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Bill Sowders

William Jefferson Sowders (Little Bill)

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: November 29, 1864 in Louisville, KY(All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1888 (Age 23.147)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/PittsburghAlleghenys 1888-1890

Final Game: June 19, 1890 (Age 25.202)
Died: February 2, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN
Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN
Relatives: Brother of John Sowders and Brother of Len Sowders
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Standard Batting

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
1888 23 BSN NL 36 125 122 14 18 2 0 0 6 1 3 24 .148 .168 .164 .332 5 20 0 1
1889 24 TOT NL 22 69 65 6 17 1 0 0 5 0 4 12 .262 .304 .277 .581 67 18 0 1/O
1889 24 BSN NL 7 18 17 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235 .278 .235 .513 41 4 0 /1
1889 24 PIT NL 15 51 48 4 13 1 0 0 5 0 3 10 .271 .314 .292 .605 77 14 0 1/O
1890 25 PIT NL 17 52 50 3 9 0 0 0 4 1 2 7 .180 .212 .180 .392 20 9 0 1/O
3 Yrs 75 246 237 23 44 3 0 0 15 2 9 43 .186 .215 .198 .414 26 47 0
162 Game Avg. 162 531 512 50 95 6 0 0 32 4 19 93 .186 .215 .198 .414 26 102 0
PIT (2 yrs) 32 103 98 7 22 1 0 0 9 1 5 17 .224 .262 .235 .497 49 23 0
BSN (2 yrs) 43 143 139 16 22 2 0 0 6 1 4 26 .158 .182 .173 .354 10 24 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
1888 23 BSN NL 36 125 -14 -0 0 0 8 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .482 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -6 $3,000 1
1889 24 BSN NL 7 18 -1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1889 24 PIT NL 15 51 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1/O
1890 25 PIT NL 17 52 -5 -0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1/O
3 Seasons 75 246 -22 -1 0 0 17 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .492 .498 -0.5 -0.1 -5 $3,000
PIT (2 yrs) 32 103 -7 -0 0 0 8 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
BSN (2 yrs) 43 143 -15 -0 0 0 9 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .485 .497 -0.6 -0.0 -6 $3,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1888 23 BSN NL 125 104 3 0.8 74 .184 .148 .249 .168 .297 .164 .341 .332 .638 5 .065 -13.2 -1.6 .231 .049 .016 .0
1889 24 TOT NL 69 48 5 2.7 91 .321 .262 .266 .304 .335 .277 .362 .581 .698 67 .301 -2.8 -0.3 .458 .077 .015
1889 24 BSN NL 18 13 1 2.0 100 .267 .235 .279 .278 .351 .235 .381 .513 .732 41 .198 -1.4 -0.1 .385 .059 .000
1889 24 PIT NL 51 35 4 3.0 87 .342 .271 .261 .314 .330 .292 .356 .605 .686 77 .337 -1.4 -0.1 .486 .083 .021
1890 25 PIT NL 52 41 2 1.3 79 .209 .180 .246 .212 .321 .180 .333 .392 .654 20 .114 -5.0 -0.5 .293 .060 .000 .0
3 Yrs 246 193 10 1.4 80 .227 .186 .253 .215 .313 .198 .345 .414 .658 26 .140 -20.9 -2.4 .301 .059 .013 .0
162 Game Avg. 531 417 22 1.4 80 .227 .186 .253 .215 .313 .198 .345 .414 .658 26 .140 -20.9 -2.4 .301 .059 .013
PIT (2 yrs) 103 76 6 2.1 83 .272 .224 .253 .262 .325 .235 .344 .497 .669 49 .221 -6.3 -0.7 .382 .071 .010 .0
BSN (2 yrs) 143 117 4 0.9 77 .195 .158 .253 .182 .304 .173 .346 .354 .650 10 .081 -14.6 -1.7 .248 .050 .014 .0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1888 23 BSN NL 125 0.0% 19.2% 2.4% 1.6% 11% 8.00 5.1 20.3 78%
1889 24 TOT NL 69 0.0% 17.4% 5.8% 1.5% 6% 3.00 5.4 13.0 77%
1889 24 BSN NL 18 0.0% 11.1% 5.6% 0.0% 0% 2.00 8.5 83%
1889 24 PIT NL 51 0.0% 19.6% 5.9% 2.0% 8% 3.33 4.8 9.6 75%
1890 25 PIT NL 52 0.0% 13.5% 3.9% 0.0% 0% 3.50 7.1 12.5 83%
3 Yrs 246 0.0% 17.5% 3.7% 1.2% 7% 4.78 5.5 15.8 79%
MLB Averages 0.7% 7.7% 8.1% 5.4% 23% 0.95 11.8 136.0 8.0 82%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1888 23 36 125 122 14 18 2 0 0 6 1 3 24 .148 .168 .164 .332 5 20 0
1889 24 58 194 187 20 35 3 0 0 11 1 7 36 .187 .216 .203 .420 28 38 0
1890 25 75 246 237 23 44 3 0 0 15 2 9 43 .186 .215 .198 .414 26 47 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1888 23 43 147 144 15 20 2 0 0 6 1 3 29 .139 .156 .153 .309 4 36
1889 24 27 79 75 5 17 1 0 0 4 0 4 15 .227 .266 .240 .506 5 22
1890 25 20 62 60 4 11 0 0 0 5 1 2 8 .183 .210 .183 .393 2 17
3 Yrs 90 288 279 24 48 3 0 0 15 2 9 52 .172 .198 .183 .381 11 75
162 Game Avg. 162 518 502 43 86 5 0 0 27 4 16 94 .172 .198 .183 .381 20 75

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Name and misspellings: Little William Bill billy Jefferson Will William Sowders

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