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200. Dixie Walker
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 1, 1888 in Brownsville, PA USA
  • Weight: 192 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 17, 1909
  • Final Game: May 29, 1912
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Fred "Dixie" Walker was in the New York Yankees organization for a few years, but he struggled to stay in their lineup.  The Yanks waived him, and the White Sox picked him up during the 1936 Season, and the year after, he had his breakthrough campaign in the Majors.

With the ChiSox, Walker led the AL in Triples (16) in 1937, and he batted .302.  Walker was them traded to the Detroit Tigers and later the Brooklyn Dodgers, where he became a star.

The Outfielder went to five consecutive All-Stars (1943-47) with the middle three years earning Walker top-ten MVP finishes.  His best season was in 1944, winning the Batting Title with a .357 average, and in 1945 he was atop the National League leaderboard in Runs Batted In (124). 

Walker’s legacy is tarnished by his staunch opposition to Jackie Robinson joining the team and the integration of baseball.  He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates after the 1947 season (the year of integration), and he finished his career two seasons later with 2,064 Hits and a career Batting Average of .306.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Villa Rica, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 1955
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    All-Star (5) (1943, 1944, 1945, 1946 & 1947)
    Highest Batting Average (1) (NL) (1944)
    Most Triples (1) (AL) (1937) 
    Most Runs Batted In (1) (NL) (1945)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1) (AL) (1937)
    Most Intentional Walks (1) (NL) (1946)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1) (NL) (1947)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: 
    (NL: 1940, 6th), (NL: 1941, 10th), (NL: 1944, 3rd), (NL: 1945, 9th) & (NL: 1946, 2nd
    3 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Position Players)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    4 Top Ten Finish (Runs Scored)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Stolen Bases)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 52. Championship Win Probability Added: 55.9
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1962: 0.6%
    1964: 3.0%
    1968: 2.1%
    1969: 2.6%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Brooklyn Dodger

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