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Kenneth Rogers Walters
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut April 12, 1960
- Final Game September 29, 1963
- Born November 11, 1933 in Fresno, CA USA
- Died January 26, 2010 in San Ramon, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Ken Walters began his minor league career in 1952, with the Jamestown Falcons. In 125 games, he hit .273 with 3 home runs and 32 doubles. He played with Jamestown in 1953 as well, hitting .320 with 13 home runs in 122 games.
Walters did not play in 1954 and 1955, while serving in the military, however in 1956 he played for the Augusta Tigers and Charleston Senators, hitting a combined .251 with 20 home runs in 124 games. For the Birmingham Barons in 1957, he hit .275 with 17 home runs in 138 games, and in 1958 he hit .255 with eight home runs in 123 games for Charleston. He played for the Fort Worth Cats in 1959, hitting .291 with 21 home runs in 152 games. On December 5, 1959, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies with minor leaguers Alex Cosmidis and Ted Lepcio for Chico Fernandez and Ray Semproch.
He was purchased by the Chicago Cubs from the Phillies on February 9, 1962. He spent all of that season in the minors, hitting .300 with 22 home runs, 43 doubles, six triples and 96 RBI in 152 games for the San Diego Padres.
Although his big league career was over after 1963, his minor league career continued until 1965. He played for the minor league San Diego Padres in both 1964 and 1965, hitting .263 with 16 home runs in the former season and .227 with nine home runs in the latter.
In the minors, he hit .276 with 129 home runs and 233 doubles in 1195 games.