Walker Cooper Stats

Walker Cooper was born on Friday, January 8, 1915, in Atherton, Missouri. Cooper was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 25, 1940, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Walker Cooper baseball stats page.

"When Big Coop was on your club, you didn't have to worry about squabbles with anybody else, because he was in all of them. He was the brawling type of fellow who comes to play, didn't ask for any quarter, and certainly didn't give any." - Teammate Stan Musial in The Cardinals Encyclopedia (Mike Eisenbath, Temple University Press, 05/14/1999, Page 158)
Walker Cooper

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Walker "Big Coop" Cooper Autograph on a 1979 TCMA (#69)

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Birth Name:
William Walker Cooper
Nickname:
Big Coop or Walk
Born On:
01-08-1915  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Atherton, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-11-1991 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Cemetery:
Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Arizona
High School:
Chrisman High School (Independence, MO)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
09-25-1940 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-20-1957
Draft:
Not Applicable
Walker Cooper

Walker Cooper Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Walker Cooper

Walker Cooper Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1940 25 Cardinals 6 19 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 2 - 2 0 - 0 0 .316 .381 .368
1941 26 Cardinals 68 200 19 49 9 1 1 0 20 13 - 14 2 - 0 7 .245 .291 .315
1942 27 Cardinals 125 438 58 123 32 7 7 0 65 29 - 29 6 - 1 18 .281 .327 .434
1943 28 Cardinals 122 449 52 143 30 4 9 1 81 19 - 19 6 - 2 13 .318 .349 .463
1944 29 Cardinals 112 397 56 126 25 5 13 0 72 20 - 19 8 - 1 15 .317 .352 .504
1945 30 Cardinals 4 18 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .389 .389 .389
1946 31 Giants 87 280 29 75 10 1 8 1 46 17 - 12 3 - 0 10 .268 .310 .396
1947 32 Giants 140 515 79 157 24 8 35 1 122 24 - 43 4 - 3 13 .305 .339 .586
1948 33 Giants 91 290 40 77 12 0 16 2 54 28 - 29 3 - 1 14 .266 .332 .472
1949 34 Giants 42 147 14 31 4 2 4 0 21 7 - 8 0 - 3 10 .211 .261 .347
1949 34 Reds 82 307 34 86 9 2 16 1 62 21 - 24 1 - 2 9 .280 .330 .479
1950 35 Reds 15 47 3 9 3 0 0 0 4 0 - 5 0 - 0 1 .191 .191 .255
1950 35 Braves 102 337 52 111 19 3 14 1 60 30 - 26 3 - 3 8 .329 .389 .528
1951 36 Braves 109 342 42 107 14 1 18 0 59 28 - 18 1 - 1 10 .313 .367 .518
1952 37 Braves 102 349 33 82 12 1 10 0 55 22 - 32 3 - 1 7 .235 .282 .361
1953 38 Braves 53 137 12 30 6 0 3 0 16 12 - 15 1 - 1 6 .219 .287 .328
1954 39 Pirates 14 15 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 2 - 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .294 .333
1954 39 Cubs 57 158 21 49 10 2 7 2 32 21 - 23 0 0 2 7 .310 .398 .532
1955 40 Cubs 54 111 11 31 8 1 7 0 15 6 1 19 1 0 1 3 .279 .322 .559
1956 41 Cardinals 40 68 5 18 5 1 2 0 14 3 1 8 1 0 0 2 .265 .296 .456
1957 42 Cardinals 48 78 7 21 5 1 3 0 10 5 1 10 1 1 0 6 .269 .310 .474
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 1,473 4,702 573 1,341 240 40 173 9 812 309 3 357 44 1 22 160 .285 .332 .464
Walker Cooper

Walker Cooper Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1940 Cardinals C 6 5 144 23 3.8 23 19 4 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 4.31
1941 Cardinals C 63 45 1,118 296 4.7 286 247 39 10 11 3 13 0 .966 6.91
1942 Cardinals C 115 105 2,769 598 5.2 581 519 62 17 6 8 21 0 .972 5.67
1943 Cardinals C 112 104 2,758 567 5.1 553 504 49 14 5 9 9 21 .975 5.41
1944 Cardinals C 97 91 2,336 492 5.1 482 442 40 10 7 4 21 0 .980 5.57
1945 Cardinals C 4 4 109 29 7.3 28 27 1 1 0 1 3 0 .966 6.94
1946 Giants C 73 67 1,567 324 4.4 315 277 38 9 3 3 23 5 .972 5.43
1947 Giants C 132 13 372 625 4.7 612 561 51 13 8 5 0 5 .979 44.42
1948 Giants C 79 75 1,736 335 4.2 328 307 21 7 3 4 20 9 .979 5.10
1949 Giants C 40 34 985 169 4.2 166 148 18 3 2 4 12 5 .982 4.55
1949 Reds C 77 74 1,871 367 4.8 359 316 43 8 3 11 16 19 .978 5.18
1950 Reds C 13 11 282 71 5.5 69 62 7 2 0 1 1 1 .972 6.61
1950 Braves C 88 88 2,218 445 5.1 433 386 47 12 9 5 25 22 .973 5.27
1951 Braves C 90 84 2,191 432 4.8 424 367 57 8 9 8 27 26 .981 5.23
1952 Braves C 89 87 2,260 480 5.4 472 417 55 8 8 5 21 24 .983 5.64
1953 Braves C 35 34 855 174 5.0 171 165 6 3 1 0 8 3 .983 5.40
1954 Pirates C 2 1 33 6 3.0 6 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.000 4.91
1954 Cubs C 48 43 1,101 226 4.7 221 190 31 5 4 4 16 8 .978 5.42
1955 Cubs C 31 21 602 103 3.3 99 88 11 4 1 1 10 4 .961 4.44
1956 Cardinals C 16 12 336 61 3.8 60 56 4 1 0 2 5 0 .984 4.82
1957 Cardinals C 13 12 305 70 5.4 67 62 5 3 0 1 2 1 .957 5.93
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 1,223 1,010 25,948 5,893 4.8 5,755 5,166 589 138 80 79 256 153 .977 5.99
18 Years 1,223 1,010 25,948 5,893 4.8 5,755 5,166 589 138 80 79 256 153 .977 5.99
Walker Cooper

