Denny Walling Stats

Denny Walling was born on Saturday, April 17, 1954, in Neptune, New Jersey. Walling was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 7, 1975, with the Oakland 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 Denny Walling baseball stats page.

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"Physical preparation is taken care of when you walk out of the dugout. When you get into the on-deck circle, it becomes mental. You know if the pitcher has the extra zip on the fastball. And you have to know what his out pitch is--whether it's a slider, a curveball, or a split-fingered fastball. You have to know how he'll try to get you out with two strikes. I'm a big believer in that it is better to have an idea and be wrong than to not have an idea at all." - Denny Walling in Baseball Digest (Ed McGregor, "Major League Pinch Hitters: They Live on the Edge", May 1991)

Denny Walling

Denny Walling Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#66)

Denny Walling Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#66)

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Birth Name:
Dennis Martin Walling
Nickname:
Denny
Born On:
04-17-1954  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Neptune, New Jersey
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Howell High School (Farmingdale, NJ)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-07-1975 (Age 21)
Last Game:
04-10-1992
Draft:
1975 : 1st Round (1st)

Denny Walling

Denny Walling Pitching Stats

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Denny Walling Hitting Stats

1975 21 Athletics 6 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
1976 22 Athletics 3 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273
1977 23 Astros 6 21 1 6 0 1 0 0 6 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 .286 .348 .381
1978 24 Astros 120 247 30 62 11 3 3 0 36 30 3 24 0 2 1 2 .251 .332 .356
1979 25 Astros 82 147 21 48 8 4 3 0 31 17 2 21 0 1 0 2 .327 .394 .497
1980 26 Astros 100 284 30 85 6 5 3 0 29 35 4 26 0 2 0 2 .299 .374 .387
1981 27 Astros 65 158 23 37 6 0 5 0 23 28 1 17 1 2 0 3 .234 .346 .367
1982 28 Astros 85 146 22 30 4 1 1 0 14 23 3 19 0 1 0 6 .205 .312 .267
1983 29 Astros 100 135 24 40 5 3 3 0 19 15 1 16 1 1 0 1 .296 .364 .444
1984 30 Astros 87 249 37 70 11 5 3 0 31 16 2 28 0 2 1 4 .281 .325 .402
1985 31 Astros 119 345 44 93 20 1 7 0 45 25 2 26 0 4 0 8 .270 .316 .394
1986 32 Astros 130 382 54 119 23 1 13 0 58 36 5 31 0 4 0 8 .312 .367 .479
1987 33 Astros 110 325 45 92 21 4 5 0 33 39 1 37 2 4 0 9 .283 .356 .418
1988 34 Astros 65 176 19 43 10 2 1 0 20 15 3 18 1 0 0 2 .244 .304 .341
1988 34 Cardinals 19 58 3 13 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 1 .224 .250 .276
1989 35 Cardinals 69 79 9 24 7 0 1 0 11 14 2 12 0 0 0 1 .304 .409 .430
1990 36 Cardinals 78 127 7 28 5 0 1 0 19 8 0 15 1 1 0 5 .220 .265 .283
1991 37 Rangers 24 44 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 8 0 0 2 3 .091 .184 .114
1992 38 Astros 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
18 Years 1,271 2,945 372 799 142 30 49 0 380 308 29 316 6 24 4 57 .271 .339 .390

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Denny Walling Fielding Stats

