Curt Walker

William Curtis Walker (July 3, 1896 – December 9, 1955), was a professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1919 to 1930. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Giants.

Curt Walker
1919 Curt Walker.jpeg
Right fielder
Born: (1896-07-03)July 3, 1896
Beeville, Texas
Died: December 9, 1955(1955-12-09) (aged 59)
Beeville, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1919, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1930, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.304
Home runs64
Runs batted in688
Teams

Walker hit over .300 6 times. His best season was in 1922 with the Phillies, hitting .337 with 12 home runs, 89 RBI, 196 hits, and scoring 102 runs, all career highs. On July 22, 1926, he tied a major league record by hitting 2 triples in an inning as a member of the Reds against the Braves. He was also difficult to strike out, fanning only 254 times in 4,858 at-bats. His career batting average was .304. After his baseball career ended, he worked as a funeral home operator and was later appointed Justice of the Peace in Beeville, Texas, a position he held until his death in 1955.

Career StatisticsEdit

  • 1359 Games
  • 4858 At-bats
  • 718 Runs
  • 1475 Hits
  • 235 Doubles
  • 117 Triples
  • 64 Home runs
  • 688 Runs batted in
  • 535 Bases on balls
  • .304 Batting average
  • .374 On-base percentage
  • .440 Slugging percentage

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