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2. Larry Walker

2. Larry Walker
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, BC CAN
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 16, 1989
  • Final Game: October 02, 2005
  • Gold Glove - 1992
  • Silver Slugger - 1992
  • TSN All-Star - 1992
  • Gold Glove - 1993
  • Gold Glove - 1997
  • Most Valuable Player - 1997
  • Silver Slugger - 1997
  • TSN All-Star - 1997
  • Gold Glove - 1998
  • Gold Glove - 1999
  • Silver Slugger - 1999
  • TSN All-Star - 1999
  • Gold Glove - 2001
  • Gold Glove - 2002
  • MVP - 1992
  • MVP - 1994
  • MVP - 1995
  • MVP - 1997
  • MVP - 1998
  • MVP - 1999
  • MVP - 2001
  • MVP - 2002
  • Rookie of the Year - 1990
 
ABRHHRRBISBAVG
13814271043207662622460 0.313
 
Already a proven commodity as a Montreal Expo, Canadian, Larry Walker certainly found Coors Field to his liking.  Walker would explode in 1997, winning the National League MVP Award, the Home Run Title, while boasting a Slash Line of .366/.452/720.  Not only did Larry Walker consistently hit over  .300 with Colorado, but he also had four seasons where he batted over.350!  Not surprisingly, this resulted in three batting titles, and with his excellent power numbers, he would also have five seasons over 1.000 in OPS.  Helton may be ranked higher for his overall play and lengthy tenure in Denver, but the best pure hitter that Colorado had has to be Larry Walker.

Walker would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020, on his tenth and final year of eligibility, and Colorado would retire his number 33 the year after.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 4/8/95
  • Departed: Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Jason Burch and Players to be Named Later (which would be Luis Martinez and Chris Narveson) 8/6/04
  • Games Played: 1170
  • Notable Statistics: 892 Runs Scored
    1,361 Hits
    297 Doubles
    44 Triples
    258 Home Runs
    848 RBI
    126 Stolen Bases
    .334/.426/.618 Slash Line
    48.2 bWAR

    4 Playoff Games
    3 Runs Scored
    3 Hits
    0 Doubles
    0 Triples
    1 Home Run
    3 RBI
    1 Stolen Base
    .214/.389/.429 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: MVP (1997)
    All-Star (1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000)
    Silver Slugger (1997 & 1999)
    Gold Glove (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 & 2002)
    Highest bWAR for a Position Player (1997)
    Highest Batting Average (1998, 1999 & 2001)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1997 & 1999)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1997 & 1999)
    Highest OPS (1997 & 1999)
    Most Total Bases (1997)
    Most Home Runs (1997)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1997)
    Highest Power/Speed # (1997)
    Most Assists by a Rightfielder (1995 & 2002)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Rightfielder (1997, 2000 & 2002)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Rightfielder (1997)
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