Walt McKeel, American baseball player, Died at 46

Walter Thomas McKeel was born on January 17, 1972, and died on January 1, 2019.

He was an American professional baseball player.

Walter played pieces of three seasons in Major League Baseball, somewhere in the range of 1996 and 2002, for the Boston Red Sox 1996– 1997 and Colorado Rockies 2002, essentially as a catcher.

Listed at 6 ft 2 in 1.88 m, 200 lb, he batted and threw right-handed.

In a three-season career, he was a .250 hitter 4-for-16 and scored a run in 16 games.

In 10 catching appearances, Walter posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 26 chances.

Walter also appeared in one game as a first baseman, fielding two chances there without an error.

He also played in the Boston, Detroit and Colorado minor league systems from 1990 to 2002.

In a 13-season career, Walter hit .256 with 81 home runs and 390 RBI in 906 games.

He was one of many replacement players who appeared during spring training in 1995 due to the Major League Baseball players strike.

He passed away at 46 years old.