Gerald H. (Gee) Walker


Born: March 19, 1908

Died: March 20, 1981

Hometown: Gulfport, MS

Year of Induction: 1969

 

College Career
Ole Miss (1926-1928)

• Member of the Ole Miss backfield tabbed “The Flying Five” by sports writers which also included Tadpole Smith, Rube Wilcox, Doodle Rushing and Lee T. (Cowboy) Woodruff

• Honorable Mention All-American Back (’28)

• With Babe Zaharias, won the 6th Annual Florida Mixed Two Ball Open Golf Tournament, Orlando, FL

 

Pro Baseball Career

Detroit Tigers (1931-1937)

- Played in two World Series Games in 1934 and 1935 with the Tigers winning in 1935

Chicago White Sox (1938-1939) – All-Star American League (’37)
Washington Nationals (1940)
Cleveland Indians (1941)
Cincinnati Reds (1942-1946)

• Career Stats: G-1783; BA-.294; At Bats-6,771; H-1,991; R-954; RBI-997; PO-3,665; 2B-399; 3B-76; HR-124

Columbia, SC, Manager (1947-1950)

 

Did You Know?

On 1937 opening day with the Detroit Tigers, Walker hit for the famous cycle: home run, triple, double, and single.

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