Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives. As such it is huge news that the Colorado Rockies will be retiring the number 33 of former Outfielder, Larry Walker.
After playing for the Montreal Expos for six seasons, he would sign with Colorado as a Free Agent for the 1995 season. Walker, who was already an All-Star in Montreal, would ascend to greater heights in Colorado. With the Rockies, the Canadian slugger would go to four All-Star Games, and would win three Batting Titles. Walker won the 1997 National League MVP, while also capturing five Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers with the Rockies.
This is the final year that Walker is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is considered that he has approximately a 50/50 shot for Cooperstown.
Walker joins Todd Helton (#17), and the league wide retirement of #42 of Jackie Robinson.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Larry Walker for earning this prestigious honor.