Underrated Larkin deserves spot in Hall

Longtime Reds shortstop had career that should easily earn him a place in Cooperstown

Originally Published: December 29, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

If you're hanging out in a Skyline Chili or in the Montgomery Inn right now, you already know all about Barry Larkin.

But if you're not someone who has passed through the inimitable 513 area code in the past quarter-century, please listen up. I have some important news for you about this man:

Barry Larkin is one of the greatest shortstops who ever lived. Period.

I'm not sure why this is a fact lost on most of the non-Ohioans on our fine planet. But it's a fact I can assure ...

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