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Wally Gilbert

Walter John Gilbert

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 19, 1900 in Oscoda, MI
High School: Denham HS (Denham, MN)
School: Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)(All Transactions)
Debut: August 18, 1928 (Age 27.243, 5,888th in MLB history)   vs. CHC 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1928 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Reds 1928-1932

Last Game: September 24, 1932 (Age 31.280)   vs. CHC 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 7, 1958 in Duluth, MN
Buried: Sunrise Memorial Park, Hermantown, MN
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Standard Batting

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
1928 27 BRO NL 39 171 153 26 31 4 0 0 3 2 14 8 .203 .274 .229 .503 34 35 1 3 5
1929 28 BRO NL 143 641 569 88 173 31 4 3 58 7 42 29 .304 .359 .388 .748 87 221 7 23 *5
1930 29 BRO NL 150 688 623 92 183 34 5 3 67 7 47 33 .294 .345 .379 .724 75 236 2 16 *5
1931 30 BRO NL 145 608 552 60 147 25 6 0 46 3 39 38 .266 .322 .333 .655 76 184 6 11 *5
1932 31 CIN NL 114 450 420 35 90 18 2 1 40 2 20 23 .214 .252 .274 .526 44 115 1 9 *5
5 Yrs 591 2558 2317 301 624 112 17 7 214 21 162 131 .269 .322 .341 .663 70 791 17 62
162 Game Avg. 162 701 635 83 171 31 5 2 59 6 44 36 .269 .322 .341 .663 70 217 5 17
BRO (4 yrs) 477 2108 1897 266 534 94 15 6 174 19 142 108 .281 .337 .356 .693 76 676 16 53
CIN (1 yr) 114 450 420 35 90 18 2 1 40 2 20 23 .214 .252 .274 .526 44 115 1 9

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
1928 27 BRO NL 39 171 -14 -0 0 2 1 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.6 .471 .493 -0.8 0.3 -8 5
1929 28 BRO NL 143 641 -10 -1 0 2 4 -4 -0.4 19 15 1.5 .497 .498 1.4 0.5 13 *5
1930 29 BRO NL 150 688 -24 -1 0 11 4 -9 -0.9 20 11 1.2 .495 .495 0.3 1.3 0 *5
1931 30 BRO NL 145 608 -17 -0 0 2 3 -11 -1.3 19 8 0.7 .492 .493 0.6 0.5 6 *5
1932 31 CIN NL 114 450 -31 0 0 -2 2 -31 -3.3 14 -17 -1.8 .472 .480 -1.6 0.0 -15 *5
5 Seasons 591 2558 -95 -1 0 15 15 -66 -7.0 78 11 1.0 .489 .492 -0.1 2.6 -3
BRO (4 yrs) 477 2108 -64 -1 0 17 12 -36 -3.7 64 28 2.8 .493 .495 1.5 2.6 11
CIN (1 yr) 114 450 -31 0 0 -2 2 -31 -3.3 14 -17 -1.8 .472 .480 -1.6 0.0 -15

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1928 27 BRO NL 171 125 9 1.9 107 .214 .203 .288 .274 .352 .229 .409 .503 .761 34 .158 -14.6 -1.4 .426 .131 .026 .0
1929 28 BRO NL 641 419 78 5.0 119 .317 .304 .302 .359 .366 .388 .440 .748 .805 87 .454 -10.5 -1.0 .699 .170 .084 4.2
1930 29 BRO NL 688 456 81 4.7 126 .307 .294 .312 .345 .370 .379 .464 .724 .834 75 .402 -24.6 -2.2 .664 .172 .085 4.2
1931 30 BRO NL 608 416 58 3.7 103 .286 .266 .285 .322 .344 .333 .403 .655 .747 76 .403 -18.2 -1.8 .573 .143 .067 .0
1932 31 CIN NL 450 339 29 2.3 100 .225 .214 .279 .252 .332 .274 .404 .526 .736 44 .214 -32.9 -3.3 .418 .112 .060 1.3
5 Yrs 2558 1755 255 3.9 113 .283 .269 .295 .322 .355 .341 .429 .663 .784 70 .369 -100.9 -9.6 .585 .151 .072 10.5
162 Game Avg. 701 481 70 3.9 113 .283 .269 .295 .322 .355 .341 .429 .663 .784 70 .369 -100.9 -9.6 .585 .151 .072 3
BRO (4 yrs) 2108 1416 226 4.3 116 .296 .281 .299 .337 .360 .356 .434 .693 .794 76 .400 -68.0 -6.4 .626 .160 .075 9.1
CIN (1 yr) 450 339 29 2.3 100 .225 .214 .279 .252 .332 .274 .404 .526 .736 44 .213 -32.9 -3.3 .418 .112 .060 1.3

