Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Bill Wight Statistics and History

 

Photo of Bill Wight


Bill Wight

William Robert Wight (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 12, 1922 in Rio Vista, CA
High School: McClymonds HS (Oakland, CA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1946 (Age 24.005)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Orioles/RedSox/Indians/Tigers/... 1946-1958

Final Game: September 21, 1958 (Age 36.162)
Died: May 17, 2007 in Mount Shasta, CA
Buried: East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, Sacramento, CA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
    About biographical information

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1050. Kris Medlen… #1051. Shawn Estes… #1052. Hal Woodeshick… #1053. BILL WIGHT… #1054. Tomo Ohka… #1055. Russ Christopher… #1056. Blue Moon Odom… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1946 24 NYY AL 2 2 .500 4.46 14 4 3 1 0 0 40.1 44 22 20 1 30 11 1 0 2 189 78 4.47 1.835 9.8 0.2 6.7 2.5 0.37
1947 25 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 8 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 35 369 2.50 1.111 8.0 0.0 2.0 3.0 1.50
1948 26 CHW AL 9 20 .310 4.80 34 32 2 7 1 1 223.1 238 132 119 9 135 68 1 1 5 1010 89 4.40 1.670 9.6 0.4 5.4 2.7 0.50
1949 27 CHW AL 15 13 .536 3.31 35 33 1 14 3 1 245.0 254 106 90 9 96 78 0 1 3 1036 126 3.53 1.429 9.3 0.3 3.5 2.9 0.81
1950 28 CHW AL 10 16 .385 3.58 30 28 2 13 3 0 206.0 213 89 82 10 79 62 0 0 3 885 125 3.76 1.417 9.3 0.4 3.5 2.7 0.78
1951 29 BOS AL 7 7 .500 5.10 34 17 8 4 2 0 118.1 128 77 67 5 63 38 0 0 2 525 88 3.98 1.614 9.7 0.4 4.8 2.9 0.60
1952 30 TOT AL 7 10 .412 3.75 33 21 3 8 3 0 168.0 181 82 70 10 69 70 1 4 8 736 102 3.58 1.488 9.7 0.5 3.7 3.8 1.01
1952 30 BOS AL 2 1 .667 2.96 10 2 3 0 0 0 24.1 14 11 8 3 14 5 1 1 3 99 135 5.43 1.151 5.2 1.1 5.2 1.8 0.36
1952 30 DET AL 5 9 .357 3.88 23 19 0 8 3 0 143.2 167 71 62 7 55 65 0 3 5 637 98 3.27 1.545 10.5 0.4 3.4 4.1 1.18
1953 31 TOT AL 2 4 .333 6.23 33 4 9 0 0 1 52.0 64 45 36 5 30 24 0 0 5 245 63 4.65 1.808 11.1 0.9 5.2 4.2 0.80
1953 31 DET AL 0 3 .000 8.88 13 4 3 0 0 0 25.1 35 33 25 4 14 10 0 0 4 125 46 5.51 1.934 12.4 1.4 5.0 3.6 0.71
1953 31 CLE AL 2 1 .667 3.71 20 0 6 0 0 1 26.2 29 12 11 1 16 14 0 0 1 120 102 3.83 1.688 9.8 0.3 5.4 4.7 0.88
1955 33 TOT AL 6 8 .429 2.48 36 14 13 8 2 3 141.1 135 51 39 6 48 2 63 1 0 6 598 154 3.07 1.295 8.6 0.4 3.1 4.0 1.31
