The Walker Files: HOF Candidate A Hit on the Road

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So much is made about the time Larry Walker spent with the Rockies, and the impact it had on his offensive production. Two things: players adapt to take advantage of the home field because it is where they play half their games, and even with the Coors Field factor, Walker compares favorable with Hall of Famers in terms of his road efforts. Of the 123 Hall of Famers with at least 1,500 plate appearances.

Consider where he would rank among the current Hall of Famers in: Average: .2780, 90th, between Andre Dawson (.2783) and Max Carey (.2777)

OBP, .370, 52nd, between Joe Cronin (371) and Duke Snider, Hank Aaron and Al Kaline (.369 each).

Slugging: .495, 36th, behind Larry Doby (.496) and ahead of Jim Bottomley (.486).

RBI: 564, 66th, behind Joe Morgan (573) and ahead of Roberto Alomar (554).

Home runs: 168, 37th, behind Al Kaline (173) and ahead of Gary Carger and Rickey Henderson (162 each).

Triples: 23, 104th, behind Carlton Fisk (24) and ahead of Ken griffey, Jr., (22).

Doubles: 203, tied for 60th with Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio, behind Willie Stargell (204) and ahead of  Nellie Fox (202).

Charting the current Hall of Famers (minimum 1,500 plate appearances):

Player Season AB R H 2B 3B HR BB SO AVG OBP SLG
Ty Cobb 1913-1928(16) 3921 773 1456 239 79 56 476 181 0.371 0.444 0.515
Rogers Hornsby 1915-1937(23) 4145 786 1482 275 86 137 502 330 0.358 0.431 0.565
Bill Terry 1923-1936(14) 3262 598 1149 216 56 78 274 228 0.352 0.403 0.525
Lou Gehrig 1923-1939(17) 4140 1006 1452 328 80 242 797 413 0.351 0.458 0.644
Babe Ruth 1915-1935(21) 4366 1096 1475 267 66 367 1020 716 0.338 0.466 0.681
Harry Heilmann 1914-1932(17) 4013 656 1349 281 75 95 418 326 0.336 0.402 0.515
Eddie Collins 1913-1930(18) 3815 706 1273 172 62 25 649 150 0.334 0.433 0.431
Tony Gwynn 1982-2001(20) 4754 685 1586 281 36 69 397 198 0.334 0.384 0.451
Joe DiMaggio 1936-1951(13) 3461 742 1154 203 58 213 392 208 0.333 0.405 0.61
Tris Speaker 1913-1928(16) 4019 712 1323 259 82 45 557 129 0.329 0.415 0.468
Ted Williams 1939-1960(19) 3819 825 1251 206 36 273 989 386 0.328 0.467 0.615
Heinie Manush 1923-1939(17) 3940 657 1290 260 62 63 242 172 0.327 0.372 0.473
Ross Youngs 1917-1926(10) 2416 434 789 118 61 12 282 219 0.327 0.401 0.441
Stan Musial 1941-1963(22) 5570 950 1815 332 87 223 748 360 0.326 0.407 0.537
George Sisler 1915-1930(15) 4189 576 1358 198 68 39 217 178 0.324 0.361 0.432
Al Simmons 1924-1944(20) 4458 750 1440 265 69 145 267 407 0.323 0.363 0.511
Earle Combs 1924-1935(12) 3075 640 993 190 72 20 338 163 0.323 0.392 0.451
Rod Carew 1967-1985(19) 4782 692 1544 225 59 48 486 549 0.323 0.385 0.425
