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Full Name: Walter Allen Williams Primary Position: OF,RF,LF
Height/Weight: 5' 6"/165 First Game: April 21, 1964
Birthdate: December 19, 1943 Final Game: September 22, 1975
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas MLB Experience: 10 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Walt Williams (Walter Allen Williams) was born on December 19, 1943 in Brownwood, Texas. He made his Major League debut on April 21, 1964 for the Houston Colt .45s. In 1967, his rookie year, he hit .240 with 3 home runs and 15 RBI. Williams played for the Houston Colt .45s, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees over the course of his 10 year career.

Most people believe that Walt Williams's best season was 1969, when he hit for a .304 average.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1964 HOU N 10 9 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
1967 CHI A 104 275 35 66 3 15 .240 .289 .353 16 3 17 20 2 2 3 0 7
1968 CHI A 63 133 6 32 1 8 .241 .271 .308 6 0 4 17 2 2 0 1 4
1969 CHI A 135 471 59 143 3 32 .304 .343 .374 22 1 26 33 3 5 6 1 5
1970 CHI A 110 315 43 79 3 15 .251 .296 .343 18 1 19 30 2 2 3 0 5
1971 CHI A 114 361 43 106 8 35 .294 .344 .424 17 3 24 27 5 4 5 1 6
1972 CHI A 77 221 22 55 2 11 .249 .289 .317 7 1 13 20 0 1 6 1 3
1973 CLE A 104 350 43 101 8 38 .289 .316 .406 15 1 14 29 1 4 9 2 8
1974 NY A 43 53 5 6 0 3 .113 .127 .113 0 0 1 10 0 1 1 0 3
1975 NY A 82 185 27 52 5 16 .281 .320 .400 5 1 8 23 3 3 0 1 4
Total NL 10 9 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
Total AL 832 2364 283 640 33 173 .271 .311 .367 106 11 126 209 18 24 33 7 45
Total 842 2373 284 640 33 173 .270 .310 .365 106 11 126 211 18 25 34 7 45

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1964 HOU N OF 5 2 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1964 HOU N LF 5 2 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1967 CHI A OF 73 58 540.1 112 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1967 CHI A LF 58 42 407.1 89 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1967 CHI A RF 22 16 133 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CHI A OF 34 30 241 47 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CHI A RF 28 24 194 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CHI A LF 9 6 47 14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1969 CHI A OF 111 108 922 183 13 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1969 CHI A RF 84 78 651.1 133 10 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1969 CHI A LF 35 30 270.2 54 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1970 CHI A OF 79 65 596 119 12 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1970 CHI A CF 3 3 20 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1970 CHI A RF 64 56 506.2 96 11 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1970 CHI A LF 13 6 69.1 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 CHI A LF 35 29 265.1 58 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 CHI A OF 90 83 726.2 157 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 CHI A 3B 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 CHI A RF 62 54 461.1 101 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1972 CHI A RF 53 49 409 92 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1972 CHI A LF 5 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1972 CHI A OF 57 50 422 93 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1972 CHI A 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1973 CLE A OF 62 58 527 123 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1973 CLE A RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1973 CLE A LF 61 58 526 122 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1973 CLE A DH 26 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1974 NY A LF 13 1 44.1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1974 NY A OF 24 6 99.1 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1974 NY A DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1974 NY A RF 13 5 55 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1975 NY A CF 10 7 66.1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1975 NY A DH 18 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1975 NY A LF 8 5 53.2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1975 NY A RF 15 10 98 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1975 NY A 2B 6 0 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1975 NY A OF 31 22 218 55 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .982
Total 2B 6 0 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total DH 49 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 342 292 2509.1 512 34 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 .978
Total 3B 2 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total LF 242 180 1720.2 379 19 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .985
Total CF 13 10 86.1 26 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .963
Total OF 566 482 4316.1 913 52 19 12 0 0 0 0 0 .981

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Houston Colt .45s (1963).
  • Claimed on waivers by St. Louis Cardinals from Houston Colt .45s (May 26, 1964).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals with Don Dennis to Chicago White Sox in exchange for John Romano and Lee White (December 14, 1966).
  • Traded by Chicago White Sox to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Eddie Leon (October 19, 1972).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians with Rick Sawyer to New York Yankees as part of 3-team trade in which Detroit Tigers sent Jim Perry to Cleveland Indians; New York Yankees sent Jerry Moses to Detroit Tigers; and Detroit Tigers sent Ed Farmer to New York Yankees (March 19, 1974).
  • Released by New York Yankees (January 27, 1976).

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