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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)


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
2
1920
1921
COG
6.9
-0.6
0.0
7.5
0.0
2
SS
3
1919
1921
COG
4.2
3.1
0.0
0.6
0.5
3
SP
7
1904
1917
MULT
4.0
2.6
0.1
1.6
-0.2
4
CF
2
1910-11
1914
MULT
3.9
3.2
0.9
0.0
-0.2
5
C
5
1910
1917
MULT
3.5
3.1
0.3
0.0
0.1
6
3B
7
1903
1910
MULT
3.5
1.3
2.0
0.0
0.2
7
CF
3
1908
1915
LEL/CAG
3.1
3.1
0.1
0.1
-0.2
8
SP
3
1912
1914
MULT
3.1
-0.4
0.0
3.4
-0.0
9
SS
4
1909
1914
MULT
3.0
0.9
1.7
0.0
0.3
10
SP
4
1907
1915
LEL/CAG
2.3
0.0
-0.1
2.3
-0.0
11
SP
3
1910
1914
COG/NLG
2.2
-0.1
-0.1
2.4
-0.0
12
SS
4
1904
1914
MULT
2.2
1.9
0.0
0.0
0.3
13
3B
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
1.9
0.4
1.4
0.0
0.0
14
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
1.6
0.0
-0.0
1.6
-0.0
15
1B
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
1.6
1.8
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
16
RF
2
1912
1915
COG/CAG
1.6
1.0
0.3
0.3
-0.1
17
CF
3
1912
1914
MULT
1.5
1.4
0.2
0.0
-0.2
18
LF
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
1.4
0.1
1.4
0.0
-0.1
19
CF
2
1908-09
1913
FE/MOH
1.4
1.8
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
20
SP
1
1912
1912
SLS
1.3
-0.2
-0.0
1.5
-0.0
21
LF
4
1904
1907
MULT
1.3
1.9
-0.4
0.0
-0.2
22
RF
4
1907
1914
LEL/NLS
1.2
0.5
1.0
0.0
-0.2
23
3B
2
1906
1907
QG/BRG
1.2
0.6
0.4
0.0
0.2
24
C
2
1914
1915
CAG/NLG
1.1
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
25
3B
3
1912
1914
MULT
1.1
1.9
-1.0
0.0
0.2
26
SS
2
1912
1914
MULT
1.0
1.5
-0.5
0.0
0.1
27
3B
3
1910-11
1915
MULT
1.0
0.5
0.6
0.0
-0.1
28
C
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
1.0
0.4
0.5
0.0
0.1
29
2B
2
1907
1910-11
BRG/FE
1.0
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.0
30
SS
6
1906
1913
MULT
1.0
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.4
31
LF
11
1905
1921
MULT
0.9
1.6
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
32
SP
2
1920
1921
COG
0.9
0.6
-0.4
0.8
-0.1
33
C
1
1921
1921
COG
0.9
0.9
-0.2
0.0
0.1
34
C
3
1910-11
1914
MULT
0.8
0.5
0.3
0.0
0.0
35
SP
1
1921
1921
COG
0.8
0.1
-0.1
0.7
-0.0
36
SP
1
1912
1912
COG
0.8
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
37
C
6
1906
1913
MULT
0.8
-0.3
0.7
0.0
0.3
38
SP
2
1905
1907
LEL/BRG
0.7
-0.1
-0.1
1.0
-0.0
39
CF
2
1903
1906
LEL
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.0
40
RF
2
1903
1907
BRG/LEL
0.7
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.1
41
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
42
SP
1
1906
1906
LEL/QG
0.7
0.3
-0.0
0.4
-0.0
43
RF
2
1905
1906
LEL
0.6
0.6
0.1
0.0
-0.0
44
C
3
1908
1912
LEL/COG
0.6
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.1
45
3B
4
1917
1921
COG
0.6
1.5
-1.3
0.0
0.3
46
2B
2
1908-09
1912
FE/SLS
0.6
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.1
47
C
4
1907
1917
LEL/COG
0.5
0.6
-0.3
0.0
0.2
48
3B
1
1911
1911
COG
0.5
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.1
49
SS
4
1910
1914
COG/NLS
0.5
0.9
-0.5
0.0
0.1
50
CF
3
1905
1911
MULT
0.5
0.4
0.2
0.0
-0.1
51
C
1
1914
1914
NLG
0.5
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.0
52
3B
1
1913
1913
MOH
0.5
-0.0
0.5
0.0
0.1
53
SS
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
0.4
-0.1
0.4
0.0
0.2
54
CF
2
1912
1914
NLG/SLS
0.4
1.9
-1.3
0.0
-0.2
55
3B
1
1912
1912
COG
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
56
1B
3
1903
1906
LEL
0.4
0.2
0.3
0.0
-0.1
57
SS
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.4
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.1
58
1B
1
1921
1921
COG
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.0
-0.1
59
3B
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
60
LF
11
1903
1921
LEL/COG
0.4
0.5
0.4
0.0
-0.4
61
3B
2
1912
1914
COG/NLS
0.4
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.0
62
SS
1
1913
1913
MOH
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
63
SP
2
1912
1914
SLS/NLS
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.4
-0.0
64
SP
1
1904
1904
CXG
0.3
-0.1
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
65
SS
1
1920
1920
COG
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
66
SP
1
1906
1906
QG
0.2
0.2
0.1
-0.1
-0.0
67
C
1
1912
1912
COG
0.2
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
68
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
69
-
1
1917
1917
COG
0.2
-0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
70
SS
1
1914
1914
NLS
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
71
C
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.2
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.3
72
RP
1
1903
1903
LEL
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
73
SP
2
1912
1913
MULT
0.2
-0.2
-0.0
0.5
-0.0
74
RP
1
