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Jerry Walker
Born: February 12, 1939 (1939-02-12) (age 70)
Batted: Switch Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 6, 1957 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1964 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss     37-44
ERA     4.36
Strikeouts     326
Career highlights and awards
  • All star in 1959

Jerry Allen Walker (born February 12, 1939 in Ada, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in American Major League Baseball who performed for the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Athletics and Cleveland Indians between 1957 and 1964.

Walker, a member of the Orioles' fabled "Kiddie Corps" of young pitchers signed in the late 1950s (others included Milt Pappas, Steve Barber and Chuck Estrada), is one of a very few players to have gone straight to the major leagues without ever playing a game in the minor leagues [1]. He also became the youngest pitcher ever to start an All-Star game when he started the game for the American League in 1959 [2].

But by age 26, he was out of the major leagues. However, Walker has continued in the game as a minor league manager, pitching coach, and front-office executive. He served one season (1993) as the general manager of the Detroit Tigers. From 1995 through 2007, he was the vice president and director of player personnel in the front office of the St. Louis Cardinals, working as a key assistant to then-GM Walt Jocketty. He is currently a vice president and special assistant to Jocketty with the Cincinnati Reds.[1]

See also

External links


  1. ^ Baseball America 2009 Annual Directory
Preceded by
Joe McDonald
Detroit Tigers General Manager
Succeeded by
Joe Klein


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