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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)
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1935. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1940 (Age 25.261)   vs. CIN 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
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)   vs. CIN 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Died: April 11, 1991 in Scottsdale, AZ
Relatives: Brother of Mort Cooper and Father-In-Law of Don Blasingame
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Walker Cooper: 173 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 10 tying, 35 go ahead, 48 lacking some details
5 Tms
vs RHP112
vs LHP61
High Lev29
Medium Lev40
Low Lev55
8 Opps
106 Pitchers
George Spencer5
Johnny Schmitz4
Curt Simmons4
Johnny Sain4
Rex Barney3
Clyde Shoun3
Jim Tobin3
Ken Heintzelman3
Doyle Lade3
Jim Hearn3
Ted Wilks3
Cliff Chambers3
Preacher Roe3
Vic Lombardi3
Bob Purkey3
Al Brazle3
Don Newcombe3
Ewell Blackwell3
Andy Hansen3
Johnny Vander Meer3
8 Parks
Polo Grounds32
Braves Fld28
Wrigley Fld23
Crosley Fld21
Forbes Fld16
Ebbets Fld15
Shibe Pk11
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
1 Inside the Park
Game Totals
1·HR gms158
2·HR gms6
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
304 RBI
0 on88
1 on48
2 on28
3 on9
Any on85
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1941 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111941-08-27STL@NYGJumbo Brownt 912
1942 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111942-04-24STL@CHCJohnny Schmitzt 8172
33211942-05-09STL@CINJohnny Vander Meert 2162
44311942-05-28STL@PITKen Heintzelmant 4242
55411942-06-28 (2)STL@PHISi Johnsontied 0-0t 21---1520.12360%Home Run
66511942-07-12 (2)STLBSNJohnny Sainb 8152
77611942-08-19STLCHCVern Olsenb 8152
88711942-08-21STLPITLuke Hamlinb 8252
1943 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111943-05-23 (1)STL@NYGCarl Hubbellt 3242
1010211943-05-26STLBSNAl Javeryb 6142
1111311943-07-04 (2)STL@BROFreddie Fitzsimmonsahead 1-0t 1112-3520.19984%Home Run; Musial Scores; Litwhiler Scores
1212411943-07-18 (2)STL@PITXavier Rescignotied 0-0t 20---1520.11261%Home Run
1313511943-08-08 (1)STLPITJohnny Geeb 5242
1414611943-08-18 (2)STL@PHIAl Gerheausert 6142
1515711943-08-21STL@PHISchoolboy Rowet 6242
1616811943-08-22 (1)STL@BSNJim Tobint 9442
1717911943-09-22STLBROKirby Higbetied 0-0b 411--2420.22178%Home Run; Walker Scores
1944 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111944-05-17STLBSNRed Barrettbehind 0-2b 41---1420.11839%Home Run (Deep LF)
1919211944-05-19STLBSNJim Tobinbehind 0-2b 20---1420.10544%Home Run (Deep LF)
2020311944-06-11 (2)STL@CINClyde Shount 6142
2121411944-07-20 (1)STL@NYGJack Brewert 1242
2222511944-07-25STL@PHIAl Gerheausertied 0-0t 12--32420.18367%Home Run; Musial Scores
2323611944-08-19STLNYGAndy Hansenb 2142
2424711944-08-20 (1)STLBSNIra Hutchinsonb 2242
2525811944-08-20 (2)STLBSNWoody Richb 91PH
2626911944-08-23STLCHCBob Chipmanb 5242IPHR
27271011944-08-27 (2)STLPITFritz Ostermuellerb 2142
