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Bill Tuttle

William Robert Tuttle

Positions: Centerfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 4, 1929 in Elmwood, IL
School: Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1952 (Age 23.068, 8,553rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Athletics/Twins 1952-1963

Final Game: May 11, 1963 (Age 33.311)
Died: July 27, 1998 in Anoka, MN
Buried: Big Lake Cemetery, Big Lake, MN
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 22, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1562. Dave Roberts… #1563. Alcides Escobar… #1564. George Hall… #1565. BILL TUTTLE… #1566. Babe Dahlgren… #1567. Carlos Quentin… #1568. Jim Fogarty… 

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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
1952 22 DET AL 7 25 25 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .240 .240 .240 .480 34 6 2 0 0 /O87
1954 24 DET AL 147 602 530 64 141 20 11 7 58 5 8 62 60 .266 .343 .385 .728 101 204 15 2 5 3 *8/7
1955 25 DET AL 154 698 603 102 168 23 4 14 78 6 3 76 54 .279 .358 .400 .757 106 241 25 1 13 5 2 *8
1956 26 DET AL 140 592 546 61 138 22 4 9 65 5 4 38 48 .253 .301 .357 .658 73 195 18 1 4 3 1 *8
1957 27 DET AL 133 503 451 49 113 12 4 5 47 2 6 44 41 .251 .316 .328 .644 75 148 14 1 3 4 4 *8
1958 28 KCA AL 148 594 511 77 118 14 9 11 51 7 9 74 58 .231 .327 .358 .685 88 183 17 1 4 4 1 *89
1959 29 KCA AL 126 520 463 74 139 19 6 7 43 10 6 48 38 .300 .369 .413 .782 113 191 12 4 4 2 2 *8 MVP-23
1960 30 KCA AL 151 635 559 75 143 21 3 8 40 1 5 66 52 .256 .336 .347 .683 85 194 19 2 7 1 2 *8
1961 31 TOT AL 138 520 454 53 113 14 5 5 46 1 3 52 50 .249 .323 .335 .658 74 152 15 0 9 5 4 85/94
1961 31 KCA AL 25 95 84 15 22 2 2 0 8 0 0 9 9 .262 .333 .333 .667 79 28 2 0 2 0 0 8
1961 31 MIN AL 113 425 370 38 91 12 3 5 38 1 3 43 41 .246 .321 .335 .656 73 124 13 0 7 5 4 58/94
1962 32 MIN AL 110 148 123 21 26 4 1 1 13 1 0 19 14 .211 .317 .285 .602 61 35 4 1 3 2 1 89
1963 33 MIN AL 16 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 -23 0 2 0 0 0 1 8
11 Yrs 1270 4841 4268 578 1105 149 47 67 443 38 44 480 416 .259 .334 .363 .697 88 1549 143 13 52 29 18
162 Game Avg. 162 618 544 74 141 19 6 9 57 5 6 61 53 .259 .334 .363 .697 88 198 18 2 7
DET (5 yrs) 581 2420 2155 278 566 77 23 35 250 18 21 220 204 .263 .330 .368 .699 89 794 74 5 25 15 7
KCA (4 yrs) 450 1844 1617 241 422 56 20 26 142 18 20 197 157 .261 .342 .369 .711 94 596 50 7 17 7 5
MIN (3 yrs) 239 577 496 59 117 16 4 6 51 2 3 63 55 .236 .319 .321 .640 69 159 19 1 10 7 6

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
1952 22 DET AL 7 25 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .463 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /O87
1954 24 DET AL 147 602 0 -3 -1 -5 -1 -8 -1.0 18 10 0.9 .494 .494 1.5 -0.7 15 *8/7
1955 25 DET AL 154 698 8 5 -1 -6 -1 6 0.7 20 27 2.8 .504 .504 3.3 -0.6 32 *8
1956 26 DET AL 140 592 -21 0 -0 -9 -1 -30 -3.0 18 -12 -1.3 .478 .481 -0.5 -0.9 -3 *8
1957 27 DET AL 133 503 -18 -1 -1 -2 -1 -22 -2.6 15 -7 -1.0 .481 .485 -0.7 -0.3 -5 *8
1958 28 KCA AL 148 594 -7 -2 -1 -7 -2 -19 -2.2 18 -0 -0.3 .486 .487 0.4 -1.0 6 *89
1959 29 KCA AL 126 520 9 2 -1 13 -1 23 2.2 16 39 3.9 .519 .515 2.6 1.2 26 *8 MVP-23
1960 30 KCA AL 151 635 -6 1 -2 5 -1 -3 -0.5 19 17 1.4 .498 .498 1.1 0.3 12 *8
1961 31 KCA AL 25 95 1 -0 0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 0.3 -0.3 3 8
1961 31 MIN AL 113 425 -16 -1 1 4 1 -12 -1.4 13 1 -0.1 .489 .492 -0.3 0.4 -2 58/94
1962 32 MIN AL 110 148 -7 0 -0 -3 -1 -10 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .490 .493 -0.4 -0.5 -3 89
1963 33 MIN AL 16 4 -1 0 -0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.2 0.1 -1 8
11 Seasons 1270 4841 -59 3 -6 -11 -7 -80 -9.5 147 67 5.3 .493 .495 6.9 -2.3 78
DET (5 yrs) 581 2420 -32 1 -2 -21 -3 -57 -6.1 73 17 1.2 .490 .492 3.3 -2.5 37
KCA (4 yrs) 450 1844 -3 2 -4 8 -4 -1 -0.7 57 56 5.0 .500 .499 4.5 0.2 48
MIN (3 yrs) 239 577 -25 -0 0 2 0 -23 -2.6 18 -5 -0.9 .490 .493 -0.8 -0.0 -7

