The Canadian-born Walker also played for the Montreal Expos (1989-94) and the St. Louis Cardinals (2004-05), but by far his most productive seasons came during the decade when he wore a Rockies uniform.
Only one other player met the threshold for enshrinement this year; in his first year eligible, former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter appeared on almost 100 percent of voters' ballots (99.7 percent). In fact, this was his last crack at his 10 years of eligibility for consideration and he finally got over the 75% of required votes by six ballots.
Yup, another year of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens not getting into the Hall makes it another year for us not to take that silly museum in Cooperstown all that seriously.
"It's a hard decision, being a Canadian", Walker said.
Walker made the Hall this year in his final year on the ballot, completing a remarkable rise after he received only 10.2% of the vote in 2014. His vote percentage surged from 34.1% to 54.6% in 2019, and then again to 76.6% in 2020.
"I get the arguments, I've heard them all", Walker said. Clemens and Bonds both earned 61% of the vote. Nonetheless, he and Jeter were a dynamic duo, leading the ballclub to a World Series title in 2009.
"As a Canadian it was a proud moment for me to represent my country and join Ferguson Jenkins in the Hall of Fame".
Walker was a five-time All Star and was the 1997 MVP.
Walker was a quick learner and developed into a five-time All-Star. He made a huge jump in voting % past year and in 2019 he appeared on 54.6% of the ballots (the numbers changed after his tweet below).
"I was lucky to be by your side on the left side of the infield for so many years", Rodriguez wrote. "But the game will go on and in time will be in a better place for it".
Shortstop Omar Vizquel received 52.6 percent of the votes on this third year on the ballot.
The two additionally played with each other on multiple All-Star teams, teaming up in the Midsummer Classic in 1998, 2000-02, 2004, 2006-08, 2010, and 2011. He died in November 2012 at age 95.