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Bill Burns
William Thomas Burns (Sleepy Bill)

Bats Both, Throws Left
Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.

Debut April 18, 1908
Final Game May 23, 1912
Born January 27, 1880 in San Saba, TX
Died June 6, 1953 in Ramona, CA

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Pitching  Glossary / Hide Partial Seasons / Neutralize Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO  GF SV   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO  HBP  WP  BFP  IBB  BK  ERA *lgERA *ERA+ WHIP
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 1908 28 WSH AL   6  11  23  19  11   2   1  0  165.0  135   58   31   3   18   55   4   1   612       0  1.69  2.29  136 0.927
 1909 29 TOT AL   8  14  29  23  11   3   4  0  197.3  186   72   42   2   41   63  11   5   733       3  1.92  2.36  123 1.150
         WSH AL   1   1   6   4   1   0   2  0   29.3   25    7    4   0    7   13   3   0   119       0  1.23  2.42  197 1.091
         CHW AL   7  13  23  19  10   3   2  0  168.0  161   65   38   2   34   50   8   5   614       3  2.04  2.35  115 1.161
 1910 30 TOT      8  13  32  21  13   2   8  0  179.0  183  103   69   3   50   57  12   3   733       1  3.47  2.90   84 1.302
         CHW AL   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  0    0.3    0    0    0   0    1    0   0   0     1       0  0.00  2.40  inf 3.000
         CIN NL   8  13  31  21  13   2   8  0  178.7  183  103   69   3   49   57  12   3   732       1  3.48  2.90   84 1.299
 1911 31 TOT NL   7  10  27  17   8   3   9  2  138.7  149   70   52   6   29   52   9   1   565       1  3.38  3.41  101 1.284
         CIN NL   1   0   6   3   0   0   3  1   17.7   17   11    6   1    3    5   3   0    73       0  3.06  3.29  108 1.132
         PHI NL   6  10  21  14   8   3   6  1  121.0  132   59   46   5   26   47   6   1   492       1  3.42  3.42  100 1.306
 1912 32 DET AL   1   4   6   5   2   0   0  0   38.7   52   29   23   0    9    6   2   1   165       1  5.35  3.27   61 1.578
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
  5 Yr WL% .366  30  52 117  85  45  10  22  2  718.7  705  332  217  14  147  233  38  11  2808       6  2.72  2.73  100 1.186
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 162 Game Avg    10  17  39  28  15   3   7  0  241.7  237  111   73   4   49   78  12   3   945   0   2  2.72  2.73  100 1.186
 Career High      8  14  32  23  13   3   9  2  197.3  186  103   69   6   50   63  12   5   733   0   3  1.69  3.41  136 0.927

* indicates the value is park adjusted
Batting  Glossary / Hide Partial Seasons / Neutralize Stats
 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 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1908 28 WSH AL  23   54    1    8   2  0   0    0   1      2      .148  .179  .185   22   10   0           0    
 1909 29 TOT AL  29   70    3   12   3  0   0    3   0      5      .171  .227  .214   42   15   1           0    
         WSH AL   6   11    0    3   0  0   0    0   0      0      .273  .273  .273   76    3   0           0    
         CHW AL  23   59    3    9   3  0   0    3   0      5      .153  .219  .203   36   12   1           0    
 1910 30 TOT     33   61    5   16   1  0   0    2   0  0   2      .262  .297  .279   71   17   1   0   0   1   0
         CIN NL  32   61    5   16   1  0   0    2   0      2  12  .262  .297  .279   71   17   1           1    
 1911 31 TOT NL  27   47    3    9   0  1   0    2   0      3  15  .191  .240  .234   33   11   0           0    
         CIN NL   6    7    1    3   0  1   0    1   0      1   1  .429  .500  .714  244    5   0           0    
         PHI NL  21   40    2    6   0  0   0    1   0      2  14  .150  .190  .150   -5    6   0           0    
 1912 32 DET AL   6   13    0    3   2  0   0    0   0      3      .231  .375  .385  120    5   0           0    
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 5 Seasons      118  245   12   48   8  1   0    7   1  0  15  15  .196  .245  .237   48   58   2   0   0   1   0
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        336   16   66  11  1   0   10   1  0  21  21  .196  .245  .237   48   80   3   0   0   1   0
 Career High     33   70    5   16   3  1   0    3   1  0   5  15                          17   1   0   0   1   0
Special Batting  Glossary / Hide Partial Seasons
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC  RC/27  AIR    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1908 28 WSH AL   56   46    2  1.17    63| .148  .237| .179  .293| .185  .301| .364  .594|  22           
 1909 29 TOT AL   76   59    4  1.83    70| .171  .248| .227  .308| .214  .314| .441  .622|  42           
         WSH AL   11    8    1  3.38    70| .273  .247| .273  .307| .273  .313| .546  .620|  76           
         CHW AL   65   51    3  1.59    71| .153  .248| .219  .308| .203  .315| .422  .623|  36           
 1910 30 TOT      65   46    5  2.93    85| .262  .258| .297  .332| .279  .342| .576  .674|  71         0%
         CIN NL   65   46    5  2.93    85| .262  .258| .297  .332| .279  .342| .576  .674|  71           
 1911 31 TOT NL   50   38    4  2.84    96| .191  .268| .240  .346| .234  .370| .474  .716|  33           
         CIN NL    8    4    3 20.25    92| .429  .263| .500  .340| .714  .363|1.214  .703| 244           
         PHI NL   42   34    1  0.79    96| .150  .269| .190  .347| .150  .371| .340  .718|  -5           
 1912 32 DET AL   16   10    2  5.40    89| .231  .269| .375  .337| .385  .354| .760  .691| 120           
+--------------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 5 Seasons       263  199   17  2.31    78| .196  .253| .245  .320| .237  .331| .482  .651|  48           

