Larry Walker is arguably the most overlooked candidate on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. He is in his next-to-last year of eligibility, but has yet to even receive support from 35 percent of the voters.
The knocks on Walker don’t hold water.
And here is my ballot, the ninth time in nine years I have checked Walker’s box.
Here is a compilation of the arguments on behalf of Walker:
Walker was a hit, detractors be dammed
In Defense of Walker
Walker Just An Average HOF Right Fielder — That’s all
Walker had a Rare Speed/Power Combo
Thursday, Dec. 6: Walker Among 10 Biggest HOF Oversights
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Left-on-Left Walker Was Elite
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Walker Enjoyed Coors Field but Don’t Ignore his Road Sucess
Monday Dec. 3: Oops, Walkers OPS+ ranks among the game’s elite.
Saturday Dec. 1: Walker Has Hall of Fame Numbers
Friday, Nov. 30: Time Running Out for Walker’s Deserved Election to Hall of Fame
Thursday, Nov. 29: Walker’s Average Outside Coors Good Enough to be Inside Cooperstown
Wednesday, Nov. 28: Walker Had Isolated Power Only 15 HOFers Have Exceeded
Tuesday, Nov. 27: In Defense of Larry Walker — 7 Gold Gloves and Explosive Bat
Monday, Nov. 26: WAR, What is it Good For? Don’t Ask Walker.
Sunday, Nov. 25: Walker’s Speed, Power Among Game’s Elite
Saturday, Nov. 24: Jaws: Walker Has HOF Worthy Resume:
Friday, Nov. 25: Helton and Waker Victims of Coors Field Phobia
Wednesday, Nov. 23: HOF Bid: Will Nine Be Walker’s Lucky Number?