Bucky Walters

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November 1, 2012 by Elizabeth Metz

Pitcher, 1938-1948.  Manager, 1948-1949. Inducted 1958 (inaugural class).

Right-handed starting pitcher who was traded to the Reds in 1938. Won the pitching Triple Crown (wins, ERA, strikeouts) and the National League MVP in 1939. Pitched for the 1940 World Champion team.  Served as player-manager for the Reds in 1948 and manager in 1949.

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4 thoughts on “Bucky Walters

  1. [...] MVP in 1940, marking the third year in a row a Red had won (following wins by Ernie Lombardi and Bucky Walters). Played for the 1940 World Champion team.  One of only three players in MLB history to lead the [...]

  2. Dad says:

    I just love the movement of this piece. I picture a nice, sunny, languid day at the ballpark.

  3. [...] and the acquisitions of second baseman Lonny Frey, third baseman Billy Werber, and pitcher Bucky Walters.  Later served as National League president.  Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in [...]

  4. […] Led the league in wins and shutouts and made the All-Star team in 1961.  Started the only game in the 1961 World Series that the Reds won, a complete game four-hitter. In 1962, he and teammate Bob Purkey both garnered at least 20 wins, the first Reds teammates to achieve this feat since Paul Derringer and Bucky Walters. […]

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