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Bill RussellTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1966-1986 MLB Years: 1969-1986
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World Series Champion

PositionsSS-1746, OF-299, 2B-62, 3B-6Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Ellis Russell
Height6-0Weight175BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 21,1948 [69.185]PlacePittsburg,Kansas
High SchoolPittsburg (Pittsburg,KS)

DraftedSelected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 9th round (179th overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsJohn Keenan
MLB DebutApril 7,1969 [20.168]
OrganizationsLAN [21] Awards0Awards Voting2-7
TBC Player ID17460Retrosheet IDrussb001MLBAM ID121574
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed77Power34Contact82XBH35RBIs38Runs46Hitting63Durability62Team.551Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1966OgdenPioRk-173987193151321000000000.356.356.540.89647987.333.184.184.3930.000.000.003.4529.0029.03
1967DubuqueMidwA-18672632958111521000000000.221.221.327.5488617263.205.106.106.2450.000.000.001.9052.6029.31
1968BakersfieldCalifA+-19115439761231631755000000000.280.280.446.72619636439.251.166.166.3310.000.000.003.8725.8229.27
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18of209821235486251541224512113.226.301.344.6457313238.264.118.236.2979.2418.912.052.1042.4027.08
1970SpokanePCLAAA-21552374886135330000000000.363.363.498.86111821237.355.135.135.3820.000.000.001.2779.0024.42
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31,18of2181278307211902891162834315.259.303.363.66610120304.285.104.191.2985.269.211.750.000.0027.78
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan182b-of229121129487421563113900122.227.265.327.5926913223.269.100.166.2664.9317.493.550.90105.5027.08
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss2312943447118195434147346425294.272.326.366.69215928477.310.094.189.3117.1313.421.880.84108.5023.73
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss24162615551632634561573463197209.265.301.337.63820733666.286.072.140.2785.119.461.850.60153.7520.25
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss2516055361149186565145535341142518.269.336.351.68719429625.289.082.193.3038.488.481.000.80110.6019.46
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss268425224529201450232824166.206.277.258.5356511282.231.052.163.2458.169.931.220.000.0021.15
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss27149554531521735651552146366914.274.301.343.64419025590.289.069.125.2913.567.802.190.85110.8016.45
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss28153634841762864511672443294123.278.304.360.66422838673.291.082.134.2963.576.391.790.59158.5021.59
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss291556257217932434610630342123817.286.320.365.68522839672.298.079.133.3074.465.061.130.45208.3321.79
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss30153627721702647566924431144220.271.297.359.65622537670.281.088.121.2933.586.421.791.0489.5721.76
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss31130466381232323341321844312106.264.295.341.63615928500.286.077.139.2893.608.802.440.60155.3322.76
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss3282262206192022211920153313.233.284.282.5667411290.249.049.126.2606.556.901.050.000.0018.03
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss331534976413620234610263304841114.274.357.340.69716925576.284.066.209.31510.945.210.480.52165.6718.38
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss34131451471111311301393331412245.246.302.286.58812915502.261.040.122.2696.576.180.940.20451.0013.51
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss3589262257012101944252409217.267.329.321.6508413298.292.054.149.2988.398.050.960.000.0018.57
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18ss-of36761691944610134018913112.260.333.308.641527192.273.048.178.2949.384.690.500.000.0015.91
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18of-ss37105216215411001870152327226.250.302.301.6036511242.277.051.153.2736.209.501.530.000.0020.37
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter2181731879619262935746627167694836673613251106174.263.310.338.64824713968020.282.075.154.0006.028.321.380.57159.0920.56
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2761026172298451028127000000000.290.290.436.726447831026.271.146.145.0000.000.000.002.7336.6427.85
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter552374886135330000000000.363.363.498.86111821237.355.135.135.0000.000.000.001.2779.0024.42
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter115439761231631755000000000.280.280.446.72619636439.251.166.166.0000.000.000.003.8725.8229.27
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter672632958111521000000000.221.221.327.5488617263.205.106.106.0000.000.000.001.9052.6029.31
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3987193151321000000000.356.356.540.89647987.333.184.184.0000.000.000.003.4529.0029.03
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter2181731879619262935746627167694836673613251106174.263.310.338.64824713968020.282.075.154.0006.028.321.380.57159.0920.56
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625445914322434712536503104813.263.310.338.64818429596.282.075.154.0006.028.321.380.57159.0920.56
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626021011752661675000000000.290.290.436.72626249602.271.146.145.0000.000.000.002.7336.6427.85

