Bill Kuehne Stats

Bill Kuehne was born on Sunday, October 24, 1858, in Leipzig, Germany. Kuehne was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1883, with the Columbus Colts. 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 Kuehne baseball stats page.

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"Little Willie (Kuehne), he of the light blue stockings from the land of the Kaiser and lager beer, was surrounded with a halo of glory. . . . Nothing that went Willie's way could escape his clutch, and he picked up hot grounders with the alacrity of a tramp when picking up a beef sandwich that is not his own." - The Pittsburgh Dispatch (April 22, 1890)

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Birth Name:
William J. Knelme
Nickname:
Bill - Little Willie - Willie
Born On:
10-24-1858  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Leipzig, Germany
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-27-1921 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Sulphur Springs, Ohio
Cemetery:
Union Cemetery, Sulpher Springs, Ohio
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Unknown
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
05-01-1883 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-29-1892
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Bill Kuehne Pitching Stats

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Bill Kuehne Hitting Stats

1883 25 Colts 95 374 38 85 8 14 1 0 0 2 - - - - 0 - .227 .231 .332
1884 26 Colts 110 415 48 98 13 16 5 0 0 9 - - - - 1 - .236 .254 .381
1885 27 Alleghenys 104 411 54 93 9 19 0 0 43 15 - - - - 2 - .226 .257 .341
1886 28 Alleghenys 117 481 73 98 16 17 1 0 48 19 - - - - 2 - .204 .237 .314
1887 29 Alleghenys 102 388 68 106 18 15 1 0 41 14 - 39 - - 1 - .273 .300 .369
1888 30 Alleghenys 138 524 60 123 22 11 3 0 62 9 - 68 - - 2 - .235 .250 .336
1889 31 Alleghenys 97 390 43 96 20 5 5 0 57 9 - 36 - - 0 - .246 .263 .362
1890 32 Burghers 126 528 66 126 21 12 5 0 73 28 - 37 - - 0 - .239 .277 .352
1891 33 Colts 68 261 32 56 9 0 2 1 22 10 - 22 - - 0 - .215 .244 .272
1891 33 Colonels 41 159 28 44 3 1 1 0 18 8 - 13 - - 1 - .277 .315 .327
1892 34 Colonels 76 287 22 48 4 5 0 0 36 13 - 36 - - 0 - .167 .203 .216
1892 34 Browns 7 28 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 - - 1 - .143 .172 .179
1892 34 Reds 6 24 3 5 1 0 1 0 4 1 - 5 - - 0 - .208 .240 .375
10 Years 1,087 4,270 536 982 145 115 25 1 404 137 - 260 - - 10 - .230 .256 .335

