Barry Larkin is among 15 first time candidates of this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. He is joining returning candidates Mark McGwire, Andre Dawson and Bert Blyleven.
Edgar Martinez, Roberto Alomar and Fred McGriff also are new to the ballot this year. There are 26 candidates.
Larkin was a twelve time All-Star and three time Gold Glove shortstop in 19 seasons. He played his entire career with the Cincinnati Reds. He had a .295 career average with 198 homers and won the 1995 NL MVP award. He is currently working as an analyst for the MLB Network.