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Bill Virdon

William Charles Virdon

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 9, 1931 in Hazel Park, MI
High School: West Plains HS (West Plains, MO)
School: Drury University (Springfield, MO)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1955 (Age 23.307)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals 1955-1968

Final Game: July 31, 1968 (Age 37.052)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1002. Freddie Freeman… #1003. Frankie Hayes… #1004. George Cutshaw… #1005. BILL VIRDON… #1006. Carlos Gomez… #1007. Shane Mack… #1008. Yoenis Cespedes… 

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
1955 24 STL NL 144 585 534 58 150 18 6 17 68 2 4 36 64 .281 .322 .433 .755 100 231 10 1 6 9 3 *89/7 RoY-1
1956 25 TOT NL 157 627 580 77 185 23 10 10 46 6 7 38 71 .319 .361 .445 .806 118 258 12 2 4 3 9 *8 MVP-18
1956 25 STL NL 24 80 71 10 15 2 0 2 9 0 1 5 8 .211 .269 .324 .593 60 23 0 1 2 1 2 8
1956 25 PIT NL 133 547 509 67 170 21 10 8 37 6 6 33 63 .334 .374 .462 .836 127 235 12 1 2 2 7 *8
1957 26 PIT NL 144 605 561 59 141 28 11 8 50 3 3 33 69 .251 .291 .383 .675 82 215 8 0 8 3 5 *8
1958 27 PIT NL 144 662 604 75 161 24 11 9 46 5 3 52 70 .267 .324 .387 .712 90 234 5 1 2 3 5 *8
1959 28 PIT NL 144 583 519 67 132 24 2 8 41 7 4 55 65 .254 .327 .355 .682 84 184 7 2 5 2 11 *8
1960 29 PIT NL 120 454 409 60 108 16 9 8 40 8 2 40 44 .264 .326 .406 .732 99 166 4 0 0 5 2 *8
1961 30 PIT NL 146 660 599 81 156 22 8 9 58 5 8 49 45 .260 .313 .369 .682 81 221 4 0 5 7 1 *8
1962 31 PIT NL 156 705 663 82 164 27 10 6 47 5 13 36 65 .247 .286 .345 .631 68 229 10 1 2 3 0 *8 GG
1963 32 PIT NL 142 607 554 58 149 22 6 8 53 1 2 43 55 .269 .321 .374 .695 100 207 6 0 9 1 4 *8
1964 33 PIT NL 145 511 473 59 115 11 3 3 27 1 5 30 48 .243 .287 .298 .585 66 141 12 0 5 3 1 *8
1965 34 PIT NL 135 519 481 58 134 22 5 4 24 4 3 30 49 .279 .322 .370 .692 95 178 6 1 7 0 0 *8
1968 37 PIT NL 6 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 387 4 0 0 0 0 0 /97
12 Yrs 1583 6521 5980 735 1596 237 81 91 502 47 54 442 647 .267 .316 .379 .696 89 2268 84 8 53 39 41
162 Game Avg. 162 667 612 75 163 24 8 9 51 5 6 45 66 .267 .316 .379 .696 89 232 9 1 5 4 4
PIT (11 yrs) 1415 5856 5375 667 1431 217 75 72 425 45 49 401 575 .266 .316 .375 .691 89 2014 74 6 45 29 36
STL (2 yrs) 168 665 605 68 165 20 6 19 77 2 5 41 72 .273 .316 .420 .736 95 254 10 2 8 10 5

