Lee Walls Stats

Lee Walls was born on Friday, January 6, 1933, in San Diego, California. Walls was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1952, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Lee Walls baseball stats page.

"Lee Walls was my roommate with the Cubs . He was quite gregarious and for years during the off seasons worked as a greeter in Palm Springs. We'd always go to the fanciest restaurants and Lee would smoothly talk us inside without reservations." - Teammate Jim Bouton in Baseball Players of the 1950s: A Biographical Dictionary of All 1,560 Major Leaguers (Rich Marazzi, McFarland Publishing, 11/30/2009, LEE WALLS , Page 416)
Lee Walls

Lee 'Captain Midnight' Walls Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#52 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1957top01' title='1957 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Lee 'Captain Midnight' Walls Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#52 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Ray Lee Walls, Jr.
Nickname:
Captain Midnight
Born On:
01-06-1933  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Diego, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-11-1993 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Los Angeles, California
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Pasadena High School (Pasadena, CA)
College:
Pasadena City College (DNP)
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
04-21-1952 (Age 19)
Last Game:
10-04-1964
Draft:
Not Applicable
Lee Walls

Lee Walls 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
Lee Walls

Lee Walls Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1952 19 Pirates 32 80 6 15 0 1 2 0 5 8 - 22 0 0 0 1 .188 .261 .288
1956 23 Pirates 143 474 72 130 20 11 11 0 54 50 0 83 9 2 2 11 .274 .345 .432
1957 24 Pirates 8 22 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .227
1957 24 Cubs 117 366 42 88 10 5 6 0 33 27 1 67 5 3 1 9 .240 .292 .344
1958 25 Cubs 136 513 80 156 19 3 24 0 72 47 0 62 6 2 8 10 .304 .370 .493
1959 26 Cubs 120 354 43 91 18 3 8 0 33 42 1 73 5 3 5 6 .257 .342 .393
1960 27 Reds 29 84 12 23 3 2 1 0 7 17 1 20 1 1 0 4 .274 .392 .393
1960 27 Phillies 65 181 19 36 6 1 3 0 19 14 1 32 1 3 0 4 .199 .253 .293
1961 28 Phillies 91 261 32 73 6 4 8 0 30 19 1 48 5 0 0 9 .280 .329 .425
1962 29 Dodgers 60 109 9 29 3 1 0 0 17 10 0 21 1 1 0 2 .266 .325 .312
1963 30 Dodgers 64 86 12 20 1 0 3 0 11 7 1 25 1 0 0 4 .233 .290 .349
1964 31 Dodgers 37 28 1 5 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 12 0 0 0 1 .179 .233 .214
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 902 2,558 331 670 88 31 66 0 284 245 6 470 34 15 16 61 .262 .329 .398
Lee Walls

