Jerome Walton
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Jerome Walton
Jerome Walton
Jerome Walton - Pittsfield Cubs - 1988.jpg
Walton in 1988
Center fielder
Born: (1965-07-08) July 8, 1965 (age 55)
Newnan, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 1989, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
May 6, 1998, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
MLB statistics
Batting average.269
Home runs25
Runs batted in132
Career highlights and awards

Jerome O'Terrell Walton (born July 8, 1965) is an American former Major League Baseball center fielder who played for the Chicago Cubs, California Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, between 1989 and 1998.[1] He bats and throws right-handed. Walton was born in Newnan, Georgia.

He graduated from Newnan High School in Newnan, and went on to attend Enterprise State Junior College. Walton was drafted in the second round (36th overall) of the 1986 Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago Cubs. Walton made his major league debut on April 4, 1989 as a Chicago Cub. He was named the 1989 National League Rookie of the Year (the first Cub to be so honored since Ken Hubbs in 1962), playing in 116 games, batting .293 with 24 stolen bases and a 30-game hitting streak.[2]

In a 10-year major league career, Walton compiled a .269 batting average with 25 home runs, 132 runs batted in and 58 stolen bases, mostly in a reserve role. While early in his Cub career, Walton's fans used a "Jerome-O-Meter" to track his batting average. The gimmick was a spin-off of the "Shawon-O-Meter," used during Walton's rookie season of 1989 to track the average of Cubs shortstop Shawon Dunston.


  1. ^ "Jerome Walton Stats & Scouting Report - Baseball America".
  2. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: BASEBALL; Walton Top Rookie In National League". November 9, 1989 – via

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