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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
William Franklin Butler
Stat Years
1965-1978  [mlb] 1969-1977
Height/Weight
6-2 / 210
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (181)
Draft Position
p
Born Date/Place
High School
Herndon (Herndon,VA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Detroit Tigers in Round #37 (#662 overall) of the 1965 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1969-04-09 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.028)
Service Time
Organizations
KCA [3] MIN [3] CLE [1] LAN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 9491 ... retro id: butlb101 ... mlbam id: 111823
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1965Duluth-SuperiorNorthernInd----181---101.64200000011.083204180001.096.550.003.2714.732.454.501.000
    1965Daytona BeachFSLA+----181---622.451200000066.0401918041630001.235.450.005.598.592.591.54.750
    1965Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----181---101.64200002011.083204180001.096.550.003.2714.732.454.501.000
    1965Minor Totals: byYearA+----181---622.4512000012066.0401918041630001.235.450.005.598.592.591.54.750
    1966Rocky MountCaroA+----192---9133.4729000000148.011964570921220001.437.240.005.597.423.891.33.409
    1966Minor Totals: byYearA+----191---9133.47290000290148.011964570921220001.437.240.005.597.423.891.33.409
    1967Rocky MountCaroA+----203---1292.8728000000163.012768520961540001.377.010.005.308.503.751.60.571
    1967MontgomerySouAA----203---123.60400000020.017980870001.257.650.003.603.154.050.88.333
    1967Minor Totals: byYearAA/A+----202---13112.95320000320183.0144776001041610001.367.080.005.117.923.791.55.542
    1968MontgomerySouAA----214---533.094600000096.07438330331370001.116.940.003.0912.843.564.15.625
    1968Minor Totals: byYearAA----211---533.0946000046096.07438330331370001.116.940.003.0912.843.564.15.625
    1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29225Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9103.90342954150193.2174918415911564031.378.090.704.237.254.231.71.474
    1969MLB Totals: KCAbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9103.91342954150193.7174918415911564031.378.110.704.247.274.241.71.474
    1970OmahaAmerAAA----236---112.25400000020.0157506100001.056.750.002.704.503.151.67.500
    1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf4123.77252521000140.211766591787753011.457.491.095.574.804.220.86.250
    1970Minor Totals: byYearAAA----231---112.25400004020.0157506100001.056.750.002.704.503.151.67.500
    1970MLB Totals: KCAbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf4123.79252521000140.711766591787753011.467.511.095.584.814.240.86.250
    1971OmahaAmerAAA----247---653.751300000084.0803635036670001.388.570.003.867.183.861.86.545
    1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf123.451460038044.1451917618320001.429.141.223.656.503.861.78.333
    1971Minor Totals: byYearAAA----241---653.7513000013084.0803635036670001.388.570.003.867.183.861.86.545
    1971MLB Totals: KCAbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf123.471460038044.3451917618320001.439.181.223.676.533.881.78.333
    1972OmahaAmerAAA----258---533.481500000082.2713332033750001.267.730.003.598.173.592.27.625
    1972PortlandPCLAAA----258---354.021200000065.0533129027560001.237.340.003.747.754.292.07.375
    1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35258Log - Sp - Ext - Perf001.54620014011.293211060001.636.940.777.714.632.310.60.000
    1972Minor Totals: byYearAAA----252---883.73270000270147.712464610601310001.257.580.003.678.013.912.18.500
    1972MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf001.61620014011.793211060001.707.230.808.044.822.410.60.000
    1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin17279Log - Sp - Ext - Perf464.10261220714198.2914745956790011.498.300.825.117.214.291.41.400
    1974MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf464.12261220714198.7914745956790011.508.340.825.137.244.311.41.400
    1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin172810Log - Sp - Ext - Perf545.9523810515081.210061541235550001.6511.021.323.866.066.721.57.556
    1975MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf545.9923810515081.710061541235550001.6611.081.333.886.106.761.57.556
    1977Tacoma TwinsPCLAAAmin-3011---974.22221883041128.011564608641022001.408.090.564.507.174.501.59.563
    1977Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin373011Log - Sp - Ext - Perf016.86640002021.019171651551011.628.142.146.432.147.290.33.000
    1977Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----301---974.22221883041128.011564608641022001.408.090.564.507.174.501.59.563
    1977MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf016.86640002021.019171651551011.628.142.146.432.147.290.33.000
    1978Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-3112---537.1447100046863.0845850860462012.2912.001.148.576.578.290.77.625
    1978Minor Totals: LANbyYearAAA----311---537.1447100046863.0845850860462012.2912.001.148.576.578.290.77.625
    MLB Totals (7 yrs)23354.221348610517481591.7555304277653124088061.478.450.994.756.214.631.31.397
    American League Totals (7 yrs)23354.221348610517481591.7555304277653124088061.478.450.994.756.214.631.31.397
    Minor League Totals62533.65232198302139935.7795427379164968394011.387.650.154.778.074.111.69.539
    Minor: Ind Totals101.64200002011.083204180001.096.550.003.2714.732.454.501.000
    Minor: A+ Totals27243.03690000690377.028615112702293390001.376.830.005.478.093.601.48.529
    Minor: AA Totals653.18500000500116.09147410411440001.147.060.003.1811.173.653.51.545
    Minor: AAA Totals29244.2911319830949442.7418229211162263564011.468.510.334.607.254.661.58.547
    Kansas City Royals Totals (3 yrs)14243.817360754130378.7336176160381962637041.418.000.904.666.264.191.34.368
    Minnesota Twins Totals (3 yrs)9115.1555243012311201.3210125115261061391021.579.401.164.746.225.591.31.450
    Cleveland Indians Totals (1 yrs)001.61620014011.793211060001.707.230.808.044.822.410.60.000
    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. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2922pL-S-E-P134601300030053805001.050.123.050.1737030.083.000.1367.1454.297.600.00.000.0
    1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2923pL-S-E-P225440200020043101001.045.125.045.1704920.091.000.1548.1663.277.750.00.000.0
    1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2924pL-S-E-P314120100010001000100.083.077.083.1601310.000.000.3330.0076.920.000.00.000.0
    1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3525pL-S-E-P461000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1977Tacoma TwinsPCLAAAmin-30p---5220000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (4 yrs)791171600060097906102.051.118.051.16913360.077.000.1546.7759.408.780.00.000.0
    American League Totals (4 yrs)791171600060097906102.051.118.051.16913360.077.000.1546.7759.408.780.00.000.0
    Kansas City Royals Totals (3 yrs)731161600060097906102.052.119.052.17113260.078.000.1586.8259.858.780.00.000.0
    Cleveland Indians Totals (1 yrs)61000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    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
    1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLB22P340193.2416112120.9520.600.1021.0100.04
    1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLB23P250141.0313111716.9410.600.1115.4100.09
    1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLB24P14044.0071087.8750.500.168.7100.011
    1972Cleveland IndiansALMLB25P6012.00100111.0000.200.083.8100.014
    1974Minnesota TwinsALMLB27P26098.21600771.0000.300.0716.0100.09
    1975Minnesota TwinsALMLB28P23081.2411201715.8820.700.1814.5100.07
    1977Minnesota TwinsALMLB30P6021.00100111.0000.200.053.7100.012
    1978Albuquerque DukesPCLAAA31P4700.0171198.8890.200.0033.6100.02
    MLB Totals - (P)134059112555211.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)4700171110.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1969MLB34----------
    1970MLB25----------
    1971MLB14----------
    1972MLB6----------
    1974MLB26----------
    1975MLB23----------
    1977MLB6----------
    1978Minor47----------
    Totals181----------