LF Walt 'Wally the Knife' Messer #62
Age: 26 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Very Unhappy
11/27/1944
LF WALT 'WALLY THE KNIFE' MESSER #62 - AGE: 26 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: VERY UNHAPPY
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG SB WAR
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
PERSONALITY
Birthday:06/28/1918
Born in:Eldersburg, MD
Nationality:American
Height:5' 11"
Weight:200 lbs
Local Popularity:Very Popular
National Pop.:Very Popular
STATUS
Contract:Minor League Contract
Salary:-
Signed Through:-
Major Service:4 Years, 37 Days
Service This Yr:None
40-Man Service:4 Years, 37 Days
Pro Service:7 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1936, 2nd Pick in Round 1
CAREER BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1939 New York - FABL 20 41 157 59 11 0 5 27 21 9 0 3 13 0 0 .376 .402 .541 .944 153 157 1.5
1940 New York - FABL 21 129 385 108 14 1 9 48 40 32 0 3 22 0 0 .281 .333 .392 .726 105 106 0.3
1941 New York - FABL 22 150 578 185 23 2 29 94 97 48 1 6 23 0 0 .320 .370 .517 .887 144 147 4.2
1942 New York - FABL 23 149 545 162 24 2 27 88 77 43 1 2 18 0 0 .297 .349 .497 .846 144 146 5.5
1943 New York - FABL 24 150 566 160 25 1 17 74 73 56 1 4 38 1 0 .283 .346 .420 .767 125 127 4.5
Total FABL 619 2231 674 97 6 87 331 308 188 3 18 114 1 0 .302 .355 .468 .822 133 135 16.0
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1934 Total - 15 25 106 65 14 0 15 51 61 16 0 3 4 7 3 .613 .648 1.170 1.818 100 100 4.4
1935 Total - 16 21 91 55 13 2 10 39 49 14 0 3 5 1 1 .604 .639 1.121 1.760 100 100 3.6
1936 Total - 17 26 111 65 17 2 13 49 59 17 0 2 2 1 1 .586 .631 1.126 1.757 100 100 4.4
1937 Rock Island - C 18 56 190 50 12 0 12 30 32 20 0 2 11 0 1 .263 .330 .516 .846 160 154 1.5
1937 Fresno - B 18 84 290 65 14 0 7 39 32 27 0 1 18 0 0 .224 .289 .345 .634 82 85 0.1
1938 Fresno - B 19 17 69 20 4 0 5 18 10 6 0 0 2 0 0 .290 .347 .565 .912 143 145 0.6
1938 Albany - A 19 53 193 64 9 2 4 37 23 10 0 1 8 0 0 .332 .363 .461 .824 123 130 1.4
1938 Jersey City - AA 19 50 203 51 10 1 0 29 23 14 0 3 15 0 0 .251 .295 .310 .606 73 77 -0.4
1938 Toledo - AAA 19 20 68 18 3 0 2 9 7 6 0 0 5 0 0 .265 .324 .397 .721 91 95 -0.0
1939 Jersey City - AA 20 31 137 45 2 0 6 22 19 6 0 1 16 0 0 .328 .354 .474 .829 119 122 0.5
1939 Toledo - AAA 20 68 284 97 18 3 15 72 54 18 1 4 27 1 1 .342 .378 .585 .962 150 144 2.5
Total CL 88 352 115 21 3 17 81 61 24 1 4 32 1 1 .327 .367 .548 .916 139 135
Total EA 81 340 96 12 1 6 51 42 20 0 4 31 0 0 .282 .319 .376 .695 92 95
Total MAL 53 193 64 9 2 4 37 23 10 0 1 8 0 0 .332 .363 .461 .824 123 130
Total COW 101 359 85 18 0 12 57 42 33 0 1 20 0 0 .237 .300 .387 .687 94 96
Total UMVA 56 190 50 12 0 12 30 32 20 0 2 11 0 1 .263 .330 .516 .846 160 154
CAREER POSTSEASON BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1942 New York - FABL 23 7 28 11 2 0 0 8 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 .393 .438 .464 .902 161 165 -0.2
Total FABL 7 28 11 2 0 0 8 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 .393 .438 .464 .902 161 165
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1937 Fresno - B 1B 84 84 726 56 21 795 13 .984 700.2 10.04 +1.9 .993
1937 Rock Island - C 1B 56 56 496 63 18 564 5 .991 456.2 11.02 +2.5 1.042
1938 Toledo - AAA 1B 20 20 144 13 21 157 0 1.000 149.0 9.48 -0.2 .992
1938 Jersey City - AA 1B 50 50 412 33 46 449 4 .991 434.1 9.22 -0.3 .992
1938 Albany - A 1B 52 52 477 39 41 518 2 .996 435.0 10.68 +1.0 1.017
1938 Fresno - B 1B 17 17 156 16 17 173 1 .994 147.1 10.51 +0.4 1.018
1939 New York - MLB 1B 39 38 304 25 34 333 4 .988 319.0 9.28 +0.2 1.030
1939 Toledo - AAA 1B 68 68 623 63 30 699 13 .981 600.1 10.28 +2.4 1.034
1939 Jersey City - AA 1B 31 31 244 31 17 279 4 .986 268.2 9.21 -0.9 .973
1940 New York - MLB 1B 72 66 536 44 44 589 9 .985 585.2 8.91 +0.3 .000
1940 New York - MLB LF 32 32 73 0 0 80 7 .912 252.0 2.61 -7.4 .886
