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Bill Melton
William Edwin Melton (Beltin' Bill)

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.

MLB Debut May 4, 1968
Final Game August 30, 1977
Born July 7, 1945 in Gulfport, MS

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 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1968 23 CHA AL   39   63   12   22   3   0   1    9   0   2    8   16  .349  .423  .444  .867   28   0   0   1   0   0  
         DEA AL   20   38    5    8   3   0   0    2   0   0    9   12  .211  .362  .289  .651   11   0   0   2   0   1  
         TOT      59  101   17   30   6   0   1   11   0   2   17   28  .297  .398  .386  .784   39   0   0   3   0   1 
 1969 24 DEA AL  151  553   63  125  21   1  20   78   2   1   43  102  .226  .288  .376  .664  208   2   3   0   6  11  
 1970 25 DEA AL  149  549   87  147  16   1  42  100   4   0   41  100  .268  .326  .530  .856  291   0   3   8   8  12  MVP-18
 1971 26 DEA AL  157  589   78  146  17   0  36   97   3   3   57   92  .248  .320  .460  .780  271   0   6   6   8  16  MVP-9
 1972 27 DEA AL   79  219   24   45   3   0   5   16   0   1   22   33  .205  .277  .288  .565   63   0   1   0   0   4  
 1973 28 DEA AL  161  594   74  162  24   0  15   76   4   2   86   67  .273  .369  .389  .758  231   0   4   2   7  22  MVP-22
 1974 29 DEA AL  158  540   68  123  15   0  20   64   1   0   60   68  .228  .310  .367  .677  198   9   5   2   7  20  
 1975 30 DEA AL  154  538   68  134  16   0  17   59   0   2  104  129  .249  .376  .374  .749  201   0   3   5   7  11  
 1976 31 BOA AL   63  210   26   62  26   2   3   27   0   0   27   22  .295  .379  .481  .860  101   0   1   0   2   4  
 1977 32 CIN NL   47  132    8   30  11   0   0   16   0   0   25   29  .227  .360  .311  .671   41   0   1   0   3   3  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 10 Seasons     1178 4025  513 1004 155   4 159  544  14  11  482  670  .249  .335  .408  .743 1644  11  27  26  48 104
 Per 162 games        554   71  138  21   1  22   75   2   2   66   92                          226   2   4   4   7  14
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 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
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1968 23 CHA AL  66   11   7.4  22   9   1  .409   2    8    4  .500    0    0  .000  3B   4e16      150   
         DEA AL  72    4   3.8   9   2   0  .222   0    3    2  .667    0    0  .000  3B   4e16      -66   
         TOT                    31  11   1  .355   2   11    6  .545    0    0  .000
 1969 24 DEA AL  35   59   3.6   1   0   0  .000  20   81   47  .580    0    0  .000  3B   3e24      -96   
 1970 25 DEA AL  33   93   6.1   1   1   0 1.000  32   83   35  .422    0    0  .000  3B   4e37       28   
 1971 26 DEA AL  29   84   4.9   0   0   0  .000  14   75   47  .627    0    0  .000  3B   3e18      -64   
 1972 27 DEA AL  44   17   2.7  17   5   1  .294  11   25   13  .520    0    0  .000  3B   3e35     -125   
 1973 28 DEA AL  34   86   5.1   1   1   0 1.000  19   71   40  .563    0    0  .000  3B   3e25      -44   
 1974 29 DEA AL  33   60   3.6   1   0   0  .000  31   72   24  .333    0    0  .000  3B   4e32      -53   
 1975 30 DEA AL  34   81   5.3   1   0   0  .000  15   65   37  .569    0    0  .000  3B   4e31       44   
 1976 31 BOA AL  83   39   7.0   5   1   0  .200   5   26   12  .462    0    0  .000  3B   4e17      232   
 1977 32 CIN NL  76   16   4.2   5   3   0  .600   2   15    9  .600    0    0  .000  1B   4e6        16   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 10 Seasons          557   4.7  63  22   2  .349 151  524  270  .515    0    0  .000                 -17   0
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 21.8 (Average HOFer ~ 50)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G    PO    A    E   DP    FP   GS   Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+
 1968 23 TOT     3B   30    18   38    2    3  .966   20  190.0  2.65
 1969 24 DEA AL  3B  151   121  289   20   36  .953  150 1316.0  2.80
 1970 25 DEA AL  3B  148   124  254   32   39  .922  148 1198.1  2.84
 1971 26 DEA AL  3B  157   107  277   14   28  .965  157 1375.0  2.51
 1972 27 DEA AL  3B   63    35   93   11   12  .921   56  484.1  2.38
 1973 28 DEA AL  3B  153   126  260   19   29  .953  153 1367.2  2.54
 1974 29 DEA AL  3B  157   135  277   31   26  .930  155 1382.1  2.68
 1975 30 DEA AL  3B  153   164  338   15   25  .971  153 1344.0  3.36
 1976 31 BOA AL  3B   56    48   75    5    7  .961   52  467.0  2.37
                 1B    3    27    2    0    3 1.000    2   23.0 11.35
 1977 32 CIN NL  1B   43   341   24    2   26  .995   38  340.2  9.64
                 3B    1     0    0    0    0  .000    0    2.0  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 
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1968 WS    DEA SLN   W    1   1  1  1  1  0  0   0  0  0 1.000 1.000 2.000  0
 1976 ALCS  BOA KCA   L    3   5  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
 1977 NLCS  CIN MON   W    1   3  0  1  1  0  0   1  0  0  .333  .333  .667  0
      WS    CIN BOA   W    3   8  0  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  .250  .333  .250  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1968  CHA   77-85   Ben Lea
 1968  DEA   99-63   Alan Boodman
 1969  DEA   81-81   Alan Boodman
 1970  DEA   69-93   Alan Boodman
 1971  DEA   90-72   Alan Boodman
 1972  DEA   71-91   Allen Nelson, Dennis Van Langen
 1973  DEA   79-83   Dennis Van Langen
 1974  DEA   65-97   Dennis Van Langen
 1975  DEA   47-115  Dennis Van Langen
 1976  BOA  108-54   Mike Tomeo
 1977  CIN  100-62   Alan Boodman

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