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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
7.4
-0.6
0.0
8.0
0.0
2
SS
3
1919
1921
COG
4.3
3.2
0.0
0.6
0.5
3
SP
7
1904
1917
MULT
4.2
2.8
0.0
1.7
-0.2
4
CF
2
1910-11
1914
MULT
3.8
3.2
0.8
0.0
-0.2
5
C
5
1910
1917
MULT
3.6
3.1
0.4
0.0
0.1
6
3B
7
1903
1910
MULT
3.4
1.4
1.8
0.0
0.2
7
SP
3
1912
1914
MULT
3.1
-0.4
0.0
3.5
0.0
8
CF
3
1908
1915
CAG/LEL
2.9
3.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
9
SS
4
1909
1914
MULT
2.8
0.9
1.6
0.0
0.3
10
SP
4
1907
1915
LEL/CAG
2.2
0.0
0.0
2.3
0.0
11
SS
4
1904
1914
MULT
2.2
1.9
0.0
0.0
0.3
12
SP
3
1910
1914
NLG/COG
2.2
0.0
-0.1
2.4
0.0
13
3B
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
2.0
0.6
1.4
0.0
0.0
14
1B
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
1.9
2.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
15
LF
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
1.7
0.3
1.5
0.0
-0.1
16
CF
2
1908-09
1913
MOH/FE
1.7
2.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
17
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
1.6
0.0
0.0
1.6
0.0
18
RF
2
1912
1915
COG/CAG
1.5
1.1
0.3
0.3
-0.1
19
CF
3
1912
1914
MULT
1.4
1.4
0.2
0.0
-0.2
20
LF
4
1904
1907
MULT
1.3
1.9
-0.4
0.0
-0.2
21
SP
1
1912
1912
SLS
1.3
-0.2
0.0
1.5
0.0
22
3B
2
1906
1907
BRG/QG
1.2
0.6
0.4
0.0
0.2
23
RF
4
1907
1914
NLS/LEL
1.2
0.5
0.9
0.0
-0.2
24
3B
3
1912
1914
MULT
1.1
1.8
-0.9
0.0
0.2
25
C
2
1914
1915
NLG/CAG
1.1
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
26
SP
2
1920
1921
COG
1.1
0.6
-0.4
1.0
-0.1
27
SS
2
1912
1914
MULT
1.0
1.5
-0.5
0.0
0.1
28
3B
3
1910-11
1915
MULT
1.0
0.6
0.6
0.0
-0.1
29
2B
2
1907
1910-11
FE/BRG
0.9
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.0
30
C
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
0.9
0.4
0.5
0.0
0.1
31
SS
6
1906
1913
MULT
0.9
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.4
32
LF
11
1905
1921
MULT
0.9
1.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
33
C
1
1921
1921
COG
0.9
0.9
-0.2
0.0
0.1
34
SP
1
1921
1921
COG
0.8
0.1
-0.1
0.8
0.0
35
C
3
1910-11
1914
MULT
0.8
0.5
0.3
0.0
0.0
36
3B
4
1917
1921
COG
0.8
1.6
-1.2
0.0
0.3
37
SP
1
1912
1912
COG
0.7
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
38
SP
2
1905
1907
BRG/LEL
0.7
-0.1
-0.1
1.0
0.0
39
RF
2
1903
1907
BRG/LEL
0.7
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.1
40
CF
2
1903
1906
LEL
0.7
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
41
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
42
C
6
1906
1913
MULT
0.7
-0.3
0.6
0.0
0.3
43
2B
2
1908-09
1912
FE/SLS
0.7
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.2
44
SP
1
1906
1906
QG/LEL
0.7
0.3
0.0
0.4
0.0
45
RF
2
1905
1906
LEL
0.6
0.5
0.1
0.0
0.0
46
C
4
1907
1917
LEL/COG
0.6
0.6
-0.2
0.0
0.2
47
SS
4
1910
1914
COG/NLS
0.6
0.9
-0.4
0.0
0.1
48
CF
3
1905
1911
MULT
0.5
0.4
0.1
0.0
-0.1
49
CF
2
1912
1914
NLG/SLS
0.5
1.8
-1.2
0.0
-0.2
50
SS
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.1
51
3B
1
1911
1911
COG
0.5
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.1
52
C
3
1908
1912
LEL/COG
0.5
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.1
53
C
1
1914
1914
NLG
0.5
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.0
54
1B
1
1921
1921
COG
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.0
-0.1
55
3B
1
1913
1913
MOH
0.4
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.1
56
SS
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
0.4
-0.1
0.4
0.0
0.2
57
1B
3
1903
1906
LEL
0.4
0.2
0.3
0.0
-0.1
58
3B
2
1912
1914
COG/NLS
0.4
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.0
59
C
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.4
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.3
60
3B
1
1912
1912
COG
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
61
3B
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.4
0.2
0.2
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
LF
11
1903
1921
LEL/COG
0.3
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.4
65
SP
1
1904
1904
CXG
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
66
SS
1
1920
1920
COG
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
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
SP
1
1906
1906
QG
0.2
0.2
0.1
-0.1
0.0
70
SP
2
1912
1913
MULT
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.5
0.0
71
SS
1
1914
1914
NLS
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
72
-
1
1917
1917
COG
0.2
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
73
RP
1
1903
1903
LEL
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
74
CF
3
1919
1921
COG
0.2
-0.3
0.7
0.0
-0.1
75
1B
1
1920
1920
COG
0.2
0.5
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
76
1B
3
1904
1913
MULT
0.2
0.4
-0.2
0.0
0.0
77
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
78
RP
1
1906
1906
LEL
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
79
C
3
1912
1914
MULT
0.2
0.4
-0.4
0.0
0.2
80
SS
1
1910
1910
COG
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
81
1B
2
1909
1910
LEL/COG
0.2
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
82
C
1
1912
1912
COG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
83
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
84
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
85
SS
5
1903
1908
CXG/LEL
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
86
C
4
1904
1910-11
MULT
0.1
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.1
87
CF
2
1907
1913
BRG/MOH
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.1
88
-
1
1906
1906
QG
0.1
-0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
89
3B
2
1905
1907
CXG/BRG
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
90
SS
1
1906
1906
LEL
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
91
LF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
C
1
1911
1911
COG
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
93
SP
1
1909
1909
LEL
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
94
-
1
1919
1919
COG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
95
1B
2
1904
1905
CXG
0.1
0.4
-0.3
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
RP
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
99
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
100
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
101
RP
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
RF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
C
1
1911
1911
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
1B
1
1914
1914
NLG
0.0
0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
105
1B
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
