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Walker Cooper

William Walker Cooper (Walk)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 8, 1915 in Atherton, MO
High School: William Chrisman HS (Independence, MO)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1935. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1940 (Age 25.261)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Braves/Giants/Cubs/Reds/... 1940-1957

Final Game: September 20, 1957 (Age 42.255)
Died: April 11, 1991 in Scottsdale, AZ
Relatives: Brother of Mort Cooper and Father-In-Law of Don Blasingame
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 28, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #440. Frank McCormick… #441. Donie Bush… #442. Curt Flood… #443. WALKER COOPER… #444. George Burns… #445. Jim Sundberg… #446. Denny Lyons… 

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
1940 25 STL NL 6 21 19 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 .316 .381 .368 .749 103 7 0 0 0 /2
1941 26 STL NL 68 215 200 19 49 9 1 1 20 1 13 14 .245 .291 .315 .606 66 63 7 0 2 2
1942 ★ 27 STL NL 125 473 438 58 123 32 7 7 65 4 29 29 .281 .327 .434 .761 115 190 18 1 6 *2 AS,MVP-11
1943 ★ 28 STL NL 122 475 449 52 143 30 4 9 81 1 19 19 .318 .349 .463 .812 128 208 13 2 6 *2 AS,MVP-2
1944 ★ 29 STL NL 112 426 397 56 126 25 5 13 72 4 20 19 .317 .352 .504 .855 136 200 15 1 8 2 AS,MVP-8
1945 30 STL NL 4 18 18 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .389 .389 .389 .778 114 7 0 0 0 /2
1946 ★ 31 NYG NL 87 300 280 29 75 10 1 8 46 0 17 12 .268 .310 .396 .706 99 111 10 0 3 2 AS
1947 ★ 32 NYG NL 140 547 515 79 157 24 8 35 122 2 24 43 .305 .339 .586 .926 140 302 13 3 4 *2 AS,MVP-18
1948 ★ 33 NYG NL 91 319 290 40 77 12 0 16 54 1 28 29 .266 .332 .472 .805 115 137 14 1 3 2 AS
1949 ★ 34 TOT NL 124 489 454 48 117 13 4 20 83 0 28 32 .258 .308 .436 .744 97 198 19 5 1 *2 AS
1949 34 NYG NL 42 158 147 14 31 4 2 4 21 0 7 8 .211 .261 .347 .608 62 51 10 3 0 2
1949 34 CIN NL 82 331 307 34 86 9 2 16 62 0 21 24 .280 .330 .479 .809 113 147 9 2 1 2
1950 ★ 35 TOT NL 117 420 384 55 120 22 3 14 64 1 30 31 .313 .367 .495 .862 129 190 9 3 3 2 AS
1950 35 CIN NL 15 47 47 3 9 3 0 0 4 0 0 5 .191 .191 .255 .447 16 12 1 0 0 2
