It’s time for Colorado Rockies to join in unison and help push one of the franchise’s all-time great players into baseball immortality in Cooperstown.
“#WalkerHOF” has been a Twitter mainstay for quite some time for those fans who believe Larry Walker should be the first member of the Colorado Rockies inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. With the 1997 National League Most Valuable Player entering his 10th and final season of eligibility on the vote through eligible members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), time is certainly of the essence for Walker to gain some votes.
One of the biggest proponents of Walker’s credentials and reasons why he should be in Cooperstown is MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa. He recently joined me on an edition of the Rox Pile Rockies Report to talk about some of the reasons why he believes Walker belongs in the Hall of Fame, as well as some of the reasons why people refuse to vote for him.
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Randhawa has also recently finished interviews with Walker, Dante Bichette, Ellis Burks and Vinny Castilla for his book titled, “The Blake Street Bombers.” The book is due out on November 18 through Amazon.
Looking at one of the most well-known groups to ever put on a Rockies uniform, Randhawa shares with me some of the memories he has of the interviews and explains why Andres Galarraga wasn’t included (hint: it’s a very good reason).
This is the second of a two-part interview I had with Randhawa for the Rox Pile podcast series. In the first section released, we talked about the current and future state of the Rockies and if fans should be entering 2020 with optimism or despair. You can hear that part of the discussion by clicking here.
To hear our discussion about Larry Walker and Randhawa’s new book, please click here or simply click on the play button below.