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Bill Skowron

William Joseph Skowron (Moose)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 18, 1930 in Chicago, IL
High School: Weber HS (Chicago, IL)
School: Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1954 (Age 23.116)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/WhiteSox/Dodgers/Senators/Angels 1954-1967

Final Game: October 1, 1967 (Age 36.287)
Died: April 27, 2012 in Arlington Heights, IL
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Standard Fielding

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
1954 NYY AL 23 1B 61 56 17 398.2 429 395 28 6 48 .986 -4 -12 9.55 6.93 .990 9.60 9.53
1954 NYY AL 23 3B 5 2 1 23.0 12 1 11 0 0 1.000 2 83 4.70 2.40 .959 3.48 3.46
1954 NYY AL 23 2B 2 1 1 10.0 10 3 6 1 0 .900 -0 -36 8.10 4.50 .976 5.40 5.35
1955 NYY AL 24 1B 74 69 42 548.0 560 517 37 6 63 .989 -3 -6 9.10 7.49 .991 9.63 9.54
1955 NYY AL 24 3B 3 0 0 10.0 7 3 3 1 0 .857 0 36 5.40 2.00 .950 3.15 3.13
1956 NYY AL 25 1B 120 117 99 1011.1 1055 968 80 7 138 .993 2 3 9.33 8.73 .990 9.43 9.35
1956 NYY AL 25 3B 2 2 1 17.0 8 1 6 1 0 .875 0 7 3.71 3.50 .949 3.23 3.20
1957 NYY AL 26 1B 115 111 105 1012.1 1121 1026 86 9 116 .992 8 10 9.89 9.67 .992 9.67 9.70 AS,MVP-22
1958 NYY AL 27 1B 118 114 108 1011.0 1119 1040 71 8 112 .993 8 9 9.89 9.42 .991 9.60 9.50 AS
1958 NYY AL 27 3B 2 2 2 16.0 7 1 1 5 0 .286 -2 -165 1.12 1.00 .951 3.09 3.10 AS
1959 NYY AL 28 1B 72 71 60 607.1 675 626 43 6 68 .991 2 5 9.91 9.29 .990 9.84 9.77 AS
1960 NYY AL 29 1B 142 140 118 1200.1 1329 1202 115 12 130 .991 10 10 9.87 9.27 .991 9.58 9.56 AS,MVP-9
1961 NYY AL 30 1B 149 147 142 1291.0 1340 1228 102 10 146 .993 8 7 9.27 8.93 .990 9.45 9.34 AS
1962 NYY AL 31 1B 135 123 113 1116.1 1141 1054 77 10 101 .991 7 7 9.12 8.38 .990 9.44 9.41
1963 LAD NL 32 1B 66 60 39 507.2 557 518 34 5 44 .991 -4 -8 9.79 8.36 .989 9.81 9.78
1963 LAD NL 32 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 3.15 2.90
1964 TOT AL 33 1B 136 133 111 1161.0 1297 1212 80 5 94 .996 5 6 10.02 9.50 .991 9.43 9.41
1964 WSA AL 33 1B 66 63 58 559.0 635 591 40 4 41 .994 3 6 10.16 9.56 .991 9.43 9.41
1964 CHW AL 33 1B 70 70 53 602.0 662 621 40 1 53 .998 3 5 9.88 9.44 .991 9.43 9.41
1965 CHW AL 34 1B 145 143 87 1220.1 1379 1297 74 8 116 .994 4 4 10.11 9.46 .991 9.56 9.53 AS
1966 CHW AL 35 1B 98 92 40 689.1 789 722 60 7 75 .991 3 6 10.21 7.98 .991 9.59 9.58
1967 CAL AL 36 1B 32 27 17 224.0 257 238 16 3 15 .988 -2 -12 10.21 7.94 .991 9.53 9.55
14 Seasons 1B 1463 1403 1098 11998.2 13048 12043 903 102 1266 .992 46 5 9.71 8.85 .991 9.56 9.51
5 Seasons 3B 13 6 4 68.0 34 6 21 7 0 .794 -0 -7 3.57 2.08 .953 3.27 3.25
1 Season 2B 2 1 1 10.0 10 3 6 1 0 .900 -0 -36 8.10 4.50 .976 5.40 5.35
14 Seasons TOT 1478 1410 1103 12076.2 13092 12052 930 110 1266 .992 45 4 9.67 8.78 .991 9.52 9.45
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

