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NLCS loss may signal end of Walker's career

Updated: October 20, 2005, 11:34 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ST. LOUIS -- Larry Walker would have preferred to go out another way.

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But after taking a called third strike in the ninth inning of the Houston Astros' NL Championship Series-clinching 5-1 win over St. Louis on Wednesday night, Walker sounded like he was through.

"I couldn't even breathe," Walker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "All these emotions were going every direction. I knew it was it. I'm not coming back."

Walker had frequently suggested ...

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