Harry William "The Hat" Walker
Class of 1978

Category: Baseball

Born: 10/22/1918
Died: 8/8/1999
Birthplace: Pascagoula, MS

Harry William Walker was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi on October 22, 1918. "Little Dixie" followed his brother Fred (ASHOF Class of ‘73) into baseball and played 22 years and coached another 20 or more years. "The Hat" was versatile, playing infield and outfield and was associated with Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Houston, the Chicago Cubs-and most of his playing years-St. Louis. He was the National League batting champion in 1947 with a .363 batting average. In 1979, he went to the University of Alabama at Birmingham as their first baseball coach and retired in 1986. He is deceased.

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