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Billy Sunday

William Ashley Sunday (Parson or The Evangelist)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: November 9, 1862 in Ames, IA(All Transactions)
Debut: May 22, 1883 (Age 20.194)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Alleghenys/WhiteStockings/Phillies 1883-1890

Final Game: October 4, 1890 (Age 27.329)
Died: November 6, 1935 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, IL
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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
1883 20 CHC NL 14 55 54 6 13 4 0 0 5 1 18 .241 .255 .315 .569 66 17 O
1884 21 CHC NL 43 180 176 25 39 4 1 4 28 4 36 .222 .239 .324 .563 71 57 O
1885 22 CHC NL 46 184 172 36 44 3 3 2 20 12 33 .256 .304 .343 .647 98 59 O
1886 23 CHC NL 28 110 103 16 25 2 2 0 6 10 7 26 .243 .291 .301 .592 71 31 O
1887 24 CHC NL 50 221 199 41 58 6 6 3 32 34 21 20 .291 .362 .427 .789 107 85 1 O
1888 25 PIT NL 120 519 505 69 119 14 3 0 15 71 12 36 .236 .256 .275 .532 75 139 2 *O
1889 26 PIT NL 81 352 321 62 77 10 6 2 25 47 27 33 .240 .307 .327 .634 85 105 4 O
1890 27 TOT NL 117 534 477 84 123 12 3 1 39 84 50 27 .258 .337 .302 .639 93 144 7 *O/1
1890 27 PIT NL 86 395 358 58 92 9 2 1 33 56 32 20 .257 .327 .302 .628 92 108 5 O/1
1890 27 PHI NL 31 139 119 26 31 3 1 0 6 28 18 7 .261 .367 .303 .669 93 36 2 O
8 Yrs 499 2155 2007 339 498 55 24 12 170 246 134 229 .248 .300 .317 .617 86 637 14
162 Game Avg. 162 700 652 110 162 18 8 4 55 44 74 .248 .300 .317 .617 86 207
CHC (5 yrs) 181 750 704 124 179 19 12 9 91 44 45 133 .254 .300 .354 .654 88 249 1
PIT (3 yrs) 287 1266 1184 189 288 33 11 3 73 174 71 89 .243 .292 .297 .590 83 352 11
PHI (1 yr) 31 139 119 26 31 3 1 0 6 28 18 7 .261 .367 .303 .669 93 36 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
1883 20 CHC NL 14 55 -4 0 0 -2 -1 -7 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .456 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -3 O
1884 21 CHC NL 43 180 -8 0 0 -5 -3 -16 -1.5 6 -10 -0.9 .466 .491 -0.4 -0.8 -5 O
1885 22 CHC NL 46 184 -3 0 0 -2 -3 -8 -0.8 6 -1 -0.1 .484 .496 0.2 -0.5 1 O
1886 23 CHC NL 28 110 -5 1 0 4 -2 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.2 -2 O
1887 24 CHC NL 50 221 1 2 0 -4 -3 -4 -0.5 8 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.7 -0.7 7 O
1888 25 PIT NL 120 519 -10 4 0 8 -7 -4 -0.6 17 13 1.3 .496 .497 0.6 0.1 5 $1,800 *O
1889 26 PIT NL 81 352 -5 4 0 8 -5 2 0.0 12 14 1.2 .502 .501 0.7 0.2 6 O
1890 27 PIT NL 86 395 1 4 0 -2 -5 -2 -0.3 13 11 1.0 .498 .499 1.3 -0.7 13 O/1
1890 27 PHI NL 31 139 0 2 0 0 -2 1 -0.0 5 5 0.5 .502 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 O
8 Seasons 499 2155 -33 17 0 5 -29 -40 -4.5 72 32 3.0 .493 .498 3.2 -2.6 27 $1,800
CHC (5 yrs) 181 750 -19 3 0 -9 -11 -36 -3.7 26 -11 -1.0 .481 .496 0.1 -2.0 -2
PIT (3 yrs) 287 1266 -14 12 0 14 -16 -4 -0.9 42 38 3.5 .498 .499 2.6 -0.4 24 $1,800
PHI (1 yr) 31 139 0 2 0 0 -2 1 -0.0 5 5 0.5 .502 .500 0.5 -0.2 5

