May 10, 1893|
New York City, New York
|Died: February 13, 1954
Englewood, New Jersey
|September 3, 1915 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
Last MLB appearance
|September 14, 1915 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.57|
Walter Ancker (April 10, 1893 – February 13, 1954) was a professional baseball player whose career spanned two seasons, including one in Major League Baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics (1915). He also played in the minor leagues with the Double-A Binghamton Bingoes (1919). After his baseball career was over, he worked on the Bergen County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Ancker has the distinction of going directly to the major leagues after making his debut with the Athletics on September 3, 1915. In his only major league season, Ancker, who was a pitcher, compiled no record with a 3.57 earned run average (ERA) in four games, one start. He did not play in the professional baseball circuit from 1916 to 1918, but made his return in 1919 with the Double-A Binghamton Bingoes of the International League. No statistics were kept for that season, but it is known that Ancker pitched two games with the Bingoes.
Ancker was born on April 10, 1893 in New York City to Edwin and Ancker and Augusta Goetger. Ancker had not middle name. He was married to Viola Ancker, who survived him after his death on February 13, 1954.
- General references
- "Walter Ancker Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- "Walter Ancker Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Inline citations
- "Walter Ancker Death Certificate" (PDF). State Department of Health of New Jersey. The Dead Ball Era. Retrieved 28 August 2010.