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Walker CooperTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1940-1957 MLB Years: 1940-1957
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PositionsC-1223Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Walker Cooper
Height6-3Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 8,1915PlaceAtherton,Missouri
Death DateApril 11,1991 [76.093]
High SchoolChrisman (Independence,MO)
MLB DebutSeptember 25,1940 [25.260]
OrganizationsSLN [8] NY1 [4] BSN [3] CIN [2] CHN [2] MLN [1] PIT [1] Awards0Awards Voting5-312
TBC Player ID10177Retrosheet IDcoopw102MLBAM ID112660
RelationshipsBrother of Mort Cooper
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed52Power84Contact52XBH80RBIs61Runs46Hitting76Durability53Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1940St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln17c25619361002102200000.316.381.368.7497121.353.052.211.3529.529.521.000.000.0016.67
1941St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln15c266820019499112010131402007.245.291.315.6066311215.259.070.140.2866.056.511.080.47200.0022.45
1942St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln15c2712543858123327765402929160018.281.327.434.76119046474.289.153.228.3566.126.121.001.4862.5737.40
1943St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln15c2812244952143304981101919260013.318.349.463.81220843476.318.145.189.3833.993.991.001.8949.8930.07
1944St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln15c29112397561262551372402019180015.317.352.504.85620043426.310.187.247.3964.694.460.953.0530.5434.13
1945St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln15c30418370001000100000.389.389.389.7787018.412.000.000.3700.005.560.000.000.000.00
1946New York GiantsNLMLBny17c31872802975101846001712030010.268.310.396.70611119300.258.128.189.3325.674.000.712.6735.0025.33
1947New York GiantsNLMLBny15c321405157915724835122202443340013.305.339.586.92530267546.279.281.332.4164.407.881.796.4114.7142.68
1948New York GiantsNLMLBny15c339129040771201654102829130014.266.332.472.80413728322.249.206.307.3698.709.011.044.9718.1336.36
1949New York GiantsNLMLBny17c34421471431424210078300010.211.261.347.6085110157.200.136.184.2834.465.101.142.5536.7532.26
1949Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin7c3482307348692166200212421009.280.330.479.80914727331.262.199.267.3706.347.251.144.8319.1931.40
1949Totals for NL-NL         124454481171342083002832510019.258.308.436.74419837488.241.178.240.3425.746.561.144.1022.7031.62
1950Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin7c351547393004000500001.191.191.255.44612347.214.064.064.2020.0010.640.000.000.0033.33
1950Boston BravesNLMLBbsn39c3510233752111193146010302633008.329.389.528.91717836373.327.199.291.4138.046.970.873.7524.0732.43
1950Totals for NL-NL         11738455120223146410303133009.313.367.495.86219039420.313.182.263.3897.147.381.033.3327.4332.50
1951Boston BravesNLMLBbsn39c36109342421071411859112818110010.313.367.518.88517733372.291.205.287.4007.534.840.644.8419.0030.84
1952Boston BravesNLMLBbsn39c371023493382121105510223213007.235.282.361.64312623375.235.126.192.2995.878.531.452.6734.9028.05
1953Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb39c385313712306031610121511006.219.287.328.615459151.227.109.204.2857.959.931.251.9945.6730.00
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23,28c391415032001002100001.200.294.333.6275217.214.133.267.29411.765.880.500.000.0066.67
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25c3957158214910273200212320007.310.398.532.9308419181.328.222.354.41911.6012.711.103.8722.5738.78
1954Totals for NL-NL         71173215212273300232420008.301.389.514.9038921198.317.213.347.40811.6212.121.043.5424.7140.38
1955Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25c40541111131817150061911013.279.322.559.8816216119.282.280.333.3825.0415.973.175.8815.8651.61
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30c41406851851214003801012.265.296.456.75231872.276.191.235.3254.1711.112.672.7834.0044.44
1957St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30c424878721513100051001116.269.310.474.78437985.273.205.269.3385.8811.762.003.5326.0042.86
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter14734702573134124040173812181309357224413160.285.332.464.79621804535078.280.179.248.0006.097.031.163.4127.1833.78
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter52516672034931071935265110911024241261.296.334.446.7807431611787.299.150.211.0005.095.711.121.9647.6332.66
New York Giants Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter36012321623405011632433076927100047.276.322.488.8106011241325.257.212.276.0005.746.941.214.7519.5636.47
Boston Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter313102812730045542174318076570025.292.346.468.814481921120.284.176.256.0007.146.790.953.7524.4830.67
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9735437951221666002129210010.268.313.449.76215930378.256.181.240.0005.567.671.384.2322.1331.58
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11126932801831447002742310110.297.368.543.91114635300.310.246.346.0009.0014.001.564.6719.2143.75
