Rockies to Retire Larry Walker’s No. 33 in April
No. 33 is about to be reserved for the rest of Rockies history.
Larry Walker will have his number retired in a ceremony taking place prior to the 1:10 p.m. home game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 19. Ironically, Walker actually finished out his career playing for the Cardinals.
His number will hang inside Coors Field, alongside Tood Helton's No. 17, No. 42 which was retired across the league in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson, and the initials of Rockies' late president Keli McGregor.
Between 1995-2004, Walker played parts of 10 seasons with the Rockies. When he signed his first four-year contract as a right fielder with Colorado, it was the largest agreement since the strike, worth nearly $22.5 million dollars.
During his time with the team, Walker batted .334 (1,361-for-4,076) with 297 doubles, 44 triples, 258 home runs, 848 RBI, 126 stolen bases and 584 walks. He still ranks first in Rockies history for batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, and falls just behind Helton, ranking second in runs, hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs.
Last year, fans voted the legendary Walker to the club's All-Time 25-Man Roster.
In addition, Walker is in his 10th and final year of eligibility on the Hall of Fame ballot , with the results being announced on January 21.