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Reds, city leaders honor Barry Larkin

Updated: January 11, 2012, 10:27 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Spending his entire 19-year career with his hometown team makes election to the Hall of Fame even more special for Barry Larkin.

Speaking Wednesday at Great American Ball Park, his home field for the last two years of his career, Larkin recalled almost leaving the Cincinnati Reds for the New York Mets in 2000. But the proposed trade fell through when the Mets refused to give him a three-year contract extension.

Larkin considered playing for St. Louis or Washington in ...

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