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
1955 24 STL NL 144 585 -3 -1 0 1 -2 -5 -0.8 22 17 1.4 .496 .497 1.6 -0.3 16 $6,500 *89/7 RoY-1
1956 25 STL NL 24 80 -4 -1 0 2 -0 -2 -0.3 3 1 0.0 .490 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $10,000 8 MVP-18
1956 25 PIT NL 133 547 14 -0 -0 -4 -1 9 0.6 21 29 2.7 .507 .506 3.6 -0.8 34 *8 MVP-18
1957 26 PIT NL 144 605 -11 -3 1 13 -1 -1 -0.3 23 22 2.0 .499 .499 0.8 1.2 9 $17,000 *8
1958 27 PIT NL 144 662 -7 -1 1 12 -1 5 0.4 23 28 2.7 .503 .503 1.5 1.2 16 $17,000 *8
1959 28 PIT NL 144 583 -12 1 1 10 -1 -1 -0.1 22 21 2.2 .500 .500 1.1 1.0 11 $22,500 *8
1960 29 PIT NL 120 454 1 4 0 9 -1 13 1.4 17 30 3.1 .512 .509 2.2 0.9 22 $20,000 *8
1961 30 PIT NL 146 660 -12 -0 3 3 -1 -7 -0.8 24 17 1.6 .495 .496 1.3 0.2 14 $28,000 *8
1962 31 PIT NL 156 705 -31 -3 0 2 -1 -31 -3.3 25 -6 -0.7 .479 .479 -1.1 0.2 -9 $30,000 *8 GG
1963 32 PIT NL 142 607 1 1 3 2 -1 5 0.7 22 28 3.0 .504 .504 2.8 0.2 26 $30,000 *8
1964 33 PIT NL 145 511 -20 1 0 -2 -1 -21 -2.3 19 -2 -0.3 .483 .485 -0.2 -0.2 0 $30,000 *8
1965 34 PIT NL 135 519 -5 -1 2 4 -1 -1 -0.1 20 19 1.9 .499 .499 1.5 0.3 15 $28,000 *8
1968 37 PIT NL 6 3 1 0 0 -0 -0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $17,000 /97
12 Seasons 1583 6521 -86 -3 11 51 -10 -37 -4.9 241 204 19.7 .497 .498 15.1 4.0 154 $256,000
PIT (11 yrs) 1415 5856 -80 -1 11 48 -7 -30 -3.8 216 186 18.2 .498 .498 13.6 4.2 138 $239,500
STL (2 yrs) 168 665 -7 -1 0 2 -2 -7 -1.1 25 18 1.4 .495 .497 1.5 -0.2 15 $16,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1960 ❍ 29 PIT NL WS NYY W 7 30 29 2 7 3 0 0 5 1 0 1 3 .241 .267 .345 .611 10 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 7 30 29 2 7 3 0 0 5 1 0 1 3 .241 .267 .345 .611 10 0 0 0 0 0

