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Bill Voiselle

William Symmes Voiselle (Ninety-Six or Big Bill)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: January 29, 1919 in Greenwood, SC
High School: Ninety-Six HS (Ninety-Six, NC) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1942 (Age 23.215, 7,368th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Braves/Cubs 1942-1950

Last Game: July 8, 1950 (Age 31.160)
Died: January 31, 2005 in Greenwood, SC
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Ninety Six, SC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1084. Hal White… #1085. Doug Brocail… #1086. Si Johnson… #1087. BILL VOISELLE… #1088. Bill Dietrich… #1089. Skip Lockwood… #1090. Russ Christopher… 

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
1942 23 NYG NL 0 1 .000 2.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.0 6 4 2 1 4 5 0 0 0 38 176 4.08 1.111 6.0 1.0 4.0 5.0 1.25
1943 24 NYG NL 1 2 .333 2.03 4 4 0 3 0 0 31.0 18 10 7 1 14 19 0 0 0 134 170 2.96 1.032 5.2 0.3 4.1 5.5 1.36
1944 ★ 25 NYG NL 21 16 .568 3.02 43 41 1 25 1 0 312.2 276 138 105 31 118 161 4 0 7 1327 121 3.97 1.260 7.9 0.9 3.4 4.6 1.36 AS,MVP-5
1945 26 NYG NL 14 14 .500 4.49 41 35 2 14 4 0 232.1 249 128 116 15 97 115 4 0 3 1034 86 3.69 1.489 9.6 0.6 3.8 4.5 1.19
1946 27 NYG NL 9 15 .375 3.74 36 25 5 10 2 0 178.0 171 88 74 14 85 89 0 0 1 784 92 3.84 1.438 8.6 0.7 4.3 4.5 1.05
1947 28 TOT NL 9 11 .450 4.40 33 25 1 8 0 0 174.0 190 92 85 14 73 79 2 0 5 757 91 3.93 1.511 9.8 0.7 3.8 4.1 1.08
1947 28 NYG NL 1 4 .200 4.64 11 5 1 1 0 0 42.2 44 26 22 4 22 20 1 0 4 181 88 4.39 1.547 9.3 0.8 4.6 4.2 0.91
1947 28 BSN NL 8 7 .533 4.32 22 20 0 7 0 0 131.1 146 66 63 10 51 59 1 0 1 576 92 3.78 1.500 10.0 0.7 3.5 4.0 1.16
1948 29 BSN NL 13 13 .500 3.63 37 30 5 9 2 2 215.2 226 93 87 18 90 89 3 0 1 940 107 4.21 1.465 9.4 0.8 3.8 3.7 0.99
1949 30 BSN NL 7 8 .467 4.04 30 22 4 5 4 1 169.1 170 84 76 14 78 63 1 0 6 737 94 4.24 1.465 9.0 0.7 4.1 3.3 0.81
1950 31 CHC NL 0 4 .000 5.79 19 7 2 0 0 0 51.1 64 39 33 7 29 25 1 0 0 243 73 5.14 1.812 11.2 1.2 5.1 4.4 0.86
9 Yrs 74 84 .468 3.83 245 190 21 74 13 3 1373.1 1370 676 585 115 588 645 15 0 23 5994 99 3.99 1.426 9.0 0.8 3.9 4.2 1.10
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .468 3.83 38 30 3 12 2 0 215 214 106 91 18 92 101 2 0 4 937 99 3.99 1.426 9.0 0.8 3.9 4.2 1.10
NYG (6 yrs) 46 52 .469 3.64 137 111 10 53 7 0 805.2 764 394 326 66 340 409 9 0 15 3498 101 3.85 1.370 8.5 0.7 3.8 4.6 1.20
BSN (3 yrs) 28 28 .500 3.94 89 72 9 21 6 3 516.1 542 243 226 42 219 211 5 0 8 2253 98 4.11 1.474 9.4 0.7 3.8 3.7 0.96
CHC (1 yr) 0 4 .000 5.79 19 7 2 0 0 0 51.1 64 39 33 7 29 25 1 0 0 243 73 5.14 1.812 11.2 1.2 5.1 4.4 0.86
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
1942 23 NYG NL 9.0 2 1 4 4.00 2.88 0.14 0.00 102.4 2.80 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .438 .499
1943 24 NYG NL 31.0 4 4 10 2.90 4.05 -0.24 0.00 101.5 4.36 5 0.6 -0.0 0.9 7 .657 .504
1944 ★ 25 NYG NL 312.0 43 41 138 3.98 4.27 0.01 0.00 101.2 4.32 12 1.4 1.0 -0.2 3.8 37 .532 .508 AS,MVP-5
1945 26 NYG NL 232.1 41 35 128 4.96 4.61 -0.02 0.00 101.6 4.70 -8 -0.8 1.1 -0.2 1.0 13 .479 .495
1946 27 NYG NL 178.0 36 25 88 4.45 4.09 0.01 0.00 101.4 4.14 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.0 10 .480 .495
1947 28 NYG NL 42.2 11 5 26 5.48 4.59 0.00 0.00 99.3 4.55 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 -0.0 0 .459 .497
1947 28 BSN NL 131.1 22 20 66 4.52 4.58 0.01 0.00 96.8 4.42 -2 -0.2 2.6 -0.1 1.1 13 .491 .499
1948 29 BSN NL 215.2 37 30 93 3.88 4.45 0.14 0.00 98.4 4.25 8 0.9 1.2 -0.1 3.1 32 .524 .505
1949 30 BSN NL 169.1 30 22 84 4.46 4.59 -0.15 0.00 94.7 4.49 0 0.0 .6 -0.1 1.7 19 .501 .500
1950 31 CHC NL 51.1 19 7 39 6.84 5.05 -0.08 0.00 101.9 5.23 -9 -0.9 .7 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .454 .495
9 Seasons 1372.2 245 190 676 4.43 4.43 -0.00 0.00 99.6 4.41 -6 -0.3 1.0 -0.9 12.3 129 .499 .500
NYG (6 yrs) 805.0 137 111 394 4.40 4.32 -0.01 0.00 101.3 4.39 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.6 6.6 68 .499 .500
BSN (3 yrs) 516.1 89 72 243 4.24 4.53 0.01 0.00 96.8 4.37 7 0.7 1.1 -0.3 6.0 65 .508 .502
CHC (1 yr) 51.1 19 7 39 6.84 5.05 -0.08 0.00 101.9 5.23 -9 -0.9 .7 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .454 .495

