Barry Larkin Stats

Barry Larkin was born on Tuesday, April 28, 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Larkin was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 13, 1986, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Barry Larkin baseball stats page.

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"Barry (Larkin) not only was one of the most talented and gifted players, but he was one of the most intelligent on and off the field. He had great speed but had the ability to slow down the game, so he made very few mistakes. He is one of the few players who maximized the ability he was born with. Barry could do it all. He is the six-tool player all the scouts are looking for now, one with all the baseball skills plus intellect." - Cincinnati Reds Manager Dusty Baker on Cincinnati.com (Nick Hurm, 01/09/2012, 'Barry Larkin is in.', Source )

Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin Autograph on a 1987 Topps (#648)

Barry Larkin Autograph on a 1987 Topps (#648)

Birth Name:
Barry Louis Larkin ( Twitter : @BarryLarkin )
Nickname:
None
Born On:
04-28-1964  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, OH)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
08-13-1986 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-03-2004
Draft:
1985 : 1st Round (4th)

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Barry Larkin Pitching Stats

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Barry Larkin Hitting Stats

1986 22 Reds 41 159 27 45 4 3 3 0 19 9 1 21 0 1 0 2 .283 .320 .403
1987 23 Reds 125 439 64 107 16 2 12 0 43 36 3 52 5 3 5 8 .244 .306 .371
1988 24 Reds 151 588 91 174 32 5 12 0 56 41 3 24 10 5 8 7 .296 .347 .429
1989 25 Reds 97 325 47 111 14 4 4 0 36 20 5 23 2 8 2 7 .342 .375 .446
1990 26 Reds 158 614 85 185 25 6 7 0 67 49 3 49 7 4 7 14 .301 .358 .396
1991 27 Reds 123 464 88 140 27 4 20 0 69 55 1 64 3 2 3 7 .302 .378 .506
1992 28 Reds 140 533 76 162 32 6 12 0 78 63 8 58 2 7 4 13 .304 .377 .454
1993 29 Reds 100 384 57 121 20 3 8 0 51 51 6 33 1 3 1 13 .315 .394 .445
1994 30 Reds 110 427 78 119 23 5 9 0 52 64 3 58 5 5 0 6 .279 .369 .419
1995 31 Reds 131 496 98 158 29 6 15 0 66 61 2 49 3 4 3 6 .319 .394 .492
1996 32 Reds 152 517 117 154 32 4 33 0 89 96 3 52 0 7 7 20 .298 .410 .567
1997 33 Reds 73 224 34 71 17 3 4 0 20 47 6 24 1 1 3 3 .317 .440 .473
1998 34 Reds 145 538 93 166 34 10 17 0 72 79 5 69 4 3 2 12 .309 .397 .504
1999 35 Reds 161 583 108 171 30 4 12 0 75 93 5 57 5 4 2 12 .293 .390 .420
2000 36 Reds 102 396 71 124 26 5 11 0 41 48 0 31 2 0 1 10 .313 .389 .487
2001 37 Reds 45 156 29 40 12 0 2 1 17 27 2 25 0 0 2 2 .256 .373 .372
2002 38 Reds 145 507 72 124 37 2 7 0 47 44 9 57 6 7 3 13 .245 .305 .367
2003 39 Reds 70 241 39 68 16 1 2 0 18 22 0 32 1 0 1 7 .282 .345 .382
2004 40 Reds 111 346 55 100 15 3 8 1 44 34 1 39 2 3 1 16 .289 .352 .419
19 Years 2,180 7,937 1,329 2,340 441 76 198 2 960 939 66 817 59 67 55 178 .295 .371 .444

