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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Tip O'Neill Award

Other awards include five MLB All-Star selections, seven Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, and nine Tip O'Neill Awards.
Larry Walker, Jason Bay, Joey Votto, and Justin Morneau are the only players to win the Tip O'Neill Award at least three times.

List of Major League Baseball career slugging percentage leaders

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His career slugging percentage (.565) ranks 12th all-time.

Canada national baseball team

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Following his playing career, Walker has served as a guest instructor for the Cardinals, and, since 2009, has coached the Canadian national team.
In addition, Larry Walker, who retired after the 2005 season, opted not to participate, choosing instead to serve in a coaching capacity.

Colorado Rockies

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During his 17-year career, he played for the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, and St. Louis Cardinals.
*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.

30–30 club

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In 1997, he also led the league in home runs, OBP, SLG, while joining the 30–30 club, registering 12 outfield assists and leading his position with four double plays turned.
Dale Murphy, Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds, Larry Walker, Jimmy Rollins, Braun and Betts won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in the same year as their 30–30 season, with Bonds achieving this on two occasions (1990 and 1992).

Montreal Expos

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During his 17-year career, he played for the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, and St. Louis Cardinals.
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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The first player in more than 60 years to hit at least .360 in each of three consecutive seasons from 1997 to 1999, Walker also won three NL batting championships.

St. Louis Cardinals

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During his 17-year career, he played for the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, and St. Louis Cardinals.

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.

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.

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.

Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award

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In 1997, he became the only player in major league history to register both a .700 slugging percentage and 30 stolen bases in the same season, on his way to winning the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player Award (MVP).

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.
In his Rockies debut and inaugural game of Coors Field on April 26 versus the New York Mets, Larry Walker doubled three times, including one that tied the score with two outs in the ninth inning.

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.
With one out in the third inning, right fielder Larry Walker caught a Mike Piazza fly ball and innocently handed it to young fan, six year old Sebastian Napier, thinking it was the third out of the inning.

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.

Lou Marsh Trophy

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He was recognized as the top Canadian athlete in 1998 with the Lou Marsh Trophy.

Silver Slugger Award

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Other awards include five MLB All-Star selections, seven Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, and nine Tip O'Neill Awards.

Maple Ridge Secondary School

He played hockey and volleyball at Maple Ridge Secondary School; baseball was not offered.

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.

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.

1998 Colorado Rockies season

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The elbow soreness kept him at one home run through April of the 1998 season.

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.

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.