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Bill Stafford

William Charles Stafford

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: August 13, 1939 in Catskill, NY
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 1960 (Age 21.004)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Athletics 1960-1967

Final Game: September 19, 1967 (Age 28.037)
Died: September 19, 2001 in Wayne, MI
Cremated
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1960 20 NYY AL 3 1 .750 2.25 11 8 0 2 1 0 60.0 50 17 15 3 18 0 36 1 0 0 246 161 2.93 1.133 7.5 0.5 2.7 5.4 2.00
1961 21 NYY AL 14 9 .609 2.68 36 25 6 8 3 2 195.0 168 65 58 13 59 4 101 5 0 1 796 139 3.39 1.164 7.8 0.6 2.7 4.7 1.71
1962 22 NYY AL 14 9 .609 3.67 35 33 1 7 2 0 213.1 188 95 87 23 77 6 109 4 0 2 899 103 4.14 1.242 7.9 1.0 3.2 4.6 1.42
1963 23 NYY AL 4 8 .333 6.02 28 14 7 0 0 3 89.2 104 64 60 16 42 3 52 3 0 2 413 59 5.14 1.628 10.4 1.6 4.2 5.2 1.24
1964 24 NYY AL 5 0 1.000 2.67 31 1 12 0 0 4 60.2 50 19 18 4 22 7 39 2 0 1 246 137 3.36 1.187 7.4 0.6 3.3 5.8 1.77
1965 25 NYY AL 3 8 .273 3.56 22 15 4 1 0 0 111.1 93 45 44 16 31 4 71 2 0 2 449 96 4.00 1.114 7.5 1.3 2.5 5.7 2.29
1966 26 KCA AL 0 4 .000 4.99 9 8 0 0 0 0 39.2 42 28 22 2 12 1 31 2 0 1 174 69 2.71 1.361 9.5 0.5 2.7 7.0 2.58
1967 27 KCA AL 0 1 .000 1.69 14 0 5 0 0 0 16.0 12 4 3 0 9 2 10 0 0 0 67 195 2.98 1.313 6.8 0.0 5.1 5.6 1.11
8 Yrs 43 40 .518 3.52 186 104 35 18 6 9 785.2 707 337 307 77 270 27 449 19 0 9 3290 103 3.80 1.244 8.1 0.9 3.1 5.1 1.66
162 Game Avg. 10 9 .518 3.52 44 24 8 4 1 2 184 166 79 72 18 63 6 105 4 0 2 771 103 3.80 1.244 8.1 0.9 3.1 5.1 1.66
NYY (6 yrs) 43 35 .551 3.48 163 96 30 18 6 9 730.0 653 305 282 75 249 24 408 17 0 8 3049 105 3.88 1.236 8.1 0.9 3.1 5.0 1.64
KCA (2 yrs) 0 5 .000 4.04 23 8 5 0 0 0 55.2 54 32 25 2 21 3 41 2 0 1 241 84 2.78 1.347 8.7 0.3 3.4 6.6 1.95
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1960 20 NYY AL 60.0 11 8 17 2.55 4.19 0.48 0.06 94.9 3.57 7 0.8 .5 -0.0 1.3 12 .575 .505
1961 21 NYY AL 195.0 36 25 65 3.00 4.51 0.47 0.05 94.1 3.85 19 2.1 1.4 -0.1 3.6 35 .557 .513
1962 22 NYY AL 213.1 35 33 95 4.01 4.41 0.22 0.07 95.5 4.07 4 0.5 1.7 -0.1 2.1 19 .513 .503
1963 23 NYY AL 89.2 28 14 64 6.42 4.09 0.37 0.01 100.5 3.76 -26 -2.6 2.2 -0.5 -2.3 -20 .406 .484
1964 24 NYY AL 59.2 31 1 19 2.87 4.05 0.29 -0.14 98.6 3.56 6 0.6 1.6 0.0 1.2 9 .521 .504
1965 25 NYY AL 111.1 22 15 45 3.64 3.97 -0.17 0.05 98.1 4.12 6 0.7 .3 -0.1 1.6 14 .533 .505
1966 26 KCA AL 39.2 9 8 28 6.35 3.78 0.14 0.06 98.9 3.65 -11 -1.2 .2 0.0 -0.8 -9 .371 .493 $18,000
1967 27 KCA AL 16.0 14 0 4 2.25 3.89 0.06 -0.16 105.5 3.88 3 0.4 .8 -0.1 0.5 4 .527 .502 $10,200
8 Seasons 784.2 186 104 337 3.87 4.25 0.26 0.03 96.7 3.89 9 1.3 1.4 -0.8 7.1 64 .507 .502 $28,200
NYY (6 yrs) 729.0 163 96 305 3.77 4.28 0.27 0.04 96.4 3.90 17 2.1 1.5 -0.7 7.5 69 .513 .502
KCA (2 yrs) 55.2 23 8 32 5.17 3.81 0.12 -0.00 100.8 3.72 -8 -0.8 .8 -0.1 -0.3 -5 .466 .499 $28,200

