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Whitey Wietelmann    \WEE-tull-man\

William Frederick Wietelmann

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 15, 1919 in Zanesville, OH
High School: Zanesville HS (Zanesville, OH)
School: Muskingum College (New Concord, OH)
Signed
by the Boston Bees as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1939 (Age 20.175)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Bees/Pirates 1939-1947

Final Game: September 18, 1947 (Age 28.187)
Died: March 26, 2002 in San Diego, CA
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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
1939 20 BSN NL 23 71 69 2 14 1 0 0 5 1 2 9 .203 .225 .217 .443 24 15 4 0 0 6/4
1940 21 BSN NL 35 46 41 3 8 1 0 0 1 0 5 5 .195 .283 .220 .502 44 9 1 0 0 4/56
1941 22 BSN NL 16 36 33 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .118 .091 .209 -39 3 0 0 2 4/65
1942 23 BSN NL 13 38 34 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 .206 .289 .265 .554 65 9 2 0 0 6/4
1943 24 BSN NL 153 590 534 33 115 14 1 0 39 9 46 40 .215 .281 .245 .527 54 131 9 3 8 *6
1944 25 BSN NL 125 463 417 46 100 18 1 2 32 0 33 25 .240 .300 .302 .602 67 126 5 3 10 *64/5
1945 26 BSN NL 123 468 428 53 116 15 3 4 33 4 39 27 .271 .335 .348 .683 90 149 1 2 2 46/51
1946 27 BSN NL 44 92 78 7 16 0 0 0 5 0 14 8 .205 .326 .205 .531 52 16 1 0 0 6/541
1947 28 PIT NL 48 140 128 21 30 4 1 1 7 0 12 10 .234 .300 .305 .605 59 39 6 0 0 64/53
9 Yrs 580 1944 1762 170 409 55 6 7 122 14 156 131 .232 .298 .282 .580 63 497 29 8 22
162 Game Avg. 162 543 492 47 114 15 2 2 34 4 44 37 .232 .298 .282 .580 63 139 8 2 6
BSN (8 yrs) 532 1804 1634 149 379 51 5 6 115 14 144 121 .232 .297 .280 .578 64 458 23 8 22
PIT (1 yr) 48 140 128 21 30 4 1 1 7 0 12 10 .234 .300 .305 .605 59 39 6 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
1939 20 BSN NL 23 71 -7 -0 0 2 1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.4 0.3 -3 6/4
1940 21 BSN NL 35 46 -3 0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .491 .498 -0.0 -0.0 -0 4/56
1941 22 BSN NL 16 36 -6 0 0 0 1 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .465 .497 -0.4 0.1 -4 4/65
1942 23 BSN NL 13 38 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.0 .494 .500 0.1 0.1 1 6/4
1943 24 BSN NL 153 590 -28 -0 0 12 10 -7 -0.8 19 12 1.1 .495 .495 -0.3 2.5 -0 *6
1944 25 BSN NL 125 463 -17 0 0 -3 8 -12 -1.3 15 3 0.1 .490 .492 0.5 0.5 6 *64/5
1945 26 BSN NL 123 468 -5 -0 0 -2 7 -0 -0.0 15 14 1.4 .500 .500 1.6 0.5 16 46/51
1946 27 BSN NL 44 92 -4 0 0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 3 -1 -0.2 .488 .497 0.0 -0.1 1 6/541
1947 28 PIT NL 48 140 -7 0 0 -6 2 -11 -1.1 6 -6 -0.6 .477 .493 0.0 -0.4 1 64/53
9 Seasons 580 1944 -78 0 0 0 31 -47 -5.2 64 16 1.1 .491 .496 1.2 3.5 17
BSN (8 yrs) 532 1804 -71 -0 0 6 29 -36 -4.1 58 22 1.7 .492 .496 1.1 3.9 16
PIT (1 yr) 48 140 -7 0 0 -6 2 -11 -1.1 6 -6 -0.6 .477 .493 0.0 -0.4 1

