Bill Melton Stats

Bill Melton was born on Saturday, July 7, 1945, in Gulfport, Mississippi. Melton was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 4, 1968, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Melton baseball stats page.

"He's (Bill Melton) got a chance to be another (Harmon) Killebrew type, but even better because he's made himself into an outstanding defensive third baseman." - Chicago White Sox Manager Chuck Tanner in Baseball Digest (May 1975)
Bill Melton

Bill Melton Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#309 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1976top01' title='1976 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Bill Melton Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#309 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
William Edwin Melton
Nickname:
Bill
Born On:
07-07-1945  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Gulfport, Mississippi
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Duarte High School (Duarte, CA)
College:
Citrus (Junior) College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
05-04-1968 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-30-1977
Draft:
Not Applicable
Bill Melton

Bill Melton 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
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Bill Melton

Bill Melton Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1968 23 White Sox 34 109 5 29 8 0 2 0 16 10 0 32 1 2 0 2 .266 .322 .394
1969 24 White Sox 157 556 67 142 26 2 23 1 87 56 7 106 5 6 5 12 .255 .326 .433
1970 25 White Sox 141 514 74 135 15 1 33 0 96 56 2 107 1 9 9 7 .263 .340 .488
1971 26 White Sox 150 543 72 146 18 2 33 2 86 61 5 87 1 5 11 8 .269 .352 .492
1972 27 White Sox 57 208 22 51 5 0 7 0 30 23 2 31 0 1 0 2 .245 .319 .370
1973 28 White Sox 152 560 83 155 29 1 20 0 87 75 7 66 2 3 2 20 .277 .363 .439
1974 29 White Sox 136 495 63 120 17 0 21 0 63 59 3 60 5 6 5 16 .242 .326 .404
1975 30 White Sox 149 512 62 123 16 0 15 1 70 78 1 106 3 6 8 13 .240 .346 .359
1976 31 Angels 118 341 31 71 17 3 6 0 42 44 2 53 2 3 2 5 .208 .300 .328
1977 32 Indians 50 133 17 32 11 0 0 0 14 17 0 21 0 2 2 9 .241 .331 .323
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 1,144 3,971 496 1,004 162 9 160 4 591 479 29 669 20 43 44 94 .253 .337 .419
Bill Melton

Bill Melton Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1968 White Sox 3B 33 32 825 95 2.9 92 17 75 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.01
1969 White Sox 3B 148 139 3,708 456 3.1 434 112 322 22 36 n/a n/a n/a .952 3.16
1969 White Sox LF 3 3 75 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.08
1969 White Sox RF 8 6 129 13 1.6 13 11 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.72
1970 White Sox 3B 70 70 1,827 244 3.5 226 47 179 18 19 n/a n/a n/a .926 3.34
1970 White Sox RF 71 71 1,797 124 1.7 124 117 7 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
1971 White Sox 3B 148 148 3,810 503 3.4 487 116 371 16 26 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.45
1972 White Sox 3B 56 56 1,473 184 3.3 172 47 125 12 12 n/a n/a n/a .935 3.15
1973 White Sox 3B 151 151 3,921 485 3.2 462 115 347 23 31 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.18
1974 White Sox 3B 123 123 3,237 396 3.2 372 100 272 24 29 n/a n/a n/a .939 3.10
1975 White Sox 3B 138 138 3,570 470 3.4 444 131 313 26 23 n/a n/a n/a .945 3.36
1976 Angels 1B 30 27 654 237 7.9 235 220 15 2 20 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.70
1976 Angels 3B 21 14 393 29 1.4 28 7 21 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.92
1977 Indians 1B 15 11 324 142 9.5 142 134 8 0 10 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.83
1977 Indians 3B 13 10 282 30 2.3 28 8 20 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.68
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
3B Totals 901 881 23,046 2,892 3.2 2,745 700 2,045 147 184 n/a n/a n/a .949 3.22
RF Totals 79 77 1,926 137 1.7 137 128 9 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.92
1B Totals 45 38 978 379 8.4 377 354 23 2 30 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.41
LF Totals 3 3 75 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.08
10 Years 1,028 999 26,025 3,411 3.3 3,262 1,185 2,077 149 217 n/a n/a n/a .956 3.38
Bill Melton

Bill Melton Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1968 White Sox 1 1 .500 1 1 n/a 54.5 3.4 6.8 - - -
1969 White Sox 1 2 .333 5 0 n/a 24.2 5.2 6.4 - - -
1970 White Sox 2 4 .333 0 0 n/a 15.6 4.8 5.4 - - -
1971 White Sox 3 3 .500 0 2 n/a 16.5 6.2 6.3 - - -
1972 White Sox 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 29.7 6.7 6.9 - - -
1973 White Sox 4 4 .500 0 0 1 28.0 8.5 6.4 - - -
1974 White Sox 3 2 .600 4 0 11 23.6 8.3 7.9 - - -
1975 White Sox 5 4 .556 0 0 11 34.1 4.8 7.3 - - -
1976 Angels 2 0 1.000 28 0 51 56.8 6.4 8.1 - - -
1977 Indians 1 3 .250 11 0 14 0.0 6.3 9.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 23 24 .489 50 3 88 24.8 5.9 6.7 - - -
Bill Melton

Bill Melton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1968 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1969 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1970 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1971 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined Stats -
1972 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1973 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1974 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1975 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1976 California Angels 14 Undetermined - -
1977 Cleveland Indians 11 $82,500.00 - -


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