Former Rockies OF Larry Walker Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Larry Walker runs to first base

Outfielder Larry Walker during his days with the Colorado Rockies. (Photo: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies have their first member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, former Rockies outfielder Larry Walker earned induction into Cooperstown in his final year on the writers' ballot.

He will enter the Hall with former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who garnered all but one of the 397 available votes. Walker passed the needed 75.0% mark by six votes, capturing 76.6% of the vote.

Walker spent 10 years with the Rockies (1995-2004) and made his mark as one of the members of the famed Blake Street Bombers. He broke into the big leagues with the Montreal Expos and spent six years playing in his native Canada. He spent the final year-and-a-half of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals.

MORE ON WALKER'S ELECTION HERE

Tuesday on KOA, Big Al and JoJo spoke with former Rockies manager Clint Hurdle.

 

Former Rockies General Manager Bob Gebhard joined Big Al and JoJo on KOA.

 

Current Rockies manager Bud Black joined Big Al and JoJo on KOA.

 

Tuesday on KOA, Big Al and JoJo spoke with former Rockies manager Walt Weiss.

 

KOA Voice of the Rockies Jack Corrigan joined Big Al and JoJo on KOA.

 
 
 
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