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1960 20 NYY AL WS L PIT 0 0 1.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 22 1.000 7.5 0.0 1.5 3.0 2.00
1961 ❍ 21 NYY AL WS W CIN 0 0 2.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 2 2 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 29 1.350 9.5 0.0 2.7 6.8 2.50
1962 ❍ 22 NYY AL WS W SFG 1 0 1.000 2.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 4 2 2 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 34 0.667 4.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 2.50
3 Yrs (3 Series) 1 0 1.000 2.08 4 2 0 1 0 0 21.2 16 5 5 1 5 1 12 0 0 0 85 0.969 6.6 0.4 2.1 5.0 2.40
3 WS 1 0 1.000 2.08 4 2 0 1 0 0 21.2 16 5 5 1 5 1 12 0 0 0 85 0.969 6.6 0.4 2.1 5.0 2.40

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
1960 20 NYY AL 12 22 22 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .045 .045 .045 .091 -75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 21 NYY AL 36 75 67 5 12 2 1 0 3 0 0 4 11 .179 .225 .239 .464 27 16 0 0 3 0 0 1
1962 22 NYY AL 35 84 78 5 17 4 0 0 5 0 1 2 16 .218 .238 .269 .507 38 21 1 0 4 0 0 1
1963 23 NYY AL 28 28 24 2 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 7 .292 .346 .375 .721 104 9 0 1 2 0 0 1
1964 24 NYY AL 31 13 13 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .077 .077 .154 .231 -38 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1965 25 NYY AL 22 34 29 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 4 1 0 1
1966 26 KCA AL 9 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 2 0 0 /1
1967 27 KCA AL 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
8 Yrs 187 271 245 15 38 7 2 0 14 0 1 7 63 .155 .181 .200 .381 5 49 2 1 16 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 235 212 13 33 6 2 0 12 0 1 6 55 .155 .181 .200 .381 5 42 2 1 14 1 0
NYY (6 yrs) 164 256 233 15 38 7 2 0 14 0 1 7 60 .163 .190 .210 .400 10 49 1 1 13 1 0
KCA (2 yrs) 23 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 3 0 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
1960 20 NYY AL 12 22 -5 -0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .477 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1961 21 NYY AL 36 75 -7 0 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1962 22 NYY AL 35 84 -6 -1 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1963 23 NYY AL 28 28 -0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .512 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1964 24 NYY AL 31 13 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 0 1
1965 25 NYY AL 22 34 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .478 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -4 1
1966 26 KCA AL 9 13 -3 0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .475 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $18,000 /1
1967 27 KCA AL 14 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $10,200 1
8 Seasons 187 271 -32 -1 1 0 32 -0 -0.3 0 -0 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.2 -0.2 -0 $28,200
NYY (6 yrs) 164 256 -28 -1 1 0 30 2 0.0 0 2 0.0 .501 .501 0.1 -0.1 2
KCA (2 yrs) 23 15 -4 0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .489 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -2 $28,200

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
1960 20 NYY AL WS PIT L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 ❍ 21 NYY AL WS CIN W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 ❍ 22 NYY AL WS SFG W 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1960 NYY AL 20 P 11 8 2 60.0 17 7 10 0 2 1.000 2.55 1.55 .967 1.96 1.95 2 2 50% 40% 0
1961 NYY AL 21 P 36 25 8 195.0 37 7 29 1 5 .973 1.66 1.00 .954 2.05 2.02 4 6 60% 36% 0
1962 NYY AL 22 P 35 33 7 213.1 45 12 33 0 1 1.000 1.90 1.29 .958 2.08 2.07 5 4 44% 36% 0
1963 NYY AL 23 P 28 14 0 89.2 17 5 12 0 1 1.000 1.71 0.61 .955 1.99 2.00 6 0 0% 33% 0
1964 NYY AL 24 P 31 1 0 60.2 13 3 10 0 2 1.000 1.93 0.42 .957 1.90 1.89 2 0 0% 37% 0
1965 NYY AL 25 P 22 15 1 111.1 27 10 16 1 2 .963 2.10 1.18 .951 2.04 2.03 8 2 20% 34% 0
1966 KCA AL 26 P 9 8 0 39.2 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.91 0.44 .952 2.00 1.98 5 3 38% 38% 0
1967 KCA AL 27 P 14 0 0 16.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.29 .958 1.97 1.96 0 0 0
8 Seasons P 186 104 18 785.2 164 45 117 2 13 .988 1.86 0.87 .956 2.03 1.99 32 17 35% 36% 0
8 Seasons TOT 186 104 18 785.2 164 45 117 2 13 .988 1.86 0.87 .956 2.03 1.99 32 17 35% 36% 0
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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1961 AL  2.68 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1962 AL  .609 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1961 AL  1.164 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 AL  7.754 (10th)
1962 AL  7.931 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1962 AL  33 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1961 AL  3 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 AL  0.600 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1961 AL  139 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1961 AL  3.39 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1961 AL  25 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1961 AL  2.6 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1961 AL  32.39 (2nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1961 AL  3.0 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1961 AL  3.5 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1962 AL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1960 AL  born 1939-08-13 (6th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 13 (1346), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 9 (1059), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (706), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1000th), 6.9 career WAR/8.8 7yr-peak WAR/7.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1966 26 Kansas City Athletics $18,000 ? 2/11/67 TSN
1967 27 Kansas City Athletics $10,200 ? 2/11/67 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$28,200
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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Name and misspellings: William Bill billy Charles Will William Stafford

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