Elmer Valo
Elmer William Valo
 
 
Born: March 5, 1921 in Ribnik, Czechoslovakia
Died: July 19, 1998 - 77 years old
Bats: L Throws: R Ht: 5'11" Wt: 190
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Philadelphia Athletics as an Amateur Free Agent in 1938
- Served in the Army during World War II
- High School: Palmerton (Palmerton, PA)

Comparison

Comparison
Right Fielders
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Hank Aaron
1954 - 1976
RF
142.4
Pl
Y
 
131.6
-4.8
0.0
-15.6
2 Mel Ott
1926 - 1947
RF
107.9
Pl
 
103.6
-6.0
0.0
-10.3
3 Al Kaline
1953 - 1974
RF
92.7
Pl
 
78.1
2.5
0.0
-12.1
4 Enos Slaughter
1938 - 1959
RF
55.1
Pl
WW2
 
53.8
-8.2
0.0
-9.5
5 Dixie Walker
1931 - 1949
RF
42.5
 
41.1
-5.8
0.0
-7.1
6 Bill Nicholson
1936 - 1953
RF
41.8
 
40.7
-6.0
0.0
-7.1
7 Tommy Henrich
1937 - 1950
RF
35.8
WW2
 
33.0
-2.5
0.0
-5.3
8 Carl Furillo
1946 - 1960
RF
35.0
WW2
 
31.1
-2.1
0.0
-6.0
9 Tommy Holmes
1942 - 1952
RF
34.5
 
30.8
-0.1
0.0
-3.9
10 Wally Moses
1935 - 1951
RF
33.2
 
29.6
-4.2
0.0
-7.7
11 Roy Cullenbine
1938 - 1947
RF
31.9
 
30.7
-4.0
0.0
-5.3
12 Elmer Valo
1940 - 1961
RF
28.4
WW2
 
28.3
-6.4
0.0
-6.5
13 Jackie Jensen
1950 - 1961
RF
27.6
 
25.3
-4.0
0.0
-6.4
14 Vic Wertz
1947 - 1963
RF
27.3
WW2
 
28.2
-9.1
0.0
-8.2
15 Hank Bauer
1948 - 1961
RF
26.5
WW2
 
23.8
-4.1
0.0
-6.8
16 Al Smith
1953 - 1964
RF
20.2
Y
 
25.1
-9.5
0.0
-4.6
17 Willard Marshall
1942 - 1955
RF
19.6
WW2
 
19.3
-4.5
0.0
-4.8
18 Wally Post
1949 - 1964
RF
18.3
 
18.6
-4.8
0.0
-4.4
19 Taffy Wright
1938 - 1949
RF
16.7
WW2
 
16.7
-4.2
0.0
-4.2
20 Wally Westlake
1947 - 1956
RF
15.1
WW2
 
14.8
-2.1
0.0
-2.4
21 Ron Northey
1942 - 1957
RF
14.9
WW2
 
19.1
-8.3
0.0
-4.0
22 Johnny Wyrostek
1942 - 1954
RF
11.9
WW2
 
13.5
-5.1
0.0
-3.5
23 Gene Hermanski
1943 - 1953
RF
10.7
WW2
 
9.6
-1.4
0.0
-2.6
24 Hank Edwards
1941 - 1953
RF
10.1
WW2
 
10.2
-2.5
0.0
-2.4
25 Walt Moryn
1954 - 1961
RF
10.0
WW2
 
9.6
-2.7
0.0
-3.0
26 Pat Mullin
1940 - 1953
RF
9.8
WW2
 
10.6
-3.7
0.0
-2.9
27 Cal Abrams
1949 - 1956
RF
8.5
WW2
 
8.8
-2.0
0.0
-1.7
28 Lee Walls
1952 - 1964
RF
7.9
 
8.4
-3.0
0.0
-2.4
29 Frank Baumholtz
1947 - 1957
RF
7.6
WW2
 
9.3
-4.3
0.0
-2.7
30 Dave Philley
1941 - 1962
RF
7.4
WW2
 
8.1
-6.5
0.0
-5.8
31 Jim Rivera
1952 - 1961
RF
6.9
 
5.9
-2.9
0.0
-4.0
32 Jim Lemon
1950 - 1963
RF
6.8
 
12.0
-9.8
0.0
-4.6
33 Al Zarilla
1943 - 1953
RF
6.2
WW2
 
8.6
-7.0
0.0
-4.6
34 Harry Simpson
1951 - 1959
RF
5.0
WW2
Y
 
5.8
-4.4
0.0
-3.6
35 Dick Kokos
1948 - 1954
RF
3.8
 
4.4
-2.7
0.0
-2.1
36 Don Mueller
1948 - 1959
RF
3.6
 
6.6
-7.4
0.0
-4.4
37 Joe Grace
1938 - 1947
RF
2.9
WW2
 
4.4
-3.2
0.0
-1.7
38 Jimmy Wasdell
1937 - 1947
RF
2.7
 
5.7
-6.5
0.0
-3.5
39 Hal Peck
1943 - 1949
RF
2.5
 
3.1
-2.0
0.0
-1.4
40 Lou Finney
1931 - 1947
RF
2.3
 
3.8
-6.0
0.0
-4.4
41 Mel Clark
1951 - 1957
RF
1.4
WW2
 
0.3
0.4
0.0
-0.7
42 Sam Mele
1947 - 1956
RF
1.3
WW2
 
4.1
-7.1
0.0
-4.3
43 Cliff Mapes
1948 - 1952
RF
1.2
WW2
 
2.3
-2.5
0.0
-1.4
44 Culley Rikard
1941 - 1947
RF
0.8
WW2
 
1.4
-0.9
0.0
-0.3
45 Ted Tappe
1950 - 1955
RF
0.6
 
0.6
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
46 Bill Renna
1953 - 1959
RF
0.4
WW2
 
0.8
-1.6
0.0
-1.2
47 Joe Frazier
1947 - 1956
RF
0.4
WW2
 
0.7
-0.6
0.0
-0.2
48 Tom Wright
1948 - 1956
RF
0.4
 
0.4
-1.0
0.0
-0.9
49 Grant Dunlap
1953 - 1953
RF
0.2
WW2
 
0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
50 Tom McBride
1943 - 1948
RF
0.2
 
0.6
-1.8
0.0
-1.4
 
  Elmer Valo
1940 - 1961
RF
28.4
WW2
 
28.3
-6.4
0.0
-6.5
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