(Fred) James Walters

Born: September 4, 1912

Died: February 1, 1980

Hometown: Laurel, MS

Year of Induction: 1971


College Career

Mississippi State (1933-1937)

• 4-year letterman in football, basketball, baseball


Pro Baseball Career

Boston Red Sox (1945)
Boston Farm Club, New Orleans (1947)

• Player/manager

• Southern Association All-Star team (’47, ‘48)

Manager, Louisville and Chattanooga, Southern League (1949-1950)

• Appeared in four Little World Series

Did You Know?

Fred Walters served as an SEC official for 23 years, working through more than 40 seasons of baseball and football. His annual Fred Walters Wild Game Cookout in Laurel was a highlight on the Mississippi sports calendar for decades.

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