November 25, 1958 |
|September 2, 1980, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1993, for the New York Mets|
|Runs batted in||116|
Cleotha 'Chico' Walker (born November 25, 1958) is a former utility man in Major League Baseball who played for four teams in all or part of eleven seasons spanning 1980–1993. Listed at 5' 9", 170 lb., Walker was a switch hitter and threw right-handed.
Well known for his versatility, Walker, a graduate of Chicago's Tilden High School, played in at least 40 games at five different positions in his career, while appearing at third and second bases, and all three outfield positions.
While playing for Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, Walker participated in the longest game in professional baseball history. It lasted for 33 innings spread over two months, with eight hours and 25 minutes of playing time. 32 innings were played on April 18-19, 1981 at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, and the visiting Rochester Red Wings were knotted 2-2 with the Red Sox. The 33rd and final inning took place on June 23 and Pawtucket finally won, 3–2.