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Walt Tragesser

Walter Joseph Tragesser

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 14, 1887 in Lafayette, IN
School: Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1913 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Braves/Phillies 1913-1920

Final Game: October 2, 1920 (Age 33)
Died: December 14, 1970 in Lafayette, IN
Buried: St. Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette, IN
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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 26 BSN NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1915 28 BSN NL 7 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /2
1916 29 BSN NL 41 61 54 3 11 1 0 0 4 0 5 10 .204 .283 .222 .506 60 12 1 1 2
1917 30 BSN NL 98 323 297 23 66 10 2 0 25 5 15 36 .222 .264 .269 .534 68 80 2 9 2
1918 31 BSN NL 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /2
1919 32 TOT NL 55 169 154 10 34 9 0 0 11 5 11 41 .221 .281 .279 .561 66 43 2 1 2
1919 32 BSN NL 20 44 40 3 7 2 0 0 3 1 2 10 .175 .233 .225 .458 41 9 1 1 2
1919 32 PHI NL 35 125 114 7 27 7 0 0 8 4 9 31 .237 .298 .298 .597 75 34 1 0 2
1920 33 PHI NL 62 183 176 17 37 11 1 6 26 4 0 4 36 .210 .236 .386 .623 75 68 2 1 2
7 Yrs 272 744 689 54 148 31 3 6 66 14 0 35 125 .215 .260 .295 .555 67 203 7 12
162 Game Avg. 162 443 410 32 88 18 2 4 39 8 21 74 .215 .260 .295 .555 67 121 4 7
BSN (6 yrs) 175 436 399 30 84 13 2 0 32 6 0 22 58 .211 .259 .253 .512 61 101 4 11
PHI (2 yrs) 97 308 290 24 64 18 1 6 34 8 0 13 67 .221 .261 .352 .613 75 102 3 1

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 26 BSN NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1915 28 BSN NL 7 7 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1916 29 BSN NL 41 61 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .494 .498 0.1 0.0 1 2
1917 30 BSN NL 98 323 -10 -0 0 -1 5 -6 -0.8 10 4 0.2 .492 .495 0.3 0.5 5 2
1918 31 BSN NL 7 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1919 32 BSN NL 20 44 -3 0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 2
1919 32 PHI NL 35 125 -4 -0 0 -1 2 -3 -0.5 4 0 -0.0 .488 .497 0.1 0.0 1 2
1920 33 PHI NL 62 183 -6 1 0 -2 2 -5 -0.6 6 1 0.0 .491 .497 0.3 -0.0 3 2
7 Seasons 272 744 -27 1 0 -6 10 -21 -2.7 23 1 -0.2 .491 .497 0.5 0.5 8
BSN (6 yrs) 175 436 -16 -0 0 -3 7 -13 -1.6 13 0 -0.2 .491 .497 0.1 0.4 3
PHI (2 yrs) 97 308 -10 1 0 -3 4 -8 -1.0 9 1 0.0 .490 .497 0.4 0.0 4

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1913 BSN NL 26 C 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 6.30 1 0 0
1915 BSN NL 28 C 7 2 1 18 15 2 1 1 .944 2.43 .975 6.20 0 0 1 100% 46%
1916 BSN NL 29 C 29 12 7 103 73 27 3 2 .971 3.45 .974 6.30 4 12 14 54% 44%
1917 BSN NL 30 C 94 89 73 554 433 105 16 11 .971 5.72 .975 5.98 13 84 55 40% 44%
1918 BSN NL 31 C 7 0 0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 0.71 .973 5.26 0 0 1 100% 44%
1919 TOT NL 32 C 48 40 36 263 182 69 12 7 .954 5.23 .972 5.39 7 51 44 46% 44%
1919 BSN NL 32 C 14 8 7 49 27 20 2 1 .959 3.36 .972 5.39 3 18 12 40% 44%
1919 PHI NL 32 C 34 32 29 214 155 49 10 6 .953 6.00 .972 5.39 4 33 32 49% 44%
1920 PHI NL 33 C 52 46 43 215 157 46 12 4 .944 3.90 .968 5.31 7 38 28 42% 46%
7 Seasons C 239 189 160 1160 865 250 45 25 .961 4.67 .973 5.74 32 185 143 44% 44%
7 Seasons TOT 239 189 160 1160 865 250 45 25 .961 4.67 .973 5.74 32 185 143 44% 44%
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

Home Runs s c a p y
1920 NL  6 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1919 NL  41 (9th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1917 NL  94 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1917 NL  433 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1917 NL  105 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1917 NL  16 (2nd)
1919 NL  12 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1917 NL  11 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1917 NL  13 (2nd)
1919 NL  7 (4th)
1920 NL  7 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1917 NL  84 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1917 NL  55 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1917 NL  5.72 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1917 NL  .971 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1919), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Catcher (1289th), -0.2 career WAR/-0.2 7yr-peak WAR/-0.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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