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Frank Williams

Frank Lee Williams

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

Born: February 13, 1958 in Seattle, WA
High School: Lake Washington HS (Kirkland, WA)
Schools: Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID), Shoreline Community College (Shoreline, WA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 1979 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 5, 1984 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1984 [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Reds/Tigers 1984-1989

Final Game: September 27, 1989 (Age 31)
Died: January 9, 2009 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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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
1984 26 SFG NL 9 4 .692 3.55 61 1 15 1 1 3 106.1 88 49 42 2 51 6 91 3 5 8 454 99 2.82 1.307 7.4 0.2 4.3 7.7 1.78
1985 27 SFG NL 2 4 .333 4.19 49 0 15 0 0 0 73.0 65 39 34 5 35 7 54 6 1 3 318 83 3.78 1.370 8.0 0.6 4.3 6.7 1.54
1986 28 SFG NL 3 1 .750 1.20 36 0 12 0 0 1 52.1 35 8 7 0 21 4 33 4 0 1 194 296 2.94 1.070 6.0 0.0 3.6 5.7 1.57
1987 29 CIN NL 4 0 1.000 2.30 85 0 19 0 0 2 105.2 101 37 27 5 39 9 60 2 0 4 446 184 3.51 1.325 8.6 0.4 3.3 5.1 1.54
1988 30 CIN NL 3 2 .600 2.59 60 0 8 0 0 1 62.2 59 24 18 6 35 4 43 2 1 4 276 140 4.41 1.500 8.5 0.9 5.0 6.2 1.23
1989 31 DET AL 3 3 .500 3.64 42 0 16 0 0 1 71.2 70 37 29 5 46 10 33 3 0 2 330 106 4.80 1.619 8.8 0.6 5.8 4.1 0.72
6 Yrs 24 14 .632 3.00 333 1 85 1 1 8 471.2 418 194 157 23 227 40 314 20 7 22 2018 125 3.65 1.367 8.0 0.4 4.3 6.0 1.38
162 Game Avg. 5 3 .632 3.00 68 0 17 0 0 2 96 85 39 32 5 46 8 64 4 1 4 411 125 3.65 1.367 8.0 0.4 4.3 6.0 1.38
SFG (3 yrs) 14 9 .609 3.22 146 1 42 1 1 4 231.2 188 96 83 7 107 17 178 13 6 12 966 109 3.15 1.273 7.3 0.3 4.2 6.9 1.66
CIN (2 yrs) 7 2 .778 2.41 145 0 27 0 0 3 168.1 160 61 45 11 74 13 103 4 1 8 722 166 3.85 1.390 8.6 0.6 4.0 5.5 1.39
DET (1 yr) 3 3 .500 3.64 42 0 16 0 0 1 71.2 70 37 29 5 46 10 33 3 0 2 330 106 4.80 1.619 8.8 0.6 5.8 4.1 0.72
NL (5 yrs) 21 11 .656 2.88 291 1 69 1 1 7 400.0 348 157 128 18 181 30 281 17 7 20 1688 129 3.45 1.323 7.8 0.4 4.1 6.3 1.55
AL (1 yr) 3 3 .500 3.64 42 0 16 0 0 1 71.2 70 37 29 5 46 10 33 3 0 2 330 106 4.80 1.619 8.8 0.6 5.8 4.1 0.72

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
1984 26 SFG NL 106.1 61 1 49 4.15 4.09 -0.58 -0.29 98.8 4.32 1 0.1 1.4 -0.2 1.0 11 .502 .501
1985 27 SFG NL 73.0 49 0 39 4.81 4.13 -0.26 -0.32 97.8 3.98 -7 -0.8 .9 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .484 .495
1986 28 SFG NL 52.1 36 0 8 1.38 4.13 0.35 -0.32 99.7 3.45 12 1.3 1.1 -0.1 1.8 17 .537 .508 $275,000
1987 29 CIN NL 105.2 85 0 37 3.15 4.56 -0.06 -0.35 103.8 4.44 14 1.5 1.3 0.0 2.5 25 .518 .509 $300,000
1988 30 CIN NL 62.2 60 0 24 3.45 3.89 0.36 -0.31 104.1 3.35 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .498 .499 $442,500
1989 31 DET AL 71.2 42 0 37 4.65 4.45 -0.14 -0.34 99.7 4.23 -4 -0.4 .9 -0.1 0.2 3 .491 .498 $425,000
6 Seasons 471.2 333 1 194 3.70 4.23 -0.12 -0.32 100.7 4.06 15 1.6 1.1 -0.6 5.6 60 .505 .502 $1,442,500
SFG (3 yrs) 231.2 146 1 96 3.73 4.11 -0.27 -0.31 98.7 4.02 5 0.6 1.1 -0.3 2.5 27 .504 .501 $275,000
CIN (2 yrs) 168.1 145 0 61 3.26 4.31 0.10 -0.33 103.9 4.04 13 1.4 1.2 -0.1 2.9 29 .509 .505 $742,500
DET (1 yr) 71.2 42 0 37 4.65 4.45 -0.14 -0.34 99.7 4.23 -4 -0.4 .9 -0.1 0.2 3 .491 .498 $425,000

