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The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop, Barry Larkin, was elected into the baseball’s Hall of Fame Monday. He was elected on 495 of 573 ballots, or 86 percent, with plenty of room from the necessary 75 percent. This was Larkin’s third time on the ballot.Larkin played all 19 seasons of his career with the Reds. He had a career average of .295 with 198 home runs and 960 RBIs. He also scored 1,329 runs and amounted 379 stolen bases. In 1996, he became the first shortstop to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season. He made 12 All-Star Games, won the 1995 NL MVP, and was a member of the 1990 World Series Champions. He also won three Gold Gloves and nine Silver Sluggers.Larkin stated, “‘It’s just amazing. Last year, I just started to smell it a little bit. The first year I didn’t even think it was fathomable, to be quite honest.”Larkin is the 48th inductee to play his entire career with one team. Two other Reds Hall of Famers have done that: Johnny Bench and Bid McPhee.The closest p...
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The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to sign closer Ryan Madson pending a physical examination, a major league source confirmed to FOXSports.com.
Madson likely will be the Reds closer, after saving 32 games with a 2.37 ERA for the Phillies last year. Philadelphia replaced Madson early in the free-agent period by signing Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year, 50 million contract.
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The Reds promoted former Minor League pitching coordinator Mack Jenkins to assistant pitching coach with the Reds. It doesn’t appear that there has been a replacement named yet. From that same article there are some players listed who got invited to camp.
John Sickels released his Reds Top 20 prospect list on Sunday. Go check it out. Where do you agree with John...
On his third try, Barry Larkin made it into the Hall of Fame with more than 86% of the vote Monday afternoon.For those of you under a rock, Larkin was a fixture for the Cincinnati Reds. Dude help the team win the 1990 World Series, was the first shortstop in baseball history with 30 steals and 30 home runs in a season and, in 1995, brought home the National League MVP award.All...
Barry Larkins life changed on Monday afternoon. Forever.
Hell never be the same and thats in nothing but a good way.
Before Monday, before he was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Larkin was known as former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin or former star shortstop Barry Larkin.
Now, every time his name is mentioned, there are three words in front of his name: Hall of...
Next stop? Cooperstown.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its election results for the 2012 class today and one lifelong Cincinnatian and Red comprised it -- Barry Larkin.
Larkin received a nod of approval from 86% of the BBWAA voters to get in on just his third year on the ballot. He came up short in his first year (51.6%) and again in his second (62.1%) after...
The Hall of Fame announced today that former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin will be the only inductee in the Class of 2012 alongside the late Ron Santo. Larkin was a 12 time All-Star for the Reds and the winner of the 1995 NL MVP Award and is one of a dying breed. He played all 19 years of his career with the Cincinnati Reds. Larkin had Here's what he had to say about the...
It certainly feels like 2012 is shaping up to be a stellar year for the Cincinnati Reds.
On Monday, former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was voted into the Hall of Fame and will be the lone inductee in the ’12 class. Larkin received a whopping 86.4 percent of the vote (it takes 75 percent to make the cut) on this his third time being on the ballot. The next-closest was pitcher Jack...
Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop and current ESPN analyst Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday, getting 86.4 percent of the vote by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
The late Ron Santo has company: As expected, Cincinnati Reds shortstop great Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday.
Free-agent closer Ryan Madson and the Cincinnati Reds reached an oral agreement on an $8.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The Cincinnati Reds have signed former Phillies closer Ryan Madson to a one-year deal, according to a source.