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Walker Cooper

William Walker Cooper (Walk)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 8, 1915 in Atherton, Missouri, United States
Died: April 11, 1991 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
High School: William Chrisman HS (Independence, MO)

Major League Stats


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
1934 19 -4.3 Springfield WA C STL
1935 20 -1.8 Rogers ARSL D 91 334 120 26 4 14 .359 .587 196
1936 21 -1.6 Springfield WA C STL 129 486 136 28 8 6 .280 .407 198
1937 22 -5.6 Sacramento PCL AA STL 83 241 64 12 3 3 .266 .378 91
1938 23 -2.6 3 Teams 3 Lgs B-A1-AA STL 106 379 379 101 19 6 4 .266 .380 144
1938 23 -1.9 Mobile SEAL B STL 61 233 67 9 2 4 .288 .395 92
1938 23 -3.6 Houston TL A1 STL 41 141 33 9 4 0 .234 .355 50
1938 23 -5.7 Sacramento PCL AA STL 4 5 1 1 0 0 .200 .400 2
1939 24 -0.7 Asheville PIED B STL 130 497 167 22 15 8 .336 .489 243
1940 25 -2.4 Columbus AA AA STL 131 477 144 29 12 3 .302 .432 206
1940 25 -2.9 STL NL MLB STL 6 21 19 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 .316 .381 .368 .749 7 0 0 0
1941 26 -1.8 STL NL MLB STL 68 215 200 19 49 9 1 1 20 1 13 14 .245 .291 .315 .606 63 7 0 2
1942 27 -0.8 STL NL MLB STL 125 474 438 58 123 32 7 7 65 4 29 29 .281 .327 .434 .761 190 18 1 6
1943 28 -0.5 STL NL MLB STL 122 476 449 52 143 30 4 9 81 1 19 19 .318 .349 .463 .812 208 13 2 6
1944 29 0.2 STL NL MLB STL 112 426 397 56 126 25 5 13 72 4 20 19 .317 .352 .504 .855 200 15 1 8
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 30 0.9 STL NL MLB STL 4 18 18 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .389 .389 .389 .778 7 0 0 0
1946 31 2.3 NYG NL MLB NYG 87 300 280 29 75 10 1 8 46 0 17 12 .268 .310 .396 .706 111 10 0 3
1947 32 3.3 NYG NL MLB NYG 140 546 515 79 157 24 8 35 122 2 24 43 .305 .339 .586 .926 302 13 3 4
1948 33 5.0 NYG NL MLB NYG 91 322 290 40 77 12 0 16 54 1 28 29 .266 .332 .472 .805 137 14 1 3
1949 34 5.9 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-NYG 124 488 454 48 117 13 4 20 83 0 28 32 .258 .308 .436 .744 198 19 5 1
1949 34 5.9 NYG NL MLB NYG 42 157 147 14 31 4 2 4 21 0 7 8 .211 .261 .347 .608 51 10 3 0
1949 34 5.9 CIN NL MLB CIN 82 331 307 34 86 9 2 16 62 0 21 24 .280 .330 .479 .809 147 9 2 1
1950 35 7.1 2 Teams NL MLB BSN-CIN 117 420 384 55 120 22 3 14 64 1 30 31 .313 .367 .495 .862 190 9 3 3
1950 35 7.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 15 47 47 3 9 3 0 0 4 0 0 5 .191 .191 .255 .447 12 1 0 0
1950 35 7.1 BSN NL MLB BSN 102 373 337 52 111 19 3 14 60 1 30 26 .329 .389 .528 .917 178 8 3 3
1951 36 7.5 BSN NL MLB BSN 109 372 342 42 107 14 1 18 59 1 1 28 18 .313 .367 .518 .884 177 10 1 1
1952 37 8.7 BSN NL MLB BSN 102 375 349 33 82 12 1 10 55 1 0 22 32 .235 .282 .361 .643 126 7 1 3
1953 38 9.9 MLN NL MLB MLN 53 151 137 12 30 6 0 3 16 1 0 12 15 .219 .287 .328 .615 45 6 1 1
1954 39 11.1 2 Teams NL MLB CHC-PIT 71 198 173 21 52 12 2 7 33 0 0 23 24 .301 .389 .514 .903 89 8 2 0 0
1954 39 11.1 PIT NL MLB PIT 14 17 15 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .200 .294 .333 .627 5 1 0 0 0
1954 39 11.1 CHC NL MLB CHC 57 181 158 21 49 10 2 7 32 0 0 21 23 .310 .398 .532 .929 84 7 2 0 0
1955 40 12.0 CHC NL MLB CHC 54 119 111 11 31 8 1 7 15 0 0 6 19 .279 .322 .559 .881 62 3 1 1 0 1
1956 41 12.8 STL NL MLB STL 40 72 68 5 18 5 1 2 14 0 0 3 8 .265 .296 .456 .752 31 2 0 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
1957 42 13.7 STL NL MLB STL 48 85 78 7 21 5 1 3 10 0 0 5 10 .269 .310 .474 .784 37 6 0 1 1 1
1958 43 15.8 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW 38 77 71 3 15 8 0 0 4 0 6 10 .211 .273 .324 .597 23 0 0 0 1
1959 44 16.4 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
