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Larry Walker’s rise to Hall of Famer a testament of hard work, patience

Source: Shi Davidi, Sportsnet.ca, January 21, 2020

TORONTO – Imagine, for a moment, if Bob Strumm had said yes instead of no to Larry Walker.

The long-time hockey executive was the head coach and general manager for the Regina Pats in the mid-1980s when he first crossed paths with the newly minted baseball Hall of Famer.

At the time Walker was a big, aggressive goaltender who didn’t take kindly to anyone coming near him in the crease, and he twice earned invitations to training camp with the Western Hockey League club.

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