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Wally Pipp

Walter Clement Pipp

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 17, 1893 in Chicago, IL
High School: Catholic Central HS (Grand Rapids, MI)
School: Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 29, 1913 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1915 [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Reds/Tigers 1913-1928

Final Game: September 30, 1928 (Age 35)
Died: January 11, 1965 in Grand Rapids, MI
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #469. Harry Steinfeldt… #470. Jeff Heath… #471. Vic Wertz… #472. WALLY PIPP… #473. Roy Thomas… #474. George Gore… #475. Jimmy Williams… 

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
1913 20 DET AL 12 34 31 3 5 0 3 0 5 0 2 6 .161 .235 .355 .590 74 11 1 0 3
1915 22 NYY AL 136 561 479 59 118 20 13 4 60 18 7 66 81 .246 .339 .367 .706 111 176 1 14 *3
1916 23 NYY AL 151 617 545 70 143 20 14 12 93 16 54 82 .262 .331 .417 .748 123 227 2 16 *3
1917 24 NYY AL 155 669 587 82 143 29 12 9 70 11 60 66 .244 .320 .380 .700 112 223 6 15 *3
1918 25 NYY AL 91 386 349 48 106 15 9 2 44 11 22 34 .304 .345 .415 .760 127 145 0 14 *3
1919 26 NYY AL 138 597 523 74 144 23 10 7 50 9 39 42 .275 .330 .398 .728 104 208 4 30 *3
1920 27 NYY AL 153 687 610 109 171 30 14 11 76 4 10 48 54 .280 .339 .430 .768 99 262 6 23 *3
1921 28 NYY AL 153 669 588 96 174 35 9 8 97 17 10 45 28 .296 .347 .427 .774 95 251 1 33 *3
1922 29 NYY AL 152 665 577 96 190 32 10 9 90 7 12 56 32 .329 .392 .466 .859 121 269 4 27 *3 MVP-8
1923 30 NYY AL 144 644 569 79 173 19 8 6 108 6 13 36 28 .304 .352 .397 .749 95 226 6 23 *3
1924 31 NYY AL 153 663 589 88 174 30 19 9 114 12 5 51 36 .295 .352 .457 .808 107 269 0 23 *3 MVP-14
1925 32 NYY AL 62 200 178 19 41 6 3 3 24 3 3 13 12 .230 .286 .348 .635 62 62 1 8 3
1926 33 CIN NL 155 649 574 72 167 22 15 6 99 8 49 26 .291 .352 .413 .765 108 237 5 21 *3 MVP-14
1927 34 CIN NL 122 489 443 49 115 19 6 2 41 2 32 11 .260 .309 .343 .653 76 152 0 14 *3
1928 35 CIN NL 95 308 272 30 77 11 3 2 26 1 23 13 .283 .341 .368 .709 87 100 1 11 3
15 Yrs 1872 7838 6914 974 1941 311 148 90 997 125 60 596 551 .281 .341 .408 .749 104 2818 38 272
162 Game Avg. 162 678 598 84 168 27 13 8 86 11 52 48 .281 .341 .408 .749 104 244 3 24
NYY (11 yrs) 1488 6358 5594 820 1577 259 121 80 826 114 60 490 495 .282 .343 .414 .757 107 2318 31 226
CIN (3 yrs) 372 1446 1289 151 359 52 24 10 166 11 104 50 .279 .335 .379 .715 92 489 6 46
DET (1 yr) 12 34 31 3 5 0 3 0 5 0 2 6 .161 .235 .355 .590 74 11 1 0
AL (12 yrs) 1500 6392 5625 823 1582 259 124 80 831 114 60 492 501 .281 .342 .414 .757 106 2329 32 226
NL (3 yrs) 372 1446 1289 151 359 52 24 10 166 11 104 50 .279 .335 .379 .715 92 489 6 46