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1948 29 BSN NL WS L CLE 0 1 .000 2.53 2 1 0 0 0 0 10.2 8 3 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 42 0.938 6.8 0.8 1.7 1.7 1.00
1 WS 0 1 .000 2.53 2 1 0 0 0 0 10.2 8 3 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 42 0.938 6.8 0.8 1.7 1.7 1.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1942 23 NYG NL 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 1 0 0 /1
1943 24 NYG NL 4 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 -36 1 0 0 3 /1
1944 ★ 25 NYG NL 44 122 105 8 22 5 0 0 8 0 8 24 .210 .265 .257 .523 48 27 3 0 9 1 AS,MVP-5
1945 26 NYG NL 41 92 79 4 10 1 0 0 4 0 6 15 .127 .188 .139 .327 -9 11 3 0 7 1
1946 27 NYG NL 36 66 55 3 9 0 0 0 4 0 2 14 .164 .193 .164 .357 2 9 2 0 7 1
1947 28 TOT NL 33 71 68 3 11 2 0 0 3 0 0 18 .162 .162 .191 .353 -6 13 3 0 3 1
1947 28 NYG NL 11 15 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .133 .133 .133 .267 -29 2 0 0 0 1
1947 28 BSN NL 22 56 53 3 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 12 .170 .170 .208 .377 1 11 3 0 3 1
1948 29 BSN NL 37 83 72 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 4 17 .097 .145 .097 .242 -33 7 0 0 7 1
1949 30 BSN NL 30 64 61 1 7 2 0 0 5 0 4 7 .115 .169 .148 .317 -12 9 0 0 0 1
1950 31 CHC NL 19 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .077 .077 .077 .154 -59 1 1 0 0 1
9 Yrs 246 526 464 21 68 10 0 0 30 0 25 100 .147 .190 .168 .358 -0 78 13 0 36
162 Game Avg. 162 346 306 14 45 7 0 0 20 0 16 66 .147 .190 .168 .358 -0 51 9 0 24
NYG (6 yrs) 138 310 265 15 44 6 0 0 18 0 17 61 .166 .216 .189 .405 14 50 9 0 26
BSN (3 yrs) 89 203 186 6 23 4 0 0 12 0 8 36 .124 .160 .145 .305 -17 27 3 0 10
CHC (1 yr) 19 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .077 .077 .077 .154 -59 1 1 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
1942 23 NYG NL 2 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .507 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1943 24 NYG NL 4 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1944 ★ 25 NYG NL 44 122 -8 0 0 0 11 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .508 .502 0.4 0.0 3 1 AS,MVP-5
1945 26 NYG NL 41 92 -12 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1946 27 NYG NL 36 66 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1947 28 NYG NL 11 15 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1947 28 BSN NL 22 56 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1948 29 BSN NL 37 83 -14 -1 0 0 9 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .484 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1
1949 30 BSN NL 30 64 -9 0 -0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1950 31 CHC NL 19 13 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
9 Seasons 246 526 -67 -0 0 0 52 -15 -1.6 0 -15 -1.6 .493 .499 -1.6 0.0 -15
NYG (6 yrs) 138 310 -33 0 0 0 29 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .497 .500 -0.4 0.0 -4
BSN (3 yrs) 89 203 -31 -0 0 0 22 -10 -1.0 0 -10 -1.0 .489 .498 -1.0 0.0 -10
CHC (1 yr) 19 13 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2

