William
Bissonnette
 
Bats: Both
Throws: Left
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 185
 
Born: February 18, 1926 in Usa
 
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 19 PB HL    
1946 20 KIN HL    
1947 21 KIN HL    
1948 22 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1949 23 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1950 24 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1951 25 KIN HL $ 3,175,714  
1952 26 KIN HL $ 3,175,714  
1953 27 KIN HL $ 3,725,357  
1954 28 KIN HL $ 7,500,000  
1955 29 KIN HL $ 7,500,000  
1956 30 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
1957 31 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
1958 32 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 8,500,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 33 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
1960 34 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 8,500,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 8,500,000  
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 19 PB HL    
1946 20 KIN HL    
1947 21 KIN HL    
1948 22 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1949 23 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1950 24 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1951 25 KIN HL $ 3,175,714  
1952 26 KIN HL $ 3,175,714  
1953 27 KIN HL $ 3,725,357  
1954 28 KIN HL $ 7,500,000  
1955 29 KIN HL $ 7,500,000  
1956 30 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
1957 31 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
1958 32 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 8,500,000  
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 33 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
1960 34 KIN HL $ 8,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 8,500,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 8,500,000  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1945 19 AA   2 4 .333 8 8 1 0 0 53.7 66 37 12 16 70 6.21 .304 .352 .525 .877  
    A   5 10 .333 18 18 6 0 0 130.7 141 68 10 42 115 4.68 .278 .333 .400 .732  
1946 20 AA   9 7 .563 24 24 4 1 0 172.3 205 88 18 47 237 4.60 .294 .339 .440 .779  
1947 21 AAA   3 6 .333 14 14 1 0 0 101.7 115 56 13 23 146 4.96 .283 .321 .430 .751  
    AA   4 4 .500 10 10 5 1 0 70.0 69 24 6 14 98 3.09 .254 .290 .360 .651  
1948 22 KIN HL 2 0 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 21.0 15 5 2 7 18 2.14 .200 .294 .307 .601 2.6
    AAA   6 12 .333 22 22 5 1 0 152.7 166 88 10 52 220 5.19 .274 .332 .393 .725  
1949 23 KIN HL 1 2 .333 3 3 0 0 0 15.0 20 16 3 6 10 9.60 .333 .388 .550 .938 0.0
    AAA   13 9 .591 22 22 2 0 0 163.7 169 62 20 51 231 3.41 .260 .314 .395 .709  
1950 24 KIN HL 4 3 .571 12 12 0 0 0 76.7 75 38 10 22 86 4.46 .250 .328 .400 .728 3.9
    AAA   7 5 .583 15 15 1 0 0 103.0 135 40 6 22 147 3.50 .315 .349 .421 .769  
1951 25 KIN HL 12 10 .545 32 32 3 2 0 222.7 181 73 21 36 197 2.95 .222 .264 .372 .635 22.5
1952 26 KIN HL 14 9 .609 32 32 0 0 0 210.0 193 83 18 34 210 3.56 .239 .282 .378 .660 15.9
1953 27 KIN HL 18 5 .783 34 34 3 1 0 231.0 213 78 20 28 215 3.04 .244 .282 .397 .679 19.6
1954 28 KIN HL 15 8 .652 34 34 0 0 0 214.0 180 75 14 25 193 3.15 .226 .268 .342 .610 17.0
1955 29 KIN HL 14 12 .538 32 32 3 2 0 207.7 186 64 8 27 201 2.77 .239 .274 .336 .610 16.3
1956 30 KIN HL 10 11 .476 32 32 2 1 0 193.7 197 87 11 27 186 4.04 .260 .301 .401 .702 11.3
1957 31 KIN HL 11 13 .458 35 35 0 0 0 229.0 244 86 12 24 203 3.38 .271 .310 .388 .699 17.0
1958 32 KIN HL 10 13 .435 35 35 1 0 0 228.7 232 95 19 13 185 3.74 .267 .298 .417 .714 16.9
1959 33 KIN HL 7 15 .318 29 29 0 0 0 169.0 206 98 14 34 140 5.22 .302 .354 .443 .797 5.7
1960 34 KIN HL 11 15 .423 35 34 0 0 0 202.3 221 95 12 36 156 4.23 .278 .317 .387 .703 10.1
