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1989 HEADLINE: Jerome Walton Captures NL Rookie Of The Year Award!

1989 HEADLINE: Jerome Walton Captures NL Rookie Of The Year Award!

What a year 1989 was for Jerome Walton.

Not only did he make his major league debut in 1989 with the Chicago Cubs, but he also won the NL Rookie of the Year award that year while also helping the team capture their division crown!

At 23 years old, Walton had the presence of a veteran at the plate.  And his skills shined brightest in that rookie campaign.  Led by a batting average of .293, Walton collected 139 for the Cubs.  He also stole 24 bases, scored 64 runs, and drove in 46 more.  And he did all of this while patrolling one of the toughest center-field positions in the majors!

Congratulations on a fabulous rookie season Jerome.  Today we celebrate you winning the NL Rookie of the Year award in 1989!!!

Happy Birthday Jerome Walton!!!

Happy Birthday Jerome Walton!!!

Jerome Walton turns 49 years old today.

Jerome Walton was a text-book leadoff hitter – A player that was able to hit for average, get on base consistently, and steal bases. During Walton’s rookie year, he hit .293 and had 24 stolen bases. In addition to that, he also set the major league record for consecutive games with a hit by a rookie with 30 games. Walton became a fan favorite and wound up winning the Rookie of the Year award in ’89. The kid with the ‘unusual batting stance’ looked like he was headed for stardom and was going to help make the Cubs winners.

Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened. Walton’s best year was his rookie season and his star quickly faded as he became more and more inconsistent at the plate. In less than 3 seasons with the Cubs, Walton lost his starting job and was not granted a contract extension. Walton then went on to play for 5 different teams in 6 seasons and never was able to get consistent playing time. He still showed that he had better than average offensive skills, but he was never able to earn a full-time job. Jerome Walton retired from baseball after the 1998 season.

Happy Birthday Mr. Walton!!!

Happy Birthday Jerome Walton!!!

Happy Birthday Jerome Walton!!!

Jerome Walton turns 48 years old today.

Jerome Walton was a text-book leadoff hitter – A player that was able to hit for average, get on base consistently, and steal bases. During Walton’s rookie year, he hit .293 and had 24 stolen bases. In addition to that, he also set the major league record for consecutive games with a hit by a rookie with 30 games. Walton became a fan favorite and wound up winning the Rookie of the Year award in ’89. The kid with the ‘unusual batting stance’ looked like he was headed for stardom and was going to help make the Cubs winners.

Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened. Walton’s best year was his rookie season and his star quickly faded as he became more and more inconsistent at the plate. In less than 3 seasons with the Cubs, Walton lost his starting job and was not granted a contract extension. Walton then went on to play for 5 different teams in 6 seasons and never was able to get consistent playing time. He still showed that he had better than average offensive skills, but he was never able to earn a full-time job. Jerome Walton retired from baseball after the 1998 season.

Happy Birthday Mr. Walton!!!

1989 HEADLINE: Jerome Walton Captures NL Rookie Of The Year Award!

1989 HEADLINE: Jerome Walton Captures NL Rookie Of The Year Award!

What a year 1989 was for Jerome Walton.

Not only did he make his major league debut in 1989 with the Chicago Cubs, but he also won the NL Rookie of the Year award that year while also helping the team capture their division crown!

At 23 years old, Walton had the presence of a veteran at the plate.  And his skills shined brightest in that rookie campaign.  Led by a batting average of .293, Walton collected 139 for the Cubs.  He also stole 24 bases, scored 64 runs, and drove in 46 more.  And he did all of this while patrolling one of the toughest center-field positions in the majors!

Congratulations on a fabulous rookie season Jerome.  Today we celebrate you winning the NL Rookie of the Year award in 1989!!!

Happy Birthday Jerome Walton!!!

Happy Birthday Jerome Walton!!!

Jerome Walton turns 47 years old today.

Jerome Walton was a text-book leadoff hitter – A player that was able to hit for average, get on base consistently, and steal bases.  During Walton’s rookie year, he hit .293 and had 24 stolen bases.  In addition to that, he also set the major league record for consecutive games with a hit by a rookie with 30 games.  Walton became a fan favorite and wound up winning the Rookie of the Year award in ’89.  The kid with the ‘unusual batting stance’ looked like he was headed for stardom and was going to help make the Cubs winners.

Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened.  Walton’s best year was his rookie season and his star quickly faded as he became more and more inconsistent at the plate.  In less than 3 seasons with the Cubs, Walton lost his starting job and was not granted a contract extension.  Walton then went on to play for 5 different teams in 6 seasons and never was able to get consistent playing time.  He still showed that he had better than average offensive skills, but he was never able to earn a full-time job.  Jerome Walton retired from baseball after the 1998 season.

Happy Birthday Mr. Walton!!!

Happy Anniversary Jerome Walton!!!

Happy Anniversary Jerome Walton!!!

What a year 1989 was for Jerome Walton.

Not only did he make his major league debut in 1989 with the Chicago Cubs, but he also won the NL Rookie of the Year award that year while also helping the team capture their division crown!

At 23 years old, Walton had the presence of a veteran at the plate.  And his skills shined brightest in that rookie campaign.  Led by a batting average of .293, Walton collected 139 for the Cubs.  He also stole 24 bases, scored 64 runs, and drove in 46 more.  And he did all of this while patrolling one of the toughest center-field positions in the majors!

Congratulations on a fabulous rookie season Jerome.  Today we celebrate you winning the NL Rookie of the Year award in 1989!!!

Happy Birthday Jerome Walton!!!

Happy Birthday Jerome Walton!!!

Jerome Walton turns 46 years old today.

Jerome Walton was a text-book leadoff hitter – A player that was able to hit for average, get on base consistently, and steal bases.  During Walton’s rookie year, he hit .293 and had 24 stolen bases.  In addition to that, he also set the major league record for consecutive games with a hit by a rookie with 30 games.  Walton became a fan favorite and wound up winning the Rookie of the Year award in ’89.  The kid with the ‘unusual batting stance’ looked like he was headed for stardom and was going to help make the Cubs winners.

Unfortunately, the exact opposite happened.  Walton’s best year was his rookie season and his star quickly faded as he became more and more inconsistent at the plate.  In less than 3 seasons with the Cubs, Walton lost his starting job and was not granted a contract extension.  Walton then went on to play for 5 different teams in 6 seasons and never was able to get consistent playing time.  He still showed that he had better than average offensive skills, but he was never able to earn a full-time job.  Jerome Walton retired from baseball after the 1998 season.

Happy Birthday Mr. Walton!!!