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
1948 29 BSN NL WS CLE L 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0
1 WS 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 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
1942 NYG NL 23 P 2 1 0 9.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 2.00 .968 2.40 2.35
1943 NYG NL 24 P 4 4 3 31.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 1.16 1.00 .960 2.26 2.25 0 0 0
1944 NYG NL 25 P 43 41 25 312.2 57 9 42 6 4 .895 1.47 1.19 .961 2.14 2.13 5 2 29% 0 AS,MVP-5
1945 NYG NL 26 P 41 35 14 232.1 53 11 41 1 3 .981 2.01 1.27 .963 2.18 2.17 5 3 38% 1
1946 NYG NL 27 P 36 25 10 178.0 46 14 29 3 3 .935 2.17 1.19 .960 2.24 2.22 6 2 25% 0
1947 TOT NL 28 P 33 25 8 174.0 41 6 34 1 4 .976 2.07 1.21 .966 2.10 2.07 8 3 27% 2
1947 NYG NL 28 P 11 5 1 42.2 8 0 8 0 1 1.000 1.69 0.73 .966 2.11 2.07 1 0 0% 1
1947 BSN NL 28 P 22 20 7 131.1 33 6 26 1 3 .970 2.19 1.45 .966 2.10 2.07 7 3 30% 1
1948 BSN NL 29 P 37 30 9 215.2 44 6 33 5 0 .886 1.63 1.05 .963 2.11 2.08 17 7 29% 1
1949 BSN NL 30 P 30 22 5 169.1 43 7 34 2 2 .953 2.18 1.37 .953 2.04 2.02 7 5 42% 42% 1
1950 CHC NL 31 P 19 7 0 51.1 10 3 6 1 0 .900 1.58 0.47 .961 2.12 2.10 4 4 50% 43% 2
9 Seasons P 245 190 74 1373.1 303 59 224 20 16 .934 1.85 1.16 .961 2.14 2.12 52 26 33% 11% 7
9 Seasons TOT 245 190 74 1373.1 303 59 224 20 16 .934 1.85 1.16 .961 2.14 2.12 52 26 33% 11% 7
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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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1944 NL (5, 32%)
0.32 Career Shares (605th)

Wins s c a p y
1944 NL  21 (3rd)
1945 NL  14 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 NL  7.945 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 NL  4.634 (4th)
1945 NL  4.455 (6th)
1946 NL  4.500 (5th)
1947 NL  4.086 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1944 NL  43 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1944 NL  312.7 (1st)
1945 NL  232.3 (5th)
1948 NL  215.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1944 NL  161 (1st)
1945 NL  115 (3rd)
1946 NL  89 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1944 NL  41 (1st)
1945 NL  35 (1st)
1948 NL  30 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1944 NL  25 (3rd)
1945 NL  14 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1945 NL  4 (2nd)
1949 NL  4 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1944 NL  31 (1st)
1945 NL  15 (4th)
1946 NL  14 (4th)
1948 NL  18 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1944 NL  118 (2nd)
1945 NL  97 (2nd)
1946 NL  85 (10th)
1948 NL  90 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1944 NL  276 (2nd)
1945 NL  249 (3rd)
1948 NL  226 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1944 NL  16 (5th)
1945 NL  14 (5th)
1946 NL  15 (2nd)
1948 NL  13 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1944 NL  105 (2nd)
1945 NL  116 (1st)
1946 NL  74 (5th)
1947 NL  85 (9th)
1948 NL  87 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1944 NL  7 (3rd)
1947 NL  5 (8th)
1949 NL  6 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1944 NL  4 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1944 NL  1,327 (1st)
1945 NL  1,034 (4th)
1948 NL  940 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1948 NL  15.60 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1948 NL  1.6 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1944 NL  43 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1946 NL  14 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1944 NL  6 (2nd)
1946 NL  3 (5th)
1948 NL  5 (1st)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 9 (273), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 41 (620), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (823), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1775), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (827th), 10.6 career WAR/11.2 7yr-peak WAR/10.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Ninety-Six Big William Will Symmes Ninety-Six billy Bill Big William Voiselle

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