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Bill Scherrer

William Joseph Scherrer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 20, 1958 in Tonawanda, NY
High School: Bishop O'Hara HS (Tonawanda, NY)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1977 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1982 (Age 24.230)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Tigers/Phillies/Orioles 1982-1988

Final Game: July 28, 1988 (Age 30.190)
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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
1982 24 CIN NL 0 1 .000 2.60 5 2 2 0 0 0 17.1 17 7 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 69 145 1.91 0.981 8.8 0.0 0.0 3.6
1983 25 CIN NL 2 3 .400 2.74 73 0 32 0 0 10 92.0 73 31 28 6 33 4 57 0 0 0 371 139 3.44 1.152 7.1 0.6 3.2 5.6 1.73
1984 26 TOT MLB 2 1 .667 4.16 54 0 14 0 0 1 71.1 78 35 33 7 23 4 51 0 0 0 309 93 3.58 1.416 9.8 0.9 2.9 6.4 2.22
1984 26 CIN NL 1 1 .500 4.99 36 0 12 0 0 1 52.1 64 31 29 6 15 3 35 0 0 0 232 76 3.78 1.510 11.0 1.0 2.6 6.0 2.33
1984 26 DET AL 1 0 1.000 1.89 18 0 2 0 0 0 19.0 14 4 4 1 8 1 16 0 0 0 77 211 3.03 1.158 6.6 0.5 3.8 7.6 2.00
1985 27 DET AL 3 2 .600 4.36 48 0 14 0 0 0 66.0 62 35 32 10 41 13 46 1 0 5 299 94 5.17 1.561 8.5 1.4 5.6 6.3 1.12
1986 28 DET AL 0 1 .000 7.29 13 0 8 0 0 0 21.0 19 19 17 3 22 4 16 1 0 1 103 58 6.39 1.952 8.1 1.3 9.4 6.9 0.73
1987 29 CIN NL 1 1 .500 4.36 23 0 10 0 0 0 33.0 43 17 16 3 16 4 24 0 0 2 151 98 4.05 1.788 11.7 0.8 4.4 6.5 1.50
1988 30 TOT MLB 0 1 .000 8.44 12 0 1 0 0 0 10.2 15 10 10 2 5 0 6 0 2 0 51 47 5.49 1.875 12.7 1.7 4.2 5.1 1.20
1988 30 BAL AL 0 1 .000 13.50 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 8 6 6 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 23 32 10.02 2.750 18.0 4.5 6.8 6.8 1.00
1988 30 PHI NL 0 0 5.40 8 0 1 0 0 0 6.2 7 4 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 28 70 2.77 1.350 9.5 0.0 2.7 4.1 1.50
7 Yrs 8 10 .444 4.08 228 2 81 0 0 11 311.1 307 154 141 31 140 29 207 2 2 8 1353 97 4.09 1.436 8.9 0.9 4.0 6.0 1.48
162 Game Avg. 2 3 .444 4.08 67 1 24 0 0 3 92 91 46 42 9 41 9 61 1 1 2 400 97 4.09 1.436 8.9 0.9 4.0 6.0 1.48
CIN (4 yrs) 4 6 .400 3.61 137 2 56 0 0 11 194.2 197 86 78 15 64 11 123 0 0 2 823 107 3.50 1.341 9.1 0.7 3.0 5.7 1.92
DET (3 yrs) 4 3 .571 4.50 79 0 24 0 0 0 106.0 95 58 53 14 71 18 78 2 0 6 479 91 5.03 1.566 8.1 1.2 6.0 6.6 1.10
PHI (1 yr) 0 0 5.40 8 0 1 0 0 0 6.2 7 4 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 28 70 2.77 1.350 9.5 0.0 2.7 4.1 1.50
BAL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 13.50 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 8 6 6 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 23 32 10.02 2.750 18.0 4.5 6.8 6.8 1.00
NL (5 yrs) 4 6 .400 3.67 145 2 57 0 0 11 201.1 204 90 82 15 66 11 126 0 0 2 851 106 3.47 1.341 9.1 0.7 3.0 5.6 1.91
AL (4 yrs) 4 4 .500 4.83 83 0 24 0 0 0 110.0 103 64 59 16 74 18 81 2 2 6 502 85 5.21 1.609 8.4 1.3 6.1 6.6 1.09
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
1982 24 CIN NL 17.1 5 2 7 3.63 4.10 -0.39 -0.02 99.9 4.47 1 0.2 .2 -0.0 0.3 3 .532 .501
1983 25 CIN NL 92.0 73 0 31 3.03 4.20 0.13 -0.33 104.2 3.89 8 0.9 1.5 0.0 1.9 17 .513 .506
1984 26 CIN NL 52.1 36 0 31 5.33 4.21 -0.34 -0.33 104.2 4.41 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .482 .496
1984 26 DET AL 19.0 18 0 4 1.89 4.56 0.28 -0.36 94.6 3.71 4 0.4 .8 -0.1 0.5 6 .523 .503
1985 27 DET AL 66.0 48 0 35 4.77 4.73 0.23 -0.37 98.9 4.09 -5 -0.5 1.3 -0.2 -0.1 1 .489 .497 $100,000
1986 28 DET AL 21.0 13 0 19 8.14 4.69 0.34 -0.37 98.6 3.93 -10 -0.9 .7 0.1 -0.6 -8 .427 .494
1987 29 CIN NL 33.0 23 0 17 4.64 4.55 -0.06 -0.34 103.4 4.41 -1 -0.1 .5 -0.0 0.2 2 .495 .499
1988 30 BAL AL 4.0 4 0 6 13.50 4.59 -0.15 -0.37 100.7 4.41 -4 -0.4 .6 0.1 -0.3 -4 .402 .498
1988 30 PHI NL 6.2 8 0 4 5.40 3.97 -0.36 -0.32 105.4 4.23 -1 -0.1 .3 0.0 -0.0 -0 .487 .499
7 Seasons 311.1 228 2 154 4.45 4.40 0.03 -0.33 101.8 4.11 -13 -1.2 1.1 -0.2 1.6 16 .495 .500 $100,000
CIN (4 yrs) 194.2 137 2 86 3.98 4.25 -0.07 -0.30 103.7 4.17 3 0.3 1.2 -0.1 2.1 21 .502 .502
DET (3 yrs) 106.0 79 0 58 4.92 4.69 0.26 -0.37 98.0 3.99 -11 -1.0 1.1 -0.2 -0.2 -1 .487 .498 $100,000
PHI (1 yr) 6.2 8 0 4 5.40 3.97 -0.36 -0.32 105.4 4.23 -1 -0.1 .3 0.0 -0.0 -0 .487 .499
BAL (1 yr) 4.0 4 0 6 13.50 4.59 -0.15 -0.37 100.7 4.41 -4 -0.4 .6 0.1 -0.3 -4 .402 .498

