Bill McGee
William Henry McGee
(Fiddler Bill)
 
Born: November 16, 1909 in Batchtown, IL
Died: February 11, 1987 - 77 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'1" Wt: 215
(legend)
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Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Lefty Grove
1925 - 1941
SP
103.6
Pl
 
-6.3
0.1
109.9
0.1
2 Ted Lyons
1923 - 1946
SP
71.5
Pl
WW2
 
4.4
0.1
67.2
0.1
3 Red Ruffing
1924 - 1947
SP
70.3
Pl
WW2
 
15.0
0.1
55.3
0.1
4 Carl Hubbell
1928 - 1943
SP
67.5
Pl
 
-0.3
-0.1
67.8
-0.1
5 Bob Feller
1936 - 1956
SP
63.6
Pl
WW2
 
-1.7
0.1
65.2
0.0
6 Hal Newhouser
1939 - 1955
SP
63.0
Pl
 
2.6
-0.0
60.4
-0.1
7 Wes Ferrell
1927 - 1941
SP
61.6
 
12.7
0.1
48.8
0.0
8 Early Wynn
1939 - 1963
SP
61.3
Pl
WW2
 
9.7
-0.1
51.6
-0.1
9 Bucky Walters
1931 - 1950
SP
54.2
 
8.3
-0.1
46.4
0.4
10 Waite Hoyt
1918 - 1938
SP
51.8
Pl
WW1
 
-1.6
0.0
53.3
-0.0
11 Tommy Bridges
1930 - 1946
SP
51.1
WW2
 
-1.4
0.0
52.5
0.1
12 Dizzy Trout
1939 - 1957
SP
50.6
 
4.5
0.0
46.1
-0.0
13 Dutch Leonard
1933 - 1953
SP
48.6
 
-2.7
0.0
51.3
0.0
14 Bobo Newsom
1929 - 1953
SP
48.2
 
-3.5
0.0
51.7
0.1
15 Murry Dickson
1939 - 1959
SP
46.6
WW2
 
3.3
-0.2
43.5
-0.0
16 Lon Warneke
1930 - 1945
SP
46.2
WW2
 
4.3
-0.1
41.9
-0.1
17 Red Lucas
1923 - 1938
SP
46.1
 
14.1
0.0
32.0
0.0
18 Dizzy Dean
1930 - 1947
SP
44.9
Pl
MIL
 
2.2
-0.0
42.7
-0.0
19 Claude Passeau
1935 - 1947
SP
44.3
 
1.6
-0.1
42.8
-0.1
20 Larry French
1929 - 1942
SP
44.3
WW2
 
0.5
-0.1
43.9
-0.1
21 Mel Harder
1928 - 1947
SP
43.8
 
-4.2
0.0
47.9
0.1
22 Schoolboy Rowe
1933 - 1949
SP
43.5
WW2
 
8.6
0.0
34.9
0.1
23 Curt Davis
1934 - 1946
SP
38.6
 
1.3
-0.1
37.3
-0.0
24 Lefty Gomez
1930 - 1943
SP
38.4
Pl
 
-4.6
0.0
43.1
0.1
25 Charley Root
1923 - 1941
SP
37.8
 
-0.0
-0.2
38.0
-0.1
26 Earl Whitehill
1923 - 1939
SP
37.5
 
1.1
0.0
36.3
0.0
27 Paul Derringer
1931 - 1945
SP
37.0
 
-1.9
-0.1
39.0
-0.1
28 Fritz Ostermueller
1934 - 1948
SP
36.3
WW2
 
2.0
0.0
34.4
0.1
29 Freddie Fitzsimmons
1925 - 1943
SP
35.8
 
2.3
-0.1
33.5
-0.0
30 Bump Hadley
