Walter Signer

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Walter Donald Aloysius Signer

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Right-hander Walter Signer spent seven active seasons in professional baseball from 1933 to 1945. Walter spent six seasons in the minor leagues before getting a short look by the Chicago Cubs, making his Big League debut on September 18, 1943. The right-hander pitched 25 innings while appearing in four games and had a 2-1 record with a 2.80 ERA. Walt was out of baseball in 1944 but was back with the Cubs, pitching his final Big League game on July 22, 1945. He had no wins or losses this season but pitched eight innings in six games. This was his final activity in professional baseball.

Walt spent six active seasons in the minor leagues between 1933 and 1943. He was out of baseball from 1938 to 1942. Signer had two good years in the minor leagues, both of them double-digit winning seasons. He was 16-13 with a 2.96 ERA while pitching 243 innings in 43 games for the Allentown Brooks of the New York-Pennsylvania League in 1936. In 1943 he appeared in 32 outings for the Nashville Volunteers of the Southern Association and came up with a 16-7 record with a 4.14 ERA in 187 innings.

1943 was his last active minor league season and he ended his time with a 41-34 record while pitching 666 innings in 133 games.

Walter Signer died at the age of 63 on July 23, 1974 at his home in Greenwich, CT.

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