Bill Mueller Stats

Bill Mueller was born on Wednesday, March 17, 1971, in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Mueller was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1996, with the San Francisco Giants. 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 Mueller baseball stats page.

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"Baseball players are often pigeonholed into various categories. Slugger. Contact hitter. Base thief. Fireballer. Junkballer. Good field, no hit. Giants third baseman Bill Mueller does not fit neatly into any of these categories. He won't hit 30 home runs, drive in 90 runs, steal 20 bases, or pull a Ken Caminiti and nail a speedy runner at first from his knees with a rifle throw. Nevertheless, this small, nondescript 26-year-old has earned one label, and it's quite an exclusive one. Ballplayer." - by Jackie Krentzman in Giants Magazine (1998)

Bill Mueller

Bill 'The Thrill' Mueller Autograph on a 2000 Topps Baseball Card (#85)

Bill 'The Thrill' Mueller Autograph on a 2000 Topps Baseball Card (#85)

Birth Name:
William Richard Mueller
Nickname:
Bill, Mueller Time, The Thrill
Born On:
03-17-1971  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Maryland Heights, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
De Smet High School (Creve Coeur, MO)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-18-1996 (Age 25)
Last Game:
05-11-2006
Draft:
1993 : 15th Round (414th)

Bill Mueller

Bill Mueller Pitching Stats

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Bill Mueller Hitting Stats

1996 25 Giants 55 200 31 66 15 1 0 0 19 24 0 26 1 2 1 1 .330 .401 .415
1997 26 Giants 128 390 51 114 26 3 7 0 44 48 1 71 6 6 3 10 .292 .369 .428
1998 27 Giants 145 534 93 157 27 0 9 1 59 79 1 83 3 5 1 12 .294 .383 .395
1999 28 Giants 116 414 61 120 24 0 2 1 36 65 1 52 8 2 3 11 .290 .388 .362
2000 29 Giants 153 560 97 150 29 4 10 0 55 52 0 62 7 6 6 16 .268 .333 .388
2001 30 Cubs 70 210 38 62 12 1 6 0 23 37 3 19 4 3 3 4 .295 .403 .448
2002 31 Cubs 103 353 51 94 19 4 7 0 37 51 2 41 4 5 0 8 .266 .355 .402
2002 31 Giants 8 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .154 .214 .154
2003 32 Red Sox 146 524 85 171 45 5 19 2 85 59 2 77 4 6 7 11 .326 .398 .540
2004 33 Red Sox 110 399 75 113 27 1 12 0 57 51 1 56 0 6 4 8 .283 .365 .446
2005 34 Red Sox 150 519 69 153 34 3 10 0 62 59 3 74 0 6 6 22 .295 .369 .430
2006 35 Dodgers 32 107 12 27 7 0 3 0 15 17 3 9 0 1 1 1 .252 .357 .402
11 Years 1,216 4,223 663 1,229 265 22 85 4 493 543 17 571 37 48 35 105 .291 .373 .425

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Bill Mueller Fielding Stats

1996 Giants 2B 8 8 216 39 4.9 37 17 20 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .949 4.63
1996 Giants 3B 45 40 1,098 117 2.6 113 34 79 4 10 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.78
1997 Giants 3B 122 98 2,748 317 2.6 303 85 218 14 18 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.98
1998 Giants 2B 10 6 174 31 3.1 30 16 14 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.66
1998 Giants 3B 137 126 3,411 374 2.7 356 83 273 18 32 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.82
1999 Giants 2B 3 0 18 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1999 Giants 3B 108 102 2,772 288 2.7 276 81 195 12 17 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.69
2000 Giants 2B 2 0 15 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
2000 Giants 3B 145 129 3,466 352 2.4 343 99 244 9 24 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.67
2001 Cubs 2B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2001 Cubs 3B 64 56 1,487 137 2.1 129 33 96 8 6 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.34
2002 Cubs 3B 101 88 2,450 222 2.2 216 60 156 6 19 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.38
2002 Giants 3B 3 2 54 5 1.7 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
2003 Red Sox 2B 10 10 249 39 3.9 39 22 17 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.23
2003 Red Sox 3B 135 124 3,355 327 2.4 311 76 235 16 22 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.50
2003 Red Sox SS 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2004 Red Sox 2B 14 14 360 59 4.2 56 22 34 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .949 4.20
2004 Red Sox 3B 96 94 2,483 247 2.6 233 71 162 14 15 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.53
2005 Red Sox 2B 5 5 129 24 4.8 23 10 13 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 4.81
2005 Red Sox 3B 142 140 3,627 362 2.5 352 87 265 10 20 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.62
2006 Dodgers 3B 30 30 768 84 2.8 76 15 61 8 7 n/a n/a n/a .905 2.67
3B Totals 1,128 1,029 27,719 2,832 2.5 2,713 726 1,987 119 190 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.64
2B Totals 53 43 1,164 196 3.7 189 90 99 7 26 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.38
SS Totals 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
11 Years 1,182 1,072 28,886 3,029 2.6 2,903 817 2,086 126 216 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.71

