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Davey Williams

David Carlous Williams

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: November 2, 1927 in Dallas, TX
High School: Sunset HS (Dallas, TX)
School: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1949 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1952 [*]
Team: Giants 1949-1955

Final Game: July 31, 1955 (Age 27)
Died: August 17, 2009 in Farmers Branch, TX
Buried: Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, TX
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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
1949 21 NYG NL 13 58 50 7 12 1 1 1 5 0 7 4 .240 .333 .360 .693 86 18 0 0 1 4
1951 23 NYG NL 30 70 64 17 17 1 0 2 8 1 1 5 8 .266 .319 .375 .694 85 24 3 0 1 4
1952 24 NYG NL 138 604 540 70 137 26 3 13 55 2 3 48 63 .254 .324 .385 .709 95 208 6 8 9 *4
1953 25 NYG NL 112 391 340 51 101 11 2 3 34 2 5 44 19 .297 .382 .368 .750 94 125 6 3 3 4 AS
1954 26 NYG NL 142 601 544 65 121 18 3 9 46 1 1 43 33 .222 .284 .316 .600 56 172 15 5 5 4 *4
1955 27 NYG NL 82 269 247 25 62 4 1 4 15 0 2 17 17 .251 .303 .324 .627 66 80 3 2 2 1 2 4
6 Yrs 517 1993 1785 235 450 61 10 32 163 6 12 164 144 .252 .320 .351 .672 78 627 33 18 21 5 2
162 Game Avg. 162 624 559 74 141 19 3 10 51 2 51 45 .252 .320 .351 .672 78 196 10 6 7

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
1949 21 NYG NL 13 58 -1 -1 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .491 .499 0.1 0.1 1 4
1951 23 NYG NL 30 70 -1 2 -1 1 1 2 0.2 3 4 0.4 .506 .501 0.3 0.2 3 4
1952 24 NYG NL 138 604 -3 1 1 5 6 9 1.0 22 31 3.2 .507 .506 2.7 1.2 26 *4
1953 25 NYG NL 112 391 -2 -1 0 1 4 2 0.1 15 17 1.5 .502 .501 1.6 0.4 16 4 AS
1954 26 NYG NL 142 601 -33 2 0 10 6 -16 -1.8 23 6 0.4 .488 .490 -0.4 1.5 -3 *4
1955 27 NYG NL 82 269 -10 -2 -0 -3 2 -13 -1.5 10 -3 -0.4 .484 .492 0.0 -0.2 0 4
6 Seasons 517 1993 -50 0 0 13 19 -17 -2.2 74 57 5.3 .497 .498 4.3 3.1 44

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
1951 23 NYG NL WS NYY L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 26 NYG NL WS CLE W 4 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .154 .000 .154 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 16 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 WS 6 16 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 2 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 Awards
1949 NYG NL 21 2B 13 13 13 43 19 22 2 5 .953 3.15 .976 5.57
1951 NYG NL 23 2B 22 13 13 136.2 81 38 43 0 7 1.000 5.33 3.68 .976 5.70 5.68
1952 NYG NL 24 2B 138 133 123 1173.0 672 279 375 18 102 .973 5.02 4.74 .975 5.48 5.43
1953 NYG NL 25 2B 95 86 80 757.1 453 191 254 8 54 .982 1 1 5.29 4.68 .972 5.44 5.33 AS
1954 NYG NL 26 2B 142 141 132 1252.0 763 353 396 14 112 .982 10 9 5.38 5.27 .976 5.57 5.54
1955 NYG NL 27 2B 71 58 46 525.1 311 139 162 10 39 .968 -3 -7 5.16 4.24 .974 5.48 5.43
6 Seasons 2B 481 444 407 3844.1 2323 1019 1252 52 319 .978 7 2 5.22 4.72 .975 5.51 5.46
6 Seasons TOT 481 444 407 3844.1 2323 1019 1252 52 319 .978 7 2 5.22 4.72 .975 5.51 5.46
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
1952 NL  1.2 (9th)
1954 NL  1.5 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1952 NL  8 (4th)
1954 NL  5 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1954 NL  16.5 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1954 NL  448 (10th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1952 NL  138 (4th)
1953 NL  95 (5th)
1954 NL  142 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1952 NL  279 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1952 NL  375 (4th)
1954 NL  396 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1952 NL  18 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1952 NL  102 (3rd)
1954 NL  112 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1954 NL  10 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1953 NL  5.29 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1952 NL  .973 (4th)
1954 NL  .982 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1949 NL  born 1927-11-02 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1306), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2591), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (275th), 5.3 career WAR/5.3 7yr-peak WAR/5.3 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: David Carlous Davey davy wiliams willaims willams Williams

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