1955 33 CLE AL 0 0 2.63 17 0 8 0 0 1 24.0 24 8 7 0 9 1 9 0 0 1 102 155 2.74 1.375 9.0 0.0 3.4 3.4 1.00
1955 33 BAL AL 6 8 .429 2.45 19 14 5 8 2 2 117.1 111 43 32 6 39 1 54 1 0 5 496 154 3.13 1.278 8.5 0.5 3.0 4.1 1.38
1956 34 BAL AL 9 12 .429 4.02 35 26 2 7 1 0 174.2 198 92 78 7 72 3 84 6 0 5 778 96 3.27 1.546 10.2 0.4 3.7 4.3 1.17
1957 35 BAL AL 6 6 .500 3.64 27 17 3 2 0 0 121.0 122 53 49 4 54 1 50 4 1 0 523 98 3.50 1.455 9.1 0.3 4.0 3.7 0.93
1958 36 TOT NL 3 1 .750 4.92 35 1 13 1 0 2 64.0 71 39 35 8 36 1 23 0 0 6 291 85 5.07 1.672 10.0 1.1 5.1 3.2 0.64
1958 36 CIN NL 0 1 .000 4.05 7 0 2 0 0 0 6.2 7 4 3 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 28 109 4.72 1.650 9.5 1.4 5.4 6.8 1.25
1958 36 STL NL 3 0 1.000 5.02 28 1 11 1 0 2 57.1 64 35 32 7 32 1 18 0 0 6 263 83 5.11 1.674 10.0 1.1 5.0 2.8 0.56
12 Yrs 77 99 .438 3.95 347 198 59 66 15 8 1563.0 1656 791 686 74 714 7 574 14 7 45 6851 103 3.77 1.516 9.5 0.4 4.1 3.3 0.80
162 Game Avg. 10 12 .438 3.95 43 25 7 8 2 1 195 207 99 86 9 89 72 2 1 6 855 103 3.77 1.516 9.5 0.4 4.1 3.3 0.80
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
BAL (3 yrs) 21 26 .447 3.46 81 57 10 17 3 2 413.0 431 188 159 17 165 5 188 11 1 10 1797 108 3.30 1.443 9.4 0.4 3.6 4.1 1.14
CHW (3 yrs) 34 49 .410 3.88 99 93 5 34 7 2 674.1 705 327 291 28 310 208 1 2 11 2931 110 3.89 1.505 9.4 0.4 4.1 2.8 0.67
BOS (2 yrs) 9 8 .529 4.73 44 19 11 4 2 0 142.2 142 88 75 8 77 43 1 1 5 624 93 4.23 1.535 9.0 0.5 4.9 2.7 0.56
CLE (2 yrs) 2 1 .667 3.20 37 0 14 0 0 2 50.2 53 20 18 1 25 1 23 0 0 2 222 122 3.31 1.539 9.4 0.2 4.4 4.1 0.92
NYY (2 yrs) 3 2 .600 3.83 15 5 3 2 0 0 49.1 52 25 21 1 32 14 1 0 2 224 92 4.11 1.703 9.5 0.2 5.8 2.6 0.44
DET (2 yrs) 5 12 .294 4.63 36 23 3 8 3 0 169.0 202 104 87 11 69 75 0 3 9 762 83 3.60 1.604 10.8 0.6 3.7 4.0 1.09
STL (1 yr) 3 0 1.000 5.02 28 1 11 1 0 2 57.1 64 35 32 7 32 1 18 0 0 6 263 83 5.11 1.674 10.0 1.1 5.0 2.8 0.56
CIN (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.05 7 0 2 0 0 0 6.2 7 4 3 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 28 109 4.72 1.650 9.5 1.4 5.4 6.8 1.25
AL (11 yrs) 74 98 .430 3.91 312 197 46 65 15 6 1499.0 1585 752 651 66 678 6 551 14 7 39 6560 104 3.71 1.510 9.5 0.4 4.1 3.3 0.81
NL (1 yr) 3 1 .750 4.92 35 1 13 1 0 2 64.0 71 39 35 8 36 1 23 0 0 6 291 85 5.07 1.672 10.0 1.1 5.1 3.2 0.64
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
1946 24 NYY AL 40.1 14 4 22 4.91 4.13 0.35 0.00 94.2 3.55 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .453 .496