1906
1906
LEL
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
75
1B
1
1920
1920
COG
0.2
0.5
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
76
C
4
1904
1910-11
MULT
0.2
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.1
77
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
78
1B
3
1904
1913
MULT
0.2
0.4
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
79
SS
5
1903
1908
CXG/LEL
0.2
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
80
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
81
SS
1
1910
1910
COG
0.2
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
82
-
1
1906
1906
QG
0.1
-0.2
0.4
0.0
-0.0
83
C
1
1912
1912
COG
0.1
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
84
1B
2
1909
1910
COG/LEL
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
85
CF
3
1919
1921
COG
0.1
-0.4
0.7
0.0
-0.1
86
C
3
1912
1914
MULT
0.1
0.4
-0.5
0.0
0.2
87
SS
2
1905
1907
CXG/BRG
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.1
88
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
89
SS
1
1906
1906
LEL
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
90
C
1
1911
1911
COG
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
91
1B
2
1904
1905
CXG
0.1
0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
92
LF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.1
0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
93
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
94
CF
2
1907
1913
MOH/BRG
0.1
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.1
95
-
1
1919
1919
COG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
96
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.1
0.0
97
RP
1
1905
1905
CXG
0.1
0.1
0.1
-0.2
-0.0
98
SP
4
1913
1921
MULT
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
-0.0
99
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
100
1B
1
1914
1914
NLG
0.1
0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
101
RP
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
RP
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
104
C
1
1911
1911
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
RF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
106
2B
1
1921
1921
COG
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
107
LF
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
108
C
1
1920
1920
COG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
1B
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.0
0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
110
RF
1
1914
1914
NLG
-0.0
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
111
-
1
1913
1913
BRG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
112
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
113
RP
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
114
-
1
1917
1917
COG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
115
C
2
1920
1921
COG
-0.0
-0.9
0.7
0.0
0.2
116
LF
1
1914
1914
NLG
-0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
117
C
2
1903
1906
LEL
-0.0
0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.1
118
-
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
119
SS
1
1905
1905
CXG
-0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
120
CF
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
121
LF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
122
SP
2
1905
1906
LEL
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
123
2B
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
124
SS
1
1915
1915
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
125
LF
1
1906
1906
LEL
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
126
SP
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
127
C
1
1907
1907
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
128
-
1
1906
1906
QG
-0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
129
-
1
1910
1910
COG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
130
RP
1
1909
1909
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
131
LF
1
1906
1906
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
132
SP
1
1914
1914
NLG
-0.1
0.1
-0.0
-0.2
-0.0
133
SP
5
1906
1915
MULT
-0.1
1.3
-0.2
-1.1
-0.0
134
SP
1
1910
1910
COG
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
135
SS
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
136
2B
2
1913
1914
MOH/NLG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
137
-
1
1907
1907
BRG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
138
LF
1
1906
1906
LEL
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
139
-
1
1904
1904
CXG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
140
CF
1
1913
1913
MOH
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
141
-
1
1917
1917
COG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
142
RP
