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Oscar Walker

Oscar Walker

Positions: Centerfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 166 lb.

Born: March 18, 1854 in Brooklyn, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1875 (Age 21.183, 318th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1879 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Bisons/Atlantics/BrownStockings/Orioles 1875-1885

Last Game: September 4, 1885 (Age 31.170)
Died: May 20, 1889 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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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
1875 21 BRA NA 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 33 0 1 /3O
1879 25 BUF NL 72 295 287 35 79 15 6 1 35 8 38 .275 .295 .380 .675 116 109 *3
1880 26 BUF NL 34 132 126 12 29 4 2 1 15 6 18 .230 .265 .317 .583 96 40 3O
1882 28 STL AA 76 328 318 48 76 15 7 7 10 .239 .262 .396 .658 116 126 *O/34
1884 30 BRO AA 95 394 382 59 103 12 8 2 9 .270 .292 .359 .651 111 137 3 O3
1885 31 BAL AA 4 13 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 /O
6 Yrs 282 1165 1128 155 287 46 23 11 51 0 0 34 56 .254 .278 .365 .643 109 412 1 3
162 Game Avg. 162 669 648 89 165 26 13 6 29 20 .254 .278 .365 .643 109 237
BUF (2 yrs) 106 427 413 47 108 19 8 2 50 14 56 .262 .286 .361 .646 110 149
BRO (1 yr) 95 394 382 59 103 12 8 2 9 .270 .292 .359 .651 111 137 3
BRA (1 yr) 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 33 0 1
BAL (1 yr) 4 13 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
STL (1 yr) 76 328 318 48 76 15 7 7 10 .239 .262 .396 .658 116 126
AA (3 yrs) 175 735 713 108 179 27 15 9 1 19 .251 .273 .369 .642 109 263 3
NL (2 yrs) 106 427 413 47 108 19 8 2 50 14 56 .262 .286 .361 .646 110 149
NA (1 yr) 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 33 0 1

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
1875 21 BRA NA 1 3 0 0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .416 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /3O
1879 25 BUF NL 72 295 3 0 0 5 -0 8 0.7 10 18 1.7 .510 .504 1.3 0.5 13 *3
1880 26 BUF NL 34 132 -1 0 0 -4 -1 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.1 .483 .496 0.3 -0.5 3 3O
1882 28 STL AA 76 328 4 0 0 4 -4 4 0.4 7 11 1.2 .505 .502 0.8 0.0 7 $600 *O/34
1884 30 BRO AA 95 394 4 0 0 0 -3 1 -0.1 8 9 0.8 .501 .500 1.0 -0.5 9 O3
1885 31 BAL AA 4 13 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.3 .403 .498 -0.3 -0.1 -3 /O
6 Seasons 282 1165 7 0 0 3 -8 2 -0.2 30 32 3.1 .501 .501 3.2 -0.7 29 $600
BUF (2 yrs) 106 427 2 0 0 1 -1 2 0.1 15 17 1.6 .501 .502 1.6 -0.0 16
BRO (1 yr) 95 394 4 0 0 0 -3 1 -0.1 8 9 0.8 .501 .500 1.0 -0.5 9
BRA (1 yr) 1 3 0 0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .416 .499 0.0 -0.1 0
BAL (1 yr) 4 13 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.3 .403 .498 -0.3 -0.1 -3
STL (1 yr) 76 328 4 0 0 4 -4 4 0.4 7 11 1.2 .505 .502 0.8 0.0 7 $600

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1875 BRA NA 21 1B 1 5 2 0 3 1 .400 2.00 .936 10.90
1875 BRA NA 21 OF 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00 .820 1.90 0-0-1
1879 BUF NL 25 1B 72 907 828 30 49 52 .946 11.92 .953 11.13
1880 BUF NL 26 1B 24 278 248 7 23 16 .917 10.63 .959 10.55
1880 BUF NL 26 OF 11 26 19 3 4 1 .846 2.00 .855 1.85 3-7-1
1882 STL AA 28 OF 75 208 158 18 32 4 .846 2.35 .848 1.83 1-74-0
1882 STL AA 28 1B 1 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 12.00 .957 10.50
1882 STL AA 28 2B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .885 6.00
1884 BRO AA 30 OF 59 114 87 12 15 0 .868 1.68 .847 1.64 16-43-0
1884 BRO AA 30 1B 36 413 389 8 16 12 .961 11.03 .958 10.64
1885 BAL AA 31 OF 4 6 4 0 2 0 .667 1.00 .878 1.88 0-0-4
5 Seasons OF 150 356 268 34 54 5 .848 2.01 .849 1.76 20-124-6
5 Seasons 1B 134 1615 1479 45 91 82 .944 11.37 .955 10.89
1 Season 2B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .885 6.00
6 Seasons TOT 285 1973 1749 79 145 87 .927 6.41 .936 6.07 20-124-6
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

Slugging % s c a p y
1882 AA  .396 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1882 AA  126 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1882 AA  15 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1882 AA  7 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1882 AA  7 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1879 NL  38 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1882 AA  29 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1882 AA  45.4 (1st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1882 AA  242 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1879 NL  828 (1st)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  72 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  828 (1st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  30 (1st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  49 (1st)
1880 NL  23 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  52 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  75 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  158 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  18 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  32 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  4 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  11.92 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  .946 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1882 AA  2.35 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 10 (1436), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1719), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (302nd), 3.1 career WAR/3.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 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
1882 28 St. Louis Brown Stockings $600 ? Preston Orem
Career to date (may be incomplete)$600
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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