Billy Wagner Stats

Billy Wagner was born on Sunday, July 25, 1971, in Marion, Virginia. Wagner was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 13, 1995, with the Houston Astros. 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 Wagner baseball stats page.

"I threw 78 miles per hour in high school. I hit 92 miles per hour during my freshman year in college, and today I can throw 98. If I can name one thing that contributed most to my increase in velocity, it would be long toss." - Billy Wagner
Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner Autograph on a 1996 Topps Baseball Card (#212)
Billy Wagner Autograph on a 1996 Topps Baseball Card (#212)

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Birth Name:
William Edward Wagner ( Twitter : @wagsk13wjs_e )
Nickname:
Billy or Billy the Kid
Born On:
07-25-1971  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Marion, Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Tazewell High School (Tazewell, VA)
College:
Ferrum Junior College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
09-13-1995 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-03-2010
Draft:
1993 : 1st Round (12th)
Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner 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
1995 24 Astros 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
1996 25 Astros 37 0 20 2 2 .500 2.44 0 0 9 51.2 212 28 14 16 6 30 2 67 1 3 0 -
1997 26 Astros 62 0 49 7 8 .467 2.85 0 0 23 66.1 277 49 21 23 5 30 1 106 3 3 0 -
1998 27 Astros 58 0 50 4 3 .571 2.70 0 0 30 60.0 247 46 18 19 6 25 1 97 2 0 0 -
1999 28 Astros 66 0 55 4 1 .800 1.57 0 0 39 74.2 286 35 13 14 5 23 1 124 2 1 0 2
2000 29 Astros 28 0 19 2 4 .333 6.18 0 0 6 27.2 129 28 19 19 6 18 0 28 7 1 0 0
2001 30 Astros 64 0 58 2 5 .286 2.73 0 0 39 62.2 251 44 19 19 5 20 0 79 3 5 0 0
2002 31 Astros 70 0 61 4 2 .667 2.52 0 0 35 75.0 289 51 21 21 7 22 5 88 6 2 0 0
2003 32 Astros 78 0 67 1 4 .200 1.78 0 0 44 86.0 335 52 17 18 8 23 5 105 4 3 0 0
2004 33 Phillies 45 0 38 4 0 1.000 2.42 0 0 21 48.1 182 31 13 16 5 6 1 59 1 2 0 1
2005 34 Phillies 75 0 70 4 3 .571 1.51 0 0 38 77.2 297 45 13 17 6 20 2 87 3 3 1 0
2006 35 Mets 70 0 59 3 2 .600 2.24 0 0 40 72.1 297 59 18 22 7 21 1 94 2 4 0 0
2007 36 Mets 66 0 57 2 2 .500 2.63 0 0 34 68.1 282 55 20 22 6 22 4 80 4 2 0 0
2008 37 Mets 45 0 34 0 1 .000 2.30 0 0 27 47.0 184 32 12 17 4 10 0 52 2 0 0 0
2009 38 Mets 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 2.0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
2009 38 Red Sox 15 0 2 1 1 .500 1.98 0 0 0 13.2 56 8 3 5 1 7 0 22 1 1 0 6
2010 39 Braves 71 0 64 7 2 .778 1.43 0 0 37 69.1 268 38 11 14 5 22 3 104 2 3 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
16 Years 853 0 703 47 40 .540 2.31 0 0 422 903.0 3,600 601 232 262 82 300 26 1,196 43 33 1 9
Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1995 24 Astros 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 25 Astros 37 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1997 26 Astros 62 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1998 27 Astros 58 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1999 28 Astros 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 29 Astros 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2001 30 Astros 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 31 Astros 70 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 32 Astros 78 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2004 33 Phillies 45 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2005 34 Phillies 74 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2006 35 Mets 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 36 Mets 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 37 Mets 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 38 Mets 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 38 Red Sox 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 39 Braves 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
16 Years 846 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 .100 .143 .100
Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1995 Astros P 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1996 Astros P 37 0 155 5 0.1 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.87
1997 Astros P 62 0 199 10 0.2 9 2 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.22
1998 Astros P 58 0 180 5 0.1 4 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.60
1999 Astros P 66 0 224 7 0.1 7 2 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.84
2000 Astros P 28 0 83 3 0.1 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.98
2001 Astros P 64 0 188 7 0.1 6 1 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.86
2002 Astros P 70 0 225 14 0.2 14 5 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.68
2003 Astros P 78 0 258 16 0.2 16 5 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
2004 Phillies P 45 0 145 10 0.2 10 3 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
2005 Phillies P 75 0 234 10 0.1 10 4 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.15
2006 Mets P 70 0 216 12 0.2 12 1 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
2007 Mets P 66 0 204 9 0.1 8 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.06
2008 Mets P 45 0 141 3 0.1 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.57
2009 Mets P 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2009 Red Sox P 15 0 42 2 0.1 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
2010 Braves P 71 0 207 11 0.2 10 3 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.30
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 853 0 2,708 124 0.1 119 33 86 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.19
16 Years 853 0 2,708 124 0.1 119 33 86 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.19
Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1995 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
1996 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 2.23 11.67 5.23
1997 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.53 14.38 4.07
1998 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.5 0.0 3.88 14.55 3.75
1999 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.39 14.95 2.77
2000 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.56 9.11 5.86
2001 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.95 11.35 2.87
2002 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 4.00 10.56 2.64
2003 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.57 10.99 2.41
2004 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 9.83 10.99 1.12
2005 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.5 0.0 4.35 10.08 2.32
2006 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.48 11.70 2.61
2007 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.64 10.54 2.90
2008 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.20 9.96 1.91
2009 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 18.00 4.50
2009 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.14 14.49 4.61
2010 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.73 13.50 2.86
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
16 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.7 20.0 3.99 11.92 2.99
Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1995 Houston Astros 13 $109,000.00 - -
1996 Houston Astros 13 $109,000.00 - -
1997 Houston Astros 13 $185,000.00 - -
1998 Houston Astros 13 $280,000.00 - -
1999 Houston Astros 13 $2,250,000.00 Stats -
2000 Houston Astros 13 $3,200,000.00 - -
2001 Houston Astros 13 $5,000,000.00 Stats -
2002 Houston Astros 13 $8,000,000.00 - -
2003 Houston Astros 13 $8,000,000.00 Stats -
2004 Philadelphia Phillies 13 $8,000,000.00 - -
2005 Philadelphia Phillies 13 $9,000,000.00 Stats -
2006 New York Mets 13 $10,500,000.00 - -
2007 New York Mets 13 $10,500,000.00 Stats -
2008 New York Mets 13 $10,500,000.00 Stats -
2009 New York Mets 13 $10,500,000.00 - -
2009 Boston Red Sox 13 "     " - -
2010 Atlanta Braves 13 $6,750,000.00 Stats -


