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Walter Alston

Walter Emmons Alston (Smokey)

Positions: First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 1, 1911 in Venice, Ohio, US
Died: October 1, 1984 in Oxford, Ohio, US
High School: Milford HS (Milford, OH)
School: Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1935 23 -1.9 Greenwood EDXL C STL 82 319 104 25 11 1 .326 .483 154
1936 24 0.7 Huntington MATL C STL 120 482 157 16 8 35 .326 .610 294
1937 25 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A1-AA STL 131 411 94 15 4 6 .229 .328 135
1937 25 -2.2 Houston TL A1 STL 65 208 44 9 1 0 .212 .264 55
1937 25 -2.7 Rochester IL AA STL 66 203 50 6 3 6 .246 .394 80
1938 26 3.2 Portsmouth MATL C STL 122 444 138 22 3 28 .311 .563 250
1939 27 2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-C STL 107 405 131 26 8 11 .323 .509 206
1939 27 4.0 Portsmouth MATL C STL 2 6 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 2
1939 27 2.3 Columbus SALL B STL 105 399 129 26 8 11 .323 .511 204
1940 28 4.8 Portsmouth MATL C STL 127 446 122 18 3 28 .274 .516 230
1941 29 5.8 Springfield MATL C STL 125 456 131 26 4 25 .287 .526 240
1942 30 7.7 Springfield MATL C STL 129 462 143 16 3 12 .310 .435 201
1943 31 3.9 Rochester IL AA STL 115 361 313 37 75 12 2 5 40 7 4 44 37 .240 .335 .339 .674 106 1 3
1944 32 8.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AA BRO,STL 65 199 2 66 10 2 9 2 0 0 5 5 .332 .538 107 1 0 0
1944 32 8.5 Trenton ISLG B BRO 52 180 63 10 2 9 .350 .578 104
1944 32 5.4 Rochester IL AA STL 13 24 19 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 5 .158 .333 .158 .491 3 1 0 0
1945 33 9.5 Trenton ISLG B BRO 128 447 140 30 4 14 .313 .492 220
1946 34 8.9 Nashua NENL B BRO 50 165 43 5 6 2 .261 .400 66
1947 35 10.8 Pueblo WL A BRO 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
13 Seasons 1303 4603 4550 39 1344 221 58 176 42 7 4 49 42 .295 .303 .485 .789 2209 1 1 3
C (7 seasons) C 707 2615 2615 797 123 32 129 .305 .305 .524 .829 1371
B (4 seasons) B 335 1191 1191 375 71 20 36 .315 .315 .499 .814 594
A1 (1 season) A1 65 208 208 44 9 1 0 .212 .212 .264 .476 55
A (1 season) A 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 194 588 535 39 128 18 5 11 42 7 4 49 42 .239 .304 .353 .658 189 1 1 3
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1941 29 6.7 Springfield MATL C STL 0 0 3 9.0
1942 30 8.7 Springfield MATL C STL 1 0 1.000 7 21.0
1944 32 8.1 Trenton ISLG B BRO 0 0 1 2.0
1945 33 10.3 Trenton ISLG B BRO 0 0 1 2.0
4 Seasons 1 0 1.000 12 34.0
C (2 seasons) C 1 0 1.000 10 30.0
B (2 seasons) B 0 0 2 4.0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1935 23 Greenwood EDXL C STL 3B 80 293 94 172 27 .908 3.33
1936 24 Huntington MATL C STL 1B 79 786 725 47 14 .982 9.77
1937 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs A1-AA STL 1B 126 1160 1064 89 7 .994 9.15
1937 25 Houston TL A1 STL 1B 65 639 592 46 1 .998 9.82
1937 25 Rochester IL AA STL 1B 61 521 472 43 6 .988 8.44
1938 26 Portsmouth MATL C STL 1B 122 1149 1084 56 9 .992 9.34
1939 27 Columbus SALL B STL 1B 105 1039 982 51 6 .994 9.84
1940 28 Portsmouth MATL C STL 1B 127 1106 1015 77 14 .987 8.60
1941 29 Springfield MATL C STL 1B 125 1234 1135 86 13 .989 9.77
1942 30 Springfield MATL C STL 1B 128 1235 1117 106 12 .990 9.55
1943 31 Rochester IL AA STL 3B 22 64 17 41 6 2 .906 2.64
1943 31 Rochester IL AA STL 1B 66 575 534 34 7 36 .988 8.61
9 Seasons 980 8641 7767 759 115 38 .987 8.70
1B (8 seasons) 1B 878 8284 7656 546 82 36 .990 9.34
3B (2 seasons) 3B 102 357 111 213 33 2 .908 3.18
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1940 28 Portsmouth MATL C STL 1 of 2
1941 29 Springfield MATL C STL 1 of 1
1942 30 Springfield MATL C STL 1 of 1
1944 32 Trenton ISLG B BRO 1 of 2
1945 33 Trenton ISLG B BRO 1 of 1
1946 34 Nashua NENL B BRO 1 of 1
1947 35 Pueblo WL A BRO 1 of 1
1948 36 St. Paul AA AAA BRO 1 of 1 154 86 68 .558
1949 37 St. Paul AA AAA BRO 1 of 1 154 93 60 .608
1950 38 Montreal IL AAA BRO 1 of 1 153 86 67 .562
1951 39 Montreal IL AAA BRO 1 of 1 155 95 59 .617
1952 40 Montreal IL AAA BRO 1 of 1 151 95 56 .629
1953 41 Montreal IL AAA BRO 1 of 1 154 89 63 .586
1954 42 Brooklyn NL MLB BRO 1 of 1 154 92 62 .597
1955 43 Brooklyn NL MLB BRO 1 of 1 154 98 55 .641
1956 44 Brooklyn NL MLB BRO 1 of 1 154 93 61 .604
1957 45 Brooklyn NL MLB BRO 1 of 1 154 84 70 .545
1958 46 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 154 71 83 .461
1959 47 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 156 88 68 .564
1960 48 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 154 82 72 .532
1961 49 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 154 89 65 .578
1962 50 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 165 102 63 .618
1963 51 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 163 99 63 .611
1964 52 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 164 80 82 .494
1965 53 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 97 65 .599
1966 54 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 95 67 .586
1967 55 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 73 89 .451
1968 56 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 76 86 .469
1969 57 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 85 77 .525
1970 58 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 161 87 74 .540
1971 59 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 89 73 .549
1972 60 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 155 85 70 .548
1973 61 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 95 66 .590
1974 62 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 102 60 .630
1975 63 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 1 162 88 74 .543
1976 64 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1 of 2 162 92 70 .568
36 Seasons 4583 2586 1988 .565
MLB (23 seasons) 3662 2042 1615 .558
AAA (6 seasons) 921 544 373 .593
C (3 seasons)
B (3 seasons)
A (1 season)

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: cfc65169

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