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Pierce at U.S. Cellular Field in 2005.

Walter William Pierce (April 2, 1927 – July 31, 2015) was a American Major League Baseball (MLB) starting pitcher. He played 18 years for the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, and San Francisco Giants, from 1945 through 1964.

He was selected to the Chicago White Sox All-Century Team in 2000. Pierce was an All-Star for seven seasons.

Pierce was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised in Highland Park, Michigan. Pierce died in Chicago, Illinois from gallbladder cancer, aged 88.

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