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Bill Sowders

William Jefferson Sowders (Little Bill)

Positions: Pitcher, Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: November 29, 1864 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 2, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Major League Stats

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
1887 22 -1.1 St. Paul NWES N/A 34 17 .667 2.14 5.06 52 49 48 3 441.0 472 248 105 101 266 16 15 1.299 9.6 2.1 5.4 2.63
1888 23 -2.0 BSN NL MLB BSN 19 15 .559 2.07 4.40 36 35 1 34 2 0 317.0 278 155 73 3 73 132 9 0 14 1311 1.107 7.9 0.1 2.1 3.7 1.81
1889 24 -1.4 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-BSN 7 7 .500 6.37 8.56 20 15 5 12 0 3 94.2 147 90 67 4 52 43 6 0 7 485 2.102 14.0 0.4 4.9 4.1 0.83
1889 24 -1.4 BSN NL MLB BSN 1 2 .333 5.14 7.50 7 4 3 3 0 3 42.0 53 35 24 3 23 10 2 0 2 202 1.810 11.4 0.6 4.9 2.1 0.43
1889 24 -1.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 6 5 .545 7.35 9.40 13 11 2 9 0 0 52.2 94 55 43 1 29 33 4 0 5 283 2.335 16.1 0.2 5.0 5.6 1.14
1890 25 0.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 3 8 .273 4.42 6.54 15 11 4 9 0 0 106.0 117 77 52 1 24 30 2 0 7 458 1.330 9.9 0.1 2.0 2.5 1.25
1891 26 3.8 Joliet ILIA N/A 0 1 .000 0.00 9.82 2 2 1 0 11.0 23 12 0 6 1 2.636 18.8 4.9 0.8 0.17
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 29 30 .492 3.34 5.60 71 61 10 55 2 3 517.2 542 322 192 8 149 205 17 0 28 2254 1.335 9.4 0.1 2.6 3.6 1.38
Other (2 seasons) Other 34 18 .654 2.09 5.18 54 51 49 3 452.0 495 260 105 107 267 16 15 1.332 9.9 2.1 5.3 2.50
All Levels (5 Seasons) 63 48 .568 2.76 5.40 125 112 10 104 5 3 969.2 1037 582 297 8 256 472 33 0 43 2254 1.333 9.6 2.4 4.4 1.84
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
1886 21 Minneapolis NWES N/A
1887 22 -3.1 St. Paul NWES N/A 79 334 64 103 18 8 2 20 .308 .428 143
1888 23 -4.0 BSN NL MLB BSN 36 125 122 14 18 2 0 0 6 1 3 24 .148 .168 .164 .332 20 0
1889 24 -3.5 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-BSN 22 69 65 6 17 1 0 0 5 0 4 12 .262 .304 .277 .581 18 0
1889 24 -3.5 BSN NL MLB BSN 7 18 17 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235 .278 .235 .513 4 0
1889 24 -3.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 15 51 48 4 13 1 0 0 5 0 3 10 .271 .314 .292 .605 14 0
1890 25 2 Teams WA N/A
1890 25 Milwaukee WA N/A
1890 25 Omaha WA N/A
1890 25 -1.6 PIT NL MLB PIT 17 52 50 3 9 0 0 0 4 1 2 7 .180 .212 .180 .392 9 0
1891 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs N/A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1891 26 -0.5 Joliet ILIA N/A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1891 26 Fort Wayne NWES N/A
1892 27 1.2 Jacksonville ILIA N/A
1896 31 3 Teams ISLG C
1896 31 Washington ISLG C
1896 31 Saginaw ISLG C
1896 31 New Castle ISLG C
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 75 246 237 23 44 3 0 0 15 2 9 43 .186 .215 .198 .414 47 0
Minors (1 season) Minors
Other (5 seasons) Other 81 334 334 64 103 18 8 2 20 143 0
All Levels (8 Seasons) 156 580 571 87 147 21 8 2 15 22 9 43 190 0 0
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
1887 22 St. Paul NWES N/A 1B 4
1887 22 St. Paul NWES N/A CF 5
1887 22 St. Paul NWES N/A P 52
1887 22 St. Paul NWES N/A RF 24
1888 23 BSN NL MLB BSN P 36 317.0 100 23 69 8 1 .920 2.61 2.56
1889 24 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-BSN P 20 95.0 44 11 30 3 0 .932 3.88 2.05
1889 24 BSN NL MLB BSN P 7 42.0 14 3 11 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.00
1889 24 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 2 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 1.00
1889 24 PIT NL MLB PIT P 13 53.0 30 8 19 3 0 .900 4.58 2.08
1890 25 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 2 19.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.37 2.50
1890 25 PIT NL MLB PIT P 15 106.0 19 7 9 3 0 .842 1.36 1.07
1890 25 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 2
1891 26 Joliet ILIA N/A P 2
MLB (2 seasons) MLB OF 4 28.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.75
MLB (3 seasons) MLB P 71 518.0 163 41 108 14 1 .914 2.59 2.10
Other (2 seasons) Other P 54
All Levels (2 Seasons) OF 4 28.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.75
All Levels (5 Seasons) P 125 518.0 163 41 108 14 1
All Levels (2 Seasons) RF 26
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 883d5149

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.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.