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April 28, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. was in the Washington Nationals' spring training camp with Bryce Harper last year. Hairston spent a few more days with Harper during the season while on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with the Nationals' double-A affiliate. Harper, 19, will make his major league debut on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. But as amazed as Hairston is at how advanced Harper is at 19, that isn't what he thinks about when he looks at him. “I look at it different,” Hairston said.
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April 28, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. was in the Washington Nationals' spring training camp with Bryce Harper last year. Hairston spent a few more days with Harper during the season while on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with the Nationals' double-A affiliate. Harper, 19, will make his major league debut on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. But as amazed as Hairston is at how advanced Harper is at 19, that isn't what he thinks about when he looks at him. “I look at it different,” Hairston said.
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August 27, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Greg Riddoch walked up the dugout steps, out onto the field, and just as he was about to reach the pitching mound Sunday afternoon to take starter Bruce Hurst out of the game . . . He changed his mind. Hurst was staying in. For the first time since becoming manager of the Padres seven weeks ago, Riddoch went to the mound without asking for the ball. Don't expect to see that occurrence again any time soon.
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October 6, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Seven hundred ninety-seven feet. Larry Walker has traveled a long way in the last two decades, from his first minor league stop in Utica, N.Y., in 1985 through Burlington, Canada, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville, Fla., and Indianapolis until he reached the majors with the Montreal Expos at the end of the 1989 season.
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July 29, 1999 | Associated Press
Colorado Rockies slugger Larry Walker, the NL batting leader, will miss the next two or three games to attend the funeral of his best friend. Walker will be in his hometown of Maple Ridge, Canada, for the funeral of Kevin Rice, who died in a motorcycle accident last weekend. Walker planned to rejoin the Rockies in St. Louis either for the series opener Friday or for Saturday game.
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July 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Montreal outfielder Larry Walker, named to the National League All-Star team earlier this week, aggravated a leg injury and left the Expos' game in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning. Walker suffered an aggravated muscle in his left leg trying to avoid a tag while sliding into third base in the first inning. Walker, who leads the Expos with 16 home runs and 53 RBIs, missed six games in June with a strained leg muscle.
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July 9, 1997 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Colorado Rocky outfielder Larry Walker was in over his head against Seattle Mariner pitcher Randy Johnson in Tuesday's All-Star game. Walker, who declined to face Johnson when the Rockies met the Seattle Mariners on June 12, got a message pitch from Johnson in the second inning. Johnson sailed the first pitch over Walker's head as a gag. "It was a muggy night," Walker said. "It must have slipped out of his hand. He must have had some sweat on his hand."
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September 21, 1997 | JIM MURRAY
Larry Walker is a terrible disappointment to me. Look! He was leading the league in batting, home runs and runs, he had more than 200 hits and was second in runs batted in when he came to town Friday. He was having a year to rank him right up there with old Teddy Triplecrown, himself, Ted Williams. And, we all know what that means. He arrives at the park fashionably late in a stretch limo, he's wearing dark glasses and a $2,000 Armani suit, right? His agent is with him.
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April 14, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Larry Walker, Servite High School basketball coach for 18 seasons, was replaced Thursday by three-year assistant coach Richard Smith, according to a statement released by Father Patrick Donovan, the school's principal. Walker, 45, became Servite's coach in 1970 and led Servite to five Angelus League titles and 14 Southern Section playoff berths. He had a 307-160 record and was named the league's coach of the year six times. "Father Donovan called me into his office this morning and told me that it was time for a change," Walker said.
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August 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
Larry Walker is 1-0 with the St. Louis Cardinals, and he played a supporting role in the victory. Rookie Yadier Molina, batting with the bases loaded after an intentional walk to Walker, blooped a single to center with two out in the ninth inning Saturday for a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets. Walker, acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, was welcomed with a standing ovation that lasted well over a minute when he pinch-hit with two on and one out in the seventh.
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July 24, 2000 | SHAV GLICK
One of the things Colorado outfielder Larry Walker does in his spare time is go on civilian "ride-alongs" with police, during which he wears a bulletproof vest. "I put it on in case something crazy happens," he said. "You don't have to wear one, but I do." Asked if he felt the Rockies should be concerned, Walker said, "No, absolutely not. We're no different than any other member of the public who wants to do this. We sign waivers that allow us to go on these rides.
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October 3, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN
Jim Leyland bows out as the Colorado Rockies' manager today, maybe as a major league manager, period. Although the Rockies were a major disappointment, there was one significant highlight to Leyland's final season: watching Larry Walker. The Rockies' right fielder had knee surgery Thursday after having wrapped up his second consecutive National League batting title with a .379 average. He also hit 36 home runs, drove in 115 runs, was 11 for 15 in stolen base attempts and had 12 outfield assists.
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July 29, 1999 | Associated Press
Colorado Rockies slugger Larry Walker, the NL batting leader, will miss the next two or three games to attend the funeral of his best friend. Walker will be in his hometown of Maple Ridge, Canada, for the funeral of Kevin Rice, who died in a motorcycle accident last weekend. Walker planned to rejoin the Rockies in St. Louis either for the series opener Friday or for Saturday game.
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November 14, 1997 | From Associated Press
Larry Walker won the National League most-valuable-player award Thursday to become the first Canadian in either league to win the honor. Walker, who hit .366 with 49 homers and 130 RBIs for the Colorado Rockies, received 22 first-place votes, three seconds and three thirds for 359 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. "I've done something good for me personally, and I've done something good for my country," Walker said.
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June 12, 1997 | Associated Press
Larry Walker, among the major league leaders in several batting categories, intends to sit out Friday night when the Colorado Rockies face Seattle Mariner ace Randy Johnson at the Kingdome. It will be the second interleague game between the teams. "I faced Randy one time in spring training and he almost killed me," Walker said.
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June 10, 1996 | Associated Press
Colorado outfielder Larry Walker will be out for at least eight weeks after breaking his left collarbone Sunday while crashing into the center-field wall at Coors Field. Walker was hitting .283 with 14 home runs and 43 runs batted in. * Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott is not the villain some people think, says Pete Rose, who managed the team for her before being forced out of baseball. "The thing about Marge Schott is that she's actually two people," said Rose, in Harrisburg, Pa.
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September 21, 1997 | JIM MURRAY
Larry Walker is a terrible disappointment to me. Look! He was leading the league in batting, home runs and runs, he had more than 200 hits and was second in runs batted in when he came to town Friday. He was having a year to rank him right up there with old Teddy Triplecrown, himself, Ted Williams. And, we all know what that means. He arrives at the park fashionably late in a stretch limo, he's wearing dark glasses and a $2,000 Armani suit, right? His agent is with him.
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September 20, 1997 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You won't catch Larry Walker getting dragged into the debate over who should be the National League's most valuable player. And that's a good thing for Walker, because he doesn't have the time for that. Walker is too busy tearing up the league, increasing opposing pitchers' earned-run averages while chasing several pieces of baseball history. The Colorado Rockies' all-star right fielder is playing the game at a higher level these days, which has nothing to do with the altitude at Coors Field.
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