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Bucky WaltersTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1931-1950 MLB Years: 1931-1950
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion
PositionsP-428, 3B-184, 2B-16, OF-6Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Henry Walters
Height6-1Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 19,1909PlacePhiladelphia,Pennsylvania
Death DateApril 20,1991 [82.001]
High SchoolGermantown (Philadelphia,PA)
MLB DebutSeptember 18,1931 [22.152]
OrganizationsCIN [11] PHI [5] BSN [3] BOS [2] Awards1Awards Voting5-563
TBC Player ID19363Retrosheet IDwaltb102MLBAM ID123898
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Cincinnati Reds in 1942,1944-1945
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed51Power54Contact39XBH58RBIs42Runs57Hitting44Durability63Team.476Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1931Boston BravesNLMLBbsn-3b22938282000000300000.211.211.263.47410238.229.052.053.2160.007.890.000.000.0025.00
1932Boston BravesNLMLBbsn93b23227581431040021806000.187.208.253.46119483.246.066.093.2102.4121.699.000.000.0028.57
1933Boston Red SoxALMLBbos63b2452195275083428111924110000.256.326.390.7167615225.275.134.231.3338.4410.671.261.7848.7530.00
1934Boston Red SoxALMLBbos83b2523881019444180031200000.216.242.489.731431291.208.273.307.3163.3013.194.004.4022.0063.16
1934Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi353b25833003678203438101954230011.260.308.387.69511627324.306.127.193.3195.8616.672.841.2375.0034.62
1934Totals for MLB-MLB         1063884697247856102266230011.250.294.410.70415939415.283.160.219.3185.3015.903.001.9348.5040.21
1935Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi20p264996142421060091202002.250.314.292.606283107.286.042.135.2908.4111.211.330.000.0012.50
1936Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40p276412112291011160071503003.240.281.364.6454412131.267.124.182.2955.3411.452.140.76121.0041.38
1937Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40p28561371538601161051602003.277.303.343.646477144.308.066.109.2993.4711.113.200.69137.0018.42
1938Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi17p2915356102013101500001.286.306.429.73515336.310.143.200.3322.7813.895.002.7835.0030.00
1938Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin56p29366410910050071812001.141.236.156.39210174.196.015.125.2059.4624.322.570.000.0011.11
1934Totals for NL-NL         5199161930181082312002.192.259.253.512254110.240.061.152.2477.2720.912.880.9199.0021.05
1939Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p30401201639811161051215002.325.357.433.7905210131.355.108.158.3633.829.162.400.76120.0025.64
1940Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p31371171124301182041406001.205.231.256.487304127.225.051.103.2273.1511.023.500.79117.0016.67
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p323910662060090071304003.189.239.245.484266117.215.056.123.2325.9811.111.860.000.0030.00
1942Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p3340991324612130031302002.242.265.384.649389104.262.142.172.3032.8812.504.331.9249.5037.50
1943Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p3437901124711121061505001.267.313.400.713369101.311.133.211.3385.9414.852.500.9990.0037.50
1944Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p3537107930400130081805000.280.330.318.648344120.337.038.112.3116.6715.002.250.000.0013.33
1945Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p362461111430382031403002.230.266.426.69226667.250.196.279.3234.4820.904.674.4820.3342.86
1946Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p3724556720052041204001.127.186.164.3509263.163.037.145.1756.3519.053.000.000.0028.57
1947Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p38204531220040021302000.267.298.311.60914249.375.044.089.2874.0826.536.500.000.0016.67
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31p39715140002000200001.267.267.267.5344015.308.000.000.2510.0013.330.000.000.000.00
1950Boston BravesNLMLBbsn31p4112000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter71519662274779916232341211143035640034.243.286.344.6306771382149.277.101.165.0005.3014.102.661.0785.4828.93
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter34187997207423810580491442380014.235.277.317.59427953968.274.082.147.0005.0614.882.940.83109.8825.60
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2676898317940577930411022100020.260.303.363.66625052742.297.103.167.0005.5313.752.490.9498.4329.05
Boston Red Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter752833769127846112236110000.244.301.420.72111927316.255.176.254.0006.9611.391.642.5335.3839.13
Boston Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter32115102251040022106000.191.205.252.457296123.234.061.078.0001.6317.0710.500.000.0027.27
Average MLB - Per 162 games16244551108224553302669115008.243.286.344.63015331487.277.101.165.0005.3014.102.661.0785.4828.93

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1934Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35S/R25001.2921100107.08311270001.4310.291.292.579.003.50-3.83
1935Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi20ST26994.17242228220151.01688670968404001.5610.010.544.052.380.59.5004.65
1936Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40ST2711214.264033715430258.028414612211115667001.559.910.384.012.300.57.3444.64
1937Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40ST2814154.753734315310246.02921481301486874001.5310.670.513.143.181.01.4834.12
1938Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi17ST29485.2312120910082.2915348842282001.619.910.874.573.050.67.3335.03
1938Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin56S/R291163.692722511231168.01688169566659001.398.980.273.533.480.98.6473.71
1939Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST3027112.293936331220319.02509881151091378301.137.050.423.083.871.26.7113.75
1940Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST3122102.483636029300305.0241958419921153001.097.110.562.713.391.25.6883.80
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST3219152.833735227522302.02921089510881297001.268.700.302.623.841.47.5593.11
1942Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST3315142.663432221210253.2223101758731092001.177.910.282.593.871.49.5172.83
1943Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST3415153.543434021500246.0244105978109808101.438.910.293.982.920.73.5003.51
1944Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST352382.403432227621285.023392761087772001.127.360.322.752.430.89.7423.37
1945Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST3610102.682222012300168.01666250651453001.298.890.322.732.410.88.5003.38
1946Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST371072.562222010200151.01465543964602101.398.680.543.813.570.94.5883.63
1947Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31ST38885.75202005200122.013783781549430101.5210.111.113.613.170.88.5004.59
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31S/R39034.63752101035.0422518618191001.7110.801.544.634.891.06.0005.34
1950Boston BravesNLMLBbsn31Rel41004.5010100004.05220201001.7511.25--4.50--0.00-4.08
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter1981603.3042839830242421843102.22990134311391541121110763601.328.670.453.253.210.99.5531.01
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1601072.9331229616195321142354.2214290576611180687945601.258.180.423.083.361.09.599-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter38534.4811510213471070744.18434363714331322817001.5510.180.523.782.750.73.418-
Boston Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter004.5010100004.05220201001.7511.25--4.50--0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14113.303028217310220.021295811179784001.328.670.453.253.210.99.5601.01

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1931Boston BravesNLMLBbsn223B6--5131-1918.9473.00------966.73.9
1931Boston BravesNLMLBbsn222B3--29-211111.0003.67------933.31.9
1932Boston BravesNLMLBbsn233B22--1744686761.9102.77------22100.014.3
1933Boston Red SoxALMLBbos243B43--4284811134126.9402.93------5282.728.9
1933Boston Red SoxALMLBbos242B7--1623234139.9515.57------5213.54.7
1934Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi253B80--741361112221210.9502.63------8396.453.7
1934Boston Red SoxALMLBbos253B23--3354969687.9063.78------23100.015.1
1934Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi252B3--971-1716.9415.33------833.62.0
1934Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25P2-7-3-1331.0001.500.43-----832.41.3
1935Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26P24-151740-447471.0001.960.31-----4949.015.7
1935Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26OF5--71--881.0001.60------4910.23.3
1935Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi262B2--171-98.8894.00------494.11.3
1935Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi263B1---------------492.00.7
1936Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27P40-258159636114111.9742.780.43-----6462.526.0
1936Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi273B1---1--111.0001.00------641.60.6
1936Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi272B1---1--111.0001.00------641.60.6
1937Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28P37-246776178483.9882.240.34-----5666.124.2
1937Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi283B8--59-114141.0001.75------5614.35.2
1938Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29P27-168348125251.9811.890.30-----3675.018.0
1938Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29P12-82318132221.9551.750.26-----1580.08.0
1939Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30P39-31916772109593.9792.380.29-----4097.525.3
1940Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31P36-3051356477369.9451.920.23-----3797.323.5
