April 9, 1890|
|Died: April 1, 1948
|June 29, 1912 for the St. Louis Browns|
Last MLB appearance
|September 13, 1912 for the St. Louis Browns|
|Runs batted in||8|
Walter Charles "Heinie" Jantzen (April 9, 1890 – April 1, 1948) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who was born in Chicago, Illinois and died at age 57 in Hines, Illinois. Jantzen played one season in the major leagues, playing 31 games for the St. Louis Browns (all in right field) between June 29 and September 13, 1912. Jantzen had a career batting average of .185 with 22 hits, 10 runs, 1 home run, and 1 RBI. In his 31 games in right field, he was never charged with an error and finished his career with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
"Heinie" was a popular nickname for German baseball players in the early part of the 20th century. Jantzen was one of 22 major league Heinies in the first half of the century.
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