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
1955 STL NL 24 OF 142 133 124 1186.0 358 339 7 12 1 .966 1 1 2.63 2.44 .977 2.30 2.28 RoY-1
1955 STL NL 24 CF 110 103 98 910.0 258 247 3 8 0 .969 -4 -5 2.47 2.27 .982 2.61 2.59 RoY-1
1955 STL NL 24 RF 33 29 25 267.0 76 67 5 4 2 .947 3 14 2.43 2.18 .975 1.98 1.96 RoY-1
1955 STL NL 24 LF 1 1 1 9.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 187 6.00 6.00 .972 2.00 2.00 RoY-1
1956 TOT NL 25 CF 154 148 140 1294.2 400 383 12 5 1 .988 -3 -3 2.75 2.56 .982 2.76 2.73 MVP-18
1956 TOT NL 25 OF 154 148 140 1294.2 404 387 12 5 2 .988 -3 -3 2.77 2.59 .977 2.28 2.25 MVP-18
1956 STL NL 25 CF 24 22 16 183.2 57 54 2 1 0 .982 2 12 2.74 2.33 .982 2.76 2.73
1956 STL NL 25 OF 24 22 16 183.2 56 53 2 1 0 .982 2 12 2.70 2.29 .977 2.28 2.25
1956 PIT NL 25 CF 130 126 124 1111.0 343 329 10 4 1 .988 -4 -5 2.75 2.61 .982 2.76 2.73
1956 PIT NL 25 OF 130 126 124 1111.0 348 334 10 4 2 .989 -4 -5 2.79 2.65 .977 2.28 2.25
1957 PIT NL 26 CF 141 138 131 1242.0 408 390 11 7 2 .983 13 13 2.91 2.84 .985 2.81 2.83
1957 PIT NL 26 OF 141 138 131 1242.0 422 403 13 6 2 .986 13 13 3.01 2.95 .980 2.29 2.31
1958 PIT NL 27 CF 143 143 142 1267.1 407 394 10 3 0 .993 12 12 2.87 2.83 .986 2.73 2.71
1958 PIT NL 27 OF 143 143 142 1267.1 415 401 11 3 0 .993 12 12 2.93 2.88 .980 2.26 2.25
1959 PIT NL 28 CF 144 139 133 1251.0 428 403 16 9 5 .979 10 10 3.01 2.91 .980 2.62 2.59
1959 PIT NL 28 OF 144 139 133 1251.0 429 404 16 9 5 .979 10 10 3.02 2.92 .977 2.21 2.19
1960 PIT NL 29 CF 109 98 93 887.2 284 269 10 5 0 .982 9 12 2.83 2.56 .981 2.60 2.60
1960 PIT NL 29 OF 109 98 93 887.2 287 272 10 5 0 .983 9 12 2.86 2.59 .978 2.20 2.20
1961 PIT NL 30 CF 145 144 143 1269.0 392 379 7 6 4 .985 3 3 2.74 2.66 .981 2.63 2.60
1961 PIT NL 30 OF 145 144 143 1269.0 396 384 6 6 4 .985 3 3 2.77 2.69 .977 2.16 2.14
1962 PIT NL 31 CF 156 156 154 1375.1 368 348 11 9 0 .976 2 2 2.35 2.30 .979 2.47 2.45 GG
1962 PIT NL 31 OF 156 156 154 1375.1 380 360 11 9 0 .976 2 2 2.43 2.38 .974 2.07 2.05 GG
1963 PIT NL 32 CF 142 142 138 1255.1 325 315 6 4 2 .988 2 2 2.30 2.26 .982 2.37 2.36
1963 PIT NL 32 OF 142 142 138 1255.1 333 323 6 4 2 .988 2 2 2.36 2.32 .977 2.01 2.00
1964 PIT NL 33 CF 134 112 107 1038.1 250 238 7 5 2 .980 -2 -3 2.12 1.83 .977 2.35 2.33
1964 PIT NL 33 OF 134 112 107 1038.1 254 243 5 6 1 .976 -2 -3 2.15 1.85 .973 1.99 1.98
1965 PIT NL 34 CF 128 110 99 1026.0 266 255 3 8 1 .970 4 4 2.26 2.02 .981 2.29 2.29
1965 PIT NL 34 OF 128 110 99 1026.0 271 260 3 8 1 .970 4 4 2.31 2.05 .975 2.00 2.00
1968 PIT NL 37 OF 4 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 1.50 0.25 .980 1.95 2.02
1968 PIT NL 37 RF 3 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -96 1.80 0.33 .980 1.98 2.00
1968 PIT NL 37 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.60
12 Seasons OF 1542 1463 1404 13098.2 3950 3777 100 73 18 .982 51 5 2.66 2.51 .977 2.16 2.15
11 Seasons CF 1506 1433 1378 12816.2 3786 3621 96 69 17 .982 46 4 2.61 2.47 .982 2.57 2.55
2 Seasons RF 36 29 25 272.0 77 68 5 4 2 .948 3 12 2.42 2.03 .975 1.98 1.96
2 Seasons LF 2 1 1 10.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 168 5.40 3.00 .972 1.98 1.80
12 Seasons TOT 1542 1463 1404 13098.2 3950 3777 100 73 18 .982 51 5 2.66 2.51 .977 2.16 2.15
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.
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1974 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1975 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 NL (18, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Gold Gloves
1962 NL (OF)

Batting Average s c a p y
1956 NL  .319 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1956 NL  157 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1958 NL  604 (3rd)
1961 NL  599 (4th)
1962 NL  663 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1958 NL  662 (5th)
1961 NL  660 (6th)
1962 NL  705 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1956 NL  185 (3rd)
1958 NL  161 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1956 NL  10 (5th)
1957 NL  11 (2nd)
1958 NL  11 (2nd)
1960 NL  9 (8th)
1961 NL  8 (9th)
1962 NL  10 (1st)

