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Billy PierceTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1945-1964 MLB Years: 1945-1964
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PositionsP-585, 1B-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWalter William Pierce
Height5-10Weight160BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 2,1927PlaceDetroit,Michigan
Death DateJuly 31,2015 [88.120]
High SchoolHighland Park Community (Highland Park,MI)
MLB DebutJune 1,1945 [18.060]
OrganizationsCHA [13] SFN [3] DET [2] Awards0Awards Voting6-177
TBC Player ID16620Retrosheet IDpierb101MLBAM ID120562
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Chicago White Sox in 1951-1952,1954,1956-1959 ... The Chicago White Sox retired his #19 on July 25, 1987
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts68Walks66Hittable70SO/BB79vsPower70Hitting58Durability87Team.545Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet5,20Rel18001.80505004010.0622110100001.605.400.909.009.001.00-4.84
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet10S/R21306.3422517009055.0474039551361001.777.640.818.305.860.711.0005.30
1949Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST227153.88322668040171.2145897411112955201.507.600.585.874.980.85.3184.19
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST2312163.983329415131219.018911297111371184001.497.760.455.624.840.86.4294.03
1951Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST2415143.033728918162240.0237938114731131001.298.880.522.734.231.55.5173.21
1952Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST2515122.573332114411255.0214767312791443001.157.540.422.785.081.82.5562.80
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST2618122.724033719763271.02169482201021865001.177.160.663.386.171.82.6003.31
1954Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST279103.4836261012443188.2179867315861483101.408.540.724.107.061.72.4743.23
1955Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST2815101.973326716651205.2162504516641574101.107.090.702.806.872.45.6002.79
1956Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST292093.323533221121276.0261108102241001926101.318.500.783.266.251.92.6903.19
1957Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST3020123.263734316422257.0228989318711713101.167.980.632.495.992.41.6252.86
1958Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST3117112.683532319332245.0204837333661441001.107.491.212.425.292.18.6073.86
1959Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST3214153.623433112200224.0217989026621142101.258.721.042.494.581.84.4833.86
1960Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST331473.62323028110196.0201817924461082001.269.211.102.114.952.35.6673.72
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19ST341093.803928115153180.0190857617541062001.369.500.852.705.301.96.5263.52
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn19S/R351663.49302377221162.014767631935762101.128.151.051.944.212.17.7273.85
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn40S/R363114.273813253113899.010649471220523201.279.641.091.824.732.60.2143.61
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn19Rel37302.20341330014449.0401412610291001.027.351.101.845.332.901.0003.63
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter2111693.275854321531933884323303.229891325120128411781999481001.268.140.773.215.441.70.5550.98
Chicago White Sox Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1861523.19456390661833542192928.02643115310382411052179641701.268.120.743.235.511.71.550-
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter22173.5410237651032913310.029313012237651576301.158.501.071.894.552.42.564-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter305.65275220013065.0534241661461001.747.300.838.406.340.751.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14113.2739291013362220.0199888019781333101.268.140.773.215.441.70.5600.98

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet5,20p1852000000000100001.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet10p212217550202000400000.294.294.529.8239217.385.235.235.3630.0023.530.000.000.0040.00
1949Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p2239517900020051506002.176.250.176.4269062.250.000.098.2188.0624.193.000.000.000.00
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p234077102030060061314001.260.321.299.62023388.313.039.117.2976.8214.772.170.000.0015.00
1951Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p243979101610030191705002.203.284.215.49917193.258.012.114.2489.6818.281.890.000.006.25
1952Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p253591111710030162005003.187.237.198.435181102.239.011.066.2125.8819.613.330.000.005.88
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p264287411000400416110003.126.174.126.300110102.155.000.046.1503.9215.694.000.000.000.00
1954Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p27385741100050041206100.193.242.193.43511068.239.000.070.2115.8817.653.000.000.000.00
1955Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p28347051220071031008000.171.205.200.40514281.200.029.086.1903.7012.353.330.000.0016.67
1956Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p293910261600030032217003.157.189.157.346160113.200.000.029.1642.6519.477.330.000.000.00
1957Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p30419971710060022503003.172.188.182.370181104.230.010.030.1701.9224.0412.500.000.005.88
1958Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p313583101730040041316000.205.250.241.49120394.243.036.084.2274.2613.833.250.000.0017.65
1959Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p32346831312070071306001.191.267.265.53218381.236.074.176.2478.6416.051.860.000.0023.08
