C Bill Van Ness #4
Age: 27 | Bats: L | Throws: R | Morale: Very Unhappy
11/20/1944
C BILL VAN NESS #4 - AGE: 27 - BATS: L - THROWS: R - MORALE: VERY UNHAPPY
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG SB WAR
96 300 61 14 0 2 31 40 23 .203 .297 .270 1 0.7
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
09/28/1944 @ CHI Loss, 2-3 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
09/27/1944 @ STL Win, 7-1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
09/23/1944 @ NYG Win, 9-7 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 0
09/21/1944 @ DET Win, 3-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/19/1944 @ DET Loss, 3-5 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
09/16/1944 @ WAS Win, 10-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/10/1944 PHI Win, 2-1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
09/04/1944 @ WAS Loss, 1-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/03/1944 PIT Win, 7-6 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
09/02/1944 PIT Loss, 1-4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
PERSONALITY
Birthday:12/23/1916
Born in:Dayton, OH
Nationality:American
Height:5' 9"
Weight:180 lbs
Local Popularity:Insignificant
National Pop.:Insignificant
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$7,000
Signed Through:1945 Season
Major Service:5 Years, 165 Days
Service This Yr:167 Days
40-Man Service:5 Years, 165 Days
Pro Service:8 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1935, 6th Pick in Round 1
FEDERALLY ALIGNED BASEBALL LEAGUES 1944 BATTING STATS
Batting G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WOBA ISO wRC+
Overall 96 300 61 14 0 2 31 29 40 23 .203 .297 .270 .567 .265 .067 66
Batting GS PA HP IW CI GDP SH SF TB EBH SB CS SB% RC RC/27 WAR  
Overall 85 340 0 7 0 7 0 0 81 16 1 0 100.0 24.9 2.73 .7  
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Versus Left   128 28 5 0 0 7 14 11 9 0 0 0 .219 .281 .258 .538
Versus Right   172 33 9 0 2 24 15 29 14 0 0 0 .192 .308 .279 .588
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
April   37 10 4 0 0 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 .270 .341 .378 .720
May   77 14 1 0 1 9 7 11 8 0 0 0 .182 .284 .234 .518
June   80 17 5 0 1 12 10 8 5 0 0 0 .212 .284 .312 .597
July   41 7 1 0 0 2 1 10 2 0 0 0 .171 .333 .195 .528
August   32 7 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 .219 .265 .281 .546
September   33 6 1 0 0 3 5 5 2 0 0 0 .182 .289 .212 .502
Spring Training   46 12 3 0 1 6 3 3 2 2 0 1 .261 .308 .391 .699
Last Year   411 105 18 1 4 44 61 70 26 4 1 7 .255 .370 .333 .703
2 Years Ago   257 63 7 1 3 33 41 43 6 4 0 0 .245 .349 .315 .664
Career   2100 516 95 3 22 243 257 262 93 20 1 18 .246 .332 .325 .657
Home   162 33 8 0 1 16 13 24 12 0 0 0 .204 .306 .272 .578
Road   138 28 6 0 1 15 16 16 11 0 0 0 .203 .286 .268 .554
Grass   300 61 14 0 2 31 29 40 23 0 0 0 .203 .297 .270 .567
Day   267 55 13 0 2 29 24 37 20 0 0 0 .206 .303 .277 .580
Night   33 6 1 0 0 2 5 3 3 0 0 0 .182 .250 .212 .462
As Starter   291 59 13 0 2 30 28 39 22 0 0 0 .203 .297 .268 .565
As Reliever / Substitution   9 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .222 .300 .333 .633
Pinch Hitting   6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
Close/Late   77 15 3 0 0 8 8 10 2 0 0 0 .195 .287 .234 .521
Inning 1-3   87 15 1 0 2 9 9 7 9 0 0 0 .172 .234 .253 .487
Inning 4-6   107 25 7 0 0 12 7 19 6 0 0 0 .234 .349 .299 .648
Inning 7-9   100 20 5 0 0 10 12 12 8 0 0 0 .200 .286 .250 .536
Extra Innings   6 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .333 .708
0 Outs   101 19 4 0 0 5 11 8 7 0 0 0 .188 .248 .228 .475
1 Outs   104 21 6 0 1 14 13 14 8 0 0 0 .202 .297 .288 .585
2 Outs   95 21 4 0 1 12 5 18 8 0 0 0 .221 .345 .295 .640