MLB (18 seasons) MLB 1473 5078 4702 573 1341 240 40 173 812 18 1 309 357 .285 .332 .464 .796 2180 160 22 44 1 3
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 710 2493 2487 3 747 144 48 38 4 0 6 10 1101 0 0 0 1
All Levels (26 Seasons) 2183 7571 7189 576 2088 384 88 211 816 18 1 315 367 3281 160 22 44 1 4
C (2 seasons) Minors 129 486 486 136 28 8 6 198
B (2 seasons) Minors 191 730 730 234 31 17 12 .321 .459 335
AA (3 seasons) Minors 218 723 723 209 42 15 6 .289 .414 299
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 40 79 73 3 15 8 0 0 4 0 6 10 .205 .315 23 0 0 0 1
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
1935 20 Rogers ARSL D C 60 440 348 70 22 .950 6.97
1936 21 Springfield WA C STL C 112 823 702 86 35 .957 7.04
1937 22 Sacramento PCL AA STL C 65 232 195 26 11 .953 3.40
1938 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A1 STL C 85 553 451 76 26 .953 6.20
1938 23 Mobile SEAL B STL C 49 297 235 48 14 .953 5.78
1938 23 Houston TL A1 STL C 36 256 216 28 12 .953 6.78
1939 24 Asheville PIED B STL C 123 742 644 81 17 .977 5.89
1940 25 Columbus AA AA STL C 130 840 705 120 15 .982 6.35
1940 25 STL NL MLB STL C 6 50.0 23 19 4 0 0 1.000 4.14 3.83 0 1 2 67%
1941 26 STL NL MLB STL C 63 457.0 296 247 39 10 11 .966 5.63 4.54 3 17 18 51%
1942 27 STL NL MLB STL C 115 976.0 598 519 62 17 6 .972 5.36 5.05 8 22 30 58%
1943 28 STL NL MLB STL C 112 958.0 567 504 49 14 5 .975 5.20 4.94 9 22 20 48%
1944 29 STL NL MLB STL C 97 819.0 492 442 40 10 7 .980 5.30 4.97 4 21 16 43%
1945 30 STL NL MLB STL C 4 36.0 29 27 1 1 0 .966 7.00 7.00 1 3 1 25%
1946 31 NYG NL MLB NYG C 73 579.0 324 277 38 9 3 .972 4.90 4.32 3 25 20 44%
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
1947 32 NYG NL MLB NYG C 132 1135.0 625 561 51 13 8 .979 4.85 4.64 5 23 21 48%
1948 33 NYG NL MLB NYG C 79 640.0 335 307 21 7 3 .979 4.61 4.15 4 23 8 26%
1949 34 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-NYG C 117 1007.0 536 464 61 11 5 .979 4.69 4.49 15 30 26 46%
1949 34 NYG NL MLB NYG C 40 338.0 169 148 18 3 2 .982 4.42 4.15 4 13 7 35%
1949 34 CIN NL MLB CIN C 77 669.0 367 316 43 8 3 .978 4.83 4.66 11 17 19 53%
1950 35 2 Teams NL MLB BSN-CIN C 101 833.0 516 448 54 14 9 .973 5.42 4.97 6 30 23 43%
1950 35 CIN NL MLB CIN C 13 94.0 71 62 7 2 0 .972 6.61 5.31 1 1 1 50%
1950 35 BSN NL MLB BSN C 88 739.0 445 386 47 12 9 .973 5.27 4.92 5 29 22 43%
1951 36 BSN NL MLB BSN C 90 730.0 432 367 57 8 9 .981 5.23 4.71 8 27 26 49%
1952 37 BSN NL MLB BSN C 89 753.0 480 417 55 8 8 .983 5.64 5.30 5 21 24 53%
1953 38 MLN NL MLB MLN C 35 285.0 174 165 6 3 1 .983 5.40 4.89 0 8 3 27%
1954 39 2 Teams NL MLB CHC-PIT C 50 379.0 232 196 31 5 4 .978 5.39 4.54 4 17 8 32%
1954 39 PIT NL MLB PIT C 2 11.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 4.91 3.00 0 0 0
1954 39 CHC NL MLB CHC C 48 368.0 226 190 31 5 4 .978 5.40 4.60 4 17 8 32%
1955 40 CHC NL MLB CHC C 31 202.0 103 88 11 4 1 .961 4.41 3.19 1 10 4 29%
1956 41 STL NL MLB STL C 16 112.0 61 56 4 1 0 .984 4.82 3.75 2 5 0 0%
1957 42 STL NL MLB STL C 13 102.0 70 62 5 3 0 .957 5.91 5.15 1 2 1 33%
1958 43 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW C 18 73 65 5 3 2 .959 3.89 3
MLB (18 seasons) MLB C 1223 10053.0 5893 5166 589 138 80 .977 5.15 4.71 79 307 251 45%
Minors (7 seasons) Minors C 593 3703 3110 464 129 2 .965 6.03 3
All Levels (24 Seasons) C 1816 10053.0 9596 8276 1053 267 82 .972 5.15 5.14 82 307 251 45%
AA (7 seasons) Minors C 593 3703 3110 464 129 2 .965 6.03 3
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1958 43 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 155 72 82 .468
1959 44 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 163 86 76 .531
1961 46 Dallas-Fort Worth AA AAA LAA 1 of 1 150 72 77 .483
3 Seasons 468 230 235 .495

