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Barry Larkin Biography & Wiki 2017
Born Barry Louis Larkin on the 28th April 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio USA, he is an ex- baseball shortstop who played 19 seasons in tMajor League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds. His career started in 1985 and ended in 2004, after which he assumed a managerial position and also served as studio analyst for several networks.
Have you ever wondered how rich Barry Larkin is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Larkin’s net worth is as high as $50 million, an amount earned through his successful career in baseball.
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Barry grew up in his hometown, and went to Archbishop Moeller High School. After matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Michigan on a football scholarship. However, in his freshman year he changed his focus on baseball, and little by little became one of the best players in his class. He was instrumental in Michigan’s two College World Series titles in 1983 and 1984, and Barry was also named All-American in both seasons, while in 1984 and 1985 he was named Big Ten Player of the Year. After another successful season, Barry declared for the 1985 MLB Draft, and was selected by the Cincinnati Reds. Before he joined the first team in the majors, Barry played for Vermont Reds, winning the 1985 Eastern League Championship, and Denver Zephyrs, with which he won Rookie of the Year and AAA Player of the Year awards.
In his first season with the Reds, Barry had to fight for playing time with Kurt Stillwell, but soon enough he became the starting shortstop. In 1988 he was the best batter and won his first Silver Slugger Award. He continued with great form, and was a big part of the Reds team that won the 1990 World Series. Throughout the ‘90s Barry dominated the field, which earned him 12 All-Star appearances, firstly in 1988, with the last appearance in 2004. Also, he won eight more Silver Slugger Awards, consecutively, from 1988 until 1992, and then in 1995, 1996, 1998 and 1999. Although his form remained at a high level even in later years, he decided to retire after the 2004 season. During his career, Barry’s net worth increased to a large degree, thanks to the lucrative contracts he had signed over the years. In the early ‘90s he was the highest-paid shortstop in the league, with his contract worth $25.6 million over five years.
Following his announcement of retirement, Barry was appointed as a special assistant to the general manager in the Washington Nationals organization. For the next five years he worked with Jim Bowden, and then left the Nationals to join the MLB Network as a studio analyst, which also increased his net worth. In 2011 he left the MLB Network, and became a part of ESPN, serving as an analyst for the Baseball Tonight show.
Barry has also worked as a coach and manager, leading the US baseball team at the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Furthermore, he was the manager of the Brazilian baseball team, unfortunately he was quite unsuccessful, as the Brazilians were eliminated in the first round of the WBC.
Regarding his personal life, Barry has been married to Lisa Davis since 1990. The couple has three children, including Shane Larkin, who is a professional basketball player.
Barry is also a well-known philanthropist; he has founded Champions Sports Complex, through which he focuses on improving lives of youth. Also, he has launched a wine called “Barry Larkin’s Merlot”, the sales of which are transferred to Champions Sports Foundation.
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Barry Larkin Quick Facts
|Birth date:||April 28, 1964|
|Birth place:||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||185 lbs (83.9 kg)|
|Education:||Moeller High School, University of Michigan|
|Spouse:||Lisa Larkin (m. 1990)|
|Children:||Shane Larkin, Cymber Larkin, Brielle D'Shea Larkin|
|Siblings:||Stephen Larkin, Byron Larkin, Mary Robin Larkin, Michael Larkin|
Barry Larkin Interesting Facts
|1||Cincinnati Reds didn't renew Larkin's contract for one more year, making his career twenty years. He will not be a Red in the 2005. [October 2004]|
|2||Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Washington Nationals. [February 2005]|
|3||Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.|
|4||Finished 22nd in voting for 1999 National League MVP for having .293 Batting Average (171 for 583), 108 Runs, 30 Doubles, 4 Triples, 12 Home Runs, 75 RBI, 30 Stolen Bases, 93 Walks, .390 On-base Percentage, .420 Slugging Percentage, 245 Total Bases, 5 Sacrifice Hits and 4 Sacrifice Flies.|
|5||Finished 12th in voting for 1996 National League MVP for having .410 On-base percentage, .567 Slugging Percentage, 117 Runs, 96 Walks, 36 Stolen Bases, Grounding into Double Plays 20 times and averaging 9.9 At Bats per Strikeout.|
|6||Named 1995 National League MVP for having .319 Batting Average, .394 On-base percentage, 98 Runs, 158 Hits, 51 Stolen Bases, 108 Singles, 222 Times on Base and 10.1 At Bats per Strikeout.|
|7||Finished 12th in voting for 1992 National League MVP for primarily for having .304 Batting Average, 7 Sacrifice Flies and 9.2 At Bats per Strikeout.|
|8||Finished 17th in voting for 1991 National League MVP for having .302 Batting Average, .378 On-base percentage and .506 Slugging Percentage.|
|9||Finished 7th in voting for 1990 National League MVP primarily for playing in 158 Games, having .301 Batting Average (185 for 614), 147 Singles, 241 Times on Base, being Hit by Pitch 7 times, Grounding into Double Plays 14 times and having 12.5 At Bats per Strikeout.|
|10||Won National League Silver Slugger Award at Shortstop 9 times (1988-1992, 1995-1996 and 1998-1999).|
|11||Won National League Gold Glove Award at Shortstop 3 times (1994-1996).|
|12||Won 1994 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for being the Major League Baseball player who both on and off the field best exemplifies the character of Lou Gehrig.|
|13||Won 1993 Roberto Clemente Award for exemplifying the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team.|
|14||Named to 12 National League All Star Teams (1988-1991, 1993-1997, 1999-2000 and 2004).|
|15||Member of the 1990 World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds team. Member of 1994 and 1995 National League Central Division Champion Cincinnati Reds teams.|
|16||Shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds (1986-2004).|
Barry Larkin Filmography
|Million Dollar Arm||2014||Baseball Tonight Host|
|Mike & Mike||2015||TV Series||Himself - Baseball Hall of Famer|
|Prime 9||2009-2011||TV Series||Himself|
|2004 MLB All-Star Game||2004||TV Special||Himself - NL Shortstop: Cincinnati Red|
|Sunday Night Baseball||1991-2001||TV Series||Himself - Cincinnati Reds Shortstop|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|2000 MLB All-Star Game||2000||TV Special||Himself - NL Starting Shortstop: Cinncinati Reds|
|1999 MLB All-Star Game||1999||TV Special||Himself|
|1997 MLB All-Star Game||1997||TV Special||Himself - NL Shortstop: Cincinnati Reds|
|1996 MLB All-Star Game||1996||TV Special||Himself|
|1995 National League Championship Series||1995||TV Series||Himself - Cincinnati Reds Shortstop|
|SportsFigures||1995||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|1995 MLB All-Star Game||1995||TV Special||Himself - NL Shortstop|
|1993 MLB All-Star Game||1993||TV Special||Himself - NL Shortstop|
|1991 MLB All-Star Game||1991||TV Special||Himself - NL Shortstop|
|1990 World Series||1990||TV Series||Himself - Cincinnati Reds Shortstop|
|1990 National League Championship Series||1990||TV Series||Himself - Cincinnati Reds Shortstop|
|1988 MLB All-Star Game||1988||TV Special||Himself - NL Shortstop|
|Mike & Mike||2014||TV Series||Himself - Baseball Hall of Famer|
|Hitting from the Heart||2007||Video short||Himself|