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Bill DonovanTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1898-1918 MLB Years: 1898-1918
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PositionsP-378, OF-37, 1B-18, 2B-8, SS-3Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Edward Donovan
Height5-11Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 13,1876PlaceLawrence,Massachusetts
Death DateDecember 9,1923 [47.057]
MLB DebutApril 22,1898 [21.191]
OrganizationsDET [11] [4] NYA [2] WSN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID10833Retrosheet IDdonob101MLBAM ID113465
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Brooklyn Dodgers in 1901-1902
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts82Walks33Hittable62SO/BB61vsPower62Hitting58Durability59Team.526Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1898Washington NationalsNLMLBwsnS/R21164.30177106010088.08874420693612001.789.00--7.063.680.52.1434.30
1899Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbksS/R22124.32523202125.0352212013111001.9212.60--4.683.960.85.3333.62
1900Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbksS/R23126.68541201031.0362323018131001.7410.45--5.233.770.72.3333.73
1901Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbksST2425152.774538736273351.0324151108115222610001.368.310.033.905.791.49.6252.97
1902Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbksST2517152.783533230421297.22501229211111707001.217.560.033.365.141.53.5312.69
1903Detroit TigersALMLBdet-ST2617162.293534134410307.0247104783951877001.117.240.092.795.481.97.5152.59
1904Detroit TigersALMLBdet-ST2717162.463434030300293.02511118059413711001.187.710.152.894.211.46.5152.67
1905Detroit TigersALMLBdet-ST2818152.603432227520280.22361118121011354001.207.570.063.244.331.34.5452.73
1906Detroit TigersALMLBdet-ST299153.152525022000211.22219274472852001.389.400.173.063.611.18.3752.83
1907Detroit TigersALMLBdet-ST302542.193228427341271.022296663821232001.127.370.102.724.081.50.8622.32
1908Detroit TigersALMLBdet-ST311872.082928125610242.221078562531413001.087.790.071.975.232.66.7201.70
1909Detroit TigersALMLBdet-S/R32872.312117413442140.01215036060764001.297.76--3.854.871.27.5332.41
1910Detroit TigersALMLBdet-ST331772.442623320330206.218474564611072001.198.010.172.664.661.75.7082.42
1911Detroit TigersALMLBdet-ST341093.312019115110168.01608362464813001.338.550.213.424.331.27.5263.26
1912Detroit TigersALMLBdet-S/R35100.90312002010.05210260000.704.50--1.805.403.001.0002.25
1915New York YankeesALMLBnya-Rel38034.81918007033.2351818110170001.349.360.272.674.541.70.0002.68
1916New York YankeesALMLBnya-Rel39000.0010100101.01000100002.009.00--9.00--0.00-5.32
1918Detroit TigersALMLBdet-S/R41101.5021100106.05110110001.007.50--1.501.501.001.0002.40
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter1861392.6937832751289354982961.226311212886301059155269001.247.990.093.214.711.47.5720.16
Detroit Tigers Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter141962.4926124219213291932135.0186280259127685107938001.197.840.112.884.541.58.595-
Brooklyn Superbas Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter44343.00907713706125704.2645318235229442019001.338.240.033.755.361.43.564-
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter164.30177106010088.08874420693612001.789.00--7.063.680.52.143-
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter034.671019008034.2361818111170001.369.350.262.864.411.55.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14102.692824421341220.019590662791155001.247.990.093.214.711.47.5830.16

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1898Washington NationalsNLMLBwsnof-p213910311172228204021000.165.211.282.493296110.149.117.175.2373.640.000.001.8251.5035.29
1899Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbksp22513231000000000000.231.231.308.5394113.231.077.077.2510.000.000.000.000.0033.33
1900Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbksp23513000002000000000.000.000.000.0000013.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1901Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbksp2446135162330213108008000.170.217.237.454325151.158.067.133.2195.300.000.001.3267.5021.74
1902Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbksp2548161162832116709022000.174.227.236.463386174.169.062.161.2285.170.000.000.57161.0021.43
1903Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p2640124113032012304009000.242.266.298.564375137.242.056.113.2672.920.000.000.000.0016.67
1904Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p274614012382116203005000.271.287.321.608454148.266.050.086.2902.030.000.000.68140.0010.53
1905Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p28441301625400580120113000.192.266.223.489294156.192.031.185.2477.690.000.000.000.0016.00
1906Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p2928915110100601004000.121.130.143.27313196.121.022.099.1331.040.000.000.000.009.09
1907Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p3037109202972019406004000.266.304.367.671409119.266.101.193.3275.040.000.000.000.0031.03
1908Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p31308251310022010001000.159.250.171.42114193.159.012.159.22010.750.000.000.000.007.69
1909Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p322245690001002015000.200.250.200.4509053.200.000.044.2283.770.000.000.000.000.00
1910Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p3326696101002005002000.145.203.159.36211176.145.014.087.1876.580.000.000.000.0010.00
1911Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p342460111231161011001000.200.324.333.65720572.186.133.333.32515.280.000.001.3960.0041.67
1912Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p-of35613310000001000000.077.143.077.2201014.077.000.077.1227.140.000.000.000.000.00
1915New York YankeesALMLBnya-p381012110000001600000.083.154.083.2371013.167.000.083.1307.6946.156.000.000.000.00
1918Detroit TigersALMLBdet-p4122110001000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.4840.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter45813021422513011793360776655000.193.241.249.490324481440.189.056.143.0005.350.420.080.49186.0019.12
Detroit Tigers Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter30586596179217254260550244000.207.256.254.51022030966.205.047.141.0005.690.000.000.21432.5016.76
Brooklyn Superbas Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter10432234547233180170210000.168.214.230.4447412351.160.062.140.0004.840.000.000.85107.3322.22
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3910311172228204021000.165.211.282.493296110.149.117.175.0003.640.000.001.8251.5035.29
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1012110000001600000.083.154.083.2371013.167.000.083.0007.6946.156.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624615089114233130272219000.193.241.249.49011517509.189.056.143.0005.350.420.080.49186.0019.12

