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Billy O'DellTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1954-1967 MLB Years: 1954-1967
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PositionsP-479, 1B-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Oliver O'Dell
Height5-11Weight170BatsBothThrowsLeft
Born DateFebruary 10,1932PlaceWhitmire,South Carolina
Death DateSeptember 12,2018 [86.215]
High SchoolNewberry (Newberry,SC)
CollegeClemson University (Clemson,SC)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1954 by the Baltimore Orioles.
Signing Bonus$120,000Signing ScoutsArt Ehlers
MLB DebutJune 20,1954 [22.131]
OrganizationsSFN [5] BAL [5] PIT [2] ATL [1] MLN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID16094Retrosheet IDodelb101MLBAM ID119931
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Clemson University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1973
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts53Walks66Hittable58SO/BB63vsPower58Hitting37Durability80Team.514Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24S/R22112.76725104016.015750560001.228.27--2.763.311.20.5002.58
1956Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal18S/R24001.1341300208.06110660001.506.75--6.756.751.00-3.12
1957Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38S/R254102.693515202164140.010748421239970001.046.860.772.506.222.49.2863.02
1958Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal41S/R2614112.97412516123128221.0201837313511372101.148.170.532.075.572.69.5602.69
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal41S/R2710122.933824146291199.016374651867882001.157.360.813.033.971.31.4553.84
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31S/R288133.204324196162202.2198807216721454201.338.790.713.206.442.01.3813.19
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31S/R29753.594614324192130.0132635210331102001.279.120.692.287.603.33.5832.64
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31ST3019143.534339420210280.228212611018661954001.249.040.582.126.252.95.5762.77
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn15ST3114103.163633310311222.0218907814701166001.308.820.572.834.701.66.5833.20
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31S/R32875.40368281013285.08255511035541001.388.681.063.715.721.54.5334.10
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb33R/CL331062.1862161004218111.08735271030786001.057.030.812.436.312.60.6253.09
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33Rel34232.40240240015641.0441411318200001.509.580.653.924.351.11.4003.84
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31Rel34322.78372350011471.0742422323472101.369.340.382.905.932.04.6002.75
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31S/R35565.82271116106086.28858561041341101.499.141.044.263.530.83.4554.67
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1051003.294791992806313137481813.01697758665137556113330501.248.410.682.755.612.04.5120.65
San Francisco Giants Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter56493.5520411886417307919.09124143636827662017201.298.910.662.706.062.25.533-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter29342.8612567582163313584.0492213186431683344101.137.560.662.585.141.99.460-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter884.4464135110174157.116282781364813201.439.230.743.654.611.27.500-
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1062.1862161004218111.08735271030786001.057.030.812.436.312.60.625-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter232.40240240015641.0441411318200001.509.580.653.924.351.11.400-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13123.2958243482176220.0205928117671374101.248.410.682.755.612.04.5200.65

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24p2273000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1956Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal18p2441000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1957Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38p253734350001001805000.147.171.147.3185040.192.000.029.1492.5020.008.000.000.000.00
1958Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal41p2642725820112062704002.111.179.181.36013382.159.070.181.1727.3232.934.501.2272.0037.50
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal41p2743605500121141802001.083.141.133.2748166.098.050.117.1336.0627.274.501.5260.0020.00
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31p28495686000011111903000.107.254.107.3616070.162.000.196.19715.7127.141.730.000.000.00
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31p2949391400020011004100.103.122.103.2254045.133.000.026.1062.2222.2210.000.000.000.00
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31p304990712000611629010001.133.188.133.321120106.197.000.067.1575.6627.364.830.000.000.00
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn15p31477861630030242305001.205.244.244.48819387.291.039.064.2234.6026.445.750.000.0018.75
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31p325022400000001700000.000.043.000.0430023.000.000.045.0304.3530.437.000.000.000.00
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb33p3362231410020011102000.174.208.217.4255126.333.043.087.1953.8542.3111.000.000.0025.00
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33p34268120001000300000.250.250.250.500208.400.000.000.2230.0037.500.000.000.000.00
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31p343716110001001500000.063.118.063.1811017.091.000.063.0935.8829.415.000.000.000.00
1966Totals for NL-NL         6324230002001800000.125.160.125.2853025.188.000.042.1344.0032.008.000.000.000.00
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31p352826130000002801000.115.179.115.2943029.167.000.077.1466.9027.594.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter5305284366602195538171036105.125.183.148.331788603.180.023.095.0006.3028.364.500.33264.0012.12
San Francisco Giants Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter244285263830011242388022102.133.197.144.341413331.192.011.084.0006.9526.593.830.000.007.89
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter13317013182024311156011003.106.160.153.313264192.143.047.124.0005.7329.175.091.0485.0022.22
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter65422400010031301000.095.156.095.2514046.138.000.071.0006.5228.264.330.000.000.00
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter62231410020011102000.174.208.217.4255126.333.043.087.0003.8542.3111.000.000.0025.00
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter268120001000300000.250.250.250.500208.400.000.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16216113202016221252011002.125.183.148.331242184.180.023.095.0006.3028.364.500.33264.0012.12

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22P7-16-5--551.0000.710.31-----7100.04.5
1956Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24P4-8-------------4100.02.6
1957Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25P35-140514212119.9050.540.14-----3794.623.0
1958Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26P41-2211232-244441.0001.070.20-----4297.626.8
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27P38-199744335451.9441.340.26-----4388.424.7
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28P43-2029291-3938.9740.880.19-----4987.827.9
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29P46-130817-125251.0000.540.19-----4993.929.9
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn30P43-28015395-5954.9151.260.19-----4987.826.1
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31P36-2225271-3332.9700.890.14-----4776.622.2
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32P36-855101-1615.9380.420.18-----5072.022.2
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb33P62-1111213-125251.0000.400.23-----62100.038.3
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb331B1---------------621.60.6
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34P37-7165-111111.0000.300.15-----37100.022.8
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl34P24-4115-1661.0000.250.15-----2692.314.8
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35P27-86312-115151.0000.560.17-----2896.416.7
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P479-1812882521311353340.9630.710.19-----4790.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal227----------
1956Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal244----------
1957Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2535----------
1958Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2641----------
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2738----------
1960San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2843----------
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2946----------
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3043----------
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3136----------
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3236----------
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb3362-1--------
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3437----------
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3424----------
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3527----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1962San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB30014.3830112.11263901.248.760.002.196.573.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs014.38303000112.31206039001.228.760.002.196.573.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1962San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB3033010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs33010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1967-10-03Released by Pirates. 
1966-06-15TradeTraded by Braves to Pirates for Don Schwall. 
1965-02-01TradeTraded by Giants to Braves for Ed Bailey. 
1959-11-30TradeTraded by Orioles with Billy Loes to Giants for Roger McCardell, Gordon Jones and Jackie Brandt. 
1954-06-08ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent (bonus baby) by Orioles. 
* 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.