High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walter Henry "Doc" Snell (May 19, 1889 - July 23, 1980) was a pinch-hitter/catcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1913 season. LIsted at 5' 10", 170 lb., Snell batted and threw right-handed. HE was born in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.SNell was a college three-sport athlete turned scientist. BEsides baseball, he played football and basketball at Brockton High School, graduating in 1907. HE then attended Phillips Andover Academy for two years, graduating in 1909, before enrolling at Brown University.