Billy Pierce
Walter William Pierce

Bats Left
Throws Left
Height 5'10
Weight 160

Born April 2, 1927
Detroit, MI
Died July 31, 2015
Palos Heights, IL (gallbladder cancer)

Pitching  

 Year Ag Tm    W   L  PCT.  SV   G  GS  CG SHO    IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO  HR  ERA  lgERA ERA+
+-----------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+-----+----+
 1945 18 STL   4   4  .500   4  47   0   0   0   67.0   49   58   43   85   21   9  5.78  3.94   68  
 1948 21 STL   3   3  .500   4  41   0   0   0   63.1   56   44   37   65   37   3  5.26  4.45   85  
 1949 22 STL   9  15  .375   0  38  37   4   1  204.1  203  138  121  169   96  22  5.33  4.54   85  
 1950 23 STL  10   9  .526   0  37  37   3   1  211.2  208  113   94  106  132  14  4.00  4.26  107  
 1951 24 STL  10  12  .455   0  31  31   4   0  196.1  223  113  107   55  141  25  4.90  4.04   82  
 1952 25 STL  12  18  .400   0  39  39  10   2  271.2  260  130   97   79  173  21  3.21  4.02  125  
 1953 26 STL  18   6  .750   0  30  30  10   4  216.1  178   97   92   83  157  23  3.83  4.67  122  
 1954 27 STL   5  13  .278   0  28  28   1   1  171.2  196  104   93   83  132  27  4.88  4.10   84  
 1955 28 MON  13  13  .500   0  39  39  10   2  272.1  259  155  143   88  164  56  4.73  4.58   97  
 1956 29 MON  20  11  .645   0  38  38  16   3  294.0  241  125  109   90  184  38  3.34  4.29  129  
 1957 30 MON  19   7  .731   0  34  33  14   4  248.2  239   98   89   55  136  25  3.22  4.19  130  
 1958 31 MON  11  13  .458   0  33  33   9   2  236.2  230  117  111   66  134  37  4.22  3.75   89  
 1959 32 MON                                                                                         
+-----------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+-----+----+
 12 Seasons  134 124  .519   8 435 345  81  20 2454.0 2342 1292 1136 1024 1507 300  4.17  4.24  102         
+-----------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+-----+----+
  8 Yrs. STL  71  80  .470   8 291 202  32   9 1402.1 1373  797  684  725  889 144  4.39  4.25   97   
  4 Yrs. MON  63  44  .589   0 144 143  49  11 1051.2  969  495  452  299  618 156  3.87  4.22  109  
+-----------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+---+ ----+-----+----+
 154 Gm  Avg  11  10  .519   1  36  29   7   2  204.2  195  108   95   85  126  25  4.17 
 Career High  18  18  .750   4  47  39  10   4  272.1  260  155  143  169  173  56  3.21           
+-----------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+-----+----+
 Year Ag Tm    W   L  PCT.  SV   G  GS  CG SHO    IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO  HR  ERA  lgERA ERA+

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Postseason Pitching

 
 Year Tm  OPP WLser   W   L  PCT.  SV   G  GS  CG SHO    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  HR   ERA  
+------------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+
 1950 STL HAR   L     1   0 1.000   0   1   1   0   0   6.0    7    3    3    2    7   1  4.50
 1955 MON BRK   L     1   1  .500   0   2   2   0   0  14.0   11    4    3    4    5   1  1.93
 1956 MON PAW   L     1   1  .500   0   2   2   1   0  16.0    7    6    6    8   11   2  3.38
 1957 MON PAW   W     1   0 1.000   0   1   1   0   0   8.0    7    4    4    2    4   1  4.50
 1958 MON FRE   W     1   0 1.000   0   1   1   1   0   9.0    8    2    2    1    5   1  2.00
+------------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+
               2-3    5   2  .667   0   7   7   2   0  53.0   40   19   18   17   32   6  3.06
+------------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+


WLser shows whether the player's team Won or Lost the series.


Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Stats are Year-Value-Rank

Wins
1953-18-3
1955-13-10
1956-20-2
1957-19-2

ERA
1952-3.21-9
1953-3.83-9
1956-3.34-5
1957-3.22-5

Strikeouts
1949-96-10
1952-173-2
1953-157-2
1954-132-6
1955-164-3
1956-184-2
1957-136-7
1958-134-7

Complete Games
1952-10-2
1953-10-7

Innings
1952-271.2-1
1955-272.1-4
1956-294.0-1
1957-248.2-2
1958-236.2-7

Complete Games
1955-10-9
1956-16-1
1957-14-3

Walks
1950-106-2
1953-83-9
1955-88-7

Losses
1949-15-5
1952-18-3
1954-13-8
1958-13-10

Pitcher of the Month, May 1953


Transactions

January 1, 1945: Drafted 1st round (2nd overall) by St Louis.
February 4, 1955: Traded by St Louis to Montgomery for Ken Boyer.


Biography



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