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Bill Stearns

William E. Stearns

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right

Born: March 20, 1853 in Washington, DC (All Transactions)
Debut: June 26, 1871 (Age 18.098)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1872 season [*]
Teams (by GP): DarkBlues/Nationals/BlueLegs/Olympics 1871-1875

Final Game: June 12, 1875 (Age 22.084)
Died: December 30, 1898 in Washington, DC
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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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
1871 18 OLY NA 2 0 1.000 2.50 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 10 11 5 0 8 0 0 0 75 172 4.91 1.000 5.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.00
1872 19 NAT NA 0 11 .000 6.18 11 11 0 11 0 0 99.0 193 190 68 2 3 2 0 2 572 82 3.74 1.980 17.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.67
1873 20 WAS NA 7 25 .219 4.61 32 32 0 32 0 0 283.0 481 395 145 8 16 5 0 8 1463 75 3.60 1.756 15.3 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.31
1874 21 HAR NA 3 14 .176 2.95 22 18 3 14 0 0 158.2 237 194 52 0 15 14 0 3 813 78 2.17 1.588 13.4 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.93
1875 22 WAS NA 1 14 .067 4.02 17 16 1 14 0 0 141.0 246 211 63 3 4 3 0 8 745 59 2.56 1.773 15.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.75
5 Yrs 13 64 .169 4.28 84 79 4 73 0 0 699.2 1167 1001 333 13 46 24 0 21 3668 75 3.12 1.734 15.0 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.52
162 Game Avg. 5 27 .169 4.28 35 33 2 30 0 0 292 487 418 139 5 19 10 0 9 1530 75 3.12 1.734 15.0 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.52
OLY (1 yr) 2 0 1.000 2.50 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 10 11 5 0 8 0 0 0 75 172 4.91 1.000 5.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.00
WAS (1 yr) 1 14 .067 4.02 17 16 1 14 0 0 141.0 246 211 63 3 4 3 0 8 745 59 2.56 1.773 15.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.75
NAT (1 yr) 0 11 .000 6.18 11 11 0 11 0 0 99.0 193 190 68 2 3 2 0 2 572 82 3.74 1.980 17.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.67
WAS (1 yr) 7 25 .219 4.61 32 32 0 32 0 0 283.0 481 395 145 8 16 5 0 8 1463 75 3.60 1.756 15.3 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.31
HAR (1 yr) 3 14 .176 2.95 22 18 3 14 0 0 158.2 237 194 52 0 15 14 0 3 813 78 2.17 1.588 13.4 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.93
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
1871 18 OLY NA 18.0 2 2 11 5.50 10.58 0.72 0.00 98.0 9.66 9 0.6 -0.0 0.7 12 .780 .503
1872 19 NAT NA 99.0 11 11 190 17.27 9.32 -1.82 0.00 141.0 15.71 -19 -1.1 -0.2 -0.5 2 .400 .493
1873 20 WAS NA 283.0 32 32 395 12.56 9.18 -0.63 0.00 102.0 10.01 -78 -4.5 -0.5 -2.3 -28 .360 .472
1874 21 HAR NA 158.2 22 18 194 11.00 7.54 -0.71 0.00 106.0 8.74 -41 -2.7 1.0 -0.2 -1.3 -16 .378 .483
1875 22 WAS NA 141.0 17 16 211 13.47 6.23 -1.34 0.00 106.0 8.03 -83 -5.0 1.0 -0.3 -4.0 -68 .204 .469
5 Seasons 699.2 84 79 1001 12.88 8.27 -0.92 0.00 109.1 10.12 -211 -12.7 1.0 -1.2 -7.4 -98 .348 .478
OLY (1 yr) 18.0 2 2 11 5.50 10.58 0.72 0.00 98.0 9.66 9 0.6 -0.0 0.7 12 .780 .503
WAS (1 yr) 141.0 17 16 211 13.47 6.23 -1.34 0.00 106.0 8.03 -83 -5.0 1.0 -0.3 -4.0 -68 .204 .469
NAT (1 yr) 99.0 11 11 190 17.27 9.32 -1.82 0.00 141.0 15.71 -19 -1.1 -0.2 -0.5 2 .400 .493
WAS (1 yr) 283.0 32 32 395 12.56 9.18 -0.63 0.00 102.0 10.01 -78 -4.5 -0.5 -2.3 -28 .360 .472
HAR (1 yr) 158.2 22 18 194 11.00 7.54 -0.71 0.00 106.0 8.74 -41 -2.7 1.0 -0.2 -1.3 -16 .378 .483

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
1871 18 OLY NA 2 11 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .182 .000 .182 -41 0 0 /1
1872 19 NAT NA 11 45 45 8 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .244 .244 .267 .511 42 12 0 1
1873 20 WAS NA 32 137 133 22 24 0 0 0 8 1 0 4 9 .180 .204 .180 .385 16 24 0 *1
1874 21 HAR NA 33 139 132 16 21 1 0 0 11 0 0 7 10 .159 .201 .167 .368 17 22 2 1O
1875 22 WAS NA 21 79 78 9 20 0 0 0 7 0 1 1 4 .256 .266 .256 .522 84 20 0 1/O
5 Yrs 99 411 397 56 76 2 0 0 31 1 1 14 25 .191 .219 .196 .415 30 78 2
162 Game Avg. 162 673 650 92 124 3 0 0 51 2 2 23 41 .191 .219 .196 .415 30 128 3
OLY (1 yr) 2 11 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .182 .000 .182 -41 0 0
WAS (1 yr) 21 79 78 9 20 0 0 0 7 0 1 1 4 .256 .266 .256 .522 84 20 0
NAT (1 yr) 11 45 45 8 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .244 .244 .267 .511 42 12 0
WAS (1 yr) 32 137 133 22 24 0 0 0 8 1 0 4 9 .180 .204 .180 .385 16 24 0
HAR (1 yr) 33 139 132 16 21 1 0 0 11 0 0 7 10 .159 .201 .167 .368 17 22 2

