Is Barry Larkin a Hall of Famer?

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Russell Wight in MLB
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Barry Larkin spent his entire 19-year career playing for his hometown Cincinnati Reds. Considered by many to be one of the best all-around players of his era, Larkin is now eligible for baseball's highest individual honor. While statistics are the primary tool for measuring a baseball player's greatness, there are vital qualities and characteristics that a computer can't necessarily figure out. Larkin excelled in many of those categories. When judging a player at any level, I like to use the "Little League" test, which separates two types of players. One player stands in the field hoping the ball is not hit his way. The other player wants every ball to be hit to him, excited for the chance to make a game-changing play. Larkin was the second type of player, not intimidated by pressure situa ...

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