28281111944-09-05 (1)STL@CINTommy de la Cruzt 1242
29291211944-09-21 (2)STL@BSNJim Tobint 92PH
30301311944-09-29STL@NYGCliff Meltont 4132
1946 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3131111946-06-02 (2)NYG@STLTed Wilksahead 1-0t 611234520.18596%Home Run; Rosen Scores; Marshall Scores; Mize Scores
3232211946-06-16 (2)NYGSTLMurry Dicksonb 6352
3333311946-07-13NYG@STLTed Wilkst 132
3434411946-08-12NYG@BROVic Lombarditied 0-0t 20---1420.11361%Home Run (Deep LF)
3535511946-08-20NYG@CINHarry Gumbertt 6242
3636611946-08-27NYG@CHCBob Chipmant 6142
3737711946-09-02 (2)NYG@BSNEd Wrightt 73PH
3838811946-09-03NYG@BSNLefty Wallacet 822
1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3939111947-04-24NYG@BSNJohnny Sainbehind 3-8t 62---1620.0255%Home Run
4040211947-04-27NYG@BROHal Greggahead 1-0t 20---1520.09369%Home Run
4141311947-05-18 (1)NYG@PITRip Sewellahead 3-1t 32-233620.17589%Home Run; Mize Scores; Marshall Scores
4242411947-06-03NYGCHCBill Leeahead 6-2b 51---1620.03296%Home Run
4343511947-06-09NYGPITHank Behrmanbehind 7-8b 811--2620.53485%Home Run; Marshall Scores
4444621947-06-09NYGPITJim Bagbytied 10-10b 9112-3620.289100%Walk-OffHome Run; Mize Scores; Marshall Scores
4545711947-06-14NYG@CINEwell Blackwellbehind 1-4t 701--2620.15931%Home Run; Marshall Scores
4646811947-06-18NYG@PITElmer Singletonahead 5-1t 421-33520.09196%Home Run; Witek Scores; Gearhart Scores
4747911947-06-20NYG@STLHarry Brecheenbehind 1-3t 62-2-2520.24044%Home Run; Mize Scores
48481011947-06-22NYG@STLJim Hearnbehind 0-3t 70---1620.07919%Home Run
49491121947-06-22NYG@STLTed Wilkstied 3-3t 811--2620.34284%Home Run; Marshall Scores
50501211947-06-23NYG@CHCRuss Meyerbehind 2-6t 92---1620.0020%Home Run
51511311947-06-24NYG@CHCRuss Meersahead 6-0t 421--2620.03298%Home Run; Mize Scores
52521411947-06-25NYG@CHCJohnny Schmitztied 0-0t 121-33520.24575%Home Run; Rigney Scores/unER; Kerr Scores/unER; Cooper Scores/unER
53531511947-06-27NYGPHIDutch Leonardbehind 0-5b 21---1620.05216%Home Run
54541611947-06-28NYGPHIAl Jurisichahead 9-3b 61---1620.00799%Home Run
55551711947-07-01NYGBSNClyde Shounahead 8-1b 22-2-2620.02199%Home Run; Thomson Scores
56561811947-07-03NYG@BROHank Behrmanahead 6-0t 211234620.04098%Home Run; Thomson Scores; Mize Scores; Marshall Scores
57571911947-07-13 (1)NYGPITFritz Ostermuellerb 212
58582011947-07-15NYGCHCDoyle Ladeb 6162
59592111947-07-23NYG@STLKen Burkhartt 8152
60602211947-07-26NYG@CHCRuss Meersahead 6-2t 82---1620.02198%Home Run
61612311947-07-30NYG@CINEwell Blackwellbehind 0-2t 51---1620.11033%Home Run (Deep LF)
62622411947-07-31NYG@CINBucky Waltersbehind 3-5t 62-233620.37762%Home Run; Thomson Scores; Marshall Scores
63632511947-08-02 (2)NYG@PITFritz Ostermuellertied 0-0t 21---1520.10458%Home Run
64642611947-08-15NYG@BSNEd Wrightbehind 4-6t 721-33620.46765%Home Run; Thomson Scores; Marshall Scores
65652711947-08-22NYGPITMel Queentied 2-2b 401--2620.18278%Home Run; Marshall Scores
66662811947-08-24 (1)NYGCHCHank Borowyb 6262
67672911947-09-06NYGBRORalph Brancatied 0-0b 22---1620.10962%Home Run
68683021947-09-06NYGBRORalph Brancatied 2-2b 92---1620.463100%Walk-OffHome Run
