Wally Schang

Catcher

1913—1931

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#32

Player Detail

Walter Henry
GIVEN NAME
Schang
SURNAME
August 22, 1889, in South Wales, NY
BORN
March 6, 1965, in St. Louis, MO, USA
DIED
1913—1931
Playing Career
Played from 23-41
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
St. Louis Browns
Detroit Tigers
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia A's
PRIMARY TEAM
1913, 1918, 1923
World Series titles
Woolly Wally
NICKNAME
8
UNIFORM NUMBER
#7 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
May 9, 1913
Major League Debut
June 22, 1931
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Wally Schang?

Fine catcher; last regular player to wear a mustache until the 1970s.

60

HITTING

40

POWER

40

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
After he shaved his facial hair in 1914, Wally Schang was the last major leaguer to sport a mustache in the regular season until 1972.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1842
1506
59
705
.284

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1919 Red Sox

29 Years Old

.306
AVG
0
HR
52
RBI
43
RUNS
.436
OBP
101
HITS
16
2B
3
3B
.373
SLG
71
BB
15
SB
4.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.284
.393
.401

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.794
.675
117.6

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
36.5
43.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Wally Schang Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Schang
496
141
72
25
8
6
66
79
54
11
199
230
.284
.393
.401
794
AVG C
526
137
55
23
5
3
67
54
47
7
179
195
.260
.334
.341
.675

Wally Schang Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
32
14
24
19
21
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
13
29
39
47
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Wally Schang PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
47.9
25.2
17.5
12.3
4.21
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Wally Schang
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
237.0
124.5
85.5
58.9
20.8
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Wally Schang
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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