Jeter, Walker Make Their Way To Hall Of Fame

Jonathan Grant | January 22nd, 2020

The Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has to make room for two more additions, with the announcement coming on Tuesday that both Derek Jeter and Larry Walker were voted into the ‘club.’ Jeter, who played shortstop for the New York Yankees his entire career, went in at the first time of asking and was one curmudgeon (sorry, vote) away from having been a unanimous selection.

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Walker, meanwhile, a Canadian, had given up on his hopes of ever getting in, yet he got six more votes than were necessary. The former Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, and St. Louis Cardinals, played first base and in the outfield for stretches. He’s most widely known as a Rockies player, and for his 1997 NL MVP season when he hit a ridiculous .366 with 49 home runs and 130 RBI’s. Curt Schilling was closest to making it without having enough votes, coming up 20 short, while the likes of Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds continue to need a significant increase in order to be enshrined.

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