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Walter Schmidt
Full Name: Walter Joseph Schmidt
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-9 Weight: 159 lbs.
Born: Mar 20, 1887 in Coal Hill, AK
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Major League Debut: April 13, 1916
Died: Jul 4, 1973 Modesto, CA

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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
  BATTING
Year Team Avg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
1916 PIT .190 64 184 16 35 1 2 2 15 10 13 -- .250 --
1917 PIT .246 72 183 9 45 7 0 0 17 11 11 -- .284 --
1918 PIT .238 105 323 31 77 6 3 0 27 17 19 -- .276 --
1919 PIT .251 85 267 23 67 9 2 0 29 23 9 -- .300 --
1920 PIT .277 94 310 22 86 8 4 0 20 24 15 -- .329 --
1921 PIT .282 114 393 30 111 9 3 0 38 12 13 -- .321 --
1922 PIT .329 40 152 21 50 11 1 0 22 1 5 -- .414 --
1923 PIT .248 97 335 39 83 7 2 0 37 22 12 -- .281 --
1924 PIT .243 58 177 16 43 3 2 1 20 13 5 -- .299 --
1925 STL .253 37 87 9 22 2 1 0 9 4 3 -- .299 --
  AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
Totals .257 766 2411 216 619 63 20 3 234 137 105 .000 .303 .000


  BATTING BASERUNNING MISC
Year Team HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1916 PIT 1 0 46 0 7 0 3 0 .000 92.0 14.2
1917 PIT 2 0 52 0 6 0 4 0 .000 0.0 16.6
1918 PIT 2 0 89 0 14 0 7 0 .000 0.0 17.0
1919 PIT 0 0 80 0 9 0 5 0 .000 0.0 29.7
1920 PIT 4 0 102 0 10 0 9 3 .750 0.0 20.7
1921 PIT 2 0 126 0 10 0 10 6 .625 0.0 30.2
1922 PIT 0 0 63 0 3 0 2 1 .667 0.0 30.4
1923 PIT 3 0 94 0 5 0 10 5 .667 0.0 27.9
1924 PIT 0 0 53 0 4 0 6 1 .857 177.0 35.4
1925 STL 1 0 26 0 4 0 1 0 1.000 0.0 29.0
  HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
Totals 15 0 731 0 72 0 57 16 .781 803.7 23.0


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Team POS G PO A E DP FPCT
1916 PIT C 57 232 88 8 6 .976
1917 PIT C 61 229 84 7 9 .978
1918 PIT C 104 373 153 10 19 .981
1919 PIT C 85 315 110 8 8 .982
1920 PIT C 92 323 109 13 10 .971
1921 PIT C 111 438 120 8 15 .986
1922 PIT C 40 159 22 1 1 .995
1923 PIT C 96 279 88 7 10 .981
1924 PIT C 57 166 51 3 6 .986
1925 STL C 31 84 33 4 2 .967
  G PO A E DP FPCT
Totals 734 2598 858 69 86 .980



The younger brother of Boss Schmidt, who caught for Detroit from 1906 through 1911, Walter was a light-hitting, platooned Pirate catcher for nine seasons and finished his career with St. Louis in 1925. He had to buy his release from San Francisco (Pacific Coast League) to sign with Pittsburgh. In 1921 Walter led all National League catchers in Fielding Percentage with a .986 average in his 111 games behind the plate.