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1984 ❍ 26 DET AL WS W SDP 0 0 3.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1.667 15.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 WS 0 0 3.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1.667 15.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1982 24 CIN NL 6 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 230 1 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1983 25 CIN NL 73 13 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258 -27 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984 26 TOT MLB 54 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984 26 CIN NL 36 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984 26 DET AL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 27 DET AL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 28 DET AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 29 CIN NL 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 30 TOT MLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 30 BAL AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1988 30 PHI NL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 229 22 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .118 .211 .118 .328 -7 2 0 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 16 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .118 .211 .118 .328 -7 1 0 0 2 0 0
CIN (4 yrs) 138 22 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .118 .211 .118 .328 -7 2 0 0 3 0 0
DET (3 yrs) 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 146 22 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .118 .211 .118 .328 -7 2 0 0 3 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1982 24 CIN NL 6 4 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .520 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1983 25 CIN NL 73 13 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1984 26 CIN NL 36 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1984 26 DET AL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 27 DET AL 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $100,000 1
1986 28 DET AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1987 29 CIN NL 23 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1988 30 BAL AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1988 30 PHI NL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 229 22 -3 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $100,000
CIN (4 yrs) 138 22 -3 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
DET (3 yrs) 79 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1 $100,000
PHI (1 yr) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BAL (1 yr) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1984 ❍ 26 DET AL WS SDP W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1982 CIN NL 24 P 5 2 0 17.1 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.56 0.60 .952 1.97 1.96 2 0 0% 32% 0
1983 CIN NL 25 P 73 0 0 92.0 20 2 18 0 1 1.000 1.96 0.27 .952 1.92 1.91 6 4 40% 33% 0
1984 TOT MLB 26 P 54 0 0 71.1 14 1 12 1 0 .929 1.64 0.24 .954 1.85 1.84 8 4 33% 32% 2
1984 CIN NL 26 P 36 0 0 52.1 13 1 11 1 0 .923 2.06 0.33 .954 1.87 1.87 5 4 44% 31% 2
1984 DET AL 26 P 18 0 0 19.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.47 0.06 .960 1.80 1.78 3 0 0% 36% 0
1985 DET AL 27 P 48 0 0 66.0 20 7 11 2 2 .900 2.45 0.38 .953 1.85 1.84 5 1 17% 33% 0
1986 DET AL 28 P 13 0 0 21.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.71 0.31 .958 1.84 1.81 0 0 0
1987 CIN NL 29 P 23 0 0 33.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.26 .955 1.91 1.90 10 0 0% 29% 0
1988 TOT MLB 30 P 12 0 0 10.2 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.84 0.08 .960 1.94 1.90 0 0 0
1988 BAL AL 30 P 4 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.78 0 0 0
1988 PHI NL 30 P 8 0 0 6.2 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.35 0.13 .960 2.02 1.96 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 228 2 0 311.1 69 14 51 4 4 .942 1.88 0.29 .953 1.89 1.87 31 9 23% 32% 2
7 Seasons TOT 228 2 0 311.1 69 14 51 4 4 .942 1.88 0.29 .953 1.89 1.87 31 9 23% 32% 2
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1983 NL  73 (4th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1983 NL  73 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2677), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1472), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1106th), 1.8 career WAR/1.8 7yr-peak WAR/1.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1985 27 Detroit Tigers $100,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$100,000
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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Name and misspellings: William Bill billy Joseph Will William Scherrer

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