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Boom-Boom Beck

Walter William Beck

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 16, 1904 in Decatur, Illinois, United States
Died: May 7, 1987 in Champaign, Illinois, United States

Major League Stats

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1924 19 -9.1 SLB AL MLB SLB 0 0 0.00 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
1925 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B 13 9 .591 33 203.0 182 41 70 1.241 8.1 3.1
1925 20 -6.2 Marlin/Palestine TEXA D 13 8 .619 2.12 28 174.0 135 41 59 1.115 7.0 3.1
1925 20 -6.9 Bloomington IIIL B 0 1 .000 5 29.0 47 11 2.000 14.6 3.4
1926 21 -4.6 Tulsa WL A 18 17 .514 5.51 51 304.0 332 186 170 1.651 9.8 5.0
1927 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA 10 10 .500 5.19 29 163.0 173 94 8 67 1.472 9.6 3.7
1927 22 -4.4 Tulsa WL A 10 9 .526 5.05 24 148.0 158 83 58 1.459 9.6 3.5
1927 22 -7.4 Milwaukee AA AA 0 1 .000 4.80 6.60 5 15.0 15 11 8 9 1.600 9.0 5.4
1927 22 -6.4 SLB AL MLB SLB 1 0 1.000 5.56 6.35 3 1 0 1 0 0 11.1 15 8 7 0 5 6 1 0 0 53 1.765 11.9 0.0 4.0 4.8 1.20
1928 23 -5.0 SLB AL MLB SLB 2 3 .400 4.41 5.33 16 4 7 2 0 0 49.0 52 29 24 3 20 17 4 0 0 217 1.469 9.6 0.6 3.7 3.1 0.85
1929 24 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-AA 13 14 .481 3.54 4.41 35 206.0 222 101 81 62 1.379 9.7 2.7
1929 24 -5.6 Chattanooga SOUA A 12 11 .522 3.39 4.31 26 186.0 192 89 70 47 1.285 9.3 2.3
1929 24 -5.6 Louisville AA AA 1 3 .250 5.00 5.50 8 18.0 28 11 10 13 2.278 14.0 6.5
1929 24 -4.1 Buffalo IL AA 0 0 4.50 4.50 1 2.0 2 1 1 2 2.000 9.0 9.0
1930 25 -6.1 Memphis SOUA A 16 7 .696 3.83 4.42 33 228.0 240 112 97 76 1.386 9.5 3.0
1931 26 -4.2 Memphis SOUA A 19 12 .613 3.99 4.68 43 36 275.0 286 143 122 110 1.440 9.4 3.6
1932 27 -4.1 Memphis SOUA A 27 6 .818 3.20 3.80 37 284.0 286 120 101 107 1.384 9.1 3.4
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1933 28 -1.9 BRO NL MLB BRO 12 20 .375 3.54 4.48 43 35 7 15 3 1 257.0 270 128 101 9 69 89 11 1 2 1114 1.319 9.5 0.3 2.4 3.1 1.29
1934 29 1.5 Albany IL AA 2 6 .250 7.62 9.00 10 39.0 43 39 33 26 1.769 9.9 6.0
1934 29 -0.2 BRO NL MLB BRO 2 6 .250 7.42 7.89 22 9 6 2 0 0 57.0 72 50 47 6 32 24 5 0 3 278 1.825 11.4 0.9 5.1 3.8 0.75
1935 30 0.8 Mission PCL AA 23 18 .561 4.07 4.55 46 354.0 366 179 160 143 1.438 9.3 3.6
1936 31 2.8 Mission PCL AA 18 21 .462 3.73 4.41 47 304.0 321 149 126 119 1.447 9.5 3.5
1937 32 2.8 Mission PCL AA 11 22 .333 4.42 5.14 44 226.0 270 129 111 90 1.593 10.8 3.6
1938 33 2 Teams PCL AA 7 10 .412 6.67 7.17 31 13 108.0 137 86 80 40 1.639 11.4 3.3
1938 33 3.9 Hollywood PCL AA
1938 33 3.9 Seattle PCL AA
1939 34 4.4 PHI NL MLB PHI 7 14 .333 4.62 5.01 34 16 13 12 0 4 181.1 200 101 93 11 64 77 3 0 1 805 1.456 9.9 0.5 3.2 3.8 1.20
1940 35 5.5 PHI NL MLB PHI 4 9 .308 4.31 4.80 29 15 10 4 0 0 129.1 147 69 62 13 41 38 9 0 1 574 1.454 10.2 0.9 2.9 2.6 0.93
1941 36 7.0 PHI NL MLB PHI 1 9 .100 4.63 4.91 34 7 14 2 0 0 95.1 104 52 49 8 35 34 2 0 2 421 1.458 9.8 0.8 3.3 3.2 0.97
1942 37 8.1 PHI NL MLB PHI 0 1 .000 4.75 5.09 26 1 12 0 0 0 53.0 69 30 28 4 17 10 1 0 0 236 1.623 11.7 0.7 2.9 1.7 0.59
1943 38 10.2 Knoxville SOUA A1 6 4 .600 3.07 4.06 12 11 82.0 91 37 28 0 21 1.366 10.0 0.0 2.3
1943 38 8.1 PHI NL MLB PHI 0 0 9.88 9.88 4 0 3 0 0 0 13.2 24 15 15 1 5 3 2 0 0 68 2.122 15.8 0.7 3.3 2.0 0.60