Lee Walls Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1952 Pirates CF 17 17 450 45 2.6 45 43 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1952 Pirates LF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1952 Pirates RF 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1956 Pirates 3B 1 0 12 2 2.0 1 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 2.25
1956 Pirates CF 11 10 213 23 2.1 23 23 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.92
1956 Pirates LF 73 66 1,755 167 2.3 163 159 4 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.51
1956 Pirates RF 56 48 1,302 115 2.1 110 106 4 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.28
1957 Cubs CF 30 28 723 77 2.6 76 75 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.84
1957 Cubs LF 65 59 1,608 103 1.6 101 96 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.70
1957 Pirates LF 7 6 141 14 2.0 14 13 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.68
1957 Cubs RF 8 1 48 3 0.4 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1957 Cubs 3B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1958 Cubs RF 132 131 3,409 249 1.9 247 237 10 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 1.96
1959 Cubs RF 119 100 2,679 207 1.7 200 199 1 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.02
1960 Reds 1B 2 1 36 9 4.5 9 9 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1960 Reds LF 12 12 297 27 2.3 26 24 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.36
1960 Phillies LF 8 8 198 15 1.9 14 14 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.91
1960 Reds RF 12 10 291 23 1.9 22 22 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.04
1960 Phillies RF 5 3 87 6 1.2 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
1960 Phillies 1B 7 2 123 33 4.7 32 30 2 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .970 7.02
1960 Phillies 3B 34 29 699 76 2.2 72 25 47 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.78
1961 Phillies 1B 28 24 657 224 8.0 221 202 19 3 29 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.08
1961 Phillies 3B 26 24 597 66 2.5 61 22 39 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .924 2.76
1961 Phillies CF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1961 Phillies LF 11 11 231 17 1.5 17 16 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.99
1961 Phillies RF 8 4 129 7 0.9 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.47
1962 Dodgers 1B 11 11 249 90 8.2 89 85 4 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.65
1962 Dodgers 3B 4 2 63 8 2.0 8 1 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.43
1962 Dodgers LF 15 10 285 14 0.9 13 12 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.23
1962 Dodgers RF 3 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1963 Dodgers 1B 5 4 138 46 9.2 45 42 3 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 8.80
1963 Dodgers 3B 2 2 54 10 5.0 10 1 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
1963 Dodgers LF 9 2 108 10 1.1 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1963 Dodgers RF 9 0 33 2 0.2 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1964 Dodgers C 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00
1964 Dodgers LF 3 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Dodgers RF 3 0 9 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 356 298 8,026 614 1.7 599 584 15 15 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.02
LF Totals 204 174 4,632 367 1.8 358 344 14 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.09
3B Totals 68 57 1,431 163 2.4 153 50 103 10 8 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.89
CF Totals 59 55 1,392 146 2.5 145 142 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.81
1B Totals 53 42 1,203 402 7.6 396 368 28 6 40 n/a n/a n/a .985 8.89
C Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00
10 Years 741 626 16,687 1,692 2.3 1,651 1,488 163 42 53 0 0 0 .975 2.67
Lee Walls

Lee Walls Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1952 Pirates 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 40.0 3.6 16.0 - - -
1956 Pirates 3 5 .375 13 0 n/a 43.1 5.7 8.8 - - -
1957 Pirates 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 0.0 4.4 0.0 - - -
1957 Cubs 5 3 .625 23 1 n/a 61.0 5.5 11.1 - - -
1958 Cubs 4 4 .500 4 0 n/a 21.4 8.3 7.1 - - -
1959 Cubs 0 2 .000 4 1 n/a 44.3 4.8 10.7 - - -
1960 Reds 2 0 1.000 4 0 n/a 84.0 4.2 12.0 - - -
1960 Phillies 3 2 .600 18 0 n/a 60.3 5.7 9.5 - - -
1961 Phillies 2 2 .500 22 4 n/a 32.6 5.4 8.7 - - -
1962 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 31 2 n/a 0.0 5.2 6.4 - - -
1963 Dodgers 0 0 .000 45 2 n/a 28.7 3.4 7.8 - - -
1964 Dodgers 0 0 .000 30 2 n/a 0.0 2.3 9.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 21 18 .538 209 12 n/a 38.8 5.4 9.0 - - -
Lee Walls

Lee Walls Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1952 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 Undetermined - -
1956 Pittsburgh Pirates 16 Undetermined - -
1957 Pittsburgh Pirates 16 Undetermined - -
1957 Chicago Cubs 2 Undetermined - -
1958 Chicago Cubs 2 $10,000.00 Stats -
1959 Chicago Cubs 2 $14,000.00 - -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 27 Undetermined - -
1960 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Undetermined - -
1961 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Undetermined - -
1962 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - -
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - -
1964 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Lee Walls, according to the back of his baseball card, was nicknamed Captain Midnight because of the large dark glasses he wore?
Lee Walls Baseball Card
Lee Walls | 1959 Topps Baseball Card (#105 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection

In 1958 , Lee Walls was hit by a National League leading 8 pitches, the sixth Cub to lead the senior circuit in hit by pitch, joining Andy Pafko (1949, 1945), Bill Nicholson (1942), Dick Bartell (1939), Vince Barton (1931) and Kiki Cuyler (1930).

In 1962 , Lee Walls had twenty-seven at-bats as a pinch hitter, collected thirteen hits, giving him a .482 (.48148) batting average, the second highest batting average by a pinch hitter with at least thirty plate appearances. [ Pinch Hitting Records ]

Besides being former Major League players, what do Derrek Lee , Sammy Sosa and Lee Walls have in common? They have each hit eight home runs in the month of April, the Chicago Cubs all-time record for most home runs hit during the month of April by a Cubbie .

Last-Modified: September 18, 2018 4:25 AM EST

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