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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 16, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #758. Jhonny Peralta… #759. Tony Gonzalez… #760. Greg Gagne… #761. BILLY SOUTHWORTH… #762. Willie Jones… #763. Dode Paskert… #764. Justin Upton… 

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
1913 20 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /O
1915 22 CLE AL 60 213 177 25 39 2 5 0 8 2 4 36 12 .220 .352 .288 .640 91 51 0 1 O87/9
1918 25 PIT NL 64 275 246 37 84 5 7 2 43 19 26 9 .341 .409 .443 .852 155 109 2 1 O9
1919 26 PIT NL 121 502 453 56 127 14 14 4 61 23 32 22 .280 .329 .400 .729 115 181 1 16 *O79
1920 27 PIT NL 146 617 546 64 155 17 13 2 53 23 25 52 20 .284 .348 .374 .722 105 204 2 17 *O9
1921 28 BSN NL 141 642 569 86 175 25 15 7 79 22 20 36 13 .308 .351 .441 .792 114 251 2 35 *O9
1922 29 BSN NL 43 182 158 27 51 4 4 4 18 4 1 18 1 .323 .392 .475 .867 127 75 0 6 O9
1923 30 BSN NL 153 691 611 95 195 29 16 6 78 14 16 61 23 .319 .383 .448 .831 123 274 2 18 *O9/4
1924 31 NYG NL 94 325 281 40 72 13 0 3 36 1 6 32 16 .256 .332 .335 .667 81 94 0 12 O89/7
1925 32 NYG NL 123 537 473 79 138 19 5 6 44 6 13 51 11 .292 .363 .391 .754 96 185 2 11 *O8/9
1926 33 TOT NL 135 566 507 99 162 28 7 16 99 14 33 10 .320 .365 .497 .862 128 252 3 23 *O98/7 MVP-19
1926 33 NYG NL 36 127 116 23 38 6 1 5 30 1 7 1 .328 .366 .526 .892 140 61 0 4 O8/79
1926 33 STL NL 99 439 391 76 124 22 6 11 69 13 26 9 .317 .364 .488 .853 124 191 3 19 O9
1927 34 STL NL 92 341 306 52 92 15 5 2 39 10 23 7 .301 .350 .402 .752 97 123 0 12 O9
1929 36 STL NL 19 34 32 1 6 2 0 0 3 0 2 4 .188 .235 .250 .485 19 8 0 0 /O9
13 Yrs 1192 4925 4359 661 1296 173 91 52 561 138 85 402 148 .297 .359 .415 .773 111 1807 14 152
162 Game Avg. 162 669 592 90 176 24 12 7 76 19 55 20 .297 .359 .415 .773 111 246 2 21
NYG (3 yrs) 253 989 870 142 248 38 6 14 110 8 19 90 28 .285 .353 .391 .744 97 340 2 27
PIT (3 yrs) 331 1394 1245 157 366 36 34 8 157 65 25 110 51 .294 .354 .397 .750 118 494 5 34
BSN (3 yrs) 337 1515 1338 208 421 58 35 17 175 40 37 115 37 .315 .371 .448 .819 120 600 4 59
STL (3 yrs) 210 814 729 129 222 39 11 13 111 23 51 20 .305 .352 .442 .794 108 322 3 31
CLE (2 yrs) 61 213 177 25 39 2 5 0 8 2 4 36 12 .220 .352 .288 .640 91 51 0 1
NL (11 yrs) 1131 4712 4182 636 1257 171 86 52 553 136 81 366 136 .301 .359 .420 .779 112 1756 14 151
AL (2 yrs) 61 213 177 25 39 2 5 0 8 2 4 36 12 .220 .352 .288 .640 91 51 0 1

