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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)

Bats: R
Throws: R
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• Buried: Lincoln Cemetery (Blue Island, IL)


All Teammate Team
Glossary

Left Field Yrs First Last
2
1908
1910
1.4
4
1904
1907
1.3
11
1905
1921
0.9
11
1903
1921
0.4
1
1908
1908
0.1
Center Field Yrs First Last
2
1910
1914
3.9
3
1908
1915
3.1
3
1912
1914
1.5
2
1908
1913
1.4
2
1903
1906
0.7

Right Field Yrs First Last
2
1912
1915
1.6
4
1907
1914
1.2
2
1903
1907
0.7
2
1905
1906
0.6
1
1908
1908
0.0
Shortstop Yrs First Last
3
1919
1921
4.2
4
1909
1914
3.0
4
1904
1914
2.2
2
1912
1914
1.0
6
1906
1913
1.0
Second Base Yrs First Last
2
1907
1910
1.0
2
1908
1912
0.6
1
1921
1921
0.0
1
1910
1910
-0.0
2
1913
1914
-0.1
Third Base Yrs First Last
7
1903
1910
3.5
1
1908
1908
1.9
2
1906
1907
1.2
3
1912
1914
1.1
3
1910
1915
1.0
First Base Yrs First Last
1
1908
1908
1.6
3
1903
1906
0.4
1
1921
1921
0.4
1
1920
1920
0.2
3
1904
1913
0.2
Manager Yrs First Last
Catcher Yrs First Last
5
1910
1917
3.5
2
1914
1915
1.1
1
1910
1910
1.0
1
1921
1921
0.9
3
1910
1914
0.8
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
17
1903
1921
12.9
2
1920
1921
6.9
7
1904
1917
4.0
3
1912
1914
3.1
4
1907
1915
2.3
3
1910
1914
2.2
1
1909
1909
1.6
1
1912
1912
1.3
2
1920
1921
0.9
1
1921
1921
0.8
1
1912
1912
0.8
2
1905
1907
0.7
1
1909
1909
0.7
1
1906
1906
0.7
2
1912
1914
0.3
1
1904
1904
0.3
1
1906
1906
0.2
1
1909
1909
0.2
2
1912
1913
0.2
1
1908
1908
0.2
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
1
1903
1903
0.2
1
1906
1906
0.2
1
1920
1920
0.2
1
1920
1920
0.1
1
1905
1905
0.1
1
1915
1915
0.0
1
1908
1908
0.0
1
1920
1920
0.0
1
1921
1921
-0.0
1
1909
1909
-0.1
1
1908
1908
-0.1
1
1903
1903
-0.1
1
1904
1904
-0.1
1
1908
1908
-0.2
1
1903
1903
-0.2
1
1910
1910
-0.3
2
1913
1914
-0.3
1
1910
1910
-0.7
1
1908
1908
-2.1

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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