1975 Athletics CF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1975 Athletics LF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1976 Athletics CF 2 2 48 8 4.0 7 7 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 3.94
1976 Athletics LF 3 0 27 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1977 Astros CF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1977 Astros LF 2 2 54 9 4.5 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1977 Astros RF 2 2 66 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.41
1978 Astros CF 5 3 102 14 2.8 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.71
1978 Astros LF 67 49 1,407 119 1.8 116 112 4 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.23
1978 Astros RF 7 3 108 10 1.4 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1979 Astros LF 7 2 87 9 1.3 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.79
1979 Astros RF 35 30 762 57 1.6 56 54 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.98
1980 Astros 1B 63 57 1,455 542 8.6 536 505 31 6 46 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.95
1980 Astros LF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1980 Astros RF 17 12 330 17 1.0 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.39
1981 Astros 1B 27 18 537 198 7.3 196 188 8 2 17 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.85
1981 Astros CF 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1981 Astros LF 5 4 129 17 3.4 17 16 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.56
1981 Astros RF 21 16 426 22 1.0 22 22 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.39
1982 Astros 1B 20 10 336 138 6.9 137 129 8 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .993 11.01
1982 Astros CF 11 8 204 19 1.7 19 17 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
1982 Astros LF 4 0 27 2 0.5 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1982 Astros RF 18 10 315 20 1.1 20 19 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1983 Astros 1B 42 5 372 124 3.0 123 115 8 1 12 n/a n/a n/a .992 8.93
1983 Astros 3B 13 9 237 32 2.5 29 8 21 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .906 3.30
1983 Astros LF 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1983 Astros RF 12 7 186 13 1.1 11 11 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .846 1.60
1984 Astros 1B 16 6 228 86 5.4 85 83 2 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.07
1984 Astros 3B 52 46 1,146 136 2.6 130 30 100 6 14 n/a n/a n/a .956 3.06
1984 Astros CF 3 0 21 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1984 Astros LF 3 0 21 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1985 Astros 1B 46 30 864 305 6.6 303 283 20 2 22 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.47
1985 Astros 3B 51 48 1,209 144 2.8 135 31 104 9 9 n/a n/a n/a .938 3.01
1985 Astros LF 6 3 108 7 1.2 6 6 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.50
1985 Astros RF 7 1 72 6 0.9 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1986 Astros 1B 4 2 84 34 8.5 34 30 4 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.93
1986 Astros 3B 102 81 2,223 224 2.2 215 59 156 9 6 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.61
1986 Astros LF 6 5 150 17 2.8 17 16 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.06
1986 Astros RF 5 0 39 4 0.8 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.77
1987 Astros 1B 16 12 351 104 6.5 104 95 9 0 8 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.00
1987 Astros 3B 79 68 1,731 191 2.4 181 72 109 10 13 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.82
1987 Astros LF 6 4 102 8 1.3 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1987 Astros RF 2 2 45 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.60
1988 Astros 1B 3 1 57 22 7.3 22 21 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.42
1988 Astros 3B 51 42 1,128 139 2.7 132 33 99 7 14 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.16
1988 Cardinals LF 10 9 210 11 1.1 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.41
1988 Astros LF 1 1 39 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1988 Cardinals RF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1988 Cardinals 1B 1 1 24 6 6.0 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1988 Cardinals 3B 5 4 90 13 2.6 11 0 11 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .846 3.30
1989 Cardinals 1B 20 2 177 64 3.2 62 58 4 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .969 9.46
1989 Cardinals 3B 9 4 129 7 0.8 5 0 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .714 1.05
1989 Cardinals LF 3 3 63 5 1.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.14
1989 Cardinals RF 3 2 48 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1990 Cardinals 1B 15 8 240 92 6.1 92 86 6 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.35
1990 Cardinals 3B 11 11 249 25 2.3 25 6 19 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.71
1990 Cardinals LF 3 2 51 5 1.7 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
1990 Cardinals RF 5 2 60 8 1.6 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1991 Rangers 3B 14 7 180 20 1.4 19 6 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.85
1991 Rangers LF 3 2 57 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1991 Rangers RF 2 0 39 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
3B Totals 387 320 8,322 931 2.4 882 245 637 49 60 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.86
1B Totals 273 152 4,725 1,715 6.3 1,700 1,598 102 15 131 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.71
RF Totals 137 88 2,523 165 1.2 162 159 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.73
LF Totals 133 87 2,580 220 1.7 216 208 8 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.26
CF Totals 24 16 450 48 2.0 47 45 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.82
17 Years 954 663 18,600 3,079 3.2 3,007 2,255 752 72 194 n/a n/a n/a .977 4.37

Denny Walling

Denny Walling Miscellaneous Stats

1975 Athletics 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0.0 2.0 4.0 - - -
1976 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.7 0.0 - - -
1977 Astros 0 1 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 3.5 - - -
1978 Astros 9 2 .818 45 5 n/a 82.3 10.3 6.9 - - -
1979 Astros 3 2 .600 42 1 n/a 49.0 7.0 4.7 - - -
1980 Astros 4 3 .571 26 0 n/a 94.7 10.9 9.8 - - -
1981 Astros 2 1 .667 20 1 n/a 31.6 9.3 6.9 - - -
1982 Astros 4 2 .667 37 6 n/a 146.0 7.7 10.4 - - -
1983 Astros 2 2 .500 42 14 n/a 45.0 8.4 7.1 - - -
1984 Astros 7 1 .875 32 0 n/a 83.0 8.9 8.0 - - -
1985 Astros 5 2 .714 26 1 n/a 49.3 13.3 7.7 - - -
1986 Astros 1 1 .500 37 0 n/a 29.4 12.3 6.6 - - -
1987 Astros 5 1 .833 17 0 n/a 65.0 8.8 9.8 - - -
1988 Astros 1 0 1.000 18 0 n/a 176.0 9.8 8.8 - - -
1988 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 0.0 8.3 58.0 - - -
1989 Cardinals 0 0 .000 42 2 n/a 79.0 6.6 7.2 - - -
1990 Cardinals 0 0 .000 51 0 n/a 127.0 8.5 6.7 - - -
1991 Rangers 0 0 .000 10 0 0 0.0 5.5 22.0 - - -
1992 Astros 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
18 Years 44 18 .710 456 30 0 60.1 9.3 7.8 - - -

Denny Walling

Denny Walling Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 Oakland Athletics 7 $15,000.00 - -
1976 Oakland Athletics 8 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Houston Astros 29 Undetermined - -
1978 Houston Astros 29 Undetermined - -
1979 Houston Astros 29 Undetermined - -
1980 Houston Astros 29 Undetermined - -
1981 Houston Astros 29 Undetermined - -
1982 Houston Astros 29 Undetermined - -
1983 Houston Astros 29 Undetermined - -
1984 Houston Astros 29 Undetermined - -
1985 Houston Astros 29 $341,667.00 - -
1986 Houston Astros 29 $366,667.00 - -
1987 Houston Astros 29 $595,000.00 - -
1988 Houston Astros 29 $575,000.00 - -
1988 St. Louis Cardinals 21 Undetermined - -
1989 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $615,000.00 - -
1990 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $500,000.00 - -
1991 Texas Rangers 3 Undetermined - -
1992 Houston Astros 25 $300,000.00 - -
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