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Willard Hershberger

Willard McKee Hershberger (Bill)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 167 lb.

Born: May 28, 1910 in Lemoncove, California, United States
Died: August 3, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
High School: Fullerton Union HS (Fullerton, CA)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1930 20 -4.7 El Paso AZSL D
1931 21 -1.4 El Paso AZTX D 115 432 154 .356
1932 22 -3.8 3 Teams 3 Lgs B-AA-A NYY 105 366 366 120 19 12 2 169
1932 22 -3.5 Erie CENL B NYY 94 333 113 18 11 2 .339 .477 159
1932 22 -6.8 Springfield EL A NYY
1932 22 -6.4 Newark IL AA NYY 11 33 7 1 1 0 .212 .303 10
1933 23 -3.8 Binghamton NYPL A NYY 103 345 105 18 3 2 .304 .391 135
1934 24 -3.9 Hollywood PCL AA 114 332 102 18 1 3 .307 .395 131
1935 25 -3.0 Newark IL AA NYY 107 313 97 6 4 6 .310 .412 129
1936 26 -1.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA NYY 105 313 313 82 9 6 2 .262 .348 109
1936 26 -1.1 Oakland PCL AA NYY 89 259 68 6 4 1 .263 .328 85
1936 26 -2.1 Newark IL AA NYY 16 54 14 3 2 1 .259 .444 24
1937 27 -0.7 Newark IL AA NYY 96 314 102 15 3 5 .325 .439 138
1938 28 -0.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 49 112 105 12 29 3 1 0 12 1 5 6 .276 .315 .324 .639 34 1 1 1
1939 29 0.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 63 195 174 23 60 9 2 0 32 1 9 4 .345 .384 .420 .803 73 6 2 10
1940 30 2.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 48 133 123 6 38 4 2 0 26 0 6 6 .309 .351 .374 .725 46 5 2 2
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 160 440 402 41 127 16 5 0 70 2 20 16 .316 .356 .381 .737 153 12 5 13
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 745 2415 2415 762 85 29 20 811
All Levels (11 Seasons) 905 2855 2817 41 889 101 34 20 70 2 20 16 964 12 5 13
D (2 seasons) Minors 115 432 432 154
A (2 seasons) Minors 103 345 345 105 18 3 2 135
AA (5 seasons) Minors 433 1305 1305 390 49 15 16 .299 .396 517
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1932 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AA NYY C 77 557 464 82 11 .980 7.09
1932 22 Erie CENL B NYY C 67 500 414 76 10 .980 7.31
1932 22 Newark IL AA NYY C 10 57 50 6 1 .982 5.60
1933 23 Binghamton NYPL A NYY C 86 494 394 88 12 .976 5.60
1934 24 Hollywood PCL AA C 113 397 333 55 9 .977 3.43
1935 25 Newark IL AA NYY C 71 339 282 52 5 .985 4.70
1936 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA NYY C 98 438 360 71 7 .984 4.40
1936 26 Oakland PCL AA NYY C 84 371 304 63 4 .989 4.37
1936 26 Newark IL AA NYY C 14 67 56 8 3 .955 4.57
1937 27 Newark IL AA NYY C 85 417 358 54 5 .988 4.85
1938 28 CIN NL MLB CIN 2B 1 9.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00
1938 28 CIN NL MLB CIN C 39 218.0 126 108 13 5 2 .960 5.00 3.10 1 11 5 31%
1939 29 CIN NL MLB CIN C 60 398.0 228 204 21 3 2 .987 5.09 3.75 3 14 11 44%
1940 30 CIN NL MLB CIN C 37 263.0 134 121 11 2 0 .985 4.52 3.57 2 6 4 40%
MLB (3 seasons) MLB C 136 879.0 488 433 45 10 4 .980 4.89 3.51 6 31 20 39%
Minors (6 seasons) Minors C 530 2642 2191 402 49 .981 4.89
All Levels (9 Seasons) C 666 879.0 3130 2624 447 59 4 .981 4.89 4.61 6 31 20 39%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 8dfc0cd0

About the Minor League Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

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