High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walter Dedaker Shaner (May 24, 1900 - November 13, 1992) was a reserve outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly at left field for three different teams between the 1923 and 1929 seasons. LIsted at 6' 2", 195 lb., Shaner batted and threw right-handed. HE attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.A Native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Shaner spent 13 years in baseball (1920 1932), including parts of four major league seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1923), Boston Red Sox (1926 1927) and Cincinnati Reds (1929). HIs most productive season came in 1927 for the Red Sox, when he hit a .273 batting average in a career-high 122 games.