Wally Schang Stats

Wally Schang was born on Thursday, August 22, 1889, in South Wales, New York. Schang was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 9, 1913, with the Philadelphia Athletics. 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 Schang baseball stats page.

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" 20 - Wally Schang Was the regular catcher for six American League championship teams - the 1913 and 1914 Philadelphia A's , the 1918 Red Sox , and the 1921 , 1922 , and 1923 Yankees , was also a backup for the Philadelphia A's in 1930 . Switch hitter, walked a lot and ran unusually well for a catcher. Decent defensive catcher, not the equal of Ray Schalk , but good. In the 1921 World Series he gunned down nine runners stealing, effectively stopping the Giants running game." - Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Free Press Publishing, 06/13/2003, 20th Greatest Catcher in Baseball History , Page 380)

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Birth Name:
Walter Henry Schang
Nickname:
Wally
Born On:
08-22-1889  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
South Wales, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-06-1965 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
St. Louis, Missouri
Cemetery:
Dixon Cemetery, Dixon, Missouri Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
05-09-1913 (Age 23)
Last Game:
06-22-1931
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Wally Schang Pitching Stats

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Wally Schang Hitting Stats

1913 24 Athletics 79 207 32 55 16 3 3 0 30 34 - 44 2 0 9 - .266 .392 .415
1914 25 Athletics 107 307 44 88 11 8 3 0 45 32 - 33 7 0 9 - .287 .371 .404
1915 26 Athletics 116 359 64 89 9 11 1 0 44 66 - 47 12 0 14 - .248 .385 .343
1916 27 Athletics 110 338 41 90 15 8 7 1 38 38 - 44 13 0 10 - .266 .358 .420
1917 28 Athletics 118 316 41 90 14 9 3 0 36 29 - 24 12 0 9 - .285 .362 .415
1918 29 Red Sox 88 225 36 55 7 1 0 0 20 46 - 35 9 0 2 - .244 .377 .284
1919 30 Red Sox 113 330 43 101 16 3 0 0 55 71 0 42 7 0 5 0 .306 .436 .373
1920 31 Red Sox 122 387 58 118 30 7 4 0 51 64 2 37 8 0 7 1 .305 .413 .450
1921 32 Yankees 134 424 77 134 30 5 6 0 55 78 5 35 6 0 5 7 .316 .428 .453
1922 33 Yankees 124 408 46 130 21 7 1 0 53 53 6 36 23 0 6 2 .319 .405 .412
1923 34 Yankees 84 272 39 75 8 2 2 0 29 27 0 17 7 0 9 8 .276 .360 .342
1924 35 Yankees 114 356 46 104 19 7 5 0 52 48 2 43 13 0 4 5 .292 .382 .427
1925 36 Yankees 73 167 17 40 8 1 2 0 24 17 0 9 7 0 0 1 .240 .310 .335
1926 37 Browns 103 285 36 94 19 5 8 1 50 32 0 20 11 0 4 4 .330 .405 .516
1927 38 Browns 97 264 40 84 15 2 5 1 42 41 0 33 4 0 2 2 .318 .414 .447
1928 39 Browns 91 245 41 70 10 5 3 0 39 68 5 26 8 0 4 5 .286 .448 .404
1929 40 Browns 94 249 43 59 10 5 5 0 36 74 8 22 4 0 7 8 .237 .424 .378
1930 41 Athletics 45 92 16 16 4 1 1 0 9 17 0 15 6 0 1 0 .174 .309 .272
1931 42 Tigers 30 76 9 14 2 0 0 0 2 14 1 11 1 0 0 0 .184 .311 .211
19 Years 1,842 5,307 769 1,506 264 90 59 3 710 849 29 573 160 0 107 43 .284 .393 .401

