first_imgHe will be the second Canadian-born player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame following pitcher Fergie Jenkins. According to an Avalanche press release, Walker had aspirations to be an NHL goaltender before focusing on baseball.Bruins Hall of Famer Cam Neely quipped about Walker’s goaltending ability.As a kid, he played pond hockey against Cam Neely, the Bruins’ Hall of Famer. I asked Neely how good Walker was in net, if he could keep the puck out. “I wouldn’t say every time,” Neely said…— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) March 10, 2020Walker will get to live a childhood dream, continuing his special year. Larry Walker will be our honorary emergency goalie this Sunday! #GoAvsGo— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 10, 2020Walker, a Maple Ridge, B.C. native, is scheduled to be inducted into Cooperstown this summer. The 53-year-old finished his 17-year career sporting a .313 batting average and smashing 383 home runs. Following David Ayres’ memorable appearance with the Carolina Hurricanes as an emergency back-up goaltender, people have become enamored with the EBUGs.On Sunday, the Colorado Avalanche will have Baseball Hall of Famer Larry Walker be their honorary EBUG following a pre-game ceremony.last_img

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