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1952 DET AL 22 OF 6 6 4 50.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 3.42 3.17 .980 2.39 2.40
1952 DET AL 22 CF 3 3 2 25.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 5.04 4.67 .983 2.92 2.90
1952 DET AL 22 LF 3 3 2 25.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.16 2.00 .978 2.27 2.27
1954 DET AL 24 CF 145 143 140 1270.1 392 368 18 6 3 .985 -5 -5 2.73 2.66 .983 2.85 2.83
1954 DET AL 24 OF 145 143 140 1271.1 388 364 18 6 3 .985 -5 -5 2.70 2.63 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 DET AL 24 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20
1955 DET AL 25 CF 154 153 151 1366.2 458 439 12 7 2 .985 -6 -5 2.97 2.93 .985 2.87 2.85
1955 DET AL 25 OF 154 153 151 1366.2 461 442 12 7 2 .985 -6 -5 2.99 2.95 .982 2.40 2.38
1956 DET AL 26 CF 137 133 131 1185.0 364 342 13 9 2 .975 -9 -9 2.70 2.59 .984 2.79 2.77
1956 DET AL 26 OF 137 133 131 1185.0 370 348 13 9 2 .976 -9 -9 2.74 2.64 .979 2.34 2.32
1957 DET AL 27 CF 128 107 104 1042.1 338 329 3 6 1 .982 -2 -2 2.87 2.59 .983 2.71 2.72
1957 DET AL 27 OF 128 107 104 1042.1 342 331 5 6 1 .982 -2 -2 2.90 2.63 .980 2.24 2.25
1958 KCA AL 28 OF 145 131 115 1202.1 327 311 12 4 2 .988 -7 -7 2.42 2.23 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 KCA AL 28 CF 114 102 87 918.0 258 245 10 3 2 .988 -3 -4 2.50 2.24 .985 2.68 2.65
1958 KCA AL 28 RF 40 29 28 284.1 48 45 2 1 0 .979 -4 -16 1.49 1.18 .980 1.99 1.97
1959 KCA AL 29 CF 121 111 106 1000.1 316 294 17 5 3 .984 13 15 2.80 2.57 .983 2.72 2.70 MVP-23
1959 KCA AL 29 OF 121 111 106 1000.1 316 294 17 5 3 .984 13 15 2.80 2.57 .980 2.22 2.21 MVP-23
1960 KCA AL 30 CF 148 140 139 1247.0 398 378 16 4 3 .990 5 4 2.84 2.66 .987 2.66 2.65
1960 KCA AL 30 OF 148 140 139 1247.0 402 381 16 5 3 .988 5 4 2.87 2.68 .982 2.25 2.25
1961 TOT AL 31 OF 89 43 35 457.1 135 130 1 4 1 .970 -4 -10 2.58 1.47 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 TOT AL 31 CF 88 37 34 414.1 126 121 1 4 1 .968 -4 -13 2.65 1.39 .982 2.60 2.57
1961 KCA AL 31 CF 25 23 20 199.0 60 57 0 3 0 .950 -2 -15 2.58 2.28 .982 2.60 2.57
1961 KCA AL 31 OF 25 23 20 199.0 61 58 0 3 0 .951 -2 -15 2.62 2.32 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 MIN AL 31 3B 85 84 45 666.2 245 66 165 14 15 .943 5 9 3.12 2.72 .950 3.18 3.15
1961 MIN AL 31 OF 64 20 15 258.1 74 72 1 1 1 .986 -2 -7 2.54 1.14 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 MIN AL 31 CF 63 14 14 215.1 66 64 1 1 1 .985 -2 -11 2.72 1.03 .982 2.60 2.57
1961 MIN AL 31 RF 6 6 1 43.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 14 1.88 1.50 .976 2.05 2.03
1961 MIN AL 31 2B 2 0 0 4.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 28 8.31 2.00 .978 5.19 5.20
1962 MIN AL 32 OF 104 27 22 369.1 75 71 2 2 0 .973 -3 -8 1.78 0.70 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 MIN AL 32 CF 94 15 15 256.1 63 61 1 1 0 .984 -1 -4 2.18 0.66 .986 2.58 2.57
1962 MIN AL 32 RF 16 12 7 113.0 18 16 1 1 0 .944 -2 -19 1.35 1.06 .979 2.00 1.99
1963 MIN AL 33 CF 14 0 0 17.1 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 55 4.15 0.57 .986 2.60 2.58
1963 MIN AL 33 OF 14 0 0 17.1 8 7 1 0 1 1.000 1 55 4.15 0.57 .981 2.18 2.16
11 Seasons OF 1191 994 947 9209.0 2843 2698 97 48 18 .983 -16 -2 2.73 2.35 .980 2.30 2.28
11 Seasons CF 1146 944 909 8742.2 2735 2598 92 45 17 .984 -11 -1 2.77 2.35 .984 2.75 2.71
1 Season 3B 85 84 45 666.2 245 66 165 14 15 .943 5 9 3.12 2.72 .950 3.18 3.15
3 Seasons RF 62 47 36 440.1 75 70 3 2 0 .973 -5 -14 1.49 1.18 .979 2.00 1.98
2 Seasons LF 4 3 2 26.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.08 1.50 .978 2.28 2.25
1 Season 2B 2 0 0 4.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 28 8.31 2.00 .978 5.19 5.20
11 Seasons TOT 1278 1078 992 9880.0 3092 2767 263 62 33 .980 -11 -1 2.76 2.37 .978 2.36 2.34
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1959 AL (23, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1959 AL  1.2 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1959 AL  .300 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1955 AL  154 (1st)
1958 AL  148 (10th)
1960 AL  151 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1955 AL  603 (4th)
1956 AL  546 (9th)
1960 AL  559 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1955 AL  698 (4th)
1960 AL  635 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1955 AL  102 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1955 AL  168 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1954 AL  11 (5th)
1958 AL  9 (2nd)
1959 AL  6 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  74 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1958 AL  7 (10th)
1959 AL  10 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1955 AL  127 (6th)
1959 AL  107 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1955 AL  245 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1955 AL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1955 AL  25 (1st)
1956 AL  18 (7th)
1958 AL  17 (8th)
1960 AL  19 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1954 AL  8 (7th)
1957 AL  6 (10th)
1958 AL  9 (3rd)
1959 AL  6 (6th)
1960 AL  5 (9th)