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
1913 20 DET AL 12 34 -1 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .486 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 3
1915 22 NYY AL 136 561 5 2 0 7 -4 10 1.1 21 31 3.3 .508 .507 2.5 0.3 24 $3,300 *3
1916 23 NYY AL 151 617 12 -1 0 9 -5 16 1.8 23 39 4.2 .513 .512 3.2 0.5 30 $4,000 *3
1917 24 NYY AL 155 669 8 -1 0 4 -6 6 0.7 25 30 3.2 .504 .504 2.8 -0.2 26 $4,500 *3
1918 25 NYY AL 91 386 9 -0 0 -2 -3 4 0.4 15 18 2.0 .505 .503 2.2 -0.6 20 *3
1919 26 NYY AL 138 597 2 -0 0 6 -5 3 0.4 22 25 2.6 .502 .502 1.9 0.2 19 $5,000 *3
1920 27 NYY AL 153 687 -2 -1 0 7 -6 -3 -0.3 25 22 2.1 .498 .498 1.5 0.1 15 $5,000 *3
1921 28 NYY AL 153 669 -5 0 0 8 -7 -4 -0.3 25 22 2.2 .498 .498 1.3 0.2 14 $6,000 *3
1922 29 NYY AL 152 665 20 -3 0 11 -7 21 2.0 25 46 4.6 .514 .513 3.5 0.3 35 $6,500 *3 MVP-8
1923 30 NYY AL 144 644 -4 -3 0 8 -7 -6 -0.6 24 18 1.8 .496 .497 1.0 0.1 10 $10,000 *3
1924 31 NYY AL 153 663 4 2 0 7 -7 5 0.6 25 30 3.1 .503 .503 2.3 0.1 23 $10,000 *3 MVP-14
1925 32 NYY AL 62 200 -12 -0 0 6 -2 -8 -0.8 8 -0 -0.0 .488 .495 -0.6 0.4 -6 $10,000 3
1926 33 CIN NL 155 649 7 -1 0 6 -7 6 0.5 20 26 2.5 .504 .503 1.9 -0.2 20 $10,000 *3 MVP-14
1927 34 CIN NL 122 489 -14 -0 0 3 -5 -16 -1.8 15 -1 -0.2 .486 .490 -0.4 -0.2 -4 $6,000 *3
1928 35 CIN NL 95 308 -4 0 0 0 -3 -8 -0.8 10 2 0.1 .492 .495 0.2 -0.4 2 $5,000 3
15 Seasons 1872 7838 25 -6 0 80 -75 24 2.7 283 307 31.4 .502 .502 23.3 0.4 227 $85,300
NYY (11 yrs) 1488 6358 37 -5 0 71 -59 44 5.0 237 281 29.0 .503 .503 21.7 1.2 210 $64,300
CIN (3 yrs) 372 1446 -11 -1 0 9 -16 -18 -2.1 45 26 2.5 .495 .497 1.6 -0.8 17 $21,000
DET (1 yr) 12 34 -1 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .486 .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
1921 28 NYY AL WS NYG L 8 31 26 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 .154 .214 .192 .407 5 0 0 3 0 0
1922 29 NYY AL WS NYG L 5 21 21 0 6 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 .286 .286 .333 .619 7 0 0 0 0 0
1923 30 NYY AL WS NYG W 6 25 20 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 .250 .360 .250 .610 5 0 0 0 1 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 19 77 67 3 15 2 0 0 6 2 1 6 6 .224 .284 .254 .538 17 0 0 3 1 0
3 WS 19 77 67 3 15 2 0 0 6 2 1 6 6 .224 .284 .254 .538 17 0 0 3 1 0

