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Billy Zitzmann

William Arthur Zitzmann

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 19, 1895 in Long Island City, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1919 (Age 23.159, 4,733rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Pirates 1919-1929

Last Game: September 25, 1929 (Age 33.310)
Died: May 29, 1985 in Passaic, NJ
Buried: East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton, 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
1919 23 TOT NL 13 28 27 5 5 1 0 0 2 2 0 6 .185 .185 .222 .407 20 6 0 1 /O7
1919 23 PIT NL 11 27 26 5 5 1 0 0 2 2 0 6 .192 .192 .231 .423 25 6 0 1 /O7
1919 23 CIN NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /7O
1925 29 CIN NL 104 344 301 53 76 13 3 0 21 11 11 35 22 .252 .342 .316 .658 71 95 6 2 O7/986
1926 30 CIN NL 53 105 94 21 23 2 1 0 3 3 6 7 .245 .304 .287 .591 62 27 2 3 O7/89
1927 31 CIN NL 88 273 232 47 66 10 4 0 24 9 20 18 .284 .352 .362 .714 93 84 4 17 O87/695
1928 32 CIN NL 101 296 266 53 79 9 3 3 33 13 13 22 .297 .337 .387 .724 90 103 3 14 O798/5
1929 33 CIN NL 47 96 84 18 19 3 0 0 6 4 9 10 .226 .309 .262 .570 46 22 1 2 O7/93
6 Yrs 406 1142 1004 197 268 38 11 3 89 42 11 83 85 .267 .333 .336 .668 77 337 16 39
162 Game Avg. 162 456 401 79 107 15 4 1 36 17 33 34 .267 .333 .336 .668 77 134 6 16
CIN (6 yrs) 395 1115 978 192 263 37 11 3 87 40 11 83 79 .269 .336 .338 .675 78 331 16 38
PIT (1 yr) 11 27 26 5 5 1 0 0 2 2 0 6 .192 .192 .231 .423 25 6 0 1

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
1919 23 PIT NL 11 27 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .472 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /O7
1919 23 CIN NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .486 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /7O
1925 29 CIN NL 104 344 -12 -2 0 -3 -4 -21 -2.0 11 -10 -0.9 .481 .488 -0.6 -0.7 -7 O7/986
1926 30 CIN NL 53 105 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3 O7/89
1927 31 CIN NL 88 273 -2 0 0 -3 -1 -6 -0.6 8 3 0.3 .493 .496 0.6 -0.4 6 O87/695
1928 32 CIN NL 101 296 -4 1 0 -2 -3 -8 -0.9 9 1 0.0 .491 .495 0.3 -0.6 3 O798/5
1929 33 CIN NL 47 96 -7 0 0 -1 -1 -9 -0.8 3 -6 -0.5 .482 .495 -0.4 -0.2 -5 O7/93
6 Seasons 406 1142 -31 -0 0 -9 -12 -52 -5.3 35 -17 -1.8 .487 .494 -0.7 -2.1 -8
CIN (6 yrs) 395 1115 -29 -0 0 -9 -12 -50 -5.0 34 -16 -1.5 .488 .494 -0.5 -2.1 -6
PIT (1 yr) 11 27 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .472 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -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 Awards
1919 TOT NL 23 OF 9 5 5 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.22 .964 2.27
1919 TOT NL 23 LF 8 5 5 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.38 .966 2.21
1919 PIT NL 23 OF 8 5 5 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.38 .964 2.26
1919 PIT NL 23 LF 7 5 5 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.57 .966 2.21
1919 CIN NL 23 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1919 CIN NL 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1925 CIN NL 29 OF 89 73 59 146 135 5 6 0 .959 1.57 .967 2.48
1925 CIN NL 29 LF 80 66 54 126 120 2 4 0 .968 1.53 .967 2.26
1925 CIN NL 29 RF 8 5 3 12 8 2 2 0 .833 1.25 .967 2.28
1925 CIN NL 29 CF 4 2 2 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .968 2.92
1925 CIN NL 29 SS 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .940 5.70
1926 CIN NL 30 OF 31 21 18 57 55 0 2 0 .965 1.77 .965 2.42
1926 CIN NL 30 LF 24 18 16 46 44 0 2 0 .957 1.83 .961 2.21
1926 CIN NL 30 CF 5 2 2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.84
1926 CIN NL 30 RF 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.20
1927 CIN NL 31 OF 60 47 43 143 135 2 6 0 .958 2.28 .970 2.49
1927 CIN NL 31 CF 36 34 32 92 86 2 4 0 .957 2.44 .973 2.97
1927 CIN NL 31 LF 17 10 10 42 40 0 2 0 .952 2.35 .970 2.25
1927 CIN NL 31 SS 8 7 6 32 12 17 3 0 .906 3.63 .944 5.50
1927 CIN NL 31 RF 7 3 1 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 .968 2.26
1927 CIN NL 31 3B 3 3 3 9 2 5 2 0 .778 2.33 .944 2.97
1928 CIN NL 32 OF 78 66 53 166 155 4 7 2 .958 2.04 .972 2.47
1928 CIN NL 32 LF 49 38 34 91 85 3 3 1 .967 1.80 .972 2.24
1928 CIN NL 32 RF 20 17 11 47 43 1 3 1 .936 2.20 .968 2.26
1928 CIN NL 32 CF 12 11 8 28 27 0 1 0 .964 2.25 .976 2.91
1928 CIN NL 32 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.10
1929 CIN NL 33 OF 22 18 15 50 47 0 3 0 .940 2.14 .973 2.47
1929 CIN NL 33 LF 16 14 11 41 39 0 2 0 .951 2.44 .971 2.10
1929 CIN NL 33 RF 7 4 4 9 8 0 1 0 .889 1.14 .971 2.37
1929 CIN NL 33 1B 5 3 3 32 30 0 2 1 .938 6.00 .989 10.48
6 Seasons OF 289 230 193 574 538 11 25 2 .956 1.90 .969 2.47
6 Seasons LF 194 151 130 358 339 5 14 1 .961 1.77 .968 2.23
4 Seasons CF 57 49 44 138 130 3 5 0 .964 2.33 .973 2.94
5 Seasons RF 44 30 19 78 69 3 6 1 .923 1.64 .968 2.28
2 Seasons SS 9 7 6 34 13 18 3 0 .912 3.44 .944 5.52
1 Season 1B 5 3 3 32 30 0 2 1 .938 6.00 .989 10.48
2 Seasons 3B 4 3 3 10 2 6 2 0 .800 2.00 .944 3.00
6 Seasons TOT 307 243 205 650 583 35 32 3 .951 2.01 .969 2.69
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1928 NL  13 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1925 NL  6 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1925 NL  11 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  1 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (1268th), -1.8 career WAR/-1.8 7yr-peak WAR/-1.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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