1944 39 9.2 DET AL MLB DET 1 2 .333 3.89 4.38 28 2 15 0 0 1 74.0 67 36 32 5 27 25 3 0 1 318 1.270 8.1 0.6 3.3 3.0 0.93
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1945 40 9.5 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-CIN 8 5 .615 2.68 3.25 25 11 6 6 0 1 110.2 96 40 33 2 26 29 1 0 0 444 1.102 7.8 0.2 2.1 2.4 1.12
1945 40 9.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 2 4 .333 3.40 3.97 11 6 4 2 0 1 47.2 42 21 18 0 12 9 1 0 0 196 1.133 7.9 0.0 2.3 1.7 0.75
1945 40 9.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 6 1 .857 2.14 2.71 14 5 2 4 0 0 63.0 54 19 15 2 14 20 0 0 0 248 1.079 7.7 0.3 2.0 2.9 1.43
1946 41 16.8 York ISLG B PIT 9 7 .563 4.31 5.25 21 96.0 103 56 46 30 1.385 9.7 2.8
1947 42 14.5 Selma SEAL B PIT 3 2 .600 4.15 5.26 15 65.0 70 38 30 15 1.308 9.7 2.1
1948 43 18.1 Fort Wayne CENL A PIT 2 0 1.000 7.77 8.59 5 22.0 35 21 19 3 1.727 14.3 1.2
1950 45 18.5 Toledo AA AAA DET 2 2 .500 4.00 4.00 7 0 18.0 16 8 8 4 10 10 0 1 0 1.444 8.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 1.00
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 38 69 .355 4.28 4.86 265 101 94 44 3 7 1032.2 1118 558 491 62 342 352 42 1 10 4533 1.414 9.7 0.5 3.0 3.1 1.03
Minors (17 seasons) Minors 199 167 .544 4.53 499 60 0 2977.0 3173 1498 1091 4 1159 10 0 1 0 1.455 9.6 3.5
All Levels (26 Seasons) 237 236 .501 4.61 764 161 94 44 3 7 4009.2 4291 2056 1582 66 1501 362 42 2 10 4533 1.445 9.6 3.4
B (3 seasons) Minors 12 10 .545 4.45 41 190.0 220 94 76 56 1.453 10.4 2.7
A (7 seasons) Minors 104 62 .627 4.69 219 36 1447.0 1529 754 409 571 1.451 9.5 3.6
AA (7 seasons) Minors 62 81 .434 4.47 5.11 192 13 1066.0 1182 605 529 442 1.523 10.0 3.7
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1924 19 -9.7 SLB AL MLB SLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B
1925 20 -3.3 Marlin/Palestine TEXA D
1925 20 -6.5 Bloomington IIIL B
1926 21 -7.1 Tulsa WL A 51 124 39 9 1 4 .315 .500 62
1927 22 -5.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA 29 62 62 18 3 1 1 .290 .419 26
1927 22 -5.7 Tulsa WL A 24 58 17 3 1 0 .293 .379 22
1927 22 -7.3 Milwaukee AA AA 5 4 1 0 0 1 .250 1.000 4
1927 22 -6.8 SLB AL MLB SLB 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0
1928 23 -5.2 SLB AL MLB SLB 16 14 14 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .429 .429 .429 .857 6 0 0
1929 24 -4.6 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-AA 44 89 89 24 4 2 1 35
1929 24 -4.6 Chattanooga SOUA A 34 82 22 4 1 1 .268 .378 31
1929 24 -4.9 Louisville AA AA 9 7 2 0 1 0 .286 .571 4
1929 24 -5.0 Buffalo IL AA 1
1930 25 -4.7 Memphis SOUA A 34 84 16 2 0 0 .190 .214 18
1931 26 -3.2 Memphis SOUA A 43 92 27 7 0 0 .293 .370 34
1932 27 -1.9 Memphis SOUA A 38 115 31 6 0 1 .270 .348 40
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1933 28 -1.0 BRO NL MLB BRO 43 98 95 5 18 5 0 0 6 0 1 22 .189 .198 .242 .440 23 3 0 2
1934 29 0.3 Albany IL AA 11 15 4 2 0 0 .267 .400 6
1934 29 0.2 BRO NL MLB BRO 22 19 17 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235 .278 .294 .572 5 2 0 1
1935 30 2.5 Mission PCL AA 46 141 27 7 0 0 .191 .241 34
1936 31 3.9 Mission PCL AA 48 110 31 3 0 2 .282 .364 40
1937 32 4.4 Mission PCL AA 44 78 22 7 0 1 .282 .410 32
1938 33 2 Teams PCL AA
1938 33 4.3 Hollywood PCL AA
1938 33 4.3 Seattle PCL AA
1939 34 5.5 PHI NL MLB PHI 34 73 68 3 9 3 0 0 3 0 1 6 .132 .145 .176 .321 12 4 0 4
