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Bill Wambsganss    \WHAMS-gans\

William Adolph Wambsganss (Wamby)

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 19, 1894 in Cleveland, OH
Schools: Concordia Seminary-St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN)(All Transactions)
Debut: August 4, 1914 (Age 20.138, 4,209th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1914 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox/Athletics/Naps 1914-1926

Final Game: September 27, 1926 (Age 32.192)
Died: December 8, 1985 in Lakewood, OH
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
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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
1914 CLE AL 20 SS 36 32 32 189 65 109 15 16 .921 4.83 .937 5.35
1914 CLE AL 20 2B 4 6 6 18 7 8 3 0 .833 3.75 .953 4.92
1915 CLE AL 21 2B 78 78 74 400 138 237 25 24 .938 4.81 .956 5.14
1915 CLE AL 21 3B 35 32 31 110 31 69 10 4 .909 2.86 .925 3.16
1916 CLE AL 22 SS 106 106 105 576 208 325 43 38 .925 5.03 .938 5.18
1916 CLE AL 22 2B 24 23 23 120 39 76 5 11 .958 4.79 .964 5.06
1916 CLE AL 22 3B 5 2 2 18 5 9 4 4 .778 2.80 .939 3.40
1917 CLE AL 23 2B 137 135 132 783 304 441 38 70 .951 5.44 .959 5.14
1917 CLE AL 23 1B 3 3 3 30 28 2 0 0 1.000 10.00 .989 11.07
1918 CLE AL 24 2B 87 86 85 478 204 251 23 35 .952 5.23 .958 5.48
1919 CLE AL 25 2B 139 139 139 808 342 436 30 64 .963 5.60 .961 5.35
1920 CLE AL 26 2B 153 153 151 941 414 489 38 81 .960 5.90 .962 5.70
1921 CLE AL 27 2B 103 102 100 543 268 255 20 54 .963 5.08 .956 5.55
1921 CLE AL 27 3B 2 2 2 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 5.50 .952 3.40
1922 CLE AL 28 2B 125 122 117 700 297 376 27 78 .961 5.38 .966 5.70 MVP-21
1922 CLE AL 28 SS 16 16 15 78 29 42 7 6 .910 4.44 .946 5.20 MVP-21
1923 CLE AL 29 2B 88 88 87 547 252 275 20 47 .963 5.99 .965 5.68
1923 CLE AL 29 3B 4 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 1.50 .945 3.45
1924 BOS AL 30 2B 156 156 155 994 463 494 37 100 .963 6.13 .966 5.76
1925 BOS AL 31 2B 103 97 90 606 254 326 26 60 .957 5.63 .962 5.76
1925 BOS AL 31 1B 6 6 5 52 47 4 1 5 .981 8.50 .988 10.47
1926 PHA AL 32 SS 17 3 2 39 10 26 3 5 .923 2.12 .944 5.01
1926 PHA AL 32 2B 8 0 0 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 1.13 .967 5.62
13 Seasons 2B 1205 1185 1159 6947 2986 3669 292 624 .958 5.52 .962 5.53
4 Seasons SS 175 157 154 882 312 502 68 65 .923 4.65 .939 5.20
4 Seasons 3B 46 36 35 145 42 89 14 8 .903 2.85 .930 3.22
2 Seasons 1B 9 9 8 82 75 6 1 5 .988 9.00 .988 10.67
13 Seasons TOT 1435 1387 1356 8056 3415 4266 375 702 .953 5.35 .959 5.45
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1914 CLE AL 20 43 43 0 0 0 4 0 36 0 0 0 0 0
1915 CLE AL 21 121 121 0 0 0 78 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
1916 CLE AL 22 136 131 136 135 0 0 0 24 5 106 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1917 CLE AL 23 142 138 142 141 0 0 3 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1918 CLE AL 24 87 86 87 87 0 0 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1919 CLE AL 25 139 139 139 139 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920 CLE AL 26 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1921 CLE AL 27 108 104 108 105 0 0 0 103 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1922 CLE AL 28 143 138 143 141 0 0 0 125 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1923 CLE AL 29 101 88 101 93 0 0 0 89 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
1924 BOS AL 30 156 156 156 156 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 BOS AL 31 111 103 111 109 0 0 6 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1926 PHA AL 32 54 3 54 25 0 0 0 8 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 26 3
13 Seasons 1494 1239 1494 1284 0 0 9 1207 46 176 0 0 0 0 0 38 8
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1950 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1954 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1955 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1922 AL (21, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

Assistss c a p y
1917 AL  443 (5th)
1919 AL  436 (2nd)
1920 AL  489 (4th)
1924 AL  494 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1916 AL  52 (2nd)
1920 AL  38 (5th)
1924 AL  37 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1917 AL  137 (4th)
1919 AL  139 (3rd)
1920 AL  153 (2nd)
1924 AL  156 (1st)
Career  1,205 (79th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1917 AL  304 (3rd)
1918 AL  204 (5th)
1919 AL  342 (2nd)
1920 AL  414 (2nd)
1923 AL  252 (5th)
1924 AL  463 (1st)
1925 AL  254 (5th)
Career  2,986 (60th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1917 AL  441 (2nd)
1919 AL  436 (2nd)
1920 AL  489 (2nd)
1924 AL  494 (1st)
Career  3,669 (69th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1915 AL  25 (4th)
1917 AL  38 (1st)
1918 AL  23 (2nd)
1919 AL  30 (1st)
1920 AL  38 (1st)
1922 AL  27 (4th)
1923 AL  20 (4th)
1924 AL  37 (1st)
1925 AL  26 (3rd)
Career  292 (35th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1917 AL  70 (1st)
1918 AL  35 (5th)
1919 AL  64 (3rd)
1920 AL  81 (3rd)
1922 AL  78 (5th)
1924 AL  100 (1st)
1925 AL  60 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1916 AL  43 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1917 AL  5.44 (2nd)
1918 AL  5.23 (5th)
1919 AL  5.60 (3rd)
1920 AL  5.90 (3rd)
1923 AL  5.99 (2nd)
1924 AL  6.13 (1st)
1925 AL  5.63 (4th)
Career  5.52 (51st)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1918 AL  .952 (5th)
1920 AL  .960 (5th)
1921 AL  .963 (2nd)
1924 AL  .963 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1916 AL  5.03 (5th)

                                         

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