Christy Walsh

Christy Walsh autograph
Birthdate 12/2/1891
Death Date 12/29/1955
Debut Year 1912
Year of Induction
Teams
Position Agent

Christy Walsh is considered the first agent in baseball; he represented Ruth, Cobb, Gehrig, Dizzy Dean, Rogers Hornsby, John McGraw & Walter Johnson.

In the collection:

Christy Walsh arranges for Bill Dickey and Babe Ruth to appear in Pride of the Yankees

Christy Walsh arranges for Bill Dickey and Babe Ruth to appear in Pride of the Yankees

Christy Walsh started his association with baseball as the ghostwriter for Christy Mathewson in 1912. Walsh soon became the first agent in baseball history representing the titans of the game – Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, John McGraw, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Dizzy Dean and others.

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