Jim Walton

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James Robert Walton

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jim Walton played 3 games as an infielder for the Ada Cementers in 1954 and 31 games for the Orlando C.B.s in 1955, but was released by the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Senators organizations. He then spent 1956-1957 in the military and 1958-1959 attending Oklahoma State University. Walton returned to organized ball in 1959 as a 3B for the Geneva Redlegs, then was a pitcher/OF/3B from 1960-1961 for Geneva and the Salisbury Braves. He was released by the Cincinnati Reds, but hooked on with the Houston Colt .45s and added manager to his resume in 1962 with the Moultrie Colt .22s. Walton then retired as a player after 1962.

Walton managed Moultrie again in 1963, then was a scout for the Houston Astros from 1966 to 1971 and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1972. He replaced Al Widmar as manager of the San Antonio Brewers on June 16th that year. Walton was a Brewer coach from 1973 to 1975. Jim scouted for the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau after he left the Milwaukee Brewers in 1975. Since 1999, he has been the advance scout for Team USA and participated in that team's Gold medal win in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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