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Harry Walker

Harry William Walker (Harry The Hat)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 22, 1916 in Pascagoula, MS
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1940 (Age 23.339)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies/Reds/Cubs 1940-1955

Final Game: August 19, 1955 (Age 38.301)
Died: August 8, 1999 in Birmingham, AL
Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Leeds, AL
Relatives: Brother of Dixie Walker, Son of Dixie Walker and Nephew of Ernie Walker
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 16, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1343. Scott Hatteberg… #1344. Mike Epstein… #1345. Mickey Morandini… #1346. HARRY WALKER… #1347. Daniel Murphy… #1348. Tony Womack… #1349. Wayne Garrett… 

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
1940 23 STL NL 7 28 27 2 5 2 0 0 6 0 0 2 .185 .185 .259 .444 19 7 0 0 1 /O879
1941 24 STL NL 7 17 15 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 .267 .353 .333 .686 89 5 0 0 0 /7O
1942 25 STL NL 74 209 191 38 60 12 2 0 16 2 11 14 .314 .355 .398 .753 113 76 1 1 6 O87/94
1943 ★ 26 STL NL 148 640 564 76 166 28 6 2 53 5 40 24 .294 .341 .376 .717 102 212 5 0 36 *O8/49 AS
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1946 29 STL NL 112 385 346 53 82 14 6 3 27 12 30 29 .237 .300 .338 .638 78 117 3 1 8 O87/3 MVP-22
1947 ★ 30 TOT NL 140 597 513 81 186 29 16 1 41 13 63 39 .363 .436 .487 .924 150 250 10 4 18 *8/37 AS,MVP-9
1947 30 STL NL 10 29 25 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 .200 .310 .240 .550 46 6 1 0 0 O/87
1947 30 PHI NL 130 568 488 79 181 28 16 1 41 13 59 37 .371 .443 .500 .943 155 244 9 4 18 *8O/3
1948 31 PHI NL 112 368 332 34 97 11 2 2 23 4 33 30 .292 .358 .355 .713 96 118 3 1 2 O87/395
1949 32 TOT NL 128 525 473 73 142 21 5 2 37 6 45 23 .300 .361 .378 .739 99 179 8 0 7 *978/3
1949 32 CHC NL 42 172 159 20 42 6 3 1 14 2 11 6 .264 .312 .358 .670 82 57 2 0 2 O97
1949 32 CIN NL 86 353 314 53 100 15 2 1 23 4 34 17 .318 .385 .389 .774 107 122 6 0 5 O897/3
1950 33 STL NL 60 167 150 17 31 5 0 0 7 0 18 12 .207 .292 .240 .532 39 36 2 0 0 O8/793
1951 34 STL NL 8 28 26 6 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .308 .357 .346 .703 90 9 0 0 0 /O873
1955 38 STL NL 11 15 14 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .357 .400 .500 .900 139 7 0 0 0 0 0 /7
11 Yrs 807 2979 2651 385 786 126 37 10 214 42 0 245 175 .296 .358 .383 .741 103 1016 32 7 78 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 598 532 77 158 25 7 2 43 8 49 35 .296 .358 .383 .741 103 204 6 1 16
STL (9 yrs) 437 1518 1358 199 366 66 14 5 113 19 0 108 85 .270 .324 .350 .674 87 475 12 2 51 0 0
PHI (2 yrs) 242 936 820 113 278 39 18 3 64 17 92 67 .339 .409 .441 .850 132 362 12 5 20
CIN (1 yr) 86 353 314 53 100 15 2 1 23 4 34 17 .318 .385 .389 .774 107 122 6 0 5
CHC (1 yr) 42 172 159 20 42 6 3 1 14 2 11 6 .264 .312 .358 .670 82 57 2 0 2

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
1940 23 STL NL 7 28 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .451 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /O879
1941 24 STL NL 7 17 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /7O
1942 25 STL NL 74 209 3 -0 0 0 -1 2 0.2 7 8 0.9 .503 .501 0.9 -0.1 8 O87/94
1943 ★ 26 STL NL 148 640 1 -0 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.3 20 18 1.8 .498 .499 2.1 -0.4 20 *O8/49 AS
1946 29 STL NL 112 385 -10 1 0 2 -1 -9 -1.0 14 6 0.4 .491 .494 0.2 0.1 4 O87/3 MVP-22
1947 ★ 30 STL NL 10 29 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .470 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 O/87 AS,MVP-9
1947 ★ 30 PHI NL 130 568 41 -1 0 2 -1 41 4.1 22 63 6.3 .531 .525 6.1 0.2 61 *8O/3 AS,MVP-9
1948 31 PHI NL 112 368 -1 -2 1 -2 -2 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.9 .495 .497 1.1 -0.4 11 O87/395
1949 32 CHC NL 42 172 -4 1 0 -2 -2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.0 .485 .496 0.2 -0.4 3 O97
1949 32 CIN NL 86 353 5 -1 1 0 -3 2 0.2 14 16 1.6 .503 .501 1.6 -0.3 16 O897/3
1950 33 STL NL 60 167 -12 -1 1 0 -1 -13 -1.4 6 -6 -0.7 .478 .492 -0.7 -0.1 -6 O8/793
1951 34 STL NL 8 28 -0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 /O873
1955 38 STL NL 11 15 1 0 1 -0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /7
11 Seasons 807 2979 18 -3 4 -3 -12 4 -0.1 109 113 11.0 .500 .502 11.5 -1.6 116
STL (9 yrs) 437 1518 -23 -0 2 -1 -5 -27 -3.1 52 25 2.3 .493 .497 2.5 -0.8 26
PHI (2 yrs) 242 936 40 -3 1 0 -3 35 3.5 37 72 7.2 .514 .512 7.2 -0.2 72
CIN (1 yr) 86 353 5 -1 1 0 -3 2 0.2 14 16 1.6 .503 .501 1.6 -0.3 16
CHC (1 yr) 42 172 -4 1 0 -2 -2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.0 .485 .496 0.2 -0.4 3

