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Walter Ball



Walter Thomas Ball
(Diamond)

Born: September 12, 1877 in Detroit, MI
Died: December 16, 1946 in Chicago, IL           (69 years old)

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• Buried: Lincoln Cemetery (Blue Island, IL)


Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
CUG
WES
25
SP
0
1
.000
1
1
1
0
0
8.0
2
0
7
0
0
2
0
1
33
0.00
CXG
IND
26
RP
1
0
1.000
3
1
1
0
1
18.1
4
2
8
0
3
6
0
0
63
0.98
244
MULT
27
SP
1
1
.500
3
3
3
0
0
25.0
10
3
25
0
7
11
0
2
106
1.08
215
28
SP
7
2
.778
9
9
9
1
0
80.2
24
16
74
0
19
27
0
1
327
1.79
160
LEL
WES
29
SP
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
1
0
3
0
0
4
0
0
30
0.00
LEL
WES
30
SP
4
2
.667
6
5
5
1
0
45.2
17
10
40
0
17
14
0
0
192
1.97
207
FE
CUB
31
SP
6
7
.462
14
13
12
2
0
108.0
46
22
82
0
35
31
2
9
467
1.83
124
LEL
31
SP
3
5
.375
11
7
6
2
0
69.1
24
12
61
1
6
33
0
0
271
1.56
183
COG
WES
32
SP
3
1
.750
7
4
3
0
0
35.0
14
6
28
1
6
19
0
1
139
1.54
193
FE
CUB
33
SP
2
8
.200
11
8
7
0
0
78.2
52
38
66
4
40
29
0
4
333
4.35
80
COG
WES
33
SP
4
3
.571
9
6
6
1
1
61.1
17
11
52
0
12
32
0
0
246
1.61
246
WES
34
SP
6
5
.545
13
11
9
0
0
95.0
55
39
109
4
17
54
0
2
411
3.69
94
EAS
35
RF
0
2
.000
3
2
2
0
0
21.2
14
12
36
0
1
15
0
2
103
4.98
60
EAS
36
RP
1
0
1.000
2
0
0
0
0
11.0
6
5
16
0
1
6
0
0
47
4.09
97
COG
WES
39
SP
0
3
.000
4
3
3
0
0
30.2
18
15
37
2
18
15
0
0
148
4.40
74
COG
WES
41
SP
0
2
.000
3
2
2
0
0
21.2
14
4
20
1
10
6
0
3
98
1.66
249
COG
NNL
42
SP
0
6
.000
8
8
4
0
0
42.1
32
28
47
1
32
18
0
4
208
5.95
63
COG
NNL
43
SP
1
3
.250
7
4
2
0
0
43.2
34
24
60
3
14
13
0
4
196
4.95
85
16
9
SP
40
51
.440
115
88
76
7
2
805.0
384
247
771
17
238
335
2
33
3418
2.76
120
162 Game Average
13
17
.440
39
29
25
2
1
269.2
129
83
258
6
80
112
1
11
1145
2.76
120
 
Team Lg Pos
16
Negro Leagues
31
35
.470
88
65
55
5
2
600.1
280
186
608
13
160
269
0
18
2549
2.79
125
2
Cuban Leagues
8
15
.348
25
21
19
2
0
186.2
98
60
148
4
75
60
2
13
800
2.89
101
2
vs Major Leaguers
1
1
.500
2
2
2
0
0
18.0
6
1
15
0
3
6
0
2
69
0.50
432
 
Team Lg Pos
6
Chicago Leland Giants
SP
10
9
.526
23
18
17
4
0
167.0
53
26
143
1
31
75
0
1
668
1.40
227
2
Cuban X Giants
SP
2
1
.667
5
3
3
0
1
35.1
10
4
25
0
8
10
0
2
135
1.02
259
1
Philadelphia Quaker Giants
SP
5
1
.833
6
6
6
0
0
53.2
19
13
50
0
13
12
0
1
219
2.18
140
2
Fe
SP
8
15
.348
25
21
19
2
0
186.2
98
60
148
4
75
60
2
13
800
2.89
101
7
Chicago Giants
SP
8
19
.296
39
28
21
1
1
242.2
135
92
256
8
93
105
0
12
1072
3.41
109
1
St. Louis Stars I
SP
6
4
.600
12
10
8
0
0
87.0
49
35
97
4
16
52
0
2
374
3.62
96
1
Brooklyn Royal Giants
RP
0
2
.000
3
2
2
0
0
21.2
14
12
36
0
1
15
0
2
103
4.98
60
1
New York Lincoln Stars
RP
1
0
1.000
1
0
0
0
0
6.0
3
3
10
0
0
4
0
0
27
4.50
89
1
New York Lincoln Giants
RP
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
5.0
3
2
6
0
1
2
0
0
20
3.60
111