Edd Roush 1913-1931(16) 3440 508 1109 181 62 39 207 119 0.322 0.365 0.445
Goose Goslin 1921-1938(18) 4477 755 1439 248 74 156 450 311 0.321 0.386 0.514
Paul Waner 1926-1945(20) 4753 763 1524 289 62 55 532 223 0.321 0.391 0.442
Mike Piazza 1992-2007(16) 3632 571 1164 212 3 232 389 603 0.32 0.388 0.572
Mickey Cochrane 1925-1937(13) 2687 515 858 168 35 57 391 125 0.319 0.41 0.472
Charlie Gehringer 1924-1942(19) 4474 826 1422 277 84 92 573 195 0.318 0.399 0.479
Zack Wheat 1913-1927(15) 3754 517 1189 190 69 44 245 214 0.317 0.364 0.439
Bill Dickey 1928-1946(17) 3219 464 1016 208 40 67 338 149 0.316 0.384 0.468
Freddie Lindstrom 1924-1936(13) 2801 445 884 154 43 39 155 150 0.316 0.353 0.443
Arky Vaughan 1932-1948(14) 3347 587 1054 189 51 51 469 152 0.315 0.402 0.448
Frankie Frisch 1919-1937(19) 4570 738 1431 214 71 40 359 147 0.313 0.365 0.417
Mel Ott 1926-1946(21) 4880 905 1516 306 51 188 759 467 0.311 0.407 0.51
Joe Medwick 1932-1948(17) 3934 571 1220 228 55 97 209 286 0.31 0.347 0.47
Jackie Robinson 1947-1956(10) 2433 458 751 131 25 59 373 142 0.309 0.408 0.456
Pie Traynor 1920-1937(17) 3956 566 1219 197 61 35 229 178 0.308 0.349 0.415
Jimmie Foxx 1925-1945(20) 4247 821 1304 238 67 235 695 696 0.307 0.405 0.561
Luke Appling 1931-1950(19) 4463 673 1369 216 48 23 664 274 0.307 0.397 0.392
Sam Rice 1915-1934(20) 4780 750 1466 270 79 25 342 149 0.307 0.357 0.412
Hank Aaron 1954-1976(23) 6395 1094 1960 341 61 370 656 730 0.306 0.369 0.552
Chick Hafey 1924-1937(13) 2341 368 716 158 28 81 155 267 0.306 0.353 0.501
Roberto Clemente 1955-1972(18) 4815 694 1472 216 63 138 305 670 0.306 0.347 0.463
George Kell 1944-1957(14) 3416 430 1043 187 28 39 310 155 0.305 0.366 0.411
Kiki Cuyler 1921-1938(18) 3608 638 1101 199 60 60 346 417 0.305 0.373 0.443
Lloyd Waner 1927-1945(18) 3988 572 1216 150 50 14 198 106 0.305 0.34 0.378
Richie Ashburn 1948-1962(15) 4300 679 1311 162 45 17 613 297 0.305 0.393 0.375
Johnny Mize 1936-1953(15) 3257 534 992 185 49 147 427 258 0.305 0.389 0.527
Wade Boggs 1982-1999(18) 4590 664 1387 216 32 48 655 358 0.302 0.387 0.395
Lou Boudreau 1939-1952(14) 3192 483 964 211 38 50 387 162 0.302 0.381 0.439
Willie Mays 1951-1973(22) 5643 1044 1700 265 79 325 744 867 0.301 0.381 0.549
Billy Herman 1931-1947(15) 3855 551 1158 230 46 25 348 225 0.3 0.36 0.403
Orlando Cepeda 1958-1974(17) 4158 584 1248 234 16 197 290 602 0.3 0.35 0.506
Joe Sewell 1920-1933(14) 3592 571 1075 191 38 22 409 76 0.299 0.378 0.392
Jim Bottomley 1922-1937(16) 3874 582 1159 216 80 116 322 354 0.299 0.356 0.486
George Kelly 1915-1932(16) 3081 433 919 180 35 78 198 370 0.298 0.344 0.455
Hack Wilson 1923-1934(12) 2370 419 705 132 34 107 313 376 0.297 0.382 0.517