1947 25 NYY AL 9.0 1 1 3 3.00 4.02 0.15 0.00 90.0 3.48 1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 1 .559 .500
1948 26 CHW AL 223.1 34 32 132 5.32 5.01 -0.04 0.00 98.7 4.99 -8 -0.8 .5 -0.1 0.9 10 .476 .495
1949 27 CHW AL 245.0 35 33 106 3.89 4.68 0.15 0.00 100.2 4.53 18 1.8 .7 -0.1 3.7 38 .552 .511
1950 28 CHW AL 206.1 30 28 89 3.88 5.30 0.14 0.00 96.2 4.97 24 2.4 2.7 -0.1 4.1 44 .580 .515
1951 29 BOS AL 118.1 34 17 77 5.86 4.65 0.01 0.00 106.1 4.92 -13 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -2 .462 .492
1952 30 BOS AL 24.1 10 2 11 4.07 4.09 0.08 0.00 99.7 4.00 -0 -0.0 1.5 -0.0 0.1 2 .497 .500
1952 30 DET AL 143.2 23 19 71 4.45 4.18 -0.24 0.00 106.0 4.68 3 0.4 .3 -0.1 1.4 15 .516 .502
1953 31 DET AL 25.1 13 4 33 11.72 4.70 -0.73 0.00 99.7 5.42 -18 -1.7 2.4 -0.6 -2.0 -16 .372 .490
1953 31 CLE AL 26.2 20 0 12 4.05 4.50 0.21 0.00 97.6 4.18 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 3 .501 .500
1955 33 CLE AL 24.0 17 0 8 3.00 4.49 -0.37 0.00 102.9 5.00 5 0.5 .4 -0.2 0.5 7 .532 .503
1955 33 BAL AL 117.1 19 14 43 3.30 4.65 -0.36 0.00 96.7 4.84 19 2.1 1.6 -0.0 3.1 30 .612 .513
1956 34 BAL AL 174.2 35 26 92 4.74 4.98 -0.28 0.00 92.0 4.83 0 0.0 2.0 -0.1 1.4 17 .501 .500
1957 35 BAL AL 121.0 27 17 53 3.94 4.43 0.32 0.00 92.7 3.81 -1 -0.1 .4 -0.1 0.8 8 .495 .499
1958 36 CIN NL 6.2 7 0 4 5.40 4.86 0.05 0.00 97.4 4.68 -0 -0.1 .7 -0.0 0.0 0 .493 .500
1958 36 STL NL 57.1 28 1 35 5.49 4.52 0.04 0.00 105.5 4.73 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .483 .497
12 Seasons 1563.1 347 198 791 4.55 4.73 -0.02 0.00 98.6 4.68 18 2.2 1.1 -1.8 13.6 154 .506 .501
BAL (3 yrs) 413.0 81 57 188 4.10 4.73 -0.12 0.00 93.5 4.54 18 2.0 1.3 -0.2 5.3 54 .525 .503
CHW (3 yrs) 674.2 99 93 327 4.36 4.98 0.08 0.00 98.5 4.81 33 3.4 1.3 -0.3 8.6 92 .534 .507
BOS (2 yrs) 142.2 44 19 88 5.55 4.56 0.02 0.00 105.0 4.76 -13 -1.3 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .470 .494
CLE (2 yrs) 50.2 37 0 20 3.55 4.50 -0.06 0.00 100.1 4.57 5 0.6 .7 -0.3 0.7 10 .515 .502
NYY (2 yrs) 49.1 15 5 25 4.56 4.11 0.32 0.00 93.4 3.54 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .460 .496
DET (2 yrs) 169.0 36 23 104 5.54 4.25 -0.31 0.00 105.1 4.79 -15 -1.3 1.8 -0.7 -0.6 -1 .464 .498
STL (1 yr) 57.1 28 1 35 5.49 4.52 0.04 0.00 105.5 4.73 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .483 .497
CIN (1 yr) 6.2 7 0 4 5.40 4.86 0.05 0.00 97.4 4.68 -0 -0.1 .7 -0.0 0.0 0 .493 .500

