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Walt Alexander

Walter Ernest Alexander

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: March 5, 1891 in Atlanta, GA (All Transactions)
Debut: June 21, 1912 (Age 21.108, 3,703rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Browns 1912-1917

Last Game: September 8, 1917 (Age 26.187)
Died: December 29, 1978 in Fort Worth, TX
Buried: Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, TX
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1912 21 SLB AL 37 111 97 5 17 4 0 0 5 1 3 8 33 .175 .245 .216 .462 35 21 1 5 2
1913 22 SLB AL 43 118 110 5 15 2 1 0 7 1 4 36 .136 .174 .173 .347 3 19 1 3 2
1915 24 TOT AL 26 86 69 7 17 4 0 1 5 2 1 13 16 .246 .366 .348 .714 114 24 0 4 2
1915 24 SLB AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /2
1915 24 NYY AL 25 85 68 7 17 4 0 1 5 2 1 13 16 .250 .370 .353 .723 116 24 0 4 2
1916 25 NYY AL 36 94 78 8 20 6 1 0 3 0 13 20 .256 .376 .359 .735 119 28 2 0 2
1917 26 NYY AL 20 60 51 1 7 2 1 0 4 1 4 11 .137 .200 .216 .416 26 11 0 4 2
5 Yrs 162 469 405 26 76 18 3 1 24 5 4 42 116 .188 .271 .254 .525 56 103 4 16
162 Game Avg. 162 469 405 26 76 18 3 1 24 5 42 116 .188 .271 .254 .525 56 103 4 16
NYY (3 yrs) 81 239 197 16 44 12 2 1 12 3 1 30 47 .223 .332 .320 .652 95 63 2 8
SLB (3 yrs) 81 230 208 10 32 6 1 0 12 2 3 12 69 .154 .207 .192 .400 17 40 2 8

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1912 21 SLB AL 37 111 -9 -1 0 0 2 -8 -0.8 4 -4 -0.4 .477 .495 -0.4 0.2 -4 2
1913 22 SLB AL 43 118 -14 -0 0 -1 2 -13 -1.5 4 -8 -1.0 .465 .491 -0.9 0.1 -7 2
1915 24 SLB AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .478 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1915 24 NYY AL 25 85 1 0 0 0 1 3 0.3 3 6 0.7 .514 .502 0.7 0.2 6 $2,400 2
1916 25 NYY AL 36 94 2 0 0 0 2 4 0.4 4 7 0.8 .512 .503 0.8 0.2 7 $3,000 2
1917 26 NYY AL 20 60 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .476 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 $3,000 2
5 Seasons 162 469 -25 -0 0 -1 8 -18 -2.1 18 -0 -0.2 .487 .497 -0.1 0.7 0 $8,400
NYY (3 yrs) 81 239 -2 0 0 0 4 3 0.3 9 12 1.2 .504 .501 1.2 0.4 12 $8,400
SLB (3 yrs) 81 230 -23 -1 0 -1 4 -21 -2.4 9 -12 -1.4 .471 .493 -1.3 0.3 -11

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1912 SLB AL 21 C 37 192 140 46 6 2 .969 5.03 .961 6.78 6 54 29 35% 42%
1913 SLB AL 22 C 43 207 125 71 11 7 .947 4.56 .967 6.56 8 41 47 53% 45%
1915 TOT AL 24 C 25 23 23 182 132 44 6 5 .967 7.04 .965 6.46 5 25 26 51% 43%
1915 SLB AL 24 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.50 0 2 0 0% 42%
1915 NYY AL 24 C 24 23 23 182 132 44 6 5 .967 7.33 .965 6.46 5 23 26 53% 43%
1916 NYY AL 25 C 27 22 21 149 100 43 6 2 .960 5.30 .974 6.33 0 15 25 63% 42%
1917 NYY AL 26 C 20 17 13 103 82 16 5 2 .951 4.90 .971 5.71 0 11 10 48% 45%
5 Seasons C 152 62 57 833 579 220 34 18 .959 5.26 .967 6.44 19 146 137 48% 43%
5 Seasons TOT 152 62 57 833 579 220 34 18 .959 5.26 .967 6.44 19 146 137 48% 43%
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1913 AL  53.4 (1st)
1915 AL  51.0 (3rd)
1916 AL  62.5 (3rd)
Career  48.4 (32nd)

                                         

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1915 24 New York Yankees $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1916 25 New York Yankees $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1917 26 New York Yankees $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,400
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Japanese: ウォルト・アレクサンダー 統計

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