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Billy Pierce

Walter William Pierce
Born: April 2, 1927
Detroit, MI USA
Deceased: July 31, 2015
Primary Position: P
All Position(s) Played: P, 1B, PR
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'10" Weight: 160
Career: June 1, 1945-October 3, 1964
Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Billy Pierce compiled a career record of 211 wins and 169 losses in his 616-game career with the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants. He began playing during the June 1, 1945 season and last took the field during the October 3, 1964 campaign. Pierce was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Pitching:

YearLgTeamWLWin%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBF
1945ALDET00.0001.8050400010.062211001010045
1948ALDET301.0006.34225900055.1474039551036101258
1949ALCHA715.3183.8832264800171.2145897411112095025761
1950ALCHA1216.4293.98332931511219.118911297111370118204978
1951ALCHA1514.5173.03372861812240.12379381147301131011008
1952ALCHA1512.5562.57333211441255.12147673127901443031042
1953ALCHA1812.6002.72403361973271.121694822010201863051113
1954ALCHA910.4743.48362641243188.2179867315860148313818
1955ALCHA1510.6001.97332651661205.2162504516645157314836
1956ALCHA209.6903.32353322111276.12611081022410071923161166
1957ALCHA2012.6253.26373421642257.02289893187191711131062
1958ALCHA1711.6072.68353231932245.0204837333662144101983
1959ALCHA1415.4833.62343301220224.0217989026624114312934
1960ALCHA147.6673.6232301810196.1201817924461108002813
1961ALCHA109.5263.8039285513180.0190857617543106102764
1962NLSFN166.7273.4930232721162.114767631935276312657
1963NLSFN311.2144.2738131331899.010649471220152123420
1964NLSFN301.0002.203411400449.0401412610129001195
Totals211169.5553.275854328419338323306.2298913251201284117835199930104813853

Batting:

YearLgTeamGPPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBDPHBPSHSFIBB
1945ALDET5220000000001.000.000.000.000010000
1948ALDET2217175502020004.294.294.529.824900000
1949ALCHA39625179000200515.177.250.177.427920600
1950ALCHA4088771020300600613.260.321.299.6202311400
1951ALCHA3993791016100301917.203.284.215.4991720500
1952ALCHA35102911117100301620.187.237.198.4351830500
1953ALCHA4210287411000400416.126.174.126.30011311000
1954ALCHA386857411000500412.193.242.193.4351100610
1955ALCHA348170512200710310.171.206.200.4061400800
1956ALCHA39113102616000300322.157.189.157.3461631700
1957ALCHA4110499717100600225.172.188.182.3701830300
1958ALCHA3594831017300400413.205.250.241.4912001600
1959ALCHA348168313120700713.191.267.265.5311810600
1960ALCHA327667412100700614.179.247.194.4411320300
1961ALCHA39635638000300111.143.158.143.301820600
1962NLSFN306656312000500312.214.254.214.4691210700
1963NLSFN38343124000000211.129.182.129.311400100
1964NLSFN34990300020003.333.333.333.667300000
Totals61612551102942031340691265232.184.232.203.4352242448310

Fielding by Position:

Catchers
YearLgTeamPosGPGSInn.POAEDPFld%RF/9RF/GPBWPSBCSCS%
1945ALDETP500.002001.000.00.40
1948ALDETP2200.029001.000.00.50
1949ALCHAP3200.0123342.918.001.41
1950ALCHAP3300.043011.971.001.03
1951ALCHAP3700.0113824.961.001.32
1952ALCHAP3300.0134313.983.001.70
1953ALCHA1B100.010001.000.001.00
1953ALCHAP4000.0103341.915.001.08
1954ALCHAP3626188.271911.9631.24.72
1955ALCHAP3326205.2725011.0001.40.97
1956ALCHAP3533276.143332.9251.211.06
1957ALCHAP3734257.084522.9641.861.43
1958ALCHAP3532245.0112613.9741.361.06
1959ALCHAP3433224.0114024.9622.051.50
1960ALCHAP3231196.172922.9471.651.13
1961ALCHAP3928180.073131.9271.90.97
1962NLSFNP3023162.142413.9661.55.93
1963NLSFNP381399.0420021.0002.18.63
1964NLSFNP34149.01710.8891.47.24
Totals5862802083.11244872832.9562.641.040000nan

Postseason - Batting:

YearLgTeamSeriesGPPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBDPHBPSHSFIBB
1959ALCHAWS3000000000000.000.000.000.000000000
1962NLSFNWS2550000000001.000.000.000.000000000
Totals5550000000001.000.000.000.000000000

Postseason - Fielding by Position:

Catchers
YearLgTeamSeriesPosGPGSInn.POAEDPFld%RF/9RF/GPBSBCSCS%
1959ALCHAWSP304.00010.000.00.00
1962NLSFNWSP2215.010001.000.60.50
Totals5219.01010.500.47.20000nan

Awards

1956 - TSN All-Star P
1956 - TSN Pitcher of the Year
1957 - TSN All-Star P
1957 - TSN Pitcher of the Year