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Bill Steele

William Mitchell Steele (Big Bill)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 5, 1886 in Milford, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1910 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Robins 1910-1914

Final Game: October 1, 1914 (Age 27)
Died: October 19, 1949 in Clayton, MO
Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1910 23 STL NL 4 4 .500 3.27 3.06 9 8 1 8 0 1 71.2 71 35 26 1 24 25 6 0 2 299 91 1.326 8.9 0.1 3.0 3.1 1.04
1911 24 STL NL 18 19 .486 3.73 3.61 43 34 8 23 1 3 287.1 287 153 119 8 113 115 10 0 7 1189 90 1.392 9.0 0.3 3.5 3.6 1.02
1912 25 STL NL 9 13 .409 4.69 3.62 40 25 10 7 0 2 194.0 245 143 101 5 66 67 7 0 6 870 73 1.603 11.4 0.2 3.1 3.1 1.02
1913 26 STL NL 4 4 .500 5.00 4.07 12 9 1 2 0 0 54.0 58 31 30 3 18 10 3 0 1 230 65 1.407 9.7 0.5 3.0 1.7 0.56
1914 27 TOT NL 2 3 .400 3.36 3.37 25 3 12 0 0 1 69.2 72 46 26 4 14 19 3 0 1 293 85 1.234 9.3 0.5 1.8 2.5 1.36
1914 27 STL NL 1 2 .333 2.70 3.13 17 2 7 0 0 0 53.1 55 30 16 3 7 16 3 0 1 219 104 1.163 9.3 0.5 1.2 2.7 2.29
1914 27 BRO NL 1 1 .500 5.51 4.15 8 1 5 0 0 1 16.1 17 16 10 1 7 3 0 0 0 74 53 1.469 9.4 0.6 3.9 1.7 0.43
5 Yrs 37 43 .463 4.02 3.57 129 79 32 40 1 7 676.2 733 408 302 21 235 236 29 0 17 2881 82 1.431 9.7 0.3 3.1 3.1 1.00
162 Game Avg. 12 14 .463 4.02 3.57 42 26 10 13 0 2 221 240 133 99 7 77 77 9 0 6 942 82 1.431 9.7 0.3 3.1 3.1 1.00
STL (5 yrs) 36 42 .462 3.98 3.56 121 78 27 40 1 6 660.1 716 392 292 20 228 233 29 0 17 2807 83 1.430 9.8 0.3 3.1 3.2 1.02
BRO (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.51 4.15 8 1 5 0 0 1 16.1 17 16 10 1 7 3 0 0 0 74 53 1.469 9.4 0.6 3.9 1.7 0.43

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
1910 23 STL NL 71.2 9 8 35 4.40 4.01 -0.25 0.00 98.0 4.18 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.3 4 .476 .499
1911 24 STL NL 287.1 43 34 153 4.79 4.44 0.28 0.00 99.0 4.12 -19 -1.9 1.0 -0.2 0.2 2 .456 .488
1912 25 STL NL 194.0 40 25 143 6.63 4.66 -0.09 0.00 101.0 4.80 -39 -3.6 1.0 -0.2 -2.2 -23 .409 .478
1913 26 STL NL 54.0 12 9 31 5.17 4.24 0.00 0.00 101.0 4.29 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .453 .496
1914 27 STL NL 53.1 17 2 30 5.06 3.88 0.22 0.00 100.0 3.66 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .448 .495
1914 27 BRO NL 16.1 8 1 16 8.82 3.81 -0.08 0.00 102.0 3.96 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .386 .494
5 Seasons 676.2 129 79 408 5.43 4.38 0.08 0.00 99.8 4.29 -81 -8.1 1.0 -0.6 -3.0 -30 .437 .488
STL (5 yrs) 660.1 121 78 392 5.34 4.40 0.09 0.00 99.7 4.30 -73 -7.2 1.0 -0.6 -2.2 -23 .440 .487
BRO (1 yr) 16.1 8 1 16 8.82 3.81 -0.08 0.00 102.0 3.96 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .386 .494

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1914 27 TOT NL 309 1.3% 6.2% 4.5% 84%
1914 27 STL NL 235 1.3% 6.8% 3.0% 83%
1914 27 BRO NL 74 1.4% 4.1% 9.5% 84%
1 Yr 309 1.3% 6.2% 4.5% 84%
MLB Averages 0.5% 10.8% 8.1% 2.6% 11% 48%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1910 23 4 4 .500 3.27 9 8 1 8 0 1 71.2 71 35 26 1 24 25 6 0 2 299 91 1.326 8.9 0.1 3.0 3.1 1.04 91
1911 24 22 23 .489 3.64 52 42 9 31 1 4 359.0 358 188 145 9 137 140 16 0 9 1488 90 1.379 9.0 0.2 3.4 3.5 1.02 90
1912 25 31 36 .463 4.00 92 67 19 38 1 6 553.0 603 331 246 14 203 207 23 0 15 2358 83 1.458 9.8 0.2 3.3 3.4 1.02 83
1913 26 35 40 .467 4.09 104 76 20 40 1 6 607.0 661 362 276 17 221 217 26 0 16 2588 81 1.453 9.8 0.3 3.3 3.2 0.98 81
1914 27 37 43 .463 4.02 129 79 32 40 1 7 676.2 733 408 302 21 235 236 29 0 17 2881 82 1.431 9.7 0.3 3.1 3.1 1.00 82

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1910 23 4 4 .500 4.44 75.0 82 41 37 1 28 26 7 1.467 9.8 3.4 3.1 0.93 0.1 9
1911 24 15 18 .455 4.38 298.0 313 161 145 9 123 119 11 1.463 9.5 3.7 3.6 0.97 0.3 43
1912 25 9 14 .391 5.71 205.0 257 144 130 5 69 71 7 1.590 11.3 3.0 3.1 1.03 0.2 40
1913 26 3 3 .500 4.98 56.0 65 34 31 3 20 10 3 1.518 10.4 3.2 1.6 0.50 0.5 12
1914 27 3 5 .375 6.13 72.0 82 54 49 5 16 20 3 1.361 10.3 2.0 2.5 1.25 0.6 25
5 Yrs 34 44 .436 5.00 706.0 799 434 392 23 256 246 31 1.494 10.2 3.1 0.96 0.3 129

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
1911 NL  18 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1911 NL  43 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1911 NL  3 (8th)
1912 NL  2 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1911 NL  287.3 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1911 NL  34 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1911 NL  23 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1911 NL  113 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1911 NL  287 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1911 NL  19 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1911 NL  119 (2nd)
1912 NL  101 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1911 NL  7 (7th)
1912 NL  6 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1911 NL  10 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1911 NL  1,189 (7th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 17 (1204), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1455), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1909), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3287th), -2.0 career WAR/-2.0 7yr-peak WAR/-2.0 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: Big William Bill billy Mitchell Will William Steele

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