Walker was one of the most popular players in Detroit Tigers history. He was part of an outfield rotation for the Tigers in the 1930s when they won back-to-back pennants in 1934-35. Walker was a fast player but he was famous for making boneheaded baserunning plays. He could be a streaky hitter, but when he was on, he gave the Bengals a pesky hitter near the top of the order. When Detroit traded him to the White Sox after the 1937 season fans were outraged, some of them even writing letters to the front office to protest. But the timing was right – Walker hit .275 with a 713 OPS after leaving Detroit, while he’d batted .317 with a 820 OPS in a Tiger uniform.