69693111947-09-14NYG@STLJim Hearnahead 3-1t 611--2620.13291%Home Run; Marshall Scores
70703211947-09-15NYG@STLMurry Dicksonahead 6-0t 22-2-2520.04396%Home Run; Mize Scores
71713311947-09-16NYG@STLHarry Brecheent 8252
72723411947-09-17 (1)NYG@CHCDoyle Ladet 2262
73733511947-09-25NYG@BSNJohnny Sainahead 1-0t 70---1620.12382%Home Run
1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7474111948-04-20NYGBRORex Barneyahead 2-1b 61---1620.11383%Home Run
7575211948-04-24NYG@BSNClyde Shounahead 12-9t 901--2620.02299%Home Run (Deep LF); Marshall Scores
7676311948-04-25 (1)NYG@BSNBobby Hoguet 10462
7777411948-04-27NYGPHICurt Simmonsbehind 0-1b 311-33520.23575%Home Run; Gordon Scores; Mize Scores
7878511948-06-29NYG@BSNWarren Spahnahead 3-1t 61---1520.08986%Home Run
7979611948-07-09NYGBRORex Barneybehind 0-3b 4012-3520.23856%Home Run; Gordon Scores; Mize Scores
8080711948-07-10NYGBROWillie Ramsdellbehind 8-12b 71---1520.04610%Home Run
8181811948-07-15 (1)NYG@PITVic Lombardibehind 2-3t 90---1520.33550%Home Run
8282911948-07-19NYG@CINTommy Hughest 4362
83831011948-07-29NYGCINKen Raffensbergerb 1462
84841111948-08-04 (1)NYGSTLRed Mungerbehind 1-3b 61---1620.13235%Home Run
85851211948-08-14NYG@PHIRobin Robertsahead 2-1t 62---1720.13576%Home Run
86861311948-08-21NYGPHIKen Heintzelmanb 8152
87871411948-09-02NYG@PITBob Chesnest 6272
88881511948-09-06 (1)NYG@PHIRobin Robertstied 2-2t 70---1720.19970%Home Run
89891611948-09-07 (2)NYG@PHIBlix Donnellyt 832
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9090111949-04-29NYG@BSNBobby Hoguebehind 5-9t 801--2720.07413%Home Run; Marshall Scores
9191211949-05-01 (1)NYG@BSNWarren Spahnbehind 2-4t 801--2720.30450%Home Run; Marshall Scores
9292311949-05-22 (2)NYG@STLAl Brazlet 5272
9393411949-06-05NYGCINJohnny Vander Meerahead 2-0b 1212-3720.16790%Home Run; Marshall Scores; Haas Scores
9494511949-06-17CINBSNJohnny Sainb 1342
9595611949-06-18CINBSNBob Hallahead 3-0b 301--2420.07693%Home Run (Deep LF); Hatton Scores
9696711949-07-04 (1)CINPITCliff Chamberstied 0-0b 42---1420.13565%Home Run
9797811949-07-06CINCHCDewey Adkinsahead 8-3b 311-33420.03698%Home Run; Adams Scores; Lowrey Scores
9898921949-07-06CINCHCDoyle Ladeahead 13-4b 601-33420.000100%Home Run; Adams Scores; Lowrey Scores
99991031949-07-06CINCHCBob Muncriefahead 18-4b 7112-3420.000100%Home Run; Walker Scores; Merriman Scores
1001001111949-07-07CINCHCJohnny Schmitzbehind 1-4b 61---1420.08922%Home Run
1011011211949-07-15CIN@BRODon Newcombebehind 0-3t 42---1420.07723%Home Run
1021021311949-07-16CIN@BROPreacher Roetied 0-0t 20---1420.10260%Home Run
1031031421949-07-16CIN@BRORex Barneytied 5-5t 1001--2420.34092%Home Run; Hatton Scores
1041041511949-07-21CIN@NYGClint Hartungbehind 1-3t 321234420.36668%Home Run; Walker Scores; Lowrey Scores; Hatton Scores
1051051611949-08-13CIN@CHCDutch Leonardtied 0-0t 20---1420.10761%Home Run
1061061711949-08-17CINSTLAl Brazlebehind 0-3b 50---1420.09729%Home Run
1071071811949-09-19CINBSNWarren Spahnbehind 0-2b 50---1520.12742%Home Run
1081081911949-09-21 (1)CINNYGLarry Jansenb 8152
