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 Walter Charles “Wally” Post

Walter Charles “Wally” Post

Birth
Wendelin, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Death 6 Jan 1982 (aged 52)
Saint Henry, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Burial Saint Henry, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 3625 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He was a right-handed hitting outfield who spent all or part of 15 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds (1949, 1951-57, 1960-63), Philadelphia Phillies (1958 to 1960), Minnesota Twins (1963) and Cleveland Indians (1964). He hit 210 homeruns during his major league career, including 40 in 1955, and had a lifetime .266 batting average. Known for his power, he won a number of suits of clothing for hitting the sign on top of the laundry that stood beyond the leftfield wall at Cincinnati's Crosley Field. He also defeated Hank Aaron in the syndicated television show "Homerun Derby". A member of the Reds 1961 National League Championship team, he batted .333 in the World Series that year including a homerun in Game Five. After retiring from baseball, Wally Post was an official with a canning company in west-central Ohio.

Bio by: John Perin


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  • Added: 30 Sep 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Charles “Wally” Post (9 Jul 1929–6 Jan 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3625, citing Saint Henry Church Cemetery, Saint Henry, Mercer County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .