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Earl Williams

Earl Craig Williams Jr.

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: July 14, 1948 in Newark, NJ
High School: Montclair HS (Montclair, NJ)
School: Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Braves in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1965 amateur draft (August Legion). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1970 (Age 22.061)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Orioles/Athletics/Expos 1970-1977

Final Game: September 25, 1977 (Age 29.073)
Died: January 28, 2013 in Somerset, NJ
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, NJ
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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
1970 21 ATL NL 10 24 19 4 7 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 4 .368 .417 .579 .996 159 11 1 0 0 2 0 /35
1971 22 ATL NL 145 550 497 64 129 14 1 33 87 0 1 42 80 .260 .324 .491 .815 123 244 11 7 0 4 5 253 RoY-1
1972 23 ATL NL 151 637 565 72 146 24 2 28 87 0 0 62 118 .258 .336 .457 .793 116 258 17 6 0 4 6 *253
1973 24 BAL AL 132 536 459 58 109 18 1 22 83 0 2 66 107 .237 .333 .425 .758 114 195 13 3 1 7 8 23/D
1974 25 BAL AL 118 471 413 47 105 16 0 14 52 0 2 40 79 .254 .327 .395 .722 110 163 10 7 6 5 3 23/D
1975 26 ATL NL 111 424 383 42 92 13 0 11 50 0 0 34 63 .240 .305 .360 .665 82 138 16 3 1 3 2 32
1976 27 TOT NL 122 415 374 35 84 13 2 17 55 0 0 33 65 .225 .286 .406 .692 91 152 16 1 2 5 4 32
1976 27 ATL NL 61 208 184 18 39 3 0 9 26 0 0 19 33 .212 .286 .375 .661 83 69 8 1 2 2 2 23
1976 27 MON NL 61 207 190 17 45 10 2 8 29 0 0 14 32 .237 .285 .437 .722 99 83 8 0 0 3 2 32
1977 28 OAK AL 100 374 348 39 84 13 0 13 38 2 0 18 58 .241 .288 .391 .678 86 136 19 5 2 1 3 D23
8 Yrs 889 3431 3058 361 756 115 6 138 457 2 5 298 574 .247 .318 .424 .742 106 1297 103 32 12 31 31
162 Game Avg. 162 625 557 66 138 21 1 25 83 0 1 54 105 .247 .318 .424 .742 106 236 19 6 2 6 6
ATL (5 yrs) 478 1843 1648 200 413 58 3 81 255 0 1 160 298 .251 .321 .437 .758 107 720 53 17 3 15 15
BAL (2 yrs) 250 1007 872 105 214 34 1 36 135 0 4 106 186 .245 .330 .411 .741 112 358 23 10 7 12 11
OAK (1 yr) 100 374 348 39 84 13 0 13 38 2 0 18 58 .241 .288 .391 .678 86 136 19 5 2 1 3
MON (1 yr) 61 207 190 17 45 10 2 8 29 0 0 14 32 .237 .285 .437 .722 99 83 8 0 0 3 2
NL (5 yrs) 539 2050 1838 217 458 68 5 89 284 0 1 174 330 .249 .317 .437 .754 106 803 61 17 3 18 17
AL (3 yrs) 350 1381 1220 144 298 47 1 49 173 2 4 124 244 .244 .319 .405 .723 105 494 42 15 9 13 14

