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Larry Walker from the Chronology
Oct 26, 2004 - The Red Sox win Game 3 of the WS with a 4-1 win over the Cardinals. Pedro Martinez hurls 7 shut out innings for Boston to put St. Louis in a 3-games-to-0 hole. Manny Ramirez homers and drives in a pair of runs for the Sox while Larry Walker hits one out for the Cards.
Oct 23, 2004 - The Red Sox take the opener of the WS with an 11-9 win over the Cardinals. Mark Bellhorn's 2-run 8th inning HR is the deciding blow as Boston bounces back after blowing an early 7-2 lead. David Ortiz also homered for the Sox while Larry Walker connected for St. Louis.
Oct 16, 2004 - Roger Clemens keeps Houston's hopes alive in the NLCS with a 5-2 win over St. Louis. Lance Berkman Carlos Beltran and Jeff Kent homer for the Astros; Jim Edmonds and Larry Walker connect for the Cardinals.
Oct 14, 2004 - The Cardinals use the long ball to go 1 up in their NLCS with a 6-4 win over the Astros. Scott Rolen hit a pair of HRs with Albert Pujols and Larry Walker also connecting for St. Louis. Morgan Ensberg and Carlos Beltran homer for Houston.
Oct 5, 2004 - The Cardinals clout 5 HRs to tie the NL record for a postseason game and go on to defeat the Dodgers 8-3 in the game 1 of their Division Series. Larry Walker homers twice while Albert Pujols Jim Edmonds and Mike Matheny hit one round-tripper apiece for St. Louis. Tom Wilson hits a solo blast for LA in the 9th. Woody Williams gets the victory while Odalis Perez is charged with the loss.
Jun 25, 2004 - The Rockies defeat the Indians 10-8 in 10 innings on Larry Walker's 3rd HR of the game.
Apr 8, 2003 - St. Louis Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny tags out Jay Payton at the plate and sends the game into extra innings. Matheny hits a three-run homer in the 13th to give his team a 15-12 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Cardinals centerfielder Jim Edmonds has four hits and five RBI while becoming only the sixth major league player to notch seven extra base hits in two consecutive games. The last player to tie this record was Larry Walker on May 22‚ 1996. Todd Helton is 4-for-4 for the losers.
Nov 22, 2002 - A Diamondbacks-Rockies trade falls apart when Matt Williams chooses to remain in Arizona‚ so he wouldn't have to move his children. Larry Walker also wouldn't agree to the Diamondbacks' desire to defer some of his salary.
Oct 7, 2001 - Rickey Henderson gets the 3000th hit of his career a leadoff bloop double as the Padres lose to the Rockies 14-5. Ricky then leaves the game. The game is the final one of Tony Gwynn's career. Gwynn pinch hits in the 9th and grounds out then walks around the field shaking hands with hometown fans. Larry Walker who sits wins his third NL batting title in three years at .350. Walker and Rockies teammate Todd Helton (.336) become the first teammates to finish 1-2 since John Olerud (.363) Paul Molitor (.332) and Roberto Alomar (.326) were the top 3 for Toronto in 1993.
Oct 2, 2001 - Randy Johnson (21-6) strikes out 6 batters in 7 innings in the Diamondbacks 10-1 win over Colorado. Arizona stays 2 games ahead of the Giants with Johnson's 200th career victory. The 6 K's give Johnson a season total of 372-his 8th K title and his 2nd ERA title- and leaves Nolan Ryan's modern day single season record of 383 set in 1973 safe. Sandy Koufax's 382 in 1965 is also safe. Johnson struck out 10 or more exactly 23 times for the third straight season again matching the record Nolan Ryan set with the California Angels in 1973. Johnson also hits Larry Walker with a pitch giving him 18 HBPs for the year. Mike Hampton (14-13) retaliates by plunking Johnson upsetting the D'Back's bench. Gonzalez hits his 57th HR for Arizona.
Sep 24, 2001 - Larry Walker is 4-for-4 with 2 homers and scores 5 runs to pace the Rockies to a 15-11 win over the Padres. Todd Helton hits his 44th and drives in 4 and Juan Uribe has 4 hits as the Rockies score in all 8 innings they go to bat. The Pads Rickey Henderson is 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored leaving him 3 shy of Cobb's runs record.
