Today the following letter from Mr. Castellini and attached bio (see above) on Barry Larkin was sent to voting members of the BBWAA, who have until December 31 to return the ballot. The announcement will be made January 6.
Dear Hall of Fame Voter:
As you prepare to vote for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010, please accept this letter in support of Barry Larkin.
The Cincinnati Reds organization is extremely proud of Barry’s accomplishments during an extraordinary 19-year Major League career, spent entirely with his hometown team.
On and off the field, Barry represented himself and the Queen City with the class and professionalism consistent with the ideals of Major League Baseball and the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Even today, he continues to be one of our game’s greatest ambassadors.
On the following two pages, please review Barry’s remarkable accomplishments produced over what the Reds family feels is a Hall of Fame career. On behalf of our organization and Barry individually, I thank you for your consideration.
Robert H. Castellini
President and Chief Executive Officer