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Wally Bunker

Wallace Edward Bunker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: January 25, 1945 in Seattle, WA
High School: Capuchino HS (San Bruno, CA)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 29, 1963 (Age 18)
Rookie Status: Lost 1964 [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Royals 1963-1971

Final Game: May 26, 1971 (Age 26)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1963 18 BAL AL 0 1 .000 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 10 6 6 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 25 28 7.48 3.250 22.5 2.3 6.8 2.3 0.33
1964 19 BAL AL 19 5 .792 2.69 29 29 0 12 1 0 214.0 161 72 64 17 62 5 96 3 0 3 850 134 3.65 1.042 6.8 0.7 2.6 4.0 1.55 MVP-12,RoY-2
1965 20 BAL AL 10 8 .556 3.38 34 27 3 4 1 2 189.0 170 79 71 16 58 2 84 4 0 2 778 103 3.71 1.206 8.1 0.8 2.8 4.0 1.45
1966 21 BAL AL 10 6 .625 4.29 29 24 0 3 0 0 142.2 151 74 68 16 48 2 89 2 0 0 615 79 3.82 1.395 9.5 1.0 3.0 5.6 1.85
1967 22 BAL AL 3 7 .300 4.09 29 9 7 1 0 1 88.0 83 46 40 7 31 1 51 2 0 5 365 78 3.54 1.295 8.5 0.7 3.2 5.2 1.65
1968 23 BAL AL 2 0 1.000 2.41 18 10 1 2 1 0 71.0 59 25 19 4 14 1 44 1 0 2 282 122 2.51 1.028 7.5 0.5 1.8 5.6 3.14
1969 24 KCR AL 12 11 .522 3.23 35 31 2 10 1 2 222.2 198 89 80 29 62 3 130 4 0 6 907 114 3.92 1.168 8.0 1.2 2.5 5.3 2.10
1970 25 KCR AL 2 11 .154 4.22 24 15 4 2 1 0 121.2 109 63 57 16 50 2 59 0 1 5 514 88 4.61 1.307 8.1 1.2 3.7 4.4 1.18
1971 26 KCR AL 2 3 .400 5.01 7 6 1 0 0 0 32.1 35 19 18 7 6 0 15 0 0 0 136 69 4.89 1.268 9.7 1.9 1.7 4.2 2.50
9 Yrs 60 52 .536 3.51 206 152 18 34 5 5 1085.1 976 473 423 113 334 16 569 16 1 23 4472 100 3.81 1.207 8.1 0.9 2.8 4.7 1.70
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .536 3.51 39 29 3 6 1 1 206 185 90 80 21 63 3 108 3 0 4 849 100 3.81 1.207 8.1 0.9 2.8 4.7 1.70
BAL (6 yrs) 44 27 .620 3.40 140 100 11 22 3 3 708.2 634 302 268 61 216 11 365 12 0 12 2915 100 3.59 1.199 8.1 0.8 2.7 4.6 1.69
KCR (3 yrs) 16 25 .390 3.70 66 52 7 12 2 2 376.2 342 171 155 52 118 5 204 4 1 11 1557 99 4.23 1.221 8.2 1.2 2.8 4.9 1.73

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1963 18 BAL AL 4.0 1 1 6 13.50 4.20 0.21 0.07 90.0 3.65 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .184 .498
1964 19 BAL AL 214.0 29 29 72 3.03 3.95 0.48 0.07 99.8 3.54 16 1.8 -0.1 3.5 28 .563 .511 MVP-12,RoY-2
1965 20 BAL AL 189.0 34 27 79 3.76 3.81 0.47 0.05 100.5 3.41 -7 -0.8 .8 -0.1 0.7 6 .477 .495
1966 21 BAL AL 142.2 29 24 74 4.67 3.85 0.13 0.05 97.0 3.66 -14 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -5 .447 .491
1967 22 BAL AL 88.0 29 9 46 4.70 3.57 0.27 -0.05 97.3 3.16 -14 -1.6 1.1 -0.2 -0.9 -9 .446 .490
1968 23 BAL AL 71.0 18 10 25 3.17 3.46 0.51 0.01 98.8 2.93 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.1 0.5 3 .492 .499 $16,000
1969 24 KCR AL 222.2 35 31 89 3.60 4.09 -0.09 0.07 101.7 4.31 19 2.2 1.9 -0.1 4.2 36 .562 .513 $18,000
1970 25 KCR AL 121.2 24 15 63 4.66 4.27 0.01 0.03 98.2 4.21 -5 -0.5 .7 -0.1 0.5 5 .477 .497
1971 26 KCR AL 32.1 7 6 19 5.29 3.88 0.01 0.05 99.2 3.90 -5 -0.5 -.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .423 .497
9 Seasons 1085.1 206 152 473 3.92 3.91 0.23 0.05 99.4 3.71 -16 -1.5 1.0 -0.7 7.5 59 .493 .500 $34,000
BAL (6 yrs) 708.2 140 100 302 3.84 3.80 0.38 0.04 99.0 3.42 -25 -2.5 1.0 -0.5 3.1 20 .482 .497 $16,000
KCR (3 yrs) 376.2 66 52 171 4.09 4.13 -0.05 0.05 100.3 4.24 9 1.1 1.0 -0.1 4.4 39 .516 .506 $18,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp 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
1966 21 BAL AL WS W LAD 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 1 1 0 9.0 6 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 33 0.778 6.0 0.0 1.0 6.0 6.00
1 WS 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 1 1 0 9.0 6 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 33 0.778 6.0 0.0 1.0 6.0 6.00

