July 3, 1896|
|Died: December 9, 1955
|September 17, 1919, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1930, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||688|
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.
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.
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