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Bill Travers

William Edward Travers

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: October 27, 1952 in Norwood, MA
High School: Norwood HS (Norwood, MA)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 6th round of the 1970 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 19, 1974 (Age 21.204)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Angels 1974-1983
Agents: Steve Comte [*]
Final Game: July 17, 1983 (Age 30.263)
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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
1974 21 MIL AL 2 3 .400 4.92 23 1 9 0 0 0 53.0 59 29 29 6 30 5 31 1 0 4 237 73 4.63 1.679 10.0 1.0 5.1 5.3 1.03
1975 22 MIL AL 6 11 .353 4.29 28 23 2 5 0 1 136.1 130 78 65 15 60 3 57 11 0 4 595 89 4.74 1.394 8.6 1.0 4.0 3.8 0.95
1976 ★ 23 MIL AL 15 16 .484 2.81 34 34 0 15 3 0 240.0 211 92 75 21 95 5 120 8 0 7 1006 124 4.06 1.275 7.9 0.8 3.6 4.5 1.26 AS
1977 24 MIL AL 4 12 .250 5.25 19 19 0 2 1 0 121.2 140 75 71 13 57 5 49 7 0 11 558 78 4.90 1.619 10.4 1.0 4.2 3.6 0.86
1978 25 MIL AL 12 11 .522 4.41 28 28 0 8 3 0 175.2 184 93 86 20 58 1 66 6 0 6 760 86 4.41 1.378 9.4 1.0 3.0 3.4 1.14
1979 26 MIL AL 14 8 .636 3.89 30 27 2 9 2 0 187.1 196 89 81 33 45 0 74 3 0 6 785 108 5.00 1.286 9.4 1.6 2.2 3.6 1.64
1980 27 MIL AL 12 6 .667 3.91 29 25 1 7 1 0 154.1 147 76 67 20 47 2 62 6 0 2 650 100 4.66 1.257 8.6 1.2 2.7 3.6 1.32
1981 28 CAL AL 0 1 .000 8.38 4 4 0 0 0 0 9.2 14 11 9 2 4 0 5 0 0 0 46 45 5.50 1.862 13.0 1.9 3.7 4.7 1.25
1983 30 CAL AL 0 3 .000 5.91 10 7 2 0 0 0 42.2 58 32 28 4 19 1 24 2 0 4 201 69 4.33 1.805 12.2 0.8 4.0 5.1 1.26
9 Yrs 65 71 .478 4.10 205 168 16 46 10 1 1120.2 1139 575 511 134 415 22 488 44 0 44 4838 94 4.58 1.387 9.1 1.1 3.3 3.9 1.18
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .478 4.10 37 31 3 8 2 0 204 208 105 93 24 76 4 89 8 0 8 882 94 4.58 1.387 9.1 1.1 3.3 3.9 1.18
MIL (7 yrs) 65 67 .492 3.99 191 157 14 46 10 1 1068.1 1067 532 474 128 392 21 459 42 0 40 4591 96 4.58 1.366 9.0 1.1 3.3 3.9 1.17
CAL (2 yrs) 0 4 .000 6.36 14 11 2 0 0 0 52.1 72 43 37 6 23 1 29 2 0 4 247 63 4.54 1.815 12.4 1.0 4.0 5.0 1.26
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
1974 21 MIL AL 53.0 23 1 29 4.92 4.04 0.11 -0.33 101.5 3.66 -7 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .465 .495
1975 22 MIL AL 136.1 28 23 78 5.15 4.28 -0.26 0.09 102.0 4.72 -7 -0.7 1.1 -0.1 0.6 6 .475 .496
1976 ★ 23 MIL AL 240.0 34 34 92 3.45 4.08 -0.04 0.12 98.0 4.15 20 2.3 -0.1 4.5 40 .568 .514 AS
1977 24 MIL AL 121.2 19 19 75 5.55 4.72 -0.02 0.15 99.4 4.86 -10 -1.0 -0.1 0.2 3 .449 .494
1978 25 MIL AL 175.2 28 28 93 4.76 4.08 0.15 0.12 100.4 4.06 -14 -1.4 -0.1 0.2 3 .449 .491
1979 26 MIL AL 187.1 30 27 89 4.28 4.64 0.04 0.11 97.7 4.60 7 0.7 .9 -0.1 2.4 26 .523 .504
1980 27 MIL AL 154.1 29 25 76 4.43 4.53 0.15 0.12 95.0 4.27 -3 -0.4 .5 -0.1 1.0 12 .488 .498
1981 28 CAL AL 9.2 4 4 11 10.24 4.01 -0.02 0.13 102.7 4.28 -6 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -6 .347 .496 $375,000
1983 30 CAL AL 42.2 10 7 32 6.75 4.69 -0.29 0.03 97.3 4.88 -9 -0.9 .8 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .413 .495 $375,000
9 Seasons 1120.2 205 168 575 4.62 4.35 0.00 0.09 98.7 4.38 -30 -2.7 .9 -0.7 7.6 76 .487 .499 $750,000
MIL (7 yrs) 1068.1 191 157 532 4.48 4.34 0.02 0.10 98.8 4.36 -15 -1.2 1.0 -0.7 8.6 87 .494 .500
CAL (2 yrs) 52.1 14 11 43 7.39 4.57 -0.24 0.05 98.3 4.77 -15 -1.5 .8 -0.0 -1.0 -10 .394 .495 $750,000