1950 35 BSN NL 102 373 337 52 111 19 3 14 60 1 30 26 .329 .389 .528 .917 145 178 8 3 3 2
1951 36 BSN NL 109 374 342 42 107 14 1 18 59 1 1 28 18 .313 .367 .518 .884 142 177 10 1 1 2
1952 37 BSN NL 102 375 349 33 82 12 1 10 55 1 0 22 32 .235 .282 .361 .643 79 126 7 1 3 2 MVP-40
1953 38 MLN NL 53 150 137 12 30 6 0 3 16 1 0 12 15 .219 .287 .328 .615 64 45 6 1 1 2
1954 39 TOT NL 71 198 173 21 52 12 2 7 33 0 0 23 24 .301 .389 .514 .903 133 89 8 2 0 0 2
1954 39 PIT NL 14 17 15 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .200 .294 .333 .627 65 5 1 0 0 0 /2
1954 39 CHC NL 57 181 158 21 49 10 2 7 32 0 0 21 23 .310 .398 .532 .929 140 84 7 2 0 0 2
1955 40 CHC NL 54 119 111 11 31 8 1 7 15 0 0 6 19 .279 .322 .559 .881 129 62 3 1 1 0 1 2
1956 41 STL NL 40 72 68 5 18 5 1 2 14 0 0 3 8 .265 .296 .456 .752 100 31 2 0 1 0 1 2
1957 42 STL NL 48 85 78 7 21 5 1 3 10 0 0 5 10 .269 .310 .474 .784 106 37 6 0 1 1 1 2
18 Yrs 1473 5076 4702 573 1341 240 40 173 812 18 1 309 357 .285 .332 .464 .796 116 2180 160 22 44 1 3
162 Game Avg. 162 558 517 63 147 26 4 19 89 2 34 39 .285 .332 .464 .796 116 240 18 2 5
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
STL (8 yrs) 525 1785 1667 203 493 107 19 35 265 11 0 91 102 .296 .334 .446 .779 116 743 61 4 24 1 2
NYG (4 yrs) 360 1324 1232 162 340 50 11 63 243 3 76 92 .276 .322 .488 .809 116 601 47 7 10
MLN (4 yrs) 366 1272 1165 139 330 51 5 45 190 4 1 92 91 .283 .339 .452 .790 115 526 31 6 8
CHC (2 yrs) 111 300 269 32 80 18 3 14 47 0 0 27 42 .297 .368 .543 .911 135 146 10 3 1 0 1
CIN (2 yrs) 97 378 354 37 95 12 2 16 66 0 21 29 .268 .313 .449 .762 101 159 10 2 1
PIT (1 yr) 14 17 15 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .200 .294 .333 .627 65 5 1 0 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
1940 25 STL NL 6 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .506 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1941 26 STL NL 68 215 -9 0 0 0 2 -7 -0.8 7 0 -0.1 .489 .495 -0.1 0.2 0 2
1942 ★ 27 STL NL 125 473 7 -0 0 -3 4 7 0.8 15 22 2.4 .507 .505 2.8 0.1 25 *2 AS,MVP-11
1943 ★ 28 STL NL 122 475 14 0 0 -3 4 15 1.7 15 30 3.2 .514 .511 3.6 0.1 33 *2 AS,MVP-2
