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Walter Ball
Walter Thomas Ball
(Diamond)
 
Born: September 12, 1877 in Detroit, MI
Died: December 16, 1946 - 69 years old in Chicago, IL
Bats: R Throws: R Wt:
Pitching Ratings (?)
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Notes:
- Buried: Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island IL

Overall

Multi-Team Years

Pitching Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
W
L
G
R
H
K
 
CUG
WES
25.8
SP
 
0
1
.000
1
1
1
0
0
8.0
2
0
7
2
0
0
0
2
0
1
33
 
0.00
0.875
6.1
0.0
inf
CXG
IND
26.8
SW
 
1
0
1.000
3
1
1
0
1
18.3
4
2
8
0
1
0
3
6
0
0
63
 
0.98
244
0.600
9.5
4.8
2.00
MULT
-
27.8
SP
 
0
1
.000
2
2
2
0
0
16.0
8
3
17
0
1
0
4
8
0
0
69
 
1.69
175
1.313
11.6
5.8
2.00
MULT
IND
28.8
SP
 
5
1
.833
6
6
6
1
0
52.7
15
10
50
3
3
0
13
14
0
1
213
 
1.71
182
1.196
6.6
6.1
1.08
LEL
WES
29.8
SP
 
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
1
0
3
2
0
0
0
4
0
0
30
 
0.00
0.333
13.3
0.0
inf
LEL
WES
30.8
SP
 
4
2
.667
6
5
5
1
0
45.7
17
10
40
7
1
0
17
14
0
0
192
 
1.97
207
1.248
7.3
8.9
0.82
FE
LG
31.3
SP
 
6
7
.462
14
13
12
2
0
108.0
46
22
82
6
5
0
35
31
2
9
467
 
1.83
124
1.083
6.6
7.5
0.89
LEL
WES
31.8
SP
 
3
4
.429
10
6
5
2
0
60.3
20
11
54
8
5
1
6
30
0
0
239
 
1.64
180
0.994
12.6
2.5
5.00
COG
WES
32.8
SP
 
3
1
.750
7
4
3
0
0
35.0
14
6
28
4
0
1
6
19
0
1
139
 
1.54
193
0.971
13.7
4.3
3.17
FE
LG
33.3
SP
 
2
8
.200
11
8
7
0
0
78.7
52
38
66
3
2
4
40
29
0
4
333
 
4.35
80
1.347
8.7
12.0
0.73
COG
WES
33.8
SP
 
4
3
.571
9
6
6
1
1
61.3
17
11
52
4
0
0
12
32
0
0
246
 
1.61
231
1.043
13.0
4.9
2.67
MULT
WES
34.8
SP
 
6
5
.546
13
11
9
0
0
95.0
55
39
109
12
1
4
17
54
0
2
411
 
3.69
91
1.326
13.1
4.1
3.18
BRG
EAS
35.8
SP
 
0
2
.000
3
2
2
0
0
21.7
14
12
36
1
0
0
1
15
0
2
103
 
4.98
60
1.708
14.6
1.0
15.00
MULT
EAS
36.8
RP
 
1
0
1.000
2
0
0
0
0
11.0
6
5
16
1
0
0
1
6
0
0
47
 
4.09
98
1.545
12.8
2.1
6.00
COG
WES
39.8
SP
 
0
3
.000
4
3
3
0
0
30.7
18
15
37
2
0
2
18
15
0
0
148
 
4.40
74
1.793
10.1
12.2
0.83
COG
IND
41.8
SP
 
0
2
.000
3
2
2
0
0
21.7
14
4
20
5
0
1
10
6
0
3
98
 
1.66
244
1.385
6.1
10.2
0.60
COG
NNL
42.8
SP
 
0
6
.000
8
8
4
0
0
42.3
32
28
47
9
0
1
32
18
0
4
208
 
5.95
63
1.866
8.7
15.4
0.56
COG
NNL
43.8
SP
 
1
3
.250
7
4
2
0
0
43.7
34
24
60
5
1
3
14
13
0
4
196
 
4.95
88
1.695
6.6
7.1
0.93
18
9
 
37
49
.430
110
83
71
7
2
759.0
369
240
732
74
20
17
229
316
2
31
3235
2.85
115
1.266
9.8
7.1
1.38
2
Cuban Leagues
 
