Bob Walk

Journeyman Walk found his niche as an elder statesman on a young Pittsburgh pitching staff. The fierce competitor’s 1980 rookie season at Philadelphia included 11 regular season wins and a victory in Game One of the World Series. Traded to the Braves, he bounced between Atlanta and Richmond (International League). Released in March 1984, he signed a Triple-A contract for Pittsburgh, led the Pacific Coast League in ERA in 1984, and earned a promotion, only to hurt his right elbow and miss the season’s final two months. The native Californian led the Pacific Coast League in ERA and wins in 1985 and earned a trip back to the majors. He was an All-Star in 1988 when he won 12 games with a 2.71 ERA. Walk later served as a reliable starter and swingman for the Pirates’ teams that won three straight NL East titles from 1990-1992, and tossed a complete game three-hitter in Game Five of the 1992 NLCS vs. Atlanta.