1940 35 7.1 PHI NL MLB PHI 29 39 36 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .056 .056 .083 .139 3 3 0 3
1941 36 8.2 PHI NL MLB PHI 34 26 25 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .120 .120 .120 .240 3 0 0 1
1942 37 9.2 PHI NL MLB PHI 27 12 12 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750 5 0 0 0
1943 38 11.0 Knoxville SOUA A1 16 38 9 3 0 0 .237 .316 12
1943 38 9.5 PHI NL MLB PHI 4 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0
1944 39 9.1 DET AL MLB DET 28 23 22 3 7 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 .318 .318 .455 .773 10 1 0 1
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1945 40 10.9 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-CIN 25 38 30 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .167 .194 .167 .360 5 0 0 7
1945 40 10.9 CIN NL MLB CIN 11 16 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .214 .429 3 0 0 2
1945 40 10.9 PIT NL MLB PIT 14 22 16 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .125 .176 .125 .301 2 0 0 5
1946 41 16.2 York ISLG B PIT 23 39 14 3 0 1 .359 .513 20
1947 42 15.2 Selma SEAL B PIT 17 25 7 1 0 1 .280 .440 11
1948 43 17.9 Fort Wayne CENL A PIT
1949 44 21.1 Butler MATL C DET
1950 45 17.5 Toledo AA AAA DET 7 5 3 .600
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 266 350 327 17 61 14 0 0 20 0 0 4 46 .187 .196 .229 .426 75 13 0 19
Minors (18 seasons) Minors 451 1017 1017 272 57 4 12 370
All Levels (27 Seasons) 717 1367 1344 17 333 71 4 12 20 0 0 4 46 445 13 0 19
B (3 seasons) Minors 40 64 64 21 4 0 2 31
A (7 seasons) Minors 224 555 555 152 31 3 6 207
AA (7 seasons) Minors 164 355 355 87 19 1 4 120
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1924 19 SLB AL MLB SLB P 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
1927 22 SLB AL MLB SLB P 3 11.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.67
1928 23 SLB AL MLB SLB P 16 49.0 12 0 11 1 2 .917 2.02 0.69
1931 26 Memphis SOUA A P 43
1932 27 Memphis SOUA A P 37
1933 28 BRO NL MLB BRO P 43 257.0 67 12 52 3 4 .955 2.24 1.49
1934 29 BRO NL MLB BRO P 22 57.0 19 2 17 0 2 1.000 3.00 0.86
1939 34 PHI NL MLB PHI P 34 183.0 51 8 37 6 1 .882 2.21 1.32
1940 35 PHI NL MLB PHI P 29 129.0 45 10 32 3 0 .933 2.93 1.45
1941 36 PHI NL MLB PHI P 34 95.0 10 3 6 1 0 .900 0.85 0.26
1942 37 PHI NL MLB PHI P 26 53.0 13 3 9 1 2 .923 2.04 0.46
1943 38 Knoxville SOUA A1 P 12
1943 38 PHI NL MLB PHI P 4 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.57 1.00
1944 39 DET AL MLB DET P 28 74.0 7 0 6 1 1 .857 0.73 0.21
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1945 40 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-CIN P 25 111.0 25 4 21 0 0 1.000 2.03 1.00
1945 40 CIN NL MLB CIN P 11 48.0 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.09
1945 40 PIT NL MLB PIT P 14 63.0 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 1.86 0.93
1946 41 York ISLG B PIT P 21
1947 42 Selma SEAL B PIT P 15
1950 45 Toledo AA AAA DET P 7
MLB (12 seasons) MLB P 265 1034.0 256 47 193 16 12 .938 2.09 0.91
Minors (6 seasons) Minors P 135
All Levels (17 Seasons) P 400 1034.0 256 47 193 16 12
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1946 41 York ISLG B PIT 1 of 1
1947 42 Selma SEAL B PIT 1 of 2
1948 43 Fort Wayne CENL A PIT 1 of 1
1949 44 Butler MATL C DET 1 of 1
4 Seasons
B (2 seasons)
A (1 season)
C (1 season)

