Larry Walker retires

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Career: .313/.400/.565 across 17 seasons.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 20 October 2005 13:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Nearly a HOFer despite the Coors padding... but not quite.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 October 2005 13:08 (fifteen years ago) link

I blame Olympic Stadium.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 20 October 2005 13:19 (fifteen years ago) link

How many careers did that shitstain of a ballpark fuck up?

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 20 October 2005 13:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Bad playoffs at the plate or not, it is good that Larry Walker is leaving the game while he still is somewhat a viable player. If he wanted to play next year, I'm sure the Cards would have had him back, if at nothing a lesser paycheck.

Bernie Williams should take some notes on Larry's exit, but I am sure he will be a Devil Ray or Diamondback in March.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Thursday, 20 October 2005 13:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Walker is just too banged up to continue. He spent most of the season either limping around or in rehab. I think it's more of an issue of health/injuries affecting performance rather than a steady decline.

Which leads us to Bernie... whose last decent year was 2002 (but he's made over $30M since then so he's not had any major incentive to just up and quit the game).

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 20 October 2005 15:14 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

Stopped by the Canadian Baseball HOF today (literally just down the road from me) and got an autographed Walker card--a series the Hall produces for inductees--for my brother-in-law, who grew up in Montreal. $40, not bad.

clemenza, Thursday, 10 December 2020 20:42 (one month ago) link


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