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
1913 DET AL 20 1B 10 86 80 4 2 6 .977 8.40 .986 10.85
1915 NYY AL 22 1B 134 134 125 1493 1396 85 12 85 .992 11.05 .987 10.78
1916 NYY AL 23 1B 148 148 137 1625 1513 99 13 89 .992 10.89 .988 10.99
1917 NYY AL 24 1B 155 155 155 1735 1609 109 17 97 .990 11.08 .989 11.07
1918 NYY AL 25 1B 91 91 87 991 918 61 12 80 .988 10.76 .986 11.14
1919 NYY AL 26 1B 138 138 134 1597 1488 94 15 88 .991 11.46 .988 10.68
1920 NYY AL 27 1B 153 153 150 1764 1649 100 15 113 .991 11.43 .990 10.82
1921 NYY AL 28 1B 153 153 151 1729 1624 89 16 121 .991 11.20 .991 10.63
1922 NYY AL 29 1B 152 152 151 1768 1667 88 13 112 .993 11.55 .991 10.80 MVP-8
1923 NYY AL 30 1B 144 144 139 1554 1461 81 12 97 .992 10.71 .990 10.59
1924 NYY AL 31 1B 153 153 151 1562 1447 106 9 106 .994 10.15 .989 10.49 MVP-14
1925 NYY AL 32 1B 47 42 42 441 399 38 4 40 .991 9.30 .988 10.46
1926 CIN NL 33 1B 155 155 146 1817 1710 92 15 140 .992 11.63 .989 10.56 MVP-14
1927 CIN NL 34 1B 114 109 103 1216 1145 66 5 86 .996 10.62 .989 10.51
1928 CIN NL 35 1B 72 63 54 721 673 40 8 69 .989 9.90 .989 10.48
15 Seasons 1B 1819 1790 1725 20099 18779 1152 168 1329 .992 10.96 .989 10.73
15 Seasons TOT 1819 1790 1725 20099 18779 1152 168 1329 .992 10.96 .989 10.73
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

Hall of Fame
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1922 AL (8, 19%)
1924 AL (14, 9%)
1926 NL (14, 15%)
0.43 Career Shares (498th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1922 AL  4.6 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1918 AL  .304 (6th)
1922 AL  .329 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1916 AL  .417 (9th)
1918 AL  .415 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1916 AL  151 (10th)
1917 AL  155 (4th)
1920 AL  153 (8th)
1921 AL  153 (8th)
1924 AL  153 (6th)
1926 NL  155 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1917 AL  587 (2nd)
1919 AL  523 (10th)
1920 AL  610 (5th)
1924 AL  589 (10th)
1926 NL  574 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1917 AL  669 (5th)
1919 AL  597 (9th)
1920 AL  687 (6th)
1926 NL  649 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1917 AL  82 (10th)
1920 AL  109 (5th)
1922 AL  96 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1922 AL  190 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1916 AL  227 (9th)
1917 AL  223 (9th)
1924 AL  269 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1917 AL  29 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1915 AL  13 (9th)
1916 AL  14 (5th)
1917 AL  12 (5th)
1918 AL  9 (8th)
1920 AL  14 (7th)
1924 AL  19 (1st)
1926 NL  15 (4th)
Career  148 (54th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1915 AL  4 (9th)
1916 AL  12 (1st)
1917 AL  9 (1st)
1919 AL  7 (8th)
1920 AL  11 (7th)
1924 AL  9 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1916 AL  93 (2nd)
1917 AL  70 (9th)
1923 AL  108 (5th)
1924 AL  114 (5th)
1926 NL  99 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1915 AL  81 (3rd)
1916 AL  82 (1st)
1917 AL  66 (3rd)
1920 AL  54 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1921 AL  17 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1922 AL  139 (8th)
1923 AL  140 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1916 AL  46 (6th)
1917 AL  50 (4th)
1924 AL  58 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1922 AL  250 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1918 AL  .681 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1917 AL  6 (10th)
1920 AL  6 (10th)
1926 NL  5 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1919 AL  30 (9th)
1921 AL  33 (5th)
Career  272 (23rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1922 AL  12 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1916 AL  13.7 (1st)
1917 AL  9.9 (3rd)
1921 AL  10.9 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1927 NL  40.3 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1915 AL  119.8 (10th)
1916 AL  45.4 (2nd)
1917 AL  65.2 (1st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1917 AL  459 (2nd)
1919 AL  409 (4th)
1920 AL  472 (3rd)
1921 AL  457 (7th)
1924 AL  443 (8th)
1926 NL  428 (7th)

