Dixie Walker 1947 Dodgers signed autograph Picture JSA

For sale is a picture taken from the inside cover of a Baseball Magazine (approximately 8X10) of Dixie Walker

Walker (September 24, 1910 - May 17, 1982) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1931, 1933-36), Chicago White Sox (1936-37), Detroit Tigers (1938-39), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-47) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1948-49). In an 18-season career, Walker posted a .306 batting average with 105 home runs and 1,023 RBIs in 1,905 games .

Walker's popularity with the Ebbets Field fans in the 1940s brought him the nickname "The People's Cherce" (so-called, and -spelled, because "Choice" in the " Brooklynese " of the mid-20th century frequently was pronounced that way). An All-Star in five consecutive years (1943-47) and the 1944 National League batting champion , he was also considered for the MVP Award five times.

A native of Villa Rica, Georgia , Walker was the scion of a baseball family. His father, Ewart (the original "Dixie Walker"), was a pitcher for the Washington Senators (1909-12); an uncle, Ernie , was an outfielder for the St. Louis Browns (1913-15); and his younger brother, Harry "the Hat" , also an outfielder, played for four National League teams between 1940 and 1955 and managed the St. Louis Cardinals (1955), Pittsburgh Pirates (1965-67) and Houston Astros
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