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Wally Schang Fielding Stats

1913 Athletics C 72 59 1,527 428 5.9 414 317 97 14 9 8 61 0 .967 7.32
1914 Athletics C 100 90 2,253 682 6.8 652 498 154 30 11 17 85 0 .956 7.81
1915 Athletics 3B 43 43 1,005 163 3.8 145 64 81 18 9 n/a n/a n/a .890 3.90
1915 Athletics C 26 24 426 165 6.3 156 110 46 9 1 2 22 0 .945 9.89
1915 Athletics CF 21 20 528 40 1.9 34 27 7 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .850 1.74
1915 Athletics LF 21 21 534 51 2.4 44 39 5 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .863 2.22
1916 Athletics C 36 32 714 217 6.0 203 136 67 14 6 3 48 0 .935 7.68
1916 Athletics CF 2 2 54 6 3.0 6 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1916 Athletics LF 60 60 1,578 143 2.4 138 129 9 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.36
1917 Athletics 3B 12 11 288 45 3.8 42 18 24 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 3.94
1917 Athletics C 80 70 1,595 386 4.8 369 267 102 17 11 10 73 0 .956 6.25
1917 Athletics LF 3 2 54 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1917 Athletics RF 4 4 102 6 1.5 6 5 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1918 Red Sox 3B 5 4 99 13 2.6 10 2 8 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .769 2.73
1918 Red Sox C 57 41 1,045 264 4.6 254 202 52 10 4 1 35 0 .962 6.56
1918 Red Sox CF 1 1 27 5 5.0 4 4 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 4.00
1918 Red Sox LF 14 12 318 126 9.0 124 123 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 10.53
1918 Red Sox SS 1 0 13 3 3.0 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 4.15
1919 Red Sox C 103 97 2,342 504 4.9 490 359 131 14 15 14 4 61 .972 5.65
1920 Red Sox C 73 68 1,783 377 5.2 361 285 76 16 8 3 53 33 .958 5.47
1920 Red Sox CF 39 35 942 96 2.5 94 88 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.69
1920 Red Sox LF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1920 Red Sox RF 1 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1921 Yankees C 132 128 3,153 620 4.7 601 500 101 19 13 9 5 8 .969 5.15
1922 Yankees C 119 118 3,019 572 4.8 558 456 102 14 12 11 48 63 .976 4.99
1923 Yankees C 81 74 1,876 363 4.5 352 292 60 11 6 9 34 27 .970 5.07
1924 Yankees C 108 100 2,499 527 4.9 512 423 89 15 9 10 60 47 .972 5.53
1925 Yankees C 58 40 962 233 4.0 227 172 55 6 8 6 30 25 .974 6.37
1926 Browns C 82 71 1,767 309 3.8 299 224 75 10 7 7 28 38 .968 4.57
1926 Browns LF 3 3 84 8 2.7 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1927 Browns C 75 70 1,820 293 3.9 286 213 73 7 10 9 46 47 .976 4.24
1928 Browns C 82 77 1,941 314 3.8 309 263 46 5 5 1 40 17 .984 4.30
1929 Browns C 85 81 2,029 328 3.9 324 268 56 4 6 5 36 31 .988 4.31
1930 Athletics C 36 21 414 148 4.1 144 126 18 4 2 4 12 6 .973 9.39
1931 Tigers C 30 27 611 115 3.8 111 91 20 4 6 2 19 13 .965 4.91
C Totals 1,435 1,288 31,776 6,845 4.8 6,622 5,202 1,420 223 149 131 739 416 .967 5.63
LF Totals 102 99 2,595 332 3.3 318 303 15 14 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.31
CF Totals 63 58 1,551 147 2.3 138 123 15 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.40
3B Totals 60 58 1,392 221 3.7 197 84 113 24 11 n/a n/a n/a .891 3.82
RF Totals 5 5 126 6 1.2 6 5 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
SS Totals 1 0 13 3 3.0 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 4.15
19 Years 1,666 1,508 37,453 7,554 4.5 7,283 5,718 1,565 271 164 131 739 416 .964 5.25

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Wally Schang Miscellaneous Stats

1913 Athletics 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 69.0 4.7 6.9 - - -
1914 Athletics 7 7 .500 0 0 n/a 102.3 9.3 6.8 - - -
1915 Athletics 18 3 .857 0 0 n/a 359.0 7.6 8.2 - - -
1916 Athletics 14 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 48.3 7.7 8.9 - - -
1917 Athletics 6 2 .750 0 0 n/a 105.3 13.2 8.8 - - -
1918 Red Sox 4 1 .800 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.4 11.3 - - -
1919 Red Sox 15 4 .789 8 0 n/a 0.0 7.9 6.0 - - -
1920 Red Sox 7 7 .500 10 0 n/a 96.8 10.5 7.6 - - -
1921 Yankees 7 4 .636 3 0 n/a 70.7 12.1 7.7 - - -
1922 Yankees 12 6 .667 5 0 n/a 408.0 11.3 7.7 - - -
1923 Yankees 5 2 .714 4 0 n/a 136.0 16.0 9.4 - - -
1924 Yankees 2 6 .250 6 0 n/a 71.2 8.3 6.8 - - -
1925 Yankees 2 1 .667 15 1 n/a 83.5 18.6 7.0 - - -
1926 Browns 5 5 .500 18 0 n/a 35.6 14.3 5.7 - - -
1927 Browns 3 2 .600 21 0 n/a 52.8 8.0 6.3 - - -
1928 Browns 8 2 .800 9 0 n/a 81.7 9.4 6.3 - - -
1929 Browns 1 4 .200 9 0 n/a 49.8 11.3 6.9 - - -
1930 Athletics 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 92.0 6.1 10.2 - - -
1931 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.9 38.0 - - -
19 Years 121 56 .684 117 1 n/a 89.9 9.3 7.5 - - -

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Wally Schang Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1913 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1914 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1915 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1916 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1917 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1918 Boston Red Sox n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1919 Boston Red Sox n/a Undetermined n/a -
1920 Boston Red Sox n/a $4,500.00 n/a -
1921 New York Yankees n/a $4,500.00 n/a Stats
1922 New York Yankees n/a $10,000.00 n/a Stats
1923 New York Yankees n/a $10,000.00 n/a Stats
1924 New York Yankees n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1925 New York Yankees n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1926 St. Louis Browns n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1927 St. Louis Browns n/a $4,500.00 n/a -
1928 St. Louis Browns n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1929 St. Louis Browns n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1930 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $10,000.00 n/a -
1931 Detroit Tigers 8 Undetermined n/a -
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Walter Henry Schang was a Major League Baseball player with the Philadelphia Athletics (1913-1917, 1930), Boston Red Sox (1918-1920), New York Yankees (1921-1925), St. Louis Browns (1926-1929) and Detroit Tigers (1931). Wally, his nickname, holds the record for most errors committed by a catcher in American League history !
Wally Schang Rookie Baseball Card
Wally Schang Rookie Card | 1914 Cracker Jack Baseball Card (#58)
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On September 8, 1916 , Wally Schang hit home runs from both sides of the plate in that game (1st inning off Allen Russell ,2nd inning off Slim Love ), the first player in Major League history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game !
Wally Schang Record Setting Box Score
Wally Schang | The New York Tribune | September 9, 1916 | Page 14

Did you know that Wally Schang had a younger brother , Bobby Schang , who was also a Major League catcher? Too easy? Did you know that Wally set the American League record for most assists in a game (8) by a catcher on May 12, 1920 ?

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