Walker, Edsall - BigEDSALL ‘BIG’ WALKER
Born: Sept. 15, 1913
The 6-foot, 215-pound left-handed pitcher had a playing career that spanned from the late 1920’s to 1945
Walker was one of the top left-handers in the game in the early 1940s. In 1940 he had a 10-5 record for the Grays, who won the Negro League pennant. He played on eight of the nine straight Homestead pennant winners.
- Late 1920’s - Mohawk Giants (Albany NY, semipro)
- 1934 - Zulu Cannibal Giants
- 1935-36 - Albany Black Crackers
- 1936-42 - Homestead Grays
- 1942 - Philadelphia Stars & Newark Eagles
- 1943-44 - Homestead Grays
- 1944 - Baltimore Elite Giants
- 1945 - Homestead Grays
Walker was the starting pitcher for the East sqad of the 1938 East-West All Star game. This was to be his only appearance in the East-West classic.