Walker Family Affair is Disrupted by Pirates’ Trade

Neil Walker grew up in the Pittsburgh area and when he was drafted by the Pirates organization as a first round pick in 2004, it was a no-brainer that he would sign with the club.

Neil’s father, Tom, a former major league pitcher during 1972 to 1977, has lived in the Pittsburgh area for 41 years, so he and his extended family had grown accustomed to seeing Neil play regularly at home games

However, Neil was acquired by the New York Mets during the off-season and thus caused a disruption in the family gatherings at the ballpark.

Read more about Neil Walker at the link below from The Wall Street Journal:




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