1926 - 1941
SP
35.7
 
0.1
0.1
35.6
0.1
31 Thornton Lee
1933 - 1948
SP
34.8
 
-0.3
0.0
35.0
0.0
32 Mort Cooper
1938 - 1949
SP
32.9
 
0.8
-0.1
32.2
0.0
33 Van Mungo
1931 - 1945
SP
32.4
WW2
 
2.2
-0.1
30.2
-0.1
34 Ed Brandt
1928 - 1938
SP
32.1
 
4.3
-0.1
27.8
-0.1
35 Bill Lee
1934 - 1947
SP
31.7
 
-0.7
-0.1
32.5
-0.0
36 Willis Hudlin
1926 - 1944
SP
31.7
WW2
 
0.5
0.0
31.2
0.0
37 Ken Raffensberger
1939 - 1954
SP
30.4
WW2
 
-3.1
-0.0
33.5
0.1
38 Preacher Roe
1938 - 1954
SP
30.1
 
-4.9
-0.0
35.1
0.1
39 Hal Schumacher
1931 - 1946
SP
30.0
WW2
 
2.9
-0.1
27.1
-0.1
40 Max Lanier
1938 - 1953
SP
29.9
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.1
30.1
-0.0
41 Syl Johnson
1922 - 1940
SP
27.8
 
-1.6
-0.1
29.4
-0.1
42 Rip Sewell
1932 - 1949
SP
27.0
 
2.0
-0.1
25.0
-0.1
43 Jim Tobin
1937 - 1945
SP
26.8
 
7.4
-0.1
19.5
-0.0
44 Fred Hutchinson
1939 - 1953
SP
26.5
WW2
 
5.8
-0.0
20.7
-0.1
45 Johnny Allen
1932 - 1944
SP
26.5
 
-1.6
0.0
28.1
0.1
46 Joe Dobson
1939 - 1954
SP
26.0
WW2
 
-1.6
0.1
27.5
0.0
47 Johnny Vander Meer
1937 - 1951
SP
25.6
WW2
 
-1.4
-0.1
27.0
-0.0
48 Nels Potter
1936 - 1949
SP
24.8
 
2.0
0.0
22.8
0.0
49 Whit Wyatt
1929 - 1945
SP
24.7
 
2.4
-0.0
22.4
-0.0
50 Spud Chandler
1937 - 1947
SP
24.4
WW2
 
1.2
0.0
23.2
0.0
51 Danny MacFayden
1926 - 1943
SP
22.5
 
-3.6
-0.0
26.1
-0.0
52 Denny Galehouse
1934 - 1949
SP
22.0
WW2
 
-3.7
0.1
25.7
0.1
53 Bill Swift
1932 - 1943
SP
21.5
 
2.4
-0.1
19.1
-0.1
54 Monte Pearson
1932 - 1941
SP
20.7
 
1.8
0.0
18.9
0.1
55 Guy Bush
1923 - 1945
SP
20.5
 
-2.7
-0.1
23.3
-0.0
56 Lloyd Brown
1925 - 1940
SP
20.3
 
0.4
-0.0
19.8
-0.0
57 Oral Hildebrand
1931 - 1940
SP
20.3
 
-1.1
0.0
21.4
0.1
58 Johnny Rigney
1937 - 1947
SP
19.8
WW2
 
-1.1
0.1
20.9
0.1
59 Fred Frankhouse
1927 - 1939
SP
19.2
WW2
 
2.0
-0.1
17.2
-0.1
60 Ivy Andrews
1931 - 1938
SP
18.7
 
-0.7
-0.0
19.4
0.0
61 Al Benton
1934 - 1952
SP
18.5
WW2
 
-5.9
0.0
24.4
0.0
62 Harry Gumbert
1935 - 1950
SP
17.9
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.1
18.2
-0.0
63 Max Butcher
1936 - 1945
SP
17.9
WW2
 