0.0
0.1
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
SP
1
1921
1921
COG
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
109
SP
4
1913
1921
MULT
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
110
C
2
1920
1921
COG
0.0
-0.9
0.7
0.0
0.2
111
C
1
1920
1920
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
112
C
2
1903
1906
LEL
0.0
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
113
-
1
1913
1913
BRG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
115
RP
1
1921
1921
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
116
SS
1
1905
1905
CXG
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
117
-
1
1917
1917
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
118
RF
1
1914
1914
NLG
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
119
2B
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
120
LF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
121
-
1
1921
1921
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
122
CF
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
123
LF
1
1914
1914
NLG
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
124
SS
1
1915
1915
CAG
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
125
SP
2
1905
1906
LEL
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
126
-
1
1906
1906
QG
-0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
127
-
1
1907
1907
LEL
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
128
LF
1
1906
1906
LEL
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
129
-
1
1910
1910
COG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
130
SP
1
1914
1914
NLG
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
131
-
1
1906
1906
LEL
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
132
-
1
1907
1907
BRG
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
133
LF
1
1906
1906
LEL
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
134
SS
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
135
2B
2
1913
1914
NLG/MOH
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
136
CF
1
1913
1913
MOH
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
137
1B
3
1904
1907
CXG/BRG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
138
RP
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
139
-
1
1904
1904
CXG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
140
SP
1
1910
1910
COG
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
141
SP
5
1906
1915
MULT
-0.1
1.3
-0.2
-1.1
0.0
142
SP
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
143
-
1
1917
1917
COG
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
144
3B
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
145
RP
1
1903
1903
LEL
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
146
RP
1
1904
1904
CXG
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
147
LF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
148
RF
1
1914
1914
NLS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
149
SS
2
1913
1914
NLS/MOH
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
150
3B
1
1903
1903
LEL
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
151
RP
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
152
RF
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
153
2B
1
1913
1913
BRG
-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
-
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
157
1B
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
158
RP
1
1903
1903
LEL
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
159
CF
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
160
LF
2
1913
1914
MULT
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
161
SP
1
1908
1908
LEL
-0.2
0.3
0.0
-0.5
0.0
162
C
2
1908-09
1910-11
FE
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
163
C
1
1912
1912
SLS/COG
-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
-
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
166
2B
1
1907
1907
BRG
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.0
167
2B
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
168
2B
1
1903
1903
LEL
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.0
169
-
2
1919
1921
COG
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.0
170
RP
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
171
SP
1
1912
1912
COG
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
172
-
1
1914
1914
NLG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
173
RP
2
1913
1914
MOH/NLS
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
174
RF
2
1904
1905
CXG
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
175
3B
2
1905
1906
QG/LEL
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
176
SS
1
1913
1913
BRG
-0.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.1
177
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
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
1
1912
1912
COG
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.1
181
SS
2
1906
1912
COG/LEL
-0.4
0.0
-0.4
0.0
0.0
182
2B
1
1911
1911
COG
-0.5
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.0
183
RF
2
1915
1920
CAG/COG
-0.5
0.4
-0.6
0.0
-0.2
184
3B
2
1913
1914
MOH/NLG
-0.5
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.1
185
-
1
1913
1913
MOH
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
186
1B
1
1912
1912
SLS
-0.5
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
187
-
1
1921
1921
COG
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
188
-
1
1907
1907
BRG
-0.6
-0.2
0.3
-0.7
0.0
189
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
190
RP
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
191
LF
4
1917
1921
COG
-0.8
0.5
-1.2
0.0
-0.1
192
RF
2
1909
1912
SLS/LEL
-0.8
0.3
-0.5
-0.5
-0.1
193
2B
4
1915
1921
COG/CAG
-0.8
0.5
-1.5
0.0
0.2
194
-
1
1910-11
1910-11
FE
-0.8
-0.5
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
195
SP
3
1908
1910
LEL/COG
-0.8
-0.2
0.0
-0.6
0.0
196
LF
2
1906
1913
BRG/QG
-1.0
-0.1
-0.4
-0.4
-0.1
197
2B
2
1906
1908-09
QG/FE
-1.0
-0.3
-0.7
0.0
0.0
198
CF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-1.1
-0.1
-0.3
-0.6
0.0
199
SP
5
1910
1921
COG/CAG
-1.1
0.8
-2.0
0.3
-0.1
200
1B
7
1904
1912
MULT
-1.1
-0.6
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
201
2B
1
1920
1920
COG
-1.4
0.2
-1.6
0.0
0.1
202
RF
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-1.5
0.1
-0.1
-1.4
0.0
203
-
2
1919
1920
COG
-1.6
0.0
0.0
-1.6
0.0
204
RP
1
1908-09
1908-09
FE
-2.0
-0.3
0.0
-1.7
0.0
205
2B
5
1905
1910
MULT
-2.3
0.9
-2.5
-0.7
0.0

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

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