Putoutss c a p y
1915 AL  1,396 (1st)
1916 AL  1,513 (3rd)
1917 AL  1,609 (2nd)
1919 AL  1,488 (1st)
1920 AL  1,649 (1st)
1921 AL  1,624 (2nd)
1922 AL  1,667 (1st)
1923 AL  1,461 (4th)
1924 AL  1,447 (2nd)
1926 NL  1,710 (1st)
1927 NL  1,145 (5th)
Career  18,779 (16th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1915 AL  134 (1st)
1916 AL  148 (1st)
1917 AL  155 (1st)
1919 AL  138 (2nd)
1920 AL  153 (2nd)
1921 AL  153 (2nd)
1922 AL  152 (1st)
1923 AL  144 (4th)
1924 AL  153 (1st)
1926 NL  155 (1st)
Career  1,819 (33rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1915 AL  1,396 (1st)
1916 AL  1,513 (2nd)
1917 AL  1,609 (2nd)
1919 AL  1,488 (1st)
1920 AL  1,649 (1st)
1921 AL  1,624 (2nd)
1922 AL  1,667 (1st)
1923 AL  1,461 (4th)
1924 AL  1,447 (2nd)
1926 NL  1,710 (1st)
1927 NL  1,145 (5th)
Career  18,779 (16th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1915 AL  85 (1st)
1916 AL  99 (2nd)
1917 AL  109 (1st)
1919 AL  94 (2nd)
1920 AL  100 (2nd)
1921 AL  89 (4th)
1924 AL  106 (3rd)
1926 NL  92 (2nd)
Career  1,152 (31st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1917 AL  17 (2nd)
1918 AL  12 (4th)
1919 AL  15 (4th)
1920 AL  15 (3rd)
1921 AL  16 (2nd)
1922 AL  13 (5th)
1926 NL  15 (3rd)
Career  168 (45th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1915 AL  85 (1st)
1916 AL  89 (1st)
1917 AL  97 (1st)
1918 AL  80 (2nd)
1919 AL  88 (1st)
1920 AL  113 (1st)
1921 AL  121 (3rd)
1922 AL  112 (4th)
1924 AL  106 (4th)
1926 NL  140 (1st)
1927 NL  86 (5th)
Career  1,329 (38th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1915 AL  11.05 (2nd)
1916 AL  10.89 (4th)
1918 AL  10.76 (4th)
1919 AL  11.46 (2nd)
1920 AL  11.43 (1st)
1921 AL  11.20 (2nd)
1922 AL  11.55 (1st)
1923 AL  10.71 (3rd)
1926 NL  11.63 (1st)
1927 NL  10.62 (3rd)
Career  10.96 (6th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1915 AL  .992 (1st)
1916 AL  .992 (3rd)
1917 AL  .990 (3rd)
1918 AL  .988 (4th)
1919 AL  .991 (3rd)
1920 AL  .991 (4th)
1921 AL  .991 (4th)
1922 AL  .993 (3rd)
1923 AL  .992 (2nd)
1924 AL  .994 (1st)
1926 NL  .992 (2nd)
1927 NL  .996 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (258), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 92 (257), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 25 (698), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (938), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (73rd), 31.4 career WAR/23.5 7yr-peak WAR/27.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
191522New York Yankees$3,300Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
191623New York Yankees$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
191724New York Yankees$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
191926New York Yankees$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192027New York Yankees$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192128New York Yankees$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192229New York Yankees$6,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192330New York Yankees$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192431New York Yankees$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192532New York Yankees$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192633Cincinnati Reds$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
33New York Yankees$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192734Cincinnati Reds$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192835Cincinnati Reds$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$95,300
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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