Billy
Knaak
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 215
 
Born: September 7, 1923 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Gold Glove 1959    1961   
All-Star Selections 1962   
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 21 TF SP    
1946 22 TF SP    
1947 23 TF SP $ 300,000  
1948 24 TF SP $ 300,000  
1949 25 TF SP $ 300,000  
1950 26 TF SP $ 300,000  
1951 27 TF SP $ 1,343,571  
1952 28 TF SP $ 1,343,571  
1953 29 TF SP $ 1,343,571  
1954 30 TF SP $ 2,100,000  
1955 31 TF SP $ 2,100,000  
1956 32 TF SP $ 6,000,000  
1957 33 TF SP $ 6,000,000  
1958 34 COT HL $ 10,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 10,000,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 35 COT HL $ 7,500,000  
1960 36 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1961 37 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1962 38 COT HL $ 3,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 3,500,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 7,500,000  
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 21 TF SP    
1946 22 TF SP    
1947 23 TF SP $ 300,000  
1948 24 TF SP $ 300,000  
1949 25 TF SP $ 300,000  
1950 26 TF SP $ 300,000  
1951 27 TF SP $ 1,343,571  
1952 28 TF SP $ 1,343,571  
1953 29 TF SP $ 1,343,571  
1954 30 TF SP $ 2,100,000  
1955 31 TF SP $ 2,100,000  
1956 32 TF SP $ 6,000,000  
1957 33 TF SP $ 6,000,000  
1958 34 COT HL $ 10,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 10,000,000  
                                             
  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 35 COT HL $ 7,500,000  
1960 36 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1961 37 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1962 38 COT HL $ 3,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 3,500,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 7,500,000  
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 21 A   1 2 .333 37 0 0 0 0 49.3 52 22 5 8 34 4.01 .267 .296 .410 .706  
1946 22 AA   1 2 .333 17 0 0 0 0 15.3 13 6 2 3 20 3.52 .255 .296 .490 .786  
    A   4 1 .800 22 0 0 0 2 22.3 11 2 1 4 24 0.81 .155 .200 .211 .411  
1947 23 AAA   0 3 .000 16 0 0 0 0 13.3 11 7 3 5 16 4.73 .234 .308 .489 .797  
    AA   2 3 .400 33 0 0 0 2 33.3 24 8 3 6 56 2.16 .194 .231 .347 .578  
1948 24 TF SP 1 2 .333 34 0 0 0 2 38.3 33 19 8 14 46 4.46 .221 .288 .450 .738 1.3
    AAA   5 3 .625 25 5 0 0 0 45.0 24 11 5 11 61 2.20 .155 .211 .271 .482  
1949 25 TF SP 7 3 .700 71 0 0 0 1 85.3 76 41 11 34 60 4.32 .230 .304 .415 .719 3.3
1950 26 TF SP 1 8 .111 75 0 0 0 3 73.7 77 44 14 20 50 5.38 .268 .315 .484 .799 0.8
1951 27 TF SP 3 5 .375 82 1 0 0 0 102.3 96 37 3 31 60 3.25 .249 .309 .360 .669 7.2
1952 28 TF SP 3 4 .429 55 0 0 0 1 49.7 42 25 5 9 24 4.53 .221 .257 .374 .631 3.1
1953 29 TF SP 1 1 .500 54 0 0 0 1 57.3 56 24 1 22 39 3.77 .255 .325 .341 .666 4.7
1954 30 TF SP 3 2 .600 92 0 0 0 1 103.3 87 23 1 19 64 2.00 .231 .272 .313 .585 12.7
1955 31 TF SP 5 2 .714 78 0 0 0 5 86.0 64 20 3 7 44 2.09 .204 .227 .288 .514 13.8
1956 32 TF SP 7 5 .583 70 13 0 0 1 139.3 135 52 1 20 70 3.36 .256 .285 .374 .659 10.8
1957 33 TF SP 9 13 .409 36 35 0 0 0 191.7 199 70 1 24 107 3.29 .267 .287 .372 .659 11.2
1958 34 COT HL 9 13 .409 33 33 0 0 0 189.0 196 91 4 32 130 4.33 .267 .299 .389 .688 9.0
1959 35 COT HL 13 8 .619 31 31 0 0 0 183.3 192 78 5 35 107 3.83 .266 .300 .369 .670 10.7
1960 36 COT HL 10 13 .435 33 33 0 0 0 177.0 231 88 7 42 108 4.47 .313 .351 .405 .755 5.7
