Boom-Boom Beck Stats

Boom- Beck was born on Sunday, October 16, 1904, in Decatur, Illinois. Beck was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 22, 1924, with the St. Louis Browns. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive - Beck baseball stats page.

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"One day in Philadelphia in tiny old Baker Bowl, where Casey ( Stengel ) had once played right field for the Phillies in front of that high tin fence, the Dodger manager went out to the mound to remove the pitcher, a burly right-hander who was then generally known as Walter Beck. In right field for the Dodgers that afternoon was Hack Wilson , who after several years of starring and drinking with the Cubs had been traded in 1932 to Brooklyn, where after one good season he mostly concentrated on drinking... Hack was exhausted from chasing baseballs hit by the Phils off the tin fence behind him, and...leaned over with his hands on his knees, his head down, his eyes closed. On the mound Beck argued with Stengel . He didn't want to be taken out...'No!' said the pitcher and turned and flung (the ball) into right field, over Wilson's head and against the tin wall. The startled Wilson, his head still down, heard it boom against the tin, thought it was another base hit and leaped into action. He raced back, fielded the ball off the wall, turned and threw a perfect strike into second base. Walter Beck was Boom-Boom Beck after that." - Author Robert W. Creamer in Stengel: His Life and Times (Simon and Schuster, 1984)

Boom-Boom Beck

Boom Boom Beck Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats Baseball Card (#310)

Boom Boom Beck Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats Baseball Card (#310)

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Birth Name:
Walter William Beck
Nickname:
Boom-Boom or Elmer The Great
Born On:
10-16-1904  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Decatur, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-07-1987 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Champaign, Illinois
Cemetery:
Lutheran Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
09-22-1924 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-26-1945
Draft:
Not Applicable

Boom-Boom Beck

Boom-Boom Beck Pitching Stats

1924 20 Browns 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 5 2 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
1927 23 Browns 3 1 0 1 0 1.000 5.56 1 0 0 11.1 53 15 7 8 0 5 - 6 0 1 0 -
1928 24 Browns 16 4 7 2 3 .400 4.41 2 0 0 49.0 222 52 24 29 4 20 - 17 0 4 0 -
1933 29 Dodgers 43 35 7 12 20 .375 3.54 15 3 1 257.0 1,114 270 101 128 9 69 - 89 2 11 1 -
1934 30 Dodgers 22 9 6 2 6 .250 7.42 2 0 0 57.0 278 72 47 50 6 32 - 24 3 5 0 -
1939 35 Phillies 34 16 13 7 14 .333 4.73 12 0 3 182.2 812 203 96 104 11 64 - 77 1 3 0 -
1940 36 Phillies 29 15 10 4 9 .308 4.31 4 0 0 129.1 574 147 62 69 13 41 - 38 1 9 0 -
1941 37 Phillies 34 7 14 1 9 .100 4.63 2 0 0 95.1 421 104 49 52 8 35 - 34 2 2 0 -
1942 38 Phillies 26 1 12 0 1 .000 4.75 0 0 0 53.0 236 69 28 30 4 17 - 10 0 1 0 -
1943 39 Phillies 4 0 3 0 0 .000 9.88 0 0 0 13.2 68 24 15 15 1 5 - 3 0 2 0 -
1944 40 Tigers 28 2 15 1 2 .333 3.89 0 0 1 74.0 318 67 32 36 5 27 - 25 1 3 0 -
1945 41 Reds 11 5 4 2 4 .333 3.40 2 0 1 47.2 196 42 18 21 0 12 - 9 0 1 0 -
1945 41 Pirates 14 5 2 6 1 .857 2.14 4 0 0 63.0 248 54 15 19 2 14 - 20 0 0 0 -
12 Years 265 100 94 38 69 .355 4.30 44 3 6 1,034.0 4,545 1,121 494 561 63 342 - 352 10 42 1 -

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Boom-Boom Beck Hitting Stats

1924 20 Browns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1927 23 Browns 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 - 0 - .250 .250 .250
1928 24 Browns 16 14 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 0 - 0 - .429 .429 .429
1933 29 Dodgers 43 95 5 18 5 0 0 0 6 1 - 22 2 - 0 3 .189 .198 .242
1934 30 Dodgers 22 17 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 1 - 0 2 .235 .278 .294
1939 35 Phillies 34 68 3 9 3 0 0 0 3 1 - 6 4 - 0 4 .132 .145 .176
1940 36 Phillies 29 36 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 3 - 0 3 .056 .056 .083
1941 37 Phillies 34 25 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 1 - 0 0 .120 .120 .120
1942 38 Phillies 27 12 2 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .333 .333 .417
1943 39 Phillies 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .500 .500 .500
1944 40 Tigers 28 22 3 7 3 0 0 0 3 0 - 2 1 - 0 1 .318 .318 .455
1945 41 Reds 11 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 - 0 0 .214 .214 .214
1945 41 Pirates 14 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 3 5 - 0 0 .125 .176 .125
12 Years 266 327 17 61 14 0 0 0 20 4 - 46 19 - 0 13 .187 .196 .229

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Boom-Boom Beck Fielding Stats

1924 Browns P 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1927 Browns P 3 1 34 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1928 Browns P 16 4 147 12 0.8 11 0 11 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.02
1933 Dodgers P 43 35 771 67 1.6 64 12 52 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.24
1934 Dodgers P 22 9 171 19 0.9 19 2 17 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1939 Phillies P 34 16 548 51 1.5 45 8 37 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .882 2.22
1940 Phillies P 29 15 388 45 1.6 42 10 32 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.92
1941 Phillies P 34 7 286 10 0.3 9 3 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 0.85
1942 Phillies P 26 1 159 13 0.5 12 3 9 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.04
1943 Phillies P 4 0 41 4 1.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.63
1944 Tigers P 28 2 222 7 0.3 6 0 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.73
1945 Reds P 11 5 143 12 1.1 12 2 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.27
1945 Pirates P 14 5 189 13 0.9 13 2 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
P Totals 265 100 3,102 256 1.0 240 47 193 16 12 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.09
12 Years 265 100 3,102 256 1.0 240 47 193 16 12 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.09

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Boom- Beck Miscellaneous Stats

1924 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 9.00
1927 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 4.0 1.20 4.76 3.97
1928 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 14.0 0.85 3.12 3.67
1933 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 15.8 1.29 3.12 2.42
1934 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.0 0.0 0.75 3.79 5.05
1939 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.3 22.7 1.20 3.79 3.15
1940 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.2 0.0 0.93 2.64 2.85
1941 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.3 25.0 0.97 3.21 3.30
1942 Phillies 0 - - 1 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.59 1.70 2.89
1943 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 4.0 0.60 1.98 3.29
1944 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.0 7.3 0.93 3.04 3.28
1945 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.75 1.70 2.27
1945 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 16.0 1.43 2.86 2.00
12 Years 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 7.1 16.4 1.03 3.06 2.98

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Boom- Beck Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1924 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1927 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1928 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1933 Brooklyn Dodgers 30 Undetermined - -
1934 Brooklyn Dodgers 30 Undetermined - -
1939 Philadelphia Phillies 15 Undetermined - -
1940 Philadelphia Phillies 15 Undetermined - -
1941 Philadelphia Phillies 15 Undetermined - -
1942 Philadelphia Phillies 11 , 10 Undetermined - -
1943 Philadelphia Phillies 15 Undetermined - -
1944 Detroit Tigers 23 Undetermined - -
1945 Cincinnati Reds 41 Undetermined n/a -
1945 Pittsburgh Pirates 20 Undetermined n/a -
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