Singles s c a p y
1956 NL  142 (3rd)
1958 NL  117 (10th)
1961 NL  117 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1957 NL  8 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1955 NL  9 (2nd)
1961 NL  7 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1959 NL  11 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1956 NL  7 (7th)
1961 NL  8 (6th)
1962 NL  13 (1st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1961 NL  13.3 (3rd)
1963 NL  10.1 (8th)
1965 NL  9.8 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1957 NL  442 (7th)
1958 NL  456 (1st)
1961 NL  467 (4th)
1962 NL  527 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 NL  154 (1st)
1957 NL  141 (3rd)
1958 NL  143 (4th)
1959 NL  144 (4th)
1960 NL  109 (5th)
1961 NL  145 (3rd)
1962 NL  156 (2nd)
1963 NL  142 (5th)
1964 NL  134 (5th)
Career  1,506 (32nd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 NL  383 (4th)
1957 NL  390 (3rd)
1958 NL  394 (3rd)
1959 NL  403 (2nd)
1960 NL  269 (5th)
1961 NL  379 (3rd)
1962 NL  348 (4th)
1963 NL  315 (5th)
Career  3,621 (38th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 NL  12 (2nd)
1957 NL  11 (3rd)
1958 NL  10 (4th)
1959 NL  16 (1st)
1960 NL  10 (3rd)
1961 NL  7 (4th)
1962 NL  11 (2nd)
1964 NL  7 (5th)
Career  96 (39th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  8 (2nd)
1956 NL  5 (5th)
1957 NL  7 (2nd)
1959 NL  9 (2nd)
1960 NL  5 (4th)
1961 NL  6 (3rd)
1962 NL  9 (2nd)
1963 NL  4 (5th)
1964 NL  5 (5th)
1965 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  69 (36th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 NL  1 (5th)
1957 NL  2 (3rd)
1959 NL  5 (1st)
1961 NL  4 (1st)
1963 NL  2 (3rd)
1964 NL  2 (3rd)
1965 NL  1 (5th)
Career  17 (76th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1956 NL  154 (1st)
1957 NL  141 (5th)
1958 NL  143 (5th)
1961 NL  145 (5th)
1962 NL  156 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1956 NL  387 (4th)
1957 NL  403 (3rd)
1958 NL  401 (3rd)
1959 NL  404 (2nd)
1961 NL  384 (3rd)
1962 NL  360 (4th)
1963 NL  323 (5th)
Career  3,777 (91st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1957 NL  13 (4th)
1959 NL  16 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1955 NL  12 (2nd)
1959 NL  9 (4th)
1962 NL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1956 NL  2 (5th)
1959 NL  5 (1st)
1961 NL  4 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  13 (2nd)
1958 NL  12 (3rd)
1959 NL  10 (1st)
1960 NL  9 (2nd)
Career  46 (28th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1955 NL  2.47 (5th)
1956 NL  2.75 (5th)
1957 NL  2.91 (2nd)
1958 NL  2.87 (4th)
1959 NL  3.01 (1st)
1960 NL  2.83 (2nd)
1961 NL  2.74 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 NL  2.56 (5th)
1957 NL  2.84 (3rd)
1958 NL  2.83 (4th)
1959 NL  2.91 (1st)
1960 NL  2.56 (4th)
1961 NL  2.66 (2nd)
1963 NL  2.26 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  .969 (5th)
1956 NL  .988 (1st)
1957 NL  .983 (5th)
1958 NL  .993 (1st)
1960 NL  .982 (3rd)
1961 NL  .985 (1st)
1963 NL  .988 (3rd)
1964 NL  .980 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1957 NL  13 (3rd)
1958 NL  12 (4th)
1959 NL  10 (3rd)
1960 NL  9 (5th)
Career  51 (66th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1955 NL  2.63 (4th)
1956 NL  2.77 (5th)
1957 NL  3.01 (2nd)
1958 NL  2.93 (4th)
1959 NL  3.02 (1st)
1960 NL  2.86 (2nd)
1961 NL  2.77 (3rd)
1963 NL  2.36 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1956 NL  2.59 (5th)
1957 NL  2.95 (2nd)
1958 NL  2.88 (4th)
1959 NL  2.92 (1st)
1960 NL  2.59 (4th)
1961 NL  2.69 (1st)
1962 NL  2.38 (5th)
1963 NL  2.32 (3rd)
Career  2.51 (67th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1956 NL  .988 (3rd)
1958 NL  .993 (2nd)
1961 NL  .985 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (617), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 20 (1046), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1177), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1823), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (137th), 19.7 career WAR/17.7 7yr-peak WAR/18.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1955 24 St. Louis Cardinals $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 25 St. Louis Cardinals $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts STL/PIT
1957 26 Pittsburgh Pirates $17,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 27 Pittsburgh Pirates $17,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 28 Pittsburgh Pirates $22,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1960 29 Pittsburgh Pirates $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $28,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 31 Pittsburgh Pirates $30,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1963 32 Pittsburgh Pirates $30,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1964 33 Pittsburgh Pirates $30,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1965 34 Pittsburgh Pirates $28,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1968 37 Pittsburgh Pirates $17,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$256,000
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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