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Billy Smith

Billy Edward Smith

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 14, 1953 in Hodge, LA
High School: Jay HS (San Antonio, TX)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 3rd round of the 1971 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1975 (Age 21.273)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Angels/Giants 1975-1981

Final Game: September 24, 1981 (Age 28.072)
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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
1975 21 CAL AL 59 159 143 10 29 5 1 0 14 1 3 12 27 .203 .263 .252 .515 52 36 0 0 3 1 0 6/3D5
1976 22 CAL AL 13 9 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .375 .375 .375 .750 128 3 0 0 1 0 0 6/D
1977 23 BAL AL 109 411 367 44 79 12 2 5 29 3 2 33 71 .215 .281 .300 .581 63 110 3 1 9 1 2 4/635
1978 24 BAL AL 85 283 250 29 65 12 2 5 30 3 0 27 40 .260 .333 .384 .717 107 96 2 1 4 1 3 4/6
1979 25 BAL AL 68 214 189 18 47 9 4 6 33 1 0 15 33 .249 .309 .434 .743 101 82 1 2 7 1 1 4/6
1981 27 SFG NL 36 71 61 6 11 0 0 1 5 0 0 9 16 .180 .282 .230 .511 48 14 1 0 0 1 0 6/45
6 Yrs 370 1147 1018 107 234 38 9 17 111 8 5 96 189 .230 .297 .335 .632 79 341 7 4 24 5 6
162 Game Avg. 162 502 446 47 102 17 4 7 49 4 2 42 83 .230 .297 .335 .632 79 149 3 2 11 2 3
BAL (3 yrs) 262 908 806 91 191 33 8 16 92 7 2 75 144 .237 .304 .357 .661 86 288 6 4 20 3 6
CAL (2 yrs) 72 168 151 10 32 5 1 0 14 1 3 12 29 .212 .268 .258 .527 56 39 0 0 4 1 0
SFG (1 yr) 36 71 61 6 11 0 0 1 5 0 0 9 16 .180 .282 .230 .511 48 14 1 0 0 1 0
AL (5 yrs) 334 1076 957 101 223 38 9 16 106 8 5 87 173 .233 .298 .342 .640 81 327 6 4 24 4 6
NL (1 yr) 36 71 61 6 11 0 0 1 5 0 0 9 16 .180 .282 .230 .511 48 14 1 0 0 1 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
1975 21 CAL AL 59 159 -8 -4 2 -12 2 -20 -2.1 6 -14 -1.6 .464 .487 -0.3 -1.0 -2 6/3D5
1976 22 CAL AL 13 9 0 0 0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .485 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 6/D
1977 23 BAL AL 109 411 -19 -0 2 9 3 -5 -0.4 15 10 1.0 .495 .497 0.0 1.3 1 4/635
1978 24 BAL AL 85 283 1 0 1 5 2 10 1.1 10 20 2.1 .513 .507 1.6 0.9 15 4/6
1979 25 BAL AL 68 214 1 0 1 4 2 9 0.9 8 16 1.6 .513 .505 1.2 0.7 12 4/6
1981 27 SFG NL 36 71 -3 -0 -0 -0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .491 .498 -0.1 0.1 -0 6/45
6 Seasons 370 1147 -29 -4 6 4 12 -11 -1.0 41 31 2.9 .497 .499 2.5 1.8 26
BAL (3 yrs) 262 908 -17 0 4 19 8 14 1.6 33 47 4.7 .506 .502 2.8 2.9 28
CAL (2 yrs) 72 168 -8 -4 2 -14 3 -22 -2.3 6 -16 -1.7 .468 .489 -0.2 -1.2 -2
SFG (1 yr) 36 71 -3 -0 -0 -0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .491 .498 -0.1 0.1 -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
1979 25 BAL AL ALCS CAL W 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 25 BAL AL WS PIT L 4 9 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .286 .444 .286 .730 2 2 0 0 0 2
1 Yr (2 Series) 5 13 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .182 .308 .182 .490 2 2 0 0 0 2
1 ALCS 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 9 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .286 .444 .286 .730 2 2 0 0 0 2

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
1975 CAL AL 21 SS 50 41 33 374.1 191 80 98 13 19 .932 -12 -40 4.28 3.56 .959 4.85 4.84
1975 CAL AL 21 1B 6 0 0 15.2 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1 69 9.19 2.67 .990 9.88 9.82
1975 CAL AL 21 DH 5 0
1975 CAL AL 21 3B 2 1 0 10.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 .950 3.15 3.15
1976 CAL AL 22 SS 10 0 0 17.0 8 0 5 3 1 .625 -2 -148 2.65 0.50 .968 4.98 5.01
1976 CAL AL 22 DH 2 0
1977 BAL AL 23 2B 104 93 78 837.0 537 260 272 5 78 .991 10 15 5.72 5.12 .978 5.42 5.38
1977 BAL AL 23 SS 5 0 0 8.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 -1 -90 3.38 0.60 .962 4.84 4.80
1977 BAL AL 23 1B 2 0 0 4.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -1 -180 6.75 1.50 .990 10.12 9.95
1977 BAL AL 23 3B 1 8 4 4 0 2 1.000 8.00 .958 3.00
1978 BAL AL 24 2B 83 64 60 610.0 359 146 208 5 43 .986 5 9 5.22 4.27 .980 5.47 5.42
1978 BAL AL 24 SS 2 0 0 2.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 300 13.50 1.50 .963 4.95 4.85
1979 BAL AL 25 2B 63 52 34 440.0 254 107 142 5 33 .980 4 12 5.09 3.95 .978 5.50 5.43
1979 BAL AL 25 SS 5 2 2 20.0 12 1 9 2 2 .833 0 0 4.50 2.00 .965 5.00 4.96
1981 SFG NL 27 SS 21 11 6 106.0 68 27 39 2 9 .971 0 6 5.60 3.14 .960 5.10 5.12
1981 SFG NL 27 2B 5 1 1 18.0 11 3 8 0 1 1.000 0 7 5.50 2.20 .982 5.50 5.54
1981 SFG NL 27 3B 3 2 2 20.0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 -1 -48 2.25 1.67 .948 2.84 2.87
4 Seasons 2B 255 210 173 1905.0 1161 516 630 15 155 .987 19 12 5.41 4.49 .979 5.46 5.41
6 Seasons SS 93 54 41 527.1 286 110 155 21 31 .927 -14 -32 4.52 2.85 .960 4.91 4.93
2 Seasons 1B 8 0 0 19.2 20 18 1 1 0 .950 0 18 8.69 2.38 .990 9.93 9.85
2 Seasons DH 7 0
3 Seasons 3B 6 3 2 30.0 14 6 7 1 3 .929 -1 -52 1.50 2.17 .954 2.94 2.98
6 Seasons TOT 362 267 216 2482.0 1481 650 793 38 189 .974 4 2 5.20 3.99 .975 5.34 5.34
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

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1977 AL  10 (4th)
Career  19 (74th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1977 AL  5.72 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (339th), 2.9 career WAR/2.9 7yr-peak WAR/2.9 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1980 26 Baltimore Orioles $65,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide Player loss; demand $95K
Career to date (may be incomplete)$65,000
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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