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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1928 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cardinals 1927-1936

Final Game: September 14, 1936 (Age 32.343)
Died: June 14, 1966 in East St. Louis, IL
Buried: Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL
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Standard Pitching

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
1927 23 NYG NL 0 0 9.00 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 6 6 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 23 47 4.78 2.750 13.5 0.0 11.3 9.0 0.80
1928 24 NYG NL 3 6 .333 4.72 22 8 10 1 0 0 76.1 79 43 40 9 31 39 1 0 2 330 83 4.67 1.441 9.3 1.1 3.7 4.6 1.26
1929 25 NYG NL 14 7 .667 3.09 29 23 4 13 1 0 177.2 188 71 61 11 57 65 4 0 0 768 148 4.27 1.379 9.5 0.6 2.9 3.3 1.14
1930 26 NYG NL 17 15 .531 3.93 39 34 4 13 2 1 245.1 258 133 107 19 88 105 7 1 2 1075 120 4.81 1.410 9.5 0.7 3.2 3.9 1.19
1931 27 NYG NL 16 9 .640 2.26 37 28 7 19 6 5 239.1 212 78 60 6 64 121 3 0 2 991 163 3.27 1.153 8.0 0.2 2.4 4.6 1.89
1932 28 NYG NL 8 12 .400 4.14 31 22 7 9 0 2 163.0 177 95 75 23 55 74 3 1 2 712 90 5.01 1.423 9.8 1.3 3.0 4.1 1.35
1933 29 STL NL 9 10 .474 3.42 29 20 4 6 2 0 158.0 168 71 60 8 67 41 1 0 1 694 102 4.23 1.487 9.6 0.5 3.8 2.3 0.61
1934 30 STL NL 12 4 .750 3.12 24 19 2 10 1 0 153.0 160 59 53 11 66 76 2 0 1 670 136 4.39 1.477 9.4 0.6 3.9 4.5 1.15
1935 ★ 31 STL NL 13 8 .619 3.82 37 25 6 8 2 1 193.1 222 93 82 7 78 79 5 0 4 867 108 4.00 1.552 10.3 0.3 3.6 3.7 1.01 AS
1936 32 STL NL 5 6 .455 5.87 21 13 3 4 1 1 79.2 106 62 52 5 27 22 2 0 2 375 67 4.62 1.669 12.0 0.6 3.1 2.5 0.81
10 Yrs 97 77 .557 3.59 272 192 49 83 15 10 1489.2 1576 711 594 99 538 626 28 2 16 6505 114 4.29 1.419 9.5 0.6 3.3 3.8 1.16
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .557 3.59 40 28 7 12 2 1 218 231 104 87 15 79 92 4 0 2 953 114 4.29 1.419 9.5 0.6 3.3 3.8 1.16
NYG (6 yrs) 58 49 .542 3.45 161 115 34 55 9 8 905.2 920 426 347 68 300 408 18 2 8 3899 121 4.32 1.347 9.1 0.7 3.0 4.1 1.36
STL (4 yrs) 39 28 .582 3.81 111 77 15 28 6 2 584.0 656 285 247 31 238 218 10 0 8 2606 104 4.25 1.531 10.1 0.5 3.7 3.4 0.92
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
1927 23 NYG NL 4.0 3 0 6 13.50 4.68 0.14 0.00 101.0 4.59 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .380 .498
1928 24 NYG NL 76.1 22 8 43 5.07 4.70 0.29 0.00 100.0 4.40 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .474 .496
1929 25 NYG NL 177.2 29 23 71 3.60 5.42 0.26 0.00 99.3 5.12 30 2.9 1.0 -0.1 4.3 48 .600 .518
1930 26 NYG NL 245.1 39 34 133 4.88 5.59 0.32 0.00 94.9 5.01 4 0.3 1.0 -0.1 2.3 30 .508 .502
1931 27 NYG NL 239.1 37 28 78 2.93 4.44 0.23 0.00 96.8 4.08 31 3.4 1.0 -0.1 5.3 51 .592 .521
1932 28 NYG NL 163.0 31 22 95 5.25 4.48 -0.04 0.00 98.0 4.43 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .453 .491
1933 29 STL NL 158.0 29 20 71 4.04 4.04 -0.08 0.00 104.7 4.31 5 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.8 16 .519 .503
1934 30 STL NL 153.0 24 19 59 3.47 4.76 0.04 0.00 101.4 4.79 21 2.3 1.0 -0.1 3.5 36 .595 .514
1935 ★ 31 STL NL 193.1 37 25 93 4.33 4.64 0.09 0.00 103.0 4.68 6 0.6 1.0 -0.1 2.2 25 .517 .504 AS
1936 32 STL NL 79.2 21 13 62 7.00 4.43 -0.20 0.00 101.3 4.69 -21 -1.9 1.0 -0.0 -1.2 -13 .409 .488
10 Seasons 1489.2 272 192 711 4.30 4.78 0.13 0.00 99.4 4.62 52 5.8 1.0 -0.7 17.7 189 .521 .505
NYG (6 yrs) 905.2 161 115 426 4.23 4.97 0.21 0.00 97.3 4.63 40 4.2 1.0 -0.4 11.5 125 .526 .506
STL (4 yrs) 584.0 111 77 285 4.39 4.48 -0.01 0.00 102.8 4.61 12 1.5 1.0 -0.3 6.2 64 .514 .503