1944 ★ 29 STL NL 112 426 17 -0 0 0 3 20 2.1 14 34 3.5 .519 .513 3.5 0.3 34 2 AS,MVP-8
1945 30 STL NL 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 1 0.1 .511 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $15,000 /2
1946 ★ 31 NYG NL 87 300 -0 0 0 -1 2 1 0.2 11 13 1.3 .502 .501 1.4 0.2 14 2 AS
1947 ★ 32 NYG NL 140 547 26 0 0 1 4 31 3.2 22 53 5.3 .522 .519 5.2 0.6 52 *2 AS,MVP-18
1948 ★ 33 NYG NL 91 319 5 -1 -1 0 3 6 0.6 13 19 1.9 .507 .504 2.0 0.3 19 2 AS
1949 ★ 34 NYG NL 42 158 -8 0 -2 0 1 -8 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .481 .495 -0.2 0.1 -2 2 AS
1949 ★ 34 CIN NL 82 331 5 0 -1 -2 3 5 0.5 13 18 1.8 .506 .503 2.0 0.1 20 2 AS
1950 ★ 35 CIN NL 15 47 -6 -0 -0 -1 0 -6 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .456 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4 2 AS
1950 ★ 35 BSN NL 102 373 22 1 -1 -1 3 24 2.3 14 38 3.7 .523 .515 3.9 0.1 39 2 AS
1951 36 BSN NL 109 374 20 -0 -1 0 3 22 2.2 14 36 3.6 .521 .514 3.7 0.3 36 2
1952 37 BSN NL 102 375 -9 -0 0 1 3 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.9 .495 .497 0.8 0.4 8 2 MVP-40
1953 38 MLN NL 53 150 -8 0 -0 -1 1 -7 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .486 .496 -0.1 -0.0 -1 2
1954 39 PIT NL 14 17 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1954 39 CHC NL 57 181 12 -1 -1 0 2 11 1.1 7 18 1.8 .520 .507 1.8 0.1 18 2
1955 40 CHC NL 54 119 4 -1 -1 0 1 3 0.3 4 8 0.7 .507 .502 0.8 0.0 8 2
1956 41 STL NL 40 72 -1 -1 0 -4 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .487 .497 0.2 -0.4 2 2
1957 42 STL NL 48 85 1 -0 -1 -1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .499 0.3 -0.1 3 2
18 Seasons 1473 5076 93 -2 -9 -15 41 108 10.5 185 292 29.3 .508 .506 31.5 2.4 307 $15,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (8 yrs) 525 1785 30 -1 -1 -11 14 31 3.2 58 89 9.2 .507 .506 10.6 0.2 100 $15,000
NYG (4 yrs) 360 1324 23 -0 -3 0 11 31 3.1 52 83 8.4 .509 .508 8.4 1.2 83
MLN (4 yrs) 366 1272 25 1 -2 -1 10 33 3.1 48 81 8.0 .509 .507 8.3 0.9 82
CHC (2 yrs) 111 300 16 -2 -2 0 3 15 1.4 11 26 2.5 .513 .505 2.6 0.2 26
CIN (2 yrs) 97 378 -0 0 -1 -3 3 -2 -0.2 15 13 1.3 .498 .502 1.6 0.0 16
PIT (1 yr) 14 17 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0