1091092011949-10-02 (1)CIN@PITCliff Chambersbehind 1-2t 82---1520.25642%Home Run
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
110110111950-05-13BSN@BRODon Newcombeahead 9-2t 9012-3620.001100%Home Run; Gordon Scores; Marshall Scores
111111211950-05-14BSN@BROBud Podbielanbehind 0-6t 71---1620.0122%Home Run (Line Drive)
112112311950-05-21 (1)BSNCHCPaul Minnerahead 1-0b 621--2520.18390%Home Run; Elliott Scores
113113411950-06-06BSN@CINEwell Blackwellbehind 1-2t 70-2-2620.26569%Home Run; Reiser Scores
114114511950-06-09BSN@STLMax Lanierbehind 2-6t 62---1520.04410%Home Run
115115621950-06-09BSN@STLMax Lanierbehind 4-8t 81---1520.0275%Home Run
116116711950-06-11 (1)BSN@CHCJohnny Vander Meerahead 2-0t 30---1520.08379%Home Run
117117811950-06-16BSNPITVern Lawahead 2-1b 601--2420.14092%Home Run (Deep LF); Torgeson Scores
118118911950-07-02 (1)BSN@NYGAndy Hansenahead 3-0t 40---1620.06387%Home Run
1191191011950-07-18BSN@PITMurry Dicksonbehind 0-1t 211-33720.20667%Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Elliott Scores; Gordon Scores
1201201111950-08-03BSNSTLAl Brazleahead 4-1b 71---1620.03197%Home Run (Deep LF)
1211211211950-08-26BSN@CHCJohnny Klippsteinahead 8-1t 501234420.008100%Home Run; Hartsfield Scores/unER; Torgeson Scores; Elliott Scores
1221221311950-08-27 (2)BSN@PITVic Lombardit 5142
1231231411950-09-04 (1)BSNBROCarl Erskinetied 0-0b 20---1520.10866%Home Run
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
124124111951-04-18BSNNYGGeorge Spencerahead 4-3b 82---1620.08294%Home Run
125125211951-04-19 (2)BSNNYGGeorge Spencerahead 6-3b 31---1620.05790%Home Run
126126311951-04-25BSN@BRODon Newcombebehind 0-2t 21---1620.09437%Home Run
127127411951-05-18BSN@PITBill Werleahead 7-0t 42-233520.02299%Home Run; Hartsfield Scores; Elliott Scores
128128511951-05-30 (2)BSN@NYGGeorge Spencerahead 5-1t 62---1520.03995%Home Run
129129611951-06-04BSNCINHerm Wehmeiertied 0-0b 201--2520.17076%Home Run (Deep LF); Elliott Scores
130130711951-06-08BSNSTLJoe Preskobehind 0-2b 92---1520.0304%Home Run (Deep LF)
131131811951-07-06BSN@NYGGeorge Spencerahead 6-2t 31---1720.05090%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
132132911951-07-22 (1)BSNPITHowie Polletahead 2-0b 70---1720.05295%Home Run
1331331011951-07-23BSN@PITJunior Walshahead 3-0t 1112-3720.12491%Home Run; Gordon Scores; Marshall Scores
1341341111951-07-24BSN@CINBud Byerlyahead 5-1t 82---1720.02198%Home Run (Deep LF)
1351351211951-07-27BSN@PITHowie Polletbehind 3-6t 61---1720.07619%Home Run (Deep LF)
1361361311951-08-26 (1)BSNSTLCliff Chambersbehind 2-11b 70---1520.0020%Home Run
1371371411951-09-01BSN@PHIKen Heintzelmanahead 8-4t 91---1620.00999%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
1381381511951-09-03 (1)BSN@BROCarl Erskinebehind 1-4t 60---1620.08422%Home Run
1391391611951-09-05 (1)BSNNYGSheldon Jonesbehind 0-2b 41--32620.18453%Home Run; Elliott Scores
1401401711951-09-12BSN@CHCJoe Hattenbehind 0-2t 20---1620.09540%Home Run (Deep CF)
1411411821951-09-12BSN@CHCJoe Hattenbehind 1-3t 8012-3620.43775%Home Run; Elliott Scores; Gordon Scores
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
