Walter Blair

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For the American folklorist, see Walter Blair (academic).
Walter Blair
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Catcher
Born: (1883-10-13)October 13, 1883
Landrus, Pennsylvania
Died: August 20, 1948(1948-08-20) (aged 64)
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1907 for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1915 for the Buffalo Blues
Career statistics
Batting average .217
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 106
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Walter Allen Blair (October 13, 1883 – August 20, 1948), nicknamed "Heavy", was an American catcher in Major League Baseball player born in Landrus, Pennsylvania who, after attending Bucknell University, played back-up catcher for the New York Highlanders from 1907 through 1911. He later got his chance to play regularly when played for the Buffalo Buffeds/Blues of the Federal League during their only two seasons in 1914 and 1915. It was for this team that he did appear as manager for two games, a doubleheader played on June 4, 1915, his team won one and lost one.[1]

Following his playing career he served as a baseball coach at the University of Pittsburgh and Bucknell University. He was inducted into the Bucknell Hall of Fame in 1987.[2] Walter died at the age of 64 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and was buried at the Lewisburg City Cemetery.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Walter Blair's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  2. ^ "Walter Blair's Find-A-Grave profile". findagrave.com. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 

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