Frank Thomas 1990-2008(19) 4116 684 1222 245 5 209 827 712 0.297 0.414 0.511
Paul Molitor 1978-1998(21) 5543 879 1643 304 53 118 555 665 0.296 0.36 0.434
Ernie Lombardi 1931-1947(17) 2926 292 866 124 5 106 191 143 0.296 0.343 0.45
Travis Jackson 1923-1936(14) 3142 418 928 175 51 46 222 289 0.295 0.343 0.427
Tony Lazzeri 1926-1939(14) 3246 498 952 191 43 93 446 486 0.293 0.381 0.465
Barry Larkin 1986-2004(19) 3960 617 1160 207 40 89 385 415 0.293 0.358 0.433
Home Run Baker 1913-1922(8) 1920 249 561 105 13 17 162 88 0.292 0.352 0.387
Roberto Alomar 1988-2004(17) 4621 736 1350 272 38 99 514 580 0.292 0.363 0.432
Al Kaline 1953-1974(22) 5132 785 1499 251 42 173 628 522 0.292 0.369 0.458
Nellie Fox 1947-1965(19) 4711 651 1374 202 48 30 326 117 0.292 0.346 0.374
Earl Averill 1929-1941(13) 3131 544 913 169 66 94 362 278 0.292 0.368 0.478
Mickey Mantle 1951-1968(18) 4132 850 1204 181 28 270 863 909 0.291 0.413 0.545
Kirby Puckett 1984-1995(12) 3555 445 1035 175 19 94 203 468 0.291 0.331 0.43
Enos Slaughter 1938-1959(19) 4030 602 1172 197 72 72 481 270 0.291 0.368 0.429
Red Schoendienst 1945-1963(19) 4168 588 1212 194 43 37 290 174 0.291 0.338 0.385
Jeff Bagwell 1991-2005(15) 3967 711 1153 241 14 215 693 793 0.291 0.398 0.521
George Brett 1973-1993(21) 5227 765 1517 314 40 181 538 534 0.29 0.356 0.469
Hank Greenberg 1933-1947(12) 2602 454 752 181 33 126 384 443 0.289 0.382 0.529
Tim Raines 1979-2002(23) 4581 790 1323 225 55 87 655 520 0.289 0.378 0.419
Dave Winfield 1973-1995(22) 5714 864 1650 287 47 247 601 901 0.289 0.356 0.485
Larry Doby 1947-1959(13) 2876 498 827 128 38 132 415 546 0.288 0.38 0.496
Duke Snider 1947-1964(18) 3588 605 1031 169 42 183 467 618 0.287 0.369 0.511
Gabby Hartnett 1922-1941(20) 3246 426 931 174 29 117 352 365 0.287 0.36 0.466
Eddie Murray 1977-1997(21) 5804 825 1660 316 18 262 657 776 0.286 0.356 0.482
Chuck Klein 1928-1944(17) 3197 506 913 172 38 110 290 281 0.286 0.346 0.466
Lou Brock 1961-1979(19) 5250 748 1499 254 63 75 367 953 0.286 0.334 0.401
Ivan Rodriguez 1991-2011(21) 4856 653 1386 299 18 149 256 781 0.285 0.322 0.446
Joe Cronin 1926-1945(20) 3896 558 1111 241 47 84 515 392 0.285 0.371 0.436
Rickey Henderson 1979-2003(25) 5642 1207 1600 283 34 162 1111 892 0.284 0.404 0.432
Frank Robinson 1956-1976(21) 5227 872 1481 273 44 265 711 823 0.283 0.376 0.504
Cal Ripken Jr. 1981-2001(21) 5991 870 1697 345 29 217 558 656 0.283 0.344 0.459
Yogi Berra 1946-1965(19) 3908 606 1106 203 25 148 336 208 0.283 0.342 0.461
Robin Yount 1974-1993(20) 5606 822 1584 298 59 127 481 714 0.283 0.338 0.425
Dave Bancroft 1915-1930(16) 3651 524 1029 165 45 11 413 237 0.282 0.357 0.361
Joe Gordon 1938-1950(11) 2989 492 834 152 27 134 401 347 0.279 0.367 0.482