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
1945 26 BSN NL 0 0 54.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 6 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 11 10 8.54 8.000 54.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 0.00
1946 27 BSN NL 0 0 8.10 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.2 9 8 6 1 4 2 1 0 1 37 45 5.99 1.950 12.2 1.4 5.4 2.7 0.50
2 Yrs 0 0 14.09 4 0 3 0 0 0 7.2 15 14 12 1 6 2 1 0 1 48 28 6.32 2.739 17.6 1.2 7.0 2.3 0.33
162 Game Avg. 0 0 14.09 68 0 51 0 0 0 131 255 238 204 17 102 34 17 0 17 816 28 6.32 2.739 17.6 1.2 7.0 2.3 0.33
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
1945 26 BSN NL 1.0 1 0 6 54.00 5.01 -0.10 0.00 102.0 5.21 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .154 .498
1946 27 BSN NL 6.2 3 0 8 10.80 3.83 0.04 0.00 98.2 3.73 -5 -0.5 .7 0.1 -0.4 -5 .332 .497
2 Seasons 7.2 4 0 14 16.43 3.99 0.02 0.00 98.7 3.92 -11 -0.8 .8 0.1 -0.7 -10 .288 .497

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1939 BSN NL 20 SS 22 17 13 107 36 66 5 10 .953 4.64 .953 5.50
1939 BSN NL 20 2B 1 0 0 5 2 3 0 2 1.000 5.00 .968 5.70
1940 BSN NL 21 2B 15 2 1 26 14 11 1 5 .962 1.67 .964 5.61
1940 BSN NL 21 3B 9 5 4 13 2 10 1 2 .923 1.33 .948 3.01
1940 BSN NL 21 SS 3 0 0 10 4 6 0 2 1.000 3.33 .950 5.50
1941 BSN NL 22 2B 10 5 1 30 14 16 0 0 1.000 3.00 .962 5.60
1941 BSN NL 22 SS 5 4 1 22 11 11 0 3 1.000 4.40 .951 5.16
1941 BSN NL 22 3B 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .950 3.35
1942 BSN NL 23 SS 11 9 6 51 19 29 3 6 .941 4.36 .955 5.22
1942 BSN NL 23 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.60
1943 BSN NL 24 SS 153 153 145 928 307 581 40 91 .957 5.80 .954 5.30
1944 BSN NL 25 SS 103 98 78 526 215 287 24 60 .954 4.87 .954 5.41
1944 BSN NL 25 2B 23 20 15 122 54 62 6 14 .951 5.04 .963 5.63
1944 BSN NL 25 3B 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 2.00 .950 3.30
1945 BSN NL 26 2B 87 77 66 467 222 232 13 58 .972 5.22 .967 5.58
1945 BSN NL 26 SS 39 30 27 191 79 104 8 18 .958 4.69 .947 5.26
1945 BSN NL 26 3B 2 1 1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .940 3.20
1945 BSN NL 26 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1946 BSN NL 27 SS 16 12 12 59 28 26 5 5 .915 3.38 .957 5.15
1946 BSN NL 27 3B 8 3 2 16 5 10 1 1 .938 1.88 .952 3.08
1946 BSN NL 27 2B 4 1 1 8 5 3 0 0 1.000 2.00 .971 5.52
1946 BSN NL 27 P 3 0 0 6.2 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.70 0.67 .960 2.30 2.23 0 0 0
1947 PIT NL 28 SS 22 18 15 78 31 38 9 6 .885 3.14 .963 5.11
1947 PIT NL 28 2B 14 10 6 57 30 24 3 8 .947 3.86 .975 5.57
1947 PIT NL 28 3B 6 0 0 7 1 5 1 0 .857 1.00 .947 3.07
1947 PIT NL 28 1B 1 0 0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 8.00 .991 9.60
9 Seasons SS 374 341 297 1972 730 1148 94 201 .952 5.02 .954 5.32
8 Seasons 2B 155 115 90 715 341 351 23 87 .968 4.46 .967 5.59
6 Seasons 3B 28 10 7 45 11 31 3 4 .933 1.50 .949 3.09
2 Seasons P 4 0 0 7.2 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.35 0.50 .960 2.23 2.22 0 0 0
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 8.00 .991 9.60
9 Seasons TOT 562 466 394 7.2 2743 1091 1531 121 292 .956 2.35 4.67 .957 2.23 5.27 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1943 NL  2.5 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1943 NL  153 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1943 NL  9 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 NL  3 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1943 NL  436 (10th)

Assistss c a p y
1943 NL  581 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1943 NL  40 (1st)
1944 NL  30 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  153 (2nd)
1944 NL  103 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  307 (2nd)
1944 NL  215 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  581 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  40 (1st)
1944 NL  24 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  91 (3rd)
1944 NL  60 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1945 NL  5.22 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  5.80 (1st)
1944 NL  4.87 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  .957 (3rd)
1944 NL  .954 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1939 NL  born 1919-03-15 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2111), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (345th), 1.1 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/1.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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