Eugene (Bucky) Walsh

Eugene (Bucky) Walsh

Class of 1939

Sport(s): Baseball | Basketball

Year Inducted: 2006

Bucky was on of the finest Bennett High School athletes of his era. He was a great catcher and was All-High in 1939 and 1940. He was a terrific hitter with a tremendous arm. He could throw to second base from his crouch position. He also had the arm and quickness to pick-off runners who were on first base. He had a batting average of .423 in his last year at Bennett.

He was on the Tigers basketball team for four years and was Captain his last year. He was an accurate shooter, great under the boards and a wonderful playmaker.

After graduation, he won a scholarship to Michigan State, where he became Captain of their baseball team. He caught the famous Hall of Farner, Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies, while they were both at Michigan State.