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Cincinnati Reds Barry Larkin MLB Hall of Fame Press Conference at the Waldorf Astoria in New York
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin speaks to the media at a press conference 1 day after he was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on January 10, 2012. Larkin played his entire career of 19 years all with his hometown Reds. UPI/John Angelillo
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Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a retired Major League Baseball player. Larkin played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 2004 and was one of the pivotal players on the 1990 Reds' World Series championship team.

Larkin's father was a chemist who worked for the federal government. Larkin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Moeller High School in suburban Cincinnati in 1982.

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds of the National League in the second round of the amateur baseball draft, and was offered a football scholarship at the University of Notre Dame and football and baseball scholarships at University of Michigan. He chose to play baseball at Michigan, and was again drafted by the Reds in 1985, this time in the first round (4th overall).

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