Barry Larkin Net Worth

January 13, 2024
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Born Barry Louis Larkin on the 28th April 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio USA, he is an ex- baseball shortstop who played 19 seasons in tMajor League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds. His career started in 1985 and ended in 2004, after which he assumed a managerial position and also served as studio analyst for several networks.

Have you ever wondered how rich Barry Larkin is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Larkin’s net worth is as high as $50 million, an amount earned through his successful career in baseball.

Barry Larking Net Worth $50 Million

Barry grew up in his hometown, and went to Archbishop Moeller High School. After matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Michigan on a football scholarship. However, in his freshman year he changed his focus on baseball, and little by little became one of the best players in his class. He was instrumental in Michigan’s two College World Series titles in 1983 and 1984, and Barry was also named All-American in both seasons, while in 1984 and 1985 he was named Big Ten Player of the Year. After another successful season, Barry declared for the 1985 MLB Draft, and was selected by the Cincinnati Reds. Before he joined the first team in the majors, Barry played for Vermont Reds, winning the 1985 Eastern League Championship, and Denver Zephyrs, with which he won Rookie of the Year and AAA Player of the Year awards.

In his first season with the Reds, Barry had to fight for playing time with Kurt Stillwell, but soon enough he became the starting shortstop. In 1988 he was the best batter and won his first Silver Slugger Award. He continued with great form, and was a big part of the Reds team that won the 1990 World Series. Throughout the ‘90s Barry dominated the field, which earned him 12 All-Star appearances, firstly in 1988, with the last appearance in 2004. Also, he won eight more Silver Slugger Awards, consecutively, from 1988 until 1992, and then in 1995, 1996, 1998 and 1999. Although his form remained at a high level even in later years, he decided to retire after the 2004 season. During his career, Barry’s net worth increased to a large degree, thanks to the lucrative contracts he had signed over the years. In the early ‘90s he was the highest-paid shortstop in the league, with his contract worth $25.6 million over five years.

Following his announcement of retirement, Barry was appointed as a special assistant to the general manager in the Washington Nationals organization. For the next five years he worked with Jim Bowden, and then left the Nationals to join the MLB Network as a studio analyst, which also increased his net worth. In 2011 he left the MLB Network, and became a part of ESPN, serving as an analyst for the Baseball Tonight show.

Barry has also worked as a coach and manager, leading the US baseball team at the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Furthermore, he was the manager of the Brazilian baseball team, unfortunately he was quite unsuccessful, as the Brazilians were eliminated in the first round of the WBC.

Regarding his personal life, Barry has been married to Lisa Davis since 1990. The couple has three children, including Shane Larkin, who is a professional basketball player.

Barry is also a well-known philanthropist; he has founded Champions Sports Complex, through which he focuses on improving lives of youth. Also, he has launched a wine called “Barry Larkin’s Merlot”, the sales of which are transferred to Champions Sports Foundation.

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