James Ross Walker, called Jamie, was born on July 1, 1971, in McMinnville, Tennessee. He is a relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.
Jamie is 6’ 2”, weighs 195 pounds, and bats and throws left.
High School Jamie graduated from Warren County High School in McMinnville, Tennessee in 1989.
College Jamie attended Austin Peay State University from 1990 to 1992, where he ranks fifth all-time in school history with 17 wins and first with three career shutouts.
Minor Leagues Jamie was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 10th round of the 1992 amateur draft.
On December 9, 1996, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves from the Houston Astros in the 1996 rule 5 draft.
On March 27, 1997 he was traded by the Atlanta Braves, along with Jermaine Dye, to the Kansas City Royals for Keith Lockhart and Michael Tucker.
Major Leagues Jamie made his major league debut for the Kansas City Royals on April 2, 1997, and pitched for them until he was released at teh beginning of the 2000 season.
He was picked up by the Detroit Tigers in 2002 and pitched for them until 2006.
He was granted free agency, and signed with the Baltimore Orioles on November 21, 2006.
Personal Jamie and his wife Natalie live with their son Ross (2/16/95) and daughters Harlee (6/28/99) and Hannah (5/2/04) in Overland Park, Kansas during the off-season.