8
15
.348
25
21
19
2
0
186.7
98
60
148
9
7
4
75
60
2
13
800
2.89
96
1.195
7.5
9.4
0.80
16
Negro Leagues
 
29
34
.460
85
62
52
5
2
572.3
271
180
584
65
13
13
154
256
0
18
2435
2.83
121
1.290
10.5
6.3
1.66
 
Years Team      
W
L
G
R
H
 
6
 
9
7
.563
20
15
14
4
0
140.0
44
22
120
19
6
1
27
62
0
1
562
1.41
231
1.050
11.0
4.8
2.30
2
 
1
1
.500
4
2
2
0
1
26.3
8
4
17
0
2
0
5
7
0
0
98
1.37
183
0.835
7.1
5.1
1.40
1
 
4
1
.800
5
5
5
0
0
43.7
15
10
42
3
3
0
11
9
0
1
179
2.06
151
1.214
5.0
6.1
0.82
2
 
8
15
.348
25
21
19
2
0
186.7
98
60
148
9
7
4
75
60
2
13
800
2.89
96
1.195
7.5
9.4
0.80
7
 
8
19
.296
39
28
21
1
1
242.7
135
92
256
30
1
8
93
105
0
12
1072
3.41
108
1.438
9.8
8.7
1.13
1
 
6
4
.600
12
10
8
0
0
87.0
49
35
97
11
1
4
16
52
0
2
374
3.62
93
1.299
13.9
4.3
3.25
1
 
0
2
.000
3
2
2
0
0
21.7
14
12
36
1
0
0
1
15
0
2
103
4.98
60
1.708
14.6
1.0
15.00
1
 
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
5.0
3
2
6
1
0
0
1
2
0
0
20
3.60
112
1.400
10.0
5.0
2.00
1
 
1
0
1.000
1
0
0
0
0
6.0
3
3
10
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
27
4.50
89
1.667
14.8
0.0
inf



Batting Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
G
R
H
   
CUG
WES
25.8
SP
 
1
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
 
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
0.0
.000
CXG
IND
26.8
SW
 
3
7
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
 
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
0.0
.000
MULT
-
27.8
SP
 
3
10
10
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.200
.200
.200
.400
30
1.8
.213
MULT
IND
28.8
SP
 
7
27
27
1
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.185
.185
.185
.370
16
0.8
.174
LEL
WES
29.8
SP
 
2
7
6
1
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
 
0
1
 
.500
.500
.500
1.000
275
14.7
.425
LEL
WES
30.8
SP
 
7
21
20
2
8
0
1
0
6
0
0
 
0
1
 
.400
.400
.500
.900
138
9.4
.375
FE
LG
31.3
SP
 
21
69
67
4
19
1
2
0
6
0
1
6
 
0
1
 
.284
.294
.358
.652
151
4.7
.308
LEL
WES
31.8
SP
 
14
39
37
5
9
2
0
0
6
0
0
 
0
2
 
.243
.243
.297
.541
75
3.0
.237
COG
WES
32.8
SP
 
10
25
21
3
9
2
1
0
6
0
2
 
1
1
 
.429
.500
.619
1.119
251
13.8
.482
FE
LG
33.3
SP
 
13
46
38
3
8
0
0
0
3
2
2
4
 
1
5
0
 
.211
.268
.211
.479
66
2.5
.232
COG
WES
33.8
SP
 
18
52
49
8
17
1
2
0
9
0
2
 
0
1
 
.347
.373
.449
.822
147
7.6
.371
MULT
WES
34.8
SP
 
16
54
50
4
9
0
0
1
2
0
0
2
0
 
0
0
2
0
0
 
.180
.212
.240
.452
37
1.8
.207
MULT
EAS
35.8
RF
 
15
49
47
3
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.128
.163
.128
.291
-7
0.6
.145
MULT
EAS
36.8
RP
 
4
13
13
2
5
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.385
.385
.385
.769
127
5.8
.361
COG
WES
39.8
SP
 
