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Walter French
Date of birth July 12, 1899(1899-07-12)
Place of birth Moorestown, New Jersey, United States
Date of death May 13, 1984 (aged 84)
Place of death Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 155 pounds (70.3 kg)
Position(s) Outfield (Baseball)
Halfback (Football)
College Army
Rutgers University
Career highlights
Honors *Collyers Eye Mag.: 1st team all-NFL (1925)
*Won 1929 World Series
*1925 NFL Championship controversy
Statistics
Teams
1923-1929
1923
1925
Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball)
Rochester Jeffersons (Football)
Pottsville Maroons (Football)

Walter Edward French (born July 12, 1899 in Moorestown, New Jersey - May 13, 1984 in Mountain Home, Arkansas), was a professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1923-1929. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1925 he batted .370 in 67 games for the Athletics and was the top pinch hitter in the majors.[1] He won the 1929 World Series with the Athletics.

Aside from baseball, he also played football for the Rochester Jeffersons and the Pottsville Maroons of the National Football League. French was instrumental in helping the Maroons win the 1925 NFL Championship, before it was stripped from the team due to a technicality. In 1925 French led the league by averaging 5.4 yards per carry.[2]

French was the baseball coach at the United States Military Academy from 1937 to 1942.[3]

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