1961 37 COT HL 10 7 .588 25 25 0 0 0 144.3 119 50 9 36 67 3.12 .226 .276 .321 .596 9.4
1962 38 COT HL 12 8 .600 32 32 0 0 0 178.0 207 76 16 32 73 3.84 .289 .321 .416 .737 8.7
15 Years Sim 94 94 .500 801 203 0 0 15 1798.6 1810 738 89 377 1049 3.69 .260 .299 .377 .677 112.3
2 Years AAA 5 6 .455 41 5 0 0 0 58.3 35 18 8 16 77 2.78 .173 .234 .322 .556  
2 Years AA 3 5 .375 50 0 0 0 2 48.7 37 14 5 9 76 2.59 .211 .250 .389 .639  
2 Years A 5 3 .625 59 0 0 0 2 71.7 63 24 6 12 58 3.01 .237 .270 .357 .627  
6 Years Minors 13 14 .481 150 5 0 0 4 178.7 135 56 19 37 211 2.82 .210 .253 .355 .608  
Season Average 6 6 .500 53 13 0 0 1 119.9 120 49 5 25 69 3.69 .260 .299 .377 .677  
Career Highs 13 13 .714 92 35 0 0 5 191.7 231 91 16 42 130 5.38 .313 .351 .484 .799  
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   944 385 42 199 591   .243 .279 .351 .630
vs LH   866 353 47 178 458   .282 .321 .411 .733
Home 52 51 .505 416 109 0 0 5 951.3 922 373 38 202 563 3.53 .253 .292 .363 .655
Away 42 43 .494 385 94 0 0 10 847.3 888 365 51 175 486 3.88 .268 .304 .393 .698
Mar/Apr 18 13 .581 133 27 0 0 2 270.3 263 110 13 68 151 3.66 .255 .301 .382 .683
May 11 19 .367 128 31 0 0 3 282.0 263 103 12 63 164 3.29 .244 .286 .348 .634
June 16 9 .640 138 30 0 0 2 283.0 303 115 12 65 175 3.66 .275 .315 .397 .712
July 13 16 .448 129 29 0 0 4 273.0 284 113 15 55 124 3.73 .267 .303 .385 .688
August 14 21 .400 131 41 0 0 1 329.9 344 145 15 58 208 3.96 .265 .296 .372 .668
Sep/Oct 22 16 .579 142 45 0 0 3 360.3 353 152 22 68 227 3.80 .254 .289 .381 .670
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 24 TF SP 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2 0.0
1949 25 TF SP 71 12 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .083 .154 .167 .321 0.1 0.0
1950 26 TF SP 75 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 0.0 0.0
1951 27 TF SP 82 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .118 .118 .118 .235 -0.4 0.0
1952 28 TF SP 55 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
1953 29 TF SP 54 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.4 0.0
1954 30 TF SP 92 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.7 0.0
1955 31 TF SP 78 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
1956 32 TF SP 70 29 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 .103 .103 .138 .241 -0.8 0.0
1957 33 TF SP 35 60 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 37 .050 .066 .083 .149 -3.1 0.0
1958 34 COT HL 33 60 0 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 33 .083 .083 .133 .217 -1.9 0.0
1959 35 COT HL 31 60 1 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 22 .100 .100 .150 .250 -1.1 0.0
1960 36 COT HL 33 55 0 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 29 .091 .138 .145 .283 -0.7 0.0
1961 37 COT HL 25 41 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 18 .024 .091 .049 .140 -1.8 0.0
1962 38 COT HL 32 59 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 31 .051 .082 .051 .133 -3.3 0.0
15 Years Sim 800 414 8 30 15 0 0 14 0 0 10 210 .072 .094 .109 .203 -14.5 0.0
162 Game Average 83 1 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 42 .072 .094 .109 .203 -2.9  
Career Highs 92 60 2 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 37 .200 .200 .400 .600 0.1  
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   289 5 20 12 0 0 10 0 0 10 154 .069 .100 .111 .211 -9.8
vs LH   125 3 10 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 56 .080 .080 .104 .184 -5.4
Home 348 203 3 16 9 0 0 6 0 0 6 102 .079 .105 .123 .228 -5.9
