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Billy Sample

+ Played in Major Leagues 1978-1986
Biography Data
Positions: OF-843, DH-19, 2B-2
Proper Name: William Amos Sample
Born: April 2, 1955 (59.364)
Place Roanoke, Virginia
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 175 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Andrew Lewis (Salem,VA)
College: James Madison University
Drafted: 1976 -- 10th round (228th overall) by Texas Rangers (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 2,1978 (23.153)
TBC Player ID:17529
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Career Activity
Organizations:TEX, NYA, ATL
Scouting Scores
speed contact patience batting power
67 81 47 63 49


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Batting Statistics
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Month Day of Wk vs LH/RH Home/Away Day/Night vs Team Outs Inning Lineup Position
Situation Leadoff Last Batter Runner in Motion 1st Pitch Action Count Pitcher Type 1st Pitch Result vs Pitcher Stadium

YearTeamLgLevel#OrgPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1976James MadisonNCAANCAA jr21421595767156349272256 .421.500.6481148.226.541.4270.2453.0103184
1976GCL RangersGCLRk-tex2145152355879133  .382.382.566948.184.184.377--152.086152
1977TulsaTexAA-tex2211340886142261377226105744317 .348.425.527952.179.358.3710.7758.3215476
1978TucsonPCLAAA-texof231314831411702713189920510948738 .352.471.5731044.222.478.3580.4426.8277610
1978Texas RangersALMLB7texdh-of2315
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0030003
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00000.467.467.6001067.133.133.583----915
1979Texas RangersALMLB15texof24325
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6095
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.292.365.415780.123.243.3050.7665.0135377
1980Texas RangersALMLB5texof25204
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2953
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10
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04
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198518
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.260.335.368703.108.211.2620.8351.075234
1981WichitaAmerAAA-texof2631425100201211000 .357.471.429900.071.143.3850.50--617
1981Texas RangersALMLB5texof26230
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3665
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03
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.283.346.391737.109.196.2971.2476.790260
1982Texas RangersALMLB5texof27360
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5694
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.261.318.394712.133.231.2671.3036.0142398
1983Texas RangersALMLB5texof28554
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.274.331.401732.126.271.2801.0546.2222611
1984Texas RangersALMLB5texof29489
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.247.286.327613.080.164.2611.5997.8160528
1985New York YankeesALMLB11nyaof30139
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.288.336.345681.058.129.3001.11139.048154
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLB5
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0.285.338.430768.145.225.3001.8633.386221
MLB Totals (9 Seasons)82625163716841279462309831195230288372236.272.329.384713.112.217.2821.1854.79672798
MLB: Average per 162 Games16249373134252945196384552747.272.329.384713.112.217.2821.1854.7190549
Minor League Totals (4 seasons)29210572643756135262064616168931104150.355.443.553996.198.385.3660.5540.75841255
AAA (2 seasons)1344971431752813181012061114980380.352.471.5691040.217.469.3580.4427.6283627
AA (1 seasons)1134088614226137722610574430170.348.425.527952.179.358.3710.7758.3215476
Rk (1 seasons)4515235587913300000.382.382.566948.184.184.377--152.086152
NCAA (1 seasons)4215957671563492722560000.421.500.6481148.226.541.4270.2453.0103184
Texas Rangers (7 seasons)67521773305871119392019228172194237331834.270.327.383710.113.221.2791.1355.88332423
Atlanta Braves (1 seasons)92200235711061442142631220.285.338.430768.145.225.3001.8633.386221
New York Yankees (1 seasons)591391840501152191020222.288.336.345681.058.129.3001.11139.048154
YearTeamLgLevel#OrgPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
Fielding Statistics
Year Team League Level Position G INN PO A E DP FPCT RF/9 RF/G
1978TucsonPCLAAA2B1 0010.000--0.00
1978TucsonPCLAAAOF129 2341152.980--17.09
1978Texas RangersALMLBOF2 0000.000--0.00
1978Texas RangersALMLBDH3 .000--0.00
 
1979Texas RangersALMLBOF103 1737011.000--15.73
1979Texas RangersALMLBDH9 .000--0.00
 
1980Texas RangersALMLBOF72 105230.973--13.38
1980Texas RangersALMLBDH4 .000--0.00
 
1981WichitaAmerAAAOF3 90001.000--27.00
1981Texas RangersALMLBOF64 132411.993--19.13
 
1982Texas RangersALMLBOF91 196640.981--19.98
1982Texas RangersALMLBDH1 .000--0.00
 
1983Texas RangersALMLBOF146 329840.988--20.77
 
1984Texas RangersALMLBOF122 285342.986--21.25
1984Texas RangersALMLBDH2 .000--0.00
 
1985New York YankeesALMLBOF55 89110.989--14.73
 
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLB2B1 0000.000--0.00
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBOF56 69111.986--11.25
Fielding Totals by Position/League:MLB2B100000.000--0.00
 MLBOF7110137832185.987--17.85
 MLBDH190.000--0.00
 AAA2B100010.000--0.00
 AAAOF13202431152.981--17.32

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