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Barry Larkin Fielding Stats

1986 Reds 2B 3 2 54 10 3.3 10 4 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
1986 Reds SS 36 34 918 170 4.7 166 47 119 4 21 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.88
1987 Reds SS 119 114 3,033 545 4.6 526 168 358 19 72 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.68
1988 Reds SS 148 147 3,837 730 4.9 701 231 470 29 67 n/a n/a n/a .960 4.93
1989 Reds SS 82 82 2,070 419 5.1 409 142 267 10 31 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.33
1990 Reds SS 156 154 4,032 740 4.7 723 254 469 17 86 n/a n/a n/a .977 4.84
1991 Reds SS 119 119 3,096 613 5.2 598 226 372 15 65 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.22
1992 Reds SS 140 140 3,621 652 4.7 641 233 408 11 67 n/a n/a n/a .983 4.78
1993 Reds SS 99 98 2,535 456 4.6 440 159 281 16 56 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.69
1994 Reds SS 110 108 2,880 500 4.5 490 178 312 10 62 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.59
1995 Reds SS 130 130 3,270 544 4.2 533 192 341 11 72 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.40
1996 Reds SS 151 148 3,726 673 4.5 656 230 426 17 80 n/a n/a n/a .975 4.75
1997 Reds SS 63 63 1,506 253 4.0 248 77 171 5 33 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.45
1998 Reds SS 145 142 3,708 580 4.0 568 207 361 12 79 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.14
1999 Reds SS 161 160 4,121 632 3.9 618 216 402 14 76 n/a n/a n/a .978 4.05
2000 Reds SS 102 100 2,534 413 4.0 402 153 249 11 43 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.28
2001 Reds SS 44 42 1,024 182 4.1 173 65 108 9 23 n/a n/a n/a .951 4.56
2002 Reds SS 135 131 3,271 572 4.2 560 190 370 12 89 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.62
2003 Reds SS 60 58 1,409 239 4.0 230 71 159 9 36 n/a n/a n/a .962 4.41
2004 Reds SS 85 81 2,053 326 3.8 322 106 216 4 33 n/a n/a n/a .988 4.23
SS Totals 2,085 2,051 52,644 9,239 4.4 9,004 3,145 5,859 235 1,091 n/a n/a n/a .975 4.62
2B Totals 3 2 54 10 3.3 10 4 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
19 Years 2,088 2,053 52,698 9,249 4.4 9,014 3,149 5,865 235 1,092 n/a n/a n/a .975 4.62

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Barry Larkin Miscellaneous Stats

1986 Reds 8 0 1.000 4 0 n/a 53.0 7.6 8.4 - - -
1987 Reds 21 6 .778 5 4 n/a 36.6 8.4 10.2 - - -
1988 Reds 40 7 .851 3 0 n/a 49.0 24.5 10.5 - - -
1989 Reds 10 5 .667 15 0 n/a 81.3 14.1 9.0 - - -
1990 Reds 30 5 .857 3 0 n/a 87.7 12.5 9.2 - - -
1991 Reds 24 6 .800 2 1 n/a 23.2 7.3 6.7 - - -
1992 Reds 15 4 .789 0 0 n/a 44.4 9.2 6.8 - - -
1993 Reds 14 1 .933 0 2 n/a 48.0 11.6 7.5 - - -
1994 Reds 26 2 .929 1 0 n/a 47.4 7.4 8.2 - - -
1995 Reds 51 5 .911 0 0 n/a 33.1 10.1 7.5 - - -
1996 Reds 36 10 .783 4 0 n/a 15.7 9.9 5.8 - - -
1997 Reds 14 3 .824 8 0 2 56.0 9.3 11.2 - - -
1998 Reds 26 3 .897 3 0 0 31.6 7.8 7.5 - - -
1999 Reds 30 8 .789 0 0 0 48.6 10.2 7.8 - - -
2000 Reds 14 6 .700 1 0 1 36.0 12.8 9.7 - - -
2001 Reds 3 2 .600 1 0 0 78.0 6.2 9.2 - - -
2002 Reds 13 4 .765 12 1 0 72.4 8.9 10.8 - - -
2003 Reds 2 0 1.000 20 0 0 120.5 7.5 13.4 - - -
2004 Reds 2 0 1.000 56 0 0 43.3 8.9 7.9 - - -
19 Years 379 77 .831 138 8 3 40.1 9.7 8.3 - - -

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Barry Larkin Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1986 Cincinnati Reds 15 $60,000.00 - -
1987 Cincinnati Reds 15 $77,500.00 - -
1988 Cincinnati Reds 11 $152,500.00 Stats -
1989 Cincinnati Reds 11 $302,500.00 Stats -
1990 Cincinnati Reds 11 $750,000.00 Stats Stats
1991 Cincinnati Reds 11 $2,100,000.00 Stats -
1992 Cincinnati Reds 11 $4,350,000.00 - -
1993 Cincinnati Reds 11 $5,750,000.00 Stats -
1994 Cincinnati Reds 11 $4,400,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Cincinnati Reds 11 $5,900,000.00 Stats -
1996 Cincinnati Reds 11 $5,700,000.00 Stats -
1997 Cincinnati Reds 11 $5,350,000.00 Stats -
1998 Cincinnati Reds 11 $5,300,000.00 - -
1999 Cincinnati Reds 11 $5,300,000.00 Stats -
2000 Cincinnati Reds 11 $5,300,000.00 Stats -
2001 Cincinnati Reds 11 $9,000,000.00 - -
2002 Cincinnati Reds 11 $9,000,000.00 - -
2003 Cincinnati Reds 11 $9,000,000.00 - -
2004 Cincinnati Reds 11 $700,000.00 Stats -
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Barry Larkin won more Silver Slugger Awards at shortstop than any player in baseball history (from either the American or National League). The nine-time receipient (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999) won five Silver Sluggers consecutively (1988 through 1992), the most ever in a row by a National League shortstop.