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
143
RP
1
1903
1903
LEL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
144
RP
1
1904
1904
CXG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
145
1B
3
1904
1907
CXG/BRG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
146
RF
1
1914
1914
NLS
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
-0.1
-0.0
147
3B
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
148
RP
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
149
LF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.2
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.1
150
3B
1
1903
1903
LEL
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
151
SS
2
1913
1914
MOH/NLS
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
152
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.2
0.2
0.0
-0.4
0.0
153
RF
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
154
-
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
155
-
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.2
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
156
2B
1
1913
1913
BRG
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
157
-
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
158
RP
1
1903
1903
LEL
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
159
LF
2
1913
1914
MULT
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
160
CF
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
161
C
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
-0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
162
1B
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.2
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
163
C
1
1912
1912
COG/SLS
-0.2
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
164
-
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
165
SP
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
166
-
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
167
SP
1
1912
1912
COG
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
168
LF
2
1919
1921
COG
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
169
2B
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
170
2B
1
1907
1907
BRG
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
171
RP
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
172
RP
2
1913
1914
MOH/NLS
-0.3
-0.1
-0.0
-0.2
-0.0
173
-
1
1914
1914
NLG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
174
2B
1
1903
1903
LEL
-0.3
0.0
-0.4
0.0
-0.0
175
RF
2
1904
1905
CXG
-0.3
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
176
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
177
SS
1
1913
1913
BRG
-0.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.1
178
C
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
179
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
180
3B
2
1905
1906
QG/LEL
-0.4
-0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.0
181
3B
1
1912
1912
COG
-0.5
-0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.1
182
1B
1
1912
1912
SLS
-0.5
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
183
2B
1
1911
1911
COG
-0.5
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.0
184
3B
2
1913
1914
NLG/MOH
-0.5
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.1
185
RF
2
1915
1920
CAG/COG
-0.5
0.3
-0.6
0.0
-0.2
186
SS
2
1906
1912
COG/LEL
-0.5
-0.0
-0.5
0.0
0.0
187
-
1
1913
1913
MOH
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
188
RF
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
189
-
1
1907
1907
BRG
-0.5
-0.2
0.4
-0.7
-0.0
190
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.6
-0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
191
RP
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
192
RF
1
1912
1912
SLS
-0.8
0.3
-0.5
-0.4
-0.1
193
SP
3
1908
1910
LEL/COG
-0.8
-0.2
0.0
-0.6
0.0
194
LF
4
1917
1921
COG
-0.8
0.5
-1.2
0.0
-0.1
195
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.8
-0.5
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
196
2B
4
1915
1921
COG/CAG
-0.8
0.5
-1.5
0.0
0.2
197
LF
2
1906
1913
QG/BRG
-1.0
-0.1
-0.4
-0.4
-0.1
198
CF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-1.0
-0.1
-0.3
-0.6
-0.0
199
2B
2
1906
1908-09
QG/FE
-1.1
-0.3
-0.8
0.0
-0.0
200
1B
7
1904
1912
MULT
-1.1
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.3
201
SP
5
1910
1921
CAG/COG
-1.2
0.8
-2.1
0.3
-0.1
202
2B
1
1920
1920
COG
-1.4
0.1
-1.6
0.0
0.1
203
RF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-1.5
0.0
-0.1
-1.5
-0.0
204
-
2
1919
1920
COG
-1.6
0.0
0.0
-1.6
0.0
205
RP
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-2.1
-0.3
-0.0
-1.8
-0.0
206
2B
5
1905
1910
MULT
-2.7
0.7
-2.7
-0.7
-0.0

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Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James