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Bill VirdonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1955-1968 MLB Years: 1955-1968
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PositionsOF-1542Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Charles Virdon
Height6-0Weight175BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJune 9,1931 [86.348]PlaceHazel Park,Michigan
High SchoolWest Plains (West Plains,MO)
CollegeDrury University (Springfield,MO)
MLB DebutApril 12,1955 [23.308]
OrganizationsPIT [11] SLN [2] Awards2Awards Voting2-28
TBC Player ID19234Retrosheet IDvirdb101MLBAM ID123734
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed71Power52Contact79XBH50RBIs43Runs58Hitting72Durability84Team.500Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1955St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln9of24144534581501861768243664169310.281.322.433.75523141586.288.152.215.3346.1410.921.782.9031.4127.33
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln9of25247110152029015812120.211.269.324.59323480.210.113.169.2586.2510.001.602.5035.5026.67
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit18of25133509671702110837663363122712.334.374.462.83623539547.368.128.193.3686.0311.521.911.4663.6322.94
1956Totals for NL-NL         1575807718523101046673871243912.319.361.445.80625843627.349.126.190.3546.0611.321.871.5958.0023.24
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit18of2614456159141281185033336908358.251.291.383.67421547605.273.132.191.2965.4511.402.091.3270.1333.33
1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit18of2714460475161241194653527012355.267.324.387.71123444662.288.120.210.3167.8510.571.351.3667.1127.33
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit18of2814451967132242841745565252117.254.327.355.68218434583.277.101.212.3039.4311.151.181.3764.8825.76
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30,39of291204096010816984082404400524.264.326.406.73216633454.276.142.254.3268.819.691.101.7651.1330.56
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit18of301465998115622895858494505714.260.313.369.68222139660.266.109.185.3057.426.820.921.3666.5625.00
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit18of311566638216427106475133665123010.247.286.345.63122943705.266.098.140.2835.119.221.810.85110.5026.22
1963Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit-of321425545814922685312435509146.269.321.374.69520736607.287.105.181.3107.089.061.281.3269.2524.16
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit18of3314547359115113327153048053112.243.287.298.58514117511.264.055.110.2645.879.391.600.59157.6714.78
1965Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit18of341354815813422542443304917006.279.322.370.69217831519.304.091.156.3115.789.441.630.77120.2523.13
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4of3763110012000200000.333.3331.3331.666413.0001.0001.000.7790.0066.670.0033.333.00100.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter15835980735159623781915024754442647853394184.267.316.379.69522684096522.285.112.185.0006.789.921.461.4065.7125.63
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter14155375667143121775724254549401575645293674.266.316.375.69120143645856.286.109.182.0006.859.821.431.2374.6525.44
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1686056816520619772541722810510.273.316.420.73625445666.279.147.210.0006.1610.811.762.8531.8427.27
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626127516324895156456615449.267.316.379.69523242667.285.112.185.0006.789.921.461.4065.7125.63

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1955St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24OF142--3397121358346.9662.44------14498.692.2
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25OF130--3341042348344.9892.65------13397.784.4
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25OF24--5321-5655.9822.29------24100.015.6
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26OF141--4031362422416.9862.95------14497.991.6
1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27OF143--401113-415412.9932.88------14499.392.9
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28OF144--4041695429420.9792.92------144100.093.5
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29OF109--272105-287282.9832.59------12090.870.8
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30OF145--384664396390.9852.69------14699.394.2
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31OF156--360119-380371.9762.38------156100.096.9
1963Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32OF142--323642333329.9882.32------142100.087.7
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33OF134--243561254248.9761.85------14592.482.7
1965Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34OF128--260381271263.9702.05------13594.879.0
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit37OF4--1---111.0000.25------666.72.5
MLB Totals for OF - 12 season(s)-   OF1542--3777100731839503877.9822.51------15420.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1955St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24---------142-
1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25---------130-
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25---------24-
1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26---------141-
1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27---------143-
1959Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28---------144-
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29---------109-
1961Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30---------145-
1962Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31---------156-
1963Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32---------142-
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33---------134-
1965Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34---------128-
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit37---------4-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1960Pittsburgh PiratesWorld SeriesMLB29729273005101300000.241.267.345.61210330.269.104.1723.3310.003.000.000.0042.86
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs729273005101300000.241.267.345.61210330.269.104.1723.3310.003.000.000.0042.86

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1966WilliamsportEastAA-35Manager.000-- 
1967JacksonvilleILAAA-36Manager.000-- 
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit37Hitting Coach1628082.49417.09Larry Shepard
1969Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit38Hitting Coach1628874.54312.03Larry Shepard,Alex Grammas
1970Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit39Hitting Coach1628973.549--1Danny MurtaughLost NLCS (Reds)
1971Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit40Hitting Coach1629765.599--1Danny MurtaughWon World Series (Orioles)
1972Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit41Manager1559659.619--1 Lost NLCS (Reds)
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit42Manager1628082.4942.54 
1974New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya43Manager1628973.5492.02 
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou44Manager1616497.39843.56 
1975New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya44Manager1608377.51912.03 
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou45Manager1628082.49422.03 
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou46Manager1628181.50017.03 
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou47Manager1627488.45721.05 
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou48Manager1628973.5491.52 
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou49Manager1639370.571--1 Lost NLCS (Phillies)
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou50Manager1106149.5556.03 Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou51Manager1627785.47512.05 
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBMLBmon52Manager1628280.5068.03 
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBMLBmon53Manager1617883.48418.05 
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit55Bench Coach1626498.39544.06Jim Leyland
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou66Bench Coach1628478.519--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Braves)
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit71Bench Coach1617289.44724.54Lloyd McClendon-
* 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.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1955National League Rookie of the Year1
1962National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1968-08-13Released by Pirates. 
1968-07-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1965-11-22Released by Pirates. 
1956-05-17TradeTraded by Cardinals to Pirates for Bobby Del Greco and Dick Littlefield. 
1954-04-11TradeTraded by Yankees with Emil Tellinger and Mel Wright to Cardinals for Enos Slaughter. 
1950-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* 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.