A journeyman major leaguer for parts of ten seasons, Cruise hit .346 in 108 games
in 1921 and was the right fielder for the Braves in the 26-inning 1-1 tie played
against Brooklyn on May 1, 1920. He scored the Boston run when his triple, his only
hit in nine at-bats, was followed by Tony Boeckel's single. Cruise was married at
home plate in Cincinnati between games of a double-header. He did not play in the
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 26, 1917: Cardinal slugger Walton Cruise becomes the first slugger to hit a ball out of Braves Field when he parks one in the "Jury Box", the 25-cent stands in right field past the 402 foot mark. The next ball hit out of the park will come in 1921, when Cruise does it again, this time as a Brave.