Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2012
Cincinnati native Barry Larkin was a premiere five-tool shortstop for almost two decades, all with the Reds, including seven years as captain. The 12-time All-Star’s outstanding range and arm made him a top defender, while he earned nine Silver Slugger awards with his hitting. Larkin batted .353 in the 1990 World Series as his Reds swept the heavily-favored Athletics. In 1995, he hit .319 with 51 stolen bases and was voted NL MVP. The following season, Larkin combined power and speed, becoming the first shortstop to top 30 homers and 30 stolen bases in the same year.
...that the first infield with two pairs of siblings playing at the same time included Barry Larkin at short, Stephen Larkin at first base, Bret Boone at second and Aaron Boone at third, September 27, 1998?
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1960, the American League awards an expansion franchise to a group headed by movie legend Gene Autry and former football star Bob Reynolds. The newly created Los Angeles Angels will begin play in 1961.