-0.3
-0.1
18.2
-0.0
64 Kirby Higbe
1937 - 1950
SP
17.8
WW2
 
-1.8
-0.1
19.5
-0.0
65 Johnny Niggeling
1938 - 1946
SP
17.7
 
-1.8
0.0
19.5
0.0
66 Tex Carleton
1932 - 1940
SP
16.9
 
0.9
-0.1
16.0
-0.0
67 Johnny Marcum
1933 - 1939
SP
16.8
 
3.1
0.0
13.8
0.1
68 Eddie Smith
1936 - 1947
SP
16.7
WW2
 
0.5
0.1
16.2
0.0
69 Elden Auker
1933 - 1942
SP
15.4
WW2
 
-0.3
0.0
15.8
0.1
70 Cliff Melton
1937 - 1944
SP
15.2
 
-0.9
-0.1
16.1
-0.0
71 Ken Heintzelman
1937 - 1952
SP
14.4
WW2
 
-2.2
-0.1
16.7
-0.0
72 Bill Hallahan
1925 - 1938
SP
14.3
WW2
 
-1.5
-0.0
15.8
-0.0
73 Luke Hamlin
1933 - 1944
SP
14.3
 
-0.9
-0.1
15.3
-0.0
74 Bob Muncrief
1937 - 1951
SP
13.8
 
-1.4
0.0
15.3
0.0
75 Cy Blanton
1934 - 1942
SP
13.8
 
-1.0
-0.0
14.8
-0.0
76 Ray Benge
1925 - 1938
SP
13.6
WW2
 
-1.5
-0.1
15.2
-0.0
77 Elmer Riddle
1939 - 1949
SP
12.9
 
0.9
-0.0
12.0
0.0
78 Vern Kennedy
1934 - 1945
SP
12.7
 
2.0
0.1
10.7
0.1
79 Jim Turner
1937 - 1945
SP
12.2
 
1.8
-0.1
10.4
-0.0
80 Al Hollingsworth
1935 - 1946
SP
11.5
 
0.9
-0.0
10.5
-0.0
81 Jack Kramer
1939 - 1951
SP
10.9
WW2
 
0.3
-0.0
10.7
-0.0
82 John Whitehead
1935 - 1942
SP
10.9
 
-1.3
0.0
12.2
0.0
83 Jack Wilson
1934 - 1942
SP
10.7
 
-0.7
0.1
11.4
0.1
84 Joe Haynes
1939 - 1952
SP
10.4
 
1.3
0.0
9.1
0.0
85 Jim Bagby
1938 - 1947
SP
10.4
WW2
 
1.6
0.1
8.8
0.1
86 Red Barrett
1937 - 1949
SP
10.3
 
-2.6
0.0
12.9
0.0
87 Monty Stratton
1934 - 1938
SP
10.3
 
0.4
0.0
10.0
0.0
88 Bob Weiland
1928 - 1940
SP
10.3
 
-2.2
-0.1
12.5
-0.0
89 Paul Dean
1934 - 1943
SP
10.1
WW2
 
-1.3
0.0
11.3
-0.0
90 Ed Heusser
1935 - 1948
SP
10.0
WW2
 
0.8
0.0
9.2
0.0
91 Walt Masterson
1939 - 1956
SP
10.0
WW2
 
-1.6
0.0
11.6
0.0
92 Bob Klinger
1938 - 1947
SP
9.9
WW2
 
0.9
-0.1
9.1
-0.1
93 Johnny Lanning
1936 - 1947
SP
9.1
WW2
 
-0.4
-0.1
9.6
-0.1
94 Monte Weaver
1931 - 1939
SP
8.8
WW2
 
0.3
0.0
8.6
0.1
95 Marius Russo
1939 - 1946
SP
8.8
WW2
 
0.7
0.0
8.2
0.0
96 Nate Andrews
1937 - 1946
SP
8.6
 
-0.5
0.0
9.1
0.0
97 Lou Fette
1937 - 1945
SP
8.4
 
0.3
-0.0
8.1
-0.0
98 Al Smith
1934 - 1945
SP
8.4
 
1.8
0.0
6.5
-0.0
99 Vito Tamulis
1934 - 1941
SP
8.2
WW2
 
-0.0
-0.1
8.3
-0.0
100 Clay Bryant
1935 - 1940
SP
8.2
 
1.9
-0.1
6.3
-0.1
 
  Bill McGee
1935 - 1942
SP
8.1
 
-0.6
-0.1
8.7
-0.1
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