Dee Walsh

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Leo Thomas Walsh

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Dee Walsh . . . is being touted as a great find." - Sporting Life from November 23, 1912

"(Rochester) has picked up a star in young Dee Walsh and the fans are going wild over him." - Sporting Life from June 20, 1914

Leo "Dee" Walsh played three seasons for the St. Louis Browns. He is listed as a regular outfielder in 1915 even though he had only 150 at-bats for the team. That's because the 1915 Browns used a ton of players in right field, some more frequently than Walsh, but of that group Walsh had the most overall games in the outfield as he also played some in center field. He had been primarily a shortstop for the team in 1913 and 1914.

Walsh was born, and died, in St. Louis, MO. He was born in the same year that Casey Stengel was born on the other side of the state in Kansas City, MO.

He was beaned in the eye in late April 1915, and was apparently out of the lineup for several days.

In 1917-19 he played for Little Rock while in 1920-24 he was with San Francisco. The book Baseball Visions of the Roaring Twenties has a photo of him in a Seals uniform.

In 1935 he was hired as manager of the Beatrice Blues but developed an illness in early spring and resigned. Source: Beatrice Blues 1935.

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