Walter Kopp

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Walter G. Kopp

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Walter Kopp played minor league baseball from 1937 to 1946, missing the 1943-1945 seasons. He spent the vast majority of his career in class C ball, playing a handful of games at the B level. Statistical information is incomplete, however it is known that he had at least 423 hits, of which at least 62 were doubles, six were triples and 18 were home runs. In 1939 with the Tyler Trojans, Marshall Tigers and Henderson Oilers, he batted .332.

While a manager, major league All-Star Dick Donovan played under his tutelage.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1940 Texarkana Liners East Texas League 6th none replaced Clair Bates
1941 Texarkana Twins Cotton States League -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Jake Atz Jr.
1946 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 73-31 1st New York Giants League Champs
1947 Fort Lauderdale Braves Florida International League 35-18 8th Boston Braves replaced Red Nichols (0-1) on May 18
1948 Fort Lauderdale Braves Florida International League 9-25 -- none -- replaced by Theodore Madjeski (20-29) on May 10