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 Albert Buford “Rube” Walker, Jr

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Albert Buford “Rube” Walker, Jr

  • Birth 16 May 1926 Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 11 Dec 1992 Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot Dogwood Section
  • Memorial ID 15314928

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 13 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15314928
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Buford “Rube” Walker, Jr (16 May 1926–11 Dec 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15314928, citing Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .