Walker pitched for six years in the big leagues, coming up with the Montreal Expos in 1972 and finishing with the California Angels in 1977. He posted an 18-23 career mark with 11 saves and a 3.87 ERA. Walker mostly pitched out of the bullpen. He only made 17 total career starts, all of them coming in 1974 with the Expos and 1975 with the Detroit Tigers. His best year came in 1973 for Montreal when he won seven games and saved four more.
Lots of good stuff here. Walker was picked by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1968 draft.
Walker is the father of New York Yankee Neil Walker.
While pitching in the Texas League in 1971, Walker threw a 15-inning no-hitter against Albuquerque.
The final hitter he faced in his big-league career, Lyman Bostock, hit into a triple play.
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We featured his favorite teammate, Balor Moore, in a recent Swings & Misses.
Tom Walker – career stats