Danny Walton
Outfielder
Born: (1947-07-14)July 14, 1947
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: August 9, 2017(2017-08-09) (aged 70)
Morgan, Utah, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1968, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
June 6, 1980, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Batting average.223
Home runs28
Runs batted in107
Teams

Daniel James Walton (July 14, 1947 – August 9, 2017) was an American Major League Baseball outfielder. Walton attended Bishop Amat Memorial High School, and was selected in the 10th round (192nd overall) of the 1965 MLB draft by the Houston Astros.[1] He played for the Houston Astros (1968 and 1977), Seattle Pilots / Milwaukee Brewers (1969–71), New York Yankees (1971), Minnesota Twins (1973 and 1975), Los Angeles Dodgers (1976), Yokohama Taiyo Whales (1978), and Texas Rangers (1980). During a nine-year major league baseball career, he hit .223, with 28 home runs, and 107 runs batted in (RBI) in 297 career games.[2]

Walton, along with Sandy Valdespino, was traded from the Houston Astros to the Seattle Pilots for Tommy Davis on August 31, 1969.[3] Popular with the Brewers fans who sat in the left field bleachers at Milwaukee County Stadium, Walton was dealt to the Yankees for Bobby Mitchell and Frank Tepedino on June 7, 1971.[4] Walton was sent by the Yankees to the Minnesota Twins for Rick Dempsey on October 31, 1972.[5]

Walton died August 9, 2017, in Morgan, Utah, aged 70.[6]

References

  1. ^ "10th Round of the 1965 MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  2. ^ "Danny Walton Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Rookie Status & More". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  3. ^ "Pilots Trade Tommy Davis To Houston". Reading Eagle. Reading, Pennsylvania. UPI. September 1, 1969. p. 26. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  4. ^ McGowen, Deane (June 8, 1971). "Yanks Get Walton;". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  5. ^ "Twins Obtain Danny Walton". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 31, 1972. Retrieved June 29, 2019.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Danny James Walton Obituary". Lindquist Mortuary. Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.