Larry Walker

Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966) is a Canadian former professional baseball right fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB).wikipedia
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Canada national baseball team

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Since 2009, he has coached for the Canadian national baseball team.
In addition, Larry Walker, who retired after the 2005 season, opted not to participate, choosing instead to serve in a coaching capacity.

Tip O'Neill Award

Walker spent the next five years climbing the Expos' minor league system − overcoming a serious knee injury along the way − and won his first of nine Tip O'Neill Awards in 1987 before making his MLB debut two years later.
Larry Walker, Jason Bay, Joey Votto, and Justin Morneau are the only players to win the Tip O'Neill Award at least three times.

Colorado Rockies

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During his 17-year career, he played for the Montreal Expos (1989–1994), Colorado Rockies (1995–2004), and St. Louis Cardinals (2004–2005).
*1997 – Larry Walker

2004 World Series

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Desiring a trade to a contending team, the Rockies sent Walker to St. Louis in the middle of their 105-win season of 2004 and he made his first World Series appearance while tying or setting three Cardinals postseason records.
They added outfielder Larry Walker in August and finished the regular season with the best win–loss record in the league.

Montreal Expos

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During his 17-year career, he played for the Montreal Expos (1989–1994), Colorado Rockies (1995–2004), and St. Louis Cardinals (2004–2005).
However, the foundation of the Expos' future was establishing their places in MLB: Larry Walker, Marquis Grissom and Delino DeShields had made their debuts the season prior, and the team acquired Moisés Alou in a trade with Pittsburgh.

List of Major League Baseball batting champions

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Walker won three National League (NL) batting championships, was a five-time All-Star, won seven Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, a Lou Marsh Trophy, and the 1997 NL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP).

St. Louis Cardinals

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During his 17-year career, he played for the Montreal Expos (1989–1994), Colorado Rockies (1995–2004), and St. Louis Cardinals (2004–2005).

Indianapolis Indians

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The Expos moved him up to Indianapolis Indians of the Triple-A International League in 1989.
Delino DeShields, Andrés Galarraga, Marquis Grissom, Randy Johnson, and Larry Walker played for Indianapolis during those years.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

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Larry Kenneth Robert Walker, Jr., was born on December 1, 1966, in Maple Ridge, a suburb of Greater Vancouver in British Columbia, to Larry, Sr., and Mary Walker, both of Scottish descent.
Maple Ridge is the hometown of several athletes such as baseball player Larry Walker, deceased race-car driver Greg Moore, and hockey players Cam Neely, Brendan Morrison, Ryan Butler, and Andrew Ladd.

Canada's athletes of the 20th century

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Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and other sporting halls of fame, Walker was included as one of Canada's Athletes of the 20th Century in 1999.
9) Larry Walker (born 1966), baseball player

2005 National League Championship Series

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He announced his retirement from playing baseball after Game 6 of the 2005 National League Championship Series.
Clemens again allowed back-to-back leadoff singles next inning to Albert Pujols and Jim Edmonds before Larry Walker's sacrifice fly tied the game.

1995 Colorado Rockies season

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Walker signed a four-year contract with the Colorado Rockies worth nearly $22.5 million USD ($0 million today), the largest agreement since the strike.
April 8, 1995: Signed free agent starting pitcher Bill Swift and right fielder Larry Walker.

1997 Colorado Rockies season

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The Rockies commenced the 1997 season on the road, and thus Walker started a reversal of his poor fortunes away from Coors.
Right fielder Larry Walker won the NL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP), becoming the first Rockies player and Canadian-born player to do so in MLB.

1994 Montreal Expos season

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Before the start of the 1994 season, the Expos, seeking to replace departed ace Dennis Martínez in the starting rotation, acquired a young reliever in Pedro Martínez, who the Los Angeles Dodgers had cast doubt over his potential as starter and pitched him out of the bullpen.
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Burlington Bees

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In his second professional season in 1986, Walker achieved his breakthrough while playing for two A-level clubs, the Burlington Expos and West Palm Beach Expos.
In addition to Baseball Hall of Famers Billy Williams and Paul Molitor, many former Burlington players have enjoyed major league success including: Sal Bando, Vida Blue (who struck out a team-record 231 batters in 1968), George Hendrick, Phil Garner, Chet Lemon, Claudell Washington, Larry Walker, Rubén Sierra, Kenny Rogers, José Vidro, Ugueth Urbina, Javy López, Mark Buehrle, Mike Moustakas, and Salvador Pérez.

1995 National League Division Series

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Walker collected three hits in 14 at bats in the National League Division Series (NLDS) versus the Atlanta Braves.
After Maddux got Dante Bichette to ground out, he walked Larry Walker.

Lou Marsh Trophy

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Walker won three National League (NL) batting championships, was a five-time All-Star, won seven Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, a Lou Marsh Trophy, and the 1997 NL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP).

Silver Slugger Award

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Walker won three National League (NL) batting championships, was a five-time All-Star, won seven Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, a Lou Marsh Trophy, and the 1997 NL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP).

Mike Piazza

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With one out in the third inning, Walker caught a Mike Piazza fly ball and innocently handed it to a young fan, six year-old Sebastian Napier, thinking it was the third out of the inning.
He finished second in voting MVP for the second consecutive season, behind Larry Walker.

Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award

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Walker won three National League (NL) batting championships, was a five-time All-Star, won seven Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, a Lou Marsh Trophy, and the 1997 NL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP).

Cam Neely

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In that group was future Hockey Hall of Famer Cam Neely, who became one of Walker's close friends.
One of Neely's childhood friends is former Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder Larry Walker, who himself dreamed of an NHL career as a goaltender.

Dennis Martínez's perfect game

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In 1991, Walker appeared in 39 games at first base, including Dennis Martínez's perfect game on July 28, a 2−0 victory versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Larry Walker, who played right field for the vast majority of his career, made 81 appearances at first base, one of which was this game.

Coquitlam Reds

In 1984, Walker played for the Coquitlam Reds of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League.
The Reds' most famous alumnus is former Major League All-Star and National League MVP Larry Walker.

1993 Major League Baseball season

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Now the delight of Montreal fans who had watched the team struggle through decades of futility, excitement in Canada began to crescendo over the prospect of the first-ever all-Canadian World Series, as the Toronto Blue Jays were defending champions in 1993, and repeated that October.

1999 Colorado Rockies season

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He missed the first week of the 1999 season with a strained rib cage.
Larry Walker won his second batting title by leading MLB with .379 average, setting a Rockies' club record, and the fourth-high single-season average since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.