Walter Allen Blair
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- School Bucknell University
- Debut September 17, 1907
- Final Game September 29, 1915
- Born October 13, 1883 in Landrus, PA USA
- Died August 20, 1948 in Lewisburg, PA USA
Walter Blair was a catcher who played seven years in the majors and managed briefly (two games).
Blair was at Bucknell at the same time as Christy Mathewson's brother Henry. But where Christy and Henry went to the New York Giants, Walter played for the New York Highlanders for most of his career. Both Blair and pitcher Rube Manning were purchased from Williamsport during the summer of 1907 by the Highlanders. They had been part of the championship Williamsport team in 1905. Blair also played in the minors for Newark, Rochester and Jersey City, and in 1916 was part-owner and player-manager for Harrisburg. He served as baseball coach at both Bucknell and the University of Pittsburgh.
One source: Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame, which has a photo of Blair looking intelligent and collegiate.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1916||Harrisburg Islanders / Troy Trojans||New York State League||8th||--||replaced George Cockill. Team moved to Troy June 20|