Walt Weiss Baseball Shortstop

Walter William Weiss (born November 28, 1963 in Tuxedo, New York) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. Weiss was a member of the 1998 National League All-Star Team. He also won the 1988 Rookie of the Year award. Initially drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round of the 1982 amateur draft, Weiss decided to put his professional baseball career on hold and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In June 1985, Weiss was the 12th overall pick in the 1985 draft. At the age of 23, Walt made his first major league appearance for the Oakland Athletics in September 1987. The club was impressed enough with the young shortstop's talent that they traded starter Alfredo Griffin that December, ensuring Weiss would assume a starting job in the 1988 season. Weiss' 1988 season did not seem very impressive offensively as he batted .250 with three home runs, 39 RBIs and 44 runs scored, but the budding shortstop's defensive wizardry helped lead the A's to their first American League pennant since 1974. The 1988 World Series was a rematch of the 1974 matchup, with the Los Angeles Dodgers winning the National League pennant.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 28th, 1963
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Tuxedo , New York

Family

Spouse
Children

Education

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Colleges/University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. First enrolling students in 1795, it is one of several schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. In recent years, the university has been among the highest ranked public universities in the United States.

Type Liberal arts college
Endowment
2012. 2.16 bil. $
2010. 1.96 bil. $
2007. 45 mil. $
2005. 19.6 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
December 11th, 1789
Headquarters
103 South Building, 27599 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Undergraduates
2013. 18,370
2010. 18,579
2009. 17,905
2008. 17,628
Postgraduates
2013. 10,757
2011. 8,190
2010. 10,811
2010. 10,811
2008. 8,177
Acceptance rate
2012. 27.6 %
2011. 31.3 %
2010. 34.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 8.34 K $
2011. 7.01 K $
2010. 6.67 K $
2009. 5.63 K $
2008. 5.4 K $
Official web page www.law.unc.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill connected by profession and/or age

b. 1964., Academic
b. 1966., Economist
b. 1962., Military Person
b. 1962., Lawyer
b. 1959., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1965., Rock Artist
b. 1968., Scriptwriter
b. 1960., Military Person

Teams played 2

Oakland Athletics Baseball

From To Position
1987 1992

The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. The Athletics are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From 1968 to the present, the Athletics have played in the O.co Coliseum. The "Athletics" name originates from the late 19th century "athletic clubs", specifically the Philadelphia Athletics baseball club. They are most prominently nicknamed "the A's", in reference to the Gothic script "A", a trademark of the team and the old Athletics of Philadelphia. This has gained very prominent use, and in some circles is used more frequently than the full "Athletics" name. They are also known as "the White Elephants" or simply "the Elephants", in reference to then New York Giants' manager John McGraw's calling the team a "white elephant". This was embraced by the team, who then made a white elephant the team's mascot, and often incorporated it into the logo or sleeve patches. During the team's 1970s heyday, management often referred to the team as The Swingin' A's, referencing both their prodigious power and to connect the team with the growing disco culture.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
World Series 1989 San Francisco Giants 4-0
World Series 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1
World Series 1973 New York Mets 4-3
World Series 1972 Cincinnati Reds 4-3

General club info

Club founded 1901
Leagues
American League West
American League
Major League Baseball
Stadiums
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
1968 -
Team colors

Social media

Official website

oakland.athletics.mlb.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1986 - 1997
1988 - 1994 - Pitcher
1989 - 1993 - Outfielder
1985 - 1992 - Outfielder
1987 - 1995 - Pitcher