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
1934 19 Springfield Red Wings Western Association C
1935 20 Rogers Cardinals Arkansas State League D
1936 21 Springfield Cardinals Western Association C
1937 22 Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League AA
1938 23 Houston Buffaloes Texas League A1
1938 23 Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League AA
1938 23 Mobile Shippers Southeastern League B
1939 24 Asheville Tourists Piedmont League B
1940 25 Columbus Red Birds American Association AA
1940 25 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1
1941 26 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1
1942 27 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1
1943 28 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1
1944 29 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1
1945 30 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1
1946 31 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1947 32 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1948 33 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1949 34 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 2
1949 34 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1950 35 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1950-04-18 1950-05-08
1950 35 Boston Braves National League MLB 2 1950-05-13 1950-09-27
1951 36 Boston Braves National League MLB 1 1951-04-17 1951-09-30
1952 37 Boston Braves National League MLB 1 1952-04-15 1952-09-28
1953 38 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB 1 1953-04-17 1953-09-12
1954 39 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1954-04-14 1954-05-18
1954 39 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 2 1954-05-21 1954-09-18
1955 40 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1955-04-17 1955-09-20
1956 41 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1956-04-22 1956-09-23
1957 42 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1957-04-22 1957-09-20
1958 43 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA
1959 44 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA

Sabr ID: dceb1250

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