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Bill Singer

William Robert Singer (Sing Sing or The Singer Throwing Machine)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 184 lb.

Born: April 24, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Pomona HS (Pomona, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1964 (Age 20.153)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Angels/Twins/BlueJays/Rangers 1964-1977

Final Game: July 16, 1977 (Age 33.083)
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Standard Fielding

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
1964 LAD NL 20 P 2 2 0 14.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.50 .953 2.12 2.15 3 1 25% 40% 0
1965 LAD NL 21 P 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 0 0 0
1966 LAD NL 22 P 3 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.33 .950 2.02 1.97 2 1 33% 40% 0
1967 LAD NL 23 P 32 29 7 204.1 52 10 37 5 0 .904 2.07 1.47 .960 2.00 2.00 9 5 36% 40% 8
1968 LAD NL 24 P 37 36 12 256.1 61 13 41 7 0 .885 1.90 1.46 .958 2.01 2.02 13 13 50% 40% 4
1969 LAD NL 25 P 41 40 16 315.2 57 14 41 2 0 .965 1.57 1.34 .958 1.95 1.94 7 7 50% 40% 4 AS
1970 LAD NL 26 P 16 16 5 106.1 23 8 12 3 0 .870 1.69 1.25 .951 1.85 1.84 8 3 27% 33% 2
1971 LAD NL 27 P 31 31 8 203.1 33 8 24 1 2 .970 1.42 1.03 .954 1.90 1.90 10 6 38% 35% 0
1972 LAD NL 28 P 26 25 4 169.1 37 7 28 2 2 .946 1.86 1.35 .950 1.78 1.78 7 4 36% 37% 1
1973 CAL AL 29 P 40 40 19 315.2 56 13 38 5 1 .911 1.45 1.28 .951 1.86 1.85 22 7 24% 38% 3 AS
1974 CAL AL 30 P 14 14 8 108.2 23 6 16 1 0 .957 1.82 1.57 .947 1.81 1.80 3 4 57% 38% 2
1975 CAL AL 31 P 29 27 8 179.0 38 7 28 3 1 .921 1.76 1.21 .940 1.87 1.86 17 12 41% 38% 4
1976 TOT AL 32 P 36 36 7 236.2 41 7 31 3 0 .927 1.45 1.06 .950 1.87 1.88 18 22 55% 34% 0
1976 TEX AL 32 P 10 10 2 64.2 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 1.39 1.00 .950 1.86 1.88 4 5 56% 34% 0
1976 MIN AL 32 P 26 26 5 172.0 31 5 23 3 0 .903 1.47 1.08 .950 1.87 1.88 14 17 55% 34% 0
1977 TOR AL 33 P 13 12 0 59.2 14 2 10 2 1 .857 1.81 0.92 .948 1.95 1.93 5 6 55% 39% 1
14 Seasons P 322 308 94 2174.0 439 95 310 34 7 .923 1.68 1.26 .953 1.90 1.90 124 91 42% 37% 29
14 Seasons TOT 322 308 94 2174.0 439 95 310 34 7 .923 1.68 1.26 .953 1.90 1.90 124 91 42% 37% 29
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1964 LAD NL 20 P
1965 LAD NL 21 P
1966 LAD NL 22 P
1967 LAD NL 23 P
1968 LAD NL 24 P
1969 LAD NL 25 P
1970 LAD NL 26 P
1971 LAD NL 27 P
1972 LAD NL 28 P
1973 CAL AL 29 P
1974 CAL AL 30 P
1975 CAL AL 31 P
1976 TEX AL 32 P
1976 MIN AL 32 P
1977 TOR AL 33 P
14 Seasons P
14 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1964 LAD NL 20 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 LAD NL 21 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 LAD NL 22 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 LAD NL 23 34 29 34 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1968 LAD NL 24 37 36 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 LAD NL 25 41 40 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 LAD NL 26 16 16 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 LAD NL 27 31 31 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 LAD NL 28 26 25 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 CAL AL 29 40 40 0 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CAL AL 30 14 14 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CAL AL 31 29 27 1 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 MIN AL 32 26 26 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 TEX AL 32 10 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 TOR AL 33 13 12 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 324 308 193 322 322 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1964 LAD NL 20 64 84% 36% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 LAD NL 21 7 57% 29% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 LAD NL 22 17 82% 18% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 LAD NL 23 854 76% 25% 35 91% 1 9 1 7 38 24 2 5 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1968 LAD NL 24 1060 75% 24% 44 91% 1 13 2 7 41 29 2 7 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 86%
1969 LAD NL 25 1263 76% 25% 45 87% 0 11 0 11 43 32 5 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 67%
1970 LAD NL 26 428 74% 23% 12 92% 0 9 1 7 12 10 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
1971 LAD NL 27 863 77% 28% 27 89% 0 8 1 7 24 20 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 4 100%
1972 LAD NL 28 708 79% 27% 29 93% 0 7 0 6 28 23 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 4 75%
1973 CAL AL 29 1348 75% 25% 41 85% 3 13 0 13 39 27 1 5 0 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 8 75%
1974 CAL AL 30 462 77% 23% 15 100% 0 6 1 4 16 13 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1975 CAL AL 31 769 84% 27% 31 90% 1 8 1 5 29 20 5 3 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1976 MIN AL 32 737 87% 30% 24 92% 2 5 0 5 23 17 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 TEX AL 32 274 80% 24% 9 89% 0 2 0 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1977 TOR AL 33 288 81% 26% 8 100% 0 2 0 2 9 7 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
14 Seasons 9142 78% 26% 323 90% 8 93 7 76 313 233 22 34 2 9 23 7 7 6 6 1 42 83%
MLB Averages 80% 28% 90% 86%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1983 BBWAA ()

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1970 July NL Player of the Month

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1967 NL  5 (1st)
1968 NL  7 (1st)
1973 AL  5 (4th)

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