Walt Lerian

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Walter Irvin Lerian
Born: (1903-02-10)February 10, 1903
Baltimore, Maryland
Died: October 22, 1929(1929-10-22) (aged 26)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1928 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1929 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
At bats 512
RBI 51
Batting average .246

Walter "Peck" Irvin Lerian (February 10, 1903 – October 22, 1929) was an American professional baseball player who played two seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1928 through 1929. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and died there at the age of 26 when a truck leaped the curb and he was pinned against a building ending what was considered at the time to be a promising major league career.[1]

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  1. ^ Bryson, Bill (1958), "Mid-Career Tragedies", Baseball Digest 17 (3): 52 

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