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
1883 20 CHC NL 55 41 4 2.6 87 .361 .241 .277 .255 .305 .315 .382 .569 .687 66 .312 -2.2 -0.2 .074
1884 21 CHC NL 180 137 14 2.7 79 .257 .222 .258 .239 .299 .324 .357 .563 .656 71 .364 -6.4 -0.7 .102
1885 22 CHC NL 184 128 18 3.7 78 .307 .256 .260 .304 .305 .343 .348 .647 .654 98 .544 -0.5 -0.1 .087
1886 23 CHC NL 110 78 9 3.0 89 .325 .243 .272 .291 .323 .301 .372 .592 .695 71 .404 -3.8 -0.4 .615 .223 .058 .0
1887 24 CHC NL 221 141 31 5.8 107 .313 .291 .289 .362 .349 .427 .412 .789 .761 107 .617 2.0 0.2 1.000 .412 .136 5.5
1888 25 PIT NL 519 386 35 2.4 66 .254 .236 .237 .256 .284 .275 .324 .532 .608 75 .363 -14.1 -1.6 .580 .204 .040 .0
1889 26 PIT NL 352 244 31 3.3 87 .262 .240 .261 .307 .330 .327 .356 .634 .686 85 .382 -6.3 -0.6 .750 .318 .087 3.8
1890 27 TOT NL 534 354 47 3.5 82 .272 .258 .250 .337 .326 .302 .339 .639 .664 93 .446 -2.4 -0.3 .805 .325 .044 2.0
1890 27 PIT NL 395 266 34 3.4 79 .270 .257 .246 .327 .321 .302 .333 .628 .654 92 .429 -2.3 -0.2 .756 .291 .045 2.0
1890 27 PHI NL 139 88 13 3.9 90 .277 .261 .263 .367 .340 .303 .355 .669 .695 93 .494 -0.1 -0.0 .955 .429 .042 .0
8 Yrs 2155 1509 189 3.3 81 .275 .248 .256 .300 .314 .317 .350 .617 .664 86 .435 -33.7 -3.8 .683 .259 .069 22.9
162 Game Avg. 700 490 61 3.3 81 .275 .248 .256 .300 .314 .317 .350 .617 .664 86 .435 -33.7 -3.8 .683 .259 .069 7
CHC (5 yrs) 750 525 76 3.8 89 .302 .254 .271 .300 .319 .354 .375 .654 .694 88 .495 -10.9 -1.2 .360 .149 .099 16.9
PIT (3 yrs) 1266 896 100 2.9 76 .261 .243 .246 .292 .308 .297 .335 .590 .644 83 .388 -22.7 -2.5 .679 .261 .054 5.9
PHI (1 yr) 139 88 13 3.9 90 .277 .261 .263 .367 .340 .303 .355 .669 .695 93 .495 -0.1 -0.0 .955 .429 .042 .0

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
1885 22 CHC NL WS STL T 0 24 22 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .273 .333 .364 .697 8 0
1 WS 0 24 22 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .273 .333 .364 .697 8 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
1883 20 CHC NL 55 0.0% 32.7% 1.8% 7.3% 31% 18.00 3.0 10.8 65%
1884 21 CHC NL 180 2.2% 20.0% 2.2% 5.0% 23% 9.00 4.9 44.0 6.3 76%
1885 22 CHC NL 184 1.1% 17.9% 6.5% 4.4% 18% 2.75 5.2 86.0 8.6 74%
1886 23 CHC NL 110 0.0% 23.6% 6.4% 3.6% 16% 3.71 4.0 17.2 70%
1887 24 CHC NL 221 1.4% 9.1% 9.5% 6.8% 26% 0.95 10.0 66.3 6.2 80%
1888 25 PIT NL 519 0.0% 6.9% 2.3% 3.3% 14% 3.00 14.0 33.7 90%
1889 26 PIT NL 352 0.6% 9.4% 7.7% 5.1% 23% 1.22 9.7 160.5 12.8 81%
1890 27 TOT NL 534 0.2% 5.1% 9.4% 3.0% 13% 0.54 17.7 477.0 12.2 84%
1890 27 PIT NL 395 0.3% 5.1% 8.1% 3.0% 13% 0.63 17.9 358.0 10.8 85%
1890 27 PHI NL 139 0.0% 5.0% 13.0% 2.9% 13% 0.39 17.0 19.8 81%
8 Yrs 2155 0.6% 10.6% 6.2% 4.2% 18% 1.71 8.8 167.3 11.8 82%
MLB Averages 0.6% 6.2% 6.7% 5.5% 24% 0.94 14.9 152.3 9.5 86%

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
1883 20 14 55 54 6 13 4 0 0 5 1 18 .241 .255 .315 .569 66 17
1884 21 57 235 230 31 52 8 1 4 33 5 54 .226 .243 .322 .564 69 74
1885 22 103 419 402 67 96 11 4 6 53 17 87 .239 .270 .331 .601 82 133
1886 23 131 529 505 83 121 13 6 6 59 10 24 113 .240 .274 .325 .599 80 164
1887 24 181 750 704 124 179 19 12 9 91 44 45 133 .254 .300 .354 .654 88 249 1
1888 25 301 1269 1209 193 298 33 15 9 106 115 57 169 .246 .282 .321 .603 83 388 3
1889 26 382 1621 1530 255 375 43 21 11 131 162 84 202 .245 .287 .322 .610 84 493 7
1890 27 499 2155 2007 339 498 55 24 12 170 246 134 229 .248 .300 .317 .617 86 637 14

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
1883 20 23 85 84 7 17 5 0 0 6 0 1 29 .202 .212 .262 .474 5 14
1884 21 61 247 242 26 47 5 1 5 29 0 5 51 .194 .211 .285 .496 14 43
1885 22 67 258 243 41 56 4 4 3 23 0 15 48 .230 .275 .317 .592 20 46
1886 23 37 138 130 16 28 2 2 0 6 11 8 34 .215 .261 .262 .522 9 28
1887 24 64 259 237 34 57 6 6 3 27 33 21 26 .241 .305 .354 .659 26 50
1888 25 143 623 606 86 146 17 4 0 19 87 15 43 .241 .262 .282 .544 44 120
1889 26 99 417 383 65 86 11 7 2 26 52 30 40 .225 .288 .305 .593 33 81
1890 27 140 621 559 85 134 13 3 1 40 92 54 32 .240 .316 .279 .595 48 117
8 Yrs 634 2648 2484 360 571 63 27 14 176 275 149 303 .230 .278 .294 .571 199 499
162 Game Avg. 162 677 635 92 146 16 7 4 45 38 77 .230 .278 .294 .571 51 499

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1888 NL  71 (3rd)
1889 NL  47 (8th)
1890 NL  84 (3rd)
Career  246 (237th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (316th), 3.0 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Parson William The The Parson Evangelist Billy billie Ashley Sunday

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