Walter made his MLB debut on September 27, 1936.
During his playing career Walter was 6'2" and weighed 195 pounds.
Walter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.
Walter throws right and bats right.
Walter played his college baseball at Miami University (Ohio).
Walter's nickname was "Smokey."
Walter led the Dodgers to 90 or more wins 10 times in his 23-year career. His highest total was 102 wins in 1962 and 1974.
Walter led the Dodgers to the N.L. Pennant in 1956, 1966 and 1974.
Walter led the Dodgers to World Series victories in 1955, 1959, 1963 and 1965.
Alston: Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences.
Alston: It's not the winter that bothers me - it's the summers.
Walter: I'd rather win two or three, lose one, win two or three more. I'm a great believer in things evening out. If you win a whole bunch in a row, somewhere along the line you're going to lose some too.