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Bump Wills

Elliott Taylor Wills

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 172 lb.

Born: July 27, 1952 in Washington, DC
High School: Central Valley HS (Spokane Valley, WA)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1977 (Age 24.254)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Cubs 1977-1982

Final Game: October 3, 1982 (Age 30.068)
Relatives: Son of Maury Wills
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 25, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1295. Emmet Heidrick… #1296. Chuck Hinton… #1297. Ron Hassey… #1298. BUMP WILLS… #1299. Paul Radford… #1300. Bill Sweeney… #1301. Austin Kearns… 

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
1977 24 TEX AL 152 617 541 87 155 28 6 9 62 28 12 65 96 .287 .361 .410 .771 110 222 10 0 7 4 7 *4/63D RoY-3
1978 25 TEX AL 157 619 539 78 135 17 4 9 57 52 14 63 91 .250 .331 .347 .678 92 187 11 4 9 4 3 *4
1979 26 TEX AL 146 617 543 90 148 21 3 5 46 35 11 53 58 .273 .340 .350 .690 89 190 12 4 14 3 4 *4
1980 27 TEX AL 146 656 578 102 152 31 5 5 58 34 9 51 71 .263 .322 .360 .682 90 208 8 3 15 8 1 *4/D
1981 28 TEX AL 102 454 410 51 103 13 2 2 41 12 9 32 49 .251 .304 .307 .611 82 126 8 1 6 5 2 *4/D
1982 29 CHC NL 128 477 419 64 114 18 4 6 38 35 10 46 76 .272 .347 .377 .724 102 158 4 5 2 5 3 4
6 Yrs 831 3440 3030 472 807 128 24 36 302 196 65 310 441 .266 .335 .360 .695 94 1091 53 17 53 29 20
162 Game Avg. 162 671 591 92 157 25 5 7 59 38 13 60 86 .266 .335 .360 .695 94 213 10 3 10 6 4
TEX (5 yrs) 703 2963 2611 408 693 110 20 30 264 161 55 264 365 .265 .333 .357 .690 93 933 49 12 51 24 17
CHC (1 yr) 128 477 419 64 114 18 4 6 38 35 10 46 76 .272 .347 .377 .724 102 158 4 5 2 5 3
AL (5 yrs) 703 2963 2611 408 693 110 20 30 264 161 55 264 365 .265 .333 .357 .690 93 933 49 12 51 24 17
NL (1 yr) 128 477 419 64 114 18 4 6 38 35 10 46 76 .272 .347 .377 .724 102 158 4 5 2 5 3

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
1977 24 TEX AL 152 617 9 3 0 13 5 30 3.3 22 52 5.4 .521 .519 4.0 1.9 39 $19,000 *4/63D RoY-3
1978 25 TEX AL 157 619 -10 6 -0 10 5 12 1.4 22 34 3.5 .508 .508 2.4 1.7 24 *4
1979 26 TEX AL 146 617 -7 5 0 9 5 12 1.3 22 34 3.3 .508 .507 2.4 1.4 25 *4
1980 27 TEX AL 146 656 -5 5 5 -8 4 1 0.3 21 22 2.2 .501 .501 3.0 -0.3 31 *4/D
1981 28 TEX AL 102 454 -10 1 1 2 3 -3 -0.3 15 12 1.1 .497 .498 0.9 0.6 10 *4/D
1982 29 CHC NL 128 477 2 2 -0 -14 3 -7 -0.7 16 9 0.9 .494 .495 2.3 -1.1 23 $355,000 4
6 Seasons 831 3440 -22 23 6 13 25 45 5.1 119 164 16.5 .506 .505 15.1 4.2 151 $374,000
TEX (5 yrs) 703 2963 -24 21 6 27 22 52 5.9 102 155 15.6 .508 .507 12.8 5.4 128 $19,000
CHC (1 yr) 128 477 2 2 -0 -14 3 -7 -0.7 16 9 0.9 .494 .495 2.3 -1.1 23 $355,000

