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Walter Blair

For the American folklorist, see Walter Blair (academic).
Walter Blair
Born: (1883-10-13)October 13, 1883
Landrus, Pennsylvania
Died: August 20, 1948(1948-08-20) (aged 64)
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1907 for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1915 for the Buffalo Blues
Career statistics
Batting average .217
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 106

As Player

As Manager

  • Buffalo Blues (1915)

Walter Allen Blair (October 13, 1883 – August 20, 1948), nicknamed "Heavy", was an American catcher in Major League Baseball player born in Landrus, Pennsylvania who, after attending Bucknell University, played back-up catcher for the New York Highlanders from 1907 through 1911. He later got his chance to play regularly when played for the Buffalo Buffeds/Blues of the Federal League during their only two seasons in 1914 and 1915. It was for this team that he did appear as manager for two games, a doubleheader played on June 4, 1915, his team won one and lost one.[1]

Following his playing career he served as a baseball coach at the University of Pittsburgh and Bucknell University. He was inducted into the Bucknell Hall of Fame in 1987.[2] Walter died at the age of 64 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and was buried at the Lewisburg City Cemetery.[1]

See also

Biography portal
  • List of Major League Baseball player–managers


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Find a Grave

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