Pitcher, Baseball Player
1920 – 1971
Who was Walter Ockey?
Walter Andrew "Footie" Ockey was a Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in two games, both in relief, for the New York Giants in 1944. The 6 ft 0 in, 175 lb. right-hander was a native of New York, New York.
Ockey is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on May 3, 1944 in a home game against the Philadelphia Blue Jays at the Polo Grounds. His only other appearance was on May 20 against the St. Louis Cardinals at Sportsman's Park. Totals for his brief career include 1 game finished, 1 earned run allowed in 2.2 innings pitched, and an ERA of 3.38. Defensively, he recorded 2 assists without making an error.
He died at the age of 51 in Staten Island, New York.
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