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
1946 24 NYY AL 14 11 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 1
1947 25 NYY AL 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 -2 0 0 0 1 /1
1948 26 CHW AL 34 79 73 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 31 .082 .130 .082 .212 -42 6 1 1 3 1
1949 27 CHW AL 35 100 85 7 14 3 0 0 6 0 1 6 27 .165 .220 .200 .420 13 17 1 0 9 1
1950 28 CHW AL 30 75 61 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 17 .000 .062 .000 .062 -83 0 1 0 10 1
1951 29 BOS AL 34 44 41 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 16 .073 .136 .073 .210 -44 3 0 0 0 1
1952 30 TOT AL 33 61 57 2 12 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 10 .211 .237 .246 .483 34 14 1 0 2 1
1952 30 BOS AL 10 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 8 1 0 0 0 1
1952 30 DET AL 23 53 50 2 11 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 7 .220 .235 .260 .495 38 13 1 0 2 1
1953 31 TOT AL 33 12 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 37 3 0 0 0 1
1953 31 DET AL 13 7 7 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .429 .857 134 3 0 0 0 1
1953 31 CLE AL 20 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1955 33 TOT AL 36 43 36 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 16 .083 .108 .111 .219 -39 4 0 0 6 0 0 1/3
1955 33 CLE AL 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1955 33 BAL AL 19 42 36 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 16 .083 .108 .111 .219 -39 4 0 0 5 0 0 1/3
1956 34 BAL AL 35 64 60 2 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 26 .200 .226 .200 .426 18 12 0 0 2 0 0 1
1957 35 BAL AL 27 40 34 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .029 .083 .029 .113 -67 1 0 1 4 0 0 1
1958 36 TOT NL 35 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .100 .182 .100 .282 -24 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
1958 36 CIN NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 36 STL NL 28 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .100 .182 .100 .282 -24 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
12 Yrs 347 545 480 19 55 6 0 0 24 0 1 24 169 .115 .160 .127 .287 -22 61 5 2 40 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 254 224 9 26 3 0 0 11 0 0 11 79 .115 .160 .127 .287 -22 28 2 1 19
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
BAL (3 yrs) 81 146 130 4 16 1 0 0 6 0 0 4 54 .123 .156 .131 .286 -20 17 0 1 11 0 0
CHW (3 yrs) 99 254 219 11 20 3 0 0 11 0 1 13 75 .091 .146 .105 .251 -32 23 3 1 22
BOS (2 yrs) 44 52 48 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 19 .083 .154 .083 .237 -37 4 0 0 0
CLE (2 yrs) 37 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
NYY (2 yrs) 15 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .083 .000 .083 -75 0 0 0 3
DET (2 yrs) 36 60 57 2 14 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 8 .246 .259 .281 .539 50 16 1 0 2
STL (1 yr) 28 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .100 .182 .100 .282 -24 1 1 0 1 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 312 533 470 19 54 6 0 0 24 0 1 23 163 .115 .160 .128 .287 -22 60 4 2 39 0 0
NL (1 yr) 35 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .100 .182 .100 .282 -24 1 1 0 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
1946 24 NYY AL 14 11 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .486 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1947 25 NYY AL 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .509 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1948 26 CHW AL 34 79 -15 -0 0 0 8 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .478 .495 -0.7 0.0 -7 1
1949 27 CHW AL 35 100 -12 -0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1950 28 CHW AL 30 75 -20 -0 0 0 9 -11 -1.0 0 -11 -1.0 .465 .493 -1.1 0.0 -11 1
1951 29 BOS AL 34 44 -9 -0 1 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1952 30 BOS AL 10 8 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1952 30 DET AL 23 53 -4 -0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1953 31 DET AL 13 7 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1953 31 CLE AL 20 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1955 33 CLE AL 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1955 33 BAL AL 19 42 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1/3
1956 34 BAL AL 35 64 -7 -0 0 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1957 35 BAL AL 27 40 -6 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1958 36 CIN NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1958 36 STL NL 28 12 -2 -0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
12 Seasons 347 545 -87 -2 1 0 59 -28 -2.9 0 -28 -2.9 .492 .498 -2.9 0.0 -28
BAL (3 yrs) 81 146 -19 -1 0 0 15 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .495 .499 -0.5 0.0 -4
CHW (3 yrs) 99 254 -47 -1 0 0 28 -19 -1.9 0 -19 -1.9 .481 .496 -1.9 0.0 -19
BOS (2 yrs) 44 52 -10 -0 1 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4
CLE (2 yrs) 37 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