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1934 ❍ 30 STL NL WS W DET 0 2 .000 7.11 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.1 6 7 5 0 6 2 2 0 0 0 34 1.895 8.5 0.0 8.5 2.8 0.33
1 WS 0 2 .000 7.11 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.1 6 7 5 0 6 2 2 0 0 0 34 1.895 8.5 0.0 8.5 2.8 0.33

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1935 STL NL 31 1 0 1 .000 13.50 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 3 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 9.0 2.00

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1927 23 NYG NL 23 0.0% 17.4% 21.7% 43%
1928 24 NYG NL 330 2.7% 11.8% 9.4% 3.0% 13% 72%
1929 25 NYG NL 767 1.4% 8.5% 7.4% 3.9% 16% 79%
1930 26 NYG NL 1076 1.8% 9.8% 8.2% 4.3% 18% 78%
1931 27 NYG NL 991 0.6% 12.2% 6.5% 3.3% 16% 80%
1932 28 NYG NL 712 3.2% 10.4% 7.7% 4.5% 18% 77%
1933 29 STL NL 694 1.2% 5.9% 9.7% 2.2% 9% 82%
1934 30 STL NL 670 1.6% 11.3% 9.9% 3.6% 15% 76%
1935 31 STL NL 867 0.8% 9.1% 9.0% 2.0% 8% 79%
1936 32 STL NL 375 1.3% 5.9% 7.2% 2.4% 9% 82%
10 Yrs 6505 1.5% 9.6% 8.3% 3.3% 14% 78%
MLB Averages 1.3% 8.0% 8.1% 3.2% 13% 80%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1927 23 0 0 9.00 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 6 6 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 23 47 2.750 13.5 0.0 11.3 9.0 0.80 47
1928 24 3 6 .333 4.93 25 8 12 1 0 0 80.1 85 49 44 9 36 43 1 0 2 353 79 1.506 9.5 1.0 4.0 4.8 1.19 79
1929 25 17 13 .567 3.66 54 31 16 14 1 0 258.0 273 120 105 20 93 108 5 0 2 1121 119 1.419 9.5 0.7 3.2 3.8 1.16 119
1930 26 34 28 .548 3.79 93 65 20 27 3 1 503.1 531 253 212 39 181 213 12 1 4 2196 120 1.415 9.5 0.7 3.2 3.8 1.18 120
1931 27 50 37 .575 3.30 130 93 27 46 9 6 742.2 743 331 272 45 245 334 15 1 6 3187 129 1.330 9.0 0.5 3.0 4.0 1.36 129
1932 28 58 49 .542 3.45 161 115 34 55 9 8 905.2 920 426 347 68 300 408 18 2 8 3899 121 1.347 9.1 0.7 3.0 4.1 1.36 121
1933 29 67 59 .532 3.44 190 135 38 61 11 8 1063.2 1088 497 407 76 367 449 19 2 9 4593 118 1.368 9.2 0.6 3.1 3.8 1.22 118
1934 30 79 63 .556 3.40 214 154 40 71 12 8 1216.2 1248 556 460 87 433 525 21 2 10 5263 120 1.382 9.2 0.6 3.2 3.9 1.21 120
1935 31 92 71 .564 3.46 251 179 46 79 14 9 1410.0 1470 649 542 94 511 604 26 2 14 6130 118 1.405 9.4 0.6 3.3 3.9 1.18 118
1936 32 97 77 .557 3.59 272 192 49 83 15 10 1489.2 1576 711 594 99 538 626 28 2 16 6505 114 1.419 9.5 0.6 3.3 3.8 1.16 114

