Bill Donovan Stats

Bill Donovan was born on Friday, October 13, 1876, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Donovan was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 22, 1898, with the Washington Senators. 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 Bill Donovan baseball stats page.

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"When in good shape (Wild Bill) Donovan has fine speed, a wonderful break on his fast ball and is one of the best fielding pitchers in the country." - Author Alfred H. Spink in The National Game (1911)

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Birth Name:
William Edward Donovan
Nickname:
Bill or Wild Bill
Born On:
10-13-1876  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-09-1923 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Forsyth, New York
Cemetery:
Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-22-1898 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-02-1918
Draft:
Not Applicable

Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan Pitching Stats

1898 22 Senators 17 7 10 1 6 .143 4.30 6 0 0 88.0 421 88 42 74 0 69 - 36 12 7 0 -
1899 23 Superbas 5 2 2 1 2 .333 4.32 2 0 1 25.0 116 35 12 22 0 13 - 11 1 0 0 -
1900 24 Superbas 5 4 1 1 2 .333 6.68 2 0 0 31.0 147 36 23 23 0 18 - 13 1 3 0 -
1901 25 Superbas 45 38 7 25 15 .625 2.77 36 2 3 351.0 1,529 324 108 151 1 152 - 226 10 8 0 -
1902 26 Superbas 35 33 2 17 15 .531 2.78 30 4 1 297.2 1,253 250 92 122 1 111 - 170 7 7 0 -
1903 27 Tigers 35 34 1 17 16 .515 2.29 34 4 0 307.0 1,231 247 78 104 3 95 - 187 7 5 0 -
1904 28 Tigers 34 34 0 17 16 .515 2.46 30 3 0 293.0 1,205 251 80 111 5 94 - 137 11 11 0 -
1905 29 Tigers 34 32 2 18 15 .545 2.60 27 5 0 280.2 1,173 236 81 111 2 101 - 135 4 10 0 -
1906 30 Tigers 25 25 0 9 15 .375 3.15 22 0 0 211.2 923 221 74 92 4 72 - 85 2 8 0 -
1907 31 Tigers 32 28 4 25 4 .862 2.19 27 3 1 271.0 1,103 222 66 96 3 82 - 123 2 8 0 -
1908 32 Tigers 29 28 1 18 7 .720 2.08 25 6 0 242.2 997 210 56 78 2 53 - 141 3 6 0 -
1909 33 Tigers 21 17 4 8 7 .533 2.31 13 4 2 140.1 595 121 36 50 0 60 - 76 4 6 0 -
1910 34 Tigers 26 23 3 17 7 .708 2.44 20 3 0 206.2 849 184 56 74 4 61 - 107 2 7 0 -
1911 35 Tigers 20 19 1 10 9 .526 3.31 15 1 0 168.1 726 160 62 83 4 64 - 81 3 3 0 -
1912 36 Tigers 3 1 2 1 0 1.000 0.90 0 0 0 10.0 37 5 1 2 0 2 - 6 0 1 0 -
1915 39 Yankees 9 1 7 0 3 .000 4.81 0 0 0 33.2 144 35 18 18 1 10 - 17 0 1 0 -
1916 40 Yankees 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 5 1 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
1918 42 Tigers 2 1 1 1 0 1.000 1.50 0 0 0 6.0 23 5 1 1 0 1 - 1 0 0 0 -
18 Years 378 327 49 186 139 .572 2.69 289 35 8 2,964.2 12,477 2,631 886 1,212 30 1,059 - 1,552 69 91 0 -

Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan Hitting Stats

1898 22 Senators 39 103 11 17 2 2 2 0 8 4 - - 1 - 2 - .165 .211 .282
1899 23 Superbas 5 13 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 - 0 - .231 .231 .308
1900 24 Superbas 5 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 - - 0 - 0 - .000 .000 .000
1901 25 Superbas 46 135 16 23 3 0 2 0 13 8 - - 8 - 0 - .170 .217 .237
1902 26 Superbas 48 161 16 28 3 2 1 0 16 9 - - 2 - 2 - .174 .227 .236
1903 27 Tigers 40 124 11 30 3 2 0 0 12 4 - - 9 - 0 - .242 .266 .298
1904 28 Tigers 46 140 12 38 2 1 1 0 6 3 - - 5 - 0 - .271 .287 .321
1905 29 Tigers 44 130 16 25 4 0 0 0 5 12 - - 13 - 1 - .192 .266 .223
1906 30 Tigers 28 91 5 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 - - 4 - 0 - .121 .130 .143
1907 31 Tigers 37 109 20 29 7 2 0 0 19 6 - - 4 - 0 - .266 .304 .367
1908 32 Tigers 30 82 5 13 1 0 0 0 2 10 - - 1 - 0 - .159 .250 .171
1909 33 Tigers 22 45 6 9 0 0 0 0 1 2 - - 5 - 1 - .200 .250 .200
1910 34 Tigers 26 69 6 10 1 0 0 0 2 5 - - 2 - 0 - .145 .203 .159
1911 35 Tigers 24 60 11 12 3 1 1 0 6 11 - - 1 - 0 - .200 .324 .333
1912 36 Tigers 6 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - - 0 - 0 - .077 .143 .077
1915 39 Yankees 10 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 6 0 - 0 - .083 .154 .083
1916 40 Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1918 42 Tigers 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 - 0 - .500 .500 .500
18 Years 459 1,302 142 251 30 11 7 0 93 77 - 6 55 - 6 0 .193 .241 .249

Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan Fielding Stats

1898 Senators 2B 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1898 Senators OF 20 - - 45 2.3 42 38 4 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .933 0.00
1898 Senators P 17 7 264 26 1.5 23 6 17 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .885 2.35
1898 Senators SS 1 - - 4 4.0 2 1 1 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.00
1899 Superbas P 5 2 75 7 1.4 6 1 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.16
1900 Superbas P 5 4 93 12 2.4 12 0 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.48
1901 Superbas P 45 38 1,053 96 2.1 89 14 75 7 5 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.28
1902 Superbas 1B 8 - - 95 11.9 94 87 7 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 0.00
1902 Superbas 2B 1 - - 5 5.0 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1902 Superbas OF 4 - - 9 2.3 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 0.00
1902 Superbas P 35 33 893 96 2.7 91 20 71 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.75
1903 Tigers 2B 1 - - 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1903 Tigers CF 1 - - 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1903 Tigers P 35 34 921 96 2.7 90 25 65 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.64
1903 Tigers SS 2 - - 5 2.5 3 0 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .600 0.00
1904 Tigers 1B 8 - - 53 6.6 52 52 0 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 0.00
1904 Tigers LF 1 - - 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1904 Tigers P 34 34 879 121 3.6 117 28 89 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.59
1905 Tigers 2B 2 - - 5 2.5 4 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.00
1905 Tigers LF 8 - - 14 1.8 14 10 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1905 Tigers P 34 32 842 89 2.6 83 16 67 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.66
1906 Tigers 2B 3 - - 9 3.0 8 5 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 0.00
1906 Tigers CF 1 - - 2 2.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.00
1906 Tigers P 25 25 635 76 3.0 73 11 62 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.10
1907 Tigers P 32 28 813 73 2.3 69 13 56 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.29
1908 Tigers P 29 28 728 60 2.1 55 16 39 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.04
1909 Tigers P 21 17 421 39 1.9 38 9 29 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.44
1910 Tigers P 26 23 620 44 1.7 42 9 33 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.83
1911 Tigers P 20 19 505 31 1.6 29 4 25 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.55
1912 Tigers 1B 2 - - 6 3.0 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1912 Tigers P 3 1 30 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.90
1912 Tigers RF 2 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1915 Yankees P 9 1 101 8 0.9 8 1 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.14
1916 Yankees P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1918 Tigers P 2 1 18 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
P Totals 378 327 8,894 876 2.3 827 173 654 49 20 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.51
OF Totals 24 0 0 54 2.3 50 46 4 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .926 0.00
1B Totals 18 0 0 154 8.6 151 144 7 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .981 0.00
LF Totals 9 0 0 16 1.8 14 10 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 0.00
2B Totals 8 0 0 20 2.5 18 9 9 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 0.00
SS Totals 3 0 0 9 3.0 5 1 4 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .556 0.00
RF Totals 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
CF Totals 2 0 0 5 2.5 4 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.00
18 Years 444 327 8,894 1,134 2.6 1,069 385 684 65 29 n/a n/a n/a .943 3.25

Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan Miscellaneous Stats

1898 Senators 2 - - 0 0 n/a 51.5 0.0 12.9 0.52 3.68 7.06
1899 Superbas 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.85 3.96 4.68
1900 Superbas 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 6.5 0.72 3.77 5.23
1901 Superbas 1 - - 0 0 n/a 67.5 0.0 10.4 1.49 5.79 3.90
1902 Superbas 7 - - 0 0 n/a 161.0 0.0 10.1 1.53 5.14 3.36
1903 Tigers 3 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 10.3 1.97 5.48 2.79
1904 Tigers 2 - - 0 0 n/a 140.0 0.0 23.3 1.46 4.21 2.89
1905 Tigers 8 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 26.0 1.34 4.33 3.24
1906 Tigers 6 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.18 3.61 3.06
1907 Tigers 4 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 5.7 1.50 4.08 2.72
1908 Tigers 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 41.0 2.66 5.23 1.97
1909 Tigers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 45.0 1.27 4.87 3.85
1910 Tigers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 34.5 1.75 4.66 2.66
1911 Tigers 1 - - 0 0 n/a 60.0 0.0 10.0 1.27 4.33 3.42
1912 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 5.40 1.80
1915 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.70 4.54 2.67
1916 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 9.00
1918 Tigers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.00 1.50 1.50
18 Years 36 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 186.0 217.0 14.0 1.47 4.71 3.21

Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1898 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1899 Brooklyn Superbas n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1900 Brooklyn Superbas n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1901 Brooklyn Superbas n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1902 Brooklyn Superbas n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1903 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1904 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1905 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1906 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1907 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1908 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1909 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1910 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1911 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1912 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1915 New York Yankees n/a Undetermined n/a -
1916 New York Yankees n/a Undetermined n/a -
1918 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
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