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
1942 ❍ 27 STL NL WS NYY W 5 21 21 3 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .333 .619 7 0 0 0 0 0
1943 28 STL NL WS NYY L 5 18 17 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .294 .294 .294 .588 5 1 0 1 0 0
1944 ❍ 29 STL NL WS SLB W 6 26 22 1 7 2 1 0 2 0 0 3 2 .318 .400 .500 .900 11 1 0 1 0 2
3 Yrs (3 Series) 16 65 60 5 18 3 1 0 6 0 1 3 4 .300 .333 .383 .717 23 2 0 2 0 2
3 WS 16 65 60 5 18 3 1 0 6 0 1 3 4 .300 .333 .383 .717 23 2 0 2 0 2

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1940 STL NL 25 C 6 5 5 23 19 4 0 0 1.000 3.83 .978 5.00 0 1 2 67% 45%
1941 STL NL 26 C 63 45 41 296 247 39 10 11 .966 4.54 .983 5.04 3 0 17 18 51% 46% 0
1942 STL NL 27 C 115 105 102 598 519 62 17 6 .972 5.05 .979 4.95 8 1 22 30 58% 46% 0 AS,MVP-11
1943 STL NL 28 C 112 104 101 567 504 49 14 5 .975 4.94 .981 4.70 9 4 22 20 48% 44% 2 AS,MVP-2
1944 STL NL 29 C 97 91 87 492 442 40 10 7 .980 4.97 .979 4.56 4 5 21 16 43% 42% 1 AS,MVP-8
1945 STL NL 30 C 4 4 4 29 27 1 1 0 .966 7.00 .978 4.58 1 3 1 25% 40%
1946 NYG NL 31 C 73 67 60 324 277 38 9 3 .972 4.32 .980 5.01 3 4 25 20 44% 43% 1 AS
1947 NYG NL 32 C 132 130 124 625 561 51 13 8 .979 4.64 .981 4.96 5 24 23 21 48% 44% 1 AS,MVP-18
1948 NYG NL 33 C 79 74 56 335 307 21 7 3 .979 4.15 .980 5.15 4 11 23 8 26% 40% 0 AS
1949 TOT NL 34 C 117 108 99 536 464 61 11 5 .979 4.49 .982 4.98 15 23 30 26 46% 43% 1 AS
1949 NYG NL 34 C 40 34 34 169 148 18 3 2 .982 4.15 .982 4.98 4 14 13 7 35% 43% 1
1949 CIN NL 34 C 77 74 65 367 316 43 8 3 .978 4.66 .982 4.98 11 9 17 19 53% 43% 0
1950 TOT NL 35 C 101 99 85 833.1 516 448 54 14 9 .973 5.42 4.97 .982 5.38 5.33 6 14 30 23 43% 38% 0 AS
1950 CIN NL 35 C 13 11 9 94.0 71 62 7 2 0 .972 6.61 5.31 .982 5.38 5.33 1 1 1 1 50% 38% 0
1950 BSN NL 35 C 88 88 76 739.1 445 386 47 12 9 .973 5.27 4.92 .982 5.38 5.33 5 13 29 22 43% 38% 0
1951 BSN NL 36 C 90 84 73 730.1 432 367 57 8 9 .981 5.23 4.71 .981 5.18 5.16 8 17 27 26 49% 41% 1
1952 BSN NL 37 C 89 87 74 753.1 480 417 55 8 8 .983 5.64 5.30 .984 5.52 5.47 5 13 21 24 53% 44% 3 MVP-40
1953 MLN NL 38 C 35 34 29 285.0 174 165 6 3 1 .983 -1 -4 5.40 4.89 .984 5.53 5.42 0 3 8 3 27% 40% 0
1954 TOT NL 39 C 50 44 36 378.0 232 196 31 5 4 .978 0 0 5.40 4.54 .986 5.36 5.33 4 11 17 8 32% 44% 0
1954 PIT NL 39 C 2 1 1 11.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.91 3.00 .987 5.40 5.35 0 0 0 0 0
1954 CHC NL 39 C 48 43 35 367.0 226 190 31 5 4 .978 0 0 5.42 4.60 .986 5.36 5.33 4 11 17 8 32% 44% 0
1955 CHC NL 40 C 31 21 16 200.2 103 88 11 4 1 .961 0 0 4.44 3.19 .987 5.65 5.60 1 2 10 4 29% 46% 1
1956 STL NL 41 C 16 12 10 112.0 61 56 4 1 0 .984 -4 -43 4.82 3.75 .985 5.83 5.77 2 9 5 0 0% 40% 0
1957 STL NL 42 C 13 12 8 101.2 70 62 5 3 0 .957 -1 -12 5.93 5.15 .988 5.98 6.02 1 4 2 1 33% 40% 0
18 Seasons C 1223 1126 1010 3394.1 5893 5166 589 138 80 .977 -6 -2 5.36 4.71 .982 5.43 5.07 79 145 307 251 45% 43% 11
18 Seasons TOT 1223 1126 1010 3394.1 5893 5166 589 138 80 .977 -6 -2 5.36 4.71 .982 5.43 5.07 79 145 307 251 45% 43% 11
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1968 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1969 BBWAA ( 1.5%)
1970 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1971 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1972 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1973 BBWAA ( 2.1%)
1974 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1975 BBWAA ( 3.6%)
1976 BBWAA (14.4%)
1977 BBWAA (11.7%)

