Walter Thomas McKeel (January 17, 1972 – January 1, 2019) was an American professional baseball player. He played parts of three seasons in Major League Baseball, between 1996 and 2002, for the Boston Red Sox (1996–1997) and Colorado Rockies (2002), primarily as a catcher. Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 200 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.
|Born: January 17, 1972|
Wilson, North Carolina
|Died: January 1, 2019 (aged 46)|
Stantonsburg, North Carolina
|September 14, 1996, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 27, 2002, for the Colorado Rockies|
In a three-season career, McKeel was a .250 hitter (4-for-16) and scored a run in 16 games. In 10 catching appearances, he posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 26 chances. He also appeared in one game as a first baseman, fielding two chances there without an error.
He died on January 1, 2019, aged 46 at his house in North Carolina.
- "Former Greene Central standout Walt McKeel died Tuesday". Neuse News. Retrieved 2019-01-04.