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Verlon Lee Walker
(Rube)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6', Weight 210 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

The brother of catcher Rube Walker, Verlon Walker was a minor league catcher from 1948 to 1959, missing 1951-1952 due to military service. He was a minor league manager from 1957 to 1960, and a Chicago Cubs coach from 1961 to 1970.

To confuse matters, he was also sometimes called "Rube", like his brother.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1957 Paris Lakers Midwest League 51-73 7th Chicago Cubs
1958 Paris Lakers Midwest League 64-61 4th Chicago Cubs
1959 Paris Lakers Midwest League 57-68 6th Chicago Cubs
1960 Carlsbad Potashers Sophomore League 66-64 3rd Chicago Cubs
1961 Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League 20-26 -- Chicago Cubs -- Replaced by Ripper Collins/Goldie Holt on June 14
San Antonio Missions Texas League 32-27 3rd Chicago Cubs League Champs Replaced Bobby Adams (15-17) on July 3
1962 Palatka Cubs Florida State League 8th Chicago Cubs Replaced Ripper Collins on July 20

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