Bill Mueller

Bill Mueller Miscellaneous Stats

1996 Giants 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 7.7 10.5 - - -
1997 Giants 4 3 .571 9 1 0 55.7 5.5 8.9 - - -
1998 Giants 3 3 .500 7 1 0 59.3 6.4 9.1 - - -
1999 Giants 4 2 .667 8 1 0 207.0 8.0 11.5 - - -
2000 Giants 4 2 .667 14 2 0 56.0 9.0 10.2 - - -
2001 Cubs 1 1 .500 8 2 0 35.0 11.1 9.1 - - -
2002 Cubs 0 0 .000 8 0 0 50.4 8.6 9.5 - - -
2002 Giants 0 0 .000 6 0 0 0.0 13.0 13.0 - - -
2003 Red Sox 1 4 .200 7 0 3 27.6 6.8 6.2 - - -
2004 Red Sox 2 2 .500 1 0 0 33.3 7.1 7.0 - - -
2005 Red Sox 0 0 .000 5 0 0 51.9 7.0 8.4 - - -
2006 Dodgers 1 1 .500 2 0 0 35.7 11.9 7.1 - - -
11 Years 20 18 .526 79 7 3 49.7 7.4 8.6 - - -

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Bill Mueller Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1996 San Francisco Giants 32 $109,000.00 - -
1997 San Francisco Giants 32 $160,000.00 - -
1998 San Francisco Giants 32 $300,000.00 - -
1999 San Francisco Giants 32 $525,000.00 - -
2000 San Francisco Giants 32 $1,325,000.00 - -
2001 Chicago Cubs 33 $2,750,000.00 - -
2002 Chicago Cubs 33 $3,450,000.00 - -
2002 San Francisco Giants 32 "     " - -
2003 Boston Red Sox 11 $2,100,000.00 - -
2004 Boston Red Sox 11 $2,100,000.00 - Stats
2005 Boston Red Sox 11 $2,500,000.00 - -
2006 Los Angeles Dodgers 14 $4,576,451.00 - -
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William Richard Mueller was a Major League Baseball player with the San Francisco Giants (1996-2000, 2002), Chicago Cubs (2001-2002), Boston Red Sox (2003-2005), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2006). When Bill, his nickname, made his debut on April 18, 1996 , he became the first De Smet Jesuit High School graduate to reach the majors!

On July 29, 2003 , Bill Mueller hit two grand slams in the same game , one batting from the right side of the plate in the seventh inning (vs Aaron Fultz ), the next from the left side of the plate in the eighth inning (vs Jay Powell )- the first and only player in baseball history to hit two grand slams in the same game from opposite sides of the plate !

Bill Mueller Home Run History | July 29, 2003 | MLB Advanced Media, LP

During that same game, Bill "The Thrill" Mueller entered two additional Baseball Almanac pages, players who have hit a Home Run from Each Side of the Plate in a Game , and players who hit Three Home Runs in a Game -- A truly historic day at the plate!

In 2003 , Bill Mueller hit .326, winning the American League batting title ( Top 25 ), the first switch-hitting Red Sox batting champion in franchise history ! In fact, only a handful of switch-hitters ever led the Junior Circuit, those who preceded Mueller were Bernie Williams (.339 in 1998 ), Willie Wilson (.332 in 1982 ), and Mickey Mantle (.353 in 1956 ).

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