Billy Pierce Stats

Billy Pierce was born on Saturday, April 2, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan. Pierce was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 1, 1945, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 Billy Pierce baseball stats page.

"That year was the culmination of a lot of things for us. From 1951 on at different times, we were playing New York or Cleveland for the pennant. Finally in '59 it happened for us, and it was a great thrill. Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio had their greatest years, and Early Wynn was tremendous on the mound. We won so many games by one run. It was just one of those years where everything went right." - Billy Pierce in Baseball Digest (John Ralph, June 2002, 'Where have you gone, Billy Pierce?', Page 64)
Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#143 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Billy Pierce Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#143 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Walter William Pierce
Nickname:
Billy or Billy the Kid
Born On:
04-02-1927  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Detroit, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-31-2015 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Palos Heights, Illinois
Cemetery:
Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, Oak Lawn, Illinois
High School:
Highland Park High School (Highland Park, MI)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
06-01-1945 (Age 18)
Last Game:
10-03-1964
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $15,000
Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce 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
1945 18 Tigers 5 0 4 0 0 .000 1.80 0 0 0 10.0 45 6 2 2 1 10 0 10 0 1 0 -
1948 21 Tigers 22 5 9 3 0 1.000 6.34 0 0 0 55.1 258 47 39 40 5 51 0 36 1 1 0 -
1949 22 White Sox 32 26 4 7 15 .318 3.88 8 0 0 171.2 761 145 74 89 11 112 4 95 5 0 2 -
1950 23 White Sox 33 29 3 12 16 .429 3.98 15 1 1 219.1 978 189 97 112 11 137 7 118 4 2 0 -
1951 24 White Sox 37 28 6 15 14 .517 3.03 18 1 2 240.1 1,008 237 81 93 14 73 5 113 1 1 0 -
1952 25 White Sox 33 32 1 15 12 .556 2.57 14 4 1 255.1 1,042 214 73 76 12 79 7 144 3 3 0 -
1953 26 White Sox 40 33 6 18 12 .600 2.72 19 7 3 271.1 1,113 216 82 94 20 102 10 186 5 3 0 -
1954 27 White Sox 36 26 4 9 10 .474 3.48 12 4 3 188.2 818 179 73 86 15 86 5 148 3 3 1 -
1955 28 White Sox 33 26 5 15 10 .600 1.97 16 6 1 205.2 836 162 45 50 16 64 5 157 4 3 1 -
1956 29 White Sox 35 33 2 20 9 .690 3.32 21 1 1 276.1 1,166 261 102 108 24 100 7 192 6 3 1 -
1957 30 White Sox 37 34 2 20 12 .625 3.26 16 4 2 257.0 1,062 228 93 98 18 71 9 171 3 1 1 -
1958 31 White Sox 35 32 3 17 11 .607 2.68 19 3 2 245.0 983 204 73 83 33 66 2 144 1 1 0 -
1959 32 White Sox 34 33 0 14 15 .483 3.62 12 2 0 224.0 934 217 90 98 26 62 4 114 2 3 1 -
1960 33 White Sox 32 30 1 14 7 .667 3.62 8 1 0 196.1 813 201 79 81 24 46 1 108 2 0 0 -
1961 34 White Sox 39 28 5 10 9 .526 3.80 5 1 3 180.0 764 190 76 85 17 54 3 106 2 1 0 -
1962 35 Giants 30 23 2 16 6 .727 3.49 7 2 1 162.1 657 147 63 67 19 35 2 76 2 3 1 -
1963 36 Giants 38 13 13 3 11 .214 4.27 3 1 8 99.0 420 106 47 49 12 20 1 52 3 1 2 -
1964 37 Giants 34 1 14 3 0 1.000 2.20 0 0 4 49.0 195 40 12 14 6 10 1 29 1 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
18 Years 585 432 84 211 169 .555 3.27 193 38 32 3,306.2 13,853 2,989 1,201 1,325 284 1,178 73 1,999 48 30 10 -
Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1945 18 Tigers 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1948 21 Tigers 22 17 5 5 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .294 .294 .529
1949 22 White Sox 39 51 7 9 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 15 6 0 0 2 .176 .250 .176
1950 23 White Sox 40 77 10 20 3 0 0 0 6 6 0 13 4 0 1 1 .260 .321 .299
1951 24 White Sox 39 79 10 16 1 0 0 0 3 9 0 17 5 0 0 2 .203 .284 .215
1952 25 White Sox 35 91 11 17 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 20 5 0 0 3 .187 .237 .198
1953 26 White Sox 42 87 4 11 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 16 10 0 1 3 .126 .174 .126
1954 27 White Sox 38 57 4 11 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 12 6 1 0 0 .193 .242 .193
1955 28 White Sox 34 70 5 12 2 0 0 0 7 3 0 10 8 0 0 0 .171 .205 .200
1956 29 White Sox 39 102 6 16 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 22 7 0 1 3 .157 .189 .157
1957 30 White Sox 41 99 7 17 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 25 3 0 0 3 .172 .188 .182
1958 31 White Sox 35 83 10 17 3 0 0 0 4 4 0 13 6 0 1 0 .205 .250 .241
1959 32 White Sox 34 68 3 13 1 2 0 0 7 7 0 13 6 0 0 1 .191 .267 .265
1960 33 White Sox 32 67 4 12 1 0 0 0 7 6 0 14 3 0 0 2 .179 .247 .194
1961 34 White Sox 39 56 3 8 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 11 6 0 0 2 .143 .158 .143
1962 35 Giants 30 56 3 12 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 12 7 0 0 1 .214 .254 .214
1963 36 Giants 38 31 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11 1 0 0 0 .129 .182 .129
1964 37 Giants 34 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 616 1,102 94 203 13 4 0 0 69 65 0 232 83 1 4 24 .184 .232 .203
Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1945 Tigers P 5 0 30 2 0.4 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1948 Tigers P 22 5 166 11 0.5 11 2 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.79
1949 White Sox P 32 26 515 49 1.5 45 12 33 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .918 2.36
1950 White Sox P 33 29 658 35 1.1 34 4 30 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.40
1951 White Sox P 37 28 721 51 1.4 49 11 38 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .961 1.83
1952 White Sox P 33 32 766 57 1.7 56 13 43 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.97
1953 White Sox 1B 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1953 White Sox P 40 33 814 47 1.2 43 10 33 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .915 1.43
1954 White Sox P 36 26 566 27 0.8 26 7 19 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.24
1955 White Sox P 33 26 617 32 1.0 32 7 25 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.40
1956 White Sox P 35 33 829 40 1.1 37 4 33 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .925 1.21
1957 White Sox P 37 34 771 55 1.5 53 8 45 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.86
1958 White Sox P 35 32 735 38 1.1 37 11 26 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.36
1959 White Sox P 34 33 672 53 1.6 51 11 40 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.05
1960 White Sox P 32 30 589 38 1.2 36 7 29 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.65
1961 White Sox P 39 28 540 41 1.1 38 7 31 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .927 1.90
1962 Giants P 30 23 487 29 1.0 28 4 24 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.55
1963 Giants P 38 13 297 24 0.6 24 4 20 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.18
1964 Giants P 34 1 147 9 0.3 8 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.47
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 585 432 9,920 638 1.1 610 123 487 28 32 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.66
1B Totals 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
18 Years 586 432 9,920 639 1.1 611 124 487 28 32 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.66
Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1945 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.00 9.00 9.00
1948 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 8.5 0.71 5.86 8.30
1949 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 7 n/a 0.0 3.4 25.5 0.85 4.98 5.87
1950 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 6 n/a 0.0 5.9 12.8 0.86 4.84 5.62
1951 White Sox 0 1 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 4.6 26.3 1.55 4.23 2.73
1952 White Sox 0 1 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 4.6 30.3 1.82 5.08 2.78
1953 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 5.4 21.8 1.82 6.17 3.38
1954 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 4.8 11.4 1.72 7.06 4.10
1955 White Sox 1 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 0.0 7.0 10.0 2.45 6.87 2.80
1956 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 4 n/a 0.0 4.6 34.0 1.92 6.25 3.26
1957 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 4 n/a 0.0 4.0 16.5 2.41 5.99 2.49
1958 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.4 20.8 2.18 5.29 2.42
1959 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 9.7 1.84 4.58 2.49
1960 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 9.6 2.35 4.95 2.11
1961 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.1 18.7 1.96 5.30 2.70
1962 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 11.2 2.17 4.21 1.94
1963 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 0.0 2.60 4.73 1.82
1964 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 4.5 2.90 5.33 1.84
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 1 2 .333 1 30 n/a 0.0 4.8 16.0 1.70 5.44 3.21
Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1945 Detroit Tigers 5 , 20 Undetermined n/a -
1948 Detroit Tigers 10 Undetermined - -
1949 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined - -
1950 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined - -
1951 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined - -
1952 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined - -
1953 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined Stats -
1954 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined - -
1955 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined Stats -
1956 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined Stats -
1957 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined Stats -
1959 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined Stats Stats
1960 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined - -
1961 Chicago White Sox 19 Undetermined Stats -
1962 San Francisco Giants 19 Undetermined - Stats
1963 San Francisco Giants 19 Undetermined - -
1964 San Francisco Giants 19 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Billy Pierce holds the Chicago White Sox team specific record for most career strikeouts (1,796) by any twirler in franchise history? Did you know that the next two closest Pale Hose pitchers are both in the Hall of Fame; Ed Walsh (1,732) and Red Faber (1,471)? [ MLB.com ]

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