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Billy Klaus
William Joseph Klaus

Bats Left, Throws Right
Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

MLB Debut April 16, 1952
Final Game May 12, 1963
Born December 9, 1928 in Fox Lake, IL
Died December 3, 2006 (age 77)

Batting   Glossary     Home Run Log       Vs. All Pitchers
 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   OPS+   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1955 26 WAA AL  150  621   63  155  24   4   4   50   2   0   43   61  .250  .297  .320  .618    86   199   6   2   3   0   7  
 1956 27 WAA AL  153  583   88  151  39   3  10   58   2   0   86   50  .259  .353  .388  .741   101   226  18   2   0   0  16  
 1957 28 WAA AL  139  507   76  134  14   5  12   49   1   5   71   50  .264  .360  .383  .743   106   194   4   0   1   5  12  
 1958 29 WAA AL   35   79    3   16   3   0   0    3   0   0    4   15  .203  .241  .241  .481    69    19   3   0   0   0   0  
 1959 30 NYA AL  124  343   54   83  11   0   6   32   5   0   55   48  .242  .343  .327  .670    96   112   5   4   0   0   7  
 1960 31 NYA AL   18   47    7    7   1   0   3    4   0   0   11    9  .149  .310  .362  .672    97    17   0   0   0   0   1  
 1961 32 CHA AL   69  194   18   47   6   3   5   25   0   0   16   33  .242  .303  .381  .685    90    74   2   0   0   1   3  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
  7 Seasons      688 2374  309  593  98  15  40  221  10   5  286  266  .250  .331  .354  .685         841  38   8   4   6  46
 Per 600 PA           525   68  131  22   3   9   49   2   1   63   59                                 186   8   2   1   1  10
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
   With WAA      477 1790  230  456  80  12  26  160   5   5  204  176  .255  .332  .356  .688         638  31   4   4   5  35
   With NYA      142  390   61   90  12   0   9   36   5   0   66   57  .231  .339  .331  .670         129   5   4   0   0   8
   With CHA       69  194   18   47   6   3   5   25   0   0   16   33  .242  .303  .381  .685          74   2   0   0   1   3
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 MLB Totals      821 2513  357  626 106  15  40  250  14   7  331  285  .249  .335  .351  .686         882  21  18   7   4  37
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27  AB  PH PHR  PAvg  E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  Pos  Defense  Diff Star
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1955 26 WAA AL  31   60   3.4   0   0   0  .000  38  180  122  .678    0    0  .000  SS   3e38     -111   
 1956 27 WAA AL  25   83   4.8   2   0   0  .000  28   78   35  .449    0    0  .000  3B   3e34      -24   
 1957 28 WAA AL  24   71   4.9  12   3   0  .250  21  164   92  .561    0    0  .000  SS   4e32       47   
 1958 29 WAA AL  73    5   2.1   0   0   0  .000   8   34   21  .618    0    0  .000  SS   4e39       39   
 1959 30 NYA AL  13   42   4.2  11   1   0  .091   6   49   35  .714    0    0  .000  3B   3e21        8   
 1960 31 NYA AL   2    5   3.8   0   0   0  .000   2    7    4  .571    0    0  .000  3B   3e18        0   
 1961 32 CHA AL   4   22   4.0   7   2   0  .286   3   57   33  .579    0    0  .000  SS   4e21       15   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
  7 Seasons          291   4.2  32   6   0  .188 106  569  342  .601    0    0  .000                 -19   0
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 5.3 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 3.0 (Likely HOFer ~ 100)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO     A     E   DP    FP    GS    Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+
 1955 26 WAA AL  SS   150   256   492   38   93   .952   150  1307.0   5.15
                 3B     2     0     0    0    0   .000     0     2.2   0.00
 1956 27 WAA AL  3B   152   157   307   28   46   .943   149  1318.2   3.17
 1957 28 WAA AL  SS   131   217   344   21   59   .964   125  1115.2   4.53
 1958 29 WAA AL  SS    35    41    75    8   15   .935    30   228.2   4.57
 1959 30 NYA AL  3B    95    64   192    5   18   .981    84   778.0   2.96
                 SS    15     7    26    0    6  1.000     5    60.2   4.90
                 2B     4    10     5    1    1   .938     3    24.0   5.62
                 RF     1     0     0    0    0   .000     0     1.0   0.00
 1960 31 NYA AL  3B    17    10    38    1    2   .980    15   133.2   3.23
                 2B     1     4     3    1    1   .875     1     9.0   7.00
 1961 32 CHA AL  SS    54    64   155    3   29   .986    49   421.0   4.68
                 3B     6     0     2    0    0  1.000     0    15.1   1.17
                 2B     4     2     1    0    0  1.000     0     5.0   5.40
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+
                               CAREER TOTALS BY POSITION
                 SS   385   585  1092   70  202   .960   359  3133.0   4.82
                 3B   272   231   539   34   66   .958   248  2248.1   3.08
                 2B     9    16     9    2    2   .926     4    38.0   5.92
                 RF     1     0     0    0    0   .000     0     1.0   0.00
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+

Postseason Stats   Postseason Register
 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA   OBP   SLG  SB 
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1959 WS    NYA CHN   W    6  20  4  5  2  0  1   3  2  3  .250  .318  .500  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+


Draft History


Transaction History


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1955  WAA   66-88   Larry Cupp
 1956  WAA   48-106  Larry Cupp
 1957  WAA   55-99   Larry Cupp
 1958  WAA   42-112  Larry Cupp
 1959  NYA   90-64   Billy Vanson
 1960  NYA   81-73   Billy Vanson
 1961  CHA   64-90   Jon Fellows

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