Walter Young #75

  • 1B
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 5"/315

Walter Young MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.303 1 3 0 .803

Walter Young Bio

  • Full Name: Walter Ernest Young
  • Born: 2/18/1980 in Hattiesburg, MS
  • Draft: 1999, Pittsburgh Pirates, 31st rd. (932nd overall)
  • Debut: 9/6/2005
  • Last Game: 10/2/2005
  • Died: 9/19/2015 in Purvis, MS
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 33 2 10 1 3 0 .303 .378 .803

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Walter Ernest Young Bio Info

Walter Earnest Young Jr...he and his wife, Latressa, reside in Purvis, Mississippi...signed by scout Russell Bowen. 2005 Spent most of the season at Triple-A Ottawa before joining the Orioles in September...made his Major League debut on September 6 against Toronto, walking in a pinch-hit appearance...struck out as a pinch-hitter the next night...collected his fi rst Major League hit on September 10 at Seattle off Jeff Harris... had two hits on September 13 at Texas, including his fi rst big league home run off Rangers' pitcher R.A. Dickey...was the first of two straight two-hit games...hit safely in each of his first four starts and fi ve of nine overall...played 10 games at first base, two as designated hitter and entered four games as a pinch-hitter...Hit safely in 86 of 123 games with Ottawa and led the Lynx with 29 doubles and 81 RBI...played 63 games at first base and 58 as a designated hitter...batted .384 in April and .205 in May, followed by .327 in June, .226 in July and .306 in August...hit seven home runs in June, his only month with more than two home runs...went 5-for-8 with two home runs and four RBI on June 7 against Columbus...had four hits, including a double, home run and five RBI on August 10 versus Rochester. 2004 Finished 4th in the Eastern League and set a Bowie franchise record with 33 home runs...Calvin Pickering held the Baysox record with 32 homers in 1998. Also finished 2nd in the EL in RBI (98), 3rd in extra-base hits (62) and total bases (261) and 5th in runs scored (88). Led Bowie in HR, RBI, total bases, runs, scored, walks (47), strikeouts (145) and slugging pct. (.537). Hit .195 with 10 homers and 32 RBI in 51 games through June 6...Batted .322 with 23 HR and 66 RBI over his last 82 games. Had 9 multi-hit games and hit safely in 26 of 50 games with an at-bat through June 6...After that, had 30 multi-hit games and hit safely in 61 of 86 games with an at-bat. Had a pair of 4-hit games, June 7 at Erie, cracking a pair of home runs, and July 21 vs. Reading, with a pair of doubles...Also had 7 three-hit games, all coming after June 27. Batted over .300 in the months of June (.333), July (.302), August (.303) and September (.313). Was batting .258 through August 4, then hit .337 (33-98) over his final 27 games to raise his average to a season-ending .274...Hit safely in 19 of 26 games over that stretch. Had 4 multi-homer games on the season. Batted .327 with 6 homers and 23 RBI in 30 games for the La Guaira Tiburones in the Venezuelan League. 2003 Spent the entire season with Lynchburg ... Batted .278 (120-for-431) with 76 runs, 20 home runs and 87 RBI. 2002 Spent entire season with South Atlantic League champion Hickory club ... Was named league's MVP ... Led circuit in home runs and hits ... Ranked second in RBI and slugging percentage (.563) while finishing third in batting and doubles ... Was named to the mid-season and post-season All-Star teams ... Was named the S.A.L. Minor League Player-of-the-Year by Topps and was named the organizational Player-of-the-Year by the Pirates ... Was named to Baseball America's Second-Team All-Star squad ... Led all Bucco farmhands in total bases (277) and RBI ... Made 77 appearances at first base and committed a career-high 15 errors ... Also hit .397 (79-for-199) in 53 games as the designated hitter ... Hit just .283 in April, but .340 in May ... Produced an 18-game hitting streak from 5/24 thru 6/13, going 29-for-73 (.397) with five home runs and 20 RBI ... Hit .447 (21-for47) while reaching base safely in 12 straight games from 6/24 thru 7/5 ... Had four-hit game and scored four runs on 7/8 at Hagerstown ... Was named the league's Player-of-the-Month in July after hitting .354 (35-for-99) with five homers and 21 RBI ... Hit safely in 14 consecutive games from 7/29 thru 8/12 (22-for-53, .415) ... Reached base safely in 24 of his 27 games during the month of August and won Player-of-the-Month honors once again ... Batted .384 (38-for-99) in August with eight home runs and 24 RBI ... Went 5-for-5 with two homers, five RBI and 12 total bases on 8/20 vs. South Georgia ... Had second two-homer game on 8/29 at Greensboro (game one) ... Saw average dip to season-low .252 following the action on 5/14, but hit .363 (164-for-492) in final 97 games.