SB % s c a p y
1958 AL  43.75 (6th)
1959 AL  62.50 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1955 AL  8.4 (10th)
1958 AL  8.6 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1959 AL  12.2 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1955 AL  481 (1st)
1956 AL  437 (5th)
1958 AL  427 (10th)
1960 AL  448 (8th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  145 (3rd)
1955 AL  154 (1st)
1956 AL  137 (3rd)
1957 AL  128 (3rd)
1959 AL  121 (5th)
1960 AL  148 (2nd)
Career  1,146 (64th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  368 (3rd)
1955 AL  439 (1st)
1956 AL  342 (5th)
1957 AL  329 (2nd)
1960 AL  378 (1st)
Career  2,598 (84th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  18 (2nd)
1955 AL  12 (1st)
1956 AL  13 (1st)
1958 AL  10 (1st)
1959 AL  17 (1st)
1960 AL  16 (1st)
Career  92 (43rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  6 (2nd)
1955 AL  7 (1st)
1956 AL  9 (1st)
1957 AL  6 (2nd)
1959 AL  5 (3rd)
1960 AL  4 (4th)
Career  45 (80th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  3 (5th)
1955 AL  2 (3rd)
1956 AL  2 (3rd)
1957 AL  1 (5th)
1958 AL  2 (1st)
1959 AL  3 (2nd)
1960 AL  3 (1st)
Career  17 (76th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1954 AL  145 (5th)
1955 AL  154 (1st)
1958 AL  145 (5th)
1960 AL  148 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1954 AL  364 (3rd)
1955 AL  442 (1st)
1956 AL  348 (4th)
1957 AL  331 (2nd)
1960 AL  381 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1954 AL  18 (2nd)
1955 AL  12 (5th)
1956 AL  13 (2nd)
1959 AL  17 (1st)
1960 AL  16 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  7 (4th)
1956 AL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1959 AL  3 (5th)
1960 AL  3 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1961 AL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1961 AL  3.12 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  13 (3rd)
1960 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1955 AL  2.97 (3rd)
1956 AL  2.70 (5th)
1957 AL  2.87 (3rd)
1959 AL  2.80 (4th)
1960 AL  2.84 (2nd)
1961 AL  2.65 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  2.66 (5th)
1955 AL  2.93 (1st)
1956 AL  2.59 (5th)
1957 AL  2.59 (3rd)
1958 AL  2.24 (5th)
1959 AL  2.57 (4th)
1960 AL  2.66 (2nd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  .985 (4th)
1955 AL  .985 (5th)
1956 AL  .975 (5th)
1957 AL  .982 (4th)
1958 AL  .988 (1st)
1959 AL  .984 (4th)
1960 AL  .990 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1955 AL  2.99 (3rd)
1956 AL  2.74 (5th)
1957 AL  2.90 (3rd)
1959 AL  2.80 (4th)
1960 AL  2.87 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  2.95 (1st)
1956 AL  2.64 (4th)
1957 AL  2.63 (3rd)
1959 AL  2.57 (4th)
1960 AL  2.68 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1958 AL  .988 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 25 (919), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1540), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1704), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (278th), 5.3 career WAR/8.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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