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32P37-3021868268886.9772.320.28-----3994.924.0
1942Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33P34-2531360367673.9612.150.29-----4085.022.4
1942Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33OF1---------------402.50.7
1943Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34P34-2461949277068.9712.000.28-----3791.922.1
1944Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35P34-2851555-770701.0002.060.25-----3791.922.1
1945Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin36P22-168633134039.9751.770.23-----2491.714.3
1946Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37P22-1511037375047.9402.140.31-----2491.714.3
1947Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin38P20-1226191-2625.9621.250.20-----20100.013.0
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin39P7-35111--12121.0001.710.34-----7100.04.6
1950Boston BravesNLMLBbsn41P1-41---111.0001.000.25-----1100.00.6
MLB Totals for P - 16 season(s)-   P428-31021537462476923899.9742.100.29-----4280.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 7 season(s)-   3B184--1763413538552517.9372.81------1840.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 5 season(s)-   2B16--2847457975.9494.69------160.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF6--71--881.0001.33------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1931Boston BravesNLMLBbsn22---3-6-----
1932Boston BravesNLMLBbsn23-----22-----
1933Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24---7-43-----
1934Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi252--3-80-----
1934Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25-----23-----
1935Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2624--2-1---5-
1936Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2740--1-1-----
1937Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2837----8-----
1938Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2927----------
1938Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2912----------
1939Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3039----------
1940Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3136----------
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3237----------
1942Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3334--------1-
1943Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3434----------
1944Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3534----------
1945Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3622----------
1946Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3722----------
1947Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3820----------
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin397----------
1950Boston BravesNLMLBbsn411----------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1939Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB3023000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1940Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB3127221012000100000.286.286.8571.143627.200.571.5710.0014.290.0014.297.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs410221012000100000.200.200.600.8006210.125.400.4000.0010.000.0010.0010.00100.00

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1939Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB30024.9121011.01361601.2710.640.000.824.916.000.00.000
1940Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB31201.5022018.0836600.784.000.003.003.001.000.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs222.79404300029.021090712000.976.520.002.173.721.710.00.500

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin39Manager1536489.41827.07 
1949Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin40Manager1546292.40335.07 
1950Boston BravesNLMLBMLBbsn41Assistant Coach1548371.5398.04Billy Southworth
1951Boston BravesNLMLBMLBbsn42Assistant Coach1547678.49420.54Tommy Holmes,Billy Southworth
1952Boston BravesNLMLBMLBbsn43Assistant Coach1536489.41832.07Charlie Grimm,Tommy Holmes
1953Milwaukee BravesNLMLBMLBmlb44Assistant Coach1549262.59713.02Charlie Grimm
1954Milwaukee BravesNLMLBMLBmlb45Assistant Coach1548965.5788.03Charlie Grimm
1956New York GiantsNLMLBMLBny147Assistant Coach1546787.43526.06Bill Rigney
1957New York GiantsNLMLBMLBny148Assistant Coach1546985.44826.06Bill Rigney
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1939National League Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1950-08-22Released by Braves. 
1950-07-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1948-09-21Released by Reds. 
1938-06-13TradeTraded by Phillies to Reds for Al Hollingsworth, Spud Davis and Cash. 
1934-06-14Purchased by Phillies from Red Sox. 
1933-07-05Purchased by Red Sox from Mission (PCL). 
1932-12-15TradeTraded by Braves with Cash to Mission (PCL) for Al Wright and Dick Gyselman. 
1929-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.