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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
William Charles Virdon
Stat Years
1955-1968  [mlb] 1955-1968
Height/Weight
6-0 / 175
Bats/Throws
Left / Right
Positions
OF (1542)
Draft Position
 
Born Date/Place
Death
High School
West Plains (West Plains,MO)
Colleges
Drury University (Springfield, Missouri)
Draft
MLB Debut
1955-04-12 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.308)
Service Time
Organizations
PIT [11] SLN [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 19234 ... retro id: virdb101 ... mlbam id: 123734
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1955St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln924of---1144534581501861768243664169310.281.322.433.75558623141.215.152.2886.1410.921.7831.42.9027.3
    1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln925of---2247110152029015812120.211.269.324.59380234.169.113.2106.2510.001.6035.52.5026.7
    1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1825of---2133509671702110837663363122712.334.374.462.83654723539.193.128.3686.0311.521.9163.61.4622.9
    1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1826ofL-S-E-P314456159141281185033336908358.251.291.383.67460521547.191.132.2735.4511.402.0970.11.3233.3
    1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1827ofL-S-E-P414460475161241194653527012355.267.324.387.71166223444.210.120.2887.8510.571.3567.11.3627.3
    1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1828ofL-S-E-P514451967132242841745565252117.254.327.355.68258318434.212.101.2779.4311.151.1864.91.3725.8
    1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30,3929ofL-S-E-P61204096010816984082404400524.264.326.406.73245416633.254.142.2768.819.691.1051.11.7630.6
    1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1830ofL-S-E-P71465998115622895858494505714.260.313.369.68266022139.185.109.2667.426.820.9266.61.3625.0
    1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1831ofL-S-E-P81566638216427106475133665123010.247.286.345.63170522943.140.098.2665.119.221.81110.50.8526.2
    1963Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit-32ofL-S-E-P91425545814922685312435509146.269.321.374.69560720736.181.105.2877.089.061.2869.21.3224.2
    1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1833ofL-S-E-P1014547359115113327153048053112.243.287.298.58551114117.110.055.2645.879.391.60157.70.5914.8
    1965Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1834ofL-S-E-P111354815813422542443304917006.279.322.370.69251917831.156.091.3045.789.441.63120.20.7723.1
    1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit437ofL-S-E-P1263110012000200000.333.3331.3331.6663411.0001.000.0000.0066.670.003.033.33100.0
    MLB Totals (13 yrs)15835980735159623781915024754442647853394184.267.316.379.69565222268409.185.112.2856.789.921.4665.71.4025.6
    National League Totals (13 yrs)15835980735159623781915024754442647853394184.267.316.379.69565222268409.185.112.2856.789.921.4665.71.4025.6
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (11 yrs)14155375667143121775724254549401575645293674.266.316.375.69158562014364.182.109.2866.859.821.4374.71.2325.4
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (2 yrs)1686056816520619772541722810510.273.316.420.73666625445.210.147.2796.1610.811.7631.82.8527.3
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1955St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB24OF14200.03397121358346.9662.400.0092.298.61
    1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB25OF13000.03341042348344.9892.600.0084.497.73
    1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB25OF2400.0532105655.9822.300.0015.6100.08
    1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB26OF14100.04031362422416.9863.000.0091.697.91
    1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB27OF14300.04011130415412.9932.900.0092.999.31
    1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB28OF14400.04041695429420.9792.900.0093.5100.01
    1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB29OF10900.02721050287282.9832.600.0070.890.83
    1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB30OF14500.0384664396390.9852.700.0094.299.31
    1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB31OF15600.03601190380371.9762.400.0096.9100.01
    1963Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB32OF14200.0323642333329.9882.300.0087.7100.02
    1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB33OF13400.0243561254248.9761.900.0082.792.42
    1965Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB34OF12800.0260381271263.9702.100.0079.094.83
    1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB37OF400.01000111.0000.300.002.566.79
    MLB Totals - (OF)1542003777100731839503877.9822.500.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1955MLB---------142-
    1956MLB---------154-
    1957MLB---------141-
    1958MLB---------143-
    1959MLB---------144-
    1960MLB---------109-
    1961MLB---------145-
    1962MLB---------156-
    1963MLB---------142-
    1964MLB---------134-
    1965MLB---------128-
    1968MLB---------4-
    Totals---------1542-