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Walter Ball

George Walter Ball (The Georgia Rabbit or Diamond)

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Born: September 12, 1878 in Detroit, Michigan, US
Died: December 16, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, US

Minor League Stats

Negro Leagues Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev W L W-L% RAvg G GS CG SHO IP H R BB SO HBP WP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1908 29 Fe CUGL Fgn 6 7 .462 3.83 14 13 12 2 108.0 82 46 35 31 9 2 1.083 6.8 2.9 2.6 0.89
1910 31 Fe CUGL Fgn 2 8 .200 5.95 11 8 7 0 78.2 66 52 40 29 4 0 1.347 7.6 4.6 3.3 0.73
1914 35 2 Teams 1 Lg Non 1 0 1.000 4.91 2 0 0 0 11.0 16 6 1 6 0 0 1.545 13.1 0.8 4.9 6.00
1914 35 New York Lincoln Stars INDP Non 1 0 1.000 4.50 1 0 0 0 6.0 10 3 0 4 0 0 1.667 15.0 0.0 6.0
1914 35 New York Lincoln Giants INDP Non 0 0 5.40 1 0 0 0 5.0 6 3 1 2 0 0 1.400 10.8 1.8 3.6 2.00
1917 38 Chicago Giants INDP Non 0 3 .000 5.28 4 3 3 0 30.2 37 18 18 15 0 0 1.793 10.9 5.3 4.4 0.83
1919 40 Chicago Giants INDP Non 0 2 .000 5.82 3 2 2 0 21.2 20 14 10 6 3 0 1.385 8.3 4.2 2.5 0.60
1920 41 Chicago Giants NNL NgM 0 7 .000 7.11 8 4 0 44.1 39 35 14 10 4 0 1.195 7.9 2.8 2.0 0.71
1921 42 Chicago Giants NNL NgM 0 1 .000 7.71 1 0 0 21.0 31 18 5 5 0 0 1.714 13.3 2.1 2.1 1.00
7 Seasons 9 28 .243 5.39 34 35 28 2 315.1 291 189 123 102 20 2 1.313 8.3 3.5 2.9 0.83
Non (3 seasons) Non 1 5 .167 5.40 9 5 5 0 63.1 73 38 29 27 3 0 1.611 10.4 4.1 3.8 0.93
Fgn (2 seasons) Fgn 8 15 .348 4.72 25 21 19 2 186.2 148 98 75 60 13 2 1.195 7.1 3.6 2.9 0.80
NgM (2 seasons) NgM 0 8 .000 7.30 9 4 0 65.1 70 53 19 15 4 0 1.362 9.6 2.6 2.1 0.79

Negro Leagues Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1908 29 Fe CUGL Fgn 21 69 67 4 19 1 2 0 6 0 1 6 .284 .294 .358 .652 24 1
1910 31 Fe CUGL Fgn 13 45 38 3 8 0 0 0 3 2 2 4 .211 .250 .211 .461 8 5 0
1914 35 35.0 2 Teams 1 Lg Non 3 9 9 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .444 .444 .444 .889 4 0
1914 35 New York Lincoln Stars INDP Non 2 7 7 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .857 3 0
1914 35 New York Lincoln Giants INDP Non 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0
1917 38 Chicago Giants INDP Non 4 14 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .308 2 1
1919 40 Chicago Giants INDP Non 4 12 11 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 .364 .417 .364 .780 4 0
1920 41 Chicago Giants NNL NgM 13 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 1 2
1921 42 Chicago Giants NNL NgM 8 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750 3 0
7 Seasons 45 170 156 10 41 1 2 0 12 2 5 10 .263 .286 .295 .581 46 9 0
Non (3 seasons) Non 11 35 33 3 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 .303 .324 .303 .627 10 1
Fgn (2 seasons) Fgn 34 114 105 7 27 1 2 0 9 2 3 10 .257 .278 .305 .583 32 6 0
NgM (2 seasons) NgM 21 18 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .263 .222 .485 4 2
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Negro Leagues Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% SB lgCS% PO
1908 29 Fe CUGL Fgn RF 4 10 9 1 0 1 1.000 0
1908 29 Fe CUGL Fgn P 14 50 11 32 7 0 .860 22
1908 29 Fe CUGL Fgn LF 3 7 4 2 1 0 .857 0
1910 31 Fe CUGL Fgn RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 31 Fe CUGL Fgn P 11 35 3 30 2 1 .943 21
1914 35 2 Teams 1 Lg Non P 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1
1914 35 New York Lincoln Stars INDP Non P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 35 New York Lincoln Stars INDP Non CF 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0
1914 35 New York Lincoln Giants INDP Non P 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1
1917 38 Chicago Giants INDP Non P 4 9 0 9 0 1 1.000 4
1919 40 Chicago Giants INDP Non RF 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0
1919 40 Chicago Giants INDP Non P 3 11 1 10 0 0 1.000 5
5 Seasons 45 128 29 89 10 3 .922 53
P (5 seasons) P 34 107 15 83 9 2 .916 53
RF (3 seasons) RF 7 12 10 2 0 1 1.000 0
CF (1 season) CF 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0
LF (1 season) LF 3 7 4 2 1 0 .857 0

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