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
1871 18 OLY NA 2 11 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .438 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 /1
1872 19 NAT NA 11 45 -5 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .481 .499 -0.2 0.0 -3 1
1873 20 WAS NA 32 137 -17 0 0 0 9 -7 -0.5 0 -7 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -7 *1
1874 21 HAR NA 33 139 -15 0 0 -3 5 -13 -1.0 0 -13 -1.0 .472 .494 -0.7 -0.3 -10 1O
1875 22 WAS NA 21 79 -1 -0 0 -2 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 0.0 -0.2 0 1/O
5 Seasons 99 411 -40 0 0 -5 18 -27 -1.9 0 -27 -1.9 .481 .497 -1.5 -0.5 -22
OLY (1 yr) 2 11 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .438 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2
WAS (1 yr) 21 79 -1 -0 0 -2 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 0.0 -0.2 0
NAT (1 yr) 11 45 -5 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .481 .499 -0.2 0.0 -3
WAS (1 yr) 32 137 -17 0 0 0 9 -7 -0.5 0 -7 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -7
HAR (1 yr) 33 139 -15 0 0 -3 5 -13 -1.0 0 -13 -1.0 .472 .494 -0.7 -0.3 -10

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
1871 OLY NA 18 P 2 18.0 6 0 5 1 0 .833 2.50 2.50 .862 2.15 2.10
1872 NAT NA 19 P 11 99.0 22 3 12 7 0 .682 1.36 1.36 .814 2.02 2.01
1873 WAS NA 20 P 32 283.0 61 17 27 17 1 .721 1.40 1.38 .806 1.94 1.94
1874 HAR NA 21 P 22 158.2 54 14 20 20 1 .630 1.93 1.55 .810 2.17 2.16
1874 HAR NA 21 OF 19 24 17 0 7 0 .708 0.89 .802 2.02 0-4-15
1875 WAS NA 22 P 17 141.0 48 13 19 16 0 .667 2.04 1.88 .865 2.59 2.58
1875 WAS NA 22 OF 7 16 10 1 5 1 .688 1.57 .818 1.89 2-5-0
5 Seasons P 84 699.2 191 47 83 61 2 .681 1.67 1.55 .825 2.14 2.14
2 Seasons OF 26 40 27 1 12 1 .700 1.08 .809 1.98 2-9-15
5 Seasons TOT 110 699.2 231 74 84 73 3 .684 1.67 1.44 .822 2.14 2.10 2-9-15
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.
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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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1871 NA  0.7 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1873 NA  4.61 (10th)
1874 NA  2.95 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1871 NA  2 (10th)
1873 NA  7 (7th)
1874 NA  3 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1873 NA  .219 (9th)
1874 NA  .176 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1873 NA  1.756 (9th)
1874 NA  1.588 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1873 NA  15.297 (10th)
1874 NA  13.443 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1872 NA  0.273 (1st)
1873 NA  0.509 (2nd)
1874 NA  0.851 (9th)
1875 NA  0.255 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1874 NA  0.794 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1873 NA  32 (7th)
1874 NA  22 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1873 NA  283.0 (7th)
1874 NA  158.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1873 NA  5 (9th)
1874 NA  14 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1872 NA  11 (10th)
1873 NA  32 (7th)
1874 NA  18 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1871 NA  2 (10th)
1872 NA  11 (8th)
1873 NA  32 (7th)
1874 NA  14 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  2 (9th)
1873 NA  8 (1st)
1875 NA  3 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1873 NA  16 (7th)
1874 NA  15 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1872 NA  193 (9th)
1873 NA  481 (5th)
1874 NA  237 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1872 NA  0.667 (8th)
1874 NA  0.933 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1873 NA  0.254 (9th)
1874 NA  0.000 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1872 NA  11 (7th)
1873 NA  25 (2nd)
1874 NA  14 (10th)
1875 NA  14 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  68 (8th)
1873 NA  145 (4th)
1874 NA  52 (9th)
1875 NA  63 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1873 NA  8 (7th)
1874 NA  3 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1872 NA  572 (9th)
1873 NA  1,463 (7th)
1874 NA  813 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1874 NA  3 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1872 NA  82 (10th)
1873 NA  75 (10th)
1874 NA  78 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1872 NA  3.74 (10th)
1873 NA  3.60 (9th)
1874 NA  2.17 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  4 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1871 NA  0.3 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1874 NA  7 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1873 NA  9 (4th)
1874 NA  10 (9th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1873 NA  17 (5th)
Career  61 (63rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1871 NA  born 1853-03-20 (2nd)
1872 NA  born 1853-03-20 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (752), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 2 (2199), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 65 (397), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2051), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (868), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3410th), -9.4 career WAR/-9.4 7yr-peak WAR/-9.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Bill billy E. Will William Stearns

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