Thursday, April 28, 2016

1969 Topps #633: Harry Walker, Houston Astros, MGR

     Harry Walker managed the Astros from 1968-1972.  Walker got his start as a player/manager with the Cardinals in 1955, before taking over their AAA team through 1964.  He later managed the Pirates from 1965-1967 before going to the Astros.  Walker's playing career spanned from 1940 to 1955 with the Cardinals, Phillies, Reds, and Cubs.  He won the batting title in 1947 and was a 2x All-Star.  Walker lost two of his prime years to military service during WWII. 

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