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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Odd Couple: Jeter, Walker take different routes to Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter and Larry Walker rarely crossed paths during their time in the major leagues.

“There was one time in the Bahamas, playing blackjack, that we sat down for a little while with Matt Damon, and we sat there and played for a little while,” Walker recalled of a gambling evening where athletes and thespians mixed.

A baseball odd couple, they sat on the dais in a penthouse hotel ballroom, baseball’s newly minted Hall of Famers.

Jeter, a first-round draft pick, came within one vote of being the second unanimous pick.

A reminder of what the balloting that we saw come to a conclusion yesterday means to those voted in.

 

QLE Posted: January 23, 2020 at 12:55 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: derek jeter, hall of fame, larry walker

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: January 23, 2020 at 06:41 PM (#5918844)
Well sure, one will be coming from Miami, the other from Bikini Bottom.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 23, 2020 at 07:09 PM (#5918850)
It's funny, because one could easily argue that Walker was the superior player. Same WAR, and way more WAA in 2/3 the PA.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: January 23, 2020 at 09:50 PM (#5918884)
Same WAR, and way more WAA in 2/3 the PA.

A bit redundant there. Outside of some accounting** and rounding, more WAR in fewer PA necessarily means more WAA.

Walker was probably the better SS too.

** Don't get me started.

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