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                                                                                         
+-----------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+-----+----+
 10 Seasons  104 104  .500   8 368 279  58  14 1968.2 1873 1077  936  903 1237 238  4.28  4.30  100         
+-----------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+-----+----+
  8 Yrs. STL  71  80  .470   8 291 202  32   9 1402.1 1373  797  684  725  889 144  4.39  4.25   97   
  2 Yrs. MON  33  24  .579   0  77  77  26   5  566.1  500  280  252  178  348  94  4.00  4.44  111  
+-----------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+-----+----+
 154 Gm  Avg  10  10  .500   1  37  28   6   1  197.2  188  108   94   91  124  24  4.28 
 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   W     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
+------------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+
               1-2    3   2  .600   0   5   5   1   0  36.0   25   13   12   14   23   4  3.00
+------------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+


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

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

Strikeouts
1949-96-10
1952-173-2
1953-157-2
1954-132-6
1955-164-3
1956-184-2

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

Innings
1952-271.2-1
1955-272.1-4
1956-294.0-1

Complete Games
1955-10-9
1956-16-1

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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