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Larkin Jeter Overdrive
Posted By Diane Firstman On January 4, 2011 @ 1:26 pm In 2010s,Bronx Banter,Diane Firstman,Hall of Fame | Comments Disabled
 Over at Baseball Prospectus , John Perrotto discusses his Hall of Fame Ballot. Here is his comment on Barry Larkin:
Barry Larkin —Put it this way: If Derek Jeter  had range, he’d be Barry Larkin. That’s not a knock on Jeter, just how little Larkin was appreciated because he played away from the spotlight with the Reds during his entire 19-year career. He won nine Silver Sluggers, three Gold Gloves, and had a .371 OBP .
We are all keenly aware of the myopic view of Jeter . . . the “winner” . . . the “heart and soul” of the Yanks recent run of excellence . . . the “nice guy”. We are also aware of Jeter’s warts . . . the DP machine at the plate . . . the lack of range.
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 Baseball Prospectus: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=12667
 Barry Larkin: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=LARKIN19640428A
 Derek Jeter: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=JETER19740626A
 OBP: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=OBP
 Larkin: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/larkiba01.shtml
 Jeter: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jeterde01.shtml
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