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Billy KlausTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1952-1963 MLB Years: 1952-1963
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PositionsSS-425, 3B-272, 2B-43, OF-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Joseph Klaus
Height5-10Weight165BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 9,1928PlaceFox Lake,Illinois
Death DateDecember 3,2006 [77.359]
High SchoolGrant Community (Fox Lake,IL)
MLB DebutApril 16,1952 [23.128]
OrganizationsBOS [4] PHI [2] BAL [2] BSN [1] MLN [1] WS2 [1] Awards0Awards Voting2-32
TBC Player ID13799Retrosheet IDklaub101MLBAM ID117137
RelationshipsBrother of Bobby Klaus
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Player Notes:   Selected by the Washington Senators from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1960 AL expansion draft (Pick #34)
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed57Power51Contact67XBH56RBIs49Runs55Hitting50Durability48Team.511Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1952Boston BravesNLMLBbsn2ss2374300000001100000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.14420.0020.001.000.000.000.00
1953Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb22422100001000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35ss261355418315326276060604404504.283.351.377.72820435610.295.094.216.3349.847.210.731.1577.2922.88
1956Boston Red SoxALMLBbos353b271355209114129575910904316307.271.378.387.76520141620.283.116.290.35114.526.940.481.1374.2929.08
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35ss28127477761201841042205553014012.252.326.369.69517632537.263.117.237.31510.249.870.961.8647.7026.67
1958Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35ss29618851440170051600002.159.204.239.44321593.183.080.136.2035.3817.203.201.0888.0035.71
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal6ss-3b30104321338011032524513803216.249.350.312.66210014377.273.063.215.30913.5310.080.750.80107.0017.50
1960Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal62b314643892016009901001.209.346.326.67214353.242.117.326.31716.9816.981.001.8943.0033.33
1961Washington Senators IIALMLBws263b329125126578273022303421331.227.311.359.6709017287.235.132.251.30010.4511.851.132.4435.8629.82
1962Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi323b-ss3310224830518242011294314134.206.290.302.5927514283.233.096.214.27010.2515.191.481.4162.0027.45
1963Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi32ss-3b341118110000001401000.056.105.056.1611020.071.000.056.0835.0020.004.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter8212513357626106154025014733128542118737.249.335.351.6868821612887.266.102.236.00011.479.870.861.3962.8325.72
Boston Red Sox Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter45816262554287711251689021015611112025.263.346.370.7166021131860.277.107.242.00011.298.390.741.3465.0426.40
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter150364418913043124604704217.245.350.313.66311417430.270.068.228.00013.9510.930.780.9391.0019.10
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11326631528242011304715134.195.279.286.5657614303.222.091.203.0009.9015.511.571.3266.5026.92
Washington Senators II Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9125126578273022303421331.227.311.359.6709017287.235.132.251.00010.4511.851.132.4435.8629.82
Boston Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter74300000001100000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.00020.0020.001.000.000.000.00
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter22100001000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624967012421384931655614417.249.335.351.68617432570.266.102.236.00011.479.870.861.3962.8325.72

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1952Boston BravesNLMLBbsn23SS4--1-1-21.5000.25------757.12.6
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26SS126--2073912855626598.9554.75------13593.381.8
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos263B8--7203-3027.9003.38------1355.95.2
1956Boston Red SoxALMLBbos273B106--1202422118383362.9453.42------13578.568.8
1956Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27SS26--35646810599.9433.81------13519.316.9
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28SS118--2044172593646621.9615.26------12792.976.6
1958Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29SS27--1835726053.8831.96------6144.317.5
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30SS59--77147721231224.9703.80------10456.738.3
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal303B49--438467133127.9552.59------10447.131.8
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal302B1---------------1041.00.6
1960Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal312B30--1929295048.9601.60------4665.219.5
1960Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31SS12--1017-527271.0002.25------4626.17.8
1960Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal313B2---6--661.0003.00------464.31.3
1961Washington Senators IIALMLBws2323B51--4010763153147.9612.88------9156.031.7
1961Washington Senators IIALMLBws232SS18--2447287371.9733.94------9119.811.2
1961Washington Senators IIALMLBws232OF1---------------911.10.6
1961Washington Senators IIALMLBws2322B1---1-1111.0001.00------911.10.6
1962Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi333B53--437224117115.9832.17------10252.032.9
1962Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi33SS30--29497118578.9182.60------10229.418.6
1962Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi332B11--2121-642421.0003.82------10210.86.8
1963Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34SS5--12--331.0000.60------1145.53.1
1963Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi343B3---5-1551.0001.67------1127.31.9
MLB Totals for SS - 10 season(s)-   SS425--60611698320318581775.9554.18------4250.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 7 season(s)-   3B272--2535363833827789.9542.90------2720.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B43--40512169391.9782.12------430.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1952Boston BravesNLMLBbsn23----4------
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26----1268-----
1956Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27----26106-----
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28----118------
1958Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29----27------
1959Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30---15949-----
1960Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31---30122-----
1961Washington Senators IIALMLBws232---11851---1-
1962Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi33---113053-----
1963Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34----53-----

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1963-05-24Released by Phillies. 
1963-04-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1962-10-19Released by Phillies. 
1962-04-05Purchased by Phillies from Senators. 
1960-12-14Selected by Senators from Orioles in expansion draft. 
1958-12-15TradeTraded by Red Sox to Orioles for Jim Busby. 
1954-12-14TradeTraded by Giants to Red Sox for Del Wilber. 
1954-02-01TradeTraded by Braves with Ebba St. Claire, Don Liddle, Johnny Antonelli and Cash to Giants for Sam Calderone and Bobby Thomson. 
1950-10-01Purchased by Braves from Dallas (Texas). 
1949-12-05Selected by Dallas (Texas) from Cubs in the minor league draft. 
1947-01-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1947-01-01Contract voided by Indians. 
1946-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.