* indicates the value is park adjusted
Fielding  Glossary / Hide Partial Seasons
 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RFg  lgRFg  RF9  lgRF9  GS   Inn  
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+------+
+---- Fielding Sorted by Year ------+
1908 28 WSH AL P 23 2 69 6 2 .922 .945 3.09 2.28 3.87 3.20 19 165.0 1909 29 TOT AL P 29 6 74 7 0 .920 .942 2.76 2.25 3.65 3.19 23 197.3 WSH AL P 6 2 10 2 0 .857 .945 2.00 2.25 3.69 3.19 4 29.3 CHW AL P 23 4 64 5 0 .932 .942 2.96 2.25 3.64 3.19 19 168.0 1910 30 TOT P 32 3 57 6 2 .909 .945 1.88 1.79 3.02 2.82 21 179.0 CHW AL P 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40 0.00 3.00 0 0.3 CIN NL P 31 3 57 6 2 .909 .945 1.94 1.77 3.02 2.82 21 178.7 1911 31 TOT NL P 27 7 50 2 3 .966 .942 2.11 1.72 3.70 2.76 17 138.7 CIN NL P 6 1 10 0 0 1.000 .940 1.83 1.72 5.59 2.75 3 17.7 PHI NL P 21 6 40 2 3 .958 .943 2.19 1.72 3.42 2.77 14 121.0 1912 32 DET AL P 6 1 12 2 1 .867 .942 2.17 1.95 3.02 2.95 5 38.7
+---- Fielding Sorted by Position --+
1908 28 WSH AL P 23 2 69 6 2 .922 .945 3.09 2.28 3.87 3.20 19 165.0 1909 29 TOT AL P 29 6 74 7 0 .920 .942 2.76 2.25 3.65 3.19 23 197.3 WSH AL P 6 2 10 2 0 .857 .945 2.00 2.25 3.69 3.19 4 29.3 CHW AL P 23 4 64 5 0 .932 .942 2.96 2.25 3.64 3.19 19 168.0 1910 30 TOT P 32 3 57 6 2 .909 .945 1.88 1.79 3.02 2.82 21 179.0 CHW AL P 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40 0.00 3.00 0 0.3 CIN NL P 31 3 57 6 2 .909 .945 1.94 1.77 3.02 2.82 21 178.7 1911 31 TOT NL P 27 7 50 2 3 .966 .942 2.11 1.72 3.70 2.76 17 138.7 CIN NL P 6 1 10 0 0 1.000 .940 1.83 1.72 5.59 2.75 3 17.7 PHI NL P 21 6 40 2 3 .958 .943 2.19 1.72 3.42 2.77 14 121.0 1912 32 DET AL P 6 1 12 2 1 .867 .942 2.17 1.95 3.02 2.95 5 38.7
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+------+ Position Total P* 117 19 262 23 8 .924 .944 2.40 1.99 3.52 3.01 85 718.7 +--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+------+ Overall Total 117 19 262 23 8 .924 .944 2.40 1.99 3.52 3.00 85 719
Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards   Glossary

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

ERA
1908 AL-1.69-6

BB + H per IP (WHIP)
1908 AL-.927-4

Bases on Balls/9IP
1908 AL-.98-2
1909 AL-1.87-9

Shutouts
1911 NL-3-9

Home Runs Allow.
1908 AL-3-7

SO to Walk
1908 AL-3.06-4

Losses
1909 AL-14-9

Hit Batsmen
1909 AL-11-9
1910 NL-12-3

Adjusted ERA+
1908 AL-136-7

     

Gray Ink: Pitching - 9 (1503) (Average HOFer ≈ 185)
HOF Standards: Pitching - 16.0 (415) (Average HOFer ≈ 50)
HOF Monitor: Pitching - 8.0 (994) (Likely HOFer > 100)
Overall Rank in parentheses.

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank
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Transactions 

May 16, 1909: Traded by the Washington Senators to the Chicago White Sox for Nick Altrock, Gavvy Cravath, and Jiggs Donahue.

June 7, 1910: Purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from the Chicago White Sox for $4,000.

July 15, 1911: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Fred Beck to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bert Humphries.


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