Harry William Walker
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Harry "The Hat" Walker, who led the National League in hitting in 1947, died on Aug. 8, 1999 in Birmingham, Ala., following complications from a stroke. He was 80.
In his career, Walker hit .296 with 10 home runs and 214 RBI. In 1947, he hit .363 in 25 at-bats with the Cardinals and 488 with Philadelphia.
His nickname was a reference to his habit of adjusting his hat between pitches.
He played in three World Series -- 1942, 1943 and 1946. In 1943 and 1947, he was a member of the All-Star team.
Following his playing career, he continued to work in baseball as a manager, coach, minor league director and scout.
He was 640-604 as a major league manager including stints with the Cardinals (1955), the Pirates (1965-67) and Houston (1968-1972). His Pirates finished 92-70 in 1966 for third in the National League.
Sources: Associated Press, Total Baseball