From Isabelle Minasian at the Baseball Hall of Fame on February 3, 2020:
The journey to baseball greatness ends in one place: Cooperstown. But the paths to get there are certainly varied, and scouting reports from the two Baseball Writers’ Association of America electees of the Class of 2020 – many of which can be found in the Hall of Fame’s Library – highlight their disparate routes to baseball immortality.
For Larry Walker, a sports career was never in doubt. But baseball came as a surprise.
In a report from March of 1984, Major League Scouting Bureau scout J. Robinson praised the then-17-year-old’s athletic build and hitting abilities, noting that Walker had a “quick bat, with potential power, who pulls the ball well.” Robinson assessed him as an “excellent all-around athlete,” but he was still a relatively raw ballplayer.
Read the full article here: https://baseballhall.org/discover/scouting-reports-detail-early-careers-of-jeter-walker-hall-of-fame-2020
Originally published: February 3, 2020. Last Updated: February 3, 2020.