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Walter Ball


A short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: What Walter Ball lacks in speed he makes up for in precision and accuracy. During his years playing in Minnesota for mostly all-white teams, there was scarcely an equal on the mound. After spending some time with the Grand Fork semipro team, Walter returned to Minnesota in 1902 and pitched his St. Cloud team to a championship. He is 26 years old, stands 5 feet, ten inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He bats left but throws southpaw. After nearly 10 seasons of semipro ball, Walter signed with the Chicago Union Giants last year. This will be the first all-black team that he has played for.

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