Walter William Kinney
Pitcher, Left Fielder


6'2", 186 lbs., Batted Left, Threw Left
Born: September 9, 1893, Denison, Texas
Died: July 1, 1971, Escondido, California

Debut: July 26, 1918

Walt Kinney's major league debut was with the Red Sox on July 26, 1918. He saw little action during the last five weeks of the season, but did serve as one of Boston's batting practice pitchers in the World Series.

Kinney pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1919 and 1920, both as a  starter and reliever. During spring training in 1921, however, he was banned from baseball for five years by Commissioner Landis for violating his contract by joining an independent team that had offered him more money. Kinney was able to return to baseball two years later. On May 9, 1923, he became one of the few players to hit a home run in his final major league at-bat.

 

Pitching

Year Ag Tm  Lg   W   L   G  GS  CG SHO SV   IP      H   ER  HR   BB   SO   ERA lgERA ERA+
1918 24 BOS AL   0   0   5   0   0   0  0   15.0    5    3   0    8    4  1.80  2.69 149
1919 25 PHA AL   9  15  43  21  13   0  2  202.2  199   82   7   91   97  3.64  3.42  94
1920 26 PHA AL   2   4  10   8   5   1  0   61.0   59   21   3   28   19  3.10  4.02 130
1923 29 PHA AL   0   1   5   1   0   0  0   12.0   11   10   0    9    9  7.50  4.10  55
 4 Yr WL% .355  11  20  63  30  18   1  2  290.2  274  116  10  136  129  3.59  3.53  98
 
Batting
Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB   R   H  2B 3B  HR RBI  SB CS  BB  SO    BA  OBP  SLG  TB  SH
1918 24 BOS AL   6    5   0   0   0  0   0   0   0      0   1  .000 .000 .000   0   0
1919 25 PHA AL  57   88  11  25   6  0   1  11   0     10  15  .284 .357 .386  34   2
1920 26 PHA AL  14   26   5   9   1  0   0   6   0  0   2   1  .346 .393 .385  10   0
1923 29 PHA AL   5    6   1   1   0  0   1   1   0  0   0   1  .167 .167 .667   4   0
4 Seasons       82  125  17  35   7  0   2  18   0  0  12  18  .280 .343 .384  48   2
 

Fielding

Year Ag Tm  Lg  Pos   G    PO    A    E   DP    FP  lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  LF   CF   RF
1918 24 BOS AL   P    5     2    3    0    0 1.000  .952  1.00  1.85
                OF    1     0    0    0    0  .000  .962  0.00  2.17   1    0    0
1919 25 PHA AL   P   43    14   63    5    3  .939  .948  1.79  1.76
                OF    1     0    0    1    0  .000  .958  0.00  2.16   0    0    1
1920 26 PHA AL   P   10     4   15    1    0  .950  .949  1.90  1.66
1923 29 PHA AL   P    5     1    1    0    0 1.000  .959  0.40  1.49
Position Total   P   63    21   82    6    3  .945  .945  1.63  1.73
                OF    2     0    0    1    0  .000  .000  0.00  2.00   1    0    1
Overall Total        65    21   82    7    3  .936  .945  1.58  1.74