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
1970 21 ATL NL 10 24 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /35
1971 22 ATL NL 145 550 16 1 -0 -9 3 11 1.4 19 30 3.3 .509 .508 4.2 -0.5 39 $12,750 253 RoY-1
1972 23 ATL NL 151 637 12 -2 -1 -22 6 -6 -0.6 21 14 1.4 .495 .496 3.8 -1.7 36 $37,000 *253
1973 24 BAL AL 132 536 7 -4 -2 4 3 9 1.1 19 28 3.0 .507 .506 2.5 0.9 24 $57,000 23/D
1974 25 BAL AL 118 471 5 -1 -1 -4 2 2 0.3 17 19 1.9 .502 .501 2.3 -0.1 22 23/D
1975 26 ATL NL 111 424 -9 -1 -2 -8 -4 -25 -2.8 14 -11 -1.5 .475 .483 -0.6 -1.4 -3 32
1976 27 ATL NL 61 208 -4 -0 -1 -6 2 -10 -1.2 7 -3 -0.5 .481 .493 0.1 -0.5 2 23
1976 27 MON NL 61 207 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -5 -0.6 7 1 0.0 .490 .496 0.1 -0.3 2 32
1977 28 OAK AL 100 374 -8 -0 -3 2 -4 -13 -1.3 13 0 0.0 .486 .492 -0.2 -0.2 -1 $50,000 D23
8 Seasons 889 3431 19 -8 -11 -43 7 -37 -3.6 117 81 7.9 .495 .498 12.4 -3.7 124 $156,750
ATL (5 yrs) 478 1843 15 -2 -4 -45 7 -29 -3.1 61 32 2.9 .493 .496 7.6 -4.0 77 $49,750
BAL (2 yrs) 250 1007 12 -5 -3 0 6 11 1.4 36 47 4.9 .505 .504 4.8 0.8 46 $57,000
OAK (1 yr) 100 374 -8 -0 -3 2 -4 -13 -1.3 13 0 0.0 .486 .492 -0.2 -0.2 -1 $50,000
MON (1 yr) 61 207 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -5 -0.6 7 1 0.0 .490 .496 0.1 -0.3 2

