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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): PittsburghAlleghenys/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 Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1883 CHC NL 20 OF 14 17 10 1 6 0 .647 0.79 .849 1.96 1-0-13
1884 CHC NL 21 OF 43 80 45 8 27 1 .663 1.23 .867 1.79 0-9-34
1885 CHC NL 22 OF 46 63 46 6 11 2 .825 1.13 .881 1.85 1-4-43
1886 CHC NL 23 OF 28 58 50 3 5 0 .914 1.89 .890 1.75 1-0-27
1887 CHC NL 24 OF 50 107 78 4 25 2 .766 1.64 .883 1.97 2-23-25
1888 PIT NL 25 OF 120 345 297 27 21 5 .939 2.70 .906 1.91 1-117-3
1889 PIT NL 26 OF 81 184 157 17 10 2 .946 2.15 .910 2.00 1-0-80
1890 TOT NL 27 OF 117 311 250 30 31 11 .900 2.39 .914 1.91 0-82-35
1890 PIT NL 27 OF 86 231 181 23 27 9 .883 2.37 .914 1.91 0-51-35
1890 PIT NL 27 P 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1890 PHI NL 27 OF 31 80 69 7 4 2 .950 2.45 .914 1.91 0-31-0
8 Seasons OF 499 1165 933 96 136 23 .883 2.06 .901 1.91 7-235-260
1 Season P 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
8 Seasons TOT 500 0.0 1165 933 96 136 23 .883 2.06 .901 1.91 7-235-260
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1883 CHC NL 20 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 14 0
1884 CHC NL 21 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 34 43 0
1885 CHC NL 22 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 43 46 0
1886 CHC NL 23 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 27 28 0
1887 CHC NL 24 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 23 25 50 0
1888 PIT NL 25 120 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 117 3 120 0
1889 PIT NL 26 81 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 80 81 0
1890 PIT NL 27 86 86 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 35 86 0
1890 PHI NL 27 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 31 0
8 Seasons 499 499 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 235 260 499 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  297 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  27 (3rd)
1890 NL  30 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1890 NL  31 (3rd)
Career  136 (98th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  5 (5th)
1890 NL  11 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  2.70 (1st)
1890 NL  2.39 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  .939 (3rd)

                           

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

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