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Bill Trotter

William Felix Trotter

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 10, 1908 in Cisne, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1937 (Age 28.256)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Senators/Cardinals 1937-1944

Final Game: September 22, 1944 (Age 36.043)
Died: August 26, 1984 in Arlington, MA
Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, IL
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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
1937 28 SLB AL 2 9 .182 5.81 34 12 14 3 0 1 122.1 150 88 79 14 50 37 7 0 0 562 84 5.32 1.635 11.0 1.0 3.7 2.7 0.74
1938 29 SLB AL 0 1 .000 5.63 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 8 7 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 35 92 2.67 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
1939 30 SLB AL 6 13 .316 5.34 41 13 14 4 0 0 156.2 205 120 93 16 54 61 5 1 0 714 91 4.65 1.653 11.8 0.9 3.1 3.5 1.13
1940 31 SLB AL 7 6 .538 3.77 36 4 19 1 0 2 98.0 117 56 41 5 31 29 1 0 1 427 123 3.89 1.510 10.7 0.5 2.8 2.7 0.94
1941 32 SLB AL 4 2 .667 5.98 29 0 20 0 0 0 49.2 68 35 33 2 19 17 2 0 0 231 73 3.77 1.752 12.3 0.4 3.4 3.1 0.89
1942 33 TOT AL 3 2 .600 6.33 20 0 13 0 0 0 42.2 57 34 30 4 16 13 0 0 0 202 59 4.15 1.711 12.0 0.8 3.4 2.7 0.81
1942 33 SLB AL 0 1 .000 18.00 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 5 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 15 25 5.42 3.500 22.5 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
1942 33 WSH AL 3 1 .750 5.75 17 0 11 0 0 0 40.2 52 29 26 4 14 13 0 0 0 187 64 4.09 1.623 11.5 0.9 3.1 2.9 0.93
1944 35 STL NL 0 1 .000 13.50 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 14 14 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 37 28 15.37 3.000 21.0 7.5 6.0 0.0 0.00
7 Yrs 22 34 .393 5.40 163 31 81 9 0 3 483.1 619 354 290 46 174 158 15 1 1 2208 86 4.63 1.641 11.5 0.9 3.2 2.9 0.91
162 Game Avg. 8 12 .393 5.40 57 11 28 3 0 1 169 217 124 102 16 61 55 5 0 0 774 86 4.63 1.641 11.5 0.9 3.2 2.9 0.91
SLB (6 yrs) 19 32 .373 5.26 144 30 69 9 0 3 436.2 553 311 255 37 156 145 15 1 1 1984 90 4.54 1.624 11.4 0.8 3.2 3.0 0.93
WSH (1 yr) 3 1 .750 5.75 17 0 11 0 0 0 40.2 52 29 26 4 14 13 0 0 0 187 64 4.09 1.623 11.5 0.9 3.1 2.9 0.93
STL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 13.50 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 14 14 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 37 28 15.37 3.000 21.0 7.5 6.0 0.0 0.00
AL (6 yrs) 22 33 .400 5.30 161 30 80 9 0 3 477.1 605 340 281 41 170 158 15 1 1 2171 88 4.50 1.624 11.4 0.8 3.2 3.0 0.93
NL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 13.50 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 14 14 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 37 28 15.37 3.000 21.0 7.5 6.0 0.0 0.00
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
1937 28 SLB AL 122.1 34 12 88 6.47 5.47 -0.33 0.00 104.8 6.08 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.7 9 .485 .497
1938 29 SLB AL 8.0 1 1 7 7.88 4.67 -0.46 0.00 106.0 5.44 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .328 .499
1939 30 SLB AL 156.2 41 13 120 6.89 5.33 -0.55 0.00 104.6 6.15 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 0.2 5 .468 .492
1940 31 SLB AL 98.0 36 4 56 5.14 5.08 -0.12 0.00 106.4 5.53 4 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.2 15 .510 .502
1941 32 SLB AL 49.2 29 0 35 6.34 4.91 -0.19 0.00 103.6 5.28 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .479 .496
1942 33 SLB AL 2.0 3 0 5 22.50 3.75 -0.27 0.00 102.9 4.14 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .370 .498
1942 33 WSH AL 40.2 17 0 29 6.42 4.64 -0.74 0.00 98.1 5.28 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .467 .496
1944 35 STL NL 6.0 2 1 14 21.00 4.25 0.61 0.00 99.8 3.63 -12 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -11 .138 .496
7 Seasons 483.1 163 31 354 6.59 5.18 -0.37 0.00 104.3 5.79 -46 -3.9 1.0 -0.3 0.5 9 .476 .497
SLB (6 yrs) 436.2 144 30 311 6.41 5.24 -0.35 0.00 105.0 5.87 -29 -2.6 1.0 -0.3 1.4 23 .482 .497
WSH (1 yr) 40.2 17 0 29 6.42 4.64 -0.74 0.00 98.1 5.28 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .467 .496
STL (1 yr) 6.0 2 1 14 21.00 4.25 0.61 0.00 99.8 3.63 -12 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -11 .138 .496