Apr 22, 2001 - Colorado's Pedro Astacio throws a brilliant game against the Snakes in Arizona winning 2-1. They hit him 2 times and he hits them 4 times tying a ML record for HBP in a game. The last to do so was Orel Hershiser on April 19 2000. Pedro is lifted in the 9th after hitting his 4th batter and allowing a single. Larry Walker has a solo HR to back Astacio's 50th career win with the Rocks the first franchise pitcher to reach that level.
Apr 4, 2001 - Colorado Rockies Todd Helton and Larry Walker each drive home four runs to back Denny Neagle who surrenders three runs in five innings. The Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals‚ 13-9‚ scoring 10 earned runs off Andy Benes in 2.2 innings. Cardinals centerfielder Jim Edmonds hits a pair of homers to become the first player to hit two fair balls into the upper deck at Coors Stadium.
Sep 27, 2000 - The Rockies knock Schilling out of the box enroute to a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Gabe White (11-2) is the winner in relief with offensive help from Jeff Cirillo (3-for-5) and Larry Walker's 5th 4-hit game of the year. Terry Shumpert homers and Todd Helton goes into the record books with his 100th walk. Helton is the 8th major leaguer to collect 100 walks 100 runs 100 RBIs and 200 hits in a season. Cirillo puts his name in the record books with a double today his 53rd of the season. He is the only MLer to collect 45 or more doubles in a year in both the NL and AL. The Rocks have not been shutout at home in 124 straight games.
Aug 12, 2000 - The Rockies defeat the Expos 14-2. 3B Jeff Cirillo drives in 7 of Colorado's runs with 4 hits including a pair of HRs. For the 4th time this year Larry Walker has 4 hits ns the Rocks bang out 22.
May 21, 1999 - At Coors Field, Larry Walker’s third hit of the game is an 11th inning walkoff homer off of John Frascatore to give the Rockies an 8-7 win over the Diamondbacks. Todd Helton has 4 hits for the Rocks. Walker’s 21-game hit streak will end tomorrow but he bats .506 (41-for-81) during the streak, the first .500 average during a 20-game hit streak since Bob "Fats" Fothergill, in 1927 (as noted by Trent McCotter).
May 19, 1999 - In a record-setting outing the Reds outslug the Rockies 24-12 stroking 28 hits in the process. The 36 runs sets a Coors Field record. Jeffrey Hammonds hits 3 HRs for Cincinnati as 7 players in the Reds lineup get 3 or more hits apiece. Teammate Sean Casey hits a pair of 3-run homers to drive in 6 runs and reaches base in all 7 plate appearances tying a 20th century record. Jeffrey Hammonds hit 3 HRs in game as he and Casey score 5 times. The 36 runs scored in the contest is the 3rd-highest total in the major leagues since the turn of the century while the 81 total bases sets a new major league standard. OF Mike Cameron ties a major league mark with 8 plate appearances in a 9-inning game. With 28 hits the Reds tie a mark originally set on May 13 1902 and tie the NL record with 7 players with 3+ hits Pirates June 12 1928 and Reds August 3 1989). The Rockies became the 1st team to score 12+ runs in a game and lose by 12+ runs in the same game since the Giants beat the Reds 25-13 in 1901. Larry Walker extends his hitting streak to 20 games and raises his average to .431.
Sep 26, 1998 - The hot Giants rip the Rockies 8-4 to stay tied with the Cubs for the wild card. Orel Hershiser wins his 11th despite allowing 8 hits in 5+ innings. One of the hits is Larry Walker's 23rd homer and he adds another two hits to run his average to .362.
Sep 16, 1997 - In Miami Florida's Bobby Bonilla fouls off six two-strike pitches before blasting a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Marlins a dramatic 9-6 win. For Bonilla it is his 8th career slam. Larry Walker Andres Galarraga and Vinny Castilla homer for Colorado which sets an NL record with 223 homers this year.
Sep 6, 1997 - The Rockies split a day-night doubleheader with the Cardinals losing the 1st game 10-7 before winning the nitecap 7-6. In the 1st contest OF Larry Walker's HR makes his the most prolific Canadian home run hitter of all time with 195 career dingers. In the second game Colorado's streak of sellouts ends at 203 as an announced crowd of 44288 views the contest.
