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Greg Walker

Gregory Lee Walker

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 6, 1959 in Douglas, GA
High School: Coffee HS (Douglas, GA)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 20th round of the 1977 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 1977. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1982 (Age 22.347)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Orioles 1982-1990

Final Game: July 1, 1990 (Age 30.268)
Relatives: Cousin of Harry Spilman
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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
1982 22 CHW AL 11 19 17 3 7 2 1 2 7 0 0 2 3 .412 .474 1.000 1.474 293 17 0 0 0 0 0 /D
1983 23 CHW AL 118 340 307 32 83 16 3 10 55 2 1 28 57 .270 .332 .440 .772 108 135 3 2 0 3 3 3D
1984 24 CHW AL 136 482 442 62 130 29 2 24 75 8 5 35 66 .294 .346 .532 .878 135 235 9 2 0 3 3 3D
1985 25 CHW AL 163 650 601 77 155 38 4 24 92 5 2 44 100 .258 .309 .454 .763 103 273 16 2 0 3 6 *3/D
1986 26 CHW AL 78 316 282 37 78 10 6 13 51 1 2 29 44 .277 .345 .493 .838 122 139 4 2 0 3 4 3/D
1987 27 CHW AL 157 652 566 85 145 33 2 27 94 2 1 75 112 .256 .346 .465 .810 111 263 12 5 1 5 7 *3/D
1988 28 CHW AL 99 412 377 45 93 22 1 8 42 0 1 29 77 .247 .304 .374 .678 90 141 7 3 1 2 3 3
1989 29 CHW AL 77 263 233 25 49 14 0 5 26 0 0 23 50 .210 .286 .335 .621 77 78 8 3 1 3 2 3D
1990 30 TOT AL 16 43 39 2 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 11 .154 .233 .154 .386 12 6 2 1 0 0 0 D/3
1990 30 CHW AL 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 /3D
1990 30 BAL AL 14 38 34 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 9 .147 .237 .147 .384 12 5 2 1 0 0 0 D
9 Yrs 855 3177 2864 368 746 164 19 113 444 19 12 268 520 .260 .326 .449 .775 108 1287 61 20 3 22 28
162 Game Avg. 162 602 543 70 141 31 4 21 84 4 2 51 99 .260 .326 .449 .775 108 244 12 4 1 4 5
CHW (9 yrs) 841 3139 2830 366 741 164 19 113 442 18 12 265 511 .262 .327 .453 .780 109 1282 59 19 3 22 28
BAL (1 yr) 14 38 34 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 9 .147 .237 .147 .384 12 5 2 1 0 0 0

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
1982 22 CHW AL 11 19 4 -0 0 0 -0 4 0.4 1 4 0.4 .534 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 /D
1983 23 CHW AL 118 340 2 1 1 -0 -5 -2 -0.1 12 10 1.0 .498 .499 1.0 -0.5 10 3D
1984 24 CHW AL 136 482 17 -0 0 -4 -8 5 0.6 16 22 2.1 .504 .503 2.6 -1.2 26 3D
1985 25 CHW AL 163 650 -5 -1 -2 -3 -9 -20 -2.0 22 2 0.1 .487 .487 0.4 -1.2 5 $195,000 *3/D
1986 26 CHW AL 78 316 10 -2 -0 5 -4 8 0.9 11 19 1.9 .511 .505 1.4 0.1 14 $400,000 3/D
1987 27 CHW AL 157 652 6 2 -1 -2 -9 -3 -0.2 22 19 1.9 .498 .498 2.1 -1.1 21 $500,000 *3/D
1988 28 CHW AL 99 412 -9 2 -1 -6 -6 -20 -2.1 14 -6 -0.8 .478 .487 -0.1 -1.2 0 $730,000 3
1989 29 CHW AL 77 263 -8 -0 -1 2 -5 -13 -1.3 9 -4 -0.4 .482 .491 -0.6 -0.3 -5 $718,810 3D
1990 30 CHW AL 2 5 -1 -0 0 1 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .492 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /3D
1990 30 BAL AL 14 38 -3 -1 -0 0 -1 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .460 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4 D
9 Seasons 855 3177 13 1 -4 -9 -47 -46 -4.4 109 63 5.7 .494 .496 6.8 -5.6 72 $2,543,810
CHW (9 yrs) 841 3139 16 1 -3 -9 -46 -41 -3.9 108 66 6.2 .495 .496 7.2 -5.5 76 $2,543,810
BAL (1 yr) 14 38 -3 -1 -0 0 -1 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .460 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4

