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Bill Rigney

William Joseph Rigney (Specs or The Cricket)

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: January 29, 1918 in Alameda, CA
High School: Oakland HS (Oakland, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1946 (Age 28.077)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Team: Giants 1946-1953

Final Game: September 12, 1953 (Age 35.226)
Died: February 20, 2001 in Walnut Creek, CA
Cremated
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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
1946 28 NYG NL 110 404 360 38 85 9 1 3 31 9 36 29 .236 .307 .292 .599 70 105 7 1 5 56
1947 29 NYG NL 130 597 531 84 142 24 3 17 59 7 51 54 .267 .337 .420 .757 99 223 10 5 9 456
1948 ★ 30 NYG NL 113 478 424 72 112 17 3 10 43 4 47 54 .264 .342 .389 .731 97 165 9 3 4 *4/6 AS
1949 31 NYG NL 122 441 389 53 108 19 6 6 47 3 47 38 .278 .356 .404 .759 103 157 10 0 5 645
1950 32 NYG NL 56 92 83 8 15 2 0 0 8 0 8 13 .181 .253 .205 .458 21 17 3 0 1 45
1951 33 NYG NL 44 80 69 9 16 2 0 4 9 0 1 8 7 .232 .321 .435 .755 100 30 0 1 2 5/4
1952 34 NYG NL 60 105 90 15 27 5 1 1 14 2 3 11 6 .300 .388 .411 .799 121 37 2 2 2 5/463
1953 35 NYG NL 19 20 20 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500 29 5 0 0 0 /54
8 Yrs 654 2217 1966 281 510 78 14 41 212 25 4 208 206 .259 .334 .376 .710 91 739 41 12 28
162 Game Avg. 162 549 487 70 126 19 3 10 53 6 52 51 .259 .334 .376 .710 91 183 10 3 7

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
1946 28 NYG NL 110 404 -13 -0 0 1 2 -10 -1.1 15 6 0.5 .490 .493 0.3 0.4 5 56
1947 29 NYG NL 130 597 -1 -1 0 -1 5 2 0.3 22 25 2.5 .502 .502 2.6 0.4 26 456
1948 ★ 30 NYG NL 113 478 -2 2 -1 -4 5 1 0.0 19 20 2.0 .501 .501 2.5 0.2 24 *4/6 AS
1949 31 NYG NL 122 441 2 -1 1 0 7 9 0.9 17 27 2.6 .508 .506 2.7 0.7 27 645
1950 32 NYG NL 56 92 -9 -0 -0 0 1 -8 -0.9 3 -5 -0.5 .485 .495 -0.5 0.1 -5 45
1951 33 NYG NL 44 80 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 0.3 .501 .500 0.4 0.0 4 5/4
1952 34 NYG NL 60 105 3 -1 0 -1 1 1 0.2 4 5 0.6 .503 .501 0.7 -0.1 6 5/463
1953 35 NYG NL 19 20 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /54
8 Seasons 654 2217 -22 -2 1 -6 22 -6 -0.9 85 79 7.7 .499 .500 8.4 1.6 84

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
1951 33 NYG NL WS NYY L 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1946 NYG NL 28 3B 73 69 54 228 77 143 8 8 .965 3.01 .952 3.08
1946 NYG NL 28 SS 33 29 28 143 53 81 9 14 .937 4.06 .957 5.15
1947 NYG NL 29 2B 72 71 66 424 184 229 11 41 .974 5.74 .975 5.57
1947 NYG NL 29 3B 41 40 33 132 47 76 9 7 .932 3.00 .947 3.06
1947 NYG NL 29 SS 24 18 17 91 33 53 5 8 .945 3.58 .963 5.11
1948 NYG NL 30 2B 105 103 92 551 258 275 18 48 .967 5.08 .971 5.40 AS
1948 NYG NL 30 SS 7 5 3 21 7 12 2 1 .905 2.71 .959 4.99 AS
1949 NYG NL 31 SS 81 71 59 361 120 215 26 33 .928 4.14 .961 5.04
1949 NYG NL 31 2B 26 22 18 138 55 79 4 11 .971 5.15 .976 5.57
1949 NYG NL 31 3B 14 11 11 35 10 23 2 2 .943 2.36 .952 3.18
1950 NYG NL 32 2B 23 3 3 78.1 58 29 27 2 8 .966 6.43 2.43 .974 5.65 5.59
1950 NYG NL 32 3B 11 9 6 77.0 36 15 20 1 2 .972 4.09 3.18 .948 3.31 3.27
1951 NYG NL 33 3B 12 10 9 95.1 43 13 28 2 5 .953 3.87 3.42 .953 3.37 3.36
1951 NYG NL 33 2B 9 3 3 40.0 24 12 11 1 5 .958 5.18 2.56 .976 5.69 5.68
1952 NYG NL 34 3B 10 8 7 75.1 18 7 9 2 2 .889 1.91 1.60 .954 3.15 3.12
1952 NYG NL 34 2B 9 5 3 42.0 27 10 17 0 3 1.000 5.79 3.00 .975 5.49 5.43
1952 NYG NL 34 SS 4 2 2 23.0 26 11 11 4 4 .846 8.61 5.50 .960 5.05 5.00
1952 NYG NL 34 1B 1 0 0 3.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 12.00 4.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1953 NYG NL 35 3B 2 2 0 11.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -98 3.27 2.00 .950 3.03 3.00
1953 NYG NL 35 2B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .970 5.40 5.30
7 Seasons 2B 245 207 185 161.1 1224 550 638 36 116 .971 0 0 6.02 4.85 .973 5.62 5.50
7 Seasons 3B 163 149 120 258.2 496 172 300 24 26 .952 -1 -4 3.34 2.90 .951 3.27 3.12
5 Seasons SS 149 125 109 23.0 642 224 372 46 60 .928 8.61 4.00 .960 5.05 5.07
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 3.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 12.00 4.00 .990 9.90 9.80
8 Seasons TOT 558 481 414 446.0 2366 950 1310 106 202 .955 -1 -2 4.64 4.05 .965 4.26 4.70
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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
1949 NL  0.7 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1947 NL  7 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 NL  5 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1947 NL  9.9 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1947 NL  25 (4th)
1949 NL  32 (2nd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1948 NL  105 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1948 NL  258 (3rd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1948 NL  275 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1948 NL  18 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1948 NL  48 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1949 NL  26 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1948 NL  5.08 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1948 NL  .967 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2199), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1825), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2117), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (213th), 7.7 career WAR/8.2 7yr-peak WAR/8.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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