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Walter Thornton

Walter Miller Thornton

Positions: Outfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 18, 1875 in Peoria, IL
School: Cornell College (Mount Vernon, IA) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 1, 1895 (Age 20.133, 1,858th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1896 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colts/Orphans 1895-1898

Last Game: October 8, 1898 (Age 23.232)
Died: July 14, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA
Cremated
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1895 20 CHC NL 2 0 1.000 6.08 7 2 5 2 0 1 40.0 58 50 27 3 31 13 5 0 4 210 85 6.60 2.225 13.1 0.7 7.0 2.9 0.42
1896 21 CHC NL 2 1 .667 5.70 5 5 0 2 0 0 23.2 30 26 15 1 13 10 0 0 0 111 81 4.64 1.817 11.4 0.4 4.9 3.8 0.77
1897 22 CHC NL 6 7 .462 4.70 16 16 0 15 0 0 130.1 164 91 68 4 51 55 6 0 2 595 95 4.19 1.650 11.3 0.3 3.5 3.8 1.08
1898 23 CHC NL 13 10 .565 3.34 28 25 3 21 2 0 215.1 226 116 80 4 56 56 18 0 3 918 108 3.52 1.310 9.4 0.2 2.3 2.3 1.00
4 Yrs 23 18 .561 4.18 56 48 8 40 2 1 409.1 478 283 190 12 151 134 29 0 9 1834 98 4.10 1.537 10.5 0.3 3.3 2.9 0.89
162 Game Avg. 15 12 .561 4.18 37 31 5 26 1 1 268 313 185 124 8 99 88 19 0 6 1199 98 4.10 1.537 10.5 0.3 3.3 2.9 0.89
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1895 20 CHC NL 40.0 7 2 50 11.25 6.59 -0.07 0.00 107.0 7.13 -17 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -13 .336 .493
1896 21 CHC NL 23.2 5 5 26 9.89 6.02 0.06 0.00 104.0 6.20 -9 -0.7 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .366 .496
1897 22 CHC NL 130.1 16 16 91 6.28 5.87 -0.21 0.00 104.0 6.32 4 0.3 -0.1 1.5 17 .520 .502
1898 23 CHC NL 215.1 28 25 116 4.85 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.72 2 0.2 1.0 -0.2 2.1 20 .507 .501
4 Seasons 409.1 56 48 283 6.22 5.44 0.01 0.00 101.7 5.55 -20 -1.3 1.0 -0.4 2.3 17 .477 .500

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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
1895 20 CHC NL 8 25 22 4 7 1 0 1 7 0 3 1 .318 .400 .500 .900 125 11 0 0 /13
1896 21 CHC NL 9 27 22 6 8 0 1 0 1 2 5 2 .364 .481 .455 .936 143 10 0 0 /1O
1897 22 CHC NL 75 305 265 39 85 9 6 0 55 13 30 16 .321 .402 .400 .802 109 106 6 4 O1
1898 23 CHC NL 62 235 210 34 62 5 2 0 14 8 22 14 .295 .362 .338 .700 101 71 0 3 O1
4 Yrs 154 592 519 83 162 15 9 1 77 23 60 33 .312 .390 .382 .771 108 198 6 7
162 Game Avg. 162 623 546 87 170 16 9 1 81 24 63 35 .312 .390 .382 .771 108 208 6 7

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
1895 20 CHC NL 8 25 1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .524 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /13
1896 21 CHC NL 9 27 2 -0 0 0 2 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .533 .502 0.3 -0.0 4 /1O
1897 22 CHC NL 75 305 5 -1 0 -11 -4 -10 -0.9 10 0 0.2 .489 .495 1.1 -1.2 11 O1
1898 23 CHC NL 62 235 1 -1 0 -1 -2 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .496 .499 0.7 -0.3 7 O1
4 Seasons 154 592 9 -2 0 -12 -2 -7 -0.6 18 12 1.2 .496 .497 2.3 -1.5 24

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 G Awards
1895 CHC NL 20 P 7 40.0 10 4 5 1 0 .900 2.02 1.29 .918 2.52 2.43
1895 CHC NL 20 1B 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .977 10.10
1896 CHC NL 21 P 5 23.2 5 1 3 1 0 .800 1.52 0.80 .916 2.74 2.62
1896 CHC NL 21 OF 3 9 7 0 2 0 .778 2.33 .933 2.17 0-2-1
1897 CHC NL 22 OF 59 105 74 8 23 0 .781 1.39 .936 2.10 48-8-3
1897 CHC NL 22 P 16 130.1 37 11 25 1 1 .973 2.49 2.25 .920 2.54 2.45
1898 CHC NL 23 OF 34 81 66 5 10 2 .877 2.09 .937 2.08 2-26-6
1898 CHC NL 23 P 28 215.1 63 8 48 7 3 .889 2.34 2.00 .918 2.65 2.55
3 Seasons OF 96 195 147 13 35 2 .821 1.67 .936 2.09 50-36-10
4 Seasons P 56 409.1 115 24 81 10 4 .913 2.31 1.88 .919 2.61 2.51
1 Season 1B 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .977 10.10
4 Seasons TOT 153 409.1 313 174 94 45 6 .856 2.31 1.75 .930 2.61 2.30 50-36-10
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

Youngest s c a p y
1895 NL  born 1875-02-18 (7th)

                                         

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