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1898Washington NationalsNLMLBwsn21OF20--384334542.9332.10------3951.313.2
1898Washington NationalsNLMLBwsn21P17--617322623.8851.35------3943.611.2
1898Washington NationalsNLMLBwsn212B1---------------392.60.7
1898Washington NationalsNLMLBwsn21SS1--112142.5002.00------392.60.7
1899Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks22P5--151-76.8571.20------5100.03.4
1900Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks23P5---12--12121.0002.40------5100.03.7
1901Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks24P45--1475759689.9271.98------4697.833.1
1902Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks25P35--2071529691.9482.60------4872.925.4
1902Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks251B8--877139594.98911.75------4816.75.8
1902Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks25OF4--8-1-98.8892.00------488.32.9
1902Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks252B1--23--551.0005.00------482.10.7
1903Detroit TigersALMLBdet26P35-3072565629690.9382.570.29-----4087.525.7
1903Detroit TigersALMLBdet26SS2---32153.6001.50------405.01.5
1903Detroit TigersALMLBdet262B1---1--111.0001.00------402.50.7
1903Detroit TigersALMLBdet26OF1--12--331.0003.00------402.50.7
1904Detroit TigersALMLBdet27P34-293288942121117.9673.440.40-----4673.922.4
1904Detroit TigersALMLBdet271B8--52-115352.9816.50------4617.45.3
1904Detroit TigersALMLBdet27OF1----2-2---------462.20.7
1905Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P34-2801667638983.9332.440.30-----4477.322.2
1905Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF8--104--14141.0001.75------4418.25.2
1905Detroit TigersALMLBdet282B2--221-54.8002.00------444.51.3
1906Detroit TigersALMLBdet29P25-2111162317673.9612.920.35-----2889.316.8
1906Detroit TigersALMLBdet292B3--531-98.8892.67------2810.72.0
1906Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF1--1-1-21.5001.00------283.60.7
1907Detroit TigersALMLBdet30P32-27113564-7369.9452.160.25-----3786.521.3
1908Detroit TigersALMLBdet31P29-24216395-6055.9171.900.23-----3096.719.0
1909Detroit TigersALMLBdet32P21-140929113938.9741.810.27-----2295.513.8
1910Detroit TigersALMLBdet33P26-206933224442.9551.620.20-----26100.016.9
1911Detroit TigersALMLBdet34P20-1684252-3129.9351.450.17-----2483.313.0
1912Detroit TigersALMLBdet35P3-10-1--111.0000.330.10-----650.02.0
1912Detroit TigersALMLBdet35OF2---------------633.31.3
1912Detroit TigersALMLBdet351B2--5-1-65.8332.50------633.31.3
1915New York YankeesALMLBnya38P9-3317--881.0000.890.24-----1090.05.9
1916New York YankeesALMLBnya39P1-1-------------1100.00.6
1918Detroit TigersALMLBdet41P2-6-1--111.0000.500.17-----2100.01.6
MLB Totals for P - 18 season(s)-   P378-21681736544920876827.9442.190.38-----3780.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF37--5810737568.9071.84------370.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B18--144734154151.9818.39------180.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 5 season(s)-   2B8--992-2018.9002.25------80.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS3--144295.5561.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1898Washington NationalsNLMLBwsn2117--11----20-
1899Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks225----------
1900Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks235----------
1901Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks2445----------
1902Brooklyn SuperbasNLMLBbks2535-81-----4-
1903Detroit TigersALMLBdet2635--12----1-
1904Detroit TigersALMLBdet2734-8------1-
1905Detroit TigersALMLBdet2834--2-----8-
1906Detroit TigersALMLBdet2925--3-----1-
1907Detroit TigersALMLBdet3032----------
1908Detroit TigersALMLBdet3129----------
1909Detroit TigersALMLBdet3221----------
1910Detroit TigersALMLBdet3326----------
1911Detroit TigersALMLBdet3420----------
1912Detroit TigersALMLBdet353-2------2-
1915New York YankeesALMLBnya389----------
1916New York YankeesALMLBnya391----------
1918Detroit TigersALMLBdet412----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1907Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB30011.7122021.017451601.057.290.002.146.863.200.00.000
1908Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB31024.2422017.017841001.249.000.002.125.292.500.00.000
1909Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB32113.0021012.0748701.255.250.006.005.250.880.00.500
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs142.88606500050.04101601733001.167.380.003.065.941.940.00.200

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1907Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB3028000000000300000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00
1908Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB3124000000101100000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.50020.0020.001.000.000.000.00
1909Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB3224000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs616000000101500000.000.059.000.0590017.000.000.1255.8829.415.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1915New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya38Manager1526983.45432.55 
1916New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya39Manager1548074.51911.04 
1917New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya40Manager1537182.46428.56 
1918Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet41Assistant Coach1265571.43720.07Hughie Jennings
1921Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi44Manager15451103.33143.58 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1903-01-01Jumped teams to Tigers from Dodgers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.