Tilly Walker

Tilly Walker

Tilly Walker
Born: (1887-09-04)September 4, 1887
Telford, Tennessee
Died: September 20, 1959(1959-09-20) (aged 72)
Unicoi, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 10, 1911 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1923 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .281
Home runs 118
Runs batted in 679
Career highlights and awards

Clarence William "Tilly" Walker (September 4, 1887 – September 20, 1959) was an American left fielder and center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1911 to 1923. Born in Telford, Tennessee, Walker hit .281, and he was one of the first power hitters. In 1918 while playing for the Philadelphia Athletics, he tied Babe Ruth for the AL lead in homeruns with 11. He was the last person to lead the league in that category before the Babe Ruth era. He then slugged 17 home runs in 1920, 23 in 1921, and 37 (with a .549 slugging percentage and a .283 batting average) in 1922. For a time he was among the top ten lifetime home run leaders. He died at age 72 in Unicoi, Tennessee.

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)