Barry Larkin wasn't elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame until his third year of eligibility, but when Cooperstown finally called his name, the 19-year shortstop got exactly what he deserved.
Larkin was a career .295 hitter with 2,340 hits, and boasted one of the best combinations of offense and defense from the SS position.
Don't believe me?
Here's a quick rundown of his resume:
- 12-time All-Star
- Three-time Gold Glove winner
- Nine-time Silver Slugger
- 1990 World Series champion
- 1995 NL MVP
So, with that being said, is that what it takes to reach Cooperstown?
If so, here are seven shortstops who may find themselves in the HOF after it's all said and done.