PLAYER PROFILE

BUCKY WALTERS

STATISTICS & HISTORY

William “Bucky” Walters was a schoolboy baseball and basketball star in Philadelphia. When he was just eighteen years old, playing against veteran professional players, he was a top-ten scorer  in the Philadelphia Basketball League. Walters played pro basketball on and off for nearly a decade, but his greatest acclaim as an athlete came as a major-league pitcher. Walters won 198  National League games during 16 seasons pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds. From 1939 through 1944, Walters was the best pitcher in the National League and was named most Valuable Player of the league in 1939.

 

BUCKY WALTERS Height: 6:01 Weight: 180 College: None
William Henry Walters Jr. Born: Apr 19, 1909 Died:  Apr 20, 1991 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Played Major League Baseball REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1927-28 Germantown PBL 11 27 35 89 8.1
1928-29 Philadelphia Elks EBL 10 6 5 17 1.7
1928-29 Millville SJL 6 11 11 33 5.5
1929-30 Philadelphia Elks EBL 36 57 86 200 5.6
1930-31 Philadelphia Elks EBL 23 36 33 105 4.6
1930-31 Reading-Trenton TSL 4 5 7 17 4.3
1931-32 Philadelphia Moose EBL 30 18 24 60 2.0
1932-33 Philadelphia WPEN EBL 3 3 3 9 3.0
1937-38 Conshohocken NL 8 16 8 40 5.0
Major League Totals 33 21 27 69 2.1
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1929-30 Philadelphia Elks EBL 3 4 11 19 6.3

 

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