NYY (2 yrs) 15 15 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
DET (2 yrs) 36 60 -4 -1 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2
STL (1 yr) 28 12 -2 -0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CIN (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1946 NYY AL 24 P 14 4 1 40.1 15 1 11 3 0 .800 2.68 0.86 .951 2.01 1.99 0 0 1
1947 NYY AL 25 P 1 1 1 9.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 4.00 .955 1.90 1.90 1 0 0% 50% 0
1948 CHW AL 26 P 34 32 7 223.1 54 4 47 3 2 .944 2.06 1.50 .963 2.02 1.99 5 3 38% 48% 4
1949 CHW AL 27 P 35 33 14 245.0 65 10 50 5 3 .923 2.20 1.71 .962 2.12 2.09 6 1 14% 46% 5
1950 CHW AL 28 P 30 28 13 206.0 60 5 49 6 2 .900 2.36 1.80 .950 2.03 1.99 5 3 38% 3
1951 BOS AL 29 P 34 17 4 118.1 33 1 29 3 2 .909 2.28 0.88 .953 2.07 2.06 2 2 50% 45% 7
1952 TOT AL 30 P 33 21 8 168.0 55 7 44 4 1 .927 2.73 1.55 .966 2.10 2.10 9 1 10% 46% 4
1952 BOS AL 30 P 10 2 0 24.1 8 3 4 1 1 .875 2.59 0.70 .966 2.11 2.10 2 0 0% 46% 0
1952 DET AL 30 P 23 19 8 143.2 47 4 40 3 0 .936 2.76 1.91 .966 2.10 2.10 7 1 13% 46% 4
1953 TOT AL 31 P 33 4 0 52.0 14 1 9 4 1 .714 1.73 0.30 .957 1.96 1.93 5 1 17% 50% 0
1953 DET AL 31 P 13 4 0 25.1 8 0 4 4 0 .500 1.42 0.31 .958 1.95 1.93 3 1 25% 50% 0
1953 CLE AL 31 P 20 0 0 26.2 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 2.02 0.30 .957 1.96 1.93 2 0 0% 50% 0
1955 TOT AL 33 P 36 14 8 141.1 55 3 49 3 1 .945 3.31 1.44 .956 1.99 1.97 2 3 60% 47% 6
1955 CLE AL 33 P 17 0 0 24.0 16 1 15 0 0 1.000 6.00 0.94 .956 1.99 1.97 2 1 33% 47% 3
1955 BAL AL 33 P 19 14 8 117.1 39 2 34 3 1 .923 2.76 1.89 .956 1.99 1.97 0 2 100% 47% 3
1955 BAL AL 33 1B 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.45 9.50
1956 BAL AL 34 P 35 26 7 174.2 37 6 27 4 1 .892 1.70 0.94 .950 1.92 1.91 13 3 19% 44% 6
1957 BAL AL 35 P 27 17 2 121.0 27 3 21 3 1 .889 1.79 0.89 .963 1.99 2.00 2 6 75% 47% 2
1958 TOT NL 36 P 35 1 1 64.0 21 3 16 2 2 .905 2.67 0.54 .955 1.97 1.96 3 0 0% 39% 1
1958 CIN NL 36 P 7 0 0 6.2 5 3 1 1 2 .800 5.40 0.57 .956 2.02 1.96 0 0 1
1958 STL NL 36 P 28 1 1 57.1 16 0 15 1 0 .938 2.35 0.54 .955 1.96 1.96 3 0 0% 39% 0
12 Seasons P 347 198 66 1563.0 440 45 355 40 16 .909 2.30 1.15 .958 2.03 2.00 53 23 30% 41% 39
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.45 9.50
12 Seasons TOT 348 198 66 1563.2 440 45 355 40 16 .909 0 0 2.30 1.15 .958 2.03 2.02 53 23 30% 41% 39
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1950 AL  4.1 (5th)
1955 AL  3.6 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1949 AL  3.31 (7th)
1950 AL  3.58 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1949 AL  15 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1950 AL  1.417 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 AL  3.527 (8th)
1950 AL  3.452 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1948 AL  223.3 (10th)
1949 AL  245.0 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1948 AL  32 (5th)
1949 AL  33 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1949 AL  3 (8th)
1950 AL  3 (2nd)
1951 AL  2 (10th)
1952 AL  3 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1948 AL  135 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1948 AL  238 (6th)
1949 AL  254 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1948 AL  0.363 (6th)
1949 AL  0.331 (3rd)
1950 AL  0.437 (1st)
1956 AL  0.361 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1948 AL  20 (2nd)
1950 AL  16 (5th)
1956 AL  12 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1948 AL  119 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1948 AL  5 (10th)
1952 AL  8 (2nd)
1955 AL  6 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1956 AL  6 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1948 AL  1,010 (6th)
1949 AL  1,036 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1949 AL  126 (7th)
1950 AL  125 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1949 AL  3.53 (5th)
1950 AL  3.76 (6th)
1956 AL  3.27 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  22 (10th)
1950 AL  23 (6th)
1955 AL  19 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1949 AL  2.2 (10th)
1950 AL  2.2 (6th)
1955 AL  2.0 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1955 AL  2.6 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1950 AL  10 (10th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1955 AL  49 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1949 AL  5 (1st)
1950 AL  6 (2nd)
1951 AL  3 (4th)
1952 AL  4 (2nd)
1953 AL  4 (2nd)
1955 AL  3 (4th)
1956 AL  4 (4th)
1957 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1952 AL  2.73 (3rd)

                                         

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 28 (857), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1788), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2061), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (767th), 10.7 career WAR/13.8 7yr-peak WAR/12.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Bill Wight    

Name and misspellings: William Bill billy Lefty Robert Will William Wight

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.