Born: December 1, 1966
Hometown: Maple Ridge, BC
The pride of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Larry Walker broke into the big leagues with the Montréal Expos in 1989 and so began a storied 17-year career in the majors that included a 1997 National League MVP, five All-Star game appearances, seven Gold Glove awards, three Silver Slugger awards and three batting titles. A member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame since 2009, Walker was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020 becoming just the second Canadian-born athlete to receive such an honour.
Following his retirement as a player after the 2005 season, Walker began a coaching stint with Baseball Canada that has 11 different events including all four World Baseball Classic events and the 2015 Pan Am Games where he witnessed Pete Orr score the winning run in extra innings to give Canada the gold medal in a victory over the United States in Toronto.