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Billy Southworth

William Harold Southworth

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 9, 1893 in Harvard, NE
High School: Harvard HS (Harvard, NE)(All Transactions)
Debut: August 4, 1913 (Age 20.148)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1915 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Pirates/Giants/Cardinals/Indians/... 1913-1929

Final Game: July 9, 1929 (Age 36.122)
Died: November 15, 1969 in Columbus, OH
Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 2008.
   View Billy Southworth Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Cousin of Bill Southworth
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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 G Awards
1913 CLE AL 20 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-0-0
1915 CLE AL 22 OF 44 43 42 103 90 7 6 3 .942 2.20 .958 2.05
1915 CLE AL 22 CF 30 30 29 81 72 5 4 1 .951 2.57 .954 2.45
1915 CLE AL 22 LF 10 9 9 18 15 1 2 1 .889 1.60 .963 2.09
1915 CLE AL 22 RF 4 4 4 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 1.00 .958 1.60
1918 PIT NL 25 OF 64 64 64 152 137 12 3 4 .980 2.33 .962 2.26
1918 PIT NL 25 RF 64 64 64 148 135 10 3 4 .980 2.27 .962 1.86
1919 PIT NL 26 OF 121 121 120 279 253 17 9 5 .968 2.23 .964 2.26
1919 PIT NL 26 LF 74 74 74 164 150 8 6 2 .963 2.14 .966 2.21
1919 PIT NL 26 RF 47 47 46 115 103 9 3 3 .974 2.38 .959 1.99
1920 PIT NL 27 OF 142 141 141 352 337 12 3 3 .991 2.46 .964 2.34
1920 PIT NL 27 RF 142 141 141 352 337 12 3 3 .991 2.46 .961 2.08
1921 BSN NL 28 OF 141 141 139 321 288 25 8 6 .975 2.22 .965 2.40
1921 BSN NL 28 RF 141 141 139 321 288 25 8 6 .975 2.22 .964 2.08
1922 BSN NL 29 OF 41 41 39 112 100 7 5 0 .955 2.61 .962 2.40
1922 BSN NL 29 RF 41 41 39 112 100 7 5 0 .955 2.61 .955 2.18
1923 BSN NL 30 OF 151 151 149 369 326 22 21 6 .943 2.30 .964 2.44
1923 BSN NL 30 RF 151 151 149 369 326 22 21 6 .943 2.30 .958 2.18
1923 BSN NL 30 2B 2 2 2 8 3 4 1 0 .875 3.50 .959 5.90
1924 NYG NL 31 OF 75 61 57 184 167 5 12 2 .935 2.29 .965 2.39
1924 NYG NL 31 CF 55 50 46 146 134 2 10 2 .932 2.47 .965 2.85
1924 NYG NL 31 RF 19 11 11 36 31 3 2 0 .944 1.79 .966 2.06
1924 NYG NL 31 LF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 2.25
1925 NYG NL 32 OF 119 115 111 307 289 7 11 1 .964 2.49 .967 2.48
1925 NYG NL 32 CF 117 112 108 298 280 7 11 1 .963 2.45 .967 2.92
1925 NYG NL 32 RF 4 3 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 .967 2.28
1926 TOT NL 33 OF 128 126 117 306 290 7 9 1 .971 2.32 .965 2.42 MVP-19
1926 TOT NL 33 RF 107 106 98 258 243 7 8 1 .969 2.34 .968 2.21 MVP-19
1926 NYG NL 33 OF 29 28 26 66 62 2 2 1 .970 2.21 .965 2.42
1926 NYG NL 33 CF 15 14 13 39 38 0 1 0 .974 2.53 .965 2.85 MVP-19
1926 NYG NL 33 LF 8 6 6 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.13 .961 2.21 MVP-19
1926 NYG NL 33 RF 8 8 7 18 15 2 1 1 .944 2.13 .968 2.21
1926 STL NL 33 OF 99 98 91 240 228 5 7 0 .971 2.35 .965 2.42
1926 STL NL 33 RF 99 98 91 240 228 5 7 0 .971 2.35 .968 2.21
1927 STL NL 34 OF 83 79 73 164 153 6 5 2 .970 1.92 .970 2.49
1927 STL NL 34 RF 83 79 73 164 153 6 5 3 .970 1.92 .968 2.26
1929 STL NL 36 OF 5 5 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.40 .973 2.46
1929 STL NL 36 RF 5 5 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.40 .971 2.38
13 Seasons OF 1115 1088 1056 2661 2442 127 92 33 .965 2.30 .965 2.38 94-217-808
12 Seasons RF 808 793 771 1900 1740 102 58 27 .969 2.28 .962 2.12
4 Seasons CF 217 206 196 564 524 14 26 4 .954 2.48 .964 2.83
4 Seasons LF 94 89 89 193 176 9 8 3 .959 1.97 .965 2.20
1 Season 2B 2 2 2 8 3 4 1 0 .875 3.50 .959 5.90
13 Seasons TOT 1117 1090 1058 2669 2445 131 93 33 .965 2.31 .965 2.38 94-217-808
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1913 CLE AL 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1915 CLE AL 22 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 30 4 44 0
1918 PIT NL 25 64 64 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 64 0 0 0
1919 PIT NL 26 121 121 121 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0 47 121 0 0 0
1920 PIT NL 27 146 141 146 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 142 0 4 0
1921 BSN NL 28 141 141 141 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 141 0 0 0
1922 BSN NL 29 43 41 43 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 41 0 2 0
1923 BSN NL 30 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 151 151 0 0 0
1924 NYG NL 31 94 61 94 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 55 19 75 0 16 3
1925 NYG NL 32 123 115 123 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 4 120 0 2 1
1926 STL NL 33 99 98 99 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 99 0 0 0
1926 NYG NL 33 36 28 36 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 15 8 29 0 6 2
1927 STL NL 34 92 79 92 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 83 0 9 0
1929 STL NL 36 19 5 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 14 0
13 Seasons 1192 1047 1192 1073 0 0 0 2 0 0 94 217 808 1116 0 53 6
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 0.5%)
1949 BBWAA ( 4.6%)
1950 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1951 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1958 BBWAA ( 6.8%)
2008 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 2008
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 NL (19, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 NL  74 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 NL  150 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 NL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 NL  117 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 NL  280 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 NL  10 (5th)
1925 NL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 NL  2 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 NL  142 (3rd)
1921 NL  141 (1st)
1923 NL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 NL  337 (2nd)
1921 NL  288 (1st)
1923 NL  326 (1st)
1926 NL  243 (4th)
Career  1,740 (81st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 NL  12 (5th)
1921 NL  25 (2nd)
1923 NL  22 (1st)
Career  102 (44th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 NL  8 (3rd)
1923 NL  21 (1st)
1926 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  58 (43rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  4 (1st)
1919 NL  3 (4th)
1920 NL  3 (5th)
1921 NL  6 (1st)
1923 NL  6 (2nd)
Career  27 (31st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1923 NL  151 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1921 NL  25 (5th)
1923 NL  22 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1923 NL  21 (1st)
1924 NL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1918 NL  4 (5th)
1919 NL  5 (4th)
1921 NL  6 (1st)
1923 NL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 NL  2.14 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 NL  .963 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  2.27 (1st)
1920 NL  2.46 (1st)
1921 NL  2.22 (2nd)
1923 NL  2.30 (1st)
1926 NL  2.34 (3rd)
Career  2.28 (3rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 NL  .991 (1st)
1921 NL  .975 (3rd)
1926 NL  .969 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1920 NL  .991 (1st)

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