Thu, 12 Feb 2009 01:49:11 -0800
The Toronto Star reports former major league players Larry Walker and Ernie Whitt lead this year's class of inductees for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Bernie Soulliere, an area volunteer, and the late Roy (Doc) Miller, whose career began in 1903, will also be inducted June 20 in ceremonies at St. Marys, Ont.
Sun, 28 Dec 2008 16:17:21 -0800
MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau has been named Canada's male athlete of the year by the Canadian Press. The award, formally known as the Lionel Conacher Award, has typically gone to hockey players. Morneau is just the third baseball player, along with Ferguson Jenkins and Larry Walker, to receive the award since it was first given out in 1932.
Sun, 18 Feb 2007 14:57:05 -0800
Former St. Louis Cardinals OF Larry Walker will join the team as a special instructor during spring training, according to Matthew Leach of Stlouis.Cardinals.MLB.com.
Thu, 06 Apr 2006 12:34:54 -0700
Fox Sports Midwest reports retired OF Larry Walker is with the St. Louis Cardinals in Philadelphia to help throw batting practice while bullpen catcher Jeff Murphy recovers from elbow surgery.
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 17:30:43 -0800
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss reports former St. Louis Cardinals OF Larry Walker will serve as a guest instructor during the first two weeks of spring training.
Tue, 27 Dec 2005 10:10:44 -0800
The Toronto Star's Richard Griffin reports retired OF Larry Walker's agent, Pat Rooney, said that if Walker's neck feels better by spring training, he would consider returning to baseball, preferably in the AL as a designated hitter with an occasional appearance in the field.
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 10:22:35 -0800
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis Cardinals declined the $15 million option on OF Larry Walker, paying him a $1 million buyout instead.
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 19:51:54 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Rocky Mountain News' Tracy Ringolsby reports retired St. Louis Cardinals OF Larry Walker hit .313 with 383 homers over his 17-year big league career. His career highlights include five trips to the All-Star Game, seven Gold Glove Awards and being named the NL MVP in 1997 as a member of the Colorado Rockies.
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:09:14 -0700
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports St. Louis Cardinals OF Larry Walker says he is going to retire. The fans that stayed long after the Cardinals' Game 6 defeat began to chant 'one more year', and Walker teared up. "I couldn't even breathe," Walker said. "All these emotions were going every direction. I knew it was it. I'm not coming back."
Fri, 14 Oct 2005 21:19:56 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Associated Press reports that St. Louis Cardinals OF Larry Walker (neck) has had four cortisone shots this season for a herniated disk in his neck, timed to give him the best opportunity to make it through the playoffs. However, his neck is beginning to flare up again, after he took a spill over the rail chasing a foul ball in Game 3 of the NLDS against the San Diego Padres, Walker did not take batting practice, but still hopes to play Saturday, Oct. 15, against the Houston Astros. Trainer Barry Weinberg also said the knee injury suffered by Walker last week was no longer an issue.