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Chico Walker
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 295 of 1043 players
Cleotha Walker
Born: November 25, 1958 at Jackson, Miss.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 5.09 Weight: 185

Chico Walker was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on December 26, 2011.

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First Mets game: May 8, 1992
Last Mets game: October 3, 1993

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I'll never forget that Chico hit a homer in his last at-bat in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Mets the lead in the last game of the season. What a horrible season the Mets had that year. Anyway it was his last at bat in the majors.

Big E
A nice role player and unique character on an awful team. Also, I bet he's the only major leaguer in history named Cleotha.

Not too many people remember that Chico made the last out when the Mets clinched the NL East in 1986. Grounded out Backman-to-Hernandez. Great trivia question!

May 11, 2001
The day they clinched the NL East in '86, Dave Magadan was playing first base. Hernandez was hurt.

November 3, 2001
Will never forget Chico as a Cub in 1986, Gooden snapping off a big curve and hitting a slow roller to Wally, and the human tidal wave that engulfed the field.

Mr. Sparkle
November 15, 2001
If you see Chico Walker's name on anybody's roster you know they are a bunch of losers. I don't beleive Chico ever played for a good team. He actually had a good year for the Mets in 92 but went back to his true form in 93, the worst season in Mets history in my opinion.

a mets fan
April 5, 2002
Did nothing. But he always tried his best and had his moments of greatness.

flushing flash
April 24, 2002
Murphy: Magadan did start at first during the clincher but Hernandez insisted on being out there for the ninth inning and did make the final putout on Chico Walker's ground ball to second.

Larry Burns
May 31, 2002
Awful player whose major league career was marked by ineptitude and incompetence. I believe Garrett Morris had a more successful career as Chico Escuella. Baseball has been berry-berry good to both of them.

Jonathan Stern
July 20, 2003
1993 Fan Appreciation Day. I'm in the upper deck. Maybe a few other people showed up that day as well. Among them was a little boy who was standing over the Mets' dugout before the game. Chico Walker was on the field chatting with someone. The boy (I can hear him from the upper deck)was screaming: "CHICO! CAN I HAVE AN AUTOGRAPH? CHICO! YOU'RE MY HERO, CHICO! YOU'RE MY HERO! CHICO!"

Chico ignored the kid.

I would have done the same thing. I'm Chico Walker, my journeyman career is about to end, I just spent two years with The Worst Team Money Can Buy, and here's this kid saying I'm his hero? Gimme a break.

I liked this guy. His honest quotes to the media, his determination when asked to play every day (a different position per game), the look on his face when the late Darryl Kile struck him out to nail down his no-hitter. Good pinch-hitter. We all want to be Mike Schmidt or Brooks Robinson. Instead, all too often, we're Chico Walker. I'm with you, pal.

Doctor Worm
June 3, 2005
I remember listening to a game on the radio in which Chico botched a grounder to let in a couple of runs. Bob Murphy, in a tone of resignation and possibly just the slightest hint of disgust, intoned, "Chico's lack of fielding proficiency has cost the Mets again." My teenage son, who didn't really follow baseball but who appreciated the Murph, commented, "I guess that's his way of saying 'Chico sucks'".

In fact it may have been the most negative comment I ever heard Murph make about a Met.

Jared K
June 2, 2006
Never complained about his utility role and filled in where the Mets needed to, but boy did this guy have the MITT OF METAL!! Sometimes I think if you put a scarecrow in place at his position it'd have an easier time.

August 23, 2006
If I remember correctly, Chico Walker made the last out in the Darryl Kile no-hitter.

May 28, 2007
Does anyone else remember back in the dog days of 93 when Mike Breen on the Imus show used to do a recurring bit where the Mets would lose and he'd play a clip of Chico saying "Today just wasn't the Mets day." Who knew when the clip was actually from, but Breeny would play it after just about every loss, which was quite often. I'm pretty sure he kept on playing it even after Chico was long gone.

Every time we lose a bad one, I do think of that.

June 22, 2009
I was actually shocked when I just looked this up and found out that Chico only played 2 seasons for the Mets. I was born in 82 so I hardly remember 86, and I really became a fan in the early 90s. After some decent baseball that dragged me in, I really had my coming of age during what I call "the Chico Walker era." I just rememeber being 10 or 11 years old and repeatedly watching Chico pinch hitting and taking a called third strike to end the game. His not even getting the bat of the shoulder seemed to symbolize the futility of the times.

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