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Don't blame Larry Walker for ballpark

Just because he played at Coors Field shouldn't make people ignore his big numbers

Originally Published: December 30, 2010
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Due to Cooperstown's stupid rule limiting BBWAA writers from voting for more than 10 players, I find myself in a rather odd position here. I'm advocating the Hall of Fame candidacy of a player for whom I didn't actually vote because there wasn't enough room for him on my ballot: Larry Walker.

At first glance, Walker's Hall of Fame credentials are extraordinary. He was a career .313 hitter, a three-time batting champ and a terrific fielder (he won seven gold gloves). From 1997-2002, ...

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