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
1954 NYY AL 23 1B -4 -12 -4 -3 -1 0
1954 NYY AL 23 3B 2 83 2 0 1 0
1954 NYY AL 23 2B -0 -36 -0 -0 0 0
1955 NYY AL 24 1B -3 -6 -3 -0 -2 0
1955 NYY AL 24 3B 0 36 0 0 0 0
1956 NYY AL 25 1B 2 3 1 -0 2 1
1956 NYY AL 25 3B 0 7 0 0 0 0
1957 NYY AL 26 1B 8 10 8 6 2 0
1958 NYY AL 27 1B 8 9 7 1 6 1
1958 NYY AL 27 3B -2 -165 -2 0 -2 0
1959 NYY AL 28 1B 2 5 2 0 2 0
1960 NYY AL 29 1B 10 10 10 7 2 0
1961 NYY AL 30 1B 8 7 7 2 5 1
1962 NYY AL 31 1B 7 7 7 5 2 0
1963 LAD NL 32 1B -4 -8 -4 -0 -3 0
1963 LAD NL 32 3B -0 -120 -0 -0 0
1964 WSA AL 33 1B 3 6 2 1 1 1
1964 CHW AL 33 1B 3 5 3 4 -2 0
1965 CHW AL 34 1B 4 4 4 1 3 0
1966 CHW AL 35 1B 3 6 3 2 1 0
1967 CAL AL 36 1B -2 -12 -2 -1 -1 0
14 Seasons 1B 46 5 42 26 16 4
5 Seasons 3B -0 -7 -0 0 -1 0
1 Season 2B -0 -36 -0 -0 0 0
14 Seasons TOT 45 4 41 26 15 4
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1954 NYY AL 23 87 59 87 68 0 0 61 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
1955 NYY AL 24 108 69 108 74 0 0 74 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
1956 NYY AL 25 134 119 134 121 0 0 120 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1957 NYY AL 26 122 111 122 115 0 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1958 NYY AL 27 126 116 126 120 0 0 118 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1959 NYY AL 28 74 71 74 72 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1960 NYY AL 29 146 140 146 142 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1961 NYY AL 30 150 147 150 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1962 NYY AL 31 140 123 140 135 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1963 LAD NL 32 89 60 89 67 0 0 66 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
1964 CHW AL 33 73 70 73 70 0 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1964 WSA AL 33 73 63 73 66 0 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1965 CHW AL 34 146 143 146 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1966 CHW AL 35 120 92 120 98 0 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
1967 CAL AL 36 62 27 62 32 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
1967 CHW AL 36 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
14 Seasons 1658 1410 1658 1474 0 0 1463 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 227 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 -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1954 NYY AL 23 1603 68% 80% 27% 75 91% 4 376 23 349 5 26 26 12 5 0 1 6 0 3 3 2 46 1 1 0 43 2 3 2 1 9 89%
1955 NYY AL 24 2325 69% 78% 25% 117 93% 0 517 25 484 7 51 38 18 12 0 7 6 0 6 0 3 63 4 0 0 58 5 5 0 5 10 90%
1956 NYY AL 25 4361 63% 78% 25% 239 93% 2 970 67 891 12 89 75 38 30 0 1 7 1 3 3 6 138 7 3 3 120 12 17 7 10 13 92%
1957 NYY AL 26 4213 66% 78% 30% 248 96% 0 1028 84 939 6 76 84 59 19 2 3 9 3 6 0 4 117 6 0 1 106 7 11 4 7 16 100%
1958 NYY AL 27 4234 66% 77% 29% 236 93% 1 1045 54 979 11 106 70 43 21 0 5 8 0 7 1 7 112 4 4 5 99 13 11 3 8 9 89%
1959 NYY AL 28 2557 65% 78% 30% 126 94% 0 627 28 591 8 53 40 29 9 0 1 6 0 6 0 6 68 2 0 0 63 2 4 1 3 7 100%
1960 NYY AL 29 5081 66% 79% 30% 263 93% 4 1200 48 1146 7 93 114 78 23 4 2 12 2 7 3 7 130 4 0 2 119 6 10 1 8 22 82%
1961 NYY AL 30 5392 68% 78% 27% 271 94% 3 1234 82 1142 11 83 105 77 17 2 6 10 3 6 1 5 147 2 0 7 138 8 9 4 5 14 79%
1962 NYY AL 31 4708 62% 79% 29% 263 95% 1 1046 60 982 7 116 78 57 18 1 3 10 3 6 1 6 101 2 2 2 93 6 8 2 6 15 87%
1963 LAD NL 32 2122 66% 78% 33% 104 91% 1 516 22 490 5 40 35 28 5 1 0 5 1 2 2 3 44 0 0 1 41 1 3 1 2 16 88%
1964 CHW AL 33 2394 63% 78% 29% 115 94% 2 620 23 584 13 51 38 27 5 0 4 1 0 1 0 1 57 1 0 0 52 1 5 0 5 11 55%
1964 WSA AL 33 2414 60% 81% 27% 138 93% 0 588 42 538 9 56 40 24 10 1 3 4 2 2 0 2 41 4 1 2 37 6 4 2 2 9 67%
1965 CHW AL 34 5005 66% 80% 29% 245 96% 0 1294 49 1229 17 121 73 55 12 0 3 8 1 7 0 5 117 2 1 0 111 3 5 1 4 14 64%
1966 CHW AL 35 2774 67% 81% 30% 133 96% 0 719 21 688 10 54 62 48 8 0 3 7 2 4 1 3 75 1 0 0 71 1 4 1 3 10 100%
1967 CAL AL 36 934 55% 79% 28% 43 95% 1 240 6 231 4 22 15 11 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 16 0 0 0 15 1 1 0 1 2 100%
14 Seasons 50117 65% 79% 29% 2616 94% 19 12020 634 11263 132 1037 893 604 195 12 43 102 19 68 15 61 1272 40 12 23 1166 74 100 29 70 177 84%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 94% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1954 NYY AL 23 104 58% 82% 28% 11 91% 0 1 0 0 1 10 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1955 NYY AL 24 41 68% 80% 27% 7 100% 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 NYY AL 25 69 68% 77% 28% 8 75% 0 1 0 0 1 7 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 NYY AL 27 69 75% 77% 20% 6 33% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1963 LAD NL 32 7 86% 71% 43% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 290 67% 79% 26% 32 78% 0 6 4 0 2 21 15 5 0 1 7 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0%
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 89% 63%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1954 NYY AL 23 54 96% 78% 22% 6 83% 0 2 0 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 54 96% 78% 22% 6 83% 0 2 0 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 80% 27% 93%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1957 AL (22, 1%)
1960 AL (9, 17%)
0.18 Career Shares (792nd)

