August 17, 1906|
|Died: November 26, 1982
San Jose, California
|April 15, 1931, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1945, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||60|
|Career highlights and awards|
Harvey Willos "Hub" Walker (August 17, 1906 – November 26, 1982) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played five seasons with the Detroit Tigers (1931, 1935, 1945) and Cincinnati Reds (1936–1937). Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Walker was the brother of Major League player, Gee Walker. Hub and his younger brother, Gee, were teammates both at the University of Mississippi and with the Detroit Tigers in 1931 and 1935. Hub Walker played in 297 Major League games, 211 in the outfield. Walker had a career . 263 batting average with a .354 on-base percentage.
Hub Walker joined the Detroit Tigers late in the 1945 season after serving three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Having had only 32 plate appearances, Walker was ineligible for the World Series, but MLB Commissioner Happy Chandler waived the rules to allow the returning World War II veteran to play in the Series. Walker played in two games of the 1945 World Series for the Tigers, getting a double and scoring a run in two World Series at bats as a pinch hitter.
- Hub Walker, Played Outfield With Detroit and Cincinnati
- The Department of Archives and Special Collections at the Wayback Machine (archived May 12, 2008)
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference