Found August 25, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
PLAYERS: Johnny Bench
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati native Barry Larkin added yet another notch to his illustrious resume on Saturday when the Reds retired the no. 11 in his honor before their game against the Cardinals. Larkin wore the uniform number for all 19 seasons of his Major League career, all of which he spent with the Reds. He became only the ninth player in franchise history to have his number retired joining such Reds legends as Johnny Bench (5), Joey Morgan (8) and his childhood idol Dave Concepcion (13), among others. Said Larkin during the pre-game ceremony: "We, the people of Cincinnati, we got it done, and we did it...I'm so proud and humbled to be sitting up there on the wall right next to my idol, Davey Concepcion, No. 13." He was most recently inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum on June 24th. The Reds originally drafted Larkin in the second round of the 1982 Draft as a 18-year old out of Moeller, but the talented youngster opted to turn down his hometown team...
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