Dubois, PA – The Pittsburgh Kid, former Pirate Neil Walker who recently announced his retirement after playing 12 seasons in the MLB, will act as parade marshal for this year’s DuBois Community Days Firemen’s Parade on Saturday.
Walker will also be onstage at the DuBois City Park at 3 p.m. Saturday to talk about his time in baseball, answer questions, and sign autographs.
Neil Walker says he’s truly connected with the theme of Community Days, especially since he’s always stayed close to his Pittsburgh community.
Walker is a former professional baseball second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates (2009–2015), New York Mets (2016–17), Milwaukee Brewers (2017), New York Yankees (2018), Miami Marlins (2019), and Philadelphia Phillies (2020).
Walker was drafted by his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round of the 2004 MLB draft, and made his MLB debut with them in 2009. He won a Silver Slugger Award in 2014.
You can check out the full schedule for DuBois Community Days at DuBoisCommunityDays.org.
Listen to the full audio interview with Neil Walker.