Hall Of Famer Larkin's Postseason Bat Labels Promote Healing

Sep 29, 2020

In this photo provided by Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, Joel Armbruster, the CEO of Phoenix Bats, displays a bat label from Larkin's Project Unity initiative in Plain City, Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Major League Baseball has endorsed players putting the label on knobs of bats during the playoff games starting Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020.
Credit Joel Armbruster via AP

Barry Larkin is gladly giving Major League Baseball a helping hand in these playoffs. Two of them, actually. 

Look closely at the bats being swung and you might notice something on the knobs: a label with a graphic design of Black and white hands clasped over the words “Heal” and “Unite.”

They’re the product of Larkin’s Project Unity, an initiative headed by the Hall of Famer to draw people together on the diamond and beyond.

Larkin, the former Cincinnati Reds shortstop, hopes many players will embrace the idea and MLB has endorsed the project.