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
1937 28 SLB AL 34 41 33 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 17 .030 .179 .061 .240 -37 2 0 2 1
1938 29 SLB AL 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 -9 0 0 1 /1
1939 30 SLB AL 41 51 37 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 21 .108 .250 .108 .358 -6 4 1 0 7 1
1940 31 SLB AL 36 26 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 .045 .125 .045 .170 -54 1 1 0 2 1
1941 32 SLB AL 29 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .143 .000 .143 -60 0 0 0 1 1
1942 33 TOT AL 20 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -41 0 1 0 1 1
1942 33 SLB AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1942 33 WSH AL 17 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -41 0 1 0 1 1
1944 35 STL NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 163 142 109 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 19 63 .055 .195 .064 .260 -31 7 3 0 14
162 Game Avg. 162 141 108 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 19 63 .055 .195 .064 .260 -31 7 0 14
SLB (6 yrs) 144 130 100 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 17 59 .060 .197 .070 .267 -29 7 2 0 13
WSH (1 yr) 17 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -41 0 1 0 1
STL (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 161 141 108 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 19 62 .056 .197 .065 .262 -30 7 3 0 14
NL (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1937 28 SLB AL 34 41 -8 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 1
1938 29 SLB AL 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .507 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1939 30 SLB AL 41 51 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1940 31 SLB AL 36 26 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1941 32 SLB AL 29 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1942 33 SLB AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1942 33 WSH AL 17 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1944 35 STL NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
7 Seasons 163 142 -26 0 0 0 15 -10 -1.0 0 -10 -1.0 .494 .499 -1.0 0.0 -10
SLB (6 yrs) 144 130 -24 0 0 0 14 -10 -0.9 0 -10 -0.9 .494 .499 -0.9 0.0 -10
WSH (1 yr) 17 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
STL (1 yr) 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1937 SLB AL 28 P 34 12 3 122.1 23 2 18 3 0 .870 1.47 0.59 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 SLB AL 29 P 1 1 1 8.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 5.62 5.00 .952 2.14 2.10
1939 SLB AL 30 P 41 13 4 156.2 38 9 29 0 3 1.000 2.18 0.93 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 SLB AL 31 P 36 4 1 98.0 23 2 21 0 3 1.000 2.11 0.64 .956 2.04 2.01 0 0 1
1941 SLB AL 32 P 29 0 0 49.2 13 0 13 0 1 1.000 2.36 0.45 .960 2.14 2.11 2 0 0% 0
1942 TOT AL 33 P 20 0 0 42.2 15 2 12 1 0 .933 2.95 0.70 .957 2.30 2.30 0 1 100% 1
1942 SLB AL 33 P 3 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.33 .960 2.25 2.30
1942 WSH AL 33 P 17 0 0 40.2 14 2 11 1 0 .929 2.88 0.76 .957 2.30 2.30 0 1 100% 1
1944 STL NL 35 P 2 1 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 .960 2.10 2.15
7 Seasons P 163 31 9 483.1 119 15 100 4 7 .966 2.14 0.71 .955 2.04 2.04 2 1 33% 2
7 Seasons TOT 163 31 9 483.1 119 15 100 4 7 .966 2.14 0.71 .955 2.04 2.04 2 1 33% 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.
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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1939 AL  41 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1939 AL  16 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1939 AL  13 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1937 AL  7 (1st)
1939 AL  5 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1940 AL  19 (6th)
1941 AL  20 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1939 AL  41 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1939 AL  2.18 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1939 AL  1.000 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2681), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4059th), -0.5 career WAR/-0.5 7yr-peak WAR/-0.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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