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Tom Tsuchiya, plaque sculptor for the Baseball Hall of Fame, describes his experience designing Larry Walker’s plaque. We get his first take on David Ortiz making it to Cooperstown and the work ahead of him for the seven members in the Class of 2022. Plus, learn about the sculptures he’s been making for Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati since…

Exactly two years ago, the president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stepped to the podium and announced on MLB Network that Larry Walker was going to Cooperstown. Not only had the suspense been building for the past decade since Walker was first put up for election by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, but the early…...

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Two days before the first game in franchise history, the Colorado Rockies signed a player many believed would be their first member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dale Murphy was released by the Philadelphia Phillies in the early hours of April 3, 1993  and was just two home runs short of 400 for his career. (At the time, only…...

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Missing the postseason can make a season unforgettable. If that were always true, fans of the Seattle Mariners would still be wondering where the time has gone during the last 20 years of their life.  A season under .500 may also constitute such a claim; however, so much would have been lost for the Colorado Rockies in 1994, 2006, 2008…...

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When St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina flew out to right field for the final out of the National League Championship Series, it marked the final game for Larry Kenneth Robert Walker. The date was October 19, 2005. Walker waited the requisite five years after his retirement from baseball before reaching the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot. He waited another…...

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Goodbye, Todd Helton. Thank you. Who better to send a legend into retirement than Vin Scully? The Dodgers long-time broadcaster started Sunday off with a rousing tribute to Todd Helton, the Colorado Rockies first legend. The broadcaster, who has a voice of silk and a baseball encyclopedia in his mind, filmed a tribute to Helton that was played before the…...

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There is a growing cry around Colorado Rockies nation. It has become louder and more accepted. An injury-filled 2010 campaign has made Todd Helton look like the shell of his former self. Almost from the beginning of the season, Helton was dipping his back shoulder, causing him to either miss pitches or hit them weakly. Who can blame most Rockies…...

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