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
1984 26 SFG NL 61 21 18 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 .222 .333 .222 .556 62 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 27 SFG NL 49 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1986 28 SFG NL 36 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 184 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1987 29 CIN NL 85 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
1988 30 CIN NL 60 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 31 DET AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/79
6 Yrs 333 35 29 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 .172 .250 .172 .422 21 5 1 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 17 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .172 .250 .172 .422 21 2 0 0 1 0 0
SFG (3 yrs) 146 28 23 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .217 .308 .217 .525 52 5 0 0 2 0 0
CIN (2 yrs) 145 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0
DET (1 yr) 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 291 35 29 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 .172 .250 .172 .422 21 5 1 0 3 0 0
AL (1 yr) 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1984 26 SFG NL 61 21 -0 -0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .505 .502 0.3 0.1 3 1
1985 27 SFG NL 49 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1986 28 SFG NL 36 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $275,000 1
1987 29 CIN NL 85 6 -2 -0 -0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $300,000 1
1988 30 CIN NL 60 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $442,500 1
1989 31 DET AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $425,000 1/79
6 Seasons 333 35 -3 -0 -0 0 6 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .501 .500 0.4 0.2 3 $1,442,500
SFG (3 yrs) 146 28 -1 -0 0 0 4 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .503 .501 0.4 0.1 3 $275,000
CIN (2 yrs) 145 7 -2 -0 -0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $742,500
DET (1 yr) 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $425,000

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1984 SFG NL 26 P 61 1 1 106.1 43 4 35 4 2 .907 3.30 0.64 .954 1.88 1.87 15 4 21% 31% 1
1985 SFG NL 27 P 49 0 0 73.0 20 4 12 4 2 .800 1.97 0.33 .953 1.92 1.92 7 5 42% 30% 0
1986 SFG NL 28 P 36 0 0 52.1 11 1 10 0 3 1.000 1.89 0.31 .955 1.94 1.94 1 9 90% 32% 2
1987 CIN NL 29 P 85 0 0 105.2 29 8 19 2 5 .931 2.30 0.32 .955 1.91 1.90 8 9 53% 29% 0
1988 CIN NL 30 P 60 0 0 62.2 19 2 13 4 1 .789 2.15 0.25 .955 1.97 1.96 7 5 42% 29% 1
1989 DET AL 31 P 42 0 0 71.2 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 1.63 0.31 .960 1.87 1.85 7 3 30% 31% 0
1989 DET AL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.10
1989 DET AL 31 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
6 Seasons P 333 1 1 471.2 135 22 99 14 13 .896 2.31 0.36 .955 1.91 1.91 45 35 44% 30% 4
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.10
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
6 Seasons TOT 333 1 1 471.2 135 22 99 14 13 .896 2.31 0.36 .955 1.91 1.91 45 35 44% 30% 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

Games Played s c a p y
1987 NL  85 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1984 NL  8 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1985 NL  6 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1987 NL  19 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1987 NL  1.9 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1987 NL  85 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1984 NL  4 (4th)
1985 NL  4 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2689), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1763), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (484th), 6.0 career WAR/6.0 7yr-peak WAR/6.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198628San Francisco Giants$275,0001986 USA Today survey
198729Cincinnati Reds$300,0001987 USA Today survey
198830Cincinnati Reds$442,500USA Today, 4/1/88
198931Detroit Tigers$425,0001989 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,442,500
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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