HOF ’12: Barry Larkin
1. Good for Barry. He (from what I hear/read) was a class act, hustler, and loyal to the city of Cincinnati. I got to see the end of his career, and he was always (96-early 2000s) one of the most well-rounded shortstops in the game.
2. Please do not be offended by this, but Larkin doesn’t strike me as a HOFer. He was the epitome of stability (and his stats reflect as such), but never really excelled in any phase of the game enough for me to have voted for him (had I procured a vote).
Your thoughts? Anyone out there have a strong case for Mr. Larkin? I’m open to re-interpretation considering how long he played before I began watching baseball.