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1927 23 0 0 13.50 4.0 7 7 6 0 6 4 0 3.250 15.8 13.5 9.0 0.67 0.0 3
1928 24 4 5 .444 4.50 80.0 83 44 40 9 33 41 1 1.450 9.3 3.7 4.6 1.24 1.0 22
1929 25 13 8 .619 2.79 187.0 182 64 58 11 55 68 4 1.267 8.8 2.6 3.3 1.24 0.5 29
1930 26 15 13 .536 3.62 256.0 242 114 103 18 83 110 7 1.270 8.5 2.9 3.9 1.33 0.6 39
1931 27 17 11 .607 2.74 250.0 226 84 76 6 68 126 3 1.176 8.1 2.4 4.5 1.85 0.2 37
1932 28 9 10 .474 4.71 170.0 187 99 89 24 58 77 3 1.441 9.9 3.1 4.1 1.33 1.3 31
1933 29 9 9 .500 3.87 165.0 185 79 71 9 74 43 1 1.570 10.1 4.0 2.3 0.58 0.5 29
1934 30 11 7 .611 2.82 163.0 164 57 51 11 68 81 2 1.423 9.1 3.8 4.5 1.19 0.6 24
1935 31 12 11 .522 3.59 203.0 225 90 81 7 79 83 5 1.498 10.0 3.5 3.7 1.05 0.3 37
1936 32 4 5 .444 6.18 83.0 108 63 57 5 28 23 2 1.639 11.7 3.0 2.5 0.82 0.5 21
10 Yrs 94 79 .543 3.64 1561.0 1609 701 632 100 552 656 28 1.384 9.3 3.8 1.19 0.6 272

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1929 NL  4.3 (7th)
1931 NL  5.3 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1929 NL  3.09 (1st)
1930 NL  3.93 (3rd)
1931 NL  2.26 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1930 NL  17 (4th)
1931 NL  16 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1929 NL  .667 (6th)
1931 NL  .640 (5th)
1934 NL  .750 (2nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1929 NL  1.379 (10th)
1931 NL  1.153 (2nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 NL  9.524 (10th)
1930 NL  9.465 (6th)
1931 NL  7.972 (2nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 NL  3.293 (10th)
1930 NL  3.852 (8th)
1931 NL  4.550 (6th)
1932 NL  4.086 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1931 NL  5 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1930 NL  245.3 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1930 NL  105 (6th)
1931 NL  121 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1930 NL  34 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1931 NL  19 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1930 NL  2 (5th)
1931 NL  6 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1932 NL  23 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1930 NL  88 (5th)
1934 NL  66 (9th)
1935 NL  78 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1931 NL  1.891 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1931 NL  0.226 (3rd)
1935 NL  0.326 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1930 NL  15 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1930 NL  7 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1930 NL  1,075 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1929 NL  148 (2nd)
1930 NL  120 (6th)
1931 NL  163 (1st)
Career  114 (243rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1931 NL  3.27 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1929 NL  30 (5th)
1930 NL  19 (6th)
1931 NL  36 (1st)
1934 NL  19 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1929 NL  2.9 (5th)
1930 NL  1.7 (6th)
1931 NL  3.8 (1st)
1934 NL  2.0 (8th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 9 (272), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 54 (477), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (712), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (868), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (656th), 14.2 career WAR/15.9 7yr-peak WAR/15.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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