Walter French

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Walter Edward French
(Piggy or Fitz)

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Walter French played six years in the majors and was the baseball coach at the United States Military Academy from 1937 to 1942.

French's major league career was all with the Philadelphia Athletics of Connie Mack. He was a regular outfielder in 1926 and 1927, and appeared in the 1929 World Series.

According to the SABR minor league database, he never hit under .300 in eight years of minor league play. He hit .363 for Williamsport in 1923, and came up for 16 games in the majors that year. In 1924 he hit .350 for Shreveport, and in 1925 became a backup with the Athletics, hitting .370 in 104 at-bats. After his major league days his highest batting average was .351 in the Southern Association in 1933.

He and Kiki Cuyler were the only major leaguers out of the Military Academy at West Point until Chris Rowley made his debut in 2017; Cuyler played football there rather than baseball.

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