Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/22/12
Barry Larkin lost it before he even started. Vicki Santo never wavered as she honored her late husband, Ron. Baseball's highest honor always seems to leave a special impression on those directly involved. Larkin, the former star shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, and Ron Santo, a standout third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and later a beloved broadcaster for the team, were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. After wiping away tears as his teenage daughter sang the national anthem, Larkin began a litany of thank-yous to the important people who helped him along his journey, none more important than his mom, Shirley, and father, Robert, who were seated in the first row. ''If we were going to do something, we were going to do it right,'' Larkin said. ''Growing up, you challenged me. That was so instrumental.'' Born and raised in Cincinnati, Larkin was a two-sport star at Moeller High School and thought he might become a pro football player after accepting ...
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