Walt Weiss Stats

Walt Weiss was born on Thursday, November 28, 1963, in Tuxedo, New York. Weiss was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 12, 1987, 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 Walt Weiss baseball stats page.

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"No two ground balls are alike, so I take as many as possible. I'm a big believer in repetition. Familiarity breeds comfortability." - Walt Weiss in Colorado Rockies Magazine (2013. Walt This Way . Colorado Rockies, LLC)

Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss Autograph on a 1991 Fleer Ultra Baseball Card (#255)

Walt Weiss Autograph on a 1991 Fleer Ultra Baseball Card (#255)

Birth Name:
Walter William Weiss
Nickname:
Walt
Born On:
11-28-1963  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tuxedo, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Suffern High School (Suffern, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
07-12-1987 (Age 23)
Last Game:
10-01-2000
Draft:
1985 : 1st Round (11th)

Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss Pitching Stats

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Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss Hitting Stats

1987 24 Athletics 16 26 3 12 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 .462 .500 .615
1988 25 Athletics 147 452 44 113 17 3 3 1 39 35 1 56 8 7 9 9 .250 .312 .321
1989 26 Athletics 84 236 30 55 11 0 3 0 21 21 0 39 5 0 1 5 .233 .298 .318
1990 27 Athletics 138 445 50 118 17 1 2 0 35 46 5 53 6 4 4 7 .265 .337 .321
1991 28 Athletics 40 133 15 30 6 1 0 0 13 12 0 14 1 2 0 3 .226 .286 .286
1992 29 Athletics 103 316 36 67 5 2 0 0 21 43 1 39 11 4 1 10 .212 .305 .241
1993 30 Marlins 158 500 50 133 14 2 1 0 39 79 13 73 5 4 3 5 .266 .367 .308
1994 31 Rockies 110 423 58 106 11 4 1 0 32 56 0 58 4 3 0 6 .251 .336 .303
1995 32 Rockies 137 427 65 111 17 3 1 0 25 98 8 57 6 1 5 7 .260 .403 .321
1996 33 Rockies 155 517 89 146 20 2 8 0 48 80 5 78 14 6 6 9 .282 .381 .375
1997 34 Rockies 121 393 52 106 23 5 4 0 38 66 3 56 7 1 2 7 .270 .377 .384
1998 35 Braves 96 347 64 97 18 2 0 0 27 59 0 53 12 3 3 4 .280 .386 .343
1999 36 Braves 110 279 38 63 13 4 2 0 29 35 1 48 6 4 3 1 .226 .315 .323
2000 37 Braves 80 192 29 50 6 2 0 0 18 26 1 32 3 3 3 2 .260 .353 .313
14 Years 1,495 4,686 623 1,207 182 31 25 1 386 658 38 658 89 42 40 75 .258 .351 .326

Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss Fielding Stats

1987 Athletics SS 11 8 222 39 3.5 38 8 30 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .974 4.62
1988 Athletics SS 147 140 3,720 700 4.8 685 254 431 15 83 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.97
1989 Athletics SS 84 71 1,953 316 3.8 301 106 195 15 44 n/a n/a n/a .953 4.16
1990 Athletics SS 137 128 3,462 579 4.2 567 194 373 12 77 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.42
1991 Athletics SS 40 37 972 168 4.2 163 64 99 5 21 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.53
1992 Athletics SS 103 96 2,577 433 4.2 414 144 270 19 57 n/a n/a n/a .956 4.34
1993 Marlins SS 153 149 3,966 650 4.2 635 229 406 15 80 n/a n/a n/a .977 4.32
1994 Rockies SS 110 104 2,073 488 4.4 475 157 318 13 69 n/a n/a n/a .973 6.19
1995 Rockies SS 136 130 18,342 623 4.6 607 201 406 16 99 n/a n/a n/a .974 0.89
1996 Rockies SS 155 148 381 700 4.5 670 220 450 30 90 n/a n/a n/a .957 47.48
1997 Rockies SS 119 112 2,910 573 4.8 563 191 372 10 88 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.22
1998 Braves SS 96 95 2,367 366 3.8 354 97 257 12 63 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.04
1999 Braves SS 102 74 2,076 323 3.2 311 108 203 12 41 n/a n/a n/a .963 4.04
2000 Braves SS 69 63 1,584 298 4.3 283 84 199 15 38 n/a n/a n/a .950 4.82
SS Totals 1,462 1,355 46,605 6,256 4.3 6,066 2,057 4,009 190 854 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.51
14 Years 1,462 1,355 46,605 6,256 4.3 6,066 2,057 4,009 190 854 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.51

Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss Miscellaneous Stats

1987 Athletics 1 2 .333 1 6 2 0.0 13.0 26.0 - - -
1988 Athletics 4 4 .500 1 1 0 150.7 8.1 11.6 - - -
1989 Athletics 6 1 .857 1 2 0 78.7 6.1 11.2 - - -
1990 Athletics 9 3 .750 3 2 0 222.5 8.4 12.7 - - -
1991 Athletics 6 0 1.000 1 0 0 0.0 9.5 10.2 - - -
1992 Athletics 6 3 .667 2 2 0 0.0 8.1 15.0 - - -
1993 Marlins 7 3 .700 7 0 n/a 500.0 6.8 12.8 - - -
1994 Rockies 12 7 .632 2 3 n/a 423.0 7.3 13.2 - - -
1995 Rockies 15 3 .833 1 3 n/a 427.0 7.5 17.1 - - -
1996 Rockies 10 2 .833 2 1 n/a 64.6 6.6 10.8 - - -
1997 Rockies 5 2 .714 5 0 0 98.3 7.0 10.3 - - -
1998 Braves 7 1 .875 0 0 0 0.0 6.5 12.9 - - -
1999 Braves 7 3 .700 7 6 0 139.5 5.8 9.6 - - -
2000 Braves 1 1 .500 7 7 0 0.0 6.0 10.7 - - -
14 Years 96 35 .733 40 33 2 187.4 7.1 12.1 - - -

Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1987 Oakland Athletics 17 $62,500.00 - -
1988 Oakland Athletics 7 $62,500.00 - Stats
1989 Oakland Athletics 7 $180,000.00 - Stats
1990 Oakland Athletics 7 $235,000.00 - -
1991 Oakland Athletics 22 $780,000.00 - -
1992 Oakland Athletics 22 $760,000.00 - -
1993 Florida Marlins 22 $925,000.00 - -
1994 Colorado Rockies 22 $600,000.00 - n/a
1995 Colorado Rockies 22 $2,256,446.00 - -
1996 Colorado Rockies 22 $1,650,000.00 - -
1997 Colorado Rockies 22 $2,700,000.00 - -
1998 Atlanta Braves 22 $3,050,000.00 Stats -
1999 Atlanta Braves 22 $3,000,000.00 - Stats
2000 Atlanta Braves 22 $3,000,000.00 - -
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Walt Weiss received 74% of the Baseball Writers votes when they selected the 1988 Rookie of the Year , well ahead of the competition; Bryan Harvey (35%), Jody Reed (34%), Don August (16%), Dave Gallagher (13%), Melido Perez (6%), Mike Schooler (1%), and Cecil Espy (1%). Weiss was the first shortstop to win Rookie of the Year with the Oakland Athletics , who became the first American League team with three consecutive winners - Jose Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987), and Walt Weiss (1988).

Did you know that when the Walt Weiss chose to become a free agent after playing for the Florida Marlins (153 games at shortstop) in 1993, was signed by Colorado Rockies in 1994, and when he took the field that season (110 games at shortstop), he became the first player in baseball history to take the field for both 1993 expansion teams?

Did you know that Walt Weiss, after hanging up his playing cleats, became the sixth manager of the Colorado Rockies (2013-2016), succeeding Jim Tracy (2009-2012), Clint Hurdle (2002-2009), Buddy Bell (2000-2002), Jim Leyland (1999), and Don Baylor (1993-1998)?

Walt Weiss Baseball Card
Walt Weiss | 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball Card (#99) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Freddie Benavides committed a Colorado Rockies record for errors in a season by a shortstop when he tripped-up twelve times in 1993. Walt Weiss broke Benavides ' record a year later, committing thirteen errors at short, then broke the record again a year later, committing sixteen errors at short, then crushed the record in 1996, committing a still standing single season Colorado Rockies record franchise, thirty errors at shortstop.

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