Jerome Walton Speaker Profile
Former Center Fielder for the Chicago Cubs
Jerome Walton Biography
Jerome Walton was born July 8, 1965 in Newnan, Georgia andis a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the ChicagoCubs (1989-1992), California Angels (1993), Cincinnati Reds (1994-1995),Atlanta Braves (1996), Baltimore Orioles (1997) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays(1998). He batted and threw right-handed.
He graduated from Newnan High School in Newnan, and went onto attend Enterprise State Junior College. Walton was drafted in the secondround (36th overall) of the 1986 Major League Baseball draft by the ChicagoCubs. Walton made his major league debut on April 4, 1989 as a Chicago Cub. Hewas named the 1989 National League Rookie of the Year (the first Cub to be sohonored since Ken Hubbs in 1962), playing in 116 games, batting .293 with 24stolen bases and a 30-game hitting streak.
In a 10-year major league career, Walton compiled a .269batting average with 25 home runs, 132 runs batted in and 58 stolen bases,mostly in a reserve role. While early in his Cub career, Walton's fans used a"Jerome-O-Meter" to track his batting average. The gimmick was aspin-off of the "Shawon-O-Meter," used during Walton's rookie seasonof 1989 to track the average of Cubs shortstop Shawon Dunston.
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