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Bill Melton

William Edwin Melton (Beltin' Bill)

Positions: Outfielder, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: July 7, 1945 in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
School: Citrus College (Glendora, CA)

Major League Stats


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
1964 18 -1.3 White Sox SARR Rk CHW 39 121 112 7 32 5 3 0 10 2 0 8 40 .286 .333 .384 .717 43 0 1 0
1965 19 -1.8 White Sox FLIL WRk CHW 38 161 134 29 36 6 1 3 21 2 0 25 29 .269 .391 .396 .787 53 2 0 0
1965 19 -2.1 Sarasota FLOR A CHW 129 468 393 40 77 13 5 6 49 3 3 63 123 .196 .313 .300 .613 118 5 5 2
1966 20 -1.4 White Sox FLIL WRk CHW 47 193 160 32 53 11 2 2 29 4 3 29 26 .331 .440 .463 .903 74 3 0 1
1966 20 -1.2 Fox Cities MIDW A CHW 97 399 328 56 93 26 3 12 67 5 1 60 63 .284 .399 .491 .890 161 6 1 4
1967 21 -3.2 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 134 554 494 51 124 23 6 9 72 6 2 48 62 .251 .316 .377 .692 186 3 0 9
1968 22 -4.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CHW-NYY 108 407 357 41 95 17 2 15 62 3 2 43 82 .266 .347 .451 .798 161 3 1 3
1968 22 White Sox FLIL WRk CHW
1968 22 -4.4 Hawaii PCL AAA CHW 63 245 210 31 54 10 1 10 30 2 2 33 50 .257 .361 .457 .818 96 1 1 0
1968 22 -3.7 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 45 162 147 10 41 7 1 5 32 1 0 10 32 .279 .327 .442 .769 65 2 0 3
1968 22 -5.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 34 122 109 5 29 8 0 2 16 1 1 10 32 .266 .322 .394 .717 43 2 0 1 2 0
1969 23 -4.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 157 628 556 67 142 26 2 23 87 1 2 56 106 .255 .326 .433 .759 241 12 5 5 6 7
1970 24 -3.6 CHW AL MLB CHW 141 589 514 74 135 15 1 33 96 2 4 56 107 .263 .340 .488 .828 251 7 9 1 9 2
1971 25 -2.7 CHW AL MLB CHW 150 621 543 72 146 18 2 33 86 3 3 61 87 .269 .352 .492 .843 267 8 11 1 5 5
1972 26 -1.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 57 232 208 22 51 5 0 7 30 1 1 23 31 .245 .319 .370 .689 77 2 0 0 1 2
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
1973 27 -1.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 152 642 560 83 155 29 1 20 87 4 4 75 66 .277 .363 .439 .802 246 20 2 2 3 7
1974 28 0.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 136 570 495 63 120 17 0 21 63 3 2 59 60 .242 .326 .404 .730 200 16 5 5 6 3
1975 29 1.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 149 607 512 62 123 16 0 15 70 5 4 78 106 .240 .346 .359 .705 184 13 8 3 6 1
1976 30 2.5 CAL AL MLB CAL 118 392 341 31 71 17 3 6 42 2 0 44 53 .208 .300 .328 .628 112 5 2 2 3 2
1977 31 3.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 50 154 133 17 32 11 0 0 14 1 3 17 21 .241 .331 .323 .654 43 9 2 0 2 0
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 1144 4557 3971 496 1004 162 9 160 591 23 24 479 669 .253 .337 .419 .756 1664 94 44 20 43 29
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 507 1949 1684 195 421 84 19 42 260 19 8 222 370 .250 .340 .397 .737 669 17 8 18
Other (3 seasons) Other 85 354 294 61 89 17 3 5 50 6 3 54 55 127 5 0 1
All Levels (14 Seasons) 1736 6860 5949 752 1514 263 31 207 901 48 35 755 1094 2460 94 66 28 62 29
A (2 seasons) Minors 226 867 721 96 170 39 8 18 116 8 4 123 186 .236 .353 .387 .740 279 11 6 6
AAA (1 season) Minors 108 407 357 41 95 17 2 15 62 3 2 43 82 .266 .347 .451 .798 161 3 1 3
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
1964 18 White Sox SARR Rk CHW 2B 18 69 31 33 5 3 .928 3.56
1964 18 White Sox SARR Rk CHW OF 16 28 15 13 0 0 1.000 1.75
1965 19 White Sox FLIL WRk CHW OF 38 69 65 3 1 0 .986 1.79
