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).