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1924 19 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1924-09-22 1924-09-22
1925 20 Bloomington Bloomers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B
1925 20 Marlin Bathers/Palestine Pals Texas Association D
1926 21 Tulsa Oilers Western League A
1927 22 Milwaukee Brewers American Association AA
1927 22 Tulsa Oilers Western League A
1927 22 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1927-05-07 1927-10-02
1928 23 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1928-04-19 1928-07-28
1929 24 Buffalo Bisons International League AA
1929 24 Louisville Colonels American Association AA
1929 24 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association A
1930 25 Memphis Chickasaws Southern Association A
1931 26 Memphis Chickasaws Southern Association A
1932 27 Memphis Chickasaws Southern Association A
1933 28 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1
1934 29 Albany Senators International League AA
1934 29 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1
1935 30 Mission Reds Pacific Coast League AA
1936 31 Mission Reds Pacific Coast League AA
1937 32 Mission Reds Pacific Coast League AA
1938 33 Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League AA 1
1938 33 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League AA 2
1939 34 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1
1940 35 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1
1941 36 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1
1942 37 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1
1943 38 Knoxville Smokies Southern Association A1
1943 38 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1
1944 39 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1
1945 40 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 2
1945 40 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1
1946 41 York White Roses Interstate League B
1947 42 Selma Cloverleafs Southeastern League B
1948 43 Fort Wayne Generals Central League A
1949 44 Butler Tigers Middle Atlantic League C
1950 45 Toledo Mud Hens American Association AAA

Sabr ID: b831fa63

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