1965 19 Sarasota FLOR A CHW OF 127 181 168 8 5 0 .972 1.39
1966 20 White Sox FLIL WRk CHW OF 44 55 51 3 1 0 .982 1.23
1966 20 Fox Cities MIDW A CHW 1B 18 117 106 9 2 7 .983 6.39
1966 20 Fox Cities MIDW A CHW OF 82 132 120 6 6 2 .955 1.54
1967 21 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 1B 3 18 14 4 0 3 1.000 6.00
1967 21 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 3B 130 423 108 286 29 26 .931 3.03
1967 21 Evansville SOUL AA CHW OF 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50
1968 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CHW-NYY 3B 92 250 73 159 18 13 .928 2.52
1968 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA NYY-CHW OF 15 14 12 1 1 0 .929 0.87
1968 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 1B 6 63 59 4 0 6 1.000 10.50
1968 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 3B 32 77 24 51 2 6 .974 2.34
1968 22 Hawaii PCL AAA CHW 3B 60 173 49 108 16 7 .908 2.62
1968 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY OF 13 11 9 1 1 0 .909 0.77
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
1968 22 Hawaii PCL AAA CHW OF 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50
1968 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY SS 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
1968 22 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 33 276.0 95 17 75 3 5 .968 3.00 2.79
1969 23 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 148 1237.0 456 112 322 22 36 .952 3.16 2.93
1969 23 CHW AL MLB CHW LF 3
1969 23 CHW AL MLB CHW OF 11 68.0 16 13 3 0 0 1.000 2.12 1.45
1969 23 CHW AL MLB CHW RF 8
1970 24 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 70 609.0 244 47 179 18 19 .926 3.34 3.23
1970 24 CHW AL MLB CHW OF 71 600.0 119 111 8 0 3 1.000 1.78 1.68
1970 24 CHW AL MLB CHW RF 71
1971 25 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 148 1270.0 503 116 371 16 26 .968 3.45 3.29
1972 26 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 56 491.0 184 47 125 12 12 .935 3.15 3.07
1973 27 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 151 1308.0 485 115 347 23 31 .953 3.18 3.06
1974 28 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 123 1080.0 396 100 272 24 29 .939 3.10 3.02
1975 29 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 138 1191.0 470 131 313 26 23 .945 3.36 3.22
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
1976 30 CAL AL MLB CAL 1B 30 218.0 237 220 15 2 20 .992 9.70 7.83
1976 30 CAL AL MLB CAL 3B 21 131.0 29 7 21 1 2 .966 1.92 1.33
1977 31 CLE AL MLB CLE 1B 15 108.0 142 134 8 0 10 1.000 11.83 9.47
1977 31 CLE AL MLB CLE 3B 13 94.0 30 8 20 2 1 .933 2.68 2.15
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 1B 45 326.0 379 354 23 2 30 .995 10.41 8.38
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 3B 901 7687.0 2892 700 2045 147 184 .949 3.21 3.05
MLB (2 seasons) MLB OF 82 668.0 135 124 11 0 3 1.000 1.82 1.65
MLB (2 seasons) MLB RF 79
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 1B 27 198 179 17 2 16 .990 7.26
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 3B 222 673 181 445 47 39 .930 2.82
Minors (5 seasons) Minors OF 242 358 318 28 12 2 .966 1.43
Other (2 seasons) Other OF 82 124 116 6 2 0 .984 1.49
All Levels (5 Seasons) 1B 72 326.0 577 533 40 4 46 .993 10.41 7.96
All Levels (11 Seasons) 3B 1123 7687.0 3565 881 2490 194 223 .946 3.21 3.00
All Levels (7 Seasons) OF 406 668.0 617 558 45 14 5 .977 1.82 1.49
All Levels (2 Seasons) RF 79
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 3602694d

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