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20OF86--132431139136.9781.58------9887.853.1
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21OF79--167831178175.9832.22------8197.549.1
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21SS1---2--221.0002.00------811.20.6
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan222B41--81108721196189.9644.61------9145.125.3
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22OF40--491--50501.0001.25------9144.024.7
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22SS6--151276.8571.00------916.63.7
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23SS121-10601974393469670636.9495.260.60-----12993.878.1
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23OF6-85---551.0000.830.63-----1294.73.9
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24SS162-148924356031106834803.9634.960.54-----162100.0100.6
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25SS160--1944913968724685.9464.28------160100.098.8
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25OF1---------------1600.60.6
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26SS83--942301127335324.9673.90------8498.851.2
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27SS149--2514762890755727.9634.88------149100.092.0
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28SS153--23452329102786757.9634.95------153100.094.4
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29SS155--2455333191809778.9625.02------155100.095.7
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30SS150--2184523070700670.9574.47------15398.092.6
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31SS129--1793871957585566.9684.39------13099.279.1
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32SS80--1282611449403389.9654.86------8297.672.7
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33SS150--2165022964747718.9614.79------15398.092.6
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34SS127--1923922261606584.9644.60------13196.978.4
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35SS65--81165929255246.9653.78------8973.040.1
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35OF18--311--32321.0001.78------8920.211.1
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan352B5--37--10101.0002.00------895.63.1
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36SS23--27648119991.9193.96------7630.314.2
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36OF21--23-1-2423.9581.10------7627.613.0
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan362B8--10171-2827.9643.38------7610.54.9
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan363B5---1--111.0000.20------766.63.1
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan37OF48--472--49491.0001.02------10545.729.6
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan37SS32--3664413104100.9623.13------10530.519.8
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan372B8--2018143938.9744.75------1057.64.9
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan373B1---------------1051.00.6
MLB Totals for SS - 17 season(s)-   SS1746-25492536554633990984218082.9604.633.17-----17460.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF299-84541672477470.9851.5758.75-----2990.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B62--114150925273264.9674.26------620.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B6---1--111.0000.17------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20---------86-
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21----1----79-
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22---416----40-
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23----121----6-
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24----162------
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25----160----1-
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26----83------
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27----149------
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28----153------
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29----155------
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30----150------
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31----129------
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32----80------
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33----150------
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34----127------
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35---565----18-
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36---8235---21-
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan37---8321---48-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB25418170003001000000.389.421.389.8107019.389.000.0565.260.000.000.000.000.00
1974Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB25518040102000200000.222.222.333.5556118.250.111.1110.0011.110.000.000.0025.00
1977Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB28418351002000000000.278.278.333.6116118.278.055.0560.000.000.000.000.0020.00
1977Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB28626340102001300000.154.185.231.4166127.174.077.1153.7011.113.000.000.0025.00
1978Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB29417171002001100000.412.444.471.9158118.438.059.1185.565.561.000.000.0014.29
1978Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB296261112002102200000.423.464.500.96413228.458.077.1927.147.141.000.000.0018.18
1981Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB32516141002003100000.250.368.313.6815119.267.063.25015.795.260.330.000.0025.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB32516250101001100000.313.353.438.7917117.333.125.1885.885.881.000.000.0020.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB32625160002100100000.240.240.240.4806025.250.000.0400.004.000.000.000.000.00
1983Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB34414140000102400000.286.375.286.6614016.400.000.21412.5025.002.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs516141002003100000.250.368.313.6815119.267.063.25015.795.260.330.000.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs21838282108105600000.337.375.386.76132388.364.049.1205.686.821.200.000.0010.71
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs23955252208203800000.263.286.326.61231498.287.063.1163.068.162.670.000.0016.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan38Assistant Coach1627389.45117.04Tom Lasorda
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan39Assistant Coach1619467.584--1Tom LasordaWon World Series (Athletics)
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan40Assistant Coach1607783.48114.04Tom Lasorda
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan41Bench Coach1628676.5315.02Tom Lasorda
1991Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan42Assistant Coach1629369.5741.02Tom Lasorda
1992Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAMinorlan43Manager1436578.45520.05 
1993Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAMinorlan44Manager1437172.49712.02 
1994Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan45Assistant Coach1145856.509--1Tom Lasorda
1995Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan46Assistant Coach1447866.542--1Tom LasordaLost in 1st Round (Reds)
1996Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan47Bench Coach1629072.5561.02Bill Russell,Tom LasordaLost in 1st Round (Braves)
1996Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan47Manager1629072.5561.02 Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan48Manager1628874.5432.02 
1998Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan49Manager1628379.51215.03 
1999Orlando RaysSouAAMinortba50Manager1387068.5073.53 League Champions
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba51Bench Coach1616992.42918.05Larry Rothschild
2001Shreveport Swamp DragonsTexAAMinorsfn52Manager1355481.40024.04 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-11-12Released by Dodgers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll36450,000-2441159++370,78060,000450,000
1986Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll37450,000-2551563++386,34760,000900,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red