Barry Larkin waiting to hear about Hall of Fame
On Monday, Barry Larkin learns if he will be the next Cincinnati Red to make it to Cooperstown. John Erardi covers all the bases on Cincinnati.com regarding Larkin’s Hall of Fame chances and his career parallels with Pete Rose.
I was at Riverfront Stadium on June 3, 2000 when the Big Red Machine took the field when Sparky Anderson and Dave Concepcion were elected to the Reds Hall of Fame. Larkin placed a single red rose on third base in honor of Rose. It was quite a moment.
There is also a Barry Larkin quiz to find out how much you know about the long-time shortstop. Two facts really jumped out at me after taking the quiz (which I scored a perfect 15 out of 15 on).
- In 71 postseason at-bats, Larkin hit .338. However, he never hit a postseason home run.
- He walked more times than he struck out. His career totals are 939 walks compared to 817 strike outs. Larkin never struck out more than 69 times in a season.