Wally Post Stats

Wally Post was born on Tuesday, July 9, 1929, in St. Wendelin, Ohio. Post was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 18, 1949, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 Wally Post baseball stats page.

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"Only 10 players bested Wally Post's 172 home runs while wearing a Reds uniform. While these men might have exceeded his raw total, it is doubtful that any of them hit home runs harder or farther than Post, the pride of St. Henry, Ohio. Post was often described as the 'best dressed Red ' thanks to all of the free suits he acquired by virtue of his long home runs that hit the famous Hit Sign Win Suit billboard located atop the The Laundry building that loomed across the street from Crosley Field's left field wall. It is also believed that Post may have hit one of the longest home runs ever when he smashed a ball off the scoreboard clock at old Busch Stadium in St. Louis in 1961. Many longtime baseball observers who saw the shot described it as the longest they had ever witnessed. Post's teammate, Jay Hook , an erstwhile engineering student, calculated the distance the ball would have traveled if its flight had not been interrupted by the clock and concluded that the ball would have come to rest some 569 feet from its point of departure. Then there was the time in 1957 that Post, in batting practice, sent a ball through the new scoreboard at Crosley Field just as the scoreboard's designer was touting its indestructibility to Reds General Manager Gabe Paul." - Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame (Class of 1965, Cincinnati Reds, Source )

Wally Post

Wally Post Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#129)

Wally Post Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#129)

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Birth Name:
Walter Charles Post
Nickname:
Wally
Born On:
07-09-1929  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Wendelin, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-06-1982 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
St. Henry, Ohio
Cemetery:
St. Henry Church Cemetery, St. Henry, Ohio
High School:
St. Henry High School (St. Wendelin, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
203
First Game:
09-18-1949 (Age 20)
Last Game:
05-09-1964
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Wally Post Pitching Stats

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Wally Post Hitting Stats

1949 20 Reds 6 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 0 - 0 1 .250 .250 .250
1951 22 Reds 15 41 6 9 3 0 1 0 7 3 - 4 0 - 0 2 .220 .273 .366
1952 23 Reds 19 58 5 9 1 0 2 0 7 4 - 20 0 - 1 1 .155 .222 .276
1953 24 Redlegs 11 33 3 8 1 0 1 0 4 4 - 6 0 - 0 2 .242 .324 .364
1954 25 Redlegs 130 451 46 115 21 3 18 0 83 26 - 70 0 5 3 10 .255 .297 .435
1955 26 Redlegs 154 601 116 186 33 3 40 0 109 60 5 102 2 3 2 15 .309 .372 .574
1956 27 Redlegs 143 539 94 134 25 3 36 1 83 37 2 124 4 2 4 10 .249 .301 .506
1957 28 Redlegs 134 467 68 114 26 2 20 2 74 33 5 84 1 6 0 12 .244 .291 .437
1958 29 Phillies 110 379 51 107 21 3 12 1 62 32 5 74 2 4 3 3 .282 .340 .449
1959 30 Phillies 132 468 62 119 17 6 22 0 94 36 4 101 0 3 3 7 .254 .310 .457
1960 31 Phillies 34 84 11 24 6 1 2 0 12 9 1 24 0 1 0 1 .286 .351 .452
1960 31 Reds 77 249 36 70 14 0 17 0 38 28 3 51 0 3 0 11 .281 .350 .542
1961 32 Reds 99 282 44 83 16 3 20 0 57 22 1 61 0 1 1 7 .294 .346 .585
1962 33 Reds 109 285 43 75 10 3 17 0 62 32 2 67 1 1 2 8 .263 .341 .498
1963 34 Reds 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .125 .000
1963 34 Twins 21 47 6 9 0 1 2 0 6 2 0 17 0 0 0 1 .191 .224 .362
1964 35 Indians 5 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .273 .000
15 Years 1,204 4,007 594 1,064 194 28 210 4 699 331 28 813 10 29 20 93 .266 .323 .485

