Walt Laskowski

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Walter M. Laskowski

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Biographical Information[edit]

Walter Laskowski played four years in the minor leagues, managed in the minors and scouted for over three decades.

Walt broke in with the 1932 Waterloo Hawks, hitting .268 with 3 HR. The next year, he batted .298/~.464/.475 with 90 walks in 105 games. He fielded .954 at catcher. In 1934, Laskowski batted .271 with 4 HR and 10 RBI for the Zanesville Grays and .238 with 4 RBI for the Toledo Mud Hens. For a brief period, he also managed the Monessen Indians in the Pennsylvania State Association. During 1935, he hit .193 with 1 HR and 9 RBI for Toledo and .310 with 7 HR and 32 RBI for the Fort Wayne Chiefs. He concluded his playing career in 1938 with the Tyler Trojans (.245/~.503/.321 in 16 G) and Panama City Pelicans (.273/~.446/.325 in 28 games).

Laskowski then scouted for the Cleveland Indians (1939-1954), Chicago White Sox (1955-1956), Philadelphia Phillies (1957-1961), and Houston Astros (1962-1970). He also made a brief appearance as interim manager of the Green Bay Bluejays in 1948.

Laskowski died in an auto accident in Mexico at age 56.

Sources include 1934 and 1939 Spalding Guides, Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database, 5/5/48 TSN