WATCH: Canada’s O’Neill not fazed by ‘top prospect’ billing

Team Canada’s Tyler O’Neill says his prospect ranking is just a number, says it’s a no-brainer for him to learn from Canada’s greatest ever player in Larry Walker, and discusses adjusting his swing to be more like Bryce Harper.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker enjoying coaching Team Canada, retirement

Now in retirement, Larry Walker admits the game still has a hold on him. Only this time, his involvement is as a coach for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, a squad managed by former big league catcher Ernie Whitt.
February 18, 2017

Rockies' finest FA deal was Walker in 1995

Bob Gebard was working in the Expos' farm system in the 1980s when he watched Larry Walker grow from a raw Canadian kid -- a hockey goalie first, outfielder second -- to a standout player. When Gebhard became the Rockies' original general manager, he was going to make sure he'd benefit from Walker's talents.
January 23, 2017

If You Vote for Vlad, You Have to Vote for Walker

If you’re an avid FanGraphs reader, you might remember a piece I wrote January in which I wondered whether Vladimir Guerrero had the credentials of a Hall of Famer. The verdict? He does. As an inductee, he wouldn’t have the most impressive resume in the Hall, but he’d belong — and, according to the first 44 ballots collected by Ryan Thibodaux by way of his BBHOF Tracker,...
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December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

12/1: Philadelphia 76ers are all wet

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome Yardbarker's Box Score, what we're reading while celebrating the end of the All-Star Game tyranny.Happy birthday to Lee Travino, Larry Walker, Ryan Malone and DeSean Jackson. On this date in 1967, Wilt Chamberlain set a dubious record by missing 22 free throws...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Build a Better WAR metric: neutralizing players

Larry Walker is a great hitter. He’s a great hitter at Olympic Stadium. He’s a great hitter at Coors. He’s a great hitter at Busch. He’s a great hitter at any ballpark named after a beer. Whereas the average hitter might create 120 runs per 162 games at Coors, Walker would create 190. That’s +60%. Whereas the average hitter might create 85 runs per 162 games in every...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

More support for Larry Walker needs to be a Colorado standard

It is time for Major League Baseball’s writers to stop ignoring Larry Walker. Walker, the man popularly regarded as the second best Rockies player of all time, behind Todd Helton, has been on the Hall of Fame ballot for a few years now and his percentage has hovered between 20-25 percent of the votes. Walker played a total 17 years in the major leagues, 10 with the Rockies...
Via BSN Denver
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Rockie Walker falls short in HOF vote

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown just gained four new members – unfortunately, former Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker wasn’t one of them. Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, as well as Craig Biggio – who played most of his career at second base – were all elected Tuesday, the first time four players have been elected at the same time...
Via Mile High Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former MLBer Larry Walker announces he bowled a '300'

Uh oh…it looks like Jonah Keri is going to need to add a new chapter to his book on the Montreal Expos. Thursday, Canada’s favorite son Larry Walker proved that he’s not just a badass on the diamond.  Turns out, the 1997 National League MVP is also a pretty darn good bowler. I must share with all. Bowl in a league and tonight got my first perfect game!! 300! Never thought...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Walker Scouting Report From 1985 – ‘Below Average Defensively’

The results of the balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 will be announced on Wednesday (2 p.m. EST on…
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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