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Bill James

William Henry James (Big Bill)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 20, 1887 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 25, 1942 in Venice, California, United States

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1910 23 -1.2 Jackson SMIL D 14 19 .424 3.78 36 288.0 222 121 0 83 1.059 6.9 0.0 2.6
1911 24 -2.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 2 4 .333 4.88 6.45 8 6 0 4 0 0 51.2 58 37 28 1 32 21 2 1 2 238 1.742 10.1 0.2 5.6 3.7 0.66
1912 25 -1.6 Toledo AA AA 13 13 .500 3.76 30 210.2 175 88 82 1.220 7.5 3.5
1912 25 -1.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 0 0 4.61 7.24 3 0 1 0 0 0 13.2 15 11 7 0 9 5 0 0 0 61 1.756 9.9 0.0 5.9 3.3 0.56
1913 26 -1.6 Portland PCL AA 24 16 .600 1.98 2.55 43 38 328.0 236 93 72 113 1.064 6.5 3.1
1914 27 2.0 SLB AL MLB SLB 15 14 .517 2.85 3.83 44 35 7 20 3 1 284.0 269 121 90 4 109 109 6 0 10 1162 1.331 8.5 0.1 3.5 3.5 1.00
1915 28 2.9 2 Teams AL MLB SLB-DET 13 13 .500 3.26 4.36 45 31 6 11 1 1 237.1 212 115 86 3 125 82 7 0 6 976 1.420 8.0 0.1 4.7 3.1 0.66
1915 28 2.9 SLB AL MLB SLB 6 10 .375 3.59 4.70 34 22 5 8 0 1 170.1 155 89 68 2 92 58 7 0 5 708 1.450 8.2 0.1 4.9 3.1 0.63
1915 28 2.9 DET AL MLB DET 7 3 .700 2.42 3.49 11 9 1 3 1 0 67.0 57 26 18 1 33 24 0 0 1 268 1.343 7.7 0.1 4.4 3.2 0.73
1916 29 3.2 DET AL MLB DET 8 12 .400 3.68 4.51 30 20 4 8 0 1 151.2 141 76 62 1 79 61 11 1 6 642 1.451 8.4 0.1 4.7 3.6 0.77
1917 30 3.8 DET AL MLB DET 13 10 .565 2.09 3.23 34 23 5 10 2 1 198.0 163 71 46 2 96 62 12 0 2 821 1.308 7.4 0.1 4.4 2.8 0.65
1918 31 4.1 DET AL MLB DET 6 11 .353 3.76 5.02 19 18 1 8 1 0 122.0 127 68 51 3 68 42 5 0 2 546 1.598 9.4 0.2 5.0 3.1 0.62
1919 32 4.8 3 Teams AL MLB BOS-CHW-DET 7 7 .500 3.74 4.49 20 13 4 7 2 0 120.1 125 60 50 2 60 26 5 0 3 505 1.537 9.3 0.1 4.5 1.9 0.43
1919 32 4.8 DET AL MLB DET 1 0 1.000 5.79 5.79 2 1 0 0 0 0 9.1 12 6 6 0 7 3 0 0 1 44 2.036 11.6 0.0 6.8 2.9 0.43
1919 32 4.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 3 5 .375 4.14 5.27 13 7 4 4 0 0 71.2 74 42 33 2 39 12 3 0 2 306 1.577 9.3 0.3 4.9 1.5 0.31
1919 32 4.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 3 2 .600 2.52 2.75 5 5 0 3 2 0 39.1 39 12 11 0 14 11 2 0 0 155 1.347 8.9 0.0 3.2 2.5 0.79
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1920 33 4.9 Minneapolis AA AA 21 17 .553 3.22 4.12 45 299.0 259 137 107 110 1.234 7.8 3.3
1921 34 6.1 Minneapolis AA AA 10 16 .385 5.45 6.46 39 195.0 211 140 118 104 1.615 9.7 4.8
1922 35 6.9 Vernon PCL AA 21 12 .636 3.27 3.61 45 297.0 240 119 108 137 1.269 7.3 4.2
1923 36 7.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A 7 13 .350 4.44 5.24 36 17 180.1 191 105 89 82 1.514 9.5 4.1
1923 36 8.0 Mobile SOUA A 1 6 .143 3.63 5.05 11 57.0 55 32 23 23 1.368 8.7 3.6
1923 36 7.3 Vernon PCL AA 6 7 .462 4.82 5.33 25 17 123.1 136 73 66 59 1.581 9.9 4.3
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 64 71 .474 3.21 4.27 203 146 28 68 9 4 1178.2 1110 559 420 16 578 408 48 2 31 4951 1.432 8.5 0.1 4.4 3.1 0.71
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 110 106 .509 4.02 274 55 1798.0 1534 803 494 0 711 1.249 7.7 3.6
All Levels (14 Seasons) 174 177 .496 4.12 477 201 28 68 9 4 2976.2 2644 1362 914 16 1289 408 48 2 31 4951 1.321 8.0 3.9
AA (6 seasons) Minors 95 81 .540 4.03 227 55 1453.0 1257 650 471 605 1.281 7.8 3.7
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
1910 23 -3.0 Jackson SMIL D 36 110 18 1 0 0 .164 .173 19
