Today in Baseball History

Mysterious Walker

Happy Birthday to pitcher Mysterious Walker, born March 21, 1884.

Mysterious was a pitcher for the Reds, Naps, Superbas, Rebels, and Tip-Tops, from 1910 – 1915.

He had a 7-23 lifetime record, with a 4.00 ERA. His best season was with the Dodgers in 1913, when he went 1-3 in 8 starts, with one complete game and a 3.55 ERA.

No one knows how he came to be called “Mysterious.”

Perhaps a family name?

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2 thoughts on “Today in Baseball History

  1. Turns out he played some games in the Pacific Coast League under another name, and was given the nickname Mysterious while in that league. Wikipedia has a pretty nice write up. Still, given all that, he remains a ball player cloaked in mystery.

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