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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, 5,782nd in MLB history)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 21, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #749. Bob Muncrief… #750. Erik Bedard… #751. Greg Harris… #752. BILL WALKER… #753. LaMarr Hoyt… #754. Matt Garza… #755. Hugh Casey… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1927 23 NYG NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1928 24 NYG NL 22 24 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .091 .091 .091 .182 -52 2 0 2 1
1929 25 NYG NL 29 70 61 4 7 0 0 1 4 1 2 21 .115 .143 .164 .307 -24 10 0 7 1
1930 26 NYG NL 40 91 86 4 16 0 2 2 11 0 0 21 .186 .186 .302 .488 16 26 0 5 1
1931 27 NYG NL 37 84 77 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 4 22 .065 .111 .065 .176 -51 5 0 3 1
1932 28 NYG NL 31 55 52 1 7 0 1 0 2 0 2 20 .135 .167 .173 .340 -8 9 0 1 1
1933 29 STL NL 29 57 53 2 7 0 0 1 2 0 1 16 .132 .148 .189 .337 -7 10 3 0 3 1
1934 30 STL NL 24 58 54 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 26 .093 .109 .111 .220 -43 6 2 0 3 1
1935 ★ 31 STL NL 38 68 59 4 6 1 0 0 3 0 2 21 .102 .131 .119 .250 -33 7 1 0 7 1 AS
1936 32 STL NL 22 29 25 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 .280 .333 .320 .653 77 8 1 1 2 1
10 Yrs 275 536 489 22 62 3 3 4 26 1 13 162 .127 .151 .170 .321 -16 83 7 1 33
162 Game Avg. 162 316 288 13 37 2 2 2 15 1 8 95 .127 .151 .170 .321 -16 49 1 19
NYG (6 yrs) 162 324 298 12 37 0 3 3 20 1 8 92 .124 .147 .174 .322 -18 52 0 18
STL (4 yrs) 113 212 191 10 25 3 0 1 6 0 5 70 .131 .157 .162 .320 -14 31 7 1 15

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
1927 23 NYG NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1928 24 NYG NL 22 24 -5 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1929 25 NYG NL 29 70 -14 0 0 0 8 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .479 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1
1930 26 NYG NL 40 91 -14 0 0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 1
1931 27 NYG NL 37 84 -17 0 0 0 9 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .477 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -8 1
1932 28 NYG NL 31 55 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1933 29 STL NL 29 57 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1934 30 STL NL 24 58 -12 0 0 0 7 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .476 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1
1935 ★ 31 STL NL 38 68 -13 0 0 0 7 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .484 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1 AS
1936 32 STL NL 22 29 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
10 Seasons 275 536 -92 1 0 0 57 -35 -3.5 0 -35 -3.5 .487 .497 -3.5 -0.0 -35
NYG (6 yrs) 162 324 -58 0 0 0 35 -24 -2.4 0 -24 -2.4 .486 .497 -2.3 -0.0 -24
STL (4 yrs) 113 212 -34 0 0 0 22 -11 -1.2 0 -11 -1.2 .490 .498 -1.2 0.0 -11

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
1934 ❍ 30 STL NL WS DET W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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
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 76.1 18 0 17 1 0 .944 2.00 0.77 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 NYG NL 25 P 29 23 13 177.2 36 10 23 3 1 .917 1.67 1.14 .964 2.39 2.35
1930 NYG NL 26 P 39 34 13 245.1 58 10 44 4 1 .931 1.98 1.38 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 NYG NL 27 P 37 28 19 239.1 43 8 31 4 1 .907 1.47 1.05 .959 2.22 2.19
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
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
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
1935 STL NL 31 P 37 25 8 193.1 50 4 42 4 0 .920 2.14 1.24 .959 2.31 2.28 AS
1936 STL NL 32 P 21 13 4 79.2 27 3 23 1 1 .963 2.94 1.24 .950 2.32 2.31
10 Seasons P 272 192 83 1489.2 370 64 282 24 7 .935 2.09 1.27 .961 2.29 2.28
10 Seasons TOT 272 192 83 1489.2 370 64 282 24 7 .935 2.09 1.27 .961 2.29 2.28
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

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 (242nd)

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)

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)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1932 NL  2.71 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 9 (273), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 54 (475), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (720), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (870), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (659th), 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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