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Bill White

William Dighton White

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 1, 1860 in Bridgeport, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 1883 (Age 23.031, 641st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colonels/Browns/Alleghenys/Quakers 1883-1888

Last Game: October 14, 1888 (Age 28.166)
Died: December 29, 1924 in Bellaire, OH
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire, OH
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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
1883 23 PHI NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 /56
1884 24 PIT AA 74 305 291 25 66 7 10 0 13 .227 .262 .320 .582 87 93 1 65/O
1886 26 LOU AA 135 595 557 96 143 17 10 1 66 14 37 .257 .304 .329 .633 95 183 1 *6/1
1887 27 LOU AA 132 559 512 85 129 7 9 2 79 41 47 36 .252 .315 .313 .627 73 160 0 *6
1888 28 TOT AA 125 506 473 66 103 8 8 3 60 21 28 61 .218 .269 .288 .556 75 136 5 *65/4
1888 28 LOU AA 49 208 198 35 55 6 5 1 30 15 7 23 .278 .313 .374 .686 123 74 3 65
1888 28 STL AA 76 298 275 31 48 2 3 2 30 6 21 38 .175 .238 .225 .464 43 62 2 6/4
5 Yrs 467 1966 1834 272 441 39 37 6 205 76 125 97 .240 .291 .312 .603 82 572 7
162 Game Avg. 162 682 636 94 153 14 13 2 71 43 .240 .291 .312 .603 82 198
LOU (3 yrs) 316 1362 1267 216 327 30 24 4 175 70 91 59 .258 .310 .329 .639 89 417 4
PIT (1 yr) 74 305 291 25 66 7 10 0 13 .227 .262 .320 .582 87 93 1
PHI (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0
STL (1 yr) 76 298 275 31 48 2 3 2 30 6 21 38 .175 .238 .225 .464 43 62 2
AA (4 yrs) 466 1965 1833 272 441 39 37 6 205 76 125 97 .241 .292 .312 .604 82 572 7
NL (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1883 23 PHI NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .483 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /56
1884 24 PIT AA 74 305 -5 0 0 -4 4 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .494 .497 0.6 -0.1 6 65/O
1886 26 LOU AA 135 595 -6 -2 0 3 9 4 0.3 13 16 1.6 .502 .502 1.3 1.0 13 $2,000 *6/1
1887 27 LOU AA 132 559 -21 -0 0 0 9 -12 -0.8 12 -0 0.4 .493 .494 0.3 0.8 -0 *6
1888 28 LOU AA 49 208 5 0 0 -3 3 5 0.4 4 9 0.9 .509 .503 1.1 0.0 12 65
1888 28 STL AA 76 298 -20 -2 0 2 5 -14 -1.4 6 -8 -0.7 .482 .492 -0.9 0.6 -10 6/4
5 Seasons 467 1966 -47 -4 0 -2 29 -23 -2.1 42 19 2.3 .496 .497 2.4 2.3 21 $2,000
LOU (3 yrs) 316 1362 -22 -2 0 0 20 -4 -0.1 29 25 2.9 .499 .499 2.8 1.8 25 $2,000
PIT (1 yr) 74 305 -5 0 0 -4 4 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .494 .497 0.6 -0.1 6
PHI (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .483 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
STL (1 yr) 76 298 -20 -2 0 2 5 -14 -1.4 6 -8 -0.7 .482 .492 -0.9 0.6 -10

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
1888 28 STL AA WS NYG L 0 38 35 4 5 1 0 0 4 1 3 6 .143 .211 .171 .382 6 0
1 WS 0 38 35 4 5 1 0 0 4 1 3 6 .143 .211 .171 .382 6 0

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
1886 26 LOU AA 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 7 57 7.10 4.000 18.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
1 Yr 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 7 57 7.10 4.000 18.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
162 Game Avg. 0 0 9.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 68 136 136 68 0 136 68 0 0 0 476 57 7.10 4.000 18.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
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
1886 26 LOU AA 1.0 1 0 2 18.00 5.62 -0.09 0.00 106.0 6.06 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .396 .499 $2,000
1 Season 1.0 1 0 2 18.00 5.62 -0.09 0.00 106.0 6.06 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .396 .499 $2,000

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 G Awards
1883 PHI NL 23 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .830 3.30
1883 PHI NL 23 SS 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .853 4.60
1884 PIT AA 24 SS 60 301 58 185 58 12 .807 4.05 .862 4.28
1884 PIT AA 24 3B 10 40 11 21 8 2 .800 3.20 .848 2.98
1884 PIT AA 24 OF 4 9 6 0 3 0 .667 1.50 .847 1.65 0-0-4
1886 LOU AA 26 SS 135 737 212 430 95 48 .871 4.76 .854 4.56
1886 LOU AA 26 P 1 1.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 9.00 1.00 .885 1.80 2.00
1887 LOU AA 27 SS 132 731 204 431 96 45 .869 4.81 .858 4.48
1888 TOT AA 28 SS 112 601 184 335 82 15 .864 4.63 .863 4.61
1888 LOU AA 28 SS 38 223 52 130 41 5 .816 4.79 .863 4.61
1888 LOU AA 28 3B 11 42 11 27 4 1 .905 3.45 .867 3.46
1888 STL AA 28 SS 74 378 132 205 41 10 .892 4.55 .863 4.61
1888 STL AA 28 2B 2 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 5.00 .916 5.65
5 Seasons SS 440 2373 660 1381 332 120 .860 4.64 .859 4.51
3 Seasons 3B 22 84 23 49 12 3 .857 3.27 .857 3.24
1 Season OF 4 9 6 0 3 0 .667 1.50 .847 1.65 0-0-4
1 Season 2B 2 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 5.00 .916 5.65
1 Season P 1 1.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 9.00 1.00 .885 1.80 2.00
5 Seasons TOT 469 1.0 2478 693 1437 348 123 .860 9.00 4.54 .859 1.80 4.43 0-0-4
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1886 AA  1.0 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1888 AA  61 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1886 AA  414 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1886 AA  1 (9th)

Assistss c a p y
1887 AA  431 (2nd)
1888 AA  368 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1886 AA  96 (3rd)
1888 AA  86 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1886 AA  135 (1st)
1887 AA  132 (4th)
1888 AA  112 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1886 AA  212 (1st)
1887 AA  204 (1st)
1888 AA  184 (1st)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1886 AA  430 (2nd)
1887 AA  431 (1st)
1888 AA  335 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1886 AA  95 (2nd)
1887 AA  96 (3rd)
1888 AA  82 (3rd)
Career  332 (60th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1886 AA  48 (2nd)
1887 AA  45 (1st)
1888 AA  15 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1886 AA  4.76 (5th)
1887 AA  4.81 (2nd)
1888 AA  4.63 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1886 AA  .871 (2nd)
1887 AA  .869 (4th)
1888 AA  .864 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (317th), 2.3 career WAR/2.3 7yr-peak WAR/2.3 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1886 26 Louisville Colonels $2,000 ? 11/13/86 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,000
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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