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Full Name: William Stanley Mazeroski Primary Position: 2B
Height/Weight: 5' 11.5"/183 First Game: July 7, 1956
Birthdate: September 5, 1936 Final Game: October 4, 1972
Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia MLB Experience: 17 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001


Biography

Bill Mazeroski (William Stanley Mazeroski) was born on September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He made his Major League debut on July 7, 1956 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1956, his rookie year, he hit .243 with 3 home runs and 14 RBI. Mazeroski played for the Pittsburgh Pirates for his entire 17 year career.

Most people believe that Bill Mazeroski's best season was 1966, when he slugged 16 home runs and knocked in 82 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1956 PIT N 81 255 30 62 3 14 .243 .293 .318 8 1 18 24 0 4 0 1 4
1957 PIT N 148 526 59 149 8 54 .283 .318 .407 27 7 27 49 1 11 3 2 6
1958 PIT N 152 567 69 156 19 68 .275 .308 .439 24 6 25 71 3 9 1 3 15
1959 PIT N 135 493 50 119 7 59 .241 .283 .339 15 6 29 54 1 10 1 1 16
1960 PIT N 151 538 58 147 11 64 .273 .320 .392 21 5 40 50 1 4 4 15 9
1961 PIT N 152 558 71 148 13 59 .265 .298 .380 21 2 26 55 3 2 2 10 9
1962 PIT N 159 572 55 155 14 81 .271 .315 .418 24 9 37 47 2 2 0 16 15
1963 PIT N 142 534 43 131 8 52 .245 .286 .343 22 3 32 46 0 7 2 6 15
1964 PIT N 162 601 66 161 10 64 .268 .300 .381 22 8 29 52 0 10 1 11 21
1965 PIT N 130 494 52 134 6 54 .271 .294 .346 17 1 18 34 2 4 2 5 16
1966 PIT N 162 621 56 163 16 82 .262 .296 .398 22 7 31 62 1 2 4 9 16
1967 PIT N 163 639 62 167 9 77 .261 .292 .352 25 3 30 55 0 5 1 7 17
1968 PIT N 143 506 36 127 3 42 .251 .304 .312 18 2 38 38 2 6 3 10 18
1969 PIT N 67 227 13 52 3 25 .229 .298 .308 7 1 22 16 2 1 1 3 6
1970 PIT N 112 367 29 84 7 39 .229 .283 .324 14 0 27 40 2 5 2 9 6
1971 PIT N 70 193 17 49 1 16 .254 .303 .295 3 1 15 8 0 2 0 1 3
1972 PIT N 34 64 3 12 0 3 .188 .217 .250 4 0 3 5 0 3 0 1 2
Total 2163 7755 769 2016 138 853 .260 .299 .367 294 62 447 706 20 87 27 110 194

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1956 PIT N 2B 81 0 0 163 242 8 56 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1957 PIT N 2B 144 141 1238.1 308 443 17 96 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1958 PIT N 2B 152 152 1344 344 496 17 118 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1959 PIT N 2B 133 129 1167.1 303 373 13 100 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1960 PIT N 2B 151 150 1340.2 413 449 10 127 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1961 PIT N 2B 152 151 1333 410 505 23 144 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1962 PIT N 2B 159 159 1410.1 425 509 14 138 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1963 PIT N 2B 138 138 1229 340 506 14 131 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1964 PIT N 2B 162 162 1438.2 346 543 23 122 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1965 PIT N 2B 127 125 1131.2 290 439 9 113 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1966 PIT N 2B 162 162 1452.1 411 538 8 161 1 0 0 0 0 .992
1967 PIT N 2B 163 160 1437.1 417 498 18 131 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1968 PIT N 2B 142 138 1255.2 319 467 15 107 1 0 0 0 0 .981
1969 PIT N 2B 65 64 545.1 134 192 4 46 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1970 PIT N 2B 102 99 888.1 227 325 7 87 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1971 PIT N 3B 7 6 50.2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 PIT N 2B 46 37 345.1 95 121 3 22 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1972 PIT N 2B 15 12 107 29 39 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1972 PIT N 3B 3 1 13 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 2094 1979 17664.1 4974 6685 204 1706 2 0 0 0 0 .983
Total 3B 10 7 63.2 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Pittsburgh Pirates (1954).
  • Released by Pittsburgh Pirates (October 24, 1972).

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