1st Look at Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame Exhibit
After his 10th and final time on the ballot, former Rockies player, Larry Walker, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this past January.
Now, fans are getting a first look at Walker's Hall of Fame exhibit that will be featured on display in Cooperstown, New York.
Though Walker began his MLB career with the Montreal Expos, he played 10 seasons with the Rockies between 1995-2004. When he signed his first four-year contract as a right fielder with Colorado, it was the largest agreement since the strike, worth nearly $22.5 million dollars.
According to ESPN, Walker's plaque in the HOF will have a Colorado Rockies cap, rather than an Expos one. Walker made this decision based on the stats he acquired in Colorado vs. Montreal.
During his time with the Rox, Walker batted .334 (1,361-for-4,076) with 297 doubles, 44 triples, 258 home runs, 848 RBI, 126 stolen bases and 584 walks. He still ranks first in Rockies history for batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, and falls just behind Helton, ranking second in runs, hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs.
The Rockies announced plans to retire Walker's #33 in 2020.