All-Star Games
1942 (C)
1943 (C)
1944 (C)
1946 (C)
1947 (C)
1948 (C)
1949
1950

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1942 NL (11, 8%)
1943 NL (2, 56%)
1944 NL (8, 21%)
1947 NL (18, 6%)
1952 NL (40, 0%)
0.92 Career Shares (276th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1947 NL  5.3 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1947 NL  5.2 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1943 NL  .318 (3rd)
1944 NL  .317 (7th)
1947 NL  .305 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1942 NL  .434 (10th)
1943 NL  .463 (3rd)
1944 NL  .504 (6th)
1947 NL  .586 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1943 NL  .812 (7th)
1944 NL  .855 (10th)
1947 NL  .926 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1947 NL  302 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1942 NL  32 (6th)
1943 NL  30 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1942 NL  7 (5th)
1947 NL  8 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1944 NL  13 (9th)
1947 NL  35 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1943 NL  81 (5th)
1947 NL  122 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1943 NL  128 (9th)
1947 NL  140 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1947 NL  101 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  24 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1947 NL  2.4 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  46 (8th)
1947 NL  67 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1943 NL  .681 (7th)
1947 NL  .689 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1949 NL  5 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1942 NL  18 (3rd)
1944 NL  15 (7th)
1949 NL  19 (5th)
Career  160 (235th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1944 NL  20.9 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1944 NL  30.5 (8th)
1947 NL  14.7 (3rd)
1949 NL  22.7 (6th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1947 NL  28.72 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1947 NL  2.8 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1947 NL  2.8 (7th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1942 NL  115 (3rd)
1943 NL  112 (4th)
1944 NL  97 (5th)
1947 NL  132 (1st)
1949 NL  117 (2nd)
1950 NL  101 (5th)
1951 NL  90 (5th)
Career  1,223 (70th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1942 NL  519 (2nd)
1943 NL  504 (2nd)
1944 NL  442 (3rd)
1947 NL  561 (2nd)
1949 NL  464 (2nd)
1950 NL  448 (5th)
1951 NL  367 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1942 NL  62 (2nd)
1943 NL  49 (4th)
1949 NL  61 (1st)
1950 NL  54 (3rd)
1951 NL  57 (4th)
1952 NL  55 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1941 NL  10 (2nd)
1942 NL  17 (1st)
1943 NL  14 (1st)
1944 NL  10 (4th)
1946 NL  9 (4th)
1947 NL  13 (1st)
1949 NL  11 (2nd)
1950 NL  14 (2nd)
1951 NL  8 (4th)
Career  138 (90th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1941 NL  11 (3rd)
1944 NL  7 (3rd)
1947 NL  8 (2nd)
1949 NL  5 (4th)
1950 NL  9 (4th)
1951 NL  9 (4th)
1952 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  80 (94th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1942 NL  8 (3rd)
1943 NL  9 (1st)
1949 NL  15 (1st)
1950 NL  6 (4th)
1951 NL  8 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1946 NL  25 (4th)
1949 NL  30 (1st)
1950 NL  30 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1942 NL  30 (2nd)
1943 NL  20 (5th)
1949 NL  26 (2nd)
1950 NL  23 (4th)
1951 NL  26 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1941 NL  51.4 (5th)
1942 NL  57.7 (2nd)
1943 NL  47.6 (4th)
1947 NL  47.7 (4th)
1949 NL  46.4 (5th)
1950 NL  43.4 (4th)
1951 NL  49.1 (4th)
1952 NL  53.3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1950 NL  5.42 (5th)
1952 NL  5.64 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1942 NL  5.05 (1st)
1943 NL  4.94 (1st)
1944 NL  4.97 (2nd)
1947 NL  4.64 (4th)
1949 NL  4.49 (5th)
1950 NL  4.97 (3rd)
1952 NL  5.30 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1944 NL  .980 (4th)
1948 NL  .979 (5th)
1952 NL  .983 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1951 NL  born 1915-01-08 (9th)
1952 NL  born 1915-01-08 (5th)
1953 NL  born 1915-01-08 (4th)
1954 NL  born 1915-01-08 (2nd)
1955 NL  born 1915-01-08 (1st)
1956 NL  born 1915-01-08 (2nd)
1957 NL  born 1915-01-08 (1st)

             

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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 46 (550), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 74 (265), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (267), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (37th), 29.3 career WAR/23.1 7yr-peak WAR/26.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1945 30 St. Louis Cardinals $15,000 ? William B. Mead, Even the Browns 16
Career to date (may be incomplete)$15,000
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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