142142111952-05-10BSNNYGJim Hearnbehind 0-2b 21---1520.10841%Home Run
143143211952-06-27BSN@BROJohnny Schmitztied 0-0t 1212-3520.25775%Home Run (LF-CF); Torgeson Scores; Gordon Scores
144144311952-06-29BSN@BROPreacher Roetied 3-3t 52---1520.15761%Home Run
145145411952-07-15BSN@CHCTurk Lownbehind 1-2t 401--2520.21463%Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Gordon Scores
146146511952-07-27 (2)BSNPITWoody Mainbehind 1-3b 721--29PH0.36152%Home Run (Deep LF); Dittmer Scores
147147611952-08-27BSN@CINBubba Churchbehind 1-3t 321--2420.21046%Home Run (Deep LF); Logan Scores/unER; Cooper Scores/unER
148148711952-08-30 (2)BSNPHIAndy Hansenb 7342
149149811952-09-10BSNCINFrank Hillerbehind 0-3b 70---1420.08820%Home Run (Deep LF)
150150911952-09-19BSNBROPreacher Roebehind 0-1b 421--2420.28166%Home Run; Mathews Scores
1511511011952-09-24 (1)BSN@NYGSal Maglieahead 1-0t 111--2420.15976%Home Run (Deep LF); Mathews Scores
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
152152111953-07-21 (2)MLN@PHICurt Simmonsahead 2-1t 6212-3720.25590%Home Run; Gordon Scores; Adcock Scores
153153211953-07-24MLN@BROBen Wadeahead 5-0t 5212-3720.05698%Home Run (Fly Ball); Pafko Scores; Adcock Scores
154154311953-08-25 (2)MLN@PHIThornton Kipperahead 5-1t 80---1620.02098%Home Run
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
155155111954-05-29CHCCINFred Baczewskitied 0-0b 411234820.23291%Home Run; Jackson Scores; Banks Scores; Baker Scores/unER
156156211954-06-26CHC@NYGJohnny Antonellibehind 0-1t 30---1820.11250%Home Run
157157311954-07-08CHCMLNDave Jollyb 5182
158158411954-07-17 (1)CHCPITVern Lawb 4282
159159511954-07-18CHCBRORuss Meyerbehind 1-2b 411234820.29185%Home Run (Line Drive); Kiner Scores; Sauer Scores; Banks Scores
160160611954-07-24CHCPHICurt Simmonsahead 2-0b 21---1820.07881%Home Run
161161711954-09-09 (1)CHC@NYGGeorge Spencerbehind 1-3t 61-2-2820.22347%Home Run; Rice Scores
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
162162111955-05-01 (1)CHC@PHICurt Simmonsbehind 2-5t 611--2720.16430%Home Run; Banks Scores
163163211955-06-09CHC@PITBob Purkeytied 2-2t 71---1820.21167%Home Run
164164311955-06-24CHCPITBob Purkeyahead 5-2b 42---1820.05890%Home Run
165165411955-06-25CHCPITDick Littlefieldbehind 0-3b 30---1820.09233%Home Run
166166511955-07-02CHCSTLLarry Jacksonahead 2-1b 821--2820.11797%Home Run; Fondy Scores
167167611955-08-27CHC@PITMax Surkonttied 3-3t 90192
168168711955-09-02CHCSTLLindy McDanielahead 11-1b 71---1820.000100%Home Run
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
169169111956-05-12STL@CHCJim Davisbehind 7-14t 90---19PH0.0010%Home Run
170170211956-08-03STL@BRORoger Craigahead 1-0t 21---1820.09768%Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF)
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
171171111957-04-22STLCINTom Ackerbehind 5-10b 90---1720.0102%Home Run (Deep RF)
172172211957-05-01STL@PITDick Hallahead 4-2t 81-2-27PH0.08197%Home Run (Deep LF); Dark Scores
173173311957-09-15 (1)STLPITBob Purkeyahead 8-3b 51---1720.01898%Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.