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Walt Williams

Walter Allen Williams (No Neck)

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: December 19, 1943 in Brownwood, TX
High School: Galileo HS (San Francisco, CA)
School: City College of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Signed
by the Houston Colt .45's as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1964 (Age 20.124)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Yankees/Indians/Colt.45's 1964-1975

Final Game: September 22, 1975 (Age 31.277)
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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
1964 20 HOU NL 10 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /7
1967 23 CHW AL 104 296 275 35 66 16 3 3 15 3 2 17 20 .240 .289 .353 .642 94 97 7 2 2 0 0 79
1968 24 CHW AL 63 142 133 6 32 6 0 1 8 0 1 4 17 .241 .271 .308 .580 72 41 4 2 2 1 1 9/7
1969 25 CHW AL 135 507 471 59 143 22 1 3 32 6 2 26 33 .304 .343 .374 .716 96 176 5 3 5 2 1 *97
1970 26 CHW AL 110 340 315 43 79 18 1 3 15 3 3 19 30 .251 .296 .343 .639 75 108 5 2 2 2 0 97/8
1971 27 CHW AL 114 397 361 43 106 17 3 8 35 5 5 24 27 .294 .344 .424 .767 114 153 6 5 4 3 1 97/5
1972 28 CHW AL 77 236 221 22 55 7 1 2 11 6 1 13 20 .249 .289 .317 .606 78 70 3 0 1 1 1 9/75
1973 29 CLE AL 104 371 350 43 101 15 1 8 38 9 4 14 29 .289 .316 .406 .722 101 142 8 1 4 2 2 7D/9
1974 30 NYY AL 43 56 53 5 6 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 10 .113 .127 .113 .240 -30 6 3 0 1 1 0 79/D
1975 31 NYY AL 82 200 185 27 52 5 1 5 16 0 1 8 23 .281 .320 .400 .720 104 74 4 3 3 1 1 D98/74
10 Yrs 842 2555 2373 284 640 106 11 33 173 34 19 126 211 .270 .310 .365 .675 91 867 45 18 25 13 7
162 Game Avg. 162 492 457 55 123 20 2 6 33 7 4 24 41 .270 .310 .365 .675 91 167 9 3 5 3 1
CHW (6 yrs) 603 1918 1776 208 481 86 9 20 116 23 14 103 147 .271 .314 .363 .678 92 645 30 14 16 9 4
NYY (2 yrs) 125 256 238 32 58 5 1 5 19 1 1 9 33 .244 .278 .336 .614 75 80 7 3 4 2 1
CLE (1 yr) 104 371 350 43 101 15 1 8 38 9 4 14 29 .289 .316 .406 .722 101 142 8 1 4 2 2
HOU (1 yr) 10 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 832 2545 2364 283 640 106 11 33 173 33 19 126 209 .271 .311 .367 .678 92 867 45 18 24 13 7
NL (1 yr) 10 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 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
1964 20 HOU NL 10 10 -2 0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .481 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /7
1967 23 CHW AL 104 296 -4 0 -1 3 -4 -5 -0.8 10 4 0.2 .494 .496 -0.0 -0.3 2 $6,500 79
1968 24 CHW AL 63 142 -5 -0 -0 0 -2 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.4 .486 .495 -0.4 -0.2 -2 9/7
1969 25 CHW AL 135 507 3 0 -0 2 -6 -0 -0.2 17 17 1.6 .500 .500 1.5 -0.4 15 $11,000 *97
1970 26 CHW AL 110 340 -8 -1 1 -4 -4 -16 -1.9 12 -4 -0.6 .484 .489 -0.1 -0.9 -0 $22,000 97/8
1971 27 CHW AL 114 397 5 -2 -0 4 -5 2 0.2 14 16 1.6 .502 .502 1.2 -0.1 12 97/5
1972 28 CHW AL 77 236 -3 0 0 -2 -2 -7 -0.9 8 2 0.0 .489 .495 0.3 -0.6 4 $24,000 9/75
1973 29 CLE AL 104 371 2 -1 -0 2 -5 -3 -0.2 13 10 1.1 .497 .498 0.9 -0.3 9 $26,000 7D/9
1974 30 NYY AL 43 56 -8 -0 -0 -1 -2 -11 -1.3 2 -9 -1.1 .470 .492 -0.9 -0.3 -8 $32,000 79/D
1975 31 NYY AL 82 200 1 -1 0 -2 -2 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .494 .497 0.5 -0.5 5 $28,000 D98/74
10 Seasons 842 2555 -19 -4 -1 1 -31 -54 -6.6 88 34 2.4 .493 .496 2.7 -3.7 33 $149,500
CHW (6 yrs) 603 1918 -12 -2 -1 3 -22 -33 -4.5 65 32 2.3 .493 .496 2.4 -2.6 29 $63,500
NYY (2 yrs) 125 256 -7 -2 -0 -4 -4 -16 -1.7 9 -7 -0.9 .486 .495 -0.5 -0.8 -3 $60,000
CLE (1 yr) 104 371 2 -1 -0 2 -5 -3 -0.2 13 10 1.1 .497 .498 0.9 -0.3 9 $26,000
HOU (1 yr) 10 10 -2 0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .481 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1