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
CUG
WES
25
SP
8.0
0.88
0.89
6.1%
14.9%
0.0%
3.8%
3.92
0.0%
0.0%
CXG
IND
26
RP
18.1
0.60
1.10
9.5%
14.2%
4.8%
7.5%
2.00
1.89
0.0%
0.9%
MULT
27
SP
25.0
1.28
1.22
10.4%
13.4%
6.6%
8.0%
1.57
1.81
0.0%
0.7%
28
SP
80.2
1.15
1.30
8.3%
11.3%
5.8%
7.6%
1.42
1.39
0.0%
0.2%
LEL
WES
29
SP
9.0
0.33
1.06
13.3%
10.3%
0.0%
4.6%
2.25
0.0%
0.0%
LEL
WES
30
SP
45.2
1.25
1.37
7.3%
11.1%
8.9%
9.6%
0.82
1.16
0.0%
1.0%
FE
CUB
31
SP
108.0
1.08
1.11
6.6%
11.4%
7.5%
9.4%
0.89
1.21
0.0%
0.2%
LEL
31
SP
69.1
0.97
1.19
12.2%
14.3%
2.2%
5.4%
5.50
2.10
0.4%
0.2%
COG
WES
32
SP
35.0
0.97
1.17
13.7%
14.1%
4.3%
5.7%
3.17
2.48
0.7%
0.8%
FE
CUB
33
SP
78.2
1.35
1.24
8.7%
11.2%
12.0%
13.2%
0.73
0.85
1.2%
0.3%
COG
WES
33
SP
61.1
1.04
1.33
13.0%
13.4%
4.9%
7.4%
2.67
1.82
0.0%
0.9%
WES
34
SP
95.0
1.33
1.29
13.1%
13.2%
4.1%
6.8%
3.18
1.94
1.0%
0.8%
EAS
35
RF
21.2
1.71
1.29
14.6%
13.4%
1.0%
6.7%
15.00
2.00
0.0%
0.4%
EAS
36
RP
11.0
1.55
1.51
12.8%
12.7%
2.1%
7.8%
6.00
1.63
0.0%
0.5%
COG
WES
39
SP
30.2
1.79
1.34
10.1%
10.9%
12.2%
9.1%
0.83
1.20
1.4%
0.2%
COG
WES
41
SP
21.2
1.38
1.49
6.1%
10.0%
10.2%
9.7%
0.60
1.03
1.0%
0.9%
COG
NNL
42
SP
42.1
1.87
1.35
8.7%
11.2%
15.4%
8.4%
0.56
1.32
0.5%
0.5%
COG
NNL
43
SP
43.2
1.69
1.39
6.6%
10.7%
7.1%
7.4%
0.93
1.44
1.5%
0.8%
16
9
SP
805.0
1.25
1.26
9.8%
12.0%
7.0%
8.4%
1.41
1.57
0.5%
0.5%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
16
Negro Leagues
600.1
1.28
1.30
10.6%
12.1%
6.3%
7.6%
1.68
1.67
0.5%
0.6%
2
Cuban Leagues
186.2
1.19
1.16
7.5%
11.3%
9.4%
10.9%
0.80
1.06
0.5%
0.2%
2
vs Major Leaguers
18.0
1.00
1.06
8.7%
15.5%
4.3%
6.0%
2.00
3.46
0.0%
0.5%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
6
Chicago Leland Giants
SP
167.0
1.04
1.24
11.2%
12.7%
4.6%
7.9%
2.42
1.85
0.1%
0.5%
2
Cuban X Giants
SP
35.1
0.93
1.13
7.4%
13.1%
5.9%
6.8%
1.25
1.95
0.0%
0.7%
1
Philadelphia Quaker Giants
SP
53.2
1.17
1.29
5.5%
9.0%
5.9%
7.7%
0.92
1.17
0.0%
0.4%
2
Fe
SP
186.2
1.19
1.16
7.5%
11.3%
9.4%
10.9%
0.80
1.06
0.5%
0.2%
7
Chicago Giants
SP
242.2
1.44
1.34
9.8%
11.9%
8.7%
7.8%
1.13
1.62
0.7%
0.7%
1
St. Louis Stars I
SP
87.0
1.30
1.29
13.9%
13.6%
4.3%
7.0%
3.25
1.94
1.1%
0.8%
1
Brooklyn Royal Giants
RP
21.2
1.71
1.29
14.6%
13.4%
1.0%
6.7%
15.00
2.00
0.0%
0.4%
1
New York Lincoln Stars
RP
6.0
1.67
1.51
14.8%
12.7%
0.0%
7.8%
0.00
1.63
0.0%
0.5%
1
New York Lincoln Giants
RP
5.0
1.40
1.51
10.0%
12.7%
5.0%
7.8%
2.00
1.63
0.0%
0.5%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
CUG
WES
25
SP
1
33
31
2
7
2
0
0
2
0
2
1
1
1
.226
.250
.290
.540
CXG
IND
26
RP
3
63
59
4
8
0
1
0
2
3
6
0
1
1
.136
.177
.169
.347
MULT
27
SP
3
106
93
10
25
1
1
0
7
7
11
2
4
4
.269
.333
.301
.634
28
SP
9
327
298
24
74
6
3
0
3
19
27
1
9
7
.248
.296
.289
.584
LEL
WES
29
SP
1
30
30
1
3
2
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
.100
.100
.167
.267
LEL
WES
30
SP
6
192
169
17
40
7
1
0
0
17
14
0
6
2
.237
.306
.290
.596
FE
CUB
31
SP
14
467
401
46
82
6
5
0
22
35
31
9
22
0
9
.204
.283
.244
.528
LEL
31
SP
11
271
256
24
61
12
6
1
5
6
33
0
10
6
.238
.256
.344
.599
COG
WES
32
SP
7
139
128
14
28
4
0
1
1
6
19
1
4
2
.219
.259
.273
.533
FE
CUB
33
SP
11
333
273
52
66
3
2
4
21
40
29
4
13
3
7
.242
.344
.311
.655
COG
WES
33
SP
9
246
227
17
52
4
0
0
0
12
32
0
7
6
.229
.268
.247
.514
WES
34
SP
13
411
380
55
109
12
1
4
10
17
54
2
12
7
.287
.321
.355
.676
EAS
35
RF
3
103
98
14
36
1
0
0
4
1
15
2
2
1
.367
.386
.378
.764
EAS
36
RP
2
47
46
6
16
1
0
0
1
1
6
0
0
2
.348
.362
.370
.731
COG
WES
39
SP
4
148
125
18
37
2
0
2
4
18
15
0
5
3
.296
.385
.360
.745
COG
WES
41
SP
3
98
80
14
20
5
0
1
5
10
6
3
5
2
.250
.355
.350
.705
COG
NNL
42
SP
8
208
166
32
47
9
0
1
7
32
18
4
6
5
.283
.411
.355
.766
COG
NNL
43
SP
7
196
172
34
60
5
1
3
6
14
13
4
7
5
.349
.411
.442
.852
16
9
SP
115
3418
3032
384
771
82
21
17
100
238
335
33
114
3
70
.254
.315
.312
.627
 
