Barry Larkin Was The Top Dawg NL Shortstop of The 90s

Barry Larkin Was The Top Dawg NL Shortstop of The 90s

Barry Larkin wanted to be a shortstop ever since he was a kid watching his idol, Ozzie Smith, on television. Growing up in the Cincinnati suburbs, Larkin wanted to play for the legendary Cincinnati Reds, replace Dave Concepcion at short and become the greatest shortstop in Reds history. He accomplished that and then some.

 

Bob Watson | Remembering Baseball’s First Black General Manager To Win A Ring

Bob Watson | Remembering Baseball’s First Black General Manager To Win A Ring

Bob Watson was a two-time All-Star player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series in 1996, by helping to architect the New York Yankees Dynasty of the late 90s. Watson died of kidney failure at age 74 on this day (May 14th) in 2020.

His contributions to the game, on the field, in the front office, and in the face of racially motivated doubt, make him an integral part of baseball history and a royal MLBbro that every fan should know.