Scoring Position   88 19 4 0 2 31 7 16 7 0 0 0 .216 .337 .330 .666
Bases Empty   150 31 8 0 0 0 18 20 14 0 0 0 .207 .300 .260 .560
Runner on 1st   62 11 2 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 .177 .227 .210 .437
Runner on 2nd   26 4 1 0 0 3 1 8 3 0 0 0 .154 .353 .192 .545
Runner on 3rd   10 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .273 .300 .573
Runner on 1st & 2nd   23 7 2 0 0 8 3 0 2 0 0 0 .304 .304 .391 .696
Runner on 1st & 3rd   14 5 0 0 2 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 .357 .471 .786 1.256
Runner on 2nd & 3rd   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Bases Loaded   13 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .077 .200 .077 .277
Two Strikes   112 19 5 0 0 9 11 10 23 0 0 0 .170 .238 .214 .452
First Pitch   64 12 3 0 0 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 .188 .268 .234 .502
Count 0-1   29 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .103 .103 .103 .207
Count 0-2   16 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 .250 .250 .312 .562
Count 1-0   25 9 3 0 1 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 .360 .360 .600 .960
Count 1-1   31 6 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .194 .258 .452
Count 1-2   40 6 3 0 0 1 4 0 7 0 0 0 .150 .150 .225 .375
Count 2-0   10 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Count 2-1   20 8 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .450 .850
Count 2-2   32 8 1 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 0 0 .250 .250 .281 .531
Count 3-0   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Count 3-1   9 2 0 0 1 3 4 14 0 0 0 0 .222 .696 .556 1.251
Full Count   24 1 0 0 0 4 2 10 5 0 0 0 .042 .324 .042 .365
Behind in Count   85 13 4 0 0 2 7 0 13 0 0 0 .153 .153 .200 .353
Ahead in Count   64 21 4 0 2 14 12 23 0 0 0 0 .328 .506 .484 .990
Batting 4th   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Batting 6th   8 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347
Batting 7th   213 41 13 0 2 25 23 29 18 0 0 0 .192 .289 .282 .571
Batting 8th   76 18 1 0 0 5 5 9 5 0 0 0 .237 .318 .250 .568
Batting 9th   2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Low Leverage   102 22 6 0 0 6 11 15 10 0 0 0 .216 .316 .275 .591
Medium Leverage   135 24 2 0 1 9 12 15 10 0 0 0 .178 .260 .215 .475
High Leverage   62 15 6 0 1 16 6 10 2 0 0 0 .242 .347 .387 .734
CAREER BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1938 Boston - FABL 21 17 59 19 2 0 1 9 5 6 0 1 2 0 0 .322 .379 .407 .786 113 119 0.5
1939 Boston - FABL 22 145 518 122 22 1 5 63 56 55 7 6 26 0 0 .236 .314 .311 .625 70 65 0.3
1940 Boston - FABL 23 111 386 95 21 0 4 42 47 32 4 4 9 0 0 .246 .308 .332 .639 81 84 1.4
1941 Boston - FABL 24 56 169 51 11 0 3 21 18 16 0 1 1 0 2 .302 .360 .420 .780 116 122 1.2
1942 Boston - FABL 25 91 257 63 7 1 3 33 41 43 0 4 6 0 0 .245 .349 .315 .664 93 100 1.9
1943 Boston - FABL 26 130 411 105 18 1 4 44 61 70 7 4 26 0 2 .255 .370 .333 .703 107 112 3.3
1944 Boston - FABL 27 96 300 61 14 0 2 31 29 40 0 0 23 1 0 .203 .297 .270 .567 61 66 0.7
Total FABL 646 2100 516 95 3 22 243 257 262 18 20 93 1 4 .246 .332 .325 .657 86 89 9.3
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1934 Total - 17 25 99 52 16 0 1 29 37 18 4 3 1 7 2 .525 .597 .717 1.314 100 100 2.5
1935 Total - 18 22 91 47 13 0 3 28 36 16 4 0 5 1 1 .516 .604 .758 1.362 100 100 2.5
1936 Arlington - B 19 102 384 113 32 6 0 59 37 15 3 6 30 0 1 .294 .321 .409 .730 97 95 1.3
1936 Springfield - A 19 26 95 24 11 0 1 9 5 2 0 0 17 0 0 .253 .268 .400 .668 91 93 0.5
1937 Springfield - A 20 96 362 95 24 2 5 54 40 22 5 2 27 1 0 .262 .312 .381 .693 86 86 1.0
1938 Columbus - AAA 21 120 428 146 29 3 7 64 52 44 6 4 21 1 0 .341 .407 .472 .879 133 137 4.3
