In his third year of eligibility, Barry Larkin, the long-time Cincinnati Reds shortstop, was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Larkin was a 12 time All-Star and also won the National League MVP award in 1995. In the free agency era, it is very rare for a player to spend their entire professional career with one team, but Barry made his debut with the Reds in 1986 and bowed out in 2004 with the same Red’s team. Larkin was always one of my favorite baseball players, he was dedicated and played very hard….Though he did have injury problems through out his career, he was still able to rack up over 2300 hits and almost 1000 RBIs…..he was even the first Shortstop to join the 30/30 club with 33 home runs and 36 stolen bases in 1996. He is truly one of the best Shortstops to ever play in the bigs….