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Former Rev Chris Walker sets all-time Atlantic League triples record

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While he will go down as one of the greatest Camden Riversharks ever, outfielder Chris Walker did spend one full season with the Revolution, helping them to their second consecutive championship in 2011.  That season he legged out four triples for York.  Last night, Walker tripled and drove in a run in the Sharks 6-0 win at home against Southern Maryland, his 37th in the Atlantic League.  That establishes a new league record, bumping aside fellow Riversharks legend Brad Strauss who played for Camden from 2001-2007 and another former Rev, Kennard Jones who had 36 each to share the all-time ALPB mark.

Walker is also currently fourth in league history in stolen bases, at 205.  That record is likely out of reach, as Billy Hall leads the way with 290 all-time, which is 59 more steals than second-place Rolando Avila’s 231.  A draftee of the Cubs out of Georgia Southern University in 2002, Walker reached Triple-A with both the Cubs and Angels.  He first played in the ALPB in 2008 with Camden, before finishing the year in the Angels organization.  After then spending all of 2009 and 2010 with Camden, his friend Corey Thurman recruited him to defect to York for the 2011 season.  Walker returned to Camden in 2012, and has spent this season going back and forth between Camden and the Mexican League twice.

And yes, he wore a championship belt on the field on opening day 2012 at Sovereign Bank Stadium when he recieved his 2011 championship ring as a member of the Riversharks.

-Paul Braverman

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