Larry Walker sb in HOF

By: PasadenaTrojan



I didnt know he was this good...wow what a stud. Like Ricky H and Mike Trout 5 tool type talent. Speed. Power. Arm. Average.  Hope MLB gets this one right. 3 time batting champ? MVP. 393 HR.  Top 10 in all time outfield assists...been eligible since 2011.  Highest vote % at only 34%?  Why would anyone play for Rockies? They discount stats so much for HOF voting. then again you will get paid based on stats.

BTW non steroid guy..he was hurt way to often to be on juice. Love his first WS start. 4 for 5, two HR and two doubles.

started playing consistently after HS. Was a hockey kid.  duh!!!

One of just 19 hitters in history with a .300/.400/.500 batting line with at least 5,000 career plate appearances

Over his playing career, Walker produced a .313 batting average, .400 on-base percentage (OBP), and .565 slugging percentage (SLG) for a 141 adjusted OPS+, 383 home runs, 1,311 runs batted in (RBI), 2,160 hits, 471 doubles and 230 stolen bases. Among right fielders, his 150 assists rank 17th all-time and 40 double plays turned rank ninth. Walker is one of three players in history to rank within the top 100 of each of batting runs, baserunning runs, and defensive runs saved; the other two are Barry Bonds and Willie Mays. Overall, Walker contributed 72.6 Wins Above Replacement (WAR); his SLG ranks 12th all-time and OPS 14th. He is one of only 19 hitters in history to accomplish a .300/.400/.500 batting line with at least 5,000 career plate appearances, and one of six whose careers began after 1960. Frequent injuries tamped down his performance, as he appeared in 150 or more games in a season just once.

During a five-year period from 1997 to 2001, Walker won an NL MVP and three batting titles, that, in each instance led the major leagues. His 1997 season was one of the all-round dominant performances in history after leading the league each with 49 home runs, .452 OBP and .720 SLG, while winding up second for the batting title, third with both 46 doubles and 130 RBI, and also stealing 33 bases, registering 12 outfield assists and 9.8 WAR. He became the only player in history to post both a .700 SLG and 30 stolen bases in the same season. The next year, he won his first batting title with a .363 average. In 1999, Walker became the first player since George Brett in 1980 to lead the major leagues in batting (.379), OBP (.458), and SLG (.710). In each season from 1997−1999, Walker became the first player to bat .360 or higher in three consecutive seasons since Al Simmons in 1929−1931. Walker won the batting title for the third time in 2001, and was runner-up again the following year.

St. Louis advanced to the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox − the first and only of Walker's playing career. In his debut, he collected four hits in five at bats with a home run and two doubles.[113] His four-hit outing tied a Cardinals World Series record, becoming the seventh overall and first to so since Lou Brock in 1967.[17] Boston won the Series by sweeping St. Louis.[5] The Cardinals struggled to hit, batting .190 with a .562 OPS, while Walker batted .357 with a 1.366 OPS. His two home runs accounted for the only two hit by the entire Cardinals team.[114] In the 2004 postseason, Walker scored 21 percent (14 of 68) of Cardinals runs.[17]

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Walker

 

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