Colorado Rockies Baseball

From To Position
1994 1997

The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1991, they started play in 1993 and are in the West Division of the National League. The team is named after the Rocky Mountains. The Rockies play their home games at Coors Field in downtown Denver. After previous failed attempts to bring the Major League Baseball to Colorado (most notably the Pittsburgh Pirates nearly relocating to Denver following the Pittsburgh drug trials in 1985), by the late 1980s a team seemed to be a possibility in Denver. The Colorado Baseball Commission, led by banking executive Larry Varnell, was successful in getting Denver voters to approve a 0.1 percent sales tax to help finance a new baseball stadium. Also, an advisory committee was formed in 1990 by then-Governor of Colorado Roy Romer to recruit an ownership group. The group selected was led by John Antonucci, an Ohio beverage distributor, and Michael I. Monus, the head of the Phar-Mor drugstore chain. Local and regional companies—such as Erie Lake, Hensel Phelps Construction, KOA Radio, and the Rocky Mountain News—rounded out the group.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
National League Championship Series 2007 Arizona Diamondbacks 4–0

General club info

Club founded 1993
Leagues
Major League Baseball
National League West
National League
Stadiums
Coors Field
1995 -
Mile High Stadium
1993 - 1994
Team colors

Social media

Official website

colorado.rockies.mlb.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1994 - 1998
1993 - 1997
1995 - 2004 - Outfielder
1993 - 1999
1993 - 1999

Baseball statistics

Seasson Team AB G H R BB BA GDP GS HBP HR IBB OBP RBI SF SH SLG SO 2B 3B
1987 Major League Baseball Season Oakland Athletics 26 16 12 3 2 0.462 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 1 0 1 0.615 2 4 0
1988 Major League Baseball Season Oakland Athletics 452 147 113 44 35 0.25 9 1 9 3 1 0.312 39 7 8 0.321 56 17 3
1989 Major League Baseball Season Oakland Athletics 236 84 55 30 21 0.233 5 0 1 3 0 0.298 21 0 5 0.318 39 11 0
1990 Major League Baseball Season Oakland Athletics 445 138 118 50 46 0.265 7 0 4 2 5 0.337 35 4 6 0.321 53 17 1
1991 Major League Baseball Season Oakland Athletics 133 40 30 15 12 0.226 3 0 0 0 0 0.286 13 2 1 0.286 14 6 1
1992 Major League Baseball Season Oakland Athletics 316 103 67 36 43 0.212 10 0 1 0 1 0.305 21 4 11 0.241 39 5 2
1993 Major League Baseball Season Miami Marlins 500 158 133 50 79 0.266 5 0 3 1 13 0.367 39 4 5 0.308 73 14 2
1994 Major League Baseball Season Colorado Rockies 423 110 106 58 56 0.251 6 0 0 1 0 0.336 32 3 4 0.303 58 11 4
1995 Major League Baseball Season Colorado Rockies 427 137 111 65 98 0.26 7 0 5 1 8 0.403 25 1 6 0.321 57 17 3
1996 Major League Baseball Season Colorado Rockies 517 155 146 89 80 0.282 9 0 6 8 5 0.381 48 6 14 0.375 78 20 2
1997 Major League Baseball Season Colorado Rockies 393 121 106 52 66 0.27 7 0 2 4 3 0.377 38 1 7 0.384 56 23 5
1998 Major League Baseball Season Atlanta Braves 347 96 97 64 59 0.28 4 0 3 0 0 0.386 27 3 12 0.343 53 18 2
1999 Major League Baseball Season Atlanta Braves 279 110 63 38 35 0.226 1 0 3 2 1 0.315 29 4 6 0.323 48 13 4
2000 Major League Baseball season Atlanta Braves 192 80 50 29 26 0.26 2 0 3 0 1 0.353 18 3 3 0.313 32 6 2

Abbrevations

AB - At bat, G - Games, H - Hits allowed, R - Runs, BB - Base on balls , BA - Batting average, GDP or GIDP - Ground into double play, GS - Grand Slam, HBP - Hit by pitch, HR - Home runs, IBB - Intentional base on balls, OBP - On-base percentage, RBI - Run batted in, SF - Sacrifice fly, SH - Sacrifice hit, SLG - Slugging average, 2B - Double, 3B - Triple

Sport awards

Year Award Other winners
1988 American League Rookie of the Year
awarded 1986
awarded 1987
awarded 1989
awarded 1990

Wikipedia

Check Walt Weiss on wikipedia.

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