Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Alomar won more and was on better teams. A lot of voters will see that in their votes. When you look at the numbers it is pretty clear that they were very similar players, with the nod going to Larkin because he played a more important position.
FWIW over the past 3 decades now I don't think there has been a NL SS as good as Larkin.
They will also remember Alomar spitting in the umpires face...there's not many things a person can do that is more disrespectful (not the right word but I can't come up with a strong enough term for how I feel about a pathetic like that) to another person.
Having said that, Alomar was every bit as good at 2B as Larkin was at SS. Personally, despite my personal views on that one act of disgust, I think they both should go in on the first ballot.