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Billy Urbanski

William Michael Urbanski

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: June 5, 1903 in Linoleumville, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: July 4, 1931 (Age 28.029, 6,190th in MLB history)   vs. PHI 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Bees 1931-1937

Last Game: April 23, 1937 (Age 33.322)   vs. NYG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 12, 1973 in Perth Amboy, NJ
Buried: Holy Trinity Cemetery, Hopelawn, NJ
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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 Awards
1931 BSN NL 28 3B 68 67 61 578.0 230 76 145 9 15 .961 3.44 3.25 .944 2.90 2.85
1931 BSN NL 28 SS 19 14 14 141.0 72 27 43 2 8 .972 4.47 3.68 .954 5.61 5.53
1932 BSN NL 29 SS 136 136 135 1237.0 821 316 461 44 91 .946 5.65 5.71 .946 5.51 5.50
1933 BSN NL 30 SS 143 142 141 1265.0 810 299 473 38 91 .953 5.49 5.40 .949 5.46 5.40
1934 BSN NL 31 SS 146 143 143 1278.0 786 298 457 31 84 .961 5.32 5.17 .951 5.41 5.34
1935 BSN NL 32 SS 129 128 126 1096.0 654 258 356 40 52 .939 5.04 4.76 .947 5.34 5.27
1936 BSN NL 33 SS 80 80 79 712.0 426 188 211 27 56 .937 5.04 4.99 .945 5.46 5.43
1936 BSN NL 33 3B 38 37 36 338.0 109 36 69 4 7 .963 2.80 2.76 .947 2.68 2.67
6 Seasons SS 653 643 638 5729.0 3569 1386 2001 182 382 .949 5.32 5.19 .948 5.44 5.39
2 Seasons 3B 106 104 97 916.0 339 112 214 13 22 .962 3.20 3.08 .945 2.82 2.79
7 Seasons TOT 759 747 735 6645.0 3908 1498 2215 195 404 .950 5.03 4.89 .948 5.08 5.03
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1931 BSN NL 28 3B
1931 BSN NL 28 SS
1932 BSN NL 29 SS
1933 BSN NL 30 SS
1934 BSN NL 31 SS
1935 BSN NL 32 SS
1936 BSN NL 33 SS
1936 BSN NL 33 3B
6 Seasons SS
2 Seasons 3B
7 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1931 BSN NL 28 82 81 82 82 0 0 0 0 67 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1932 BSN NL 29 136 136 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 BSN NL 30 144 143 144 143 0 0 0 0 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1934 BSN NL 31 146 143 146 145 0 0 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1935 BSN NL 32 132 128 132 129 0 0 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1936 BSN NL 33 122 117 122 118 0 0 0 0 38 80 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1937 BSN NL 34 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 Seasons 763 748 763 753 0 0 0 0 105 653 0 0 0 0 0 7 5
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1931 BSN NL 28 349 62% 91% 31% 40 85% 1 19 6 11 2 29 17 11 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 7 3 1 2 0 1 7 4 3 0 0 0
1932 BSN NL 29 2918 67% 88% 27% 327 89% 8 168 72 71 25 253 186 51 3 4 26 1 19 6 20 50 14 3 15 9 2 45 18 26 4 1 3
1933 BSN NL 30 4044 62% 89% 30% 475 90% 1 225 84 119 22 385 299 76 1 4 28 2 21 5 23 78 22 5 18 14 3 69 27 37 7 3 3
1934 BSN NL 31 3641 61% 86% 29% 380 94% 8 191 79 95 18 297 208 77 0 5 16 2 9 5 9 61 29 2 16 5 2 56 31 23 4 0 4
1935 BSN NL 32 2969 52% 90% 27% 285 87% 3 168 69 84 15 209 153 40 0 1 23 0 17 6 17 38 12 4 12 4 1 35 16 17 2 1 1
1936 BSN NL 33 2769 51% 87% 28% 259 83% 3 150 63 72 16 187 135 44 0 5 26 5 16 5 19 47 13 1 17 5 5 43 14 27 4 0 4
6 Seasons 16690 59% 88% 28% 1766 89% 24 921 373 452 98 1360 998 299 4 20 121 10 82 29 89 281 93 16 80 37 14 255 110 133 21 5 15
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 88%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1931 BSN NL 28 1851 61% 89% 30% 160 91% 1 60 46 4 10 101 82 14 1 3 6 0 4 2 5 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 12 75%
1936 BSN NL 33 1119 50% 88% 33% 88 89% 0 35 25 5 5 54 43 11 0 2 4 0 1 3 3 4 2 0 3 1 0 1 7 43%
2 Seasons 2970 57% 88% 31% 248 90% 1 95 71 9 15 155 125 25 1 5 10 0 5 5 8 11 9 0 10 1 0 1 19 63%
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 86% 70%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assistss c a p y
1934 NL  457 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1932 NL  44 (2nd)
1935 NL  40 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1932 NL  136 (3rd)
1933 NL  143 (4th)
1934 NL  146 (2nd)
1935 NL  129 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1932 NL  316 (2nd)
1933 NL  299 (3rd)
1934 NL  298 (4th)
1935 NL  258 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1932 NL  461 (2nd)
1933 NL  473 (5th)
1934 NL  457 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1932 NL  44 (2nd)
1933 NL  38 (4th)
1935 NL  40 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1932 NL  91 (1st)
1933 NL  91 (5th)
1934 NL  84 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1932 NL  5.65 (3rd)
1933 NL  5.49 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1932 NL  5.71 (2nd)
1933 NL  5.40 (4th)
Career  5.19 (45th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1932 NL  .946 (4th)
1933 NL  .953 (3rd)
1934 NL  .961 (1st)
1935 NL  .939 (5th)

                           

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