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
1974 21 MIL AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 22 MIL AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 ★ 23 MIL AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1977 24 MIL AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 25 MIL AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 26 MIL AL 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1980 27 MIL AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 28 CAL AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1983 30 CAL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 205 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
MIL (7 yrs) 191 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
CAL (2 yrs) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1974 21 MIL AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 22 MIL AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 ★ 23 MIL AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1977 24 MIL AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 25 MIL AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1979 26 MIL AL 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1980 27 MIL AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1981 28 CAL AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $375,000 /1
1983 30 CAL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $375,000 1
9 Seasons 205 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $750,000
MIL (7 yrs) 191 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1
CAL (2 yrs) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $750,000

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1974 MIL AL 21 P 23 1 0 53.0 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 1.70 0.43 .947 1.82 1.80 3 4 57% 38% 0
1975 MIL AL 22 P 28 23 5 136.1 23 2 19 2 5 .913 1.39 0.75 .940 1.87 1.86 9 9 50% 38% 0
1976 MIL AL 23 P 34 34 15 240.0 45 13 31 1 4 .978 1.65 1.29 .950 1.87 1.88 24 14 37% 34% 0 AS
1977 MIL AL 24 P 19 19 2 121.2 29 6 21 2 3 .931 2.00 1.42 .948 1.95 1.93 7 4 36% 39% 0
1978 MIL AL 25 P 28 28 8 175.2 44 5 36 3 1 .932 2.10 1.46 .954 1.90 1.88 6 3 33% 38% 0
1979 MIL AL 26 P 30 27 9 187.1 34 7 25 2 0 .941 1.54 1.07 .949 1.92 1.89 9 6 40% 36% 0
1980 MIL AL 27 P 29 25 7 154.1 31 12 18 1 2 .968 1.75 1.03 .957 1.85 1.85 11 6 35% 35% 1
1981 CAL AL 28 P 4 4 0 9.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.86 0.50 .965 1.96 1.98 0 0 1
1983 CAL AL 30 P 10 7 0 42.2 9 0 8 1 1 .889 1.69 0.80 .958 1.79 1.78 5 3 38% 33% 0
9 Seasons P 205 168 46 1120.2 227 48 167 12 16 .947 1.73 1.05 .951 1.88 1.87 74 49 40% 36% 2
9 Seasons TOT 205 168 46 1120.2 227 48 167 12 16 .947 1.73 1.05 .951 1.88 1.87 74 49 40% 36% 2
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
1976 AL  4.5 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1976 AL  2.81 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1980 AL  .667 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 AL  7.913 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1979 AL  2.162 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1978 AL  3 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1976 AL  21 (4th)
1979 AL  33 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1976 AL  95 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1976 AL  16 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1976 AL  7 (9th)
1977 AL  11 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1975 AL  11 (3rd)
1976 AL  8 (7th)
1977 AL  7 (9th)
1980 AL  6 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1976 AL  124 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 12 (1388), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1251), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1600), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (979th), 7.7 career WAR/8.7 7yr-peak WAR/8.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1981 28 California Angels $375,000 ? 8/20/81 NY Times Includes pro-rated $200K signing bonus
1982 29 California Angels $375,000 ? 8/20/81 NY Times Includes pro-rated $200K signing bonus
1983 30 California Angels $375,000 ? 8/20/81 NY Times Includes pro-rated $200K signing bonus
1984 31 California Angels $375,000 ? 8/20/81 NY Times Includes pro-rated $200K signing bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,500,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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