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Bill Walker

William Henry Walker

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

Born: October 7, 1903 in East St. Louis, IL
High School: East St. Louis HS (East St. Louis, IL)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1927 (Age 23.341, 5,780th in MLB history)   vs. STL 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1928 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cardinals 1927-1936

Last Game: September 14, 1936 (Age 32.343)   vs. NYG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: June 14, 1966 in East St. Louis, IL
Buried: Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1927 NYG NL 23 P 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1928 NYG NL 24 P 22 8 1 76.0 18 0 17 1 0 .944 2.01 0.77 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 NYG NL 25 P 29 23 13 178.0 36 10 23 3 1 .917 1.67 1.14 .964 2.38 2.35
1930 NYG NL 26 P 39 34 13 245.0 58 10 44 4 1 .931 1.98 1.38 .964 2.21 2.18 7 6 46% 44% 1
1931 NYG NL 27 P 37 28 19 239.0 43 8 31 4 1 .907 1.47 1.05 .959 2.23 2.19 3 7 70% 53% 1
1932 NYG NL 28 P 31 22 9 163.0 51 10 39 2 1 .961 2.71 1.58 .957 2.29 2.29 6 4 40% 48% 1
1933 STL NL 29 P 29 20 6 158.0 55 11 40 4 0 .927 2.91 1.76 .964 2.36 2.33 4 4 50% 50% 1
1934 STL NL 30 P 24 19 10 153.0 32 8 23 1 2 .969 1.82 1.29 .960 2.27 2.24 1 5 83% 2
1935 STL NL 31 P 37 25 8 193.0 50 4 42 4 0 .920 2.15 1.24 .959 2.31 2.28 3 3 50% 0 AS
1936 STL NL 32 P 21 13 4 80.0 27 3 23 1 1 .963 2.92 1.24 .950 2.32 2.31 4 0 0% 1
10 Seasons P 272 192 83 1489.0 370 64 282 24 7 .935 2.09 1.27 .961 2.29 2.28 28 29 51% 35% 7
10 Seasons TOT 272 192 83 1489.0 370 64 282 24 7 .935 2.09 1.27 .961 2.29 2.28 28 29 51% 35% 7
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1927 NYG NL 23 P
1928 NYG NL 24 P
1929 NYG NL 25 P
1930 NYG NL 26 P
1931 NYG NL 27 P
1932 NYG NL 28 P
1933 STL NL 29 P
1934 STL NL 30 P
1935 STL NL 31 P
1936 STL NL 32 P
10 Seasons P
10 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1927 NYG NL 23 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 NYG NL 24 22 8 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 NYG NL 25 29 23 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 NYG NL 26 40 34 40 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1931 NYG NL 27 37 28 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 NYG NL 28 31 22 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 STL NL 29 29 20 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 STL NL 30 24 19 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 STL NL 31 38 25 38 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1936 STL NL 32 22 13 22 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Seasons 275 192 275 272 272 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1930 NYG NL 26 958 83% 27% 51 86% 1 9 1 7 43 36 1 4 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 2 0%
1931 NYG NL 27 831 82% 24% 38 84% 2 5 2 2 30 22 3 4 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 6 50%
1932 NYG NL 28 591 84% 27% 34 88% 0 9 1 8 30 24 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 6 67%
1933 STL NL 29 551 85% 29% 32 84% 1 10 1 8 27 21 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 71%
1934 STL NL 30 393 80% 28% 19 95% 0 4 0 3 20 10 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 2 100%
1935 STL NL 31 412 85% 29% 24 83% 0 2 2 0 18 17 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 5 80%
1936 STL NL 32 199 91% 29% 12 100% 0 0 0 0 13 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
7 Seasons 3935 83% 27% 210 87% 4 39 7 28 181 140 14 15 3 7 5 8 7 4 7 0 30 67%
MLB Averages 86% 28% 88% 85%



* - 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

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1930 NL  4 (3rd)
1931 NL  4 (3rd)
1933 NL  4 (3rd)
1935 NL  4 (3rd)

             

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