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Bill Wambsganss    \WHAMS-gans\

William Adolph Wambsganss (Wamby)

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 19, 1894 in Cleveland, Ohio, US
Died: December 8, 1985 in Lakewood, Ohio, US
Schools: Concordia Seminary-St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN)

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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
1913 19 -6.0 Cedar Rapids CENA D 67 242 59 .244
1914 20 -4.3 Cedar Rapids CENA D 84 312 99 .317
1914 20 -6.2 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 43 159 143 12 31 6 2 0 12 2 7 8 24 .217 .277 .287 .564 41 4 4
1915 21 -5.3 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 121 423 375 30 73 4 4 0 21 8 9 36 50 .195 .272 .227 .499 85 4 8
1916 22 -4.9 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 136 551 475 57 117 14 4 0 45 13 41 40 .246 .313 .293 .605 139 5 30
1917 23 -3.9 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 141 570 499 52 127 17 6 0 43 16 37 42 .255 .315 .313 .628 156 7 27
1918 24 -3.9 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 87 356 315 34 93 15 2 0 40 16 21 21 .295 .345 .356 .701 112 3 17
1919 25 -2.9 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 139 587 526 60 146 17 6 2 60 18 32 24 .278 .323 .344 .667 181 3 26
1920 26 -2.0 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 153 664 565 83 138 16 11 1 55 9 18 54 26 .244 .316 .317 .633 179 5 40
1921 27 -1.1 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 107 500 410 80 117 28 5 2 47 13 7 44 27 .285 .359 .393 .752 161 3 43
1922 28 -0.7 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 142 644 538 89 141 22 6 0 47 17 10 60 26 .262 .341 .325 .666 175 4 42
1923 29 0.7 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 101 418 345 59 100 20 4 1 59 10 9 43 15 .290 .373 .380 .753 131 3 27
1924 30 1.3 Boston AL MLB BOS 156 731 636 93 174 41 5 0 49 14 8 54 33 .274 .334 .354 .688 225 4 37
1925 31 2.4 Boston AL MLB BOS 111 432 360 50 83 12 4 1 41 3 5 52 21 .231 .329 .294 .624 106 1 19
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
1926 32 3.5 Philadelphia AL MLB PHA 54 66 54 11 19 3 0 0 2 1 1 8 8 .352 .444 .407 .852 22 1 3
1927 33 3.7 Kansas City AA AA 155 567 174 30 14 0 .307 .409 232
1928 34 5.0 Kansas City AA AA 163 730 637 88 190 18 8 0 15 46 34 .298 .348 .352 .700 224 3 44
1929 35 6.1 Kansas City AA AA 103 359 106 15 5 0 .295 .365 131
1930 36 6.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA 22 65 65 11 2 0 1 .169 .246 16
1930 36 6.3 New Orleans SOUA A 12 43 9 2 0 1 .209 .326 14
1930 36 6.5 Louisville AA AA 10 22 2 0 0 0 .091 .091 2
1931 37 9.8 Springfield IIIL B 8 18 7 1 0 0 .389 .444 8
1932 38 12.5 Fort Wayne CENL B CLE 15 19 4 1 0 0 .211 .263 5
MLB (13 seasons) MLB 1491 6101 5241 710 1359 215 59 7 521 140 74 490 357 .259 .328 .327 .655 1713 47 323
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 617 2312 2219 88 650 67 27 1 15 46 34 .293 616 3 44
All Levels (20 Seasons) 2108 8413 7460 798 2009 282 86 8 521 155 74 536 391 .269 2329 50 367
D (2 seasons) Minors 151 554 554 158 .285
B (2 seasons) Minors 23 37 37 11 2 0 0 .297 .351 13
AA (4 seasons) Minors 431 1678 1585 88 472 63 27 0 15 46 34 .298 .372 589 3 44
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
1913 19 Cedar Rapids CENA D SS 67 307 122 155 30 .902 4.13
1914 20 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 4 55.0 18 7 8 3 0 .833 2.45 3.75
1914 20 Cleveland AL MLB CLE SS 36 293.0 189 65 109 15 16 .921 5.34 4.83
1915 21 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 78 679.0 400 138 237 25 24 .938 4.97 4.81
1915 21 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 3B 35 284.0 110 31 69 10 4 .909 3.17 2.86
1916 22 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 24 209.0 120 39 76 5 11 .958 4.95 4.79
1916 22 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 3B 5 30.0 18 5 9 4 4 .778 4.20 2.80
1916 22 Cleveland AL MLB CLE SS 106 949.0 576 208 325 43 38 .925 5.05 5.03
1917 23 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 1B 3 25.0 30 28 2 0 0 1.000 10.80 10.00
1917 23 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 137 1217.0 783 304 441 38 70 .951 5.51 5.44
1918 24 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 87 771.0 478 204 251 23 35 .952 5.31 5.23
1919 25 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 139 1244.0 808 342 436 30 64 .963 5.63 5.60
1920 26 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 153 1363.0 941 414 489 38 81 .960 5.96 5.90
1921 27 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 103 915.0 543 268 255 20 54 .963 5.14 5.08
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
1921 27 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 3B 2 8.0 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 12.38 5.50
1922 28 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 125 1074.0 700 297 376 27 78 .961 5.64 5.38
1922 28 Cleveland AL MLB CLE SS 16 145.0 78 29 42 7 6 .910 4.41 4.44
1923 29 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2B 88 781.0 547 252 275 20 47 .963 6.07 5.99
1923 29 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 3B 4 13.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 4.15 1.50
1924 30 Boston AL MLB BOS 2B 156 1379.0 994 463 494 37 100 .963 6.25 6.13
1925 31 Boston AL MLB BOS 1B 6 47.0 52 47 4 1 5 .981 9.77 8.50
1925 31 Boston AL MLB BOS 2B 103 834.0 606 254 326 26 60 .957 6.26 5.63
1926 32 Philadelphia AL MLB PHA 2B 8 29.0 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 2.79 1.13
1926 32 Philadelphia AL MLB PHA SS 17 71.0 39 10 26 3 5 .923 4.56 2.12
1927 33 Kansas City AA AA 2B 155 862 355 464 43 .950 5.28
1928 34 Kansas City AA AA 2B 162 916 386 504 26 94 .972 5.49
1929 35 Kansas City AA AA 2B 67 338 158 166 14 .959 4.84
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 1B 9 72.0 82 75 6 1 5 .988 10.12 9.00
MLB (13 seasons) MLB 2B 1205 10550.0 6947 2986 3669 292 624 .958 5.68 5.52
MLB (4 seasons) MLB 3B 46 335.0 145 42 89 14 8 .903 3.52 2.85
MLB (4 seasons) MLB SS 175 1458.0 882 312 502 68 65 .923 5.02 4.65
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 2B 384 2116 899 1134 83 94 .961 5.29
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 9 72.0 82 75 6 1 5 .988 10.12 9.00
All Levels (16 Seasons) 2B 1589 10550.0 9063 3885 4803 375 718 .959 5.68 5.47
All Levels (4 Seasons) 3B 46 335.0 145 42 89 14 8 .903 3.52 2.85
All Levels (5 Seasons) SS 242 1458.0 1189 434 657 98 65 .918 5.02 4.51
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1931 37 Springfield IIIL B 1 of 1
1932 38 Fort Wayne CENL B CLE 1 of 1
2 Seasons

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: 420628e7

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