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Full Name: Walter Dedaker Shaner Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/195 First Game: May 4, 1923
Birthdate: May 24, 1900 Final Game: June 14, 1929
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia MLB Experience: 4 years
Died: November 13, 1992
Deathplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Wally Shaner (Walter Dedaker Shaner) was born on May 24, 1900 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He made his Major League debut on May 4, 1923 for the Cleveland Indians. In 1926, his rookie year, he hit .283 with 0 home runs and 21 RBI. Shaner played for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 4 year career.

Hit 30 triples for the Lincoln Links in the Western League in 1925 - the second most in minor league history and third most in all of Organized Baseball. This feat tweaked the interest of the Sox and soon he was a regular at Fenway.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1923 CLE A 3 4 1 1 0 0 .250 .400 .250 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1926 BOS A 69 191 20 54 0 21 .283 .348 .366 12 2 17 13 2 2 1 0 0
1927 BOS A 122 406 54 111 3 49 .273 .311 .406 33 6 21 35 1 7 11 0 0
1929 CIN N 13 28 5 9 1 4 .321 .406 .429 0 0 4 5 0 0 1 0 0
Total NL 13 28 5 9 1 4 .321 .406 .429 0 0 4 5 0 0 1 0 0
Total AL 194 601 75 166 3 70 .276 .323 .393 45 8 39 49 3 9 12 0 0
Total 207 629 80 175 4 74 .278 .327 .394 45 8 43 54 3 9 13 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1923 CLE A OF 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1923 CLE A 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1926 BOS A OF 48 0 0 106 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1927 BOS A OF 108 0 0 220 13 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1927 BOS A 1B 1 0 0 11 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1929 CIN N OF 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1929 CIN N 1B 8 0 0 74 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 160 0 0 334 16 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 .959
Total 1B 9 0 0 85 4 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 .989
Total 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Selected by Cincinnati Reds from Chattanooga (Southern Association) in the Rule 5 major league draft (October 3, 1928).

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