Walter Joseph Schmidt
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 159 lb.
- Debut April 13, 1916
- Final Game September 7, 1925
- Born March 20, 1887 in London, AR USA
- Died July 4, 1973 in Modesto, CA USA
In 1922 Walter Schmidt sat out most of the season due to a contract dispute. The Pittsburgh Pirates gave his job to rookie Johnny Gooch. When the team's pitching was disappointing, the team blamed it on the lack of a veteran backstop. They re-signed Schmidt and returned the catching job to him.
His brother Boss Schmidt was also a big league catcher.