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Hall of Famer Barry Larkin to join Reds broadcast team

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 17:25:23-05

CINCINNATI — Former Cincinnati Reds player and Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin will join the FOX Sports Ohio broadcast team in the upcoming season, according to the Cincinnati Reds.

Larkin will join new play-by-play announcer John Sadak and will rotate with returning broadcasters Chris Welsh and Jeff Brantley.

The former shortstop previously worked as a broadcaster at ESPN and MLB Network.

Larkin, 56, spent his entire 19-year big league career with the Reds and was a key player on the 1990 Reds team that won the World Series.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Larkin attended Moeller High School and played college ball with Michigan. In his MLB career from 1986 to 2004, he was a 12-time All Star, three-three time Gold Glove winner and nine-time Silver Slugger winner. For his humanitarian efforts, Larkin won the Roberto Clemente Award in 1993, and the shortstop was voted the NL MVP in 1995. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.