Bill Terry

Hall of Fame

First Base

1923—1936

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#27

Player Detail

William Harold
GIVEN NAME
Terry
SURNAME
October 30, 1898, in Atlanta, GA
BORN
January 9, 1989, in Jacksonville, FL, USA
DIED
1923—1936
Playing Career
Played from 24-37
PLAYING AGE
New York Giants
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
1923, 1933
World Series titles
Memphis Bill, Smiling Bill
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 200
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
September 24, 1923
Major League Debut
September 22, 1936
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Bill Terry?

Late-blooming batting champion, loved to beat the Cardinals. Managed the Giants to several pennants after replacing legendary John McGraw.

80

HITTING

50

POWER

40

RUNNING

40

FIELDING

30

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Terry only agreed to puruse a professional baseball career when he was assured of making at least as much as he was earning in a lumber mill in Tennessee.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1721
2193
154
1078
.341
3 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1930 New York Giants

31 Years Old

.401
AVG
23
HR
129
RBI
139
RUNS
.452
OBP
254
HITS
39
2B
15
3B
.619
SLG
57
BB
8
SB
7.9
WAR
Hit .401 at home, .401 on the road. Batted .425 in July and August combined.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.341
.393
.506

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.899
.816
110.1

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
48.6
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Bill Terry Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Terry
542
185
95
31
9
13
91
45
38
5
274
231
.341
.393
.506
899
AVG 1B
537
164
78
29
8
11
94
48
39
6
242
215
.305
.366
.450
.816

Bill Terry Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
27
24
23
23
30
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
20
18
17
16
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bill Terry PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
55.8
41.4
29.7
21.0
5.25
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Bill Terry
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
272.9
193.3
138.0
91.7
25.6
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Bill Terry
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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