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
1973 24 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 5 20 18 2 5 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 .278 .350 .556 .906 10 0 0 0 0 0
1974 25 BAL AL ALCS OAK L 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 7 26 24 2 5 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 .208 .269 .417 .686 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 7 26 24 2 5 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 .208 .269 .417 .686 10 0 0 0 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1970 ATL NL 21 1B 4 2 1 22.0 21 20 1 0 1 1.000 1 44 8.59 5.25 .992 9.70 9.65
1970 ATL NL 21 3B 3 2 2 21.0 10 3 7 0 3 1.000 -1 -40 4.29 3.33 .945 2.91 2.90
1971 ATL NL 22 C 72 71 59 626.0 418 375 35 8 4 .981 -6 -12 5.89 5.69 .988 6.34 6.33 15 24 51 19 27% 35% 1 RoY-1
1971 ATL NL 22 3B 42 37 30 327.1 110 27 74 9 9 .918 -1 -4 2.78 2.40 .949 2.80 2.80 RoY-1
1971 ATL NL 22 1B 31 19 18 186.1 203 194 8 1 25 .995 -2 -10 9.76 6.52 .992 9.88 9.87 RoY-1
1972 ATL NL 23 C 116 113 102 986.0 646 584 49 13 7 .980 -17 -21 5.78 5.46 .987 6.61 6.63 28 49 78 26 25% 37% 0
1972 ATL NL 23 3B 21 21 18 177.0 56 16 30 10 1 .821 -6 -39 2.34 2.19 .945 2.87 2.88
1972 ATL NL 23 1B 20 15 13 137.2 148 140 8 0 10 1.000 0 4 9.68 7.40 .992 9.73 9.76
1973 BAL AL 24 C 95 86 73 769.0 446 407 33 6 5 .987 4 6 5.15 4.63 .985 6.05 6.02 4 27 38 33 46% 38% 0
1973 BAL AL 24 1B 42 39 30 339.1 347 326 19 2 36 .994 -0 -0 9.15 8.21 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 BAL AL 24 DH 2 2
1974 BAL AL 25 C 75 70 58 617.0 347 308 33 6 5 .983 -2 -4 4.97 4.55 .983 5.89 5.87 11 17 44 28 39% 38% 0
1974 BAL AL 25 1B 47 43 38 392.1 418 399 17 2 39 .995 -2 -5 9.54 8.85 .992 9.70 9.66
1974 BAL AL 25 DH 1 0
1975 ATL NL 26 1B 90 89 80 780.1 904 844 50 10 77 .989 -5 -8 10.31 9.93 .990 9.97 9.96
1975 ATL NL 26 C 11 10 7 82.1 60 52 6 2 3 .967 -3 -44 6.34 5.27 .985 6.02 6.02 5 4 14 4 22% 32% 0
1976 TOT NL 27 1B 64 58 41 478.1 554 497 49 8 46 .986 1 4 10.27 8.53 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 TOT NL 27 C 51 40 36 378.1 234 218 15 1 4 .996 -8 -25 5.54 4.57 .986 5.96 5.94 6 21 37 5 12% 33% 0
1976 ATL NL 27 C 38 34 31 307.1 189 178 10 1 0 .995 -5 -20 5.51 4.95 .986 5.96 5.94 5 12 26 3 10% 33% 0
1976 ATL NL 27 1B 17 14 10 122.0 128 120 8 0 9 1.000 -1 -8 9.44 7.53 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 MON NL 27 1B 47 44 31 356.1 426 377 41 8 37 .981 2 7 10.56 8.89 .991 9.95 9.93
1976 MON NL 27 C 13 6 5 71.0 45 40 5 0 4 1.000 -3 -51 5.70 3.46 .986 5.96 5.94 1 9 11 2 15% 33% 0
1977 OAK AL 28 DH 45 45
1977 OAK AL 28 C 36 33 16 269.0 188 165 21 2 2 .989 2 9 6.22 5.17 .986 6.01 5.97 2 10 26 20 43% 39% 1
1977 OAK AL 28 1B 29 12 6 135.2 146 140 5 1 12 .993 -0 -3 9.62 5.00 .990 10.02 9.95
7 Seasons C 456 423 351 3727.2 2339 2109 192 38 30 .984 -30 -10 5.56 5.05 .986 6.21 6.19 71 152 288 135 32% 37% 2
8 Seasons 1B 327 277 227 2472.0 2741 2560 157 24 246 .991 -6 -3 9.89 8.31 .991 9.89 9.86
3 Seasons 3B 66 60 50 525.1 176 46 111 19 13 .892 -7 -17 2.69 2.38 .947 2.83 2.83
3 Seasons DH 48 47
8 Seasons TOT 849 760 628 6725.0 5256 4715 460 81 289 .985 -43 -8 6.93 6.10 .987 7.30 7.34 71 152 288 135 32% 37% 2
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP 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

Slugging % s c a p y
1971 NL  .491 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1972 NL  151 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1971 NL  33 (5th)
1972 NL  28 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1972 NL  118 (8th)
1973 AL  107 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1971 NL  7 (3rd)
1972 NL  6 (5th)
1974 AL  7 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1973 AL  7 (2nd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1973 AL  8 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1972 NL  17 (7th)
1977 AL  19 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1971 NL  15.1 (4th)
1972 NL  20.2 (7th)
1973 AL  20.9 (8th)
Career  22.2 (196th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1972 NL  116 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1972 NL  13 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1972 NL  7 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1971 NL  15 (4th)
1972 NL  28 (1st)
1974 AL  11 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1971 NL  51 (5th)
1972 NL  78 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1973 AL  46.5 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  10 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1975 NL  10.31 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1975 NL  9.93 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 12 (1329), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1577), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1979), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (191st), 7.9 career WAR/9.4 7yr-peak WAR/8.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1971 22 Atlanta Braves $12,750 ? 2/19/72 TSN
1972 23 Atlanta Braves $37,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 24 Baltimore Orioles $57,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1977 28 Oakland Athletics $50,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$156,750
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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Name and misspellings: Earl Craig Earl Jr. Earl Craig wiliams willaims willams Williams

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