@BarryLarkin We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. The world lost a great man, he was so kind the day we sat in front of him at a game. It was my husband’s birthday and he was so fun. Our hearts are with you and your family. #Reds
Larkin became the 11th shortstop in Major League history to reach the Hall of Fame to join legends like Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Cuban Tony Pérez, all Reds players, who are also in the sacred precinct of professional baseball.
“Father, thank you for introducing me to the sport of baseball and always showing me the right path, and mother, you have always been the strength of our family,” Larkin said, referring to his parents, Robert and Shirley, present at the ceremony, who It was held in Cooperstown, New York, where the Hall of Fame is located.
Larkin, a former star shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, and Ron Santo, an outstanding third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and later a beloved team commentator, were enshrined in the National Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo were inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Robert Larkin was a noted poet and father of Barry Larkin. Shane Larkin is the son of Barry Larkin, an American baseball legend, Hall of Fame member and twelve-time all-star with the Cincinnati Reds. Larkin Jr. proudly adds that “he was chosen as the best hitter in his position, he was the leader of his team, his nickname was captain, he had a great career. He is a great father and above all a great guy.”
The new Baskonia player is the son of Barry Larkin, a true American baseball legend. Included in the Hall of Fame in 2012, he has been an all star twelve times and MVP of the competition among other individual awards. With his wife Lisa, Barry Larkin has three children. His son Shane Larkin played basketball in the NBA, and two daughters: Cymber, who played lacrosse, and Brielle D’Shea, one of whose names is a Shea Stadium reference.
His brother Stephen Larkin also made it to the majors, but only played one game for the Reds in 1998. In the Reds’ final game of the season on September 27, Stephen played first base and Barry played for the Reds. . Shortstop while brothers Bret and Aaron Boone took their spots at second and third pillows, respectively. It was the first time in major league history that two sets of brothers played for the same team at the same time.