How much is Barry Larkin worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Player|
|Date of Birth:||April 28, 1964|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Barry Larkin
- Born: April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati
- Teams: Cincinnati Reds
- Inducted into Hall of Fame: 2012
- Height: 6-0
- Weight: 185
- Batted: Right
- Threw: Right
- Primary position: Shortstop
Before the Bigs:
- Was drafted by the hometown Reds out of Cincinnati’s Moeller High School in 1982 (the same high school as Ken Griffey Jr.). He was taken with a second-round pick, but opted to go to the University of Michigan, originally to play football, which was his primary sport in high school.
- Helped lead Michigan to the College World Series as a freshman in 1983, and was named Big Ten Player of the Year in 1984, hitting .363 as Michigan returned to the CWS. With his success immediately in baseball, he never played a down for Bo Schembechler at Michigan.
- Was the shortstop for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team and batted .311.
- Hit .368 as a junior and was the first player to become Big Ten Player of the Year twice. His No. 16 uniform is retired at Michigan.
- Was drafted with the No. 4 overall pick in 1985, again by the Reds, and was sent to Double-A Vermont. In his first full season in the minors, he batted .329 with 10 homers, 51 RBI and 19 stolen bases as Triple-A Denver, and was called up to the majors for good in the summer of 1986 when Larkin’s idol, Dave Concepcion, was injured.
- Was named MVP of the American Association in 1986.
- Finished tied seventh in Rookie of the Year balloting in 1986 after hitting .283 with three homers in 41 games. (Todd Worrell was the winner; Barry Bonds was sixth.)
- Became an All-Star for the first time in 1988, when he hit .296 with 12 homers and 40 stolen bases.
- Won the World Series with the Reds in 1990, a surprise run to a championship when the Reds beat the Pirates in the NLCS and swept the heavily favored A’s. Larkin hit .353 in the series
- Batted better than .300 for five consecutive seasons from 1989-1993.
- Won the NL MVP award in 1995 when he hit .319 with 15 homers, 66 RBI and a career-best 51 stolen bases.
- Hit a career-high 33 homers in 1996, becoming the first shortstop in history to be a 30-30 player (30 homers, 30 steals).
- A 12-time National League All-Star, he also was a nine-time winner of the Silver Slugger (best at his position) in the NL.
- Retired after the 2004 season at age 40. He hit .295 in his career with 198 home runs, 960 RBI and 379 stolen bases.
- Won three consecutive Gold Gloves from 1994-96
- Won the Roberto Clemente Award in 1993 for community service.
- Hired as a special assistant in the Washington Nationals organization, a job he held from 2005 to 2008.
- Left the Nationals to pursue a broadcasting career, first with the MLB Network, then with ESPN.
- Built the Champions Sports Complex near his home in Orlando, Fla., and helped create the Champions Sports Foundation for children in sports.
- Also a member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, the Michigan Hall of Honor and the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame journey:
- First eligible in 2010, he received 51.6 percent of the vote, and that total increased to 62.1 percent in 2011.
- Was elected to the Hall in his third year, with 86.4 percent of the vote. His one-year jump was the biggest for a player elected since 1948. Larkin was joined in the Hall of Fame class by Ron Santo, elected by a veterans committee.
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