Walter Young was born on Monday, February 18, 1980, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Young was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 2005, with the Baltimore Orioles. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Walter Young baseball stats page.
"I feel great this spring, thanks for asking. I'm going to do the things I do best. I'm a bigger guy, and I grew up admiring Frank Thomas and Cecil Fielder , I just have to be myself, but play more like they did." - Walter Young to Baseball Almanac (Spring Training, Walter Young Interview , 2006)
Walter Young Autograph on a 2006 Topps Baseball Card (#307)
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Walter Earnest Young was a Major League Baseball player with the Baltimore Orioles ( 2005 ). When Walter made his big league debut on September 6, 2005 , he became the first Purvis High School (Purvis, MS) graduate to play in the majors!
Walter Young Rookie Card | 2006 Fleer Baseball Card (#233) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Walter Young, who officially weighed 315 pounds, was the heaviest player in major league history, surpassing CC Sabathia , who was the first 300-pound player in baseball history (Debut = April 8, 2001 / Weight = 300 pounds)?
Do you know what big leaguer tied the record for heaviest big leaguer in history in 2014, nine years after Walter made it to the majors? Clue, his nickname was Jumbo .
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Last-Modified: January 10, 2020 3:50 AM EST