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Walter Blair

Walter Allen Blair (Heavy)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 13, 1883 in Landrus, PA
School: Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1907 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1908 [*]
Teams (by GP): Highlanders/Buffeds/Blues 1907-1915

Final Game: September 29, 1915 (Age 31)
Died: August 20, 1948 in Lewisburg, PA
Buried: Lewisburg City Cemetery, Lewisburg, PA
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1907 NYY AL 23 C 7 51 36 11 4 0 .922 6.71 .968 6.11 1 8 7 47% 44%
1908 NYY AL 24 C 60 296 225 58 13 4 .956 4.72 .969 6.28 6 67 41 38% 45%
1908 NYY AL 24 OF 9 15 12 0 3 0 .800 1.33 .954 1.84 2-0-7
1908 NYY AL 24 1B 3 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 3.33 .984 11.37
1909 NYY AL 25 C 42 195 151 37 7 2 .964 4.48 .969 6.46 4 45 28 38% 45%
1910 NYY AL 26 C 6 33 22 10 1 2 .970 5.33 .968 6.88 2 8 7 47% 45%
1911 NYY AL 27 C 84 495 379 101 15 12 .970 5.71 .965 6.80 9 95 78 45% 45%
1911 NYY AL 27 1B 1 9 7 1 1 0 .889 8.00 .978 10.30
1914 BUF FL 30 C 128 117 97 811 604 194 13 17 .984 6.23 .973 6.76 11 115 107 48% 45%
1915 BUF FL 31 C 97 89 69 565 404 150 11 15 .981 5.71 .975 6.29 7 130 94 42% 45%
7 Seasons C 424 206 166 2446 1821 561 64 52 .974 5.62 .971 6.55 40 468 362 44% 45%
1 Season OF 9 15 12 0 3 0 .800 1.33 .954 1.84 2-0-7
2 Seasons 1B 4 19 16 2 1 0 .947 4.50 .981 11.10
7 Seasons TOT 437 206 166 2480 1849 563 68 52 .973 5.52 .971 6.50 2-0-7 40 468 362 44% 45%
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1907 NYY AL 23 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908 NYY AL 24 76 76 0 60 3 0 0 0 2 0 7 9 0
1909 NYY AL 25 42 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 NYY AL 26 6 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 NYY AL 27 85 85 0 84 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 BUF FL 30 128 128 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 BUF FL 31 98 98 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 442 442 0 424 4 0 0 0 2 0 7 9 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1911 AL  84 (4th)
1914 FL  128 (3rd)
1915 FL  97 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1911 AL  379 (5th)
1914 FL  604 (3rd)
1915 FL  404 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1914 FL  194 (4th)
1915 FL  150 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1911 AL  12 (4th)
1914 FL  17 (3rd)
1915 FL  15 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1914 FL  11 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1915 FL  130 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1911 AL  78 (5th)
1914 FL  107 (4th)
1915 FL  94 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1911 AL  .970 (3rd)
1914 FL  .984 (3rd)
1915 FL  .981 (1st)

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