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Full Name: Walter Dropo Primary Position: 1B
Height/Weight: 6' 5"/220 First Game: April 19, 1949
Birthdate: January 30, 1923 Final Game: May 17, 1961
Birthplace: Moosup, Connecticut MLB Experience: 13 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Walt Dropo (Walter Dropo) was born on January 30, 1923 in Moosup, Connecticut. He made his Major League debut on April 19, 1949 for the Boston Red Sox. In 1950, his rookie year, he hit .322 with 34 home runs and 144 RBI. Dropo played for the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles over the course of his 13 year career.

Most people believe that Walt Dropo's best season was 1950, when he slugged 34 home runs, hit for a .322 average and knocked in 144 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1949 BOS A 11 41 3 6 0 1 .146 .205 .195 2 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 2
1950 BOS A 136 559 101 180 34 144 .322 .378 .583 28 8 45 75 5 0 0 0 16
1951 BOS A 99 360 37 86 11 57 .239 .312 .369 14 0 38 52 0 0 0 0 16
1952 DET A 115 459 56 128 23 70 .279 .320 .479 17 3 26 63 2 1 2 0 17
1952 BOS A 37 132 13 35 6 27 .265 .331 .470 7 1 11 22 2 0 0 0 9
1952 TOT A 152 591 69 163 29 97 .276 .323 .477 24 4 37 85 4 1 2 0 26
1953 DET A 152 606 61 150 13 96 .248 .289 .371 30 3 29 69 6 4 2 0 22
1954 DET A 107 320 27 90 4 44 .281 .328 .375 14 2 24 41 0 6 0 0 13
1955 CHI A 141 453 55 127 19 79 .280 .343 .448 15 2 42 71 2 3 0 8 15
1956 CHI A 125 361 42 96 8 52 .266 .334 .374 13 1 37 51 3 5 1 2 15
1957 CHI A 93 223 24 57 13 49 .256 .300 .439 2 0 16 40 0 1 0 2 10
1958 CIN N 63 162 18 47 7 31 .290 .335 .488 7 2 12 31 1 0 0 0 7
1958 CHI A 28 52 3 10 2 8 .192 .271 .327 1 0 5 11 1 0 0 0 3
1958 Total 91 214 21 57 9 39 .266 .319 .449 8 2 17 42 2 0 0 0 10
1959 CIN N 26 39 4 4 1 2 .103 .205 .205 1 0 4 7 1 0 0 0 3
1959 BAL A 62 151 17 42 6 21 .278 .329 .457 9 0 12 20 0 2 0 0 6
1959 Total 88 190 21 46 7 23 .242 .303 .405 10 0 16 27 1 2 0 0 9
1960 BAL A 79 179 16 48 4 21 .268 .343 .380 8 0 20 19 1 0 0 0 9
1961 BAL A 14 27 1 7 1 2 .259 .355 .370 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 3
Total NL 89 201 22 51 8 33 .254 .309 .433 8 2 16 38 2 0 0 0 10
Total AL 1199 3923 456 1062 144 671 .271 .326 .432 160 20 312 544 22 22 5 12 156
Total 1288 4124 478 1113 152 704 .270 .326 .432 168 22 328 582 24 22 5 12 166

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1949 BOS A 1B 11 0 0 103 4 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 BOS A 1B 134 0 0 1142 77 15 147 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1951 BOS A 1B 93 0 0 878 63 12 91 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1952 DET A 1B 115 0 0 1005 78 12 104 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1952 BOS A 1B 35 0 0 319 21 2 31 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1952 TOT A 1B 150 0 0 1324 99 14 135 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1953 DET A 1B 150 0 0 1260 127 14 121 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1954 DET A 1B 95 0 0 681 54 3 60 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1955 CHI A 1B 140 0 0 1101 62 6 104 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1956 CHI A 1B 117 0 0 855 50 6 95 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1957 CHI A 1B 69 50 466.1 483 39 7 49 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1958 CIN N 1B 43 37 322 300 27 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1958 CHI A 1B 16 12 99.1 98 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1958 Total 1B 59 49 421.1 398 35 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1959 CIN N 1B 23 9 104.1 103 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1959 BAL A 1B 54 37 355 386 18 4 42 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1959 BAL A 3B 2 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1959 Total 1B 77 46 459.1 489 29 4 53 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1960 BAL A 3B 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1960 BAL A 1B 67 56 414.2 397 27 3 50 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1961 BAL A 1B 12 9 69.2 62 6 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 3 0 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 1174 210 1831.1 9173 672 84 968 0 0 0 0 0 .992

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Boston Red Sox (1947).
  • Traded by Boston Red Sox with Bill Wight, Fred Hatfield, Johnny Pesky and Don Lenhardt to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Dizzy Trout, George Kell, Johnny Lipon and Hoot Evers (June 3, 1952).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers with Bob Nieman and Ted Gray to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Leo Cristante, Ferris Fain and Jack Phillips (December 6, 1954).
  • Claimed on waivers by Cincinnati Reds from Chicago White Sox (June 24, 1958).
  • Traded by Cincinnati Reds to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Whitey Lockman (June 23, 1959).
  • Released by Baltimore Orioles (May 24, 1961).

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