Walker Files: Walker Had Rare Speed/Power Combo

Larry Walker was bigger than most baseball players. But then he also was faster than most. And he had more power than most. Put them all together and Walker is walking in high cotton when it comes to speed/power comparison. Walker is one of only seven players in MLB history to have at least 200 stolen bases and 200 home runs. The other six? Five are already in the Hall of Fame, awaiting Walker’s arrival, and the sixth, Derek Jeter, is likely a slam dunk for first-year induction when he is on the ballot for the first time in 2020.

Speed + Power = Elite Player

Player Season SB CS SBAtt SB% HR
Roberto Alomar 1988-2004(17) 474 114 588 80.6 210
Paul Molitor 1978-1998(21) 504 131 635 79.4 234
Derek Jeter 1995-2014(20) 358 97 455 78.7 260
Hank Aaron 1954-1976(23) 240 73 313 76.7 755
Willie Mays 1951-1973(22) 338 103 441 76.6 660
Larry Walker 1989-2005(17) 230 76 306 75.2 383
George Brett 1973-1993(21) 201 97 298 67.4 317
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