Rube Walker

Albert Bluford Walker
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: May 16, 1926 in Lenoir, NC
Signed: 1944 by the Chicago Cubs
Died: December 12, 1992 in Morgantown, NC
 

 

Mr. Walker was a catcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but achieved possibly as much notoriety a decade later, when he served on Gil Hodges' Mets coaching staff. This card is from his days with Dem Bums, 1953 Topps; two more cards are pictured below.

  

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1948 Chi NL  79  171  17  47  8  0  5  26  70  0  -  17  24   2   0  - .371 .409 .275
1949 Chi NL  56  172  11  42  4  1  3  22  57  0  -  18   9   0   0  - .282 .331 .244
1950 Chi NL  74  213  19  49  7  1  6  16  76  0  -  34  18   0   0  - .290 .357 .230
1951 2teams  73  181  15  43  8  0  4  14  63  0  0  27  18   0   1  - .307 .348 .238
1952 Bro NL  46  139   9  36  8  0  1  19  47  0  0  17   8   1   2  - .304 .338 .259
1953 Bro NL  43   95   5  23  6  0  3   9  38  0  0  11   7   1   0  - .301 .400 .242
1954 Bro NL  50  155  12  28  7  0  5  23  50  0  0  17  24   1   1  2 .291 .323 .181
1955 Bro NL  48  103   6  26  5  0  2  13  37  1  0  11  15   0   0  2 .342 .359 .252
1956 Bro NL  54  146   5  31  6  1  3  20  48  0  1  18   7   0   1  2 .245 .329 .212
1957 Bro NL  60  166  12  30  8  0  2  23  44  2  0  33  15   0   2  4 .243 .265 .181
1958 L A NL  25   44   3   5  2  0  1   7  10  0  0  10   5   0   0  1 .200 .227 .114
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CAREER TOTS 608 1585 114 360 69  3 35 192 540  3  1 213 150   5   7 11 .294 .341 .227

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1951 Chi NL  37  107   9  25  4  0  2   5  35  0  0  13  12   0   0  - .311 .327 .234
1951 Bro NL  36   74   6  18  4  0  2   9  28  0  0  14   6   0   1  - .300 .378 .243

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This is a list of the Rube Walker cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

rube

1955 Topps

1974 TCMA

"Cheerful and popular, Rube Walker is a good receiver but his baserunning is a common subject of conversation. 'That guy,' said a Dodger coach, 'isn't as slow on the bases as he looks; he's slower.'"

-- James T. Farrell 1

1953 Topps #134

1955 Topps #108

1956 Topps #333

1957 Topps #147

1958 Topps #203

1973 Topps #257a (Mets Field Leaders; orange backgrounds)

1974 TCMA 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers #10 (blue/white photo; red name)
1974 Topps #179
(Mets Field Leaders)

1979 TCMA Baseball History Series #278

1989 Susan Rini 1969 Mets Postcards #36

1991 Topps Archives #134 (reprint of 1953 Topps)

1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary Postcards #3 (02767 of 25,000)
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #32
1994 Topps Archives #153
(reprint of 1954 Topps)

1995 Topps Archives Brooklyn Dodgers #76 (reprint of 1954 Topps #153)
1995 Topps Archives Brooklyn Dodgers #101
(reprint of 1955 Topps #108)

2005 Topps Dem Bums #DB-RW (reprint of 1955 Topps card)

2013 Caesars 1973 Mets (two of clubs)

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