Bill Virdon

Center Field

1955—1968

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
NR

Player Detail

William Charles
GIVEN NAME
Virdon
SURNAME
June 9, 1931, in Hazel Park, MI
BORN
November 23, 2021, in Springfield, MO
DIED
1955—1968
Playing Career
Played from 24-37
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Pittsburgh Pirates
PRIMARY TEAM
1960
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 12, 1955
Major League Debut
July 31, 1968
FINAL GAME

30

HITTING

30

POWER

40

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1583
1596
91
502
.267

Teammate Team

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

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.267
.316
.379

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.696
.764
91.3

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
18.7
60.2

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

Bill Virdon 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
Virdon
550
147
68
22
7
8
46
41
60
4
209
188
.267
.316
.379
696
AVG CF
539
148
77
23
6
16
74
49
76
10
230
201
.275
.337
.427
.764

Bill Virdon Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
169
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bill Virdon PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
19.7
17.7
12.7
8.9
2.01
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Bill Virdon
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
155.3
113.1
UNK
55.8
15.8
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Bill Virdon
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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