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Larry Walker

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Walker became the first Canadian-born baseball player to win a batting title in the 20th century.

Larry Walker was playing baseball with the Canadian National Junior Team when scouts for the Montreal Expos discovered him in 1989. He gave up his hockey dream and drove from BC to Florida in his old pick-up truck.

Walker thrived on the diamond. He stepped into a leadership role with the Expos and won his first Gold Glove in 1992. In 1995 Walker signed with the Colorado Rockies.

In 1997, he was named National League MVP after winning another Gold Glove, the batting crown, and placing second in homers and third in RBI’s – a career season.

But Walker pushed on to become a perennial all-star and Canada’s greatest ball player of all time.

Larry Walker of Maple Ridge, BC. A Footprint on the diamond of Canadian sport.