Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Barry Larkin Rides Glove Into Cooperstown

Barry Larkin was a natural at shortstop. He had the range, and could make hard plays look routine. Barry also was an excellent hitter as well helping the Cincinnati Reds to the 1990 World Series. Larkin numbers were also very good as a hitter. He hit .295 with 198 home runs, 960 RBIs, 2,340 hits and 379 stolen bases. A 12-time All-Star, he won the 1995 NL MVP award, three Gold Gloves and the 1990 World Series. Larkin deserves his spot in Cooperstown. The finally vote tally is listed below.

Player Votes Pct
Barry Larkin 496 86.4
Jack Morris 382 66.7
Jeff Bagwell 321 56.0
Lee Smith 290 50.6
Tim Raines 279 48.7
Alan Trammell 211 36.8
Edgar Martinez 209 36.5
Fred McGriff 137 23.9
Larry Walker 131 22.9
Mark McGwire 112 19.5
Don Mattingly 102 17.8
Dale Murphy 83 14.5
Rafael Palmeiro 72 12.6
Others receiving votes: Bernie Williams, 55; Juan Gonzalez, 23; Vinny Castilla, 6; Tim Salmon, 5; Bill Mueller, 4; Brad Radke, 2; Javy Lopez, 1; Eric Young, 1.

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