13 Years Sim 129 116 .527 348 347 12 6 0 2220.6 2163 893 164 319 2000 3.62 .254 .296 .387 .683 158.9
4 Years AAA 29 32 .475 73 73 9 1 0 521.0 585 246 49 148 744 4.25 .280 .328 .407 .734  
3 Years AA 15 15 .500 42 42 10 2 0 296.0 340 149 36 77 405 4.53 .287 .330 .438 .768  
1 Years A 5 10 .333 18 18 6 0 0 130.7 141 68 10 42 115 4.68 .278 .333 .400 .732  
8 Years Minors 49 57 .462 133 133 25 3 0 947.6 1066 463 95 267 1264 4.40 .282 .329 .415 .744  
Season Average 9 8 .529 26 26 0 0 0 170.8 166 68 12 24 153 3.62 .254 .296 .387 .683  
Career Highs 18 15 1.000 35 35 3 2 0 231.0 244 98 21 36 215 9.60 .333 .388 .550 .938  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   1722 705 140 280 1432   .273 .303 .419 .723
vs LH   441 188 24 39 568   .201 .215 .293 .508
Home 59 68 .465 170 169 7 3 0 1094.0 1071 456 81 148 992 3.75 .255 .281 .391 .672
Away 70 48 .593 178 178 5 3 0 1126.6 1092 437 83 171 1008 3.49 .253 .282 .382 .664
Mar/Apr 17 18 .486 49 49 1 1 0 305.3 331 146 26 43 276 4.30 .278 .303 .427 .730
May 25 21 .543 60 60 3 1 0 399.6 382 132 20 54 336 2.97 .250 .276 .365 .641
June 19 20 .487 56 56 1 1 0 345.6 328 135 30 52 353 3.52 .247 .275 .397 .672
July 19 17 .528 46 45 0 0 0 281.0 268 119 24 34 247 3.81 .248 .271 .385 .656
August 24 22 .522 68 68 4 2 0 445.0 427 191 31 76 386 3.86 .252 .284 .366 .650
Sep/Oct 25 18 .581 69 69 3 1 0 444.0 427 170 33 60 402 3.45 .253 .279 .393 .671
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1948 22 KIN HL 3 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.2 0.0
1949 23 KIN HL 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.5 0.0
1950 24 KIN HL 12 25 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 .280 .308 .280 .588 2.3 0.0
1951 25 KIN HL 32 76 2 22 4 0 0 4 0 1 4 37 .289 .325 .342 .667 7.9 0.7
1952 26 KIN HL 32 61 5 15 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 30 .246 .281 .295 .576 5.3 0.0
1953 27 KIN HL 34 76 5 17 2 0 0 7 0 0 5 28 .224 .272 .250 .522 5.0 0.0
1954 28 KIN HL 34 75 4 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 34 .213 .263 .253 .516 5.2 0.0
1955 29 KIN HL 32 69 2 8 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 38 .116 .129 .174 .302 -0.3 0.0
1956 30 KIN HL 32 62 6 11 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 22 .177 .190 .242 .432 1.3 0.0
1957 31 KIN HL 35 76 3 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 40 .197 .218 .211 .428 2.8 0.0
1958 32 KIN HL 35 75 3 8 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 35 .107 .130 .160 .290 -1.1 0.0
1959 33 KIN HL 29 58 3 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 21 .121 .164 .138 .302 -0.8 0.0
1960 34 KIN HL 35 70 6 11 2 1 0 6 0 0 2 21 .157 .181 .214 .395 1.4 0.0
13 Years Sim 348 736 41 138 21 3 1 31 0 2 29 323 .188 .218 .228 .447 28.4 0.7
162 Game Average 342 19 64 9 1 0 14 0 0 13 150 .188 .218 .228 .447 13.2  
Career Highs 35 76 6 22 4 1 1 7 0 1 5 40 .289 .325 .342 .667 7.9  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   527 33 97 14 2 0 18 0 1 21 245 .184 .215 .218 .434 18.2
vs LH   209 8 41 7 1 1 13 0 1 8 78 .196 .226 .254 .479 9.8
Home 170 333 16 57 10 1 1 13 0 2 11 145 .171 .198 .216 .414 8.8
Away 178 403 25 81 11 2 0 18 0 0 18 178 .201 .235 .238 .473 19.2
RISP   172 0 20 3 0 0 28 0 0 11 85 .116 .169 .134 .303 -0.2
Close/Late   16 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313 .313 .375 .688 1.7
Mar/Apr 49 107 4 16 3 0 0 5 0 0 5 44 .150 .188 .178 .365 1.6
May 60 129 5 24 4 1 0 2 0 0 6 57 .186 .222 .233 .455 5.4
June 56 114 6 26 3 0 0 3 0 0 5 44 .228 .261 .254 .515 6.9
July 46 94 8 22 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 46 .234 .250 .255 .505 5.2
August 68 148 10 26 6 1 1 13 0 2 5 62 .176 .203 .250 .453 5.1
