Fri August 17, 2012
Reds launch 11 Days of Larkin
The Reds are retiring Barry Larkin's uniform number a week from tomorrow and leading up to that they've launched a series of celebrations called the "11 Days of Larkin."
The National Hall of Famer's #11 will be retired August 25th. The events that day will feature a block party at The Banks starting at 1 p.m. and a post-game performance by Larkin's daughter Cymber, who's an international recording artist.
Larkin's number will be the 10th retired by the Reds, joining Fred Hutchinson's #1, Johnny Bench's #5, Joe Morgan's #8, Sparky Anderson's #10, Dave Concepcion's #13, Ted Kluszewski's #18, Frank Robinson's #20 and Jackie Robinson's #42.
Larkin says he's going to be very excited and humbled when his uniform number is retired next to players he grew up admiring and respecting.