Team Lg Pos
16
Negro Leagues
88
2549
2297
280
608
68
13
13
55
160
269
18
76
52
.265
.318
.323
.640
2
Cuban Leagues
25
800
674
98
148
9
7
4
43
75
60
13
35
3
16
.220
.308
.272
.580
2
vs Major Leaguers
2
69
61
6
15
5
1
0
2
3
6
2
3
2
.246
.303
.361
.664
 
Team Lg Pos
6
Chicago Leland Giants
SP
23
668
615
53
143
25
7
1
7
31
75
1
22
13
.233
.270
.301
.571
2
Cuban X Giants
SP
5
135
121
10
25
1
2
0
9
8
10
2
4
4
.207
.267
.248
.515
1
Philadelphia Quaker Giants
SP
6
219
200
19
50
4
3
0
3
13
12
1
5
4
.250
.299
.300
.599
2
Fe
SP
25
800
674
98
148
9
7
4
43
75
60
13
35
3
16
.220
.308
.272
.580
7
Chicago Giants
SP
39
1072
932
135
256
30
1
8
23
93
105
12
36
24
.275
.348
.335
.683
1
St. Louis Stars I
SP
12
374
346
49
97
11
1
4
10
16
52
2
10
6
.280
.316
.353
.669
1
Brooklyn Royal Giants
RP
3
103
98
14
36
1
0
0
4
1
15
2
2
1
.367
.386
.378
.764
1
New York Lincoln Stars
RP
1
27
27
3
10
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
.370
.370
.370
.741
1
New York Lincoln Giants
RP
1
20
19
3
6
1
0
0
1
1
2
0
0
1
.316
.350
.368
.718

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