Walter Ancker

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Walter Ancker
Born: (1893-05-10)May 10, 1893
New York City, New York
Died: February 13, 1954(1954-02-13) (aged 60)
Englewood, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1915 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1915 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 3.57
Strikeouts 4

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.

Baseball career[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

After his retirement from professional baseball, Anker worked on the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Bergen County, New Jersey.[1]


Ancker was born on April 10, 1893 in New York City to Edwin and Ancker and Augusta Goetger.[1] Ancker had not middle name.[1] He was married to Viola Ancker, who survived him after his death on February 13, 1954.[1]


General references
  1. "Walter Ancker Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  2. "Walter Ancker Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
Inline citations
  1. ^ a b c d "Walter Ancker Death Certificate" (PDF). State Department of Health of New Jersey. The Dead Ball Era. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 

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