Did you know that during the 2000s (2000 - 2009), Billy Wagner saved two-hundred eighty-four games, third most by a relief pitcher across the entire decade, behind two future Hall of Fame closers; Mariano Rivera (397 saves) and Trevor Hoffman (363 saves)? Too easy? Did you know that Wagner might have "only" finished third in saves, but when compared with others pitchers who had at least 200-saves during the decade, Billy the Kid struck out the most batters, finishing with 698 strikeouts ( The Sandman was second, with 669 strikeouts, Joe Nathan was third, with 664 strikeouts).

On June 8, 2003 , Billy Wagner recorded his two-hundredth career save, breaking the Astros ' team record, set previously by Dave Smith , who had 199 career saves with Houston during his tenure (1980-1990).

After breaking the team record, Wagner was asked (Alan Schwarz, ESPN, 'Conversation with Billy Wagner,' 06/12/2003, Source ) if he was nervous, and he replied, "I have a fear of failure. From where I came from, to get to this point, every game is Game 7. Every game means that much to me when I'm out there. I'm the kind of person who when he gets out there looks calm, but inside I'm about to explode. That's the type of person I am. That makes me a better pitcher. I never feel like, 'I have great stuff. I'm just gonna blow this guy away.' I go out there feeling like I have to prove myself every game."

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Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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