Larry Walker, MLB players have emotional reaction to surprising Hall of Fame vote

first_imgSo, the multi-talented right fielder was pleasantly surprised to learn he had made it into the Hall of Fame by earning 76.6 percent of the BBWAA vote. He needed 75 percent to get in.Walker donned a “SpongeBob SquarePants” shirt as he discussed what it meant to realize his dream.MORE: Why 2021 could be year Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens enter HOF”I was prepared for no call, and then the opposite happened,” Walker said on MLB Network. “And then that call comes, and all of the sudden you can’t breathe.”Today was an emotional roller coaster for Larry [email protected] l #HOF2020 pic.twitter.com/k5SGeMyrV4— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 21, 2020Walker’s family had an emotional reaction to the announcement, which was captured on video. The moment your son is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame! Larry Walker Sr the moment his son is named a Hall of Famer! #LarryWalker #BaseballHallofFame pic.twitter.com/jBafMhlTEz— JAY JANOWER (@JayJanower) January 21, 2020Walker, who spent most of his career with the Expos and Rockies, hit 383 home runs, posted a .313 batting average and stole 230 bases in the big leagues. He is the second Canadian player to reach the Hall of Fame.Walker joins Derek Jeter on the list of 2020 Hall of Fame inductees.Here are some of the reactions to Walker getting into the Hall of Fame:MLB reactions to Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame voteAs the first Canadian Hall of Famer ever inducted, I couldn’t be prouder and happier to welcome my friend and fellow Canadian Larry Walker to the Hall! 🇨🇦 #halloffame @Cdnmooselips33 pic.twitter.com/Ve1VuGvlgO— Fergie Jenkins (@fergieajenkins) January 21, 2020Congratulations Derek Jeter and Larry Walker! Both of you are so deserving of this honor. I got to witness both of your greatness competing against you for years. #WelcometotheBaseballHallofFameClass2020— Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) January 21, 2020LOOKOUT!!! 👀 Congratulations to Derek Jeter & Larry Walker the newest Hall Of Famers. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing both of these great players first hand while broadcasting Expos and then Yankee games.— Ken Singleton (@29alltime) January 21, 2020Congratulations to my former teammate Derek Jeter and my teammate on the Japan all-star tour Larry Walker welcome to the family 👏🏻🍻⚾️ #welcometotheHall— Wade Boggs (@ChickenMan3010) January 22, 2020Congrats to Larry Walker @Rockies and Derek Jeter @Yankees to #HOF2020 @MLBNetwork @MLB— Andruw Jones (@andruwjones25) January 22, 2020 Larry Walker woke up Tuesday not expecting to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his last year on the ballot.He even tweeted his resigned feelings before the vote was announced, writing, “Although I believe I’m going to come up a little short today I still wanna thank all you that have been pulling for me and showing your support.”last_img read more