FILE - In this June 12, 1998, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin connects on a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Larkin is the leading candidate to gain election to baseball Hall of Fame when voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America is announced. (AP Photo/Ken Levine, File)

Photo by: KEN LEVINE

FILE - In this June 12, 1998, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin connects on a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Larkin is the leading candidate to gain election to baseball Hall of Fame when voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America is announced. (AP Photo/Ken Levine, File)