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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Bees 1931-1937

Final Game: April 23, 1937 (Age 33.322)
Died: July 12, 1973 in Perth Amboy, NJ
Buried: Holy Trinity Cemetery, Hopelawn, NJ
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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
1931 28 BSN NL 82 334 303 22 72 13 4 0 17 3 10 32 .238 .274 .307 .581 58 93 5 15 56
1932 29 BSN NL 136 614 563 80 153 25 8 8 46 8 28 60 .272 .307 .387 .695 88 218 1 22 *6
1933 30 BSN NL 144 617 566 65 142 21 4 0 35 4 33 48 .251 .298 .302 .600 78 171 13 5 14 *6
1934 31 BSN NL 146 677 605 104 177 30 6 7 53 4 56 37 .293 .357 .397 .754 109 240 10 5 11 *6
1935 32 BSN NL 132 566 514 53 118 17 0 4 30 3 40 32 .230 .286 .286 .572 60 147 16 1 11 *6
1936 33 BSN NL 122 536 494 55 129 17 5 0 26 2 31 42 .261 .310 .316 .626 74 156 14 4 7 65
1937 34 BSN NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 763 3345 3046 379 791 123 27 19 207 24 198 252 .260 .309 .337 .646 80 1025 53 21 80
162 Game Avg. 162 710 647 80 168 26 6 4 44 5 42 54 .260 .309 .337 .646 80 218 4 17

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
1931 28 BSN NL 82 334 -18 -0 0 4 3 -11 -1.2 10 -1 -0.2 .486 .493 -0.6 0.7 -5 56
1932 29 BSN NL 136 614 -9 -0 0 2 9 1 0.1 18 19 2.0 .501 .501 1.8 1.1 17 *6
1933 30 BSN NL 144 617 -14 -0 0 9 10 4 0.4 19 23 2.5 .503 .503 1.5 2.0 14 *6
1934 31 BSN NL 146 677 11 -0 0 -4 10 16 1.6 19 36 3.6 .511 .510 3.9 0.6 40 *6
1935 32 BSN NL 132 566 -24 -0 0 -26 9 -42 -4.1 17 -24 -2.3 .469 .474 0.2 -1.6 2 *6
1936 33 BSN NL 122 536 -16 0 0 -5 6 -15 -1.5 17 3 0.3 .488 .491 0.8 0.1 8 65
1937 34 BSN NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .470 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
7 Seasons 763 3345 -71 -1 0 -20 46 -46 -4.9 101 55 5.9 .494 .496 7.6 2.9 75

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 Awards
1931 BSN NL 28 3B 68 67 61 230 76 145 9 15 .961 3.25 .944 2.85
1931 BSN NL 28 SS 19 14 14 72 27 43 2 8 .972 3.68 .954 5.53
1932 BSN NL 29 SS 136 136 135 821 316 461 44 91 .946 5.71 .946 5.50
1933 BSN NL 30 SS 143 143 141 810 299 473 38 91 .953 5.40 .949 5.40
1934 BSN NL 31 SS 146 143 143 786 298 457 31 84 .961 5.17 .951 5.34
1935 BSN NL 32 SS 129 128 126 654 258 356 40 52 .939 4.76 .947 5.27
1936 BSN NL 33 SS 80 80 79 426 188 211 27 56 .937 4.99 .945 5.43
1936 BSN NL 33 3B 38 37 36 109 36 69 4 7 .963 2.76 .947 2.67
6 Seasons SS 653 644 638 3569 1386 2001 182 382 .949 5.19 .948 5.39
2 Seasons 3B 106 104 97 339 112 214 13 22 .962 3.08 .945 2.79
7 Seasons TOT 759 748 735 3908 1498 2215 195 404 .950 4.89 .948 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-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

Offensive WARs c a p y
1934 NL  3.9 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1932 NL  1.1 (5th)
1933 NL  2.0 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 NL  146 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1934 NL  605 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1934 NL  677 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1934 NL  104 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1932 NL  60 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1934 NL  134 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1934 NL  238 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1931 NL  5 (6th)
1933 NL  5 (6th)
1934 NL  5 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1931 NL  15 (9th)
1932 NL  22 (2nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1935 NL  16 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1932 NL  432 (9th)
1933 NL  451 (7th)
1934 NL  449 (4th)

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/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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1817), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1823), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2986), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (246th), 5.8 career WAR/5.8 7yr-peak WAR/5.8 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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