Wally Berger
Walter Anton Berger
 
 
Born: October 10, 1905 in Chicago, IL
Died: November 30, 1988 - 83 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'2" Wt: 198
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Served in the Navy during World War II
- High School: Mission (San Francisco, CA)

Transactions

Date        
WAR
Transaction
11
14
1929
24.1
Traded
Los Angeles
BSN
0.0
42.0
36.5
6
15
1937
31.7
Traded
BSN
NY1
36.5
5.5
1.8
6
6
1938
32.7
Traded
NY1
CIN
38.4
3.7
3.4
5
10
1940
34.6
Released
CIN
41.8
0.3
5
15
1940
34.6
Signed as a Free Agent
PHI
41.8
0.2
0.3
7
5
1940
34.7
Released
PHI
41.8
0.0
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com



Trades


11 / 14 / 1929
Traded to Boston Braves
Los Angeles Receives
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RF
BSN
37.4
18.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
SP
BSN
34.9
1.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
$
BSN
Totals      
20.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Boston Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
CF
Los Angeles
24.1
0.0
42.0
36.5
4.2
Totals      
0.0
42.0
36.5
4.2
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.0
42.0
42.0
 
0.0
4.2
4.2
Los Angeles
42.0
0.0
-42.0
 
4.2
0.0
-4.2


6 / 15 / 1937
Traded to New York Giants
Boston Bees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
NY1
25.6
1.1
-2.6
-0.8
-0.6
$35,000
NY1
Totals      
1.1
-2.6
-0.8
-0.6
New York Giants Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
CF
BSN
31.7
36.5
5.5
1.8
1.9
Totals      
36.5
5.5
1.8
1.9
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-2.6
5.5
8.1
 
-0.6
1.9
2.5
5.5
-2.6
-8.1
 
1.9
-0.6
-2.5


6 / 6 / 1938
Traded to Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
CF
NY1
32.7
38.4
3.7
3.4
2.7
Totals      
38.4
3.7
3.4
2.7
New York Giants Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
2B
CIN
25.6
2.8
4.5
2.4
1.1
Totals      
2.8
4.5
2.4
1.1
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
3.7
4.5
0.8
 
2.7
1.1
-1.6
4.5
3.7
-0.8
 
1.1
2.7
1.6


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