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Bill Sweeney

William J. Sweeney

Positions: Pitcher, Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: 1858 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: June 27, 1882 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Monumentals/Athletics 1882-1884

Final Game: October 14, 1884 (Age 26)
Died: August 2, 1903 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1004. Omar Olivares… #1005. Darren O'Day… #1006. Hugh McQuillan… #1007. BILL SWEENEY… #1008. Matt Thornton… #1009. David Palmer… #1010. Scott Perry… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1882 -- PHA AA 9 10 .474 2.91 3.25 20 20 0 18 0 0 170.0 178 119 55 4 42 48 0 11 749 101 1.294 9.4 0.2 2.2 2.5 1.14
1884 -- BLU UA 40 21 .656 2.59 2.61 62 60 2 58 4 0 538.0 522 294 155 13 74 374 0 43 2270 128 1.108 8.7 0.2 1.2 6.3 5.05
2 Yrs 49 31 .613 2.67 2.76 82 80 2 76 4 0 708.0 700 413 210 17 116 422 0 54 3019 121 1.153 8.9 0.2 1.5 5.4 3.64
162 Game Avg. 21 13 .613 2.67 2.76 34 34 1 32 2 0 297 294 173 88 7 49 177 0 23 1267 121 1.153 8.9 0.2 1.5 5.4 3.64
PHA (1 yr) 9 10 .474 2.91 3.25 20 20 0 18 0 0 170.0 178 119 55 4 42 48 0 11 749 101 1.294 9.4 0.2 2.2 2.5 1.14
BLU (1 yr) 40 21 .656 2.59 2.61 62 60 2 58 4 0 538.0 522 294 155 13 74 374 0 43 2270 128 1.108 8.7 0.2 1.2 6.3 5.05

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
1882 -- PHA AA 170.0 20 20 119 6.30 5.16 0.11 0.00 110.0 5.56 -13 -1.2 -0.3 -0.4 -3 .442 .493
1884 -- BLU UA 538.0 62 60 294 4.92 5.55 -0.34 0.00 109.0 6.42 90 8.9 1.0 -1.1 7.7 84 .643 .555
2 Seasons 708.0 82 80 413 5.25 5.46 -0.23 0.00 109.2 6.21 77 7.7 1.0 -1.4 7.3 81 .594 .540
PHA (1 yr) 170.0 20 20 119 6.30 5.16 0.11 0.00 110.0 5.56 -13 -1.2 -0.3 -0.4 -3 .442 .493
BLU (1 yr) 538.0 62 60 294 4.92 5.55 -0.34 0.00 109.0 6.42 90 8.9 1.0 -1.1 7.7 84 .643 .555

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
1882 -- PHA AA 23 92 88 8 14 4 0 0 6 4 .159 .196 .205 .400 30 18 1/O
1884 -- BLU UA 74 305 296 35 71 7 0 0 9 .240 .262 .264 .526 70 78 1O/46
2 Yrs 97 397 384 43 85 11 0 0 6 13 .221 .247 .250 .497 61 96
162 Game Avg. 162 663 641 72 142 18 0 0 10 22 .221 .247 .250 .497 61 160
PHA (1 yr) 23 92 88 8 14 4 0 0 6 4 .159 .196 .205 .400 30 18
BLU (1 yr) 74 305 296 35 71 7 0 0 9 .240 .262 .264 .526 70 78

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
1882 -- PHA AA 23 92 -7 0 0 -1 2 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4 1/O
1884 -- BLU UA 74 305 -11 0 0 -1 10 -2 -0.0 0 -2 -0.0 .497 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 1O/46
2 Seasons 97 397 -18 0 0 -2 12 -8 -0.5 0 -8 -0.5 .492 .498 -0.6 -0.0 -6
PHA (1 yr) 23 92 -7 0 0 -1 2 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4
BLU (1 yr) 74 305 -11 0 0 -1 10 -2 -0.0 0 -2 -0.0 .497 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1

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
1882 PHA AA -- P 20 170.0 66 9 51 6 0 .909 3.18 3.00 .918 3.43 3.34
1882 PHA AA -- OF 5 6 3 0 3 0 .500 0.60 .848 1.84 0-3-2
1884 BLU UA -- P 62 538.0 192 25 133 34 3 .823 2.64 2.55 .844 2.57 2.47
1884 BLU UA -- OF 11 22 10 9 3 1 .864 1.73 .816 1.53 1-4-6
1884 BLU UA -- 2B 6 28 6 15 7 1 .750 3.50 .869 5.47
1884 BLU UA -- SS 2 10 3 5 2 0 .800 4.00 .816 3.95
2 Seasons P 82 708.0 258 34 184 40 3 .845 2.77 2.66 .863 2.78 2.68
2 Seasons OF 16 28 13 9 6 1 .786 1.38 .823 1.62 1-7-8
1 Season 2B 6 28 6 15 7 1 .750 3.50 .869 5.47
1 Season SS 2 10 3 5 2 0 .800 4.00 .816 3.95
2 Seasons TOT 106 708.0 324 56 213 55 5 .830 2.77 2.54 .859 2.78 2.70 1-7-8
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1884 UA  7.7 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1884 UA  7.7 (2nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1882 AA  2.91 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1882 AA  9 (9th)
1884 UA  40 (1st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1882 AA  .474 (10th)
1884 UA  .656 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1882 AA  2.541 (9th)
1884 UA  6.257 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1882 AA  20 (9th)
1884 UA  62 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1882 AA  170.0 (9th)
1884 UA  538.0 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1882 AA  48 (8th)
1884 UA  374 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1882 AA  20 (9th)
1884 UA  60 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1882 AA  18 (9th)
1884 UA  58 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1884 UA  4 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1882 AA  4 (3rd)
1884 UA  13 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1882 AA  42 (5th)
1884 UA  74 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1882 AA  178 (7th)
1884 UA  522 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1882 AA  10 (9th)
1884 UA  21 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1882 AA  55 (9th)
1884 UA  155 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1882 AA  11 (9th)
1884 UA  43 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1882 AA  749 (9th)
1884 UA  2,270 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1882 AA  101 (8th)
1884 UA  128 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1884 UA  41 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1884 UA  3.7 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1884 UA  62 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1884 UA  25 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1884 UA  133 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1884 UA  34 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 11 (218), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 41 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 36 (392), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 25 (213), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1079th), 6.8 career WAR/6.8 7yr-peak WAR/6.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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