1960Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p33326741210070061403002.179.247.194.44113176.226.015.104.2127.8918.422.330.000.008.33
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha19p3439563800030011106002.143.158.143.3018063.178.000.018.1391.5917.4611.000.000.000.00
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn19p35305631200050031207001.214.254.214.46812066.273.000.054.2204.5518.184.000.000.000.00
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn40p3638312400000021101000.129.182.129.3114034.200.000.065.1505.8832.355.500.000.000.00
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn19p37349030002000300000.333.333.333.666309.500.000.000.2980.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter61611029420313406912652324831024.184.232.203.435224171255.233.019.077.0005.1818.493.570.000.008.37
Chicago White Sox Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter4879878417913206012602014751022.181.231.199.430196151127.227.018.077.0005.3217.833.350.000.008.38
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1029651900070052608001.198.238.198.436190109.271.000.052.0004.5923.855.200.000.000.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2719550202000500001.263.263.474.7379219.357.211.211.0000.0026.320.000.000.0040.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162290255331018011761122006.184.232.203.435594330.233.019.077.0005.1818.493.570.000.008.37

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet18P5-10-2--221.0000.400.20-----5100.03.3
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet21P22-5529--11111.0000.500.20-----22100.014.3
1949Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22P32-1711233424945.9181.410.26-----3982.120.8
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23P33-219430113534.9711.030.16-----4082.521.4
1951Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24P37-2401138245149.9611.320.20-----3994.924.0
1952Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25P33-2551343135756.9821.700.22-----3594.321.4
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26P40-2711033414743.9151.080.16-----4295.226.0
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha261B1--1---111.0001.00------422.40.6
1954Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27P36-188719112726.9630.720.14-----3894.723.4
1955Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28P33-205725-132321.0000.970.16-----3497.121.4
1956Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29P35-276433324037.9251.060.13-----3989.722.7
1957Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30P37-257845225553.9641.430.21-----4190.224.0
1958Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31P35-2451126133837.9741.060.15-----35100.022.7
1959Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32P34-2241140245351.9621.500.23-----34100.022.1
1960Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33P32-196729223836.9471.130.18-----32100.020.8
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34P39-180731314138.9270.970.21-----39100.024.1
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35P30-162424132928.9660.930.17-----30100.018.2
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36P38-99420-224241.0000.630.24-----38100.023.5
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37P34-49171-98.8890.240.16-----34100.021.0
MLB Totals for P - 18 season(s)-   P585-33021234872832638610.9561.040.18-----5850.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet185----------
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet2122----------
1949Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2232----------
1950Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2333----------
1951Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2437----------
1952Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2533----------
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2640-1--------
1954Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2736----------
1955Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2833----------
1956Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2935----------
1957Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3037----------
1958Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3135----------
1959Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3234----------
1960Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3332----------
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3439----------
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3530----------
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3638----------
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3734----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1959Chicago White SoxWorld SeriesMLB32000.003004.0202301.004.500.004.506.751.500.00.000
1962San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB35112.4021015.0842500.674.800.001.203.002.500.00.500
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs111.89505100019.01004048000.744.740.001.893.792.000.00.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1962San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB3525000000000100000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs25000000000100000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1970Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha43Broadcaster16256106.34642.06Don Gutteridge,Chuck Tanner,Bill Adair
* 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
1964-10-06Released by Giants. 
1964-04-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1963-12-02Released by Giants. 
1961-11-30TradeTraded by White Sox with Don Larsen to Giants for Verle Tiefenthaler, Bob Farley, Dom Zanni and Eddie Fisher. 
1948-11-10TradeTraded by Tigers with Cash to White Sox for Aaron Robinson. 
1945-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.