4
14
13
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
1
 
.154
.154
.154
.308
2
0.2
.137
COG
IND
41.8
SP
 
4
12
11
1
4
0
0
0
2
0
1
 
0
0
 
.364
.417
.364
.780
156
6.7
.373
COG
NNL
42.8
SP
 
8
19
15
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
 
0
2
 
.067
.176
.067
.243
-25
0.1
.128
COG
NNL
43.8
SP
 
9
20
17
2
5
1
0
0
1
0
2
 
1
0
 
.294
.400
.353
.753
119
6.8
.363
18
10
SP
 
159
487
451
40
112
7
6
1
45
3
0
16
10
 
0
3
17
0
0
 
.248
.279
.297
.576
86
3.7
.265
2
Cuban Leagues
 
34
115
105
7
27
1
2
0
9
2
0
3
10
 
0
1
6
0
0
 
.257
.284
.305
.589
117
3.8
.278
16
Negro Leagues
 
125
372
346
33
85
6
4
1
36
1
0
13
0
 
0
2
11
0
0
 
.246
.277
.295
.572
77
3.7
.262
 
Years Team      
G
R
H
   
6
SP
 
27
76
72
8
21
2
1
0
13
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
4
0
0
 
.292
.292
.347
.639
98
5.1
.277
2
SW
 
4
14
14
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.071
.071
.071
.143
-52
0.4
.082
1
SP
 
6
24
24
1
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.208
.208
.208
.417
30
0.9
.196
2
SP
 
34
115
105
7
27
1
2
0
9
2
0
3
10
 
0
1
6
0
0
 
.257
.284
.305
.589
117
3.8
.278
7
SP
 
55
150
134
14
39
4
3
0
18
0
0
9
0
 
0
2
5
0
0
 
.291
.345
.366
.710
117
5.6
.323
1
SP
 
14
46
42
4
8
0
0
1
2
0
0
2
0
 
0
0
2
0
0
 
.191
.227
.262
.489
48
2.1
.223
1
SP
 
12
40
38
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.079
.125
.079
.204
-34
0.0
.107
1
RF
 
3
9
9
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.333
.333
.333
.667
115
4.1
.313
1
RP
 
3
11
11
1
4
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.364
.364
.364
.727
115
5.0
.341
1
RP
 
1
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.500
.500
.500
1.000
196
11.3
.469