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1928 27 BRO NL 171 0.0% 4.7% 8.2% 2.3% 13% 0.57 19.1 51.0 85%
1929 28 BRO NL 641 0.5% 4.5% 6.6% 5.9% 22% 0.69 19.6 189.7 9.8 84%
1930 29 BRO NL 688 0.4% 4.8% 6.8% 6.1% 23% 0.70 18.9 207.7 9.3 0.83 85%
1931 30 BRO NL 608 0.0% 6.3% 6.4% 5.1% 21% 0.97 14.5 12.0 0.89 85%
1932 31 CIN NL 450 0.2% 5.1% 4.4% 4.7% 23% 1.15 18.3 420.0 10.5 0.86 88%
5 Yrs 2558 0.3% 5.1% 6.3% 5.3% 22% 0.81 17.7 331.0 10.8 0.86 85%
MLB Averages 1.3% 7.8% 8.0% 7.2% 28% 0.98 11.4 66.8 7.5 1.02 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1928 27 BRO NL -14.6 -1.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 28 BRO NL -10.5 -1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 29 BRO NL -24.6 -2.2 688 -1.8 9.9 -11.8 .92 -1.9 -0.1 -16.5 -1.4 0.93 -26.6 0
1931 30 BRO NL -18.2 -1.8 591 -3.1 7.5 -10.7 .98 -1.9 -1.3 -24.5 -2.4 0.92 -18.9 0
1932 31 CIN NL -32.9 -3.3 408 -5.5 4.7 -10.2 1.15 -3.4 -1.5 -39.6 -4.0 1.01 -35.1 0.98 2
5 Yrs -100.9 -9.6 1687 -10.5 22.1 -32.6 1.00 -7.2 -3.3 -80.6 -7.9 0.94 -80.6 0.98 2

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1930 29 BRO NL 10 0 39% 264 7 7 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 3 1 23 50% 44 28 15 11 8 3 27 4 23
1931 30 BRO NL 4 0 31% 252 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 3 4 8 48% 42 26 15 8 3 5 19 5 13
1932 31 CIN NL 3 0 31% 132 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 3 2 2 38% 16 11 4 8 5 3 8 2 5
5 Yrs 17 0 37% 648 21 11 9 1 1 0 1 1 0 19 1 2 9 7 33 47% 102 65 34 27 16 11 54 11 41

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1930 29 BRO NL 669 39% 183 0 0 0 0 3 0 20 1 0 0 3 1 16 142 74 28 38% 433 71 16% 35 20 57% 29 16 55% 19
1931 30 BRO NL 577 44% 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 11 112 54 22 41% 340 45 13% 26 18 69% 20 11 55% 31
1932 31 CIN NL 402 40% 90 2 1 0 0 0.98 1 0 14 0 1 0 1 0 9 93 59 22 37% 290 38 13% 32 17 53% 17 7 41% 48
5 Yrs 1648 41% 624 2 1 0 0 0.98 7 0 44 1 1 0 4 1 62 347 187 72 39% 1063 154 14% 93 55 59% 66 34 52% 98
MLB Averages 49% 37% 17% 56% 61%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1928 27 39 171 153 26 31 4 0 0 3 2 14 8 .203 .274 .229 .503 34 35 1 3
1929 28 182 812 722 114 204 35 4 3 61 9 56 37 .283 .341 .355 .696 76 256 8 26
1930 29 332 1500 1345 206 387 69 9 6 128 16 103 70 .288 .343 .366 .709 75 492 10 42
1931 30 477 2108 1897 266 534 94 15 6 174 19 142 108 .281 .337 .356 .693 76 676 16 53
1932 31 591 2558 2317 301 624 112 17 7 214 21 162 131 .269 .322 .341 .663 70 791 17 62

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1928 27 41 178 160 26 32 4 0 0 3 2 14 8 .200 .269 .225 .494 9 39
1929 28 150 646 577 75 160 29 4 3 49 6 39 31 .277 .330 .357 .687 66 143
1930 29 157 681 621 72 161 30 4 3 53 6 41 34 .259 .307 .335 .642 64 150
1931 30 152 629 572 60 149 25 6 0 46 3 40 40 .260 .316 .325 .641 57 145
1932 31 119 469 438 36 93 19 2 1 41 2 21 24 .212 .250 .272 .522 29 114
5 Yrs 619 2603 2368 269 595 107 16 7 192 19 155 137 .251 .302 .319 .621 225 591
162 Game Avg. 162 681 620 70 156 28 4 2 50 5 41 36 .251 .302 .319 .621 59 591



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1930 NL  1.3 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1930 NL  623 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1930 NL  688 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1929 NL  135 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1929 NL  7 (3rd)
1931 NL  6 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1929 NL  23 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1930 NL  456 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2480), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2019), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2677), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (438th), 1.0 career WAR/1.0 7yr-peak WAR/1.0 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.5 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Walter John Wally walt walter Gilbert

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