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5313712306031610121511006.219.287.328.615459151.227.109.204.0007.959.931.251.9945.6730.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1415032001002100001.200.294.333.6275217.214.133.267.00011.765.880.500.000.0066.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games162517631472641989203439250018.285.332.464.79624050558.280.179.248.0006.097.031.163.4127.1833.78

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1940St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25C6--194--23231.0003.83------6100.03.9
1941St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26C63--247391011296286.9664.54-----36892.641.2
1942St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27C115--51962176598581.9725.05-----812592.074.7
1943St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28C112--50449145567553.9754.94-----912291.872.7
1944St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29C97--44240107492482.9804.97-----411286.663.0
1945St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30C4--2711-2928.9667.00-----14100.02.6
1946New York GiantsNLMLBny131C73--2773893324315.9724.32-----38783.947.4
1947New York GiantsNLMLBny132C132--56151138625612.9794.64-----514094.385.7
1948New York GiantsNLMLBny133C79--3072173335328.9794.15-----49186.851.3
1949Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34C77--3164383367359.9784.66-----118293.950.0
1949New York GiantsNLMLBny134C40--1481832169166.9824.15-----44295.226.0
1950Boston BravesNLMLBbsn35C88--38647129445433.9734.92-----510286.357.1
1950Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35C13--6272-7169.9725.31-----11586.78.5
1951Boston BravesNLMLBbsn36C90--3675789432424.9814.71-----810982.658.4
1952Boston BravesNLMLBbsn37C89--4175588480472.9835.30-----510287.358.2
1953Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb38C35--165631174171.9834.89------5366.022.7
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn39C48--1903154226221.9784.60-----45784.231.2
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit39C2--6---661.0003.00------1414.31.3
1955Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40C31--88114110399.9613.19-----15457.420.3
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41C16--5641-6160.9843.75-----24040.010.4
1957St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42C13--6253-7067.9575.15-----14827.18.4
MLB Totals for C - 18 season(s)-   C1223--51665891388058935755.9774.71-----7912230.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1940St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25-6---------
1941St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26-63---------
1942St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27-115---------
1943St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28-112---------
1944St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29-97---------
1945St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30-4---------
1946New York GiantsNLMLBny131-73---------
1947New York GiantsNLMLBny132-132---------
1948New York GiantsNLMLBny133-79---------
1949Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34-77---------
1949New York GiantsNLMLBny134-40---------
1950Boston BravesNLMLBbsn35-88---------
1950Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35-13---------
1951Boston BravesNLMLBbsn36-90---------
1952Boston BravesNLMLBbsn37-89---------
1953Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb38-35---------
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn39-48---------
1954Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit39-2---------
1955Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40-31---------
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41-16---------
1957St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42-13---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1942St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB27521361004000100000.286.286.333.6197121.300.047.0480.004.760.000.000.0016.67
1943St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB28517150000000100000.294.294.294.5885017.313.000.0000.005.880.000.000.000.00
1944St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB29622172102003200000.318.400.500.90011325.350.182.31812.008.000.670.000.0042.86
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs16605183106003400000.300.333.383.71623463.321.083.1334.766.351.330.000.0022.22

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1957St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln42Assistant Coach1548767.5658.02Fred Hutchinson
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc145Assistant Coach1545896.37739.08Bob Elliott
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1957-10-15Released by Cardinals. 
1957-04-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1956-10-08Released by Cardinals. 
1955-12-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1955-12-14Released by Cubs. 
1954-05-19Claimed on waivers by Cubs from Pirates. 
1954-02-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1954-02-03Released by Braves. 
1950-05-10TradeTraded by Reds to Braves for Connie Ryan. 
1949-06-13TradeTraded by Giants to Reds for Ray Mueller. 
1946-01-05Purchased by Giants from Cardinals. 
1935-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
* 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.