Walter Petty Frantz
- Throws Right
- High School Maize High School
- Born September 25, 1874 in Roanoke, IL USA
- Died September 8, 1957 in Austin, TX USA
Infielder/pitcher Walter Frantz played in the minor leagues from 1903 to 1916. Per records available, his best campaign at the plate was perhaps 1913, when he hit .262 with 151 hits and 27 doubles in 154 games for the San Antonio Bronchos. He hit .298 for the Kansas City Blues in 1905, but played just 92 games.
He won at least 10 games three times on the mound. In 1905, he was 10-11 and in 1906, he was 14-15; both seasons were spent with Kansas City. Records indicate he went 26-20 between two clubs in 1907.
In 1904, he was the first of two managers for the Enid Evangelists, being replaced by Howard Price. In 1908, he was the fourth of four managers for the Enid Railroaders, replacing Red Wright. In 1914, he was the first of two managers for the Austin Senators, being replaced by Charles Moran. In 1916, he was the first of two managers for the Sherman Lions, being replaced by Jack Love.