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Albert Buford "Rube" Walker, Jr
Birth: May 16, 1926
Lenoir
Caldwell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1992
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He made his major league debut as a catcher with the Chicago Cubs on April 20, 1948. Traded to the Brookyn Dodgers mid season 1951, he was the catcher behind the plate in the final play off game when the Giants won the National League pennant. He remained a Dodger playing his last game on June 15, 1958, with a career 608 games, 360 hits, 35 homeruns, 192 runs batted in and a .227 batting average. He managed in the minors and was a pitching coach with the Dodgers, Senators and Mets. At the time of his death, he was a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals. Cause of death, cancer. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert B Walker (1901 - 1972)
  Beulah Estelle Marley Walker (1905 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Albert Buford Walker (1926 - 1992)
  Verlon Lee Walker (1929 - 1971)*
  Leslie Walker (1934 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Blue Ridge Memorial Park
Lenoir
Caldwell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15314928
Albert Buford Rube Walker, Jr
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Albert Buford Rube Walker, Jr
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Rube, you were always away from home playing baseball when I visited your parents and your brother Leslie in Lenoir, NC. I wish that I could have met you in person to tell you how proud I was to have you for a cousin.
- Stanley Baker
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Dec. 11, 2013

- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 16, 2013
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