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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
1964 HOU NL 20 LF 5 2 1 24.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 1.50 0.80 .965 1.69 1.68
1964 HOU NL 20 OF 5 2 1 24.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 1.50 0.80 .972 1.99 1.98
1967 CHW AL 23 OF 73 58 42 540.1 120 112 6 2 2 .983 3 6 1.97 1.62 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 CHW AL 23 LF 58 43 34 407.1 96 89 5 2 2 .979 4 13 2.08 1.62 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 CHW AL 23 RF 22 15 8 133.0 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -15 1.42 0.95 .981 1.82 1.82
1968 CHW AL 24 OF 34 30 10 241.0 49 47 2 0 1 1.000 0 2 1.83 1.44 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 CHW AL 24 RF 28 24 9 194.0 32 30 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.48 1.14 .977 1.88 1.87
1968 CHW AL 24 LF 9 6 1 47.0 15 14 1 0 1 1.000 1 20 2.87 1.67 .978 1.86 1.84
1969 CHW AL 25 OF 111 108 83 922.0 199 183 13 3 4 .985 2 3 1.91 1.77 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 CHW AL 25 RF 84 78 57 651.1 146 133 10 3 4 .979 2 3 1.98 1.70 .974 1.91 1.91
1969 CHW AL 25 LF 35 30 26 270.2 56 54 2 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.86 1.60 .978 1.99 1.99
1970 CHW AL 26 OF 79 66 55 596.0 138 119 12 7 1 .949 -4 -8 1.98 1.66 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 CHW AL 26 RF 64 57 48 506.2 113 96 11 6 1 .947 -4 -10 1.90 1.67 .975 1.98 1.97
1970 CHW AL 26 LF 13 6 6 69.1 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1 19 2.47 1.46 .978 1.80 1.80
1970 CHW AL 26 CF 3 3 1 20.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -1 -66 3.15 2.33 .985 2.61 2.60
1971 CHW AL 27 OF 90 83 62 726.2 161 157 4 0 2 1.000 4 6 1.99 1.79 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 CHW AL 27 RF 62 54 39 461.1 103 101 2 0 1 1.000 0 1 2.01 1.66 .980 2.05 2.04
1971 CHW AL 27 LF 35 29 23 265.1 61 58 3 0 1 1.000 3 14 2.07 1.74 .981 1.93 1.92
1971 CHW AL 27 3B 1 0 0 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 48 1.80 1.00 .960 3.06 3.00
1972 CHW AL 28 OF 57 50 34 422.0 100 93 6 1 2 .990 -2 -6 2.11 1.74 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 CHW AL 28 RF 53 49 34 409.0 99 92 6 1 2 .990 -2 -5 2.16 1.85 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 CHW AL 28 LF 5 1 0 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -37 0.69 0.20 .980 1.87 1.90
1972 CHW AL 28 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1973 CLE AL 29 LF 61 58 55 526.0 133 122 7 4 0 .970 2 4 2.21 2.11 .977 2.00 1.99
1973 CLE AL 29 OF 61 58 55 527.0 134 123 7 4 0 .970 2 4 2.22 2.13 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 CLE AL 29 DH 26 22
1973 CLE AL 29 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1974 NYY AL 30 OF 24 6 3 99.1 22 20 1 1 0 .955 -1 -16 1.90 0.88 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 NYY AL 30 LF 13 1 1 44.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 1.62 0.62 .974 2.11 2.11
1974 NYY AL 30 RF 13 5 2 55.0 14 12 1 1 0 .929 -1 -31 2.13 1.00 .976 2.18 2.17
1974 NYY AL 30 DH 5 0
1975 NYY AL 31 OF 31 22 19 218.0 57 55 1 1 0 .982 -2 -12 2.31 1.81 .979 2.37 2.36
1975 NYY AL 31 DH 18 12
1975 NYY AL 31 RF 15 10 9 98.0 30 28 1 1 0 .967 1 9 2.66 1.93 .976 2.11 2.10
1975 NYY AL 31 CF 10 7 6 66.1 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -43 2.58 1.90 .983 2.84 2.83
1975 NYY AL 31 LF 8 5 4 53.2 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -11 1.84 1.38 .977 2.18 2.17
1975 NYY AL 31 2B 6 0 0 14.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.21 0.83 .976 5.40 5.38
10 Seasons OF 565 483 364 4316.1 984 913 52 19 12 .981 1 0 2.01 1.71 .980 2.18 2.18
9 Seasons RF 342 292 206 2509.1 558 512 34 12 8 .978 -6 -3 1.96 1.60 .977 1.99 1.99
10 Seasons LF 242 181 151 1720.2 404 379 19 6 4 .985 11 8 2.08 1.64 .977 1.95 1.94
2 Seasons CF 13 10 7 86.1 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -4 -49 2.71 2.00 .984 2.78 2.78
1 Season 2B 6 0 0 14.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.21 0.83 .976 5.40 5.38
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 20 1.50 0.50 .960 3.00 3.00
10 Seasons TOT 573 483 364 4336.1 990 915 56 19 12 .981 1 0 2.02 1.69 .980 2.19 2.21
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Batting Average s c a p y
1969 AL  .304 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1969 AL  14.3 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 AL  2 (3rd)
1971 AL  1 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  10 (3rd)
1970 AL  11 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  4 (1st)
1972 AL  2 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1970 AL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1969 AL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1969 AL  1.98 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  1.70 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1902), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2803), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (312th), 2.4 career WAR/4.5 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1967 23 Chicago White Sox $6,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1969 25 Chicago White Sox $11,000 ? 3/7/70 TSN
1970 26 Chicago White Sox $22,000 ? 3/7/70 TSN
1972 28 Chicago White Sox $24,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 29 Cleveland Indians $26,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 30 New York Yankees $32,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1975 31 New York Yankees $28,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$149,500
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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