Andre Dawson 1976-1996(21) 5052 676 1406 255 44 231 255 777 0.278 0.316 0.483
LARRY WALKER 1989-2005 3478 566 967 203 23 168 469 685 0.278 0.37 0.495
Max Carey 1913-1929(17) 4194 628 1165 192 49 36 444 289 0.278 0.352 0.373
Billy Williams 1959-1976(18) 4675 649 1298 215 45 181 509 582 0.278 0.349 0.459
Eddie Mathews 1952-1968(17) 4449 812 1234 196 51 274 758 762 0.277 0.382 0.529
Rick Ferrell 1929-1947(18) 3079 354 853 165 20 15 461 144 0.277 0.372 0.358
Harry Hooper 1913-1925(13) 3508 566 971 183 56 45 450 238 0.277 0.363 0.399
Jim Rice 1974-1989(16) 4150 568 1148 166 35 174 322 732 0.277 0.33 0.459
Tony Perez 1964-1986(23) 4935 629 1359 231 26 197 450 952 0.275 0.335 0.452
Craig Biggio 1988-2007(20) 5395 896 1481 303 21 148 568 871 0.275 0.356 0.421
Willie Stargell 1962-1982(21) 4079 609 1117 204 9 254 450 1026 0.274 0.35 0.515
Ken Griffey Jr. 1989-2010(22) 5069 803 1381 241 22 298 637 973 0.272 0.355 0.505
Pee Wee Reese 1940-1958(16) 4247 707 1149 173 47 63 564 461 0.271 0.357 0.378
Phil Rizzuto 1941-1956(13) 3005 457 811 122 27 17 317 213 0.27 0.343 0.345
Ryne Sandberg 1981-1997(16) 4187 592 1128 186 28 118 350 647 0.269 0.326 0.412
Ralph Kiner 1946-1955(10) 2617 436 705 105 15 159 466 375 0.269 0.381 0.503
Willie McCovey 1959-1980(22) 4290 620 1154 182 27 257 692 827 0.269 0.372 0.504
Reggie Jackson 1967-1987(21) 5065 821 1358 267 26 283 712 1292 0.268 0.362 0.499
Joe Morgan 1964-1984(21) 4829 821 1292 216 42 146 887 533 0.268 0.38 0.42
Carlton Fisk 1971-1993(23) 4436 635 1174 185 24 188 399 691 0.265 0.331 0.444
Carl Yastrzemski 1961-1983(23) 6040 822 1597 264 21 215 886 752 0.264 0.357 0.422
Mike Schmidt 1972-1989(18) 4332 722 1140 188 28 283 719 986 0.263 0.368 0.515
Johnny Bench 1967-1983(17) 3852 533 1013 182 9 194 434 637 0.263 0.335 0.466
Brooks Robinson 1955-1977(23) 5527 630 1451 250 36 131 431 537 0.263 0.316 0.392
Bobby Doerr 1937-1951(14) 3539 460 922 135 43 78 344 325 0.261 0.327 0.389
Ozzie Smith 1978-1996(19) 4769 590 1238 199 34 15 497 301 0.26 0.329 0.325
Ernie Banks 1953-1971(19) 4686 583 1211 189 48 222 346 671 0.258 0.311 0.461
Gary Carter 1974-1992(19) 4096 509 1056 195 13 162 376 510 0.258 0.322 0.43
Ron Santo 1960-1974(15) 4069 479 1046 171 28 126 531 697 0.257 0.342 0.406
Luis Aparicio 1956-1973(18) 5239 620 1338 187 50 42 325 381 0.255 0.299 0.334
Roy Campanella 1948-1957(10) 2204 290 560 94 11 102 273 270 0.254 0.339 0.446
Rabbit Maranville 1913-1935(22) 5143 603 1305 197 85 13 429 401 0.254 0.313 0.333
Harmon Killebrew 1954-1975(22) 4212 641 1068 153 16 282 791 904 0.254 0.372 0.498
Bill Mazeroski 1956-1972(17) 4017 402 1012 152 19 93 234 390 0.252 0.292 0.369
Ray Schalk 1913-1929(16) 2689 269 661 93 25 7 306 205 0.246 0.328 0.307