Born: 9/24/1910 Died: 5/17/1982 Birthplace: Villa Rica, GA
Frederick E. (Dixie) Walker was born in Villa Rica, Georgia, September 24, 1910. At 17 he signed a baseball contract with Birmingham and farmed out to Greensboro; the New York Yankees picked him up for $25,000. During his professional career, which spanned from 1928-49, “Dixie” hit .300 or better in 12 of those years. In 1944 he led the National League in hitting with a .357 average for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He played in the 1941 and ‘47 World Series and the All-Star games in 1943, ‘46 and ‘47. He managed the Atlanta Crackers to a Southern League pennant in 1951. Later he would coach and scout for Los Angeles. "Dixie" is deceased.