1911 24 -5.4 Toledo AA A
1911 24 -3.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 8 19 17 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 7 .059 .111 .118 .229 2 0 1
1912 25 -3.6 Toledo AA AA 30 76 12 1 1 0 .158 .197 15
1912 25 -1.6 CLE AL MLB CLE 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 1
1913 26 -2.0 Portland PCL AA 44 113 26 0 0 0 .230 .230 26
1914 27 0.8 SLB AL MLB SLB 44 97 89 4 10 1 1 0 2 1 2 4 38 .112 .151 .146 .297 13 0 4
1915 28 1.7 2 Teams AL MLB SLB-DET 45 78 63 6 14 3 0 0 4 0 0 6 24 .222 .310 .270 .580 17 2 7
1915 28 1.7 SLB AL MLB SLB 34 52 42 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 18 .190 .261 .238 .499 10 1 6
1915 28 1.7 DET AL MLB DET 11 26 21 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 .286 .400 .333 .733 7 1 1
1916 29 2.1 DET AL MLB DET 30 53 44 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 24 .068 .128 .068 .196 3 0 6
1917 30 3.1 DET AL MLB DET 34 69 57 7 12 0 0 0 2 0 10 20 .211 .328 .211 .539 12 0 2
1918 31 3.1 DET AL MLB DET 19 47 46 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 12 .109 .128 .130 .258 6 0 0
1919 32 4.1 3 Teams AL MLB BOS-CHW-DET 20 45 39 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 11 .154 .195 .154 .349 6 1 4
1919 32 4.1 DET AL MLB DET 2 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0
1919 32 4.1 BOS AL MLB BOS 13 26 21 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 .143 .217 .143 .360 3 1 3
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
1919 32 4.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 5 15 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 2 0 1
1920 33 4.6 Minneapolis AA AA 56 126 36 6 0 3 .286 .405 51
1921 34 5.0 Minneapolis AA AA 39 70 16 1 0 0 .229 .243 17
1922 35 5.8 Vernon PCL AA 45 111 22 1 0 0 .198 .207 23
1923 36 6.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A 25 44 44 10 2 1 0 14
1923 36 8.0 Mobile SOUA A
1923 36 6.7 Vernon PCL AA 25 44 10 2 1 0 .227 .318 14
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 203 413 358 25 51 6 1 0 13 1 2 27 138 .142 .209 .165 .374 59 3 25
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 275 650 650 140 12 2 3 165
All Levels (14 Seasons) 478 1063 1008 25 191 18 3 3 13 1 2 27 138 224 3 25
A (2 seasons) Minors
AA (6 seasons) Minors 239 540 540 122 11 2 3 .226 .270 146
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
1911 24 CLE AL MLB CLE P 8 52.0 16 4 11 1 0 .938 2.60 1.88
1912 25 CLE AL MLB CLE P 3 14.0 6 1 2 3 0 .500 1.93 1.00
1914 27 SLB AL MLB SLB P 44 284.0 119 11 105 3 5 .975 3.68 2.64
1915 28 2 Teams AL MLB SLB-DET P 45 237.0 106 14 84 8 3 .925 3.72 2.18
1915 28 SLB AL MLB SLB P 34 170.0 76 12 58 6 2 .921 3.71 2.06
1915 28 DET AL MLB DET P 11 67.0 30 2 26 2 1 .933 3.76 2.55
1916 29 DET AL MLB DET P 30 152.0 56 4 46 6 1 .893 2.96 1.67
1917 30 DET AL MLB DET P 34 198.0 70 4 61 5 1 .929 2.95 1.91
1918 31 DET AL MLB DET P 19 122.0 49 5 43 1 4 .980 3.54 2.53
1919 32 3 Teams AL MLB BOS-CHW-DET P 20 121.0 43 7 32 4 3 .907 2.90 1.95
1919 32 DET AL MLB DET P 2 9.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.50
1919 32 BOS AL MLB BOS P 13 73.0 30 4 23 3 3 .900 3.33 2.08
1919 32 CHW AL MLB CHW P 5 39.0 10 2 7 1 0 .900 2.08 1.80
All Levels (8 Seasons) P 203 1180.0 465 50 384 31 17 .933 3.31 2.14
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 3c1f7be7

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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.

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