Raymond Lee Walls Jr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 205 lb.
- School Pasadena City College
- High School Pasadena (CA) High School
- Debut April 21, 1952
- Final Game October 4, 1964
- Born January 6, 1933 in San Diego, CA USA
- Died October 11, 1993 in Los Angeles, CA USA
"Lee Walls is 25 years old, stands several inches over 6 feet and is lean and hard. He wears black horn-rimmed glasses, which make him look more like a science major than a home-run hitter." - from a Sports Illustrated article in 1958
A member of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the young age of 19, Lee Walls played ten years in the majors, most notably with the Chicago Cubs in 1958, for whom he hit 24 home runs with a .304 batting average. He was on the 1958 All-Star team. He still holds the Cubs' all-time record for home runs in the month of April, with 8 that season (tied with Sammy Sosa and Derrek Lee).
Walls said that he had heard Ted Williams say that working with weights was a good idea, so he worked with 30-pound bar bells in the 1957-58 off-season.
He had gone to high school in Pasadena, CA and had the opportunity to go to college on a football scholarship but chose baseball instead.
During the 1955-56 off-season he worked as the maitre-d' in a restaurant in Palm Springs, CA.
One source: Sports Illustrated article from June 2, 1958.
- NL All-Star (1958)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1958)
- Won a World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1963 (he did not play in the World Series)