Walker Cooper Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1940 Cardinals 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.5 9.5 - - -
1941 Cardinals 1 - - 5 0 n/a 200.0 14.3 10.0 - - -
1942 Cardinals 4 - - 10 0 n/a 62.6 15.1 6.7 - - -
1943 Cardinals 1 - - 10 0 n/a 49.9 23.6 5.5 - - -
1944 Cardinals 4 - - 16 0 n/a 30.5 20.9 5.5 - - -
1945 Cardinals 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 18.0 18.0 - - -
1946 Giants 0 - - 14 0 n/a 35.0 23.3 6.1 - - -
1947 Giants 2 - - 8 0 n/a 14.7 12.0 4.2 - - -
1948 Giants 1 - - 12 0 n/a 18.1 10.0 5.4 - - -
1949 Giants 0 - - 4 0 n/a 36.8 18.4 7.0 - - -
1949 Reds 0 - - 5 0 n/a 19.2 12.8 5.0 - - -
1950 Reds 0 - - 3 0 n/a 0.0 9.4 11.8 - - -
1950 Braves 1 - - 14 0 n/a 24.1 13.0 5.6 - - -
1951 Braves 1 1 .500 23 0 n/a 19.0 19.0 5.8 - - -
1952 Braves 1 0 1.000 15 0 n/a 34.9 10.9 6.3 - - -
1953 Braves 1 0 1.000 18 0 n/a 45.7 9.1 8.6 - - -
1954 Pirates 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 0.0 15.0 15.0 - - -
1954 Cubs 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 22.6 6.9 4.9 - - -
1955 Cubs 0 0 .000 29 0 n/a 15.9 5.8 7.4 - - -
1956 Cardinals 0 0 .000 25 0 n/a 34.0 8.5 4.9 - - -
1957 Cardinals 0 0 .000 36 0 n/a 26.0 7.8 7.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 18 1 .947 273 0 n/a 27.2 13.2 5.8 - - -
Walker Cooper

Walker Cooper Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1940 St. Louis Cardinals 17 Undetermined - -
1941 St. Louis Cardinals 15 Undetermined - -
1942 St. Louis Cardinals 15 Undetermined Stats Stats
1943 St. Louis Cardinals 15 Undetermined Stats Stats
1944 St. Louis Cardinals 15 Undetermined Stats Stats
1945 St. Louis Cardinals 15 $15,000.00 n/a -
1946 New York Giants 7 Undetermined Stats -
1947 New York Giants 5 $30,000.00 Stats -
1948 New York Giants 5 Undetermined Stats -
1949 New York Giants 7 Undetermined Stats -
1949 Cincinnati Reds 7 Undetermined Stats -
1950 Cincinnati Reds 7 Undetermined Stats -
1950 Boston Braves 39 Undetermined Stats -
1951 Boston Braves 39 Undetermined - -
1952 Boston Braves 39 Undetermined - -
1953 Milwaukee Braves 39 Undetermined - -
1954 Pittsburgh Pirates 23 , 28 Undetermined - -
1954 Chicago Cubs 25 Undetermined - -
1955 Chicago Cubs 25 Undetermined - -
1956 St. Louis Cardinals 30 Undetermined - -
1957 St. Louis Cardinals 30 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Walker Cooper is the only catcher who had ten or more RBIs in a single game - a feat rarer than a perfect game or four home run game ? Walk joined the "club" on July 6, 1949 , when he drove-in ten for Cincinnati (the only player on the list from the Reds ).

Did you know that during that same game, Walker had six-hits in the 9-inning game , just the third player in Cincinnati Reds history with a 6-hit game (joining Tony Cuccinello and Ernie Lombardi )?

Walker Cooper, 6-Hits in a Game
Walker Cooper 6-Hit Game ( Box Score ) | The Wilkes-Barre Record | July 7, 1949 | Page 18
Walker Cooper once set a home run record by hitting grand slams with five different teams, a Major League mark subsequently tied by Dave Kingman and Dave Winfield . An 18-year veteran who appeared in eight All-Star Games and was behind the plate in 1,223 games, Big Coop finished with 1,341 hits (more than Hall of Fame catchers Roger Bresnahan & Roy Campanella ), a .285 career batting average (higher than Hall of Fame catchers Johnny Bench , Roger Bresnahan , Roy Campanella , Gary Carter , Rick Ferrell , Carlton Fisk and Ray Schalk ), and 173 home runs (more than Hall of Fame catchers Roger Bresnahan , Mickey Cochrane , Buck Ewing , Rick Ferrell , and Ray Schalk ).

The Baseball Family Tree : Mort Cooper (1938 - 1949) is the brother of Walker Cooper, and , their father-in-law is Don Blasingame (1955 - 1966).

Last-Modified: July 18, 2018 3:07 AM EST

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