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
1913 20 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /O
1915 22 CLE AL 60 213 -0 -1 0 0 -2 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.5 .495 .498 0.5 -0.2 6 O87/9
1918 25 PIT NL 64 275 16 0 0 10 -3 23 2.7 8 31 3.6 .543 .517 2.4 0.8 21 O9
1919 26 PIT NL 121 502 8 0 0 5 -6 7 0.7 15 23 2.4 .507 .505 1.9 -0.2 18 *O79
1920 27 PIT NL 146 617 4 -3 0 10 -7 5 0.4 19 24 2.5 .504 .503 1.4 0.3 14 *O9
1921 28 BSN NL 141 642 12 -2 0 6 -7 10 0.9 19 28 2.8 .507 .506 2.3 -0.2 22 *O9
1922 29 BSN NL 43 182 7 1 0 4 -2 10 1.0 6 16 1.6 .523 .506 1.2 0.2 12 O9
1923 30 BSN NL 153 691 23 -2 0 -2 -7 11 1.1 20 32 3.2 .507 .507 3.3 -0.9 34 *O9/4
1924 31 NYG NL 94 325 -6 -2 0 -2 -2 -12 -1.3 10 -2 -0.3 .486 .492 -0.0 -0.5 -0 O89/7
1925 32 NYG NL 123 537 0 -4 0 -4 -3 -10 -1.1 16 6 0.6 .492 .494 1.0 -0.7 10 *O8/9
1926 33 NYG NL 36 127 6 -0 0 0 -1 5 0.5 4 9 0.9 .515 .503 0.9 -0.1 9 O8/79 MVP-19
1926 33 STL NL 99 439 14 0 0 6 -5 15 1.5 13 28 2.8 .516 .510 2.2 0.1 22 O9 MVP-19
1927 34 STL NL 92 341 -1 0 0 1 -4 -4 -0.4 11 7 0.7 .496 .498 0.6 -0.3 6 O9
1929 36 STL NL 19 34 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .478 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3 /O9
13 Seasons 1192 4925 78 -10 0 34 -49 53 5.3 150 203 21.0 .505 .503 17.5 -1.7 169
NYG (3 yrs) 253 989 0 -5 0 -6 -7 -18 -1.9 30 13 1.2 .493 .495 1.9 -1.4 19
PIT (3 yrs) 331 1394 28 -2 0 25 -16 35 3.9 43 77 8.5 .513 .507 5.7 0.9 52
BSN (3 yrs) 337 1515 42 -3 0 8 -16 31 3.0 45 76 7.5 .509 .506 6.8 -0.8 68
STL (3 yrs) 210 814 8 0 0 7 -9 7 0.7 25 32 3.2 .504 .503 2.5 -0.2 25
CLE (2 yrs) 61 213 -0 -1 0 0 -2 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.5 .495 .498 0.5 -0.2 6

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
1924 31 NYG NL WS WSH L 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 ❍ 33 STL NL WS NYY W 7 30 29 6 10 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 .345 .345 .552 .897 16 0 0 1 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 12 31 30 7 10 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .533 .867 16 0 0 1 0 0
2 WS 12 31 30 7 10 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .533 .867 16 0 0 1 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 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 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)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1918 NL  3.6 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
Career  .297 (246th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1926 NL  .497 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1923 NL  153 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
1923 NL  611 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1923 NL  691 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1926 NL  99 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1923 NL  195 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1923 NL  274 (10th)
1926 NL  252 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1919 NL  14 (1st)
1920 NL  13 (8th)
1921 NL  15 (8th)
1923 NL  16 (4th)
Career  91 (206th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  16 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1919 NL  61 (8th)
1926 NL  99 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1920 NL  52 (8th)
1923 NL  61 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1920 NL  23 (7th)
1921 NL  22 (6th)
1926 NL  14 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1923 NL  144 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1926 NL  91 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1918 NL  17 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1918 NL  1.9 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1926 NL  51 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1923 NL  258 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1921 NL  35 (2nd)
1923 NL  18 (10th)
1926 NL  23 (10th)
Career  152 (168th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1920 NL  25 (1st)
1921 NL  20 (3rd)
1923 NL  16 (8th)
1925 NL  13 (3rd)
Career  85 (190th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1921 NL  10.6 (9th)
1926 NL  14.9 (1st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1921 NL  43.8 (3rd)
1925 NL  43.0 (2nd)
1926 NL  50.7 (3rd)
Career  29.5 (26th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1926 NL  31.7 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1921 NL  449 (9th)
1923 NL  450 (6th)

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 37 (678), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1118), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (799), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (108th), 21.0 career WAR/19.8 7yr-peak WAR/20.4 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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