U of M Athletic Hall of Honor
Barry Louis Larkin
University of Michigan Baseball Player (1982 – 1985)
Barry Larkin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Archbishop Moeller High School. Larkin initially accepted a football scholarship to the U of M but during his freshman year decided to focus exclusively on baseball. He was a two-time All American in baseball and led the U of M to two College World Series berths (1983, 1984). In 2015, he was named the Big Ten player of the year. Larkin was selected by MLB’s Cincinnati Reds where he had a Hall of Fame career, that included one World Series Championship, one NL MVP, 12-time All Star, 3-Time Gold Glove winner and 9-Time Silver Slugger award winner, along with many other awards. Larkin’s number “11” was retired by the Reds. Larkin’s combination of power and speed along with his defensive ability made him one of the top players during his time and he was rewarded with his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. Barry Larkin was inducted into the U of M Athletic Hall of Honor in 2007 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.