Putoutss c a p y
1956 AL  969 (2nd)
1957 AL  1,026 (2nd)
1958 AL  1,041 (2nd)
1960 AL  1,202 (1st)
1961 AL  1,228 (2nd)
1964 AL  1,212 (2nd)
1965 AL  1,297 (1st)
Career  12,052 (91st)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  120 (2nd)
1957 AL  115 (4th)
1958 AL  118 (2nd)
1960 AL  142 (2nd)
1961 AL  149 (2nd)
1964 AL  136 (5th)
1965 AL  145 (1st)
Career  1,463 (66th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  968 (2nd)
1957 AL  1,026 (2nd)
1958 AL  1,040 (2nd)
1960 AL  1,202 (1st)
1961 AL  1,228 (2nd)
1964 AL  1,212 (2nd)
1965 AL  1,297 (1st)
Career  12,043 (81st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  80 (1st)
1957 AL  86 (2nd)
1958 AL  71 (4th)
1960 AL  115 (2nd)
1961 AL  102 (3rd)
1965 AL  74 (4th)
Career  903 (67th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1957 AL  9 (4th)
1960 AL  12 (1st)
1962 AL  10 (4th)
1965 AL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  138 (1st)
1957 AL  116 (2nd)
1958 AL  112 (2nd)
1959 AL  68 (4th)
1960 AL  130 (2nd)
1961 AL  146 (1st)
1964 AL  94 (5th)
1965 AL  116 (1st)
Career  1,266 (45th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  2 (4th)
1957 AL  8 (2nd)
1958 AL  8 (1st)
1960 AL  10 (2nd)
1961 AL  8 (2nd)
1962 AL  7 (2nd)
1965 AL  5 (4th)
1966 AL  3 (5th)
Career  46 (19th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1956 AL  9.33 (4th)
1957 AL  9.89 (3rd)
1958 AL  9.89 (2nd)
1960 AL  9.87 (2nd)
1964 AL  10.02 (2nd)
1965 AL  10.11 (2nd)
1966 AL  10.21 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  8.73 (3rd)
1957 AL  9.67 (1st)
1958 AL  9.42 (2nd)
1960 AL  9.27 (2nd)
1964 AL  9.50 (2nd)
1965 AL  9.46 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1956 AL  .993 (2nd)
1957 AL  .992 (2nd)
1958 AL  .993 (1st)
1960 AL  .991 (4th)
1961 AL  .993 (4th)
1964 AL  .996 (2nd)
1965 AL  .994 (2nd)

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