Total CL 120 428 146 29 3 7 64 52 44 6 4 21 1 0 .341 .407 .472 .879 133 137
Total MAL 122 457 119 35 2 6 63 45 24 5 2 44 1 0 .260 .303 .385 .688 87 87
Total SEL 102 384 113 32 6 0 59 37 15 3 6 30 0 1 .294 .321 .409 .730 97 95
CAREER POSTSEASON BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1941 Boston - FABL 24 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 234 235 0.2
1943 Boston - FABL 26 7 22 2 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 .091 .192 .091 .283 -16 -21 0.7
Total FABL 9 26 3 0 0 1 4 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 .115 .200 .231 .431 18 13
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1936 Springfield - A C 26 26 88 18 2 108 2 .981 220.2 4.32 +0.2 1.096 3 27 8 29.6
1936 Arlington - B C 99 99 280 46 9 343 17 .950 847.2 3.46 -3.3 .896 6 96 22 22.9
1937 Springfield - A C 92 92 355 58 5 423 10 .976 813.1 4.57 +0.8 .936 4 92 29 31.5
1938 Boston - MLB C 17 16 51 7 0 59 1 .983 137.2 3.79 -0.1 .772 1 9 3 33.3
1938 Columbus - AAA C 114 114 416 66 6 493 11 .978 998.2 4.34 -1.1 .842 8 74 28 37.8
1939 Boston - MLB C 144 143 546 88 9 645 11 .983 1274.1 4.48 -2.7 .923 7 123 45 36.6
1940 Boston - MLB C 102 97 340 61 11 414 13 .969 875.2 4.12 -1.2 .917 5 80 32 40.0
1941 Boston - MLB C 44 40 156 19 5 179 4 .978 365.2 4.31 -1.6 .762 3 15 5 33.3
1942 Boston - MLB C 74 63 233 40 1 277 4 .986 585.0 4.20 +3.2 1.189 2 44 23 52.3
1943 Boston - MLB C 124 120 394 78 10 479 7 .985 1054.1 4.03 +2.7 1.015 8 57 24 42.1
1944 Boston - MLB C 92 85 338 38 6 379 3 .992 758.1 4.46 +1.7 .984 5 37 18 48.6
TOTAL C 928 895 3197 519 64 3799 83 .978 7931.1 4.22 -1.5 .937 52 654 237 36.2
PLAYER HISTORY
01/01/1935 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
12/05/1935 Drafted in the 1935 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 6, 6th overall pick) by the Boston Minutemen, out of high school (Suffolk; Suffolk, VA).
12/14/1935 Signed a minor league contract with the Boston Minutemen organization with a signing bonus of $13,000.
01/01/1936 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/14/1936 Named the #25 prospect in the FABL
07/06/1936 Named the #14 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1937 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/19/1937 Named the #20 prospect in the FABL
07/11/1937 Named the #15 prospect in the FABL
08/12/1937 Injured (fractured thumb),out for 5 weeks.
10/14/1937 Named the #34 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1938 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/18/1938 Named the #76 prospect in the FABL
06/26/1938 Injured (bruised forearm),day-to-day for 1 day.
07/10/1938 Named the #48 prospect in the FABL
08/15/1938 Wins the CL Player of the Week Award.
10/15/1938 Named the #39 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1939 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/24/1939 Named the #38 prospect in the FABL
07/01/1939 Wins the FABL FA Rookie of the Month Award.
01/01/1940 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
01/01/1941 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/08/1941 Injured (strep throat),day-to-day for 4 days.
10/10/1941 Wins the 1941 World Championship Series with the Boston Minutemen.
01/01/1942 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
01/01/1943 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
05/01/1943 Injured (flu-like symptoms),day-to-day for 4 days.
01/01/1944 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
10/18/1944 Injured (undisclosed injury),out for 5 days.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year BB Rank
1943 70 10
Year IBB Rank
1939 13 1
1943 7 7
1944 7 8
Year HP Rank
1939 7 4
1940 4 10
1943 7 2
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