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Bill Wilson

William G. Wilson

Positions: Catcher, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 28, 1867 in Hannibal, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1890 (Age 22.184)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colonels/PittsburghAlleghenys 1890-1898

Final Game: June 7, 1898 (Age 30.222)
Died: May 9, 1924 in St. Paul, MN
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul, MN
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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
1890 22 PIT NL 83 328 304 30 65 11 3 0 21 5 22 50 .214 .271 .270 .541 66 82 2 2O3/6
1897 29 LOU NL 107 423 389 44 83 12 4 1 41 9 18 39 .213 .257 .272 .530 42 106 5 11 *2/5
1898 30 LOU NL 29 110 102 5 17 1 2 1 13 3 5 13 .167 .213 .245 .458 32 25 1 2 2/3
3 Yrs 219 861 795 79 165 24 9 2 75 17 45 102 .208 .257 .268 .525 49 213 8 13
162 Game Avg. 162 637 588 58 122 18 7 1 55 13 33 75 .208 .257 .268 .525 49 158 6
LOU (2 yrs) 136 533 491 49 100 13 6 2 54 12 23 52 .204 .248 .267 .515 40 131 6 13
PIT (1 yr) 83 328 304 30 65 11 3 0 21 5 22 50 .214 .271 .270 .541 66 82 2

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
1890 22 PIT NL 83 328 -14 -1 0 -7 1 -21 -2.0 11 -9 -0.9 .478 .489 -0.1 -0.6 -2 2O3/6
1897 29 LOU NL 107 423 -36 -1 0 -4 7 -34 -2.9 14 -20 -1.5 .473 .482 -1.1 0.2 -16 *2/5
1898 30 LOU NL 29 110 -10 0 0 -3 2 -11 -1.1 4 -7 -0.7 .464 .493 -0.4 -0.1 -4 2/3
3 Seasons 219 861 -60 -2 0 -14 10 -66 -6.0 29 -36 -3.1 .473 .486 -1.6 -0.5 -22
LOU (2 yrs) 136 533 -46 -1 0 -7 9 -45 -4.0 18 -27 -2.2 .471 .485 -1.5 0.1 -20
PIT (1 yr) 83 328 -14 -1 0 -7 1 -21 -2.0 11 -9 -0.9 .478 .489 -0.1 -0.6 -2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1890 PIT NL 22 C 38 279 175 69 35 3 .875 6.42 .926 6.10 26 136 71 34% 37%
1890 PIT NL 22 OF 25 77 54 8 15 3 .805 2.48 .914 1.91 4-8-13
1890 PIT NL 22 1B 18 183 167 8 8 15 .956 9.72 .976 10.36
1890 PIT NL 22 SS 1 9 2 5 2 1 .778 7.00 .902 5.30
1897 LOU NL 29 C 105 486 341 116 29 7 .940 4.35 .948 4.73 34 187 111 37% 37%
1897 LOU NL 29 3B 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .893 3.40
1898 LOU NL 30 C 28 133 86 33 14 1 .895 4.25 .953 4.82 8 38 30 44% 44%
1898 LOU NL 30 1B 1 14 11 1 2 1 .857 12.00 .977 10.30
3 Seasons C 171 898 602 218 78 11 .913 4.80 .942 5.05 68 361 212 37% 38%
1 Season OF 25 77 54 8 15 3 .805 2.48 .914 1.91 4-8-13
2 Seasons 1B 19 197 178 9 10 16 .949 9.84 .976 10.36
1 Season 3B 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .893 3.40
1 Season SS 1 9 2 5 2 1 .778 7.00 .902 5.30
3 Seasons TOT 217 1184 837 241 106 31 .910 4.97 .945 5.15 4-8-13 68 361 212 37% 38%
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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1890 NL  50 (10th)
1897 NL  39 (8th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1897 NL  105 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1897 NL  341 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1897 NL  116 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1890 NL  35 (3rd)
1897 NL  29 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1897 NL  34 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1897 NL  187 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1897 NL  111 (2nd)

Transactions

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