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Bill BakerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1940-1949 MLB Years: 1940-1949
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World Series Champion
PositionsC-212, 1B-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Presley Baker
Height6-0Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 22,1911PlacePaw Creek,North Carolina
Death DateApril 13,2006 [95.050]
High SchoolBoyden (Salisbury,NC)
MLB DebutMay 4,1940 [29.071]
OrganizationsPIT [4] CIN [2] SLN [2] Awards0
TBC Player ID8388Retrosheet IDbakeb101MLBAM ID110491
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed59Power40Contact32XBH46RBIs59Runs22Hitting50Durability24Team.538Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1940Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin6c2927695151107204800004.217.260.261.52118273.246.044.130.2455.4810.962.000.000.0013.33
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin6c3021000000001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.36850.0050.001.000.000.000.00
1941Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1c30356751530060011002002.224.333.269.60218380.224.045.209.29913.750.000.000.000.0020.00
1941Totals for NL-NL         376851530060012102002.221.338.265.60318382.224.044.221.30114.631.220.080.000.0020.00
1942Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit15c311817120002001000000.118.167.118.2852018.118.000.059.1465.560.000.000.000.000.00
1943Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1c32631721247631263022631006.273.365.360.7256210198.279.087.233.35311.113.030.270.51172.0021.28
1946Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit44c355311372740180012602003.239.312.301.613345127.245.062.168.2979.454.720.500.79113.0018.52
1948St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln15c374511913351010151015700004.294.373.395.7684711134.313.101.235.36311.195.220.470.000.0031.43
1949St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln15c382030241004002200000.133.188.167.3555132.143.034.100.1766.256.251.000.000.0025.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter26358845145255268606830350019.247.328.316.64418632664.257.069.196.00010.244.520.440.30294.0022.07
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1693692591133242304612350011.247.335.314.64911618423.251.067.201.00010.872.840.260.47184.5019.78
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6514915391110191017900004.262.337.349.6865212166.279.087.208.00010.245.420.530.000.0030.77
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter29705151107205900004.214.267.257.52418275.246.043.143.0006.6712.001.800.000.0013.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623622889153142404218230012.247.328.316.64411520409.257.069.196.00010.244.520.440.30294.0022.07

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1940Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29C24--879-196961.0004.00-----22788.915.7
1941Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30C33--7314319087.9672.64------3594.321.4
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30C1--2---221.0002.00------250.00.6
1942Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31C11--191--20201.0001.82------1861.17.5
1943Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32C56--1572943190186.9793.32-----26388.936.4
1946Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35C41--951442113109.9652.66-----45377.426.6
1946Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit351B1--2--1221.0002.00------531.90.6
1948St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37C36--1521512168167.9944.64-----34580.023.4
1949St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38C10--161-117171.0001.70------2050.06.5
MLB Totals for C - 7 season(s)-   C212--601831210696684.9833.23-----112120.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--2--1221.0002.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1940Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29-24---------
1941Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30-33---------
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30-1---------
1942Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31-11---------
1943Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32-56---------
1946Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35-411--------
1948St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37-36---------
1949St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38-10---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1940Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB2934110000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs34110000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1950Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn39Assistant Coach1536489.41826.57Frankie Frisch
* 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
1949-08-19Released by Cardinals. 
1941-05-12Purchased by Pirates from Reds. 
* 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.