Former Cub coach Walker's voice remains undiscovered

Former Cub coach Walker's voice remains undiscovered
November 14, 2013, 4:45 pm
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In today’s day and age in which everything is recorded or on video, former Cubs coach Verlon Lee Walker is not.

Walker was a career minor leaguer from 1948-50 and then later from 1953-61. He also became the catcher/manager of the Paris, Illinois Lakers of the Class-D Midwest League in 1957.

Commonly referred to as Rube Walker, he was appointed to be a coach for the Cubs in 1961 and remained with the team until 1970.

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He was still listed as a Cubs coach when he passed away from leukemia at the age of 42. At the time of his death, his daughter Leigh Ann Walker was just three-years-old.

Leigh Ann now has a family of her own, but her father’s voice remains undiscovered on any video or recording. She is continually searching for anything that would allow her to listen to her father’s voice again for the first time in 43 years. 

With thousands of interviews being conducted and countless videos being created even in the 1960’s, the sound of her father’s voice could be out there.

Watch the full story from ESPN's "Olbermann" show here.

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