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Bill ChampionTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1965-1977 MLB Years: 1969-1976
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PositionsP-202Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBuford Billy Champion Jr.
Height5-9Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 18,1947PlaceShelby,North Carolina
Death DateJanuary 17,2017 [69.121]
High SchoolShelby (Shelby,NC)

DraftedSelected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (58th overall) of the 1965 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsWes Livengood
MLB DebutJune 4,1969 [21.260]
OrganizationsPHI [9] MIL [4] Awards0
TBC Player ID9788Retrosheet IDchamb101MLBAM ID112181
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts22Walks36Hittable23SO/BB20vsPower23Hitting19Durability37Team.430Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1965nullInd--Rel17731.2013013000075.0452010026960000.955.40--3.1211.523.69.700-
1966nullA+--Rel18954.75240240000127.013174670781060001.659.28--5.537.511.36.643-
1967nullA+--Rel19693.03180180000110.0985137058900001.428.02--4.757.361.55.400-
1968nullA+--Rel201552.03240240000177.011849400521630000.966.00--2.648.293.13.750-
1969nullAAA--Rel21711.66909000065.0381512019480000.885.26--2.636.652.53.875-
1969Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31ST215105.01232034211116.21306865763706101.6510.030.544.865.401.11.3333.71
1970nullAA--Rel22214.24303000017.016980690001.298.47--3.184.761.50.667-
1970nullAAA--Rel228114.97230230000152.01659984070960001.559.77--4.145.681.37.421-
1970Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel010124.90260260000169.0181108920761050001.529.64--4.055.591.38.455-
1970Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31Rel22029.00716002014.0211414310121002.2113.501.936.437.711.20.0005.85
1971Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31S/R23354.39379280080108.210061531048493001.368.280.833.984.061.02.3754.07
1972Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31S/R244145.09302282010132.215580751154547001.5810.520.753.663.661.00.2223.88
1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil38S/R25583.7037112620211136.013958561062678101.479.180.664.094.421.08.3853.90
1974Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil39S/R261143.62312382020161.216872651249604001.349.350.672.733.341.22.7333.71
1975Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil38S/R27665.892713143120110.012577721155403101.6410.230.904.503.270.73.5004.66
1976Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil38S/R28017.031037001024.035201901383001.9712.95--4.812.960.62.0003.58
1977Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAphi-S/R29257.2029722100185.01137968744494001.8511.960.744.665.191.11.286-
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter34504.69202102100133382802.08734504196435436035301.539.770.723.964.031.02.4051.46
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter49373.8813071231001733.067937631673275614001.378.340.094.026.891.72.570-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17174.89617541001302.031619316471331934001.499.420.213.965.751.45.500-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter214.24303000017.016980690001.298.47--3.184.761.50.667-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter30193.13660660000414.034717414401883590001.297.54--4.097.801.91.612-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter731.2013013000075.0452010026960000.955.40--3.1211.523.69.700-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter22194.41105505571261431.04672272123317917518201.499.720.693.733.640.98.537-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter12315.0197524562121370.04062232073117518517101.569.820.754.234.481.06.279-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings9144.6955282741101220.023912311518979810101.539.770.723.964.031.02.3911.46
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15113.88392370000220.0204113952981681001.378.340.094.026.891.72.577-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31p2123354610020011203000.171.194.200.3947139.261.029.057.1832.5630.7712.000.000.0016.67
1970Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31p2273000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1971Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31p233727031002000900000.111.111.148.2594127.167.037.037.1170.0033.330.000.000.0033.33
1972Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31p2432341500110011605001.147.171.235.4068140.235.088.118.1892.5040.0016.002.5034.0020.00
1977Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAphi-292922252001003402000.227.320.318.6387227.278.091.227.29611.1114.811.330.000.0040.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter999951420150023908001.141.158.192.350193109.220.051.071.0001.8335.7819.500.9299.0021.43
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2922252001003402000.227.320.318.6387227.278.091.227.00011.1114.811.330.000.0040.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2922252001003402000.227.320.318.6387227.278.091.227.00011.1114.811.330.000.0040.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter999951420150023908001.141.158.192.350193109.220.051.071.0001.8335.7819.500.9299.0021.43
Average MLB - Per 162 games162162823302800364013002.141.158.192.350315178.220.051.071.0001.8335.7819.500.9299.0021.43
Average Minor - Per 162 games162123112811006001722011000.227.320.318.6383911151.278.091.227.00011.1114.811.330.000.0040.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1969Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21P23-1161022123332.9701.390.28-----23100.014.2
1970Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22P7-14-3--331.0000.430.21-----7100.04.3
1971Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi23P37-1081219113231.9690.840.29-----37100.022.8
1972Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24P30-132922123231.9691.030.238466.723293.819.2
1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25P37-136730143837.9741.000.2791242.9237100.022.8
1974Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil26P31-1611616323532.9141.030.20-----31100.019.1
1975Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil27P27-110819222927.9311.000.25-----27100.016.7
1976Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28P10-2426--881.0000.800.33-----10100.06.2
MLB Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P202-80164137913210201.9571.000.25171651.542020.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1969Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2123----------
1970Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi227----------
1971Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2337----------
1972Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2430----------
1973Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2537----------
1974Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2631----------
1975Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2727----------
1976Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2810----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1983Pikeville CubsAppRkMinorchn35Pitching Coach703337.47113.04Jim Fairey
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn36Scout1619665.596--1Jim FreyLost NLCS (Padres)
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn37Scout1617784.47823.54Jim Frey
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn38Scout1607090.43837.05Gene Michael,Jim Frey,John Vukovich
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn39Scout1617685.47218.56Frank Lucchesi,Gene Michael
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn40Scout1627785.47524.04Don Zimmer
1993Bend RockiesNwstA-Minorcol45Pitching Coach763541.4616.04Howie Bedell
1994New Haven RavensEastAAMinorcol46Pitching Coach1407763.5504.52Paul ZuvellaLost in Semi-Finals
1995Salem AvalancheCaroA+Minorcol47Pitching Coach1406872.48614.53Bill Hayes
1996Salem AvalancheCaroA+Minorcol48Pitching Coach1386276.44911.54Bill McGuire
1997Binghamton MetsEastAAMinornyn49Pitching Coach1426676.46513.04Rick Sweet
2000Greenville BravesSouAAMinoratl52Pitching Coach1396871.4892.53Paul RungeLost in Semi-Finals
2001Greenville BravesSouAAMinoratl53Pitching Coach1396079.43223.04Paul Runge
2002Greenville BravesSouAAMinoratl54Pitching Coach1346569.4859.54Brian Snitker
2003High Desert MavericksCalifA+Minormil55Pitching Coach1404298.30036.05Tim Blackwell
* 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
1976-06-20Released by Brewers. 
1972-10-31TradeTraded by Phillies with John Vukovich and Don Money to Brewers for Earl Stephenson, Ken Brett, Ken Sanders and Jim Lonborg. 
* 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.