It is difficult to be a fan of Major League Baseball and not know the name, Larry Walker. If you talk to the Colorado faithful about the name, it is an aspect of Denver sports legend. The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame nominee list includes Walker for the ninth time. It means because of the reduction in eligibility, from 15 years to 10 years, Walker has only two total attempts to be inducted. Will his chances continue to grow this year?
In a crowded field of 1st-timers on the ballot that includes Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay, can Todd Helton become the first Rockie enshrined in Cooperstown? Or is the Coors Effect too much to overcome?
Narrowly missing out on his election to the Hall of Fame this past year, Edgar Martínez is likely the top name for the 2019 ballot for voters to consider. Is this the year he finally reaches the pinnacle of greatness?
This is the first installment of an ongoing series where we will look at the candidates for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. Billy Wagner was a dominant closer and this will be his fourth year on the ballot. Can he garner enough support for induction?