Jul 19, 1997 - The Cubs sweep two from the visiting Rockies 7-0 and 6-5 to hand Colorado its 15th loss in 16 games. Steve Trachsel tosses 7 shut out innings in the opener for the win and the Cubs score the winning run in the nitecap on Mark Grace's sac fly. The Rocks have 13 hits in the nitecap but strand 14 runners. Larry Walker is 0-for-9 for the afternoon dropping his average 10 points to .392.
Jun 5, 1997 - Larry Walker bangs two homers including a two-run shot in the 11th inning as Colorado belts visiting San Diego 9-7. Walker has 3 hits to raise his average to .411 and Colorado has a team-record six double plays to help Steve Reed earn his 1st victory in relief.
May 29, 1997 - In Florida Rockies' OF Ellis Burks hits a 2-run double to cap a three-run rally in the ninth inning and help Colorado beat Florida 6-5. Colorado trails 4-0 in the 6th before Larry Walker Andres Galarraga and Dante Bichette hit consecutive homers off Alex Fernandez.
Aug 15, 1996 - Larry Walker out 2 months with a broken collarbone makes his first start for the Rockies but it doesn't help as they lose for the 10th straight time at Joe Robbie Stadium 7-6. The Marlins score 3 in the 8th to win. Gary Sheffield belts his 34th homer for the Fish.
May 21, 1996 - Larry Walker powers the Rockies to a 12-10 win over the Pirates by driving in 6 runs and scoring 4. Walker connects for 2 home runs a triple and a double as Colorado tallies 20 hits. Tomorrow Walker will get a double triple and triple to set a new NL record by getting extra-base hits in six straight plate appearances (i.e. with no intervening bases on balls hit-by-pitch or sacrifice bunts). The AL record is 7 with walks or sac fly in between. Earlier today before the double/triple/homer but not consecutive to them he had already hit a home run. By doing so he will tie the major league record for most extra-base hits (seven) in two consecutive games.
May 4, 1996 - The Rockies bang out 21 hits including a pair of three-run homers by Andres Galarraga who drives in 7 runs to hook the Marlins 17-5. The Rockies score 7 runs in the first inning when they cash in 3 of their 5 home runs; two of them come from the first two hitters Eric Young and Ellis Burks and a 3rd from Larry Walker.
Sep 23, 1992 - For the 2nd time in 8 days the Pirates witness a 9-3 putout; this time it is Montreal RF Larry Walker gunning out Tim Wakefield at 1B in the 6th. It is the 2nd time this season that Walker has thrown out a runner at 1B. Moises Alou who enters the game as a pinch runner hits a grand slam in the bottom of the 14th to win it for Montreal 5-1.
Jul 4, 1992 - Montreal OF Larry Walker throws out Padre SS Tony Fernandez at 1B on a 1-hopper to right in the 1st inning of the Expos 3-2 win over SD. Fred McGriff has a solo HR off starter Chris Nabholtz with John Wetteland picking up his 1st win of the year.
May 5, 1992 - Expos OF Larry Walker hits a HR off a speaker hanging from the roof of Olympic Stadium in Montreal's 5-2 victory over San Diego.
Aug 23, 1989 - Rick Dempsey homers off Dennis Martinez in the top of the 22nd inning to break up a scoreless tie and give the Dodgers a 1-0 win over the Expos. The game features one thumbing-the umps toss the Expos mascot Youppi in the 11th for annoying Tommie Lasorda-and he then returns in the 13th wearing pajamas. He carries a pillow and sleeps on the home dugout roof where the umps have restricted him. In the 16th Larry Walker apparently scores the game-winner but the Dodgers appeal-with 2 umps in the tunnel-and get it. Eddie Murray in the 18th moves the 2B ump and slams a drive that Walker makes a phantom catch off the padding in RF. Fans stand for three "seventh-inning stretches" during the ML record (in time and for a 1-0 game) 6 hours: 14 minute game. Other club records are set and several ML records are noted: most innings (22) without a walk by the Expos tops the Pirates (who used one pitcher) against the Giants July 17 1914.
Sep 21, 1927 - The first-place Yankees drop a 6-1 decision to the Detroit Tigers as Bob "Fats" Fothergill extends his hitting streak to 20 games. Fothergill’s streak will end tomorrow but he will go 36-for-72 in the 20 games, a .500 average, the same average he had during a 20-game hitting streak over 1926-27. The next batter to hit .500 during a 20-game hitting streak will be Larry Walker (as noted by Trent McCotter).