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Bill Kuehne Fielding Stats

1883 Colts 2B 18 - - 144 8.0 114 56 58 30 5 n/a n/a n/a .792 0.00
1883 Colts 3B 69 - - 233 3.4 194 61 133 39 11 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1883 Colts OF 3 - - 6 2.0 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1883 Colts SS 7 - - 33 4.7 30 10 20 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .909 0.00
1884 Colts 3B 110 - - 385 3.5 339 120 219 46 13 n/a n/a n/a .881 0.00
1885 Alleghenys 3B 97 - - 334 3.4 289 102 187 45 14 n/a n/a n/a .865 0.00
1885 Alleghenys SS 7 - - 40 5.7 34 7 27 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .850 0.00
1886 Alleghenys 1B 18 - - 174 9.7 172 172 0 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .989 0.00
1886 Alleghenys 3B 47 - - 148 3.1 132 44 88 16 5 n/a n/a n/a .892 0.00
1886 Alleghenys OF 54 - - 109 2.0 98 87 11 11 0 n/a n/a n/a .899 0.00
1887 Alleghenys 1B 4 - - 24 6.0 23 23 0 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .958 0.00
1887 Alleghenys 3B 4 - - 15 3.8 15 4 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1887 Alleghenys OF 3 - - 5 1.7 3 3 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .600 0.00
1887 Alleghenys SS 91 - - 505 5.5 446 136 310 59 29 n/a n/a n/a .883 0.00
1888 Alleghenys 3B 75 - - 290 3.9 264 96 168 26 10 n/a n/a n/a .910 0.00
1888 Alleghenys SS 63 - - 296 4.7 271 112 159 25 19 n/a n/a n/a .916 0.00
1889 Alleghenys 1B 2 - - 20 10.0 20 18 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1889 Alleghenys 2B 5 - - 21 4.2 21 8 13 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1889 Alleghenys 3B 75 - - 278 3.7 246 89 157 32 14 n/a n/a n/a .885 0.00
1889 Alleghenys OF 13 - - 28 2.2 28 27 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1889 Alleghenys SS 2 - - 21 10.5 19 5 14 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .905 0.00
1890 Burghers 3B 126 - - 545 4.3 463 159 304 82 18 n/a n/a n/a .850 0.00
1891 Colts 3B 68 - - 261 3.8 231 85 146 30 15 n/a n/a n/a .885 0.00
1891 Colonels 3B 41 - - 167 4.1 151 56 95 16 8 n/a n/a n/a .904 0.00
1892 Colonels 3B 76 - - 302 4.0 264 104 160 38 16 n/a n/a n/a .874 0.00
1892 Browns 3B 5 - - 19 3.8 17 5 12 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .895 0.00
1892 Browns SS 1 - - 3 3.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1892 Reds 2B 2 - - 23 11.5 18 12 6 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .783 0.00
1892 Reds 3B 4 - - 17 4.3 16 7 9 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .941 0.00
1892 Browns 3B 1 - - 5 5.0 5 0 5 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
3B Totals 798 0 0 2,999 3.8 2,626 932 1,694 373 128 n/a n/a n/a .876 0.00
SS Totals 171 0 0 898 5.3 803 270 533 95 56 n/a n/a n/a .894 0.00
OF Totals 73 0 0 148 2.0 135 122 13 13 1 n/a n/a n/a .912 0.00
2B Totals 25 0 0 188 7.5 153 76 77 35 8 n/a n/a n/a .814 0.00
1B Totals 24 0 0 218 9.1 215 213 2 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .986 0.00
10 Years 1,091 - - 4,451 4.1 3,932 1,613 2,319 519 203 n/a n/a n/a .883 0.00

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Bill Kuehne Miscellaneous Stats

1883 Colts - - - 0 0 n/a 374.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1884 Colts - - - 0 0 n/a 83.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1885 Alleghenys - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 9.6 - - -
1886 Alleghenys 26 - - 0 0 n/a 481.0 0.0 10.0 - - -
1887 Alleghenys 17 - - 0 0 n/a 388.0 9.9 9.5 - - -
1888 Alleghenys 34 - - 0 0 n/a 174.7 7.7 8.5 - - -
1889 Alleghenys 15 - - 0 0 n/a 78.0 10.8 6.8 - - -
1890 Burghers 21 - - 0 0 n/a 105.6 14.3 7.2 - - -
1891 Colts 21 - - 0 0 n/a 130.5 11.9 11.9 - - -
1891 Colonels 10 - - 0 0 n/a 159.0 12.2 8.8 - - -
1892 Colonels 6 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.0 8.0 - - -
1892 Browns 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 - - -
1892 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 24.0 4.8 6.0 - - -
10 Years 151 - - 0 0 n/a 170.8 16.4 10.6 - - -

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Bill Kuehne Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1883 Columbus Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1884 Columbus Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1885 Pittsburgh Alleghenys n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1886 Pittsburgh Alleghenys n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1887 Pittsburgh Alleghenys n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1888 Pittsburgh Alleghenys n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1889 Pittsburgh Alleghenys n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1890 Pittsburgh Burghers n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1891 Columbus Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1891 Louisville Colonels n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1892 Louisville Colonels n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1892 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1892 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
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William J. Kuehne was a Major League Baseball player with the Columbus Colts (1883-1884), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1885-1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890), Columbus Colts (1891), Louisville Colonels (1891-1892), St. Louis Browns (1892) and Cincinnati Reds (1892). Bill, his nickname, was primary a third baseman, but played every position but pitcher and catcher.

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Did you know "Three Bagger" Kuehne, a nickname seen in many newspapers, holds the record for the lowest career batting average (.232) and slugging percentage (.257) among players with 100 or more career triples? Too easy? Did you know he also holds the record for most triples by a player with fewer than 4,500 plate appearances?

Three Bagger? Between 1876 and 1892, only ten batsmen, seven of which are in the Hall of Fame, hit more triples than Bill Kuehne! Also, Little Willie once hit nineteen three baggers without notching a single homer, a feat later replicated by Willie Keeler - another hall of famer!

Bill Kuehne, who once handled a record 13 errorless chances during a nine-inning contest, is credited with a career 3.28 range factor-per-game as a third sacker, the 33rd highest total in baseball history—and better than Pie Traynor , Brooks Robinson or Mike Schmidt .

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