Harry Wolter

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Harry Wolter
Harry Wolter.jpg
Harry Wolter, 1911
Outfielder
Born: July 11, 1884
Monterey, California
Died: July 6, 1970(1970-07-06) (aged 85)
Palo Alto, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 14, 1907, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1917, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average .270
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 167
Teams

Harry Meiggs Wolter (July 11, 1884 – July 7, 1970) was a professional baseball player. He played all or part of seven seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds (1907), Pittsburgh Pirates (1907), St. Louis Cardinals (1907), Boston Red Sox (1909), New York Highlanders/Yankees (1910–13) and Chicago Cubs (1917), primarily as an outfielder.

Playing career[edit]

In seven major league seasons, Wolter played in 588 games and had 1,907 at bats, 286 runs, 514 hits, 69 doubles, 42 triples, 12 home runs, 167 RBI, 95 stolen bases, 268 walks, .270 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .369 slugging percentage, 703 total bases and 56 sacrifice hits.

On April 20, 1912 he got the first ever hit at Fenway Park.[1]

As a pitcher, Wolter had a 4–6 win-loss record in 15 games, 9 as a starter, with 1 complete game, 5 games finished, 84 innings pitched, 96 hits allowed, 40 runs allowed, 35 earned runs allowed, 1 home run allowed, 50 walks allowed, 29 strikeouts, 6 hit batsmen, 3 wild pitches, 338 batters faced, a 3.75 ERA and a 1.738 WHIP.

Following his playing career, he coached baseball at Stanford University for 26 years, in 1916, from 1923 to 1943, and again from 1946 to 1949.[2]

He died in Palo Alto, California at the age of 85.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Official Major League Baseball Fact Book 2002. The Sporting News. 2002. p. 354. ISBN 0-89204-670-8. 
  2. ^ Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 106. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 

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