Pitcher Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
CUG
WES
25.8
P
 
1
8.0
6
0
6
0
1
 
1.000
.963
 
6.75
2.65
CXG
IND
26.8
P
 
3
18.3
3
0
3
0
0
 
1.000
.945
 
1.47
2.66
MULT
-
27.8
P
 
2
16.0
8
1
6
1
0
 
.875
.977
 
3.94
3.27
MULT
IND
28.8
P
 
6
52.7
19
4
15
0
0
 
1.000
.929
 
3.25
3.00
LEL
WES
29.8
P
 
1
9.0
3
0
3
0
0
 
1.000
.947
 
3.00
3.18
LEL
WES
30.8
P
 
6
45.7
13
1
12
0
2
 
1.000
.956
 
2.56
2.79
FE
LG
31.3
P
 
14
108.0
50
11
32
7
0
 
.860
.908
 
3.58
3.45
LEL
WES
31.8
P
 
10
60.3
34
4
25
5
1
 
.853
.894
 
4.33
3.18
COG
WES
32.8
P
 
7
35.0
7
2
5
0
0
 
1.000
.939
 
1.80
3.52
FE
LG
33.3
P
 
11
78.7
35
3
30
2
1
 
.943
.932
 
3.78
3.97
COG
WES
33.8
P
 
9
61.3
14
1
13
0
0
 
1.000
.907
 
2.05
2.57
MULT
WES
34.8
P
 
13
95.0
22
3
16
3
1
 
.864
.927
 
1.80
2.68
MULT
EAS
35.8
P
 
3
21.7
5
0
5
0
0
 
1.000
.918
 
2.08
2.86
MULT
EAS
36.8
P
 
2
11.0
2
0
2
0
0
 
1.000
.867
 
1.64
2.96
COG
WES
39.8
P
 
4
30.7
9
0
9
0
1
 
1.000
.948
 
2.72
3.29
COG
IND
41.8
P
 
3
21.7
11
1
10
0
0
 
1.000
.949
 
4.57
3.33
COG
NNL
42.8
P
 
8
42.3
15
1
14
0
0
 
1.000
.938
 
3.19
3.49
COG
NNL
43.8
P
 
7
43.7
11
1
10
0
0
 
1.000
.933
 
2.27
3.28
18
9
P
 
110
759.0
267
33
216
18
7
 
.933
.925
 
2.95
3.17



Outfield Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
MULT
-
27.8
OF
 
1
9.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
2.04
MULT
IND
28.8
OF
 
1
8.0
5
3
1
1
1
 
.800
.915
 
4.50
1.98
LEL
WES
29.8
OF
 
1
9.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.969
 
0.00
1.82
LEL
WES
30.8
OF
 
1
2.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.960
 
4.50
2.28
FE
LG
31.3
OF
 
7
53.0
17
13
3
1
1
 
.941
.895
 
2.72
1.77
LEL
WES
31.8
OF
 
5
32.3
4
4
0
0
0
 
1.000
.914
 
1.11
1.75
COG
WES
32.8
OF
 
4
24.0
8
5
2
1
0
 
.875
.949
 
2.63
1.87
FE
LG
33.3
OF
 
2
11.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.928
 
0.00
2.01
COG
WES
33.8
OF
 
8
54.0
6
6
0
0
0
 
1.000
.937
 
1.00
1.92
MULT
WES
34.8
OF
 
3
18.0
2
1
1
0
0
 
1.000
.945
 
1.00
1.92
MULT
EAS
35.8
OF
 
12
89.3
19
11
8
0
1
 
1.000
.926
 
1.91
1.85
MULT
EAS
36.8
OF
 
2
18.0
2
0
2
0
0
 
1.000
.942
 
1.00
1.75
COG
IND
41.8
OF
 
1
4.0
2
1
1
0
0
 
1.000
.954
 
4.50
1.88
COG
NNL
43.8
OF
 
1
2.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.937
 
0.00
1.82
14
9
OF
 
49
333.7
66
45
18
3
3
 
.955
.923
 
1.70
1.85



Right Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
MULT
-
27.8
RF
 
1
9.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
1.83
MULT
IND
28.8
RF
 
1
8.0
5
3
1
1
1
 
.800
.894
 
4.50
1.23
LEL
WES
29.8
RF
 
1
9.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
1.000
 
0.00
0.88
LEL
WES
30.8
RF
 
1
2.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.936
 
4.50
1.88
FE
LG
31.3
RF
 
4
26.0
10
9
1
0
1
 
1.000
.887
 
3.46
1.27
LEL
WES
31.8
RF
 
5
32.3
4
4
0
0
0
 
1.000
.922
 
1.11
1.21
COG
WES
32.8
RF
 
3
15.0
3
1
1
1
0
 
.667
.916
 
1.20
1.48
FE
LG
33.3
RF
 
2
11.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.954
 
0.00
1.32
COG
WES
33.8
RF
 
6
40.0
3
3
0
0
0
 
1.000
.949
 
0.68
1.79
MULT
WES
34.8
RF
 
2
10.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
1.55
MULT
EAS
35.8
RF
 
11
84.3
18
11
7
0
1
 
1.000
.919
 
1.92
1.58
COG
IND
41.8
RF
 
1
4.0
2
1
1
0
0
 
1.000
.946
 
4.50
1.33
COG
NNL
43.8
RF
 
1
2.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.934
 
0.00
1.60
13
8
RF
 
39
252.7
46
33
11
2
3
 
.957
.913
 
1.57
1.49



Center Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
COG
WES
32.8
CF
 
1
9.0
5
4
1
0
0
 
1.000
.967
 
5.00
2.12
COG
WES
33.8
CF
 
2
14.0
3
3
0
0
0
 
1.000
.938
 
1.93
2.14
MULT
WES
34.8
CF
 
1
8.0
2
1
1
0
0
 
1.000
.939
 
2.25
2.15
MULT
EAS
36.8
CF
 
2
18.0
2
0
2
0
0
 
1.000
.957
 
1.00
2.09
4
2
CF
 
6
49.0
12
8
4
0
0
 
1.000
.954
 
2.20
2.12



Left Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
FE
LG
31.3
LF
 
3
27.0
7
4
2
1
0
 
.857
.879
 
2.00
2.07
MULT
EAS
35.8
LF
 
1
5.0
1
0
1
0
0
 
1.000
.930
 
1.80
2.00
2
2
LF
 
4
32.0
8
4
3
1
0
 
.875
.886
 
1.97
2.06



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Statistical and biographical data for the The Negro Leagues Database, except 1923 and 1933, were compiled by Gary Ashwill. Copyright 2011-2013 Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1923 were compiled by Patrick Rock. Copyright 2011-2013 Patrick Rock. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1933 were compiled by Scott Simkus. Copyright 2013 Scott Simkus. All rights reserved.

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