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Walter Clarkson

Walter Hamilton Clarkson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: November 3, 1878 in Cambridge, MA
School: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 2, 1904 (Age 25.242, 2,638th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1904 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Highlanders/Naps 1904-1908

Last Game: April 28, 1908 (Age 29.177)
Died: October 10, 1946 in Cambridge, MA
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
Relatives: Brother of Dad Clarkson, Brother of John Clarkson, Cousin of Mert Hackett and Cousin of Walter Hackett
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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
1904 25 NYY AL 1 2 .333 5.02 13 4 9 2 0 1 66.1 63 42 37 3 25 43 10 0 1 286 55 3.29 1.327 8.5 0.4 3.4 5.8 1.72
1905 26 NYY AL 3 3 .500 3.91 9 4 4 3 0 0 46.0 40 26 20 1 13 35 2 0 3 185 75 2.26 1.152 7.8 0.2 2.5 6.8 2.69
1906 27 NYY AL 9 4 .692 2.32 32 16 10 9 3 0 151.0 135 59 39 6 55 64 5 0 5 617 128 3.23 1.258 8.0 0.4 3.3 3.8 1.16
1907 28 TOT AL 5 7 .417 2.67 22 12 7 9 1 1 108.0 96 52 32 2 37 35 5 0 1 442 96 2.94 1.231 8.0 0.2 3.1 2.9 0.95
1907 28 NYY AL 1 1 .500 6.23 5 2 2 0 0 1 17.1 19 12 12 1 8 3 2 0 0 78 46 4.31 1.558 9.9 0.5 4.2 1.6 0.38
1907 28 CLE AL 4 6 .400 1.99 17 10 5 9 1 0 90.2 77 40 20 1 29 32 3 0 1 364 126 2.68 1.169 7.6 0.1 2.9 3.2 1.10
1908 29 CLE AL 0 0 10.80 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.1 6 4 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 19 26 5.10 2.400 16.2 0.0 5.4 2.7 0.50
5 Yrs 18 16 .529 3.17 78 37 31 23 4 2 374.2 340 183 132 12 132 178 24 0 10 1549 89 3.05 1.260 8.2 0.3 3.2 4.3 1.35
162 Game Avg. 11 9 .529 3.17 46 22 18 14 2 1 222 201 108 78 7 78 105 14 0 6 916 89 3.05 1.260 8.2 0.3 3.2 4.3 1.35
NYY (4 yrs) 14 10 .583 3.46 59 26 25 14 3 2 280.2 257 139 108 11 101 145 19 0 9 1166 84 3.15 1.276 8.2 0.4 3.2 4.6 1.44
CLE (2 yrs) 4 6 .400 2.30 19 11 6 9 1 0 94.0 83 44 24 1 31 33 5 0 1 383 110 2.76 1.213 7.9 0.1 3.0 3.2 1.06
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1904 25 NYY AL 66.1 13 4 42 5.70 3.50 0.30 0.00 104.0 3.33 -17 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -12 .362 .489
1905 26 NYY AL 46.0 9 4 26 5.09 3.66 -0.19 0.00 110.0 4.24 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -1 .449 .497
1906 27 NYY AL 151.0 32 16 59 3.52 3.60 -0.03 0.00 110.0 3.99 8 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.4 20 .532 .506
1907 28 NYY AL 17.1 5 2 12 6.23 3.61 -0.57 0.00 110.0 4.60 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .429 .498
1907 28 CLE AL 90.2 17 10 40 3.97 3.70 0.32 0.00 99.0 3.35 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .457 .496
1908 29 CLE AL 3.1 2 1 4 10.80 3.42 0.29 0.00 100.0 3.12 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .346 .498
5 Seasons 374.2 78 37 183 4.40 3.61 0.07 0.00 106.2 3.77 -25 -2.6 1.0 -0.3 0.8 4 .466 .499
NYY (4 yrs) 280.2 59 26 139 4.46 3.59 -0.01 0.00 108.6 3.91 -16 -1.6 1.0 -0.2 1.0 6 .473 .500
CLE (2 yrs) 94.0 19 11 44 4.21 3.69 0.32 0.00 99.0 3.34 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .446 .496

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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
1904 25 NYY AL 13 27 26 3 7 0 2 0 3 0 1 3 .269 .296 .423 .719 121 11 0 0 1
1905 26 NYY AL 9 19 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .053 .053 .053 .105 -68 1 0 0 /1
1906 27 NYY AL 32 54 51 3 8 2 2 0 4 0 0 7 .157 .157 .275 .431 29 14 0 3 1
1907 28 TOT AL 22 36 35 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 13 .086 .086 .086 .171 -46 3 0 1 1
1907 28 NYY AL 5 7 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 76 2 0 0 /1
1907 28 CLE AL 17 29 28 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 10 .036 .036 .036 .071 -77 1 0 1 1
1908 29 CLE AL 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 550 1 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 78 137 132 9 20 2 4 0 12 0 1 27 .152 .158 .227 .385 18 30 0 4
162 Game Avg. 162 285 274 19 42 4 8 0 25 0 2 56 .152 .158 .227 .385 18 62 0 8
NYY (4 yrs) 59 107 103 8 18 2 4 0 8 0 1 17 .175 .183 .272 .455 37 28 0 3
CLE (2 yrs) 19 30 29 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 10 .069 .069 .069 .138 -56 2 0 1

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
1904 25 NYY AL 13 27 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .520 .502 0.3 -0.0 2 1
1905 26 NYY AL 9 19 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
1906 27 NYY AL 32 54 -4 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1907 28 NYY AL 5 7 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1907 28 CLE AL 17 29 -5 0 0 0 2 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .475 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1908 29 CLE AL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .530 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
5 Seasons 78 137 -13 0 0 0 9 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .495 .499 -0.4 0.0 -3
NYY (4 yrs) 59 107 -8 0 0 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
CLE (2 yrs) 19 30 -5 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .481 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3

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 Awards
1904 NYY AL 25 P 13 66.1 17 2 14 1 0 .941 2.17 1.23 .952 3.45 3.39
1905 NYY AL 26 P 9 46.0 14 1 11 2 0 .857 2.35 1.33 .942 3.25 3.21
1906 NYY AL 27 P 32 151.0 43 3 39 1 1 .977 2.50 1.31 .948 3.22 3.17
1907 TOT AL 28 P 22 108.0 43 10 30 3 3 .930 3.33 1.82 .946 3.28 3.25
1907 NYY AL 28 P 5 17.1 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 3.63 1.40 .946 3.27 3.24
1907 CLE AL 28 P 17 90.2 36 9 24 3 2 .917 3.28 1.94 .946 3.29 3.25
1908 CLE AL 29 P 2 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.24 3.20
5 Seasons P 78 374.2 117 16 94 7 4 .940 2.64 1.41 .947 3.28 3.23
5 Seasons TOT 78 374.2 117 16 94 7 4 .940 2.64 1.41 .947 3.28 3.23
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

Saves s c a p y
1904 AL  1 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1906 AL  6 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1904 AL  9 (2nd)
1906 AL  10 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2178), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2060), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1923rd), 0.4 career WAR/0.4 7yr-peak WAR/0.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Walter Hamilton Walter carkson Clarkson

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