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
1942 ❍ 25 STL NL WS NYY W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 26 STL NL WS NYY L 5 18 18 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .222 .389 4 0 0 0 0 0
1946 ❍ 29 STL NL WS BOS W 7 22 17 3 7 2 0 0 6 0 1 4 2 .412 .524 .529 1.053 9 0 0 1 0 2
3 Yrs (3 Series) 13 41 36 3 10 3 0 0 6 0 1 4 5 .278 .350 .361 .711 13 0 0 1 0 2
3 WS 13 41 36 3 10 3 0 0 6 0 1 4 5 .278 .350 .361 .711 13 0 0 1 0 2

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
1940 STL NL 23 OF 7 6 6 23 21 2 0 0 1.000 3.29 .977 2.31
1940 STL NL 23 CF 5 4 4 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 3.40 .981 2.66
1940 STL NL 23 LF 2 2 2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .973 2.25
1940 STL NL 23 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1941 STL NL 24 LF 5 3 3 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.40 .976 2.32
1941 STL NL 24 OF 5 3 3 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.40 .975 2.32
1942 STL NL 25 OF 56 37 32 125 115 6 4 0 .968 2.16 .981 2.34
1942 STL NL 25 CF 43 34 29 114 106 4 4 0 .965 2.56 .978 2.63
1942 STL NL 25 LF 12 3 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .982 2.30
1942 STL NL 25 RF 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .980 2.07
1942 STL NL 25 2B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 5.60
1943 STL NL 26 OF 144 141 134 347 321 14 12 4 .965 2.33 .977 2.41 AS
1943 STL NL 26 CF 143 141 134 345 319 14 12 4 .965 2.33 .978 2.74 AS
1943 STL NL 26 2B 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .970 5.80 AS
1943 STL NL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 AS
1946 STL NL 29 OF 92 74 66 232 215 11 6 2 .974 2.46 .977 2.39 MVP-22
1946 STL NL 29 CF 80 65 58 209 193 10 6 2 .971 2.54 .979 2.83 MVP-22
1946 STL NL 29 LF 12 9 8 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.25 MVP-22
1946 STL NL 29 1B 8 5 5 63 58 4 1 3 .984 7.75 .991 9.98 MVP-22
1947 TOT NL 30 OF 137 132 125 394 365 15 14 2 .964 2.77 .977 2.42 AS,MVP-9
1947 TOT NL 30 CF 133 132 125 382 355 14 13 2 .966 2.77 .977 2.76 AS,MVP-9
1947 STL NL 30 OF 10 5 4 16 15 0 1 0 .938 1.50 .977 2.42
1947 STL NL 30 CF 6 5 4 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2.17 .977 2.77
1947 STL NL 30 LF 2 0 0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.00 .976 2.30 AS,MVP-9
1947 PHI NL 30 CF 127 127 121 369 342 14 13 2 .965 2.80 .977 2.76
1947 PHI NL 30 OF 127 127 121 378 350 15 13 2 .966 2.87 .977 2.42
1947 PHI NL 30 1B 4 1 1 18 18 0 0 2 1.000 4.50 .991 9.62 AS,MVP-9
1948 PHI NL 31 OF 81 73 70 208 198 6 4 1 .981 2.52 .978 2.39
1948 PHI NL 31 CF 57 54 53 160 152 5 3 0 .981 2.75 .984 2.75
1948 PHI NL 31 LF 22 17 16 43 42 0 1 0 .977 1.91 .970 2.30
1948 PHI NL 31 1B 4 4 3 23 22 1 0 1 1.000 5.75 .990 9.60
1948 PHI NL 31 RF 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .980 2.00
1948 PHI NL 31 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.10
1949 TOT NL 32 OF 116 112 95 267 246 10 11 1 .959 2.21 .977 2.48
1949 TOT NL 32 RF 51 44 38 106 94 5 7 0 .934 1.94 .977 2.06
1949 TOT NL 32 LF 41 38 34 92 89 1 2 0 .978 2.20 .974 2.37
1949 CHC NL 32 OF 39 38 33 76 69 3 4 0 .947 1.85 .977 2.48
1949 CHC NL 32 RF 21 20 16 35 31 1 3 0 .914 1.52 .977 2.06
1949 CHC NL 32 LF 19 18 17 41 40 1 0 0 1.000 2.16 .974 2.37
1949 CIN NL 32 OF 77 74 62 191 177 7 7 1 .963 2.39 .977 2.48
1949 CIN NL 32 CF 30 30 23 66 63 2 1 1 .985 2.17 .978 2.84
1949 CIN NL 32 RF 30 24 22 71 63 4 4 0 .944 2.23 .977 2.06
1949 CIN NL 32 LF 22 20 17 51 49 0 2 0 .961 2.23 .974 2.37
1949 CIN NL 32 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.60
1950 STL NL 33 OF 46 34 23 310.1 98 92 3 3 0 .969 2.76 2.07 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 STL NL 33 CF 36 33 22 268.1 81 77 1 3 0 .963 2.62 2.17 .980 2.76 2.73
1950 STL NL 33 LF 9 1 1 31.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 3.19 1.22 .977 2.29 2.27
1950 STL NL 33 RF 3 0 0 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.88 1.83
1950 STL NL 33 1B 2 0 0 8.2 10 10 0 0 1 1.000 10.38 5.00 .990 9.76 9.60
1951 STL NL 34 OF 6 6 4 53.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1.70 1.67 .981 2.43 2.42
1951 STL NL 34 CF 5 5 4 43.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2.30 2.20 .983 2.89 2.88