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. won eight Silver Slugger Awards as a shortstop from 1983 to 1993, second most in baseball history, and Alex Rodriguez won seven, third most (Note: A-Rod switched positions to third base, and won three additional Silver Slugger Awards at third base).

Amongst National League shortstops, where Larkin won all nine (and five consecutively), the closest shortstop is Edgar Renteria , who won three. Six shortstops in the National League won back-to-back Silver Sluggers ( Dave Concepcion , Hubie Brooks , Edgar Renteria , Hanley Ramirez , Troy Tulowitzki , and Ian Desmond ), making Larkin's five-in-a-row an elite mark not even closely matched in N.L. history.

Barry Larkin Hall of Fame Plaque
Barry Larkin | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2012 ( HOF )
Did you know that when Barry Larkin finished the 1996 season with thirty-three home runs and thirty-six stolen bases, he joined the elite 30 / 30 Club and became only the eleventh player in National League history with a 30 home run / 30 stolen base season , only the second player from the Cincinnati Reds with a 30-30 season ( Eric Davis , 1987, 37 HRs, 50 SBs), and the first shortstop in baseball history to put together such a season?

Did you know that Bill James ( The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract , Free Press Publishing, 06/13/2003, Page 654) evaluated and rated the ten best players from each decade, amongst every position, from both leagues, and during the decade of the 1990s, the final list was: Barry Bonds (#1), Craig Biggio (#2), Frank Thomas (#3), Ken Griffey, Jr. (#4), Jeff Bagwell (#5), Rafael Palmeiro (#6), Barry Larkin (#7), Roberto Alomar (#8), Mark McGwire (#9) and Greg Maddux (#10)?

Did you know that Barry Larkin was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012, by the Baseball Writers Association of America, alongside Ron Santo , the first player ever enshrined by the Golden Era Committee? Larkin, four years earlier, had already been inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, alongside Cesar Geronimo , August Herrmann and Joey Jay . A brief excerpt from that exceptionally written Reds biography appears below:

Barry Larkin Biography. Reds Hall of Fame. [ Source ]

There wasn't anything that Barry Larkin could not do well on a baseball field. He could hit (.295 lifetime average), hit for power (he belted 33 home runs in 1996), run (379 career stolen bases) and was an excellent defensive player (a three-time Gold Glove winner). Barry Larkin was the definition of a five-tool player. In Reds history, Edd Roush hit for a higher average but lacked Larkin's power. Frank Robinson was a better power hitter but did not possess Larkin's speed or throwing arm. Johnny Bench redefined standards for catchers but, as accomplished as he was, he did not reach base or hit for average with the consistency Larkin demonstrated. Joe Morgan's overall abilities may have exceeded Larkin's, but he spent only eight seasons with the Reds and had the benefit of playing on one of the great teams in the history of the game. And no one would argue that the venerable Pete Rose was anything like a five-tool player. The majesty of Rose's statistical achievements were based on an unprecedented combination of will, desire, durability and enough skill to turn a good player into a great one.

Barry Larkin was a great player naturally who became an even better player as his career progressed, and he stands as the most complete player in club history. In August 2007, Reds fans acknowledged Larkin's special place in the pantheon of Reds greats by making him their overwhelming choice to join the Reds Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Indeed, the mere appearance of Larkin's name on the ballot seemed to make the results of the fan vote a foregone conclusion.

On September 27, 1998 , in the last game of the regular season, Barry Larkin started at shortstop and his brother, Steve Larkin , started at first base. In that same game, Brett Boone started at second base and his brother, Aaron Boone , started at third base. Around the infield, two sets of starting siblings, the first time in Major League history.
Barry Larkin, Sibling Baseball History
Sibling Baseball History (Larkin-Boone) | Santa Cruz Sentinel | September 28, 1998 | Page B-2

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