Fred Walters

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Fred Walters
Born: (1912-09-04)September 4, 1912
Laurel, Mississippi
Died: February 1, 1980(1980-02-01) (aged 67)
Laurel, Mississippi
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1945, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 9, 1945, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .172
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 5

Fred James Walters [Whale] (September 4, 1912 – February 1, 1980) was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1945 season. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 210 lb., Walters batted and threw right-handed. He was signed as a free agent out of Mississippi State University.

A native of Laurel, Mississippi, Walters was one of many players who only appeared in the majors during World War II. He was a .172 hitter (16-for-93) with two runs, two doubles, one stolen base, and five RBI without home runs in 40 games. In 38 catching appearances he posted a .993 fielding percentage (one error in 144 chances).

Walters died in his homeland of Laurel, Mississippi, at the age of 67.

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