Walker to be inducted for high school merits

Walker to be inducted for high school merits

LOS ANGELES -- Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was honored to be chosen as part of the 2012 Hall of Fame class of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League.

Walker, a three-sport star at Pine-Richland High School, will be one of four athletes inducted along with other Western Pennsylvania high school luminaries.

"There are already so many great people in that Hall of Fame, this is very special," Walker said.

In addition to baseball, Walker was a standout in basketball and football. Countless people around Pittsburgh still insist football was Walker's best sport.

"It was fun. I enjoyed playing all three sports in high school. It was something I took pride in," Walker said. "When it came down to it, I knew baseball was my ticket. But I'll never forget the memories I made in basketball and football. They will live with me forever."