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Wally Post Fielding Stats

1949 Reds CF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1949 Reds LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1949 Reds RF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1951 Reds CF 9 9 261 27 3.0 26 25 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.69
1952 Reds CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1952 Reds LF 15 15 405 38 2.5 38 37 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.53
1953 Redlegs CF 5 5 120 16 3.2 15 15 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 3.38
1953 Redlegs RF 6 5 99 9 1.5 9 7 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1954 Redlegs CF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1954 Redlegs RF 115 112 2,973 255 2.2 244 229 15 11 2 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.22
1955 Redlegs RF 154 154 459 320 2.1 313 299 14 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 18.41
1956 Redlegs LF 1 0 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1956 Redlegs RF 136 133 3,579 310 2.3 300 285 15 10 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.26
1957 Redlegs RF 126 108 3,015 270 2.1 266 255 11 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.38
1958 Phillies LF 2 2 45 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1958 Phillies RF 90 88 2,367 199 2.2 189 177 12 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.16
1959 Phillies LF 4 4 96 9 2.3 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.53
1959 Phillies RF 116 116 2,997 226 1.9 224 213 11 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.02
1960 Reds LF 42 36 1,023 84 2.0 83 79 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.19
1960 Phillies LF 18 15 357 35 1.9 35 34 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
1960 Reds RF 26 25 693 54 2.1 53 49 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.06
1960 Phillies RF 5 4 84 4 0.8 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1961 Reds LF 44 36 939 70 1.6 67 62 5 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.93
1961 Reds RF 37 36 879 82 2.2 79 77 2 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.43
1962 Reds LF 86 69 1,845 113 1.3 107 103 4 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.57
1962 Reds RF 4 4 96 9 2.3 7 7 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .778 1.97
1963 Twins LF 2 0 21 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1963 Reds LF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1963 Twins RF 10 10 207 15 1.5 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
1964 Indians RF 2 2 42 4 2.0 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.93
RF Totals 828 797 17,493 1,758 2.1 1,707 1,621 86 51 13 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.63
LF Totals 216 178 4,782 360 1.7 350 335 15 10 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.98
CF Totals 17 15 414 46 2.7 44 43 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.87
15 Years 1,061 990 22,689 2,164 2.0 2,101 1,999 102 63 15 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.50

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Wally Post Miscellaneous Stats

1949 Reds 0 - - 2 1 n/a 0.0 2.7 8.0 - - -
1951 Reds 0 0 .000 2 4 n/a 41.0 10.3 5.9 - - -
1952 Reds 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 29.0 2.9 8.3 - - -
1953 Redlegs 1 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 33.0 5.5 8.3 - - -
1954 Redlegs 2 2 .500 15 0 n/a 25.1 6.4 5.4 - - -
1955 Redlegs 7 4 .636 0 0 n/a 15.0 5.9 5.5 - - -
1956 Redlegs 6 0 1.000 6 2 n/a 15.0 4.3 6.5 - - -
1957 Redlegs 2 2 .500 11 1 n/a 23.4 5.6 6.3 - - -
1958 Phillies 0 2 .000 20 0 n/a 31.6 5.1 6.1 - - -
1959 Phillies 0 0 .000 12 0 n/a 21.3 4.6 5.0 - - -
1960 Phillies 0 0 .000 15 0 n/a 42.0 3.5 7.0 - - -
1960 Reds 0 2 .000 14 0 n/a 14.6 4.9 6.6 - - -
1961 Reds 0 1 .000 25 0 n/a 14.1 4.6 4.9 - - -
1962 Reds 1 0 1.000 31 0 n/a 16.8 4.3 4.6 - - -
1963 Reds 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 - - -
1963 Twins 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 23.5 2.8 7.8 - - -
1964 Indians 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
15 Years 19 13 .594 173 9 n/a 19.1 4.9 5.7 - - -

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Wally Post Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1949 Cincinnati Reds 29 Undetermined - -
1951 Cincinnati Reds 25 Undetermined - -
1952 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1953 Cincinnati Redlegs 28 Undetermined - -
1954 Cincinnati Redlegs 28 Undetermined - -
1955 Cincinnati Redlegs 28 Undetermined - -
1956 Cincinnati Redlegs 28 Undetermined - -
1957 Cincinnati Redlegs 28 Undetermined - -
1958 Philadelphia Phillies 14 Undetermined - -
1959 Philadelphia Phillies 14 Undetermined - -
1960 Philadelphia Phillies 14 Undetermined - -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 29 Undetermined - -
1961 Cincinnati Reds 29 Undetermined - Stats
1962 Cincinnati Reds 29 Undetermined - -
1963 Cincinnati Reds 29 Undetermined - -
1963 Minnesota Twins 29 Undetermined - -
1964 Cleveland Indians 20 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that when Wally post hit forty home runs in 1955 , he became the first Cincinnati Reds right-handed hitter with 40-or-more dingers in a single season? Do you know what Reds lefty hit forty-before Post? Clue: He had 40 HRs in 1953 & 49 HRs in 1954 . [ Answer ]

Wally Post - that same year - struck out one-hundred two times, the first Cincinnati Reds player to ever strikeout 100-or-more times (an amount that today is regularly passed every year by multiple players on the same roster).

On April 10, 1962 , 52,564 fans witnessed the first regular season game ever played in Dodger Stadium. In the top of the seventh inning, Vada Pinson doubled after Johnny Podres had recorded two quick outs. Rather than facing Frank Robinson , the Los Angeles Dodgers intentionally walked the dangerous Cincinnati Reds slugger. Post made then made them pay, hitting a three-run shot, the first home run ever hit in Dodger Stadium !

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