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Walt French

Walter Edward French (Piggy or Fitz)

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: July 12, 1899 in Moorestown, NJ
High School: Moorestown HS (Moorestown, NJ)
Schools: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ), United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1923. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1923 (Age 24.065)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Team: Athletics 1923-1929

Final Game: October 6, 1929 (Age 30.086)
Died: May 13, 1984 in Mountain Home, AR
Cremated
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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 Awards
1923 PHA AL 23 CF 10 10 5 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 .968 2.69
1923 PHA AL 23 OF 10 10 5 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 .965 2.38
1925 PHA AL 25 OF 19 14 12 35 31 3 1 0 .971 1.79 .965 2.43
1925 PHA AL 25 RF 16 14 12 33 29 3 1 0 .970 2.00 .966 2.08
1925 PHA AL 25 LF 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .960 2.33
1926 PHA AL 26 OF 99 98 92 204 186 12 6 7 .971 2.00 .966 2.34
1926 PHA AL 26 RF 98 97 91 201 183 12 6 7 .970 1.99 .964 2.00
1926 PHA AL 26 CF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .970 2.70
1927 PHA AL 27 OF 94 78 72 205 190 6 9 2 .956 2.09 .964 2.35
1927 PHA AL 27 RF 81 69 65 182 170 4 8 2 .956 2.15 .955 1.97
1927 PHA AL 27 LF 8 6 5 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.38 .967 2.38
1927 PHA AL 27 CF 5 3 2 12 10 1 1 0 .917 2.20 .966 2.72
1928 PHA AL 28 OF 19 7 6 34 33 1 0 0 1.000 1.79 .973 2.36
1928 PHA AL 28 RF 12 3 3 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.17 .973 1.98
1928 PHA AL 28 LF 7 4 3 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 2.86 .974 2.30
1929 PHA AL 29 OF 10 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0.80 .966 2.42
1929 PHA AL 29 LF 5 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .964 2.40
1929 PHA AL 29 RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 1.97
1929 PHA AL 29 CF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.90
6 Seasons OF 251 209 189 504 465 23 16 9 .968 1.94 .966 2.36
5 Seasons RF 210 184 172 431 397 19 15 9 .965 1.98 .961 1.99
4 Seasons LF 23 11 9 38 36 2 0 0 1.000 1.65 .970 2.35
4 Seasons CF 18 14 8 35 32 2 1 0 .971 1.89 .967 2.72
6 Seasons TOT 251 209 189 504 465 23 16 9 .968 1.94 .966 2.36
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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.
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
1923 PHA AL 23 16 10 16 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 0 5 1
1925 PHA AL 25 67 14 67 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 16 19 0 39 9
1926 PHA AL 26 112 98 112 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 98 99 0 11 2
1927 PHA AL 27 109 78 109 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 81 94 0 12 5
1928 PHA AL 28 48 7 48 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 12 19 0 29 0
1929 PHA AL 29 45 2 45 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 10 0 29 6
6 Seasons 397 209 397 251 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 18 210 251 0 125 23
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 RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  98 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  183 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  7 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1926 AL  7 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 AL  1.99 (4th)
1927 AL  2.15 (1st)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Walter Edward Fitz Piggy Piggy,Fitz Walt French

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