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 Awards
1977 TEX AL 24 2B 150 145 141 1310.1 828 321 492 15 89 .982 13 12 5.58 5.42 .978 5.42 5.38 RoY-3
1977 TEX AL 24 SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.80 RoY-3
1977 TEX AL 24 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.00 RoY-3
1977 TEX AL 24 DH 1 0 RoY-3
1978 TEX AL 25 2B 156 149 142 1336.1 893 350 526 17 84 .981 10 9 5.90 5.62 .980 5.47 5.42
1979 TEX AL 26 2B 146 143 140 1269.0 825 337 468 20 95 .976 9 9 5.71 5.51 .978 5.50 5.43
1980 TEX AL 27 2B 144 144 140 1269.1 826 340 473 13 112 .984 -8 -8 5.76 5.65 .981 5.60 5.58
1980 TEX AL 27 DH 2 0
1981 TEX AL 28 2B 101 101 98 894.1 604 268 326 10 70 .983 2 3 5.98 5.88 .982 5.54 5.52
1981 TEX AL 28 DH 1 1
1982 CHC NL 29 2B 103 100 69 832.1 515 199 297 19 45 .963 -14 -20 5.36 4.82 .978 5.42 5.43
6 Seasons 2B 800 782 730 6911.2 4491 1815 2582 94 495 .979 13 2 5.73 5.50 .979 5.49 5.46
3 Seasons DH 4 1
1 Season SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.80
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.00
6 Seasons TOT 803 782 730 6911.2 4491 1815 2582 94 495 .979 13 2 5.73 5.48 .979 5.49 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
1977 AL  1.9 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1978 AL  157 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1981 AL  410 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1981 AL  454 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1980 AL  102 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1977 AL  28 (7th)
1978 AL  52 (3rd)
1979 AL  35 (5th)
1980 AL  34 (6th)
1982 NL  35 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1982 NL  5 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  14 (6th)
1980 AL  15 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1978 AL  14 (6th)
1981 AL  9 (9th)

SB % s c a p y
Career  75.10 (170th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1978 AL  15.3 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1981 AL  335 (2nd)

Assistss c a p y
1977 AL  492 (2nd)
1978 AL  526 (2nd)
1980 AL  473 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1977 AL  150 (4th)
1978 AL  156 (1st)
1979 AL  146 (3rd)
1980 AL  144 (4th)
1981 AL  101 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1977 AL  321 (4th)
1978 AL  350 (1st)
1979 AL  337 (4th)
1980 AL  340 (4th)
1981 AL  268 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1977 AL  492 (1st)
1978 AL  526 (1st)
1979 AL  468 (2nd)
1980 AL  473 (2nd)
1981 AL  326 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1977 AL  15 (5th)
1978 AL  17 (2nd)
1979 AL  20 (2nd)
1980 AL  13 (5th)
1981 AL  10 (2nd)
1982 NL  19 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1979 AL  95 (4th)
1980 AL  112 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1977 AL  13 (1st)
1978 AL  10 (3rd)
1979 AL  9 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1978 AL  5.90 (3rd)
1979 AL  5.71 (5th)
1981 AL  5.98 (4th)
Career  5.73 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1977 AL  5.42 (3rd)
1978 AL  5.62 (1st)
1979 AL  5.51 (3rd)
1980 AL  5.65 (3rd)
1981 AL  5.88 (1st)
Career  5.50 (54th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1977 AL  .982 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 15 (1209), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1827), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (118th), 16.5 career WAR/16.5 7yr-peak WAR/16.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1977 24 Texas Rangers $19,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1982 29 Chicago Cubs $355,000 ? 1983 TSN Guide Player loss; asked $450K
Career to date (may be incomplete)$374,000
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.

Name Translations

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Japanese: バンプ・ウィルス 統計

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Name and misspellings: Elliott Bump Taylor willis Wills

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