 5 3 0 7 1 1 4 .280 .298 .415 .712 99 34 1 1 5/46O
1914 28 DET AL 28 82 76 4 13 4 0 0 3 0 2 2 7 .171 .203 .224 .426 26 17 1 3 5/64
5 Yrs 335 1268 1124 82 255 26 11 2 104 24 2 63 93 .227 .275 .275 .550 73 309 11 70
162 Game Avg. 162 613 544 40 123 13 5 1 50 12 30 45 .227 .275 .275 .550 73 149 5 34
CHW (3 yrs) 231 900 798 58 184 16 6 1 79 21 42 65 .231 .276 .269 .545 75 215 8 52
BOS (2 yrs) 76 286 250 20 58 6 5 1 22 3 19 21 .232 .292 .308 .600 79 77 2 15
DET (1 yr) 28 82 76 4 13 4 0 0 3 0 2 2 7 .171 .203 .224 .426 26 17 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
1908 22 CHW AL 26 77 -7 0 0 3 1 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .484 .497 -0.5 0.5 -3 5
1909 23 CHW AL 103 412 -2 -1 0 3 2 3 0.2 15 18 1.8 .503 .502 1.6 0.6 15 54
1910 24 CHW AL 102 411 -10 -1 0 3 3 -5 -0.7 15 11 1.0 .494 .496 0.7 0.7 8 5
1910 24 BOS AL 49 201 -6 -0 0 2 2 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.6 .495 .499 0.3 0.4 4 5/6
1911 25 BOS AL 27 85 -0 -0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.3 .497 .500 0.3 -0.0 4 5/46O
1914 28 DET AL 28 82 -6 -0 0 1 1 -5 -0.7 3 -2 -0.3 .477 .496 -0.4 0.2 -3 5/64
5 Seasons 335 1268 -32 -2 0 11 10 -13 -1.9 47 34 3.2 .495 .499 2.0 2.4 23
CHW (3 yrs) 231 900 -19 -1 0 9 7 -5 -0.9 33 28 2.7 .497 .499 1.8 1.8 19
BOS (2 yrs) 76 286 -6 -0 0 1 3 -3 -0.3 11 8 0.8 .496 .499 0.7 0.4 7
DET (1 yr) 28 82 -6 -0 0 1 1 -5 -0.7 3 -2 -0.3 .477 .496 -0.4 0.2 -3

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
1908 CHW AL 22 3B 25 83 18 60 5 5 .940 3.12 .932 3.28
1909 CHW AL 23 3B 71 267 90 158 19 11 .929 3.49 .931 3.41
1909 CHW AL 23 2B 32 167 72 90 5 13 .970 5.06 .953 4.91
1910 TOT AL 24 3B 143 527 158 320 49 18 .907 3.34 .931 3.48
1910 CHW AL 24 3B 102 386 117 233 36 16 .907 3.43 .931 3.48
1910 BOS AL 24 3B 41 141 41 87 13 2 .908 3.12 .931 3.48
1910 BOS AL 24 SS 8 32 8 21 3 2 .906 3.63 .928 5.35
1911 BOS AL 25 3B 15 60 22 30 8 1 .867 3.47 .929 3.32
1911 BOS AL 25 2B 3 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 3.00 .949 5.17
1911 BOS AL 25 SS 3 13 3 8 2 0 .846 3.67 .926 5.57
1911 BOS AL 25 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-1-0
1914 DET AL 28 3B 16 15 15 56 19 34 3 2 .946 3.31 .936 3.26
1914 DET AL 28 SS 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.50 .935 5.35
1914 DET AL 28 2B 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .953 4.90
5 Seasons 3B 270 15 15 993 307 602 84 37 .915 3.37 .931 3.42
3 Seasons 2B 36 1 0 179 77 97 5 13 .972 4.83 .953 4.93
3 Seasons SS 13 0 0 47 12 29 6 2 .872 3.15 .928 5.40
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-1-0
5 Seasons TOT 320 16 15 1219 396 728 95 52 .922 3.51 .934 3.67 0-1-0
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1910 AL  1.2 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1910 AL  151 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1909 AL  28 (10th)
1910 AL  32 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1910 AL  451 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  143 (2nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  158 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  320 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  49 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  18 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  3.34 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Third Base (323rd), 3.2 career WAR/3.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.2 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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