Bob Walk is in his 20th season as a member of the Pirates broadcast crew. He joins Greg Brown as being one of only six men with at least 15 years of service behind the microphone for the Bucs on radio.
The former right-handed pitcher spent 10 of his 14 years pitching in the Major Leagues with Pittsburgh (1984-1993). He compiled a 105-81 lifetime record, which included an 82-61 mark with the Pirates.
Walk’s professional career began with Spartanburg in 1977 after he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 1976 June draft.
He made his big league debut with the Phillies in 1980 and was the starting pitcher in Game One of the World Series that October against Kansas City.
In the spring of 1981, Walk was dealt to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Gary Matthews.
He spent three seasons in the Atlanta organization before being acquired by Pittsburgh in 1984.
Bob was a 1988 National League All-Star and he posted six straight winning seasons from 1987 to 1992. One of his finest moments in a Pirates uniform came in 1992 when he pitched a 7-1, complete-game victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game Five of the National League Championship Series.
Walk, a native of Newhall, CA, resides in Wexford with his wife Lorrie. They have three sons; Tommy (33), Johnny (30) and Ronny (23). Tommy and his wife, Dominique, are the proud parents of daughters Makayla (10) and Kylie (7). Johnny is scheduled to marry Nikki on May 11, 2013.