Walter Emmons Alston (Smokey)
Position: First Baseman
Born: December 1, 1911 in Venice, OH
High School: Milford HS (Milford, OH)
School: Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1935. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1936 (Age 24.301, 6,721st in MLB history) vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Team: Cardinals 1936
Last Game: September 27, 1936 (Age 24.301) vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 1983.
View Walter Alston Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Died: October 1, 1984 in Oxford, OH
Buried: Darrtown Cemetery, Darrtown, OH
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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