The Colorado Rockies have not retired #33 in honor of Larry Walker. At least not yet. The team wants Todd Helton‘s #17 to be the first number retired in franchise history. Once that happens, Walker’s number should follow shortly.
Here’s the photo (courtesy of the Colorado Rockies team Twitter feed):
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) January 27, 2014
Walker and Morneau are both from Canada. As a kid, Morneau was a hockey goalie and his favorite player was Patrick Roy. Walker, also a hockey player, wore 33 as a tribute to Roy.
Roy is currently the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Maybe the three can get together sometime in Denver.