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
1983 23 CHW AL ALCS BAL L 2 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1982 CHW AL 22 DH 4 4
1983 CHW AL 23 1B 59 57 11 410.0 452 426 19 7 40 .985 -0 -1 9.77 7.54 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 CHW AL 23 DH 22 19
1984 CHW AL 24 1B 101 96 49 768.2 846 791 51 4 66 .995 -4 -6 9.86 8.34 .991 9.75 9.68
1984 CHW AL 24 DH 23 17
1985 CHW AL 25 1B 151 146 142 1311.1 1322 1217 97 8 116 .994 -3 -3 9.02 8.70 .991 9.76 9.67
1985 CHW AL 25 DH 7 6
1986 CHW AL 26 1B 77 74 70 658.2 732 670 57 5 57 .993 5 8 9.93 9.44 .991 9.42 9.33
1986 CHW AL 26 DH 1 1
1987 CHW AL 27 1B 154 150 145 1335.1 1491 1402 80 9 135 .994 -2 -2 9.99 9.62 .992 9.58 9.48
1987 CHW AL 27 DH 3 2
1988 CHW AL 28 1B 98 98 97 874.1 983 935 41 7 93 .993 -6 -9 10.05 9.96 .992 9.57 9.49
1989 CHW AL 29 1B 48 46 28 361.2 395 373 17 5 38 .987 2 5 9.71 8.13 .993 9.79 9.69
1989 CHW AL 29 DH 21 20
1990 TOT AL 30 DH 12 11
1990 CHW AL 30 1B 1 1 0 8.0 15 14 1 0 2 1.000 1 90 16.88 15.00 .992 9.67 9.50
1990 CHW AL 30 DH 1 1
1990 BAL AL 30 DH 11 10
8 Seasons 1B 689 668 542 5728.0 6236 5828 363 45 547 .993 -9 -2 9.73 8.99 .992 9.66 9.58
9 Seasons TOT 689 668 542 5728.0 6236 5828 363 45 547 .993 -9 -2 9.73 8.99 .992 9.66 9.58
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1984 September AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1984 Sep 9th AL Player of the Week

Slugging % s c a p y
1984 AL  .532 (10th)**

Games Played s c a p y
1985 AL  163 (1st)

Doubles s c a p y
1985 AL  38 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1985 AL  66 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1984 AL  12.0 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1987 AL  1,402 (1st)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1987 AL  154 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1987 AL  1,402 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1987 AL  135 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1986 AL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1987 AL  9.99 (2nd)
1988 AL  10.05 (3rd)
Career  9.73 (47th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1987 AL  9.62 (3rd)
1988 AL  9.96 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1985 AL  .994 (4th)
1987 AL  .994 (3rd)
Career  .993 (83rd)

             
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 6 (1731), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2287), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1733), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (245th), 5.7 career WAR/7.0 7yr-peak WAR/6.3 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 25 Chicago White Sox $195,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 26 Chicago White Sox $400,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 27 Chicago White Sox $500,000* ?
1988 28 Chicago White Sox $730,000* ?
1989 29 Chicago White Sox $718,810 ? 1989 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,543,810
Disputed Salaries
*1987 - $550,000 - Proofing corrections -
*1988 - $686,264 - 12/13/88 NYT - 4/1/88 TSN: $730,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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