Notes: (thru 2002)
  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Pittsburgh in 1999 June free agent draft (31st round).
  • ML SERVICE: None
  • CONTRACT: Signed thru 2003

  • His four-year minor league totals include a .294 average (326-for-1108), 50 home runs and 211 RBI in 304 games.
  • Has career average of .320 (111-for-347) during the month of July. 2001 Spent entire season with Williamsport and was named to the New York-Penn League's All-Star team as a designated hitter ... Shared league lead in home runs ... Ranked fifth in RBI and slugging percentage (.509) ... Made 48 appearances at first base and made five errors ... Homered twice on 6/30 at Auburn ... Hit .316 (31-for-98) in 27 games during the month of July with four home runs and 17 RBI ... Swiped lone base on 8/24 at Pittsfield.

    2000...
    Hit .256 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 69 minor league games ... Began season with Bradenton ... Hit first professional home run in third game on 6/21 against the Phillies ... Batted .333 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 24 games during the month of July ... Went 4-for-5 with a homer and six RBI against the Yankees on 7/18 and homered twice the following day against the Phillies. ... Also had two-homer game on 8/5 against the Phillies ... Hit six of his 10 Gulf Coast League home runs against the Phillies ... Made 41 appearances at first base and committed nine errors while playing with Bradenton ... Ranked third in the G.C.L. in home runs when he was promoted to Williamsport on 8/12 (actually made first appearance in the New York-Penn League as a pinch hitter on 7/30, but returned to Baby Bucs the same day) ... Made seven errors in 18 games at first base while playing with Williamsport ... Walked just once in 95 plate appearances with the Crosscutters (8/18 vs. Oneonta).

    1999...
    Was selected by Pittsburgh in the 31st round of the June draft and made professional debut with Bradenton ... Made 35 appearances at first base and committed four errors ... Hit safely in season-high seven straight games from 7/3-15 (8-for-22, .364). ... Recorded lone professional sacrifice bunt on 8/11 against the Reds.
    2000 Hit .256 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 69 minor league games ... Began season with Bradenton ... Hit first professional home run in third game on 6/21 against the Phillies ... Batted .333 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 24 games during the month of July ... Went 4-for-5 with a homer and six RBI against the Yankees on 7/18 and homered twice the following day against the Phillies. ... Also had two-homer game on 8/5 against the Phillies ... Hit six of his 10 Gulf Coast League home runs against the Phillies ... Made 41 appearances at first base and committed nine errors while playing with Bradenton ... Ranked third in the G.C.L. in home runs when he was promoted to Williamsport on 8/12 (actually made first appearance in the New York-Penn League as a pinch hitter on 7/30, but returned to Baby Bucs the same day) ... Made seven errors in 18 games at first base while playing with Williamsport ... Walked just once in 95 plate appearances with the Crosscutters (8/18 vs. Oneonta). 1999 Was selected by Pittsburgh in the 31st round of the June draft and made professional debut with Bradenton ... Made 35 appearances at first base and committed four errors ... Hit safely in season-high seven straight games from 7/3-15 (8-for-22, .364). ... Recorded lone professional sacrifice bunt on 8/11 against the Reds.