Away 384 211 5 14 6 0 0 8 0 0 4 108 .066 .084 .095 .179 -9.2
RISP   89 0 6 3 0 0 11 0 0 4 42 .067 .108 .101 .209 -2.9
Close/Late   9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.9
Mar/Apr 76 57 1 7 5 0 0 2 0 0 2 30 .123 .153 .211 .363 0.5
May 88 65 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 24 .046 .075 .077 .152 -3.3
June 90 67 4 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 32 .090 .141 .119 .260 -1.1
July 98 55 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 23 .036 .036 .055 .091 -3.9
August 118 80 1 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 52 .063 .085 .100 .185 -3.4
Sep/Oct 74 90 1 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 49 .078 .078 .100 .178 -4.0
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 24 TF SP P 34 0 38.3 4 2 2 0 .750 1.41    
1949 25 TF SP P 71 0 85.3 12 13 1 1 .962 2.64    
1950 26 TF SP P 75 0 73.7 3 14 1 2 .944 2.08    
1951 27 TF SP P 82 1 102.3 5 14 1 2 .950 1.67    
1952 28 TF SP P 55 0 49.7 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.45    
1953 29 TF SP P 54 0 57.3 7 13 0 1 1.000 3.14    
1954 30 TF SP P 92 0 103.3 8 13 0 0 1.000 1.83    
1955 31 TF SP P 78 0 86.0 3 17 0 1 1.000 2.09    
1956 32 TF SP P 70 13 139.3 2 27 4 3 .879 1.87    
1957 33 TF SP P 35 35 191.7 9 41 2 3 .962 2.35    
1958 34 COT HL P 33 33 189.0 7 27 0 1 1.000 1.62    
1959 35 COT HL P 31 31 183.3 21 46 3 5 .957 3.29    
1960 36 COT HL P 33 33 177.0 12 34 5 4 .902 2.34    
1961 37 COT HL P 25 25 144.3 10 39 0 2 1.000 3.06    
1962 38 COT HL P 32 32 178.0 17 33 0 2 1.000 2.53    
Career Totals   800 203 1798.6 121 340 19 27 .960 2.31    
Career Highs   92 35 191.7 21 46 5 5 1.000 3.29    
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
1960 36 COT HL 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 1.3 6 5 1 0 2 33.83 .600 .600 1.000 1.600
1962 38 COT HL 1 2 .333 3 3 0 0 0 11.3 18 12 2 5 1 9.53 .340 .397 .491 .887
Career Post-Season Pitching 1 2 .333 4 4 0 0 0 12.7 24 17 3 5 3 12.09 .381 .426 .571 .998
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
1962 38 COT HL 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200
Career Post-Season Batting 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Losses
1957-9-13
Games Pitched
1954-3-92
Games Started
1957-9-35
Hits Allowed
1960-8-231
Walks per 9IP
1957-8-1.1
 
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 4    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
 
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  1. William Massenburg (993)
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History
Drafted in 50th round, 1180th overall pick, by Twin Falls in 1945
Earned first career win on 10/1/1948
Had first career hit (double) on 4/30/1949, off Gerald Alton (RED)
Traded from Twin Falls to Langlade on 7/27/1951 (Going to LAN: P B. Knaak, 1B J. Costanza. Going to TF: RF J. Cone)
Traded from Langlade to Twin Falls on 7/27/1951 (Going to TF: P B. Knaak, P C. Katz. Going to LAN: P B. Bierman)
Injured on 5/9/1952 with a Ruptured Elbow Ligament, out for 8-9 weeks
Injured on 7/27/1953 with a Pulled Tricep Muscle, out for 5 weeks
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 9/1/1956, going 4-0, 0.66
Signed as a free agent by Cottonwood on 2/6/1958 to a 2-year deal worth $10,000,000 per year
Won Gold Glove at Pitcher in 1959
Injured on 5/13/1961 with a Pulled Elbow Ligament, out for one week
Won Gold Glove at Pitcher in 1961
Was selected to the 1962 Allstar game