Sep/Oct 69 144 8 24 3 1 0 3 0 0 6 70 .167 .200 .201 .401 3.7
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1948 22 KIN HL P 3 3 21.0 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.86    
1949 23 KIN HL P 3 3 15.0 3 4 0 0 1.000 4.20    
1950 24 KIN HL P 12 12 76.7 3 19 0 2 1.000 2.58    
1951 25 KIN HL P 32 32 222.7 17 34 0 2 1.000 2.06    
1952 26 KIN HL P 32 32 210.0 13 23 2 2 .947 1.54    
1953 27 KIN HL P 34 34 231.0 14 37 1 3 .981 1.99    
1954 28 KIN HL P 34 34 214.0 10 42 0 4 1.000 2.19    
1955 29 KIN HL P 32 32 207.7 12 22 1 2 .971 1.47    
1956 30 KIN HL P 32 32 193.7 9 29 0 0 1.000 1.77    
1957 31 KIN HL P 35 35 229.0 11 29 0 3 1.000 1.57    
1958 32 KIN HL P 35 35 228.7 10 44 1 3 .982 2.13    
1959 33 KIN HL P 29 29 169.0 7 29 0 0 1.000 1.92    
1960 34 KIN HL P 35 34 202.3 14 30 0 4 1.000 1.96    
Career Totals   348 347 2220.6 124 343 5 25 .989 1.89    
Career Highs   35 35 231.0 17 44 2 4 1.000 4.20    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
1953 27 KIN HL 1 2 .333 6 6 0 0 0 35.0 44 17 3 4 37 4.37 .312 .331 .454 .785
1954 28 KIN HL 2 2 .500 6 6 0 0 0 33.7 37 19 3 4 38 5.08 .276 .297 .410 .708
Career Post-Season Pitching 3 4 .429 12 12 0 0 0 68.7 81 36 6 8 75 4.72 .295 .314 .433 .747
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1953 27 KIN HL 6 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .200 .200 .400
1954 28 KIN HL 6 11 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 .273 .273 .545 .818
Career Post-Season Batting 12 21 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 10 .238 .238 .381 .619
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
1951-6-2.95
1953-9-3.04
1955-3-2.77
Wins
1953-3-18
1954-6-15
CAR-36-129
Losses
1957-10-13
1959-2-15
1960-4-15
CAR-36-116
Winning Pct
1952-9-.609
1953-2-.783
1954-8-.652
Games Started
1953-10-34
CAR-41-347
Complete Games
1951-10-3
1953-5-3
1955-5-3
1956-8-2
Shutouts
1951-5-2
1953-8-1
1955-2-2
1956-6-1
CAR-49-6
Innings Pitched
1951-9-222.7
1953-6-231.0
1957-10-229.0
1958-8-228.7
CAR-37-2220.6
Hits Allowed
1957-5-244
1958-8-232
1959-10-206
1960-10-221
CAR-33-2163
Strikeouts
1953-9-215
1957-10-203
1958-10-185
CAR-30-2000
Walks per 9IP
1951-7-1.5
1952-5-1.5
1953-4-1.1
1954-4-1.1
1955-6-1.2
1957-7-0.9
1958-1-0.5
CAR-12-1.3
Hits per 9IP
1951-3-7.3
1954-6-7.6
Strikeouts per 9IP
1952-10-9.0
1955-9-8.7
1956-8-8.6
WHiP
1951-2-0.97
1952-6-1.08
1953-7-1.04
1954-1-0.96
1955-7-1.03
1958-6-1.07
CAR-38-1.12
OAVG
1951-3-.222
1954-6-.226
OOBP
1951-3-.264
1954-2-.268
1955-6-.274
OSLG
1954-6-.342
1955-4-.336
OOPS
1951-5-.635
1954-5-.610
1955-5-.610
 
   Black Ink Test: 2    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 90    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 37    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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History
Drafted in 38th round, 912nd overall pick, by Point Breeze in 1945
Traded from Point Breeze to Kingsbury on 7/1/1946 (Going to KIN: 1B J. Mejorado, P W. Bissonnette. Going to PB: P B. Maxfield)
Injured on 7/24/1946 with a Pulled Elbow Ligament, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 5/25/1947 with a Tight Shoulder, out for 5 days
Injured on 6/2/1947 with a Tight Elbow, out for one week
Earned first career win on 8/14/1948
Had first career hit on 8/27/1948, off Walter Dominick (JEN)
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 9/1/1951, going 4-0, 1.50
Was selected to the 1953 Allstar game
Was selected to the 1954 Allstar game
Injured on 6/17/1955 with a Inflamed Rotator Cuff Muscle, out for 4 weeks
Injured on 4/7/1956 with a Ruptured Bicep Tendon, out for 3-4 weeks
Hit first career homerun on 8/9/1958, off Richard Hammond (MC)
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 10/1/1958, going 0-0, 0.90