Carl Willey Stats

Carl Willey was born on Saturday, June 6, 1931, in Cherryfield, Maine. Willey was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 30, 1958, with the Milwaukee Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Carl Willey baseball stats page.

"I came on in relief ( 1958 World Series , Game 5 , 8th Inning). That was my first year up and that was quite a thrill. When I walked from the bullpen to the mound, my legs were so weak I didn't know which way I was going. When I got to the mound, a kid ran out onto the field and came right to the mound where I was. He said, 'How do you think you'll do?' 'Well,' I said, 'I don't know but I'll find out.' Then I asked, 'Where are you from?' and he said 'Blue Hill, Maine.' The cops came and took him away. I hope they didn't throw him out of the ball game." - Carl Willey in The Ellsworth American (Hugh Bowden, Carlton Willey Recalls His One-inning World Series Appearance , 10/31/2007)
Carl Willey

Carl Willey Autograph on a 1961 Topps Baseball Card (#105 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1961top01' title='1961 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Carl Willey Autograph on a 1961 Topps Baseball Card (#105 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Carlton Francis Willey
Nickname:
Cardy or Carl
Born On:
06-06-1931  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cherryfield, Maine
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-21-2009 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Ellsworth, Maine
Cemetery:
Morse Cemetery, Cherryfield, Maine
High School:
Cherryfield High School (Cherryfield, ME)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
04-30-1958 (Age 26)
Last Game:
09-26-1965
Draft:
Not Applicable
Carl Willey

Carl Willey Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1958 27 Braves 23 19 0 9 7 .563 2.70 9 4 0 140.0 573 110 42 44 14 53 4 74 3 2 0 -
1959 28 Braves 26 15 4 5 9 .357 4.15 5 2 0 117.0 503 126 54 60 12 31 4 51 4 2 0 -
1960 29 Braves 28 21 2 6 7 .462 4.35 2 1 0 144.2 634 136 70 78 19 65 5 109 7 7 1 -
1961 30 Braves 35 22 6 6 12 .333 3.83 4 0 0 159.2 676 147 68 71 20 65 9 91 5 2 0 -
1962 31 Braves 30 6 5 2 5 .286 5.40 0 0 1 73.1 325 95 44 49 9 20 3 40 4 1 0 -
1963 32 Mets 30 28 1 9 14 .391 3.10 7 4 0 183.0 755 149 63 74 24 69 2 101 7 4 1 -
1964 33 Mets 14 3 7 0 2 .000 3.60 0 0 0 30.0 136 37 12 19 5 8 2 14 2 1 0 -
1965 34 Mets 13 3 5 1 2 .333 4.18 1 0 0 28.0 129 30 13 13 2 15 1 13 5 2 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
8 Years 199 117 30 38 58 .396 3.76 28 11 1 875.2 3,731 830 366 408 105 326 30 493 37 21 2 -
Carl Willey

Carl Willey Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1958 27 Braves 23 48 0 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 25 5 0 0 1 .104 .104 .146
1959 28 Braves 26 39 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 22 1 0 0 1 .103 .125 .128
1960 29 Braves 28 48 4 7 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 28 5 0 0 1 .146 .180 .271
1961 30 Braves 35 54 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 26 3 0 0 0 .019 .036 .019
1962 31 Braves 30 11 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 .273 .333 .364
1963 32 Mets 30 54 3 6 0 0 1 1 5 2 0 32 6 0 0 1 .111 .143 .167
1964 33 Mets 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1965 34 Mets 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
8 Years 199 263 9 26 5 1 2 1 9 7 0 143 24 0 0 4 .099 .122 .148
Carl Willey

Carl Willey Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1958 Braves P 23 19 420 21 0.9 21 6 15 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1959 Braves P 26 15 351 23 0.9 22 5 17 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.69
1960 Braves P 28 21 434 28 1.0 26 8 18 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.62
1961 Braves P 35 22 479 51 1.5 51 9 42 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.87
1962 Braves P 30 6 220 16 0.5 15 3 12 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.84
1963 Mets P 30 28 549 51 1.7 49 20 29 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.41
1964 Mets P 14 3 90 4 0.3 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.90
1965 Mets P 13 3 84 8 0.6 6 1 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.93
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 199 117 2,627 202 1.0 193 55 138 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.98
8 Years 199 117 2,627 202 1.0 193 55 138 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.98
Carl Willey

Carl Willey Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1958 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 48.0 1.40 4.76 3.41
1959 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 39.0 1.65 3.92 2.38
1960 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 48.0 1.7 24.0 1.68 6.78 4.04
1961 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.40 5.13 3.66
1962 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 2.00 4.91 2.45
1963 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 54.0 1.7 10.8 1.46 4.97 3.39
1964 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 1.75 4.20 2.40
1965 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.87 4.18 4.82
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
8 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 131.5 1.8 29.2 1.51 5.07 3.35
Carl Willey

Carl Willey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1958 Milwaukee Braves 16 Undetermined - Stats
1959 Milwaukee Braves 16 Undetermined - -
1960 Milwaukee Braves 16 Undetermined - -
1961 Milwaukee Braves 16 Undetermined - -
1962 Milwaukee Braves 16 Undetermined - -
1963 New York Mets 28 Undetermined - -
1964 New York Mets 28 $18,000.00 - -
1965 New York Mets 28 $16,500.00 - -


Carlton Francis Willey was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Milwaukee Braves (1958-1962) and New York Mets (1963-1965). When Carl, his nickname, stepped on the mound in County Stadium, on April 11, 1963 (versus his previous employer, the Milwaukee Braves ), he became the first Mets ' player to ever wear #11 in a regular season game!

Did you know that Carl Willey was born in the tiny town of Cherryfield, Maine , a 44.99 square mile city, with a population less than 1,000, that refers to itself as the "Blueberry Capital of the World?" Author Brendan C. Boyd, in The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book (Ticknor & Fields, 04/01/1973, Page 86) wrote:

"A small sleepy potato farming town in northern Maine near the Canadian border called Cherryfield-the sort of place that was inhabited exclusively by lobster fisherman and grizzly bears. Over the main street of the town-which coincidently was the only street in the town there was a guge white muslin banner strung between the Flying A Gas Station sign and the front of the McKeither Brothers Dry Goods Store that proclaimed in faded red script: WELCOME TO CHERRYFIELD, MAINE HOME OF MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER CARLTON WILEY. I can't help thinking that nothing he could do, no matter how dismal or mediocre could ever prove disappointing, in any way, shape, or form, to the people of Cherryfield, Maine."

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