1941 New York - MLB 1B 76 72 586 48 58 637 3 .995 670.2 8.51 +3.8 1.057
1941 New York - MLB LF 69 69 160 2 0 172 10 .942 599.0 2.43 -8.2 .937
1942 New York - MLB 1B 16 12 103 6 13 110 1 .991 107.0 9.17 -0.4 1.047
1942 New York - MLB LF 140 132 304 7 1 317 6 .981 1020.1 2.74 +2.0 1.020
1942 New York - MLB CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.00 0.0 .000
1942 New York - MLB RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.00 0.0 .000
1943 New York - MLB 1B 56 55 488 53 46 543 2 .996 489.1 9.95 +4.6 1.059
1943 New York - MLB LF 89 83 244 5 0 252 3 .988 770.2 2.91 +4.3 1.016
TOTAL 1B 637 621 5295 490 406 5846 61 .990 5363.2 9.71 +15.2 1.022
TOTAL LF 330 316 781 14 1 821 26 .968 2642.0 2.71 -9.3 .987
PLAYER HISTORY
01/01/1935 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
01/01/1936 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
12/08/1936 Round 1, Pick 1 - Detroit Dynamos: CF Sal PestilliDrafted in the 1936 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 2, 2nd overall pick) by the New York Gothams, out of high school McKinley Tech (McKinley Tech; Washington, DC).
12/20/1936 Signed a minor league contract with the New York Gothams organization with a signing bonus of $18,000.
01/01/1937 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/19/1937 Named the #5 prospect in the FABL
07/11/1937 Named the #18 prospect in the FABL
10/14/1937 Named the #13 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1938 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/18/1938 Named the #13 prospect in the FABL
07/04/1938 Wins the MAL Player of the Week Award.
07/10/1938 Named the #9 prospect in the FABL
10/15/1938 Named the #10 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1939 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/24/1939 Named the #8 prospect in the FABL
07/16/1939 Named the #7 prospect in the FABL
07/19/1939 Goes 5-5 against the St. Paul Disciples, with 2 2B, 4 RBI and 3 R.
07/24/1939 Wins the CL Player of the Week Award.
08/14/1939 Wins the CL Player of the Week Award.
10/17/1939 Named the #6 prospect in the FABL
01/01/1940 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
04/02/1940 Injured (flu-like symptoms),day-to-day for 4 days.
01/01/1941 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
06/30/1941 Wins the FABL FA Player of the Week Award.
08/25/1941 Wins the FABL FA Player of the Week Award.
09/15/1941 Wins the FABL FA Player of the Week Award.
01/01/1942 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
07/04/1942 Was selected to the 1942 Federally Aligned Baseball Leagues All-Star Game.
07/06/1942 Wins the FABL FA Player of the Week Award.
10/08/1942 Wins the 1942 World Championship Series MVP Award.
10/09/1942 Wins the 1942 World Championship Series with the New York Gothams.
10/16/1942 Signed a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $50,000 with the New York Gothams organization.
01/01/1943 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
07/11/1943 Was selected to the 1943 Federally Aligned Baseball Leagues All-Star Game.
07/26/1943 Wins the FABL FA Player of the Week Award.
08/01/1943 Wins the FABL FA Batter of the Month Award.
01/01/1944 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: - (-); Power: - (-); Eye: - (-).
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year AB Rank
1941 578 8
1943 566 10
Year H Rank
1941 185 5
Year TB Rank
1941 299 4
1942 271 4
1943 238 8
Year HR Rank
1941 29 4
1942 27 2
1943 17 5
Year RBI Rank
1941 94 5
1942 88 7
Year R Rank
1941 97 5
Year EBH Rank
1941 54 8
1942 53 3
1943 43 8
Year AVG Rank
1941 .320 4
1942 .297 10
Year SLG Rank
1941 .517 3
1942 .497 2
1943 .420 9
Year RC Rank
1941 106.27 4
1942 87.62 9
Year RC/27 Rank
1941 6.85 5
Year ISO Rank
1941 .197 5
1942 .200 2
1943 .138 9
Year wOBA Rank
1941 .399 5
1942 .391 6
Year OPS Rank
1941 .887 4
1942 .846 8
Year WAR Rank
1942 5.8 7
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