Barry Larkin Net Worth

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
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About Barry Larkin

Larkin got a football scholarship to play for Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan, but after his first year, he made the decision to focus solely on baseball. He was a two-time All-American and guided the Wolverines to appearances in the 1983 and 1984 College World Series (the last time until 2019). In 1984 and 1985, Larkin was also named Big Ten Player of the Year. The university retired Larkin’s 16 on May 1st, 2010.

American former professional baseball player Barry Larkin has an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars, as of 2023. Larkin played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds of the Major League Baseball from 1986 to 2004. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Larkin attended the University of Michigan, where he played college baseball.
  • 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

Larkin competed with fellow prospect Kurt Stillwell for the starting shortstop position after reaching the majors before taking over as the starter in 1987. Larkin had the lowest strikeout rate among major leaguers in 1988 with just 24 in 588 at-bats. In the 1990 World Series, Larkin batted.353 to assist the Reds in sweeping the Oakland Athletics in four games. Larkin became the first shortstop to ever hit five home runs in the course of two straight games on June 27–28, 1991. That season, he was chosen for the All-Star Game for the fourth time straight.

Larkin, who won nine Silver Slugger medals, three Gold Glove trophies, and the 1995 National League Most Valuable Player Award, is regarded as one of the best players of his time. He was one of the key players on the 1990 Reds squad that won the World Series. He was chosen to the Major League All-Star Game twelve times. On July 22, 2012, Larkin was officially inducted after being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2012.

Prior to the Bigs

was selected in the 1982 MLB Draft by his hometown Reds out of Cincinnati’s Moeller High School (the same high school as Ken Griffey Jr.). He was selected in the second round but decided to attend the University of Michigan instead of continuing his high school football career there.

As a freshman in 1983, he assisted Michigan in reaching the College World Series. The following year, he was voted Big Ten Player of the Year after hitting.363 and leading Michigan back to the CWS. He did not participate in a single down for Bo Schembechler at Michigan due to his instant success in baseball.

.311 hitter who played shortstop for the United States Olympic team in 1984.

As a junior, he hit.368 and became the first player to win the Big Ten Player of the Year award twice. At Michigan, his No. 16 uniform has been retired.

was selected by the Reds with the fourth overall pick in 1985 and was assigned to Double-A Vermont. In his first full season in the minors, he batted.329 with 10 home runs, 51 RBI, and 19 stolen bases at Triple-A Denver. In the summer of 1986, when Larkin’s hero Dave Concepcion was hurt, he was permanently brought up to the majors.

was honored as the 1986 American Association MVP.

Professional Highlights:

finished in a tie for ninth place in the 1986 Rookie of the Year voting after playing 41 games and hitting.283 with three home runs. (Todd Worrell won; Barry Bonds finished sixth.)

first time he was an All-Star in 1988, when he hit.296 with 12 home runs and 40 stolen bases.

Won the World Series with the Reds in 1990, leading them to an unexpected victory after they swept the much favored A’s and defeated the Pirates in the NLCS. Larkin hit.353 during that season.

.300 or greater in five straight seasons from 1989 to 1993.

He hit.319 with 15 home runs, 66 RBI, and a career-high 51 stolen bases in 1995, earning him the NL MVP award.

In 1996, he hit 33 home runs, a career best, becoming the only shortstop in history to reach the 30-30 plateau (30 homers, 30 steals).

He was a 12-time member of the National League All-Star team and a nine-time Silver Slugger (best at his position) winner in the NL.

40 years old and retired after the 2004 campaign. In his career, he had 379 stolen bases, 198 home runs, 960 RBI, and a.295 batting average.

won three Gold Gloves in a row between 1994 and 1996.

received the Roberto Clemente Award for community work in 1993.

following retirement:

a position he had from 2005 to 2008 with the Washington Nationals organization as a special assistant.

departed from the Nationals to pursue a career in broadcasting, first with the MLB Network and subsequently with ESPN.

Built the Champions Sports Complex next to his Orlando, Florida, home and contributed to establishing the Champions Sports Foundation for youth sports.

A fellow inductee into the College Baseball Hall of Fame, the Michigan Hall of Honor, and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.

Journey to the Hall of Fame:

When he became eligible in 2010, he received 51.6 percent of the vote; in 2011, that number rose to 62.1 percent.

Received 86.4 percent of the voting and was chosen to the Hall in his third year. The largest one-year jump by a player elected since 1948 was made by him. A veterans committee selected Ron Santo to join Larkin in the Hall of Fame class.

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