1951 STL NL 34 LF 2 1 0 10.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 3.60 2.00 .978 2.34 2.30
1951 STL NL 34 1B 1 1 1 6.0 11 10 1 0 2 1.000 16.50 11.00 .989 9.75 9.70
1955 STL NL 38 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -13 3.00 3.00 .973 2.00 2.00
1955 STL NL 38 OF 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -13 3.00 3.00 .977 2.30 2.30
11 Seasons OF 691 619 559 372.1 1715 1592 68 55 11 .968 -0 -0 2.61 2.40 .977 2.35 2.40
9 Seasons CF 532 498 452 311.1 1385 1292 51 42 9 .970 2.57 2.52 .979 2.78 2.76
10 Seasons LF 108 75 68 50.0 204 194 5 5 1 .975 -0 -2 3.24 1.84 .974 2.25 2.31
6 Seasons RF 62 46 39 11.0 108 96 5 7 0 .935 0.00 1.63 .977 1.88 2.05
6 Seasons 1B 20 11 10 14.2 125 118 6 1 9 .992 12.89 6.20 .991 9.76 9.76
2 Seasons 2B 3 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.67 .970 5.67
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.10
11 Seasons TOT 715 630 569 387.0 1844 1712 75 57 20 .969 -0 -0 3.00 2.50 .978 2.63 2.63
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1946 NL (22, 3%)
1947 NL (9, 13%)
0.16 Career Shares (820th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1947 NL  6.0 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1947 NL  6.0 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1947 NL  5.9 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1947 NL  .363 (1st)

On-Base% s c a p y
1947 NL  .436 (1st)

Slugging % s c a p y
1947 NL  .487 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1947 NL  .924 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1943 NL  166 (9th)
1947 NL  186 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1947 NL  16 (1st)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1946 NL  12 (6th)
1947 NL  13 (3rd)

Singles s c a p y
1943 NL  130 (7th)
1947 NL  140 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1947 NL  150 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1947 NL  109 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  39 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1947 NL  3.7 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1947 NL  253 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1947 NL  .738 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 NL  4 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1943 NL  36 (1st)
1947 NL  18 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1949 NL  20.6 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1943 NL  439 (8th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1947 NL  2.1 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 NL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  143 (3rd)
1946 NL  80 (4th)
1947 NL  133 (1st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  319 (3rd)
1946 NL  193 (5th)
1947 NL  355 (1st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  14 (3rd)
1946 NL  10 (3rd)
1947 NL  14 (1st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  4 (5th)
1943 NL  12 (1st)
1946 NL  6 (3rd)
1947 NL  13 (1st)
Career  42 (87th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  4 (1st)
1947 NL  2 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 NL  7 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1947 NL  365 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1947 NL  15 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1943 NL  12 (1st)
1947 NL  14 (1st)
1949 NL  11 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1943 NL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  2.54 (4th)
1947 NL  2.77 (2nd)
Career  2.52 (93rd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  .966 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1947 NL  2.77 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1955 NL  born 1916-10-22 (4th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 5 (392), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 18 (1102), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (733), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1420), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (217th), 11.0 career WAR/11.8 7yr-peak WAR/11.4 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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