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
1963 18 BAL AL 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 187 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1964 19 BAL AL 29 84 72 6 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 10 32 .069 .183 .097 .280 -19 7 1 0 2 0 0 1 MVP-12,RoY-2
1965 20 BAL AL 34 65 55 4 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 7 27 .073 .177 .073 .250 -26 4 0 0 3 0 0 1
1966 21 BAL AL 30 55 48 4 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 22 .104 .173 .167 .340 -1 8 2 0 3 0 0 1
1967 22 BAL AL 29 27 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .077 .077 .077 .154 -54 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1968 23 BAL AL 18 22 18 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .111 .200 .111 .311 -3 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1969 24 KCR AL 35 82 70 1 10 3 0 0 7 1 0 5 23 .143 .200 .186 .386 9 13 1 0 7 0 0 1
1970 25 KCR AL 24 39 31 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 13 .065 .237 .065 .301 -12 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1971 26 KCR AL 7 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .100 .000 .100 -69 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 207 386 331 20 31 8 0 0 17 1 0 36 145 .094 .183 .118 .300 -13 39 4 0 19 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 302 259 16 24 6 0 0 13 1 0 28 113 .094 .183 .118 .300 -13 31 3 0 15 0 0
BAL (6 yrs) 141 255 221 16 19 5 0 0 9 0 0 23 104 .086 .172 .109 .281 -18 24 3 0 11 0 0
KCR (3 yrs) 66 131 110 4 12 3 0 0 8 1 0 13 41 .109 .203 .136 .340 -3 15 1 0 8 0 0

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
1963 18 BAL AL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .544 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1964 19 BAL AL 29 84 -11 0 0 0 10 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1 MVP-12,RoY-2
1965 20 BAL AL 34 65 -10 -0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1966 21 BAL AL 30 55 -7 0 -0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1967 22 BAL AL 29 27 -5 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1968 23 BAL AL 18 22 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 $16,000 1
1969 24 KCR AL 35 82 -9 -0 0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $18,000 1
1970 25 KCR AL 24 39 -3 -0 0 0 5 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 1
1971 26 KCR AL 7 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
9 Seasons 207 386 -47 -1 1 0 44 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .498 .500 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $34,000
BAL (6 yrs) 141 255 -33 -0 0 0 29 -5 -0.7 0 -5 -0.7 .496 .499 -0.6 -0.1 -5 $16,000
KCR (3 yrs) 66 131 -14 -0 0 0 15 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 $18,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1966 21 BAL AL WS LAD W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1963 BAL AL 18 P 1 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
1964 BAL AL 19 P 29 29 12 214.0 55 20 34 1 3 .982 2.27 1.86 .957 1.90 1.89 7 3 30% 37% 0 MVP-12,RoY-2
1965 BAL AL 20 P 34 27 4 189.0 41 8 32 1 0 .976 1.90 1.18 .951 2.04 2.03 8 7 47% 34% 0
1966 BAL AL 21 P 29 24 3 142.2 27 8 19 0 3 1.000 1.70 0.93 .952 1.99 1.98 9 3 25% 38% 1
1967 BAL AL 22 P 29 9 1 88.0 24 4 20 0 1 1.000 2.45 0.83 .957 1.96 1.96 4 4 50% 41% 1
1968 BAL AL 23 P 18 10 2 71.0 15 5 9 1 0 .933 1.77 0.78 .957 1.89 1.88 3 0 0% 37% 0
1969 KCR AL 24 P 35 31 10 222.2 64 19 43 2 6 .969 2.51 1.77 .951 1.88 1.88 14 9 39% 36% 6
1970 KCR AL 25 P 24 15 2 121.2 25 5 17 3 0 .880 1.63 0.92 .951 1.86 1.85 13 2 13% 39% 4
1971 KCR AL 26 P 7 6 0 32.1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.67 0.86 .958 1.98 1.97 0 0 0
9 Seasons P 206 152 34 1085.1 257 70 179 8 13 .969 2.06 1.21 .953 1.94 1.93 58 28 33% 37% 12
9 Seasons TOT 206 152 34 1085.1 257 70 179 8 13 .969 2.06 1.21 .953 1.94 1.93 58 28 33% 37% 12
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.
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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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 AL (12, 8%)
0.08 Career Shares (990th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1964 AL  2.69 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1964 AL  19 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1964 AL  .792 (1st)
1966 AL  .625 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1964 AL  1.042 (4th)
1969 AL  1.168 (9th)
Career  1.207 (151st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1964 AL  6.771 (3rd)
Career  8.093 (149th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1969 AL  2.506 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1964 AL  12 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1969 AL  29 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1964 AL  0.715 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1964 AL  134 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1964 AL  22 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1964 AL  2.4 (8th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1964 AL  2.7 (8th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1964 AL  20 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1969 AL  43 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1969 AL  2.51 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1964 AL  1.86 (3rd)
1969 AL  1.77 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1963 AL  born 1945-01-25 (1st)
1964 AL  born 1945-01-25 (3rd)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (579), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 20 (1088), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 12 (893), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (566), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (991st), 7.0 career WAR/8.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196823Baltimore Orioles$16,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
196924Kansas City Royals$18,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$34,000
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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Name and misspellings: Wallace Edward Wally walt walter Bunker

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